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  • Staff benefit from Softcat's "rubbish forecasting" with beer and cake

    When Softcat broke throughthe £200m revenue mark last week, managing director Martin Hellawell revealed that it would be celebrating with beer and cake for staff. "I never dreamt of getting to the £200m mark this financial year,&quo... 

  • Jobs boom in IT channel, featuring Mind Candy, mobile startups, cloud computing outfits and Certero

    We keep coming across companies that are short of staff and too busy to go recruiting. Mind Candy, for example, is arguably one of the best companies to work for in Britain. This is the games developer that created Moshi Monsters, a kids social netwo... 

  • Why cloud computing could cost you more than owning your own systems

    Ditlev Bredahl CEO from OnApp has confessed to this column that cloud computing could actually cost you more money that managing your hosted system. That's a hell of an admission from a company that helps hosting companies compete with Amazon's cloud... 

  • Memo to Turner: You can run Windows 7 on an iMac. It's not a big deal

    Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner was in combative mood at the vendor's Worldwide Partner Conference last week, taking jabs at all manner of rivals, including Google, IBM, Oracle, salesforce.com, VMware and Apple. On the latter, he m... 

  • Shock as YouGov spends money to find out that 'Mobile Ads are Annoying'

    Britain's mobile users think mobile ads are intrusive and tend to ignore them, says a new study by YouGov. Let's put that another way. Somebody actually spent money paying YouGov to conduct a study of the bleeding obvious. Of course we hate mobile ma... 

  • Salesforce charges Euro customers 50% more than the UK

    For a global company selling product and services across multiple currency zones, it is only to be expected to see pricing differences advertised as a result of currency fluctuations, according toIrishDev.com. Despite this, saysIrishDev, European cus... 

  • Five minute interview: Simon Howard-Johnson, Intact

    This week, we put our questions to Simon Howard-Johnson, vice president of global accounts at project support and managed services provider Intact Integrated Services. What is the best advice you have received and from whom?I was once told by a schoo... 

  • Xerox covers all the bases with SME strategy

    Xerox has an interesting approach to the SME market which, at first sight, seems to be ever so slightly contradictory. Last week Douraid Zaghouani, president of indirect channels group at Xerox, revealed that it wanted to recruit partners that were s... 

  • Does privatisation plan for police IT cross the thin blue line?

    This has got to be one of the most bizarre ideas I've seen when it comes to a public service. We have become accustomed to the notion of private businesses being contracted to provide IT systems for public bodies but the suggestion that those compani... 

  • Success in the SME market is harder than it looks

    MicroScope reports that Xerox is seeking to recruit more resellers that sell rival products in a bid to boost its presence in the SME market. Nothing new in that. Vendors have always had to go out and try and get resellers on board if they want to ma...