IT providers must navigate AI, cybersecurity, efficiency and economic fluctuations

IT providers are navigating the intersection of AI, cybersecurity, and efficiency while adapting to economic fluctuations, according to a new “Future of IT Survey” report by Kaseya.
The report said that investments among IT service providers were increasingly directed toward AI and cybersecurity. more»

 

UiPath decimates staff in AI push

About a month after changing CEOs, business automation platform provider UiPath announced plans to reduce its employee base by 10 per cent, to approximately 4,200.
Most of these cuts are expected to occur by the end of the first quarter of fiscal year 2026 (specifically, in April 2025). more»

 

PC market grows

The global PC market experienced growth in the third consecutive quarter, according to the latest figures from Gartner.
The beancounters at Big G noted a 1.9 per cent rise in shipments, totalling 60.6 million units in Q2 of 2024. IDC’s figures are even more encouraging, indicating a 3 per cent increase with 64.9 million units shipped. more»

 

Infineon Technologies and Swoboda team up on sensors

Infineon Technologies and Swoboda are collaborating to develop and market high-performance current sensor modules for automotive applications.
The partnership brings together Infineon’s top-tier current sensor ICs with Swoboda’s proficiency in developing and industrialising sensor modules, catering to the rapidly expanding market for sensing solutions in hybrid and electric vehicles. more»

 

Capita off loads Capita One to MRI

UK-based Capita has flogged off its standalone software business, Capita One, to MRI Software for £200 million.
The deal, about ten times Capita One’s 2023 EBITDA of £21 million, is expected to be completed by August 2024, pending shareholder approval and regulatory clearance. more»

 

Rayner reopens two rejected data centre projects

The new Housing and Communities Secretary, Angela Rayner, has reopened two large data centre projects in Southeast England recently blocked by local councils.
Investment company Greystoke Land had proposed building hyperscale data centres in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, and Iver, Buckinghamshire. Both plans involved building on green belt land and were rejected by the Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Council. more»

 

Amperity and Microsoft team up on AI

Amperity and Microsoft have announced a new partnership to enhance AI-driven customer experiences, especially in retail.
The partnership aims to build customer loyalty, reduce churn, and increase customer lifetime value by using first-party data.
Amperity, known for its AI-powered Lakehouse customer data platform (CDP), and Microsoft Azure will work together to provide retailers with up-to-date customer data analytics. more»

 

Election result could change the IT industry.

The Labour Party’s landslide victory in the general election promised to shake up the IT industry.
For those who came in late, Keir Starmer secured 412 seats, while the Conservatives suffered a heavy defeat, retaining only 121 MPs.
TechMarketView senior research director Dale Peters said: “Delivering economic growth and raising productivity will require the new government to create the conditions to support the appropriate application of digital technology and provide an environment where innovation can thrive.” more»

 

OpenText to fire 1200 add 800

Cybersecurity, AI, and IT management outfit OpenText plans to lay off 1,200 employees and add 800 positions as part of a “business optimisation plan” to support its “growth and innovation plans.”
The business optimisation plan aims to strategically align the company’s workforce, resulting in a 1.7 per cent reduction to approximately 23,000 employees. more»

 

Hardworking MSPS should be rewarded

Managed service providers (MSPs) offer essential support to customers and should be recognised with higher margins, according to Kaseya’s CEO
Fred Voccola said that compared to other services used by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such as legal and accountancy, MSPs are paid less despite playing an equally important role. more»