Market & Technology News

Swedish network specialist raises cash

Swedish SDN and network security company Clavister, with clients in the telecom, cloud and enterprise sectors, has completed a directed new share issue of 2,000,000 shares, providing the company with SEK 34m (€3.8m) before reduction of transaction costs.

BT increases services order book

BT says its Global Services integration services division delivered a 9% increase in its order intake this year and it "continues to see double-digit revenue increases in the high-growth regions of the world".

SaaS eats into traditional outsourcing

Analyst UBS has downgraded Infosys to Sell from Buy, and slashed its price target to $45.77 from $67.44. The firm is worried the IT outsourcing giant isn't as well-positioned as rivals to take advantage of growth opportunities, and is also concerned about its high attrition rate, both of management and staff.

WidePoint buys Irish telco Saas specialist

US-based Managed mobility specialist WidePoint has bought Dublin-based Soft-ex Communications Ltd to expand its global presence and reach additional service providers and channels.

HP joins $1bn cloud bet club

HP plans to invest more than $1bn over the next two years to develop and offer cloud-computing products and services.

Europe’s tech IPOs lag behind

Technology IPOs in Europe are lagging behind other markets though the continent is ranked second in all funds raised for IPOs across all other sectors in Q1 2014, says PwC newest study on Global Technology IPO Review.

Telenor growth boosted by Asia

Telenor Group has reported Q1 revenues of NOK 26.5bn (€3.2bn), representing an organic revenue growth of 1.5%. EBITDA before other items was NOK 9.3bn (€1.12bn), the EBITDA margin was 35% and operating cash flow was NOK 5.6 bn (€670m).

How Greece misses out on IT boom

An EC/Greek government event in Athens has heard that Greece needs to improve its IT skills education or miss out on a wider European opportunity.

Plans for wifi monetisation

A survey of telcos and carriers shows how they plan to handle the expected boom in wifi connections, and integrate them into payments. Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Carrier WiFi Strategies and Vendor Leadership.

PC comeback may affect tablet sales

Citing strong phablet sales and extended upgrade cycles, IDC estimates global tablet shipments only rose 3.9% Y/Y in Q1 to 50.4 million units.