David Richards of WANdisco. He said he was convinced to invest in the North because of its excellent talent pool

There is a big billboard on the wall of one of David Richards’s many offices around the globe which proclaims that “imagination is more important than(...)

 Apple:  alleged conspiracy not to recruit.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Evidence produced against Apple, Google and some Silicon Valley cohorts about an alleged conspiracy not to recruit each other’s employees has sparked (...)

Qstream, an Irish-backed mobile sales enablement and analytics solution spin-out from Harvard has signed up eight of the world’s top ten pharmaceutica(...)

Dunnhumby describes itself as a “customer science company”, which is a handy way of describing what you get when you cross big data and fine-tuned dat(...)

Ginni Rometty,  CEO of IBM: “We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behaviour, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” Photograph: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

IBM’s woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companie(...)

Microsoft shares have climbed 33 per cent over the past year

Microsoft reported higher- than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for c(...)

Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

Google is one of a number of tech firms accused

Oracle is being sued over claims that it schemed with Google, Microsoft and other companies to not hire each other’s employees in the latest case acc(...)

Larry Ellison: he is now Oracle’s chief technology officer, reporting to two chief executives, but he’s also executive chairman, putting him back at the top of the executive pile. photograph: david paul morris/bloomberg

With company founder Larry Ellison gone as chief executive, last week’s annual Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco should have been infused w(...)