Richard Chirgwin analyses the proposed deal between the federal government and Telstra, explaining how it will work, what it will mean for your broadband connection and the impact on competition.
The IT team at Wellington’s Victoria University has taken charge of its storage needs, implementing central SANs to replace diverse departmental systems
Richard Chirgwin analyses the proposed deal between the federal government and Telstra, explaining how it will work, what it will mean for your broadband connection and the impact on competition.
Compellent plans to expand its Australian operations.
For PHR software to take off, providers need to sell the concept of personal health records and demonstrate their value. Neither is being done, one health care quality advocate says, but there may be hope.
Doctors must turn away from the computer screen and toward workflow design to ensure that EHR systems are worth using and able to meet meaningful use requirements.
Facebook has insisted it is doing enough to protect users' privacy in response to an open letter from a coalition of privacy groups calling for more action.
The world's second-largest seller of website addresses knowingly helped groups that sell counterfeit pharmaceuticals to US residents in violation of federal laws, a research report alleges.
Greater London's Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has extended its contract with IT services supplier Capgemini until December 2015. The original £350m seven-year deal was signed in 2005, but the police service opted for an early renewal.
Data leaks cost small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) an average of £200,000 each during the past year, research shows.
More than two thirds of...
IT services company 2e2 has completed the £69.8m acquisition of IT services and technology company Morse, creating an IT supplier to provide services and products to SMEs and government.
England's failure to deliver a decent winning performance against Algeria has produced the scenario a lot of employers were dreading with the game this Wednesday afternoon now taking on a great deal of importance. when the schedule of the group stage was announced and the final England game agains
Demands to reduce costs and the increasing need to innovate and transform business operations through IT will see outsourcing firms struggling to prove their worth, according to the latest KPMG report.
As BT staff are balloted on industrial action there have been calls from the CBI to change the rules around strikes to make it harder for unions to get the backing for a walk out. The Communication Workers Union started the process of balloting its members late last week and has until 5 July to get
The government is to hold a open day on 15 July in London to hear ideas from industry about how to provide and pay for a minimum 2Mbps broadband service to the UK's "not spots", and how to roll a "superfast" service at the same time
A legally binding carbon-trading scheme which came into force in April this year could be a "game changer" for energy-hungry businesses. The Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) could have major implications for businesses with large datacentres, a roundtable panel of IT and environmental experts heard.
BT is to scrap its cap on WiFi traffic following O2's announcement that it will limit data traffic on its mobile network. BT Retail consumer managing director John Petter said BT's broadband users were previously limited on WiFi minutes available at BT FON and BT Openzone hotspots.
Viglen's top brass managed to steer the UK system builder to higher sales in fiscal 2009 but were unable to prevent a steep drop in profits. The Hertfordshire-based firm saw sales rise 9.2% to £53.3m for the twelve months to 30 September as retained profits sank 65% to £748,139. Managem
Demands to reduce costs and the increasing need to innovate and transform business operations through IT will see outsourcing firms struggling to prove their worth, according to the latest KPMG report. While IT outsourcing is part of 'business as usual' CIO strategies in the aftermath of the recessi
Another UK national has lost its independence after it emerged today that Arrow Electronics has swallowed up Sphinx Group. Only months ago, Arrow told MicroScope it was eyeing up targets in the networking and security space and it has finalised a deal with the Nottingham-based distributor which has
3G data services are often advanced as a cheap way to provide a disaster recovery service for your WAN. But experts say you need to do more than just cut from one link to another to create a functional connection.
Business process services provider Xchanging has forked out £6.5m for privately owned networking, security and comms reseller Data Integration (DI). The deal, which could rise by a further £2.5m dependent on the earn-out, gives the LSE-listed outsourcer a reseller platform, an expanded
2e2 management has hinted that once the major work to integrate Morse is completed in the desired six to nine month timeframe, they will be in an appropriate state to have conversations with potential buyers of the expanded group. The £69m acquisition of services-based reseller Morse was fina
Network equipment maker Cisco is moving its IT towards a cloud-based IT-as-a-Service model, using the Innovation Value Institute's IT capability maturity framework (IT-CMF) to manage the transition.
The term ‘cloud analytics’ means different things to different people. To gain any advantage from it, organizations must first agree on a definition, according to Gartner.
Extending data services to the cloud should be an easy task, according to one industry expert -- provided that “the hard work” of deploying those services was done right in the first place.
Learn about the potential benefits of financial performance management software, plus the challenges posed by the tools and other corporate performance management (CPM) software.
Stop getting caught up in measuring contact center metrics and concentrate on what’s important: customer satisfaction.
Azul Systems®, the award-winning leader in solutions for business-critical Java™ applications, today announced the coming availability of Zing™, the industry’s first elastic runtime platform for Java applications.
MuleSoft, the Web Middleware Company, today announced the introduction of TomcatStats, the world’s first Tomcat management app for the Apple iPhone.
Professional networking site LinkedIn plans to enhance the service and make it more mobile friendly through some strategic acquisitions.
Over half of IT professionals do not encrypt the USB sticks they use to store company data, a survey has revealed.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has begun talks with unnamed parties in an effort to get consensus on net-neutrality and draw up a legislative proposal.
Pensions company Legal & General is outsourcing its IT infrastructure unit to IBM, with staff set to be transferred to the US IT giant and Manpower.
Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s June 2010 emergency Budget will show us how the new government plans to reduce the massive budget deficit of £155bn. Following hot-on-the-heels of the General Election and of course Alistair Darling's Budget, the Chancellor’s plans are eagerly awaited.
Policing in the UK is not the only part of the public sector facing budget cuts, but it is one of the few relying on a big IT project as a cost-cutter.
Elfed Thomas, CEO of metropolitan dark fibre network operator i3, will represent the North West in Ernst & Young’s search to find the UK entrepreneur of the year.
The asset management and private banking company Schroders is turning to social media to help its staff communicate more effectively and to cut spiralling volumes of e-mail.
The CIO at one of Ireland's biggest teaching hospitals has refused to increase its IT budget. He says his department already has enough money, thanks to...
The coalition government's first budget focused on boosting business in the UK, with a range of measures that included a 4% cut in corporation tax over four years.
It is difficult to measure the return on investment from social media. But Mark Morrell, intranet manager of BT, is prepared to hazard a guess.
The cloud services market is set to reach a global revenue of $68.3bn this year as customers continue to adopt Software as a Service (SaaS) application delivery models. The prediction of a worldwide market worth $148.8bn by 2014 comes from Gartner which uses the word "explosion" to descri
Two IT companies were among three winners at annual UK innovation competition Best of British Innovation.
Avis Europe is working on a group-wide IT transformation and driving customer-facing innovation following a recent restructure that has enabled the entire technology team to move towards a federated model.
The words "difficult and controversial" are being used this morning in the run up to the emergency budget being delivered in less than half an hour by the Chancellor George Osborne. Various ministers have already been preparing the ground with the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg using th
The European president at Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) has confirmed that the Sphinx Group brand will disappear in the summeras the acquired business forms thebackbone of its networking and security division. As revealed yesterday, Arrow ECS made Nottingham-based Sphinx its umpteenth
The Chancellor George Osborne has spoken of a budget that will look to the private sector to lead the country out of the depths of recession. As the government review public spending it is looking to rebalance the economy with more growth coming from the enterprise sector in the future. "The
Growth in the UK economy in the economy is expected to be 1.2% rising to 2.7% by 2014 with the inflation target keeping firm at 2%. Unemployment is also predicted to fall over the next four years after peaking this year with the Chancellor George Osborne aiming to get debt as a percentage of GDP fa
The Royal Mail is donating 3,000 used computers to IT charity Computer Aid International to be sent to disadvantaged children in remote areas of Chile.
Corporation tax is to be cut to make the UK a more compeitive environment for businesses and credit will be made more readily available to support a private sector recovery. Speaking in his emergency Budget the Chancellor George Osborne said that it would cut corporation tax from the current level
The landline duty has been abolished even before it could be introduced and the government is supporting private broadband funding to reach rural areas using money that hasn't been spent in the digital switchover campaign. The decision to abolish the tax was announced by the Chancellor George Osbor
The multi-million pound losses Daisy Group chalked up in preliminary results released today has clearly not dampened its appetite to expand, as it shelled out £4.8m to acquire MurphX Innovative Solutions. In numbers covering the fifteen months to 31 March 2010, the B2B unified comms provider
SAS has acquired Memex, a Scottish company that specializes in data analytics and enterprise search technology for law enforcement agencies.
SAP is pushing its value engineering services, at one time offered to only the largest customers, to help with IT project prioritization and SAP ROI.
Apple claims to have sold three million iPads in the 80 days since the device was launched on 3 April.
Mozilla has patched eight flaws, including five critical vulnerabilities in versions 3.5 and 3.6 of the Firefox browser.
RSA, the security division of EMC, and endpoint security firm Lumension have announced a partnership aimed at helping organisations better protect and share...
A gang of UK chip and pin fraudsters have been jailed for a nationwide scam that netted £725,000 in nine months.
London's 33 boroughs are saving £131m a year by aggregating their schools network and content delivery applications onto a newly-upgraded Juniper Networks-based fibre optic network.
Things continue to tick along nicely for Apple as the vendor marks hitting the 3m sales mark on the iPad in under three months. The tablet had already shipped a couple of million in its first 60 days but has seen the sales continue to grow on the back of the arrival of the product in the UK. Sales
The Metropolitan Police's Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) has arrested two teenagers in an international cybercrime investigation.
Linux specialist Red Hat has delivered strong numbers for its first quarter bolstered by decent subscriptions and services revenues. For the three months ended 31 May revenues increased by 20% to $209.1m with subscription revenue also going up by the same percentage year-on-year to $179.1m. Non-GAA
British software pirates might have thought life was hard enough fending off the Business Software Alliance, the Federation Against Software Theft and Microsoft but the war against them just took a global turn with US anti-piracy groups wading in. The Software & Information Industry Association
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has at last delivered the bad news of the full extent of the spending cuts and tax rises that are needed to bring the fiscal deficit under control within the next five years, Paula Tallon gauges the impact for business.
RM is expecting clarity on the future of the Building Schools for the Future programme by the autumn as uncertainty continues to hang over the initiative. As revealed by MicroScope at the back end of last year, some LEAs were bringing forward BSF tenders in anticipation of potentially dramatic chan
Kesa Electricals has warned that the market will tighten for the rest of the year despite returning to profit at group level with Darty France and Comet offsetting steep losses in developing operations. Sales for the 12 months ended 30 April 2010 fell on a like-for-like basis to £5.1bn but pr
Scale-out NAS specialist Isilon has won Deakin University as a customer, is set to name other local users in the bio-informatics industry and then target the oil and gas sector.
With Oracle due to post important fiscal numbers today, end users debate the future of Sun technologies, including Sparc and Solaris.
A U.K. firm created an electricity monitoring system for 3 million households using a highly customized time series processing database.
Cloud computing, virtualization and new features in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, which hits beta 2 next week, were the hot topics at Red Hat Summit 2010.
Once again, SAP and Siebel top the ranks of CRM vendors, but competitors are closing in quickly, meaning that buyers need to be even more careful with purchasing decisions.
The Budget does not go far enough in recognising the value of IT in cutting costs in the public sector, says the president of public sector IT managers group Socitm.
Concern about the security of public internet access is still preventing many businesses giving mobile access to company data, says secure connection software...
YouTube is safe for now, thanks to a court ruling that protects the video site and other sites that host user-generated content.
An update to Twitter's Facebook app, which allows users to "follow" their Facebook friends, appears to have failed due to problems with Facebook.
Red Hat has unveiled a suite of products and services aimed at supporting cloud infrastructure, based on open source software.
The Red Hat Cloud Foundation...
While people are queuing up today to buy Apple's latest baby, Google, Motorola and Verizon have launched Droid x, their iPhone 4 killer, which offers a 4.3 inch 854 x 480 resolution screen and voice recognition.
The rise in VAT announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne during the emergency budget will hit IT departments at a time when budgets are already tight.
HP is collaborating with VMware to provide integrated storage, desktop and connectivity to support virtualisation in the datacentre and pave the way towards...
CIOs will have to take on additional responsibility as power and power management issues enter the boardroom, says EIU report
Home Office minister Damian Green has revealed a total of £292m was spent on developing national identity cards.
After a grim couple of years, technology investment in airlines appears to be picking up and sector firms are investing in tools to automate processes in the back-end and increase customer satisfaction as well as acquisition.
IT professionals across Europe are optimistic that their IT budgets will recover in 2010 as the global economy begins to pick up.
Fears that World Cup games would put a strain on the network were borne out yesterday as England played its first game during office hours. With the England v Solvenia match streamed by the BBC there were the options for office workers to watch at their desks, a development that has been a concern
DSG International showed real progress in financial results filed this morning but the turnaround in its PC World and B2B reseller division has yet to materialise as sales continued to slide. Underlying group grew sales were up 4% to £8.51bn or 2% on a like-for-like basis and profit before ta
UK software player Micro Focus has seen the benefits of its acquisitions of Borland the and automated management and quality business of Compuware feed into its financial results. The vendor has unveiled preliminary results for the year ended 30 April with clear signs that the benefits of expanding
Accenture plans to recruit 50,000 people this year, with 40% sourced through social media and websites such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
The Asian carrier Malaysia Airlines is using functionality based on Apple's iPad and iPhone to boost self-service, as well as revenue.
The days of unlimited data on smart phones are coming to an end just as Apple launches it's latest incarnation of the iPhone. As customers queue to get their hands on the iPhone 4 they will be signing contracts that set caps on the amount of data they can download.
Companies that are starting to track their environmental impact need to view enterprise carbon management and carbon data collection as continuous processes, industry experts say.
Oracle has announced that revenues for its fourth quarter, ending 31 May, were up 39% to $9.5bn (£6.4bn) and earnings of 46 cents a share, up 24% compared with the same period a year ago.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has criticised Twitter's lax internal security procedures, which enabled hackers to post fake statements from the accounts of US President Barack Obama and others.
News of lower than expected first quarter Blackberry sales sent shares in maker Research in Motion (RIM) down 1.8% in New York.
Adobe Reader and Acrobat updates are still on schedule for 29 June, according to the software supplier.
The European Commission has called on the UK to strengthen the powers of its data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The shine has been taken off Micro Focus results slightly with the announcement that the British software vendor's CFO is leaving the business. The decision by Nick Bray to leave the firm creates unwanted uncertainty and will shake up a management team that had become settled after last year's exit
Cloud computing is exciting to IT pros because the ability to reassign resources enables them to be more creative and focus on growth, a survey has revealed....
The government is planning to scrap hundreds of public sector websites and cut the costs of the remaining sites.
The Valuation Office Agency plans to publish new business tax rates on optical fibre networks in July, but few if any smaller network operators have been consulted.
Shipment delays and a focus on forthcoming products has had an impact on Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) revenues and device sales. The smart phone market has become increasingly competitive in the last couple of years with Apple continuing to develop the iPhone and the arrival of
London-based global insurance firm Torus has saved thousands of pounds with its first 'paperless' board meeting in one of three trials of Apple iPads across the company.
Sun Microsystems has recorded a profit - albeit an operating profit - during the fourth quarter, its first set of financials recorded under Oracle ownership. Sales were up 39% in the period ended 31 May to $9.5bn and net profits grew 25% to $2.4bn, for the full year turnover "We estimate that
EMC's former global channel head has moved to Nordic systems integrator and outsourcer Tieto with part of his remit to expand the footprint in the UK operation. After more than eight years at the storage linchpin, Willem Hendrickx stepped down from his role a couple of months ago to take a break bu
DSGi and Equanet have put a small number of senior staff on notice of redundancy as part of a restructure. This, along with the change of the group name to Dixons Retail, has poured fuel on industry talk that the reseller operation is being lined up for a sale, but those suggestions have been scotc
Plymouth City Council has been fined £8,000 for allowing unauthorised firms to remove and sell unwanted computers from its waste plants.