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  • 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... 

  • CFO's the power behind the IT budget

    Resellers should be aware who holds the purse strings as dissatisfaction with the business benefits of IT lead to change in ownership of purchasing decisions, writes Linda Endersby. the days of the IT director or chief information officer (CIO) bei... 

  • IT services supplier Capita buys Ventura for £65m

    Capita has bought contact centre business Ventura for £65m in a further sign of IT and BPO consolidation, writes Karl Flinders. The UK-based acquisition gives Capita private sector clients O2, Orange, British Gas and Google, as well as custome... 

  • Ignoring customers will cost resellers

    Those resellers that ignore customers and fail to update them on progress of IT projects and deployments face losing business. Lack of communication turned out to be one of the major reasons that suppliers were sacked by customers according to a surv... 

  • Data is the new oil? That's just too much

    Judging by Google, there seem to be a lot of people around at the moment who are opening their presentations with the bold statement that "data is the new oil". It's a pretty exciting and thought-provoking way to get people's attention.... 

  • Network overhaul needed to boost remote working capabilities

    Managed services provider Calyx has responded to this week'sannual CBI and Harvey Nashemployment trends survey, which talked up the growing importance offlexible working to UK businesses. The report said that 96 per cent of UK employers now offer som... 

  • Five minute interviews

    Find out a little more about what makes some of your favourite channel folk tick with our probing interviews. Where else can you find out what little temptations managing directors simply cannot resist, whose money is on the grizzly bear to win a fig... 

  • Sysec plans for security services growth

    Security specialist Sysec has outlined its ambitions to expand its managed services business after hiring an ex-Computer Associates staffer to run that operation. The reseller has made John Maden professional services director with responsibility fo...