Consolidation is speeding up in the security software industry with the news that market leader Symantec is to acquire the online email filtering service MessageLabs for $695m.

New Zealand-based accounting software as a service provider Xero has shifted its attention from small business end users to practitioners with the release of a new Xero Accountants Edition.

The global economic meltdown filtered through to the technology industry with a 20% fall in the IT-heavy NASDAQ index last week. John Stokdyk reports.

Automate your MindMapsNigel Harris continues his exploration of MindMapping with a look at software tools to aid the process.


Microsoft is less than a month away from introducing an internet-based operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer told a recent conference of software developers in London.

Apple iPhoneThis autumn, one of the business software industry's biggest pipe dreams has started to come true - accounting on


The demise of Sage Intelligent Reporting presents a problem for Sage 50 users who want enhanced query and reporting facilities.


Payment processing software as a service (SaaS) firm Zuora has linked up with PayPal, and gained a new board member.

Fast-growing business software group IRIS this week added to its not for profit division with the purchase of Charity Software, which trades under the name Donor Strategy.