Insurance firm drives IT efficiencies with VDI
Traditional desktop PC replacement project slashes costs, admin and carbon footprint.
Swarovski sparkles after solving IT bottleneck
The cut crystal giant has boosted performance for customers and employees alike.
Cloud provides recipe for Yo! Sushi success
International restaurant chain saves with business applications upgrade to support growth.
Network & Internet
New comms supports debt counselling service
Charity improves staff productivity and customer service levels with unified communications.
BT launches life sciences R&D into cloud
Introduction of cloud services for pharmaceutical industry is set to increase productivity.
Citrix launches CloudStack 3
The first release under proprietary brand increases integration and builds portfolio and community.
Google working on Siri rival?
Latest rumours circulate about efforts to catch up with iPhone voice software.
Explosion confirmed at Apple supplier factory
Will disruption at the Chinese manufacturing plant disrupt Apple's supply chain?
ICO: Private email is subject to FOI
Guidance suggests organisations should update communications policies.
Google to launch Wallet in UK?
Rumours suggest web giant will trial contactless mobile payment platform in time for 2012 Olympics.
CIO warning: Prepare now for eurozone crisis
Gartner issues enterprise IT wake-up call over impact of current global economic events.
Nissan signs up for Microsoft Dynamics CRM cloud
The pair sign a global deal to build an Azure-based dealer management system and host it on Microsoft's public cloud.
If retailers build it, will the shoppers come?
Will mobile shopping revolutionise our High Street? Miya Knights tries to find out…
Direct commerce IT goes multi-channel
London trade show highlights latest retail technology trends and challenges.
M-commerce reaching tipping point
2012 predicted to be breakthrough year for consumers interacting and shopping via mobile devices.
Cloud equipment market to exceed $33 billion in 2011
Deployments driven by the accelerated IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS adoption will boost the cloud equipment market this year, an analyst firm claims.
ICO issues more council fines
But some call into question severity of penalty for mistakenly emailed personal data.
EC invests in aerospace and defence software framework
€3.5 million funding goes towards framework development for complex real-time industry systems.
Twitter acquires mobile security firm
Android data encryption and security management software boosts micro-blogging platform defences.
Cyber crime on the rise in the UK
Cyber crime contributes to rising UK fraud levels, according to consultancy’s latest global research.
Policy & legislation
Nominet to review domain suspension policy
Internet registry goes back to drawing board after ISPs reject cyber defence plans.
NPIA renegotiates £1m PNN3 contract saving
Cable&Wireless secure communications network contract extended for less money.
Government publishes cyber security strategy
Government sets out plans to strengthen national defences over the next four years.
PayPal predicts mobiles to replace wallets by 2016
Analysts forecast when touch-and-pay technology when will mature, driven by operators, Apple and Google
mergers and acquisitions
EC clears Western Digital Hitachi deal
Merger approved as good for competition in storage market under the EU merger regulation.
Network & Internet
Nokia Siemens says 17,000 jobs will go
Thousands of jobs will go as part of a major global restructuring programme to refocus on mobile networks and services.
Windows 8 promises setup improvements
Microsoft details changes to next operating system release to cut installation times by 90 per cent.
Government sets out IT procurement plans
£50bn Whitehall procurement opportunity published online includes IT and facilities management.
Server & storage
Mainframe skills shortage putting businesses in danger
Overlooked mainframe skills transfer challenges put mission-critical business operations at risk.
Kroes speech fuels copyright debate
Digital agenda champion slams “straitjacket” of single model and calls on IT industry to find “transparent” tracking technologies.
Intellect launches talent and innovation drive
New set of initiatives are launched to help Government harness the talent and innovation of UK tech firms.
OpenSUSE release boosts cloud support and desktop
New release adds desktop integration of open source cloud storage and computing services.
iPhone’s Siri hacked for Android
Mobile developers crack smartphone voice recognition software protocol for use on other devices
Companies still clueless on security?
Surveys find half of laptops not protected and a lack of cyber attack awareness in smaller firms.
Server & storage
Intel touts Knights Corner 1 teraflop performance
New accelerator chip based om Many Integrated Core architecture breaks the one-teraflop barrier