Archive

June 2005

  • Ex-CA boss accused of paying £2m bribe

    The US government has accused former Computer Associates chief executive officer Sanjay Kumar of paying a $3.7m (£2m) bribe to a customer who had threatened to tell the government about a bogus sof...

  • Faster Java RFID readers from Sun

    Sun Microsystems has launched an improved range of Java-enabled radio frequency identification (RFID) reader platforms to deliver faster processing times.

  • India to tighten data security laws

    Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh has instructed government officials to move quickly and amend the country’s technology legislation so as to provide for tighter data security.

  • Ofcom consults industry on BT's fairer telecoms proposals

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a series of consultations following last week’s announcement that BT has agreed to restructure its business to create a fairer telecoms market.

  • Top public sector CIOs join CIO Connect

    Thirty members of the government’s Council of Chief Information Officers (CIO Council) have joined National Computing Centre body CIO Connect to share IT strategies with the private sector.

  • Senators debate crackdown on data theft

    The US Senate is considering a bill to boost personal data security and crack down on data theft, as corporate America struggles to keep a lid on continuing data loss scandals.

  • Offshoring drives up Xansa profits

    IT outsourcer Xansa has posted a near-30% increase in operating profits for the year ending 30 April, as it continues to expand its Indian outsourcing operation.

  • Birmingham whittles bidders down to two

    Birmingham Council has shortlisted Capita and IBM as potential strategic partners for a major business transformation and IT services outsourcing project.

  • Smartphones slip under corporate security radar

    Companies risk losing sensitive data and documents because they are failing to secure the Blackberry devices and mobile phones used by their workforce, a mobile telecoms provider warned this week.

  • IT is from Mars, Business users are from Venus

    When it comes to BI, columnist Rick Sherman says business users and IT groups suffer from relationship issues. Not to worry he says, the power user can be key to your BI success.


  • GroupWise 7 beta comes with 10-year pledge

    Novell has rolled out the beta version of its GroupWise 7 collaboration platform, which is designed to offer better functionality, greater integration with rival products and pre-bundled Linux capa...

  • Google refines personalised searching

    Google has developed a new version of its personalised search technology, using previous searches to refine subsequent search results for a user.

  • BT to roll out broadband TV in 2006

    BT says it will use Microsoft’s Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) software platform to deliver TV over broadband in the UK from next year.

  • Malware gives fake Microsoft fix routine another spin

    Security research company Websense Security Labs has warned of a new wave of malicious spoof Microsoft security e-mails.

  • Pope worm alert

    Security software company Sophos has alerted users to an e-mail virus disguised as a breaking news bulletin, covering anything from the alleged death of Michael Jackson to conspiracy theories about...

  • Windows 2000 gets one last update

    Microsoft has issued the last major update to its popular Windows 2000 operating system.

  • Sun powers down Linux desktops

    Sun Microsystems is winding down a strategy to sell Linux-based desktop systems to users.

  • New waste laws target IT kit

    IT managers will soon have to grapple with new hazardous waste regulations on the handling and disposal of computer equipment, including monitors and some PCs.

  • SeeBeyond buy builds Sun SOA

    Sun Microsystems is to acquire SeeBeyond Technology for $387m (£209m) to strengthen its position in the service-oriented architecture (SOA) market.

  • Virtual hybrid workgroups are critical to successful offshore sourcing

    The global sourcing phenomenon necessitates virtual workgroups consisting of internal employees and external contractors. Follow eight tactical guidelines to ensure a successful and productive work...