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Former Insight boss Fenton slurps Microsoft ERP channel biz

Former Insight EMEA president Stuart Fenton has picked up the UK arm of global Microsoft ERP integrator Tectura - the first in a planned mid-market roll up. The acquisition of London-based Tectura UK, a subsidiary of US firm Tectura Corporation, was completed by Fenton and his investment biz QuantiQ. After a decade running …
Paul Kunert, 03 Jun 2014

O2 gobbles up O2 Unify staff from dying UK IT giant 2e2

Mobile operator O2 has grabbed staff from O2 Unify, a joint-venture it ran with the UK's crashed tech giant 2e2. The team was put together by the pair of companies nearly two years ago. This is the first element of 2e2 that its administrator FTI Consulting has been able to sell. It comes a day after the fallen tech integrator …
Paul Kunert, 07 Feb 2013
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iPad bludgeons to death two UK Apple reseller shops

Trams Group management confirmed it has entered a 30-day consultation with former Cancom UK staff over the closure of several retail outlets. As revealed by Channel Register last week, Trams swallowed the UK arm of Apple Premium Reseller (APR) Cancom and has wasted no time in seeking ways to return the loss-making operation to …
Paul Kunert, 19 Mar 2012
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Ex-Autonomy execs: HP's latest wad blows apart fraud allegations

Another week, another round in the ongoing bunfight between HP and the former management team of Autonomy. This time, the ex-Autonomy bods have claimed that new court documents filed by HP prove the latter has misrepresented the reasons why it had to write down $8.8bn in its botched acquisition of Autonomy in 2011. In a lengthy …
Neil McAllister, 12 Sep 2014
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Cough up or else, HMRC tells storage channel biz

Surrey-based storage player Glasshouse Technologies has been slapped with a winding-up petition over unpaid debts from the tax bulldogs at HM Revenue and Customs. HMRC used to issue these orders like they were going out of fashion because it was first in the queue as a preferential creditor if a business went under as a result …
Paul Kunert, 20 Mar 2014
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Siemens axes 300 UK staff at tech services arm

Siemens is slashing 300 jobs at its IT services operation in the UK. The company told staff in an internal memo, seen by The Register, that it planned to cut loose 100 ops division roles, 160 project management and consultancy jobs, and 40 finance and head office staff. “It is anticipated that the majority of the reductions …
Kelly Fiveash, 01 Jul 2009
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Tech Data: Computer 2000 brand taken out back and shot...today

The Computer 2000 brand is to be retired from today as the UK arm of Tech Data adopts its parent's name tag. The timing is interesting, given that C2000 – or the company formerly known as C2000 – is the subject of an ongoing investigation into vendor accounting improprieties. In a letter sent to vendor customers, seen by El …
Paul Kunert, 07 Oct 2013

Tech distie Tech Data tears up last THREE years of profit numbers

IT distribution giant Tech Data has ripped up its financial results for the last three years after discovering errors in its UK subsidiary's accounts. The company revealed this morning it will recalculate the figures and publish new reports as a result of uncovering mistakes in "vendor accounting" by its Brit biz Computer 2000 …
Paul Kunert, 22 Mar 2013
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Tech Data suspends four amid accountancy probe

Four middle managers in the finance function at Computer 2000 have been suspended as the distributor continues to investigate improprieties into vendor accounting errors. Back in March Tech Data, parent of UK arm C2000, revealed it would restate results for fiscal 2011, '12 and some or all of '13 that could wipe out between $25m …
Paul Kunert, 17 May 2013

We'll miss SEC financials deadline, says accounts-blundering Tech Data

Tech Data has warned it will fail to report its fiscal first-quarter financial numbers to the US Securities and Exchange Commission on time due to a continuing investigation into its accounting errors. The channel biz has 45 days from the end of April to file the paperwork, but says it will sail through that deadline. The world …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jun 2013
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Dell pulls Magirus out of the trenches for data centre assault

Magirus has finally penned a distie deal with Dell in the UK more than a year after landing a similar contract on the continent. The agreement, which kicks off in April, covers Dell's data centre kit including enterprise servers, storage and connectivity gear. "Dell's portfolio helps companies cut operational expenditure," …
Paul Kunert, 28 Mar 2012
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Computer 2000 hands Hayward keys to marketing kingdom

Computer 2000 has lured Stewart Hayward, former head of UK marketing at rival Ingram Micro's as GM for its marketing function. Hayward left Ingram late last month after nearly two years at Milton Keynes-based Ingram but picks up the reins today at Basingstoke-based C2000, the UK arm of Tech Data. Andy Dow, who remains as …
Paul Kunert, 03 Sep 2012

Amazon slashes Wii's UK price

Nintendo might be unwilling to drop the Wii’s price any further, but at least Amazon’s UK arm isn’t. Despite the Wii carrying a Nintendo-imposed trade price of £180 ($295/€200), Amazon has slashed the console’s price down to just £140 ($223/€151), though it's not the same bundle that's currently being punted for £180. Amazon’s …
James Sherwood, 09 Oct 2009
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C2000 boss moves upstairs into Tech Data Euro role

Andy Gass, the boss of distie behemoth Computer 2000, has confirmed that he is handing over control of the UK business to sales director Peter Hubbard as he moves to a European role with parent Tech Data. Channel veteran Gass took the reins at C2000 - the UK arm of Tech Data - in 2006 having previously directed operations in …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jan 2012
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Joost UK goes titsup

Joost, the web telly firm founded by the blokes behind Skype, has liquidated its UK subsidiary. As reported by The FT and TechCrunch Europe, Joost UK was put into liquidation earlier this month, yet another step in the slow decline of the Netherlands-based outfit. This summer, unable to hook up with the world's big-name media …
Cade Metz, 15 Oct 2009
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Former Ingram Micro MD joins distie TD Maverick

Channel veteran Julian Klein has pitched up at AV distie TD Maverick as European development director. Klein has been out of the market in a full time capacity since he departed Ingram Micro in 2009 where he was MD for two years though has worked as a consultant at various firms. “It took a while for us to find the right person …
Paul Kunert, 08 Dec 2011
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Tax dodging? It's harder to do - and rarer - than you think

So you'd like to know how to avoid tax. After all, everyone else seems to be doing it, so why end up as the Muggins who has to pay while everyone else mugs the Treasury? The simplest and most obvious method of not paying taxes is simply to avoid doing anything. If you're not taking part in economic activity then no one will be …
Tim Worstall, 07 Aug 2013
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Atos Origin doing well - if you ignore UK

Atos Origin's UK arm is a drag on the firm’s recovery, interim results released today show. The French service outfit said revenues in the first half were up 7.2 per cent to €2.9bn. Operating income was &€108m, up on last year's €59m, with an operating margin of 4.1 per cent, with net profit coming in at €57m.up from €10m last …
Joe Fay, 01 Aug 2007
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Comet can't sell anything, including itself

Kesa Electricals has vowed to determine the future ownership of UK subsidiary Comet before Christmas, having failed so far to flog the business to interested parties. The European retailer today filed numbers for its fiscal first quarter – from the start of May to the end of July – with group sales down 10 per cent. However …
Paul Kunert, 15 Sep 2011
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Black Box UK branch in MBO

The north-west UK arm of Black Box Network Services is striking out for independence, following the reseller’s decision to concentrate UK operations in Reading and Nottingham. Management of Optech Fibres Ltd, its original name before it was bought by BlackBox in 2001, has bought the Barrow-in-Furness business for an undisclosed …
Team Register, 11 Aug 2005

IBM preps UK job cuts

IBM is expected to announce redundancies in at the UK arm of its service delivery business, Integrated Technology Delivery. The firm refused to comment this afternoon. A spokesman said: "IBM is constantly rebalancing its workforce to meet evolving client needs." "No redundancies are being announced at this time," he added …
Mark Ballard, 21 Feb 2007
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Cable and Wireless borrows big to finance split

Cable and Wireless has today settled on the details of its long-planned split, which has been delayed by the recession. The demerger, establishing CWI and Worldwide as separate firms, is now due to be completed by the end of March. To ensure both new firms have enough cash to meet their debts and operate, Cable and Wireless …
The Register breaking news

Who wants T-Mobile UK?

T-Mobile UK will be sold in the next few months, and the markets are salivating at the synergies possible - but it could easily be T-Mobile's network that remains in place when the dust settles. Any doubts that Deutsche Telecom wants shot of its UK arm, T-Mobile, were firmly put to rest with Vodafone and then Telefonica in the …
Bill Ray, 03 Jul 2009
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Staples to buy Office World UK

Staples is stumping up £32.5m to buy Office World, the UK arm of rival office goods retailer, Swiss-based Globus Group. That's not a lot of money - it gains 59 out-of-town stores, all based outside London. The deal is subject to scrutiny on competition grounds from the Office of Fair Trading. Theo Van Brandenburg, president, …
Drew Cullen, 26 Mar 2004
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John Lewis to snap up UK ops of Buy.com

John Lewis, the department store chain, is close to buying the UK arm of computer etailer Buy.com, the FT claims. A deal could be announced as early as next week, according to the paper which says that John Lewis will operate the Buy.com brand alongside its own, rather rudimentary Web site. It will also use the etailer's …
Drew Cullen, 04 Feb 2001
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Comet in bad way after big losses

Comet is consolidating warehouses, service centres, shedding jobs at HQ and setting plans in motion to close or flog a load of stores after reporting substantial losses today. The UK arm of parent Kesa Electricals saw sales drop nearly seven per cent in constant currency to €1.8bn (£1.53bn) and posted losses of €10.3m (£8.9m) …
Paul Kunert, 22 Jun 2011
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TurboLinux powers up in the UK

TurboLinux is setting up in the UK with the help of Guildsoft, a local remarketing and republishing company. In effect, Guildsoft is to act as TurboLinux's UK arm, supplying distribution, marketing, sales, technical and distribution for the territory. TurboLinux describes itself as the world's fastest growing Linux company. ®
Drew Cullen, 14 Mar 2000
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Small biz reseller swallowed by Systemax

Systemax - the company behind CompUSA and the owner of Circuit City's ecommerce business - is buying WStore Europe. WStore specialises in supplying small and medium businesses and the public sector, and operates in France as Inmac, WStore SAS and I-Com Software. Systemax trades using the Misco brand in Europe. Richard Leeds, …
John Oates, 04 Aug 2009
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NEC UK sets up data storage division

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence NEC Corp has announced the launch of a new Data Storage Division that will sell a range of items of its own manufacture through channel partners in the UK. The UK arm of the Tokyo, Japan-based company will sell a range of hardware products through its Data Division. It will concentrate …
ComputerWire, 05 Jul 2002
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UK banking websites' security slammed

Several major UK bank websites are subject to security flaws that make it easier for phishing fraudsters to craft more convincing scams, according to a study by Heise Security, a UK arm of the German firm behind c't magazine and German IT portal Heise Online. Two major banks (NatWest and USB) improved the security of their …
John Leyden, 28 Sep 2006
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PayPal suspends India service

PayPal, eBay's payment system, has suspended all payments to personal accounts in India. In fact the online payment service took the action on Saturday, but its UK arm still doesn't know how long the suspension is likely to last. A blog post says personal payments and transfers to Indian banks have been suspended "while we work …
John Oates, 09 Feb 2010
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Retailers start PSP Go price war

The PlayStation Portable Go only launched in the UK last week, but Blighty's retailers have already kicked off a PSP price war. Sony’s RRP for the PSP Go is £225 ($360/€244), but Amazon’s UK arm has already slashed its asking price for the console to £200 – a £25 saving. HMV and Game have followed suit. But Currys is refusing …
James Sherwood, 06 Oct 2009
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Geoworks flees UK

Geoworks, the moribund wireless software designer, is ceasing operations in the UK with immediate effect. Teleca Ltd, the Swedish company which had offered to buy the UK business for approx. $1.8m last year, is taking on all Geowork UK staff and will do business with Geowork's customers. It is paying $500,000 for this right. It …
Drew Cullen, 04 Feb 2003
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CSC shuts final salary pension scheme

CSC UK has followed rivals IBM and Fujitsu Services in shutting down its final salary pension scheme, claiming it would jeopardise the future of the business to continue the benefit. In an company-wide email, operations chief Kevin Brown said the scheme will close on 1 April next year. The move is the latest in a series of cost- …
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Bidders flee Global Crossing UK

The UK arm of Global Crossing, the financially stricken US carrier, is to file for administration, following the collapse of an auction for the company, the Sunday Telegraph says. The two lead contenders were Apax Partners and Scottish and Southern Energy, but Apax pulled out of the race, following its failed attempt to buy …
Drew Cullen, 05 Aug 2002
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Zurich Insurance promises changes after data loss

Zurich Insurance has promised to improve its information security after losing personal financial information on 46,000 British clients through careless handling of unencrypted backup tapes. The back-up tape, which also contained personal details of 1,800 third party insurance claimants from the UK, was lost by Zurich's South …
John Leyden, 24 Mar 2010
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BT buys 50 per cent share in Excite UK

BT's decision to buy a half share in the UK arm of Web portal Excite is a clear signal that the Internet is to form a major part of BT's future strategy. The $10 million investment was announced today amid speculation that it is the first time such an active and close relationship has been forged between an UK company and a …
Tim Richardson, 25 Nov 1998
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Ingram UK admits £5 million loss

Ingram Micro UK has finally filed its accounts for 1998 and revealed losses of more than £5 million. The UK arm of the distributor recorded a pre-tax loss of £5.1 million for the year ended 31 December 1998, against profits of almost £4 million the previous year. Sales were up 11 per cent at £546 million. The company, which was …
Linda Harrison, 03 May 2000
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Cisco.com suffers lower case t breakdown

The lower case letter 't' was briefly removed from the home page of Cisco's website on Thursday morning. The Sesame Street-style caper failed to affect capital letter Ts. Numerous Reg readers were quick to tell us of the curious case of the missing letter on Thursday morning. Several theories emerged, including the possibility …
John Leyden, 25 Sep 2008
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Nipper's naked arse provokes Street View outrage

A Greater Manchester mum is "angry, disgusted and upset" after Google flashed her three-year-old son's arse at Street View surfers. Claire Rowlands, 25, told the Manchester Evening News of her horror at discovering the Great Satan of Mountain View's spymobile had grabbed her nipper's backside while he was butt naked in his …
Lester Haines, 30 Jun 2010
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Cloud storage hits the High Street

Carphone Warehouse will offer its customers Geek Squad-branded online storage services by Trend Micro. The storage services will actually be provided by Spare Backup and will be embedded within a Trend Micro Internet Security PRO service, co-branded by TMI and Spare Backup as "Geek Squad". Spare Backup and Trend have signed a …
Chris Mellor, 25 Sep 2009
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C2000 makes SME push

Computer 2000 has officially launched a campaign to sell IBM servers to SME resellers. The distributor signed up to sell IBM's x servers and workstations last August, while IBM launched its server campaign for SMEs in December. Yet C2000 tried to make out in a press release it published today this was all new: "Computer 2000, …
Mark Ballard, 27 Feb 2007
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Computacenter shrugs off economic fears

Computacenter today shrugged off any suggestion that it could be hit by the credit crunch crisis, even as evidence mounted that the contagion is spreading from the financial sector to the High Street. The City this morning appeared to disagree with Computacenter's stance, with its shares falling by nearly three per cent …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 Jan 2008
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C2000 hires storage Crew

IT distie Computer 2000 (C2000) has beefed up its storage biz unit by hiring Jonathan Crew as business manager. The firm reckoned Crew's appointment will help strengthen its business. He has worked for ten years in a number of roles punting storage goods to the channel. Crew previously worked at Aventi, Micro P, AGP and …
Kelly Fiveash, 11 Dec 2007
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Sun gets EMEA boss at last

Sun has finally found someone to take the reins of its European operation, just in time to sign this year’s Christmas card. Alain Andreoli is to take over as senior vice president for EMEA. His 25-year tech CV includes a 14-year stint at TI, five years at StorageTek, and stings at McData and Verio. Most recently he was CEO at cc …
Joe Fay, 21 Dec 2007
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C2000 projects high hopes for AV biz

Computer 2000, which recently ramped up its audiovisual business, has confirmed that more deals with manufacturers can be expected over the coming weeks. C2000, the UK arm of technology distributing giant Tech Data, has already signed European deals with two AV accessory manufacturers (Ergotron and Vogels) over the past few …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2007
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Software piracy police bust AOL UK

Red-faced executives at AOL's London offices have been busted for using illegal software after the industry enforcer, the Business Software Alliance (BSA), moved in after an anonymous tip-off. AOL Bertelsmann Online -- the UK arm of AOL, jointly funded by German media giant Bertelsmann -- was caught red-handed using unlicensed …
Tim Richardson, 30 Nov 1998
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TheStreet.co.uk goes titsup.com

Financial Web site TheStreet.co.uk has gone titsup.com after investors decided that £500,000 a month was a bit too much of a loss for just four million page impressions a month. The site is the UK arm of troubled US site TheStreet.com, which has seen its main investors - Chase Capital Partners and Barclays Private Equity - ask …
Kieren McCarthy, 16 Nov 2000
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Tiscali sues BT for 'defamation and falsehood'

Tiscali has kicked off legal proceedings against BT, after the telecoms giant sent letters to the Italian-owned ISP’s customers earlier this month. The personalised marketing letter, a scan of which can be viewed here, referenced a story written in January this year by The Register that first highlighted that the UK arm of …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Jul 2008
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Plasmon Inc preps for rebirthing

Plasmon's US operation is preparing for lift-off as an independent company whilst Plasmon Ltd's shareholders, creditors and staff try to see if any crumbs will fall their way from the administrators' table. Just a few days after the UK firm went into administration, Plasmon CEO and president Steve Murphy wrote an open letter on …
Chris Mellor, 10 Oct 2008