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  • Microsoft's Metro mystery

    Microsoft may have to rename its Metro UI after a trademark dispute with a mystery European company. Billy MacInnes is on the trail. 

  • NHS Finance Management isn't the envy of the world

    There were some complaints about the depiction of the NHS in the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics. Maybe people were upset that the dancers were all dressed up as nurses and patients. 

  • Dedicated followers of fashion

    It’s hard for a CIO to say no to users who’ve been whipped into a frenzy by the style magazines. When all the other CEOs got iPad 3s for Christmas, how do you explain why they can't have one? 

  • Microsoft's Android patent bonanza

    Here's an interesting stat: according to Microsoft, it now has patent agreements with OEMs that account for over half of all Android devices. Including its latest deal with Compal, Microsoft has patent agreements with 10 Android device makers. ... 

  • How would you spin the Blackberry downtime?

    It's tragic how fate is treating RIM. Blackberry was the standard bearer formobile computing and now these difficulties threaten to destroy RIM. Even distinguished figures such as Piers Morgan are taking to Twitter to condemn the service. All we need... 

  • Nine out of ten city CIOs on course for prosecution by FSA

    Over 90 per cent of city firms could face prosecution in November for failing to comply with new FSA regulations on call recording, according to one study. With November's deadline for meeting the Financial Services Authority's new rules on call... 

  • Omnisense geopositions everything - can pinpoint a randy cow with military precision

    It's one of the tragedies of the modern technological age. Each new invention is ruined by somebody trying to turn it into a marketing tool. There are other ways of monetizing scientific breakthroughs. What's wrong with good old fashioned porn? Th... 

  • PCs in retreat as market prepares for tablet invasion

    Poor old PC. Things are not looking good. After all the furore surrounding HP's decision to retreat from the PC arena, we now read that Gartner has downgraded its PC market forecast for 2011, suggesting the PC is "not a particularly compelling p... 

  • Why make a mobile app? You won't get rich but you might impress

    Keep quiet about this -it's an industry secret - but some IT companies can be a bit dull to work for. But how do you move up the ladder? If your current job leaves you creatively unfulfilled, and you want something impressive to put on your Linkedin ... 

  • Where MeeGo now if Intel shifts to Android and Windows Phone 7?

    I confess to knowing very little about MeeGo apart from the fact it used to be Intel and Nokia's next generation OS for smartphones and tablets. Most of the time when MeeGo has impinged on my consciousness it's been for negative reasons, such as Noki...