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  • Staff benefit from Softcat's "rubbish forecasting" with beer and cake

    When Softcat broke throughthe £200m revenue mark last week, managing director Martin Hellawell revealed that it would be celebrating with beer and cake for staff. "I never dreamt of getting to the £200m mark this financial year,&quo... 

  • Does privatisation plan for police IT cross the thin blue line?

    This has got to be one of the most bizarre ideas I've seen when it comes to a public service. We have become accustomed to the notion of private businesses being contracted to provide IT systems for public bodies but the suggestion that those compani... 

  • 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...