Communications

Unified communications systems: how and why they fail to deliver

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Failure to consult widely enough and provide sufficient training underlie many of the common issues that afflict UC systems
20 Aug 2014

More than meets the eye: transforming IT at Jagex - an interview with head of IT Barry Zubel

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Barry Zubel, head of IT at game developer Jagex, tells Danny Palmer about virtualising servers, automation and how IT infrastructure will be key to a smooth launch for their next big release
20 Aug 2014

Android smartphone and tablet Wi-Fi 'not great' for enterprise use

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'Android needs someone to fix its Wi-Fi,' Jagex head of IT Barry Zubel tells Computing
19 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry crumble stops abruptly as smartphone sales bounce

BlackBerry arrests its decline as sales increase sequentially in the second quarter, according to IDC
18 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Top Gear and porn – what North Korean internet users are downloading

Anything that launches Guardian readers into fits of splenetic, spittle-flecked rage is good with us
15 Aug 2014

Samsung pays $200m for internet of things platform SmartThings

Samsung follows fashion set by Apple and Google to buy household automation company
15 Aug 2014

Running a slick SaaS IT operation: an interview with BG Group global CIO Angus McCallum

Angus McCallum tells Danny Palmer how shifting towards software-as-a-service tools like Box and SunGard has improved efficiency and flexibility at the multinational oil and gas firm
15 Aug 2014

BlackBerry expands 'BBM Protected' service to all devices using Balance

More security for your BB-buck, or just another marketing effort?
15 Aug 2014

Michael J Fox Foundation uses big data to monitor Parkinson's disease

Medical research organisation joins forces with Intel to help speed development of new drugs
14 Aug 2014

Internet crashes worldwide as routers run out of memory

Ageing internet hardware struggling to keep up with internet growth, causing a series of crashes – with worse to come
14 Aug 2014

Whatever happened to the 'desktop smartphone'?

From ambitious crowdfunder to barely a whispered memory, the Ubuntu Edge didn't lead the pack in the way many had hoped. But just what is the status of the converged, desktop-capable smartphone?
13 Aug 2014

Backbytes: iPads not welcome here. Good

Manchester United bans iPads from the "theatre of dreams". About time, too
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Braintree GP surgery's zero-tolerance of social-media whiners

“Rude” people complaining online given warning by Braintree practice manager
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Unhackable Blackphone, err, hacked

$829 'secure' smartphone rooted in five-minutes flat at DefCon security conference
12 Aug 2014

Backbytes: Is Uber trying to drive its rivals out of business?

That old trick of ordering a pizza or a cab for some unsuspected chump is never quite so funny when you're found out...
12 Aug 2014

Government claims ‘superfast’ broadband plan is 'on track' after reaching one million homes and businesses in UK

Culture secretary Sajid Javid believes businesses can boost profits by upgrading to 24Mbps broadband
08 Aug 2014

Google plan to push sites to use HTTPS to prevent online surveillance

Google to prioritise sites using HTTPS in rankings – despite it being cracked by NSA and GCHQ
08 Aug 2014

New Ministry of Defence CIO outlines transformation plans

MoD CIO Mike Stone warns that IT transformation 'won't happen overnight'
08 Aug 2014

Ofcom: smartphone internet use growing seven times faster than laptops and desktops

New Ofcom report shows traditional devices sliding off the map in the UK
07 Aug 2014

Network connection: How improved connectivity is enabling a safer, more efficient train service

Clayton Nash of Network Rail Telecom tells Danny Palmer how a Cisco network is helping to improve communications across the railway network
07 Aug 2014

Cloud and mobility take off at Gatwick Airport: an interview with CIO Michael Ibbitson

Gatwick Airport CIO Michael Ibbitson tells Computing how analytics, cloud, mobile devices and more are helping to provide the best possible services to passengers
07 Aug 2014

Apple and Samsung settle patent dispute – outside the US

Smartphone giants agree to withdraw all legal cases outside the US
06 Aug 2014

Apple iPhone 6 with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays to be launched on 9 September

Invitations have gone out for a major Apple 'event' on 9 September – with iPhone 6 and iWatch expected to be unveiled
06 Aug 2014