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Record e-auction saves £100m

The UK government has smashed its previous record for cost savings achieved from a reverse e-auction In what was the largest public sector e-auction ever held, public sector organisations cut the price of office stationery, printer cartridges, paper and magnetic media by up to 62 per cent and saved £100m. The Office of …
Kablenet, 29 Jun 2007
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Dell tells channel: You're not just a bit on the side

Dell is gunning to sign up a select bunch of channel resellers to the certification part of its two-tier programme over the next few months. The firm's new UK channel director Andy Dow said Dell no longer thinks of the channel as simply being “something on the side”. Dow, who was speaking at a Professional Computing Association …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Feb 2008
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Profits and revenue up at Horizon

Horizon Technology has reported revenue of €131.2m for the first half of 2006, up 39.5 per cent from the €94m posted for the same period last year. The systems integration company, which announced its intention to acquire the Irish business software firm Enterprise Process Consulting (EPC) back in April, announced a gross …

Microsoft's OS won't die while Palm's doesn't want to be born

It's still a while until Halloween, but the undead walk among us and some of them are getting a new lease of life. Windows XP has been given an extra five months of sales life, until the end of June 2008, after the relative failure of its successor Vista to excite the masses into parting with large amounts of cash for another …
Billy MacInnes, 04 Oct 2007
The Register breaking news

Bell Micro picks boss for Europe

Graeme Watt has been appointed president of Bell Microproducts Europe, responsible for Ideal Hardware and Bell's European divisions. He will report to president and CEO Don Bell. He replaces acting interim president Martin Blaney who will remain at the US-owned distie as chief operating officer for Europe. Previous president …
John Oates, 26 Apr 2004
The Register breaking news

And another online channel matchmaker service hits the streets

A French company today launched a free online search engine for hardware components in the UK. IT-Xchange.com is a virtual meeting place for distributors and resellers, where resellers can source hardware. The Paris-based outfit claims its service will speed up computer hardware buying. By typing in just the product reference …
Linda Harrison, 07 Dec 1999