It claimed the move will pass on cost savings to small to medium-sized enterprise resellers. But Microsoft has admitted its action will also drive up software prices as distributors compensate for the drop in turnover.
Rebates to SME resellers will begin from October, said Stephen Uden, head of channel marketing for Microsoft. Details of the scheme have yet to be worked out, but Uden admitted some resellers will not qualify and will be subjected to the higher prices. ‘Resellers will notice a small increase in prices,’ claimed Uden, adding resellers who don’t qualify this year may the following year.
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
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Company bosses are considering relocating operations or headquarters away from the UK following the country's decision to leave the European Union