Cyberthieves have stolen money from the personal bank account of France's president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
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HSBC has combined the roles of CIO and chief operating officer.
The bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers has sparked fear among IT workers in the City of London.
The data of 15,000 patients has been lost after a thief stole unencrypted computer tapes from a GP surgery.
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has failed spell out to the markets the precise cause of Monday's catastrophic seven hour trading outage.
The UK government has lost the personal information of up to four million citizens in the last year alone.
The Information Commissioner's Office has called for data protection to be "taken seriously at all levels" after a Home Office contractor lost the details of 84,000 prisoners on an unencrypted memory stick.
Domino's online pizza sales in the UK have rocketed 85%, helping the company to beat rising wheat prices and capitalise on consumers staying at home.
More than six months after the departure of Richard Granger, the government has appointed a new NHS chief information officer and as well as a new director of system delivery on its ongoing £12.7 billion (US$25.4 billion) National Programme for IT.
Businesses' expenditure on IT services will continue to grow throughout this year, in spite of the uncertain economic outlook, according to Gartner.
London-based Barclays Bank last month disclosed plans to offshore 1,800 of the 2,800 IT jobs at its UK operations to locations in Singapore, Hungary and India over the next three years.
Barclays said in a statement that the offshoring move is part of an ongoing effort to transform itself into a more global organisation. "These changes are about putting in place the technology and systems to support Barclays in achieving its ambitions," the bank said.
According to the statement, bank officials want to have "centrally managed technologies in centres of excellence" located in different parts of the world. Barclays said that the new approach "will allow us to follow the sun and be operational 24/7".
About 700 jobs within the company's global infrastructure and service delivery (GISD) unit will be shifted out of the UK this year, Barclays said. At the end of the planned three-year transition, just 1,000 positions will remain at the GISD's UK facilities in London and on the grounds of Radbroke Hall in the town of Knutsford, in northwest England. The latter facility houses the bank's main datacentre.
The offshoring strategy, which was approved by Barclays management earlier this year, will affect full-time IT staffers as well as contractors. The bank said that affected workers will have a chance to reapply for their jobs if they're interested in relocating to one of the overseas facilities.
Unite, the union that represents the bank's UK-based IT staffers, said it had held "regular meetings" with Barclays officials to discuss the plan and to try to arrange what it considers to be fair terms for the affected workers. Employees losing their jobs would get three months' notice plus three months worth of redundancy pay, according to the union. An allowance would also would be made available to any staffers seeking external retraining, Unite said.
This isn't the first offshoring move by Barclays, which last year announced a plan to close its customer contact centre in Manchester, England, and transfer some of the jobs there to facilities in India. In a separate cutback move, the bank also said last year that it would eliminate 1,100 jobs, including IT support and payment processing positions, as it automated cheque handling processes.
Sainsbury's closed its online store for two days earlier this month as store IT problems prevented its shops from being able to process orders for delivery.
Nearly nine in ten data breaches could have been avoided by taking reasonable security measures, according to a new report.
Next-generation broadband will deliver long term cost benefits to the UK, in spite of an estimated £16 billion (NZ$41 billion) cost to roll it out.
Smartphones are seen as a more of a security risk than laptops and mobile storage devices, according to new research.