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Yahoo stock moves closer to Microsoft bid level

News 8 Feb, 2008 Matthew Sparkes

The potential of a Microsoft takeover bid for Yahoo, let alone an improved offer has propelled the value of Yahoo's stock to almost match the $31 a share value of the initial bid proposal.

London theatres overhaul website content management

News 8 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

The re-launch of the Society of London Theatre website will promote the capital's theatrical talent, powered by a new content management system.

DoH confirms NHS IT head has left

News 8 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Richard Granger officially ended his role at the end of last month, the Department of Health has confirmed.

Business workgroup tools added to Google Apps

News 8 Feb, 2008 Reuters

UPDATED: Improved business functionality in Google's hosted web-based application suite set to increase competition with Microsoft's Office and SharePoint packages.

Patch Tuesday to deliver Valentine's bug massacre

News 8 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

With twelve security updates, seven of which are rated critical, Microsoft is planning to keep administrators particularly busy next week.

Psychological profiling IT boosts StudentStore sales

News 7 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

Academic IT equipment e-tailer is personalising its web store through its early adoption of new technology that maps online activity to language and behaviour using neural nets.

IBM Cognos acquisition bears fruit

News 7 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

In the biggest portfolio shake-up since launching its Information On Demand strategy, IBM has unveiled new products and services that extend its business intelligence and data warehousing ambitions.

SCO shareholders may come away with nothing

News 7 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

Latest instalment in the financial woes of the Unix vendor that took on Novell reveals losses, plummeting profits and possible death knell for shareholders.

Piracy crackdown nabs 41 Glasgow firms

News 7 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

A month-long programme has helped thousands of Glasgow firms check their software licences - and also caught a few companies out.

Time Warner to log off from AOL

News 7 Feb, 2008 Chris Green

End of the road is in sight for the troublesome AOL Time Warner mega-merger, as media giant starts work on plans to split the online business from the core Time Warner organisation.

Mobile World Congress 2008 preview: part two

News 7 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

IT PRO brings you a sneak peek of what you can expect to see and hear at Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry's biggest annual event, ahead of kick off next week.

BT profits down almost a third

News 7 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

Revenue at the telecoms giant for the third quarter crept up by one per cent, but profit before tax nosedived by 30 per cent as investment and restructuring costs hit home.

Fujitsu lands £34 million police contract

News 7 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Northern Ireland's police service has signed a managed services contract with Fujitsu Services.

Broadband and ITV eat into BSkyB earnings

News 7 Feb, 2008 Chris Green

The satellite broadcaster clocks up its first loss in six years as the cost of building up its fledgling ADSL service and a £343 million write-down on the value of its stake in rival ITV wipe out depr

Credit card data regulation revises self-assessment

News 7 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

The council administering the PCI DSS data security standard has revised its self-assessment questionnaire to promote compliance and adoption.

NHS has lost thousands of smartcards

News 6 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Connecting for Health has admitted that some four thousand smartcards used to access NHS computer systems have gone missing.

Mobile World Congress 2008 preview: part one

News 6 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

IT PRO brings you a sneak peek of what you can expect to see and hear at Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry's biggest annual event, ahead of kick off next week.

BA rings in changes with T5 IP network

News 6 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

The new terminal's IP network has concluded the final testing phase and is ready to go live when T5 does.

Mobile web usage grows as text boom continues

News 6 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

New figures from the Mobile Data Association show that data usage is continuing to drive growth, particularly SMS, MMS and mobile internet browsing.

LG gets ready to launch KF510 slider phone

News 6 Feb, 2008 Benny Har-Even

LG aims to lure the smart set with a thin, shiny handset with touch sensitive navigation.

HP unveils SMB disk arrays

News 6 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Cost-effective array line will help small and medium-sized businesses jump on the virtualised storage bandwagon.

EU overtakes US in spam spewing stakes

News 6 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

Symantec's monthly spam report reveals the origin of the majority of European spam is closer to home than ever before.

Scotland against sound on CCTV, says ICO

News 6 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Almost three-quarters of people surveyed in Scotland have come out against CCTV cameras which record conversations, according to research by the Information Commissioner's Office.

Co-op manages debt with new performance tools

News 6 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

Training and performance management systems have produced a cost saving of 29 per cent for the Co-op's financial services arm.

Low-energy chip cuts power use by 90 per cent

News 6 Feb, 2008 Benny Har-Even

Processor concept is also seen as a first step towards super low voltage chips powered by the human body itself, and could be with us in five years.

Public Sector Roundup: CCTV to watch emissions

News 6 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

This week, London uses its camera and database system to track trucks for emission control, Birmingham rolls out a new mobile system, and the government offers £10 million for data research.

Apple excels in smartphone market

News 6 Feb, 2008 Barry Collins

Apple claims number three spot in worldwide smartphone sales, meaning Nokia and RIM may start having to look over their shoulders.

Website growth buoys Apache share

News 5 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

A survey of web survey use and website growth from December to January has found those running on the Apache web server are regaining dominance.

UK banks offer poor online customer service

News 5 Feb, 2008 Asavin Wattanajantra

Financial institutions haven't kept with pace with online customers, with poor service and more worryingly, poor security.

EDS must pay up, MPs told

News 5 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

A report has called for the HMRC to take EDS to court if the outsourcing firm doesn't pay its settlement regarding a flawed tax system.

Flybe protects transactional data with PCI compliance

News 5 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

The airline is using network and security incident monitoring technology to ensure it complies with regulations for storing and accessing credit card data.

Apple releases 16GB iPhone

News 5 Feb, 2008 Benny Har-Even

Long rumoured upgrade to the iPod-based smartphone is quietly released, causing great surprise in the industry.

Dell launches EqualLogic storage

News 5 Feb, 2008 Nicole Kobie

Just after its acquisition of EqualLogic has been completed, Dell has launched a rebranded selection of storage network arrays.

Costa Coffee migration optimises supply chain

News 5 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

The coffee company has streamlined operations to boost growth with an upgrade of enterprise resource planning software.

Google unveils new SaaS security applications

News 5 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

Company tries to ensure the smallest and the biggest organisations benefit from the same levels of security with new products.

Vista service pack set for imminent release

News 5 Feb, 2008 Chris Green

Microsoft confirms the long-awaited update for its latest desktop operating system has been passed to PC makers, signalling a public release soon.

HSBC invests in new London data centre

News 5 Feb, 2008 Miya Knights

London-based, custom data centre facility will serve as cornerstone to banking giant's European IT infrastructure.

Your views on the news: Bill Gates' UK swan song

News 4 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

Readers say whether they rate or hate when it comes to Microsoft's chairman.

O2 launches professional services arm

News 4 Feb, 2008 Maggie Holland

The mobile giant is building on its heritage in the communications space by creating a dedicated professional services team for enterprise customers.

Microsoft software pirates sent to jail

News 4 Feb, 2008 Asavin Wattanajantra

A blow against piracy around the world as the law finally catches up with software-copying crime syndicate.