The Chester Crown Court has ordered two former employees of UK mobile operator T-Mobile to pay a total of £73,700 after stealing and selling customer data from the company in 2008. We look at why it is a landmark ruling.
A pilot scheme introduced by Citrix to enable employees to choose the computing device they use at work has been formalised after successful take-up.
Virtualisation of servers and storage has become widespread in UK businesses, but there remains considerable resistance among 'C' level decision makers to moving business critical applications to the cloud, a study has revealed.
The government is locked into spending £342m on rent for empty premises originally intended to house the £1.4bn FiReControl project, abolished last year.
AkzoNobel CIO Pieter Schoehuijs talks to Cliff Saran about managing the company's IT strategy as it goes through a major transition.
Retailers need to raise awareness of near-field communications mobile payments as most UK consumers remain unsure what a "mobile wallet" is, according to a YouGov survey.
Tesco has launched a free mobile application for Google's Android operating system (OS) to provide shopping and delivery services.
Around 2,000 people have visited the government's Peer to Patent social media site, with 100 reviewers now signed up.
Government is hard at work with IT industry partners to crack the problem of identity assurance, says Nigel Harrison of the Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (OCSIA).
IT administrators will find their hands full this month with Microsoft planning 16 security updates to fix 34 vulnerabilities on the same day as security updates from Adobe.
The security breach at the International Monetary Fund underlines the need for legislation on cyber security, says a privacy, data protection and data security lawyer.
On June 8th, TheServerSide got a chance to speak with David McJannet about the version 5 release of vFabric. Here is the transcript of that conversation.
Legal MSPs see growth even as more companies bring e-discovery in-house.
A recent lawsuit by Montclair State University against Oracle highlights a major issue for users considering Oracle and cloud computing. What is it?
The OpenFlow protocol, and the software-defined networks it enables, have a lot of potential for solving problems like virtualization.
Supply chain sustainability is placing new compliance and reporting demands on both manufacturers and suppliers. Here’s why it’s critical to have a solid strategy in place.
While World IPv6 Day caused no catastrophic Internet outages, some researchers predict that transition-related IPv6 security problems could threaten security.
Tighter integration between capacity planning and performance monitoring features is becoming a baseline expectation for virtualization management tools.
Dell customers want to know more about how the vendor will integrate primary data reduction, as well as NAS and common Compellent and EqualLogic management.
Mainframe pros get a new source for System z jobs, and other data center news.
The latest version of Wireshark, version 1.6.0 incorporates bug fixes, packs in new features and protocol support. Mac OS X version gets tweaks.
It's no surprise that mobile device security was top of mind in our recent reader survey. Find out what's missing and what IT pros are asking for in mobile security products.
EMC and Dell have reached an "amicable separation rather than a nasty divorce" and still get together when it's important, says EMC's marketing CTO Chuck Hollis.
World IPv6 day has come and gone? Did you notice? Have you done anything about IPv6? Here's the SearchCIO AU action plan for getting ready for the switch from IPv4 to iPv6.
Storage specialist Iomega is looking to increase its business through the channel and engage with a greater number of partners as it looks to widen its presence in the SME market. The vendor, which was acquired almost three years ago by EMC, has built up a solid reputation in the consumer storage s
The revelation that one of the leading global financial organisations has been targeted by hackers will add to the growing number of examples resellers can draw on to encourage customers to take threats more seriously. Over the weekend the International Monetary Fund (IMF) became the latest global
OKI has recruited a former Konica Minolta Business Solutions sales manager with the task of driving the demand for managed print services. Gavin Castelyn, who was previously at Konica for seven years promoting multifunction devices in the last couple, has been given the head of end user business rol
Sluggish sales into the British and German PBX markets bucked an otherwise healthy upward trend during the first quarter, according to the latest market figures from analysts at MZA. While other global markets either recorded double-digit growth innew extensionsor were flat year-on-year, the more ma
London minicab firm Addison Lee is on target to take £20m in bookings through its iPhone app in 2011, having received £1.4m through the app in June.
Senior IT executive Russell Irwin has left insurance firm Standard Life to join Logica as a consultant focused on the Scottish financial services market.
Hewlett-Packard's CIO, Randy Mott, has left the company amid an organisational restructure.
A juror has pleaded guilty to contempt of court after contacting a defendant via Facebook.
US officials have ordered a security review after hackers broke into the Senate website at the weekend.
Nokia has announced that it has signed a patent licence agreement with Apple to settle all patent litigation between the companies.
Vodafone Foundation is launching a competition to promote IT applications designed to improve the lives of people with disabilities and older people.
Turkish authorities have detained 32 people, including eight minors, said to be involved in attacks by cyber activist group Anonymous.
International Business Machines (IBM) is celebrating its 100th birthday, founded as the Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation through a merger of four companies in 1911.
A juror, alleged to have contacted a defendant using Facebook, faces trial for contempt of court.
Hackers who stole the financial information of more than 200,000 Citibank customers found an easy way in through a vulnerability in Citigroup's website for its credit card customers, say investigators.
The Co-operative Group (Co-op) will offer IT apprenticeships as part of its £9m Apprenticeship Academy for 16 to 25-year-olds.
Facebook is rumoured to be gearing up for an IPO in the first quarter of 2012, which could see the social networking site reach a valuation of $100bn (£60bn).
Application integration software goes ''cloudward'' as Talend takes its newly purchased Sopera ESB to the next level.
Microsoft’s June Patch Tuesday includes a major security update to Internet Explorer and a repair fixing a serious SMB client bug.
Consultants and IT pros offer tips on creating highly proactive data quality management strategies – and on overcoming the challenges that presents.
Windows administrators keep their jobs this month thanks to a hefty 34 security fixes to some mainstay products, including Windows Server 2008 and R2.
Integrating the collaboration platform SharePoint 2010 with SQL Server has gotten much easier and can open up business intelligence data to more end users across the enterprise.
Citigroup hackers used a common website vulnerability to bypass security controls and reap confidential banking data.
College Foundation Inc. turned to business intelligence software and predictive analytics to help students get more mileage out of financial aid.
This article presents some new signs that business intelligence environments may be in peril, in the process offering a checklist for success in 2007.
VMware's latest acquisition, reportedly worth $85 million, will bolster chargeback and service-level reporting within VMware’s portfolio, the company claims.
To put storage in the cloud, NetApp has new OnCommand SRM components and expands its partner base, while HDS stacks its unified compute platform (UCP), storage and Microsoft apps.
New guidelines on virtualisation issued by the PCI SSC show PCI compliance is possible within a virtualised environment, but may not be feasible.
Sparc 2.1’s live migration feature earns plaudits but may not be enough to placate weary Sun shops.
A central California health district has been using the iPad since the day it came out. Read this case study to see how the devices have been deployed, managed and secured.
Is it time to give up the spreadsheet? New sales performance management software is giving managers tools to better forecast sales.
“Cloud computing is reshaping not just how IT resources are consumed by the business, but how those resources are purchased, licensed and delivered,” said Rod Johnson, SVP, Application Platform Strategy, VMware. “While application infrastructure technologies have advanced to meet the needs of today’s enterprise, to date, the business models have remained rigid and out of date
No matter how big the outsourcing contract, accountability should be an inside job. CIO Linda Jojo explains why outsourcing is all about governance.
Microsoft UK has thrown in its lot with the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the industry body that aims to talk up trust, security and transparency in cloud deployments.
The complexity of making a transition from traditional infrastructure to cloud computing is going to be a fertile area for managed services providers. Customers are starting to make the move towards the cloud, with predictions from the likes of Gartner that it will take 10% of the ICT market by 2014
Public sector computing specialist Stone has negotiated a new three-year financing agreement with Rabobank subsidiary De Lage Landen Worth £30m, the agreement will see Stone provide direct financing to its education and public sector customers, as opposed to going through a separate or in-hous
HP CEO Léo Apotheker has shaken his snowglobe once again, withcompany veteran Ann Livermore stepping down from her role as boss of HP Enterprise to join the board of directors, and new reporting lines for HP ESSN EVP Dave Donatelli and Software EVP Bill Veghte. In a statement HP said the orga
Arrow ECS is to offer technical support to Riverbed resellers after signing up to become a Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP). The agreement, which will seeArrowadd new24-7 support resources, will build on an extant contract between the two firms; Arrow has distributed Riverbed's portfolio o
McAfee has taken the wraps off an SME specialisation for resellers in response to the growing need for dedicated support for that customer segment. Up until now the vendor has based its partner accreditations around technology but the SME programme has been developed because of the growing requireme
Online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter plans to double its IT team to 200 to support increased in-house product development.
Security software sales will surge over the next five years as businesses seek to increase protection against security attacks and data loss on mobile devices, according to an analyst.
E-Skills UK's National Skills Academy for IT has set up a training subscription service aimed at small businesses and self-employed IT professionals.
As Research in Motion (RIM)'s Blackberry Playbook goes on sale in the UK, analysts remain sceptical of the prospects of RIM's first tablet among business users.
US authorities are demanding Citigroup hand over details of its security after a hacker attack on Citigroup Bank breached the data of many thousands of credit card holders.
Adobe's latest quarterly security update covers Flash, Shockwave, Reader, Acrobat, ColdFusion, LifeCycle and Blaze.
London Health Programmes (LHP), a medical research organisation based at the NHS North Central London health authority, has lost a laptop containing unencrypted details of 8.63 million people.
Pizza Express has rolled out Wi-Fi across its 384 stores to meet growing customer demand for mobile internet connectivity.
The government is preparing to create a marketplace for citizens' personal data to be used for accessing online public services, according to documents that were issued to industry in preparation for the coalition's next-generation identity scheme.
Malaysian authorities are preparing to resist a planned attack by cyber activist group Anonymous on the government's official website.
The Ministry of Defence has released an updated series of wartime public information films to warn people of the dangers of social media. In the new...
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has forced a CCTV monitoring website to changes the way it operates.
The recent global economic slowdown differed from previous recessions in that IT outsourcing did not increase as a result of businesses attempting to cut costs to survive.
Co-operation is crucial to fighting cybercrime, says Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive and co-founder of Kaspersky Lab.
SAP is launching BusinessObjects Edge 4.0 and Crystal Server 2011, two new upgrades to its business intelligence suite targeted to small and midsize companies.
Increasingly, small and medium-sized businesses are no longer content to sit on the business intelligence sidelines. But midmarket BI projects present some unique challenges for SMBs.
Compliance with the PCI security standard tricky in public cloud environments, report says.
Headlines: To put storage in the cloud, NetApp updates OnCommand SRM while Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) stacks unified compute platform (UCP), storage and Microsoft apps.
VMware will deliver some long-awaited features in View 5, but customers of the VDI product won't get everything they ask for.
Windows 7 adoption rates vary according to customer segment, VARs say, and Windows 8 sneak peeks muddy the waters.
EHS software can help manufacturers build a safer workplace and record incidents when they occur.
WAN optimization vendors are launching multigigabit appliances to address the sheer volume and high-availability requirements of WAN replication and DR traffic.
In a new report, Gartner says that SAP Duet Enterprise succeeds at something its predecessor failed to do, namely, making SAP ERP easier for business users and casual users alike.
At the annual ACCE show, Comcast outlined 10 steps call center managers can take to create a social media strategy that serves customers.
Is there anything to fear from Apple's new iCloud storage service? Enterprises with mobile apps and sensitive data might want to educate themselves on exactly what Apple's offering.
The success of accountable care organizations seems possible. Association leaders aren't quite convinced. Either way, IT departments should prepare for a new reimbursement model.
IT's status quo will be toppled by the need for speed and tech-savvy employees. Here's what's vital for operating the IT organization of the future.
IPv6 readiness for networking products and applications in your network can be difficult to assess. Vendors such as Sourcefire are turning to US based ICSA Labs for certification against US based the USBv6 profile.
Business intelligence is a neccesary discipline and one where the IT department and CIO can add great value. We've seen a lot of announcements recently and summarise the most interesting.
Insight UK is using its attendance at the Cloud Computing World Forum as an opportunity to outline its strategy in the hosted market. The channel player has established its own data centres and has developed a range of services offering hosted email, backup, archiving as well as a host of third part
Acer has made sweeping changes to its board as it looks to get the company heading back in the right direction. The board changes, backed by shareholders, come after a turbulent couple of weeks for the vendor after it revealed that it had to clear $150m in inventory backlog in EMEA, was axing 300 st
Security and convergence VAD Wick Hill is dipping its toes in the fast-frowing WAN optimisation and acceleration market following the signing of a newcontract with Expand Networks. Expand UK sales director Mathew Matthews said that the agreement would not only help Expand break out from its traditio
Following its acquisition in February by buy-and-build venture Corero, network IPS specialist Top Layer has today announced its formal rebranding to Corero Network Security and launched a new DDoS defence product designed to detect and block application-layerattacks. The firm has over 10 years of ex
Comms and internet solutions provider Daisy Group is talking up its commitment to businesses north of the border as it unveils a new facility at Belshill, near Glasgow and launched new Daisy Scotland branding in the country. The firm acquired a small office inScotland when it acquired SpiriTel last
Trustmarque has revealed it has plans to expand both in its number of regional offices and possibly through acquisition after delivering a solid set of fiscal year numbers. The reseller has been undergoing a transformation over recent years as it develops its services business and that is paying off
Former RSA vice president and general manager Chris Johnson is heading to HP to take up the role of vice president of HP Storage in EMEA. Johnson willoversee general business management at HP's storage unit, part of the wider ESSN business, taking charge of go-to-market and operational elements incl
The NHS has paid £200m to troubled supplier CSC as an advance while awaiting the conclusion of discussions on amendments to the controversial deal.
Westminster City Council has signed a £190m framework agreement with Virgin, following a wide area network (WAN) contract worth £2.5m.
The Cabinet Office and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have called for small software development firms with skills in agile methodologies to help fix government IT and reform the systems integrators behind public sector projects.
Everything Everywhere, Telefónica UK and Vodafone UK are to form a joint venture to encourage more retailers and banks to adopt mobile payment technologies using near field communications.
New Look has launched a social media platform to extend its e-commerce website and multi-channel offering. New Look Daily is a cloud-based customer hub that aggregates social media feeds from Twitter and Facebook and allows customers to upload photo and blog content.
Demand for outcome-based IT services contracts will reduce India's traditional advantage as businesses begin to pay service providers based on improving business, rather than for time and materials. Could this spell the end of the decade-long honeymoon for India's IT outsourcing sector?
The Cabinet Office has retracted the bold commitment it made to open standards in its ICT strategy after a bitter battle with the standards lobby.
HP has carried out its threat to take legal action against Oracle for failing to meet its commitments to HP and 140,000 shared customers by ending software development for HP's Itanium servers.
Hacker group Lulz Security claims it has attacked the CIA's website. The attack has not been verified but on its Twitter feed the group wrote: "Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz".
IT professionals could boost their earning potential by 10% by developing their project management skills, it was claimed this week.
Apple and Dell hold the top two spots in the research firm’s annual list.
One California company is saving nearly $1 million a year by sharing its SAP IT staff with companies that have similar SAP environments.
Azure has spread beyond Redmond; Fujitsu will offer its own batch of Microsoft's cloud environment later this summer.
The NHS has suffered another breach, this one compromising 18 million records. Worse yet: The laptops could have been encrypted with already purchased software.
Companies fear the worst and worry they will lose control of their brands when they go on social channels. Turns out they probably will -- but it could be the best thing that ever happens to them.
Data management professionals need to evolve their skill sets to survive the ever-changing IT landscape, according to consultant Laura Reeves.
Hewlett-Packard’s EcoPOD is a double-wide data center container that gives technicians more room to work in. But managers still have issues with the data center container approach.
NFC mobile wallet services look cool, but "cool" doesn't make money. The opportunity for carriers is to market their positions as intermediaries to merchants and advertisers.
Consultants at Maguire Associates help institutions of higher education embrace business intelligence software for everything from market research to student retention.
Enterasys Networks introduces remote network management via enterprise social media. Is network management via Twitter and Facebook revolutionary or a marketing gimmick?
Getting broad business buy-in is vital to building a business case for a midmarket BI project, according to analysts and BI pros. And that requires getting business users engaged, they say.
HP's lawsuit against Oracle claims that Oracle's decision to stop development on Itanium platforms violated an implied contract between the two.
Protected View builds on Adobe Reader X Protected Mode, isolating processes to make it more difficult for malicious code to access the underlying operating system.
The Kerry County Council finds a network access control solution that works across wired and wireless networks and 60 geographically dispersed branch offices.
Lack of time, skills and budget are all holding back enterprise users from taking the right security steps to keep their data safe. Research from Hewlett-Packard, undertaken at this years InfoSec show, discovered that enterprise customers are chasing their own tails when it comes to coping with the
ScanSource is giving its VAR community the chance to catch up on new product developments, market trends and ask questions of their vendor partners through a series of weekly online webinars. The sessions, which will run on Tuesday mornings, will feature a subject matter expert and a brief follow-up
Open source specialist Jaspersoft has outlined ambitions to grow its business in the UK hoping to surf the wave of interest from more firms looking for an alternative to existing software packages. The software vendor specialises in open source business intelligence tools and has seen its market we
Microsoft has warned end users and partners of a growing internet-based scam whereby criminals pose as IT security engineers and cold call potential targets claiming to represent legitimate firms. The scammers tell their victims they are providing free security checks and mislead them into thinking
Relationships between Hewlett-Packard and Oracle continue to deteriorate with the two vendors heading for the courts over an Itanium chip dispute. The two vendors have been trading verbal blows ever since Mark Hurd, the former CEO at HP, moved over to Oracle and found his new boss Larry Ellison was
Citing a"significant level of interest" Nortel has today delayed the auction of 6,000 patents, its last significant remaining asset, to the end of the month, setting the stage for a potential bidding war. The auctionof patents covering technologies such as wireless, 4G, data networks, opti
CIOs should review their IT strategies every month if they really want to help the business, says IT analyst firm Ovum.
Microsoft says Internet Explorer will not support the WebGL specification designed to give web applications access to 3D graphics processing power for security reasons.
Chris Chant, the government's interim director of digital and director of the G-Cloud programme, speaks exclusively to Computer Weekly's Kathleen Hall about the future of the cloud in the public sector.
South Africa has presented its bid for the Square Kilometre Array, which will be the world's biggest radio telescope.
Citigroup has confirmed only US-issued Citi credit card accounts were affected by a breach of Citigroup Bank data by hackers in May, but has revised upwards the number of accounts involved.
Virgin Media is the first UK internet service provider to warn customers their PCs are infected with a virus.
Can Google's Chromebook shift traditional IT spending to thin client computing? Cliff Saran reports.
Shares in Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) fell up to 17% after the company announced its quarterly revenue may drop due to product delays.
China's public infrastructure is vulnerable to cyber attack because of vulnerabilities in software used to run weapons systems, utilities and chemical plants, according to Reuters.
NHS Scotland is to set up a framework agreement for IT services, including consulting, software development, internet provision and support for its desktops.
Most large enterprises are still only considering the cloud and less than a third are currently using cloud services, according to Dell.
Most small and medium-sized businesses can’t afford the luxury of dedicated business intelligence teams, which can complicate the process of developing and implementing a BI project plan.
New technologies like cloud computing and social networking promise to deliver much-needed, real-time visibility and closed-loop integration to manufacturers with global supplier networks.
New IP Office 7.0 touts integration of Nortel intellectual property into Avaya portfolio.
Extended supply chains demand new quality control software workflows that resolve quality issues at the onset of product development.
Data integration challenges are keeping many BI practitioners awake at night, according to the results of a new SearchBusinessAnalytics.com survey.
If VMware buys it, will users come? The Digital Fuel acquisition will take time to sink in, especially for smaller shops that have already invested in chargeback tools.
Yale and IBM are teaming up to bring social media data -- and text analytics -- into the classroom via real-world business scenarios.
Document management consultants warn about tactical and strategic challenges to consider when deploying document capture software and managing its use.
Dot Hill adds 3 TB drives, improves remote replication for AssuredSAN entry-level SAN; Symantec survey finds private/hybrid clouds hot topic for IT shops; more data storage news.
Business intelligence and cloud on midmarket agenda Getting greater business intelligence is the key requirement for mid-market customers as they look to get greater insights into their operations to identify where trends are emerging that will support future growth. IBM has undertaken its largest f
Xchange Technology Group (XTG) has continued to expand in the rental market acquiring the assets of Livingston Electronic Services just six months after it picked up Hamilton Rentals. Livingstone offers short-term rentals of IT and audio visual kit and sitting alongside the Hamilton operation gives
RIM is to embark on a drastic cost-cutting drive that will see undisclosed numbers of redundancies across the firm, and the "reallocation of resources to areas that offer highest growth opportunities" after turning in a poor performance in the first quarter of its fiscal 2012. The firm pos
Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email. The broadband provider has been proactive in telling 1,500 customers that they have been infected by the SpyEye trojan which steals bank log-in details bu