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  • News: A botched fix, not legal demands, nixed SCADA security talk

    Government didn't pull SCADA security talk. Rather, it was a legitimate need for caution, presenters contend.

  • News: Livescribe Smartpen Gets Facebook and Google Shortcuts

    Livescribe smartpens are getting shortcuts for sending notes to popular Web services, as well as the capability to make interactive "pencast" PDFs than animate recorded handwriting and synced audio.

  • News: BMA says clinicians and patients must direct NHS IT

    The British Medical Association has called on the NHS to “take stock” on the national programme and reconsider its remit, as a series of tough parliamentary reviews began and a lead supplier proposed a strategy U-turn.

  • How-Tos: How to fix a working monitor that displays no picture

    My ViewSonic monitor refuses to display a picture. The LED blinks on and off for around 30 minutes, after which time the screen will often work following a restart. A local repair shop says there is nothing wrong with the hardware.

  • News: Satyam returns to loss because of U.S. settlement

    Indian outsourcer Satyam Computer Services went into loss again in the quarter ended March 31, after the company took a charge to settle a class-action lawsuit in the U.S., the company said Monday.

  • News: Software AG buys in-memory specialist Terracotta

    Software AG has entered into an agreement to acquire Terracotta, which will allow the software vendor to develop more advanced cloud services and increase the performance and scalability of its business software management tools using Terracotta's in-memory technology for Java, it said.

  • News: SABMiller gets global procurement systems on tap

    Brewing giant SABMiller has established global procurement and supply chain systems, a key stage in its ongoing business transformation programme.

  • News: Three dead after Foxconn factory blast, Apple investigating

    A third employee had died from injuries caused by an explosion at a factory of Foxconn in Chengdu, China, the company said Sunday. Initial findings show the blast was caused by "combustible dust in a duct."

  • News: Expensify Adds Receipt Scanning

    Tracking expenses on the road can be a massive productivity breakdown for busy road warriors, particularly if you don't have a fairly effortless way to get all your receipts captured into your expense reporting system. I know more than a few hardcore business travelers for whom a jumble of paper slips at the bottom of the laptop bag usually turns into weeks of procrastination before finally sitting down to organize, record, categorize, and report every little latté purchase or taxi ride from a long trip. The new Expensify app for Android and iOS could be just what these folks need.

  • News: Day 20: Collaborating in Real-Time With Google Docs

    30 Days With...Google Docs: Day 20

  • News: Prison healthcare system rollout complete

    An electronic health record system has been rolled out to all prisons in England.

  • Opinion: Supply Chain in the Cloud - Looking Beyond TCO

    I have had a significant number of conversations recently about cloud, and how it applies specifically to the supply chain. OK, not all that surprising, after all, along with mobility, cloud is very much at the apex of the hype cycle. Yet if one looks beyond the hype, cloud offers the potential to not only transform how supply chain organizations procure IT capabilities, but also to fundamentally change how they manage business processes. Certainly I do not wish to 'over-egg' the omelet here, or suggest that this will happen tomorrow, but it is coming -- and perhaps faster than we might appreciate.

  • News: BCS says NHS must press on with failing £11bn IT programme

    The BCS: Chartered Institute for IT has come out in support of key parts of the troubled £11.4 billion NHS National Programme for IT, saying that in spite of its failures there was good technology to be built upon.

  • News: Day 19: Google Docs Adds New Features on the Fly

    30 Days With...Google Docs: Day 19

  • News: Tech Spokespeople: Choosing the Human Faces of Device Makers

    Every tech company seems to have a recognizable (perhaps celebrity) spokesperson these days: Ashton Kutcher for Nikon, Justin Long for Apple, the "T-Mobile Girl" for T-Mobile, and so on. We looked at the art and science behind tech spokespeople--how they're chosen, how they affect sales, and why some are famous and some aren't--to find out if they're really the vital marketing tools that tech companies seem to think they are. What we found out is simple: Some tech companies know how to choose and use spokespeople well, while others seem clueless.

  • Feature: The five most commented stories of the week - 20 May 2011

    It's been a busy week in technology. For a start, Sony finally get the PlayStation Network up and running again.

  • How-Tos: How to check other email accounts from Gmail

    If you've been using the web for more than a couple of years, you've probably got several webmail accounts.

  • News: Orange and Barclaycard launch mobile payment service

    Orange and Barclaycard have launched a mobile app that allows users to pay for good and services via their smartphone.

  • Opinion: Supply Chain Segmentation in Retail

    Supply Chain segmentation is not new, despite recent articles to the contrary, as manufacturing companies have explored ways to manage parts of the supply chain differently for the varied requirements of product lines or categories for decades. What is perhaps new, is the interest on the part of Retail, driven in large part by the growth of private label.

  • Opinion: Oracle Cross-Channel Commerce Platform=Retail+Siebel+ATG

    In November 2010, Oracle announced its intention to acquire ecommerce platform provider ATG and its 1,000+ customer base for a sum of $1 billion. The deal closed on January 5, 2011. The acquisition connects the online channel with Oracle's existing retail suite, enabling the vendor to offer a set of products that -- when used in tandem -- have the potential to support a complete omnichannel experience.



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