If you’ve got Oracle applications, boy, does Oracle have some fast new Sun Sparc servers for you.
China's propaganda chief was named by US diplomats as the alleged orchestrator of hacker attacks on Google in late 2009, according to cables published by Wikileaks.
The government plans to put a "digital hub" into every community by the end of this parliament as part of its £830m broadband strategy
Tesco has deployed Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator service to support the company's 2010 Clubcard Bonanza, which will see millions of pounds of customer's...
SAP has launched an enterprise edition of StreamWork that’s integrated with its product lifecycle management business suite application, and will soon integrate it with its CRM and BusinessObjects Strategy Management applications.
Having seen the evidence, some enterprise IT shops may experiment with holding onto servers for longer than in the past, Gartner analysts said.
IBM CIO Pat Toole talks about his role in IBM's IT risk management strategy, and how IBM is handling application development and mobile device security.
The first service pack for SCVMM 2008 R2 will include updates for managing Windows Server 2008 R2’s Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX features.
Get the best predictive analytics strategy and planning tips from the recent Marketing Analytics 2010 conference in Boston.
Microsoft prohibits virtualizing Internet Explorer, but is the company reading its own application virtualization rules correctly?
Talks between Google and online discount site Groupon over a potential acquisition have ended, according...
Communities and non-BT network operators reacted with dismay to the government's new broadband strategy.
AOL is exploring a merger with Yahoo, according to Reuters, citing unnamed sources.
Residents in Blewbury, Caxton, Castleton, Madingley and Whitcomb are winning the race to be the first areas to get BT's high-speed fibre service.
No-one was "writing a cheque to BT," culture minister Jeremy Hunt said on Monday at the launch of the government's broadband strategy in London.
Preston-based Impact Computing has requested that MicroScope points out that it is in no way connected to the recent coverage of the latest efforts by Microsoft to reduce hard disk loading. One of the resellers named and shamed by the vendor last month was Impact Computers, which is also based in
The culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is today setting out the coalition government's broadband strategy, setting a tentative date of 2015 to bring super-fast fibre broadband to between 85% and 90% of the UK, with the private sector shouldering the bulk of the burden. The new date islater than that prop
A hacking attack on a key investigative agency of the Indian government shows that cyberspace is increasingly becoming a battleground, say security experts.
Nottingham County Council's (NCC)...
Mergers and acquisition activity in the tech sector should increase next year as confidence and value floods back into the market. According to findings from Deloitte optimism is returning to the market with private equity and auctions expected to pick up pace next year. Those firms that operate i
Ingram Micro has been given access to the full line-up of RIM's BlackBerry mobility portfolio across nine EMEA markets including the UK. The distributor alreadysupplies RIM's server lines but will now add smartphones, accessories, software and technical support services. Ingram Micro has ploughed mo
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has ended the year with one of its largest settlements of the year after it caught out a London education consultant firm using unlicensed software. Quacquarelli Symonds Consulting Limited has been hit by a settlement and costs of purchasing legal software that
Juniper Networks has forked out $95m (£60.6m)to acquire virtualisation security vendor Altor Networks, net of shares that it already owns in the business. The two companies already have a technology partnership, but Juniper has ambitions to build out its network security business to cover the
Calyx Managed Services (MS) boss Tara Brady is standing down and will become chief executive at League Two football side Southend United with immediate effect. Brady, who joined Calyx in June 2008, has held a number of senior positions within the IT industry, running the financial services business
Cisco and BMC Software have put their marks to a new strategic alliance intended to develop and market large-scale multi-tenant cloud infrastructures. Under the terms of the agreement the firms plan to share and align their product roadmaps and technology to provide global customers with solutions t
Small and medium-sized businesses in the UK, US, Germany, Brazil, India and Japan saw substantial customer demand for Domain...
Virtual server network automation and security are increasingly important to enterprises. Juniper and Cisco beefed up their virtual server networking capabilities in recent days with acquisitions of LineSider and Altor.
Three-dimensional visualization, social networking and the cloud are transforming product lifecycle management from an engineering-centric tool to a companywide platform for better decision making.
Technology professionals at two well known firms are finding that innovative data management practices can help business users improve their job performance.
The data center industry will face a staffing crisis if it can’t drive more employee loyalty, says one Gartner analyst. But IT managers say it’s not a problem in this economy.
IT pros debate new Green Grid carbon emission metric. Next up? Water.
Clinical data analytics tends to be confined to large, deep-pocketed health care providers. However, with EHRs set to standardize on ICD-10 and SNOMED, it could reach many others.
Next year, Salesforce.com will release a cloud-based database product called database.com.
Quacquarelli Symonds Consulting Limited has paid out £80,000 after it was found using unlicensed software, according to the Business Software Alliance.
Google has unveiled the Samsung-made Nexus S, successor to the HTC-made Nexus One.
The adoption of cloud computing could give the UK a total economic benefit of about €30bn a year from 2015, according to research. The EMC commissioned...
Telecommunications companies are undercapitalising their expertise with billing systems in their negotiations with content providers
The Financial Services Authority has warned 49,387 people they could be at risk of being sold worthless shares, after a list of their personal contact details was discovered.
Ongoing IT problems have been blamed for the continuing delays in processing student loan applications earlier this year
Broadband take-up has increased significantly among older people, and more people intend to get on the internet in the next 12 months
Edinburgh-based financial services group Standard Life is buying a software firm for £42m to help develop its insurance offerings to customers and intermediaries
The Technology Strategy Board and the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA) are looking to stimulate R&D activity in the space industry through £2m...
After acquiringnumerous businesses during the course of 2010,comms and networking reseller Daisy Group has posted a pre-tax loss of £9.84m on sales of £119.9m, up 288% year-on-yearfor the six months to the end of September. However, income tax benefits and profit from discontinued operat
Business applications on Microsoft's SharePoint could become as popular as the iPhone apps within five years, Gartner predicts.
Less than a third of global businesses have an IT risk management programme capable of dealing with the risks related to the use of new technologies, a study has revealed.
Growing adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) to perform mission-critical finance functions is creating risk of costly downtime, says the NCC Group.
With local authorities set to be handed reduced budgets, now could be the time for them to share back-office functions.
The development of an ISO standard around software asset management (SAM) has been given the thumbs up by those in the industry promoting the technology to users. The ISO.IEC JTC1 SC7 WG 21 standard is being previewed by a working group on SAM and offers the potential to unite different approaches
The European Commission's (EC) largest ever software contract is in "direct contradiction" of EU guidelines, according to campaign group Free Software Foundation...
Cloud computing is set to improve the economies of those in the European Union significantly as the technology is more widely adopted helping cut costs and improve efficiencies. According to research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) commissioned by EMC the top five EU econo
PC sales through UK distributors grew healthily in October despite the continued decline in netbook shipments. Market data from Context showed that more £122m worth of desktops, notebooks, workstations, tablets and x86 servers were pushed through wholesalers, up 19% on the same month in 2009
Application delivery networking specialist Blue Coat has made a series of tweaks to its Channel Advantage Programme to boost sales and ROI on its WAN optimisation gear. Among the enhancements are a WAN Optimisation Partner designation designed to deliver higher margins to partners that jump through
Epson is going against the flow in the market by holding fire on a managed print services push according to UK managing director Chris Price. The printer market was at the sharp end of the downturn in IT spending - though Epson, along with HP, has held its own in hardware sales - as customers froze
Businesses with between up to 500 users are the target of a new Australian cloud service.
Unlike Asia-Pac operators who view WiMax and LTE as complementary, WiMax may only play a supporting role for smaller U.S. operators.
Heroku provide developers a Cloud-based platform for developing applications on the Ruby development language.
New research points to the mobile health market expanding by a factor of 17 in the next three years, as doctors and nurses exploit new mobile health apps in their daily work.
Incumbent UC vendors and service providers have begun to sell UC as a Service (UCaaS), but it's unclear if large enterprises will commit to an all-cloud UC infrastructure.
The mainframe is essential in enterprise computing. Whether you wrap it or migrate it, you must consider its role in the organization, say Gartner and Forrester analysts.
Cloud computing security will take the same route as SOA governance and XML gateways, says a noted Gartner analyst.
Citrix XenDesktop 5.0 has big improvements, but upgrading from the previous version will be a bear, if not impossible.
Security vulnerability (CVE-2010-3152) allows attackers to launch library-loading based exploits. Update issued.
The deployment of enterprise collaboration and social media is now a top agenda item for CIOs. Realizing the potential of these tools is a matter of passion, experts say.
Google has unveiled an internet-based laptop running its Chrome operating system, challenging the traditional model of personal computing.
Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing firm, has introduced a database-as-a-service (DbaaS) product, Database.com at its annual conference, Dreamforce, in San Francisco.
Enterprise cloud computing firm Salesforce.com has introduced a free version of its Chatter ...
Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed plans to move its QNX-based Blackberry Tablet operating system to multi-core smartphones and tablets in the next decade....
E-reader sales will reach 6.6 million units in 2010, up 79.8% from 2009 sales of 3.6 million, according to Gartner, while in 2011, sales are projected to surpass 11 million, a 68.3% increase from 2010, it said.
Outsourcing will increase next year but losing control of IT will remain a major concern for IT departments
Microsoft says the IE9 browser due for release early in 2011 will include tools to enable users to control what data is collected about their activities online.
Despite government plans...
WAN optimisation outfit Silver Peak is continuing its EMEA expansion with the appointment of former Expand Networks EMEA sales head Mike Betzto the post of vice president of EMEAsales, and the appointment of data centre technology distributor CDG in the UK. "CDG is small enough to understand ou
Businesses wanting to distance themselves from Wikileaks, should boost their IT security to help defend against activist hacker attacks, say security experts....
Amazon has unveiled a web-based service to support its existing Kindle e-reader, a day after Google launched its eBooks ...
For the first time in the history of the G20 world financial leaders and policy makers used secure social networking software to collaborate before, during...
Freezing weather conditions cost businesses millions of pounds last week. But small firms shouldn't wait for the next cold snap before putting IT continuity systems in place. Read our tips to minimise damage when the worst case scenario comes to pass.
IT departments were warned today to take steps to retain their top IT staff as the job market for IT professionals picks up. Sid Barnes, executive...
Web security specialist Sourcefire has ramped up its rebates for deal registration in an effort to encourage resellers to log their activities sooner in the sales cycle. The vendor has traditionally offered a 5% discount for registering deals but this has been increased to 20% as it looks to reward
Calyx is currently mapping an acquisition strategy but has expressed early interest in building larger economies of scale in existing operations and getting more involved in software and infrastructure management services. This week's departure of Calyx Managed Services chief executive Tara Brady,
British software firm Micro Focus has indicated that it expects future growth after bedding in senior management changes that have swept across the business in the last few months. The vendor revealed in interim results that it had seen 8.7% revenue growth for the six months ended 31 October to $21
Comet continues to be the thorn in parent Kesa Electricals' side as revenues for the first half of fiscal 2011 sank and losses mounted. At group level, profits rose nearly 20% to €32.4m while sales grew just over 4% to €2.77bn as Darty France, BCC, Vanden Borre and other continentaloperations moved
Service providers are angling to sell consulting services to aid the IPv6 migration process. Their usefulness will depend on the project's size and the level of in-house expertise.
With the new Sun Blade X6275, Oracle showed it hasn't given up on its x86 server business. Plus: news on HP’s energy-efficient switches and Novell Cloud Manager.
Data management expert David Menninger explains what enterprises need to know about Hadoop, NoSQL and other emerging database technologies.
Despite evolution in systems and SOA, people are still divided by differing uses of common terms. The Open Group is offering standards to cope.
With HP Networking and Juniper showing Cisco legitimate competition, multi-vendor networks are increasingly a key element for network vendor management best practices.
IT investment plan of Bajaj Electricals for 2011-12 includes Theory of Constraints, UC, document management, mobility, and software upgrades
Having seen the evidence, some enterprise IT shops may experiment with holding onto servers for longer than in the past, Gartner analysts said.
Sales growth was outstripping eBay's data center design until its CIO introduced a more sustainable and economical approach to IT.
Salesforce.com and BMC Software have joined forces to provide cloud-based IT service management (ITSM), aimed at streamlining IT support processes and reducing costs.
Marc Benioff, Salesforce.com's CEO, has struck back at Microsoft during Salesforce.com's annual conference, Dreamforce, in San Francisco, calling the company an "evil empire".
James Stevenson, a lead analyst programmer at Sainsbury's, has admitted to stealing more than £73,000 in Nectar reward points from Sainsbury's.
The title of chief information officer is outdated and must adapt to business process requirements within organisations, according to Tim Campos, CIO at...
Online retailing was disrupted yesterday when Visa and Mastercard were targeted by hackers following the firms' refusal to process Wikileaks...
Salesforce.com has acquired cloud application platform for Ruby-based applications, Heroku, for $212m (£134m) in a bid to champion the Ruby on Rails framework.
Businesses should prepare for internet traffic hijacking and sophisticated attacks on computerised control systems in 2011, says a US-based security expert. These...
SAP is aiming to end the year with just shy of 100 resellers across the UK after setting out its ambitions to get its channel numbers back into three figures earlier this year. Having reduced its reseller numbers down to 92 from 145, to weed out those that did not deliver value or show signs of inv
More than half of SMEs plan to increase IT...
The University of Nottingham has implemented log management and security information and event management (SIEM) to avoid distributed denial of service attacks...
The financial services...
CESG, the Information Assurance (IA) arm of GCHQ, has given the green light to Windows 7 and is encouraging government departments to upgrade to the operating...
Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT), which acquired systems integrator Dimension Data in Julyfor £2.1bn,is pushing ahead with the purchase of the last few remaining shares in the company. This follows the expiry of a six-week period for the compulsory acquisition. DiData's shares are set to
The European Commission has fined six LCD panel makers €649m (£543m) in total for price fixing but handed Samsung immunity as it ratted on the others. The governing body said Samsung, LG, AU Optronics, Chimei InnoLux, Chungwha Picture Tubes and HannStar operated a cartel between October 2001 a
Havering and Newham councils expect to save more than £11m by extending shared services across both boroughs.
AstraZeneca UK has developed an iPhone, iTouch and iPad application which has been designed as an educational resource for UK geneticists, pathologists and medical oncologists.
Alcatel-Lucent and infrastructure outfit Arqiva have teamed up tostart a Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless trial in a remote part of Wales, using parts of the 800MHz spectrum freed up by the digital switchover. The duo hope to use the trial to demonstrate the viability - in both economic and techni
Computer 2000 is understood to have poached ASUS UK sales director Phil Brown to run its PC systems division from February, ending his short spell at the netbook pioneer. Brown joined ASUS in May from Samsung, where he was general manager of the notebook division and helped build greater market shar
The next part of the security world set for consolidation seems to be around the large numbers of smaller players targeting the mobile device and application market. Industry watchers are anticipating a wave of consolidation, similar to when large firms swallowed up anti-spam and then data loss pre
Optical networking vendor Ciena has posted its ninth sequential netloss in the final quarter of its fiscal 2010, which closed at the end of October. The Maryland, US-based vendor, which completed a major buy-out of Nortel's Metro Ethernet Network (MEN)business in March dropped $80.3m (£51m)int
Dell is locked in negotiations to acquire data storage player Compellent and has tabled an $876m bid but industry sources have questioned the logic. Today's confirmation ends weeks of speculation about the pair and comes months after Dell lost a bidding war with HP over 3Par. "Dell and Compel
Manufacturers need to understand their control and complexity requirements before deciding how to integrate ERP cloud computing with on-premises systems, analysts say.
Data loss prevention tools are being used by diverse industries to protect sensitive information. Madras Cements Limited elucidates its need for the tool.
A 16-year-old Dutch boy has been arrested in connection with the revenge attacks against Visa, MasterCard and PayPal.
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook, has pledged to give away most of his wealth.
The tool released by the Anonymous Hacker Group for would-be Wikileaks protesters has been downloaded over 40,000 times
Most IT professionals are looking to...
The most visited channel stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days: Comet losses continue to mount Cometremained a thorn in parent Kesa Electricals' side as revenues for the first half of fiscal 2011 sank and losses mounted.At group level, profits rose nearly 20% to €32.4m while sales gre
Former Computacenter UKmanaging director Simon Walsh -who resigned his post in November in order to take his career in a new direction- will take up the role of executive vice president of managed networking services provider Colt's Enterprise business in February. In his new role, Walsh will take c
Companies are considering moving more of their mission critical applications into the coud environment next year as standards and automated process emerge. There has been resistance from users to using the cloud for transactional areas of the business but that appears to be changing as firms weigh
Mergers and acquisition activity in the tech market has remained solid with signs that valuations are holding up raising expectations next year could be a busy period for buyers. The latest figures from Regent show that there were 216 transactions last month across Europe with combined valuations o
Safer Birmingham Partnership, a joint partnership between West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council, has deployed technology which can detect gun shot fire from up to two kilometres away within a 25-metre radius.
The IT services industry is seen as a good long-term career opportunity for recent graduates as we begin to move out of a period of economic turmoil
The consumerisation of technology in the workplace poses one of the greatest challenges to users but one of the greatest opportunities for security resellers over the next couple of years. The views of industry players assembled at a round table in London discussing the changing security landscape
Wireless technology is being piloted in the Preseli Mountains, West Wales, which could overcome the issue of dead spots in broadband coverage in rural areas
Most companies are taking a "wait and see" approach when it comes to implementing the latest technology, according to research from Motorola.
Distributor EntaTech has followed in the footsteps of Computer 2000's enterprise arm Azlan and network support services company Networks First with the launch of a reseller-focused iPhone app. The downloadable software package recreates the features of the distie's online portal, EntaOnline, and giv
Most IT professionals are looking to jump ship next year, according to a survey from The IT Jobs Board, writes Kathleen Hall. Some 80% plan to look for a new job in 2011, while 59% said they were not loyal to their work, said the poll. Of the 100 workers surveyed, 58% said their loyalty would improv