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  • IaaS set to grow strongly

    Those resellers that have taken the effort to specialise in infrastructure as a service (IaaS) should be set for a good few months.

    Forecasts from Gartner are highlighting IaaS as the main area


  • Strong notebook sales help the PC market beat Q3 expectations

    There were plenty of reasons why the third quarter should have been bad for the PC industry with exchange rate fluctuations, Brexit and the collapse of one of the largest Asian shipping companies. But


  • Low-cost notebooks keep PC market growing

    The UK continues to be a strong market for desktop PCs and laptops with the start of the year continuing in the same vein as 2014 with unit shipments in double figures.



  • Flat services performance hits BT revenues

    A decline in the wholesale business and a flat performance in the global services business hit BT in the second quarter. The telco giant saw its Global Services division increase revenues by just 1% for...

  • CRM is about more than customer stalking, says dhc's new expert Luke Adams

    This is Luke Adams, the new CRM practice director at dhc, a Microsoft Gold partner that's launching itself into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 201. With a background in computer design, Luke Adams...

  • Computacenter makes first half loss on German fallout

    IT infrastructure services and solutions giant Computacenter has made a statutory pre-tax loss of £4.3m during the first half of its financial year, after it was forced to make a one-off provision of


  • Tablets now device market driver, but ultramobiles gaining ground

    The worldwide PC market will be literally decimated this year, with shipments falling by 10.6% year-on-year, while


  • Tin's in at Insight

    Insight’s EMEA business has turned in a massive 31% increase in hardware sales, which pushed the firm to Q2 sales of $459.7m, up 14% year-on-year, 24% when foreign currency movements are excluded from


  • Thai floods just a memory for resurgent WD

    Six months after losing its hard disk drive crown to Seagate after its Thai manufacturing facilities were inundated in the 2011 flooding disaster, Western Digital (WD) is once again sitting pretty on


  • Fire kindled under Apple

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  • Tech M&A activity holding up

    The world economy might be on the brink but the mergers and activity in the technology space continued apace with a decent number of deals struck in the last month.

    For the third successive...

  • Capturing opportunities in education

    Ian Curtis, head of UK and Ireland for interactive learning technology provider Promethean, looks at how resellers can ensure they are best placed to capitalise on demand for educational technology...

  • Clouds gather over Sun finances

    Sun Microsystems kept shtum last night amidst the filing of fiscal third quarter results, perhaps the lack of profits gave the company little to shout about.

    Or maybe it hoped to keep the $201m


  • Avnet planning more cost cuts

    Despite expectations that the recessionary conditions may lift in the not-too-distant future, Avnet plans to cut a further $25m worth of expenses from the business by September, in addition to the $200m


  • HP holds sway over EMEA server market

    Hewlett-Packard has tightened its grip on the server market in EMEA after third quarter results showed that it was the only major vendor in the region to grow revenues in a declining market.



  • Netbooks bolster Q4 PC shipment figures

    The EMEA hardware market was buffered from the cold wind of recession late last year as a result of strong sales of mini-notebooks in the run up to Christmas.

    According to IDC