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SCO abandons Unix sale

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Embattled vendor drops plans to sell off Unix assets under copyright dispute.

Fewer IT pros looking for work

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Reduced liquidity in the IT jobs market could lead to higher pay for those willing to make a move, Atsco has said.

Government holds next-generation broadband summit

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Government and leading industry players will meet today to discuss how to rectify Britain's lagging broadband statu

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UK iPhone users report connectivity problems

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Early-adopters of Apple's iPhone smartphone are reporting problems with signal and connection quality, but network

PayPal and partners winning battle on phishing

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Chief information officer of online transaction giant talks exclusively to IT PRO about importance of email authenticati

Banking sector wants IT grads

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Despite recent troubles, most banking firms are planning to boost the number of IT grads they take on next year.

Linux gains popularity on the desktop

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The Linux Foundation's latest research shows that the open source OS is gaining momentum in the desktop world.

Hotmail founder launches Live Documents

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Live Documents brings office applications to the web and, according to its creators, "does for documents what Hotma

BAE streamlines defence contractor budgeting

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BAE Systems Surface Fleet Solutions replaces Oracle system to get better project tracking and reporting on building of d

Youth warned on future digital security

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New survey leads to warning that 4.5 million young Brits' futures could be compromised if they are not more aware o

Email trail of missing HMRC discs

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The National Audit Office has released a set of emails detailing the circumstances leading to the data loss, including o

Innovative advertising needed to crack social networks

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Social networking sites offer huge advertising benefits, but users prefer recommendations to ads, a report has said.

OLPC extends low-cost laptop sale

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One Laptop Per Child has said its Give One Get One programme will continue until the end of the year, as donations roll

Borders takes online retail operation in-house

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UK and Ireland bookstore ends internet retail outsourcing agreement with Amazon, as new private equity owner looks to bo

Government sold off QinetiQ for too little

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Last year's privatisation of defense firm QinetiQ could have made more money for taxpayers, the National Audit Offi

Retailer is quids in with chip and PIN rollout

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Poundland gears up for new payment methods with point-of-sale estate upgrade.

The internet celebrates 30th anniversary milestone

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It's been 30 years since the first inter-network TCP-based connection was made.

HMRC reports raise more questions

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The Conservative Party has called on the chancellor to return to parliament to give the full truth about the data breach

Voice recognition for VW financial

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German financial services arm has achieved 90 per cent customer satisfaction rates after the introduction of new persona

Eduserv deal with Microsoft to save £1 million

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Non-profit group gets discount on educational licensing despite Becta's battle with the software giant.

Information Commissioner welcomes new powers

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Prime Minister's announcement that ICO will be granted the power to carry out spot checks on government departments

Amazon e-book reader sells out

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The Kindle e-book reader has sold out in just five and a half hours, the online retailer has said.

Intel developing portable data centres

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Intel is looking into creating portable data centres in boxes similar to shipping containers.

Most distrust local authority IT security

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A study conducted before the Revenue and Customs data breach has shown the majority of people don't trust local gov

Virgin Media boosts reporting to optimise pricing

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The quadplay provider uses specialist database and business intelligence technology and services to improve revenue mana

Security firms condemn HMRC for breach

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Security firms have offered their thoughts on how to prevent a data breach like the one at Revenue and Customs, as Brown

Software-as-a-service gets open source licence

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The Free Software Foundation has published a new open source licence to make SaaS-based application freely available for

UK business missing out on web 2.0 benefits

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New research has found misconceptions and lack of understanding among senior business and IT managers are holding back w

HMRC blunder calls ID cards into question

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The massive data breach at Revenue and Customs has lead to calls for the national identity register to be scrapped.

DVD.co.uk web search tech grows sales

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First use of third party software boosts customer conversion and sales uplift for homegrown e-commerce company.

Data centres slow to green

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Symantec's Green Data Centre report has shown that just one in seven companies have taken steps to become more ener

Firefox 3 beta available for public download

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First beta of the browser is now available to developers who want to test it out.

T-Mobile to sell iPhone without a contract in Germany

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Following an injunction barring bundled sales of iPhones with two-year airtime agreements in Germany, Apple's netwo

Consumers want personal data protected

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UK consumers believe organisations should try harder to protect their private data in online interactions, a survey has

UK broadband lines swell to 21 million by 2013

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By the end of 2012 there will be around 21 million broadband customers in the UK, according to Point Topic.

IT women still face "glass ceiling"

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A survey of women in IT has shown that many believe they are held back by their gender, with male coworkers' career

T-Mobile blocked from tying iPhone sales to contracts

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With SIM-free iPhones set to go on sale in France, T-Mobile Germany is dealt a blow as a German court imposes an injunct

Cheaper and easier mobile comms on the horizon in 2008

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The MDA says that next year will be a good one for mobile customers.

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