Commbank IT modernisation spending tips $1.1b

The Commonwealth Bank (ASX:CBA) has flagged a “revised scope and costing” of its multi-year core banking modernisation program, tipping the scales at $1.1 billion.

By Tim Lohman | 09 February, 2011 11:27

Tags: core banking modernisation, IT spending, commonwealth bank, finance, commbank

Identity theft down but cost skyrockets

Identity theft related to credit and debit cards dropped by 28 per cent in 2010 over 2009 -- but the out-of-pocket cost to victimized consumers rose by 68 per cent.

By Ellen Messmer | 09 February, 2011 05:53

Tags: identity theft, security, legal, Javelin Strategy & Research, Identity fraud / theft, cybercrime, fraud

Adopt PCI regulations to reap security benefits: Security director

CIOs are being warned that complying with PCI DSS (data security standards) is just as much about technology as it is security.

By Lisa Banks | 09 February, 2011 11:05

Tags: Bridge Point Communications, security

Competitive benefits drive businesses to open source

Vendors of proprietary software are fond of warning potential customers thatopen source software isn't ready for business, typically citing subpar features or a higher total cost of ownership (TCO).

By Katherine Noyes | 09 February, 2011 08:34

Tags: staroffice/, open source, Linux, Gartner, productivity, software, non-Windows, operating systems

Norton mobile security apps seek to stop smartphone theft

Early Tuesday morning Norton announced results of a Strategy One survey conducted last September that suggest one in three U.S. citizens have had their cell phones lost or stolen.

By Alex Wawro | 09 February, 2011 08:11

Tags: consumer electronics, symantec, security, mobile security, Phones, Android, wireless security, norton

Customize who can see your Facebook status updates

Facebook status updates don't have to be an all-or-nothing proposition. You can decide who gets to see a particular update -- or, if you prefer, who doesn't.

By Rick Broida | 09 February, 2011 02:53

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, social networks, social media, internet, Facebook

Top tools for a well-maintained PC

Most people -- even IT pros who spend their lives maintaining corporate computing infrastructure -- are so busy with life, families, work and the rest that they tend to leave periodic home PC maintenance tasks at the bottom of a long list of things that never get done.

By Todd R. Weiss | 09 February, 2011 03:30

Tags: storage, hardware systems, desktop pcs

AOL tries to reclaim lost glory with Huffington Post buy

AOL, an Internet company trying to reinvent itself, wants to reclaim some of its lost glory by purchasing The Huffington Post.

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 February, 2011 05:46

Tags: The Huffington Post, AOL, business issues, IT industry, Mergers / acquisitions, e-business, internet

Mark Zuckerberg allegedly stalked on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has allegedly been stalked by a man on his own social networking site.

By Sharon Gaudin | 09 February, 2011 08:36

Tags: Web 2.0 and Web Apps, government, internet, Government/Industries, Facebook

Bug bounty program reveals 22 unpatched flaws, 5 in Office

As it promised last year, on Monday the world's biggest bug bounty program released information about nearly two dozen unpatched vulnerabilities, including five in Microsoft Office, after deadlines expired.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 February, 2011 05:50

Tags: Microsoft, security, Malware and Vulnerabilities, Hewlett-Packard

Microsoft delivers 'big month' of patches, quashes 22 bugs

Microsoft today issued 12 security updates that patched 22 bugs in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and its Internet server software.

By Gregg Keizer | 09 February, 2011 08:37

Tags: Google, Microsoft, security, Windows, software, Malware and Vulnerabilities, operating systems

No electronic bugs behind Toyota sticky pedals

After 10 months of study and the assistance of NASA engineers, the U.S. Department of Transportation has concluded that the unintended acceleration that plagued some Toyota automobiles was not caused by faulty electronic components or software.

By Joab Jackson | 09 February, 2011 09:40

Tags: Toyota Motor Co., Automotive, regulation, industry verticals, government

Images and video of the "first dual-touchscreen smartphone"

When you think of cutting-edge smartphones, "Kyocera" most likely isn't one of the first company names that come to mind. But that could soon change if today's unveiling of the Kyocera Echo, the world's first smartphone with two touch screen displays, at least according to Sprint, is any indicator of things to come.

By Al Sacco | 09 February, 2011 03:15

Tags: consumer electronics, smartphones, Phones, kyocera

Microsoft, RIM look to entice mobile developers

Microsoft and RIM are making moves to assist application developers building for the vendors' respective handheld platforms, with Microsoft updating developer tools for Windows Phone and RIM upgrading a simulator for the upcoming RIM PlayBook tablet.

By Paul Krill | 09 February, 2011 07:18

Tags: application development, research in motion, telecommunication, applications, Developer World, Phones, windows phone 7, mobile, Mobilize, Development tools, Blackberry, mobile applications, consumer electronics, Microsoft, software

iPhone 5: A GSM/CDMA world phone?

The teardown kings at iFixit have discovered that Apple's new Verizon CDMA iPhone has a Qualcomm dual-mode GSM/CDMA chip under the hood. That means, as iFixit notes, "Apple could have supported GSM" networks such as AT&T or T-Mobile with the Verizon iPhone. But for whatever reason Apple decided against this strategy and went CDMA-only with its new version of the iPhone 4. But what about the rumored iPhone 5 expected to debut this summer? Could Apple make the iPhone a GSM-CDMA world phone then?

By Ian Paul | 09 February, 2011 02:21

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics, at&t, verizon, iPhone, Phones, qualcomm

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