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Cold store: Why retail chain Snow+Rock built its own ERP system

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Specialist retail chain Snow+Rock is expanding both organically and via acquisition. IT director Shiva Kumar tells Graeme Burton how IT is supporting the company's growth – with an in-house developed ERP system
12 May 2014

Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter band together against 'net neutrality' plan

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More than 100 tech firms sign letter opposing plans by FCC commmissioners
08 May 2014

Morson Group selects Intuitive Dashboards over "really, really expensive" QlikView

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Recruitment firm claims it will save £123,902 per annum by implementing the solution
07 May 2014

Microsoft plans smaller Surface tablets and a silicon shift to Qualcomm

It lives! Windows RT to continue under new CEO Nadella with new launches in two weeks
07 May 2014

Nokia to invest $100m in smart car technology

Company is looking to expand into new fields after selling off mobile arm to Microsoft
07 May 2014

Microsoft case shows the increasingly long reach of government agencies

A US court has ordered Microsoft to hand over data about a user held in Ireland. But is that necessarily so unusual? Graeme Burton investigates
06 May 2014

Windows XP users get Internet Explorer fix

Microsoft to rush out fix for critical IE flaw running on Windows XP
02 May 2014

Infosec 2014: Word document threat intelligence not good enough - Santander

Threat intelligence providers that send their reports as Word documents are not doing their job properly, says head of operational risk unit
29 Apr 2014

“Each time we look at open source, Microsoft is cheaper” says local government CIO

Jos Creese, CIO for Hampshire County Council, explains why local and central government often procure proprietary software over open source, and large integrators over SMEs
29 Apr 2014

Microsoft admits major vulnerability in Internet Explorer

Windows XP users most at risk from 'Operation Clandestine Fox'
28 Apr 2014

US court says cloud companies must hand over ALL data on demand, regardless of where it is held

Holding data overseas doesn't exempt cloud computing companies from US government data grabs
28 Apr 2014

Fashion house Paul Smith saves £840k in one year after launching hybrid cloud strategy with Microsoft

Head of IT Lee Bingham believes no other vendor could provide the same benefits
28 Apr 2014

Review: Nokia 2520 Windows RT tablet

Does Nokia's latest tablet have a chance when saddled with Windows RT?
25 Apr 2014

Computing Refresh: 25 April 2014

Microsoft acquires Nokia, Bank of England employs hackers, Heartbleed continues to run riot
25 Apr 2014

Microsoft Surface sales rise 50 per cent year on year

Q3 earnings report shows modest increase in Surface revenues plus bigger rises for Office 365 and Azure
25 Apr 2014

Google, Facebook, Amazon unite in a bid to ensure Heartbleed doesn't happen again

13 technology giants team up with The Linux Foundation to support ‘critical’ open source projects
24 Apr 2014

BYOD: businesses embracing Apple iPhone, shunning BlackBerry

Computing research reveals the iPhone is the most favoured device for business use, while organisations are most likely to avoid BlackBerry
24 Apr 2014

UCAS sticks with HP to manage spike in demand on A-Level results day

HP Performance Center selected for load testing of UCAS's applications
24 Apr 2014

Microsoft to close Nokia deal this week

Software giant finally clears regulatory obstacles to complete $7.2bn acquisition
22 Apr 2014

Microsoft: Our mobile app store is beating Android and Apple, thanks to microtransactions

'We have a child-proof PIN option, but it’s turned off by default' says head of the Windows Phone client store program at Microsoft, Zac Woodall
14 Apr 2014

Build gives Windows developers reasons to be cheerful

The developer conference brought us open-sourced languages, Windows going free, and apps to span all Microsoft platforms. Has the software giant finally got its mojo back, asks Peter Gothard
08 Apr 2014

Windows XP expires today: here's what you need to do…

What are the best practices for organisations wanting to shift away from XP?
08 Apr 2014

Apple acquires UK speech-recognition firm Novauris

Siri could be launched on in-car navigation or entertainment systems with help of NovaSearch
07 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows 8 Phone security protocol “many, many years old” and full of bugs, admits Phone 8.1 security manager

“And our OEM partners are still our biggest weakness,” says Geir Olsen
04 Apr 2014