• December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Tax regime blocks progress in broadband Britain

    Here's Tony Ballard, the digital law specialist at Harbottle& Lewis, tellig it like it is A distorting tax regime will block competing operators and hand BT a monopoly on optical fibre, Tony Ballard, a digital media specialist at law firm ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Epson in no rush to jump on MPS bandwagon

    Epson is going against the flow in the market by holding fire on a managed print services push according to UK managing director Chris Price. The printer market was at the sharp end of the downturn in IT spending - though Epson, along with HP, has ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Have you heard the one about the GPS tracked sharks?

    Technology gets everywhere and the reliance some people have on it is now almost total. But there are times when even IT cannot be blamed. Take the shark attacks in Egypt that are ruining things for tourists and keeping the authorities around Sharm ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Blue Coat soups up partner programme

    Application delivery networking specialist Blue Coat has made a series of tweaks to its Channel Advantage Programme to boost sales and ROI on its WAN optimisation gear. Among the enhancements are a WAN Optimisation Partner designation designed to ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    UK PC market bouyant despite slide in netbook sales

    PC sales through UK distributors grew healthily in October despite the continued decline in netbook shipments. Market data from Context showed that more £122m worth of desktops, notebooks, workstations, tablets and x86 servers were pushed ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Cloud to deliver billions to UK economy

    Cloud computing is set to improve the economies of those in the European Union significantly as the technology is more widely adopted helping cut costs and improve efficiencies. According to research from the Centre for Economics and Business ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    FAST gives SAM ISO standard its backing

    The development of an ISO standard around software asset management (SAM) has been given the thumbs up by those in the industry promoting the technology to users. The ISO.IEC JTC1 SC7 WG 21 standard is being previewed by a working group on SAM and ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Seconds out for Lord Sugar vs Ian Livingston!

    A developing story this morning from the world of Twitter, where UK IT cheerleader and avid cyclist LordSugar is, like many others, struggling to come to terms with the world of BT customer services. "Big problem at home with BT Internet,"...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Daisy numbers show impact of roll-up strategy

    After acquiringnumerous businesses during the course of 2010,comms and networking reseller Daisy Group has posted a pre-tax loss of £9.84m on sales of £119.9m, up 288% year-on-yearfor the six months to the end of September. However, ...  Continue Reading

  • December 07, 2010 07 Dec'10

    Credit where it's due

    You don't need this blog to tell you that credit is hard to get hold of. However, you may find it interesting to know that depending on which credit reference agency your lender uses determines how much - if any - credit you can have. According ...  Continue Reading