Companies running SAP ERP at the corporate level that are considering running a second ERP instance at the subsidiary level are not alone, according to a new report.
Get tips on how to manage the development and rollout of a cloud-based enterprise content management system, to help your organization succeed on an ECM cloud computing project.
As the price of USB pen drives decreases, so does the inherent value employees attach to them. Two recent studies show that users have very little security awareness when it comes to memory sticks.
The PCI DSS will not be changed for the next three years. Will security solution providers see a drop-off in PCI opportunities during this time?
Analytical MDM initiatives can go horribly wrong, thanks to some common missteps. Get expert advice on mistakes to avoid when designing and implementing an analytical MDM project.
Marketing services company Mindshare UK and hotel chain Marriott International are mining social media to analyse customer sentiment. But a need for human interpretation persists.
What should hospitals be adding to HIPAA business associate agreements in the light of the HITECH Act mandates about to go into effect? A recent AHIMA event offered much advice.
EMC’s new scale-out NAS Division has plans to target Australia’s resources sector
Dedupe appliances were the big dog for a long time, but software-based products have come on strong more recently, offering many useful capabilities, often at a lower cost than an appliance.
Take a closer look at the results of the fifth NAS system Quality Awards. Find out why NAS storage systems are so reliable and why users ranked them so high.
Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 9 today in Austin, Texas, at 9pm Pacific Standard Time.
Website recommendation service StumbleUpon has boosted its revenue earning potential by expanding advertising services.
Sales for Apple's iPad2 in the first weekend it has been on sale have outstripped the figures for the original iPad, according to estimates by Wall Street analysts.
The earthquake in northern Japan last week, could damage the semiconductor industry and chip supply chain.
BSkyB, BT, O2, TalkTalk, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone have signed up to a voluntary code to provide comparable information to consumers about traffic management.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in the UK has published a proposed new security standard for SMEs in response to its 2010 research report on SME security for the UK Information Commissioner's Office.
The appetite for Apple's latest tablet, the iPad 2, seems to be as high as ever with the vendor managing to shift not far off a million units on its US launch over the weekend. The tablet -which includes both cameras andfaster processors among other new features - comes out in the UK towards the end
The platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market will become increasingly fraught during 2011, according to a new report by analysts at Gartner, with a "wave of innovation and hype" making it "harder to find a consistent message, standard of clear winning vendor."
Japan quake triggers Toshiba share price fall
Sky is to create 100 permanent IT roles in Scotland as part of an expansion of its customer business systems team.
Nokia has outlined the risks of partnering with Microsoft, including a "substantial reduction" to its staff and loss of marketshare.
The US is continuing its secret efforts to secure tougher copyright laws, even though its Hollywood-sponsored anti-counterfeiting trade agreement (Acta) has still to be validated, a leaked document has revealed.
As many as 181,000 illegal immigrants could be in the UK because their work visas have expired and the current immigration system lacks a process to ensure they leave UK shores, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report.
While the government in England has started to talk seriously about a possible move to open source, Allan Paterson, director of information systems for the Isle of Man, talks to Computer Weekly about the benefits of standardisation on Microsoft.
After a rough twelve months for the market, data centre specialist Sentrum has noted increased willingness among UK IT buyers to start outsourcing at least some of their data centre requirements. In a new report investigating business attitudes to outsourcing, Sentrum found 75% of large UK organisat
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) in the UK has published a proposed new security standard for SMEs in response to its 2010 research report on SME security for the UK Information Commissioner's Office, writes Warwick Ashford. ISSA is the largest not-for-profit, international organ
Component prices are set to rise as a direct consequence of the Japanese earthquake, which has closed factories and led to power supply problems undermining other manufacturing efforts. The extent of the devestation of last weeks earthquake is still being discovered but over the weekend to add to t
Tablet devices will fuel 14% growth in the PC industry and steal sales from the netbook and notebook market throughout 2011, according to a report.
The internet didn't cause the political turmoil in some Arab states, but it made it easier for people to express their frustrations and to organise their responses
Who should take the lead on enterprise search software deployments -- IT or business departments? Get advice on that topic and read about other enterprise search best practices.
If you could start over, would you manage your data center with software from the Big Four? In the era of cloud and virtualization, many IT pros say no way.
Hewlett-Packard plans public cloud infrastructure, app store, but partner role unclear.
A CRM initiative that spanned several years for one manufacturer started with a comprehensive assessment of the customer experience and continues with an “innovation team.”
Brief: BitDefender, which has 1,000 channel partners worldwide, has released a new version of its antivirus products for business customers.
APC’s InfraStruxure 6.2 now correlates location of VMware VMs back to their physical hosts; and SIOS is promoting SteelEye Protection Suite for marooned HP Serviceguard shops.
Leaner, energy efficient data centers architectures, complemented by cloud services will be the order of the future, according to the IT analyst firm.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) chief executive officer Léo Apotheker has announced plans to take a leading role in defining the future of information technology.
Adobe has published a security advisory for a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash that can be used to take control of an attacked machine.
Enterprises are unlikely to adopt Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9, analysts have said.
The cost of mobile phone calls between networks should have halved by 2015 as a result of an Ofcom decision, on mobile termination rates (MTR).
Better laws and less red tape to govern online behaviour and commerce are two aims of eradar.eu, a website, forum and knowledge base that aims "to shine a light into the dark recesses of digital legal compliance".
IT failures have been blamed for failures of the points based immigration system in a National Audit Office (NAO) report.
Scammers are using the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan to appeal for fraudulent charity donations, a security firm has warned.
Léo Apotheker has sought to distance himself from growing levels of criticism of HP and unveiled a new strategy for the company, with the emphasis firmly on cloud and connectivity. Apotheker, who succeeded Mark Hurd as CEO last year, hasbeen pilloriedin recent weeks after presiding overdecli
Outsourcing and BPO giant Serco has put down £55.9m - including £16.4m of debt repayment - toacquire contact centre services provider The Listening Company. The public sector ICT specialist, which has its fingers in a multitude of other pies, will also secure the services of former Engla
UK firms are not only unprepared for hackers but have little comprehension of the way the latest attacks are mounted. The need for greater awareness of potential security problems accompanies the shift towards greater mobile working, which threatens to leave companies even more exposed to web crimin
International development charity, Computer Aid, has criticised the Council of the European Union for its disappointing proposals for changes to EU e-waste legislation.
Businesses are losing profits because they are relying on over-complex IT systems, a study of the world's top 200 companies reveals.
Cisco has published research suggesting that the SME sector will be the driver of economic recovery in the UK, and talked up the importance of the 2012 Olympics in "kick-starting" the UK economy. The networking giant published its 'Business Heroes Barometer' report today, revealing that 41
The DWP cancelled its desktop support contract with Fujitsu before it passed to the supplier from incumbent HP.
The Scottish government's Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) economic and community development agency has signed a deal with Atos Origin to move to a shared services model.
The IT industry is an "oligarchy" that is ripping off the government, MPs were told at a select committee meeting on Tuesday.
The reduction of independent IT advisory resources, as a consequence of industry consolidation, means CIOs will have to rethink where they buy their consultancy...
SME broadband networking vendor ZyXEL has signed an agreement with Ingram Micro to offer its full range of products, including UTM firewalls, switching and routing, wireless LAN and storage kit. Taiwanese ZyXEL already runs a sizeable distribution channel in the UK composed ofC2000, Enta, Micro P an
The Office of National Statistics has added smartphones and their apps to the updated basket of goods and services it uses to calculate UK inflation rates.
In the run-up to Comic Relief's Red Nose Day on Friday 18 March, head of future media and technology Marcus East is having a frantic week - but we managed to take a few minutes of his time to get an update on IT preparations for the event.
A burden of numerous security tools, various vendor contracts and a need to update systems to combat ongoing threats is causing major headaches for users. According to research carried out by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Check Point the complexity in security is a major headache for customers
Market watcher Canalys has forecast that every10 media slates bought by consumers and businesses this year will cannibalise sales of five notebooks or netbooks. The channel analyst estimates worldwide PC growth of 14% for 2011 with pad shipments accounting for much of this expansion, as traditional
More than a year after Oracle completed its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and the Java programming language, Java developers are still wary of Oracle’s intentions.
VARs looking to boost their businesses should check out these four IT technology hot spots.
Cloud-based networking hardware has gained traction in the wireless LAN market, but now vendors are developing wired network devices that are cloud-managed, too. Will cloud-based network infrastructure fill up your wiring closets?
Hewlett-Packard, suffering from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft envy, resets its sights on software. But customers say it can’t sell what it has now.
By implementing unified communications collaboration, non-profit social landlord Newport City Homes in South Wales maximises its call centre and finds efficiency.
James Gosling, the father of Java, touched on several topics at TheServerSide Java Symposium keynote on Wednesday. Here's a breakdown.
The latest security salary survey data shows demand for technical skills has risen, but pay rates have slipped for new M.Sc. graduates.
Headlines: Seagate finally gets into the enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) space with its Pulsar family of single-level cell (SLC) and multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash devices.
The popular open source configuration management system, Puppet, along with DevOps made it possible for Constant Contact to scale operations from hundreds to thousands of servers in their data center.
WAN managers must improve user experience by spending as much time listening to end users as they do optimizing WAN application delivery, according to recent research.
Is technology integration with business strategy one of your 2011 goals? Learn from a veteran CTO how to mitigate the risks.
Yahoo builds dimensional model on Hadoop open source BI tool to save costs and analyze huge datasets.
Social media is driving product development at Deutsche Bank. The banking giant is using web 2.0 technologies to engage with 1,000 of its corporate customers, to find out how it can make corporate banking run more smoothly.
Google plans to start testing a mobile-payment service using near-field communication (NFC) technology by July, according to US reports.
Compliance is the main reason why organisations have invested in identity and access management (IAM) systems, although they still fail to derive any real value beyond that.
Wolverhampton City Council breached the Data Protection Act when staff put personal information in a skip, says the Information Commissioner's Office.
The European Commission has ended secret talks to agree a pan-European deal on online copyright protection, according to a leaked letter from the EC's internal market and services division, DG Markt, which was co-ordinating the negotiations.
Secure web access firm Trusteer has announced a web login and transaction monitoring service to detect malware without installing software.
A million homes can now get 100Mbps broadband via Virgin Media's cable network, the company said on Wednesday.
Businesses are deploying increasing numbers of digital certificates and encryption technologies, but these security assets are also becoming lost, stolen...
The gap between traditional IT and specific technology designed for vertical markets is narrowing opening up potential fresh opportunities for resellers. According to Gartner there is widespread convergence between operational technology and IT occuring across a large number of sectors, including h
Google is adding more collaborative functionality to Google Docs, allowing multiple users to share notes and edit shared documents simultaneously.
BT has named its group director of strategy and regulatory affairs, Olivia Garfield,to chief executive at its critical'last mile' Openreach division. Garfield replaces Steve Robertson, who has held the post since Openreach's launch six years ago, and is now leaving to pursue new opportunities. The O
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fingered Wolverhampton City Council for dumping files in a skip and breaching the Data Protection Act. Since the start of the year the ICO has been flexing its muscles handing out fines to various local authorities for allowing confidential records to
Systemax just broke through the $1bn (£621m) sales barrier in calendar Q4 powered by an upturn in B2B spending, but rising costs and integration charges contributed to a 31% slide in profits. The Misco and WStore parent saw total turnover rise 7% for the period ended 31 December, as the retai
As applications for tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games opened, some Visa card users were unable to register after a payment system glitch on the ticket website
Businesses and residents of the Thames valley may soon have access to a 1Gbps broadband network, following Ofcom's decision to grant fibre provider Gigaclear powers to dig up roads and other public assets to lay fibre.
The development of the internet should be based on "people-centric" principles, says MP Alun Michael, who represents the UK at the UN's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
B2B comms provider Gamma Telecom has pointed to growing levels of channel confidence after posting record financial results for 2010. Underlying revenues at the Newbury-based firm were up 5.6% year-on-year to £126.2m, excluding the impact of the loss of its Tiscali contract. EBITDA increased 2
The cloud will generate half of the anticipated growth in the European software market this year, according to research by IDC. The market watcher estimates that on-premise software will rise by just 2% or $1.7bn to $84.9bnbut applications sold as a service will jump 48% or $1.7bn to $5.3bn. David
Data management expert Andy Hayler deciphers the complex relationships between analytical MDM, enterprise MDM, data governance and data warehousing.
Three panelists at TheServerSide Java Symposium said on Thursday that the best way to improve the Java Community Process is by getting more developers to participate. The best way to improve the Java Community Process is simply by participating, several key Java players said this morning.
IBM vice president Deepak Advani talks about the company’s SPSS acquisition, predictive analytics strategies and the future of the "Jeopardy!"-winning Watson system.
VMware says its HA capability for virtual machines combined with Symantec’s AppHA allows users to make an end-run around Microsoft support policies.
The e-discovery software market is growing due to more stringent governance, risk management and compliance regulations -- a trend that’s driving the creation of smarter solutions.
Real-time business intelligence can speed up and improve decision making. But it isn’t right for everyone. Find out what to consider before building a real-time BI system.
A software-based video conferencing deployment has given one enterprise more flexibility and enabled it to use industry standard hardware and third-party applications.
Some who have gone through the battery of testing required for VMware’s most coveted and competitive certification, VMware Certified Design Expert, say the process is too subjective.
A wholesale ISP that has grown by acquisition has deployed a network discovery tool to simplify network mapping for its hodgepodge of inherited network devices.
Two college CIOs explain that when used in the right situations, and with proper planning, VDI does deliver on its promise of easier management, flexibility and efficiency.
To get the most out of EHR systems and to meet meaningful use requirements, health IT executives increasingly are turning to investments in security, analytics and storage.
Corporate complexity at Apple, HP and Samsung, may be hitting their profits and damaging their ability to respond quickly to changing markets, a new study claims.
India could block Research in Motion (RIM) from 31 March 2011 after government officials expressed dissatisfaction with access to Blackberry services.
Twitter has added a new profile setting to increase the level of security when accessing the mobile blogging site over an unsecured Wi-Fi connections.
The decision by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to cancel a £300m desktop support deal with Fujitsu before it even began will lead many in the public sector to question some IT suppliers' ability to deliver on their sales pitch.
A hasty move to shared services driven by a need to slash budgets could lead to greater inflexibility in certain areas of the public sector, says Jos Creese,...
Logicalis is forking out £8.65m to acquire the UK's largest IBM Cognos reseller Inca Software as it makes a play for the business analytics market. Under the terms of the deal, Inca parent Avisen will receive £6m on completion of the sale expected on 1 April, £1.3m payable over th
The public sector can expect to save £11bn per year as a result of the government's efficiency savings, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude told delegates...
Websense could be getting closer to selling itself after it emerged the vendor had turned to acquisition advisors to steer it through a sale process. According to Reuters, the security specialist known for both web and email filtering, which could have an asking price of around $1bn, has let it be k
Whitehall has set up a new organisation to oversee moves to improve the digital delivery of public services.
The latest version of Google's Android operating system (OS) is 50% faster at loading web pages than Apple's iOS, according to research.
The revenue share of hosted communications servcies will soon be nipping at the heels of the on-premise model when it comes to enterprise comms deployments, according to new research from analysts at Frost and Sullivan, but lacks a coherent channel model. Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Dorota
Plans to reform European Union (EU) data protection rules to include the "right to be forgotten" will affect social network sites and search engines.
The BCS has appointed its new president for the next 12 months.
The dip in spam activity over the last few months might have given customers the idea that the fight against the malicious inbox blocking emails has been won. Spam levels dropped over the Christmas period and Symantec, which monitors levels confirmed that one of the largest orginators of the problem
Microsoft has defended the fundamental changes to LARs fees being implemented in the autumn but admitted that the overhaul may result in partner consolidation. From late September, two thirds of Enterprise Agreements fees on licence sales to named accounts - ones directly managed by Microsoft - wil
Former computer programmer snatched code for the firm’s proprietary trading platform on last day of work.
Is analytical master data management just a starting point for enterprise MDM? Get consultant William McKnight’s take on the relationship between analytical and operational MDM.
Find out how three IT shops chose cloud computing paths and the common thread between them. Here's a hint: cost played a significant role.
Schrader Electronics spends €575,000 on Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation project; plus more news in brief.
ISSA is crafting a small-business standard to improve information security, but one group questions whether a single standard for all small companies makes sense.
Search-based applications use embedded enterprise search software to help business users find information – often without them even knowing that searches are taking place.
Panorama Consulting’s new survey of ERP implementers suggests customization may be key to ERP satisfaction -- if expectations are properly calibrated upfront.
Spectra Logic T-Finity tape library is selected for 8 PB archive; Wuala releases new iPhone app, and other data backup and recovery news.
HIPAA compliance and Medical Data Device Systems compliance start with health IT risk management. The IEC 80001 risk management standard offers some guidance.
Microsoft and US federal authorities have shut down one of the biggest e-mail spamming organisations in a joint operation.
Research in Motion is confident that Blackberry data access measures meet India's security agency needs despite concerns raised by government officials in parliament this week
Apple has spoken out against claims that Google's Android operating system (OS) is 50% faster at loading web pages than Apple's iOS
A London borough council has conducted what it claims is the world's first live exchange between a public authority and a citizen using a personal data store
RSA, the security division of EMC, has revealed that attackers have stolen information from the company's IT systems
An electrical recycling company faces prosecution costs of £8,200 for illegally shipping old computers and electrical waste to Afghanistan
HP chief executive Leo Apotheker has announced plans for HP to take a leading role in defining the future of information technology. Cliff Saran and Warwick Ashford report on how HP is changing
Japanese earthquake to disrupt IT component supply In the wake of the 11 March earthquale that struck the north-east coast of Japan, analysts were quick to warn of potentially major disruption to the IT component supply chain.The 8.9-magnitude quake, which hit roughly 250 miles from the capital Toky
Network securityand BPM outfitCorero has turned in full-year sales of £4m, down 18% on 2009, and reversed a full-year loss of £176,000 to post total comprehensive income of £404,000. The dip in sales, which includes figures from its divested Financial Markets division,came at the e
RSA, the security division of EMC, has issued a list of security recommendations to SecureID customers after reporting a data breach
Security companies are constantly the focus of attacks but rarely do they suffer a breach as embarrasing as the one RSA has had to admit to. RSA executive chairman Art Coviello has penned an open letter to customers revealing that hackers managed to get into its servers which contained data about i
Computacenter (CC) is trying to convince hard pressed CIOs to deploy its Virtual Data Centre by underwriting the IT cost savings. The services-based reseller has thrown its weight behind NetApp's FlexPod, a storage infrastructure that integrates with Cisco and VMware, and aims to speed the adoption
Research In Motion (RIM) is offering app developers the chance to get their hands on a free BlackBerry PlayBook
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is to work with the Broadband Stakeholders Group to ensure the UK works towards a more open internet.
With the budget just five days away the Chancellor has been called on to do more to ease small business lending to free up credit and access to funds for struggling SMEs. The government has already made moves, in the shape of Project Merlin, to try and get more credit flowing to small businesses bu
An electrical recycling company faces prosecution costs of £8,200 for illegally shipping old computers and electrical waste to Afghanistan, writes Jenny Williams. The owner of recycling company Quest International, Naveed Sohail, has been convicted at Bradford Magistrates' Court and fined &pou
The government is to scrap up to 22,000 laws and regulations in an effort to make it easier for businesses to create jobs and grow