• October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Slow net speeds a growing concern for SMEs

    SME advocacy group, the Forum of Private Business (FPB), has released figures suggesting that just under a quarter of British SMEs are deriding their Internet connection speeds as inadequate. This comes after Ofcom last week announced it would ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Software giants sign up to government efficiency drive

    The largest players in the software world have joined a host of government suppliers signing a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Cabinet Office as part of the ongoing efforts by the coalition to cut costs.Oracle and Microsoft join the...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Interest rate time bomb ticking for the channel

    The level of insolvencies are finally edging up, if a near 30% rise in fatalities can be described in such modest terms, and the superficial bubble the channel has inhabited in the last eighteen months could soon be about to burst. The well ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    File attachment you have clearance to land

    The decision by RSA to use the description of air traffic control to describe the way security in a cloud world needs to be coordinated is an apt one. As users start to go through the virtualisation process ending at a cloud destination the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    RSA calls for air traffic control approach to security

    The security industry needs to develop a coordinated system to fend off attacks in the same way air traffic control determines which planes can land safely. The call for a cloud-based prevention system was made at the keynote of the RSA Conference ...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    Vendor squabbles hamstring mobile video market

    Lack of interoperability betweendevices and a growing number of lawsuits between mobile vendors will hold back more widespread use of mobile video technology in the next five years, saysa study out today from Juniper Research. Although the launch of...  Continue Reading

  • October 12, 2010 12 Oct'10

    M&A activity bounces back from slow summer

    Seasonal trends are re-emerging in the tech mergers and acquisitions as spending picked up after a slow August. The survey of the last month from Regent showed there were 230 tech acquisitions across Europe with a combined value of $15.4bn. "...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    Unions slam HP plans to cut 1,300 as butchery

    Hewlett-Packard is set to shed 1,300 jobs and move production overseas bringing the total jobs axed in just the past two years to almost 4,000. The moves have been described as "butchery" by the union Unite which has already spent the ...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    SMEs' data exposed to partners and fraudsters

    SMEs could be leaving themselves open to attacks from fraudsters or might reveal confidential information because the companies they work with do not have adequate information security in place, writes Karl Flinders. A survey of 1,200 UK SMEs, ...  Continue Reading

  • October 11, 2010 11 Oct'10

    The Fry effect

    Whoever it was at Microsoft who popped a Windows 7 mobile in a jiffy bag and sent it to Stephen Fry deserves a promotion. It was a risky strategy because, let's be honest, Fry is seen as Mr Apple, but it paid off handsomely at the launch as the ...  Continue Reading