• June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    A budget lacking IT substance

    What was lacking in the emergency budget delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne was any real talk of the necessity of maintaining an investment in ensuring Britain remained at the forefront of web and creative developments. Previous budgets ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Daisy reveals financial losses, buys MurphX IS

    The multi-million pound losses Daisy Group chalked up in preliminary results released today has clearly not dampened its appetite to expand, as it shelled out £4.8m to acquire MurphX Innovative Solutions. In numbers covering the fifteen ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Emergency budget: Landline broadband tax scrapped

    The landline duty has been abolished even before it could be introduced and the government is supporting private broadband funding to reach rural areas using money that hasn't been spent in the digital switchover campaign. The decision to abolish ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Emergency Budget: Corporation tax to be cut

    Corporation tax is to be cut to make the UK a more compeitive environment for businesses and credit will be made more readily available to support a private sector recovery. Speaking in his emergency Budget the Chancellor George Osborne said that ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Economic growth for 2010 lower at 1.2%

    Growth in the UK economy in the economy is expected to be 1.2% rising to 2.7% by 2014 with the inflation target keeping firm at 2%. Unemployment is also predicted to fall over the next four years after peaking this year with the Chancellor George ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Private sector to lead the recovery

    The Chancellor George Osborne has spoken of a budget that will look to the private sector to lead the country out of the depths of recession. As the government review public spending it is looking to rebalance the economy with more growth coming ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Sphinx Group brand to disappear says Arrow ECS

    The European president at Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) has confirmed that the Sphinx Group brand will disappear in the summeras the acquired business forms thebackbone of its networking and security division. As revealed yesterday, ...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Budget will be difficult and controversial

    The words "difficult and controversial" are being used this morning in the run up to the emergency budget being delivered in less than half an hour by the Chancellor George Osborne. Various ministers have already been preparing the ground...  Continue Reading

  • June 22, 2010 22 Jun'10

    Cloud services taking off as users embrace SaaS

    The cloud services market is set to reach a global revenue of $68.3bn this year as customers continue to adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) application delivery models. The prediction of a worldwide market worth $148.8bn by 2014 comes from Gartner ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    2e2 sets out plan to integrate Morse

    2e2 management has hinted that once the major work to integrate Morse is completed in the desired six to nine month timeframe, they will be in an appropriate state to have conversations with potential buyers of the expanded group. The £69m ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Xchanging acquires Data Integration

    Business process services provider Xchanging has forked out £6.5m for privately owned networking, security and comms reseller Data Integration (DI). The deal, which could rise by a further £2.5m dependent on the earn-out, gives the ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Get big or get out?

    That old phrase 'get big, get niche or get out' always comes out at moments like these with the news that another specialist distributor has been snapped up by a larger rival. The acquisition of Sphinx, known for security and networking amongst ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Arrow ECS acquires Sphinx Group

    Another UK national has lost its independence after it emerged today that Arrow Electronics has swallowed up Sphinx Group. Only months ago, Arrow told MicroScope it was eyeing up targets in the networking and security space and it has finalised a ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    IT services firms under pressure as CIOs look for value

    Demands to reduce costs and the increasing need to innovate and transform business operations through IT will see outsourcing firms struggling to prove their worth, according to the latest KPMG report. While IT outsourcing is part of 'business as ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    Viglen sales rise but profits slide

    Viglen's top brass managed to steer the UK system builder to higher sales in fiscal 2009 but were unable to prevent a steep drop in profits. The Hertfordshire-based firm saw sales rise 9.2% to £53.3m for the twelve months to 30 September as ...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    With BT walkout nearing CBI calls for changes to strike rules

    As BT staff are balloted on industrial action there have been calls from the CBI to change the rules around strikes to make it harder for unions to get the backing for a walk out. The Communication Workers Union started the process of balloting its...  Continue Reading

  • June 21, 2010 21 Jun'10

    England's poor performance will cost the economy

    England's failure to deliver a decent winning performance against Algeria has produced the scenario a lot of employers were dreading with the game this Wednesday afternoon now taking on a great deal of importance. when the schedule of the group ...  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2010 18 Jun'10

    Public sector gravy train to hit the buffers

    The public sector oiled the wheels of commerce for many resellers during the recession but those that are too reliant on the sector face choppier times ahead, according to analysts Canalys. In acknowledgment of the sweeping cuts to Government ...  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2010 18 Jun'10

    UK channel outshines European rivals

    The UK channel outshone many of its European counterparts in April in spite of the disruptive volcanic ash cloud and the looming prospect of the General Election. Figures from the bean counters at Context showed that UK revenues derived from PCs, ...  Continue Reading

  • June 18, 2010 18 Jun'10

    Demon returns with sights set on SME broadband market

    It has been a while since the name Demon was heard in connection with broadband provision but the brand is being brought back into the daylight with a plan to target SME users. Demon, now part of Cable & Wireless after it was acquired as part ...  Continue Reading

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