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  • Even in the cloud, there's nothing new in alliances

    There's a lot of confusion around cloud computing. What is it exactly? Who is it for? What can it do? Hardly surprising then that groups are springing up that claim to help people understand the concept, see beyond the hype and get an idea of what it... 

  • Opinion: Why are web site attacks on the rise?

    By Steve Pao, VP of product management and Oliver Wai, product marketing manager at Barracuda Networks. Recent high-profile Web security breaches have caused organisations in both the private and public sectors to take a deeper look into the security... 

  • Opinion: Protective monitoring the key to keeping public sector information private

    by Ross Brewer, vice president and managing director, international markets, LogRhythm When the US Military suffered a data leak regarding operations in Afghanistan in July last year, it resulted in dramatic headlines around the world. The leak came ... 

  • Is autism more common in areas of high IT employment?

    A fascinating study from the University of Cambridge appears to suggest that the rate of autism among children could be much higher in areas that have a strong focus on the IT industry 

  • Caan he do it for Symantec resellers? Yes he can!

    So Symantec resellers focused on selling to small businesses are being given the chanceto win a mentoring session with entrepreneur and former Dragons' Den star James Caan. Personally, I'm all for it. With his track record, you have to be interested ... 

  • Shock, horror, Zuckerberg kills the food he eats

    There's a bizarre story all over the web today about Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg. It seems that he decided that if he wanted to eat meat, he would kill the animal himself. Well, if you were extremely wealthy and wondering what to do with your time,... 

  • No system is 100% secure says Sony chief. And he should know

    Sony boss Howard Stringer made some interesting comments about the recenthacking of its PlayStation Network and the theft of the personal data from more than 100 million accounts. According to the Dow Jones Newswires, he suggested it might not be... 

  • Memo to HP: Emails can be leaked

    Oh dear. HP has had to bring its results forward because a memo from CEO Leo Apotheker was leaked. The memo, preparing senior management for the results announcement tomorrow morning (18 May), warned them it was going to be a tough quarter and called... 

  • Is Google's Chromebook the right idea in the wrong place?

    Google's Chromebook seems to me to be a good idea but not necessarily one that is being executed in the right way. As others have remarked, there is an issue over what you do with a machine that runs on a browser-based OS if you're not able to connec... 

  • Government has a role to play in fighting piracy

    There will have been few eyebrows raised at the announcement that the UK software piracy figures have stayed the same at 27% with a quarter of the country using unlicensed products. The fight against piracy has not relented in the past few years, if...