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CGI Group beds Logica in £1.7bn cash deal

Anglo-Dutch tech group Logica is being scooped up by Canada's CGI Group in a £1.7bn cash deal. The acquisition, expected to complete in September this year, was agreed by the European wing of IT outsourcing company CGI. Shares in Reading-headquartered Logica rocketed more than 60 per cent following the news, with an opening …
Kelly Fiveash, 31 May 2012
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Former Gov.UK sweetheart Logica evaporates after CGI swills it down

CGI's completion of its acquisition of Logica will see the departure of the company from the Stock Exchange at the end of this week and effectively the end of the Logica brand. CGI recently announced that it has completed the £1.7bn acquisition after Logica shareholders voted 99.54% in favour of CGI's offer at a shareholders …
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Pirate Bay co-founder named in probe into Logica, tax office hacks

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a co-founder of download haven The Pirate Bay, is back in Sweden - and now faces allegations of playing a role in an attack on the country's taxmen and IT consultancy biz Logica. Warg was holed up in Cambodia when he was arrested on an international warrant obtained by Swedish officials and flown home …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Sep 2012
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Logica axes 1,300 jobs as profits set to be just £240m

Logica is cutting jobs across Europe as it tries to sell its wares in the increasingly gloomy IT services market. The company warned that it expected profit to now be in the range of £240m to £250m for the year, while Logica's revenue growth prediction for 2011 has also shrunk. It now expects a climb in sales to be around the 3 …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 Dec 2011
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Logica's UK order book crashes by 80 per cent

Logica's UK outsourcing ordering book took a hammering in Q1, falling 80 per cent year-on-year – albeit against a strong 2011. At group level the integrator turned over £971m in sales during calendar Q1, down 1 per cent year-on-year. The pipeline slid by nearly a quarter to £1.05bn and the outsourcing backlog was down 4 per cent …
Paul Kunert, 11 May 2012
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Logica nets ten-year police deal

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has signed a ten-year deal with Logica to outsource its IT and case management systems. Alongside Logica, Detica, Qinetiq and Cable & Wireless will also provide the police with services. The £157m contract will give Soca improved ways to collaborate with partners, better use of intelligence …
John Oates, 11 Jan 2011
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Logica profits slump in 'much more difficult' 2011

Logica said its 2012 revenues could go up or down as it turned in full year 2011 figures that showed a massive drop in profits. The services giant reported full year consolidated revenues of £3.92bn for the year to December 31, up 6 per cent on the year. Consolidated pre-tax profits were £32.7m, a dramatic fall on the previous …
Joe Fay, 22 Feb 2012
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Logica salvages gov contracts

Logica has signed an agreement with the coalition government which should save its existing contracts, although it has agreed to some cuts - or "efficiency savings". The reseller said the scale of cuts was within forecasts and therefore its targets for the year were unchanged. Logica said it had been in discussions with Francis …
John Oates, 28 Sep 2010
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HP poaches latest ESSN EMEA boss from Logica

HP has nabbed Logica's chief client director Peter Ryan to operate as EMEA senior veep of the enterprise, servers, storage and networking (EESN) biz group. Ryan replaces previous incumbent Frederic Dussart, who quit the job after just three months and handed over the reins on an interim basis to Johan Deschuyffeleer, SVP EMEA …
Paul Kunert, 05 Jul 2011
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Logica to rocket cloud revenue with 'exclusive' Microsoft deal

IT outsourcing outfit Logica has inked a deal with Microsoft to offer cloud tech to its Europe, Middle East and Asia customers. Financial terms of the agreement, which Logica described as an "exclusive alliance" between the two companies, were kept secret. The public sector specialist said it expected to see a 10 per cent …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Jan 2011
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Logica profits hit by misers in public sector

Logica is continuing to shift its order book from the public sector toward the commercial markets following a tough first half-year that challenged margins and gave operating profits a pounding. The IT service provider and consultancy's sales for calendar H1 were up 5 per cent to just shy of £2bn and it expects similar growth in …
Paul Kunert, 05 Aug 2011
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Logica ups revs and orders

Logica had a decent first quarter and grew revenues by 5 per cent to £978m, compared to £932m last year. The reseller said orders were up 29 per cent to £1,4m. Logica's consulting and professional services division stayed steady after nine quarters of falling revenues. Outsourcing was up 13 per cent and commercial sectors up 9 …
John Oates, 04 May 2011
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Logica says things less bad

Logica's revenue is still falling, but not as fast as in the last three quarters, the company has said in a trading statement. Sales fell two per cent in its first quarter, compared to four per cent which was the average for the last three quarters. Services and consulting revenue was down eight per cent, compared to 11 per …
John Oates, 05 May 2010
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Logica hits targets for 2009

Logica has hit financial targets for the year - revenues are down three per cent pro forma or up three per cent on an actual basis. The public sector specialist saw outsourcing revenues grow nine per cent but this was offset by a 10 per cent fall in consulting and professional services. Unaudited revenue for the year ended 31 …
John Oates, 24 Feb 2010
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Former BT and IBM GS president rocks up at Logicalis

Logicalis Group has brought in former Logica and BT exec Gary Bullard as CEO to replace outgoing boss Ian Cooke, who is set to retire from the role and become the firm's non-exec chairman. The network integrator will usher in the new big cheese from next month as "CEO designate" but Cooke does not leave until 1 March. The head …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2013
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Logica says hard cheese to Dutch workers

Logica is cutting jobs in the Netherlands and has stopped recruiting in the rest of Europe. The company said that attrition rates had fallen from 14 per cent at the end of 2008 to less than eight per cent now. Logica said: "We are acting decisively to reduce headcount further in the geographies where we see significant weakness …
John Oates, 01 May 2009
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Logica boss says adios

Jim McKenna, chief operating officer at LogicaCMG, is to leave the company in the second half of this year after fourteen years with the firm. McKenna is not retiring - he will become chairman of Azurri Communications and chairman of Rainer - a charity which supports young people. But McKenna will stay in his post long enough …
John Oates, 29 Jan 2008
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Logicalis CEO Bullard heads for exit after less than 60 days

It was a short-lived reign at the top of Logicalis for CEO Garry Bullard, who has cut and run after less than two months in charge, The Channel can reveal. The man arrived in December armed with a CV positively dripping in high-profile industry roles – including Logica UK CEO, IBM Global Services GM and president of BT Global …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jan 2014
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Logica snaffles police database deal

Public sector specialist Logica has won a seven-year £75.6m contract to build and maintain the Police National Database. The database is being created as a result of the Bichard Report into the Soham murders. Ian Huntley was convicted of the murders in 2003 and Bichard found he had previously "come to the attention of the police …
John Oates, 01 Apr 2009
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Logica jacks ups full year estimates

Anglo-Dutch services firm Logica is upping estimates for the full year on the back of unaudited results for the third quarter ended 30 September. Revenue for the three months is up 7 per cent and the firm reckons growth for the year will top 4 per cent. Chief exec Andy Green said: "Although we are anticipating a tough economic …
John Oates, 14 Nov 2008
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Logica CEO retires early

Logica CMG's CEO Martin Read is to retire after 14 years at the IT services firm. Read said he has hastened his retirement plans in an attempt to quell "unsettling speculation" following Logica CMG's mixed trading results which saw profits grow but shares drop. He will remain in the post while the board's independent …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 May 2007
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Logica admits outlook uncertain

IT services group LogicaCMG admitted today that its outlook for 2008 remains uncertain as it posted full year results that were below market expectations. Pre-tax profit tumbled more than a quarter from £116.6m in 2006 to £84.1m for the year ended 31 December 2007. Adjusted operating profit was up two per cent to £207.6m which …
Kelly Fiveash, 27 Feb 2008
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Logica sees profit growth

Logica CMG says profits grew by 30 per cent in 2006 and revenues were up 45.3 per cent. Total revenues were £2.67bn and profit before tax grew to £129.4m from £104.8m in 2005. Revenue from IT services, which makes up 91 per cent of the total, grew by five per cent on a pro forma basis. Margins for the IT services business were …
John Oates, 28 Feb 2007
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Logica profits plunge

Restructuring charges battered Logica's first half profits despite first half revenues growing by six per cent, figures released today show. But the services vendor has shrugged off the bottom line slump and raised its prediction for full year revenues. For the six months ended 30 June 2008 revenues were £1.8bn compared to £1. …
John Oates, 14 Aug 2008
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Logica cuts 1,300 jobs

Logica will cut 1,300 jobs as part of a restructuring announced by chief executive Andy Green this morning. Green has been reviewing the firm since he took the top job in January. Some 500 posts will go in the UK. In Europe, where growth has been stronger, two per cent of jobs will go. The services company will take a one-off £ …
John Oates, 22 Apr 2008
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Logica reports revenue slump

Computer services firm LogicaCMG reported a decline in its first half revenues, ended 30 June 2007, but expects the full year to be back on track. Revenues in the UK fell nine per cent due to "anticipated weakness" in the commerical sector - half this was due to the loss of one contract. The Anglo-Dutch firm had issued a …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Jul 2007
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Pirate Bay co-founder Svartholm Warg to be shipped to Denmark

Beardy Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg will be extradited to Denmark next week to face hacking charges, after a long journey which has already seen him deported from Cambodia to Sweden last year. The balding former pirateer will be forced from his homeland next Wednesday 27 November, prosecutor Henrik Olin told AFP …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Nov 2013
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KPN signs Logica for HR

Dutch telecoms incumbent KPN has chosen LogicaCMG to take control of its HR and salary system for the next four years. After a short list of six candidates was drawn up, KPN picked Logica for its "fully integrated solution" as it "has been a reliable partner in the technical management of our current custom-made payroll …
John Oates, 10 May 2006

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The venerable Royal Institution - of Christmas Lectures fame - has at last got funding to do something about Computer Science education in the UK. Starting this autumn, schools will get to nominate kids who don’t just read the words but hear the music of algorithms, logic, complexity in time and space, data structures and the …
Dominic Connor, 13 Jun 2014
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Logica feels the labour pinch

Anglo-Dutch firm LogicaCMG is stuggling to find the brains it needs to fulfill IT services demand in the West. In a statement accompanying its latest financials, it said: "The increased demand is causing some tightening of labour markets in our major geographies with the supply of new graduates in developed economies becoming …
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SpectraLogic asks US patent office to probe Overland patent

Tape library supplier SpectraLogic has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to review one of the patents which lies at the heart of an IP infringement lawsuit it has been battling since 2012. The patent's holder, Overland Storage, is a distressed tape library and scale-out disk array storage vendor currently …
Team Register, 30 Dec 2013
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Ex-Logica boss to teach UK.gov how to identify crap IT

The government has turned to the former boss of Logica to try and it teach it how to run IT projects and jettison them as quickly as possible when it becomes apparent they have got it wrong again. Martin Read, who was forced out of Logica last year, will carry out a review of the government’s £13bn annual IT spend as part of a …
Joe Fay, 23 Jun 2008
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What did Capita ITS staff get for Xmas? Elf 'n' safety training

Capita IT Services boss Peter Hands has handed his staff a joyful end-of-year gift: an order to complete about a dozen mandatory training courses by 31 December. The big cheese's memo caps off a year in which Capita froze bonuses and pay rises, threatened to outsource jobs to India, and went head to head with Unite over …
Paul Kunert, 18 Dec 2012
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Logica bypassing India, heading to Philippines

LogicCMG said yesterday that plans to expand its outsourcing business could include setting up an operation in the Philippines, noting that skilled labour there is even cheaper than in India. The company said it will also build on its facilities in India, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, The Telegraph reports. Outsourcing is …
Lucy Sherriff, 01 Sep 2005
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Pirate Bay founder Warg jailed for two years for hacking and fraud

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty of hacking in Sweden and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Warg, 28, was found guilty of breaking into the Swedish arm of IT services firm Logica before publishing the personal data of thousands of people, as well as hacking into Nordea (Scandinavia’s biggest …
John Leyden, 20 Jun 2013
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Logica warns on wireless profits

LogicaCMG warned yesterday that its wireless division was likely to see sales fall 10 per cent in the first half of this year and institutional investors warned the management that their days were numbered. Logica, which provides software for sending SMS messages and for mobile billing, blamed longer procurement times for …
John Oates, 19 May 2004
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TfL tosses another $33m at CSC

Transport for London (TfL) has extended its outsourcing agreement with CSC. The extension, worth $33m, adds 27 months to the length of the original contract. Under the agreement, CSC will continue to provide TfL with IT services such as service desk, desktop support and delivery of real-time customer information at a number of …
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Logica offloads telecoms biz

LogicaCMG has sold its telecoms products division to a private equity consortium for £265m. The firm said in a statement today that it would use proceeds of the sale to pay £130m into a buyback scheme for shareholders, reduce debt, and buy-out minority interests. Atlantic Bridge Ventures, which led the buying consortium, has a …
Mark Ballard, 20 Feb 2007
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Pirate Bay Warg accused of hacking international police database

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been named as a suspect in the hacking of a European database containing data about wanted criminal suspects and missing people. According to Denmark's justice minister, two hackers are alleged to have accessed "some information" from the Schengen Information System, a …
Jasper Hamill, 07 Jun 2013
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Logica buys German group for £370 million

Logica, the UK software and services group is paying £370m cash for pdv Unternehmensberatung, a German competitor. Logica says pdv will give it scale in Germany, taking staff numbers in the country up from 100 to 1,300. Logica expects the acquisition to be earnings enhancing in the current year. pdv reported £72.5m sales and …
Drew Cullen, 14 Oct 2000
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Pirate Bay captain pleads with Swedes: Don't make me walk Danish plank

The founder of The Pirate Bay has written a letter to the Swedish government urging it not to deport him to Denmark. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is due to face trial in Denmark alongside another unnamed suspect. The pair are expected to be charged with hacking into a social security database, accessing the email accounts of …
Jasper Hamill, 23 Oct 2013
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Logica ups profits on falling revenues

Logica managed to increase profits despite seeing revenues fall just over five per cent in the first half of the year. For the six months ended 30 June 2004 LogicaCMG brought in revenues of £809.2m, down 5.1 per cent on the same period last year. Statutory operating profit was £34.2m compared to a loss of £52.7m for the first …
John Oates, 02 Sep 2004
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Brit unis get £7.5m of taxpayers' cash for cybersecurity PhDs

Two UK universities are going to split £7.5m in government funding to train the next generation of cybersecurity experts. The University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University bagged £3.65m and £3.8m respectively to run doctoral courses in computer security from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the …
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Nottinghamshire back-end taken over by giant reseller

Nottinghamshire County Council is handing back office processes to Logica in a deal which hopes to save the local authority £5m a year thanks to shared services. The deal covers human resources, payroll, procurement and finance processes and is worth £7.4m over five years. The reseller and services giant will install an SAP …
John Oates, 06 Dec 2010
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CMG, Logica confirm merger talks

CMG and Logica are mulling over merger opportunities. They were probably not ready to go public - the talks are in early stages - but a scoop in today's Times, left them with little choice. There are two big areas to concentrate on cost-savings and: messaging software for the mobile networks; and business services/outsourcing/ …
Drew Cullen, 08 Oct 2002
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Mystery Sony big-screen ereader to sport E Ink bender

E Ink reckons its "Mobius" flexible epaper screen will be the first of its kind to go into mass production, an event the company claims will take place some time later this year. The Mobius will make its debut as a 13.3-inch panel built into a unnamed “digital paper product” made by Sony, which co-developed the panel with E Ink …
Tony Smith, 14 May 2013
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Now Logica bans stamps

Logica, the "global solutions company", is extending its Draconian cost-cutting spree still further with an announcement today - sent to all staff via internal email - that stamps are being banned. Yep, from now on all staff will have to go via human resources to pick up their payslips because the company has decided that using …
Kieren McCarthy, 26 Oct 2001

USB 3.1 demo shows new spec well on its way towards 1.2GB/sec goal

At CES this January, Jeff Ravencraft, the president and chief operating officer of the USB Implementers Forum USB-IF), told The Reg that the unfortunately named "SuperSpeed" USB 3.0 would double its throughput from 5Gb/sec to 10Gb/sec in its 3.1 incarnation. We recently sat down with him again and saw it in action. The demo was …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Sep 2013

Just what the world needs: Android in the rice cooker

Less than a fortnight into 2013, we have a candidate for the year’s silliest product: a networked, Android-sporting rice cooker. Readers will remember some chilling demonstrations during 2012: the vulnerability of pacemakers to outside attack, for example (insulin pumps were already compromised in 2011), while McAfee (the …
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Logica opens SMS to landlines

The race to deliver SMS services over landlines is hotting up, with Logica throwing its hat into the ring. Today it launched a new service called the Fixed Line Short Message Service (FSMC), which will - through landline telco customers - offer punters the ability to send and receive text messages to other fixed line and mobile …
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2002