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Linux rules the IoT and mobile apps roost

6 Apr, 2017 09:00 am Windows continues to remain the predominant operating system installed on over 90% of all PCs sold worldwide, but Linux has emerged as a leading platform...

IoT data: One standard to rule them all

13 Jan, 2017 09:01 am The potential impact of Internet of Things data crunching is being held back by a lack of a common software language allowing connected devices to communicate...

Staying ahead of data thieves is becoming increasingly expensive

19 Sep, 2016 09:55 am Enterprise spending on security software has increased rapidly amid more sophisticated and widespread attacks. Even to maintain a minimum level of security...

Can Security-as-a-Service Fight Constantly Evolving Threats?

26 Jul, 2016 05:16 pm As we stand in 2016, information technology security is still a problem. It's a big problem in fact. Could an emerging 'as-a-service' based approach to...

What shape are digital transformation tools?

9 Jun, 2016 11:00 am Many of the real world physical software tools actually used in the process of so-called digital transformation fall into the category of Business Process...

Mobile apps need more device/browser testing

3 Jun, 2016 10:00 am An increasing number of software vendors are focusing on mobile applications and the testing tools needed to ensure their smooth performance.

Construction software for smart cities -- a whole new set of acronyms

26 Jan, 2016 08:25 am Progman is a provider of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) design software used in Building Information Modeling (BIM) -- the firm has now launched...

Avast Software opens new HQ in Prague

24 Jan, 2016 11:02 am A new report on Forbes has detailed moves by security software firm Avast Software, which this month announced and celebrated the opening of its new headquarters...

The liberty factor in Open Source

20 Jan, 2016 06:02 pm As the popularity of open source continues to spiral, soar and skyrocket, more than one C-suite executive will have sat back and asked: just how does this...

F5 details state of application delivery

18 Jan, 2016 03:23 pm Applications and network technology firm F5 is now on its second annual State of Application Delivery survey. This survey promises to provide insight...

A surging market: IT spending in 2016 to hit new highs

18 Jan, 2016 01:17 pm The overall market for software, services and cloud-related technologies has cemented another year of assured growth for the information technology industry...

The IoT could end up as the Internet of Mess

14 Jan, 2016 07:29 pm The growing Internet of Things space is in much need of standards, protocols and agreements on all manner of process controls -- search giant Google has...

Visual collaboration tools could be part of every application

14 Jan, 2016 11:53 am HD video conferencing & telepresence company Polycom has opened up a wider channel to its standards-based video technologies -- the firm is aiming to make...

Java players unite layers for the Internet of Things

14 Jan, 2016 11:08 am Technology firms in the Java software space and now working more openly than ever to interconnect their technologies. With many of these tech layers now...

Pivotal acquires cloud computing muscle from CloudCredo

6 Jan, 2016 05:04 pm Pivotal has bolstered its cloud native platform cadre with the acquisition of CloudCredo. Pivotal Software, Inc. provides software and services for the...

New 'geofencing' software helps control drones in restricted airspace

3 Jan, 2016 12:00 pm Drone development company DJI has brought forward its geofencing software to prevent drone flights in restricted airspace. The system allows the authorities...

UK buses fitted with green technology to cut air pollution

3 Jan, 2016 11:51 am Hundreds of public transport buses around the United Kingdom are to be fitted with green technology in an attempt to cut air pollution...

Beware skyscraper code slums in earthquake zones

3 Jan, 2016 11:35 am A number of prominent software industry commentators have warned of the dangers that come with an over reliance on old school proprietary-only software...

IBM distills software focus to three languages

9 Dec, 2015 01:00 pm As the world economy increasingly reaches the realisation that software runs the world, the major platform plays made by key vendors are perhaps a good...

Why every CEO needs to know about APIs

2 Dec, 2015 08:31 am APIs are best described as the 'fixative glue' that join separate pieces of software together. In the modular world of cloud computing... APIs suddenly...

Indian services giant Wipro calls for quaity assurance focus

24 Nov, 2015 03:23 pm India's biggest services consultancy and IT outsourcing company Wipro has said that the technology industry needs to channel more intelligence towards...

Iranian software startup suggests signs of market freedom

9 Nov, 2015 08:18 pm Under the shroud of a reputation for grey market activity, restricted Internet access and economic sanctions, Iran may be showing new signs of market freedom...

Apple CEO predicts tech-led upheaval in car industry

20 Oct, 2015 11:43 am Apple's chief executive Tim Cook has predicted a period of significant upheaval in the automotive industry around the world. Speaking at the Wall Street...

Vehicle software under scrutiny after Volkswagen revelations

24 Sep, 2015 11:38 am Software incorporated into the design of cars has become the subject of considerable scrutiny after Volkswagen (VW) was revealed to have coded some of...

Fiat Chrysler recalls almost 8,000 vehicles over software concerns

8 Sep, 2015 11:50 am The carmaker Fiat Chrysler is recalling almost 8,000 vehicles over concerns that software they incorporate could be vulnerable to hacking and remote control...

Focus among IT security experts 'shifting from detection to prevention'

2 Jul, 2015 11:53 am IT security experts are losing faith in the effectiveness of traditional detection-based security solutions such as firewalls and antivirus tools...

Wearables market 'should adopt open standards'

29 Jun, 2015 11:57 am The market for wearable technologies would benefit from the creation of open standards and greater interoperability. That's according to Andy Caddy,...

Mobile and cloud comes first, says Microsoft boss

29 Jun, 2015 11:56 am Microsoft's chief executive Satya Nadella has told his employees that the company will be aiming to adopt a "mobile [and] cloud-first" strategy to all...

BlackBerry 'considering use of Android on its smartphones'

12 Jun, 2015 11:36 am BlackBerry is considering the option of equipping some of its smartphones with Google's Android operating system, according to Reuters...

Apple acquires German augmented reality software maker

1 Jun, 2015 11:40 am Corporate filings have revealed that Apple recently acquired Metaio, a German maker of augmented reality software systems. Metaio's technology is designed...

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Companies urged to focus on simple cyber security precautions

27 Apr, 2015 11:56 am Companies around the world are being urged to focus more consistently on the most basic elements of cyber security in order to better protect their operations...

Software glitch cuts Amazon UK seller prices to 1p

15 Dec, 2014 10:29 am A glitch with a third-party software system recently meant dozens of sellers on Amazon UK saw their items being offered for just one pence...

IoT tipped to drive major growth in middleware

12 Dec, 2014 11:47 am Innovations based around the Internet of Things (IoT) will help drive a rapid rise in the use of middleware technologies over the course of 2015...

IT failings cost RBS £56m in fines

21 Nov, 2014 11:46 am The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been hit with fines totalling £56 million by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation...

Sage acquires PayChoice for $157.8m

23 Sep, 2014 11:51 am The UK software company Sage has acquired the American payroll services business PayChoice in a deal worth close to £100 million...

Ellison steps down as Oracle chief executive

19 Sep, 2014 12:00 pm Larry Ellison is stepping down as chief executive of the database software company Oracle but will continue with the business as its chairman and chief...

British IT pros 'in the dark' on software-defined datacentres

20 Aug, 2014 11:11 am Half of the UK's IT professionals are unclear of the potential benefits of software-defined datacentres (SDDC), despite the technologies taking off as...

Data analytics tipped as "next frontier" for insurance sector

19 Aug, 2014 11:06 am Big data and associated analytics represents the "next frontier" for the insurance industry, according to Jason Cabral, group head of pricing and management...

Microsoft poised to cut over 6,000 jobs

17 Jul, 2014 11:05 am Microsoft is expected to announce plans to shed more than 6,000 members of its global workforce as it commits to a major restructuring effort...

Start-up turns smartphones into train tickets

17 Jul, 2014 11:03 am A London-based start-up technology company has created an app that effectively turns a smartphone handset into train tickets valid on a variety of services...

HP settles lawsuits over Autonomy purchase

1 Jul, 2014 11:49 am Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of the world's leading IT and computing companies, has settled a series of lawsuits relating to issues around its purchase of...

In-house IT team helps Just Eat deliver scaled-up software

17 Jun, 2014 12:02 pm An in-house team of IT experts recruited from the Ukraine helped the takeaway food service Just Eat create scaled-up software systems needed to sustain...

New bugs found in OpenSSL software

6 Jun, 2014 01:20 pm A new vulnerability in the OpenSSL web encryption software has been identified by online security researchers. The discovery comes a little over a month...

Google buys smartphone software company

20 May, 2014 10:39 am Google has acquired a US company whose software is designed to separate the functioning of personal smartphones used for professional purposes...

Adobe promises to "do better" after system failure hits Creative Cloud

19 May, 2014 12:06 pm Adobe has apologised to its customers and promised to "do better" after a system failure took its Creative Cloud services offline last week...

GCHQ clears Samsung smartphone software for "official" government use

15 May, 2014 01:06 pm The information security arm of the British government has cleared Samsung's KNOX software platform for "official" use in contexts requiring high levels...

Google Glass goes on general sale in the US

14 May, 2014 12:18 pm Google has released its flagship wearable technology, Google Glass, for sale to everyone in the US after weeks of limiting availability...

New Microsoft chief outlines vision for the future

25 Apr, 2014 12:35 pm Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella outlined his vision of the future for the company in his first call with investors as the new man in charge...

Zebra Technologies to buy Motorola Solution's enterprise arm

17 Apr, 2014 03:28 pm Zebra Technologies has announced its intention to acquire the enterprise operations of Motorola Solutions for a figure of $3.45bn...

Banks must upgrade software in Heartbleed fight - regulator

11 Apr, 2014 10:07 am Banks must act to upgrade their Open SSL software, according to a US regulator, as concerns rise over the Heartbleed security bug...
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