Week in Review: LulzSec arrest, Apple loses iCloud exec

Week in Review

As ever, the world of IT just keeps on turning and turning, often so fast we find it hard to keep up with what's been going on.

Just in cased you missed anything, here's our quick recap of the week that was in IT.

Microsoft was given the US go ahead to buy VoIP firm Skype amid reports the latter had gotten rid of some of its execs before the acquisition progressed.

Ofcom confirmed mobile network operators will soon be able to buy and sell spectrum they either need or don't use anymore. Presumably they will be a better way of trading this kind of tech than eBay?

EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding outlined plans which may result in UK businesses having to confess straight away if they experience a data breach. Good thing, we say, as too many firms have tried to swept such acts under the carpet. We appreciate the embarrassment factor, but will somebody please think about the customers?

Talking of embarrassment, Apple might have been left a little red faced after one of its execs decided to leave the company as it neared the launch of iCloud. John Herbold, a senior product manager for the new launch, has waved goodbye to Jobs et al and hello to HealthTeacher. Instead of talking tech, he'll now be telling kids how to make lifestyle changes to ensure their continued wellbeing.

On the subject of Apple, we'd like to wish the iPhone 4 a very Happy Birthday. The shiny little gadget turns the ripe old age of one today. We look back on the year gone by to see what all the fuss was about.

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend from all at IT Pro.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.