Policymakers and IT developers should consider ways to ensure that patient engagement is at the forefront of technology adoption, advocates tell a federal advisory committee.
Read about roadblocks that can stop SaaS BI software deployments, and get advice on avoiding them and using on-demand business intelligence tools to support pervasive BI rollouts.
Of all the EHR vendors out there -- especially a cadre of new ones catering to solo docs and small group practices -- how do you pick one that will be around for the long haul?
Getting the word out to your customers isn’t just a matter of buying simple advertising anymore -- it’s about engaging with them socially. Denis Pombriant explains the ideas behind this new trend.
Microsoft is adding three languages and four accelerators to its online CRM product and will offer it in 32 countries next month.
The business intelligence software market grew 4.2% to just over $9.3 billion in 2009. Find out how those numbers compare with previous years.
Israel has lifted a ban on imports of Apple's iPad, which was imposed because authorities said the device's Wi-Fi system was incompatible with Israel's wireless standard.
Microsoft has withdrawn a Windows 2000 Server security patch released on 13 April to fix a flaw in Windows Media Services.
Cybergangs are increasingly targeting advertisers who pay website owners for every click on their online ads, two click fraud technology suppliers have found. In the first quarter of 2010, 17% to 29% of clicks to online ads were fraudulent, up from 15% to 25% the previous quarter, according to separate estimates by Click Forensics and Anchor Intelligence.
Only 34% of IT security professionals believe the business understands security, a survey of more than 100 organisations has revealed.
That is despite...
IBM is considering cutting three-quarters of its 399,000 permanent staff in the next seven years and re-hiring them for projects as part of an HR strategy due to end in 2017.
Some 44% of Londoners have been victims of bank card fraud and 42% have had their identity stolen, according to an Infosecurity Europe survey. Researchers said the average amount stolen was £1,448 per victim, and 37% did not get their money back from the bank.
2e2 has picked up the assets of rival integrator Morse in a deal valued at £69.8m, or 51p per share, as predicted by MicroScope last Friday. Morse's directors unanimouslyrecommendedthe deal to the firm's shareholders this morning. In a statement issued today, 2e2 said it viewed the acquisiti
Council spend on web services tops £19m
Local councils are spending 12 times the amount the private sector paid out on website development and maintenance...
A lack of protection for web-based applications means many businesses are at a high risk of cyberattack, a survey has found.
Business allocates an...
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has released a draft code of practice for cloud service providers to obtain...
IT services provider 2e2 has picked up the assets of rival integrator Morse in a deal values at £69.8m, or 51p per share.
Morse's directors unanimously...
The number of companies that have prepared a business continuity plan is disturbingly low with lack of funding blamed for the failure to put measures in place to protect businesses. According to a recent Chartered Management Institute report only 47% of companies, almost the same level as 2002, hav
CIOs are in a cleft stick. On one hand they face increasing communications costs to support their internal work forces as they go mobile, but their budgets...
Microsoft UK has become one of the first technology companies to achieve the Carbon Trust standard, which requires companies to measure and reduce their...
BT is seeking to increase innovation in its IT functions through the gradual introduction of open source methods.
Jeremy Ruston, head of open source...
The bounce back in the strength of the IT jobs market has continued through the first quarter with growth in the number of permanent positions being filled. The latest figures from the IT Job Board indicate that the employment market in the technology sector is starting to get back to pre-recession
Weakened demand for mobile devices in many key markets put a dampener on quarterly results for Scandinavian mobility giants Ericsson and Nokia last week. Swedish Ericsson saw sales fall 9% over the same period in 2009 to SEK 45.1bn (£4.06bn) with net profits sliding 30% to SEK 1.3bn.
Former Dell and Westcoast executive Andy Down has re-emerged in the channel taking a marketing role at Computer 2000. At the same time he arrives at the distributor to take the reigns as director of marketing Alice Smitheman has been appointed as Azlan marketing director. Smitheman moves from her
The message of the need to adopt Software Asset Management (SAM) is slowly getting through to users but there is a long way to go until the ignorance about the technology is broadly overcome. Those that attended last week's second Software Industry Research Board (SIRB) conference heard about the b
Green computing virtualization initiatives can work, but building a virtualization software strategy in an Oracle shop demands a careful assessment of the existing infrastructure.
At Convergence, Microsoft gave a high-level view of its CRM strategy, including ripping out Siebel internally, and previewed some features in the next release.
HP has updated its range of "mainframe alternative" servers, and introduced a new blade form factor for its mission-critical computing systems.
The police force highlighted in The Wired TV series is using Blackberry smartphones to help restore personal relationships, giving officers more face-to-face...
A Spanish bed and mattress maker recovered its investment in a Blackberry logistics application in less than a year by driving 85,000km less to make deliveries,...
Akamai Technologies, which provides a content delivery network for speeding up web access, has tied up with application performance management specialist...
The UK government's IT strategy document was published in January this year by the Cabinet Office. In it, UK government CIO John Suffolk laid out the vision...
IT staff in the NHS need to approach information in a new way if they are going to meet the challenges a new government will bring.
The UK plans to recruit future cyber security warriors through a series of national public competitions due to start towards the end of 2010.
Nearly three-quarters of organisations believe they have adequate data protection policies, but more 58% have lost sensitive data in the past two years,...
Doctors should be involved at all stages of healthcare IT projects, according to experts at the BCS Health Informatics conference.
The ICO plans to use its new powers to enforce data protection in the UK, says David Smith, deputy information commissioner.
Database security expert David Litchfield has arguably done more to further our understanding of the security limitations of Oracle and other databases than anyone else.
Extreme Networks has posted on-target sales for the last quarter and beaten previously forecast earnings per share after a solid performance in the North American theatre. The firm booked total sales of $78.2m (£50.93m) in the third quarter of its fiscal 2010, which closed on 28 March. Th
Organisations will need to take a more proactive approach to information security or suffer the consequences.
This is one of the main conclusions of...
The threat of fines of up to half a million pounds from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) which came into force earlier this month are already causing phones to ring in the channel. The ICO announced the planned fines in response to the continued number of high profile data leaks which were
Internet security specialist Check Point has weighed in with its latest numbers as the stream of quarterly results continues throughout the industry this week. Like many of its peers, Check Point reported growth in both sales and net profits, as evidence of the economic recovery gathers. Sa
Unified Threat Management (UTM) specialist WatchGuard has set its sights an extending its reach beyond the SME market into the enterprise space. On the back of its purchase and sunsequent integration of Borderware, which operated at the top end of the mid market, the vendor is looking to grow its bu
Managers in the NHS need greater freedom to access web resources if they are going to use it to make improvements for staff and patients.
The future for those operating in the security channelwill be dominated by trying to secure the cloud, make cashless payments safe and in helping customers and firms establish and protect their digital identities. According to research about the state of the security market in 2020 unveiled at today
Research in Motion has put together a video to demonstrate its Blackberry Version 6 operating system, which is due to launch in July. There are no details...
Security distributor VADition has opened an office in the Netherlands to serve the Benelux region as the first move into Europe. The distributor has appointed two staff toget theoffice up and running and are on the brink of announcing several vendors which have signed up looking for sales in the are
In a further filip for those looking for signs of recovery the first quarter IPO numbers will have made encouraging reading. The latest survey of the market from PricewaterhouseCoopers, indicates that after a lean 2009 where no deals were done with companies basedonLondon exchanges, the capitalhas s
Australia’s intellectual property protection agency has consolidated its multi-vendor storage systems, making NetApp its new supplier of choice and creating a private storage cloud.
3Par’s Australian office will try to ensure its global customers don’t make Australia and New Zealand an exception to their global 3Par roll-outs, as some have done before teh company opened a local presence.
Hospital identity management systems can improve data security, reduce vulnerable access points and close security loopholes. That improves workflow and addresses new HIPAA rules.
The SAP User Group Executive Network has announced a joint initiative with SAP to help shape the enterprise software supplier's future product plans.
Most business IT infrastructure will be in the cloud within five years, according to panellists debating the security risks of cloud computing at Infosecurity Europe 2010 in London.
The Digital Economy Act implements a number of the recommendations contained in the government's Digital Britain initiative that require legislation. However, many observers feel the Act is as notable for what it omits as for what it contains.
The cost of cybercrime to businesses has doubled to more than £10bn over the past two years, research to be released today will reveal.
Symantec has given notice to its reseller base that changes are coming to its channel programmes with an emphasis on technology specialisations. Changes in the global partner programme kick in from October and for a few months the existing scheme will run concurrently but eventually all partners wi
Cisco has moved to expand its incentive programmes, ease concerns around global deals and pledged to resolve the supply chain issues that have dogged it throughout the recession at its annual partner conference, which is being held in the vendor's spiritual home of San Francisco. The networking
The joint CEOs at SAP must be patting each other on the back after the numbers for the vendor's first quarter showed growth in software and services revenues. Bill McDermott and Hegermann Snabe, co-CEO's of SAP, put the performance down to brisk business in the SME space as well as a strong showing
More and more companies will let staff use their own mobiles to send and receive company data because the cost of doing otherwise is too high, says an industry...
Kavanagh managing director Rob Campbell has taken a controlling stake in the business as he seeks to put the recession behind it and return to profitability. According to belatedly filed financials for fiscal 2009 ended 30 April, the specialist data centre integrator went into the red for just the
The success Microsoft has had winning a legal victory against a Chinese company using illegal copies of its software has been seen as a boost for defenders of intellectual property. The case against Chinese insurer Dazhong Insurance mirrors similar moves made by Microsoft and the Business Software
Security breaches cost UK businesses billions in worst-ever threat environment, says PwC A new wave of security breaches is costing UK businesses billions...
Investment banks are investing in their businesses again following the turmoil in the finance sector, but there are signs that they may be losing their appetite for in-house development.
Mobility offers a way for companies to become or stay competitive, so CIOs need to become proactive about using it to transform business processes, an industry...
Three of the world's biggest banks are forming a syndicate that will allow them to buy IT at a lower price and develop cloud computing platforms themselves.
The personal information of millions of people is potentially at risk of exposure on Barclays bank mobile banking site.
The security sector might not have experienced the dip suffered by other areas of the channel during the downturn but it is sharing in the recovery as the latest Q1 figures from Websense show all too clearly. The vendor has reported a sharp increase in its numbers for the three months of this year
SAP's first quarter showed growth in software and services revenues.
Bill McDermott and Hegermann Snabe, co-CEO's of SAP, put the performance down...
Resellers are facing a potential price rise on HP servers and storage from next week as distributors try to claw back some cuts made to back-end margin. Starting 1 May, the US tech monster will slash the 1% volume PFR rebates paid to ProLiant and StorageWorks wholesalers but will give them a fee for
In it's fight against the use of unlicensed software the Business Software Alliance never seems to take much of a breather between cases and it's latest settlement has landed a London design agency with a £44,000 bill. The BSA regularly settles with companies caught on the wrong side of the l
The collapse of Reading-based HP reseller Selway Moore has left a string of creditors with debts of £2.7m in its wake. Financial statements gathered from Selway Moore reveal that unsecured creditor claims amount to £2.7m, of which £1.4m is owed to trade creditors, including just ov
Hot on the heels of its acquisition of 3Com, HP has paid $1.2bn or $5.70 per share for struggling smartphone vendor Palm. Under the terms of the deal, which has already been approved by both boards of directors, HP will pick up Palm's assets and IP, including its webOS operating system, and take
Unified tiering stacks anyone? If only we could invent such a thing, storage bloggers may have a lot less to write about! Also, the best excuse for a data center disaster ever?
Amazon Web Services S3 and other cloud computing services will now be served from a Singapore data center, but AWS is also considering an Australian presence.
Australia's Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal wishes to replace its Dell/EMC CX500 SANs, which it says have reached the end of their product lifespan and now cost too much to maintain.
Washington has awarded millions in HIT grants to start health information exchanges. State officials think much more money is needed -- and they wonder where it will come from.
How do you get to the top if you work in healthcare IT? Technology might not have taken the central role in healthcare that it has in industries such as finance and retail, but it is increasingly permeating the sector and playing a vital part in providing care.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to purchase struggling mobile handset maker Palm for $1.2bn.
A Blackberry application that cost £150,000 to develop has saved the Portsmouth NHS Trust £220,000.
Apple has bought Siri, a company that created an iPhone app which allows users to search the web using voice command.
Vienna-based internet gambling operator Bwin is "importing IT skills" as it gears up to expand around the world.
Despite an apparent interest from customers in software as a service (SaaS) the majority of firms have still not established evaluation criteria to choose which products they will go for. According to a survey from the market carried out by analyst house Gartner the SaaS market will grow this year
Hewlett-Packard has pledged to make significant investment in the R&D and sales operation of its latest acquisition, Palm, and hopes to exploit its commercial channel to tout the consumer-oriented Palm portfolio in the business world. HP announced the $1.2bn acquisition on Wednesday, but th
Savvy IT providers could cash in on $37.5bn worth of IT contracts that are due to expire in the next six months, says analyst Ovum.
Even before the election started the politicians were banging on about how they could use technology to cut costs in UK plc and there are £8.8bn that Adobe has identified that could go relatively easily. The software vendor has cast its eye over the way all companies, both public and private,
The words 'Vista' and 'OS disappointment' need never be uttered in Microsoft offices again after the sales of Windows 7 hit the 100m unit mark. The speed with which Windows 7 has sold has made it the fastest selling OS from the vendor ever, and shown that the momentum that surrounded the launch bac
Ken Xie, CEO of Network security and UTM provider Fortinet, has highlighted "increased investments in the sales organisation" after posting increased Q1 sales and profits. In the three months to the end of March, total sales hit $69.8m (£45.7m), up 29% year-on-year, with services
Against a background of increasing interest in encryption thanks in part to the continued high profile data losses and threat of fines from the Information Commissioners Office the decision of Symantec has splashed out $300m to buy PGP. Along with snapping up the encryption specialist there was sti
Spurred by a stabilising global economy and product refreshes the reseller channel is looking more buoyant than it has done in years, Ingram Micro's chief executive has claimed. Evidence for his assertions can be found in the broadliner's first quarter results; sales grew 20% to $8.09bn - the highe
Our occasional roundup of new storage products includes a new certification for EMC pros, Unisys bringing its storage assessment service to Australia and a half-height LTO-5 drive.
In a document sent to staff and resellers, NetApp predicts the configuration of EMC's Clariion and Celerra successor, but says the new products will only be announced at EMC World as a marketing gesture, but will not ship until the third quarter of the year.
Lexmark expects shortages of its laser hardware to continue to prevent it from running SME channel promotions until some point in the second half of the year. The Kentucky-based firm is not alone in trying to ramp production to chase ever rising demand; the sector's linchpin HP and most other rival
Symantec has announced it is to acquire encryption firm PGP Corporation and endpoint security firm GuardianEdge Technologies for $300m and $70m respectively.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has detailed why he will not allow Adobe Flash software on mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Hewlett-Packard's proposed acquisition of Palm for...
The end of the company office is in sight, as the recession, mobile technology and the emergence of a generation brought up on social networking come together, a major study by Microsoft predicts
Transport for London (TfL) has begun a £22.6m project to revamp its closed-circuit TV (CCTV) infrastructure using internet protocol (IP) technology. The transport body has signed a 10-year contract with supplier Easynet for the design, build, testing and support of a wide area network (WAN) that will connect all the organisation's cameras that are used to monitor traffic.
Continued weakness in the European market remained a concern for Avnet as other geographies showed signs of coming out of recession much quicker. The distributor highlighted a relatively slow revenue growth rate of just 2.5% in EMEA for its Technology Solutions operation compared to 14.1% in the Am
Broomfield Hospital in Essex is installing a range of technologies to improve patient care as it expands into a new five-storey wing.
For the first time, France, Germany and Sweden all spent more on outsourcing than the UK in the first quarter of this year as contract renegotiations surged,...
SAP is preparing its developer and reseller community for the launch of its hosted Business ByDesign service, which goes mainstream from July. Up to now the vendor has been selective with its customer base after rolling out its on-demand software suite Business ByDesign back in September 2007 using
GfK's month-on-month market comparison shows climb out of decline. Carl West explains the figures With most year-on-year sales comparisons not truly indicating a return to the more buoyant levels of 2008, it is useful to see how a month-on-month comparison shows the climb out of decline. As can
Identity protection will play a key part as IT advances our digital world, writes Simon Quicke With the number of mobile devices continuing to expand and cheque books and cash becoming less common as money increasingly flows through cyberspace, the issue of trust is becoming vital. At last week's I
Nurses in the UK are spending about 26 days a year searching for missing equipment and paper-based records, wasting £1bn in wage costs.
Parliament is planning to design a computer game to try to engage young people in the political process. It is looking for a computer games designer...
Application delivery solutions vendor Radware is still feeling the after-effects of its acquisition of Alteon last year, as it posted figures for the first quarter of 2010. Radware bought Alteon from Nortel in 2009 in the first major sale of the defunct vendor's asset stripping process. At
In its ongoing transition to increase services revenue ComputerLinks has announced a reshuffle of its management team. The Newmarket-based distributor has been actively looking to grow business in areas beyond security and increase its services capability. Following the establishment of a
One of the key battlelines in the election is around the support that the political parties will give to SMEs. In last nights debate between the three leaders of the main political parties all promised to make life better for small firms. There was agreement between the leaders that lendin