Dublin Airport radar brought down by faulty network card

July 25, 2008

Dublin Airport is working with air traffic management (ATM) system supplier Thales to tackle a serious radar system malfunction, after the error delayed numerous flights.

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Software piracy hurts open source says Sun. Really?

July 25, 2008

“Piracy hurts open source because open source asks people to help give back and contribute code, but they say ‘why should I help? I have Microsoft Office for free,'” according to the community manager for OpenOffice. I don’t think she gets it.

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London’s Oyster card system fails again

July 25, 2008

London
’s Oyster card system used on public transport has suffered another failure, just two weeks after it crashed wiping the cards of 40,000 travellers.

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Digital DNA touted for better security

July 8, 2008

UK security integrator Torotech has begun offering a new take on securing online transactions such as banking access: a digital fingerprinting system that uses the uniqueness of a piece of user hardware as an authentication token.

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MessageLabs secures email backup

July 8, 2008

MessageLabs, best known as a provider of email security services, last week introduced a managed email backup service that has as a selling point the same security features built into the company’s other products.

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UK’s loss of 25m personal records was ‘entirely avoidable’

June 26, 2008

The UK government’s loss of half the populations full personal records was due to systematic incompetence an official report has found. The government is to find £155 million over three years to improve data security, but it will come from existing budgets. Executives won’t be punished but ordinary workers will lose their jobs to pay for it.

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Is this Open ERP’s Big Breakthrough?

June 2, 2008

As I’ve noted before, ERP is the Cinderella of the open source enterprise world: it’s still not taken seriously, and is generally overlooked by companies as a way of saving money and increasing control. What this sector needs is some extra oomph, and maybe this news will provide it…

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