We have a new white-as-the-driven-Snowden story on the NSA, the UK's equivalent of the denied-but-not-forgotten PRISM program, a white hot (yet ultimately ridiculous) battle between Google and Oracle, and lots more from around the world.
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With its sights set firmly on European expansion, cloud ERP firm Workday has flagged up its strategic intentions with two new payroll initiatives.
Oracle pushes ahead with its international cloud plans with the announcement of a new UK datacentre specifically for government services.
Google will soon be sending out an over-the-air update to Samsung Galaxy Nexus handsets in the UK to rectify a problem with fluctuating volume levels on the device.Owners of the handset began reporting problems with the phone as soon as it went on sale in the UK in mid-November.
A large number of UK users of the Galaxy Nexus are reporting a rather odd, yet very specific bug, which renders the entire device unusable.
UK ISPs blocked access to Fileserve over the weekend, after the UK's web blacklist filter blocked all downloads from the site after a reporting error.
Bloomberg is reporting from unidentified sources that HP is planning to buy UK data analysis company Autonomy for $10 billion.HP is also planning to spin off its PC division as a separate company, the report says.
Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre, has launched a new service that encourages members of the public to forward scam emails to a dedicated email address in order to be passed onto the police for further analysis, the organisation said on Friday.The organisation — run by the National Fraud Authority (NFA), the government agency responsible for co-ordinating the battle against fraud in the UK — is asking that suspected scam emails are forwarded on to email@actionfraud.
And so it begins. Oracle revealed this week that one of its business partners, developer Ndevr, has created a greenhouse gas management and reporting module that fits in with its core Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne financials applications.
In the wake of reporting its best second-quarter operating margin ever, Oracle says it expects the EU to approve its purchase of Sun
The lack of a central reporting point for e-crime in the UK means businesses are often uncertain how to report such incidents, according to a report by the Association of Chief Police Officers
As is always the way with these things, attending a big show like JavaOne means you do tend to focus on what Sun Microsystems itself had to say – especially when the company has just been bought by the fourth richest man in the world. What they didn’t get to say until early this Wednesday UK time is that Sun shareholders get to vote on July 16 on the whys and wherefores of the Oracle take over.
A couple of days ago I mentioned that the Android 1.5 update was available for Android Developer Phone models of the G1. According to Brighthand T-Mobile USA and UK have started to roll this update out to T-Mobile G1 owners over the air. Some people are reporting that the update arrived last night, but I haven't seen mine updated yet and the last time there was an update I didn't get it for a week or so and I was one of the first to buy the G1.
Did SAP & Oracle cut loose staff?There have been a number of web sites reporting planned or executed layoffs at various software firms.
The 2008 UK Oracle User Group survey indicates that the company is successfully addressing perceived deficiencies in its product support
When it comes to the new information cards - the digital wallet initiative backed by the likes of Google, Intel, Microsoft and Oracle - think of this as Phase 1, the information gathering phase This week, another partner in the effort - credit reporting agency Equifax - launched an online identity card, a beta test of a digital identity management product designed to make online transactions more secure for consumers and businesses.
The company's chief UK security adviser says the Police Central e-Crime Unit will provide businesses with a reporting mechanism for low-level e-crime
Graham Tibbetts of the UK Telegraph is reporting that the British Foreign Office has admitted to losing around 3,000 passports and visa stickers, which were stolen on their way from Manchester to RAF Northolt in London, where they were to be sent to British embassies. From the article:Officials claimed the chip technology incorporated in the passports would prevent them being used.
UK-based Bios Magazine is reporting that the world's first commercially available liquid-metal based CPU cooler is about to ship -- and that Danish company Danamics says that its LM-10 outperforms standard air-cooled heatsinks and most watercooled systems with a power draw of just 1W:The liquid metal is a key component in Danamics cooling systems.
The BBC is reporting on a trend in UK standardized math tests towards "easier, shallower and less demanding" examinations. Here in Massachusetts, I was working with our school psychologist to identify new interventions for special education students based on their standardized test scores.
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