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Buying Solutions signs £6bn framework deal

The Treasury agency Buying Solutions has said that a pan-government framework arrangement with 20 suppliers could be worth £6bn. The deal, announced on 25 March 2010, will deliver desktop hardware, IT hardware infrastructure, software and associated services to Whitehall departments, their agencies, local authorities and the NHS …
Kable, 29 Mar 2010
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Hannspree's 'mini notebook' goes on sale

The first netbook offering from firm Hannspree is finally available to buy in Blighty. Hannspree_hannsnote_02 Hannspree's wee netbook - the Hannsnote Called Hannsnote, the £260 ($412/€298) PC weighs in at 1.2kg, has a 10in display, measures less than a piece of A4 paper and yet still boasts a "full size" keyboard. It looks to …
James Sherwood, 08 Jun 2009
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Simply Computers suffers big redundancies

Up to 105 workers at Simply Computers are losing their jobs thanks to reorganisation by parent company Systemax. The company is closing down its manufacturing plant in Greenock and will in future get machines from its parent company, Systemax in the US. From the end of this month Simply Computers sales, marketing, customer …
John Oates, 24 Jan 2005
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Europe helps boost Systemax Q3

Systemax said strong growth in both Europe and North America helped lift sales in its third quarter. The PC and components vendor said sales climbed 20 per cent on the year to $687.3m in the quarter ending 30 September, while net profits jumped 41 per cent to $17.6m. The company said North America technology group sales grew 20 …
Joe Fay, 08 Nov 2007
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Systemax readies books

Systemax, Simply Computer's saviour, will have restated accounts ready by the end of the month after problems at its UK arm forced it to review seven quarters worth of results. Steven Goldschein, chief finance officer at New York-based Systemax, told El Reg: "We are on track to have figures ready by March 30, we're making good …
John Oates, 16 Mar 2005
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Seven lessons from the HP Touchpad fire sale

The unfolding saga surrounding the HP Touchpad contains a goldmine of salutary tales. So, just what can we learn from the last few days? Anyone who says they expected the fire sale of HP touchpads to turn into a global gadget grab is a liar. Fortunately nobody has yet, not publicly anyway – indeed, apart from a few bits of …
Jon Collins, 29 Aug 2011
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Systemax saves CompUSA from knacker's yard

Systemax is buying the CompUSA brand name, its ecommerce operations and up to 16 stores in the great CompUSA close-out sale. The big US computer reseller hails CompUSA as a "strong complementary" business to its own retail TigerDirect brand and is paying up to $30m for its new baby, depending on how many stores it actually buys …
Drew Cullen, 06 Jan 2008
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Systemax completes UK restructuring…

Systemax, the IT mail-order reseller formerly known as Globaldirect, has completed the announcements for its UK consolidation, Les Biggs VP of Europe told us. The changes which should be completed in September will see Systemax's seven UK sites cut to three: Wellingborough, Greenock and Walthamstow. Forty stores staff are …
Drew Cullen, 24 May 2002
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Viewsonic ViewBook 130 ultra-slim laptop

Review The slimline design and silvery-grey finish of Viewsonic’s ViewBook will prompt inevitable comparisons with Apple’s MacBook Air - reviewed here. The ViewBook is only about half the price, though, so Viewsonic is obviously hoping to attract people that can’t manage the MacBook Air’s hefty price-tag. Viewsonic Viewbook 130 …
Cliff Joseph, 23 Apr 2010
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Fujitsu chases SMBs with entry tower

Fujitsu announced a new entry-level server on Wednesday that aims to tighten the company's grip on that chunk of the market in Europe. While US-based server makers HP and Dell talk about their prowess selling small x64 boxes to small and medium businesses, they mumble a bit and look at their shoes when you talk about Europe, …
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Job losses at Simply Computers

Systemax is restructuring its Simply Computers division, shutting down its warehouse ops in Walthamstow and focusing all logistics at Greenock. There's around 40 job losses. Last month, the company outsourced Simply's PC building business to UK Configuration Centre (UKCC)of Bishops Stortford. Both moves follow a strategic …
Drew Cullen, 14 May 2002
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Winners named in £300m Laptops for Teachers gig

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) has named 28 new suppliers for its Laptops for Teachers scheme. This is simply the first hurdle: the dealers and system builders have sailed through value for money, build quality, battery life and financial solvency tests to join 10 incumbent suppliers. Now …
Drew Cullen, 17 Jun 2003
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New Palm ‘imminent’ – next week, in fact

Updated Palm is set to announce a new handheld, a more powerful version of its entry-level m100 model, destined to replace the IIIxe. And we've just heard from Register readers that UK computer supplier Misco has the new machine in its latest catalogue. We haven't seen it ourselves, but the catalogue apparently claims the device will …
Lucy Sherriff, 28 Feb 2001
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US mail order dealer snaps up Simply

It's official -- London-based reseller Simply Computers today ended months of speculation by announcing its sale to Global DirectMail. In an e-mail sent out to suppliers Paul Berry, Simply Computers' MD, said he had sold all the company's shares to the US giant. Today's move makes Simply a wholly owned subsidiary of the …
Linda Harrison, 04 Feb 1999
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Simply falls into Global Direct Mail's arms

Analysis This article was first published in February 1999 In 1997, Simply Computers declared its intention of reaching an annual sales target of £130 million by June 1999, an ambitious aim considering the reseller was selling £70 million a year at the time. The east London PC builder also expressed an interest in floating on the stock …
Drew Cullen, 28 Aug 1999