Australian software developer Atlassian has announced eight vulnerabilities in its enterprise Wiki product, Confluence, and says a new version of the application corrects them all.
A new generation of tiny, power-efficient “micro servers” is just around the corner, say members of the x86 SSI Forum.
Business network integration (BNI) can be a valuable tool for manufacturers with global operations. In this Q&A, you’ll learn the basics of BNI, how it’s used with multi-tier ERP and how the technology is evolving.
More MSPs run private clouds and conscript Amazon Web Services to be part of their services offerings.
VMware says only customers of one third-party product by Quest are affected by changes in PowerCLI version 4.1.x.
Microsoft today is releasing its Dynamics CRM Online product to 40 nations, ushering in a new release schedule where the on-demand application gets the upgrade before the on-premises version.
Firewall management software allowed an information security executive to clean up firewall rules within his organization and impose firewall change management policy.
VARs have to create their own specific market niche and exploit it because of increased competition from IT vendors.
Despite making sustainability a strategic priority, many manufacturers will struggle to choose from more than 120 niche products and sustainability software suites in the coming year.
Financial services customers are more demanding than ever, and serving them requires firms to think carefully about segmentation and the cross-channel customer experience.
Seagate has debuted 1TB enterprise 2.5” drives, while StorageCraft has launched a flood relief effort
Mozilla has released a Firefox 4 beta to improve browser start-up times, bookmarking and complex animations.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is calling on UK citizens to ensure their credit reference file is accurate and up to date.
Private and community clouds best fit the IT needs of public administrations, says the EU's cyber security agency.
Aurora Fashions chief information officer (CIO) John Bovill has announced his decision to leave the women's fashion firm days after Aurora Fashions announced its move to outsource all its IT.
Very few single cyber-related events have the capacity to cause global shock, according to a study on cyber security published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
IBM and Samsung have joined forces to research new semiconductor materials and manufacturing processes for mobile devices and IT infrastructure.
Google's operating systems for smartphones and tablet-style devices will dominate the market by 2015, pushing Apple's iOS into second place, according to research from Ovum.
New functionality which allows third-party application developers to access Facebook members' addresses and mobile phone numbers, has raised security concerns
Desktop browsers will not be the primary point of access for web users in the future, according to a report.
Police officers in Tayside, Scotland, will be tweeting on the beat from today.
With nation state led cyber attacks becoming a feature of the security landscape the OECD has warned that combined with a natural disaster hackers could exploit a perfect storm to wreak chaos. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development issued a report today that is trying to predict s
UK-based global engineering firm Babcock has hired Cable&Wireless Worldwide as its sole telecoms supplier for the next three years to consolidate Babcock's legacy network estate and connect its 250 UK and international sites
Former UK Information Commissioner Richard Thomas has called for a modernised European framework for data protection
Ingram Micro has added another networking firm to its expanding comms portfolio in the shape of cloud networking software developer Anomalous Networks. The Canadian start-up, which has been going since 2009, offers a cloud-based network management and monitoringsolution called Intelicost. The packag
In the latest sign that IT spending is back on the agenda, Tata Consultancy Services has announced strong growth in sales and recruitment.
Comms vendor Aastra will be leaning on new distribution partner Westcoast to target Microsoft and HPresellers looking to branch out into telecoms sales, according to UK and Ireland managing director Alan Reeve. The PBXspecialist was selected last yearas one of two firms to supply handsets compatible
Sage has been rated the UK's top software company in a report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).
UK companies are planning to make a big splash at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, next month
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is to temporarilystep back from the day-to-day running of the company for medical reasons, handing over control to COO Tim Cook. In an emailcirculated amongApple employees, Jobs said: "At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can
The vast majority of resellers have stilled not yet developed a cloud offering for customers. According to a survey from security distributor ComputerLinks around 64% of resellers are still not selling cloud services. The survey also showed that 22% of companies are using the cloud and 38% are evalu
Broadband, voice and data distributor DMSL has extended its BT Business contract through to 2013. The two firms have been doing business for over 10 years, in which time DMSL claims to have signed more than 30,000 BT Business contracts. Besides its broadband offerings, DMSL is now looking to grow sa
London-based Computers Unlimited (CU) is to appoint Mark Chatterton as group sales and marketing director this week to replace group sales director Alistair Brett who has left the company. Industry veteran Chatterton spent the last year as category director at public sector and corporate stationer
Tablet PCs continue to make headway in distribution and with growing demand from corporate customers channel shipments are forecast to soar, according to analyst Context. Figures released today show that tablet units across Europe's leading economies grew 68.7% in the week before Christmas to accou
Computacenter will use its cash pile to fund acquisitions or return cash to shareholders in the second half of the year, according to chief executive Mike Norris. The services-based reseller last week updated the City on its financial results for the fourth quarter - the latest in a line of robust
EMC seems to have used guerilla marketing to mark its product launch.
The Ggroup IS Manager of Frucor Beverages, a company best known for the V energy drink, explains how and why it will move a decade-old SAP implementation to Fujitsu’s cloud services.
Symantec has launched a new range of storage appliances, but isn’t bringing all of them to Australia ... yet, so it can concentrate on taking on the data deduplication market pioneered by Data Domain.
EMC has officially launched its new VNX and VNXe products, but will leave one of the new products out of its local range and sell a Clariion system instead.
Ajay Kumar Dhir joins Lanco Infratech Limited as group CIO; he will monitor the consolidation and rollout of systems on SAP ECC6.0 across the group’s units in India.
Concerned about the devolving role of the CIO, the Center for CIO Leadership is refocusing the position on strategic business and technology innovation.
Meeting meaningful use criteria is a persisting concern for providers adopting electronic health records. Some remain unaware of the time and money that this investment requires.
Online fraud is likely to increase as 77% of UK merchants predict positive growth in eCommerce in 2011, a survey of 200 UK merchants has found.
Software sold to allow the user to mount malicious internet attacks are attracting more criminals to cybercrime, according to a study by security firm Symantec.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced he will take another bout of medical leave from his position at the company.
A former Swiss banker has given Wikileaks founder Julian Assange details of 2,000 private bank accounts.
Leading aid agency CARE International UK has launched www.lendwithcare.org - an innovative micro-finance website aimed at transforming the way people give.
The IT industry is set to grow five times faster than the average UK industry, requiring 110,000 new entrants this year to keep pace with demand
All NHS organisations should adopt an electronic patient record system within five years, the BCS has said.
Facebook has removed functionality that allows personal data to be shared with third-party application developers following user complaints and security warnings.
People without access to the internet are to be given low-cost technology to get online, as part of the government's digital inclusion drive.
Ecommerce specialists have expressed fears that their fraud budgets are remaining stagnant in the face of inctreasing attempts by criminals to short change them. According to the latest research from CyberSource, a Visa company, 59% of etailers surveyed expect fraud budgets to remain the same as la
SAP has shuffled its management team unveiling fresh faces in the EMEA president seat and the global head of channels. The vendor has made the move to change its field sales organisation after appointing Franck Cohen as president of EMEA after the previous incumbent Jose Duarte moved to head global
I had a Japanese business card moment with this book. I pored over it, desperate to be impressed. But there's nothing to immediatelyenthuse over. The problem with most business books is they never get to the point quickly. That's because the publishers always demand 12 chapters and around 80,000 wor
WLAN architecture specialist Aerohive has handed over an undisclosed sum for privately-held cloud-based networking firm Pareto Networks, which released the world's first cloud-based routing and VPN solution last year. It plans to integrate Pareto's technology into its own HiveOS operating system and
Juniper Networks has announced a new training and education programme built around cloud networking, security, switching, routing and mobility. The global Continuing Education Programme, which was announced today but according to Juniper, will be rolled out in EMEA over the next few months, will sit
EMC has thrown the gauntlet down to rivals and channel partners to match and embrace a large number of products and channel innovations designed to grow its slice of the SME market. To backup the push with its VNXe systems, offering unified storage to small firms, the vendor has launched a streamli
IBM's PartnerWorld is back on the channel's agenda for 2011 after a two-year hiatus but the event is by invitation only to keep out the riff-raff. Business partners that received the golden ticket from Big Blue are in the process of enrolling for the shindig in Orlando on 15 and 16 February, with 4
Microsoft is stepping up its fight against rivals by canning the Schools Agreement (SA) in favour of a licensing programme that promises to open up the wider education market to resellers and offers customers more aggressive pricing. In a worldwide change from 1 March, colleges and universities wil
Computacenter has hired Logicalis sales director Duncan Gooding to push its networking business in the UK over the £100m milestone. Current incumbent Ade Foxall is moving to a new role managing CC's Cisco UCS business across Europe - a new position that has been created for him. "Our net
UPDATED HDS UK and Ireland vice president Steve Murphy has resigned and is set to head up sales at Hewlett-Packard. Murphy joined HDS as UK managing director in 2007.
A doctor is to be disciplined following the loss of 1,147 patient records on an unencrypted laptop.
Hampshire County Council will slash its IT costs by £1m in a bid to meet cost savings targets.
Top IT companies are failing to provide its staff with sufficient training, according to union Unite .
Even if some VARs could see significant revenue and business hits, not all oft them are worrying about it.
VARs are reinventing themselves and bundling more hardware, software and services into their solutions to stay ahead of ever-changing IT customer needs.
The first major update since VKernel integrated multiple software titles into one suite last summer, version 2.2 now includes storage I/O monitoring, Active Directory integration, and visibility into VMware RDMs.
What health IT trends will drive purchasing decisions in the coming months and the next few years? Two leaders in the field gaze into their crystal balls and predict what's next.
Q-go will bring intent-based results to the RightNow CX platform to improve online customer service and conversion rates.
Apple has reported record revenue of $26.74bn and net quarterly profit of $6bn in financial results for its 2011 first quarter ended December 25, 2010.
IBM has posted record profits of $5.3bn (£3.3bn) for the fourth quarter of 2010 after an increase in outsourcing contracts and sales of mainframes and middleware.
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) chief technology officer James Gardner has left government IT to join software firm Spigit as general manager of international operations.
Cyber threats of 2010 highlight the top risks to business for 2011, including social media sites, whistleblowers, and hacktivists, warns security firm Sophos.
The government is putting in place a framework agreement for traffic management technology worth up to £3bn.
Microsoft has released Attack Surface Analyzer beta, a tool the company has used internally for five years to help IT departments tackle IT security.
Heavy lobbying, lurid language and poor analysis are inhibiting government planning for cyber protection, says a new report on Systemic Cyber Security published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Erik Huggers, the BBC's director of future media and technology, has quit to join Intel.
Nine NHS trusts across Cumbria and Lancashire are to collaborate on the deployment of a single identity management system.
Two US men have been charged in connection with hacking AT&T's servers to steal the personal details of around 120,000 US iPad users.
Barely a dayafter CEO Steve Jobs took renewed medical leave and handed control of Apple to COO Tim Cook, the firm has reported yet another record quarter, with iPad sales driving its highest ever earnings and revenues. Apple breezed cheerfully past its last set of numbersto post sales of $26.74bn (&
Two fifths of the world's C-level executives are not planning to adopt cloud computing, a survey has revealed.
The London Olympics organisation committee kicked off 200,000 hours of testing today in its 2,000m2 testing lab in Canary Wharf.
HDS has confirmed that chief technology director Tony Reid is set to become the successor to UK boss Steve Murphy, who is moving to HP as vice president of sales. As revealed yesterday by MicroScope, Murphy has hung up his boots at HDS after four years at the helm. Michael Vaeth, senior vice presi
Bad weather took its toll on electrical retailer Comet's performance over the winter period as its parent Kesa Electricals blamed the snow for customers staying away. For the three months ended 18 January Comet saw revenue growth decline year-on-year by 7.3% and saw its operations in developing cou
IP phone supplier ShoreTel has added growing networking VAD ScanSource to its distribution stable in a move it says will enable it to build momentum and capture increased market share in the IP telephony, mobility and UC markets. The contract is intended to standardise ShoreTel's two-tier channel sc
Carphone Warehouse Group has raised its full-year profit guidance to between £90m and £100mas a result ofa strong quarterly performance from JV partnerBest Buy'sAmerican mobile unit, in which CPW has a profit-sharing agreement. The 50:50tie-up between the two firms - which hasseen the la
UK organisations are getting to grips with using social media but their marketing and IT departments are still far from aligned, according to the Information Security Forum (ISF).
From 2013, government records will be made available at the National Archives ten years earlier than previously.
An outsourcing study from global law firm, Morrison & Foerster, suggests the UK public sector outsourcing market - one of Europe's largest outsourcing markets - has effectively been shut down by a UK government moratorium on new projects and a review of every existing project for over half of 2010.
Apple hasunderestimated demand for the iPhone4 and isfacingshortages of its iconic device, buthasrefused to commit to saying when its supply chain issues will be resolved. In a question and answer session with financial analysts following its Q1 earnings announcement, Apple COO Tim Cook - currently
It has emerged thatEMC partner Dell willnot be getting access toits SMB VNXe unified storage packages, which were launched yesterday. Yesterday eveningUS press reported that EMC CEO JoeTucci said: "In this product line there is no Dell partnership. They will not resell this product." In a
Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft have launched a series of appliances cementing the first year of a development partnership that should benefit both vendor's channel partners. The vendors formed an infrastructure to application partnership last year to run over an initial three years, which so far has
Good old fashioned hardware and software sales helped IBM offset more modest growth in services to finish 2010 on a high. Big Blue pushed up turnover by 7% to $29bn (£18.1bn) in the fourth quarter ended 31 December, as profits grew 9% to $5.3bn (£3.3bn), in part due to the work on costs
Technology professionals will be hearing a great deal about MDM and business process alignment in 2011, according to one data management expert.
Microsoft takes EA accounts direct, puts the squeeze on its large account resellers.
Launching a so-called “center of excellence” was key to building out an OLAP platform for TriNet, a personnel outsourcing company in the Bay Area.
Carlsberg has signed a five-year contract with Accenture for application services for its European brewery operations.
The newest Hewlett-Packard board members are to supervise a fresh investigation into the circumstances that led to the departure of former chief executive Mark Hurd.
E-commerce and online payments firm, Ebay, has reported increased sales and profits for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with 2009 after strong growth in mobile commerce sales.
Online retail giant Amazon has agreed to buy rental-by-post movie and streaming company Lovefilm.
Market commentators have speculated that the deal...
The destruction of the National Identity Register (NIR) and the personal data held on the controversial ID card system will cost about £400,000.
Microsoft has pointed the finger at a "third-party solution" for unexplained Windows Phone 7 (WP7) data charges after receiving complaints from users.
Google has announced that Iranians are to be able to download Google Earth, Picasa and Chrome, available for the first time following the easing of US export controls.
Bohu, a new type of malware, is attacking cloud-based Anti-Virus (AV) technology from popular suppliers in China.
The introduction of a new software platform for online trading at Comet has disrupted web sales and affected the electrical company's quarterly results.
IT recruitment levels are down by almost half the pre-recession levels, but some IT salaries are still sky high
IDC's latest research into the state of the PC market has shown that enterprise users are spending but SMEs are still under severe budgetary contraints
The politicisation of malware in 2010 shows that the gloves are off, and business organisations need to prepare for a whole new game
Cloud networkingvendor F5 Networks took a battering on the stock market after its fiscalQ1sales came in below expectations, and a weak forecast for Q2 did not help matters. The slump in the firm's stock price has also hit rivals such as Aruba and Riverbed, according to reports. Seattle-based F5 made
A Gartner study due to be published tomorrow has revealed that CIOs are successfully managing IT departments with just 1% annual growth in their IT budgets
IBM and UK chip developer ARM are to extend their collaboration on advanced semiconductor technologies for the next generation of mobile devices
The European Commission believes ISPs need to take urgent steps to combat online intellectual property theft.
Budgets for backup and disaster recovery will remain tight this year leaving most firms having to cope with what they describe as satisfactory data protection. Research from Frontier Technology revealing the budget situation can be added to recent findings from Symantec which highlighted a small but
Computacenter is making a defensive play against the likes of Atos Origin, Unisys and Fujitsu Services by launching into the cloud market with hosted mail, soon to be followed by collaboration and virtual desktop services. Under the auspices of the C3 brand - Computacenter Cloud Computing - the fir
Good news for the channel with EMC's announcement that the new SMB VNXe unified storage packages will not be available to its longstanding partner Dell which has been selling low-end EMC gear since 2001. EMC made no bones about the fact Dell was being excluded from the product line with its CEO Joe
Companies will purchase 10 million tablet devices in 2011, making up 25% of all tablet sales.
Cuts to IT budgets in local councils have been minimised in an attempt by local authorities to drive efficiency savings through technology
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly has signed a multiyear deal with Cognizant to provide a range of business services
Microsoft execBrad Brooks has become the latesthigh-profile company manto jump ship after being appointed by Juniper Networksto run its global enterprise marketing efforts. As corporate vice president of Windows consumer marketing and product management, Brooks oversaw the launch of Windows 7, thoug
The EU has admitted that its own laws designed to combat online piracy are failing to do the job because the ease with which IP can be ripped off online has overtaken the legal defences put up back in 2004. The European Commission is having a look at its own Directive on Intellectual Property Rights
HP is drawing down the first line of services from its acquisition of EDS with the launch of Critical Advantage Services (CAS), to take channel partners beyond pure break fix and into areas including managed applications. The US tech monster is trying to stage a love with partners and already revam
HP and Microsoft jointly launched a series of new data warehouse appliance products as questions about the future of HP's Neoview data warehouse platform mounted.
Though it can’t be pinned down to a homogeneous market or standard set of features, workforce management software provides clear benefits that can help manufacturers achieve productivity gains and reduce labor costs.
Tech Watch: Videoconferencing at desktops, in boardrooms and even 'immersive' telepresence is finally selling, VARs say.
HD Supply bumped up its IT shop’s percentage of virtualized servers by getting on board early with virtual infrastructure optimization startup VMTurbo.
RBI has issued security guidelines for the Indian banks that touch upon aspects such as IT governance, security, and cyber fraud.
AMD has posted sales of $1.65bn and profit of $375m for the fourth quarter of 2010.
Google co-founder Larry Page is to take over as chief executive in April from Eric Schmidt, who will then become executive chairman.
Hewlett-Packard's board of directors has today appointed five new members in the first big change under HP's new chief executive Leo Apotheker and chairman Ray Lane.
Ofcom has proposed a reduction in the prices that BT Wholesale can charge internet service providers (ISPs) in rural areas of up to 14.75% below inflation.
India's third and fourth largest IT services providers Wipro and HCL have posted strong results in their latest financial quarters.
Spanish-owned public services company FCC has signed a $300m (£188m) contract with HP.
Despite predictions that the cloud is likely to have its biggest uptake with small businesses, many SMEs still don't what the term means, according to a survey.
Secondary legislation on sharing the costs of the Digital Economy Act's measures to tackle online copyright infringement has been laid in Parliament.
Internet sales hit a record £58.8bn in 2010, an increase of 18% on the previous year - outstripping analysts' forecasts of a 13% growth rate.
Rackspace has launched an app that allows a CIO or system administrator to dial up or take down servers and storage moment by moment.
Computacenter CEO: we'll look to acquire this year Computacenter will use its cash pile to fund acquisitions or return cash to shareholders in the second half of the year, according to chief executive Mike Norris.The services-based reseller last week updated the City on its Q4 numbers and revealed i
The government has taken a step closer to cementing legislation around the cost structure for tackling online piracy in the Digital Economy Act. Secondary legislation is being put before parliament and will be debated in both houses to confirm that the split in terms of costs in chasing online copyr
Former Alcatel-Lucent CEO Patricia Russo, who was ditched in 2008 afterpresiding over astring of poor results and a boardroom spat, has joined HP's board in a shake-up following the appointment of Léo Apotheker as CEO. Russo, who also holds board level positions at General Motors and ALCOA, s
For those resellers prepared to take it on, the education market has always looked like an attractive prospect: schools and higher education institutions will always pay their bills, and are likely to be loyal customers, writes Simon Vail. At first glance this year's BETT show at London's Olympia -
The possible theft of millions of email address and passwords from online smartphone speed trapping service Trapster has sparked several warnings against using a single password for multiple services.
IT budgets will not return to pre-recessionary levels this year remaining flat globally as customers look to continue savings money and consolidating their technology operations. According to a global CIO study from Gartner the most optimistic forecast for budgets is a single digit rise and the UK
Pay rates for IT professionals in 2010 increased by 5% compared to 2009 figures as demand for staff increased throughout the year.
Budget constraints will be the biggest challenge for IT managers in 2011 as UK companies are forced to cut costs
The preferences of 444,031 organ donors were recorded wrongly on the Organ Donation Register (ODR) because of a software problem.
Video and unified communicationsspecialist Polycom has posted a new sales record for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2010, as the market for business video technology and applications continues to expand. The firm made total sales of $340m (£213.2m), up 37% year-on-year and GAAP net profi
HTC has posted sales of £2.2bn for the fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 153% year-on-year.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) lost the tax payer £1.1bn in benefits overpayments last year, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO).
Cisco has ushered in a new head of UK distribution with regional sales manager Andy Brocklehurst stepping into the shoes of Gordon Mackintosh, who has left for warmer climes to take a senior role in the vendor's global SME sales programme. After two and a half years in charge of the two tier distrib
Comstor has laughed off Avnet's parting threat to switch sell Tandberg reseller partners to Avaya, as it prepares to join Azlan in distributing the videoconferencing specialist across Europe. Reseller and distributor contracts are moving from Tandberg at month end to new parent Cisco, which closed