The two are squaring up to each other in London's technology and construction court, with Murdoch's BSkyB broadcasting operation claiming £709m damages against EDS for a contract with an original value of just £48m. Revenue and Customs has renewed its threats to take legal action against EDS over the very troubled implementation of tax.
Away from the law, Microsoft has come crashing into the unified communications market with the roll out of its Office Communications Server 2007, which raises as many people issues as it does technology ones for IT operations. And you have the last chance to complete our green IT survey. It is backed by CIOs and IT directors from organisations including the British Medical Association (BMA), Ford, Sony UK, John Lewis, E.ON UK, CQS, the University of Cumbria and Lloyds TSB. Click here for more.
EDS vows to fight £709m BSkyB claim Dishonesty in contract pitch alleged
Lloyds TSB anti-fraud systems face scrutiny as lawsuit looms Anti-money laundering tool efforts under attack
Updated: Oracle woos BEA with £3.28bn offer $17 a share for enterprise infrastructure giant
Burberry rethinks SAP infrastructure roll-out to cut risk 'Re-phasing' pushes up current-year costs to £19m
Revenue IT chief appointed chief operating officer IT hotseat passed from Steve Lamey to Deepak Singh
SAP-Business Objects deal worries some users Fears that product integration will replace product development
IT worker docked holiday for stolen tape 'No, not the holiday. Please not the holiday'
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Digging deeper: Unified communications
Microsoft finally launches unified communications system More than 150 early adopters embrace new product
Siemens pitches unified comms to smaller firms Just like the enterprise box, but not so big
Microsoft pledges more interoperable OCS Cisco ISR platform among those being linked
Cambridgeshire builds converged IP network And staff messaging gets a boost
Digging deeper: Socitm conference
IT managers 'must lead push' to design better services Don't view service design as just 'another fad'
Research finds 'shocking' skills gaps in local government IT Communication and business skills still lacking
Hammersmith and Fulham wins IT excellence award London council shows way with customer access strategy
Latest code will 'breathe new life' into public IT Public sector IT managers get behind Service Transformation Agreement
Top IT leaders back green survey 'The bigger the response, the better our understanding'
Smaller firms 'failing the green test' Lack of action blamed on information gap
Europe leading US in drive for greener datacentres Nearly three-quarters of Europeans are thinking green
Reed swaps PCs for thin client in green push Jobs firm has 95% of end-users on thin client - and counting
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