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  • Time to change the record justifying the cuts

    Walking past the Houses of Parliament this lunchtime on the way to a meeting with Oracle in the Millbank Tower there were Unison and Unite union representatives waving placards and flags. The basic thrust of their message was "don't break Britai... 

  • Cut by all means but protect business

    Watching a fresh faced David Cameron go through the paces with Andrew Marr yesterday it was interesting to watch the Prime Minister's reaction to the question of the cuts. Asked if the cuts would be scaled back if a double-dip took hold the PM seemed... 

  • Clegg prepares the way for something better than expected?

    Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy PM, reminds me of the fresh faced kid in school always holding his hand up to give a right answer. He smiles at the party assembled in Liverpool and seems to be able to show that he is wise and right... 

  • 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...