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October 2006 News

  • Stratio worm on the rise

    Variants of the Stratio worm, also known as Stration or Warezov, entered the top 10 malware threats for the first time in October, security experts have revealed.

  • Study reveals inaccuracies in NHS data

    NHS data on patients’ hospital treatments is not accurate enough to be used in monitoring individual doctors’ performance, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned.

  • Hyperion enhances financial platform

    Hyperion has announced enhancements in its forthcoming System 9 Release 9.3, aimed at helping businesses better align their processes with their objectives.

  • CA enhances network health software

    CA has released version 6.0 of its eHealth network performance management software

  • Centralised identity management boosts bank efficiency

    Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has implemented Novell’s identity management to provide consistent identity data across connected systems and support setting up new users and access to applications.

  • Seagate ‘encases’ hard drive security

    Seagate Technology has launched a new security platform to protect data on hard disc drives.

  • Microsoft Office anti-piracy check is now mandatory

    Microsoft has made its Office Genuine Advantage anti-piracy scheme mandatory, six months after it was introduced as an optional pilot.

  • Exploit could disable Windows firewall

    Security experts have warned of a denial of service exploit that could allow hackers to disable the firewall on some versions of Windows.

  • Schneider Electric acquires APC

    French company Schneider Electric is to acquire American Power Conversion (APC), a US manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply systems, for £2.9bn.

  • 40 years of Computer Weekly

    To celebrate our 40th anniversary year, since May Computer Weekly has published a series of special features and other special sections in the magazine.

  • BT to hire 400 apprentices for broadband

    BT is going to hire more than 400 apprentices early next year for its Openreach broadband delivery business.

  • Axe falls on hundreds of IT jobs at ABN Amro

    Holland’s biggest bank, ABN Amro is set to shed hundreds of IT jobs in a bid to rationalise its organisation and improve efficiency.

  • IT greats: Chips with everything

    Hardware top 10

  • Flat figures for EMEA server market

    The EMEA server market was worth in total $4bn for the second quarter (Q2) 2006 according to the first in a new series of quarterly updates published by Forrester Research.

  • Mobile email, device management get big boost

    Sybase iAnywhere has updated its Afaria and OneBridge products to ease mobile email, applications, security and device management.

  • Server consolidation is saving energy costs

    Companies are realising as much as 50% savings in energy costs in their datacentres when they consolidate servers through virtualisation technology, says a new report from Info-Tech Research Group.

  • EMC drops $165M on data deduplication firm Avamar

    EMC announced plans to acquire data deduplication backup vendor Avamar, another acquisition within a week of CEO Joe Tucci promising a slowdown in the company's buying spree.

  • Zero-day attacks target Microsoft Visual Studio

    Microsoft has outlined a series of steps users should take to protect their machines from attacks that exploit a new zero-day flaw in Visual Studio 2005.

  • Reducing the cost of storage

    McDATA Corporation has launched what it says is the only advanced fabric services platform with open API for optimised data management and protection.

  • Altiris enhances Deployment Solution

    Altiris, a provider of service-oriented management solutions, has launched version 6.8 of its Deployment Solution, with new enhancements designed to reduce the time and cost of deploying and managi...