October 2006 | IT News Archive | ComputerWeekly.com


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.

  • Net neutrality: All or nothing, or somewhere in between?

    The notion of net neutrality can hinder VoIP QoS guarantees and thus has incited a contentious debate.

  • In IT security, vendor size does not compute

    With consolidation gripping the security industry, companies are seeking out the most stable security vendors, but analysts and experts say the biggest firms aren't necessarily the most prudent inv...

  • 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...

  • SMBs: Better to be a big fish in a small pond

    Not everyone aspires to work for an enterprise organization. In fact, a new survey suggests that IT managers at smaller companies may be generally more satisfied with their jobs.

  • Encryption: Mobile devices an after thought

    Experts and IT executives agree that encryption is the best way to protect data on mobile devices. But too few companies are actually deploying this critical technology.

  • Virtuozzo races ahead

    SWsoft's Virtuozzo software has been identified in an industry survey by IDC as the fastest growing among all vendors in the virtualisation technology market.