PC sales start to stabilise thanks to a rise in gaming and Windows 10

However, analysts warn that the need for high-performance models will see component prices start to rise Research by Canalys has revealed the PC market is stabilising, despite sales declining 2.1% to 398 million units by the end of 2018. Although…

Cost of cyber breaches to middle market businesses quadruples

The average cost of cyber breaches affecting medium sized businesses has quadrupled in the last two years, according to the latest government survey. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of the Department for…

Polycom changes hands again

Polycom has been sold to headset maker Plantronics for $2bn (€1.62bn), after spending just more than 18 months under private equity firm Siris Capital. Click here to read the full story (requires free sign up)…

How we won the Virgin Train MSP contract

MSP’s CEO tells CRN what landed it the managed IT service contract with the train operator Managed 24/7 has been selected by West Coast Trains Limited (WCTL), trading as Virgin Trains, to provide a managed IT service desk and Cisco…

Airbus dumps Microsoft for Google

Collaboration rather than cost is the reason Airbus has given Microsoft’s old-world Office app bundle the heave ho and is migrating 130,000 staff – the entire workforce – to Google’s G Suite. As exclusively revealed by The Register on Wednesday,…

Oracle NetSuite gets new channel partners

Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that four new partners have joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Program. ERA Consulting Group, Smartbridge,…

Microsoft restructures salesforce. Thousands to be laid off.

Microsoft is poised to layoff thousands of employees worldwide in a move to reorganize its salesforce. A source with knowledge of the planned downsizing told TechCrunch that the U.S. firm would lay off “thousands” of staff across the world. The…

Digital tech industries to add £2 billion to region’s economy

A new report revealing that tech and digital industries could add more than £2 billion to the West Midlands economy and create thousands of new jobs, will be unveiled at a special Birmingham event showcasing new inventions and technological creations….

HPE Completes $1 Billion Nimble Acquisition, Partners Anxious To Rock All-Flash Market

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Monday completed its $1 billion acquisition of all-flash superstar Nimble, opening the doors for its partners to play a bigger role in the disruptive all-flash market. “We looked at the Nimble solution and thought it was amazing,”…

Microsoft asks partners to take on sales staff chopped from Reading HQ

Around 50 people working at TVP in Reading asked to relocate to Dublin or risk redundancy. Microsoft has asked three of its biggest UK partners to consider taking on around 50 people it is getting rid of from its Reading…