• September 19, 2011 19 Sep'11

    VAT 'amnesty' to end soon

    A window of opportunity for anyone outside of VAT regime, that should be registered and inside, closes soon. As reported by BusinessMan on 16 June, HMRC has been running a campaign that aims to capture those who should be registered for VAT but who ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2011 16 Sep'11

    Government told "go cloud or die" by Salesforce.com boss

    The UK government has been urged to embrace the cloud by one of the leading proponents of hosted services, writes Nick Booth. The call was made by Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff at the company's annual rally, Cloudforce 2011, which was held in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 16, 2011 16 Sep'11

    Fujitsu staff to stage 24 hour walk out

    Fujistu staff in Crewe and Manchester are staging a 24 walk out on Monday in a strike over victimisation of Union representatives. Unite members at the IT services firm voted to take strike action after one of the union reps was made redundant and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Nokia shakes up distribution strategy

    Nokia has taken the wraps off a distribution revamp that sees it settle on three partners and unveil a channel network. The telecoms vendor has made the strategic changes following a six month review of what it needs to do to further its business ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    UK IT consultants in demand from US firms

    US firms are hiring UK IT consultants in the digital sector with an 275% increase in the number of American firms hiring Brits over the last year. The figures, from PeoplePerHour, showed IT and web programming as well as web design were the skills ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Consumerisation sparks managed services opportunity

    The influx of mobile devices into the corporate network environment is crearting a significant requirement for more reselkler delivered managed services to help users cope. Consumerisation of IT, with staff brining in their own devices, has become ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    SAP appeal wipes $1bn off Oracle fine

    SAP's decision to challenge the $1.3bn fine that was handed out in it's intellectual property infringement case against Oracle last year has been vindicated with $1bn slashed off what it must now pay it's arch rival.The German business intelligence ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Younger people lagging behind with pension provision

    According to Government research, young workers are nearly four times less likely than their older counterparts to be saving in their employer's pension scheme. These figures show a stark generational gap in pension provision, with only 15 per cent ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    Mis-management of applications wastes millions

    Businesses are failing to exploit their assets because of lack of decent management with the vast majority not bothering to use technology to monitor their operations, writes Linda Endersby. According to a poll from Ipswitch's network management ...  Continue Reading

  • September 15, 2011 15 Sep'11

    In-depth: The move to block access to social networking

    The message has been fairly consistently sounded across vendor land for resellers to embrace social networking and use it as a method of communicating with customers as well as giving the brand a human dimension. But there have always been nagging ...  Continue Reading

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    A badly made sausage

    Over a conversation with Piers Linney, co-CEO of cloud channel cloud specialist Outsourcery, about his firms involvement with the cycling competition the Tour of Britain the positives of the sport came up. Obviously there was the green argument ...  Continue Reading

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    Cisco halves sales forecast as CEO eyes Huawei market share

    Networking giant Cisco has halved its sales forecast as it struggles with reduced demand and increased competition. Cisco's annual revenues will grow up to 7% over the next three years, down from a previous target of up to 17%. But profits are ...  Continue Reading

  • September 14, 2011 14 Sep'11

    IT security should be about good management, says IDC

    IT security in an increasingly complex threat environment needs to be more about management than technology performance, according to IDC. IT professionals need to stop buying security performance and move to buying and selling business performance...  Continue Reading