Market & Technology News

Capgemini wins German federal deal

Capgemini Deutschland GmbH has won three framework agreements with the Data Processing and Information Technology Center (ZIVIT), the internal IT service provider for the Federal Revenue Administration and other federal authorities in Germany.

IBM adds more education links

IBM is adding 11 more educational establishments to its 200 partnerships with universities around the globe, focusing on collaborating to bring cyber security skills into the classroom.

Bechtle reports strong third quarter

Bechtle has reported revenue up 11.4% to €558.8m in Q3, with its consolidated EBIT earnings 35.3% up on the previous year as the integration business booms.

Red Hat could be big OpenStack winner

Red Hat shares have risen after an indication of success through its support for the OpenStack cloud infrastructure. Analyst Piper's Mark Murphy has upgraded Red Hat to Overweight, and lifted his target price to $53 from $50. Piper's survey work indicates Red Hat "is in pole position" to become the dominant provider of OpenStack cloud infrastructure solutions.

Bechtle reports strong third quarter

Bechtle has reported revenue up 11.4% to €558.8m in Q3, with its consolidated EBIT earnings 35.3% up on the previous year as the integration business booms.

Race starts for 4G in Belgium

Belgian telecoms companies Belgacom, Mobistar and Dutch KPN's BASE have bought licences to operate super-fast 4G mobile services in Belgium for €120m each.

Security and control means cloud compromise for EC

Europe cannot fast-track itself into the digital world even though the EC is pushing for change. This will force the hybrid cloud model on government and industries, and probably mean a multiple speed adoption at varying rates across countries.

Austria's virtual mobile sector booming

Austria's rising mobile rates and smartphone use are attracting new entrants. A new mobile operator plans to start up in Austria next year, bringing fresh competition into the market after Hutchison Whampoa's takeover of Orange Austria.

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