Jack Clark

Currently a reporter for ZDNet UK, I previously worked as a technology researcher and reporter for a London-based news agency.

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CA Technologies extends reach of Automation Suite

IT management-software company CA Technologies extended its CA Automation Suite on Monday, releasing two new products for configuration and process automation of a company's IT infrastructure.CA Configuration Automation is a tool that maps and describes the IT equipment in a business, how all that gear is related, and what external services the systems talk to.

October 19, 2010 by Jack Clark


Hitachi hooks up Johnson Controls for batteries

Global technology company Hitachi signed an agreement with automobile battery maker Johnson Controls on Monday to pool their efforts on batteries and other fields of advanced energy storage.Under the agreement the companies will work together on research and development, procurement, production, marketing, sales and standardisation on lithium-ion batteries and other energy storage technologies.

October 19, 2010 by Jack Clark


IBM plugs Power7 into CloudBurst

IBM extended the compatibility of its CloudBurst private cloud product on Wednesday by making it compatible with IBM's own proprietary Power7 systems.The CloudBurst products, launched in June 2009, are a set of integrated hardware, storage, virtualisation and networking products with built-in management systems for setting up private clouds.

October 15, 2010 by Jack Clark


Report doubles amount of US government datacentres

The US federal government has twice the number of datacentres it originally thought it had, a public memorandum has shown.In February 2010, the federal government's chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, issued a memorandum that said it had 1,100 datacentres, up from 432 in 1998.

October 14, 2010 by Jack Clark


VMworld 2010: VMware sees three stages of virtualisation

There are three core stages in virtualising a company's IT, VMware said on Tuesday at its VMworld 2010 conference in Copenhagen.VMware's chief marketing officer Rick Jackson said that a company will go through three core stages of virtualisation.

October 12, 2010 by Jack Clark


Webroot: Iranian distributes free Firefox password logger

A freely available Trojan has been circulated that steals passwords stored within Firefox, Internet Explorer and the Windows Registry, security company Webroot reported last Wednesday.The Trojan, which Webroot named Trojan-PWS-Nslog, modified a core Firefox file — nsLoginManagerPrompter.

October 11, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Yahoo announces major Swiss datacentre effort

Yahoo has embarked on a major new datacentre project, the search and web service provider announced on Thursday.The datacentre, due to be based in Avenches, Switzerland, will see Yahoo redevelop a manufacturing packaging plant into a major European hub for the company.

October 7, 2010 by Jack Clark


Report: Some Android apps leak user data

A variety of popular applications for the Android mobile operating system have been found to reveal user data to advertisers, it was announced on Wednesday.The study, conducted by Intel Labs, Penn State and Duke University, used an application developed for the project named TaintDroid to analyse how private user information was obtained and released by apps downloaded to the Android phones.

September 30, 2010 by Jack Clark

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Gmail gets opt-out feature for conversation view

Google on Wednesday announced that Gmail users are going to receive the option to turn the mail service's threaded conversational view off.Gmail currently amalgamates all the replies to a message into one single thread, which it calls a Conversation View.

September 29, 2010 by Jack Clark