Norway's Data Protection Authority has given the all clear for councils to use Google Apps, so long as they do not use it to communicate private data about the public.
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After graduating from Norway's Bergen College of Engineering in 1989, Stig spent the next fifteen years in the IT industry. The majority of his time was spent in telecommunications and network infrastructure business, both as a post-sales and pre-sales engineer. He's also worked in data security, systems management and related disciplines within professional IT. Over the last decade, Stig has been working full-time as a freelance technology writer, mainly on print media, as well as several web publications in Norway. Mostly he writes for business IT magazines, but sometimes turns his hand to more consumer-oriented articles. "A brand new digital camera is fun, but it’s a bulletproof server that makes the world go round" is Stig's point of view.
Olli Sulopuisto has been covering technology, consumer matters, film and television since 2007. He resides in Helsinki, Finland.
Eeva Haaramo has covered the Finnish startup and tech scene for the past seven years. As a freelance journalist, she enjoys writing about entrepreneurs, innovation and industry trends in the Nordic region. She has a passion for fitness and green tech.
Telia's plans to charge customers extra for mobile subscriptions with IP telephony included have been put on hold in Sweden and Denmark - but VoIP-less plans are still on the cards.
Nokia's decline and swingeing job cuts have been tough on Finland, particularly on its software industry. The country's developers are staking their future on Windows Phone - could the gamble be just what the Finnish tech sector needs to get back on its feet?
It's handbags at dawn after Nokia seized the chance to make hay after a rare misstep by Apple, trumpeting its own maps efforts and accusing Cupertino of prioritising form over function.
Finland, competitively speaking, is on fire, according to the World Economic Forum, but does its deep and lengthy dependence on Nokia leave it skating on thin ice?
Two men are taking the message to aspiring start-ups across Finland that they can't be any worse than some of the 'crud' in Silicon Valley - and hope to give them some northern exposure in the process
Finnish smartphone startup Jolla is scouting out new talent in Finland and China, where Jolla's CEO Jussi Hurmola reckons its MeeGo OS can tap into the nation's hunger to make a mark on mobile innovation.
Nokia has made its last phone in its Finnish homeland, and the closure of the Salo facility is an object lesson in how the last few years have treated the company - and where its future focus lies
Amazon is unlikely to build a datacentre in Iceland, but others think the country and other remote Scandinavian locations could become the Clydesdale horses of cloud computing
Expect more expensive Lumias, says Nokia's CEO, after writing down the value of the components the company carries following a lowered sales outlook
Nokia Bridge scheme offers seed capital to employees that the company has made redundant, to help them get their own start-ups off the ground. Here's how three of them found the experience
The US may have an abundance of start-ups, patents and world-class universities, but when it comes to innovation, the Old World is showing it can make comparatively little go a long, long way
Denmark has put a 'three strikes' policy to combat online copyright infringement on hold while it tests out a new anti-piracy framework
It's still early days for a more fully open government in Norway, but some key building blocks are in place, Norway's director of eGovernment tells Norse Code
The chief lawyer for the .se says rights holders would be better off finding new business models rather than trying to seize The Pirate Bay's domain
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