A data migration project has helped Legal Aid NSW to improve its disaster recovery plan, after it chose to upgrade its existing EMC CLARiiON fleet to newer models from the same range and add continuous data protection software.
HDS, EMC and NetApp have all picked up on the same ‘Big Data” theme in recent blogs, but is NetApp struggling to ship enough FAS 3200 units to meet demand?
A recent survey says more than 60% of U.S. small businesses don't use email archiving software; ProStor announces 200 InfiniVault customers; and more news.
Modular OSGi is seen as more for systems programmers than mainstream developers. New resolver hook updates can be complex, and may be difficult for mainstream developers.
HP’s fault-tolerant NonStop platform now runs on a quad-core NB5400c Integrity BladeSystem running Intel’s Itanium 9300 processor.
A Forrester survey shows that the benefits of server virtualisation aren’t fully realised unless the proper storage technology is in place; plus more news in brief.
Microsoft says it will offer virtualization users a more application-oriented cloud portal than VMware’s vCloud Director; experts say VMware has ‘home-court advantage’ but should watch its back.
The European Commission has cleared the proposed €850m acquisition of Siemens' IT Solutions and Service (SIS) by French IT service provider Atos Origin.
Facebook is to launch a site to enable advertisers to view and comment on advertising campaigns on the social networking site.
Microsoft is rolling out its first major software update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system.
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has announced that it will review an earlier ruling in a patent dispute between Kodak Eastman and mobile handset makers Apple and Research in Motion (RIM).
Government IT figures believe the government could cut 6.4% of its £16.5bn annual spending on information and communications technology (ICT) without affecting front-line services, says network equipment maker Cisco.
Companies are spending up to £624,000 a week to secure their most sensitive business data abroad, a study has revealed.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has signed a £22m contract with Accenture to implement shared services across its human resources, payroll, finance and procurement operations for the next five years.
Spotify, the popular streaming music service, has been displaying malicious advertisements to users of its Free version.
Cloud-based remote monitoring specialist CentraStage, which targets resellers with managed services tools, has completed a round of funding that will be used to extend its services as well as bolstering its management team. The vendor is launching an online component store to encourage developers t
East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council are implementing a financial management system from Advanced Business Solutions (ABS) as part of a wider shared service agreement.
The cost for UK businesses hoping they could cut corners by dodging the license fees for their software ran into millions last year as many were caught, often with the help of whistleblowers, and forced to cough up. Figures from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) show that the cost of using unlic
Voice and video service management outfit andBT spin-off Psytechnics has been bought by network management vendor NetScout Systems for an undisclosed sum as it ramps up its focus on the unified communications sector. Ipswich-based Psytechnics specialises in software for enterprises and service provi
Rules for war and conduct in the air, at sea, and in space are well established, but there are no equivalents in cyberspace, says John Mroz, president and chief executive of the EastWest Institute (EWI).
AIM-listed K3 Business Technology Group continues its roll up of mid-market ERP and CRM resellers with the acquisition of Clarita Solutions from FD Systems for £1.1m. This is the second time that Manchester-based K3 has raided FD's business portfolio, taking over its Sage 200 business unit fo
Research commissioned on behalf of Cisco has revealed that a clear majority of public sector ICT budget holders reckon that changing network procurement practice could save up to 6.4% of the government's annual £16.5bn annual ICT spend, without affecting front-line services. In its Public Sect
Steljes has put 19 staff at risk of redundancy from its education division to reflect sweeping changes in the market being forced through bythe government. But at the same time, the Bagshot-based specialist AVdistributor is creating 16 roles in the commercial team as it tries to build out its prese
Megavendors may control the corporate performance management (CPM) software market, but smaller vendors are leading the way on innovation, according to Gartner.
Hewlett-Packard VARs: WebOS can cut the “white cord” of iTunes dependency.
Megavendors may control the corporate performance management (CPM) software market, but smaller vendors are leading the way on innovation, according to Gartner.
With HP Integrity systems out of the way, Oracle has set the stage for discontinuing development on additional platforms.
A new guide from the Open Group is designed to help organisations meet ISO 27005 standards, but some risk management professionals feel it may not be so effective.
The British government says UK cyber crime is as severe as terrorism and will spend billions on a UK cyber security mission that includes education and intelligence gathering.
Companies are increasingly looking to Sybase Afaria, SAP’s mobile device management system, to help manage the growing number of mobile platforms in the workplace.
At DRJ's Spring World 2011 conference, attendees cite disaster recovery standards and management buy-in as the toughest challenges facing disaster recovery specialists today.
IT innovation is what happens when there's no money for new equipment but plenty of fresh ideas emanating from all parts of the business.
There are factors to consider other than the end of support when deciding whether to move off SAP BEx. David Fox, principal BI architect for Claricent, Inc., shares advice.
Claims to be the first Indian refinery to deploy an asset integrity management system. Find out what the asset integrity management system does at BPCL.
Vendors and service providers call the Direct Project's health information exchange standards simple and straightforward. This simplicity has let many pilot projects get started.
Amazon has stolen a march on Apple and Google with two services that enable users to store multi-media files in the cloud and stream them to computers and smartphones.
A Cornish hotel owner hopes fibre-based broadband will put his pub on the world tourism map.
Online auction company eBay has announced plans to acquire interactive marketing company GSI Commerce for $2.4bn.
The acquisition is eBay's biggest...
Security firm PinPlus has developed a one-time password system with 2.1 billion combinations.
UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has expanded its outsourcing relationship with offshore IT service provider Cognizant, which extends a deal signed in 2009.
Codenomicon has released what it claims is the industry's first security assurance process to focus on unreported vulnerabilities.
More than half of broadcasters plan to invest in technology this year, as TV advertising sales buck the trend towards online models, according to a survey from Ovum.
Consumer facing resellers will need to supplement traditional mass marketing campaigns with social media if they are to attract user spending. According to Gartner over the next four years social and mobile marketing will influence at least 80% of discretionary spending. The traditional marketing
Cisco distie Comstor has launched a new programme designed to grab a chunk of the risky, yet potentially lucrative, market for remanufactured or refurbished network infrastructure kit. Acknowledging that often, the used equipment offered in the marketis not used at all, but counterfeit or stolen pro
Money might still motivate cyber criminals but the way they are getting it increasingly involves blackmail and theft of intellectual property. The changing behavior of those attacking firms was highlighted yesterday in a McAfee report and has been backed up with further anecdotal evidence of those
The European Commission has cleared the proposed €850m acquisition of Siemens' IT Solutions and Service (SIS) by French IT service provider Atos Origin, first announced in December, writes Ian Grant. The commission found that the two companies, with combined sales of around €8.7bn and 78,500 employe
Samsung has created a major accounts team in a bid to cosy up to larger resellers amid grand plans to become the UK's third largest B2B vendor in 2011. The South Korean giant, which recently re-jigged some positions internally, has merged its IT businesses - mobile PCs, printers, and displays - to
The government has launched its much-anticipated new IT strategy, highlighting open source and a promise that the coalition will do things better.
It's still illegal to use application virtualization to run Internet Explorer 6 apps on Windows 7. But new software skirts Microsoft's rules and runs IE6 apps in IE8 browsers.
Chicago-area doctors are testing whether data standards and clinical decision support tools can produce real-time alerts that improve patient care during an outbreak of illness.
The new browser plug-in allows for per-user access controls with cloud application features, but at launch is limited only to Salesforce.com and Google Apps and browsers IE or Firefox.
One wide area network (WAN) manager shrunk the window for his weekly 300 gigabit backup over WAN links for disaster recovery from seven days to one with WAN optimization.
Headlines: At DRJ's Spring World 2011 conference, attendees cite disaster recovery standards and management buy-in as the toughest challenges facing disaster recovery specialists today.
Alcatel-Lucent enhances its offering for mobile services developers via an alliance with DeviceAnywhere.
Midmarket companies are feeling the soft economy when acquiring growth capital, and vendor financing is ready to step in. Are you ready to put others’ money where your mouth is?
Hewlett-Packard's new mobile and cloud push boosts its MPS pitch to partners.
Worried by the breach at RSA? Here are some two-factor authentication alternatives to consider.
CIOs focused on continuously improving their IT products and services might want to heed the lessons of now-defunct market leaders who got upended by disruptive innovation.
Global spam levels have dropped by a third since a Microsoft-led operation took down the Rustock botnet.
Hackers are believed to have broken into computers owned by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Worldwide IT spending is expected to grow 5.6% this year to $5.6trn, driven by demand for media tablets.
Mozilla's Firefox 4 web browser is now available for smartphones running Google Android.
A network problem caused all BBC online news websites to suffer a complete outage for an hour.
Users of SAS and Teradata are being encouraged to join a Product Advisory Council that aims to provide customer input and validation to joint SAS and Teradata in-database products.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS is set to surge to second place in the OS market behind Google's Android by 2015, according to a research firm.
In the wake of this month's embarrassing security breach at RSA, CA Technologies has become the latest rival to launch a trade-in scheme, offering RSA SecurID token customers a one-for-one swap with its own CA ArcotID software package. CA is offering a three-year enterprise license for its software
Francis Maude, Cabinet Office minister, said the government's new IT strategy is unlikely to entirely prevent any IT failures happening again, but will reduce the risk of public sector IT contract cancellations.
Microsoft will use its Windows Azure platform alongside Telefonica's application API project, BlueVia, to provide a free SDK for .NET application developers.
For every £1 spent on electricity powering IT and office equipment in an organisation, 32p is wasted, according to IBM.
Countries should separate the provision of new fibre networks from their operation, executives from telcos struggling to enter new national markets told the European Commission and major banks on Tuesday.
Keith Warburton has decided to leave the TCA, the trade association he founded 18 years ago, after completing the transition to CompTIA. The TCA was merged into CompTIA last October uniting the trade body with the technology industry association to create a single channel entity that provided infor
Jos Creese, president of Socitm, has welcomed the government's new IT strategy, but says it lacks details on the involvement of local government.
The government has reaffirmed its desire to end the dominance of a small group of IT service providers in the public sector.
The government won cautious praise for its approach to net neutrality, otherwise known as the open internet, at a public all-party parliamentary committee debate on Tuesday.
In an effort to get its channel to move quickly towards the cloud NetSuite has confirmed that its 100% margin SP100 programme is being launched in the UK. The scheme was kicked off in the US a year ago and has now arrived on these shores to help get dealers to move away from a reliance on tradition
AIM-listed buy and build strategist Accumuli has forked out £5.48m for IT security firm Boxing Orange Ltd and its subsidiary Webscreen. The ultimate aim for management is to roll up a managed security services specialist and Boxing Orange represents its third acquisition to date, after taking
Dixons is initiating a four point turnaround plan after warning that profits will be at the lower end of analyst expectations as consumer spending remains flaky. In a trading update, the retailer said profit before tax for the year ended April will be £85m, compared to forecasts of £85m
ScanSource has expanded its decade-long relationship with Motorola with the addition of Motorola Solutions wireless networking kit to its UK line card, which it says will broaden its unified communications offering. The distributor, which works with several other networking vendors including Avaya a
Kaspersky Lab has confirmed its UK managing director Malcolm Tuck is leaving the business following a restructure at the antivirus specialist. The change in the management structure has been made by the firm to secure future growth and comes just a couple of weeks before the founder Eugene Kaspersk
Brocade has finally filled the gap at the top of its UK management structure with Mitel's former enterprise sales director Marcus Jewell. The UK country manager role was left vacant from October when Paul Phillips exited the data centre networking firm after eight years at the helm. Hejoinedtroubled
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 includes some valuable yet largely underhyped technology for creating composite applications, according to speakers at a recent AIIM user group meeting.
Industry experts say that service-oriented architecture (SOA) and master data management (MDM) are hand-in-glove concepts. Cloud computing, meanwhile, may cover both bases.
Independent oil and gas exploration and production company Tullow Oil has implemented WAN management technology. Tullow’s CIO, Andrew Marks explains issues his company faced, and how WAN management technology was the answer.
A growing number of organizations are using agile development techniques to accelerate business intelligence projects. Find out why, and get advice on implementing agile BI.
As IT shops feel an increasing need to rid themselves of daily systems management, the hunger for cloud services that handle automation and scheduling continues to grow.
Rapid changes in mobile and social computing and the data explosion are challenges for customer relationships. Gartner predicts how they will affect the market through 2015.
There isn't anything inherent to IPv6 that makes its transport slower than IPv4. But the reality of IPv6 performance for service providers is more complicated than that.
Multihop FCoE highlighted a laundry list of new Cisco data center network products, inching the market closer to data center network convergence from the edge to the core.
Who wants to sit through a 90-minute telepresence recording when only a fraction of it is relevant? In response, vendors are adding ways to search and tag content.
HP’s new data centre includes electricity, air-temperature and water-temperature sensors; plus more news in brief.
The BSNL cloud being built by Datacraft is made of up six data centers—five of these have now been tier 3 design certified by the Uptime Institute.
In an era of built-out IT infrastructures -- when innovation of owned technology is the rule -- lean operations can cut costs, as they did at Nationwide Mutual Insurance.
Outdated IT systems at the The Ministry of Defence (MoD) are reaching meltdown, with the risk of seriously affecting troops' ability to carry out operations, a National Audit Office report has found.
The security and business world is reeling from the news that attackers managed to breach the information systems of security firm, RSA.
Ofcom proposes to impose real cuts of up to 9% on the wholesale price of a range of BT Openreach's products.
The spectre of another expensive auction of radio frequencies, this time for so-called 4G or LTE mobile broadband licences, has raised ...
Most IT graduates think technical skills are the least important for IT jobs, according to a survey.
Strong leadership will be crucial to making the government's...
Microsoft is to file a complaint against Google to European competition authorities, alleging it abuses its dominant position in the search market in the...
Computer servers on NASA's agency-wide mission network have high-risk vulnerabilities that can be exploited from the internet, a US government report has revealed.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are increasing IT budgets and recruiting more IT skills
Smaller channel suppliers should have a chance to get a greater slice of government IT orders as the coalition reveals it is determined to open up the supplier process. The Cabinet Office has published a strategy document that outlines the approach the government is going to take over IT admitting
Daisy Group has acquired the Vodafone mobile services unit of managed comms and cloud services provider Outsourcery for£12m, after acquiring 100% of the shares inits holding company Hamsard 3155 Ltd, and spinning out the remainingparts of the businessto a new company called Outsourcery Hosting
Network World published an article claiming that Samsung installs Microsoft Windows keyloggers on its laptops.
The chief information officer at Easyjet tells Computer Weekly about the IT agenda at the low-cost carrier, in an exclusive interview.
Acer CEO and President Gianfranco Lanci has fallen on his sword, officially after a boardroom disagreement over future direction, although the recent string of disappointing results in the PC market cannot have helped. He joined Acer as the managing director for Italy in 1995 after leaving Texas In
Microsoft has published a new report that outlines nine years of progress in developing, improving and sharing the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process.
Commsprovider KCOM has revealed a strong performance in the 12 months to the end of March means it had brought its group net debt down below £85m, significantly better than previous expectations. In a trading statement put out this morning, KCOM said that business was proceeding in line with e
Etailers could gace a hike in the cost of returns thanks to EU legislation with little choice but to pass costs onto users. That warning has been sounded by e-retail trade body IMRG, which has reacted with dismay to the passage of proposed legal changes to the Consumer Rights Directive. Under the
RM has taken further action to slash its cost base to reflect "subdued" demand in the education sector as the government continues to tighten its belt. The specialist has already taken the knife to its workforce following the collapse of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme
Integralis has moved back into the black helped by a strong performance from the UK market as it starts to put the annus horribilus of fiscal 2009 well behind it. In its numbers for fiscal 2010 the security specialist turned a post-tax loss of 6.4m Euros to a profit of 1.4m Euros as revenues increa
The latest Cisco UCS server focuses on high-end enterprise workloads such as online transaction processing instead of cloud and virtualization.
The IT security failings at NASA revealed by a US government audit show that almost every IT manager has something to learn
Get advice on how to ensure end-user acceptance of an enterprise content management system, starting with the process of building a business case for a proposed ECM project.
Only a week after delivering its Exchange 2007 SP3 Update Rollup 3, Microsoft re-released the product to correct a critical flaw.
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.
Long a standard for SAP systems, SAP Workflow helps companies manage and automate their financial approvals as well as create a record of those approvals for future audits.
The chief at cloud hoster Savvis says cloud computing marketplaces won't fly in big IT shops. Not everyone, however, agrees; the answer is naturally more nuanced.
Loomis turns to EMC Avamar data deduplication software to protect data from its cash management systems at dozens of remote sites.
Advanced features can reduce the threat of wire fraud. New rule sets can be shared among banks and credit unions.
Bill McCluggage, deputy government CIO, talks exclusively to Computer Weekly about the changes in the government's new IT strategy.
The maker of an anti-malware scanning software that led a security professional to report that Samsung was shipping new computers with spyware, has apologised.
Transport for London (TfL) has shelved plans to install a mobile network on London's underground in time for the Olympic games in 2012.
Close to six million media tablets shipped in EMEA in 2010, according to IDC.
Accenture has added digital mail to the line of services it offers to postal agencies across the world to help them fend off new competition as traditional...
Disties report first signs of UK shortages after quake The prospect of component shortages caused by the Japanese quake and tsunami are becoming a reality in the UK channel, according to distributors.With Japan accounting for up to a quarter of global production of both integrated circuitry and
The UK boss of Integralis has been rewarded for contributing heavily to helping the security specialist move back into the black with a promotion to the board. Yearly results released yesterday showed that the UK had been the best performing territory for Integralis as it managed to turn a post-tax
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council has embarked on a project to connect all its assets with its own PSN
Government innovation agency the Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £18m over four years in technologies to help support independent living for older people.
Samsung and Visa have formed a partnership to provide mobile payments in time for the 2012 London Olympic games.
Computacenter (CC) has coughed up £500,000 to acquire a minority stake in Microsoft SharePoint configuration services provider ICS Solutions. The Basingstoke-based Microsoft Gold Partner sells a mixture of on-premise and software-as-a-service including the Windows Azure Platform, Lync Online,
The government has missed its target for publishing a new model for Whitehall shared services
The government-backed Technology Strategy Board has awarded £18m of funding to 43 R&D projects, including three...
Gender discrimination against women is rife in the IT sector, a report says.
Devon and Somerset county council has issued requests for tenders worth...
IT services giant CSC has agreed to acquire troubled healthcare software firm iSoft after the latter suspended shares and put itself up for sale last week.
Communications regulator Ofcom is to slash 170 jobs as it seeks to cut its budget from almost £150m to £116m for 2011/12.
Worldwide smartphone sales are forecast to jump by 50% this year as consumers and businesses trade in their feature phones, according to IDC. The market watcher estimates 450 million units will be shipped in 2011 - growth will be four times faster than the overall mobile phone sector - and this wil
The VAT rise in January appears to have left etailers largely unscathed with the majority reporting sales have remained as expected through the first quarter. The hike to 20% in VAT earlier this year was seen by some as having dire consequences for a retail sector already hit by recession and a dip
The trade and assets of defunct system builder PARS Technology, which fell into administration in February, have been bought from administrators Rendle & Co by fellow education specialist NS Optimum for an undisclosed sum. Milton Keynes-based PARS went under after hitting financial difficult
Indian IT services supplier Wipro Technologies has acquired a business unit from SAIC...