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  • IT workers know how to stop criminals

    It gives you a sense of pride to hear that among the 50 or so people who stopped a raid on a jewellers yesterday by pinning down one of the thieves some of them are being described as 'IT Workers'. You see people who know about computers clearly also... 

  • Brothers grim?

    Many years ago when I first started covering the channel the idea of brothers working together in a family firm was a fairly common one. There were brothers in retail at Tempo and families working side by side in distribution and in public at least ... 

  • Piracy numbers are powerful so come on, Dave, crack the whip

    The level of software piracy in the UK has remained largely static over the last few years at around the 27% mark. This morning the Business Software Alliance came out with a host of compelling reasons to reduce the level of illegal software being us... 

  • Sloppy attitude to customer data has to stop

    It is easy to lose things, we have all gone mad looking for that missing sock or our mobile phones and car keys, but when it comes to a retailer losing your personal financial information it's harder to be forgiving. After all when you walk into a s... 

  • Pay now to get your discount on even the largest fines

    If you have ever come back to your car and found a fine attached to the windscreen or got a letter and a demand through the post for driving in a bus lane you will be familar with the pay in 14 days and get a 50% discount idea. What is interesting t... 

  • Sick spammers exploit natural disasters and curiosity

    There is something rather sick in the way that spammers use events, including natural disasters, to dump rubbish in user's inboxes. When most people in Russia might have been worried about fires and heat waves spammers decided to use that opportunit... 

  • Does the Queen joining Flickr mean anything?

    So the Royal Family opens a Flickr account and as a result those who live and breathe the web start talking about it being a great sign and time to start talking again about building a digital Britain. Forgive me for perhaps being a bit of a party p... 

  • Prepare for the next chapter in the Russian IT industry story

    The Russian president has been touring some of the largest vendors in the computer industry over the last couple of days hoping to pick up some ideas to take home. President Dmitry Medvedev has made no secret of his ambition to foster a Silicon Vall... 

  • Security players think the unified approach is the solution

    If you want to know what is happening in the security channel right now you only have to look at the decisions being taken by the two top players over their channel direction to get the answer: solutions. Both Symantec and McAfee are redrawing how t... 

  • A lot of Info and not much more than a Sec to consume it

    The annual InfoSec shindig at Earl's Court is a great visible reminder of just how well the security market has come out of the recession. Big stands with bright lights and some households logos could be found at this year's show as normal. But in ...