September 2011

  • Lenovo shuffles board room

    The seating plan in the Lenovo board room will need to be revised after the manufacturer shuffled its management pack. The PC maker has appointed founder and CEO of Quantum Leaps Corporation and a...

  • Outgoing D-Link boss praised for reviving company fortunes

    D-Link has bid farewell to its outgoing UK managing director, Chris Davies, who has left the firm after a four year stint at the wheel, during which he played a key role in reviving the fortunes of...

  • Amazon the latest to mount a tablet attack

    One of the interesting recent developments in the tablet market is the way that, just as some of the most well known names in IT raise up their hands and pull out or express difficulties competing ...

  • SME's reminded of need to counter physical security threat

    The need to take physical security seriously remains one of the key messages to users looking to allocate budget towards protecting data in 2012. The temptation to focus resources on countering we...

  • Google takes Tech City bait

    Google is to open a new London office in East London's Tech City, from where it will provide incubator business services for IT start-ups. The government launched the Tech City last year, capitalis...

  • Business attacks on Miliband speech miss the point

    It's amazing how quickly the pro-business lobby came out against Labour leader Ed speech attacking predatory businesses and asset strippers. In his speech, Miliband stressed that the choice in ...

  • Milband's anti-predator business strategy given thumbs down

    The Labour Party leader's attempt to set out a strategy criticising predatory businesses has been given the thumbs down by some in thebusiness and tech world. Yesterday in his speech to the Labour ...

  • Reporting burdens for small businesses could be eased

    Proposals to simplify the financial and corporate reporting requirements for small businesses are the subject of a Discussion Paper published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills a...

  • Does the Web makes us all more angry and abusive?

    Should we be surprised by a US poll that shows 56% of people in their teens and early 20s have been the target of online taunting, harassment or bullying? I'm not. You only have to look at the leve...

  • CERN software has 600 million proton collisions and 40,000 bugs

    Britain's technology is playing its part in the Large Hadron Collider Project. Just look at the efforts of UK based American testing outfit Coverity, which hasidentified 40,000 bugs in the software...

  • Technology investment urged by the BSA

    The British government should invest more in the technology sector as it looks for routes to recovery with the IT sector of the UK economy expected to be a solid performer already contributing &pou...

  • Jaspersoft claims world first open source mobile BI package

    Business intelligence (BI) software specialist Jaspersoft has made its move on the mobility spacewith the latest (4.2) version of its BI Suite, released under open source in what the company claims...

  • Intact launches dedicated global support team

    Dedicated reseller support and managed services provider Intact Integrated Services has announced the formation of a Global Solutions Team designed to support channel partners on large-scale networ...

  • Acer looks to exploit HP instability

    Acer has become the latest PC vendor to look to exploit the recent instability at Hewlett-Packard with the confusion over its strategy handing its rivals a chance to try to prise its resellers into...

  • Microsoft starts OEM channel review

    Microsoft has announced a review of its OEM channel relationships globally as it looks to work out whether or not it wants to reduce, expand or keep its current UK distribution line-up. The process...

  • Colt ships a datacentre to Iceland. Hope they got cash upfront

    Data centre retailer Colt, which claims to have pioneered the home delivery service for datacentres, has shipped a big order to an address with a questionable credit record. Is Colt's unconfined jo...

  • In-depth: Securing the consumerisation drive

    One of the greatest challenges for any company at the moment is to embrace the trend to encourage and allow the consumerisation of IT but to do so while keeping the network safe and secure, writes ...

  • Managing employee's behaviour outside work

    With the August riots and disturbances (hopefully) well and truly behind us, some employers may be faced with staff who have acted inappropriately outside the workplace. How should they be handled?...

  • Apple cuts iPad 2 component orders in run-up to Christmas

    Apple has cutcomponent orders for theiPad 2 by up to 25%, fuelling speculation that the vendor is reacting to growing economic pessimism in the European theatre. A report by Hong Kong-based JPMorga...

  • Gartner recommends use of low-cost services

    Customers are being advised by Gartner to look at using low cost automated mananged services as a way of reducing the strain with users being urged to look at no-frills options. The latest views o...