Google has admitted that it mistakenly collected data sent over WiFi networks using its Street...
The UK educational software provider, RM, is optimistic about performance in the second half of 2010 and has announced a joint venture with Lego Education.
YouTube is marking its fifth anniversary by announcing the service has exceeded two billion daily views, demonstrating rapid growth in popularity since reaching...
A phishing scam is targeting thousands of Twitter users hoping to increase their number of followers. Spam messages are circulating that claim to contain links to websites that will help Twitter users to increase their number of followers for free.
Antony Savvas in San Francisco talks to Mark Templeton, CEO of Citrix, at the company's Synergy 2010 about virtualisation, competition and convergence of corporate and consumer IT
In the first part of a two-part podcast interview, Computer Weekly's Cliff Saran talks to Frank Gillett, principal analyst at Forrester Research, about his...
This is the second part of the Computer Weekly interview with Frank Gillett, principal analyst at Forrester Research. In the first part , Gillett...
The £600m outsourcing agreement between the previous government and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) could be put on hold while the new government looks at the options for cutting the budget deficit. The government will next week announce its plans to make £6bn spending cuts this year.
Despite the fear of cuts in education budgets RM has reported an increase in half year profits and indicated it expects the market to remain healthy in H2. Growth in the educational resources business helped improve the numbers for the six months ended 31 March and a partnership with Lego Education
SAP's planned $5.8bn acquisition of Sybase and controversially slow roll-out of its on-demand Business By Design product suite have dominated the opening news conference at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
Around 30,000 new malicious and potentially undesirable programs appear every day, according to security researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
With the scale of the inevitable cuts in public spending under the new Liberal-Conservative government still unclear, the channel is still bracing itself for a rough ride in the coming months. In the midst of the current confusion, wireless networking specialists have called for data resellers t
Domino's IT director Jane Kimberlin is leaving the fast-food company this week to set up her own technology consultancy.
CA has used its annual partner get together in Las Vegas to announce a change in its name and plans to increase the focus on cloud computing and virtualisation. Under the branding CA Technologies the vendor is showing its commitment to IT using the word quite a few times to describe its decision to
The idea of personal computing is changing. Whereas people previously used a PC as their primary computing device, they now own multiple devices, which means their data is not in one place.
Al Gore, former US vice-president, and Richard Branson, president of the Virgin Group, have called on IT and other business leaders to help fight climate...
LAN infrastructure specialist Extreme Networks has added convergence distie ScanSource to its UK line-up alongside Mayflex and Westcon. The distributor, which already worked with Extreme on the continent, brings skills in IP and wireless networks that the vendor said today it is keen to exploit,
IPv6 is sometimes touted as network professionals' saviour. But as we learn in this story that corrects seven IPv6 myths, the protocol may be a wee bit overhyped.
The move towards securing access for staff, resellers and other third parties is on customer radars but management systems are yet to be implemented by the majority of users. At the recent InfoSec show in London the Technology Strategy Board, a government backed think-tank, put the challenge of sec
Defunct networking vendor Nortel has booked net profits of $355m (£245m) in Q1 - reversing losses of over $500m this time last year - as cash continued to pour in from the various sales of its remaining business units. Nortel made consolidated sales of $484m, excluding $180m related to Equ
The rise of the Asian PC vendors continued in the first quarter with Acer, Samsung, Lenovo and ASUS benefiting the most as the UK market finally emerged from recession. Numbers from research house IDC revealed total sales grew 11.8% to 3.2 million units and the market's value went up 5% in US dolla
Kyocera Mita channel boss Alicia Shepherd is to up sticks and join Acer as distribution sales manager from mid-June. The early work will be spent meeting the distributors - C2000, Ingram Micro, Micro P, ETC and Northamber - and implementing "specific sales out schemes to get buy in at reseller
The new coalition government has pledged to continue improving access to government-held data as part of its 'Big Society' initiative.
Oracle has announced a new blade chassis and server for its Sun Netra server line. The one blade server is Sparc-based, which seems to jibe with Oracle pushing Sparc and de-emphasizing x86.
E-prescribing can reduce medical errors and improve quality of care, but doctors and clinicians must stop ignoring alerts from clinical decision support software, studies show.
German and US authorities are to investigate Google after the firm admitted that it collected data sent over Wi-Fi networks using mobile units gathering images for Google's Street View service.
Microsoft is to pay $200m in settlement of a patent infringement case brought by VirnetX. VirnetX had claimed Microsoft was infringing on two of its patents on automatic and secure virtual private network (VPN) technology.
SAP had to learn a lot about on-demand services to perfect its Business ByDesign offering, says Jim Hagermann Snabe, co-chief executive at SAP.
British bank Standard Chartered is moving its staff from the Blackberry to the iPhone
Global IT spending in vertical markets will increase 4.1% this year to $2.4tn. Gartner said that service providers should prepare for the 4.1% increase...
The UK Electoral Commission does not have any system to monitor and log access of and changes to the voter database, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request...
Almost half of IT managers in small and medium businesses across Europe fear the prospect of recovering data, a survey has revealed.
Some 44% of those...
Research shows UK web users have become a lot more savvy about online security, but there is still a long way to go, says internet infrastructure firm VeriSign....
Vertical market spending will continue to grow globally as the worldwide economy continues to emerge from recession. According to Gartner numbers resellers that sell into vertical markets should find the spending continues with most areas predicted to produce increases in spending of between 2% and
UK FTSE companies will have their websites ranked lower by Google than their US rivals because their websites are slow. Research carried out by web optimisation company Aptimize, found that the websites of FTSE companies in the UK were 27% slower than their Fortune 1000 counterparts in the US.
Vodafone has reported a full-year pre-tax profit of £8.7bn for the 12 months to the end of March, more than doubling its fiscal 2009 profits as worldwide growth in mobile data and broadband traffic over smartphone devices continued unimpeded. Vodafone said it now has over 50 million active
Bell Microproducts managed to push up its sales by double digits during the first quarter but slid to a substantial loss in what is likely to be its last quarter reported under the current ownership. Revenues for the period ended 31 March climbed 12% year-on-year to $800.6m, a sequential decrease of
CIOs have warned the public sector is at risk of losing talented staff as they face budget cuts, possible salary freezes and uncertainty as the new coalition government gears up to announce its plans to tackle the deficit
SAP plans to take the lead in business applications and team up with leaders in all other parts of the enterprise IT stack, say co-chief executives Jim...
The threat of proposed cuts across government departments might weaken the ability of public sector bodies to keep on top of security compliance regulations. Even before the Chancellor George Osborne dots the i's and crosses the t's on plans to claw back £6bn from the public deficit the burde
Micro-P and Gem parent SerCom, the IT arm of DCC, has posted improved results for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2010, with chief executive Tommy Breen hailing"excellent results in its distribution businesses in Britain." DCC SerCom made total sales of €1.6bn, up 4.3% on 2009 and ope
New legislation aims to clarify who is eligible for HITECH Act incentives, but doctors say the law still doesn't go far enough to fund and promote EHR implementation.
Microsoft has sued its CRM competitor for nine patent infringements.
Microsoft is suing software-as-a-service business Salesforce.com claiming it has infringed nine patents.
Google has announced plans to acquire Global IP Solutions, a Norwegian internet telephony company, for $68.2m (£47.6m).
Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 314.7m units in the first quarter of 2010, a 17% per cent increase from the same period in 2009, according to Gartner.
Twitter plans to have signed up hundreds of customers to its new advertising system by the end of the year as part of plans to make the microblogging company self-sustaining and profitable.
Novell has demonstrated how it can help IT managers migrate XP to Windows 7.
Google's Android smartphone operating system has moved up the rankings to fourth place, ahead of Microsoft's Windows Mobile and Linux, in the first quarter of 2010, according to research firm Gartner.
Customers of online ticket provider Thetrainline.com will be able to buy and receive tickets using their mobile devices later this year.
London's organising committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games plans to deliver interactive online content around the 2012 sporting events.
Software vendors may lose their get out of jail free card after a UK High Court judge ruled that claims to fitness for purpose were legally binding on a...
London mayor Boris Johnson is trying to persuade borough councils to help turn the city into a Wi-Fi hot spot by the time of the 2012 Olympics.
Cisco has added some more muscle to its consumer technology arm after picking up 35-strong California-based product and strategy development consultancy MOTO for an undisclosed sum. MOTO has a lengthy track record in developing and marketing consumer technology, and had previously worked with Pu
Hewlett-Packard highlighted the speed with which different parts of the industry are exiting recession delivering Q2 results showing healthy sales in the hardware side of its business but almost flat services revenues. Hardware sales for the quarter ended 30 April were driven by the Enterprise Stor
SAP has unveiled three products aimed at meeting enterprise demands for greater reach and real-time computing capability.
IT bellwether HP has reported double-digit PC and server sales in its second quarter of 2010, but its services business lagged behind.
Those who get twitchy over the government's habit of losing sensitive personal data will be relieved to hear the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg talk of a new politics which avoids the need to keep numerous emails and web records. In his first major speech since teaming up with David Cameron and f
The management of big, outsourced IT projects in the public sector has seen its fair share of criticism, with committees regularly publishing details of mismanaged procurements and wasted millions.
Transformational Government, Labour's ambitious plan to use IT to transform how citizens and government agencies interact, has been a disaster, says an academic think-tank.
Close to 315 million mobile handset unites shipped during the first three months of 2010, representing a 17% increase on the same period in 2009, according to the latest quarterly figures from the industry-watchers at Gartner, but market-leader Nokia continued to flounder. Overall Nokia, which s
The report published today by the Centre for Technology Policy Research says that access to social media must be opened up, civil servants must be given crash courses in information management and senior staff must be given compulsory technology training to help achieve this, it said.
Hewlett-Packard, Juniper, Logitech, Microsoft and Polycom have been named as the founder members of a new non-profit alliance - dubbed the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum - designed to promote standards-based, cross-vendor interoperability across the UC spectrum. Sector heavyweight
SAP's co-CEO's have marked their first 100 days in office using their keynote speeches at the vendor's Sapphire event to pat themselves on the back and set out their goals for the future. The software vendor has been running its reseller and customer Sapphire event both on-site and online in Frankf
Can China be as big as India in the IT offshore services space without a Y2K moment?
Facebook has announced that it will release simpler privacy options in the face of a growing storm over the company's drive to encourage more people to publish more information online by default.
At SAP's Sapphire conference, Sony Canada's CIO explained how the net promoter score helped his business improve the customer experience.
Oracle’s unlimited license agreements have grown in popularity, but end users should pay close attention to the details rather than assuming that “unlimited” means unlimited.
Security software group Symantec is to acquire VeriSign's identity and authentication business in a $1.28bn (£89.1m) cash deal.
European Union competition authorities have fined nine electronic memory chip makers a total of €331m (£285.3m) for fixing prices. The fine was reduced by 10% for co-operating with investigators.
Some 126 employees are at risk of losing their jobs as Newcastle Building Society seeks to reduce costs during a "challenging climate".
The cull will...
While businesses assess the value of cloud computing they will need a way to manage application deployment.
The UK's Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) has announced the finalists for the 12th Annual Uk Internet Industry Awards.
Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon will stay in the UK for the foreseeable future following home secretary Theresa May's decision to adjourn a judicial review of his case due next week.
Google has announced plans to step up its influence on the web and challenge rivals with a new video standard, cloud computing framework and web-based application...
The government's G-cloud and Public...
The Conservative and LibDem coalition document has some pointers on the new government's approach to IT, with a section dedicated to IT-related policies.
Distributed network and wireless specialist Aruba Networks has booked year-on-year increase in sales but barely managed to reverse its losses in the year-ago quarter after turning in its fiscal Q3 numbers. While sales rose 51% year-on-year and 10% sequentially to hit a new record of $69m (&poun
CSC reported a fall in profits for its latest quarter, but a rise in sales for the final three months of the financial year sets the scene for the company to grow next year.
The BBC licence fee could be used to help fund part of the rollout of superfast broadband in the UK.
SAP's new leaders have detailed various aspects of their product strategy at the software maker's annual customer and partner conference, making commitments to real-time analytics, mobility and sustainability, but did they go far enough?
Symantec has moved to bolster its remote security credentials with the acqusition of VeriSign's identity and authentication business. The cash deal is worth $1.28bn and is expected to close in the September quarter and would extend Symantec's portfolio with SSL and public key infrastructure service
Ciscohasmade its secondacquisitionthis week after putting down $99m (£69.38m) in cash and retention incentives to acquire digital signalprocessingsolutions provider CoreOptics. US-based CoreOptics, which has substantial European operations, specialises in transmission technology for high-s
Blogs and online sources of news are the main places where IT decision makers are likely to turn to to find information about their market. According to research from CloudNine IT directors are increasingly moving away from traditional sources of information and are turning to the web with implicat
Information sharing initiatives such as NHIN Direct have shifted the focus of health IT policy. Federal committees and workgroups are redirecting their efforts accordingly.
Dell has reported a better than expected net profit of $441m (£306) for the first quarter of its 2011 fiscal year, 52% up on the same period a year ago.
Oracle has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire database security firm Secerno . "Organisations...
German prosecutors have begun a criminal probe into whether Google broke any laws when its mobile units collected private Wi-Fi data while recording images for Google Street View.
Ron Hovsepian, chief executive officer of Novell, says the company has learnt from past mistakes.
Google is prepared to "fight" if US regulators seek to block the firm's planned $750m acquisition of mobile phone advertising company AdMob, according to US reports.
Robin Young is to leave nationalised bank Bradford & Bingley to head up an IT-enabled change programme at pub and restaurant group Mitchells & Butlers
The financial services firm has improved productivity and customer service levels after rolling out a business intelligence suite as part of a £10m IT revamp.
Novell appears to be heading towards a sale after it emerged the software company was being targeted by private equity groups. The software firm rejected a $2bn takeover offer from investment fund Elliott Associates in March dismissing the valuation but according to the Wall Street Journal is agai
The words "managed services" might as well be "here be dragons" for those resellers yet to make the move into delivering customer support in a different way, but the experience of those selling managed services is one that should inspire greater adoption. For the past five years
The London Stock Exchange has taken a hit from its MillenniumIT acquisition, but long-term benefits are becoming clearer.
Social media is key in helping businesses attract scarce talent, build relationships with their customers and navigate the rapidly growing morass of information on the internet.
The programme for government published this week by the Liberal-Conservative Coalition has set out the new government's plans for the ongoing roll-out of super-fast broadband across the UK. Although lacking in specific detail, the statement includes proposals to force BT and other infrastructure
The industry has finally entered the early stages of the long awaited corporate refresh cycle according to Dell, but its not just PCs that are being upgraded. The Texan tech monster has been bludgeoned by the economic downturn given its relatively weak standing in the consumer markets and has been
Sales of network management systems (NMS) suffered more during 2009 than was originally expected, according to new research from analysts at Analysys Mason, as total sales dipped 8% year-on-year to $4.27bn (£2.95bn). Analysys Mason senior analyst Glen Ragoonanan said there had been several
Hewlett-Packard is handing the reins of its PC operation in the UK to the unit's current director of category management Paul Hunter from next month. The hope will be that Hunter, who joined HP when it acquired Compaq in 2002, will last longer than his predecessor Gordon Ballantyne who vacates the