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April, 2008


April 30, 2008  3:04 PM

User generated content – an IT strategy

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...presented by Paxman

April 30, 2008  3:01 PM

Mid-week funny: Paxman resists

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April 29, 2008  5:09 PM

BT CRM vs Salesforce.com CRM

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The announcement that BT will make on demand CRM software available for SMEs clearly puts it at odds with much bigger competitors like Salesforce.com. But the success of BT’s CRM software...


April 29, 2008  10:12 AM

Grand Theft Auto IV and computer games – what’s the fuss?

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Grand Theft Auto (GTA) IV went on sale today with an 18 rating and it is expected to make £200 million in its first week. With big money and even bigger age ratings, computer games stopped being the preserve of teenage nerds since...


April 29, 2008  10:07 AM

IT skills worth learning – how do you decide?

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How do you decide what IT skills or programming languages are worth learning? A cursory glance through the job sections today might not always be an indicator of what people will want tomorrow, and yet IT professionals have to make an upfront decision about what skills are worth their time (and...


April 28, 2008  12:53 AM

Microsoft Yahoo – deadline pases

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From AFP: A Microsoft deadline for Internet service company Yahoo to accept its 44.6 billion-dollar (28.5 billion-euro) acquisition offer expired at midnight Saturday, setting the stage for a hostile takeover bid by the software giant. The expiration of the Sunday 0700 GMT deadline -- without...


April 27, 2008  10:06 AM

Microsoft/Yahoo – Your Comments

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Do you think Microsoft’s proposed buyout of Yahoo will give it the online clout it needs to compete with Google? Or is it just a play to give it a presence in a market it has found tough to crack on its merit? Share your thoughts.


April 27, 2008  9:54 AM

Microsoft Yahoo AGM attack

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The Sunday Times reports that Microsoft will launch a hostile take over of Yahoo at its AGM on July 12, if the company does not accept its offer. It’s strange that Microsoft has not commented on the fact that the deadline it gave Yahoo passed yesterday. Steve Ballmer said in a letter to Yahoo...


April 25, 2008  7:28 PM

EDS reports growth in first quarter

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The Texas-based outsourcer and services firm reported $5.37bn in revenue, a slight increase year-on-year. Net revenue was $63m, down from $165m a year ago, but last year's figure included a $100m contract termination payment from Verizon. With two $1bn deals recently under its belt, and given a...


April 25, 2008  6:18 PM

Second Life: the business opportunity explained

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Following my BT/Unilever story about businesses exploring Second Life,


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