Historically, AMD processors have been a force to be reckoned with in data centers. But some IT managers have questioned the platform’s longevity.
Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison has criticised Hewlett-Packard's board for appointing Léo Apotheker as chief executive.
Wireless service provider Verizon Wireless will refund 15 million customers after wrongly charging them for its data or internet services for a number of years.
The police cybercrime unit can tackle only 11% of the 6,000 known organised criminal gangs that regularly use computers for illegal purposes, the head of the Metropolitan Police admitted at the weekend.
BT, the UK's biggest network operator, has announced the extension of its optical fibre-based broadband network to 159 locations as part of a £2.5bn plan...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has lashed out at rival Hewlett-Packard again, this time overits choice of leadership. HP hiredformer SAP bossLéo Apotheker at the end of last week in a surprise move, and hasdrawn the ire of Ellison as a result. In an email to the Wall Street Journal, Ellison said he
Networking integrator, IP specialist and Mitel partnerScalable Communications has been bought by comms services provider Alternative Networks in a £7.5m cash deal, plus a deferred £2.5m consideration based on future growth. Alternative said the acquisition, which is expected to be earnin
Customers in several large retailers across the UK were left unable to pay for goods using credit and debit cards last weekend following problems with Barclaycard's...
Brocade has put up the help wanted sign after splitting with long-serving UK country manager Paul Phillips and relative newcomer EMEA channel director Amanda Giddins A spokesman at Brocade confirmed the departures but was unable tooffer any other meaningful details at the time of going to press. &
Following last week's launch of Comstor's LEAP facility, Magirus has rolled out a dedicated Cisco data centre training plan called DC Traction that will help both new and existing Cisco resellers get up to speedon its data centre proposition. "When we talked to our partners that weren't already
Nearly 4,000 people have registered so far to take part in the 2010 Cyber Security Challenge UK launched in late July.
Daisy Wholesale, the channel-facing arm of business UC providerDaisy Group, has made former MurphX commercial director Carl Churchill managing director. Daisy Grouppicked upMurphX, which specialises in hosting and wholesale connectivity,in Junefor £4.8m, at the end of a spate of acquisitions d
Distributors are getting in on the buzz surrounding cloud computing to ensure they are not left out in the cold next year when the market is forecast to take-off. The future involvement of distributors in the cloud-based IT economy is already under debate, with some talking of becoming aggregators,
There might be fears of a double-dip in the world economy but for now the recovery in the IT jobs market is continuing. According to the latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation report into Technology demand and supply there is a higher demand for ICT specialists. Permanent jobs went up
Incorporating software into a lean project can be challenging. CSCMP 2010 attendees learned about the variety of lean technology options available and how to use them to boost supply chain visibility and efficiency.
Oracle sued Google on Aug. 12, 2010, claiming that Google was violating Oracle's intellectual property related to Java with its Android operating system used on mobile phones.
Packaged business analytics tools can help guide the process of aligning business and IT goals, but there are some drawbacks, according to analysts and technology professionals.
Health information exchanges should have local control and a great deal of flexibility when it comes to making rules and ensuring trust among stakeholders, IT professionals say.
Directed exchange is one meaningful use mandate. Policymakers are exploring how the provider directory could be used to facilitate seamless health information exchange.
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Visa Europe has completed a €500m (£433m) investment in its payments processing platform to increase transaction volumes and efficiency.
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has announced he is stepping down as CEO to focus on product strategy for the micro-blogging site.
Lack of skills to handle transitions means Indian IT service providers will not stand a chance to win large deals in government, despite significant spending cuts likely to be announced later this month, a senior IT executive at a departmental user in Whitehall told Computer Weekly.
The advent of sophisticated new malware such as Stuxnet could hamper the development of cloud computing and consequently economic development, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (pictured) said on Tuesday.
Microsoft is better positioned to benefit from the switch to cloud computing than any of its competitors, says CEO Steve Ballmer. Speaking at the London...
Wales could be develop a thriving IT economy worth £1.4bn over the next decade, according to research from E-Skills UK.
The skills council said it...
Morrison Utility Services outsourced the development of a business-critical system because its in-house resources were not set up to react quickly to business requirements.
McAfee has appointed a fresh head to run its EMEA operations as it looks to set out its stall following its acquisition by Intel. Gert-Jan Schenk is taking over as president of EMEA from the outgoing David Quantrell who has decided to pursue other opportunities but is staying around for a few month
Several councils are legally challenging the move by the government to scrap the Building Schools for the Future scheme. The BSF programme was cut back by Michael Gove, the education secretary, back in July scrapping 700 of the proposed projects as part of a cost cutting drive. Nottingham, Luton a
Symantec has launched a partner advisory council to increase the feedback it recieves from its resellers across Europe. The EMEA partner advisory council has been announced at the vendor's Partner Engage conference and will consist of 15 to 20 enterprise partners across the EMEA region, meeting a f
Transport operator FirstGroup has signed a five-year contract worth £14m for desktop services with Computacenter.
The deal will include a central service...
Viatel has sold its UK retailbusiness VTLto a new venture called MDNX for an undisclosed sum. The two units had already been separated, and operated as independent units for the past 12 monthssaid Viatel. The Viatel name will be retained by parent Viatel Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd, which will concentrat
Information security technologies have never as important as they are now, says the German Informatics Society (GI).
Tesco is planning to roll out scan-as-you-shop technology to stores next year.
Private clouds are being rolled out by enterprise customers at a faster rate than previously expected as users look to cut costs. According to research commissioned by Novell which quizzed IT directors of large enterprises 77% are already using some form of cloud computing, a level which is higher
Distribution partners have slammed Microsoft for not rationalising its OEM wholesale channel after exiting the review stage with the same eight firms. During the summer, Redmond kicked-off a global programme to evaluate the health of its incumbent distributors which in the UK included Ingram Micro,
A higher mix of services sales bolstered profits at Specialist Computer Centres (SCC) but weak demand for hardware and software were responsible for a slide in turnover. The services-based reseller saw profits after tax rise 25% to £6.3m in the year ended 31 March 2010 as revenues fell 4.3% t
The former CIO of the US National Security Agency, Prescott Winter, predicts that government regulation of the internet is inevitable, and that app store operators and cloud providers need to step up with new security rigour.
Learn about key business analytics trends and get advice on evaluating and deploying new types of analytic technologies, including in-memory analytics and in-database analytics.
VDI performance problems can plague global deployments, thanks to latency. But WAN optimization, QoS and WAN monitoring tools can help VDI over the WAN.
Hewlett-Packard has taken another stab at the high-performance computing market with redesigned Scalable System SL6500 chassis and individually serviceable front-loading servers.
Explosives maker Austin Powder played with virtualization, and an idea for its business continuity and disaster recovery planning ignited: Make HQ a hot site for remote offices.
From next month British Airways (BA) will begin rolling out a service-oriented architecture that will eventually enable it to migrate from its 40-year-old mainframe system built on IBM's transaction processing facility (TPF).
A top Microsoft executive has called for global collective defence on the internet in the face of increasingly sophisticated attacks by a well-resourced and persistent adversary.
Microsoft's share of the worldwide internet browser market has dropped 9% since last year, according to research by Statcounter ...
Fighting cybercrime will be a greater task than all crime fighting efforts of the past, a top German police official has told the ISSE 2010 security conference...
The increasing use of fraud screening detection tools by retailers and banks is helping to tackle phone, internet and card-not-present fraud, the UK Cards Association has reported.
IT security standards are mainly set by dominant technology suppliers, rather than independent organisations, according to a German information security...
Child pornography is no longer being hosted in the UK, but international cooperation is needed to remove it from the web, according to the internet watchdog...
A discouraging picture is emerging in the IT job market with the buoyancy of the first half of the year slowing down. Although the first two quarters saw a return to growth in both permanent and temporary ICT jobs the third quarter has seen things slow according to the latest figures from the Recru
In a move that will gain publicity and disrupt rivals in the security market, email and web filtering specialist Bloxx has cut its prices. The decision to reduce UK prices by 5% is being positioned as a move designed to help customers hard hit by tough economic times. The vendor has also underlined
Mark Quartermaine, incoming CEO at networking and comms integrator Azzurri, has shuffled senior management and made a series of new appointments, with some personnel, prominent among them sales director Jason Standerwick, leaving the firm. Quartermaine, who was unveiled as CEO in July and formally t
Communications minister Ed Vaizey is likely to host a industry roundtable before the end of the year to discuss the new valuation guidance on the rating of fibre optic networks.
Ian Cohen is chief information officer (CIO) at insurance and re-insurance group Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Calyx Group has clarified its organisational structure as it rebuilds the operations following last month's acquisition by private equity house Better Capital. The details of the management team and other changes to the operation were revealed in an internal announcement sent to staff this week tha
UPDATED A rise in channel insolvencies could be an indication that thebiting economic conditions over the past eighteen months have finally taken a toll. According to figures from Graydon UK, the number of resellersthat went to the wall in the thirdquarter jumped29.5%year-on-year to 79. Alan Norto
Data integration projects are generally more efficient and successful when organizations use the right tools – or combination of tools – for the job, according to attendees at Composite Software’s Data Virtualization Day event on Wednesday.
Ubuntu 10.10 for desktops and netbooks includes Windows file integration via cloud services and an application portal.
Best of breed vendors JDA and Logility join ERP heavyweights Oracle and SAP in Gartner’s Leaders quadrant for supply chain planning software.
Oracle Beehive made a big splash at OpenWorld 2008, where company officials billed it as integrated collaboration software meant to compete with Exchange, Lotus and SharePoint. But the buzz is done buzzing.
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Indian CIOs are discarding traditional hiring in favor of recruitment using LinkedIn. We caught up with leading CIOs to examine their LinkedIn experiences.
Facebook has announced that it is to enable users to download all the information they have put on the site and see how individual applications are using that information.
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)'s CEO has spoken out against rumours that the company will be sold to Oracle.
Twitter engineers have developed a new back-end search for Twitter.com with open source index search engine Lucene, to improve the micro-blogging site's search capability.
UK data protection law needs to provide greater clarity for individuals and businesses, says the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The London Stock Exchange is holding a dress rehearsal for the launch of its new core trading platform this weekend.
Ruling aims to speed up rollout of next-generation superfast broadband
Datatec has snapped upVC outfit Routine Capital's stake in Westcon, taking its share in the networking and convergence distributor to 100%. Prior to the transaction Westcon's equity was owned 97.4% by Datatec and 2.6% by Routine Capital Corporation. The deal will take the form of a Stock Purchase Ag
Acquisitive UC services outfit Daisy Group has said it will continue to "target further synergistic opportunities" to grow the business through acquisitions, despite posting a hefty £14m post-tax loss in its most recent set of figures. In a statement put out ahead of entering a new q
Facebook's announcement of planned features to create groups and see how personal information is used, do not go far enough to improve privacy, says Sophos.
An eco-city in Portugal that its makers are aiming to build by 2015 takes its cues from the nervous system
Public sector computing, which is only about 50% virtualised, is a prime opportunity for Microsoft, says the company's new head of virtualisation for the UK.
Software resellers hoping that the shift to the cloud will happen at a pace slow enough to enable them to enjoy a few more years of the on-premise model have been given fresh warnings to adapt their businesses. Following the speech from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer earlier this week in London the ve
Enterprise software maker SAP and its recently acquired subsidiary Sybase have formed a joint mobile business unit to develop on-demand applications and a single deployment platform.
IT services company Atos Origin has signed a seven-year contract with outsourcing firm ACS to deliver its finance and accounting functions.
Mid-market focusedinfrastructure optimisationreseller Teneo is targeting expansion into the data centre environment as part of a three-year growth plan, and may look to make acquisitions to bulk up its muscle in this area, according to CEO Piers Carey. TheRiverbed Diamond partner has just lifted the
Norfolk County Council (NCC) Children's Services is gearing up to make cuts in administrative staff across its 400 schools by moving its applications, storage...
RBI + third parties Approved Intellectual Ventures has demanded a jury trial after Motorola Mobility failed to reach an agreement on a licence to use hardware and software in its mobile phones. Google announced plans to buy the Motorola handset division, Motorola Mobility, in August 2011.
Azlan has handed newly appointed sales director Joe Breen the remit of building a base of corporate reseller customers. Former BT Engage IT regional sales director Breen joins other Galacticos of IT distribution at Azlan, including veterans Ian French, Mark Walker, William Bond , Joel Chimoindes an
Fujitsu channel director Darren Neath is leaving the business at the end of the month to join up with his predecessor Gary Fowle, who runs the OEM division at Microsoft. This is the third channel boss to leave the Japanese corporate in a little over 18 months, during which time Fujitsu acquired Sie
Deployments of data analytics tools often hinge on people and process issues as much as technical ones. Get tips on how to be successful on business analytics software projects.
While there may not be as many Business ByDesign users as SAP would like, those users can now access an abbreviated version of the application just about anywhere they want – as long as they have an iPhone.
The Business Model for Information Security (BMIS) launched by ISACA provides a holistic approach for managing information security, while directly addressing business objectives.
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Oracle veteran Chuck Rozwat returns to run customer services for hardware and software. But he faces an uphill battle with wary Sun shops uneasy about Oracle support.
Adobe Systems shares surged 12% after the New York Times said Microsoft may work more closely with the company and possibly acquire it.
A former Unix engineer faces 10 years in jail for planting a malicious script designed to destroy data at US financial services firm, Fannie Mae.
The government has released details of large IT systems worth almost £1.2bn scrapped in the past five years, but has ignored other projects known to be in trouble and possibly headed for the scrap heap.
Amazon.com will rival Google's app store, Android Market, by opening its own app store for smartphones running the Android mobile operating system, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported.
Online file sharers risk becoming criminals and having their internet access blocked if they make money from the activity, following a deal on the wording of the controversial Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) this week.
Half of critical infrastructure providers in 15 countries, including the UK, have been targeted by politically motivated attacks on their networks, a report reveals.
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CMA anger grows as Ofcom lets BT off the high-speed hook
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has cancelled a potential Blackberry service suspension from 11 October and said Blackberry-maker Research in Motion's (RIM) services are now compliant with its security needs.
BT and Ofcom are facing calls to further open up the telecom giant's fibre network to help rivals offer high-speed broadband services.
Security experts generally agree that a well-resourced and persistent cybercriminal will usually succeed in attacking corporate IT systems.
Worldwide end-user perceptions of the benefits of video-conferencing technology are beginning to evolve beyond the mere cost savings and travel reduction, according to new research. A poll conducted by Ipsos Mori on behalf of Cisco has found that end-users are now saying that building trust, impr
The Information Commissioner's Office is asking UK organisations to respond to proposals for the country's first-ever code of practice on data-sharing.
The bank accounts of small and medium sized companies have become hackers' favourite target during the first half of 2010, according to the Web Application Security Consortium.
Public sector CIOs are woefully unprepared to make the £3.6bn IT budget cuts that the government is looking for, according to a study.
"Just 6% have...
The failure of a standard approach to software asset management (SAM) has confused users and prevented the technology from being more widely embraced according the the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The BSA has unveiled its SAM Advantage certification and training course, which is aligned to ISO
Data retention has advantaged corruption, endangered scientific research, caused unemployment, made political critics go underground, promoted the abuse of personal data, and frustrated the prosecution of crime, according to a German civil liberties group.
The net around software pirates is being tightened with a pact between 37 countries being signed in a bid to fight counterfeit goods. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) commits the 37 countries that have signed it, including the European Community and the US, Japan and others to make da
Public sector CIOs are woefully unprepared to make the £3.6bn IT budget cuts that the government is looking for, according to a study, writes Ian Grant. "Just 6% have actioned a plan to deal with the cuts, 14% have a plan but not used it, leaving the other 80% completely unprepared,"
Oracle will permit just four services-based resellers and integrators to renew maintenance agreements when they expire, effectively forcing vast swathes of the partner channel to hand over customer details to rivals. Under terms of the new set up, the majority of the partner base will be restricted
HP is trying to close a loophole in the special bid process that resellers are exploiting to get hold of products at significantly cheaper prices. After HP agrees adiscount for a specified number of units, resellers can designate up to three distributors to ensure stock availability, but in some in