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UK poised for broadband choice

2005 in review 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".

Progress takes SOA to mainframe with Neon buy

Analysis Last week Progress Software announced it will acquire Neon Systems and merge that company with its DataDirect operating division. Simple question: why?
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Consumers don't recycle enough, say manufacturers

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.

Rootkits, cybercrime and OneCare

2005 in review 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 sentencing of NetSky author Sven Jaschan.