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Telemedicine services, from video conferences to monitoring devices, can keep patients out of the emergency room, provided regulatory and technological hurdles are cleared.
Larry Ellison opened OpenWorld 2010 offering his definition of cloud, taking shots at Salesforce.com and releasing a complement to Exadata, the Oracle Exalogic "cloud in a box."
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Interpol chief Ronald Noble has admitted that criminals have stolen his identity on Facebook
HP's board is close to appointing a successor to former chief executive Mark Hurd, who was forced to leave the company in August.
Google's Android mobile operating system (OS) is set to become the new platform for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) as Panasonic Avionics...
Oracle has unveiled what it claims is the world's first integrated middleware machine, an appliance to run Java and non-Java applications using Oracle software.
Intel is investigating how a master key for its High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) anti-piracy protocol was published online.
Oracle has unveiled its first Fusion Apps at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 user conference in San Francisco.
Oracle has claimed a new world record in a single-node server benchmark at the Oracle OpenWorld 2010 user conference in San Francisco.
eNom, the world's second-largest seller of website addresses, is to begin screening applicants to block bogus online pharmacies.
The telecoms sector grew at the lowest rate for 10 years in 2009, with sales increasing by 2.2% year-on-year, according to analyst firm Ovum.
Computer Weekly was the world's first weekly computer publication, established in 1966, and the 104-volume archive represents a unique record of the history and achievements of the UK IT industry.
Oracle has launched Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, a Linux kernel optimised for Oracle software and hardware.
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UK online sales increased 15% in August compared to the same month last year, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-retail sales index.
Oracle has set its sights on taking a major slice of the cloud market after unveiling an all-in-one middleware appliance to provide users with a straightforward route to hosted applications.
Villagers and farmers could soon have access to digital "parish pumps" if ideas set out over the weekend to deliver high-speed broadband to Cumbrian communities...
AIM-listed BPM software outfit turned security acquisition vehicle Corero has posted a modest pre-tax profit of £21,000 and made sales of £2.2m in the six months to the end of June.
Access to high-speed broadband should be a basic human right, the International Telecommunications Union told world leaders at the UN's Millennium development...
The worldwide software market is recovering from the recession with signs that the next four years will be ones of modest growth but things remain downbeat in Europe.
Networking integrator Azzurri has launched a new business unit to better integrate its software development arm with its traditional integration and consultancy practice.
Calyx management have acquired the €20m turnover voice and data security operation in Ireland from receivers Kavanagh Fennell and plan to trade as Unity Technology Solutions.
Summer sales progressed as expected according to education specialist RM despite the government's austerity measures that are wreaking havoc in parts of the sector.
Worldwide enterprise software revenue is expected to reach $232bn (£149bn) this year
Rural small businesses are being left further behind their urban counterparts because the digital divide is widening, warn experts.
London mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to install a mobile phone signal in the capital's underground train network in time for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Those in the channel hoping that the cuts coming next month in the Autumn Spending Review might not be as bad as feared will have been listening closely to Nick Clegg this afternoon.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said Red Hat Linux is out of date, and announced a new non-compatible Linux distro. Linux experts disagree with Oracle's claims.
IBM-Netezza will be well positioned to compete with Oracle Exadata at the lower end of the data warehouse appliance market, industry experts say – if Big Blue plays its cards right.
Third-party support provider Rimini Street is adding support for Oracle E-Business Suite, with its first customers starting in a charter program at the beginning of next year.
Oracle announced updates to MySQL, its first since acquiring Sun Microsystems, at OpenWorld 2010 this week. But do MySQL users trust Oracle enough to dive into it?
Storage appliances help one hospital comply with federal and state medical-image storage requirements. Repeat studies and denied reimbursements have gone down, too.
HP and Oracle have settled their dispute over the right of former HP chief executive Mark Hurd to take up a post as co-president at Oracle.
Oracle has announced plans for an express edition of the next major release of the Solaris operating system at the Oracle OpenWorld user conference in San Francisco.
The German government has called for internet companies to draw up a data protection code following security concerns over Google Street View.
Microsoft has issued a security advisory confirming exploits of an unpatched vulnerability that affects web applications built on ASP.NET.
Nearly a quarter of college and university students have hacked into IT systems, according to a report.
An International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report calling for the rapid deployment of mobile broadband worldwide has been welcomed by the UN Foundation,...
Vodafone has rolled out a new UK reseller programme designed to help dealers move from traditional communications kit sales to an all-encompassing unified comms model.
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Unified comms and video specialist Polycom has bulked up its worldwide business with a series of new hires at the top and the launch of three new lines of business.
Services are emerging as the area Oracle expects its resellers to focus on with the vendor unveiling fresh accreditation levels for those going the extra mile and rolling out latest recruit Mark Hurd to underline the message.
Companies are failing customers due to poor voice quality in call centres. Seventy nine percent of consumers report they have experienced inadequate lines,...
Twitter users were victims of a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability today as users reported message pop-ups and third-party websites being accessed without consent.
Google has introduced a two-step sign-in capability for Google Apps accounts aimed at increasing the security of the cloud for businesses.
Fears have been raised by those fighting software piracy that the costs of pursuing legal action will be unfairly distributed.
HP has settled its legal battle with former CEO Mark Hurd after he agreed to give up about $30m (£19.3m) of his severance package to join rival Oracle.
The European Commission is to consult on a revised spectrum plan to encourage the development of access to mobile broadband networking at a minimum of 30Mbps...
Civica UK has acquired the trade and assets of small Cambridge shire-based developer PTC Software for an undisclosed sum.
Computer 2000 is rebuilding its retail team ahead of a sales campaign to capture a greater share of wallet among the High Street chains and independent shop front dealers.
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Start with high-level requirements and work your way down through project management, architecture design and data cleansing, say these ERP integration experts.
Underwhelming functionality was among the factors that ruled out SAP for Old Dominion Freight Line’s operational dashboard project.
When Robert Morris University began developing a security plan, they used Oracle to help them with unique database security issues such as threats from insiders, students and hackers.
Some IT pros like WAN monitoring tools that alert them to poor WAN application performance but stop there. For others, appliances that automate the fix make troubleshooting easier.
An executive sponsor is great, but when it comes to ensuring CRM adoption, some well-thought-out KPIs can make all the difference.
New research from Monash University suggests that contractors love their work and that more workers may take up the indepdent lifestyle. CIOs will need to factor these trends into their plans
Pepsi gets it, so does Coke. But social media and networking are not just about selling soda. They represent a 'third wave of capitalism,' one guru says. Ignore it at your peril.
Apple is to acquire Swedish face recognition software firm Polar Rose for an undisclosed amount.
The announcement of a RIM tablet could be as soon as next week at a developers' conference in San Francisco…
Oracle has announced plans for advancing the Java Platform at the JavaOne conference, which is running alongside Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
The British Library has one of the digital world's biggest challenges ahead: as technology evolves at breakneck speed, how does it collect, manage and analyse the huge amount of digital content produced by publishers, and how does it keep that information for generations to come?
More than half the software commonly used by businesses fails to meet acceptable levels of security, a study of 2,900 applications has revealed.
The UK software and services sector is set for slow growth over the next decade as the market shrinks with offshoring and cloud computing impacting traditional business models along with the blow dealt by public sector cutbacks.
Adobe is aiming to break through the $1bn revenue barrier in its next fiscal quarter after delivering solid growth in Q3. The software vendor saw its revenues for the three months ended 3 September increase by 42% from $697.5m to $990.3m but miss out on reaching its billion target.
Bill McCluggage, deputy government CIO and director of ICT strategy and policy at the Office of the Government CIO, has outlined how the government will reduce IT spend by revamping how IT is procured and operated.
Gartner has warned that IT resellers which do not invest in delivering technology via a cloud mechanism will become increasingly marginalised as customer demand continues to soar.
Adobe has reported a 42% increase in revenue in its third financial quarter compared to the same period a year ago.
The art collection of Paul McCartney will be available via a cloud computing platform following an agreement between the former Beatle's own company and HP.
Nine out of 10 businesses consider innovation as vital but only 37% have a clear strategy in place, delegates at the 360°IT infrastructure event at London's Earl's Court heard today.
Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart declares himself out of step with his party and government over various taxes that might slow the roll out of broadband, especially to rural communities such as the one he represents, and wants them cleared away.
Bristol City Council has been forced to ditch a major tranche of its open systems strategy because it is locked in to using Microsoft software and standards.
Cisco has taken an axe to its Partner Development Fund (PDF) scheme, reducing the number of tracks from eight to four in an attempt to simplify the programme for its VAR community.
Cisco Unified Comms (UC) specialist Touchbase Group has sold its UK operation in a management buy-out led by director Mike Danson and COO Mike Dornan, backed by private equity investor Herald Ventures.
A former sales executive at Shift F7 stole £47,000 worth of computer kit from the Surrey-based reseller to fund his drug use, Guildford Crown Court has heard.
The integration of Morse into 2e2 is gainingpace following therestructure of the business units, some real estate consolidation andthenews thatdirectors Mark Nutt and Tim Hall will leave next month. The £69m purchase of London-based Morse earlier this year created a £400m powerhouse in t
Centrelink has announced plans to establish “a panel for the provision of Enterprise Storage” as it aims to move “towards delivery of storage as a service,” extend its information lifecycle management strategy and develop an archive that can retrieve 130 year old emails.
The movement toward pervasive BI is helping business users realize the importance of enforcing data quality standards.
Data integration proved just as important as reporting capabilities in Hercules Tire & Rubber’s ERP business intelligence project.
Oracle executives demoed Fusion Applications at the end of the OpenWorld 2010 keynote on Wednesday. Meanwhile, CEO Larry Ellison dissed Salesforce.com some more and talked up Exalogic and Exadata.
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Vtesse Networks plans to provide reliable high speed broadband to a million homes and offices that now exist in broadband 'not-spots' or slow-spots, provided the right market conditions exist, CEO Aidan Paul says.
Penrith and The Border MP Rory Stewart wants the government to get rid of obstacles such as proposed £20 broadband connection tax that might slow delivery of broadband to rural communities such as his.
Google has joined the fight against online sales of counterfeit drugs by taking legal action against rogue pharmacies that advertise on its sites.
The Czech Republic has banned Google from extending its use of the Street View mapping service due to privacy concerns.
Oracle has unveiled an environmental sustainability tool at the Oracle OpenWorld user conference in San Francisco.
Microsoft has extended its free Security Essentials malware protection software to small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
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HP has announced it has completed its acquisition of security firm Fortify Software.
After several months of silence, senior civil servants are starting to speak more about what the next few months might hold for central government IT.
SAP has developed a Rapid Deployment methodology and software, which it claims will get businesses running its ERP system in 12 weeks.
Instances of multiple recent zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft, Adobe and Siemens software prove that third-party applications have become a major security threat.
Open source solutions specialist Red Hat is registering growing interest in its recently-introduced Cloud Foundations portfolio and says it has already inked its first million dollar private cloud management deal.
A global study of over 3,000 SME IT professionals has revealed that many plan to increase IT spending in the second half of this year. Virtualisation technology and investments that optimise existing resources are their top IT priorities.
Many enterprises are not protecting themselves against cyber-attack thoroughly enough despite the increased awareness of the potential risks.
Shift F7 has revealed the biggest impact on its business of the frauds perpetrated by a former sales exec was the man hours it took to help the police build a case.
Cloud adoption could become more widespread in the small business sector than in larger organisations, said experts speaking at the 360IT event in London.
Do not waste this recession, a panel of experts warned at today's IT360 conference in London. Innovation is back on the agenda and IT should be central to a business' innovation strategy.
CIOs must adopt business skills or face extinction by tech-savvy business managers, delegates at the 360IT infrastructure event at Earl's Court heard today.
Ofcom announced its long-awaited consultation on the auction of so-called 4G spectrum earlier this year. When the UK last auctioned frequencies for mobile phone networks, it enjoyed a £22.4bn windfall. That is unlikely to happen again
UTM specialist Cyberoam has expanded its UK distribution roster, appointing Interactive Ideas, to support a push into the SME and retail market.
Application delivery specialist Blue Coat has signed a resale agreement with Alcatel-Lucent to bundle its web caching and content delivery portfolio alongside the networking vendor's video delivery platform, Velocix.
HP has resolved a legal battle with D&P Data Systems over the importation of branded kit from outside the European Economic Area without its consent.
Beyond the technical challenges, cultural change management is the biggest obstacle to integrating PLM for cross-functional collaboration.
Monitoring Software as a Service gives busy data center managers one less thing to do.
Quest Software has released beta versions of two new Toad tools for Oracle users that focus on Java development and NoSQL cloud databases.
Max Healthcare opted for an MPLS implementation to ensure better care of its patients and management of hospitals. What initiated its move to MPLS infra?
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Oracle is not done with acquisitions, and will look to makers of computer chips and industry-specific software next, says chief executive Larry Ellision.
Facebook was hit by technical problems yesterday that resulted in extremely slow or no service to some of its 500m users, including those in the UK.
Microsoft today launched the second phase of Britain Works, its three-year plan to get half a million people into employment by 2012, reports Personnel Today.
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The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new guidelines to crack down on cyberstalkers.
We all want to know what is going to happen in the future as not only can money be made that way but business security can also be achieved through understanding where the world is heading.
Insolvencies among British businesses have sunk to their lowest level since just before the credit crisis. The latest edition of Experian's insolvency index shows that business failures dropped to an average of 0.07% in August, the lowest point since June 2007.
The government is seeking advice from the market on its new G-Digital project, which will aim to provide a range of web services across the public sector.
Birmingham City Council has begun assessing open source software as part of a £330m cost-cutting programme.
Information security in global organisations presents special challenges, but the basic approach should be the same for all organisations, said experts speaking at the 360°IT event in London
The exact target of the Stuxnet worm that appeared more than a year ago is still a matter of speculation, but security experts agree it is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware seen to date.
The Information Tribunal has ordered the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to publish previously withheld details of a contract with Atos Origin for the provision of the Government Gateway service.
Oracle has not ruled out making further acquisitions despite shelling out billions in purchases of Sun and several smaller purchases already in the database and business intelligence space this year.
HP spare parts distributor Chiltern IT has recruited former Store head honcho Tony Price as commercial director. Price left the reseller early this year following its integration into new owner Systemax and took a break from the industry, before turning up in the new role at Chiltern at the start.
London minicab firm Addison Lee has signed a deal with IT services company Maxima to develop business intelligence (BI) software to improve its operational...
Ingram Micro is appointing VIP sales director Chris Connell to head up its PC systems division.
Cisco's current vice president of worldwide sales enablement Scott Brown has been named as vice president of the vendor's $10bn plus worldwide distribution business, according to reports.