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Gartner revises down Worldwide IT spending forecast

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 per cent increase from 2016, according to Gartner.

This growth rate is down from the previous quarter's forecast of 2.7 per cent, due in part to the rising US dollar.

Fujitsu invests €1m in channel programme refresh

Fujitsu is enhancing its Select channel programme with a €1m investment in new online tools. The refresh includes a dedicated training and certification programme.

TTB welcomes CMA ruling on BT's wholesale dark fibre price

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that BT must adjust its wholesale minimum dark fibre prices to improve competition and provisioning in the market for high bandwidth Internet access.

Leasing eases pressures of growth

Growing ICT technology providers under pressure to invest substantially in virtual and hosted services should look at preserving working capital by exploring asset finance.

PEAC new hires to drive ICT sector growth

Pan European Asset Company's (PEAC) hire of GE Capital UK's former technology sector sales leader Jeff Jones (pictured) reflects its increasing investment in the ICT vendor finance market and signals its intention to wield a growing influence in the channel.

SecureData's acquisition of Cygnia Technologies creates new force in cybersecurity

SecureData has acquired fellow cybersecurity specialist Cygnia Technologies for an undisclosed sum. The deal adds circa £9m revenues to SecureData's bottom line and also brings offices in Birmingham and central London. All of Cygnia's employees will remain with the group.

Virtual1 set to become alternative UK-wide carrier following network expansion

Virtual1 has expanded its network across the UK, extending both its existing footprint within Greater London and out to include a further 180 towns and cities. The company aims to provide the largest and most advanced wholesale-only network in the UK by the end of 2017.

Peter Boucher steps up as Excalibur CEO

Swindon-based Excalibur Communications has appointed Peter Boucher as CEO following a stint as Non Exec Director.

He takes over from James Phipps who has moved into an Executive Chairman position after almost 20 years as chief exec.

F-Secure acquires Little Flocker security technology

Cyber security company F-Secure has acquired Little Flocker, the security technology available for Macs, from a private app developer.

Most Mac security solutions rely on a traditional signature-based approach against malware, but cannot protect Mac users from modern targeted attacks.

2017 ITSPA awards finalists announced

The finalists of the 9th annual ITSPA Awards have been announced including a new category - Best ITSP Reseller Award. The winners will be revealed at an event on 9th May at the Tower of London.

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