Short takes from this week's news
Follow new guide to keep networks porn-free
The Internet Watch Foundation has issued best practice guidelines for IT managers who may encounter child pornography on their computer networks. The guidelines give a checklist for IT staff who may discover illegal images on their networks. The guidelines, which are designed to help IT staff stay within the law, also give basic advice on employee awareness and preventative measures.
NetApp agrees to buy Decru for $272m
Network Appliance (NetApp) which makes storage devices and software, has agreed to acquire data security specialist Decru for $272m (£149m). The acquisition would give NetApp data encryption technology for its line of network-attached storage and San products.
Vodafone woos business travellers with new tariff
Vodafone has launched a flat-fee 3G mobile roaming service, aimed at business travellers. The new Monthly Travel Tariff costs e75 (£50) per month, and users can send and receive up to 100Mbytes of data while roaming on participating Vodafone 3G networks in Europe, Australia, Japan and New Zealand.
Siebel adds to CRM OnDemand functions
Siebel has released an update to its CRM OnDemand product, with enhanced collaboration features. The update is the fifth in the past 12 months. Release 8 of Siebel CRM OnDemand, the company's hosted CRM service, adds group calendaring and delegated task management, so a team can coordinate schedules and share resources. It also has integration with Microsoft Outlook built-in.
Government seeks IT partners for Olympics
The government is already seeking IT partners for the 2012 Olympics, ahead of next month's contest between the candidate cities. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport issued a tender notice through the Official Journal of the European Union on 15 June, covering PCs for about 2,000 users, e-mail systems, database and project management software, knowledge management, Wans and Lans, telephony systems, and back-up and disaster recovery. The notice said 40% of users are likely to need provisions for mobile working.