Hutchison Whampoa is acquiring mobile operator O2 for a price that could reach £10 billion, giving a company that already owns Three an even bigger share of the British market. BT meanwhile has responded with aggressive price offerings for consumers, following its purchase of EE from Deutsche Telekom and Orange last month for £12.7 billion. read more »
French outsourcing giant Atos gives itself an expensive Xmas present. read more »
SAP faces a major communications battle with its UK users. The issue became apparent from the opening session of the SAP UK and Ireland User group conference in Birmingham today. read more »
When Marks & Spencer relaunched its website in February after a £150 million revamp, none of its directors could have expected it to drive away customers, yet that is precisely what happened. When M&S warned in May that problems at its... read more »
This is the text of an IBM Data Processing Division press release distributed on 7 April, 1964, System 360 a family of computers build with the then revolutionary concept of a single, unified architecture. read more »
Outsourcing giant Capita has acquired IT security specialist Network Technology Solutions (UK), a privately-held security reseller that provides support and managed services across the private and public sectors. read more »
Something very strange is going on. We all know that IT lies at the heart of most of the most creative social and business changes around today, but why has the government labelled IT a creative industry?
Why, suddenly do large parts the... read more »
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The Office of Fair Trading has launched an inquiry into the supply of IT goods and services to the public sector. read more »
Ian Livingston has resigned as CEO of BT to become Minister of Trade and Industry. read more »
Many organisations have yet to begin using systematic data analysis techniques in HR, marketing and social, according to analyst house Gartner. read more »
Michael Dell's move to take private the company he founded has received cautious thumbs up from industry analysts. read more »
Blackberry came from the enterprise and its future will depend on the enterprise.
That future may be as a stand-alone company, as part of a larger supplier -such as Lenovo, or on the IT industry scrapheap.
Sure there has been a laugh at the... read more »
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be “paperless” by 2018.
He was due to say so today in a widely trailed speech that, if Hunt is still in politics by the allotted date, is likely to come back to haunt him.
The thinking... read more »
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered major breaks to technology businesses in today's Autumn Statement. read more »
Let’s cut to the chase about the HP-Autonomy fraud allegations.
HP massively overpaid for Autonomy last year. It did so because it was a distress purchase. HP’s core business is shrinking and it needs to transform itself into a... read more »
UK-based organisations put up a strong showing in the SAP Quality awards that were presented yesterday at the Sapphire and TechEd conference in Madrid. read more »
Greater Manchester Police have been hit with a £120,000 penalty from the Information Commissioners Office for the loss of sensitive information on more than 1,000 people. read more »
Accenture has signed a three year deal to help West Yorkshire based health IT specialist TPP to implement a full hospital system for the Airedale NHS Trust that will connect clinicians with 1.1 million patient records. read more »
BT has appointed Luis Alvarez as CEO of its Global Services division. Alvarez, a 12-year veteran, was most recently president of BT Global Services Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. read more »