BCS: Latest Industry News

Our feed of latest news from the IT industry.

03/24/2014 02:45 PM
App price rise predicted
Following the latest budget, prices for downloading apps, music and other items could rise.

03/20/2014 10:00 AM
EA games server hacked
A server belonging to games giant EA has been hacked and was used to host a phishing attack to collect Apple IDs. The issue was spotted by Paul Mutton who works for security firm Netcraft. He posted a blog about it explaining how the hack worked.

03/17/2014 04:45 PM
Business leaders feel most threatened by IT hazards
A recent report published by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with the British Standards Institution (BSI), has revealed that IT-related threats are continuing to provide the greatest concern for organisations, ranking above other threats such as natural disasters, security incidents and industrial disputes.

03/17/2014 04:00 PM
Windows falling, OSX rising
The market share of desktop computers connected to the internet has taken an interesting shift. The percentage of Windows-based PCs has dropped below 90 per cent for the first time since the mid-1990s.

03/10/2014 12:45 PM
Penultimate XP security patch
With just under a month left before Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP, the company has issued the penultimate update for the OS.

03/06/2014 10:30 AM
UK consumers spend more on BYOD than on tea and coffee
With 83 per cent of organisations permitting BYOD and 39 per cent of employees purchasing their own device for work purposes, BYOD is helping to save the average company* £150,265 over five years.

03/03/2014 03:45 PM
Ear clip PC
Engineers in Japan have created a tiny wearable PC that can be controlled by the way you move your eyes, mouth and nose.

02/17/2014 03:30 PM
Strengthening the health informatics profession
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is pleased to report that following the development and launch of the Level 3 Diploma in Health Informatics, the Health Informatics Apprenticeship Framework2 has also been further enhanced and now covers both intermediate and advanced levels.

02/10/2014 11:45 AM
Mobile kill switch
Legislators in California are pushing mobile device manufacturers to make it easier to permanently block stolen devices such as smartphones.

02/04/2014 04:00 PM
NHS England 'not clear enough' to patients about care.data opt-out
Tim Kelsey, NHS England Director of Patients and Information, admitted, this morning, on BBC radio1, that NHS England had not been clear enough about patients’ right to opt out of the new care.data scheme. Tim stated: ‘I think, that, maybe we haven't been clear enough about the opt-out. I agree with that. Let me be absolutely clear now, that people who don't trust the NHS to manage their data securely now have a new right, to opt out of this scheme. To be honest, all they need to do is contact their GP to opt out.’