Market & Technology News

Dell signs new partner in Germany

Dell has announced it has chosen Pironet NDH, provider of cloud computing, as one of its first partners under the Dell’s programme for Managed Service Providers in Germany, it says.

New money service in Romania

Solutions vendor Huawei has announced its contribution into a new mobile money service in Romania as it has delivered a new platform for Vodafone’s new M-Pesa service.

Microsoft offers common core to developers

Microsoft's message to ISVs is that it has one consistent platform. This includes flexible development, unified management common identity and integrated virtualisation in a complete data platform. What Microsoft now has for the first time, Rob Croft (pictured), Microsoft senior director.

Pluribus Networks expands to Europe

Pluribus Networks, specialist in open architecture, has announced its expansion plans across Europe with new deployments in the UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Portugal.

Hard drives sales under pressure

With demand squeezed by PC weakness and SSD cannibalisation, Gartner forecasts global hard drive shipments will post a 2.9% CAGR from 2013-2018, growing from 552 million units to 635.1 million. High-capacity business-critical drives as used by Web/cloud service providers, are expected to fuel much of the industry's growth by delivering a 25.1% CAGR.

Dutch online firm buys Italian web printer

Netherlands-based Vistaprint NV, an online provider of marketing products and services to micro businesses and the home, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pixartprinting Srl for a base purchase price of approximately €127 million, resulting in Vistaprint ownership of 97% of Pixartprinting, and 3% retained ownership by Pixartprinting’s founder.

Capita buys UK network services specialist

Capita plc, BPO and integrated support service solutions specialist, has announced its acquisition of Updata Infrastructure, a UK-based IT network services provider, for a cash consideration of £80m (€96.4m).

European IT & Software Excellence Awards Winners

This year's European IT Excellence Awards shows just how diverse the IT supply industry has become with solutions ranging from construction site management to healthcare systems and government document control, and from all parts of Europe.

Google uses Tech Data for Chromecast services

Tech Data Europe will supply Google’s indirect channel across Europe with services around the Chromecast media streaming device. Chromecast has just gone on sale in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland.