NBNCo will use Cisco Unified Computing, plus EMC's Symmetrix VMAX, Avamar, and Data products alongside VMware vSphere and BMC software in its data centre.
Years after falling out of favor, vendor-managed inventory (VMI) is drawing attention as a labor-efficient route to better control over orders and inventory. But like before, VMI implementation has its skeptics.
Outside D.C., talk of the FDA regulating EHR software might have died down, but the agency still is determining how it will move forward and complement the work of the ONC.
Apple is to announce the first brands to be featured in its iAds service for iPhones in Europe.
Apple has joined Oracle's open Java development kit project, OpenJDK, to create an open source Java implementation for its operating system (OS), Mac OS X.
Facebook has overtaken eBay's estimated worth of $39.3bn to become the third largest US internet business.
The New Forest District Council breached the Data Protection Act by publishing the personal data of planning applicants on their website, says the Information...
Ofcom has subcontracted to the NICC network standards body the development of a wholesale broadband 'API', the Active Lines Access (ALA) standard.
Malware threats will become more challenging in 2011, but it is not all bad news for the year ahead, according to security firm Imperva.
Researchers have pushed Ethernet transmissions to 100Gbps over a 275m link of Opti-Core laser-optimised multimode fibre optic cabling at Ixia Corporation's...
As part of its ongoing attempts to cut costs and gain efficiencies the government is expected to review and reduce its web activity. According to reports over the weekend Martha Lane Fox, the digital champion appointed during the last government, is going to be given the task of helping reduce the
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott should take the stand today in the copyright case between his firm and Oracle. This time last week Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle, entered the Californian court room and revealed that it valued the code downloads by SAP division TomorrowNow at between $4bn to $5bn. But SAP's
In a major piece of research in association with IBM the views from resellers on the future of their businesses and customer demands over the next five years have been examined. The major findings provide food for thought for those pushing the cloud and those that have dismissed sustainable IT. Th
Social networks will become the main form of businesses communication for many employees, according to Gartner.
Some 20% of staff will use social...
Criminal gangs are raking in millions by exploiting security conscious internet users with rogue anti-virus scams, according to the Get Safe Online annual...
The cloud is going to grow over the next few years but it's impact on resellers is not going to be as dramatic as some hosted enthusiasts might have thought. According to research from MicroScope in association with IBM resellers are divided over the impact of cloud in the next five years. There w
BTLloyds BT has won back the Lloyds Banking Group voice and data network contract that it lost...
Cisco distributor Azlan has launched two apps for the iPhone and Blackberry platforms designed to help SMB resellers get a snapshot of Cisco stock availability on the fly. The apps have already been road-tested by Azlan's in-house sales teams and are now being rolled out to resellers across Europe.
Nortel's rump operation has posted net third quarter sales of $85m (£52.8m), down 90.1% year-on-yearas a result of business divestitures in the past 12 months. At the same time the firm sank to a netloss of $649m after incurring charges of $490m related to the winding up of its final salary pe
EMC is to acquire Washington-based network attached storage (NAS)outfit Isilon for $2.25bn (£1.39bn), or $33.85 per share as it makes its move on the cloud. Isilon has made a strong play in the growing scale-out NAS sector, which IDC claims will reach a total value of $6bn by 2014. EMC believe
Businesses have been warned to be alert to fraudsters posing as representatives of major web security vendors at the start of 2010's Get Safe Online week. At the launch of the event, which is co-sponsored by the government, the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Ofcom and supported by vendors in
IT departments should force suppliers to use functional point analysis (FPA) to price application development projects. Cliff Saran reports on how a financial...
Researchers are building ersatz SMP machines out of commodity x86 boxes, plus specialized hardware and software.
Kelley Blue Book is transforming itself from a 20th century publishing company to a 21st century data analytics powerhouse.
Remaining Obstacles for Java
Forget about pushing people to use wikis and blogs. The rush is on to build enterprise collaboration platforms that pull social networking into every workstation.
Bentley University has incorporated SAP into its curriculum since 1998 -- both at the graduate and undergraduate level.
Just how deep the problems of ERP usability run is something a group of professors at Bentley University is tackling.
SAP’s been public about improving its usability, but what does the "Google generation" actually want to see, and do they expect enterprise software to be fun?
Police have forced the suspension of a website that offered advice to students photographed at last week's student fees demonstration in London.
Google has called on policymakers in the US, European Union and elsewhere to break down barriers to free trade and internet commerce. The internet firm has published a whitepaper that explores the ways that governments impose limits on the free flow of information online.
Facebook has introduced a service to combine e-mail, text and instant messaging, called Facebook Messages.
EMC has announced it will acquire the data storage firm by the end of 2010
Network operators have been invited to a private meeting with communications minister Ed Vaizey to be briefed on the business rating system for communications networks, and broadband networks in particular.
Tesco Bank has chosen Cable & Wireless Worldwide to provide managed datacentre services and hosted voice services to support its banking and insurance customer service centres in Newcastle and Glasgow.
John Suffolk has announced he is to step down at the end of the year in major blow to government technology strategy.
Caxton in Cambridgeshire and Malvern in Worcestershire are the first villages to register more than 1,000 votes in BT's Race to Infinity competition to find...
Spending on IT in the financial services market is growing faster again
The Cloud Industry Forum says warnings from Get Safe Online about rogue anti-virus marketing campaigns underline the need for a code of practice for website content and cloud service providers.
The government has announced it will increase SME procurement to 25% of public sector contracts. But is it likely to meet this quota with small IT businesses?
As the IT industry re-emerges from the recession, IT spending is down but IT vacancies have increased again this quarter, as a shortage of skills emerges in the UK.
Resellers believe they will grow and expand their businesses over the next five years as they look forward to a post-recession market. According to research from MicroScope in association with IBM the majority of resellers, 52%, believed they would grow their revenues over the next few years and as
Hosted private clouds will out number internal systems next year as more customers look to avoid building their own systems and suffering failure. According to Forrester vice president and principal analyst James Staten those that have been early adopters with the cloud will lead from experience as
The latest version of a rootkit targeting Microsoft Windows has begun hitting 64-bit versions of the operating system.
TDL is an advanced rootkit that...
Almost a third of employees regularly breach enterprise mobile management policies by using personal smartphones for work purposes, according to a report. The...
St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust claims it is the first trust in the UK to move to a purely digital records system.
Government CIO John Suffolkhas announced he isto leave his £270,000 a year job at the end of the year. His role, considered one of the most influential in UK IT, will be filled temporarily by COO of the Efficiency and Reform Group, Ian Watmore, while a replacement is sought. Under Gordon Brown
Lexmark is developing a managed print programme for IT resellers that allows them to back off the service element to its field engineers. The Lexmark Value Print initiative was launched to copier dealers around two years ago to build A4 desktop and workgroup devices in that channel and it has gradu
Sales at business-to-business comms provider Opal remained flat year-on-year during the second quarter as declining sales of voice products were offset by growth in data products and services, parent TalkTalk said today. As part of its first half results announcement - its first since splitting from
By Linda Endersby in Prague NetApp has used its partner conference event in Prague to talk of growth and the opportunity for resellers to help customers move away from fixed architectures. The storage and data management provider has recently undergone the biggest launch in its history, with 80%
Even with the easy bake Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud package for private cloud servers, Windows managers want more time to watch the cloud story unfold.
Enterprise collaboration platforms aim to add a social layer to work apps. This story, the second of two about such platforms, offers a market overview and vendor selection advice.
Negotiators have finalised the text of the controversial multilateral Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta), which aims to stop international trade estimated at billions of pounds a year in counterfeit and pirated copyright works in physical and digital forms.
Malware growth has reached its highest levels, with an average of 60,000 new pieces of malware identified every day, according to the latest threat report from security firm McAfee.
Adobe Systems has released its next generation of security-enhanced products, the Acrobat...
Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion (RIM) and India are closer to agreeing over the monitoring of encrypted Blackberry corporate messaging services,...
Private companies may be required to open up data and make their activities answerable to Freedom of Information law when they take on government work
Cabling specialist Belden has offloaded its WLAN business, Trapeze Networks, which it acquired in 2008 for $133m (£83.8m) to Juniper Networks, after failing to make waves in the wireless market. Juniper has paid $152m for the unit and plans to integrate its wireless technology, which inclu
The internet faces three major crises which, if left unsolved, will lead to the net stalling as a communications medium and an engine for economic growth, according to internet founder and Google's internet evangelist Vint Cerf.
Best Buy Europe is the first retailer to sign up to a new mobile payments network which allows consumers to buy products using only a code.
Microsoft has called on resellers and users to get behind its efforts to crack down on piracy as it unveils the latest roll of shame of those caught robbing the legitimate channel of revenue. To mark its consumer action day - an annual event globally designed to highlight piracy -the vendor has nam
The UK government needs to help raise cyber security awareness and engage more with industry and academia, an expert panel has told the House of Commons...
Integrator Dimension Data has posted improved revenues and profits for the full-year to the end of September, with sales up 19% - 9% at constant currency rates - to $4.74bn (£2.98bn) and operating profit of $237.8m, up 22% in reported currency and 8% in constant currency. In its last set o
Civica Services has named Xerox UK veteran Chris Ginnelly as the successor to outgoing managing director Steve Reynolds. As revealed by MicroScope, Reynolds, boss at the Microsoft LAR division of Civica Group is set to leave the outfit after more than a decade in charge to pursue business interests
Ingram Micro is planning to introducea cloud services operation recently set up in the US to Europe next year, acting as an aggregator and educator for resellers looking to get into hosted services. The distributor launched Ingram Micro Cloud in the US last week providing an aggregator of services
Lenovo is going to launch its tablet PC in China early next year and stagger the worldwide launch to make sure it is glitch free. The tablet phenomenon has rapidly replaced netbooks as the most hyped gadget for consumers with Apple's iPad dominating the market. However more and more vendors are get
The Storage Networking Industry Association of Australia and New Zealand is opening local chapters of the organisation, starting with Canberra
C-level sponsorship, cross-functional teams and the right tool choice will ensure PLM becomes a truly cross-enterprise initiative.
Wine Management Systems (WMS) needed a better way to create custom reports for its customers. SaaS BI software did it one better, allowing WMS customers to build their own reports.
What types of new CRM features should financial institutions like banks, mortgage firms, brokerages, and others be investing in, and what issues do financial services firms need to consider before investing in new CRM products?
An enterprise search project at the NASA Langley Research Center is helping to hasten the pace of scientific discovery by researchers there, according to a NASA IT manager.
Cloud technology accentuates some norms of IT culture that need to change. The command-and-control approach is one of them.
The UK government should focus its cyber efforts on resilience and defence rather than attack, an expert panel has told the House of Commons science and...
NATO is this week carrying out its third cyber defence exercise since 2008, involving 24 of 28 alliance members, plus Austria.
It will be at least a year before Ofcom issues an invitation to bid for the so-called 4G radio frequencies
China Telecom diverted internet traffic from the US and other nations for about 18 minutes on 8 April by publishing incorrect routing information
Google has introduced a documents editor for mobile browsers to allow users to edit Google...
An industry group for IT services companies has asked the US Department of Justice to investigate Oracle's policies aimed at preventing customers using third-party...
Dominic Orr, CEO of wireless vendor Aruba Networks, has claimed he is not concerned with the acquisition of old competitor Trapeze by Juniper earlier this week. Speaking on a conference call with analysts as Aruba released its first quarter results, Orr said he did not take Juniper lightly as a comp
Computer Weekly's annual blog awards take place tonight - results will be online by tomorrow morning at the latest. (And on Twitter before then!)
In the absence of a cap, the government will have to increase the cost of bringing staff to the UK from overseas on Intra Company Transfers (ICTs) if it...
Royal Bank of Scotland hires new CIO Former Wachovia Bank IT boss Ian Alderton has joined the corporate division of beleaguered financial services...
Several Democrats in the US House of Representatives have announced they have introduced legislation that would expand the cybersecurity powers of the Department...
The Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) agreed this week may be subject to a constitutional challenge in the US, but it may expose the US to retaliatory...
The London Stock Exchange's technology service has demonstrated robust sales growth, despite an overall decline in revenue for the group, according to its...
A chance meeting at InfoSec with Panasonic has helped Overtis significantly boost its presence in the retail market as it brings its security products to till points. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC) shrinkage, mistakes in giving too much change as well as theft and fraud from shop
Resellers will be given the chance to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter next week. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and answer session between 12-1 next Tuesday lunchtime on 23 November. Sitting in the hot seat will be Ross
Communications minister Ed Vaizey on Wednesday aligned himself against two key figures in internet history, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and Vint Cerf, by giving...
Following this week's report on a rise in fraudulent activity by criminals claiming to represent legitimate antivirus and security companies, theindustry has been quick to speak out over the impact to their businesses. The report, released to mark the government's annual Get Safe Online week, reveal
2e2 has farmed out a range of customer and in-house support services to Patni Computer Systems in a deal that has resulted in one quarter of its team transferring to the Indian outsourcer's local operation. The five-year £20m contract includes application support, information management and f
Ingram Micro is hoping that its recently installed head of marketing Stewart Hayward can breathe new life into the department. He joined at the start of November after a decade at SME dealer WStore - which was sold to Systemax last year - and replaces Gemma Telford, who left at the end of October t
Sales of GRC platforms have grown by double digits this year, and are projected to continue to rise in 2011.
The government is publishing spending data on all transactions over £25,000 from today.
Myspace has announced integration with Facebook to allow users to log into their Facebook accounts from Myspace.com.
Who’s the 2010 blogger of the year? What is the best gadget blog on the web? All these questions will be answered.
Adobe has released the next-generation version of its Reader software that includes a protected mode to prevent attacks through PDF files.
The US Air Force has warned troops that using location-aware applications on social networking sites could have "devastating" consequences for military operations.
The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: SMBs urged to be wise to cold-calling fraudsters Businesses have been warned to be alert to fraudsters posing as representatives of major web security vendors at the start of 2010's Get Safe Online week.
John Chambers has taken the unusual step of apologising to investors for the weak quarterly forecast that he delivered last week on Cisco's quarterly earnings call. The outspoken CEO's remarks caused Cisco's stock price to plunge by 16%, erasing billions from the firm's value and dragging down the D
With security vulnerabilities in applications a problem the shift towards mobile devices is going to cause even more headaches. Most firms can only dedicate the time and resources to running application vulnerability tests on an annual basis leaving themselves open to potential problems as software
More than half of IT professionals received a bonus this year, suggesting an industry revival for bonus payments after the recession, according to a report. Research...
Some 70% of UK businesses have been hit by at least one data breach in the past year, according to digital forensics company CY4OR.
The government of India has mandated open standards for all its IT systems as fears mount that Europe's equivalent European Interoperability Framework has...
The government's move to make information on public sector expenditure available to the public will add £6bn to the economy
Shoppers spent a total of £5.2bn online in October, a year-on-year growth of 23% and the highest October growth since before the recession.
Dell doubled profits in the third quarter indicating the firm's fortunes are turning the corner as all operating segments bar consumer posted double digit sales gains. The US PC maker posted income of $1bn, up from $577m a year ago and revenues grew 19% to $15.4bn, albeit lower than analyst expectat
Lord Sugar might be amused to discover that the man who replaced him as the government advisor on enterprise has been forced to quit just weeks after taking on the role. Lord Young walked after making misjudged remarks about the "so-called recession" and used the infamous line that most Br
Nortel has fallen out with Genband over the purchase price ofits carrier VoIP and applications solutions (CVAS) unit, according to Reuters. The $182m deal, originally announced late last year, was finalised in February, as reported by MicroScope. Butit has now claimed that Genband is trying to "