Market & Technology News

Europe's servers move to high end densities

EMEA server revenues reached $12.4 billion for the full calendar year 2013, which shows a moderate annual decline of 5.3%. The decline in unit terms was less significant at 2.7%, with over 2.2 million server units shipped in 2013.

Bechtle makes US link for global clients

Giant German integrator Bechtle is now in what it calls a "close alliance" with PC Connection in the US. This gives it the ability to support US clients in Europe, and adding further partners is also being looked at.

Kelway wins 5 year Atos UK deal

Frnech integrator Atos has signed a five year infrastructure services programme with the UK's Kelway; it is estimated to be worth £150m over the five years and will deliver desktop infrastructure and datacentre hardware services in the UK and Ireland.

Computacenter acts after French setback

IT services group Computacenter recorded its fourth successive year of revenue growth, helped by a strong performance in the UK and more stability in Germany, although the smaller France division disappointed.

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).

Mirantis expands in Europe

OpenStack software solutions specialist Mirantis has announced its expansion plans across Europe with a new office in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.