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Virgin Atlantic lets airborne passengers use mobiles

Some passengers on Virgin Atlantic can now make mobile phone calls, send and receive text messages and check their emails from the airline's planes.Virgin Atlantic announced the move on Monday, making it the first UK carrier to let passengers use their own phones for voice calls in the air.

May 14, 2012 by

Google: Inertia blocks enterprise cloud adoption

The greatest issue that stops businesses from adopting cloud services is inertia, according to Google.A belief that upgrading to the cloud entails new management headaches, coupled with a decision not to experiment or test cloud productivity tools, prevents businesses from going to the cloud, Jonathan Rochelle, product manager for Google Apps, told ZDNet UK on Tuesday at Interop Las Vegas.

May 9, 2012 by

Sage to take ERP tools into the cloud with Azure

The UK software company Sage is to take on its enterprise resource planning rivals in the cloud by developing some of its products to run on Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.According to the company, the first such product in the UK will be Sage 200, a suite that encompasses business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM) and financial management software.

May 7, 2012 by

Kroes: Cyberattacks need more than military response

Threats to European information security cannot be dealt with by military or other traditional security methods alone, according to digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes.Kroes called for a co-ordinated response between the public and private sectors, echoing previous calls made by the European Commission, the UK and the US governments, in a video speech to the Infosecurity Conference 2012 in London on Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin UK opens cyber centre

Defence contractor Lockheed Martin UK has opened a cybersecurity centre in Farnborough with the aim of detecting and responding to hacking attacks.Lockheed Martin's Security Intelligence Centre (SIC) will use sensors, data management, and human analysts to identify patterns in attacks, the company said in a statement on Friday.

December 5, 2011 by

GCHQ to take hub role in UK cybersecurity

The UK government has unveiled a new cybersecurity strategy, which calls on GCHQ to run a hub where businesses can put aside their hesitations to share information on threats between themselves and the public sector

November 25, 2011 by

Incoming Everything Everywhere chief shakes up team

New Everything Everywhere chief Olaf Swantee took charge on Thursday, radically shaking up the management team in the process.In a statement, Everything Everywhere — the merged operations of mobile operators Orange UK and T-Mobile UK — said the new management team would comprise 10 C-level executives.

September 2, 2011 by

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