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  • Microsoft re-releases security bulletin MS14-045

    Microsoft has re-released a software security update that was withdrawn because it put some computers in endless reboot loops

  • California mandates kill switch for smartphones

    California has become the second US state to pass a bill that requires all smartphones sold in the state have a “kill switch”

  • Microsoft withdraws problematic Windows update

    Microsoft has withdrawn one of its August security updates after reported problems, pending investigation

  • 21% of manufacturers hit by intellectual property theft

    More than one in five manufacturing firms reported a loss of intellectual property in a cyber attack in the past year, a study shows

  • UK manufacturers more than double outsourcing spend

    UK manufacturers spent £130m on outsourcing services in the first half of this year, with a big rise in functions being outsourced for the first time

  • Insurance Industry IT: What's costing you dearly?

    The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. Although IT has played an important role in supporting the industry over many years, it too needs to advance or will become inflexible. Insurance companies might be wasting thousands of sales hours per year from poor processes and badly implemented IT, which increases costs, stifles revenue growth and adds risk. However, IT advances need to go hand-in-hand with business process improvements to ensure that organisations gain the maximimum benefit of being more flexibile, agile and efficient.

  • IT Security Salary Index (UK)

    Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out the going rates for permanent and contract IT security professionals in this salary index from Acumin. The index, based on data collected in November 2013, shows the going rates for IT security professionals. It covers jobs in systems integrators and consultancies, end user organisations, and IT suppliers.

  • AstraZeneca rolls out IT self service using ServiceNow

    Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has rolled out ServiceNow self service IT to 51,500 staff globally in four months

  • Travis Perkins beats ‘kingdoms of data’ woes with Google cloud services

    Travis Perkins has chosen Google Apps and Google Drive services to store and share data more efficiently

  • Sepa grace period comes to end

    The six month grace period that saw the deadline for Eurozone to be able to make and take payments using Sepa formats has been reached.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Manufacturing IT
  • Can IT change the course of history? The story of Graham Tottle, the IT guy trapped in Iraq

    Rarely does an IT worker affect history, but in 1990 Graham Tottle was in Saddam Hussein’s HQ at the start of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait

  • Tools for CIOs leading M&A projects

    IT mergers and acquisitions are reaching a peak and are becoming more complex. This poses a distinct set of challenges for CIOs

  • Microsoft withdraws problematic Windows update

    Microsoft has withdrawn one of its August security updates after reported problems, pending investigation

  • Bringing System Management to Messaging & Collaboration

    The fast growing interaction between email, collaborative environments and social media usage on both fixed and mobile devices is putting pressure on the corporate management of these activities. Inability to manage this surge may result in inefficiencies, security issues and damage to corporate credibility. General system management tools lack the detailed ability to seamlessly monitor, manage, plan and update core business messaging and collaboration environments, notably Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint environments. This paper from analyst group Quocirca offers some answers.

  • Improve the success of HR systems implementation

    HR directors in companies large and small are grappling with selecting and implementing HR systems that need to enhance the business and add long-term value. We pretty much have the HR systems that we asked for and yet most of us agree that our HR systems do not meet our expectations or those of the business. Why? We asked the wrong questions during selection and implementation.

  • Insurance Industry IT: What's costing you dearly?

    The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. Although IT has played an important role in supporting the industry over many years, it too needs to advance or will become inflexible. Insurance companies might be wasting thousands of sales hours per year from poor processes and badly implemented IT, which increases costs, stifles revenue growth and adds risk. However, IT advances need to go hand-in-hand with business process improvements to ensure that organisations gain the maximimum benefit of being more flexibile, agile and efficient.

  • IT Security Salary Index (UK)

    Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out the going rates for permanent and contract IT security professionals in this salary index from Acumin. The index, based on data collected in November 2013, shows the going rates for IT security professionals. It covers jobs in systems integrators and consultancies, end user organisations, and IT suppliers.

  • The mid-market conundrum

    Most mid market organisations acknowledge that they cannot achieve best-in-class application performance, availability and security, at an affordable cost, based purely on their own resources. To deliver a given application effectively requires the help of an IT service provider (ITSP). The conundrum is finding the right partner with both an applications focus and flexible access to the necessary resources to adapt as workload and technology change. The research presented in this report shows the extent to which UK-based midmarket IT leaders recognise these problems and how effectively they are working with ITSPs to deliver improved services to their business.

  • Executing your strategy 2: Nature

    This is the second of six part guide which explains the key steps of the Strategic Execution Framework, developed by the Stanford Advanced Management Programme. The Nature domain focuses on an organization’s internal environment or the context in which it operates, linking culture, structure and strategy. Nature is grounded in the reality that culture and structure must be aligned with a company’s purpose and identity and support a viable strategy to move the company forward. Any misalignment can create conditions that cripple effective and timely execution. The Framework is designed to help organizations ensure they stay focused on the initiatives essential to accelerating innovation, increase performance, manage change as well as scale the business.

  • GCHQ certifies six cyber-security masters degrees

    GCHQ has certified six masters degrees focused on cyber-security as the government attempts develop the expertise required to make the UK as part of the National Cyber Security Programme.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Business services IT
  • How wearable tech, big data analytics and cloud help in Parkinson’s disease research

    Parkinson’s disease charity MJFF is seeking to improve research with wearable devices, big data analytics and public cloud

  • Energy Saving Trust deploys Esri for Cognos to support policymakers

    The Energy Saving Trust, has deployed Esri for Cognos to provide instant access to its mapping analytics portal

  • Global Risks 2014

    Cybercrime and government surveillance pose a risk to the internet comparable in a scale comparable to the 2008 financial melt-down, the World Economic Forum warns in this analysis of the risks facing business and governments in 2014. The report assesses the impact of cybercrime and government surveillance on the public’s trust in the internet, and warns that the potential fragmentation of the internet could have a serious impact on the global economy. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2014 report identifies cyberattack as one of the most likely global risks in 2014 and the breakdown of critical information infrastructure as among the global risks likely to have the most impact. The report analyses 31 global risks and includes a special in-depth investigation into digital disintegration. Other risks of significant concern include income disparity, extreme weather events, unemployment and fiscal crises.

  • O2 launches 4G tariffs for public and third-sector bodies

    O2 says new ‘No. 10’ service for public and third-sector organisations cements its commitment to customer value

  • Insurance Industry IT: What's costing you dearly?

    The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. Although IT has played an important role in supporting the industry over many years, it too needs to advance or will become inflexible. Insurance companies might be wasting thousands of sales hours per year from poor processes and badly implemented IT, which increases costs, stifles revenue growth and adds risk. However, IT advances need to go hand-in-hand with business process improvements to ensure that organisations gain the maximimum benefit of being more flexibile, agile and efficient.

  • IT Security Salary Index (UK)

    Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out the going rates for permanent and contract IT security professionals in this salary index from Acumin. The index, based on data collected in November 2013, shows the going rates for IT security professionals. It covers jobs in systems integrators and consultancies, end user organisations, and IT suppliers.

  • GCHQ certifies six cyber-security masters degrees

    GCHQ has certified six masters degrees focused on cyber-security as the government attempts develop the expertise required to make the UK as part of the National Cyber Security Programme.

  • British Legion launches online WW1 remembrance database

    The Royal British Legion is launching an online database to remember those killed in the First World War

  • UK micro businesses unprepared for data breaches, study shows

    A third of micro businesses in the UK would not know what to do if they were to suffer a data breach, a study shows

  • Lloyds Bank strives to boost digital skills for SMEs and charities

    Lloyds Banking Group pushes ahead with government-led initiative to increase digital capability of UK SMEs and charities

  • VIEW MORE ON : Charity IT
  • How the internet of things could transform Britain’s railways

    Network Rail Telecom and supplier partner Cisco reveal how they are working together to digitise the national railway infrastructure

  • BDUK arrives on the Isle of Wight

    The Isle of Wight inaugurates its first rural fibre cabinet delivered by BDUK as the project finally crosses the Solent

  • Network upgrade levels the playing field for Infiniti Red Bull Racing

    Formula One team Infiniti Red Bull Racing uses AT&T network and UC services to stay in the running after big changes to sporting regulations

  • Airport IT Trends Survey

    Airports are spending a larger slice of their revenues on technology as they look to improve the passenger experience and meet the expected demand for air travel. Airport IT spending has grown at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% since 2010 this major study from SITA reveals.

  • Insurance Industry IT: What's costing you dearly?

    The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. Although IT has played an important role in supporting the industry over many years, it too needs to advance or will become inflexible. Insurance companies might be wasting thousands of sales hours per year from poor processes and badly implemented IT, which increases costs, stifles revenue growth and adds risk. However, IT advances need to go hand-in-hand with business process improvements to ensure that organisations gain the maximimum benefit of being more flexibile, agile and efficient.

  • IT Security Salary Index (UK)

    Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out the going rates for permanent and contract IT security professionals in this salary index from Acumin. The index, based on data collected in November 2013, shows the going rates for IT security professionals. It covers jobs in systems integrators and consultancies, end user organisations, and IT suppliers.

  • Malware incidents make up 25% of CERT-UK's work in first 100 days

    Over half the incidents reported to CERT-UK in the first three months of its operation were not related to critical national infrastructure

  • Travis Perkins beats ‘kingdoms of data’ woes with Google cloud services

    Travis Perkins has chosen Google Apps and Google Drive services to store and share data more efficiently

  • Sepa grace period comes to end

    The six month grace period that saw the deadline for Eurozone to be able to make and take payments using Sepa formats has been reached.

  • GCHQ certifies six cyber-security masters degrees

    GCHQ has certified six masters degrees focused on cyber-security as the government attempts develop the expertise required to make the UK as part of the National Cyber Security Programme.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Transport & travel IT
  • Microsoft cuts 1,500 fake apps in Windows Store cleanup

    Microsoft has removed 1,500 fake, fraudulent and misleading apps from its Windows and Windows Phone store

  • Google reveals emergency relief-oriented drone project

    Google has revealed that it is developing autonomous drones for the delivery of goods that could be used for disaster relief

  • BDUK arrives on the Isle of Wight

    The Isle of Wight inaugurates its first rural fibre cabinet delivered by BDUK as the project finally crosses the Solent

  • South Korea arrests 16 suspects in massive cyber fraud

    South Korea has arrested 16 suspects in connection with a multi-million-dollar fraud enabled by the theft of 27 million online gaming credentials

  • DDoS attack downs Twitch on news of Amazon acquisition

    Just hours after Amazon announced a $970m deal to acquire Twitch, the service was taken offline by a DDoS attack

  • Facebook hit with deadline on EU privacy challenge

    An Austrian court has given Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond to a class action that claims the network is breaking European privacy laws

  • Google Chrome warns of deceptive software downloads

    Google is to update its Chrome browser to warn users about deceptive software downloads

  • Redfern deploys Splunk to comply with Information Assurance

    Travel management company Redfern has deployed Splunk for proactive monitoring

  • Insurance Industry IT: What's costing you dearly?

    The insurance sector is often very conservative, perceived as slow moving, and operates with many long established business practices and processes. However, times move on, new business models emerge, and legacy processes become inefficient. Although IT has played an important role in supporting the industry over many years, it too needs to advance or will become inflexible. Insurance companies might be wasting thousands of sales hours per year from poor processes and badly implemented IT, which increases costs, stifles revenue growth and adds risk. However, IT advances need to go hand-in-hand with business process improvements to ensure that organisations gain the maximimum benefit of being more flexibile, agile and efficient.

  • IT Security Salary Index (UK)

    Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out the going rates for permanent and contract IT security professionals in this salary index from Acumin. The index, based on data collected in November 2013, shows the going rates for IT security professionals. It covers jobs in systems integrators and consultancies, end user organisations, and IT suppliers.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Leisure & hospitality IT