What a week: top stories you may have missed

Enterprise IT is full of overblown promises and under-delivery. That is why the news that Standard Life, the financial services company, has made such a success of its service-oriented architecture programme is a real joy.


This week has also seen the RSA security conference in London, with some more-frank-than-usual presentations. It is well worth reading our coverage.

Elsewhere, Microsoft has acquired a small stake in Facebook that values the social network firm at £7.5bn. A day before online retailer Amazon reported third quarter sales of $3.26bn, but profits of just $80m. Something doesn't add up.

The full ramifications of Microsoft's decision to accept the European Court ruling have yet to be worked out. Does it matter any more?

Editor's highlights

Standard Life speeds projects and saves £16m with SOA

NHS smartcard losses aren't being monitored

RSA 2007: Abagnale holds stage at security event

Readers' choice

ID cards: eight suppliers make shortlist

Microsoft decides against European antitrust appeal

Custom apps hit banks in the pocket

Microsoft beats Google to Facebook

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Everything's gone green (or has it...?)

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Beef up the user groups

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EDS 'took risk' with ill-fated Sky project, court told

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