June 2010

  • A budget lacking IT substance

    What was lacking in the emergency budget delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne was any real talk of the necessity of maintaining an investment in ensuring Britain remained at the forefront of ...

  • Daisy reveals financial losses, buys MurphX IS

    The multi-million pound losses Daisy Group chalked up in preliminary results released today has clearly not dampened its appetite to expand, as it shelled out £4.8m to acquire MurphX Innovati...

  • Emergency budget: Landline broadband tax scrapped

    The landline duty has been abolished even before it could be introduced and the government is supporting private broadband funding to reach rural areas using money that hasn't been spent in the dig...

  • Emergency Budget: Corporation tax to be cut

    Corporation tax is to be cut to make the UK a more compeitive environment for businesses and credit will be made more readily available to support a private sector recovery. Speaking in his emerge...

  • Economic growth for 2010 lower at 1.2%

    Growth in the UK economy in the economy is expected to be 1.2% rising to 2.7% by 2014 with the inflation target keeping firm at 2%. Unemployment is also predicted to fall over the next four years ...

  • Private sector to lead the recovery

    The Chancellor George Osborne has spoken of a budget that will look to the private sector to lead the country out of the depths of recession. As the government review public spending it is looking...

  • Sphinx Group brand to disappear says Arrow ECS

    The European president at Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) has confirmed that the Sphinx Group brand will disappear in the summeras the acquired business forms thebackbone of its networki...

  • Budget will be difficult and controversial

    The words "difficult and controversial" are being used this morning in the run up to the emergency budget being delivered in less than half an hour by the Chancellor George Osborne. Vari...

  • Cloud services taking off as users embrace SaaS

    The cloud services market is set to reach a global revenue of $68.3bn this year as customers continue to adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) application delivery models. The prediction of a worldwi...

  • 2e2 sets out plan to integrate Morse

    2e2 management has hinted that once the major work to integrate Morse is completed in the desired six to nine month timeframe, they will be in an appropriate state to have conversations with potent...

  • Xchanging acquires Data Integration

    Business process services provider Xchanging has forked out £6.5m for privately owned networking, security and comms reseller Data Integration (DI). The deal, which could rise by a further &...

  • Get big or get out?

    That old phrase 'get big, get niche or get out' always comes out at moments like these with the news that another specialist distributor has been snapped up by a larger rival. The acquisition of S...

  • Arrow ECS acquires Sphinx Group

    Another UK national has lost its independence after it emerged today that Arrow Electronics has swallowed up Sphinx Group. Only months ago, Arrow told MicroScope it was eyeing up targets in the net...

  • IT services firms under pressure as CIOs look for value

    Demands to reduce costs and the increasing need to innovate and transform business operations through IT will see outsourcing firms struggling to prove their worth, according to the latest KPMG rep...

  • Viglen sales rise but profits slide

    Viglen's top brass managed to steer the UK system builder to higher sales in fiscal 2009 but were unable to prevent a steep drop in profits. The Hertfordshire-based firm saw sales rise 9.2% to &pou...

  • With BT walkout nearing CBI calls for changes to strike rules

    As BT staff are balloted on industrial action there have been calls from the CBI to change the rules around strikes to make it harder for unions to get the backing for a walk out. The Communicatio...

  • England's poor performance will cost the economy

    England's failure to deliver a decent winning performance against Algeria has produced the scenario a lot of employers were dreading with the game this Wednesday afternoon now taking on a great dea...

  • Public sector gravy train to hit the buffers

    The public sector oiled the wheels of commerce for many resellers during the recession but those that are too reliant on the sector face choppier times ahead, according to analysts Canalys. In ack...

  • UK channel outshines European rivals

    The UK channel outshone many of its European counterparts in April in spite of the disruptive volcanic ash cloud and the looming prospect of the General Election. Figures from the bean counters at...

  • Demon returns with sights set on SME broadband market

    It has been a while since the name Demon was heard in connection with broadband provision but the brand is being brought back into the daylight with a plan to target SME users. Demon, now part of ...