• May 13, 2011 13 May'11

    New statutory rates

    In case you missed the announcements, the standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP), Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) and Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) has now increased for payment weeks starting on or after 3 April 2011, from £124.88 to &...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    BT ups dividends as profits spike 97%

    BT has increased its full-year dividend by 7% and reported market-beating fourth-quarter results, saying it expects to continue to grow profit and free cash flow, writes Warwick Ashford Profit for the quarter was up 97% to £495m compared with ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Why has Nuance bought Equitrac? To take out the competition or to complement its range?

    Nuance Communications is to buy Equitrac, a specialist in print management and cost recovery software used by25,000 organisations worldwide. The acquisition means Nuance has a document imaging portfolio that includes eCopy ShareScan, OmniPage, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Government has a role to play in fighting piracy

    There will have been few eyebrows raised at the announcement that the UK software piracy figures have stayed the same at 27% with a quarter of the country using unlicensed products. The fight against piracy has not relented in the past few years, ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Intrinsic hires following Dataplex buy, plans further acquisitions

    Unified comms and cloud reseller Intrinsic Technology has revealed plans to hire up to 30 new heads by the end of the year to support its growth targets and back the recent acquisition of VMware partner Dataplex. Intrinsic bought into thedesktop ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Azlan adds AdvaTel Avaya booster package

    Azlan has signed a distribution agreement with Avaya DevConnect partner AdvaTel to supply its InTouch UC add-on for Avaya IP Office. The complementary software is pitched at the SME market, and enables internal and external communication across ...  Continue Reading

  • May 12, 2011 12 May'11

    Private equity firm picks up Tripwire

    IT security and automated compliance specialist Tripwire is talking up its growth ambitions after being acquired by private equity outfit Thoma Bravo. The undisclosed deal will see Tripwire get access to some financial muscle which it plans to use ...  Continue Reading