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Layabout, sun-blushed techies have pick of IT job market, says survey

UK techies can pick and choose where they want their next job to be – so much so that many of them took the summer off completely to sip on pina coladas and top up their tans. That's the finding of a new survey, which revealed that according to a seasonally adjusted index measuring permanent vacancies in the IT sector, demand …
Team Register, 7 Sep 2015
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Luxembourg: Engine-room of the tax-break economy

Four high-profile audit firms have been named-and-shamed as architects of a tax minimisation structure used by hundreds of the world's big-name companies, including a slew in the tech sector. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has published details of how the structure worked, along with identifying many …
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Oz refugee data leak a SNAFU, says KPMG report

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection needs to tighten up its publishing processes to prevent repeats of a January incident that saw personal details of 10,000 asylum seekers placed on the Web for all to see. Asylum seekers are a very controversial issue in Australia, especially those that arrive by boat …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2014

KPMG: UK tech supplier takes on 'majority' of customers from titsup Glasshouse

More than half the workers at defunct storage consultancy Glasshouse Technologies have been chopped after administrator KPMG failed to find an investor to secure the business as a going concern. Glasshouse simply ran out of cash and called in the receivers late last month just days before it was due to defend itself against a …
Paul Kunert, 23 Apr 2014
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Blighty's tech sector hasn't had it so good for TEN YEARS - report

The British tech sector is booming as growth soars to levels not seen since the glory days of 2004. That's the key finding in KPMG and Markit's latest Tech Monitor UK report, which charts the fortunes of Blighty's technology industry. Analysts found that business activity posted above a crucial no-change threshold for the …
Jasper Hamill, 29 Jan 2014

KPMG cuts its funding for UK.gov's Cyber Security Challenge

KPMG is cutting back on its sponsorship of the UK government-backed Cyber Security Challenge after concluding the puzzle-based focus of the competition is failing to attract the right kind of potential recruits into the infosec profession. Senior security staff at the professional services firm told Computing that it was …
John Leyden, 17 Jan 2014

China tops global telco service study

Asian telcos came out top in a new global study of the prepaid mobile market by KPMG designed to find the best customer experience in-store and over-the-phone, with the UK, US and Australia all placing disappointingly outside the top ten. The In Search of a Better Customer Experience study (PDF) rated 106 mobile providers …
Phil Muncaster, 24 Jul 2013

China slips behind US in technology innovation stakes

China may be driving much of the global economy, but a survey of global technology executives believes the good old US of A will be the source of the next big disruptive technology breakthrough. KPMG is the source of this assertion, which it makes after interviewing over 800 leaders of entities that range from start-ups to …
Phil Muncaster, 12 Jul 2013
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Move over Silicon Valley, the Chinese are coming

Over 40 per cent of technology leaders think that Silicon Valley will be supplanted by China as the world’s leading tech innovation hub, according to a new report from KPMG. The consultancy interviewed hundreds of tech execs from start-ups to multi-nationals across the globe and found that 44 per cent believe China will …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Oct 2012
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UK websites: No one bothers with cookie law, why should we?

Many website operators have responded to the Information Commissioner's last-minute watered-down tweak to implementing the European Union's cookie law by doing absolutely nothing to show that they have complied with the legislation. That's the damning verdict from consultancy outfit KPMG, which looked at 55 UK websites to see …
Kelly Fiveash, 6 Jun 2012
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Aus lags in cloud wave

Cloud computing could be the life line for dwindling ICT expenditure at the top end of town, according to a new report from KPMG. The study, titled Modelling the Economic Impact of Cloud Computing, found that ICT capital and operating expenditure is expected to significantly reduce over the next ten years, based on studies …
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British shoppers are doing it on the interwebs

The British are taking to online shopping faster than most other countries, according to a new study. Over 75 per cent of UK shoppers preferred to buy stuff like CDs, DVDs, books and video games online, compared with 65 per cent globally, a study by KPMG found. Six in 10 British respondents did some of their grocery shopping …

What happened when Huawei called in the makeover consultants

Chinese kit supplier Huawei is working hard to gain acceptance in the west, employing the best in the business to give it a western look that's more than skin-deep. Taking a walk around its Shenzen HQ this week, I could, almost, convince myself I was on just another tech campus in California. However, despite its best efforts …
Bill Ray, 11 May 2011
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Job cuts on the rise

The number of companies expecting to make people redundant in the first quarter of this year is expected to rise sharply. Figures from KPMG and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development show private sector jobs might help offset public sector cutbacks - but overall two out of three employers expect to have less …
John Oates, 14 Feb 2011
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UK jobs market: Bad but getting worse more slowly

The UK jobs market, for both permanent and temporary positions, is in a bad way - but it is getting worse more slowly than it has for months. KPMG's monthly check on the jobs market found that the decline in temporary and permanent positions slowed in May, with demand for IT rising up the chart. The fall was the slowest in …
John Oates, 4 Jun 2009
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Microsoft claims 'landmark victory' against defunct UK reseller

Microsoft has said it will go after the assets of the former MD of defunct IT distie ITAC UK Ltd in a long-running parallel importing dispute. But lawyers for the reseller have slammed Microsoft for breaching an earlier confidentiality agreement between the two firms. On Wednesday Microsoft claimed to have scored a “landmark …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Sep 2008
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More dawn raids at Torex Retail

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) raided two residential properties in Gloucestershire and Warwickshire and a business address in Banbury, where Oxfordshire-based software firm Torex Retail has its headquarters, as part of its investigation into the company. The simultaneous raids, carried out yesterday morning, did not lead to …
John Oates, 22 Mar 2007
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Torex Retail to lay off developers

Oxfordshire-based software company Torex Retail is laying off developers, but insists the move is not connected to the ongoing investigation into the company and its financial woes. Torex came unstuck when a trading update, which said everything was fine, was quickly followed by a profits warning last month. Shares in the …
John Oates, 2 Mar 2007

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