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Editor's highlights

Four must-read articles on Computerworld UK this week:

Fraud police buckling under mountains of data

Crimes 'uninvestigated or even unnoticed'

Government and Fujitsu 'will sign new NHS IT contract '

Output specifications might even change, says Fujitsu

Specsavers: open source switch is enabling growth

Migration to Red Hat driving stores expansion

FBI investigates Unisys over US government hack

But Unisys denies accusations

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Westminster boosts financial reporting with analytics engine

Applix TM1 analytics linked to JDE platform

No golden handshake awaits NHS computer chief Granger

No big pay-off for departing IT head, says health minister

Oxford University wins oldest server competition

Asset-sweating 'victory' for publishing operation

AA replaces IT director and cuts £50m IBM deal

Trevor Didcock is replaced by Saga counterpart Jim Cameron

Forrester points out missing pieces in SAP's A1S

Lacks features like portal construction and Office integration

Intel gives Linux a green hue

From tiny kernels mighty ambitions grow


Green zone

Sun launches carbon-cutting open web community

OpenEco.org will help compare and cut greenhouse gases

Dell set to go carbon neutral

But offsets to play a part

Public sector CIOs urged to tighten up on green IT

Gartner wades into political debate on green IT

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"FOSS is the future and Intel is savvy enough to continuously ingratiate themselves with FOSS community while at the same time, enhancing their position for the datacenter metric du jour, throughput/watt. Kudos Intel. "

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Linux startup moves desktop Windows to the datacentre

Best of open source applications

OpenSolaris will challenge Linux says Sun

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Unilever says risk model is paying dividend

Firms need structured security policies, says Gartner

Water firm warns on disconnect between IT and business risk

Digging deeper: IDC Security Summit

Chief security officers get IDC worry list

Instant Messenger 'can benefit business if securely governed'

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