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Conservation International uses big data analytics to help the environment
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business analytics

Conservation International uses big data analytics to help the environment

Rainforest studies produce a surprising amount of data, something HP has helped Conservation International control
31 Jul 2014
Google unblocked by China as Tiananmen anniversary passes
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Google unblocked by China as Tiananmen anniversary passes

Google services are availible again to Chinese users following disruption during the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square
10 Jul 2014
Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping
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Policy & legislation

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation
10 Jul 2014
NetSuite facing legal action over "broken" ERP promises
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enterprise resource planning (ERP)

NetSuite facing legal action over "broken" ERP promises

NetSuite accused of misleading textiles company, court case claims
9 Jul 2014
Google announces winners of “Giving through Glass” contest
Mobile

Google announces winners of “Giving through Glass” contest

Google gives non-profit organisations the chance to create their own Google Glass apps
9 Jul 2014
World Cup 2014 semi final smashes Twitter records
Software

World Cup 2014 semi final smashes Twitter records

The World Cup 2014 semi final between Germany and Brazil has become the most talked about sports event in Twitter history
9 Jul 2014
IBM to clean China's air with big data analysis
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big data

IBM to clean China's air with big data analysis

IBM seals the deal on 10-year plan to help Chinese officials clean up Beijing
7 Jul 2014
Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related
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Security

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity
7 Jul 2014
Squeaky Dolphin and the NSA programs you never knew about
Security

Squeaky Dolphin and the NSA programs you never knew about

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months
4 Jul 2014
Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday to feature 2 critical fixes
Patch Tuesday
Security

Microsoft's July Patch Tuesday to feature 2 critical fixes

Microsoft has notified users of upcoming security fixes, including two critical-rated vulnerabilities
4 Jul 2014
New .uk domain name passes 100,000 registrations
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New .uk domain name passes 100,000 registrations

Amazon, Apple and Starbucks among big firms registering for new domain
3 Jul 2014
Government announces £1m fund to help women in business
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News

Government announces £1m fund to help women in business

New government fund set up to challenge female entrepreneurs to grow their companies
3 Jul 2014
UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds
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public sector

UK ISPs block 1/5 websites on child protection grounds

ISPs are blocking perfectly legal web pages in an attempt to protect children from the internet, a study suggests
2 Jul 2014
GCHQ taken to court by ISPs over network spying
Security

GCHQ taken to court by ISPs over network spying

GCHQ under threat of lawsuit from ISP companies angered over Snowden spying revelations
2 Jul 2014
Home Office looks to G-Cloud for future IT
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Cloud

Home Office looks to G-Cloud for future IT

The Home Office has announced it will be the next department to cut large contracts and head to the G-Cloud
2 Jul 2014
Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry
Business strategy

Government invests £150m to kickstart UK robotics industry

Government's "Great Challenge" hopes to make UK a world-beater in the robotics market by 2025
1 Jul 2014
BT lifts lid on UK-wide scale of DDoS attacks
Malware attack
Security

BT lifts lid on UK-wide scale of DDoS attacks

Attackers are employing effective techniques to bring down companies for days at a time
1 Jul 2014
Worldwide IT spending to slow in 2014
Money
Business strategy

Worldwide IT spending to slow in 2014

Global spending on IT is set to be lower than predicted, according to Gartner
30 Jun 2014
Government writes-off £56m ERP project
Government
public sector

Government writes-off £56m ERP project

Ministry of Justice makes a U-turn on multi-million pound IT contracts
30 Jun 2014
Dropbox cited as command centre for Taiwanese Trojan
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cloud security

Dropbox cited as command centre for Taiwanese Trojan

Dropbox integral as a malware base for criminal attacks on Taiwanese government
30 Jun 2014
Google’s Project Tango coming to tablets in 2015
business apps

Google’s Project Tango coming to tablets in 2015

Google announces spatial mapping tech will ship in 2015 with purpose-built LG tablet
27 Jun 2014
Google Fit health platform to monitor Android users
Mobile

Google Fit health platform to monitor Android users

The search giant has announced a new health platform for Android named Google Fit
26 Jun 2014
UK cloud customers confused by choice
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infrastructure as a service (IaaS)

UK cloud customers confused by choice

Too many clouds spoil the adoption, according to a global survey of IT professionals
26 Jun 2014
Amazon delivery drones to be banned by US authorities
Business strategy

Amazon delivery drones to be banned by US authorities

Amazon’s fleet of delivery drones could be grounded if the FAA gets its way
25 Jun 2014
UK Police woefully unequipped to handle data
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data protection

UK Police woefully unequipped to handle data

Only one in 17 police forces tested by the ICO have been found to adequately handle people’s data
25 Jun 2014
Skyhigh Networks backed by Salesforce in $40m funding round
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Business strategy

Skyhigh Networks backed by Salesforce in $40m funding round

Cloud security company gets big name backer in its second successful funding drive
24 Jun 2014
EU firms ignore more than 40% of customer data requests
data protection

EU firms ignore more than 40% of customer data requests

EU companies are ignoring more than four out of ten data requests from their customers, it is claimed
24 Jun 2014
Dropbox used by hackers to "spread" dangerous malware
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hacking

Dropbox used by hackers to "spread" dangerous malware

Malware and viruses are being hosted on Dropbox and have infected more than 500,000 people already
23 Jun 2014
Google unveils $50m drive to get girls coding
Business strategy

Google unveils $50m drive to get girls coding

Google's "Made With Code" initiative aims to interest young women in computer science to bridge the gender gap
23 Jun 2014
Heartbleed bug still a risk for 300,000 unpatched servers
Security

Heartbleed bug still a risk for 300,000 unpatched servers

Initial fears about the havoc Heartbleed could cause have started to die down, but users still need to patch their systems
23 Jun 2014
Government row sparked over IT procurement
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Business strategy

Government row sparked over IT procurement

Vince Cable attacks conservative IT policy for slow emails and standstill systems
20 Jun 2014
Gender gap widens as fewer women employed in IT
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Business strategy

Gender gap widens as fewer women employed in IT

Figures released by a UK institute suggest the number of women in IT is in steady decline
18 Jun 2014
Microsoft: Office work is obsolete in the mobile & BYOD era
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Business strategy

Microsoft: Office work is obsolete in the mobile & BYOD era

The office is an outdated concept, says Microsoft’s Anand Krishnan
18 Jun 2014
LSE: Cloud is "years ahead" of modern IT
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Cloud

LSE: Cloud is "years ahead" of modern IT

Professor at the London School of Economics hails the cloud as years ahead of modern IT services
17 Jun 2014
IBM: Cloud to power enterprise business growth for years to come
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Cloud

IBM: Cloud to power enterprise business growth for years to come

The cloud will be a key factor in aiding business growth in the future, says IBM CTO
17 Jun 2014
Microsoft releases develop-centric web browser
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web browser

Microsoft releases develop-centric web browser

Microsoft reveals its new developer-focused browser to gain ground on rivals
16 Jun 2014