News

Government extends Commodity IT Hardware & Software framework until January

westminster575
Soon-to-expire CITHS framework extended until January after legal challenges delay incoming Technology Products framework
24 Oct 2014

'Microsoft Lumia' confirmed as new post-Nokia company phone branding

Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone
It might have dropped the maker, but Microsoft happily holds on to the model
24 Oct 2014

Job Centre set for digital upgrade with free Wi-Fi and biometrics

jobcentre3
London Bridge branch testing new technological departure from queues and notice boards
24 Oct 2014

Man arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of cyber attacks on UK ATMs using Tyupkin malware

Eastern European gang suspected of using Tyupkin to drain £1.6m from cash machines
24 Oct 2014

Backbytes: David Davis MP has a Twitter account of a different kind

Are you on Twitter? Sort of...
24 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: BPM is dead, coders are dead and soon the cloud will kill the rest of us anyway

It might be a few days until Halloween, but IT industry news this week had a definite theme of horrible demise. But which sepulchral story proved the most popular?
24 Oct 2014

Big losses see Amazon's shares hit 12-month low

Investors vote with their feet amid few signs the firm's strategy of acquisitions, price cutting and gadget loss-leaders is working
24 Oct 2014

Backbytes: Mad Hungarian plan to tax every gigabyte of data

'Who needs economic growth?', ask Hungarian politicians, as they look to tax people's data downloads
23 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 Oct 2014

Data generated by connected devices should be considered personal, says data protection authorities

Data protection authorities call for data protection laws to be extended to the internet of things
22 Oct 2014

'If you turn it off, you don’t pay for it' – Shell’s long but cost-efficient journey to AWS and the cloud

How the money men were satisfied that virtualisation works for the oil giant
22 Oct 2014

Lufthansa to save €70m in annual IT infrastructure costs in mega-outsourcing deal with IBM

Airline giant to split-up and privatise IT arm in a deal that will cost €240m upfront, but save €70m annually in IT operating costs
22 Oct 2014

Is the coder dead?

Who needs coders when you can use a development platform? LV='s Rod Willmott and Hargreave Lansdown's Chris Worle debate the pros and cons of app platforms
21 Oct 2014

BMC Software, Compuware and now Tibco: Why are more and more software companies being taken over by private equity?

Private equity investors have got their eyes set on under-performing companies in the software sector
21 Oct 2014

Staples becomes the latest US retailer to investigate a potential data breach by hackers

Office supply retailer could be the latest in a string of major US retailers targeted by cyber criminals
21 Oct 2014

Half of Britons have been victims of cyber crime - but many don't know where to report it

Figures released by Cabinet Office suggest citizens don't know what to do when they've been victims of cyber crime
21 Oct 2014

China's 'great firewall' being used to mount attacks on Apple's iCloud

Chinese government using 'great firewall' to mount man-in-the-middle attacks on Apple's infrastructure
21 Oct 2014

Aer Lingus to implement Advanced Air Approvals apps to speed up procurement process

Irish airline issues iPads and iPhones to its senior executives who are on the go
21 Oct 2014

UK real-time inter-bank payments systems goes down

Bank of England admits that the Real-Time Gross Settlement system has been down all day after discovering glitch during routine maintenance
20 Oct 2014

Attracting and retaining data scientists: not easy unless you're in the financial or technology sectors

'Unless you're an Amazon, where you're perceived as a technology company, it will always be hard to attract and retain these types of talents,' says Jan Karstens, CTO at predictive analytics firm Blue Yonder
20 Oct 2014

BPM software has 'nowhere to go' - says leading BPM software company

Appian CEO Matt Calkins explains why business process management software has hit the end of the road, and how custom applications will replace it
20 Oct 2014

IBM to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to take semiconductor unit off its hands

Globalfoundries had demanded $2bn to take IBM's struggling semiconductor unit off its hands
20 Oct 2014

Top 10 news stories of the week: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Maxwell and Satya Nadella all 'popular' for different reasons...

This week, Apple released a slew of new shiny things, news of which is always popular with readers. But will the coverage make the top spot in Computing's weekly top 10?
17 Oct 2014

Google profits drop by five per cent year-on-year

Missed analyst target causes three per cent share price fall
17 Oct 2014