• March 30, 2011 30 Mar'11

    New rules on audited accounts

    The Government has announced that it intends to allow small firms to be exempted from having to have independently audited accounts. The changes will come in via amendments to the Companies Act and will bring small company audit rules in line ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    Linguists in war of words over Apple App store trademark claim

    Do you ever get the feeling some companies just have too much money for their own good? And that maybe they could be using it to better purpose than lining lawyers' pockets? Microsoft and Apple are currently embroiled in a fairly ridiculous court ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    Samsung snuggles up to partners for B2B growth push

    Samsung has created a major accounts team in a bid to cosy up to larger resellers amid grand plans to become the UK's third largest B2B vendor in 2011. The South Korean giant, which recently re-jigged some positions internally, has merged its IT ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    EC clears Siemens IT Solutions acquisition

    The European Commission has cleared the proposed €850m acquisition of Siemens' IT Solutions and Service (SIS) by French IT service provider Atos Origin, first announced in December, writes Ian Grant. The commission found that the two companies, with...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    IP theft and blackmail the motivation for cyber criminals

    Money might still motivate cyber criminals but the way they are getting it increasingly involves blackmail and theft of intellectual property. The changing behavior of those attacking firms was highlighted yesterday in a McAfee report and has been ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    Comstor dips toe in refurbished waters

    Cisco distie Comstor has launched a new programme designed to grab a chunk of the risky, yet potentially lucrative, market for remanufactured or refurbished network infrastructure kit. Acknowledging that often, the used equipment offered in the ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    Marketing gets social as users look for interaction

    Consumer facing resellers will need to supplement traditional mass marketing campaigns with social media if they are to attract user spending. According to Gartner over the next four years social and mobile marketing will influence at least 80% of ...  Continue Reading

  • March 29, 2011 29 Mar'11

    Get tooled up

    HMRC has launched an online resource called 'Basic PAYE Tools' to help employers run their payroll systems.The online presence is to replace HMRC's Employer CD-ROM. Basic PAYE Tools includes all the CD-ROM's interactive features plus an ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2011 28 Mar'11

    The BSA's new weapon against unlicensed software: disgruntled employees

    Interesting to see that settlements paid by UK firms caught using unlicensed software doubled to £2m last year according to figures from the Business Software Alliance (BSA). As it's pretty clear 2010 was not, in general, twice as ...  Continue Reading

  • March 28, 2011 28 Mar'11

    Steljes fires and hires to reflect shifting market dynamics

    Steljes has put 19 staff at risk of redundancy from its education division to reflect sweeping changes in the market being forced through bythe government. But at the same time, the Bagshot-based specialist AVdistributor is creating 16 roles in the...  Continue Reading