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  • Can the UK create a billion-dollar company when Silicon Valley giants prey on its best start-ups?

    The continuing surge of Silicon Valley giants gobbling up Tech City startups has led some to question whether London will ever be able to produce its own billion-dollar tech company that it craves so badly.

  • Supercomputers face growing resilience problems

    As supercomputers grow more powerful, they'll also grow more vulnerable to failure, thanks to the increased amount of built-in componentry. A few researchers at the recent SC12 conference, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered possible solutions to this growing problem.

  • Ernst & Young: using forensic analytics to prevent fraud

    Data is generally thought the be the lifeblood of 21st Century business, but the so-called ?information age? is also fraught with risk. Cybercrime continues to grow rapidly, and evidence of fraud, abuse and criminal activity often resides on a myriad of electronic systems.

  • How security pros are handling data overload

    The majority of IT and business professionals in large companies are no more than somewhat confident their security systems can detect a threat before it becomes a real problem, a study shows.

  • Microsoft releases service packs galore

    In the past few weeks, Microsoft has released a slew of service packs for SQL Server 2008, as well as SP2 for its firewall, Forefront Threat Management Gateway. It also promised the third-and-final service pack for its Office 2007 wares.

  • Eight programming languages on the rise

    From Ruby to Erlang, once niche programming language are gaining converts in today?s enterprise.

  • Will web servers find a role in the enterprise?

    An emerging class of extremely low-power servers is helping Internet companies and hosting providers to slash their energy bills, and proponents say they could have a role in the enterprise as well.

  • Top 5 ways to cut your storage needs

    With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts costs for hardware, software, power and data centre space, but also eases the strain on networks and backup windows.

  • The social future of games, and beards

    How the social game space is evolving, and how it's affecting all of us thanks to its impact on traditional game development. Also, it's impact on future mobile platforms, and the continued existence of my beard.

  • Vendors start making progress towards cloud communication

    The lack of open standards could cripple cloud computing before the technology even gets off the ground. Will vendors get their act together and tackle the issue before over-complexity hinders take-up - the signs are at least promising.

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