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IT News and Views – the Friday Collection

Open-source software making broad strides across the IT landscape
Survey finds that open source is being used across public and private sectors and in a variety of markets. Find out more, here.

CIOs must move beyond keeping the lights on
CIOs express confidence that their IT provision is aligned to the CEO’s business direction. The article highlights the drive to have business intelligence at the heart of IT provision. Find out more, here.

Users becoming enslaved by their mobile devices
Depressing/ distressing story of people joined at the waist with their mobile gizmo. If it’s any comfort (and it certainly isn’t) at least it appears to be a global phenomenon. Oh dearie, dearie me, here.

Phishing Attacks Keep Proliferating: How to Recognize Them
Useful article about various phishing scams. Much of it is common sense (unless you are well connected in Nigeria) but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded. Click here to work out if I’ve become a little obsessed with online security.

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High-tech PJs for Insomniacs
Report on the development of sleep-assessing nightwear. It’s designed to reveal some of the porkies that insomniacs tell. Try to stay awake as you read, here.

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