Tellabs' announcement of an R&D facility in Melbourne saw Richard Chirgwin speak to the company’s VP of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, about the reasons for the facility – and learned about the company’s hopes for desktop fibre along the way.
Novell announced on November 22, 2010 that it has accepted a $2.2 billion buyout offer from Seattle-based Attachmate. Microsoft is involved in the purchase of some IP. Industry watchers wonder what this means for SUSE Linux support.
Avi Marco, head of corporate business intelligence at BSkyB, speaks to Cliff Saran about BI more agile.
Theft of data by employees is common in UK companies, a survey has revealed.
Some 72% of more than 1,000 UK employees polled by security firm Imperva...
Most companies know they have information that is vital to their survival and that could damage the company if it fell into the wrong hands, but insider data theft is rife in the UK, a survey has revealed.
Steve Jobs and media mogul Rupert Murdoch have teamed up to create a new digital newspaper designed exclusively for tablet computers called the Daily.
The UK Cloud Industry Forum has published a code of practice aimed at promoting the adoption of cloud-based services.
The US communications regulator, the FCC, is expected to announce its intention to stop internet service providers blocking or favouring online content.
eStock, the exclusive trade-only distributor of surplus inventory, has teamed up with MicroScope to offer readers the chance to win one of five RothDocks.
SAP is doing a better job of listening to and working with users, but more work has to be done in several other areas, says the UK&Ireland SAP User Group.
Small businesses are leaving themselves wide open to security attacks with a worrying number failing to install any protection against web threats. According to research from AVG more than half of the UK SMEs surveyed had no security guidelines for their staff and one in seven had no software or app
Software supplier Novell, once one of the most influential companies in corporate IT, is to be acquired for $2.2bn by Attachmate
Suffolk announced his resignation last week, and has now explained why he is leaving
D-Link has revitalised its approach to its core education market, unveiling a new 0%financing plan and announcing the appointment of a new head of education. The networking vendor's BudgetWise purchase plan will allow public sector buyers to skirt restrictive rules on how they are able to procure an
Net neutrality is a basic value of the internet according to web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, accusing Facebook and Apple of threatening the web's future development.
Juniper Networks has stolen away Alcatel-Lucent APAC president Sean Dolan to be its new EMEA senior vice president and "spearhead Juniper's support for the growing demand for IP networking." Dolan, who joins Juniper a week after it acquired WLAN outfit Trapeze Networks from parent Belden,
SAP is in a transformational stage, Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-chief executive of SAP has told the UK & Ireland SAP user group conference taking place in Manchester. The...
Communications minister Ed Vaizey has said he does support net neutrality and claimed that a speech he made about a "two-tier" internet policy was misinterpreted....
The toxic chemicals used to make technology products are increasingly controversial. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardents (BFRs) are...
RM has talked up the overall prospects for sale growth in the education sector after recording a bumper set of preliminary financials for its fiscal 2010 ended 30 September. Sales grew 10% to £380m and operating profits climbed 12% to £19.9m, with gains to the top and bottom lines made a
The government looks likely to backtrack on part of its transparency pledge by scrapping the popular e-petitions service on the Number 10 website.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has moved a step forward in helping establish a Code of Conduct for hosted providers to adhere to as part of moves to break down user resistance to the technology. Along with security fears the lack of standards with cloud service provision has held back wider adoption
Computacenter (CC) managing director Simon Walsh tendered his resignation after weighing up the short to medium term prospects for getting the role as CEO and out of fear of being typecast.
Services software and NetIQ-owner vendor Attachmate has splurged a total of$2.2bn in cash or $6.10 pershare(£1.37bn) to acquire workload management software vendorNovell and its SUSE brand. Parts ofNovell's IP are also to be sold to CPTN Holdings, a group of companies led by Microsoft. In a st
Tech Data resisted the temptation of an all-out price war with arch rival Ingram Micro to post much improved fiscal third quarter profits. The battle for market share in Europe was evident in Ingram's most recent set of financials but Tech Data's numbers were relatively unscathed, with sales up 9.2%
Former Juniper UK distribution manager Grant Reddin has crossed the great divide into the channel to take up the role of networking and security sales director for the UK at Avnet Technology Solutions.
IDC’s new report on the top MES software vendors provides manufacturers with criteria for selecting an MES package.
Pervasive Data, announced that it now has direct connectivity to OData. Pervasive now allows customers to create automated data flows that connect to OData.
Find out why Tompkins Financial Corp. chose open source Talend data integration tools over competing offerings from IBM and other vendors.
News CIOs should use from the MIT Sloan CFO Summit: In these uncertain times, CFO responsibilities center on internal execution and scenario planning for constant change.
The government is to cut costs by moving more public services online, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude will announce today.
The government's plans to attract competitive bids for four rural broadband pilot projects may be disrupted because non-BT network operators say they lack...
Organisations that outsource technical work are losing graduate IT talent to its suppliers, according to an industry expert. Iain Smith, research director for Diaz Research, which specialises in advising large businesses on IT employment issues, told Computer Weekly outsourcing and offshoring has "chopped career structures off at the knees".
Digital champion Martha Lane Fox has published a report calling for a centralised government internet address to replace 750 websites. In a review...
Brocade's fourth quarter GAAP net income shrank 28% year-on-year to to $23m (£14.4m) even as sales at the network and storage vendor hit a new record of $550m, up 5%, driven by solid growth in its Ethernet business. Brocade said it had seen a rise in its sales and marketing costs, as well
The digital champion has been quick to dampen fears that a massive reduction in the number of government websites will leave those without web access exiled from services. Martha Lane Fox, the digital champion appointed during the last administration to help get the 10m Britons not online connected
Business is seeing a change in attitude of SAP's leadership towards customers, but that has yet to filter down to sales forces in many regions, according...
SAP is in a transformational stage, Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-chief executive of SAP has told the UK & Ireland SAP user group conference taking place in Manchester, writes Warwick Ashford. The aim of this process is to expand beyond planning resources for the enterprise to help optimise scarce res
Revenues might have dipped but profits for the first half of its fiscal year increased at KCOM as the firm announced a fresh banking facility and ambitions for growth. In interim results for the six months ended 30 September revenue dropped by 7.6% to £194.8m but pre-tax profits increased by
Resellers will be given the chance from noon today to ask a senior channel executive at Symantec questions live on Twitter. MicroScope has worked with the vendor to set up a live Twitter question and answer session between 12-1 this lunchtime. Sitting in the hot seat will be Ross Walker, director
Eight communities in Cornwall will be the first to receive superfast broadband services as part of a £132m EU-backed project to bring high-speed fibre links...
Security is a top priority for SAP, particular as business applications become increasingly on-device and mobile, says co-chief executive Jim Hagemann Snabe.
A software testing standard, which ingrains processes into an organisation throughout software development to pick up bugs before software goes live, will...
Using Twitter as a means of channel and customer communication has been given a thumbs up by Symantec's UK channel boss. Walker, director of SMB and distribution in the UK agreed to take questions for an hour this lunchtime on Twitter in a display of innovative interaction with the channel. The sess
HP's CEO Leo Apotheker is trying to re-engage with employees in the workforce that became disillusioned under the leadership of his predecessor Mark Hurd by committing to raise salaries in the current financial year. The world's largest IT firm last night rolled out fiscal fourth quarter numbers wi
Customer interest in managed print services and the fragility of the economy conspired to force down UK printer shipments in Q3. Figures by channel analyst Context revealed that while the market in Western Europe grew 6.5% buoyed by France and Germany, the UK declined 5.8%. "The whole fashion
Many companies are looking to expand the business intelligence process beyond basic reporting and analysis. But broadening the use of a data warehouse and BI tools isn’t so easy.
One year after discouraging users from using it for mission-critical projects, Gartner now says SAP NetWeaver PI is on solid footing.
The award in the SAP lawsuit shows the jury sided with Oracle's arguments over the damages done by TomorrowNow.
Virtualization licensing models have come a long way on the server side, but making sense of virtual licensing models for the desktop is a complex endeavor.
The Information Commissioner has issued the first two fines for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act.
A US federal court has ordered German enterprise software maker SAP to pay US rival Oracle $1.3bn in damages for copyright infringement.
One of the first batch of Apple personal computers has sold at auction for £133,250 in Christie's auction house in London.
How to share infrastructure is likely to become the hottest topic in rolling out next generation broadband access (NGA), especially in rural areas, it emerged at the NextGen10 conference in Birmingham this week.
The government has earmarked £13m to fund online centres in a bid to close the digital divide and encourage people to use the internet.
The government has announced its cap on the number of non-EU immigrant workers allowed in the UK every year, but many in the IT profession believe it will do little to prevent abuse of an immigration loophole.
Norwegian browser maker Opera Software has released a final version of its free internet browser for smartphones running on Nokia's Symbian operating system.
Oracle might not have got the $4bn to $5bn Larry Ellison (pictured) argued it was due from SAP for copyright infringement, but it has been given the highest awarded payout awarded by a court for a case of this kind at $1.3bn. The jury in the case between the two vendors concluded the case handing Or
Cisco distibutor Magirus has claimed itcan now bring lead times on Cisco's B-Series Unified Compute blades down to just five days after being certified as the first Cisco UCS B-Series Authorised Configurator in Europe. Magirus, which was certified on the C-Series rack-mounted range back in June, is
IT veteran JP Rangaswami has joined the enterprise cloud firm Salesforce.com after a five-year spell at BT
UKplc bought more software than hardware for the sixth quarter in a row, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) third quarter bulletin on business investment.
The IT industry has continued to show recovery in the jobs market, with 40% of vacancies for senior IT positions in 2010 offering salaries of more than £150,000, said a report.
When it comes to reducing some of the catastrophic problems caused by redundant IT, what matters is what's in it, and how it's put together.
IP video and CCTVdistributor Norbain has appointed former Westcon EMEA executive vice president Barry Shakespeare as its new managing director to replace chief executive Alun John, who has been managing the firm pending the appointment. John will now concentrateon group strategy and further expansio
The first fines for failing to comply with the data protection act have been handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) handing a ready made sales pitch to those resellers specialising in information security. Sheffield-based employment and recruitment consultancy A4e was hit by a &p
German vehicle maker Daimler AG is to standardise computer aided design (CAD) for its worldwide vehicle development on Siemens NX software.
Elder Pharmaceuticals is looking at investing in ERP, BI, drug discovery software—and more as part of its IT roadmap
New leadership of German enterprise software maker SAP is pursuing a transformation agenda and a more customer-focused strategy in an attempt to rebuild trust.
Acer is the latest company to attempt to capitalise on the success of the iPad, with the launch of Iconia, a dual-screen laptop.
With jobs in IT and telecoms hard to find, a competition to find the Young Telecoms Engineer of the Year is a welcome development.
Brewing giant SABMiller has signed a multimillion-pound outsourcing deal with HP . The...
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has failed to reduce the mistakes made in processing benefits, partly because of poor IT systems, a report from the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
Farmers Insurance Exchange (FIE) Has signed a multi-year deal with technology provider Symbility Solutions to use its workflow software tools to manage property claims.
Moving IT to the public cloud could costs IT departments more than running services in-house, research from analyst firm Ovum has revealed.
Organisations need to introduce policies to manage and measure employee mobile usage as rising data traffic and smartphone use hits corporate costs.
Lawyers for Nortel will take the standat the Royal Courts of Justice todayfor the second day of thehearing over the firm's handling of its pension scheme. Thenetworking vendor teamed up with bankrupt financial services firmLehman Brothers in September to jointly protest claims by the Pensions Regula
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has imposed the first financial penalties since gaining increased powers in April to fine organisations up to £500,000 for breaches of the Data Protection Act (DPA).
Daimler AG signed a five year contract with Dassault Systèmes (DS) for computer aided design software in September, just weeks before the motor manufacturer said it would standardise on similar software from Siemens.
The Cabinet Office is preparing to take control of the government's digital channels after an eventful week that saw the resignation of the DirectGov CEO in advance of Martha Lane Fox's review of the website.
With the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) handing out the first fines for data protection breaches the possibility of firms being hit in the pocket by another compliance body has increased the pressure on those responsible for managing user records.
Law firms are putting their e-mail systems in the cloud to cut costs and ensure they adhere to tough data protection regulations.
UK business can learn a lot from the first financial penalties for data protection failures imposed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), says a data protection lawyer.
Dixons Retail dramatically cut losses in the first half of the year but made scant reference to its B2B resale operations, saying they continued to be "weak". In the 24 weeks to 16 October, group sales were flat at £3.35bn but losses fell from £17.6m in the same period a year a
Moving IT to the public cloud could costs IT departments more than running services in-house, research from analyst firm Ovum has revealed, writes Bill Goodwin. Despite claims from suppliers that cloud computing will inevitably cut costs, businesses could find themselves having to pay more, said se
The cost of borrowing for SMEs in the channel continues to increase with the increases in interest rates adding misery to the existing problems getting hold of credit. Accotrding to a Syscap survey the lending margins to SMEs relative to the Bank of England base rate have increased from 3.53% in Au
Virgin Media Business has signed up to supply its fibre-optic network as part of the government's Public Sector Network (PSN) plan and createda new public sector business network. The PSN initiative aims to securevoice, data, and other network services such as unified comms and remote access,for the
Crafting a successful database strategy requires technology flexibility, the right skill sets and a strong focus on application requirements, according to IT pros and analysts.
Data Center Decisions India 2011 Survey contacted 272 data center pros for their outlook on the cloud computing environment. Here’s the inside dope.
Entrepreneurs Richard Branson and Rupert Murdoch are to launch rival publications exclusively for Apple's iPad.
The European Commission has launched the first EU internal security plan
Retailer Halfords has invested in automating back-end system and business process testing to halve the time it takes to deliver new business functionality.
Microsoft has announced that its application store, Marketplace, has almost 3,000 applications and games available to download for the Windows Phone 7 operating system (OS).
European countries are expected today to establish a right for people to learn the logic behind algorithms used by public authorities and private companies that use computers to profile customer behaviour.
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The value of UK ecommerce transactions hit £408bn in 2009, excluding non-financial transactions, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed on Friday.
Services-based storage reseller B2net has acquired small London-based Cisco Gold partner Essant for an undisclosed sum. The firms are forecasting a combined turnover in the region of £50m in the current financial year, creating an enlarged mid-market and managed services reselling operation w
Networking support services provider Networks First has become the latestindustry player to unveil an iPhone app pitched at the channel. The app, dubbed First Find,was funded by company chairman Peter Titmus andis designed to supply information on networking, comms and securityequipment covered by N
Avnet is working closely with vendor partner nCircle to gain more channel interest in risk management and compliance products. Given the first fines for failing to look after data from the Information Commissioner's Office this week and the ongoing list of regulations firms have to sign up to aroun
Fujitsu Technology Solutions (TS) and Ingram Micro have announced an expansion of their EMEA relationship, with Ingram taking on Fujitsu's Dynamic Infrastructure kit, including the Primergy and Eternusserver and storage lines to target SMB and midmarker resellers. Joint server and storage sales have