Downtime:

September, 2008


September 26, 2008  10:25 AM

South Cambridgeshire becomes a virtual Guyana

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government, Software

The British National Party was on high alert when a computer system used by South Cambridgeshire council recorded that there were thousands of South American people living within its...

September 26, 2008  10:24 AM

Prank calling gets a not-at-all-needed IT makeover

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online

Downtime has learnt, through an unwisely directed PR e-mail, of a website aimed at reducing the time needed to make a prank call by automating the process.


September 26, 2008  10:12 AM

“Let them eat broadband,” Brown tells conference

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government

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September 26, 2008  10:10 AM

University students live on kebabs and credit crunchies

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Finance

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September 26, 2008  10:08 AM

Large Hadron Collider has an NHS IT moment

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research

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September 26, 2008  10:07 AM

Financial turmoil could spell acronym windfall

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Finance

Here at Downtime we tire of spelling out acronyms. And this is about to get worse if the current consolidation in the banking sector continues.


September 26, 2008  10:05 AM

Basics of cloud computing become as clear as mud

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Networking

Does cloud computing confuse you? Not us. Because "the degree to which we can help our customers become more cloud-like internally will actually enable them to federate more easily with external...


September 26, 2008  10:03 AM

Skype gains unfortunate advocate in PR jungle

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Security

Downtime was surprised to hear that Taliban fighters have found the ultimate weapon


September 26, 2008  10:02 AM

Colliding banks fail to release missing capital

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National news, research

Switching on the Large Hadron Collider underneath the Swiss Alps has had the unintended consequence predicted by chaos theory, namely the implosion of the world's financial system.


September 26, 2008  10:01 AM

Vernon Kay is not dead, long live Vernon Kay

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Those of us who rely on Wikipedia as the ultimate adjudicator on any matter of disagreement had our beliefs shaken this week when it was revealed that Vernon Kay was not dead.


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