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Siobhan Chapman

Siobhan Chapman


Siobhan decided that the world would be far better off if she stuck to writing about technology, rather than trying to fix it as she can't even work a toaster without a touch of fire. When she's not cursing her computer, Siobhan can often be found racing around conference halls. Her philosophy degree has helped her to ponder the future of technology and its place in the business world.

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US Chamber climate change bill hoax

Media reports that the US Chamber of Commerce was actually supporting a climate change tax were quickly revealed to be a hoax perpetrated by an organisation called the Yes Men. read more »

Gmail and Yahoo also caught in massive phishing attack

A massive phishing attack, which originally hit Hotmail, has also affected Gmail, Yahoo and AOL users, according to the BBC. read more »

Twitter hit by denial of service attack

Twitter has been knocked offline for several hours due to an ongoing denial of service attack. read more »

Stephen Timms to take over Digital Britain: reports

Treasury minister Stephen Timms is set to assume responsibility for implementing the Digital Britain plan and take over as communications minister, according to a report in The Guardian. read more »

Firms fail to measure IT value fully

Two thirds of IT professionals surveyed said enterprises fail to fully measure the value they are realising from their IT investments. read more »

Fujitsu staff may strike over pension plans

Fujitsu faces possible strike action from staff if a ballot of 2,000 members of trade union Unite votes in favour of the move. read more »

Alan Johnson can't stop McKinnon's extradition

Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said it would be illegal for him to intervene in the extradition of hacker Gary McKinnon to the US, while McKinnon's mother has called on President Barack Obama to stop the legal proceedings. read more »

MI5 website reportedly hacked

MI5's official website has been hacked in a bid to steal the identities of visitors to the site, according to media reports. read more »

SAP raises outlook, despite slump in sales

Software giant SAP raised the outlook for its 2009 operating margin due to costs saving measures as its second-quarter results beat expectations. read more »

IT industry on road to recovery: OECD report

The worst of the recession may be over for the Information and communications technology (ICT) industries, according to a new OECD report. read more »

MoD signs £23m air surveillance deal with IBM

The Ministry of Defence has signed a five year deal with IBM to manage the Royal Air Force's air surveillance command and control system. read more »

Government officials given Twitter guide

The government has launched a policy document to explain how to use Twitter. read more »

Managers struggle to slash IT costs any further

Boards are putting managers under pressure to find second and third round savings from IT operations, but many managers are struggling to do so, a study by Compass Management Consulting has found. read more »

Gordon Brown says technology can change foreign policy

The power of web and communications will help the world to face global challenges like poverty, human rights abuses and climate change, said prime minister Gordon Brown. read more »

HSBC fined over £3m for data security failings

HSBC has received an almost £3.2 million fine from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for the "careless" handling and loss of confidential details of tens of thousands of its customers. read more »

Scrapped IT project cost taxpayers £24m

A failed secret service IT project cost £24.4 million after contractor delays and disagreements with an unnamed supplier. read more »

Five NHS Trusts slammed by ICO for breaching Data Protection Act

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued more warnings to NHS bodies after five Trusts have been found to breach the Data Protection Act, with one trust leaving patient notes on a bus. read more »

Windows 7 stampede pummels Amazon, brings down Microsoft store

Windows 7 has surged to the top of Amazon.co.uk's software chart, just hours after the new operating system became available for pre-order read more »

Mega outsourcing deals boom during recession

Demand for IT outsourcing services in UK will continue during the recession, a recent report from research firm Ovum said. read more »

Six out of ten businesses have no Windows 7 upgrade plan

Concerns over application compatibility, time and resources mean six out of ten companies have no immediate plans to upgrade to Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, according to a new survey. read more »

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