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  • IT's war, then again, maybe it's not

    Surprise, surprise, a report by the OECD into cyber security threats has recommended the media, suppliers and everyone in the IT security ecosystem should tone down the rhetoric. Professor Peter Sommer of the London School of Economics, who co-author... 

  • Are schools failing the IT test?

    Here's a piece of news which, on the face of it, makes sense but, if you look at it a bit closer, could also make less sense than you think. According to research from Microsoft, school kids aren't being taught the necessary IT skills to prepare them... 

  • Have you heard the one about the GPS tracked sharks?

    Technology gets everywhere and the reliance some people have on it is now almost total. But there are times when even IT cannot be blamed. Take the shark attacks in Egypt that are ruining things for tourists and keeping the authorities around Sharm e... 

  • Chinese hackers can show how it's done

    Over the weekend the start of what will be thousands of leaked diplomatic cables started appearing on the web. Quite a few governments didn't want the contents to become public, prime among them the US, so it was perhaps of little surprise that the ... 

  • Making security sales easier

    By Terry Greer-King, managing director for Check Point Software Technologies in the UK If only selling security solutions and services could be made easier. Wouldn't it be great to have hard information that could point you directly at real sales opp... 

  • 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...