• January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    ScanSource adds Avaya installation services to mix

    Avaya distie ScanSource has launched a professional services offering in the UK, allowing its dealer channel to sell installation services on Avaya kit without having to invest in the resources needed to do it all themselves. The new offering will ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Schools fail students and business with poor ICT lessons

    Most UK secondary school students are not being taught the necessary IT skills to prepare them for future employment, writes Kathleen Hall. According to research from Microsoft, around 71% of 16 to 18-year-olds surveyed said they learn more about ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Evoswitch energy managers for the data centre

    Evoswitch has a new plan to help you shed tons of ugly CO2 and firm up your bottom line. Evoswitch claims it can design a carbon neutral data centre. (Uh-oh, that's a bad sign. An over ambitious claim in the very first sentence.)It claims it can ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    BlackBerry porn block is doomed to failure

    BlackBerry-maker RIM has given in to pressure from the Indonesian government and will put in place a filtering service to block online pornographic websites from its smartphone estate, reports ComputerWeekly.com. Last year the firm came under ...  Continue Reading

  • January 13, 2011 13 Jan'11

    Workers on fire?

    Now that we have smoke free work places, non-smoking workers are quite rightly upset at the extra time off that smokers get during the working day as they take unofficial 'fag' breaks'. As a guide to employers, staff at Norfolk based Breckland ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    T-Mobile backs down over data cap humiliation

    In an update to this column's earlier coverage of the T-Mobile data cap fiasco, we can report that after a long and unexplained silence a chastened T-Mobile has at last 'clarified' the situation. I use quotation marks because really, it has backed ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Orb Data to headline at Las Vegas showcase for IBM

    Here's Nigel Brown, director of Orb Data, a Triple A rated IBM partner, which has been nominated to showcase its Self Service Portal and YourTivoli.com at IBM Pulse in Las Vegas. Yourtivoli.com is about offering Tivoli as a service, which is why it ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    How PR Works - Mystery man appointed by mobile equipment maker in top secret deal

    A mystery man has joined an anonymous mobile equipment maker, in a move that is covered by seemingly pointless reporting restrictions. One of the top equipment makers in the mobile comms industry has just appointed a new VP of wireless sales for ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Logicalis reveals secrets of public sector success

    Logicalis has taken the unprecedented step of releasing a framework document that reveals its secrets of being a successful supplier to the public sector. The Public Sector Network (PSN) Delivery Framework has been published and shared with other ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    IT jobs most in demand

    The demand for IT staff hit a six month high in December leading from the front in an energised job market that rounded off the year with nearly all sectors demanding workers. According to the latest monthly figures from KPMG over the entire ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Easynet boss heads to BE Broadband

    Recently-launched wholesale ISP BE Broadband - which is backed by O2 - has appointed the former head of SME provider Easynet Connect, Chris Stening, as its new managing director. Stening will take charge of maintaining the firm's vision and public ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Anger grows over alleged T-Mobile contract breach

    Anger at T-Mobile continues to mount as thousands of smartphone users face the prospect of having their data caps reduced by as much as 83% to just 500MB. Speaking to our sistersite ComputerWeekly.com, T-Mobile claimed that: "The average mobile...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Northgate creates public sector services outfit

    Northgate has shuffled its management pack and underlined its commitment to the public sector after concluding a strategic review in response to the government led cutbacks aimed at reducing the deficit. Last year saw the announcement of plans to ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    How PR Works Part 2: Embargoes

    Here's Mystery Man, the fearless CEO of Under Embargo, which is building the world's biggest data centre in Not Allowed to Say. That's how PR works, I'm afraid. What we can say is they're startng to build a vast new data centre (well four modular ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Screen of death?

    If you're reading this, you're a brave man or woman indeed. Yes, you're one of life's risk takers. But before you start picturing yourself alongside the likes of a highwire walker, trapeze artist or sky diver, a little context is required. It seems ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Promethean update reveals tough Q4 trading

    Interactive whiteboard specialist Promethean has delivered a downbeat update to trading revealing that the last quarter of 2010 was a difficult one in terms of trading. The spotlight has been on the vendor ever since it went public last year, with ...  Continue Reading

  • January 12, 2011 12 Jan'11

    Interesting practices

    Ever considered that selling to public bodies and Government is like rolling a ball across an uneven table - unpredictable? Well the Office of Fair Trading announced just before Christmas that it is to hold an investigation into public procurement ...  Continue Reading

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