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  • Channel plunged into deep freeze

    Distributors are battling through the wintry conditions with disruptions to deliveries in the north of England and Scotland amid forecasts that the weather will not improve until the weekend. The heavy snow showers that hit Wales, Scotland and the n... 

  • Phoenix IT Group to merge Servo and ICM businesses

    Phoenix IT Group is to merge its Servo and ICM Continuous Business division from the beginning of April in a nod to the converging technologies they sell. The London Stock Exchange listed IT services house today reported a 13.4% rise in revenues to ... 

  • 2e2 finalises outsourcing deal with Patni

    2e2 has farmed out a range of customer and in-house support services to Patni Computer Systems in a deal that has resulted in one quarter of its team transferring to the Indian outsourcer's local operation. The five-year £20m contract includes... 

  • Civica Services names Xerox GM Ginnelly as MD

    Civica Services has named Xerox UK veteran Chris Ginnelly as the successor to outgoing managing director Steve Reynolds. As revealed by MicroScope, Reynolds, boss at the Microsoft LAR division of Civica Group is set to leave the outfit after more tha... 

  • HP to examine Care Pack services rebate scheme

    HP Americas is reviewing the Penetration Rate Index (PRI) used to calculate rebates in the Services Specialisation Programme following partner criticism, in a move that could have implications for resellers closer to home. The global PRI scheme intro... 

  • Large wireless deals contribute to Anite half year performance

    Anite has revealed a couple of wireless deals transacted last month have helped it finish its half year with a flourish and trading has met the expectations the board laid down at the start of autumn. In a brief trading update the software player wi... 

  • HP overhauls services partner schemes following complaints

    HP has overhauled its services partner programmes in response to partner complaints about the metrics used to calculate sales rebates. From this month, Specialist Contract Services (SCS) resellers can accrue back-end margin on sales whereas previous... 

  • Computacenter managing director Walsh resigns

    Long standing Computacenter director Simon Walsh is leaving the firm at the end of the year to pursue opportunities outside of the company with his role to be divided up between existing management. In a memo to staff sent out today, Computacenter CE... 

  • 365 iT buys Fox IT

    Basingstoke-based reseller 365 iT has notched up its fifth acquisition in four years by snapping up small service management and governance specialist Fox IT. Founded in 2005, 365 iT employs 120 staff that operate in managed services, unified comms,... 

  • IBM puts cloud under services wing

    IBM has repositioned its approach to selling cloud computing, putting sales of the technology under the umbrella of its services division. Big Blue is also recognising user fears around a wholesale shift to the cloud offering to sell services package...