Top IT news stories of the week

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  • Channel integration a long way off in Vodafone/Hutchison merger: The two telcos announce their intentions to merge, but details on the affects on channel have yet to be seen until regulatory and shareholders approve the merger.
  • Avaya and Distribution Central establish new business unit: To help launch its new unified communications business unit, Unity Systems, Distribution Central partners up with Avaya. The vendor is also looking at strengthening its indirect channel model.
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    Australian IT distributors to raise $100,000 for bushfire victims: Local distributors donate what they can towards the Victorian bushfire victims. Melbourne-based Synnex, contributed $50,000 towards a charity and offered $20,000 staff relief fund.
  • Ingram Micro sends jobs to Malaysia: The distributor relocates credit operations offshore, cutting 16 staff from its local commercial credit management team.
  • Asus hikes prices on all notebooks and Eee PC products: The notebook vendor increases prices on its products by 20 per cent. The reason for the price hike was put down to the financial climate and increase in the cost of computer parts.
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