Enterprises clueless about network usage: IBM
The average Australian business is in the dark when it comes to what is happening on its networks due to the rise of hand held devices, social media and apps crowding the enterprise environment, according to IBM security experts.
NEC escapes after 10 BILLION YEN tax conundrum
Ailing Japanese computing giant NEC has been accused by domestic tax authorities of avoiding tax to the tune of over 10 billion yen (£80.2m), although it managed to escape punishment due to its poor financial health.
Western Digital My Book Thunderbolt Duo
ReviewIt's over a year since Apple began shipping Macs fitted with next-generation high bandwidth Thunderbolt ports, and they're now in the hands of millions of punters. But with Thunderbolt peripherals still few on the ground, they're all dressed up with nowhere to go.
Low-cost Aakash tablet scheme is back on track
A new version of the ultra low-cost Aakash tablet built by British firm DataWind has been announced by the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), with deliveries to over 100,000 students and teachers nationwide expected from July.
Report: EMC walks away with dedupe appliance market
When it comes to the disk-based backup appliance market, there is EMC and IBM and then there is everyone else.
NetApp: Steenkin' benchmarks – we're quicker than 3PAR
Playing the latency card, NetApp says it has a faster array than 3PAR – despite having a lower SPC-1 benchmark score.
Group launches to promote iOS for business
Corporate fanbois rejoice – a new consortium has been launched in Japan designed to spur the adoption of iOS in enterprise environments.
Net publishing happens in the server AND the eyeball, says EU Bot
Online publishing of information takes place both in the location from where the information is served and the location where it is read, an advisor to Europe's highest court has said.
Lithe British youngsters prioritise fun over privacy and security
Silver surfers are more switched on about security than youngsters, even though the 18-25 age group are generally considered a more tech-savvy generation.
Cabinet Office pilots sales website for small IT suppliers
The Cabinet Office is piloting a website intended to be an "interactive forum" to help small businesses communicate with government and find out about ways to sell to the public sector.
Bonking for money to be built into the next iPhone
Dismantling code allegedly from the next iPhone 9-to-5 Mac has discovered Near Field Communications embedded in the hardware, paving the way for Apple Commerce come 2013.
Apple, Penguin, Macmillan to face feds in court - next year
Apple and book publishers are facing a trial next year over the allegations they colluded on ebook prices to squeeze Amazon out of the market.
Google orders spontaneous support for Parliamentary motion
ExclusiveGoogle's influence on the UK copyright agenda is a little clearer today, thanks to an email seen by The Register. The email is a rallying cry to 'independent' copyright activists.
Tape so does not suck, insists EMC
Blocks and FilesDoes EMC still think tape sucks? Nah, that is so last year – at least, if the storage giant's tech conference at the beginning of this month is anything to go by.
Even Apples sometimes have worms in them, admits Cupertino
Mac computers can be buggy, Apple has finally admitted. Two days ago the firm quietly pulled the claim that the iOS PCs are immune to viruses from its website.
TechRadar shuts down forums after user database hacked
Registered users of TechRadar have had personal details including their email addresses and dates of birth stolen in a breach of the UK consumer tech website's database.
Sheryl Sandberg finally adds woman's touch to Facebook board
Mark Zuckerberg's right-hand woman, Sheryl Sandberg, has joined Facebook's no-longer-male-only board of directors.
DDR 4 sets the pace for fast memory
Extreme HardwareReducing the size of chips has benefits beyond those seen in CPUs and GPUs. One other key component to gain an advantage is memory.
Ofcom: Here come the UK online copyright rules ... in 2015. Maybe
Ofcom has finally published a draft obligations code that specifies how the UK's largest ISPs should respond to copyright infringement notifications for a one-year monitoring period. The Code is part of proposals passed in 2010 as the Digital Economy Act.
Ford touts tech to bottle up traffic jams
Ford today promised to help motorists keep moving through heavy traffic, but the caveats it's applying to its prototype mean we won't be jam free for quite some time.
Microsoft's Surface plan means the world belongs to Android now
Open ... and ShutMicrosoft roared onto the mobile scene last week with the unveiling of its Surface tablet, but Acer is probably right to question why Microsoft would fight premium iPads with a premium Surface.
Android App of the WeekWhen Microsoft recently offered users 25GB of free SkyDrive storage it highlighted the lack of a good Android app to take advantage of it. Enter FolderSync, which lets you synchronise your Android folders with SkyDrive and just about every other cloud storage supplier.
Facebook replaces non-Facebook mail addresses on Timeline
Over the weekend Mark Zuckerberg's recently floated company began quietly displaying @Facebook email addresses on all of its users' Timelines.
Apple will only reinstate mute kids' app if makers win patent case
Apple will not choke off sales of an iPad application that helps disabled children talk from its App Store if the speech therapists behind the app win the patents case that has been brought against them, The Register understands.
'Inexperienced' RBS tech operative's blunder led to banking meltdown
ExclusiveA serious error committed by an "inexperienced operative" caused the IT meltdown which crippled the RBS banks last week, a source familiar with the matter has told The Register. Job adverts show that at least some of the team responsible for the blunder were recruited earlier this year in India following IT job cuts at RBS in the UK.
US trade body to 'revisit' Motorola's sole patent win over Apple
The US International Trade Commission has said that it will be revisiting an initial ruling made in April that Apple had infringed on one of Motorola Mobility's patents.
MI5 boss: Cyber spies, web-enabled crooks threaten UK economy
The Director General of MI5 said that both business and government was on the front line of cyber attacks – and that assaults by both criminal hackers and foreign governments had reached an industrial scale.
Wheezing Guardian flogs radio biz for quick cash
The Guardian newspaper may not actually be published on paper for very much longer – but the sale of the parent group's radio stations to Global Radio may buy it a little more time.
Chess algorithm written by Alan Turing goes up against Kasparov
Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov has played one of the first computer chess programs ever created, written over 60 years ago by Alan Turing.
Anxiety grips HP as new EMEA chief comes aboard from Nokia
HP could not find an internal candidate to lead the Technology Consulting business across EMEA, so it has raided Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) and made off with Eric Pradier.
Microsoft: no plans to make own phones
Microsoft has categorically denied it plans to enter the smartphone hardware business. It remains satisfied, it insisted, with its current manufacturing partners.
Russian K-force operatives cuff suspected Carberp trojan bank raider
Russian police have arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of running a bank fraud network that infected six million machines, raking in an estimated 150 million roubles ($4.5m or £2.9m) in ill-gotten gains in the process.
Nokia details 808 Pureview release
Nokia has said the 808 Pureview - its Symbian-running smartphone with a stupendous 41Mp snapper - will hit shop shelves in the UK later this week.
BioWare gives fans new Mass Effect 3 ending
Mass Effect 3 owners unhappy with the game's ending will be pleased to know they can now get their mitts on an expanded version, with additional scenes and an extended epilogue to reveal the impact Commander Shepard's choices have on the future of the galaxy.
Acer bigwig sees gloomy future for Ultrabooks in Europe
Acer has downgraded sales forecasts for Ultrabooks as the relatively hefty price tag and smaller screen size continues to limit adoption in Europe.
Red Hat shifts PaaS cloud into production gear
Red Hat is hosting its JBoss World and Red Hat Summit events side-by-side in Boston this week, where it kicked off the festivities by revealing its plans to commercialize its OpenShift platform cloud, which had thus far been in beta and relegated mostly to Java developers looking for a place to let their code roam on Shadowman's nickel.
Cliqr control freaks apps across many clouds
Moving applications between clouds is arguably not much easier than moving them from physical machines, and there are very good (if disappointed) economic reasons for that.
Telstra’s filter supplier also blocks for Qatar, Yemen, UAE
Updated: Telstra Responds, stops collectionNetsweeper, the Internet filtering supplier linked to Telstra’s voluntary filter trial is also a supplier to the Yemen, the UAE and Qatar.
Apple users get pricier hotel options from Orbitz
Online booking site Orbitz has run into PR problems with an experiment in differentiated selling between Apple and PC users.
Hotelier faces FTC data breach lawsuit
“Repeated failures” to protect customer data have led the FTC to file a data breach lawsuit against hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide, whose brands include Ramada Days Inn, Travelodge, Super 8 and Howard Johnson.