Tag Archives: IT News

Microsoft previews new Windows 8 Operating System

Microsoft has been under pressure to respond to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms.  Windows 8 was unveiled at the Build developers’ conference in California, Windows divisions presidents, Steven Sinofsky said: “We re-imagined Windows. From the chipset to the user experience.\” The system will function through one of two interfaces: a traditional desktop, similar to […]

Google jumps off the fence as HTC launches another legal battle with Apple

The complaint concerns the nine patents brought last week from Google, four originally from Motorola, three from Openware Systems, and two from Palm.  The general counsel of the HTC Corporation, Grace Lei, said: “We are taking this action against Apple to protect our intellectual property, our industry partners, and most importantly our customers that use […]

European Commission blocks scrutiny of IT spend

The EC hopes to eradicate the waste with a radically revised IT strategy not dissimilar to that being pursued by the UK government. However, more than a year since initial proposals were put before the president the Commission is still working out how to consolidate its systems and bring runaway IT support costs under control […]

Oracle Europe Human Resources VP says recruitment doesn’t work

Speaking at the meeting Mr Kearney said on talent management that “the only differential left is the calibre and talent of the people within an organisation. If you want to be the number one, you have to do something different. That’s why talent is so important. Recruitment doesn’t work, because the best talent is not […]

77% of IT Professionals say Outsourcing Companies have made up work

Key Points from the report: 77% of IT Professionals believe that outsourcing companies have made up work 43% of IT Professionals work in organisations that have outsourced a significant proportion of their IT 55% of respondents at companies with more than 1,000 employees say that their companies rely on IT outsourcers 30% of respondents at […]

StartUp Britain criticised by North East Software Industry

Mr Callaghan said that “We can see no reason why any number of the North East\’s 350 software companies could not be included among the business tools signposted on StartUp Britain and we would be delighted to act as your gateway to them. It seems bizarre that a government-backed scheme claiming to be the cheerleader […]

£2.253 million paid to Suppliers in order to scrap ID Card Scheme

Mr Green said in the letter that “The cost of decommissioning ID card systems and securely destroying the personal data is, subject to final invoices, £375,000.\” And the research director at TechMarketView said that \”The cost over the lifetime of the ID cards was estimated at £4.5bn, a good proportion of this will be saved.\” […]