Operating systems software

  • February 28, 2011 28 Feb'11

    Gmail bug hits 150,000 users

    Around 150,000 Gmail account holders were hit by a system glitch at the weekend which reset their accounts, losing e-mails, attachments and Google Chat logs.

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Social media policy: Seven questions to ask

    Businesses must create a social media policy to guide employees using social networks and micro-blogging sites, according to Gartner.

  • February 10, 2011 10 Feb'11

    Mobile workers practise lax security

    More than half of Europeans practise unsafe networking when they work away from the office, according to research by German remote access experts NCP Engineering.

  • February 03, 2011 03 Feb'11

    OFT to investigate e-book pricing

    The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is launching an investigation into e-book pricing.

  • February 01, 2011 01 Feb'11

    ARM grows profits 47% in Q4 2010

    UK-based chip developer, ARM, has reported growth in profits and sales following increased demand for smartphone and tablet licences in the fourth quarter of 2010.

  • January 28, 2011 28 Jan'11

    LinkedIn reveals plans for an IPO

    Professional networking site LinkedIn has revealed plans to raise up to $175m (£110m) in an initial public offering (IPO).

  • January 21, 2011 21 Jan'11

    Larry Page reclaims Google chief executive post from Eric Schmidt

    Google co-founder Larry Page is to take over as chief executive in April from Eric Schmidt, who will then become executive chairman.

  • January 07, 2011 07 Jan'11

    Google revamps Apps Engine

    Google has revamped its App Engine to combat reliability issues in its Datastore.

  • January 06, 2011 06 Jan'11

    CES 2011: Steve Ballmer heralds new era of technology

    Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer highlighted that the next version of Windows will be the first to run on ARM processors in his keynote address at the opening of the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

  • January 05, 2011 05 Jan'11

    BCS CEO David Clarke talks about the future of the IT industry

    David Clarke, CEO of the chartered institute of computing the BCS, talks to Computer Weekly about being awarded an MBE, the future of the IT profession and tackling a membership revolt against his leadership last year.

  • January 04, 2011 04 Jan'11

    CES 2011: Tablets expected to dominate Vegas show

    Tablet-style computers are expected to dominate the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show that kicks off in Las Vegas on Thursday. About...

  • December 20, 2010 20 Dec'10

    Government shelves FiReControl

    The government’s costly and overrunning FiReControl project has been axed. FiReControl has been cancelled because of serious delays with the EADS contract (now Cassidian) which began in 2004 and cost £225m.

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    Microsoft loses appeal on Office XML patent dispute with i4i

    Microsoft has lost an appeal in its dispute with i4i over XML support in Office 2003/2007, following a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • August 21, 2008 21 Aug'08

    Microsoft and Novell expand Windows/Linux integration deal

    Microsoft and Novell are extending their interoperability agreement to tie Windows closer to Novell's SUSE Linux in the enterprise.

  • October 10, 2007 10 Oct'07

    Unified communications new priority for HP

    Unified communications is a confusing area with a number of vendors in the mix. HP has launched new services to help ease companies into unified communications and help them determine which integrated tools will best fit their business goals.

  • October 02, 2007 02 Oct'07

    Web 2.0 strategies for SMBs

    Web 2.0 technologies are catching on at companies of all sizes. Find out how to make them work for your SMB with's top five Web 2.0 tips.

  • September 07, 2007 07 Sep'07

    Microsoft update to patch critical Windows flaw

    Microsoft plans to patch a critical flaw in Windows and plug holes in MSN Messenger, Visual Studio, and Windows services for Unix.

  • September 05, 2007 05 Sep'07

    Firefox security issues persist despite update

    Despite Mozilla's recent Firefox security update, researchers say there's another way attackers could exploit the browser for malicious purposes.

  • September 04, 2007 04 Sep'07

    IT cheat sheets for all

    They may seem like no-brainers to you, but some of your IT tricks and workarounds look magical to your peers. We've collected our favorite IT cheat sheets on topics ranging from AS/400 to HTML and Outlook so everyone can look like a whiz.

  • August 30, 2007 30 Aug'07

    Flaw found in MSN Messenger

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in MSN Messenger to run malicious code on targeted machines, according to Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia.

  • August 22, 2007 22 Aug'07

    Attackers target two Microsoft security flaws

    Symantec warned customers about attacks targeting two Microsoft security flaws -- an unpatched DirectX Media vulnerability and the XML Core Services flaw patched in MS07-042.

  • August 19, 2007 19 Aug'07

    College campuses prepare for Microsoft Vista challenges

    With new Vista machines coming to campus, the IT shops of academia have no choice but to embrace the latest Windows OS and its security implications.

  • August 15, 2007 15 Aug'07

    Latest Microsoft flaws affect Windows, IE, Excel

    Microsoft released nine security updates Tuesday -- six of them critical -- for flaws in Internet Explorer, Excel and other programs within the Windows OS.

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    NAS appliance specifications

    NAS appliances are noted for their convenience, offering dedicated internal storage that is relatively straightforward to identify and manage. The biggest issue for NAS appliances is avoiding network bottlenecks and supporting expansion without ...

  • August 08, 2007 08 Aug'07

    Mozilla to extend security in major Firefox update

    The next version of Firefox will include new anti-phishing and anti-malware capabilities. Mozilla also plans to release a pair of fuzzing tools to detect Java, FTP and HTTP flaws.

  • August 01, 2007 01 Aug'07

    Mozilla fixes two critical Firefox flaws

    Firefox version addresses critical flaws involving unescaped URLs passing to external programs and privilege escalation.

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    Warning issued over unpatched Firefox flaw

    Vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia and US-CERT have issued advisories about the input validation flaw

  • July 17, 2007 17 Jul'07

    Oracle plans 46 security updates for database, software

    Attackers could tamper with database servers and host operating systems by exploiting flaws across Oracle's product line.

  • July 12, 2007 12 Jul'07

    IBM washes hands of IceCube storage project

    IBM is spinning out its long overdue next-generation storage system, code-named IceCube, and is seeking $15 million in funding to commercialize the product.

  • July 11, 2007 11 Jul'07

    Mobility could hold the key to broader UC adoption

    Unified communications (UC) and unified messaging are on the verge of launching a mobile platform. Learn more about mobile UC from Yankee Group's Zeus Kerravala.

  • July 09, 2007 09 Jul'07

    Google buy shakes up email archiving

    Google's acquisition of Postini will boost adoption of Gmail, pushing email archiving players to add support for hosted applications.

  • June 25, 2007 25 Jun'07

    Instant messaging usage increase highlights need for policies

    A Burton Group report suggests that all companies should have an IM usage policy, even if they haven't deployed IM yet

  • June 13, 2007 13 Jun'07

    Microsoft patches Windows Vista, IE 7

    Microsoft fixed 15 flaws in a variety of products Tuesday, including Windows XP, Vista and Internet Explorer 7. Attackers could exploit the most serious flaws for remote code execution.

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    Microsoft to patch Windows Vista, IE 7, Office

    In a redesigned advance bulletin for Patch Tuesday, Microsoft said it will fix flaws in Windows Vista, IE 7, Office and other programs. Four updates will address critical problems.

  • June 08, 2007 08 Jun'07

    Serious flaws put Yahoo Messenger users in peril

    Attackers could exploit two serious flaws in Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code on targeted machines, vulnerability trackers warned Wednesday.

  • June 06, 2007 06 Jun'07

    Zero-day flaws affect Firefox, IE

    A researcher published details on four new zero-day flaws affecting Firefox and Internet Explorer. They could be exploited to log keystrokes, download malware and steal cookies.

  • May 31, 2007 31 May'07

    HDS CEO quits for HP storage biz

    Dave Roberson, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems since 2006, has jumped ship to HP to run the server giant's storage business.

  • May 24, 2007 24 May'07

    Microsoft fixes Office 2007 patch issues, releases MOICE

    The Microsoft Security Response Center acknowledged that some of the company's May 8 security updates didn't make it to machines running Office 2007 on Windows Vista.

  • May 21, 2007 21 May'07

    Mobile instant messaging enhances company's business processes

    A mobile IM service acquired by a hosted VoIP provider encourages more companies to enhance their business processes.

  • May 17, 2007 17 May'07

    VoIP security fundamentals

    VoIP security is a challenge for IT staff because IP telephony brings with it not only the security problems of data networks but also new threats specific to VoIP. In this fundamentals guide, learn about network security threats and emerging IP ...

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