Talk of corporate social networking is abuzz and has clearly hit the big time. But a security report reveals that hackers have jumped on the bandwagon and ramped up efforts to trick executives into downloading malicious code.
Meanwhile the government continues to pour money into the Child Support Agency IT project, attempting to fix hundreds of defects three years after it was built. A report pegs the costs to fix the case management system at £320m.
Financial sector IT systems and security policies have also been criticised by watchdog Financial Services Authority. In an investigation into insider trading, the FSA stated that potential leaks of market sensitive information could happen if security policies aren't tightened.
Catch up with these stories and all this week's news for IT directors and managers at ComputerworldUK.com.
Three must-read articles on Computerworld UK this week:
Core Linux developers are finding themselves managing, not coding.
City watchdog highlights best and worst IT practice
New agency will run old, failed IT systems plagued with defects
Website hit by SQL injection attack
Move would open new European markets to Indian outsourcer
The race is on to see who can unlock Apple's iPhone
Digging deeper: The open source debate
Battle of Windows versus Linux on the desktop
Ubuntu Linux founder Mark Shuttleworth wants common release cycle
CEO reveals meetings last year, but is it all in the past?
Digging deeper: Security threat trends
Are social networking sites giving the game away?
Hydra-headed 'Storm' attack start
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