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UK biz pays heavy price for skimping on security - PwC

Infosec 2012 Hacking attacks against Blighty's top firms hit a record high according to figures for 2011. On average, each large organisation suffered 54 significant digital assaults in that 12-month period, twice the level in 2010, while 15 per cent – one in seven – had their networks successfully penetrated by unauthorised parties. The …
John Leyden, 24 Apr 2012
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More than $60bn spunked on cyber-security in 2011

Global cyber-security spending is on track to exceed $60bn for 2011, according to a study by management consultants PwC. The growing tide of cyber threats, coupled with greater vulnerabilities due to the more pervasive use of technology – particularly mobile devices and cloud computing – are fueling a growth in cyber-security …
John Leyden, 1 Dec 2011
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Tech23 unearths tech innovators downunder

Australia’s leading start-up showcase Tech23 has recognized five early-stage Australian technology companies to share in a pool of $150,000 in cash prizes. Mobile apps, cloud computing and innovative online engagement tools were among the areas recognized for commercialization potential. The event, now in its third year, …
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Accenture closes in on Aus government e-health tender

Accenture is understood to have secured the national infrastructure partner contract for Australia's AU$467m personally-controlled electronic healthcare records (PCEHR) project. The tender, released by the Department of Health and Ageing in February, includes three core components; a benefits and evaluation partner, a national …
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EU belatedly cancels funding for Symbian OS

The European Commission has cancelled plans to throw €22m of taxpayers' money at Symbian. In November, Eurocrats threw the doomed OS a lifeline by anointing Symbian as the "Embedded Operating System for Europe", in what was called the Symbeose research project. Real life overtook the decision. Nokia dissolved the Symbian …
Andrew Orlowski, 25 May 2011
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IBM paints the cloud-scape blue

IBM has backed the creation of a standards body that comprises 40 "leading cloud organisations" but none of its main rivals in the battle to dominate the next big thing in computing. The Cloud Standards Council was wafted into public view as Big Blue unveiled a slew of cloud products and services and reset its stall to grab [ …
Joe Fay, 7 Apr 2011
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No legal privilege for accountants, says Court of Appeal

The right to keep correspondence and documents relating to legal advice secret does not exist when the person giving the advice is an accountant, the Court of Appeal has ruled. Legal professional privilege (LPP) is the right of a person or company to communicate with their lawyer in secret. Even in a trial that communication …
OUT-LAW.COM, 18 Oct 2010
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Picsel Technologies goes dark

Updated The future of Picsel Technologies is in doubt today after its website disappeared amidst claims that it has gone into administration. Sources claimed last night that PricewaterhouseCoopers had been appointed as administrators of the Renfrew-based firm. Meanwhile, the website appears to have vanished off the internet. When we …
Bill Ray, 16 Jul 2009

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