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  • Red tape costs UK small businesses £16.8bn, survey claims

    UK small businesses have claimed red tape is costing them up to £16.8bn a year and they are missing out on nearly £30bn of business opportunities because of the time and resources they spend dealing with regulation. The Forum of Priva... 

  • Mobile payment market growth slows in 2011

    The mobile payment market is growing slower than expected and the mass market adoption of near field communication (NFC) payments is at least four years away. So says market research company Gartner despite predicting a 38.2% increase in worldwide mo... 

  • Sony insurer claims policy does not cover data breach claims

    The difficulties of insuring against cyber-attacks have been thrown into sharp relief with the news that one of Sony's insurers has gone to court to escape having to indemnify the electronics giant against claims arising from the massive data breach ... 

  • Adobe purchase of Echosign hit by patent lawsuit from rival RPost

    Barely hours after Adobe's acquisition ofweb-based provider of electronic signature and signature automation, Echosign, the companies have been hit by a lawsuit filed by US-based rival RPost alleging infringement of 5 of its patents. The patents ... 

  • IBM beats Q2 estimates, raises expectations for full year

    IBM's mainframe revenue jumped 61% as it posted better than expected results for its second quarter with revenue up 12% to $26.7bn and an 8% increase in net income to $3.7bn. Despite the surge in mainframe revenue and a 112% rise in total hardwar... 

  • Akamai extends channel with NetAlliance partner programme

    Cloud optimisation services specialist Akamai Technologies has announced plans to expand its channel with a partner programme designed to help global IT solution providers integrate the company's services into their offerings. The company has alre... 

  • Yell launches local emarketplace

    Resellers might well have used the Yellow Pages in the past to advertise their wares to the local business community but under plans unveiled by Yell dealers could be offered more interactive services. Yell has revealed a four year strategic plan to... 

  • UK product sales lag for Computacenter, but services upturn imminent

    IT services provider Computacenter has said that product revenues from its more financial services-oriented customers in the UK were down 23 per cent in the first half ofits financial year, even as itrevealedits first half profitswill be "comfor... 

  • Systems integrators could take stake in police agency

    Systems integrators that were paid billions to supply police computer systems could take a stake in the agency managing their contracts when it is privatised next year, writes Mark Ballard. Gordon Wasserman, who was responsible for police technology... 

  • Phoenix brings in former Fujitsu Services boss as CEO

    Phoenix IT Group has filled its CEO position, which was going to become vacant at the end of the month with the departure of Nick Robinson, with a former Fujitsu Services UK boss David Courtley. Courtley will join the firm which has been focusing on...