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  • The influence of the review shows in the share price

    As someone who has written reviews, for the Tech Trader section of MicroScope, in the past I will tread more carefully in the future about giving the thumbs up or down. If ever there was an example of the pen being mightier than the sword then the i... 

  • Interest rate time bomb ticking for the channel

    The level of insolvencies are finally edging up, if a near 30% rise in fatalities can be described in such modest terms, and the superficial bubble the channel has inhabited in the last eighteen months could soon be about to burst. The well documente... 

  • The Fry effect

    Whoever it was at Microsoft who popped a Windows 7 mobile in a jiffy bag and sent it to Stephen Fry deserves a promotion. It was a risky strategy because, let's be honest, Fry is seen as Mr Apple, but it paid off handsomely at the launch as the natio... 

  • The tablet bandwagon rolls on

    By the time you read this who knows Sainsbury's might have launched its own tablet PC. Sounds odd but surely nothing is strange after Next and now Dixons announced products. The iPad has proved that there is a real public appetite for tablets but th... 

  • There were some good things about 1986

    Having watched the This is England '86 series on Channel 4 it leaves me with a couple of observations. One of them is that television still has the power to shock when great scripting and acting are combined, but there is also another point to be mad... 

  • Trustmarque gets creative following big contract losses

    Trustmarque's intention to create "mini regional frameworks" for NHS Trusts shows the requisite creativity as the public sector focused reseller holds its breath for further details of the austerity measures. Around 80% of the Microsoft LA... 

  • London the home to the tech start-ups

    You might remember a time when everyone wanted to find a place in the UK where it was safe to talk about it being a home to the IT industry. As a result there was Silicon Fen (Cambridge) and then Silicon Glen (places like Greenock in Scotland) but fo... 

  • Will 2e2 sell Diagonal's SAP consulting unit?

    The decision by 2e2 management to keep its SAP services business under the Diagonal brand and in a standalone unit has led to industry talk that it may be sold. This week the integration of Morse into 2e2 became clearer as did the roles that the sen... 

  • Sir Peter Rigby and the Pope

    Sir Peter Rigby may have recently signed off the acquisition of Kavanagh but he has also been busily building another empire that has not made the headlines in the channel press - he owns Coventry Airport. The airport went into administration last y... 

  • Sir, the computer ate my homework

    When I were a lad it was a question of using the old "dog ate my homework" line, or in the case of one classmate to try and explain why he had chucked his bag into the river. His "I feltI was being threatened" line didn't work the...