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Grisoft extends open source anti-virus tools

Open source software supplier Grisoft has expanded its AVG range of anti-virus protection products. The line includes AVG E-mail Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD, now with integrated anti-spam, and AVG Anti-Virus Professional Edition 7.5 and AVG File Server Edition 7.5 for Linux/FreeBSD.

Businesses say mobile training is too expensive

More than 50% of UK companies do not see the benefits of training their staff in mobile working practices, a study by Coleman Parkes for Citrix has found. The research also revealed that 43% of businesses think it is too expensive to train their staff to use the tools necessary for mobile working. 

IT spending growth set to continue in 2007

IT managers will spend £826bn on technology products and services globally in 2007, according to forecasts from Forrester Research. Andrew Bartels, vice-president at Forrester Research, said IT investment in computing goods will increase by 5% in 2007, following 8% increases in 2005 and 2006. Total European investment in IT during 2006 will be £146bn, or £209bn if you add IT consulting and outsourcing services, said Forrester.



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