January 2010

  • 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...

  • Falling schools budgets to hit IT delivery in 2010

    Schools in England and Wales are facing budget cuts for the first time since the late 1980s leading to concerns that the delivery of IT will be hit hard, according to a report commissioned by UK PC...

  • Workplace downloads put businesses at risk, says FAST

    Anti-piracy campaigners FAST IiS have spoken out over new research from security firm ScanSafe that purported to show a 55% rise in office workers attempting to download illegal software and other ...

  • BETT attracts major IT players targeting eduction

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

  • Workplace downloads put businesses at risk, says FAST IiS

    Anti-piracy campaigners FAST IiS have spoken out over new research from security firm ScanSafe that purported to show a 55% rise in office workers attempting to download illegal software and other ...

  • Security outsoucing tipped to expand in 2010

    An ostrich stance on security is not going to be an option for users as the pressure increases to the point where action has to be taken this year to protect firm’s data.

  • DSGi reseller biz stuck in doldrums as retail picks up

    The critical Christmas buying period smiled on DSGi's retail business as sales picked up but its B2B reseller division continued to suffer weak demand. In an update to the City this morning, the g...

  • DSGi Business names Birbeck as latest boss

    DSGi is bringing across the boss of its PC City operation in Spain to help turnaround its ailing UK reseller arm DSGi Business. Next month Phil Birbeck will become the first full time managing dir...

  • Best Buy UK boss sets sights on taking retail share

    Best Buy is just a couple of months away from opening its first stores in the UK with a belief that despite the maturity of the market there is still room for another player to take share.

  • EMEA PC sales grow in Q4 says Gartner

    Recovery in the EMEA PC arena has lagged the rest of the world but sales are finally on the up after Gartner recorded growth in the fourth quarter. According to the analyst, shipments went up 3.6...

  • HP and Microsoft form $250m cloud alliance

    Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have teamed up to develop the cloud infrastructure in a three-year relationship which is being supported by a $250m investment.

  • Quadnet CVA attempts confound suppliers

    Quadnet has sold its hardware business to Genisys Enterprises for a small sum but is considering a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). The London-based reseller has struggled to pay debts recent...

  • Second half looks rosy for Datatec

    Datatec, the South African IT stalwart and owner of Westcon and Logicalis, is anticipating a return to growth in the second half of its fiscal year, after publishing an interim management statement...

  • Motorola quietly ditches cable modem unit

    Motorola has quietly sold off its European cable modem business, EuroDOCSIS, to the networking division of Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Compal. The deal extends an already existing customer-...

  • Security outsourcing tipped to expand in 2010

    An ostrich stance on security is not going to be an option for users as the pressure increases to the point where action has to be taken this year to protect firm's data.

  • Teachers call for more technology investment in schools

    The majority of teachers across Europe have urged governments to free up more cash to drive greater adoption of technology in schools, according to a survey commissioned by Intel. The study, whic...

  • IBM targets mid-market with range of reseller initiative

    IBM has unveiled a concerted drive to push resellers into the mid-market space launching a series of initiatives it hopes will support its ambitions to help partners take a slice of this key sector...

  • Government expected to water down anti-piracy measures

    The government is expected to announce plans to water down some of the measures in the Digital Economy Bill that had been aimed at protecting copyright following pressure from internet companies. ...

  • Fines of up to £500,000 for lost data

    Potential fines of up to £500,000 for breaking the Data Protection Act by failing to adequately protect information could be a boon for the security industry. Despite the numerous high-prof...

  • Comtek profit soars as users sweat investment

    Networking kit maintenance and repair services provider Comtek has reported record profits for its fiscal 2009 as users sweat their investments during the downturn. The Wales-based firm said prof...