March 2011

  • Outlimits DSS - The Mobile for Extreme Use

    The Outlimits DSS is quite an eye catching handset. It's a rugged handset, designed for people with an outdoor lifestyle. Bright orange, with rubber shock absorbers and keypads, it'll probably ...

  • Small print or big consequences

    The Office of Fair Trading has warned businesses that consumer contracts must be clear and have no unwelcome surprises buried in the small print.

  • Miliband adds iPod insult to injure Osborne

    Labour leader Ed Miliband got in a good crack during his reply to George Osborne's budget speech today (23 March) when he compared the current situation to the last time the Tories were in power in...

  • Diary: Spot the Engineer at the PC Tools racing event in Paris

    Here's the Renault Megane sponsored by PC Tools, which was unveiled last week in Paris. Questions: Why is a computer performance enhancer like PC Tools sponsoring a racing event? How much are they ...

  • Meru Networks joins Azlan team

    The enterprise and networking division of C2000, Azlan, hasadded WLAN vendor Meru Networks to its line-up to address the growing demand for virtualised WLAN infrastructure fuelled by the explosion ...

  • A response to the Budget from SAP

    Today's Budget speech focused on reforming the nation's economy, ensuring jobs in the future and repairing Britain's finances.

  • Budget 2011: Skills gap seen as threat to future growth

    The potential for a lack of skills in the British workforce has been highlighted as a real danger to future prosperity by the Chancellor George Osborne. In the Budget he said that the UK was laggi...

  • Bytes Software Services results flattered by NHS true-ups

    Bytes Software Services (BSS) profits and revenues climbed by double digits in fiscal 2011 ended 28 February but the numbers were flattered by one-time true-ups in the NHS that will not be replicat...

  • Budget 2011: IP to get greater protection

    The government plans to increase the protection of intellectual property in order to bolster the digital and creative sector. As part of the Budget, chancellor George Osborne listed the creative an...

  • EU leads calls for cloud standardisation

    The European Union has called for an open and standardised approach to cloud computing techology at the opening of a new Microsoft cloud centre in Brussels. Speaking at yesterday's event, Neelie Kr...

  • Budget 2011: Corporation tax cut by 2% from next month

    The Chancellor George Osborne has said that it is determined to support the private sector and has announced plans to cut and simplify taxes and is looking to merge income tax and national insuranc...

  • Budget 2011: Weak Q4 and price rises hit growth forecasts

    The government has outlined plans to reform the economy to encourage growth arguing that it has already taken the measures to provide economic stability. Chancellor George Osborne used his second B...

  • Three things you probably didn't know about cloud computing

    Craig Wellman, director of business development, Azzurri Communications names the Three Things We Probably Don't Know About Cloud Computing: Large firms have the most to lose from cloud compu...

  • Research: SME demand drives distributor revenue growth

    The IT distribution business in the UK got off to a healthy start at the beginning of 2011 registering total sales of £465.6m as measured by the CONTEXT Distributor Panel, a growth of 8% in J...

  • Firms failing to exploit IP revenues

    IT firms are not exploiting their intellectual property enough missing out on potential revenue and the chance to forge business relationships overseas. According to a study of the IP market from p...

  • Resellers! Upsell Royal Wedding tat and keep your margins up

    Network Noisewonders why it isonly mobile phone companies that are rushing out ill-advised Royal Wedding paraphernalia? The picture shows anAvaya Flare desktop video device, tragically unadorned wi...

  • Doing the taxation Scam Scam

    Scammers just don't give up. Whether it's Nigerian 419ers or good old phishing attacks we need to have our guard up. Yet again HMRC is warning taxpayers to be vigilant following a surge of fake 'ph...

  • Softcat hires former Insight and Equanet man to run public sector

    Softcat has hired former Equanet and Insight public sector sales head Jamie Burke to lead its charge into the government space. Burke, who starts on 4 April, spent over three years at Insight as s...

  • Nintendo 3DS midnight launch: Is any gadget worth staying up for?

    The very very early hours, actually minutes, of Friday morning could turn out to be a mugger's paradise with the news that more than 1,200 stores are opening at one minute past midnight in the UK f...

  • Memory production hit as wafer manufacturing slows

    A quarter of the world's raw wafer production has been turned off as a result of a cessation of operations at Shin-Etsu's Shirakawa plant and MEMC's Utsunomiya plant, says iSuppli, writes David Man...