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October 2012

  • Microsoft suffers profit drop as world waits for Win 8

    Microsoft reported a drop in profits blaming sluggish sales of PCs using its operating system as users chose instead to wait for the launch of Windows 8 later this month

  • Skills gap holding back big data moves

    IBM has carried out an extensive survey of the state of the UK market in relation to big data discovering that a skills gap is holding back some customers

  • PC market suffers Q3 pre-Windows 8 dip

    As the world gets ready for Windows 8 the PC market across EMEA has seen a decline in the third quarter according to the latest figures from IDC

  • Redstone gives Cambridge dedicated cloud

    Redstone has extended the cloud support it gives the City of Cambridge giving the university town a business network that spans across the town

  • C2000 bolsters public sector team

    Computer 2000 has hired a special bids and pricing specialist as part of its public sector team to keep growing that side of its business

  • VIP Computers pulls Realtime into single entity

    VIP Computers is merging Realtime Distribution into a single entity as it looks to solidify the business in the current tough economic conditions

  • Download IT in Europe: October

    This month’s issue of IT in Europe focuses on cloud technologies. Best practices and key trends in storage, adoption and transition.

  • Ancoris ramps up Google app support

    Just a week after its acquisition of Cloud Skills Ancoris has released an overhauled version of the online resource designed to support organisations that use Google apps

  • Cisco and Citrix close in on mobile cloud

    Citrix and Cisco are looking to build on their technology relationship to ensure they can improve the options for cloud computing users

  • Big data on the move

    SAP has discovered that there is more of an acceptance of the value of big data but its full potential could be undermined as employees struggle to make full use of big data tools

  • ScanSource expands into Benelux

    Voice and data distributor ScanSource is building on its existing relationship with ShoreTel expanding its sales of the vendors products into Europe

  • Appliances driving Check Point growth

    Security specialist Check Point has talked up the sales of its appliances and blades as it reports solid numbers for its third fiscal quarter

  • CA appoints Hammer to handle data protection line

    CA Technologies has added Hammer to its distribution roster giving the storage specialist responsibility for its ARCserve product

  • Intel hurt by lack of tablet action

    Intel's lack of involvement in the tablet market and the ongoing depression in the corporate PC business have led to a gloomy third quarter

  • Symantec warns small firms are in cyber criminal sights

    Symantec has warned that attacks on small businesses are growing rapidly and they are being used as a stepping stone to get to larger enterprises

  • Strong dollar and weak Europe hit IBM

    A strong dollar combined with ongoing economic fragility in Europe have been highlighted by IBM as the main reasons its Q3 results were not better

  • Come on, use your BYOD imagination!

    Nick Booth bemoans the lack of imagination that currently seems to be sweeping the industry and calls for a change in the way technology is showcased

  • IBM reseller Portal snaps up Planit CPM

    IBM reseller Portal has moved to bolster its information management skills buying Cognos specialist Planit CPM

  • VDI in a box re-engages Citrix channel

    Citrix has found its VDI in a box solution has been a way of opening doors with partners and to rebuild its channel after it pruned it back last year

  • Small firms forced to pass cost rises onto customers

    Small firms are facing a dilemma of either swallowing cost rises and losing money or passing them onto customers the Forum of Private Business has revealed