Week in Review: Big news from the US and China

Intel Developer Forum Coverage

IT PRO covered all the big announcements from Intel's big show in Shanghai. Full coverage is available here, with big announcements including the full unveiling of the Atom processor, Intel moving into hard disks, and the release of a new version of its low cost computer. We also reported on the birth of flash memory company Numonyx.

CTIA wireless conference, Las Vegas

IT PRO reports directly from the American mobile and wireless show. Microsoft used the event to premiere Windows Mobile 6.1 to the world, and we look at the rapid growth of WiMax, as well as Vodafone chief executive's speech about the birth of mobile internet and the challenges carriers and end-users face.

Shell outsources IT for $4 billion

The petroleum giant confirms that it is going to transfer its IT and telecom responsibilities to AT&T, T-Systems and EDS in five-year billion pound deals. The news had been rumoured thanks to leaked emails, but now it is confirmed there will be some changes for IT and networking employees in the companies involved.

The Museum of Computing faces closure

The only museum in the UK dedicated entirely to IT and computing faces eviction from its Swindon home unless a new home is found by the summer. IT PRO talked to curator Simon Webb about the museum's importance in terms of keeping the history of computing alive and its value as an educational resource.

Staff forced to bypass security controls

Bad IT policies and procedures are forcing employees into breaking security controls in order to do their jobs properly. IT PRO shows how managers are failing to understand the balance between confidentiality and the availability of information. This has the potential to result in data breaches and undermine the authority of IT in employees' eyes.

Microsoft wins document format battle

OOXML is to be the global standard for document formats, which boosts its ability to land government contracts as well as strike a huge blow against other file formats. Critics claim that it will destroy competition on the desktop and is a blow against innovation. IT PRO has extensive coverage and analysis of the battle.

For more on these stories, come back later this afternoon for IT PRO's Week in Review Podcast.