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3D printer market on even faster growth path

A 3D printer and objects at BETT 2014

Analyst Futuresource Consulting estimates global market will be worth $7.5bn by 2018 as technology becomes more mainstream

23 Jul 2014

Home Office wastes £347m on botched IT scheme

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Immigration Case Work programme delivered 'significantly less than planned' before it was scrapped

22 Jul 2014

MoD forced to write off £6.7m after IT fiasco

BBC blasted over £100m IT fiasco

SDN not eating into comms hardware market

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Infonetics report finds virtualisation and SDN are not ringing the death knell for PBXs and routers

22 Jul 2014

Government on the hunt for £700m datacentre partner

Cabinet Office seeks IT partner to create massive datacentre for ‘top secret' and ‘official' data

18 Jul 2014

Cloud hardware spend exceeds $4bn in EMEA

Annual spend in user value terms up 19 per cent year on year, forecast says

17 Jul 2014

Multi-factor authentication set to be a $10bn market by 2020

Analyst predicts juicy growth ahead for 2FA, 3FA, 4FA and 5FA techniques

16 Jul 2014

Rehabil-IT-ation: Inside the prison that's patching up old PCs

Hannah Breeze meets the inmates involved in a new PC refurbishment scheme designed to boost prisoners' employment prospects and reduce reoffending rates

16 Jul 2014

Good Times/Bad Times

We round up who's on track and who's on a road to nowhere in the IT industry this week

14 Jul 2014

Consumers take longer to buy in etail world

Modern technology appears to make buying slower, not quicker

14 Jul 2014

Lenovo pulling away from HP in race for PC crown

Gartner and IDC figures both show Chinese giant beginning to pull away from chasing pack following double-digit growth in Q2

10 Jul 2014

UK businesses less distressed than usual

R3 Business Distress measure reports record lows as businesses grow

08 Jul 2014

Cloud market soars as prices shrink

IDC claims battle for market share to hot up in coming years

08 Jul 2014

IT staff in strong demand as pay packets soar

KPMG warns employers that cash isn't everything when it comes to retaining top talent

07 Jul 2014

Channel cashes in on public sector outsourcing boom

Computacenter and Capita among winners of largest contracts in increasingly lucrative public sector market

07 Jul 2014

Back from the dead: PCs to grow again in 2015

Sales of desktops, notebooks and ultramobiles will return to growth next year following relative recovery in 2014, says Gartner

07 Jul 2014

Windows Server 2003 support axe to drive cloud boom

Cloud Industry Forum predicts 90 per cent of all UK businesses will be using cloud by the end of next year

03 Jul 2014

Report: UK schools swallowing more tablets

British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) reveals that tablet PC adoption is continuing to rise in schools across the UK

01 Jul 2014

Western Europe sales set the toner

Branded cartridge prices are rising, says Context

30 Jun 2014

Gartner revises global IT spend forecast

Although spending is set to increase, analyst revises figure down slightly due to reduction in growth expectations for 2014

30 Jun 2014

Converged systems market explodes in Q1

FlexPod, VCE and EMC lead the charge as integrated storage, network and compute wares gain traction

27 Jun 2014

Businesses snap up 14,000 3D printers in Q1

Canalys predicts enterprise boom in 3D printer sales as crowdfunding fuels consumer growth

25 Jun 2014

Digital payments to double in five years

Global online, mobile and contactless transactions now at $2.5tn

24 Jun 2014

Tablet boom deflates UK's dodgy software rate

Percentage of PCs running unlicensed software shrinks to 24 per cent, according to BSA

24 Jun 2014

Consumer 3D print to reap $1.2bn by 2018

Figures from Juniper based on sales of hardware and other materials involved

23 Jun 2014

SMB supplier push leaves government IT in tatters – report

Whitehall insiders report 'shambolic' IT provision from smaller firms

23 Jun 2014

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