Telecoms regulator Ofcom has given mobile phone operators rights to trade radio spectrum holdings to help increase mobile network capacity for consumers.
Intel is demonstrating its response to the growing interest in graphics processor unit (GPU) and field gate array (FGA) powered high-performance computing by showing how Xeon applications can be run on a supercomputer architecture.
Less than 20% of IT departments in North America and Europe have incorporated data virtualisation into their integration tool kits. Even fewer are realising its true potential, according to Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins.
The British Library and Google have signed a partnership to digitise 250,000 out-of-copyright books from the Library's collections.
Adobe has updated Flash Builder and Flex to enable developers to build applications for iPhones, iPads and BlackBerry PlayBooks.
Hacking groups Anonymous and Lulz Security (Lulzsec) are joining forces to steal and leak classified government information
Organisations in the US are building a virtual model of the internet to enable security researchers to simulate attacks by foreign powers and from hackers based inside the US.
Sega has confirmed hackers stole the personal information of nearly 1.3 million users of an online service operated by a European subsidiary.
The global organisation that oversees the internet address system has voted to expand the number of website domain suffixes called generic top-level domains (gTLDs) from the current 22.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) used its cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) software-as-a-service (SaaS) for almost two weeks after its on-premise contact centre hardware failed.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted Microsoft approval to buy Skype Technologies in a deal worth $8.5bn.
A pilot study at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital shows how a private cloud could be used to share confidential patient data with consultants and GPs.
SAP’s head of business intelligence answers some of the most frequent questions about HANA and in-memory technology and explains what it all means for SAP customers.
How does 132TB go into 8TB? Colin Thomas, CIO of the Teachers Credit Union, has changed his data management strategy to achieve the impossible
In this segment of an interview TheServerSide's Cameron McKenzie did with the creator of the Spring Framework, Rod Johnson talks about how SpringSource positions itself with regards to OSGi.
Attacks against RSA and defense contractors could be from smaller groups, not state sponsored terrorism, warns former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff.
New types of business intelligence technology, including SaaS BI and open source BI tools, might be a good fit for small and medium-sized businesses. But there are tradeoffs to consider.
Microsoft has an iron grip on the desktop and now the messaging-collaboration market, but its fortunes could fade if it can't generate new services based on those products.
Panasas launches ActiveStor 11, a clustered NAS system with multi-tenancy and chargeback features for private storage clouds.
Cloud computing is off to a slow start amongst enterprise IT buyers, but they are starting to pick suppliers and feel out the market. Who's in and who's out?
Quantum ships StorNext storage file system on bundled appliance to serve as metadata controller; indicates more appliances coming so users don’t have to build their own systems.
Many companies turn to partners for managed wireless LAN to lower costs. Pavlov Media took that business model a step further, offering combined managed wired and wireless LAN.
Researchers detected a drive-by attack contained in malicious code hosted on a compromised restaurant website.
Getting physicians and hospitals to sign up for ACO adoption will require some heavy IT lifting. Clinical data analytics will support these potential payment game-changers.
Apple has adopted a non-standard SATA interface in new iMacs. We’re trying to figure out why.
VIP has announced that following increasing demand from customers it has moved into selling Apple products for the first time in its history. The distributor, with a reputation in the components space, has been fielding increasing amounts of requests for Apple products including desktops, tablets an
Data security specialist Imperva has filed a registration statement with the US SEC for a proposed $75mIPO of common stock, to be managed by JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank. Citing IDC estimates that the data security marketis currentlyworth $27bnImpervaclaimed that only a fraction of this was spent on
There is still money to be made in the public sector for the channel as long as they go in with the right approach recognising that the traditional sales pitches will no longer work. Under the current government the public sector has borne the brunt of cuts designed to get the country back in line a
Organisations rushing to adopt cloud solutions without a clear plan for ensuring their business needs are met could be storing up trouble for later on, according to new research from Easynet Global Services. The managed network and hosted services provider quizzed 800 IT buyers in Europe and says it
The Ministry of Justice has signed a contract with BAE Systems Detica to provide security services through a managed service arrangement.
The business appeal of Microsoft SharePoint has grown rapidly since the release of SharePoint 2010, and users of SharePoint 2007 are now looking to migrate corporate databases to continue driving business efficiency, while empowering end-users to make more informed decisions. However, migrating to SharePoint 2010 does pose some challenges. Here are five tips to help you succeed
The Office for National Statistics is investigating reports that hacker group LulzSec may have succeeded in hacking into the database of the UK's 2011 Census.
Germany has launched a national cyber defence centre in Bonn aimed mainly at protecting critical national infrastructure from cyber attacks.
Spending on public cloud services will grow four times faster than the entire IT market over the next four years, according to the research firm.
Mobile phone giant Everything Everywhere stands to make £290m on the sale of part of its radio spectrum, gifted to it by John Major's government 20 years ago.
Tesco Bank experienced some problems when it migrated some of its accounts from systems at its former partner Royal bank of Scotland.
More than 4,800 Australian websites have been wiped out with no chance of recovery following a break-in by hackers at Australian domain registrar and web host Distribute.IT.
Fears of initial price rises and a lack of evidence on future savings could de-stabilise government plans to reduce energy consumption through smart metering, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers.
Lawyers for the European Commission (EC) have warned that a US-European agreement to store the personal data of air passengers for 15 years is unlawful.
Westminster City Council chief information officer David Wilde is leaving at the end of this week to take up the equivalent role at Essex County Council.
Worldwide enterprise software revenue is on pace to surpass $267 billion in 2011. The enterprise software market is projected for continued growth in 2012, with revenue forecast to reach $288 billion, according to analyst Gartner.
Rumours are rife that Blackberry-maker, Research in Motion (RIM), could be ripe for acquisition following a drop in the company's share prices and sales.
Cyber criminals are following business technology innovation, adapting traditional techniques to steal and monetise data from new technology platforms, says security firm AVG.
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency appears to be one of the first targets of a joint anti-government campaign by hacking groups Lulz Security (Lulzsec) and Anonymous.
Community-based cloud services for banks, including an app store for financial services organisations, are being incubated on the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) network.
Security teams need to be involved in the contract process to ensure data security provisions are included.
Company extends the program to include VMware View solutions for government.
Lack of behavioral analysis through network and server monitoring proves the old adage that what you don't know will hurt your system in the long run.
New service aims to help businesses measure their security programs against Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report and the VERIS classification and reporting data.
Viridity EnergyCenter can help data center managers charge back for server energy consumption; and other data center news.
Storage roundup: Chemical firm gets Acronis for XenServer backup; print firm installs ATA-over-Ethernet; Dot Hill supports 3 TB drives; Enhance’s EU HQ; and more news.
IBM rolls out public cloud protection services for backup, archiving and virtual machine DR while HP brings out PC backup service.
Sanbolic broadens its hypervisor support with version 3.5 of its Melio 3.5 virtual clustered file system for volume management.
All companies, not just financials, must comply with the Dodd-Frank Act; Gartner recommends having a compliance bureau monitor the implications.
Startup SolidFire builds solid-state storage array from the ground up to handle block storage demands of cloud providers.
Although the impact of the 11 March earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, Japan, has not impacted the electronics manufacturing industry as much as was initially feared, there may still be some residual effects in Q3 and beyond, according to Gartner. The disaster and continuing nuclear crisis had ra
OKI has created a post to manage its distribution and etailer partnerships as part of an ongoing process of changing its channel management team. Simon Tetlow has been appointed head of ecommerce and distribution, a newly created position, and will handle the relationships with Midwich, Micro-P and
American mobile device management software outfit Zenprise has launched what it claims is the industry's first cloud-based mobile security and device management solution, dubbed Zencloud, and pledged to guarantee customers 100 per cent uptimes. CMO Ahmed Datoo said that this gave the company a &
SaaS, cloud and UC specialist intY has appointed former Vizioncore EMEA boss Roger Baskerville to run its sales and marketing ops as well as naming comms industry veterans Phil Male and Mike Read to its board. Baskerville joins from Microsoft, where he has been doing consultancy work August 201
Security specialist Sysec has outlined its ambitions to expand its managed services business after hiring an ex-Computer Associates staffer to run that operation. The reseller has made John Maden professional services director with responsibility for growing the customer base looking for endpoint p
The enterprise software market in western Europe is sailing into a "strong headwind" in the second half of 2011, according to preliminary figures released today by Gartner. According to research director Fabrizio Biscotti, the pace of growth in the region is slowing due to "recent cu
A national database to allow police forces to share locally held information across the country has been launched by the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA).
NS&I has informed the IT sector that it will begin the procurement process to replace its current back office services contract.
A crackdown on businesses which will make it mandatory to report security breaches will have little impact on UK banks, according to the British Bankers Association (BBA).
The Birmingham-based Oxygen Accelerator tech start-up support programme is to give £75,000 to the top participant in the 13-week intensive mentor-led training programme.
Most UK employees have not been given clear guidance on using social media networking sites, a study has revealed.
The virtual currency Bitcoin will recover after a hack attack caused its value to drop from $17.50 a unit to almost nothing in minutes, according to one of its senior developers.
British Airways has certified its business continuity plans using Data-Shield's SAN Assessment service.
NHS CIO Christine Connelly has resigned and will leave her post at the end of the month.
Biomedical research charity Wellcome Trust has replaced two legacy IT service management systems (ITSM) with a cloud-based alternative and has cut £600,000 annual costs and improved service levels.
Web publishers could leave Holland if the country's parliament adopts a strict internet privacy law in response to the European Union's internet privacy directive.
Hacker group Lulz Security has published the identities of two informants after the arrest of a UK teenager police believe to be affiliated to the group.
Google has built its open source technology project, WebRTC, into its Chrome web browser to support Skype-like video chat.
The European Commission (EC) has approved CSC's acquisition of healthcare software maker iSoft.
Mozilla has released a fifth version of its web browser, Firefox, available to download for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.
Enterprise information management aims to optimize the use of data as a corporate asset. But setting up an EIM program presents a variety of challenges and potential missteps to watch out for.
Hype aside, there’s a ton of opportunity for health care VARs with Epic and Cerner expertise.
Several information security pros, via LinkedIn, share their best security awareness tips with SearchSecurity.co.UK.
Oracle recently announced changes for the storage management features of Oracle Database, leaving some Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users wondering if Oracle is pulling support for Red Hat.
Headlines: Quantum ships StorNext storage file system on bundled appliance to serve as metadata controller; indicates more appliances coming so users don’t have to build their own systems.
No, nothing blew up on World IPv6 Day. But wide area network (WAN) managers still have plenty to worry about with their own IPv6 migration planning and preparation.
Style and grace were the values emphasized at the 2011 conference in Durango for testers who write about the art. SSQ Agile expert Lisa Crispin attended this conference and brings back the highlights.
New plug-ins will give users and ISVs more options for integrating third-party and homegrown apps into VMware’s orchestration tool.
McAfee have announced McAfee Mobile Security software, available for both smartphones and tablets, which according to a recent press release provides a comprehensive mobile security solution by combining three leading McAfee mobile security products: WaveSecure, VirusScan Mobile and SiteAdvisor® for Android.
Howard Dresner shares the results from the 2011 Wisdom of Crowds Business Intelligence Market Survey and a few tips on BI deployment.
For IT security professionals and executives, it is the common malware and spyware attacks which threaten their organisations most significantly, and not high-profile attacks luke Stuxnet
One Australian company is working to bring the benefits of anywhere/anytime/anydevice networking to Government Secure and Classified environments while maintaining network security compliance.
As the number of attacks on federal systems increases, more government agencies are realizing the importance of computer forensics.
Find out a little more about what makes some of your favourite channel folk tick with our probing interviews. Where else can you find out what little temptations managing directors simply cannot resist, whose money is on the grizzly bear to win a fight against a silverback gorilla, and what technolo
The performance of the top software and services companies in the UK remains relatively flat in growth terms as the impact of the challenging economic conditions continues to be played out. According to the latest survey of the UK software and IT services market by analysts TechMarketView the main s
The future of Comet could become clearer as its parent looks to get the struggling retailer back on track to get the best outcome for shareholders. In the medium-term its likely to include some restructuring to get profitability back into the business but Kesa has indicated that a sell-off could be
Optical networking vendor Ciena has said it is targeting net profitability by the end of the financial year, having posted a string of quarterly net losses since buying Nortel's metro Ethernet network (MEN) business in November 2009. The acquisition doubled Ciena's revenuesat a stroke and brought it
Daisy Group has revealed plans to create 100 new jobs before Christmasat its base in Nelson, Lancashire, and will be holding a recruitment day next month. Having outgrown its current premises, thefirm is close to completing renovation work on a new facility next-door which it says will be able to ho
Force10 Networks has moved toaugment its UK distribution channel after signing an agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions to sell its high-performance datacentre networking kit in EMEA. The two firms maintain a relationship in North America, and Force10 also sells into the UK market through Zycko.
Regulations are holding back adoption of public cloud services in financial institutions, according to Chris Swan, CTO of security at UBS.
Christine Connelly's departure as CIO from the Department of Health comes as the NHS faces huge challenges. We talked to experts in NHS IT to identify the top five challenges facing the new health CIO.
Dave Benson has been in IT for the past 30 years, where he has seen every revolution from the PC to the iPhone. Now CIO at Progress Software, he talks to Cliff Saran about the evolution of IT.
Swiss bank UBS plans to cut 500 technical jobs worldwide as part of an internal IT department re-organisation and outsourcing initiative.
The government will extend its interactive crime maps site to enable victims to track their cases online, according to Nick Herbert, minister of state for policing and criminal justice.
Civil Monetary Penalties imposed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data breaches are helping to increase awareness and spur action by UK companies worried about damage to their brand, even if they are able to afford to write off up to £500,000 for being in breach of the Data Protection Act.
Tesco Bank customers are still unable to log into accounts following a migration glitch.
The Office for National Statistics has confirmed the UK Census 2011 data is secure and was not stolen by hacker group Lulz Security. Census director...
Ryan Cleary, who was arrested in connection with cyber attacks claimed to have been carried out by hacker group LulzSec, is facing five charges under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Nokia's Symbian operating system (OS) will be supported for another five years after the company finalised a deal to outsource support and development to Accenture.
Twin brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the social networking site Facebook, have abandoned legal attempts to renegotiate the original $65m settlement.
Hot on the heels of some major customer wins, managed software testing service provider SQS is boosting its offshore resources in India.
Study shows that many AWS users are disregarding security and creating cloud vulnerabilities.
Citing Citrix Essentials' overlap with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, Citrix says it will focus its development efforts elsewhere.
Analysts say the Microsoft ERP flagship could take its customizable user interface and model-driven vertical applications into enterprises now dominated by SAP and Oracle.
Issues surrounding trust and other people problems can destroy enterprise social network projects, and one consultant recommends being up-front about failures to help these projects survive.
The American Red Cross took a bad tweet and turned it into a positive experience by responding quickly and staying transparent.
Mobile application delivery, especially video over Wi-Fi, challenges organizations with throngs of users, but Aruba may have a mobile application delivery answer.
SearchSecurity.com's "Eye On" series examines a security topic each month. In June, the series explores cloud contracts, compliance demands, security awareness and risk-based decision making.
Carriers are investing in edge networks because that's where the profit is, but they have left core routers gathering dust. Demand for next-gen platforms will reignite the market.
Don’t let virtualization and the cloud push DR planning and tape out of your IT plans, consultant Jon Toigo says during a Storage Decisions keynote.
Want to know what your customers are really saying about you? Text analytics can’t tell you that by itself, but it may be able to help, according to users who spoke at the Text Analytics Summit.
McAfee’s new SMB specialization promises higher margins, better deal registration and more resources for channel partners.
The benefits of enabling your workforce with mobile access to enterprise applications, regardless of whether those applications are in the cloud or in the corporate data centre, are clearly recognised. The ease of providing secure remote access to employees, and the ability to maintain corporate data security policies is, however, not simple.
Can domestic outsourcing providers compete with skilled Indian providers and other offshore options? Experts explain why CIOs should do the calculation.
Exceptional charges and a tough economic climate have wiped outany profits that Dixons Retailhoped to deliver in the last fiscal year. The costs of shutting downits Spanish operation, writing down the Greek arm and having to take a hit onits online businessPixmania alltook their toll. The charges a
Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst has pointed to a "fundamental shift" towards cloud and virtualisation spending among business ICT buyers which is starting to benefit the open source solutions specialist. Speaking as Red Hat unveiled its first quarter numbers for the three months t
Chris Barrow, advanced technologies marketing manager at Avaya, talks video-conferencing novices through the etiquette of appearing on camera. It is often said that there is no second chance to make a first impression. This is certainly true for resellers when customers want to start organising meet
Kevin Loosemore, the executive chairman of embattled UK software player Micro Focus, has been speaking candidly about the firm's recent troubles at the end of its financial year. Loosemore, who took over at the helm in April following the sudden departure of former CEO Nigel Clifford, said: "Th
C2000's audtio-visual arm Maverick has announced three new appointments to drive sales of Promethean's educationt echnology and interactive whiteboard solutions through VARs. Former RMsenior product and marketing managerJonny Davey is joining the distributor as business manager, while two new field
Andy Horn, former head of SMEs at Colt, has pitched up at Easynet's SME division, Easynet Connect, to run its UK operations. Horn will be taking charge of the firm's sales, marketing and channel development, as well as overseeing the roll-out of the firm's next generation fibre network
Magirus is close to finalising the details of the VCE partner programme as the scheme is rolled out across Europe for resellers selling the products from the technology consortium of Cisco, VMware and EMC. The distributor was appointed by VCE last month as its first EMEA partner and has been talking
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has caught out another business that failed to pay for its software landing the York-based Salamander Organisation with a settlement that will set it back £29,000. The BSA has kept the pressure on users that fail to have the correct licenses for their softw
Travelodge has confirmed that a "small number" of customers have received a spam e-mail via a third party, but insists that no financial data is at risk.
Organisations lack the correct strategy to prevent cyber attacks against networks and enterprise systems, a study has revealed.
The IT sector will contribute to a smart grid for the UK after the launch of cross-industry organisation SmartGrid GB.
The Travelodge UK hotel chain has issued a warning to users of its online service to watch out for spam e-mails.
Government departments have been cancelling freelance IT contractors supplied through SMEs and giving their interim staff business to Capita under orders from the Cabinet Office's Efficiency and Reform Group (ERG), in apparent contradiction of government SME policy.
Hacker group Lulz Security has published documents stolen from Arizona police in protest at the state's controversial new immigration law.
Twelve countries have collaborated in an anti-cybercrime effort to shut down two crime rings that caused more than £46m in losses to over 900,000 people through sales of fake security software known as "scareware".
Google is to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission as to whether it abuses its position in search dominance to steer users to its own sites and services.
Nearly 20% of Yahoo's shareholders voted against re-electing to the board the company's chairman, Roy Bostock, and chief executive, Carol Bartz, at the annual investor meeting.
Oracle's fiscal fourth-quarter earnings climbed 36% to $3.2bn and total revenues were up 13% to $10.8bn. But a decline in hardware sales and a forecast of only 10% to 20% growth in licence sales sent Oracle shares down by as much as 7.5% in late trading.
No matter how much users love Facebook, they won't automatically flock to enterprise social software. Adoption requires more than meeting a checklist of feature sets.
Fight youth unemployment, deliver goods swiftly, and design cool motorbikes...what can't analytics do?
Using a mobile device management solution from MobileIron, one law firm lets employees use both personal and corporate devices to securely access enterprise apps.
VDI frees IT from PC management issues and costs. It also undermines Microsoft’s Windows PC business and Intel CPU sales. Why should they support VDI?
Building effective processes for managing data throughout its lifecycle can help maximize the value of information. But that’s easier said than done.
Open-source exploit repository and penetration testing tool Metasploit’s version 3.7.2 +loaded with substantial toolset, module improvements.
OCZ launches Deneva 2 MLC SSD, while SanDisk adds MLC and SLC NAND drives to its Enterprise Flash Drive (EFD) family; HP supports VAAI with MSA system; more news.
Netuitive adds Hyper-V support; Syncsort offers 10 minute P2V through NetApp; Oracle releases Oracle VM for x86 version 2.2.2; HP adds VAAI support to entry-level disk array.
If you run Exchange Server 2010 SP1 or plan to upgrade, check out some of the important fixes and feature enhancements in Update Rollup 4.
Laptop data protection is still a major headache for many organizations. Learn how some companies are turning to laptop backup software and the cloud to protect endpoint data.
SaaS vendor says that SIOS high availability failover software caught an issue that could have resulted in a global outage.
Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email.
Oracle's decision to walk away from unprofitable deals caused it to suffer a drop in hardware sales and its latest quarterly results exposed the lack of impression the Sun product line had made on its bottom line. The vendor had to rely on its software roots as hardware sales disappointed in its fis
Budget hotel chain Travelodge has become the latest well known firm to have to hold its hands up to a data breach after it revealed some customers had become victims of a spam attack. In an email sent to customers from its chief executive Guy Parsons the hotelier revealed limited details of the atta
Managed services provider Calyx has responded to this week'sannual CBI and Harvey Nashemployment trends survey, which talked up the growing importance offlexible working to UK businesses. The report said that 96 per cent of UK employers now offer some form of flexible working arrangement - such as p
The need to keep data safe appears to be getting through to SMEs as they move to protect themselves in the face of a wave of hacks, breaches and against human error. With criminals targeting companies of all sizes the external threats are increasing but SMEs also continue to be victims of lost lapt
Sixty-five Unite members employed by IT services provider Fujitsu at its Crewe office are to walk out in protest at the treatment of their trade union rep, whom they claim is being singled out for redundancy. According to Unite, Alan Jenney, who has worked at Fujitsu for 17 years, is being unfairlyt
Judging by Google, there seem to be a lot of people around at the moment who are opening their presentations with the bold statement that "data is the new oil". It's a pretty exciting and thought-provoking way to get people's attention. Having never attended any of these presentations