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December 2010

  • Tax regime blocks progress in broadband Britain

    Here's Tony Ballard, the digital law specialist at Harbottle& Lewis, tellig it like it is A distorting tax regime will block competing operators and hand BT a monopoly on optical fibre, Tony Ba...

  • Epson in no rush to jump on MPS bandwagon

    Epson is going against the flow in the market by holding fire on a managed print services push according to UK managing director Chris Price. The printer market was at the sharp end of the downturn...

  • Have you heard the one about the GPS tracked sharks?

    Technology gets everywhere and the reliance some people have on it is now almost total. But there are times when even IT cannot be blamed. Take the shark attacks in Egypt that are ruining things fo...

  • Blue Coat soups up partner programme

    Application delivery networking specialist Blue Coat has made a series of tweaks to its Channel Advantage Programme to boost sales and ROI on its WAN optimisation gear. Among the enhancements are a...

  • UK PC market bouyant despite slide in netbook sales

    PC sales through UK distributors grew healthily in October despite the continued decline in netbook shipments. Market data from Context showed that more £122m worth of desktops, notebooks, w...

  • Cloud to deliver billions to UK economy

    Cloud computing is set to improve the economies of those in the European Union significantly as the technology is more widely adopted helping cut costs and improve efficiencies. According to resear...

  • FAST gives SAM ISO standard its backing

    The development of an ISO standard around software asset management (SAM) has been given the thumbs up by those in the industry promoting the technology to users. The ISO.IEC JTC1 SC7 WG 21 standa...

  • Seconds out for Lord Sugar vs Ian Livingston!

    A developing story this morning from the world of Twitter, where UK IT cheerleader and avid cyclist LordSugar is, like many others, struggling to come to terms with the world of BT customer service...

  • Daisy numbers show impact of roll-up strategy

    After acquiringnumerous businesses during the course of 2010,comms and networking reseller Daisy Group has posted a pre-tax loss of £9.84m on sales of £119.9m, up 288% year-on-yearfor t...

  • A right royal holiday

    Everyone enjoys a good wedding and so it seems that David Cameron's Government, in need of a mood lifter, has declared the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, on 29 April 2011, an extra b...

  • Credit where it's due

    You don't need this blog to tell you that credit is hard to get hold of. However, you may find it interesting to know that depending on which credit reference agency your lender uses determines how...

  • Mysterious veil of secrecy shrouds voice based security invention as ™ launches ®

    An anonymoussoftware company has created a security product that uses your voice as a biometric identifier. The system could support the development of mobile and online commerce by preventing frau...

  • Businesses don't know their carbon footprint from their cloud

    Here's Robert Neave, who founded a company called nlyte to inform us all about IT footprints. (nlyte - enlight. Geddit?) New research suggests that UK businesses blame consumers for Green IT ignora...

  • Cisco, BMC team up for enterprise cloud sales

    Cisco and BMC Software have put their marks to a new strategic alliance intended to develop and market large-scale multi-tenant cloud infrastructures. Under the terms of the agreement the firms pla...

  • Calyx MS CEO Brady signs for Southend Utd

    Calyx Managed Services (MS) boss Tara Brady is standing down and will become chief executive at League Two football side Southend United with immediate effect. Brady, who joined Calyx in June 2008,...

  • Juniper buys into virtualisation security market

    Juniper Networks has forked out $95m (£60.6m)to acquire virtualisation security vendor Altor Networks, net of shares that it already owns in the business. The two companies already have a tec...

  • BSA hits London education consultant with £80,000 settlement

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has ended the year with one of its largest settlements of the year after it caught out a London education consultant firm using unlicensed software. Quacquarel...

  • Ingram gets access to RIM mobility line-up

    Ingram Micro has been given access to the full line-up of RIM's BlackBerry mobility portfolio across nine EMEA markets including the UK. The distributor alreadysupplies RIM's server lines but will ...

  • Mergers and acquisition activity on the up next year

    Mergers and acquisition activity in the tech sector should increase next year as confidence and value floods back into the market. According to findings from Deloitte optimism is returning to the ...

  • Dial M for Merger - UK Cloud companies set to be acquired predicts report

    US companies are expected to be the dominant purchasers of UK tech firms with Cloud related technologies expected to be the most attractive purchases - says a report Deloitte's biannual survey of U...