Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom have announced UK customers will have access to both Orange...
Hardware company Dahlsens has adopted business intelligence by bolting a ComOps application onto its specialist ERP suite.
Former HP chief executive Mark Hurd is in talks with Oracle about an executive job just weeks after the HP forced him to quit.
The search is on to find a way for communications minister Ed Vaizey to save face after he reneged on an election promise to review the business rates regime with respect to optical fibre networks.
Google is updating and simplifying its privacy policies to make them more transparent and understandable.
Facebook is rolling out a security feature that will enable users to log out remotely from active sessions on the social networking site.
The government is to initially cut its IT and outsourcing costs by £800m following meetings with its main suppliers, according to reports.
Computer Weekly launches a campaign, in association with IBM, to examine how to build the UK’s IT economy, focusing on the people who influence and shape it
CA Technologies will extend its cloud security services with the acquisition of fraud prevention company Arcot Systems.
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Modern cars could be vulnerable to wireless hacking, research by the University of California San Diego and the University of Washington has revealed.
A new IT system at HM Revenue & Customs...
The US has released a 537-page guide on how to protect the country's electrical power grid from cyber attack.
The guidelines on security requirements...
Tesco's store and product finding iPhone application, Tesco Finder, has reached one million downloads.
The free app, which allows users to locate stores...
FormerHewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd is being considered for a board role at Oracle, according to reports that emerged over the weekend. Hurd quit HP last month after an investigation into allegations of sexual harrassment against an HP contractor uncovered expenses irregularities. In a statement mad
Lenovo believes the end of the netbook is in sight and claims the platformwill quickly be subsumed by the slate tablet space as competition in the sector heats up. By its own admission the mini-notebookis not a major priority for the Chinese PC giant as mainstream notebook and all-in-one desktops ta
The IT industry is lagging behind other sectors in attracting more women into the profession, according to the organisers of a group to encourage women into technology.
ComputerLinks has signed up with cloud provider OpSource to offer those resellers that do not have the infrastructure with a platform for delivering hosted services. In a move that could indicate where distribution plays a role in a cloud world the security and virtualisation player has opted to es
A whistleblower has dropped his former company in it with the Business Software Alliance (BSA) after reporting them for using unlicensed copies of Microsoft and Adobe software. Whistleblowing has been encouraged by software anti-piracy groups since legislation was strengthened to make it easier for
Unemployed computer science graduates should look for security and mobile IT jobs to increase employment prospects.
International recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has used a managed virtual desktop service from IT provider Vesk to accelerate its expansion into new countries and reduce IT costs.
Computer science professor Nigel Shadbolt is hunting for innovative new ways of using the public data that continues to flood the internet as the UK government attempts to increase transparency.
A statement put out on behalf of networking integrator Calyx, which went into administration last week, has claimed the business will continue to run "as normal" with no redundancies made while the administrators attempt to find a buyer. As revealed exclusively by MicroScope on Friday, Cal
Shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller Maersk Group is making enterprise data governance a reality despite the obstacles.
Shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller Maersk Group is making enterprise data governance a reality despite the obstacles.
Former HP CEO Mark Hurd brings much needed hardware experience to his new job as co-president of Oracle, but most customers don't tune in closely to the game of musical chairs being played in the executive suite.
Get advice for creating or updating an enterprise content management strategy – whether you’re moving from an older ECM system or just starting out.
SAP released a new version of APO in Business Suite 7. Learn its benefits and drawbacks.
Providers now have to be more attentive to health IT standards and value sets, so the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT hopes to launch a one-stop information shop.
Effective governance of data is an aspect that Indian organizations constantly battle with. Here are six data governance stages that you can optimize.
HDS has written to SearchStorage ANZ with a rebuttal of EMC's competitive assessment that suggests the Japanese vendor sells for no profit.
Keep in mind that a successful virtualization strategy relies on the right policies and people, even if you are rushing to virtualize everything from applications to servers.
Network security, accuracy and reliability, and first-time connectivity have emerged as energy utility executives' key concerns for the proposed £10bn national smart meter project.
Former HP chief executive Mark Hurd is to replace Charles Phillips as co-president of Oracle alongside Safra Catz a month after the HP board forced him to quit.
BT has launched a free smartphone application for Android and iPhone devices, allowing BT Total Broadband customers to automatically connect to BT's network...
Dubai's chief of police has said concerns over Israeli and US spying is the reason behind the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) clampdown on Blackberry's encrypted...
The UK's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is to spend £500,000 on a campaign to attract more school-goers into science and maths classes.
About 53% of organisations in Europe will increase their outsourcing budgets in 2010, according to a survey from Gartner.
Of the 206 European organisations...
Data centre and virtualisation distie Magirus has added network management software vendor SolarWinds to its portfolio to reinforce its growing Cisco business. The vendor specialises in midmarket and enterprise software designed to effectively simplify, visualise and manage dynamic data centre envir
Thousands of lawyers across ten countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa say difficulties in locating or processing digital information is hampering legal processes.
UK consumers are wasting more than £700m every year on under-utilised high broadband speeds.
According to a survey of 2,000 consumers by mobile operator...
Chocolate company Thorntons has contracted HP Enterprise Services to run its IT portfolio.
Some of the services HP will provide for the confectionary...
As reported yesterday, Oracle has officiallynamed ex-HP boss Mark Hurd (pictured)to the board of directos and appointed him president. At the same time, Charles Phillips has also decided to call it a day, handing in his resignation as president and board member. Praising Hurd's tenure at HP, which e
Micro Focus has ended its hunt for a CFO to replace Nick Bray, appointing former Morse CEO Mike Phillips to the role. Phillips quit Morse after its sale to 2e2 in April. He had worked his way up to the top spot after starting out as finance director. He hadalso done time at Microgen and in corporate
The government has received a mixed response to cost-cutting demands from its top IT suppliers, but is on track to make hundreds of millions of initial savings.
A think-tank close to the government has proposed dismantling the IT systems and business ecosystem established by Labour's drive to computerise government.
The government is expected to announce an independent review of extradition agreements between the UK and the US and European nations.
Bracknell-based integrator Kavanagh has been sold to SCC for an undisclosed sum with managing director Rob Campbell standing down immediately. The negotiations started about a month ago and the deal was signed late last night, building on parent SCH Group's integration businesses. "The deal for
Software asset management (SAM), compliancebody and Federation Against SoftwareTheft (FASTIiS) mandateFAST Ltd has sounded a warning over growing numbers of software audits by software publishers or similar bodies, with 55% of respondents to tis annual customer survey reporting an audit. This is alm
Google is to pay $8.5m to settle a private class-action lawsuit that alleged its Buzz social networking service violated users' privacy.
Consolidation in the security market could leave some resellers trailing the market as customers look to reduce the number of products they have to manage and update. That warning has come from Nick Lowe, head of Western European sales at Check Point, who has seen increasing calls from customers for
Northamber returned to operational profits in fiscal 2010 assisted by some prudent cost cutting measures and unlike recentyears is looking forward to the next twelve months with a "degree of optimistic caution". The grandfather of UK distribution said sales were "again constrained by
Outsourcing is set to grow this year particularly on the IT services front as more firms across Europe look to work with third parties. According to the latest figures from Gartner 40% of European companies were planning to increase external IT services spending and overall half of the budgets bein
Fujitsu Technology Solutions (FTS) is seeking a successor to replace current boss Paul Parrish who leaves the firm at the end of next month to join Phoenix IT Services. In an internal memo sent to staff, Fujitsu confirmed that Parish - who took sole control of the UK operation following the departu
HP has filed a lawsuit in California against former CEO Mark Hurd for breach of contract, less than one day after he agreed to become Oracle president and board director. During his five year tenure at HP, Hurd was paid millions of dollars in cash and stock options to keep schtum about trade secret
Like any software implementation, marketing automation poses risk. These 10 tips can help you avoid failure.
Outsourcing solutions are undergoing a seismic shift, says the head of outsourcing at A.T. Kearney. See what CIOs want from outsourcing companies, and the tradeoffs made in return.
Marketing automation provides three core benefits and can extend into other areas of the business.
A compelling business case for marketing automation software starts with savings and efficiencies but should also show revenue potential.
Marketing automation can help a department, with information housed in a central location, but it's a complicated technology.
Having resigned from HP as CEO, Mark Hurd is now heading to Oracle. The move could boost Oracle's position as a hardware supplier. How will Hurd change Oracle?
Geospatial technology saved councils £230m and boosted GDP by around £323m in England and Wales in 2009, according to a report.
Data analytics used to be a job for data miners, statisticians and forecasters who made information accessible to all business users. Now data analytics specialist SAS's strategy aims to bring analytics to the masses.
HP has filed a lawsuit against its former chief executive, Mark Hurd, which seeks monetary damages and assurances that HP's secrets are safe.
Mobile network operator Vodafone has confirmed that it is to sell its entire 3.2% interest in China Mobile for £4.3bn in cash
Microsoft is warning of a new type of scareware that uses bogus virus scans to scare people into buying fake anti-virus software.
Cloud computing company Salesforce.com has launched mobile apps for its enterprise social network, Chatter, on Apple, Google Android and RIM Blackberry devices.
Salesforce.com is planning to rid the corporate world of email by using social media to improve collaboration.
Government austerity measures are jeopardising urgent reforms in healthcare IT systems, according to Ovum.
The analyst firm said the installation of...
Secure browsing services firm Trusteer has warned of the rising tide of Zeus Trojan attacks after IT security site TechCrunch Europe unwittingly passed on the infection.
Demand appears robust for jobs in the technology sector, for both permanent and temporary roles, according to the latest survey from KMPG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.
Microsoft is investigating a public report of a data-stealing vulnerability in its Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) web browser.
Fears of a double dip recession might be raised again with the latest jobs figures showing the weakest rate of growth in permanent positions since October last year. The latest numbers for August from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG show that the recovery in the job marke
Avaya has consolidated its position at the top of the PBX shipment tree in the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest market figures from analysts at MZA. Theeffect of sales generated by the formerNortel Enterprise business sawAvaya grow its market share by two percentage points sequentiall
Some UK letting and estate agents are failing to notify the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that they are handling people's personal information....
The move by former HP CEO Mark Hurd to Oracle might have unleashed law suits and anger from his former employer but it appears to have been backed by investors. If the share price is an indicator of support then the rise in Oracle's share price by 6% since Hurdwas unveiled as president and board dir
The command and control culture that has served IT well during the past 15 years of the PC revolution must adapt to support the consumerisation of IT, say experts.
UK telecoms operator Vtesse Networks has appealed against the European Commission's decision to approve a state-aided broadband scheme in Cornwall.
If he was worried that leaving HP might have left him out of pocket then Mark Hurd, the newly announced co-president of Oracle can breathe easy as the generous terms of his salary with his new employer became public. Hurd will earn a salary of $950,000 with an option to earn up to a $10m bonus in th
Analysts at IDC have raised their global sales forecast for the converged mobile device market by 10% amid greater than expected demand for smartphone devices. The number-crunchers now expect the worldwide market to grow 55.4% over 2009, with 269.6 million converged devices shipping. The overall mob
Brocade has made a series of tweaks to its Professional Services (PSP) and Support Delivery (SDP) partner networks to reflect growing sales in IT infrastructure as a service. The enhancements will enable PSP partners to retain all potential revenue generated from professional services sales, and is
Ciena has slumped to a GAAP net loss of $109.9m (£71m)or $1.18 per share after booking $17m of acquisition and integration-related costs associated with the integration of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) business. The third quarter of Ciena's fiscal 2009, which closed on 31 July, was th
Euler Hermes is viewing resellers that have grown reliant on the public sector purse with some caution and has already taken the knife to one mid-sized business that is heavily focused on the government space. The credit insurance sector has stabilised according to Euler UK chief executive Fabrice
As iPad adoption among doctors continues to climb, vendors focus their efforts on mobile EHR systems. November’s iOS update, which supports multitasking, should speed things up.
Companies like EMC and NetApp hog the storage headlines. Here’s a list of five vendors you hardly ever hear about, but which may add value to your business.
Google has updated its search capability with Google Instant, which uses 15 new technologies to display results as users type in search terms.
Former HP chief executive Mark Hurd is expected to earn up to $11m (£7.1m) a year as co-president and board member at Oracle.
Adobe has warned that hackers are exploiting a new zero-day vulnerability in its Reader and Acrobat products to compromise computers.
The plug has finally been pulled on the troubled National Programme for IT in the NHS in an effort to save £700m on the late, over-budget project.
Attacks on third-party applications have become a major threat to enterprise information security, says security firm NGS Secure of the NCC Group.
With the details of the government spending cuts coming shortly the message coming out of those operating in Number 10 is that things will continue to get tough. Preparing the ground for some more difficult messages in the next few weeks Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg popped up on the radio this m
Dell has announced that it will stop shipping systems with Windows XP and XP Home this month, ahead of the Microsoft deadline.
Apple has launched the first major update for its mobile operating system, iOS 4, which runs the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Cisco and Citrix Systems have announced a collaborative desktop virtualisation service, claiming that the product will simplify and reduce the cost of deploying enterprise users to high-definition virtual desktops and applications.
Insecure mobile applications downloaded to company smartphones are a growing threat to information security, says NGS Secure of the NCC Group.
UC and IP phone specialist ShoreTel is to run a series of channel-centrictotal cost of ownership (TCO)training courses across EMEA todrive uptake ofits Online TCO facility. ShoreTel has staked a big part of its market reputation on beating its rivals on TCO and initially launched the tool in April.
by Ian Grant The government has scrapped the National Health Service's centralised £12.7bn National Programme for IT (NPfIT) in favour of a "connect-all" strategy in an effort to save £700m on the late, over-budget project. The controversial programme "is no longer needed&
NetApp and Oracle have settled their legal battle over a patent disagreement that goes back more than ten years and buried the hatchet enough to talk of working more closely together. The patent dispute was originally directed at Sun Microsystems, which has since been acquired by Oracle, and starte
Vodafone is to take steps torationalise itsbusiness through a restructuring plan that it says will simplify managerial governance and reduce some uncessary organisational layers. The mobility and comms provider said it wanted to focus on its key commerical and financial priorities, including custome
Stone Grouphas acted swiftly to counter the slowdown in public sector spending by making a little over 10% of its workforce redundant. The Staffordshire-based system builder is taking this action ahead of the autumn spending review to be published in October, when the government will reveal the ext
Bell Microproducts has parted company with director Colin McGregor who has decided to start up a consultancy business. The distributor is not far off finalising the UK personnel changes as it integrates with new parent Avnet, with Europe not far behind. McGregor, director of enterprise EMEA, has us
SAP Solution Manager is the centerpiece of SAP’s strategy to help customers lower TCO. So why have so few extended its use beyond mandated service-related tasks?
Rather than reducing benefits, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City uses data analytics to improve patient health and reduce costs.
Oracle holds respectable leads over SAP, however, in on-time implementations and benefits realization, according to Panorama Consulting Group study.
Apple has removed many restrictions in its developer agreement and published guidelines about the apps it will accept and reject.
A new mass-mailing worm with the subject line "Here you Have" and "Just For you" is hitting thousands of in-boxes around the world.
The government is negotiating a £500m discount on an electronic patient record system that Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) is supplying to the National Health Service (NHS).
The government is to press ahead with its controversial patient summary care record, but the details of what it will contain will be known only later this month.
One in five small businesses does not have a website, according to research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).
The UK is the most attractive location in Europe for foreign direct investment in technology, encouraging new IT jobs to be created, according to a report.
NetApp and Oracle have agreed to drop pending patent lawsuits against each other.
The head of Microsoft's business unit, Stephen Elop, has been appointed president and CEO of Nokia, the world's largest mobile handset maker.
CIOs are cutting operating budgets in order to increase capital expenditure.
Commercial and public sector CIOs plan to increase capital expenditure...
The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days. Better Capital acquires Calyx debts Last Friday private equity firm Better Capital acquired the bank debts for Calyx Group from Anglo Irish Bank and placed the services-based networking reseller into administration. SCC a
Codework has been acquired by Altimate Group for an undisclosed sum adding the Manchester-based outfit into a family of European distributors. Altimate operates in six countries already, Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg.
BeleagueredNokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo has been given his marching orders and will be replaced by Microsoft Business Division head Stephen Elop from 21 September. Kallasvuo spent 30 years at Nokia and helmed the firm from 2006. In recent months he had come under intense pressure and faced repeate
The government's decision to reorganise - and hence effectively scrap - the National Health Service's controversial £12.7bn National Programme for IT and save £1.3bn may come as a relief to many taxpayers, patients, health professionals and academics, but many people remain wary.
Competition in unbundled broadband services has reached seven million lines, up from only 123,000 five years ago.
Network Rail's CIO, Susan Cooklin, has told a group of IT leaders her biggest challenge lies in increasing the business literacy of her IT staff.
HP is targeting the small business sector with a server aimed at enterprises with fewer than ten members of staff.
Up to 1,000 hotel and restaurant businesses could present their grievances about what they see as unfair treatment on the reviews website TripAdvisor by the end of this week, as part of an initiative led by an online reputation management firm.
Ebay has won a lawsuit against online classified ad site Craigslist, restoring the auction group's near 25% stake in the company.
Schools should introduce computer games in class to update the IT curriculum and help drive young people into IT careers, according to experts.
Windows Phone 7 will fail to increase Microsoft's share in the smartphone market with Nokia's Symbian and Google's Android operating systems (OS) dominating the worldwide mobile OS market by 2014, according to Gartner.
Atos Origin has become the first IT supplier to sign a memorandum of understanding with the government under its new "single-client" approach to IT procurement.
The government's decision to allow local health care providers greater freedom of choice in IT systems may open the door to firms like Microsoft and Google, both of which are eager to sell their electronic patient record-keeping systems.
Lax internal security at world football governing body FIFA is likely to blame for an alleged leak of the details of thousands of England fans, says security firm Imperva.
Networking distributor and Cisco-specialist Comstor has updated its Cisco Solutions Handbook, adding sections on the vendor's UCS data centre portfoliofor the first time. Now into its eighth edition, the guide is designed to guide resellers through Cisco programmes, certification processes and solut
Logicalis UK hasfiled a "solid" set ofnumbers for fiscal 2010with the top and bottom lines holding firm as customerdemand began returning, particularly in the second half of the year. The integrator posteda 1.4% rise in sales to £178m for the 12 months ended 28 February, while £
Better Capital has been confirmed as the new owner of Calyx and will kick start its turnaround strategy by divesting parts of the networking integrator with a view to making further acquisitions. The business was placed in the hands of administrator FRP Advisory a week ago by the venture capitalist