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January 16, 2008  5:49 PM

The MacBook Air is here

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Apple, laptop, Mac, steve jobs, Video

Steve Jobs has launched the thinnest laptop in the world, but is it important? Judging by the amount of web noise its generated then yes it is. Currently it’s the most searched for term in technorati. And if you work in the enterprise space then you will probably have at least a passing interest or you’ll be wondering how long it is before you’ll be able to get your hands on one, or before employees start requesting them!

Well they only retail at £1199.

If you want to see the drama – then watch the first embedded video below. If you want to find out more of the technical specs of this new laptop then watch the product demo from a guy who works at Apple – so don’t expect him to point out any flaws, but it’s a comprehensive tour of the laptop.

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January 15, 2008  1:00 PM

New blog on

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Blog, Communications, IT, Networks


We have just launched our latest blog – the Networks Generation for those interested in networks and communications, principally from the UK. If stories about WiMax (I couldn’t resist linking to this post as I love the headline!), or broadband, etc, etc interest you, then take a look and bookmark it or subscribe to the RSS feed.

It is written by our expert in Networks and Comms JP Kamath (pictured).

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January 11, 2008  12:10 PM

Second life to become as popular as email in five years

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Business, IT

Wow… what a statement. Businesses need to start embracing virtual world technology as it’s going to as popular as email in five years time, according to a report by Forrester.

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January 9, 2008  5:06 PM

Who owns the data on social networking sites – the website or the person

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Data ownership, Data protection, privacy

facebook.jpg I followed with interest the recent squabble between Facebook and Robert Scoble over who owned his data on Facebook and have read some really good posts on this issue, such as the pro privacy and consumer louis gray and a different take on the debate from Freedom to Tinker.

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January 7, 2008  8:00 PM

Top videos on ComputerWeekly in 2007

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computerweekly, IT news, videos

Continuing the slightly reflective theme of the previous post, launched its video channel last year.

These consist of a mixture of weekly news highlights packages and one off video interviews.

So far the most popular of our videos in 2007:

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January 3, 2008  2:17 PM

The top 10 blog posts on in 2007

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bloggers, Blogs,

Firstly, here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year.

Secondly, what were your favourite blog posts in 2007? I have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular blog posts for 2007 on

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January 2, 2008  12:20 PM

Computer Weekly’s bloggers get back to the blogface for 2008

rfroley Profile: rfroley
2008, IT, Predictions

Happy New Year! How do you think 2008 will shape up? Our bloggers have been hard at work future-gazing over the festive period to provide you with some predictions for the year ahead…

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December 24, 2007  12:38 AM

Losing trust in the Trusts – and the dangers of being driven to abstraction

rfroley Profile: rfroley

Well, I’d been hoping for a quiet Christmas away from the PC, but it was not to be… News broke today, Sunday, of yet more public sector data breaches. And once again it’s the Department of Health which is facing a diagnosis of poor security process.

Only a couple of days ago John-Paul Kamath reported on the Information Commissioner’s Office ruling that the DoH had breached the data protection act, by failing to properly protect personal details entered into the Medical Training Application Service website. Now it’s the patients’ data that the DoH has confessed hasn’t been getting quite the treatment it deserves.

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December 20, 2007  11:43 AM

Have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year

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As it’s my last day in the office today, I wanted to wish all’s readers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

I hope you all have a great break and enjoy a happy and relaxing time away from the office with your family and friends.

Officially, tomorrow is the last day in the office for our team until the New Year, but we will be periodically updating the site over the festive break – yes some of us will be moofing!

Best Christmas wishes


December 19, 2007  9:00 AM

Top five gorgeous Christmas IT gifts for geek girls and guys

rfroley Profile: rfroley
Christmas, Computers, geeks, gifts, IT

Searching for the right present for the IT professional in your life? Check out these gorgeous gifts for geek girls and guys.

1. In this server stack jacket you can feel at home even while dashing down the freezing cold high street to Maplins for those last-minute essentials…

Server stack winter coat

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