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Archive: 2011-06


 Thursday, 30th June 2011, 16:25:18

Microsoft to integrate CRM Online and Office 365

Microsoft to integrate CRM Online and Office 365

The two services are set to be combined before the end of the year.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  Partner News  |  


 Thursday, 30th June 2011, 15:10:34

SaaS business model 'is appealing to SMEs'

SaaS business model 'is appealing to SMEs'

Software as a Service is particularly appealing to smaller firms.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Thursday, 30th June 2011, 15:09:10

Brands 'should not feel restricted when choosing domain names'

Brands 'should not feel restricted when choosing domain names'

An internet governance expert has said there is no reason for brands to feel restricted when applying for a new domain name.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Wednesday, 29th June 2011, 15:58:02

Microsoft launches Office 365 cloud service

Microsoft launches Office 365 cloud service

The software is now available in 40 countries.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  Partner News  |  


 Wednesday, 29th June 2011, 15:56:23

Brits 'most likely to use online security software'

Brits 'most likely to use online security software'

More than nine in ten UK internet users have installed some form of online security program.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Wednesday, 29th June 2011, 15:54:46

Online marketing benefits of email 'not fully utilised by retailers'

Online marketing benefits of email 'not fully utilised by retailers'

Many brands are failing to personalise their email messages.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Tuesday, 28th June 2011, 15:11:56

Microsoft 'to launch Windows 8 to manufacturers by April 2012'

Microsoft 'to launch Windows 8 to manufacturers by April 2012'

Windows 8 could be released to manufacturers by next April.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  Application/OS/Software  |  


 Tuesday, 28th June 2011, 15:09:48

Streaming service ITV Player launches on Android smartphones

Streaming service ITV Player launches on Android smartphones

Android smartphone users can now download the ITV Player video streaming app.

categories:  |  CDN / Networks / Streaming  |  


 Tuesday, 28th June 2011, 15:08:21

Scottish domain name 'will boost country's brand'

Scottish domain name 'will boost country's brand'

The Scottish Chambers of Commerce has backed plans for a new Scottish domain name.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Monday, 27th June 2011, 16:30:48

Tablets 'are next big trend in ecommerce'

Tablets 'are next big trend in ecommerce'

The majority of tablet owners would use the device to make an ecommerce purchase.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 27th June 2011, 14:51:21

Anti-virus protection 'should be considered by smartphone users'

Anti-virus protection 'should be considered by smartphone users'

A Norton executive has said more smartphone users should protect their handsets from cyber attacks.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Monday, 27th June 2011, 14:49:41

Hitwise notes online marketing potential of Facebook

Hitwise notes online marketing potential of Facebook

Facebook helps to attract a substantial number of customers to retail websites.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Friday, 24th June 2011, 14:45:23

Ecommerce regulation planned by European parliament

Ecommerce regulation planned by European parliament

The administration has voted in a favour of a number of changes to online retailing.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Friday, 24th June 2011, 14:20:48

Windows XP 'powers 60% of corporate PCs'

Windows XP 'powers 60% of corporate PCs'

The majority of office computers are still running the Windows XP operating system.

categories:  |  Application/OS/Software  |  


 Thursday, 23rd June 2011, 14:45:11

Anti-virus news: Cyber breaches 'affect nine in ten businesses'

Anti-virus news: Cyber breaches 'affect nine in ten businesses'

The vast majority of businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the last year.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Thursday, 23rd June 2011, 14:06:56

New domain names 'can boost online identity'

New domain names 'can boost online identity'

Generic top level domain names could help firms raise their online identity.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Wednesday, 22nd June 2011, 14:26:56

SaaS 'to attract 75% of public cloud services spending'

SaaS 'to attract 75% of public cloud services spending'

IDC has predicted that Software as a Service will enjoy a surge in popularity between now and 2015.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  Partner News  |  


 Wednesday, 22nd June 2011, 14:25:08

B&N illustrates potential of online shopping

B&N illustrates potential of online shopping

Online sales at Barnes and Noble rose 50 per cent in the 2011 fiscal year.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Tuesday, 21st June 2011, 16:01:35

VMware unveils vFabric 5

VMware unveils vFabric 5

The system is based on a new virtual machine licensing model.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  Partner News  |  


 Tuesday, 21st June 2011, 16:00:14

Virtualisation used by 20% of IT depts, says Forrester

Virtualisation used by 20% of IT depts, says Forrester

Only around a fifth of IT departments have integrated virtualisation software.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Tuesday, 21st June 2011, 14:31:41

Brands 'must think fast about domain name acquisition'

Brands 'must think fast about domain name acquisition'

The boss of Melbourne IT DBS said generic top level domains are an amazing opportunity for firms.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Monday, 20th June 2011, 16:13:08

Ecommerce technology market 'to be worth £690m this year'

Ecommerce technology market 'to be worth £690m this year'

The value of the ecommerce technology market is in for growth this year according to Econsultancy.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 20th June 2011, 15:07:34

Icann announces major increase in domain name suffixes

Icann announces major increase in domain name suffixes

The first generic top level domains will be registered early next year .

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Friday, 17th June 2011, 15:55:09

Small businesses must ensure they interact with customers to keep brand loyalty, expert says

Small businesses must ensure they interact with customers to keep brand loyalty, expert says

Businesses can keep their brand loyalty by interacting with their customers according to an expert.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Friday, 17th June 2011, 15:54:32

Firms looking for a new domain name must avoid trademark infringement, expert warns

Firms looking for a new domain name must avoid trademark infringement, expert warns

Businesses must make sure they do not infringe trademarks when buying a domain name.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Thursday, 16th June 2011, 15:03:16

Businesses can become 'highly energy efficient' through cloud hosting services

Businesses can become 'highly energy efficient' through cloud hosting services

Expert warns that cloud computing could increase carbon footprint over time.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Thursday, 16th June 2011, 15:02:35

'Exciting new businesses' could be built around new top-level domain names

'Exciting new businesses' could be built around new top-level domain names

New domain name suffixes will change the way businesses use the internet according to an expert.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Thursday, 16th June 2011, 15:02:08

UK ecommerce spending rose by 18% in May, figures reveal

UK ecommerce spending rose by 18% in May, figures reveal

Online spending in the UK increased last month.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 15:09:22

Companies encouraging the use of social networking should ensure security is up-to-date

Companies encouraging the use of social networking should ensure security is up-to-date

A security expert has said that it is becoming more difficult to decide where security risks are with social networking .

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 15:08:29

Ecommerce sites can increase business revenue streams through worldwide audience

Ecommerce sites can increase business revenue streams through worldwide audience

Businesses can benefit from ecommerce through a worldwide audience.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 15:07:51

CIOs more likely to push for cloud hosting services than CEOs, survey finds

CIOs more likely to push for cloud hosting services than CEOs, survey finds

More chief information officers are convinced by cloud services than chief executive officers.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Wednesday, 15th June 2011, 15:02:15

Three-quarters of firms have Green IT services in force, research finds

Three-quarters of firms have Green IT services in force, research finds

Around eight per cent of CIOs said that they will be introducing green IT services in the next eighteen months.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Tuesday, 14th June 2011, 15:10:23

IBM to focus on cloud hosting services as it reaches centenary year

IBM to focus on cloud hosting services as it reaches centenary year

Cloud services will be among those IBM focuses on in the coming years.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Tuesday, 14th June 2011, 15:09:40

Dynamic web site could improve as high-speed rollout continues

Dynamic web site could improve as high-speed rollout continues

Expert says that high speed internet will give companies the tools to compete.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 13th June 2011, 16:48:34

'Web-savvy' Chinese consumers creating growth in ecommerce market

'Web-savvy' Chinese consumers creating growth in ecommerce market

A new report has revealed that businesses are improving their ecommerce websites as people spend more online.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 13th June 2011, 16:39:42

New domain name registration process provides 'amazing opportunity' for firms

New domain name registration process provides 'amazing opportunity' for firms

Businesses look set to pounce as ICANN announces plans for new domain name suffix registration.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Monday, 13th June 2011, 15:24:09

Work-related data risks could lead to firms looking at new security measures

Work-related data risks could lead to firms looking at new security measures

Businesses could look at increasing their security after an expert said that there are too many risks being taken.

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Friday, 10th June 2011, 17:08:33

Social media can boost success of ecommerce approaches

Social media can boost success of ecommerce approaches

Retailers can improve their ecommerce solutions with a focus on social media..

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Friday, 10th June 2011, 16:59:28

Businesses underprepared for switch to IPv6 domain name addressing system

Businesses underprepared for switch to IPv6 domain name addressing system

Businesses should do more to prepare for switching to IPv6..

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Thursday, 9th June 2011, 15:08:45

Benefits of flexible working could be gained through cloud hosting services

Benefits of flexible working could be gained through cloud hosting services

The Telework Association is urging businesses to introduce flexible working to save money and improve employee health.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Thursday, 9th June 2011, 15:08:01

Ecommerce provides 'more level playing field' for businesses

Ecommerce provides 'more level playing field' for businesses

Online shopping can benefit smaller companies compared to the high street according to an expert.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 9th June 2011, 15:07:23

Social media advertising not catching people's attention, survey finds

Social media advertising not catching people's attention, survey finds

Businesses may need to improve their advertising after research showed that people are not buying from social media recommendations.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Wednesday, 8th June 2011, 15:18:11

Cloud hosting is like old electricity system, expert says

Cloud hosting is like old electricity system, expert says

A Microsoft expert has said that cloud hosting services are like how electricity used to be provided.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Wednesday, 8th June 2011, 15:17:20

Mobile ecommerce advertising doubles in US over next two years, survey finds

Mobile ecommerce advertising doubles in US over next two years, survey finds

Advertising through mobiles is on the rise in the US according to new figures.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 8th June 2011, 15:16:28

SEO efforts should be focussed on one domain name, report says

SEO efforts should be focussed on one domain name, report says

Search engine optimisation efforts should be centred on one domain name according to a website.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Tuesday, 7th June 2011, 16:50:35

Online spending sites gain as high street struggles

Online spending sites gain as high street struggles

New figures from BDO show that high street spending lost out to online last month.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Tuesday, 7th June 2011, 15:16:22

Online video can reach 'engaged audience', says expert

Online video can reach 'engaged audience', says expert

More companies will invest in online video in the coming years according to an expert.

categories:  |  Online Marketing / Search  |  


 Tuesday, 7th June 2011, 15:15:42

Cloud hosting services 'levels the playing field' for small firms

Cloud hosting services 'levels the playing field' for small firms

Access to cloud computing has made it easier for small companies looking to challenge larger organisations according to an expert.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Monday, 6th June 2011, 15:16:19

Third of manufacturing firms do not believe their information is protected, survey finds

Third of manufacturing firms do not believe their information is protected, survey finds

Around a third of manufacturing companies believe that their information is not protected .

categories:  |  Security  |  


 Monday, 6th June 2011, 15:15:30

Ecommerce sites should position items like a supermarket would, expert says

Ecommerce sites should position items like a supermarket would, expert says

A retail expert believes that companies should position items on a site as they would do in a shop.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Monday, 6th June 2011, 15:14:42

'Way more choice' in the future for people looking for domain names

'Way more choice' in the future for people looking for domain names

Businesses looking for domain names will have more choice in the future according to an expert.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Friday, 3rd June 2011, 15:23:48

IBM launches new education cloud services platform

IBM launches new education cloud services platform

The company hopes that it will improve education resources.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Friday, 3rd June 2011, 15:21:57

Domain name registration for .CO addresses passes 1m

Domain name registration for .CO addresses passes 1m

More than one million dot co domain names have been registered according to latest figures.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Friday, 3rd June 2011, 15:21:20

US ecommerce spending increases in May by nearly 5%

US ecommerce spending increases in May by nearly 5%

Online spending increased in the US last month according to new figures.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 2nd June 2011, 15:01:36

Restaurants could look at mobile ecommerce as more diners book tables through phones

Restaurants could look at mobile ecommerce as more diners book tables through phones

Ecommerce through mobile may be more widely used after an expert said that more people are booking through devices.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 2nd June 2011, 15:00:57

'Tremendous scope' for companies to make money from ecommerce

'Tremendous scope' for companies to make money from ecommerce

An internet expert believes that companies have the opportunity to increase turnover through the internet.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Thursday, 2nd June 2011, 15:00:22

Cloud services to create 300,000 jobs in India, Microsoft says

Cloud services to create 300,000 jobs in India, Microsoft says

Around 300,000 jobs looking likely to be created in India over the coming years because of cloud computing.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


 Wednesday, 1st June 2011, 15:28:52

La Senza launches ecommerce website in Australia

La Senza launches ecommerce website in Australia

Lingerie company La Senza has introduced a new ecommerce website for the Australian market.

categories:  |  Ecommerce  |  


 Wednesday, 1st June 2011, 15:28:15

Domain names will become 'profitable faster' if including keyword

Domain names will become 'profitable faster' if including keyword

Keywords relating to a domain name can help a business become profitable faster according to an expert.

categories:  |  Domain Names  |  


 Wednesday, 1st June 2011, 15:25:28

Cloud services will be through all devices as expert says computer decline won't last

Cloud services will be through all devices as expert says computer decline won't last

Cloud computing will be through tablets and smartphones according to an expert.

categories:  |  Virtualisation / The Cloud  |  


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