Google has posted a paper that outlines its storage architecture, and that’s the choicest morsel in a month when the usual blogosphere protagonists have gone easy on each other.
Adrian Jones' new gig and HP's app store plans topped Channel Marker blogs for March.
The number and scope of compliance regulations seem to constantly change. But several industry-specific compliance organizations can help you navigate the maze.
Experts say the release of VMware vCenter Operations means the race is on in the virtualization management market to deliver the most comprehensive products at the best price.
Many companies prefer smaller ERP packages because of the specialization they can offer, according to a new report by Panorama Consulting Group.
BI software revenue grew by 13.4% in 2010, hitting the $10.5 billion mark, according to Gartner, which said SAP continued to lead Oracle, SAS, IBM and Microsoft in market share.
SearchHealthIT.com -- your source for information on policies and trends in health information technology -- has a new look and feel. Find out what's new.
A new generation of removable storage media is making inroads in the SMB space—as well as the enterprise space—as an alternative to tape backup.
What does it take to add a test practice on top of a high-functioning Agile team? The task at Menlo Innovations was to incorporate QA into their practices. How did they do it? Matt Heusser interviews two quality advocates from Menlo Innovations to find out.
Atlantis Computing upgrades ILIO virtual software appliance, tweaks deduplication and improves I/O offload to try to improve performance and utilization for VDI storage.
The lesson from Amazon's EC2 outage is that midmarket CIOs need to develop a backup and recovery plan for when the cloud goes down.
Loughborough University implemented a hybrid cloud model and saved money on upgrading its data centre infrastructure, networks and collaborative applications.
IBM will support Microsoft Windows and Linux running in its zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension this calendar year.
This week’s disaster recovery news in brief: Paradise deploys Actifio virtualized management product; NextEx HyperIP improves DR for Decision Lens; and more.
A new data center network fabric from Force10 Networks offers a 2 RU switch that customers can deploy in large numbers as a "distributed core."
Running an application security program requires more than a solid budget. It needs a person with deep knowledge of the organization and its engineering processes.
While many balk at data archiving, analysts say companies can save themselves a lot of hassle by taking a methodical, step-by-step approach.
Oracle license audits are a great opportunity for a company like Oracle to charge you more money. But knowing exactly what happens during an Oracle license audit can help in avoiding those extra fines.
Iran claims to have found computer malware designed to target government institutions.
After repeated claims by Sony that its PlayStation Network was undergoing maintenance, the company has admitted that it was hit by a hacking attack.
Adobe has released special out-of-cycle security updates to patch critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.2) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Mac.
The deployment of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will lead to half a billion people worldwide using their mobile devices as travel tickets by 2015, according to research from Juniper Research.
Many people still view intellectual property (IP) rights as business or legal concepts with little relevance to them, says the World IP Organisation.
At the end of March, Oracle announced it would no longer be developing its software for the Intel Itanium chip.
Micro Focus CEO walks after a year in the job Nigel Clifford, CEO at UK software player Micro Focus, has been given the heave-ho after just 12 months in the hot seat.
The US Congress is to hold a hearing about mobile phones and privacy after claims that Apple devices have been secretly tracking users' location data.
Audio-visual (AV) solutions may seem like "foreign territory," traditionally handled by specialised integrators, but that's rapidly changing in the world of IT departments and IP communications, writes Graeme Harrison, VP international at Biamp Systems. In 2010 the AV channel landscape cha
The global cloud market is set for explosive growth over the rest of the decade as it more than quadruples current revenues. According to research from Forrester the cloud market will hit $241bn by 2020 up from its current projected level by the end of this year of $40.7bn. Spending on the cloud,
The city of Bradford has made it into Akamai's top 100 list of fast internet cities, coming in at 99th.
The London Borough of Brent’s master data hub has enabled it to collect more revenue, beat fraud and gain a single citizen view.
UK SMEs are lagging behind their continental counterparts in their adoption of cloud computing, according to research.
Mobile devices are one of the biggest security threats and challenges to organisations, says security firm Sophos.
Unified comms vendor Polycomhas againcapitalised on demand for video and telepresence solutions after posting record sales and profits for the first quarter of its fiscal 2011. For the three months to the end of March, Polycom grew sales 25% year-on-yearto $344m (£209m), while GAAP net profit
The time of leaning on technology primarily as a cost cutting aid appear to be coming to an end with customers looking to IT as a means to support growth. The cost-cutting emphasis had been a feature of the recession but according to the latest Pearlfinders Q1 Technology Index, which monitors trend
Retailer WHSmith says it has delivered savings thanks to IT improvements and tight cost management.
The global cloud market is set to explode in the next 10 years, growing from $40.7bn in 2011 to more than $241bn in 2020, according to Forrester Research.
Comms wholesaler Entanet has laid into last week's dismissal of a Judicial Review into the legality of the controversial Digital Economy Act. The review, launched by BT and TalkTalk, was thrown out last week by Mr Justice Kenneth Parker, who rejected claims that the Act, which was rushed through bef
The consolidation of the IT advisory sector has signalled the intent of some of the biggest companies in the sector, but will it benefit customers?
With its acquisition of SlideRocket and the imminent release of Project Horizon, VMware has the tools to banish Windows desktops to the dustbin of history.
Headlines: A new generation of removable storage media is making inroads in the SMB space—as well as the enterprise space—as an alternative to tape backup.
In the wake of the RSA SecurID breach, a vendor survey finds a reduced level of confidence in the security provided by tokens.
Find out best practices for applying customer experience management (CEM) technology in your contact center.
How has Agile testing changed over the past 10 years and what are the most important skills for an Agile tester? These are two of the questions that are explored in this interview between Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, co-authors of, "Agile Testing -- A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams."
Was Amazon's recent cloud outage a fatal mismatch of expectations, a poor use of the technology or an epic failure of customer support? Try a little of all three...
SAP Workflow can save companies time and money if implemented correctly. In this tutorial, get an expert overview of SAP Workflow and how it works for key financial processes.
What exactly is a Test Center of Excellence (TCoE) and how do quality organizations go about putting one together? In this interview with STAREAST presenter and quality advocate Tom Delmonte, we find out more about TCoEs and how they can be effective in improving the test efforts of your organization.
Oracle's senior network engineer encourages businesses to deploy an IPv6 internal network in tandem with an external one to save companies headaches and extra costs.
Even as Iron Mountain and other vendors nix cloud backup services, the model attracts small businesses.
Originally kicked off in January 2010 McAfee has extended the AntiVirus Plus Software offer for Facebook users who ‘Like’ McAfee.
The PlayStation Network (PSN) remains down after hackers broke into the network stealing user data from up to 77 million accounts.
There's a school of thought that business intelligence is akin to the scientific method. Revisit science class and see how BI is helping companies test their business hypotheses.
The chief information officer at the airport operator talks exclusively with Computer Weekly about making the move to an outsourcing provider, handling disruptions and keeping IT running smoothly.
HSBC Insurance in the UK is using IBM Global Services to support its European Solvency...
Sony has admitted that hackers have accessed the personal details of millions of PlayStation Network users that may include credit card details.
Amazon has reported that its quarterly profit slipped despite revenue climbing 38% compared with the same period a year ago to $9.86bn (£5.99bn), beating...
Sony has become the latest player to take on Apple's iPad, as the firm unveils its tablet-style computer codenamed S1.
The Ministry of Defence spent £6.6m on mobile phones and contract charges for ministers, members of the armed forces and civil servants last year.
A new variation of the Zeus Trojan is targeting victims through credible looking adverts on major websites that offer high rates of return on investments.
Wipro has announced its sales and profit figures for its final financial quarter of 2011 showing steady growth. India's third...
Embattled software firm Micro Focus, which earlier this month bid farewell to CEO Nigel Clifford, hasrevealed it has received a preliminary approach from a mystery bidder. In a statement to the City, the FTSE 250 firm said the approach was "non-binding" and may or may not lead to a formal
Troubled mobility vendor Nokia is to cut 4,000 workers, mostly in Denmark, Finland and the UK, and will transfer its Symbian software activities - including 3,000 employees - to outsourcing hotshot Accenture. The job losses will take effect in 2012asNokiagets under the covers with its new beauMicros
One leading SME business group has called for resellers to be freed from red tape if they are going to be able to help the economy grow. In light of the cautious growth in the economy shown by the 0.5% rise in GDP for the first quarter of this year the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has urged the
Decent growth in sales of Linux and Mac operating systems helped the global OS market grow to $30.4bn last year. The 7.8% year-on-year increase was a result of strong demand across all platforms with Microsoft holding its majority share of the market thanks to Windows 7. "In the server OS marke
Sony has admitted that hackers have accessed the personal details of millions of PlayStation Network users that may include credit card details, writes Warwick Ashford. The network's 77 million users have been told by e-mail that they are at risk of fraud and warned to keep a close eye on their bank
The Unite union has slammed plans by Nokia to slash 700 jobs in the UK as part of a 7,000 worldwide job shedding exercise...
Around 20 million last-minute ticket applications were made for the London 2012 Olympics despite a surge in demand causing the website to crash.
Although targeted attacks using bespoke malware sent to specifically selected email addresses are still rare, the number of attacks is rising rapidly, says Symantec.cloud.
There has been seven consecutive quarters of growth in the UK IT jobs market with contract IT positions available increasing fastest.
Unified comms vendor ShoreTel is moving to plug an emerging gap in the supply chain relating to its IP phoneequipment as a result of the Japanese earthquake. CFO Mike Healy said that "based on current projections, we appear to have an adequate supply of inventory all the way through September 2
HP Networking has announced an EMEA trade-in programme on end-of-life Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switching gear, WLAN controllers and routers. Itestimates that there could be $9bn (£5.4bn) worth of Cisco networking equipment approaching the end of its useful life this year, and is pushing its En
The MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence (ACEs) have been postponed and will no longer take place on 16 June. The decision to postpone the awards comes in the wake of a change of ownership to MicroScope after Reed Business Information sold the title to TechTarget.
Dell this week released an update to its newly acquired Boomi SaaS integration suite, but at least two companies say you won't catch them using the product anymore.
News roundup: Oil group gets 80-to-1 data deduplication with ExaGrid; IBM helps with ancient landscape; ITN deploys EMC Isilon clustered NAS; West Brom deploys NetVault; and more.
A Forrester Research report says a multivendor ECM strategy might be wise for businesses needing expert functionality in multiple content segments.
Data center pros like what they see of HP software, but weak marketing and sales efforts hurt the brand.
TwinStrata expands its hybrid cloud storage gateways with a solid state drive (SSD) performance model and high availability model, and upgrades software with data volume expansion.
Users say large environments could benefit from a centralized means of updating ESXi hosts, but there are some network security concerns with the PXE Manager fling.
The out-of-band update can detect botnet infections and continue to cripple the notorious Coreflood botnet.
Businesses running Oracle databases and apps atop HP-Itanium servers are plotting exit strategies.
LifeSize will natively run Skype's code and federate with its massive directory on LifeSize Passport units, but UC pros remain ambivalent as ever about enterprise Skype usage.
Actionable analytics starts with underlying discipline and the right manufacturing data management tools and best practices.
With IBM’s blade server technology, Ester Industries ensures that its IT setup is future-ready, in alignment with the company’s expansion plans.
CIOs should approach the cloud with the same due diligence with which they approach data centers, and negotiate an SLA with a built-in backup strategy for data and services.
Supply chain analytics and BI could soon transform planning and execution, thanks to cloud-based mobile analytics and real-time data, experts say.
Ponemon survey of cloud service providers shows little focus or spending on security
Sony has reiterated its statement that there is no evidence that credit card data was taken by hackers who forced the company to suspend...
EBay has reported first quarter revenue of $2.5bn (£1.49), up 16% compared with the same period a year ago. Net income was $475.9m, or $0.36 per diluted...
Apple has blamed a bug for surreptitiously tracking iPhone and iPad users' locations and has promised to release free software to remedy the problem in the...
The PC market grew 7% in Q1 2011, according to research from Canalys, due to the popularity of Apple's iPad.
Enterprise software maker SAP has reported a 26% growth in software revenue to €583m and 20% growth in software and software related service revenue to €2.3bn,...
IT professionals are increasingly attracted to the prospect of a shorter working week and are prepared to sacrifice thousands of pounds to get it.
UTM and network security vendor Fortinet has acquired VoIP PBX specialist TalkSwitch to expand its reach into the multi-service business gateway market through the addition of IP telephony devices to its portfolio. Privately-held TalkSwitch has a global network of over 1,500 resellers and distributo
The government has saved its target of £3bn in efficiency costs since last year, says Cabinet minister...
Nearly half of businesses are unhappy with SAP application response times and one third are unhappy with SAP service availability, a study has revealed....
Ingram Micro has added the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) UC suite to its RIM line-card The distributor added RIM's mobility lines to its portfolio back in Decemberas part of a push to beef up its comms distribution nous. Two months ago it established a new UK Telco division and appointed Stev
The subscription revenues might have remained flat but strong demand for services are feeding through to SAP and its channel partners. The software player revealed that the highlights of its first quarter results, for the three months ended 31 March, showed a pick-up in the call for consulting and
Resellers with sustainable credentials and datacentre expertise are being targeted to add some muscle to the Green Unbreakable Cloud Iniative (GUCI). The group, established by a collection of vendors including Amplidata, A-Server, Dacentec and Racktivity, aims to encourage the development of cloud
University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) is presenting next week at Blackberry World in the US, on how it has made enterprise applications available to clinicians...
Strong identity is essential to cloud-based services, but many businesses and technology suppliers are barking up the wrong tree, say security experts.
NASA has signed an IT services contract with HP for computer services and devices for 60,000 workers.
The Nervecentre system has improved patient safety, workforce planning and productivity.
Alcatel-Lucent is offering OpenPlug application development tools to developers free of charge to encourage cross-network applications for smartphones, tablets and other devices.
A recent CompTIA study shows potential shifts in the cloud channel partner role. Analysts and channel partners weigh in on the research findings and future predictions.
Oracle's Fusion Applications were eclipsed for a moment when Sony Ericsson picked Oracle’s Siebel CRM marketing software for a global rollout.
Software companies have prepared products to help shift enterprises to Office 365. But can they also ease the pains associated with the transition?
Infor's acquisition of Lawson brings in applications that fill gaps in the company's product line. But the long-term implications for Lawson customers are unclear.
Read the latest telemedicine technology news from the American Telemedicine Association's 2011 ATA conference in Tampa, Florida.
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott talks about the Amazon service outage, the future of in-memory technology, and why he thinks SAP is always a target of acquisition rumors.
Mellanox launches switch with InfiniBand and Ethernet in same chassis; Nirvanix provides data migration between storage clouds; OCZ adds SSD.
A London-based sushi chain expects to save almost £1 million this year with the help of new fraud-detection software.
Microsoft has announced record results for its financial third quarter, delivering a riposte to critics who say the software giant is losing its lustre.
Rackspace has experienced a disruption to one of its cloud storage products.