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Too often security is seen as a burden on the IT organisation, but the Alliance & Leicester bank this week showed that high quality, highly visible security can be a boost to business.


Rival bank Egg, meanwhile suffered an embarrassing failure when it was taken offline by its telecoms provider Cable & Wireless. And Microsoft did little to endear itself to Windows Vista users when its licence validation system branded legitimate users as pirates.

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Editor's highlights

Alliance & Leicester says security is driving online growth

Bank moves to Accenture's Alnova platform to become more competitive

Microsoft failure brands genuine Vista and XP owners as pirates

Embarrassment as users struggle to keep their machines functioning

Egg blames Cable & Wireless as website restored

Online bank struggles with outage

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