Perth Radiological Clinic (PRC) has selected twin storage arrays from Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) and will use the hardware to create a nearline archive containing seven years of medical images.
Lack of EHR safety coordination between the ONC and the FDA leaves the job to private entities. Here's what hospitals can do to protect themselves now.
Cutting cost is an important open source driver, but it shouldn't be the top reason -- at the end of the day, open source software isn't free.
Texas-based Active Power has launched an online energy efficiency calculator to show organisations how to reduce datacentre power consumption and costs.
Protestors have gathered outside Google's offices to rally against proposals which they believe could undermine net neutrality.
David Matthewman has left his role as chief technology officer at Directgov.uk and moved to a new position at the Open University.
Online gambling firm Betfair has added to its portfolio of interactive betting tools with the launch of an iPad app.
After much encouragement from the vendor community, resellers in the communications channel are beginning to take up social media platforms in their businesses in large numbers, according to research conducted by UC specialists Mitel. Mitel found that 82% of its dealers were now using forms of socia
Computerlinks has addedtwo new vendors to its virtualisation line-up in the shape of data and application availability management vendor SteelEye and virtualised WAN optimisation software developer NetEx. As part of its avowed aim of generating 50% of sales from services by the mid-point of the deca
Standard Chartered bank says its decision to move employees from the Blackberry to the iPhone is not a reaction to market trends and the so-called "consumerisation of IT."
Research in Motion and the Indian government are believed to be developing a workaround to allow security agencies to read encrypted Blackberry data....
Nortel's net losses have widened to $1.5bn during its second fiscal quarter after incurring $1.4bn in non-cash charges relating to a change in accounting for its EMEA subsidiaries. Nortel has accounted for its EMEA business by the equity method of accounting since it fell into Chapter 11 in January
Security player Check Point has plugged the gap in its UK management team bringing on board a fresh managing director. Terry Greer-King has taken the reigns as UK and Ireland country manager filling a vacancy created by Nick Lowe's promotion to head of Western European sales earlier this year. Gre
The man in charge for the IT supporting the world's second largest medical research charity talks exclusively to Computer Weekly about his transformation strategy.
IP phone vendor ShoreTel has launched two channel initiatives with the aim of strengthening its partner ecosystem. A new on-boarding package including implementation and sales training, demo kits, marketing materials and solution support will help dealers new to ShoreTel's partner programme learn th
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the limited take-up of e-commerce and to consider the implementation of the directive on e-commerce.
Non-BT networks will have to pay a £20 tax for every home they connect to a fibre-based next-generation network, according to proposals from the Valuation Office Agency.
Dell is planning to boost its storage product family with the acquisition of 3Par, a company that specialises in thin provisioning...
With the economic pressure far from lifting the temptation to stay at the coalface working rather than sunning yourself on the beach is understandable and a feeling shared by many in the IT world. According to research from the IT Job Board tech workers in both the UK fail to take their holiday ent
Google is reported to be in talks with Paypal about integrating the eBay-owned payment service with the search giant's Android smartphone software.
by Cliff Saran Dell is planning to boost its storage product family with the acquisition of 3Par, a company that specialises in thin provisioning, which enables IT managers to allocate only the storage they use, rather than allocate storage that remains empty. Dell said the 3Par acquisition will ena
IDC says manufacturers should exploit 3D CAD and other product design software to improve collaboration throughout their product lifecycles.
IDC says manufacturers should exploit 3D CAD and other product design software to improve collaboration throughout their product lifecycles.
Data analytics skills are in high demand, so organizations looking to start a business analytics program and staff up an analytics team had better be ready to open their checkbooks.
A recently leaked internal Oracle memo has some OpenSolaris fans saying it means the death of OpenSolaris, but not all Solaris users are feeling so glum.
Visual effects company Rising Sun Pictures has signed up for a new cloud computing service, and the company’s owner says the service’s location in Australia was an essential part of its decision.
Tory Green, Tweed Council’s s Director of Technology and Corporate Services, says his staff have found time for innovation, partly thanks to cloud security
The Valuation Office Agency’s decisions to exclude BT from a £20 levy on all homes connected to next generation networks and to maintain its protection of larger network operators has shocked the communications industry.
Wireless vendor Aruba has signed an OEM deal with Dell under the terms of which the Texan PCgiantwill market wireless networking products under its PowerConnect marque. Dell already has OEM relationships with Brocade and Juniper, andalready resold Aruba's wireless kit as well. Speaking to MicroScope
The SME sector could be the next battleground for Microsoft and Google to fight over e-mail provision market share.
Sainsbury's has moved into mobile e-commerce with the announcement of two new iPhone apps.
CA has moved to bolster its cloud expertise through the acquisition of 4Base Technology which specialises in moving users from virtualisation to a hosted solution. The details of the cost of the privately held 4Base were undisclosed and the company will become the CA Virtualisation and Cloud Strate
Dell is introducing reseller certification paths for networking/security and systems management next month amid efforts to build the data centre portfolio for partners. The one-time direct selling Texan purist is formalising the sales accreditations following its acquisition of KACE in February and
With the deadline looming for large retailers to get behind the PCI rules governing the way high-street shops look after credit card data many are not ready for to be compliant. From 30 September major retailers will be expected to prove that they are PCI compliant and have the ability to meet the
Austerity measures in the UK public sector resulted in more modest sequential x86 server sales growth in Q2, according to IDC. Shipments declined 9.3% on the last quarter to 74,000 units and were up only 17.9% on the year ago period when sales bottomed out. "There was some softness in the mar
Sustainability Victoria CIO Lars Sorensen shares his information management strategy, in this transcript of a speech he gave at OpenText's recent ContentDay in Sydney.
A U.S. District Court judge has granted SAP several summary judgments in Oracle's lawsuit against it and TomorrowNow, limiting potential damages.
While it may be tempting to place an advanced data analytics team within IT or a BI group, experts say most successful analytics initiatives take a more decentralized approach.
One enterprise had to block peer-to-peer traffic to plug its WAN security hole after discovering that users were bypassing FTP in favor of public P2P file sharing sites.
2010 IT spending at Welch Foods was slashed, and so was IT staff, due in part to a bad blow from Mother Nature. Find out why CIO Dave Jackson is not complaining.
A recent survey of more than 400 SearchOracle.com readers found that third-party Oracle application support is growing in popularity, mainly due to cost savings.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation has outlined its storage strategy in a tender for new suppliers that puts HDS' and NetApp's incumbency at risk, calls for the introduction of policy-based tiering and says the broadcaster wants to explore cloud storage.
An update to the Wimax wireless networking standard, Wimax 2, is expected to be standardised by the IEEE by late next year, improving download speeds for mobile devices…
IBM has announced new servers designed to manage workloads and analyse data in real-time, including a 256-core Power 7 Unix machine.
A malicious application that conceals spyware and GPS tracking behind a mobile phone game has been discovered in the Android app store.
With this year's A-level results due tomorrow, experts have warned of a "dreadful state of affairs", with the number of people opting for IT courses falling as the industry's demand for staff rises.
The coalition government has set a policy objective of placing 25% of government IT external expenditure with SME suppliers. Here David Chan of City University London's Centre for Information Leadership, and Martin Rice and John Riley of Erudine, examine how this target can be met.
Business comms provider Viatel is to participate in trials of BT Wholesale's Real Time Quality of Service (QoS) over shared broadband service, in the hope of fast-tracking business relevant comms services such as VoIP and on-demand apps. Ultimately, the service is intended to cut costs in businesses
Researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) have launched an iPhone app to track happiness levels across the UK.
The project will help researchers...
One-quarter of Dell's shareholders withheld support for founder Michael Dell's re-election to the board, reflecting some investors' dissatisfaction...
The level of insolvencies among SME firms in the IT sector continue to drop from the grip of recession last year but larger firms continue to run into difficulty. According to figures for July from Experian the SME community across all business sectors continues to improve but those outfits with mo
The BCS today held the first meeting of a new working group set up to address the concerns raised by rebel members that led to an extraordinary general meeting...
Volunteers at the National Autistic Society have cut the time they spend on admin tasks with a web-based collaboration platform.
The system, supplied...
Southern Water has deployed an IP video system to support its water quality control procedures.
The failure by banks to value reseller property properly is having an impact on the amount they loan using buildings as security. The property market has taken a tumble during the recession and stalled in the potential recovery with valuations not rising anywhere near the speed with which they drop
One quarter of Dell shareholders have registered their frustration with the performance of the company by refusing to back CEO, chairman and founder Michael Dell's re-election to the board. In a regulatory filing lodged with the SEC yesterday, the PC maker revealed 377.8 million of the 1.5 billion
Microsoft has embarked on a business review with eight UK distribution partners and while rationalisation is not at the top the agenda, the software giant refused to rule out cuts. The evaluation of OEM distributors Enta Technology, VIP, Micro P and Northamber alongside fully packaged product whole
USANA Health Sciences tackled three key business issues when it performed an Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade: third-party integration, employee turnover and new software modules.
SAP today revealed its plans for Sybase, its newly acquired subsidiary, that will allow developers to build mobile applications that can access data from SAP's applications on any device.
Manufacturers that don’t want in-house ERP systems can choose between SaaS ERP and hosted ERP -- but there are many business factors to consider.
When Salesforce.com’s native BI reporting capabilities proved insufficient, Genband looked to another SaaS application to pick up the slack.
e-Commerce solution provider MeCOM faces the “home-grown-or-outsourcing” dilemma in its drive to meet new requirements for a data center setup.
Successful business analytics software projects require a strong focus on data quality, data integration and overcoming the challenges of advanced analytics tools, analysts say.
Cyber insurance should be standard for cloud computing vendors, experts say, but some providers fail to obtain it. Customers of cloud service providers need to share the risk.
IT departments are extending, or even freezing, IT upgrade cycles due to the recession and budget cuts, according to a survey by IT charity Computer Aid...
The IT sector is still more than six decades away from reaching gender pay parity, according to a report from the Chartered Management Institute...
Jason Pearce of M86 security explains how the Zeus Trojan has been used to steal money from customers of a UK-based financial institution.
This morning's A-level results confirm fears that the UK is not producing the new IT talent so desperately needed by the industry.
The average person spends half their waking hours using communication devices, according to research from industry regulator Ofcom.
Dimension Data's Systems Integration and Managed Services units put in a strong trading performance for the three months to the end of June, the South Africa-based, London-listed firm said this morning in an interim management statement. Trading in Internet Solutions and Express Data was less satisf
by Jenny Williams IT departments are extending, or even freezing, IT upgrade cycles due to the recession and budget cuts, according to a survey by IT charity Computer Aid International. Longer upgrade cycles have reduced the number of donations, according to the charity, which refurbishes older co
There could be a significant silver lining for those smaller retailers and e-commerce operations that make the effort to become PCI compliant with customers more likely to shop with those that are visibly secure. As the clock ticks down towards the deadline for major retailers to become complaint w
Emergency IT specialists are often the first boots on the ground in a major crisis. While largely behind the scenes, they are a critical part of the mission…
Intel claims aquisition of security software giant McAfee will mean better protection for consumers and businesses using cloud-based services.
Brocade stock has taken a mild battering today after Q3 sales at the networking and storage vendor came in below previously detailed expectations. Sales of $504m were up 2% year-on-year - analystshad called for $508m on average - while net profits grew to $22m, reversing a year-ago loss of $23m. Hai
"Security is now a fundamental component of online computing," said Intel, as it explained the thinking behind its $7.7bn acquisition of security software supplier McAfee.
Intel's $7.7bn acquisition of McAfee reflects the importance of security to the chipmaker, which is preparing to address the security impact...
Security cannot be solved by software alone, warned Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini in a conference call discussing the firm's $7.7bn acquisition of security firm McAfee.
The IT industry has spoken out about this year's disappointing computing and ICT A-level results, warning that the UK may be forced to buy in IT expertise from offshore service providers unless the situation is addressed.
Tech Data managed to push up sales and profits in Q2 despite sailing into a foreign currency headwind, which was compounded by continued economic challenges on both sides of the Atlantic early in the trading period. . The broadline leviathan reported a 5.6% rise in turnover to $5.47bn, operating pr
Intel has pounced on security specialist McAfee in a deal valued at $7.68bn, a 60% premium on McAfee's closing price on Wednesday evening. The surprise move, which has already been unanimously approved by the boards of both parties, reflects "that security is now a fundamental component of onli
by Cliff Saran Security cannot be solved by software alone, warned Intel president and CEO Paul Otellini in a conference call discussing the firm's $7.7bn acquisition of security firm McAfee. He said, "In the 1990s, when we added capabilities to our platform so users could connect to the intern
Public sector austerity measures are beginning to be felt by NetApp in the UK, according to its CEO Tom Georgens. The storage giant has filed historic numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011 with sales up 36% to $1.14bn (£730m) and profits up from $52m a year ago to $142m. "Thi
SAP and Sybase are making a big play for Oracle database and business applications customers, according to industry experts.
As iSCSI gains traction in the market, it’s bringing about an interesting shift: the idea of storage networking, even if it’s not described in such terms, is becoming attractive to smaller businesses.
Adobe has released an out-of-band security update for its Reader and Acrobat products for Windows, Mac OS and Unix.
Online shopping is growing at its fastest rate since 2007, with UK consumers spending a total of £5bn online in July, up 18% on the same period last year.
Banks and mobile network operators are working towards a time when people will purchase pints of milk, Sunday newspapers and even train tickets with a 'wave' of a mobile phone.
Buckingham Palace is donating its old computers to charity Computer Aid International, which will refurbish them and send them to schools and charities in the developing world.
The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days.
Corporate spending on the desktop refresh is set to continue for the next few quarters despite the ongoing fears of a double-dip recession according to Dell. The vendor talked about the state of demand as it revealed its second quarter numbers last night with a 22% increase in revenue to $15.5bn an
The government has scrapped plans for a central data-sharing system through which the personal records of everyone in the country were to be shared with all government departments.
Technology is simply a means to an end at Metro Bank, as the UK's newest retail bank seeks to bring a breath of fresh air to the high street and focus heavily on customer service…
HP has recorded a sales increase of 11.4% to $30bn compared to the previous year, despite boardroom chaos over the resignation of Mark Hurd following a sexual harassment probe.
Dell has announced a rise in profit and revenue in the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year.
Compared to last year's figures for the period ending...
The old methods remain the best for those resellers trying to get sales out of IT directors with the telephone and personal contact the most likely way to get a pitch heard and business won. According to research from business information specialist Pearlfinders just shy of half of those IT bosses
Acting HP CEO Cathie Lesjak was flanked by business group executives last night as the company outlined the last set of quarterly results that previous boss Mark Hurd presided over. The US giant which recently parted with Hurd amid a sex and expenses scandal, posted Q3 sales of $30.7bn, up 11.4% on
Microsoft UK is transferring overall control of the partner community to Barry Ridgway as Scott Dodds moves internally to head up the business and marketing operation unit. Ridgway had undertaken many roles in at the software linchpin, most recently as a business manager reporting to Chief Operatin