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Israeli cops penetrated by army of fake generals with trojans

Israeli police departments were pulled offline last Thursday following the discovery of a Trojan especially targeted at law enforcement networks in the Jewish state. The malware was distributed using spammed messages, spoofed so that they appeared to come from the head of the Israel Defense Forces, Benny Gantz. The malicious …
John Leyden, 30 Oct 2012
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Singers set to swing with cloud boom

Cloud computing is expected to stimulate the creation of 12,000 new jobs in Singapore by 2015. According to a new research report from IDC commissioned by Microsoft Singapore, IT spending is expected to grow by 16% over the next four years, however Singapore is expected to show a 30.6% growth in cloud-generated jobs. The growth …
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Developing world buoys up software pirates

Software piracy in the UK has fallen for the first time in three years, albeit slightly. However, the worldwide counterfeit software rate climbed to 38 per cent in 2007. A survey conducted by analyst firm IDC on behalf of The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has shown that, despite huge efforts from the likes of Microsoft and …
Kelly Fiveash, 15 May 2008
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Digital Universe adds sextillions to hit 487 billion gigs

IDC has under-predicted the growth in the amount of digital information, again, with millions of gigabytes of extra data created in 2008. The tech research firm claims business CIOs are having to make tough decisions, as huge information growth places ever-increasing demands on shrinking resources. John Gantz, IDC's chief …
Chris Mellor, 25 May 2009
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Software pirates put sizeable dent in UK economy

The UK is missing out on more than £1bn in lost taxes and the creation of over 13,000 new high-paying jobs over four years if we all took software piracy more seriously, according to a new report. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) claimed today in its annual "Global Software Piracy Study" – which was carried out by analyst …
Kelly Fiveash, 22 Jan 2008
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IDC chops 2009 IT spending forecasts (again)

The economic meltdown continues to slowly suck the growth out of the IT market, and the economists and market researchers at IDC have once again taken a sharp knife to their projections for IT spending in 2009. IDC's Black Book report now says that global IT spending will only increase by 0.5 per cent, to $1.44 trillion. This …
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Microsoft urges resellers to play it straight, beef up revs

Microsoft has claimed that each dollar it “loses” to software piracy equals $5.50 in “lost opportunities” to the firm’s channel partners. A Microsoft-sponsored white paper (pdf) released by IT analyst house IDC yesterday highlights the effects of copyright infringement on the software ecosystem across the tech industry. The …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jul 2008
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IDC slashes 2009 global IT projections

Blame the financial meltdown. And blame the United States. The market researchers at IDC this morning put out revised projections for global IT spending in 2009, and they now say that global IT spending in 2009 will grow at only 2.6 per cent. That's down from an earlier projection of 5.9 per cent growth in year-over-year …
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Digital data will increase sixfold by 2010: study

Imagine 12 stacks of Harry Potter books reaching from Earth to the Sun - that's equivalent to the amount of data stored on digital devices within three years. New research suggests digital information will occupy a staggering 988 billion gigabytes of storage space in 2010 - more than six times its current quantity. It seems …
Ciara O'Brien, 08 Mar 2007
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IT spend up 1% in 2001 – IDC

The "perfect storm" of the 11 September terrorist attacks, slowing global economy, and the telecommunications supply-demand mismatch, means that worldwide IT spending will only increase one per cent in 2001. The figure comes from IDC which forecast spending growth will recover slowly to 5.5 per cent by the end of 2002. The year …
Robert Blincoe, 15 Nov 2001
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Novell begins BorderManager beta

Novell said yesterday that it had begun a beta test of BorderManager Enterprise Edition 3, its software for Internet security management that is currently used by 4.5 million enterprises. After its seasons in the wilderness when it could do no right, in recent weeks the media have been taking a kinder view of Novell. There is …
Graham Lea, 23 Sep 1998
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The IDC Top 10 IT industry tips for 2002

John Gantz, chief research officer at IDC, the IT analyst firm, presented these forecasts to customers in a telebriefing, entitled: "Predictions 2002: Will the Fog of War Lift?" The global IT market rebound will begin by mid-2002, perhaps sooner. September 11 and its effect on the economy knocked back earlier predictions that …
Drew Cullen, 04 Jan 2002
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UK gov moves to bust bootleggers

The UK government's first intellectual property (IP) crime strategy was launched today by industry minister Jacqui Smith. Described as a blueprint to crack down on the trade in fake goods, the scheme involves closer inter-agency co-operation in the fight against pirates and bootleggers. Intellectual property crime cheats …
John Leyden, 10 Aug 2004
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IDC: will Europe leapfrog US in e-business?

There's trouble brewing when American market researchers make pronouncements about the behaviour of Europan Internet markets without having any real appreciation of the cultural issues. There's still a great tendency for them to regard Europe as one market, when in reality multilingual countries like Belgium and Switzerland …
Graham Lea, 18 Sep 2000