• August 05, 2010 05 Aug'10

    Bank lending to SMEs down by half

    The amount banks lend to small businesses has halved since the recession took hold in the UK, official figures have revealed. Recovery in the banking sector in well under way with HSBC, Lloyds TSB and Barclays recording bumper multi-million pound ...  Continue Reading

  • August 05, 2010 05 Aug'10

    Kelway boss Doye on the run

    Kelway chief executive Phil Doye is participating in the London Triathlon this Sunday on behalf of Breakthrough Breast Cancer but has left it a bit late in the day to raise money, a point he acknowledges. "This late request is down to the fact...  Continue Reading

  • August 05, 2010 05 Aug'10

    IT leaders sign up to grand Gates giveaway

    Several of theIT industry'sbiggest nameshave signed up to a new philanthropic drive to donate half their fortunes to good causes. Dubbed the 'Giving Pledge' and spearheaded by Microsoft's Bill Gates (pictured)and investor Warren Buffett, a total of ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Recycling sector mourns passing of WEEE Advisory Board

    The benefits of the WEEE Advisory Board (WAB) in helping government make sense of the European directive far outweighed the £20,000 it cost the taxpayer to fund the group every year, according to sources familiar with the situation. The WAB ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Avaya retains Avnet relationship

    Nortel distie Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS)has been retained by Avaya to distribute its UC andcontact centre line-up in addition to the Nortel enterprise portfolio. Avnet already distributed parts of the Avaya line, but now has plans to double ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Majority of end-users misuse backup, recovery tools

    A majority of enterprise customers are failing to follow advice surrounding information management practice,with many improperly using backup and recovery software packages, according to new information from security specialist Symantec. The ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Fears of double-dip recession cloud IDC forecast for IT spending

    By Billy MacInnes The next three months will be "crucial" in predicting whether IT spending will continue to grow in 2010 and beyond or fall to less than one per cent growth in the face of a double-dip recession, IDC has warned. Faced...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Extreme ends CEO hunt after 10 months

    Almost a year after it bid farewell to former CEO Mark Canepa, Extreme Networks has hired networking vet and computer science expert Oscar Rodriguez as its new boss. Acting CEO Bob Corey, who has kept the tiller steady for the past 10 months and ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2010 04 Aug'10

    Top UK software companies taking the SaaS route

    By Billy MacInnes The majority of the top 25 UK software companies are already on the road towards delivering a software as a service (SaaS) model but some of them are failing to promote the fact effectively, according to analysis by ...  Continue Reading

  • August 03, 2010 03 Aug'10

    Esteem Systems splashes the cash on SiRViS IT acquisition

    Esteem Systems hasstumped up £10mfor maintenance and managed services provider SiRViS IT. Backed by Primary Capital and Lloyds TSB, this is the second deal Esteem has completed this summer after taking over small Oracle software house Midas ...  Continue Reading

  • August 03, 2010 03 Aug'10

    2e2 extends talks with support staff over Patni outsourcing deal

    2e2 has extended the consultation period with support staff to determine whether they transfer en masse, in part or not at all to Indian outsourcing firm Patni. The initial deadline set by 2e2 to conclude negotiations with employees providing ...  Continue Reading

  • August 03, 2010 03 Aug'10

    eBuyer parts company with whistleblower

    eBuyer has split with the whistleblower who made allegations that members of the purchasing team took backhanders less than three months after he joined the firm. Mark Wilson joined the East-Yorkshire-based etailer from CCI Distribution in May and ...  Continue Reading

  • August 03, 2010 03 Aug'10

    Westcon promotes new Europe SVP

    Network, convergence and security distie Westcon has promoted David Grant (pictured)the former CEO of telco distributor Crane to fill the role of senior vice president of Europe. Westcon acquired Crane in 2007, and Grant remained withWestcon's ...  Continue Reading

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