January 2010

  • Canon boss Vickers departs

    Canon has parted company with UK and Ireland boss Andy Vickers, leaving finance director Ed McNally to hold the fort until permanent replacement Hasse Iwarson starts.

  • Sage sets up global team to increase mid-market activities

    Sage has used the launch of its latest ERP X3 software to talk up its ambitions to take share in the mid market and grow beyond its core small business roots.

  • Commercial sector stymies UK PC market recovery

    The PC market recovery in Europe failed to materialise in the UK during the fourth quarter as recession-hit businesses continued to steer clear of new purchases.

  • 2e2 boss dismisses talk of IPO

    2e2 has dismissed reports that it plans to float on the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market (AIM). Yesterday the FT predicted that the services group along with a bunch of other ...

  • In-depth: Opportunities as BI vendors look to SMEs

    Research group Gartner says business intelligence (BI) is once again the top spending priority for large enterprises as they attempt to exploit corporate information more effectively to reduce cost...

  • Avaya lays down Nortel technology future

    Avaya set out its plans and road map for the newly-acquired Nortel enterprise business on Tuesday afternoon and pledged to build capabilities from Nortel's portfolio into its own product line-up.

  • Business financial health improved last year

    Despite the long-running recession, the financial health of many UK businesses actually improved significantly during 2009, according to the latest Insolvency Tracker report from information servic...

  • Carphone Warehouse sees strong Q3

    Communications specialist The Carphone Warehouse has increased its full-year guidance after a strong quarter, with good performances from its TalkTalk internet business and its Best Buy Europe join...

  • In-depth: New opportunities as BI vendors look to SMEs

    Research group Gartner says business intelligence (BI) is once again the top spending priority for large enterprises as they attempt to exploit corporate information more effectively to reduce cost...

  • Alcatel-Lucent signs second UK distie

    Alcatel-Lucent has inked a new distribution partnership with fledgling managed services and convergence distributor Incanix, through which it hopes to target resellers specialising in IP and applic...

  • FAST defends need for copyright protection law

    The fight to protect digital copyright is bubbling up with Internet giants including Google and Yahoo in one corner and industry lobby groups like the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) in th...

  • KPMG sees M&A upturn in 2010

    After a tough 12 months compounded by over-optimistic earnings expectations, accountancy firm KPMG has tentatively predicted a return to M&A growth this year.

  • BP signs up Computacenter after axing 540 vendors

    Computacenter has lauded BP's decision to bypass a direct buying relationship with vendors and sign it up to a procurementdeal that covers software and hardwarefor the next five years. Under the t...

  • Government fails to achieve 10 day SME payment pledge

    The Government has failed to make good on its pledge to pay SME suppliers promptly and ease the pressure on recession hit working capital. Research by credit reference agency Graydon UK showed th...

  • Alcatel-Lucent signs second UK distributor

    Alcatel-Lucent has inked a new distribution partnership with fledgling managed services and convergence distributor Incanix, through which it hopes to target resellers specialising in IP and applic...

  • BPsigns up Computacenter after axing 540 vendors

    Computacenter has lauded BP's decision to bypass a direct buying relationship with vendors and sign it up to a procurement deal that covers software and hardware over the next five years.

  • MySQL creator takes fight against Oracle Sun deal to Russia

    The fight by those looking to block the Oracle takeover of Sun is heading to Eastern Europe following the approval of the deal by the US and signs that the EU will also clear the deal.

  • Intel growth suggests computing slump over

    The two-year slump in demand for computing may be ending asIntel, the world's top maker of microprocessors, reportedstrong growth but narrower margins for the fourth quarter 2009. Sales were up 28...

  • Analysis: Remote working is business enabler

    In February 2009, parts of the UK ground to a halt as the country experienced some of its heaviest snowfall since 1991. Many commentators seized the opportunity to talk up the benefits of remote wo...

  • BETT attracts major IT players targeting education

    The strength of the education sector to attract the big names in the IT world was on display atthe BETT show with Microsoft, HP, Intel and Dell all rolling up at with a large presence at Olympia. ...