Computer Solutions and Finance (CSF) has cut jobs and closed two office sites following a slow start to the year. The company, which specialises in the installation and servicing of high-end networks, said 30 staff had been axed following the closure of sites in Glasgow and Bristol.
"It is always regrettable when you have to do these things," said Mike Cohen, joint managing director at CSF. "We were hit like everyone else by the millennium bug and the natural slowdown of business in Q4 last year, and Q1 this year affected us."
"Mobile computing means a lot of the staff in these offices now work from home or have been moved to the other sites, but naturally there was a duplication of skills," he added.
Cohen said the job losses had not been in a specific area but "across the board", and that the company planned to capitalise on the savings by launching a data centre and product demonstration unit.
CSF employed close to 200 staff at offices in London, the midlands, the north and Scotland before the streamlining. It currently has accreditation with major vendors such as Compaq, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, Computer Associates, Citrix and Microsoft.
Chris Jones, an analyst at Canalys.com, said he was not surprised at the move. "The first seven months of this year have been hard on enterprise-based resellers," he said.
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