Caroline Donnelly

Caroline Donnelly is the news and analysis editor of IT Pro and its sister site Cloud Pro, and covers general news, as well as the storage, security, public sector, cloud and Microsoft beats.

Caroline has been a member of the IT Pro/Cloud Pro team since March 2012, and has previously worked as a reporter at several B2B publications, including UK channel magazine CRN, and as features writer for local weekly newspaper, The Slough and Windsor Observer.

She studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leicester and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism at PMA Training in 2006.

Recent articles by Caroline Donnelly

Update key

50,000 sites hit by MailPoet WordPress plug-in security flaw


Users of blogging platform's newsletter plug-in told to upgrade extension ASAP

Landline calls

UK TPS users still receive nuisance calls, research shows


Ofcom nuisance calls research shows TPS sign-ups leads to users receiving a third fewer calls

Password login page

Data breach at online travel firm nets £150k fine from ICO


Think W3 Ltd has been ordered to cough up after more than 1.5 million credit card details were stolen by hackers

Cyber crime

Three UK men arrested over eBay-owned Stubhub cyber fraud


Seven arrests have been made in the UK, US, Russia & Spain in wake of Stubhub cyber fraud case

Apple denies NSA data-grabbing backdoors exist in iOS


Claims made by forensic data scientist at hacking conference about iOS access flaws denied by Apple


Microsoft questions UK Government's ODF adoption pledge


Francis Maude has confirmed government departments will adopt ODF, but Microsoft claims the benefits to UK citizens are

EE store

EE fixes spam Orange "Magic Numbers" text message glitch


EE in firing line over deluge of spam messages sent to customers

Rural telecoms

Vodafone UK offers rural areas 3G coverage boost


Vodafone is offering 100 rural communities the chance to bag 3G mobile coverage through new scheme


Home Office £350m immigration IT system scrapped


National Audit Office report reveals details of ditched £347 million immigration caseload IT system

Cortana UK beta release date for Windows Phone 8.1 set for this fortnight


Cortana, Microsoft’s personal voice assistant for Windows Phone 8.1, due to launch this fortnight

iPlayer weekend outage in UK finally fixed by BBC


BBC confirms online catch-up service, which had suffered problems all weekend, has now been fixed

Pirate bay

The Pirate Bay traffic doubles despite ISP block


File-sharing site gets bulk of its traffic from the US

Microsoft & Google face House of Lords grilling over UK tech skill shortages


Microsoft & Google representatives to be grilled tomorrow on state of UK tech scene

Snowden calls on peers to develop anti-surveillance tech


NSA whistleblower to focus on promoting anti-snooping tools

Facebook keyboard

Facebook to let users buy goods via ads & page posts


Social networking giant trials the inclusion of a "Buy" button on adverts and company page posts in the US

BlackBerry 10.3: Release date & features


BlackBerry 10.3 will debut on the 4.5in Passport handset. Here's everything we know so far

Apple & IBM enterprise partnership hits BlackBerry hard


BlackBerry's share price crashes after IBM & Apple announce plans to develop business focused apps for iPad use

BlackBerry 10.3 release to feature Siri-like voice assistant


BlackBerry 10.3 OS to offer users access to voice-activated assistant

FBI warns driverless cars could be used as "lethal weapons"


US crime-fighting agency flags driverless car safety concerns

New iPhones & iPads powered by fuel cells could run for "weeks"


Apple has reportedly purchased fuel cell patents that could pave way for iPhones & iPads that can go weeks without c


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