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  • IoD tells Osborne it is time to be radical

    On the eve of the Budget the Institute of Directors has urged the Chancellor to be radical to ensure that the UK remains a competitive business market 

  • MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 March 2013

    Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days as selected by MicroScope readers 

  • More credit and simpler taxes top Budget wishlists

    With the Budget just days away business groups have made it clear they want the Chancellor George Osborne to do more to make life easier for small businesses 

  • Government told to do more to support tech start-ups

    The House of Commons science and technology select committee has warned the government that not enough is being done to support start-ups 

  • SMEs turn away from channel for ICT procurement

    Although over 40% of SMEs use VARs as their main channel for procuring IT, a clear majority use the internet as a primary or secondary means of ad hoc procurement, effectively locking resellers out of millions of pounds worth of sales 

  • AMD sells off campus to raise funds

    Chipmaker AMD has announced plans to sell its Texan campus and then lease it back for 12 years in a move that will raise the firm millions 

  • SFO launches investigation into Autonomy accounts

    The Serious Fraud Office has become the latest organisation to launch an investigation into the alleged accounting irregularities at Autonomy 

  • Computacenter reaps rewards of UK investment

    Computacenter began to see the fruits of its investment in the UK market during 2012, with local sales up 8% to £1.2bn and adjusted operating profit up 40% to £52m 

  • Outsourcery CEO Linney joins BBC Dragons

    Cloud computing provider Outsourcery has revealed its co-CEO Piers Linney is to join the line-up for the next series of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den as a replacement for outgoing Theo Paphitis 

  • US firms dominating tech M&A activity

    US firms are dominating the large mergers and acquisitions with European activity levels remaining unchanged since the start of the year.