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Western Digital unveils 'green' hard drives

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Western Digital launches GreenPower hard disk range that could save "companies thousands of pounds."

Wi-Fi-based RTLS to invade RFID's turf

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RFID can no longer boast exclusivity in real-time location services as Wi-Fi based technology is now being used for the

TomTom to buy map maker Tele Atlas for £1.2bn

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Acquisition will give sat nav maker control of previously third party essential mapping data, but deal could pose proble

NHS to cut call costs with VoiP rollout

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National Health Service's N3 broadband network has been enhanced to handle voice calls.

Virgin Media calls for first takeover bids

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Cable firm sets deadlines for formal interest as sell-off looks certain.

OFT to probe Tiscali's Pipex buy

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ISPs asks Office of Fair Trading to investigate Tiscali's £210 million Pipex acquisition.

Acer rumoured to be buying Packard Bell

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Taiwanese giant Acer is being hotly tipped as the front runner for a Packard Bell takeover.

UK lags in open source adoption

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The UK is behind the US and much of Europe in taking up open source technologies, according to a massive survey by Alfre

Spammers using PDF to avoid detection

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The first spam email with a PDF attachment was detected in early June, and now PDF spam is making up eight per cent of a

Transport Direct grabs 12 million web visitors

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Head of Transport Direct website says quality data helped it attract 12 million visitors in under two years.

Social networking sites a boon for identity criminals

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Putting personal data on sites such as Facebook and MySpace is allowing criminals to commit identity theft.

The Met Office gets to grips with weather software and data

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Case Study: The Met Office is one of the world's leading providers of weather information services.

Isilon crams 1.6 Petabytes into clustered NAS system

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New appliance can form cluster offering 1.6 Petabytes of storage available as a single volume.

iPhone not to blame for university Wi-Fi problems

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Network problems at Duke University that had been blamed on Apple's smartphone and its Wi-Fi implementation turn ou

Welsh schools' email goes open source

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UK's largest educational open source email system, serving 40,000 users, is launched in Carmarthenshire.

Qualcomm chip ban appeal rejected

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US federal trade ban on certain mobile phones containing Qualcomm chips remains in place as judge criticises the company

New NHS IT minister named

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Ben Bradshaw, MP for Exeter, will take over ministerial lead for the Connecting for Health IT programme, it was announce

Microsoft moves to quash Vista service pack rumours

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SP1 not about to make an appearance as Microsoft dispels rumours.

Don't click on Harry Potter spoiler links, urge experts

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Links to websites claiming to reveal the ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows could end in a virus outbreak, w

Philips Lite-On drops Blu-ray drive price

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More Blu-ray lasers means less costly data archiving equipment.

CompuGroup outbids IBA for iSoft

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German software firm set to pay a 19 per cent premium to grab control of troubled NHS software supplier iSoft.

Education Roundup: Schools use new web tools

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This week, Preston College trials web-based enrolment software, online training programme iTeach launches, Shireland ex

Half of business users addicted to email

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UK business employees unable to step away from their email, even when on vacation or sick, new research has found.

Schools not backing up data

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A majority do not have a system which allows for easy recovery of lost data, despite 20 per cent having lost information

Simpsons spam and Potter worms flood web

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Experts warn that criminals are using this summer's big books and films as means to churn out spam and worms to vic

The Midweek Interview: Bill Shelton part two

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Bill Shelton, Data Protection Manager product manager at Microsoft, talks about future developments in storage software

British net users hooked on social networking

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uSwitch survey reveals that broadband culture is leading to social networking online overtaking real social interaction.

Microsoft makes $3 billion Q4 profit

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Good quarterly results overshadowed by $1 billion provision for warranty and repair costs on faulty Xbox 360 consoles.

PC sales rise in spite of Vista malaise

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HP keeps top spot in PC sales chart, but Dell struggling with below-average growth, and all retailers suffering from a l

SanDisk speeds away with new flash memory card

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CompactFlash card offers data transfer rates of 45MB/sec.

UK leaves Europe and US in ITAD shadows

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The UK is ahead of the pack in terms of maxmising the value of old equipment and disposing of what's no longer requ

Quarter of jobs filled online

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Survey by Jobcentre Plus shows more and more companies are turning to the web to find new employees.

Oracle buys authentication firm Bharosa

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Oracle adds identity fraud prevention company Bharosa to its security lineup.

Travel company calls for holiday BlackBerry ban

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Alpharooms.com is calling for a return to days of old when holidays were used to escape from work rather than cram more

IT Security must adapt to remote working

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Expert warns that passwords are not enough security for staff working outside the corporate firewall.

FCC to auction off spectrum for US digital switchover

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Analysts believe the valuable licences could sell for between $10-30 billion.

IBM results show healthiest revenue since 2001

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Big Blue reports its strongest quarter since 2001, with revenue of $23.8 billion and year-on-year growth in its services

Toshiba recalls even more Sony laptop batteries

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In addition to the 340,000 batteries it recalled in September 2006, Toshiba will replace even more Sony-based battery pa

Public Sector Roundup: New leader, same old software

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This week, the government's transformation plans get a new leader, a survey shows local authorities use the same si

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