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  • News: Wall Street Beat: IT rebounds as Nvidia, Cisco shares rise

    With Nvidia and Cisco reporting results, there was some good news on the chip and networking front this week that, with the help of a successful debt offering by Italy that eased economic concerns, helped fuel a rise in IT vendors' shares Friday morning.

  • How-Tos: Stop Windows from Rebooting After Automatic Updates, 2011 Edition

    This is an update of a post from a couple years ago. Recently I migrated to a new PC, but neglected to update the settings as described below--and suffered the same consequences. Curse you, Microsoft--again!

  • News: Oracle to settle employee overtime pay lawsuit for $35 million

    Oracle is set to pay US$35 million to roughly 1,725 workers in order to settle a class-action suit brought against it over overtime pay and meal-break issues dating back to 2003.

  • News: Twitter research: It's where the money and action is

    Two professors from Wellesley College's Department of Computer science have been awarded a nearly half million dollar NSF grant to build an application that gauges the trustworthiness of information shared on social networks, and in particular Twitter.

  • News: Virgin Media and THECUBE announce joint testing deal during Cameron visit

    Virgin Media and start-up incubator THECUBE are using a scheduled visit by prime minister David Cameron to Silicon Roundabout today to launch a joint testing deal on Virgin's broadband, mobile and digital entertainment products.

  • News: Kelly Racing streamlines car design process, gives V8 team competitive advantage

    V8 Supercar team Kelly Racing has streamlined its design process through the use of digital prototyping and multiphysics software.

  • News: What Smartphones Will Be Like in 2012

    Since the advent of the first modern smartphone--arguably the original Apple iPhone in 2007--the power of these mobile computing devices that also happen to make phone calls has advanced by leaps and bounds.

  • News: German court rules that free software can be modified as users wish

    A major challenge to the principles of free software was thrown out of a German district court on Tuesday.

  • News: Salesforce CRM to boost growth at Manchester Business School

    Manchester Business School (MBS), part of the University of Manchester, has gone to Fujitsu to deploy a Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) platform to aid business growth.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Flash in the pan

    RIM doubles down on Flash, Steve Jobs gets nominated for a popularity contest, and the voice of Siri speaks...in a British accent. The remainders for Thursday, November 10, 2011 are here for you.

  • News: REA Group rolls out IT incident management system

    REA Group has rolled out a new ticketing project in six weeks, with the group that publishes realestate.com.au saying the system now manages all IT incidents at the business.

  • News: Citrix exposes APIs for its collaborative software

    Hoping to spark closer integration with third-party applications, Citrix has exposed a number of APIs (application programming interfaces) for three of its collaborative services, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and GoToTraining.

  • News: Hadoop skills are in high demand

    Growing enterprise interest in Hadoop and related technologies is driving demand for professionals with big data skills.

  • News: More shoppers drawn to cheaper, smaller Kindle Fire over iPad, survey says

    More than three times as many shoppers for tablet computers are considering the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire over the bestselling iPad, according to a new survey.

  • News: Optus grows its mobile base

    Optus has grown its mobile customer base to 9.23 million as at 30 September 2011, up 131,000 or four per cent year on year.

  • News: Should social networks be blocked at work?

    One of the biggest trends in IT is how consumer products have crept into the enterprise, and the trend extends to Internet services. The ingenious thing about social networks such as Facebook and LinkedIn is that these consumer-oriented sites have become key tools for professionals. Take journalists, for example. While reporters may still pound the pavement or work the phones to find stories, now sometimes a story can present itself in LinkedIn forums or through Facebook postings. Sometimes the social networks become an extension of the reporting team, in a practice called "crowdsourcing." And the reporter who used to appear as nothing more than a byline can now enter the conversation with instant feedback on a comment about a story. But other professions have not embraced social networks so much, and indeed have viewed them as threats to security or productivity. Would users spend their days catching up with high school friends and playing Farmville on Facebook? Remember when many IT departments were leery about users checking their personal email accounts from work, afraid they would click on a link and take down the entire network? While that danger still exists, it has been reduced a bit through the use of spam filters and user education. The same can be said for social networks, as IT staff can still provide general tips on what can be dangerous. In this PDF, Network World has compiled stories that take a look at the pros and cons of blocking social networks while at work. Many of these stories cite surveys that indicate whether productivity is lost in allowing social networks within the company network. Become an Insider today (free registration required) to download the PDF.

  • News: ERP demand rises in sub-Saharan Africa

    The growth of the small and medium-size enterprise sector and an effort on the part of local companies to replicate global business and marketing trends have led to increased uptake of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • News: PC makers should 'brace' for drive shortages

    With operations disrupted at more than a dozen hard disk drive (HDD) factories due to flooding in Thailand, PC manufacturers should prepare for significant supply shortages, market research firm IDC said.

  • News: Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online

    As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

  • News: iOS 5.0.1 Brings Battery Fix to iPhone 4S, Multitasking Gestures to Original iPad

    Apple is taking its new over-the-air update system for a spin today with iOS 5.0.1. The company expects the update to squash battery-draining bugs in the iPhone 4S and add multitasking gestures to the iPad.



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