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Mobile users face ads deluge
News
15 Apr, 2008
Stephen Pritchard

Business users face a deluge of text ads to their mobile phones, predicts an industry analyst.

Dell aiming to retake top PC spot
News
15 Apr, 2008
Barry Collins

Michael Dell said his firm is on course to overtake HP as the world's top seller of PCs.

CIO of NHS IT resigns
News
14 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Matthew Swindells has moved on just months after taking over the job of leading the health services' IT upgrade.

World's first Atom phones by June
News
14 Apr, 2008
Reuters

Japanese firm Willcom says it will release the world's first Atom chipped phone by mid-June.

Desktop management tools found lacking
News
14 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Analyst IDC to criticises the lack of maturity and cost effectiveness of tools to manage the growth of desktop and other client devices.

Autonomy releases information governance tools
News
14 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Infrastructure software provider provides enterprises with new tools designed for real-time policy management.

London councils losing data
News
14 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

A report by the BBC has shown that half of London councils are having information management troubles, with some losing personal details while at the pub.

Coffee Republic to offer free Wi-Fi
News
14 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The coffee shops are set to make free Wi-Fi available to all of its customers from the beginning of next month off the back of advertising.

Open source key to SaaS, says Gartner
News
14 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Cost cutting will drive the majority of software-as-a-service providers to use open source innovations in some way, the analyst firm has said.

CFS and Xerox sign £12 million mail handling deal
News
14 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Ethical financial organisation will team up with document management company in implementing an all-electronic mail system.

Citrix unveils XenDesktop
News
14 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Application delivery company to take on VMware with platform it says will enable companies to more virtualise desktops and deliver them to workers in any location.

User inexperience threatens network security
News
14 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A security consultancy is warning corporates to ignore access controls and training at their peril as they loosen their grip on the network.

New BT head suggests fibre... for some
News
14 Apr, 2008
Barry Collins

The new boss of BT, Ian Livingston, has hinted the company might cover the costs for fibre to homes, but not to the entire country.

When start-ups go public
In-depth
14 Apr, 2008
Chris Green

Zach Nelson, the chief executive of NetSuite, chats about the changes the SaaS provider experienced after going public.

Microsoft doesn't want to share Yahoo
News
14 Apr, 2008
Reuters

Software giant wants to exclusively purchase Yahoo, but still considering News Corp option, sources say.

Massive growth in mobile browser use
News
11 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The growing market for smartphones that support the latest web browser technologies will add to demand and lead to emerging software products, according to a leading market researcher.

Oracle to issue massive set of patches
News
11 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The database and software vendor has issued a pre-patch notice containing 41 fixes that will be issued next week, including two critical patches for its database software.

SNW 08: Marriott goes green to save cash
News
11 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The hotel management firm has kept its IT budget flat despite company-wide growth by focusing on green techniques to cut costs.

'Enterprise security has to evolve,' says Oracle
News
11 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Database software company reveals how its own experiences with customers has given it insight to how the security landscape is changing for enterprise.

IBM says new tech to replace hard disks
News
11 Apr, 2008
Stuart Turton

Big blue has claimed its Racetrack storage will replace hard disks and solid state drives in the next decade.

IT PRO Podcast: More confidential data goes missing
News
11 Apr, 2008
IT Pro

This week we discuss the loss of 370,000 HSBC insurance customer records in the post, EMC's purchase of consumer storage maker Iomega, HP's Eee PC rival, a new twist in the Microsoft Yahoo t

Bolton Wanderers scores with hosted email
News
11 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The Premiership football club has completed its migration to software-as-service (SaaS) email services, improving availability and security, while cutting administration time by 50 per cent.

Intel sees big growth for cheap laptops
News
11 Apr, 2008
Stuart Turton

The chip giant expects "netbooks" such as the Eee PC to see massive growth.

Week in Review: The Microsoft-Yahoo saga goes on...
News
11 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Yahoo looks at its options, EMC spreads it wings, and there is another serious data loss incident. Also, HP enters the budget laptop market, e-crime is on the agenda, and BT changes at top level.

Identity for the internet will balance security and privacy
News
11 Apr, 2008
Mary Branscombe

VeriSign and Microsoft state the case for public identity services as crucial for trust online.

Analysts back Microsoft's Yahoo bid
News
11 Apr, 2008
Reuters

Despite moves to partner with AOL and Google, analysts still see Microsoft as the most likely to acquire Yahoo.

EU rejects file-sharing laws
News
11 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Attempts to criminalise private file sharing and ban individuals from using the internet have been dealt a blow a parliamentary vote.

O2 Atmos
Reviews
10 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

If you want the power of a Windows mobile smartphone without the bulk, this compact handset should be on the shortlist.

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SNW: Time to transform the data centre?
News
10 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

HP details how to rebuild a data centre - after nearly completing its own refresh which it claims will save a billion dollars a year.

Ten-fold increase in malware predicted for 2008
News
10 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

A report from security specialist Kaspersky forecasts a huge increase in the amount of new malware we are likely to see.

Vodafone and BT Wholesale sign five-year network deal
News
10 Apr, 2008
Reuters

Agreement will see BT's wholesale division providing backhaul connectivity to Vodafone's mobile phone infrastructure.

SNW 08: Enterprises to keep data forever
News
10 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Forget the 90-day rule, says IDC analyst - companies will be storing more data for longer, and much of it will be unstructured.

Cisco expands next-gen data centre strategy
News
10 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Cisco Systems announces a new line of data centre switches which it has inherited from the purchase of San Jose start-up Nuova.

River Island revamps e-commerce platform
News
10 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The High Street retailer has signed a deal to revamp its e-commerce site, as one of its key trading channels, with a new software platform, consultancy and legacy integration.

Green IT at the forefront of the CIO agenda
News
10 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The latest research into eco-friendly computing practices has found 'green' IT is emerging as a new priority for IT decision makers.

"The security business has no future", says IBM
News
10 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

At the RSA conference in San Francisco, the IBM internet security general manager fires a stunning warning shot at vendors content to follow outdated security strategies.

RSA announces Data Security System
News
10 Apr, 2008
Mary Branscombe

New approach to security management based on information risk management gives IT more opportunity to add value to the business.

Home Office signs new outsourcing deal
News
9 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Logica has been appointed to develop information systems for the new Independent Safeguarding Authority Scheme for children and vulnerable adults.

Exclusive: Cisco Systems ACE 4710 review
Reviews
9 Apr, 2008
Dave Mitchell

Cisco claims the ACE 4710 has the most advanced application acceleration techniques on the market. Dave Mitchell evaluates.

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Orange to launch TV service in UK
News
9 Apr, 2008
Reuters

New channels will be available online via its DSL broadband service, as well as via satellite for customers not covered by its IP network.