Industry News

Matrix42 names new channel head

Matrix42, management software provider, has appointed Robert Adlem as its new UK Channel Manager who will be responsible for the UK partners and further channel expansion.

Ricoh enhances IT services portfolio

Ricoh Europe has announced an enhanced IT services portfolio which includes on-site, remote and cloud based services which will be offered to customers across Europe.

Deutsche Telekom launches SME plan

Deutsche Telekom has launched its new SME initiative. The aim is to offer medium-sized companies a customized range of IT and telecommunication services sourced in Germany.

IBM regrets 2013, adds more focus on cloud

IBM's CEO Ginni Rometty has said in a letter to investors that the company "did not meet our expectations." in 2013. IBM will continue to alter its focus to cloud services and data analytics while modifying its hardware products.

Tablets move to enterprise

Citing "slowing consumer purchases" amid high penetration rates in mature markets, IDC now forecasts tablet shipments will grow 19.4% in 2014 (to 260.9 million units), down from a prior estimate of 22% (271 million units).

Northamber losses increase

UK distributor Northamber is finding it hard to move away from PC hardware; a pre-tax loss of £690,000 in the second half of the year followed a fall in sales from £41m to £30m.

Zenium Technology names new head

Zenium Technology Partners, data centre specialist, has appointed Julian King as its new Commercial Director and a new addition to the company’s senior management team.

UNIT4 names Partner of the Year

UNIT4 Business Software, the UK subsidiary of UNIT4, has announced the independent project management and solution implementation consultancy Williams Woodward as its Services Partner of the Year due to its contribution to a delivery of UNIT4 Agresso ERP solutions.

European ISV event attracts top speakers

With fundamental shifts currently impacting the marketplace, many Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are reviewing their position in the market and the optimum strategies for future development.