Market & Technology News

European PC market is better than expected

As global PC shipments reached just 73.4 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a decline of -4.4% year on year, says IDC, Europe is looking more stable.

IT cash outside US is piling up

The annual report from Audit Analytics shows that the US corporations are continuing to amass large sums which they are unwilling to import to the US for tax reasons.

German firm buys US specialist

IHS, specialist in technology solutions for the hotel industry, has announced the acquisition of a US-based provider of reservations solutions InnLink LLC.

Altran buys Dutch IS specialist

French consulting firm Altran Technologies has bought a Dutch Intelligent Systems specialist TASS for an undisclosed amount.

Sopra-Steria union creates new European giant

French integrator Sopra and European developer Steria have agreed on a merger, which will create a major player with a combined revenue of €3.1bn and operations in 24 countries, employing 35,000 in Europe and Asia.

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.