IT news round-up podcast for 10 March: National ID card scheme faces new criticism

Weekly IT news round-up podcast for 10 March 2008. Stories this week include fresh criticism of the UK national identity database / ID card scheme from the Crosby report and other sources, and BAA's rejection of RFID technology in favour of barcodes for baggage tracking.

Stories around the government’s controversial 5.4 billion pound national identity card scheme feature prominently this week. Ian Grant reports on the findings of the Crosby report into ID cards, while Tony Collins reports that the Office of Government Commerce is determined to keep secret early independent assessments of the ID card scheme by going to court to stop their publication. Other news includes BAA’s rejection of RFID in favour of barcodes for baggage tracking at Heathrow Terminal 5; a change in the way businesses are negotiating outsourcing deals; and how audit software could help you get a better deal on virtualisation licences from software suppliers such as Microsoft, SAP and Oracle.

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