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Micro Focus hit by sales warning

The value of Micro Focus, the UK's biggest technology firm, has halved after a sales warning following the acquisition of HPE's software business a year ago. The company's CEO has also resigned.

Micro Focus, whose customers include BMW and American Express, saw its share price sink 55% to 849p in Monday morning trading.

Softcat sales jump 25% for the first six months

Softcat's first half revenue jumped 25% year on year to £472m for the six months ended 31st January. Gross profit was up 22% to £75m and operating profit went up 15% to £24m.

Tech Data to offer iPass in Europe

Distributor Tech Data now has a pan-European agreement with US-listed iPass, provider of global mobile connectivity, to distribute its intelligent connection management and Wi-Fi service offerings.

Peterborough poised for full-fibre roll out

Peterborough has been selected by CityFibre and Vodafone UK to undergo a city-wide roll out of full fibre infrastructure.

It is the third city launched under the strategic partnership to deliver full fibre to approximately 12 cities and reaching one million homes across the UK by 2021.

Men twice as likely to seek job progression

British men are significantly more confident than women in furthering their career, claims a new report by jobs search engineAdzuna.

The career progression confidence gap between the genders widens greatest with those who have more than 10 years' experience in the workplace, with men twice more likely than women to hold a top job.

Arrow acquires Reeves Lund - opens new London office

The London operations of Arrow Business Communications have been ramped up with the acquisition of Farringdon-based telecoms reseller Reeves Lund and the opening of a new Waterloo office that Arrow says will be responsible for circa £15m revenues and 500 customers in London and the south east region.

Lone worker solution helps save unconscious engineer

A solution provided by ANT Telecom that protects lone workers in the event of a health and safety incident paid off when a diabetic engineer collapsed while working alone on site and out of sight of colleagues.

Union Street puts aBILLity training online

Union Street Technologies's user base of circa 3,500 billing customers have been given online access to the firm's aBILLity training programme in video format via its partner support portal and offered free of charge.

thevoicefactory ranked in Megabuyte Emerging Stars listing

Cardiff-based thevoicefactory has been ranked 13th out of 25 peers in the 2018 Megabuyte Emerging Stars listing.

The carrier grade hosted telephony and cloud UC provider is live in 21 countries and has international reach into 72 countries with redundant platforms deployed in two UK and two US data centres.

Manx Telecom tech boss joins M24Seven as CTO

Former Manx Telecom Chief Technology and Information Officer Kevin Paige has rocked up at ISP M24Seven in the CTO role.

He brings over 30 years telecoms and IT industry experience including senior positions with Eircom Group, Level 3 Communications, Cable&Wireless, Vodafone UK, Barclays Bank and British Airways.

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