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August 2010
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I2 Marriage made in Heaven

What do you get when the worlds leading analysis and data software provider merges with a leading open source intelligence research institute? Hopefully an even more successful business providing data faster and more accurately to its service users. At least that is the outcome i2 CEO Robert Griffin is hoping for as he heralded the group’s newly formed partnership with risk intelligence specialists World Check at its Brussels client conference in June. […]

Thieves steal flags from war memorial

Police in Leigh are investigating after two flagpoles were stolen from the cenotaph in Leigh, Greater Manchester. Between midnight on Friday 6 August 2010 and 6.30am on Tuesday 10 August 2010, the flagpoles were stolen from the war memorial on Church Street. […]


With October’s Spending Review announcement set to reveal the scale of the requirement for a radical re-evaluation of the Government’s role in providing public services; a two-day conference and exhibition in Birmingham on October 20th – 21st will provide the best opportunity this year to learn how digital technologies offer a proven route to delivering better public services for less. […]

AFBI provides training for Chilean scientist

Dr. Maria Eugenia Cabrejos, laboratory manager of AquaInnova, a Chilean company based in Puerto Montt, recently spent three days in the Veterinary Sciences Division of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) training in a range of diagnostic techniques for fish diseases. […]

Overtis secures protectively marked Police files

Overtis , vendor of VigilancePro, user activity management software, has announced a new Protective Marking feature to identify files that hold confidential information. The new feature has been developed in response to requests from UK police forces, to help them to comply with Management of Police Information Guidance published by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). […]

IronKey Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with The Royal Marsden to Secure Data

The Royal Marsden is a National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust in England that specialises in cancer. Situated primarily over two main sites, one in Chelsea and one in Sutton, it also has a number of satellite locations, an area of the business that is being developed. Today, it has a staff of approximately 2,500 all of whom, in one form or another, are responsible for protecting the data they access. […]

i2 aims to 'accelerate your mission with transformational technologies'

As CEO of i2, Bob Griffin reminded his audience at the recent i2 EMEA User Conference held in Brussels, of what has changed at i2 during the past 12 months. […]

Imperva says employee survey highlights dangers of insider threat

London, 24th August 2010 – Whilst the media seems pre-occupied with the problems of cybercriminals and hackers causing problems for organisations from outside their network, a survey just published shows that 23 per cent of UK employees will take customer lists and other sensitive data when they leave their employer. […]

DEF CON survey reveals vast scale of cloud hacking – and the need to bolster security to counter the problem

London and San Mateo, Calif., August 24, 2010 , An in-depth survey carried out amongst 100 of the elite IT professionals attending this year’s DEF CON 2010 Hacker conference in Las Vegas recently has revealed that hackers view the cloud as having a silver lining for them. […]

Bedfordshire police to learn Polish

On Thursday 26 August officers from Bedfordshire Police will be starting a course to teach them some simple Polish phrases. […]

Council workers lucky escape as tractor collapses

An Oldham council parks employee escaped without injury yesterday when a small tractor used for mowing grass suddenly lost its front wheels. […]

Consultancy and 21st Century Government

The new coalition government set an early pace with the announcement of over £6bn reductions in spending for the current year, an emergency budget and some important re-ordering of priorities at the centre. But these are small beer compared to the scale of what is planned for the next few years. […]

Drivers conflicted over cameras

An IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) survey, released today, found that most people agree with the government’s policy to reduce safety camera funding, even though a significant majority are supportive of cameras in principle. […]