• March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Hyperion users urged to renegotiate maintenance

    Although Oracle has a policy of providing unlimited support for the products it has acquired, Hyperion users have been urged to keep a close eye on developments following the database firm's £1.7bn takeover of the business intelligence provider.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Datacentre kit to be given Energy Star green rating

    The US Environment Protection Agency is developing a standard for its Energy Star programme to provide IT directors with a green rating for datacentre technology.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Analyst corner

    In Analyst Corner we round up the latest papers from the research firms that cover the IT industry. This week we examine trends around server virtualisation technology, which businesses can use to make more efficient use of their computing resources.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    The benefit of balance

    With taxpayers' money at stake, public sector project failures and problems are likely to attract the kind of adverse publicity that private ventures often find easier to avoid.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    Food producer stops rivals biting at its customer base

    Food producer IAWS has cut the proportion of UK customers it loses to its rivals by using a business intelligence application to identify trade it is in danger of losing.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    VocaLink 'is right not to merge core IT'

    Plans by payment services companies Voca and Link to keep their core systems separate after their proposed merger are a "smart move", according to analyst firm Butler Group.  Continue Reading

  • March 12, 2007 12 Mar'07

    The Future of Fraud Detection

    I've just got back from lecturing at a CIPFA weekend school for auditors in Blackpool. Mastering the human factor was a primary theme. It covered everything from how to spot fraud to how to change ...  Continue Reading