Stories by Mike Simons

HP UK chief tries to rally troops after PC group U-turn

Paul Hunter, head of <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/topics/hp/">HP</a>'s UK PC arm, has issued a rallying cry to his customers, channel partners and staff in the aftermath of yesterday's decision to <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/it-business/3314111/why-hp-decided-bigger-is-better/">cancel plans to sell off the company's personal computer division</a>.

Blackberry: Share price up as service crashes

Shares in Research in Motion, the company behind <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/topics/blackberry/">Blackberry</a> mobile messaging service, were up today even though its customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa were hit by a <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3309933/blackberry-outage-totally-unexplained/">second day of service failures</a>.

Betfair security chief leaves after massive customer data theft

Sean Catlett, the former director of security at online gambling site Betfair has left the company, following a hacking incident which saw cybercriminals <a href="http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/security/3307434/betfair-hides-credit-card-data-hack-from-customers/">steal 3.15 million customer account details</a>.

Analysts question value of HP-Autonomy deal

Dramatic changes at HP, including spinning off its PC division and the acquisition of Autonomy, the UK's largest software company, pose potential risks for corporate IT organisations, according to analysts.

Rioters: Coordinating by Blackberry, convicted by Blackberry?

The controversial <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulation_of_Investigatory_Powers_Act_2000">Regulatory of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA</a>) is likely to be widely used in the aftermath of the rioting that has swept London, Birmingham and Liverpool in recent days.

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