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Adobe makes Flash web media player available
News
9 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

An already crowded market has a new competitor, as Adobe unleashes its new flash based media player which has integrated commercial functionality.

SNW 08: Is SSD ready for enterprise?
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9 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

A few challenges remain before mainstream adoption of solid state disks (SSDs) will be possible, but IDC is optimistic the technology will see strong growth in enterprise markets.

Microsoft offers CRM on subscription to UK SMEs
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9 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Small to medium sized businesses in the UK have the chance to get their hands on Microsoft's enterprise CRM solution on a per-user, per-month cost basis.

Sun and Fujitsu release UltraSparc T2 Plus based servers
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9 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

New UltraSparc T2 Plus based servers claimed to outperform competing x86 systems on enterprise class applications, including Java, mail and databases.

UK businesses demand national e-crime police unit
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9 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

A major report on business crime shows just how much cybercrime has grown in the last four years and how current law enforcement is failing to deal with the problem.

EMC buys Iomega for $213 million cash
News
9 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The information systems and storage vendor makes strategic acquisition of the Zip drive creator to break into consumer and small business markets.

Microsoft patches Windows graphics bugs
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9 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Critical patches that the software giant warned were affecting its latest Vista and Server 2008 operating systems have been released as part of its 'Patch Tuesday' cycle to address vulnerabi

SNW 08: Storage must cut energy use
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8 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

But going green isn't just about being good, as energy costs and risks are driving companies to consider their efficiency.

HP introduces Eee PC rival
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8 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

VIA processor powered HP 2133 Mini-Note budget laptop is aimed at the education market, as more Eee PC rivals hit the market.

Businesses failing to support e-learning
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8 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Although e-learning is increasing in use, most businesses are failing to support employees in using it properly.

Virtualisation sparks European storage trend
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8 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

Following in the footsteps of software virtualisation success, a new survey has found the storage virtualisation market is poised for growth.

Prison a 'fair' punishment for data breach failures
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8 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

It appears that the boardroom needs to buck up its ideas about data loss prevention fast, as some industry experts call for data breach failings to be punished with jail time.

Europe ready for software as a service, says IDC
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8 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

"Positive and ambitious" spending indicators from European companies surprise analysts, who are predicting strong growth in the hosted applications market in the next 24 months.

Trusted sites become primary target for hackers
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8 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

The latest Symantec security report reveals that everyday trusted web sites, rather than obvious targets like banks, are now the prime target of hacking and data harvesting activities.

AMD to axe 10 per cent of workforce
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8 Apr, 2008
Chris Green

Slump in sales prompts the chip maker to drastically reduce staff numbers in an effort to cut costs and reduce capacity.

BT to get new chief executive
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8 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Ian Livingstone, currently running BT Retail, to take over as chief executive, as current boss Ben Verwaayen steps down after six years in the job.

Caffè Nero completes BT hotspot roll out
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8 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The coffee chain says its service will help to capitalise on the one in four workers who regularly escape the office to work in coffee shops, according to BT business research.

Mobile IT responds to Corporate Manslaughter Act
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7 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

UK businesses are looking to increase their investment in mobile technology to stay compliant with the latest piece of legislation to take health and safety responsibilities beyond the workplace.

London firms are information graveyards
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7 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A new employee survey carried out among a number of the UK capital's firms has found information is buried and so hard to get to, it is challenging productivity and operational effectiveness.

Businesses ignore cost of software testing risks
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7 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

A new survey has found growing understanding of the importance of software testing, but that inadequate training and practices is still costing businesses significant amounts of money.

Yahoo not opposed to Microsoft takeover bid
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7 Apr, 2008
Reuters IT Pro

In a surprise clarification of Yahoo's position on the unsolicited takeover bid from Microsoft, the Yahoo board states that its issue is with the value placed on its business, not the potential b

Kaspersky launches malware education scheme
News
7 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

IT professionals now have the chance to go face-to-face with the malware threats they deal with on a regular basis.

Managing IT with a mobile phone
In-depth
7 Apr, 2008
Simon Bisson

Use your smartphone as a handy system administration tool - whenever and wherever you are.

HSBC loses disc with 370,000 details
News
7 Apr, 2008
Reuters

Another banking giant has lost confidential customer details, in an incident that mirrors the HM Revenue and Customs data loss of 2007.

Companies that outsource are most vulnerable to hacking
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7 Apr, 2008
Benny Har-Even

Organisations that admit to being frequently hacked outsource large chunks of their code, a report claims.

Ofcom to auction off advanced telecoms spectrum
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7 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

The regulator confirms that valuable spectrum suitable for wireless internet connectivity and other data services will be sold off this summer.

Alcatel-Lucent victory in Microsoft patent lawsuit
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7 Apr, 2008
Daisuke Wakabayashi Reuters

Jury rules against the Windows maker, awarding a multi-million dollar damages settlement to the telecoms maker.

IT PRO Podcast: Intel Developer Forum news roundup
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4 Apr, 2008
IT Pro

Our first podcast for 2008, we discuss the announcements from Intel's developer event in China, mobile phone news from Las Vegas, computer museum problems in Swindon and success for Microsoft in

Not even Vista SP1 escapes next Patch Tuesday
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4 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The latest major updates to its core product set, Windows Server 2008 and Vista SP1, are set for patches in next Microsoft's next security bulletin.

'Tiny' proportion of UK users accessing super-fast broadband
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4 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

Broadband networks in the UK are simply not good enough to give the connection speeds providers are advertising.

Public Sector Roundup: Taking docs online
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4 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Cheltenham council boosts e-doc management, GP2GP sees a hundred thousand transfers, and Milton Keynes rolls out children's software.

Microsoft gives Windows XP a reprieve
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4 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

But it only extends its concession to the XP Home version, to capitalise on the emerging market for cut-down, low cost PCs.

"Ethical hacker" training to battle attacks
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4 Apr, 2008
Elizabeth Wolfe

Training camps teach IT workers the ways of the hackers who infiltrate their companies' systems thousands of times a year.

CTIA: Qualcomm updates Gobi roadmap
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4 Apr, 2008
Stephen Pritchard

Embedded chips to dominate mobile broadband product development in the coming year.

Notts NHS rolls out medical-grade network
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4 Apr, 2008
Miya Knights

The Midlands's Trust has signed a multimillion-pound deal to overhaul its networks using Cisco technology.

IDF: Intel's astonishing SSD claims
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4 Apr, 2008
David Fearon

The chip company has made some spectacular claims about its new solid state hard drives.

Cameron pledges end to "hubristic" IT
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3 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

The Conservative leader has said his party would create modular IT projects, rather than massive ones like the NHS IT upgrade.

Gartner: Global IT budgets to hold steady
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3 Apr, 2008
Nicole Kobie

But they will soften slightly in the US as economic concerns continue.

IBM takes Second Life private for the enterprise
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3 Apr, 2008
Reuters

The tech firm will use the Second Life Grid to host private areas of the virtual world on its own servers for security reasons.

Week in Review: Big news from the US and China
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3 Apr, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

IT PRO has all the big stories from IDF in Shanghai, CTIA in Vegas and more in a busy week for the tech world.