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  • Right now green is about saving money not icebergs

    It's always been the case that green when it worked was because it saved money and managed to fit in with the customer agenda to cut costs on both the energy and datacentre cooling front. So the conclusion of the IBM conference into sustainability re... 

  • Calyx creditors wait with bated breath

    Calyx new owners Better Capital have spent the last few days talking to customers and creditors as the ink dries on the deal they penned at the end of last week to bring the networking integrator out of administration. At such a time, customers obvi... 

  • Okay so there is no money but how about some legal help

    The decision by the government to make copyright holders cough up the majority of the funds to chase net pirates is one that might cause the film and music industry problems but not the software world. Those trying to fend off piracy and the spread o... 

  • Time to talk things up

    This isn't a blog written with a political agenda just one driven by frustration because surely the time for the negative messages has come and gone and now the government should be talking things up? When you see the Chancellor saying that it is g... 

  • Government asking IT industry to cut costs makes no sense

    The Government asking the IT industry to reduce its profit margin is a bit like asking a drug user to swap heroin for fruit pastels. Most sensible people in Britain agree the £147bn budget deficit and £1tr national debt needs to fall and... 

  • Business Links bite the dust as the cuts continue

    It was with not a great deal of surprise but a sense of dismay that the news of the axing of Business Links floated across the desk. This network of support centres not only helped establish businesses by advising on grants and how to handle the red... 

  • Will Arrow ECS target the right credit note with resellers?

    Amid yesterday's slew of acquisition stories was the takeover of UK distributor Sphinx Group by market mover and shaker Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions. Consolidation is a natural evolution of a maturing market but many of the resellers that bu... 

  • A budget lacking IT substance

    What was lacking in the emergency budget delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne was any real talk of the necessity of maintaining an investment in ensuring Britain remained at the forefront of web and creative developments. Previous budgets have... 

  • Get big or get out?

    That old phrase 'get big, get niche or get out' always comes out at moments like these with the news that another specialist distributor has been snapped up by a larger rival. The acquisition of Sphinx, known for security and networking amongst othe... 

  • Cameron will be hoping England do the business tonight

    The World Cup has started in earnest and it has provided a welcome distraction from the talk of cuts and emergency budgets. As the teams do their best on the various fields of play in South Africa there will be some in government hoping that England...