• October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    Channel all dressed up for Halloween

    The channel has come out in force for Halloween, withthe offices ofManchester-based networking and comms distie Nimans (pictured above) among thoseresembling scenes from a very busy horror movie as staff dressed up to raise money for the National ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    Comet sale edging closer

    The sale of the Comet electrical chain could be moving towards a conclusion with a private equity firm the most likely buyer to take the retail chain off the hands of current parent Kesa Electricals. The prospect of a sale of the retail chain has ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    Tech Data completes software distie buyout

    Tech Data has completed its acquisition of software VAD Man and Machine after the deal received the green light from the European Commission. Man and Machine - known as Mensch und Maschine in its native Germany - specialises in Autodesk design ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    Bank profits grow but calls for SME lending continue

    The banks are being urged to do more to lend to small businesses with signs that where possible the finance sector is giving finance to those larger firms it deems to be safer bets. The call for more lending came on the day that Barclays unveiled ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    BT launches broadband recruitment drive

    BT is to recruit 520 new engineers in the UK as it brings forward £300m of investment in its commercial fibre broadband venture, with the bulk being hired from ex-armed forces personnel. The telco today said it was speeding up its roll-out of ...  Continue Reading

  • October 31, 2011 31 Oct'11

    Health and safety or you pay

    The Government is planning to give the Health and Safety Executive a legal duty to make a cost recovery from organisations and businesses who are found to be in breach of health and safety law. Whilst this is nothing new to high risk sectors such as...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    The cloud goes to Hollywood

    I love the way IT is immortalized on the big screen. In the early days of the computer's film career, it usually had a support role.  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    Can Logica and CityMeetsTech create a culture of innovation?

    Logica recently held an event that asked: Has Britain lost its way as an innovator? How do we reclaim our position? While Logica tries to wrestle with that problem and create an innovation culture, there's another battle going on a mile or so down ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    Smartphone sales boost Samsung Q3

    The success of Samsung's Galaxy smartphone fuelled a 37% increase in its telecom business in Q3 and helped to offset declining sales at its semiconductor and display panel operations. The results revealed the telecom unit contributed nearly 60% of ...  Continue Reading

  • October 28, 2011 28 Oct'11

    DiData picks up key Microsoft cloud badge

    Following the launch of a dedicated cloud business unit during the summer, along with the acquisition of sector specialist OpSource, Dimension Data haspicked upMicrosoft's Cloud Accelerate Partner badge, held by under 1% of Microsoft resellers ...  Continue Reading