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UK government adopts ODF as standard document format

UK government adopts ODF as standard document format

Cabinet Office resists extensive lobbying by Microsoft to adopt open standards read more »


For Your Eyes Only: Corporate espionage using social channels – is your company at risk?

Recent revelations concerning the techniques used by the spy agency, GCHQ to ‘protect’ the UK highlight some of the shadier methods it deploys for online surveillance or to manipulate and distort... read more »

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British Gas deploys Windows 8 Dell tablets to aid smart meter roll-out

British Gas has invested in Dell Windows 8 tablets to help meet what it sees as "tight" smart meter rollout deadlines set by the government. read more »

Twitter employees mainly male and white, says it has 'lot of work to do'

Twitter has been under pressure from U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson to release the data read more »

MoJ staff to strike over shared services plans

PCS union claims that outsourcing back-office services will lead to sensitive data going overseas read more »

Aviva signs cloud storage and remote data connectivity deal with Vodafone

Building on a 17-year partnership read more »

BMW's connected car services go offline across UK

Data migration following an upgrade puts European network out of joint say executives read more »

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Most Popular White Papers

Why Cloud is Better with a DevOps Culture

Creating an organisation that can innovate at cloud speed read more »

Getting to Big Data

The 4 Ss that deliver Big Data’s promise read more »

Hybrid cloud: strategies for innovative business

How to get the best-fit cloud environment for your organisation read more »

Cybersecurity imperatives: reinvent your network security

Cybersecurity has become a leading topic both within and beyond the corporate boardroom. read more »

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Democratising data: is IT getting in the way?

Is Tableau’s data visualisation software part of the shadow IT trend or an exciting tool to cut IT’s time spent answering the same business intelligence questions over and over again? read more »

Why Microsoft isn't spooked by the Apple-IBM alliance

Nadella's plan to put services, software on all platforms means the Apple-IBM deal will have little impact on the enterprise-centric Microsoft read more »

Wearables: Are we handing more tools to Big Brother?

Fitness trackers and other wearables are all the rage, but privacy advocates warn that they come with the risk of a "privacy nightmare" read more »

Car industry’s biggest problem is moving from hardware to software

BMW’s outage presents the minefield manufacturers are navigating in the wake of the connected car. read more »

Salford City Council transforms IT into SME service provider

Delivers cloud services to local companies with Cisco and NetApp infrastructure read more »

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4 key features coming to Windows 9 (hopefully)

4 key features coming to Windows 9 (hopefully)

Will the 'start' button make a welcome return? read more »

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

Hero hacks: 14 Raspberry Pi projects primed for IT

VoIP PBXes, NTP servers, Web-controlled power strips - hack together one of these handy, cheap solutions for the server closet and beyond read more »

Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

Bloodiest tech industry layoffs of 2014, so far

Microsoft leads the way, but has plenty of company on jobs cut front read more »

Yahoo, You’re Dead!

Yahoo, You’re Dead!

Eight services in Yahoo’s graveyard read more »

Getting fit this summer? Here's an app place to start

Getting fit this summer? Here's an app place to start

Do you want to get fit but don't know where to start? Here are some fitness apps that can help get you on your way. read more »

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The new face of risk and finance

A perfect storm is brewing across the global insurance industry. Unless you have been hiding under a rock these past years, you would know how the volatile markets and intensifying profitability pressures from mounting consumer expectations and regulatory requirements are...read more »

Huge Win for ODF in UK: Let's Not Mess it up

Back in January, I alerted people to a hugely-significant consultation being run by the Cabinet Office on the subject of document standards. This was so critical, that I banged on about several times more, urging readers to submit their comments....read more »

An online kit for digital emergencies

My colleague Alexandra Combes writes: A remarkable resource has been created by the Digital Defenders in partnership with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access and a group of human rights NGOs with the release of the Digital First Aid Kit - a well-designed website addressing digital emergencies of varying kinds....read more »

Why is Cabinet Office Holding Back Microsoft's ODF Emails?

Back in May, I wrote about my less-than-happy experience in putting in a Freedom of Information request to the UK Cabinet Office on the subject of ODF formats: I am writing in connection with Francis Maude's speech on 29 January...read more »

TTIP Update XXXIII - 150,000 ISDS Submissions

My last two updates concentrated on ISDS, and on the European Commission's consultation, such as it was. Flawed though it may have been, it did at least give people a rare - no, unique - opportunity to express their views...read more »

Winning the 24/7 Digital Customer

Today’s retail customers are a formidable force. In what is now an always on world, customer expectations are continually shifting, they browse online and often buy with their smartphones, yet they also like stores - provided their interactions are not...read more »

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