• July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    Does the Queen joining Flickr mean anything?

    So the Royal Family opens a Flickr account and as a result those who live and breathe the web start talking about it being a great sign and time to start talking again about building a digital Britain. Forgive me for perhaps being a bit of a party ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    IBM names new mid-market distributors

    IBM is looking to poach disaffected mid-market infrastructure resellers from rivals including Sun Microsystems and will expand the remit of several value distributors to seek them out. From October, Specialist Distribution Group (SDG), formerly ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    SMEs still struggling to get access to bank lending

    The Prime Minister might like to talk tough about getting the banks to lend to small businesses but the evidence on the ground is that it is not getting easier to access credit. Small firms have been victims of tightening credit for two years plus ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    Ericsson takes hit from component shortage

    Ericsson, the Swedish networking and commskit giant, has blamed a components shortage for an 8% year-on-year decline in group sales, indicating that the networking supply chain is still struggling to get back into gear after the global downturn. Net...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    RM cuts BSF contractors and restructures bidding team

    RM has cut contractors working on the recently departed Building Schools for the Future projects and is restructuring its bidding teams. The firm was the biggest IT supplier in BSF - it has reached financial close with 15 projects worth in the ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    UK users reluctant to pay for digital content

    Those software publishers hoping that the threats of fines and web connection severance outlined in the Digital Britain Act would have an impact on user attitudes towards online content might have to rethink their strategy. According to research ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    BT goes after cable thieves in new scheme

    BT has responded to the surge in cable thefts across its network with the launch of a nationwide campaign to forensically tag malfeasants and bring them to justice. Since scrap metal prices have risen through the recession, BT has seen a spate of ...  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2010 26 Jul'10

    Social networks influencing buying decisions

    Those in the channel who ignore social networking do so at their cost with customers now using online platforms to influence purchasing decisions. Thought by some people in the channel as a waste of time or the sort of thing teenagers do the rise ...  Continue Reading

  • July 23, 2010 23 Jul'10

    Becta closure sparks school security fears

    Security specialists have expressed concerns that in the absence of guidelines from the shortly to be closed Becta schools IT buying group educational buyers will be exposed to threats.The government announced plans to close Becta as part of a wider...  Continue Reading

  • July 23, 2010 23 Jul'10

    Nokia CEO under fire as profits slip again

    The CEO of Finland-based mobility giant Nokia, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, has called for an end to speculation on his future at the firm, which has reached fever pitch after it posted another lacklustre set of results. Kallasvuois under increasing ...  Continue Reading