European regulators may investigate Intel's McAfee acquisition following anti-competition concerns. The European Union has expressed concerns about...
The year 2010 was pretty busy for health care tech, as CIOs witnessed the iPad revolution, shored up wireless networks and wondered where mobile health will take them in 2011.
2010 was a busy year for manufacturing technology, with companies struggling to balance tight budgets with their ongoing need for up-to-date software. For a comprehensive picture of the past year, check out these top manufacturing IT trends of 2010.
Angel Broking plans to consolidate its data center infrastructure, and reduce infrastructure complexity through consolidation
The Australian Film, Television and Radio School is looking for 200 TB of storage to help its students create digital media, improve backup and create an archive.
As federal health IT policy continues to take shape, many agencies gain new oversight. Here we review the new players that emerged in 2010 -- and that will be on the scene in 2011.
The top server virtualization news stories of 2010 included VMware per-VM licensing and pricing and the release of vSphere 4.1.
VSphere 4.1 and XenServer 5.6 were major releases in 2010, but that's just the tip of the server virtualization news iceberg. Check out what else dominated the headlines this year.
Internet service providers are being urged by the government to provide access to pornographic websites on an "opt-in" basis.
Citrix is buying Netviewer, the Germany-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, to help its growth in virtual computing and in the European market.
Microsoft has recalled an update to Microsoft...
The pressure to provide speedy services and cut operational costs could drive an over-automation of datacentres, an analyst has warned. Roy Illsley,...
The government's controversial FireControl project could be flagged for review today. The Fire Brigade's Union (FBU) said it was expecting an announcement from fire minister Bob Neil later today, in which it hopes the project designed to reduce the number of fire service control rooms from 46 to nine will be shelved.
The government’s costly and overrunning FiReControl project has been axed. FiReControl has been cancelled because of serious delays with the EADS contract (now Cassidian) which began in 2004 and cost £225m.
Microsoft has quietly killed off its Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) anti-piracy measure after it became clear it was hindering legitimate users whilst having no effect on software pirates.
European regulators may investigate Intel's McAfee acquisitionover anti-competition concerns, writes Kathleen Hall. The European Union has expressed concerns about Intel's plans to embed security features directly into its microprocessors following its $7.7bn acquisition of McAfee earlier this year,
India is still king and China is its main competitor as a destination for offshore IT services, but five destinations have made their first appearance in...
The way the government implements IT policy is to be scrutinised under a public administration select committee inquiry.
The inquiry will examine...
The UK smartphone market is lagging behind that of Germany and France, according to research from telecoms provider Ciena.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is to ramp up its cyber-security in a consultation on equipment, support and technology for UK defence and security.
The Apprentice winner Stella English is joining Lord Sugar's UK system builder and integration business Viglen to head up its managed services projects.
Adobe Systems has reported record revenue of $1.008bn for Q4 2010, compared with $757.3m reported for the same quarter of 2009 and up $17m on the third quarter...
Though it missed the cut with Exchange 2010 SP1, Microsoft has finally added personal archiving for Outlook 2007 users.
Despite lingering questions about plans for wider health care reform, HITECH Act regulations and meaningful use don't face political uncertainty, providers, federal leaders say.
Over the last five years, Subaru has undergone an Oracle application consolidation, reducing the number of total apps by 25%. That in turn has reduced licensing and support costs and cut down on duplication.
A community cloud is taking shape among vertical-industry companies keen on sharing computing resources and gaining low-cost access to industry-specific applications.
Google has deleted all UK payload data collected by its Street View cars from unsecured British Wi-Fi networks, the company has confirmed.
Following Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's bail hearing last week, where a London magistrate permitted the use of Twitter, social media is now allowed in court.
An alliance between Nokia and Microsoft would be complex, desperate and "as scary as Google", an analyst has said.
The Securities and Exchanges Commission in the US is investigating whether former HP CEO Mark Hurd passed on information about the technology giant's acquisition...
David Willetts, minister for Universities and Science, hosted the first in a series of Shoreditch-based technology events last night.
The clinic, with...
The mobile payments market will experience "explosive growth" next year, according to a report. Market research firm iSuppli has predicted worldwide shipments of mobile phones will reach 220.1 million units in 2014 compared with 52.6 million in 2010 for units with built-in near field communications (NFC) capability.
Business process outsourcer Vertex has agreed renegotiated contract terms with the Cabinet Office as part of the government's supplier contract cost-cutting...
Whitehall techies proposed putting Hansard in the cloud to escape restrictions imposed by Microsoft's proprietary multimedia standards.
The technology industry will remember 2010 for many reasons, perhaps for the widespread adoption of tablets and smartphones or the explosive growth of cloud computing.
US communications industry regulator Federal Communications Commission is set to alter the economics of the web in a way that would bias certain types of network traffic, Reuters has reported.
BP has signed a $400m (£258m) five-year outsourcing services deal with HP Enterprise Services.
Almost one in five households admit to having more than one iPad, according to research released from YouGov's UK Tablet Track study.
The survey of...
Senior management at Azzurri are planning to axe a number of networking and comms providers from the portfolio next year to procure more effectively.
Fujitsu is urging resellers to piggyback on the success of Apple's iPad to peddle its T Series LIFEBOOK convertible notebooks.
Software vendor Adobe has exceeded Wall Street's expectations and reported its first ever billion dollar quarter, making sales of $1,008bn (£651.4m) during its fiscal Q4 -which closed on 3 December - up 33% on this time last year.
HP has penned a $400m (£260m) five-year data centre outsourcing contract with BP. The oil giant kicked off the year by dramatically rationalising hardware and software suppliers with Computacenter and Compuware the major beneficiaries, and is ending 2011 by tendering another mega-deal.
Microsoft has opened an online developer lab to allow developers to test emerging web standards and address problems of interoperability with HTML5.
SQS Software Quality Systems, a provider of independent software testing and quality management services, has compiled a list of the worst software failures of 2010.
The British government ban on iPhones and iPads stems from Apple's refusal to allow its source code to be analysed by computer experts working for the intelligence services.
Communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) sound like a good idea, but adoption has limped along as its definition remains unclear and implementation is still complex.
From the Oracle vs. SAP trial to the launch of HANA, 2010 was a year full of ups and downs for SAP. We've compiled a snapshot of 2010 in this list of the top 10 SAP stories of the year.
The Orlando Magic basketball team is proving that advanced analytics software is becoming a real game changer for the sports business.
A large convention center and hotel dumped unwieldy spreadsheets and whiteboards to adopt network configuration management and IP address management tools. With NCM and IPAM, the networking team was able to support the ever-evolving needs of convention clients.
Retaining the benefits gained through virtualization comes down to virtualization management policies and the tools of the trade.
Sprint, NTT America and Global Crossing share their telecom network planning goals for 2011. Advanced services will require big changes in telecom network architecture.
Knowing what not to outsource is not always as obvious as it seems, according to sourcing experts. Here are six questions to help you build an effective outsourcing strategy.
Data loss prevention (DLP) software identified by Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IDFC) as critical to control information flow.
Viewsonic has released a software upgrade for its G-Tablet after receiving customer complaints about the user interface (UI).
The government spent £600m on IT consultants and programming and project managers in 2010-11.
Printer maker Xerox has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government. Xerox is one of the first tier 2 suppliers to sign an MoU...
Microsoft has scrapped its an anti-piracy programme Office Genuine Advantage.
The programme checked whether customers were running legal copies of...
Mozilla has launched a new Firefox 4 beta, with improved desktop-to-mobile synchronization and hardware acceleration powered by WebGL.
In Computer Weekly's review of the best of the IT year in 2010, here we look back on the the top 10 IT leader interviews. During the past year, Computer...
In Computer Weekly's review of the best of the IT year in 2010, we look back at the top 10 public sector IT stories. It has been a tumultuous year...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US has approved Intel's $7.7bn (£5bn) acquisition of security software giant, McAfee.
As our official review of the year continues, today we take a look at the most visited stories on MicroScope.co.uk during the second half of 2010.
Kaspersky Lab's analysis of the most serious virus threats of 201 has put Stuxnet as the most dangerous.
BT has restored services after customers were left without broadband access following a fire at its West End exchange in central London.
Microsoft has reported phone manufacturer sales of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) mobile operating system (OS) have reached 1.5 million within six weeks of launch.
HP is looking to grow the ranks of SME dealers that sell its PCs but has admitted recruitment plans rest on the success of a demand generation programme.
Kelway has finally confirmed the acquisition of ISC Computers in a deal it claims will push revenues over the £300m barrier and expand the workforce to 700.
Geeks from the world of IT and the comic book industry join forces to give their picks for the most anticipated geek movies of 2011.
The most popular Oracle stories in 2010 on SearchOracle.com were around the Sun acquisition, server hardware such as Exadata, and others about RAC support and landing your dream DBA job.
IT projects to constitute 0.5% to 0.75% of Honda Motor India’s revenue for 2011-12 and to support its upcoming business ventures
This year we've seen coal miners trapped for 68 days in Chile, Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their engagement and the World Cup. But what were...
One third of smartphone owners will use their devices for work purposes during Christmas and 10% will even do so at the Christmas dinner table.
Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire County Councils have renewed a shared services contract with Fujitsu, which is expected to save the councils £7m over the next seven years.
Two-thirds of small businesses use social media to promote their websites, according to a survey from site for freelancers, PeoplePerHour.com.
A survey of more than 10,000 online Christmas shoppers has revealed that Amazon's US and UK websites rank the highest for customer satisfaction.
Heavy snowfall may have dampened online...
NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) is using IBM's cloud computing model to consolidate and integrate its technology capabilities for critical command and control programmes.
Microsoft has rushed out a workaround for a zero-day exploit affecting the Internet Explorer web browser.
UK regions are attracting overseas companies to help them break into the UK market.
Skype engineers worked non-stop over several hours yesterday to fix the peer-to-peer IP telephony's site's worst outage.
Technology pioneers are being recognised for their contributions to society as technolgy becomes part of everyday work and home life.
Spanish banking giant Santander has sent over 22,000 UK bank statements to the wrong addresses as the result of an error at the bank's printers.
iSCSI technology has always been a debatable topic in terms of its adoption in India Inc . Here’s Gartner’s take on how you can boost iSCSI performance.
The PC has been at the heart of business for 30 years. In this time, it has replaced centralised computing, become a window onto the web, and a tool for collaboration.
Computer Weekly's top 10 mobile technology stories for 2010.