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Wrestling with the monopoly

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Thanks to the EU we can now hope for a positive expansion of open standards, innovation and competition on the desktop.

ICAP acquires Israeli post-trade software firm Traiana

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UK financial services firm takes on post-trade processing specialist in one of biggest Israeli IT market deals this year

Going green tops Gartner's 2008 IT trends list

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Shifting to "Green IT" and unified communications are next year's top two trends, according to analyst Ga

RIM and Eatoni to develop new mobile keyboard

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Joint venture will see RIM invest in Eatoni and follows a settled patent dispute between the two companies.

New biometrics trial unveiled at Gatwick

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UK moves closer to US style fingerprint biometrics-based border control with pilot project at London's second airpo

Replace your data warehouse

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A Gartner analyst has said that any data warehouse more than five years old will need a refresh.

Haven targets greater yield with new software

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Revenue management system will provide holiday operator with more accurate demand forecasts to optimise sales.

Nisa-Today's gets infrastructure refresh

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Grocery buying group cuts mission-critical order processing times and reduces risk with an IT update.

Norwich Union ensures HR efficiency with web self service

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By implementing web self-service technology from Transversal, Norwich Union has freed up HR professionals time so they c

Woolworths revamps online supply chain

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The retailer has implemented new supply chain technology from Manhattan Associates as it readies itself for a peak onlin

Google acquires micro-blog Jaiku

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Web giant Google continues is spending spree with the acquisition of Finnish start-up Jaiku, which specialises in RSS co

Physicists win Nobel Prize for new disk technology

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Discovery of giant magnetoresistance helps hard disk drive technology store data more densely than before.

Microsoft fixes nine Office and Windows bugs

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Patch Tuesday makes six security updates available targeting critical flaws in Word, Outlook Express and Internet Explor

Pre-budget is bad news for business

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Increases in taxes on the sale of business assets likely to deter investors in UK IT start-ups.

Analysis: SAP's inevitable BI acquisition

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Business Objects deal was a question of when, not if.

ScriptLogic launches Vista migration tool

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IT administrators to get another application to help with the complex task of grading existing hardware for suitability

Lessons learned from BI rollout

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European retailer Metro Cash and Carry offered some advice from their implementation of business intelligence across 28

Dot Asia domain suffix launched

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DotAsia registry kicks off the 'sunrise' period to allow governments and companies with registered trademarks

Free wireless for overseas troops

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Ministry of Defence to supply free wireless access to armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CMA and TUA join forces

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The two industry bodies unite to become one in an increasingly converged world.

Insolvency Service signs £20m transformation deal

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Fully managed, thin-client infrastructure to provide staff flexibility, cost savings and operating efficiencies.

Law firm streamlines records management

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New document management system introduces electronic filing to ensure Taylor Wessing meets compliance demands.

Report slams Jobcentre Plus' IT

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Public Accounts Committee is highly critical of IT transformation intended to reduce agency's administrative worklo

Google and IBM team up on clusters

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Students get funding to research the creation of internet-scale applications of the future.

Orange in the lead for Olympics contract

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French-owned telco Orange is expected to be named an official sponsor for the 2012 London Olympics within the next few w

Data analytics for mature markets

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Firms should use all the information sitting in their data warehouses to take advantage of maturing markets, said the co

BT's Green to head up LogicaCMG

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The company's current chief executive of strategy and operations plans to leave for a new leadership role at Logica

SAS and Teradata join forces

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The business intelligence software and data warehousing firms will integrate their products at a technical level.

HMRC investigates laptop theft

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Theft of password protected and encrypted laptop highlights the dangers of human error.

Identity theft problem needs a 'tsar' to tackle it, say MPs

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Growing problems with identity-based crime need a dedicated resource to combat identity theft.

VMware updates Infrastructure Suite

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Virtualisation vendor touts increased availability, manageability and performance enhancements with next iteration of pl

Web operating systems

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Web-based operating systems have a long and rich history, but only now are we starting to see some emerging projects tha

Outsourcing addresses 'green' IT issues

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Study paper finds too few companies look to managed hosting to mitigate growing costs of maintaining energy efficient IT

iPhone third-party apps support finally on agenda

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Reports suggest that Apple is finally coming round to supporting third-party app install on the iPhone as an incentive t

German Ticketmaster site hacked

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Kartenhaus.de, a daughter company of Ticketmaster has informed its customers that credit card information from 66,000 cu

SAP acquires Business Objects for £3.3 billion

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ERP software giant sets sights on business intelligence market.

New Look teams up with PayPal for new website

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Fashion retailer partnership offers customers secure, compliant payment option for new e-commerce website.

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