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Taking a look at the lighter side of IT - technology may be a serious business but it rarely fails to raise a smile too.

November 2009

  • Take a break from the IT department with IT Manager III

    Bill Goodwin - Computer Weekly 30 Nov 2009
  • Forget Championship Manager. If you really want to relax after a hard days work in the IT department you need IT manager III. This strategy game created by Intel could be bigger than World of ...

  • Does my tum look big on this?

    Bryan Glick - Editor in chief 30 Nov 2009
  • In these troubled times, time itself is clearly at a premium for the busy health-conscious IT professional. But worry no more, for now you no longer need to waste precious seconds glancing down at ...

  • Home Tweet Home

    Warwick Ashford - Security Editor 30 Nov 2009
  • Everyone now everything seems to be sending messages via the Twitter microblogging service, including a 16th century cottage. Isle of Wight resident Andy Stanford-Clark has installed hundreds of ...

  • Computers don't smoke

    Karl Flinders - Services Editor 24 Nov 2009
  • Downtime was shocked to read that a consumer in the US was told his computer warranty was void because it had been used in the company of smokers. When his computer overheated he was told by the ...

  • Texting killed the reindeer star

    Karl Flinders - Services Editor 17 Nov 2009
  • Well over half of people will dispense with Christmas card this year and send a text message instead. According to a survey carried out by people only seem to bother ...

  • Lotteries pose business continuity risk

    Karl Flinders - Services Editor 17 Nov 2009
  • News that a group of call centre workers won a staggering £91m in the lottery should come as a warning to businesses outsourcing or offshoring work. We wonder how many will continue to field calls ...

  • Catholic Church asks Google how to connect to masses

    Karl Flinders - Services Editor 17 Nov 2009
  • The Catholic Church is receiving tutoring from internet experts about how best to communicate in the modern world. Officials from the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and Wikipedia are helping ...

  • Barrichello gets consolation prize

    Karl Flinders - Services Editor 17 Nov 2009
  • Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello has had a cash bonus. Despite losing this year's championship he is going to receive at least $500,000 from Google after a court ruled that damages should be ...