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  • News: Essex County Council cutting IT jobs

    Essex County Council is cutting IT jobs as part of a programme to modernise its information services and save £32 million in costs.

  • News: NHS Scotland overhauls security with new sign-on system

    In one of the most significant security roll-outs in recent NHS history, patient health records at Scotland’s 1,300 GP practices and 97 hospitals are to be secured using Imprivata’s desktop single sign-on (SSO) system, OneSign 4.5, NHS Scotland has announced.

  • News: London Stock Exchange acquires FSA reporting service

    The London Stock Exchange is acquiring the FSA's transaction reporting service for £15 million.

  • News: CSC may not be fit for government work, ministers warned in NHS disaster report

    The powerful Public Accounts Committee has delivered a stinging rebuke to CSC, by advising the government to give “serious consideration” to whether the IT supplier is “fit” to tender for other public sector work following failures on the NHS National Programme for IT.

  • News: NHS must consider scrapping National Programme for IT – MPs

    The Department of Health must “urgently review” whether or not to scrap the remainder of the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), according to the dire verdict of a report by the Public Accounts Committee.

  • News: Facebook acquires digital book software start-up

    Facebook has acquired Push Pop Press, a start-up that has developed software for creating highly interactive digital books, for an undisclosed amount.

  • News: CloudTV maker wins $115M suit against Verizon

    Cloud-based TV infrastructure company ActiveVideo has won a US$115 million judgment against Verizon Communications for infringement of its patents.

  • News: Enterprise data warehouse key to national health reform

    The federal government’s Department of Health and Ageing is seeking information from suppliers in preparation for the upcoming national health reform enterprise data warehouse (NHR EDW) program.

  • News: HK Govt to use both public cloud and private cloud

    The Hong Kong SAR Government will establish a cloud environment progressively over the next few years for the delivery of its e-services and information, said Stephen Mak, Government Chief Information Officer Friday.

  • How-Tos: How to add photorealistic rendering to your sketches

    Google SketchUp is a surprisingly advanced modelling program. A set of plug-ins enhance its capabilities; here, we look at Shaderlight.

  • News: An App For Your Home Decorating Toolbox

    Interior decorating projects often require a weekend at the home improvement store. But PPG Industries has designed a way to select paint colors without collecting piles of sample chips. Its desktop and mobile application ColorClix—a CIO 100 Award winner—lets you follow your inspiration, whether it's from a magazine, a photograph or a TV show. Upload an image to ColorClix, and the app matches it to a palette of paint colors. You can see what a color would look like in a room using ColorClix Visualizer and share it with family and friends over social media. When it's time to buy, a calculator in the app helps you figure out how many gallons to order. Chris Caruso, PPG's global business IT director, says the company, which makes Olympic paint for Lowe's, wants to expand the app to help customers with the whole of their design projects—suggesting furniture and household items, and offering decorating tips. "We want to create a road map that goes beyond selecting color.

  • News: Digia opens Qt office in the US

    Finnish company Digia has opened an office in the U.S. in an effort to boost the commercial usage of a cross-platform application and user interface framework Qt, it said on Tuesday.

  • News: Will OS X Lion roar in the enterprise?

    Since its release on July 20, Apple's newest version of OS X, known as Lion, has been bought, downloaded and installed by more than a million users. As an operating system, it represents a new paradigm: Apple's desktop platform is becoming more iOS-like. To date, most of the focus has been on new features like gestures, Mission Control, the new download-based install process, and user interface tweaks that are the biggest since the OS X public beta was introduced in 2000.

  • News: Skype takes iPad app live, for real this time

    Skype today restored its new iPad program to Apple's iOS App Store after pulling it from the download market yesterday.

  • Opinion: Would you announce your pregnancy on Facebook?

    It used to be that you could guess someone's age by the music they liked, or the clothes they wore. These days, its their approach to sharing information on Facebook.

  • News: IIIS: Big Data driving new trends

    Reality mining, tagging data at its source and Cloud reputation agencies are three of the emerging trends likely to come out of the explosion of ‘Big Data’ delegates at the Implementing Information Infrastructure Symposium (IIIS) have heard.

  • News: Osu! Tatakae! iPhone!

    Fans of Elite Beat Agents may be interested in a newly-released free music game for iOS devices from independent developer Dean Herbert.

  • News: Sony Acquires Sucker Punch

    Despite developing exclusively for Sony consoles since the turn of the century, Sucker Punch has always been an independent developer. But not any more!

  • How-Tos: How to upgrade your PC's graphics card

    We explain how to install a new graphics card to get maximum gaming power from your desktop PC.

  • Feature: Top 5 Free Android Sports Apps

    Can't get enough sport into your life as it is? Then why not keep the wide world of sports a mere finger's length away, with an all-singing, all-dancing sports app for your Android phone or Android tablet?



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