27th December 2005 Archive
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2005 in review Decisions, decisions...
BT chief exec Ben Verwaayen described it as the "biggest change since BT was privatised more than twenty years ago" while John Pluthero, chief exec of Energis (which is now owned by Cable & Wireless) said it was a "good start point". The 'it' both men were talking about was BT's regulatory deal with Ofcom earlier this year …
Networks 27 Dec 2005, 07:03
Analysis And why not ...
Last week Progress Software announced it will acquire Neon Systems and merge that company with its DataDirect operating division. Simple question: why? For those of you unfamiliar with either DataDirect or Neon, a brief exposition may be appropriate. First: DataDirect. DataDirect started life as SequeLink which, a decade ago, …
Developer 27 Dec 2005, 08:02
Waste not, want not ...
The UK government must do more to raise consumer awareness of the need for recycling old electrical and electronic equipment, according to a survey commissioned by a consortium of electrical product manufacturers. The survey, carried out by YouGov for the Recycling Electrical Producers’ Industry Consortium (REPIC) assessed …
Channel Register 27 Dec 2005, 08:02
2005 in review The year in IT security
The year 2005 in net security will likely be remembered as the year of the Sony rootkit DRM controversy. In other ways the last 12 months continued the trend of profit becoming a primary driver for the creation of computer viruses. The last 12 months also witnessed a number of high-profile cybercrime prosecutions, including the …
Spam 27 Dec 2005, 08:02
- Geek's Guide to Britain INSIDE GCHQ: Welcome to Cheltenham's cottage industry
- Game Theory Is the next-gen console war already One?
- BBC suspends CTO after it wastes £100m on doomed IT system
- AT&T adds 61¢ 'Mobility Administrative Fee' for users
- Updated Reports: New Xbox could DOOM second-hand games market