Industry News

Microsoft shows Commercial side strength

Microsoft shares rose after it indicated Q2 commercial sales rising, even though it is also lowering its FY14 (ends June '14) opex guidance range to $31.2bn-$31.5bn from a prior $31.3bn-$31.9bn.

CPA Global buys Swedish IP services provider

CPA Global, intellectual property (IP) management and software specialist, has announced it has bought a Sweden-based IP services provider Patrafee AB, along with related businesses and IP services products.

Onyx re-launches partner programme

Data centres, cloud backup, hosting and connectivity solutions specialist Onyx Group has announced a re-launch of its Business Partner Programme.

Logitech bounces on tablet accessories

Logitech International's financial results for Q3 saw better-than-expected total sales of $628m, up 2% compared to the third quarter of the prior year.

Alternative Networks buys ControlCircle

Business communications service provider Alternative Networks, has acquired ControlCircle, UK-based provider of managed hosting and cloud-based services to enterprises and on-line businesses.

Overload, laws are blocks to retail big data

A new survey by The Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by Indian IT giant Wipro Ltd finds that nearly all respondents’ businesses have seen a positive economic return

Historic French VAR fails

A 37 year old French VAR working with Microsoft, VMware, NetApp, Citrix and others has been placed into liquidation.The failure of Uhl Bonaventure Informatique (UBI) in eastern France seems to have been a classic case of cashflow as many customers have delayed paying their bills.

Adaptive reveals global expansion

Adaptive Planning, specialist in cloud-based business analytics solutions, announced during its recent Worldwide Partner Summit a global expansion and rising revenue driven by its channel partners.