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  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Apple fixes over 20 security vulnerabilities in OS

    Apple Computer has issued a patch to fix over 20 security vulnerabilities in its Mac OS X operating system, including a major Wi-Fi threat.

  • November 29, 2006 29 Nov'06

    Rugged laptops brave the rainforest

    Rugged laptops are said to withstand heat, cold, moisture and pretty much anything else Mother Nature can throw at them. What happens when one is taken to the tropical rainforest?

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Adware targets Mac OS X

    As F-Secure notes what may be the first example of adware designed for Macs, researcher LMH reports more flaws in the operating system as part of the Month of Kernel Bugs.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Hospitals wary of patient admin systems, admits Granger

    NHS hospital trusts are increasingly reluctant to install patient administration systems that support crucial parts of the £12.4bn National Programme for IT (NPfIT), the official in charge of the scheme has admitted.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Transport firm NYK appoints new IT chief

    International transport firm NYK Logistics has appointed Myron Hrycyk as IT director.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Forgetful staff leave businesses exposed

    Corporate security is being put at risk by staff leaving their mobile phones, USB sticks, and laptop computers in London taxis.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Apple Macs vulnerable to adware, warns F-Secure

    Apple Mac computers could be vulnerable to adware installed by hackers using a new technique, security experts have warned

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Bill will harm net neutrality, Cerf warns

    Father of the web Vint Cerf has warned there will be "great damage to the internet as we know it" if a bill before US legislature is not strengthened to protect net neutrality.

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    IT's Real Time Club is still making waves 40 years on

    One of the IT sector's longest running groups, the Real Time Club, is gearing up for its 40th birthday in June next year.

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    News in brief

    Short takes on this week's news

  • November 27, 2006 27 Nov'06

    UN meeting to address “e-waste” problem

    A United Nations conference is set to debate measures to tackle the mountain of “e-waste”, the millions of tonnes of disused electronic and computer equipment generated worldwide each year.

  • November 23, 2006 23 Nov'06

    Sock it to them - a drive of destruction

    The lighter side of the IT industry

  • November 23, 2006 23 Nov'06

    Robbers steal chips worth millions

    Armed thieves have stolen computer chips worth millions of dollars from an air cargo terminal in Malaysia.

  • November 23, 2006 23 Nov'06

    Police trial mobile fingerprinting

    The police have launched roadside mobile fingerprinting trials as part of the national Lantern project.

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    World server shipments and sales up, but EMEA trails the field

    Worldwide server shipments for the third quarter of 2006 increased 9.1% over the same quarter last year, while worldwide server sales for the same period climbed 4.4%, said analyst Gartner.

  • November 22, 2006 22 Nov'06

    Police PDAs to have national connectivity

    Airwave O2 has signed a contract with Motorola to provide personal digital assistants (PDAs) that can work on the UK police forces' national TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) network.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Microsoft still working on Vista drivers

    Microsoft is continuing to create new device drivers for its Windows Vista operating system, although it has already been released to manufacture.

  • November 21, 2006 21 Nov'06

    Novell distances itself from Ballmer IP claims

    Linux distributor Novell has openly distanced itself from claims by Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer that the open source operating system uses his company’s patented intellectual property.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    News in brief

    Short takes on this week's news

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    Servers and PCs dominate IT spend

    Security, disaster recovery and consolidation are top of IT directors’ infrastructure 'to do' list for the next 12 months, according to market analyst Forrester Research.

  • November 20, 2006 20 Nov'06

    Dell expands desktop production to Chennai

    Dell is set to being manufacturing desktop computers in Chennai, India, in the first half of next year, with laptops and other products to follow.

  • November 17, 2006 17 Nov'06

    IBM takes gloves off in green server fight

    IBM has taken the gloves off in its battle to dominate the blade server market ahead of HP.

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    PDA shipments up 31.9%

    Worldwide PDA (personal digital assistant) shipments increased 31.9% in the third quarter, helped by widespread cellular access on devices.

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    Keep on networking if you want to keep on working

    Advantages gained by keeping on the move

  • November 16, 2006 16 Nov'06

    Your shout: IT careers, passport applications, green issue

    Have your say at computerweekly.com

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Sun shortens blade height

    Sun Microsystems has announced its smaller Sun Blade 8000 P chassis to house blade servers.

  • November 15, 2006 15 Nov'06

    Manchester court jails MP3 cash machine scammer

    A man has been jailed for 32 months for attaching MP3 players to the backs of free-standing cash machines and stealing customers’ cash card data.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    IBM enhances x86 servers

    IBM is enhancing its line of x86 servers with the introduction of four, quad-core IBM systems and a new blade utilising the quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 processor.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    PlateSpin enhances software for server consolidation

    PlateSpin has enhanced its datacentre automation and optimisation software solutions, PowerConvert 6.5 and PowerRecon 2.5.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Welsh consumables procurement framework could save 70%

    A Welsh minister has claimed that a new procurement framework for computer consumables could bring savings of more than 70% to public sector organisations in Wales.

  • November 14, 2006 14 Nov'06

    Internet accountancy ‘requires business change’

    A call by the “big four” accounting firms for real-time, internet-based company reporting has received a cautious response from the IT profession.

  • November 13, 2006 13 Nov'06

    Trojan sex offender jailed for 10 years

    A man has been jailed for 10 years after using Trojan Horse malware to control teenage girls’ computers and blackmailing them into posing for explicit photographs.

  • November 12, 2006 12 Nov'06

    Wireless device flaw discovered

    A Broadcom wireless device driver, common in millions of laptops, is vulnerable to an attack, according to an advisory from the Month of Kernel Bugs.

  • November 10, 2006 10 Nov'06

    IBM launches quad-core servers

    IBM has announced a range of x86-based servers to take advantage of Intel’s new quad-core processors, slated to be officially launched next week. The new Intel Xeon 5300 processor, codenamed Clovertown, has four processing cores to boost application...

  • November 10, 2006 10 Nov'06

    Go green or get fined, warns Gartner

    Gartner conference: The impace of environmental regulations and the need to squeeze more from corporate information were key themes at last week's ITxpo

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Shadbolt looks to put the excitement back into IT

    Improving the public perception of IT will be the theme for Nigel Shadbolt’s presidency of the British Computer Society. Shadbolt, who is professor of artificial intelligence at Southampton University, took over from Charles Hughes as president this...

  • November 09, 2006 09 Nov'06

    Kasenna rolls out new version of MediaBase

    Dallas-based IPTV company Kasenna has announced MediaBase XMP 8.2, the latest version of its video-on-demand (VOD) server software platform.

  • November 08, 2006 08 Nov'06

    Intel to launch first quad-cores next week

    Intel is expected to launch the first quad-core chips next week, stealing a march on AMD.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Year-end bug could ground space shuttle

    NASA may be forced to change the launch schedule for the space shuttle discovery because on-board computers cannot recognise the year-end.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Bluetooth rockets tenfold in three years

    Shipments of equipment with bluetooth wireless technology have rocketed tenfold in three years, a report from industry analysts has revealed.

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    Your shout: IT jobs, mergers, security, English lesson

    Have your say at computerweekly.com

  • November 07, 2006 07 Nov'06

    VMware backup still tough

    VMware backup using Consolidated Backup is easier said than done, according to users at this week's VMworld show in Los Angeles.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Web 2.0 offers a new era for business, says GM tech chief

    General Motors is investigating how the next generation of web technologies, such as blogs, wikis and social networking can improve the way it runs its business.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Tony Benn helps mark NCC birthday

    It is the use of technology, not technology itself, that is important, veteran politician Tony Benn told IT leaders at a dinner last month to celebrate the National Computing Centre's 40th anniversary.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Water promises cool future for chips

    A novel approach to water cooling PC chips is being developed by researchers at IBM's Zurich laboratory.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Is technical expertise undervalued by UK businesses?

    The Big Question is an initiative between Computer Weekly and recruitment consultancy PSD. Each week we put the Big Question to top IT professionals to get their take on a current talking point.

  • November 06, 2006 06 Nov'06

    Boardroom never forgives basic IT bungles

    The board will never forgive an IT director who fails to get basic IT right, Computer Associates has warned.

  • November 01, 2006 01 Nov'06

    Broadband outage flummoxes BT

    BT is struggling to fix a major outage in its national broadband network, which has been ongoing since yesterday afternoon.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Flaw found in Firefox 2.0

    Attackers could exploit the security flaw to crash versions 1.5.0.7 and 2.0 of the browser, according to various security advisories.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    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.

  • October 31, 2006 31 Oct'06

    Server consolidation is saving energy costs

    Companies are realising as much as 50% savings in energy costs in their datacentres when they consolidate servers through virtualisation technology, says a new report from Info-Tech Research Group.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    IT greats: Innovation is the key to greatness

    Top 10 organisations

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Essential practices for securing mobile devices

    In this lesson, Lisa Phifer examines inherent weaknesses in mobile messaging devices, and discusses how to lock down mobile platforms to protect against emerging threats and risky end-user behaviors and how to ensure Bluetooth-enabled handsets ...

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Your IT Greats revealed for our 40th birthday

    To celebrate our 40th anniversary, Computer Weekly today presents a special section revealing the results of our IT Greats reader poll and looking at how IT has changed and how it is evolving.

  • October 30, 2006 30 Oct'06

    Map advertising goes mobile

    A system that combines maps, digital photography, and the web has been developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.

  • October 27, 2006 27 Oct'06

    Metro Ethernet hardware booms

    Metro Ethernet equipment sales are set to triple to $15bn (£8.1bn) between 2005 and 2009, according to analyst Infonetics Research.

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Downtime: BT opts for a cracker of a deal

    The wacky world of IT

  • October 26, 2006 26 Oct'06

    Computer crime guide targets non-experts

    The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has produced a non-experts’ guide on computer crime.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Oracle supports Red Hat Linux sales

    Oracle has announced that it will provide the same enterprise-class support for Linux as it does for its database, middleware and applications products.

  • October 25, 2006 25 Oct'06

    Laptop battery recall sees Sony's profits nosedive

    Sony has seen its quarterly net profits nosedive by around 95% following a mammoth laptop battery recall.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Citrix shuns Linux due to 'lack of demand'

    Citrix says it has no interest in delivering native Linux support in its products, and that it will continue to rely on the Windows platform.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Oracle and IBM joins forces for Linux mainframes

    IBM and Oracle are to collaborate on the sale of Linux mainframes based on IBM's System z platform.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Mobile phone shipments set to reach one billion mark

    Worldwide mobile phone shipments are on track to hit one billion units this year, industry analyst IDC has predicted.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Can flash memory survive a washing machine cycle?

    Flash drives are a godsend for moving around large amounts of data in a small and convenient format.

  • October 24, 2006 24 Oct'06

    Blackbox turns Sun green

    Sun Microsystems’s latest bid to win its green spurs is an energy-efficient portable datacentre.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Does your company view IT as an asset?

    The Big Question is an initiative between Computer Weekly and recruitment consultancy PSD. Each week we put the Big Question to top IT professionals to get their take on a current talking point.

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Surf's up for all of you goggle eyed web addicts

    The wacky world of IT

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Force chiefs on board for new police IT era

    Senior officers sign up to IT strategy for inter-force collaboration

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    What storage managers are buying and why, page 6

    What storage managers are buying and why

  • October 23, 2006 23 Oct'06

    Virtual Iron 3.0 is launched

    In a bid to wrest the virtualisation initiative from VMware by setting a new price point for virtualisation, Virtual Iron has launched version 3.0 of its virtualisation system.

  • October 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

    Apple may have to re-state impressive results

    Apple has increased sales, net profits and gross margins for the fourth quarter, but it may have to re-state the results as a result of its ongoing investigation into wrongly accounted for stock options.

  • October 19, 2006 19 Oct'06

    Manchester Airport cuts admin with wireless roaming

    Runway engineers and other staff at Manchester Airport are to get wireless handheld computers to help reduce the number of paper-based reports they are required to fill in.

  • October 17, 2006 17 Oct'06

    Lenovo laptops incorporate encryption-by-fingerprint

    Lenovo has launched a laptop computer that allows users to fully encrypt the contents of the hard drive by swiping a fingerprint reader.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Ministers back legal fight to hide ID cards findings

    Treasury ministers have approved a costly, cross-government legal case to stop the publication of Gateway reviews on identity cards - although the UK's information commissioner and three committees of the House of Commons want information on the ...

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Hospital blames IT for fall in status

    Executives at a hospital that pioneered systems under the £12.4bn National Programme for IT in the NHS have blamed their new technology for contributing to the trust's loss of status as top performing health service site.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Fujitsu launches flash-memory laptops

    Fujitsu has launched laptops that use lightweight flash memory – like that used in portable MP3 players - instead of a traditional hard drive.

  • October 16, 2006 16 Oct'06

    Malware forces McDonald’s recall of giveaway MP3s

    Fast food giant McDonald’s is understood to have launched a recall of MP3 players given as prizes in a soft drinks promotion after finding that they were infected with spyware.

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    Lloydspharmacy rolls out computer dispensing across UK

    Lloydspharmacy is to implement a new computer-based dispensing system designed and built by Capgemini at all of its 1,540 branches across the UK.

  • October 12, 2006 12 Oct'06

    Palm OS brand hands over to Access

    The Palm operating system brand for mobile devices is to be officially dumped by its new owner, which is now concentrating on Linux-based software systems.

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Virtual tape library specifications

    VTL systems use disk storage to improve backup and restore processes, allowing many organizations to move from tape to disk backups without disrupting current practices. High-end VTL systems can utilize almost 1,000 SATA drives, offering hundreds of...

  • October 11, 2006 11 Oct'06

    Met investigates hacked personal data found on US PC

    A computer seized by US authorities has been found to contain stolen files from around 2,300 UK computers.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Google buys YouTube

    Search engine giant Google is to buy video sharing start-up YouTube in a $1.65bn (£0.88bn) deal.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    DPM's diary: 10 October 2006

    Weekly round up of events at Bodcaster City Council

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    HP users voice concerns on offshore support levels

    A number of Hewlett-Packard enterprise users are dissatisfied with the quality of support on offer since HP restructured its operations to increase the use of offshore centres.

  • October 10, 2006 10 Oct'06

    Itanium poses the 64-bit question

    Itanium 2 offers virtualisation, memory error-checking, partitioning, resilience and scalability. So are you ready to make the step up to 64-bit computing?

  • October 09, 2006 09 Oct'06

    New homes for hungry datacentres

    Revised government guidelines and high energy prices make the careful consideration of datacentre design and location a business imperative

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Tiered storage becoming tried and true

    Tiered storage matches the value of data with the performance (and expense) of storage. Ideally, tiered storage can save money, while easing the access demands to any single storage tier. While tiered storage has clearly brought storage costs and ...

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Enterprise-class disk array specifications

    Key specifications for a cross-section of enterprise-class disk array systems.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Yahoo! brings sponsored search ads to mobiles

    Yahoo! has announced the beta launch of sponsored search results on the company's Mobile Web service in the US and UK.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Apple stock options inquiry claims board victim

    Apple’s former chief financial officer has resigned from the board after an internal investigation by the company into stock option awards.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Fujitsu recalls 300,000 laptop batteries

    Fujitsu is recalling almost 300,000 Sony-manufactured laptop batteries, due to potential fire hazard.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    HP says its Sony laptop batteries are safe

    HP has claimed it is not affected by the general laptop battery recall started by Sony, even though it uses the type of battery that has plagued Dell, Apple, Lenovo and Toshiba in recent weeks.

  • October 03, 2006 03 Oct'06

    Spotlight falls on batteries as laptop needs increase

    The viability of lithium ion batteries is under scrutiny, with three major suppliers - Apple, Dell and Toshiba - recalling batteries used in tens of thousands of laptops, and three airlines issuing restrictions on their use on aircraft.

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    Debate looks to strengthen learned society for computer scientists

    The UK's computer science community has for some time been discussing the need for a stronger, more cohesive learned society to provide better support and promote the interests of the community.

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    Could you live without your laptop?

    The Big Question is an initiative between Computer Weekly and recruitment consultancy PSD. Each week we put the Big Question to top IT professionals to get their take on a current talking point.

  • October 02, 2006 02 Oct'06

    Heat modelling tools help with datacentre planning

    A new breed of capacity planning tool is emerging that will help IT ­directors tackle the growing problem of deploying power-hungry blade servers in datacentres.

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