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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.
UK Prime Minister Cameron has committed more funding to develop the Internet of Things, and joint development with Germany on various technologies.
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 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'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.
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).
OpenStack software solutions specialist Mirantis has announced its expansion plans across Europe with a new office in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.
Luxoft, the giant Ukrainian-Russian software developer is answering questions online to reassure its clients that its business operations are stable and business is proceeding as usual. It says the actions in the Crimea are hundreds of miles away from its operations in Odessa, Dnipro and Kiev.
With enterprise server sales under pressure and the cheap white-label servers used by data centres gaining more ground, IDC estimates global server revenue fell 4.4% Y/Y in Q4, a decline steeper than Q3's 3.7%.
European cloud services platform operator Interoute has launched its sixth European Virtual Data Centre (VDC) zone in Milan, in Italy.