Colin Barker

Colin Barker is based in London and is Senior Reporter for ZDNet. He has been writing about the IT business for some 30-plus years. He still enjoys it.

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Sony could be preparing new laptop, maybe

The Consumer Electronics Show is almost upon us (January 8 to 11, Las Vegas) and as it draws closer so the pre-publicity machines of the computer manufacturers start to grind up to full power, while blowing off excess steam.Dell and Lenovo reportedly have new laptops on the blocks and it appears that Sony may be about to join them.

December 23, 2008 by


UK software leadership under threat

The UK's position at the top of the European software industry is under threat according to a report commissioned by Microsoft in partnership with Intellect and the British Computer Society.The report, Developing the Future, is the third in an annual series and this year, for the first time, it includes a "software barometer" which shows the overall trend across the software industry.

December 11, 2008 by


HP's Hogan glories in growth

The biggest issue facing Tom Hogan, the senior vice president of HP’s software division, could well be avoiding smugness. Not that Hogan seems to be a smug man or that HP is a smug company.

December 9, 2008 by

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ManageSoft tackles virtual licences

An upgrade to software from software asset management company, ManageSoft, offers tools for possibly reducing the cost of software licenses on virtual systems and addresses the issues raised.Launched on Wednesday, Enterprise Compliance Manager version 8.

December 3, 2008 by