Identify fraud is hitting nearly two million people in the UK each year, costing £2.7bn, according to the latest figures from the National Fraud Authority...
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End-to-end monitoring tools for the cloud and the enterprise promise to provide IT a view inside virtualized environments and the cloud.
Specialized data analytics software called computer-assisted audit technology (CAAT) can help companies identify fraud and missed billing opportunities.
Vendors, including Ibrix, Mellanox, Alacritech and EqualLogic, are offering juiced-up new iSCSI configurations, while 3PAR, CipherMax and NeoScale boost data security products.
In a disturbing echo of Google's mapping of home Wi-Fi networks as part of its Streetview project, an ethical hacker has found nearly half of home Wi-Fi networks can be hacked in less than five seconds, according to a study.
Cybercriminals are using new, advanced evasion techniques that can pose a serious threat to existing network security systems worldwide, says security firm Stonesoft.
The Pentagon has assembled a 120-strong taskforce to review up to 500,000 documents on the Iraq war expected to be released by Wikileaks ...
Data theft has more than doubled to overtake physical property losses for the first time in the past year, according to an annual global fraud survey. More...
Apple's iPhone and Google's Android are facing increasing pressure from mobile communications companies determined to defend their market power through the development of an alternative open platform for mobile applications.
Computer-initiated threats have rocketed up the government's list of threats to national security, according to reports ahead of the publication of a review of national security strategy on Monday
Redstone has sold parts of its legacy PBX business to Maintel Europe for £1.75m in cash. Under ther terms of the deal, certain assets of Marcom Communications and other telephone systems maintenance contracts, which comprised a small part of Redstone Converged Solutions (RCS) business have be
Prominent figures in the UK's ICT market are among thoseto voicetheir support for chancellor George Osborne's round of spending cuts to be announced this week. In a letter to the Daily Telegraphtoday, thirty-five of Britain's business leaders said that calls for the cuts to be spread out and watered
The cybersecurity community is eagerly awaiting the publication of a new National Security Strategy this afternoon, says a government think tank.
The US government is reviewing an Australian system that will enable internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers.
European firms seem to have grasped the importance of data protection better than other territories with a healthy number fending off losses to fraud in the lasy year. According to the annual Kroll Fraud Report Europe had the lowest cases of physical or information theft with 47% of businesses in t
Adobe Systems has announced that the next generation of security-enhanced products will be available in November. Adobe Reader X, which is part of the new Acrobat X family of products, will feature a protected mode to ensure safer viewing of PDF files.
The London Stock Exchange has invited suppliers of market data into its datacentre, where it already hosts the systems of trading firms, to increase the...
The London Stock Exchange has added a third unplanned dress rehearsal of the launch of its new core trading platform, after its trading firm clients asked...
Postal services regulator Postcomm is to be merged into Ofcom.
Postcomm's regulatory responsibility and its staff will be moved to the communications...
Patients will become responsible for their own health care records under plans unveiled in a white...
The government's spending review will boost IT offshoring, according to analyst firm Ovum, writes Kathleen Hall. Government departments and suppliers will be left with little choice but to go for the cheapest options for service delivery, which will lead to more offshoring, said Sarah Burnett, anal
The government has warned that cyber terrorism is on the rise and poses a problem for the country as more terrorism heads onto the web.
The quality of broadband connections across the UK has shown steady improvement during the past 12 months as BT and the government continue to press home the advantages of fibre technology, according to Cisco's annual Broadband Quality Study. 2010 marks the third year Cisco has conducted its su
PC prices are holding firm in distribution despite the third consecutive monthly drop in component costs but analysts have forecast significant dowmward movement from the first quarter. Back in May, the major players raised UK list prices on desktops and notebooks due to the weakening pound/ dollar
Countries need to step up international co-operation to protect the critical national infrastructure against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats, the...
Errors caused by faulty computer software have led to the wrong organs being removed from 25 organ donors in the UK.
IDC analyst Melissa Webster discusses the content management applications market and how a new industry standard can help users avoid content management interoperability problems.
Microsoft announced today that Ray Ozzie plans to step down from his position as Chief Software Architect for the company.
Enterprises are looking for cost-effective data storage management techniques. Deduplication is the most popular solution, but not always the best. Learn more about some options.
While Oracle cloud computing may not be for everyone, interest is slowly growing as Oracle and other vendors offer a variety of solutions for safely deploying applications in the cloud.
At Interop New York 2010 this week, industry experts will focus on data center networking and convergence, cloud computing networks, server and network virtualization, application delivery, WAN performance, new wireless LAN technologies, enterprise mobility and more. Read news stories, interviews and blogs updated daily from Interop New York 2010.
BCS, the chartered institute for IT, is to fast-track qualified system architects towards recognition as chartered IT professionals.
BCS is working...
BT is using "predatory" practices to destroy broadband competitors, particularly in rural areas, claims cross-bench peer Lord Erroll.
IBM has reported third-quarter revenues of $24.3bn, up 3% compared with a year ago, but shares dropped 3.7% on news of fewer services deals and outsourcing...
Apple has reported is highest-ever quarterly earnings for the 2010 fiscal fourth quarter, boosted by sales of iPhones and iPads.
Google's contracts with large Chinese advertising resellers will end on 27 October, the company has announced.
In September Google said it would end...
The European Union is to secure digital communications between government purchasing agencies and suppliers using Symantec's VeriSign managed public key infrastructure (MPKI) platform.
Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has announced a series of partnerships with the United Arab Emirates' telecoms regulator just weeks after the state...
Microsoft's champion of cloud-computing Ray Ozzie has announced his retirement from the role of chief software architect.
Nuclear processing company Sellafield has launched an investigation into the loss of a USB stick containing information about the company's business operations.
Ofcom has stalled complaints that Project Canvas, the internet-based digital terrestrial TV project owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five, BT, TalkTalk and Arqiva, is anti-competitive.
Epson has finally won its long running patent legal dispute with Medea International after it was agreed various products didinfringe on the vendor's intellectual property. The printer specialist has been fighting a battle since 2007 to get cartridges that are manufactured in China but sold by Mede
The government's Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG) has already cut £1.2bn from public sector spending on IT, and is eyeing another £1bn in savings, says Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.
Security and virtualisation specialist Nebulas Solutions has secured private investment to fund future growth. Kenneth Green, a private investor will take a 50% stake in the business.
Cloud is set to become standard and enterprise customers will start looking to the channel to provide greater business intelligence and mobility technology in the next couple of years. According to a report from Forrester looking into the top technologies that enterprises need to watch out for betw
A doctor left documents containing personal and diagnostic information about 56 patients on a train after taking it home to work on after hours.
Strong sales of the iPad and iPhones filtered through to Apple's Q4 results giving the vendor a strong set of numbers. Revenues of $20.34bn and net quarterly profit of $4.31bn for the three months ended 25 September were up from $12.21bn and $2.53bn in the same period last year. The vendor managed
Avaya's financing arm, Avaya Financial Services (AFS), has launched a new flexible financing scheme, Lifecycle 0%, designed to allow customers to spread payments over a period of three, four, or five years depending on the lifecycle of the products they buy. At the end of the contract, customers are
Forrester Research has estimated that only a third of companies have had a mobile strategy in place for more than a year, despite the popularity of the iPhone...
While some are hopeful that tomorrow's Spending Review will bring opportunities for smaller suppliers, others in the IT industry are warning some of the measures expected tomorrow could throw up hurdles for IT professionals.
Concerns surrounding slowing growth in server shipments during the coming 12 to 15 monthshave put a dampener on otherwise positive third quarter numbers for VMware. Speaking on a conference call, CEO Paul Maritz said VMware was currently planning for a sequential revenue decline heading into Q1 2011
Prime Minster David Cameron has confirmed a budget of £500m for the UK's national cyber security programme in the Strategic Defence Review.
Microsoft has launched a cloud version of Office called 365. It is aimed at small and medium enterprises, and costs between $6 and $27.50 per user per month,...
Avnet Technology Solutions has initiated a redundancy programme at its offices in Chessington, formerly the European headquarters of Bell Microproducts, after internally announcing plans to exit the building. In a staff memo leaked to MicroScope, Avnet TS UK boss John Toal confirmed he was overseei
Redstone is in advanced talks with reseller and managed service provider PFH Technology Group to sell its Technology division in Ireland. The turnaround of the troubled integrator has already begun with recently installed chairman Ian Smith and chief executive Tony Weaver closing the BSF division a
UK government chief information officer John Suffolk has encouraged Indian suppliers to compete for IT work in the public sector ahead of the massive spending cuts to be announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review.
Hardware sales overshadowed software and services last night as IBM unveiled a decent set of financials for the third quarter. Turover grew 4% on a constant currency basis to $24.3bn as profits went up 12% to $3.6bn for the three months ended 30 September. "This quarter, we continued the tren
The government has announced plans to increase the spending on fending off cyber attacks despite reducing traditional defence spending elsewhere. The Prime Minister David Cameron talked of the need to reduce spending as part of its ongoing campaign to reduce the deficit and outlined measures in the
Cisco distributor Comstor has handed off its eighteen-month long relationship with HP Networking to its parent, Westcon Convergence. Speaking to MicroScope,Comstor general manager Tony Nevillsaid the distributor felt that the HP Networking portfolio was "better aligned with the Westcon and Avay
SCC has jumped through the requisite hoops to bag Microsoft and Citrix's V-Alliance accreditation, becoming the first reseller in the UK to complete the exhaustive process The software duo first set up the V-Alliance programme in Germany late last year, providing training, sales and marketing suppo
After years of advice on IT and business alignment, you'd think CIOs would have heard enough. But at this week's Gartner Symposium ITxpo, the quest for IT business value lives on.
SAP demonstrated new in-memory technology HANA, just one example, it said, that it was meeting customers’ demands for cutting-edge technology.
Integration has matured from one-to-one APIs to general-purpose web technologies like SOA. That's good news for manufacturers struggling to connect their shop floors with ERP.
Yahoo has reported third-quarter profit of $396m, more than double the figure for the same period a year ago.
Intel has announced it will invest between $6bn (£3.8bn) and $8bn (£5bn) in new manufacturing plants in the US for the next generation of miniaturised silicon chips
Cybercriminals have attacked a website belonging to Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky Lab.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has slammed the use of passenger name records (PNRs) to profile international travellers to assess their risk to the destination country.
Global internet users will total more than two billion by the end of 2010, according to a report from the UN, which also said user numbers had doubled between 2005 and 2010.
The London Stock Exchange claims its Turquoise trading platform is now the fastest in the world, following its migration to the MillenniumIT core trading system.
BT has confirmed that its regulated infrastructure arm, Openreach is to offer fibre to the premises broadband access at 110mbps by next March, for around £21.50 a month.
There are still sceptics who insist that cloud computing is not a viable IT delivery model for the enterprise; such unbelievers have clearly not paid heed to what's been happening at Siemens over the past year and a half.
Remote access to corporate servers, video conferencing, cloud computing applications and social media platforms are tools that are helping companies to grow,...
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Financial services company, BNP Paribas, is rolling out company-wide framework for enterprise architecture, in a move that will ensure that IT projects match the needs of the business more closely.
Google reports that spam is down on last year, but contains more viruses than it did a year ago.
Third-quarter spam levels are down 24% from last...
ComputerWeekly.com investigates the IT impact of the spending review.
Chancellor George Osbourne has announced that HM Revenue & Customs will need to find 15% in savings, and technology will play a significant part in the process....
Virtual meetings, video chat and video conferencing are outpacing traditional methods of communication as businesses find virtual ways to conduct face-to-face meetings.
Strong demand for network security and a return to spending in the Americas and Asia Pacific have buoyed the third quarter revenues for Check Point. The security vendor announced the numbers for its Q3 ended 30 September with a 17% increase in revenues to $273.2m compared to a year earlier and a 28%
The winners of the beauty competition to host the three rural next generation broadband pilot studies are the Highlands & Islands, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Hereford, chancellor George Osborne said during his Spending Review statement to the Comons on Wednesday.
The death knell for on-premise versions of Office has been sounded a little bit louder after Microsoft announced the software suite would be made available in the cloud from next year. Office365 is a package including SharePoint, Lync, Exchange and Office 2010 which will be based in the cloud and sh
The "largest ever" adult apprenticeship incentives announced as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review will have a positive effect on UK IT, according...
With businesses and governments trying to cut costs, green IT projects that cannot prove their worth will be cut. But now is the time to go green because...
Small business groups have welcomed the government's plans not to put super-fast broadband in rural areas on ice.
David Cameron confirmed that £650m will be provided for UK cyber defences in the Strategic Defence and Security Review, but the IT security industry has expressed concerns about how this will be allocated
The technology market loves a spat between vendors and Apple and RIM have provided one that is more public than most. Speaking about the future of the tablet on the announcement of its Q4 results the CEO of Apple Steve Jobs said that a 7 inch product would not be a success snuffing out some speculat
The National Security Strategy's focus on cyber threats could start a bidding war for the relatively few cyber forensics experts in the UK, says a recruitment...
Most cyber attacks in the second quarter came from Europe, with Italy the source of most mobile-based attacks, says online content distributor Akamai.
The Chancellor George Osborne has set out the details of the Spending Review with health, education and areas identified as drivers of economic growth protected. Osborne said that it had to stop wasting money to reduce the deficit, which the country is paying back at the rate of £120m a day, a
The chancellor George Osborne has echoed the views of many resellers promising not only to cut waste but to reform the public sector where possible to improve performance. Speaking in the House of Commons, Osborne provided some details of the Spending Reviewand promised that it would leave "no
The government has outlined plans to start rolling out fast broadband to rural communities as part of its pledge to get more people connected. Pilots of super fast broadband will go ahead in the Highlands and Islands, North Yorkshire and Cumbriaas the government looks to roll out web access to rural
Barclays Bank apparently fell victim to an internal computer fraudster who helped an international gang trick young job seekers into opening bank accounts subsequently used to launder money to Canada, said a security expert at the bank.
Apple's "Back to the Mac" press conference taking place this evening has sparked rumours of the launch of a new version of its MacBook Air laptop and operating...
Juniper Networks has broken the billion dollar revenue barrier after posting a 23% year-on-year and 3% sequential spike in revenues to $1.012bn (£638.4m) in its fiscal third quarter, which closed on 30 September. The networking vendor booked GAAP net profit of $134.5m, up 60% on the year-a
EMC's nose was put out of joint by Dell's efforts to acquire 3Par and both firms are again exploring new ways to revive their flagging partnership, according to senior management. Following a protracted battle during the summer, HP last month emerged victorious in the auction to buy utility storage
Nearly half of all insolvency practitioners are expecting corporate failures to peak in the UK next year as the public sector spending cuts run deep into the economy. This is according to a survey by R3, the trade body representing insolvency professionals which claims that 148,000 small businesses
Today’s x86 servers offer impressive memory densities, but some IT shops want even more.
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A difficult economy is one of the main reasons why organizations are delaying their Oracle E-Business Suite R12 upgrades from previous versions. But there are compelling reasons to do it anyway.
An onslaught of complex data warehousing challenges taught the University of South Florida’s IT team some valuable lessons about working with business users.
So what is Code2Cloud? As the name implies, it's a project designed to bridge the gap between the 'developers workbench' and the 'cloud based deployment destination." And the developer's workbench and the deployment destination is bridged by SpringSource's all new, cloud based, project hosting service. And really, it's this cloud based hosting service that is at the heart of the Code2Cloud announcement.
Salesforce.com, one of the largest cloud-based software providers in the world, has a unique take on datacentre infrastructure for cloud services.
EBay has reported its third-quarter profit climbed 23% to $432m (£275m) compared with the same period a year ago, mainly due to its growing PayPal division.
Apple has given a sneak peek at the next major release of its Mac operating system, due to be released in mid-2011, and unveiled the latest version of the Macbook Air.
New versions of Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox have been released to improve security in both browsers.
The Chrome 7.0.517.41 update is aimed...
Just a few users are responsible for 70% of traffic on a top-tier European mobile carrier, a traffic analyst has found.
US congressmen have demanded more details about the way applications on Facebook handle user information.
US representatives Edward Markey and Joe...
The US has adopted new rules that will give the Department of Homeland Security access to the Defense Department's cyber capabilities in a cyber attack.
As the steam evaporates from the economy, market analyst Gartner has identified seven things CIOs should know about panicky CEOs.
They are not as bullish...
The government should go for a single, long-range radio-based network, separate it from existing networks, and classify it as critical national infrastructure,...
Business comms and managed services provider Colt Group is to embark on a restructuring programme to simplify its business and increase its operating efficiency. From early 2011 the firm will reorganise into three customer-facing units, Enterprise Services, Communication Services and Data Centre Ser
The head of Microsoft's Azure platform has welcomed the number of developers that have got behind the vendor's cloud efforts but indicated it has more work to do. The vendor launched its cloud platform last year and has signed up 11,000 ISVs to produce applications that run on the system but Zane Ad
Only 5% of companies have a cloud computing strategy, and just 20% have the resources internally to develop one, according to a survey by outsourcing advisory...
Some 62% of public sector organisations are unaware of the compulsory IT log requirements for all government departments, a survey reveals.
It might take a couple more weeks for the details of where the cuts announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review will fall but the consensus is already emerging it presents mixed opportunities for the channel. On the one hand several vendors have been quick to point out that only by using technolo
Nokia's new CEO Stephen Elop has announced plans to cut 1,800 jobs, approximately 3% of its total staff,in an attempt to streamline the troubled vendor's smartphone operation. Elop, who joined Nokia from Microsoft last month, has been tasked with turning around Nokia's fortunes after the market lead
Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is buying platform-agnostic enterprise mobility specialist Agito for $11.4m to bulk up its mobile support capabilities. ShoreTel has long been a cheerleader for remote and mobile working, and said today that the acquisition would "put the full power of the deskphon
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled a converged infrastructure training and certification offering to cover its entire ICT offering, including networks, storage, servers, software, printing and personal computing. Unveiled atthe Interop event in the US, the programme, dubbed ExpertONE, will train both tech
The industry has edged closer to a benchmark certification for Software Asset Management (SAM) with the launch of a new Tiered Scheme backed by the Federation Against Software Theft and Investors in Software (FAST IiS). The 19770 Tiered SAM Scheme (TSS), aligned with ISO/IEC standard, allows firms t
Adobe Systems has issued a security advisory that a critical vulnerability exists in Shockwave Player 22.214.171.1242 and earlier versions for Windows and Mac.
Organizations mulling an investment in enterprise content management (ECM) software can learn a lot from veterans of ECM projects. Get useful advice on deploying ECM systems.
Oracle, on the other hand, is a great dictator under very few conditions at all. While they have some impressive products, Oracle’s primary goal is to make money, with loyalty being an aftereffect of the “nobody got fired for buying Oracle” principle.
As organisations digest government plans to drastically reduce the structural budget, IT chiefs share their reactions to the announcements
Windows 7 is the fastest selling operating system in history, claims Microsoft, with 240 million licences sold in the first year.
The world is heading for a cyber-equivalent of 2009's swine flu epidemic unless there is greater international co-operation and public education to avert such a crisis, says an IT security expert.
Hewlett-Packard has become the latest company to launch a business tablet set to rival Apple's iPad.
The University of Kingston is about to start the second phase of a desktop virtualisation project to migrate off Windows XP.
Speaking at IP Expo, Daniel...
British Airways chief information officer Paul Coby has called for action from public and private sector organisations to boost the UK technology skills...
International development charity Computer Aid has criticised the European Parliament for its failure to reduce global e-waste by delaying proposed changes...
IT services supplier Wipro is the latest Indian outsourcing company to post record financial results.
The company announced profits of $288m (£183m)...
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The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Avnet to close Chessington office, staff on notice Avnet Technology Solutions initiated a redundancy programme at its offices in Chessington
Thirteen of the world's most promising security start-ups will go head-to-head in a Dragons' Den-style pitch for funding in London next month.
A Trojan is masquerading as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) in an attempt to trick people into downloading fake security products, warns security firm F-Secure.
With Blackberry the latest manufacturer to produce a tablet device adding to an expanding list of household names with products available this is shaping up to be a turning point in the market.
Windows 7 is celebrating its first anniversary boasting of large numbers of licenses sold at a quicker pace than any of its other operating systems. Microsoft has provided an update on the progress of Windows 7 highlighting the sale of 240m licenses and a large number of firms indicating they are pl
Networkoptimisation vendor Riverbed has stormed to another record quarter and splashed out on wireless packet capture and analysis expert CACE Technologies to boostthe traffic recording, analysis and inspection capabilities of its Cascade solution. In a statement, CEO Jerry Kennelly said the dealmea
Companies are continuing to leave themselves exposed to security vulnerabilities lurking in applications that they fail to check or mistakenly believe are safe. With applications often receiving some customisation in house the possibility of flaws creeping into the code exist and have been highligh
The ongoing spike in demand for video solutions in the business world has seen Polycom book record revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, which closed at the end of September. The firm made sales of $308m (£196.2m) up 27% year-on-year, while GAAP net income jumped 21% to $17m. Video so
HP has stripped Arrow Enterprise Computing of its deal to distribute support contracts and handed Azlan the franchise in a bid more than triple the number of partners that resell its branded services. However, before some Gold partners help boostthe vendor'sservices channel, they want HP to price it
Graydon UK is interviewing for a new managing director with current boss Martin Williams set to stand down early next year. After 23 year at the credit reference agency he is semi-retiring but plans to continue building brand awareness at the Uxbridge-based firm through blogs and press work. "I