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  • iOS5 and iCloud upgrade is a painful process

    There was a lot of hype around iCloud and the launch of iOS5 yesterday. They were bringing lots of wonderful features for Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users, far too many for me to list here. But here's the thing: if Apple knew these products... 

  • Energy back as part of the channel pitch

    Energy seems to be growing in popularity as a buzz word again as more customers look to get their data centres running as efficiently as possible. It has been a while since a sales pitch included a green element but it does appear to be a good idea f... 

  • Best value for government contracts? What about everyone else?

    Interesting to see Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, calling on the government to change its procurement strategy and use "best value" rather than" best price" as the yardstick for contracts. Although we might quibble ... 

  • Jobs' genius was to force the industry to innovate

    On Tuesday this week the Apple faithful gathered in California to watch what they thought would be the unveiling of the much-anticipated iPhone 5. But they were to be disappointed. In the words of one famous nerd, it might have been Apple's "wor... 

  • Steve Jobs: the first business superstar?

    If you want to gain a sense of Steve Jobs' achievements, you only need to look at the reaction to his death. I'll wager that no other technology boss - no other business leader even - would have so many eulogising him or her after their death, the Pr... 

  • A sad day for fans of Citizen Jingoism; Sun online forum to shut

    Fans of low-brow debates like myself will be mortified. The Sun's online Forum is to close on Friday 30 September. I'm mortified. All I've got left now is the Nick Ferrari phone in on LBC. The closure of MySun raises a few questions though. 

  • Amazon the latest to mount a tablet attack

    One of the interesting recent developments in the tablet market is the way that, just as some of the most well known names in IT raise up their hands and pull out or express difficulties competing with Apple, other new entrants come into the market. ... 

  • HP keeps the strategy, replaces the man who thought it up

    Farewell then, Leo Apotheker. You were the CEO at HP who introduced a software-based strategy on 18 August by simultaneously announcing plans to acquire Autonomy and (with the full authorisation of the board) to look at a strategic options for the PC... 

  • Strategy, schmategy: could there be more disruption at HP?

    So the biggest technology story doing the rounds today (22 September) is that the board of HP have had a meeting to discuss whether they should get rid of CEO Leo Apotheker, the man they appointed to run the company less than a year ago. Apparent... 

  • Time to hide your number 4 as 5 is on its way

    It looks as if Apple is going to take the wraps off iPhone 5 on 4 October according to sources that are desperate to reveal the launch schedule from the vendor. That is good news for anyone who sells the phones and the accessories because it means C...