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Investment in technology could be an Election vote winner

Investment in technology could be a vote winner at the General Election in May. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne certainly thinks so which is why he lined up a number of technology initiatives in his recent Budget statement. Driverless cars, the internet of things and smart cities, Osborne has…

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Is the UK not so smart on metering?

Is the UK in danger of falling out of step with the rest of the world on the introduction of smart meters? A committtee of MPs in the UK recently recnely rubbished teh giorvewnrment £3bn plan to roll-ourt smart meters because they cost too much. Now Consumer organisation Which…

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It's certainly been a year of two halves!

Alan Jermyn, v-p European marketing at Avnet Abacus believes that true customer demand and EU legislation will dictate sales growth in the market next year, despite all that has happened in the global economy…

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Euro numbers may be bad, but fundamentals are strong

Despite the economic storms from a potential breakup of the Eurozone on the horizon, the government continues to announce funding initiatives aimed at kick-starting the technology sector in this country…

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The government finds cash for SMEs, but no new ideas

The government has found some much needed money to support the UK’s small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The £75m ear-marked for SMEs is part of a number of government handouts which it hopes will encourage business “innovation…

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London faces pain of the eurozone crisis

Business activity for London firms fell in the last quarter, according to the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s latest Quarterly Economic Survey. According to the survey, sales and orders fell significantly for London’s firms in Q3, particularly in export markets…

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