New AWS developer tools and data efforts will help users who want more hands-on control, but enterprises should also expect a boost by having those tools baked into MSP offerings.
Experts predict that multicloud computing will be a top enterprise trend in 2017, but some cloud users question whether the touted benefits are worth the jump over significant IT management hurdles.
Datapipe, an MSP and cloud services provider, has unveiled a platform for designing, testing and deploying applications that will run in the cloud; other news from the week.
Android app security is under attack this week with vulnerabilities in the popular app, AirDroid, and malware that steals Google account authentication tokens.
Record online holiday sales foretell the arrival of conversational commerce, digital humanism and the omnishopper. Also: AWS all out on AI; San Fran Muni metro hacked.
A new survey uncovered confusion in the C-suite about governance, risk, and compliance responsibilities and which security compliance requirements may affect companies.
The challenges of adopting mobility in manufacturing are unique, compared with other industries. Outdated machinery makes it difficult to connect to new technology, for instance.
Authorities from 30 countries have dismantled Avalanche, the crimeware-as-a-service network used to steal hundreds of millions from victims around the globe.
In UC news, Avaya updates its contact-center platform to support midsize companies, while join.me offers real-time collaboration integrations with apps like Slack and HipChat.
Amazon's Athena data engine brings interactive SQL queries to S3. It's based on an open source framework that Teradata and others also employ.
News roundup: Tor browser patches de-anonymizing vulnerability. Plus, Senators ask Obama to release information on Russia's impact on the election, Mirai botnet for rent and more.
Experts held forth on the promise and pitfalls of technologies that are changing today's environment at the Gilbane conference.
When Microsoft .NET launched in 2003, mobile and cloud computing didn't exist. Today, with dozens of development tools and languages built for the cloud, can .NET stay relevant?
Nexsan storage technology is the only moneymaking asset for publicly traded Imation. The vendor is going private with help from a Louisiana hedge fund.
UK firms should prioritise defence against spear phishing as a key component of cyber attacks, according to security veteran Peter Wood
If the chance to open your Advent calendar wasn't enough excitement, MicroScope brings you its weekly roundup of who has gone where in the channel
There are plenty of products that should see sales rise as a result of digital transformation projects and software is going to be one of them
Projects offered funding include a scheme to deliver a national policing data analytics lab and an IT system for the UK Protected Persons Service
Amazon refreshed its Chef-based AWS OpsWorks offering and also has made a minority investment in Chef Software as part of the commercial deal, according to execs.
After the departure of HM Revenue and Customs IT chief Mark Dearnley, the PAC is concerned about the robustness of the department’s digital transformation plans
The UK's National Crime Agency has contributed to the takedown of a cloud-based cyber crime network in a collaborative law enforcement operation involving 30 countries
UK academics uncover a vulnerability in online payment systems, which they say could have been used in the Tesco Bank cyber heist
Analytics pioneer Dunnhumby is undertaking a large reskilling exercise and investing in new technologies to cater for increasingly sophisticated client requirements around data
Both customer and supply side IT organisations need to consider the needs of disabled people when embarking on new procurements, according to a recent study
AWS intends to make it easier than ever for an enterprise to use its platform -- on or off premises.
Broadband providers Post Office Broadband and Kcom are among a number of operators to have been hit by a hack targeting Zyxel routing hardware
The new Partner+ channel program offers guaranteed margin, qualified leads and technical support, among other benefits.
Southern New Hampshire Medical Center put its traditional server-storage architecture out to pasture when it added hyper-convergence to power its computers on wheels, or COWs.
European Commission sets out proposals for simplified tax rules to “unlock e-commerce and make it easier for online businesses”
Microsoft's CEO has used a call with shareholders to recognise the solid year that partners have helped the firm deliver in 2016
Research from virtualisation king VMware finds that management of technology is shifting away from IT to other departments
The US has introduced wide new hacking powers for federal agents a day after the UK's Investigatory Powers Act firmed up bulk surveillance powers for intelligence and polices services
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announces plans for a skills programme to help young people get into digital and tech careers
Nokia licence holder HMD Global plans to use the famous brand name on Android devices from early 2017
Headset specialist Plantronics has seen interest in mobile comms surge as customers look for greater flexibility
Bangalore centre added to US industrial giant’s global network of digital hubs
HPE's Dicovery event in London has seen IoT and hybrid cloud emerge as two of the major themes
Amazon Web Services opens up about the progress it is making with ramping up the amount of renewable energy its datacentres consume
Users of Tor anonymous browsing urged to update to the latest versions of relevant software to block an exploit that collects IP and MAC addresses to identify users
Cloud giant fleshes out data-transfer appliance portfolio to help enterprises shift large amounts of data off-premise
AWS CEO Andy Jassy hits out at “old guard” enterprise IT suppliers, while talking up his company’s ability to out-sell and out-innovate them
Most IT pros know what a CMDB is, but mastering the database and asset management is difficult -- though not impossible.
Researchers said a modified version of the Mirai botnet code has been attacking routers by exploiting a specific vulnerability and may leave millions at risk.
After a final push to delay changes to Rule 41 failed in the Senate, the U.S. government now has much wider authority to legally search computers whose location is unknown.
HPE Aruba networks are getting the access switch and software needed to support mobile and IoT devices, such as surveillance cameras and medical gear.
A mental health and addiction facility had an ongoing problem with its virtual machine backup and recovery until it was solved with Veeam's Backup & Replication.
The Louisiana Department of Health responded to flooding with the help of GIS software that located trouble spots with at-risk hospitals. Ease of use was welcome, according to a preparedness manager.
By investing properly in digital technologies, the automotive industry could gain £74bn for the UK economy by 2035, according to a report
As the January 2017 demise of the Parse mobile backend as a service inches closer, a migration expert steps in with some last-minute advice. It's time to move your Parse.
Users can access their cloud desktops and applications from any PC through a browser with the new Web Access feature in Amazon WorkSpaces, the company's DaaS platform.
The Cloud Industry Forum has talked up the need for on the job training to help those currently in work gain more relevant skills
Scottish transport authority is using Esri’s location technology to keep tabs on its gritters in icy weather
Thousand-year-old organisation The Royal Mint is the latest financial services business to harness blockchain technology
While many executives are on board with digital transformation, research shows some aren’t sure why organisations find digital technology important
HPE is moving from IT to operational technology with a set of products and tie-ups to target industrial internet of things applications
New report from RSA finds that UK IT companies are not concerned about Brexit and not adequately protected against major economic events
Mastercard is using artificial intelligence to reduce the number of transactions that are wrongly declined, while maintaining security
Hotel chain has enlisted London mobility startup GoInStore to offer visitors to its website virtual facility tours
Veeam has joined the HPE Complete Programme giving it access to thousands more resellers and a significant amount of fresh customers
National Lottery operator Camelot says the log-in details of thousands of people who do the lottery online have been stolen
Kainos signs up to help HM Land Registry create a digital local land charges register service
Urban fibre supplier CityFibre is to connect 500 business parks across its 40-city UK network footprint to full-fibre services
Oil giant BP uses first day of AWS Re:Invent to outline how it is cushioning itself against falling oil prices by using cloud to cut costs
A U.S. district court ends the patent lawsuit that Symantec, now Veritas, brought against Veeam four years ago. The court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice.
With smaller security budgets and IT teams than enterprise businesses, small and medium-sized companies are more vulnerable to cyberattacks. Insightly's new security features hope to combat that.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority restored systems without paying following a ransomware attack that allowed free rides for travelers over the weekend.
Attendees at an SAP SME Summit lauded the e-commerce front end, but some said back-end integration and payment-processing features are needed before a full migration to the platform.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning in medical imaging and cloud and telemedicine applications for radiology are among the technologies featured at RSNA 2016 in Chicago.
CIO Curt Carver is taking on the IT talent shortage with a broad array of tactics, starting with a rock-solid relationship with HR.
A10 has introduced the Lightning brand of cloud-based application delivery services. The latest product stems from the July acquisition of Appcito.
Ad fraud is a costly problem, but it's often overlooked. White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany talks with SearchSecurity about why it's time to address this cybercrime scheme.
Vendors get an extra 30 days to patch under Cisco Talos' new responsible disclosure guidelines, as Talos notes key differences in time to patch among vendors.
HubSpot CEO Brian Halligan recently outlined research on how the sales cycle has changed: Supply is up, demand is down and the cold call is dead.
The surprise result of the 2016 presidential election has raised a lot of questions about how surveys are done in an era of cellphone-only households.
Two reports from analyst house 451 Research suggest cloud providers must consider adding support for competing services to their portfolios in order to survive in the hybrid, multi-cloud era
Hampshire Fire and Rescue’s CIO talks about collaborating, moving to the cloud and getting staff on board with digital transformation
Report polls heavy hitters from a across the channel to uncover key expectations for the year ahead
Postmasters’ legal case against the Post Office claims that computer system is to blame for losses, not false accounting or theft
Views from the channel about the year ahead continue to mount up with Intelisys Global adding it's views to the mix
Finnair is working with IBM to bring user-friendly apps to its internal workforce
HPE aims to push the limits of computing by moving the memory bottleneck it claims is limiting the performance of application software
German telco says its broadband outages are linked to a botched attempt to hijack routers, which security experts say further underlines the cyber threat to internet connected infrastructure
For an e-commerce business, adopting an agile and product-led approach is the right thing to do, but it hasn’t come without challenges, says Rentalcars.com CIO Graham Benson
Telecoms regulator Ofcom is to push ahead with plans to require the legal separation of BT and Openreach
Samsung Electronics is considering a proposal to simplify its structure under pressure from shareholders as it tries to deal with fallout from the Galaxy Note 7 recall
Dubai bank is set to launch a digital-only bank that will be based on mobile phones
Computer giant reportedly pays $30m to Australian government as reports are released from two inquiries into DDoS attacks on census website
Malaysia’s latest budget reflects the country’s aim to boost the digital economy
Singapore Power is moving to a more advanced digital platform that will enable it to develop IoT-based services
SAP has released three new IoT services to help manage IoT data and get value from it: SAP Connected Goods, SAP Dynamic Edge Processing and SAP IoT Application Enablement.
Geek gift wish lists took a turn off the beaten path this year, with suggestions from our panel of experts that range from the nostalgic to the futuristic.
Bart Sano, Google vice president of platforms, talks about Google hardware choices in the context of enterprise demands, migration challenges and the next wave of cloud computing.
Managed services player CSI has added to its operations with the acquisition of the UK operations of APSU
Council’s contract for Unicorn network, which provides a fully managed and integrated voice and data communications service, extended to 2021
CIOs have the potential to become business leaders – it’s a matter of nurturing the right skills, talent and relationships, according to Deloitte
Avnet has signed an EMEA-wide distribution agreement with the commander of containers
Despite a good few days where the tills have done nothing but ring the consequences of some retailers failing to embrace the cloud are likely to be blacker than last Friday
Newcastle campus datacentre owner supports the connectivity needs of local businesses as well as cloud customers
San Francisco's transport agency appears to be the latest target of cyber criminals using encryption malware to hold organisations to ransom
HMRC is first department to implement technology to block phishing emails as part of UK government’s active cyber defence programme and self-testing strategy
Open Rights Group has called on parliament to debate the Investigatory Powers Bill and review it in light of pending court actions, after petition against the bill tops 100,000 signatories
TechUK survey shows there are still barriers to small companies gaining access to public sector procurement despite government efforts
Three joins forces with TalkTalk, CityFibre and others to urge consumers to put pressure on Ofcom over mobile spectrum capping