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July 2011

  • Workaholics or scared of losing their jobs? UK workers can't take a proper break

    If you're reading this while on holiday, you're just another work-obsessed Brit who can't take a proper break when you head off on a vacation. Almost three-quarters of office workers in the City of...

  • InTechnology commits to multi-million cloud investment

    Yorkshire-based InTechnology has today announced a multi-million pound investment in its 4th Generation Cloud infrastructure, writes Linda Endersby. CEO Peter Wilkinson said: "Our investment i...

  • CA partners adapt to deliver cloud-based services

    Large numbers of CA partners are set to adapt their business models to provide cloud-based services for data protection and managed services for backup and data management - and nearly a third have...

  • Radware posts record Q2 sales

    Radware today reported record quarterly revenues of $41.1 million for the second quarter of 2011, writes Linda Endersby. The president and CEO of the application delivery and security solutions pro...

  • Did O2 and Subway borrow my Smartphone loyalty card idea?

    O2 Media has launched a scannable smartphone discount voucher campaign for the sandwich chain Subway, using O2 More's location-based texting service 'You Are Here'. Targeted O2 More consumers will ...

  • Redstone to pump cash into fibre development

    Managed services provider Redstone has announced a fundraising valued at close to £2.65m through a conditional placing of 212m new shares in an attempt to improve its financial position and s...

  • CA to offer services training for IT grads

    CA Technologies hopes to give recentcomputing graduates a leg up in the services-driven IT sector through a new programme called the Associate Services Graduate Programme (ASCP), reports ComputerWe...

  • Outsourcery rebrand to consolidate cloud focus

    Following thesale of its mobile services unit to Daisy in March, cloud services provider and Microsoft partner Outsourcery has moved to consolidate its focus on cloud computing with a "strateg...

  • Centrix Software looks for big increase in UK partner numbers

    The company develops analytics and reporting software to assess IT landscapes and monitor, meter and manage internal and external service delivery in a mixed environment that helps customers with v...

  • MS cloud boss Muglia pops up at Juniper

    Former Microsoft cloud supremo Bob Muglia, who leftthe firmat the start of the year, has joined networking vendor Juniper Networks in the newly created role of executive vice president of its new S...

  • Are you becoming a bank?

    According to the recently released SME Finance Monitor, only two-thirds of small firms (that is, those with fewer than 10 employees) are getting the finance they need. A third of small firms are tu...

  • The next life: Netbooks report back from their new homes

    Fascinating project from MIT's SENSEable City Lab which turned used netbooks into independent "reporters" to document their 'second life' after they were sent off to be reused in developi...

  • Thoughts on HP's MPS Confessions campaign: what kind of people have 'beloved' print devices?

    In case you missed it, HP has just launched its "MPS Confessions" campaign - no, not MPs Confessions (now that might be diverting) but MPS. For those of you who have been living in a...

  • How to keep Vince Cable occupied during the summer hols

    Summer's here, andlike everyone else, we're wondering what to do to amuse ourMPs. They're off work for weeks on end and they're either hanging around the house, getting under your feet, or running ...

  • Red tape costs UK small businesses £16.8bn, survey claims

    UK small businesses have claimed red tape is costing them up to £16.8bn a year and they are missing out on nearly £30bn of business opportunities because of the time and resources they ...

  • Ubuntu commercial arm launches VAR programme

    Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, the open source operating system has launched itself into the channel with itsUbuntu Advantage (UA) partner programme, designed to help resellers bring a new s...

  • Sophos launches UK partner recruitment drive

    IT security vendor Sophos is seeking to recruit more VARs in the UK to provide additional services around its products and for resellers that use its solutions as part of a managed IT service to sm...

  • IBM specialist Life IT picks up software dealer PSSL

    Cheshire-based IBM System i specialist Life IT has boughtfellow IBM partner and software specialistProfesional Software Solutions Ltd (PSSL) in a bid to expand the range of services it can provide ...

  • RIM to make 2,000 redundant

    Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry handset, is to reduce its global workforce "across all functions" by 2,000 as it seeks to optimise its costs to eliminate redundancies an...

  • Daisy halves wholesale Ethernet costs

    Ethernet wholesaler Daisy Wholesale has slashed the cost of its Ethernet packages by 50 per cent in an attempt to get VARs selling Ethernet and EFM into Britain's SME community. Daisy's campaign, w...