Operating systems software

  • December 05, 2007 05 Dec'07

    Microsoft releases Windows Server 2008 RC1

    Microsoft has reached a milestone in the development of the next version of its server operating system with the availability of the Windows Server 2008 release candidate one (RC1).

  • December 04, 2007 04 Dec'07

    Erith Group turns to Google Apps in hour of need

    A demolition company saved itself from disaster when staff switched to Google Apps following a fire that destroyed the firm's IT facilities.

  • November 26, 2007 26 Nov'07

    Tube Lines sells staff £17 MS Office to help ease upgrade

    Tube Lines is offering staff big discounts on Micro­soft Office 2007 to build up support for its migration to the Windows Vista operating system next year.

  • October 30, 2007 30 Oct'07

    Enterprise apps not ready for Windows Server 2008

    Businesses have been urged to check that their enterprise applications will work with the latest Window server operating system, after research revealed that organisations may face significant compatibility problems when they upgrade.

  • 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 07, 2007 07 Oct'07

    SunGard brings software as a service to email

    SunGard is offering email archiving and disaster recovery with web access, and Yosemite plans software as a service backup for laptops. Meanwhile, EMC and Symantec are conspicuously absent from the party.

  • October 05, 2007 05 Oct'07

    Motorway service chain takes welcome break from spam

    Motorway service chain Welcome Break has relieved the pressure of unwanted e-mail on its IT infrastructure, improved security, and increased staff productivity by implementing a managed e-mail service.

  • 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.

  • October 01, 2007 01 Oct'07

    Specifications for backup software-based encryption

    Integrated encryption into backup software offers many advantages, but hurts the performance of the backup server. This is why software-based encryption often requires a server upgrade (or at least creative backup planning), not to mention diligent ...

  • September 13, 2007 13 Sep'07

    Top companies ignore invester email enquiries, says survey

    Nearly half FTSE 100 companies and most leading Nasdaq companies are failing...

  • September 11, 2007 11 Sep'07

    Skype warns of chat worm infecting users

    Skype has warned its voice over IP users of an instant messaging worm that is infecting users' Windows-based PCs.

  • 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.

  • September 04, 2007 04 Sep'07

    Security and other challenges - IT in the legal industry

    Firms of lawyers make massive use of technology - anyone still under the quill-pen illusion should prepare to be disillusioned.

  • 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

    Bebo first social networking site with Windows Live Messenger

    Bebo, the global social networking site, is the first such site to integrate with the Microsoft Windows Live Messenger instant messaging service.

  • 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

    Secure hosted instant messaging system unveiled

    Firms are being offered an on-demand secure instant messaging system to help them take advantage of the increasing use of instant messaging in business.

  • 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 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    350 million wireless e-mail business users by 2010, says Gartner

    There will be 350 million business and consumer users of wireless e-mail worldwide by 2010, said analyst Gartner.

  • July 18, 2007 18 Jul'07

    Security threat to AOL, Yahoo and Trillian IM applications

    Vulnerability researchers say attackers could exploit flaws in AOL Instant Messenger, Trillian and Yahoo Messenger to run malicious code or cause a denial of service.

  • 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.

  • June 05, 2007 05 Jun'07

    Broker uses forensic e-mail system to meet compliance

    Financial services firm Numis Securities has implemented a forensic e-mail archiving and compliance system to meet its regulatory obligations for key international legislation. These include Sarbanes Oxley in the US and the impending Markets in ...

  • 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 29, 2007 29 May'07

    Toshiba to use AMD laptop chips for the first time

    Toshiba is to use laptop chips from AMD for the first time, ending its exclusive relationship with Intel, reports Reuters.

  • 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 22, 2007 22 May'07

    P&O's e-mail management is now plain sailing

    P&O Ferries has implemented an advanced e-mail management system to help its customer service team provide more personalised, accurate and rapid responses to customer e-mail enquiries.

  • May 22, 2007 22 May'07

    Your way through the legal maze

    Conflicting regulations concerning the storage of personal and commercial information can present a challenge for the data storage team. Arif Mohamed looks at the legal aspects of information retention

  • May 22, 2007 22 May'07

    Web 2.0 can work for storage

    The internet has revolutionised the way that organisations operate, and data storage can also benefit from this new way of working

  • 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 ...

  • May 16, 2007 16 May'07

    When signature based antivirus isn't enough

    Zero-day exploits, targeted attacks and increasing demands for endpoint application controls are driving the rapid metamorphosis from signature-based antivirus and antispyware to HIPS-based integrated products.

  • May 15, 2007 15 May'07

    Dorset Council signs services deal for contact centre

    Dorset County Council has signed a £2.8 million, three and a half year deal with Steria, an IT services company, to build and manage a customer contact centre.

  • May 14, 2007 14 May'07

    Windows Vista's little surprises

    Have a look inside Windows security guru Mark Minasi's latest book, Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises, with this excerpt from Chapter 1, "Administering Vista Security: The Little Surprises."

  • May 11, 2007 11 May'07

    Post Office delivers phone payment system

    The Post Office is rolling out technology to use bar codes to enable businesses to send payments to customers.

  • May 10, 2007 10 May'07

    Northgate Education signs up to offer virtual learning

    Northgate Education is partnering with Fronter to bring Fronter’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to its primary and secondary schools.