November 2006 | Archive by Month |


November 2006

  • Wick gets first piece of BT's 21CN

    The tiny village of Wick, near Cardiff, is the first conurbation in the UK to be served by BT’s new IP-based 21st Century Network (21CN).

  • Vista consumer uptake to outstrip business use

    Consumer take-up of Windows Vista will far outstrip business take-up in terms of their share of the market, said analyst IDC.

  • European Commission calls for real fight against spam

    The European Commission has said member states must do more to fight the spread of spam.

  • Corel to support rival document formats

    Corel's WordPerfect Office software is being updated to support both the Oasis-based Open Document Format (ODF) and Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML).

  • Symantec distributes Vista security tools

    Symantec is distributing beta versions of Norton Internet Security 2007 and Norton AntiVirus 2007 for the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

  • Getting on top of unwanted e-mail

    F5 Networks and Secure Computing have announced plans to deliver a security option that will enable organisations to eliminate up to 70% of unwanted e-mail from untrustworthy senders.

  • Met’s payroll data stolen

    The Metropolitan Police – and its data processing partner LogicaCMG – suffered embarrassment when it emerged that three laptops containing payroll details were stolen from LogicaCMG’s offices.

  • MySpace faces Firefox risk

    Firefox’s browser is making it possible for cybercriminals to steal user information on websites where users create their own pages, according to some security researchers.

  • Oracle gets closer vulnerability focus

    A comparison of the vulnerabilities between Microsoft’s SQL Server database and Oracle’s relational database management products has suggested there are more vulnerability issues with Oracle’s prod...

  • Anti-phishing toolbars? Too many false positives…

    A survey of so-called ‘anti-phishing toolbars’ has come to the worrying conclusion that none of them are any good.

  • Gartner finds growth for worldwide server shipments

    Research by analyst firm Gartner has found that worldwide server shipments for the third quarter of 2006 increased 9.1% over the same quarter last year, while worldwide server revenue for the same ...

  • BroadGroup strategy report uncovers structural change

    The inaugural report from BroadGroup’s datacentre practice into player strategies in the carrier neutral datacentre market in the UK, has revealed the structural changes under way.

  • Smartbunker is first in UK to get Blade Ready

    American Power Conversion (APC), a global provider of high-availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), has announced the first UK hosting partner to join its Blade Rea...

  • Microsoft launches Vista and Office to business

    Microsoft is today launching its Windows Vista operating system and its Microsoft Office 2007 suite for large businesses.

  • Identifying the right outsourcing strategy

    For far too long, the issue of outsourcing versus insourcing has had the proportions of a religious debate between often fanatical supporters and opponents of both.

  • IDC tracker shows server slowdown

    IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker has revealed that even though overall revenues are growing, state-of-the-art management techniques such as virtualisation are putting the brakes on s...

  • Don't be afraid of P2P and presence

    Michael Vollinger explains why organisations should embrace the use of peer-to-peer and presence technologies instead of banning them.

  • Multiple flaws in Adobe Reader, Acrobat

    Multiple flaws in Adobe Reader and Acrobat could allow attackers to execute malicious commands on victims' computers.

  • Mobile operating systems: Which mobile device platform fits your strategy?

    Mobile operating systems (OS) and mobile device platforms can be confusing for mobile managers. These unbiased stories aim to help you choose the platform that's right for your company.

  • Ajax security: A dynamic approach

    In this podcast, expert Caleb Sima explains why Ajax is not inherently insecure, which tools work and which don't, and how to safely deploy Ajax.