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  • Caan he do it for Symantec resellers? Yes he can!

    So Symantec resellers focused on selling to small businesses are being given the chanceto win a mentoring session with entrepreneur and former Dragons' Den star James Caan. Personally, I'm all for it. With his track record, you have to be interested ... 

  • Apple devices helped to make the Mac the digital hub, now it wants to put the hub in the cloud

    Am I the only one who thinks there's something ironic in the pronouncement by Steve Jobs at Apple's WWDC that the PC and Mac are being demoted from "digital hub" to "device"? Speaking for myself, I can say that my computer was ne... 

  • HMRC launches new task forces

    New task forces to tackle tax dodgers have been announced by HM Revenue & Customs. The first will focus on the restaurant trade, targeting businesses in London over the coming weeks. The specialist teams - sounds a little like 'The Professionals'... 

  • If this was football, vote of confidence for Ballmer would be kiss of death

    What a week it's been for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. First, he inadvertently lets slip the release date for Windows 8, then Skype, the company he has shelled out $8.5bn of Microsoft's money to buy, suffers from a serious outage. Just to compoun... 

  • A date with HMRC

    To help businesses plan ahead in their tax and reporting obligations, HMRC has now made available their tax deadline calendar for 2011/12. A simple idea, it will help businesses establish when their key tax deadlines are, including the variable ... 

  • Windows 8 next year? Probably

    Hold the phone. Microsoft has jumped in quickly to downplay comments by CEO Steve Ballmer that Windows 8 will be released next year. Should we surprise? No. Does this mean it won't be released next year? No. The official Microsoft response was th... 

  • Companies House fees rise

    As reported by BusinessMan on 8 February, Companies House is very keen to receive all submissions electronically rather than on paper. As a result, it announced that from April (last month, sorry about the delay) there is to be a new schedule of pric... 

  • No system is 100% secure says Sony chief. And he should know

    Sony boss Howard Stringer made some interesting comments about the recenthacking of its PlayStation Network and the theft of the personal data from more than 100 million accounts. According to the Dow Jones Newswires, he suggested it might not be... 

  • Memo to HP: Emails can be leaked

    Oh dear. HP has had to bring its results forward because a memo from CEO Leo Apotheker was leaked. The memo, preparing senior management for the results announcement tomorrow morning (18 May), warned them it was going to be a tough quarter and called... 

  • Is Google's Chromebook the right idea in the wrong place?

    Google's Chromebook seems to me to be a good idea but not necessarily one that is being executed in the right way. As others have remarked, there is an issue over what you do with a machine that runs on a browser-based OS if you're not able to connec...