KPMG withdraws SME cloud accounting service from UK

05 March 2019

KPMG HQ, London

KPMG has announced it will withdraw its digital small business accounting (SBA) service for small businesses from the UK.

The move comes as the auditor's UK arm attempts to consolidate on its highest growth in a decade, dropping aspects of its business which grow at a slower pace. Although the offering will no longer be available in the UK, it will remain accessible to clients outside of Britain.

A KPMG spokesperson said discussions with staff were on-going and the firm is supporting them and keeping them informed of their options as it winds down SBA.

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Ofcom: customers can walk out on slow broadband contracts

05 March 2019

Evan Dixon, Viasat

Evan Dixon, Viasat

Enterprises can walk out on slow broadband contracts following new rules from Ofcom.

The watchdog's new protections will mean broadband providers have to be more honest and give customers a minimum guaranteed speed at the point of sale.

If their service fails to meet the promised level, firms will then have a month to improve performance or face the customer walking out of their contract without a financial penalty. 

Evan Dixon, managing director, Viasat Europe, said the new rules mark the start of a new era for broadband service speed, designed to make contracts more clear and honest and hold ISPs to their promise.

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APC launches Technology Partners Initiative to help give IT resellers a ‘leading Edge’

14 January 2019

Company claims each solution offers “proven technology and current and future interoperability”.

Company claims each solution offers “proven technology and current and future interoperability”.

APC is teaming up with specialist technology providers as part of a new initiative to support resellers.

Under the programme, the Schneider Electric subsidiary claims it will help clients deliver “comprehensive and proven approaches to achieving high availability and increased resiliency at the edge”.

The APC Technology Partners Initiative brings together multiple technology companies.

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Majority of businesses reveal serious lack of IT resilience

25 September 2018

The consequences of tech-related business disruptions vary in severity. SOURCE: THE STATE OF IT RESILIENCE, IDC

The consequences of tech-related business disruptions vary in severity. SOURCE: THE STATE OF IT RESILIENCE, IDC

More than 90 per cent of senior level IT and business managers do not consider their organisations to be IT resilient, according to IDC.

The State of IT Resilience highlights the gap between companies’ aspirations to modernise and a lack of maturity regarding the resilience of their IT systems.

It found that while the majority of businesses have a cloud, digital transformation or modernisation project already planned for the next two years, these same businesses rate themselves as immature on resilience objectives. 

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