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  • CMA chief warns commission not to approve O2 - Three deal

    With exactly one week to go before the EC rules on the O2 -Three merger, the CMA asks that a fourth operator be carved out of any such deal

  • Tablets suffer as 2-in-1 and convertibles take off

    MWC is being used as a platform to show-off the latest 2-in1 and convertible products with the tablet market already suffering as users switch to the products

  • Cisco 2.0: What does Cisco look like in a post-Chambers world?

    Approximately four days after Cisco Partner Summit 2015 in Montreal, the industry’s longest serving CEO stood down. Nobody realised it at the time, but it was to be the last partner conference


  • Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

    Moves this week at Azlan, RES, NetApp and G2G3

  • Tech Data deepens faith in wearables

    Tech Data continues to back the growing activity tracker market, picking up an agreement to handle Microsoft's Band 2

  • Cisco beats the street

    Cisco tops analysts expectations with its Q2 results, but warns of challenging times ahead due to market volatility

  • 3D printer market stalls in Q2

    Making predictions about the 3D printer market has become a lot harder over the past few weeks following growing evidence from the market leaders that demand is slowing.


  • Happy Girls in ICT Day!

    Less that 30% of the 7 million people working in the information and communication (ICT) sector are women; a woeful misrepresentation of society. Look at tech roles specifically, and the figure is even


  • PC prices improve as shipments continue to decline

    The back clouds still hover over the PC industry with the demand for desktops continuing to fall but there are signs that there is a silver lining with average sale prices increasing.



  • UK slow to get going for Computacenter

    Investors in Computacenter will have to wait a bit longer before the UK performance matches and then exceeds what was delivered last year.



  • EMEA PC sales continue to nosedive

    PC shipments in the EMEA region saw a 10% year-over-year decline in the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results from Gartner.

    Last week, the analyst firm revealed that the global


  • Barracuda expands options for MSPs

    It has been six months since Barracuda acquired Intronis MSP Solutions as it looked to add managed service backup and data protection offerings to its portolio.

    Now UK MSPs will be offered


  • 123-reg accidentally deletes unspecified number of websites

    Registrar and web hosting firm 123-reg has admitted that it has ‘effectively deleted’ an unspecified number of websites.

    The ‘error’ occurred on Saturday morning. The


  • Cloud shift and desktop drops hurting HDD players

    The storage world continues to change as a result of the cloud and the move away from some of the traditional forms of hardware.

    An indication of just what that means for those selling disk


  • What does a Brexit mean for the IT industry?

    The UK population is set to vote on 23 June 2016 on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or leave it.

    Whatever the consequences of the result (and, as we have


  • Sigma Software Distribution to become Dell's first UK SIM distie

    Sigma Software Distribution has become Dell’s first approved distributor of its Systems and Information Management portfolio in the UK. 

    The small Devon-based


  • Desktop products driving 3D printer growth

    Those who put their money on the 3D printing market taking off have had some of that faith repaid with the market closing out the year with strong growth.

    The global 3D printer market improved


  • Amazon launches Payments Partner Programme

    Amazon has announced the launch of a new global partner programme, designed to help ecommerce platform providers and developers bring Amazon Payments to their merchant customers.

    The Amazon


  • Santander steps up SME credit options

    Since the Lehman Brothers hit the wall back in 2008 the feeling from most channel players and SME customers has been to avoid bothering with talking to the high street banks about credit.



  • Kaspersky Lab refreshes channel programme

    Kaspersky Lab has today announced the launch of its new and improved partner programme.

    The world’s largest privately held security solutions provider says that the new programme will offer