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  • Insight launches Apple services

    Insight UK has taken the wraps off a service designed to provide support for the growing number of Apple products being used in the corporate environment as consumerisation starts to increase Mac use in the workplace. With more firms adopting a brin... 

  • Software buyers confess ignorance over investments

    Customers might be spending more money on software but that doesn't mean they feel they are getting the most of it with a large number wrestling with the feeling that the applications are being incorrectly deployed. Almost no one asked by the Busine... 

  • Centrix Software plans US expansion after $10m investment

    Centrix Software is planning to expand its operations and put some cash into research and development of cloud and virtualisation products after securing $10m of investment. The UK headquartered software firm is looking to establish Centrix Software... 

  • Transparency over licensing essential as competition heats up

    Reseller advising customers on software licences have urged to be transparent with the costs or face the prospect of finding a rival delivering a more reasonable solution. With licensing remaining a confusing business the temptation for a reseller t... 

  • Belfast firm hit by £33,000 bill for failing to license software

    A Belfast-based architecture firm has become the latest to fall foul of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in its on-going crack down on those firms using unlicensed applications. Coogan & Co Limited were caught using unlicensed versions of Mic... 

  • User virtualisation demands continue to develop

    Virtualisation demands are becoming more complex as customers look to replicate some of the multi-tasking they enjoy in the physical world in their virtual environments. The result is a change in the functionality being offered by those servicing th... 

  • Micro Focus sale talks collapse

    UK software firm Micro Focus has watched its share price slide after revealing that takeover talks with two finance houses have come to an end without a deal being struck. Originally the firm had set last Friday as the deadline for talks but reveale... 

  • Business process outsourcing growth set to continue

    Business process outsourcing is set to grow by just shy of double digits in Western Europe this year as customers keep the faith with using third-party providers to help them rather than returning these functions back in-house. The overall BPO marke... 

  • Sage linked with MYOB acquisition

    UK software firm Sage appears to be near the front of the pack trying to acquire Australian small business accounting specialist MYOB. According to reports the UK firm has confirmed that it is looking to acquire MYOB which is being sold by private eq... 

  • Resellers have to work to persuade users to switch brands

    Customers might becoming more open-minded about brands and can be prepared to take alternatives but resellers have to work hard making a strong enough return on investment pitch if they are going to be successful. There has been anecdotal evidence ov...