The Panasonic FZ-G1 is a Windows 8 Pro tablet aimed at field workers, but does its rugged credentials justify its hefty starting price?
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Microsoft, BT and start-up Neul are working on broadband using white-space radio, which promises new wireless data without needing new frequencies. That's a tougher job to pull off than it may seem
A group of 10 allies, including the BBC and Nokia, are setting up a test site in Cambridge for broadband based on the unused spectrum lying between TV broadcasts
'Teething problems' in an update to ERP and other IT systems have caused a backlog in sending out orders at the hardware reseller, causing frustration for customers
Walking the show floor at CES this year it was clear that there were more people there than the last couple of years (and most of them seemed to be standing in front of the Microsoft stand watching other attendees play Kinect). The Intel, Motorola, Samsung, Sony, LG and Panasonic stands were also crowded all week, taxi and bus lines were far longer than last year, show rates at hotels sold out early in December and most restaurants had queues for tables again - which we hadn't seen since 2008.
Government figures show an eight percent year-on-year drop in fixed-line telecoms R&D expenditure in 2009, despite a 513 percent increase in operating profits over the same period
The government's digital champion wants to get everyone of working age in the UK using the internet by 2015, but accepts there is no government funding for it
Microsoft has made a second intellectual property (IP) licensing announcement this week. After announcing a cross-licensing deal with Amazon.com (which had lots of NDA stipulations), Microsoft announced on February 25 it had struck a deal with Panasonic for its exFAT technology.
IBM will tout a big cloud computing win. Consumer electronics giant Panasonic will migrate a total of 300,000 employees and partners off of Microsoft Exchange and other collaboration technologies to Big Blue's LotusLive platform.
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has completed a wireless specification that will connect PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics at very high speeds
Stories of the month - August 2009
Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite, including applications such as Exchange Online and Office Live Meeting, will be integrated with BT's 21CN network
The new Wireless Gigabit Alliance brings together companies such as Intel, Microsoft, Dell and Nokia, who want to create a high-speed data-transfer specification for PCs and consumer electronics
Ahead of Microsoft's official launch of the SME-orientated server package, BT Business has said it is ready to start working with customers on implementation and support
This week's Unified Communications Expo saw telephony vendors talking up interoperability, although how desirable this would be for industry behemoths Cisco and Microsoft is open to debate
The lack of female workers in the tech industry is reportedly getting worse, but some people and organisations are determined to change the situation
Plans to improve education standards mean that all six million children in the UK could eventually have home broadband access
A tie-up with Nortel has produced a CESG-certified, hosted service for large corporates and governmental institutions
Applications Marketplace platform, developed by BT, will let independent software vendors market their products directly to SMEs
Small customers will soon get access to an online marketplace for "software as a service" applications.