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BSI launches website standards initiative
News
29 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Publicly Available Specification will help assist those developing and managing websites to improve effectiveness through best practice.

Mobile broadband speeds slower than expected
News
29 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Broadband Expert finds that the average speed of UK mobile broadband is half as fast despite its initial findings

Modernisation sees fall in packaged systems
News
29 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Companies are told they are "sitting on an IT jigsaw" puzzle that can only be solved by bypassing the ripping and replacing of whole new systems.

IT organisations score highly on innovation
News
29 Apr, 2008
Stephen Pritchard

IT is more likely to innovate than other company departments, but UK business could do more overall to promote new ideas.

AMD's 45nm Phenom to debut this quarter
News
29 Apr, 2008
Stuart Turton

The chip firm is to release it's first desktop 45nm quad-core Phenom soon.

SMBs lead in IT spend, but rely more on services
News
29 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A IDC study has found a lack of internal IT expertise is not discouraging mid-sized firms from increasing their IT investments ahead of their large enterprise counterparts, but that they are less ambi

WHSmith voices stock control approval
News
29 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The retailer's travel subsidiary is doubling its use of voice technology in its warehouse to build on past success with increased stock accuracy and productivity.

Microsoft, Yahoo stay silent after deal deadline
News
29 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Although the software giant's ultimatum to reach a deal to acquire the internet company has expired, it seems the stalemate is set to continue with neither attempting to negotiate.

EC pledges e-payments fraud action
News
29 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A new report by the European Commission has recognised that payments fraud online is on the rise and pledged to do more to promote technology protection measures, as well as enforce related legislatio

Canon ImageFORMULA DR-X10C
Reviews
28 Apr, 2008
Simon Williams

Not everyone needs to scan up to 60,000 items a day. But if you do, Canon's ImageFORMULA DR-X10C is up to the job.

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Report: Government lacks 'net understanding
News
28 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The head of the committee of public accounts has said MPs enthusiasm is not matched by a "commensurate level of understanding".

Outsourcing drives IT services market growth
News
28 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Although the credit crunch will be a factor, IDC estimates that outsourcing will continue to drive the Western European IT services market.

FCUK manages stock on-floor with handhelds
News
28 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A new in-store mobile system helps French Connection UK manage stock transfers, markdowns and lookups.

AMD moves into 'business class'
News
28 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Chipmaker hopes to increase appeal to businesses with new stability program.

Linux and Formula One
In-depth
28 Apr, 2008
Richard Hillesley

Formula One motor racing is using Linux to help shave another fraction of a second off a lap time.

Finance IT jobs jump despite worries
News
28 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The number of new tech openings at investment banks has fallen, but the rest of the financial sector is keeping steady.

Microsoft denies fault for massive SQL attack
News
28 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

The company insists that there were no vulnerabilities specific to Windows which could have allowed a massive database attack affecting over half a million web pages.

O'Neill backs up European data
News
28 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Surf brand looks to deduplication for backup and disaster recovery for 57 terabytes of data across five European sites.

PC makers flout XP end date
News
28 Apr, 2008
Barry Collins

Dell and other manufacturers are telling Vista-phobic buyers to exercise their "downgrade rights" to keep the older Microsoft operating system.

Scottish Water in £120 million IT deal
News
27 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Water company collaborates with three leading IT companies to create a cost-effective development programme.

Public Sector roundup: Hospital tracks with RFID
News
25 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Scottish hospitals use RFID for asset tracking, Newcastle opts for e-records and a Glasgow regeneration group battles spam.

Infosec 08: News round-up from the show
News
25 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

All the rest of the big stories from one of Europe's biggest security conferences.

Lloyds TSB expands change management
News
25 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The banking group is to roll out process adaptive technology software enterprise-wide to track process change.

Motorola's woes continue with Q1 results
News
25 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The mobile phone manufacturer has reported growing losses, as handset sales drop off by almost half year-on-year, while analysts our cold water on recovery plans.

Infosec 08: Virtual desktop on a flash drive
News
25 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

SanDisk divulges details of a new USB flash memory stick which could quick and easily virtualise the corporate desktop without the need to be online.

Parents falling behind children in tech skills
News
25 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Software giant aims to teach adults to work more proficiently with computers as study shows children have the upper hand.

Microsoft results disappoint, earnings flat
News
25 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Despite increased revenues, new server launches and 140 million copies of Vista sold, the software giant's year-on-year quarterly income fell, causing its share price to drop in after-hours tradi

Gartner: Economy accelerating IT offshoring
News
24 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

North American buyers heading to India for IT services could have grave implications for UK firms.

Week in Review: Infosec news and a timely breach
News
24 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

This week, IT PRO brought you all the news and reports from the Infosec 2008 show, as well as coverage of a rather timely data breach, the Eee PC's expansion, and more.

Ubuntu releases latest version
News
24 Apr, 2008
Stuart Turton

Codenamed 'Hardy Heron', the latest version looks to make adoption as easy as possible.

Europe's not finished with Microsoft
In-depth
24 Apr, 2008
Richard Hillesley

Microsoft's troubles in Europe are far from over, as Neelie Kroes, The EU competition commissioner, has warned. We review the past and future options for Microsoft and the European Commission.

Azzurri rolls out managed service for Allied Carpets
News
24 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The five-year, multi-million pound deal lays the groundwork for the flooring retailer to receive upgraded voice, data and mobile networks.

Croydon extends Capgemini contract for £83 million
News
24 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

In the longest running Private Finance Initiative contract of its kind, Capgemini will continue to work with Croydon Council for the transformation of its local government services programme.

Infosec 08: Half of businesses hit by breaches
News
24 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

More than half of businesses have suffered data breaches in the last year, with the law now making encryption a necessity.

IT pros looking for new jobs
News
24 Apr, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Nearly a third of IT professionals have kept their New Year's resolution to look for a new job, according to a new survey.

Apple cashes in on chips with PA Semi buy
News
24 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The hardware and software giant has raised speculation about its relationship with chipmaker Intel after buying a US semiconductor company for a reported $278 million in cash.

US DoJ questions Google and Yahoo over ad deal
News
24 Apr, 2008
Matthew Sparkes

An advertising collaboration between the two search firms has drawn the attention of the US Department of Justice on anti-trust concerns.

Security and virtualisation top government IT agenda
News
24 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Data breaches and cost savings are causing IT departments in public sector organisations to realign their IT priorities for this year, but mobility and flexibility compound concerns, according to new

Infosec 08: Met officer outlines e-crime unit
News
24 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

A surprise change to the Infosec schedule sees a top Met Police officer outline how the new Police Central e-crime Unit will work - and how much money it will need.

CIOs developing head for business, survey finds
News
24 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Chief information officers' grasp of broader business issues has improved in the last two years, according to a new survey.