Articles & blogs by Nicola Brittain

Lush signs undertaking with the ICO following data breach

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Company only allowed to store the minimum amount of data necessary to receive payments
10 Aug 2011

East Coast Main Line tenders for retail system

Concept image of a Hitachi high-speed train
Contract will run from May 2012 until April 2015
10 Aug 2011

IBM and NCSA abandon plans for petaflop-speed computer

Four-year Blue Waters contract worth $208m has been terminated
09 Aug 2011

Two thirds of businesses have lost data through careless use of USB sticks

With 55 per cent of incidents linked to malware-infected devices that introduce code onto corporate networks
09 Aug 2011

Hampshire School breaches Data Protection Act

Using the same password for multiple systems led to the hack
09 Aug 2011

Amazon's EC2 and Microsoft's BPOS are felled by lightning

Important that we learn lessons from these events, says Rackspace manager
08 Aug 2011

Newport City Homes reduces abandoned calls with Aspect

Version 7 of Aspect's technology will enable full integration with Microsoft's Lync solution
08 Aug 2011

Analysis: Government rules out web site blocking

But last week's landmark Newzbin2 ruling suggests the judiciary favours tough action against illegal file sharing
03 Aug 2011

National Skills Academy migrates to Salesforce

Skills body collates all its disparate CRM systems with move into the cloud
03 Aug 2011

McDonald's signs five-year IT support deal with Fujitsu

Fast food giant is looking for super-sized savings
02 Aug 2011

Sandwich chain Subway signs BI contract

The UK's PXtech will provide its cloud BI solution to 35,000 stores
02 Aug 2011

Former government CIO joins Huawei as cyber security officer

John Suffolk will start work at the Chinese giant on 1 October
01 Aug 2011

MPs call for Whitehall IT procurement shakeup to end 'rip-offs'

Report recommends more engagement with SMEs, and calls for a probe into alleged price fixing by big suppliers
28 Jul 2011

Technology upgrade bowls over Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Test cricket ground swithches to HP Pro Curve, but keeps faith in Xirrus to field Wi-FI network upgrade
28 Jul 2011

SAP sees double-digit growth in software sales

Company records 35 per cent growth in revenue, and teams up with Google on data analytics
27 Jul 2011