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  • IT insolvencies increase but things could be worse

    There's an interesting quirk in the latest monthly insolvency figures from Experian. While the number of insolvencies in August as a whole were the lowest since February, the figure for the IT sector was 9% higher than in August 2010. But this is... 

  • Yah boo sucks, that's enough Oracle and Autonomy!

    I love a good spat as much as the next person but am I alone in thinking there is something incredibly childish in the current very public row between Oracle and Autonomy? It's pretty unseemly for one company to accuse the CEO at another of havin... 

  • Business attacks on Miliband speech miss the point

    It's amazing how quickly the pro-business lobby came out against Labour leader Ed speech attacking predatory businesses and asset strippers. In his speech, Miliband stressed that the choice in politics wasn't between being "pro-business or a... 

  • HP keeps the strategy, replaces the man who thought it up

    Farewell then, Leo Apotheker. You were the CEO at HP who introduced a software-based strategy on 18 August by simultaneously announcing plans to acquire Autonomy and (with the full authorisation of the board) to look at a strategic options for the PC... 

  • Strategy, schmategy: could there be more disruption at HP?

    So the biggest technology story doing the rounds today (22 September) is that the board of HP have had a meeting to discuss whether they should get rid of CEO Leo Apotheker, the man they appointed to run the company less than a year ago. Apparent... 

  • Can Microsoft explanation for Office 365 and Windows Live outage reassure cloud customers?

    The explanation as to why Microsoft suffered an outage of three and a half hours to its Office 365 and Windows Live services on 8 September might not be too reassuring for those people out there tempted to move to the cloud. According to a blog post ... 

  • Who else thinks resellers can thrive in the cloud era?

    I'm a bit confused by the Channel Transformation Alliance, the body which has been set up to promote and further the spread of cloud computing and managed services in the channel. It's not that I don't think it's a good idea. After all, who could... 

  • PCs in retreat as market prepares for tablet invasion

    Poor old PC. Things are not looking good. After all the furore surrounding HP's decision to retreat from the PC arena, we now read that Gartner has downgraded its PC market forecast for 2011, suggesting the PC is "not a particularly compelling p... 

  • Global services sector takes a big hit in Q2

    Ouch. Things aren't looking great in the services sector right now. Ovum has revealed that the value of global IT services sales in the second quarter of 2011 was 40% (yes, that's right, 40%) down on the same quarter in 2010. There were no deals ... 

  • Where MeeGo now if Intel shifts to Android and Windows Phone 7?

    I confess to knowing very little about MeeGo apart from the fact it used to be Intel and Nokia's next generation OS for smartphones and tablets. Most of the time when MeeGo has impinged on my consciousness it's been for negative reasons, such as Noki...