TechTarget News - Week of Jul 29, 2012

CGI sees profits fall 30% amid Logica takeover

CGI, the Canadian IT firm that is acquiring UK outsourcer Logica, has announced a fall in net income of 30% following the takeover announcement.

UK public sector sales drive Steria growth

French outsourcer Steria has posted steady growth in the UK for its second quarter, driven by an improvement in public sector sales.

Apple acquires AuthenTec for $356m

Apple is to acquire finger print sensor technology company AuthenTec for $356m in a move to enter the mobile payments space

Lords Select Committee slams government broadband plans

A report from the Communications Committee claims the government is ‘preoccupied with speed’ rather than focusing on the roll-out of broadband to more areas

Microsoft to revamp and rename Hotmail

Microsoft has announced it is revamping and renaming its free webmail service, which analysts say may be aimed at winning over users of Google's rival Gmail service

RBS computer problem costs £125m

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay £125m in costs related to computer problems in June that meant customers could not access funds

Multiple automation technologies cause problems

Almost all IT workers that use multiple automation technologies are having serious problems as a result of the need to process more jobs, according to a Forrester survey.

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