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High Court allows Symbian software patent
News
20 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The High Court has ruled that the UK Intellectual Property Office should not have refused to patent a Symbian application, potentially extending the patentability of computer programs.

DfT updates geo-location IT
News
20 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The government department is updating its database and website used by transport planners across the country as part of a new, two-year deal.

Q&A: AMD CTO Phil Hester
In-depth
20 Mar, 2008
Stephen Pritchard

IT PRO spoke to AMD's chief technology officer, Phil Hester, about the company's plans to stay one step ahead of Santa Clara giant Intel.

Azzurri confirms redundancy plans
News
20 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The communications integrator is contacting staff today to confirm rumours that it will be laying off staff.

Week in review: Should businesses ignore emails?
News
20 Mar, 2008
Elizabeth Wolfe

IT PRO looks at the email failures of big businesses, the hot debate over web tracking, and a whole new level of schoolyard bullying.

Microsoft re-issues Excel patch
News
20 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The software maker has admitted that last Tuesday's patch update has affected the performance of systems running service pack versions 1 and 2 of Excel 2003.

Fujitsu in £25 million court service deal
News
20 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service has signed onto Flex shared services from Fujitsu Services.

IBM moves into clouds and social networks
News
20 Mar, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

IBM and Irish industry develop a cloud computing centre which may offer businesses the virtualisation and web 2.0 performance they crave.

Cheap Intel laptops coming to Europe
News
20 Mar, 2008
Reuters

Low cost PC movement gains ground as Intel announces plans to expand reach of Classmate PC to US and Europe.

Yorkshire Water invests in digital comms network
News
20 Mar, 2008
Elizabeth Wolfe

New digital communications network will reduce service interruptions at utility company's operation sites.

Ikea self-assembles business process change
News
19 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

The wholesale distribution division of home furnishing giant Ikea has implemented business intelligence and performance management systems to improve performance.

Data centre managers in the dark over power consumption
News
19 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

A significant number of data centre managers are unaware of what assets they have to manage in relation to their consumption, a Quocirca survey has found.

Kew replaces catering IT
News
19 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The Royal Botanic Gardens is updating its retail and hospitality management systems with new till systems and software.

Yahoo tries to show Microsoft bid too low
News
19 Mar, 2008
Elizabeth Wolfe

After rejecting the offer that "undervalued" its company, the Yahoo board of directors presented plans to double its cash flow and show Microsoft just how off their bid really was.

One out of ten trust government data security
News
19 Mar, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

It's probably no surprise, but the government's horrendous record with data security has destroyed the public's trust.

Microsoft Hyper-V release candidate now available
News
19 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Software giant has released a "near-final" version of its virtualisation software, after including the beta in Windows Server 2008.

Public Sector Roundup: £8 million for Scot telecare
News
19 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The Scottish Government is investing millions in telecare health services, the NHS IT programme sees billions in cost savings, and Bexley is battling bullying with technology.

Lawson unveils the Smart Office
News
19 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

Integration between Lawson's business intelligence technology and Microsoft's Office products creates a new working environment and workspace for managing business information and collaborat

Commerce Bank dumps paper-based HR
News
19 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

Banking organisation deploys Lawson's Talent Management Suite to simplify its staff acquisition and management processes, and eliminate a complex paper-based system.

Habitat saves thousands with e-recruitment
News
19 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The furnishing retailer is looking to save £60,000 by signing up to web-based recruitment systems.

IT chiefs pushed aside at the top level
News
19 Mar, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Although execs recognise that IT has a key role in business, those employed to be responsible for it do not have enough boardroom presence.

Prudential UK in billion dollar BPO deal
News
19 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The 15-year sales and services deal with Capita is the largest of its kind in the UK insurance market.

Samsung, Toshiba top green list
News
19 Mar, 2008
Barry Collins

The PC makers have topped Greenpeace's latest environmental tech ranking.

Cyberbullying hits students, teachers
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19 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

A majority of students are victims of cyberbullying, according to a survey of teachers - who are also victims of electronic intimidation.

New Toshiba business notebooks high on style
News
19 Mar, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Aims to wow executives with sleek design and titanium finish on updated Satellite Pro range.

ICO: Consumers more cautious with data
News
19 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Recent data losses have changed how UK consumers manage their personal data, according to a survey from the Information Commissioner's Office.

Lawson boss backs 'smarter' enterprise software
News
18 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

CEO details roadmap based on more vertical sector solutions and the notion of 'Smart Office' productivity computing.

IT key to greener world
News
18 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

World Wildlife Foundation says that technology has a bigger role to play in helping reduce carbon emissions than just increasing the energy efficiency of IT equipment and data centres.

Microsoft releases Vista SP1
News
18 Mar, 2008
Stuart Turton

Software giant officially launches the first service pack for its latest operating system.

Intel reveals details of six core Xeon CPUs
News
18 Mar, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Intel's forthcoming Itanium processor will break the two million transistor mark, while upcoming Xeon processor will sport six cores.

Good progress for education IT project
News
18 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The head of the Building Schools for the Future programme said progress is good and laid out plans for managed services and carbon neutral schools in the future.

Students key to school IT
News
18 Mar, 2008
Nicole Kobie

School Minister calls for schools to keep pace with the technology students use in their leisure time.

Wind and solar farms should power computers
News
18 Mar, 2008
Elizabeth Wolfe

A Cambridge computer expert believes his plan to power computers with wind and solar energy could reduce carbon emissions.

Two thirds of corporate business computers at risk
News
18 Mar, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

The majority of business computers are not properly protected, claims security vendor

Trace Engine launch aimed at improving food safety
News
18 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

New release from Lawson offers food and drink industry a real-time view of ingredient sources, and improves compliance with food standards laws.

Easynet goes green with data centre consolidation
News
18 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

Internet service provider to work with HP to consolidate mission-critical data centres and reduce its environmental footprint.

Think-tank calls Phorm intrusive and illegal
News
18 Mar, 2008
Matthew Sparkes

A day after web leader Sir Tim Berners Lee slammed the controversial online advertising system, the Foundation for Information Policy Research has said it contravenes UK law.

Broadband suppliers failing on customer service
News
18 Mar, 2008
Stuart Turton

A survey from Uswitch has ranked Orange the worst for service, saying a third of its customers were unhappy.

NetSuite targets ecommerce with new release
News
18 Mar, 2008
Miya Knights

The hosted software vendor has released two new e-commerce-focused versions of its business suite, improving integration into major online trading services such as eBay and PayPal.

Lawson acquires Freeborders fashion IT business
News
18 Mar, 2008
Chris Green

Purchase of the Freeborders product lifecycle management division gives Lawson access to the fast-growing market for enterprise software in the clothing industry.