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  • Computacenter profits up a quarter despite UK weakness

    Computacenter has turned in pre-tax profit for the first half of £26.2m, up 25%, on sales of £1.37bn, up 6%, following a strong product performance in its performance in mainland Europe, which masked the impact of continued weakness at it... 

  • Business process outsourcing growth set to continue

    Business process outsourcing is set to grow by just shy of double digits in Western Europe this year as customers keep the faith with using third-party providers to help them rather than returning these functions back in-house. The overall BPO marke... 

  • Tinglobal and Vickers set sights on services growth

    Tinglobal is looking to build its services business and expand its operations as it looks to a fresh fiscal year with venture capital backing and the expertise of channel veteran Andy Vickers. Vickers joined Tinglobal just as NVM Private equity took... 

  • SAS Group boss reveals tough managed services landscape

    Managed services providers are facing customer calls for price reductions and more features without rising fees as the impact of the fragile economic conditions dictate customer attitudes towards outsourced support. The tough state of the market has... 

  • Recruitment trend likely to flounder as confidence dips

    Cisco isn't going to be the only firm looking to protect the bottom line by taking the axe to staff numbers with warnings that plenty of other UK businesses are considering reducing headcount as the economy heads back into choppy waters. The warning... 

  • Managed services growth delivers the numbers for Kelway

    Kelway has pointed to the demand for managed services as one of the main contributors to a significant increase in its revenues for its fiscal year. The resellers has announced revenues of £260m for its 2010/11 financial year, a 46% increase o... 

  • UK government should open up IT contracts to SMEs, say MPs

    The UK governmentneeds to beef up its inhouse IT skills,widen its supplier baseand reduce its reliance on outsourcingafter wasting "an obscene amount of public money" on IT projects. But criticism within the report by the public administrat... 

  • Amazon international cloud growth dwarfed by American performance

    Growth at Amazon's web services division internationally is falling further behind the company's performance in the North American market where AWS reported a massive revenue growth rate of 85% for its latest quarter. Overall sales growth at AWS for ... 

  • Paying by credit card online? Use your webcam says Jumio

    US payment company Jumio has released technology which it claims turns any webcam into a secure credit card reader making it easier for merchants to accept online payments. The technology, known as Netswipe, claims to be the first and only soluti... 

  • CA partners adapt to deliver cloud-based services

    Large numbers of CA partners are set to adapt their business models to provide cloud-based services for data protection and managed services for backup and data management - and nearly a third have already moved to a cloud model. A survey of 965 CA c...