While the big internet companies are wringing their hands about being caught helping the US snoop on its citizens, there are some companies who are turning this into a money making opportunity.
DuckDuckGo, a service that does not does not keep a record of searches or tailor them to what its users have looked for in the past, said it took the company four years to get one million searches a day, but this had tripled to three million in the eight days after the PRISM surveillance scandal broke. more»
BT CEO Ian Livingston has quit as chief executive of the telco to become Britain’s new trade minister.
Livingston, 48, will replace Lord Green as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment and he will be replaced by Gavin Patterson, boss of the company’s retail business. more»
According to a report from Cisco the latest buzzword on the world wide wibble, the Internet of Everything, will become a major market earner by the end of the year.
The Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, process, data and things so that “everything” joins the network. more»
The optical component market is going to grow to a peak of $10 billion in 2018, according to the analyst outfit Ovum.
In a report, Ovum said that the optical components market will grow four percent in 2013 thanks mostly to WAN and datacom demand. more»
Prices of NAND flash memory are set to continue rising this month and beyond, as a result of strong demand for mobile devices. According to a report from DRAMeXchange, NAND prices are showing signs of rising in the second half of June due to inventory restocking. more»
Starbucks has started accepting contactless payments in more than 550 stores in the UK. Barclaycard Global Payment Acceptance and Visa Europe are behind the tap-to-pay system, which seems to be gaining traction.
Starbucks says that cash payments are losing popularity fast, as only one out of three transactions are made in cash nowadays. more»
Last week Cisco Worldwide Partner Summit in San Diego heard how the networking giant is planning to kill off its rivals in what it is calling a “brutal consolidation.”
The cunning plan is to eliminates the majority of the market incumbents in the next few years. more»
Red-faced technical services giant Imtech has said sorry to its customers, suppliers and staff after an internal probe revealed a catalogue of irregularities in some of its bigger projects
Imtech bought the UK systems integrator Capula last year and IBM reseller Real Solutions in 2008, but it seems that its problems lay over the channel. more»
Retail IT supplier PCMS has been awarded SAP Gold Partner accreditation.
Richard Pascoe, head of SAP business channel at PCMS said the move will bring credibility to the company’s end to end managed IT services.
He said that SAP partners play a critical role in helping organisations of all sizes identify, buy and implement the ideal solution to address their unique business needs. more»
Automated network control outfit Infoblox has integrated its Infoblox IP Address Management (IPAM) Plug-in for VMware into the vCloud Automation Centre.
The company said that the plug-in is designed to deliver cloud infrastructure resources on-demand to provide maximum business agility when running Vmware.. more»
Drones don’t exactly have a good reputation nowadays, as most people associate them with flying killer robots raining death from above on militants and anyone who happens to get in the way. However, they can be fun, they can be used to save lives or in this case alleviate hunger. more»
A research report released by TransFirst and ControlScan has found that small merchants need to step up their game in m-commerce and optimise their websites for mobile. Otherwise they might be missing out on some serious dosh.
The survey, called Small Merchants and Mobile Payments: 2013 Survey on Technology Awareness and Adoption, found that a staggering 82 percent of e-commerce merchants don’t even know whether a purchase on their website came from a mobile device or a PC. more»
Asustek has cut its Q2 forecast for notebook and tablet shipments and unsurprisingly it is blaming soft demand for Windows 8 for its woes.
The company now expects its second-quarter notebook shipments to fall 10 percent sequentially to 4.23 million units. more»
Reseller hosting company Heart Internet is offering an unlimited Reseller Pro package for three months free
Many creative agencies and sole traders use reseller hosting to supplement their income and build develop long lasting relationships with their clients.
But that particular industry is pretty rubbish at the moment because prices are falling due to increased co-operation. more»
Avnet has appointed one of its top Magirus refugees, Andrew Binding, as its new European South Region VP.
In the days before Avnet bought Magirus, Binding was that outfit’s COO. Ironically he was the brains behind getting rid of the Magirus’s European IBM and HP unit to Avnet in 2007 a trend which continued, until Avnet swallowed the company whole last year. more»