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News roundup: WeShow pre-screens video content

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Video search aggregator employs vast army of staff to view content before listing it, and Sony reveals its green credent

Virtual worlds a security risk, Gartner warns

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Companies setting up shop in virtual environments, such as Second Life, should consider the possible risks, according to

IT procurement for schools is 'unstructured'

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The Government should review IT procurement for schools says government select committee.

Public sector must show caution in Web 2.0 use

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Local authorities and other public sector organisations should make use of social networking, but must take care with in

RSA acquires Tablus

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Acquisition will build out data protection and compliance portfolio.

Microsoft plans nine patches next Tuesday

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Administrators face bumper patching period.

Vodafone joins WiMAX Forum's ranks

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The mobile giant has become a principal member of the WiMAX Forum.

Hertfordshire school gets cashless canteen IT

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St Albans school deploys wireless, cash-free checkout system for kids to improve transaction management.

College cuts call costs by 70 per cent

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Upgrading to a 100mb Ethernet network has cut telephony charges and boosted attendance at South Nottingham College.

Ofcom kills off UWB licences

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As of next week, people won't need a licence to make use of ultra-wideband (UWB) technology-powered devices.

Hotlan trojan focuses on Hotmail, Gmail accounts

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Trojan evades captcha security defending webmail services from automated sign-ups.

Thomas Pink streamlines online sales

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Search optimisation improves visibility of the world-famous shirt maker's website and boosts trade.

New software tool predicts risk from diseases

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UCL student develops new health assessment tool to help medical professionals and patients visualise the impact of lifes

Public Sector Roundup: Wales saves on IT

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This week, an online auction has saved Wales £6 million on IT and Socitm opens entries for its IT travel contest, while

Cowes Week used for SMS survey trial

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Text message technology used to provide event information and solicit feedback.

Prison IT system halted on cost

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C-nomis system was supposed to be rolled out to prisons next month, but ministerial concerns about the affordability of

Hillingdon backs real-time generation technology use

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Local authority ICT department calls on public sector to embrace flexible working and electronic working practices.

SAP unveils PLM roadmap

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The company has laid out future plans for its product lifecycle management application, giving users a sneak peak of wha

Businesses must embrace tech to attract young workers

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UK PLC must embrace technology and flexible working, or else it will hold back younger, tech-savvy employees, new resear

Lloyds TSB axes 250 UK IT jobs, closes branches

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Fifth largest UK bank continues IT offshoring strategy at the expense of British workers.

Motorola leads low-cost handset market

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Motorola is ranked ahead of Nokia, Samsung and LG in ABI Research's ultra-low cost handset vendor matrix.

Civica lands £50 million school IT deals

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Sheffield and Essex counties sign up Civica to provide ICT services for their schools.

Fixed office locations stifle innovation

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Mixing up where you work could boost your creativity and help inspire you, according to research published today by T-Mo

Vista, XP service pack strategy to encourage Vista migration

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Major service packs for both operating systems in the works, but no release date confirmed.

Microsoft applauds IP-protecting prison sentence

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A US man has been given sentenced to just under four years in prison for dealing in illicit certificates of authenticity

Microsoft releases issue-busting Vista hotfixes

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Microsoft releases two new hotfixes that address key problems with its latest operating system Windows Vista.

Handheld market in the doldrums

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Vendors are benefiting from Dell's market departure, but the overall handheld market is still looking far from rosy

Criminals offer phishing kits on the net for free

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Malware authors are giving away phishing kits to fraudsters for free in return for financial information on victims, acc

Smoking ban sparks increase in mobile use

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Banishment of smokers to dark and dingy doorways and alleyways creates a sub-culture activity called 'smexting'

IBM unveils green Linux push

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IBM pledges to help businesses go green with Linux, while teaming up with Novell to eye up more of the open source appli

Sun Microsystems to slash workforce

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Vendor continues restructuring, despite positive earnings

Harlequins tackles new sales and marketing systems

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The rugby club goes live with new sales and marketing systems with the aim of increasing sales and enhancing club suppor

CCTV runs risk of data protection breach

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Code of practice consultation sparks debate whether use of surveillance cameras could create breaches of privacy and dat

Businesses need tech to protect ID

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Companies which still rely on paper documents to prove identity risk fraud and damage to their reputations, according to

Asda saves £200,000 with electronic expenses

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Supermarket outsources expense management to GlobalExpense in effort to ditch paper-based system.

New smart metering technology launched

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Non-invasive monitoring promises cheaper conversion costs for existing gas and electric utility meters.

Mobile spam alienating phone users

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New survey finds people are just as sick of spam on their phones as they are on their desktops.

Grid computing takes on Google

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Cambridge start-up partners with particle physics researchers to find a better way to search for images online.

UK hoarding £1 billion worth of mobile phones

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Brits are sitting on more than £1 billion worth of old unloved mobiles that are simply going to waste when they could be

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