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Gartner: Top tech for business
News
11 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Tech trends such as green IT, cloud computing and social networking might seem overhyped, but they’ll change the way business is done in the future, the analyst firm has said.

Microsoft lines up seven critical patches for August
News
11 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday will include seven critical updates relating to both Windows and Office.

Law firm makes case for two-factor authentication
RSA SecurID token
News
11 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

Hodge Jones & Allen has outsourced key ID and security management to provide IT users with secure remote access to confidential data and systems.

What's happened to Sony Ericsson?
In-depth
11 Aug, 2008
Benny Har-Even

As Sony Ericsson's profits crumble, we ask what's become of the formerly profit making company and look at what it needs to do to recover.

Insurer improves IT after taking it back in-house
News
11 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

Liverpool Victoria is introducing centralised IT management capabilities across it UK operations after taking responsibility for IT back in-house.

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Professional review
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Professional
Reviews
11 Aug, 2008
Simon Williams

Speech recognition and speech-to-text software has improved considerably in recent years, but can the latest version of Dragon cut it in the real world?

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TfL terminates £100 million Oyster contract
News
11 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Weeks after the system failed, Transport for London has ended the Oyster card contract seven years early.

Companies fail to safeguard mobile data
News
11 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

A new survey has found the level of sensitive corporate data stored on mobile devices has increased while the use of encryption and centralised security management measures is low.

EXCLUSIVE - Astaro Web Gateway AWG3000
Reviews
8 Aug, 2008
Dave Mitchell

Web content filtering is important for many businesses and Astaro's Web Gateway AWG3000 appliance is a sophisticated solution.

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Hitting a home run with IM
Major League Baseball
In-depth
8 Aug, 2008
IT Pro

Case Study: Major League Baseball turns to web-based instant messaging to increase dwell time on its web site and boost fan loyalty.

IBM in mobile software and services push
IBM
News
8 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The IT giant plans new business intelligence and mainframe integration capabilities with its mobility software and services.

BBC dragged into child data loss incident
BBC
News
8 Aug, 2008
Chris Green

Independent production company commissioned by the Beeb loses data relating to 250 children, including when their homes would be empty and easy to burgle.

Week in review: How safe is your data?
News
8 Aug, 2008
Benny Har-Even

The TK Maxx data theft is back in the news as 11 are charged, Microsoft unveils SQL Server 2008 and thanks to Delta, in-flight Wi-Fi finally arrives on planes.

Asus launches yet another Eee PC
Eee PC
News
8 Aug, 2008
Matthew Sparkes

The Eee S101 boasts an Atom processor, 64GB SSD and comes in at half the price of Apple’s MacBook Air.

Lax practices belie backup confidence
Hard Disk failure
News
8 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

A major survey of UK companies’ backup and recovery provisions has found security and procedural best practice are sorely lacking.

How to Set up Remote Admin using Netviewer
Tutorials
8 Aug, 2008
Mary Branscombe

Simplify remote support by seeing and controlling the PC you’re trying to fix with Netviewer one2one - Mary Branscombe shows you how to speed through a session.

Google’s AOL investment takes a dive
AOL
News
8 Aug, 2008
Reuters

Moves by Time Warner to separate AOL into a standalone business set a far lower valuation for the firm than the one set by Google’s original investment.

Icahn takes seat on Yahoo’s board
Yahoo
News
8 Aug, 2008
Reuters

Rebel shareholder joins the board of the under-fire internet company as part of a peace deal to quell shareholder unrest.

NHS splits CIO role in two
NHS
News
8 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

New IT leaders to head the NHS IT modernisation programme, costing over a third more the CIO they will replace.

Virgin Media loses 20,000 customers
Virgin media
News
7 Aug, 2008
Chris Green

A positive set of second quarter financial results are overshadowed by disappointing customer retention figures.

UK is a spam and phishing hotspot
News
7 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

Anti-spam firm calls for collaborative action to stem a fast-growing tide of spam and phishing attacks it has found originated and aimed at UK users.

DNS researcher claims 35 ways to exploit flaw
News
7 Aug, 2008
Matthew Sparkes

Dan Kaminsky has told the Black Hat conference that the DNS security flaw is even worse than expected.

IT management roles fall, but rest are static
News
7 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

New figures have suggested that IT jobs are largely holding steady despite an economic downturn.

Oracle rushes to patch serious flaw
News
7 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The software giant has patched a flaw given its most severe vulnerability rating, after issuing an advisory on it last week.

Revealed: what IT pros want from work
News
7 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

A survey has uncovered the top deal breakers when it comes to IT employment.

Nisa-Today’s sources locally with e-trading
Nisa Today's retailer
News
7 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The high-street grocer has deployed new electronic trading software and services to support its local sourcing initiatives.

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008
News
7 Aug, 2008
Barry Collins

The latest version of the database software focuses on scalability, reporting tools and large-scale data warehousing.

Google increases its search dominance
ComScore
News
7 Aug, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Google has raised its market share lead as the most popular search site in the UK.

Chinese web control an Olympic challenge for tech firms
In-depth
7 Aug, 2008
Nicole Kobie

Chinese web censorship has been a hot topic ahead of the Beijing Olympics, but it’s not just journalists being hit – IT firms and other businesses are also being hit by online restrictions.

Office ban on social network sites is detrimental, says reports
Social Networking
News
6 Aug, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

Both Gartner and Huddle.net have found that banning the use of social networking sites in the workplace could be doing more harm than good.

Analysis: The biggest identity fraud in history
News
6 Aug, 2008
Asavin Wattanajantra

IT PRO looks at how millions of credit and debit card numbers were stolen from US and UK retailers, and examines how taking this case to court could help the international fight against identity theft

Open source consortium targets the desktop, again
Linux Penguin
News
6 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The four leading Linux software vendors have joined forces with IBM in the latest effort to build and sell desktop PCs pre-loaded with Linux.

EU questions UK government on Phorm
Phorm
News
6 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The government has been given until the end of the month to respond to questions from the European Union on the legality of Phorm’s web monitoring methods.

e-Passports fail cloning test
UK e-Passport
News
6 Aug, 2008
Ash Dosanjh

The theft of 3,000 blank passports last month coupled with Dutch research into recoding contactless chips highlights the real threat of fraudulent use.

Google's new search appliance can index 10 million files
News
6 Aug, 2008
Reuters

Google upgrades its enterprise appliance which allows businesses to have 'Google-style' web search.

Fender amps up business continuity
Fender Guitar
News
6 Aug, 2008
Miya Knights

The world famous guitar brand has taken on new managed services to safeguard the delivery of business critical applications from its UK headquarters.

Charges brought in TK Maxx data theft case
News
6 Aug, 2008
Reuters

Charges have been brought against suspects in one of the largest identity-thefts on record, which included data from TK Maxx, the UK arm of TJX.

NetSuite sales boost as SaaS goes mainstream
NetSuite HQ
News
6 Aug, 2008
Chris Green

The hosted business software provider reports another strong quarter as it edges closer to profitability, helped by growing ARPU and international sales.

Cisco posts stronger than expected results
News
6 Aug, 2008
Reuters

The networking giant's latest results make for positive reading amid industry economic concern.

Strong Yahoo protest revealed as vote recounted
Yahoo HQ
News
6 Aug, 2008
Reuters

A shareholder vote recount has revealed a bigger protest against the current board than was first thought.