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Microsoft backtracks on ex-staffer paybacks
News
24 Feb, 2009
David Neal

Software giant Microsoft apologises for the way it handled over-payments

EU investigates criminals targeting Skype calls
News
24 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

An EU agency is concerned about how criminals are using VoIP tech such as Skype, and wants to investigate the issue Europe-wide.

Adobe PDF flaw gets homebrewed patch
News
24 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

A security researcher has created a homemade patch that could protect Adobe Reader and Acrobat products until a fix is released mid-March.

VMware aims for ‘software mainframe’ with vSphere
News
24 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

VMware lays out its plans for the future of virtualisation, focusing on using its virtual operating system to offer cloud computing.

Notts Trent University to overhaul IT infrastructure
News
24 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

The Midlands learning institution has signed a four-year strategic outsourcing deal to overhaul almost its entire IT and communications infrastructure.

Gmail service takes a break
Gmail
News
24 Feb, 2009
Benny Har-Even

Google’s popular Gmail service goes down causing much consternation amongst users worldwide.

Facebook users faced with ‘Error Check System’ app
News
24 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

A rogue application is doing the rounds on Facebook as it tries to convince the user to install it with “sneaky” error messages.

The "Karmic Koala" - new Ubuntu gets redesign
News
24 Feb, 2009
Stuart Turton

The new version of Ubuntu should be speedier and shinier, and with a brand new look.

Gary McKinnon supported by anti-terror law watchdog
News
24 Feb, 2009
Stuart Turton

McKinnon's case gets more backing from another high-profile supporter.

BenQ and UMID unveil minute PCs
News
24 Feb, 2009
David Neal

New units from BenQ and UMID rewrite the rule book on PC size.

VMworld Europe 2009 roundup
News
23 Feb, 2009
IT Pro

All the latest news from VMware's VMworld Europe show in Cannes, France.

Virtualisation fans warned on security
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Virtualisation could leave your company more vulnerable to attack, a security researcher has warned.

EMC turns to flash for enterprise storage
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

EMC’s newest Celerra network attached storage (NAS) offerings include the option to use enterprise flash drives to boost performance.

UPDATED: Black Tuesday for Vodafone?
News
23 Feb, 2009
David Neal

Rumours abound that telco Vodafone is set to announce job cuts.

Cybercrime: The challenges of the Police Central e-crime Unit
News
23 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

Charlie McMurdie repeats her call for vendor and industry cooperation, while F-Secure's CTO calls for cybercrime to be considered as serious as traditional crime.

Mini 10 joins Dell Inspiron netbook family
News
23 Feb, 2009
Benny Har-Even

New version will have 16:9 widescreen display and larger keyboard as Dell netbook family gets third member.

Microsoft asks redundant workers for a refund
News
23 Feb, 2009
David Neal

Accounting blunder sends sacked workers home with an overpayment, but Microsoft wants its money back.

SAP looks to boost SMB focus
News
23 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

SAP's new UK director Stephen Read tells IT PRO about his plans to grow the software giant’s midsized business with a multichannel, volume-led model.

Microsoft confident against virtualisation rival VMware
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Microsoft and Citrix talk big as they look to increase their virtualisation market share against leader VMware.

Twitter trials real-time search in user accounts
News
23 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

Twitter integrates search capability, which could signal a shift to Google-style search and the site making some money.

Financial IT fall offset by public sector, utilities
News
23 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

A decline in IT spending in the financial services industry will be offset by utilities, healthcare and government IT spend this year, according to Gartner.

Government advertises for £120k internet manager
News
23 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

The Cabinet Office advertises for a ‘digital communicator’ whose job it will be to kick government departments into shape when using the web.

Taking green IT beyond the data centre
In-depth
23 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

The ‘greening’ of IT began in the data centre, with a focus on server consolidation and cooling, but is now spreading to all levels of the IT infrastructure.

ISPs covering 750,000 users ‘don’t block child porn’
News
23 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

Although the vast majority of ISPs follow Internet Watch Foundation guidelines, children’s charities are still concerned about the minority that don’t.

Tribunal orders ID card reviews to be published
News
23 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

The Information Tribunal has upheld the original Information Commissioner’s order that the ID cards’ Gateway Reviews should be published.

Citrix sets XenServer free
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Citrix pairs its virtualisation platform with Microsoft's free hypervisor in a bid to take on market leader VMware.

Microsoft wants to boost tech training
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Microsoft is to offer free online training on its products to boost technology skills and the economy.

SMBs not taking to the web
News
23 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Despite shopping online themselves, many small business owners don't see the value in e-commerce sites.

Researchers find new variant of Conficker worm
News
20 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

Researchers think that the new variant may be trying to get around attempts by the industry to bring it down.

Microsoft delivers Vista SP2 RC to testers
News
20 Feb, 2009
Stuart Turton

The release candidate for Vista Service Pack 2 is now in the hands of technical testers, Microsoft has said.

‘Sexy view’ worm takes first step towards mobile botnets
News
20 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

A security vendor has released details of a new SMS mobile worm that uses a breakthrough propagation strategy and is targeting mobiles running the Symbian operating system.

Orange customer wins court payout over coverage
News
20 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

A Richmond-based man was awarded £500 after suing Orange because it wouldn’t let him out of a contract despite him not receiving any signal.

Lenovo IdeaPad S10e - netbook
Ideapad
Reviews
20 Feb, 2009
Sasha Muller

Can Lenovo transfer the quality of its ThinkPad range over to its netbooks? We examine the IdeaPad S10e.

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Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDFs not safe until March
News
20 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

Adobe said its Adobe Reader and Acrobat products feature a critical flaw, but it'll be more than a couple of weeks until the problem is patched.

UK firms suffering from next-gen comms complexity
News
20 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

Most UK firms realise the need for high-performance telecommunications infrastructure, but struggle to implement and realise investment in its technologies.

Top tips to tighten your belt in a recession
In-depth
20 Feb, 2009
David Neal

Experts offer easy tips on how firms should be planning to survive the pinch of the economic downturn.

Week in Review: Barcelona to Washington and back
News
20 Feb, 2009
Asavin Wattanajantra

This week, we saw Mobile World Congress in Barcleona as well as the Black Hat security conference in Washington.

ICO again criticises government data sharing
News
20 Feb, 2009
Miya Knights

The data protection watchdog has strengthened its criticisms of the government’s plans to share data with private organisations to fight crime and terrorism.

IT not a stressful job?
News
20 Feb, 2009
Nicole Kobie

Software engineers and systems analysts are apparently not very stressful jobs, according to a new ranking.