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SAP shares tumble after sales warning

SAP saw its shares fall 16 per cent on Nasdaq yesterday, in a market which fell five per cent, after it warned it had seen sales fall off a cliff in the last two weeks of September. The company said it was likely to increase revenues by 13 to 14 per cent in the third quarter of 2008 - software and software-related revenues …
John Oates, 7 Oct 2008
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MessageLabs mulls float as economy sinks

MessageLabs, the utility messaging service, said it is ready for an IPO if and when market conditions improve. Chief finance officer Stephen Chandler told the Reg: "We've been preparing for an IPO for several years; we've strengthened the board, moved to International Accounting Standards and if the markets improve we'll be …
John Oates, 11 Aug 2008
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RM buddies up with Tesco on new voucher scheme

UK schools computer supplier RM has bagged a partnership deal with Tesco for the retail giant’s forthcoming voucher collection scheme which kicks off in 2009. Tesco has merged into one catalogue its two voucher schemes - Computers for Schools and Sport for Schools and Clubs - that were previously supported by RM. Under the …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jul 2008
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Computacenter picks up steam after grim Q1

Computacenter issued a not entirely depressing trading statement this morning, saying business had picked up after a grim start to its financial year. The systems integrator issued a profit warning for its first quarter back in May. But this morning it said organic growth in the first was its “strongest for a number of years …
Joe Fay, 10 Jul 2008
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Computacenter coughs to gloomy first quarter

Computacenter has warned of difficult trading in the first quarter of 2008, especially in France and the UK. The reseller said business in the UK had picked up towards the end of the quarter. They came in at £346.6m, up 1.1 per cent overall but down 1.5 per cent on a like for like basis. Sales in Germany were flat. Non-UK …
John Oates, 16 May 2008
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Hitachi to go it alone on discs after all

Hitachi has done an about turn and decided it won't be selling its struggling hard drive division. The division was formed when Hitachi bought IBM's disk business in 2002 and has made losses for almost every quarter since. In late 2007 Hitachi was trying to sell the business to private equity group Silver Lake. But, updating …
John Oates, 17 Apr 2008

SanDisk and Microsoft BFFs around software-stuffed memory

Microsoft and SanDisk have inked a deal to create USB flash drives and memory cards with built-in software and user preferences to replace SanDisk's existing U3 Cruzer line. Under the agreement, Microsoft will develop new software and SanDisk will cover the hardware for the products. The hardware/software pairing will allow …
Austin Modine, 11 May 2007

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