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

Could internet firm have prevented Lee Rigby's murder?


Extremist had "online exchange" claiming he wanted to kill a soldier, report claims

iOS 8.1.1 downgrade advice issued, as OS problems persist


Apple has released the iOS 8.1.1 update to improve stability and fix bugs that have plagued the OS

Windows 10: Release date, specs & pricing


Windows 10 release (as a technical preview) has now arrived.

Sony Pictures hack: US movie studio forced offline while "IT matter" investigated


Film studio tells staff not to switch on computers or log on to corporate networks until security breach is investigated

Telcos demand action from Ofcom over BT's UK broadband stronghold


Ofcom under pressure to do more to boost competition within UK's broadband market

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Ofcom "in talks" with Vodafone over police & NHS weekend call failures


Ofcom says it's urgently investigating outage after UK left without non-emergency access to Police and NHS

Apple Watch: Release date, price & specs confirmed


Apple Watch SDK release, while the device itself is set for release in Spring 2015 with a starting price of $349


UK clampdown on PC hijackers prompts four arrests


NCA-led initiative to stop users of Remote Access Trojans results in multiple arrests

RBS fined £56m over 2012 IT failure


Regulators join forces to hit banking group with record fine

Step 2: Keep your drivers and patches up-to-date

Microsoft issues "critical" out of band Windows Server patch


Software giant rolls out Windows Server update following reports of exploitation in the wild

Wearable tech shipments set for 2015 dip in wake of smartwatch boom


Gartner predicts slight downturn in fitness tracker shipments, as smartwatches steal their thunder

Scientists use Cisco Netflow to identify Tor users


Research technique allows Tor users to be identified with 80 per cent accuracy

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UK companies open to hiring hackers for cyber attack prevention


Research from KPMG suggests companies are willing to take drastic action to prevent cyber attacks

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Facebook to bring free internet access to Africa with Avanti


Social networking giant's "free internet for everyone" to expand to Africa, claim reports

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AWS: Enterprise datacentres closing down in face of cloud


Cloud giant says enterprises are embracing cloud and coming round to the idea of shutting down their datacentres

AWS says Shadow IT has helped it win over enterprise cloud doubters


Cloud giant says Shadow IT played an important role in bringing its offerings to the attention of enterprise CIOs &

Samsung partners with Code Club to open Manchester learning Hub


South Korean vendor to kit out Manchester computer coding centre with laptops


Elon Musk said to be working on internet satellite launch


Sources claim the Tesla CEO is exploring the use of satellite technology to improve global distribution of internet conn

Patch Tuesday

Windows users prepped for bumper Patch Tuesday


11 November will see Microsoft push out 16 updates to users of its software and online services

Is the Dark Web safe? Silk Road 2.0 shut down by FBI & alleged founder arrested


Blake Benthall has been arrested and charged with running the second incarnation of the drugs-selling online marketplace


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