When the sales department started using iPads, the IT security manager was tasked with locking them down. Learn how one infosec pro took charge of iPad security.
In recent years, GRC's influence has grown and regulations have multiplied. In response, many organizations are launching compliance committees and corporate compliance policies.
Check out all the news and blogs from the Hewlett-Packard Americas Partner Conference 2011, including the first up-close-and-personal peek at new CEO Leo Apotheker.
Manufacturers can use GPS technology to track shipments and containers well beyond the walls of the warehouse.
Hewlett-Packard’s SL6500 chassis for "hyperscale" data centers can now be outfitted with four new servers.
RSA, the security division of EMC, has revealed the firm's data breach in mid March was the result of a spear phishing attack. The spear phishing attack exploited an Adobe Flash vulnerability that was unpatched at the time.
Vodafone has announced it will sell its entire 44% shareholding in French mobile network SFR to Vivendi for £6.8bn in cash.
US-based direct marketing firm Epsilon admits that some customer details have been stolen by hackers
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has breached the Data Protection Act by disclosing personal data on two occasions, according to the Information Commissioner's Office.
Chivas Brothers, the Scotch Whisky company, has deployed CommVault to manage data deduplication.
Councils seeking to improve their websites should move to shared services to update their websites with other public providers, according to a report from the body for public sector IT professionals.
A survey of 200 IT directors within large enterprise organisations has found that IT directors are worried about the potential management headaches of cloud computing.
Daisy Group has forked out £15.4m to acquire the trading assets of Telinet Ltd and certain parts of Ipitomi Ltd from parent company Niu Solutions Holding Ltd. The two acquired resellers specialise in mid-market data and comms solutions and managed services, and bring new capabilities around th
Web exploit toolkits have become the favoured weapons of cyber criminals
When I heard of ebooks I angrily shouted "That'll never catch on" at an un-caring world. But in this nostalgic frame, lives a gadget freak, who had to investigate, writes Linda Endersby. Being a staunch supporter of bookstores, the online trader's Kindle was out. So, it was the seductive
The week has started with a fresh data leak highlighting the ongoing danger of failing to protect information from hacking attacks. Last month saw several high profile leaks including Play.com, Trip Advisor and the attack on RSA and now various US firms including Citigroup have had customer informa
Media tablet shipments in EMEA are forecast to more than treblethis yearas competition between the major hardware vendor and different operating systems heats up, says IDC. Around 6 million units were sold last year with Apple's iPad accounting for the lion's share, but thisyearthe market is project
Big government projects will be subject to tough controls under the Major Projects Authority (MPA), Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude says.
The area around east London dubbed "Tech City" by the government is to receive £1m investment from the Technology Strategy Board.
IT professionals have been urged to invest in their communication skills if they want to make an impact in their organisations.
West Nottinghamshire College has halved IT costs and saved 80 man hours a week through desktop virtualisation.
The configuration of an organisation's Microsoft Active Directory domain services can be a challenge when deploying virtualisation software.
Virtual desktop infrastructure allows IT departments to break free from the cost of PC renewal cycles and simplify desktop support.
The government's £830m plan to provide high-speed broadband access in rural areas may be on the rocks following a letter to communications minister Ed Vaizey from network operators.
RSA, the security division of EMC, has revealed the firm's data breach in mid March was the result of a spear phishing attack. The spear phishing attack exploited an Adobe Flash vulnerability that was unpatched at the time, writes Warwick Ashford. RSA quickly reported it had suffered a breach of in
Companies buying into the unified communications market are overwhelmingly picking a multi-vendor best-of-breed approach to their networks, according to research carried outby Mitel to mark the launch of its new 'Freedom' architecture. The survey, which quizzed a worldwide sample of IT professionals
The former managing director of BT Lynx has put his weight behind moves made by the Internet Group to carve out a slice of the mid-market. Paul Edgeley has joined the board as an executive director and purchased shares in the firm in the belief that it can exploit some of the groundwork it has take
Google has forked out $900m (£557.6m)in a stalking horse bid to acquire the patent portfolio of defunct networking vendor Nortel. The portfolio of around 6,000 patents spans virtually every aspect of the comms and networking market, including wireless, 4G, data networks, optical, voice, intern
A new Microsoft-hosted ERP offering will join on-premises and partner-hosted deployment options. Partners say the news will come at next week’s Convergence conference.
Alcatel-Lucent debuted a data center switch fabric that rivals leading vendors for scale, density and ultra-low server-to-server latency.
Before evaluating enterprise content management software, be sure to assess business requirements and build them into your business case, users and analysts say.
Why would VMware acquire an online backup service from its parent company EMC that’s not good at backing up virtual machines? Observers suspect it has something to do with cloud.
Can Dell become a major player in the cloud? The hardware giant plans to launch a VMware-powered cloud infrastructure to court enterprise shops.
SOA drove the notion of governance deeper into the IT firmament. Many observers contend that similar governance issues will come to the fore in nascent cloud computing.
The biggest impediments to successful advanced analytics projects include poor data quality, a lack of the right data analysis skills and organizational shortcomings.
SAP is rolling out 15 new Rapid Deployment applications as a follow-up to the original software for CRM, supply chain and manufacturing unveiled last fall.
Two Web startups in the UK are putting their database strategies at the heart of their plans for growth. Other SMEs that aren’t as database-literate may be able to learn from them.
Replay Solutions and HP recently collaborated on a study surveying more than 1,000 professionals about the use of the DevOps model in their organizations. This story highlights some of the key findings of the survey, including the relationship between DevOps and Agile development, software tools for DevOps and the overall benefits of this structure, which is no longer an emerging trend, but rather a model that organizations across the board are rapidly adopting.
The Gondola Group of restaurants, which includes PizzaExpress, Ask, Zizzi, Byron and Kettner's, has gone digital with targeted promotions to casual diners over the past 18 months.
Seagate has released a new range of multi-level cell (MLC) solid state disk drives and says the technology is now sufficiently robust for use in the enterprise. The company has also dropped the Barracuda brand from its enterprise offerings and added a 3TB model to its Constellation range.
Storage roundup: Builder cuts backup times with Acronis data deduplication; Atempo results show growth; Väth moves up at HDS; iStorage signs new distribution deals; and more news.
Deploying EHR systems and locking down patient data are two pillars of HIPAA compliance and meaningful use. Virtual desktop implementations can help health care providers get both.
The immigration cap, which comes into force on 6 April 2011, will have little effect on the number of economic migrants entering the UK because businesses can continue to use the uncapped Intra Company Transfer (ICT) scheme to access skills, according to Migration Watch.
Targeted attacks, social networking threats, mobile device security and the use of attack toolkits are top trends to watch in 2011, says IT management firm Symantec.
It can hardly have surprised communications minister Ed Vaizey (pictured) and BT CEO Ian Livingston that would-be competitors to BT would find the terms, conditions – and prices – of access to BT's poles, ducts and other infrastructure unacceptable.
The Lizamoon mass SQL injection attack in which rogue code was injected into thousands of legitimate sites to lure users to malicious sites has claimed few victims.
Enterprise communications systems supplier Avaya has opened a global research and development centre in Galway, Ireland where customers can start to develop next generation comms-based applications, such as call centre management, and test upcoming products and services.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is deciding whether to investigate Google on antitrust charges, according to reports from Bloomberg.
The City of York Council has fallen foul of the Data Protection Act after having accidentally disclosed personal data following a printer mix-up.
Low enterprise adoption of data loss prevention (DLP) technology will cause businesses to fail, a research firm warns.
The NHS Isle of Wight has signed a deal with Logica to support the delivery of integrated patient care record systems.
The software industry can do a lot better to improve the security of applications, says Microsoft.
The European Commission has been forced into extraordinary negotiations with Microsoft because it is locked in to using the vendor's software and standards.
Fashion retailer New Look has launched a new mobile commerce website as part of its multi-channel strategy.
Increases in targeted attacks, social network based scams and more risks around mobile platforms feature heavily on the latest review of the security landscape. According to the latest state of the market, Internet Security Threat Report, from Symantec there were 286 million fresh threats last year
Now is the time that tablets should be introduced to firms if they want to get one step ahead of the competition. Amalyst powerhouse Gartner has issued a call for CIOs to start experimenting now with tablets to see how they can use them in their business in order to get a competitive edge over riva
Visa Europe has launched an IT apprenticeship scheme for school leavers.
Micro Peripherals has named Phil Adams, former Nimans sales director, to the post of head of communications, a newly-created role that forms part of the distributor's convergence strategy. Adams, who spent six years at Nimans, brings over 35 years of industry experience to the role and will be taske
BT has defended itself against criticism of its proposed pricing for access to its poles and ducts, despite further industry support for the concerns raised by a number of its rivals this week.
Clearswift has handed Arrow notice it is going to a single tier model in the UK and Ireland after informing its reseller base of the decision this morning. The decision sees it part from Arrow, which is working through a 60 day transition period, and will result in resellers having a lot more direc
Thousands – potentially millions – of e-mail addresses have been stolen in a hacker attack on US marketing firm Epsilon, but the firm has downplayed the incident, saying that the data is limited to e-mail addresses and/or customer names.
US Federal authorities have begun an investigation into how smartphone applications use personal data, according to US reports.
Ingram Micro has injected pre and post-sales support modules on HP Networking and VMware virtualisation to its portfolio of professional services. The move will see the distributor add conuslting, project management, audit, on-site engineering, traning and post installation support services on those
MPs are proposing allowing personal bank account holders to take their account numbers with them in the same way mobile phone owners can keep their number when switching providers, but bank bosses have dismissed the scheme as too costly.
Microsoft believes the software industry can do a lot better to improve the security of applications, writes Warwick Ashford. Most of the thousands of high severity vulnerability disclosures in applications each year are relatively easy to exploit, according to Microsoft's latest Security Developmen
The University of Nottingham is saving up to £60,000 a year after moving to a voice over IP (VoIP) system.
ScanSource is to offer ShoreTel installation and maintenance services across the UC vendor's portfolio as an addition to its Professional Services programme in the UK. Thedistributor already provides a similarservices propositionon its Avaya products, and said that the addition of design consultatio
There has been a mixed response to the introduction of the government immigration cap and IT professionals have questioned why the limits were not applied to the ICT scheme.
Big Blue takes aim at Amazon Web Services with the Smart Business Cloud - Enterprise, a true general purpose Infrastructure as a Service. And it's priced to compete.
But DIRA Framework is really nothing new- - and advocates say that’s the point.
Intel partners are readying RISC killers based on the new Xeon E7, but as usual, x86 servers won’t win out overnight.
Renowned enterprise information management (EIM) expert David Marco explains the top 10 mistakes to avoid when implementing and maintaining an EIM program.
Beyond just helping to find cost savings, companies can use contact center metrics to determine ROI from their self-service initiatives. See which two metrics are most important.
Details of VMware's forthcoming vSphere release have leaked. These VMware vSphere 5 details include information about new storage, networking and availability features.
Headlines: Amplidata offers object-based system that uses erasure codes to eliminate need for RAID; Riverbed expands Whitewater cloud support; SGI adds SSD to server; and more.
Rather than dread the emergence of cloud computing, such as Microsoft’s still-in-beta Office 365, IT managers should learn new skills to complement these services.
Despite the scarcity of mobile WAN optimization clients for tablets and smartphones, WAN managers must still ensure reliable, high-performance connectivity for users.
Amid the fanfare surrounding SAP’s in-memory technology, some analysts and consultants wonder if the first application built on the technology is worth the hype.
The Indian BI technology market in 2011 will see a 16% growth over 2010. Read more about the latest BI technology market trends in this Gartner forecast.
The decision to deploy devices to support a mobile workforce is an easy one, but choosing which devices and platforms to deploy is not as easy.
An Australian cloud computing startup, OrionVM, has designed its own cloud storage systems that it says are a fraction of the cost of arrays, yet perform faster and make cloud computing a better proposition for large-scale web applications.
Cisco Systems' chief executive of 16 years, John Chambers, has announced plans for a company shake-up in the face declining investor confidence.
Millions of people could be targeted by spam and phishing e-mails in the wake of the data breach at US marketing firm Epsilon, including customers of Marks & Spencer.
Facebook is trialling real-time advertising based on the content of users' status updates and posts.
Publishing house Condé Nast was nearly defrauded of almost $8m by a well-crafted spear-phishing e-mail, court papers have revealed.
Salaries for IT professionals have risen 5% in the UK over the past year as the jobs market recovered, according to research.
A US District Court judge in Texas has thrown out what would have been a record $625.5m damages award against Apple in a patent infringement case involving a document management and display system.
Andrew Lansley, secretary of state for health, said the government must bring the NHS into the digital age and open the market to more suppliers.
Security experts are warning businesses not to underestimate the significance of e-mail data breaches.
Google has announced it is to put additional protection against malicious downloads in its Chrome browser.
Healthcare firm Medco, which provides pharmacy benefits for 65 million Americans, has introduced the concept of an iPhone-like AppStore for its application development.
EMC UK boss Adrian McDonald has moved into a new role overseeing the northern territory of EMEA while Christian Hiller, head of EMC France has taken responsibility for the south. As part of the strategic shake-up, both individuals will report to EMC executive VP for EMEA and the Americas Bill Scann
In a brutally frank memo to the Cisco workforce, CEO John Chambers has said the company has "disappointed our investors" and "confused our employees". The networking market-maker has posted sub-par numbers for the past two quarters, and last November Chamberstook the unprecedente
BT has been accused of clouding the issues in its reaction to an ISPs' letter to communications minister Ed Vaizey threatening to boycott pilot rural broadband projects over BT's prices for third-party access to its physical infrastructure.
The government's deputy director of the G-Cloud ,...
An agreement between the EC and the ENISA commits to creating guidelines for the use of RFID (radio frequency identification device) tags after concerns about the privacy of user data.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is the latest high profile victim of a data security breach following the attack from hackers on its marketing partner Epsilon that manages customers' emails on behalf of the chain. Various firms in the US including Citigroup have already had customers' data leaked fo
Security resellers are continuing to get calls from customers to help consolidate products as users look for simplicity. The trend towards making things simpler was identified last year by those in the security channel but it shows no sign of slowing up, particularly at the enterprise level. Some
A shift towards a candidate-driven IT jobs market has driven industry salaries up by 5% over the past 12 months, according to sector recruitment specialists CV Screen. A 25% year-on-year increase in vacancies between Q1 2010 and Q1 2011 was not matched by a corresponding increase in applications, pu
VMware has hired the government's G Cloud Deputy Director Andy Tait as head of UK public services strategy. At the Cabinet Office, Tait worked under former Government CIO John Suffolk developing the Apps Store, G Cloud programme and driving data centre consolidation. "IT should be at the forefr
Independent security expert group Jericho Forum has published a buyers' guide for information security products and services.
The software giant will release a record number of patches April 12.
HCR ManorCare replaces in-house URL filtering with Zscaler’s cloud-based security service.
Get advice on project management dos and don’ts for deploying an enterprise content management system that can deliver on the promises of an approved ECM business case.
Company seeks to overcome enterprise cloud concerns with security capabilities like node isolation.
Think of Dell vStart as a much smaller version of VCE's Vblock. These pre-configured bundles come complete with servers, storage, networking and virtualization software.
Forget the predictions that copper-based 10 Gigabit Ethernet would run on 10Gbase-T. Copper-based Ethernet is here, but SFP Direct Attach maybe the cabling of choice.
Combo platter of Dell server, EqualLogic storage and VMware could best Vblock in the midmarket.
VMware's acquisition of the Mozy cloud-based desktop backup platform makes little sense for its server business but perfect sense for its desktop and cloud strategies.
SIP trunking services revenue more than doubled over the past year. ILECs see the growth as cannibalized revenue but some SIP trunking service providers see opportunity.
The top five SearchITChannel.com news stories for March 2011 included HP’s evolving cloud strategy and whether its TouchPad can give the iPad a run for its money.
Video conferencing rooms were too rigid for one university to connect with scientists in Panama. Desktop video conferencing over Wi-Fi offered flexibility and independence.
Funded by an ONC grant, the SMART initiative is building an API to connect EHR systems to all types of clinical software. A developers' contest is raising awareness.
Server virtualisation projects may cause organisations unexpected complications with their storage infrastructures, according to research by analyst group,...
Investors have called for Cisco Systems to axe its low-margin consumer division after chief executive John Chambers announced plans for a company shake-up.
Dell is due to make a global announcement later today, where it is expected to unveil its plans for cloud computing.
Nearly 40% of UK small and medium enterprizes (SMEs) have been hit by malware attack, yet many are still making basic mistakes that put them at risk, a study...
Google's head of mobile software, Andy Rubin, reaffirmed the company's commitment to keeping Android an open-source project amid criticism that it is 'locking...
Google's Android will command nearly half of the worldwide smartphone operating system Market by 2012, according to research.
US marketing firm Epsilon was hit by one of the biggest data thefts to date, the work of highly sophisticated cyber thieves, says parent company Alliance...
The BBC has made good progress in delivering its Digital Media Initiative in-house since it terminated its contract with Siemens, and is now on course to deliver the complete technology by summer 2011, a Select Committee report has said.
Marks and Spencer has become the latest high profile name to be embroiled in the Epsilon data breach. The high street retailer has had to inform customers that their details might have been compromised and as a result they might be victims of more spam and web scams. The ripples from the hack into
An increasing number of UK IT professionals are taking on projects overseas as developing nations start to demand western IT experience.
The IT sectorshowed moresolid evidence of the recovery during February, with sector insolvencies down 48% year-on-year, according to the latest Experian Insolvency Index. Just 39 businesses went to the wall in the second month of the year, down from 76 in February 2010, said Experian. This represent
Ten NHS trusts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have renewed their contracts with the NHS Shared Business Service (SBS) in a deal worth over £13m.
The government is urging people to report online terrorist content through its Directgov website.
Dell will invest $1bn (£613m) into new cloud-based technologies and datacentres during its current fiscal year.
Former Juniper partner boss Jonathan Hallatt has joined Netgear as VAR sales director with a brief to increase its exposure to larger-scale installations and a view to challenging some of its larger rivals. The vendor, traditionally cast in the role of a consumer and SOHO network provider,has bet bi
IT staff working in the public sector should have an easier time finding jobs in the private sector according to those in the recruitment industry. Despite the rising unemployment figures and some of the highest graduate unemployment for years there are signs that if you have the rights skills thin
Companies specialising in two-factor authentication hope to boost business following the breach of RSA's SecurID, and many plan to capitalise with new products at Infosecurity Europe.
Disaster provides stark reminder that supply chains can respond to almost any disruption if they are agile and flexible.
The Epsilon data breach may have exposed thousands of customer email addresses to cybercriminals, highlighting the lack of corporate email security to protect consumers.
Companies are best served by beginning with “out-of-the-box” financial workflows and avoiding changes to code whenever possible.
Dataram doubles cache memory on its XcelaSAN appliance; Iomega adds video management from Axis; NEC adds STEC ZeusIOPS solid-state drives; Axxana supports Vblock with DR box.
VMware hires the former deputy director of the UK government’s cloud computing initiative; plus more news in brief.
IBM has introduced a private cloud service to give businesses computing on demand, but it has disclosed no plans for a UK service.
Google may soon agree to government supervision of future licensing of travel technology from ITA Software to get the go-ahead for the deal.
In the spirit of open source software, Facebook says it wants to share the innovations in one of its datacentres with the rest of the industry in its
Power outages and communication failures are the top causes of business disruption in the UK.
The government is seeking a director of digital for £141,000 per year.
Microsoft has announced that it will release 17 security bulletins to address 64 vulnerabilities
HP Enterprise Services is taking over responsibility for the management of all IT service providers working with the energy firm National Grid, under a seven...
CIOs should abandon the concept of Information Technology and start thinking about Applied Competitive Technology.
Keeping employees motivated is the best way to ensure you have satisfied customers, and if it is an employee's responsibility to keep the customers happy,...
Google drops $900m on Nortel patent bid Google has forked out $900m (£557.6m)in a stalking horse bid to acquire the patent portfolio of defunct networking vendor Nortel. Google said it hoped acquiring the IP would ward off patent litigation and also boost development of projects such as mobile
The recovery in the M&A tech markets continues to accelerate with the number of deals up by 20% month-on-month in March. The latest survey of the market from Regent Partners has indicated that both trade deals and private equity transactions are up with 260 acquisitions across Europe last month
The RSA data breach that resulted from an advanced persistent threat (APT) attack should help focus businesses on the need for resilience.
The BBC is rescuing its troubled Digital Media Initiative, but it will cost an extra £56m, a government watchdog has found.
Phoenix IT Group has confirmed the merger of its ICM Business Continuity and Servo operating units will cost the best part of £3.5m in restructuring charges. The AIM-listed IT services group has completed the process, first mooted last year, bringing together the management structures, techni
CIOs will need to rethink their IT governance policies as employees turn to social media tools to collaborate at work, according to research from analyst group Gartner.
The strategy of encouraging the public to report online terrorist material has been trialled for just over a year and is now being widened
Facebook's CIO Tim Campos shares how Facebook's success is tied intimately to internal IT.
Swedish reseller Proact IT Group AB has bought its way into the UK market after forking out £12m for a 75% stake in services-based storage reseller B2Net. This is the third acquisition by Proact following deals to buy Czech-based Storyflex late last year and more recently Dutch firm Databaseme