EMC plans create vBlocks around its new VMAXe storage array, says Brian E Gallagher, President of the company’s Enterprise Storage Division.
Information security and education organisation, the SANS Institute has praised the Pentagon's newly-unveiled US cyber security strategy for its focus on innovative training and active defence.
All bodies in receipt of public sector funding should be made to open up their data, said Tim Kelsey, the government's adviser on transparency and open data.
Three of the five largest councils in England are unable to identify potential security breaches to IT systems in real time, freedom of information (FOI) requests have revealed.
The government has shelved plans to create a database of electoral information, in a move estimated to save £11m.
Virtualisation and security: In what ways is virtualisation helping and hindering enterprise security? What are the security opportunities of virtualisation that should not be missed and what are the security pitfalls that are best avoided?
More than 10% of UK small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) integrating personal devices such as iPads, iPhones and Android devices into the business are achieving productivity gains of over 30%, a survey reveals.
Bank regulators need better quality data, rather than ring-fencing, to analyse risk and protect the UK from a future financial crisis, according to industry body Intellect.
A survey conducted by the Corporate IT Forum reports IT directors are increasingly deploying tablet devices.
Retailer Sainsbury's has launched a mobile version of its website to extend its commerce platform to additional channels. The optimised mobile site is built using a mobile platform provided by Usablenet. The platform provides access to over 15,000 Sainsbury's products for purchase.
Over a third of all enterprise servers are virtual, according to the virtualisation penetration index or V-index launched by virtualisation management software firm Veeam.
Apple has won a preliminary ruling from the International Trade Commission in a copyright infringement case against smartphone maker HTC.
Microsoft intends to create a single ecosystem for mobile phones, PCs and tablet devices.
It may not seem like Oracle Fusion Applications are generally available, but they’re out there, as is their price list.
When legacy contact center systems no longer keep up with business needs, it’s time for new technology. Find out how to assess the need for an upgrade -- and how to make the case to decision makers.
A $250,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides new information that results in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of the cybercriminals behind the Rustock botnet.
Independent testing firm NSS Labs found that Internet Explorer 8 and 9 have better social engineering blocking technology, exceeding the Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.
One of the heads of SAP’s retail operations explains what new trends like in-memory technology, mobile computing and social media mean for SAP Retail customers.
Nasuni tries to spur primary storage cloud adoption with service-level agreements, hardware option for Nasuni Filer NAS cloud gateway.
The Agile Alliance 2011 conference hosted an array of experts. Learn about Agile development, exploratory testing, Scrum and software testing with Q&As and videos from the speakers.
At Cisco Live 2011 in Las Vegas, Cisco assured customers it would return to its roots, bringing home that message with a Catalyst 6500 upgrade and a UCS refresh.
Updates to Cisco's UCS platform mean more; SeaMicro packs in more density; and other data center news.
How do you effectively get business requirements from the customer in Agile environments? Read this interview between Agile experts Lisa Crispin and Mary Gorman for tips.
Ventana Research Inc.’s recently published study shines a light on small and midsize enterprises’ reluctance in trading in Excel and other desktop spreadsheets for advanced analytics.
Cloud network design means creating a flat infrastructure for horizontal virtual machine traffic flow along with distributed applications for bandwidth optimisation.
To release quarterly Oracle Critical Update Patch (CPU) for July addressing over 78 vulnerabilities across products. Java to be updated separately.
Releases security-only update to iOS to fix three bugs, updates it to version 4.3.4. Fixes PDF based issues in iOS for the second time.
Union Bank of India has introduced e-commerce services in collaboration with ECS. Know how the new services can bolster the bank’s e-commerce portfolio and customer base.
Learn how many companies use business continuity planning (BCP) standards to facilitate better BC plans.
Advanced Computer Software Group (ACS) has signed a partnership agreement with Vodafone to target a wider range of healthcare sector contracts.
Adobe has today announced it has acquired EchoSign, a web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation, for an undisclosed sum writes Linda Endersby.
Apple has been instrumental in fuelling the growth of the NAND flash market but the forthcoming launch of Apple's iCloud storage service could have "significant implications" for the market going forward and potentially weaken demand, according to IHS iSuppli Research.
Surrey-based Microsoft Gold Partner ram sac has launched a dedicated Apple business unit and been accredited by the Apple Consultants Network in order to meet demand from end-users diversifying their IT estates.
Just under 40 per cent of all enterprise servers have now been virtualised, according to new figures from virtualisation management specialist Veeam.
Everything Everywhere CEO Tom Alexander has announced his resignation from the helm of the company he has run since its inception in July 2010. The CEO joined Orange UK in the post in 2008 and as the company merged with T-Mobile he moved across as CEO of the new group.
Cloud optimisation services specialist Akamai Technologies has announced plans to expand its channel with a partner programme designed to help global IT solution providers integrate the company's services into their offerings.
Siemens Financial Services (SFS) is rolling out a new reseller-focused financing programme pitched at all partners of its parent's various brands.
Apple has reported yet another record set of results for its latest financial quarter, with revenue up 82% and profit growing 125% year on year...
IT budgets are unlikely to increase until the industry-wide UK job market improves, according to research. Research shows a strong correlation between IT spending and organisations' head count over the past 15 years.
For many, the image of the Crown Prosecution Service is that of a body unchanged for centuries, with reams of lever arch files piled along winding, Kafkaesque corridors. But with the drive for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to use electronic case files by 2012, that dusty caricature is rapidly changing, says CIO David Jones
Birmingham City Council's joint venture with Capita is re-evaluating its plan to offshore IT jobs after a public backlash to news of the plan.
Microsoft is offering a $250,000 reward for new information resulting in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of those behind the notorious Rustock botnet.
Apple has released an out-of-cycle patch for vulnerabilities in its iOS mobile operating system being exploited for the latest software to jailbreak iPhones and iPads.
By 2015 one in four notebook PCs will ship with an ARM processor, overtaking Intel's dominance in the PC chip market, according to the latest report from analyst IHS.
IBM has reported second quarter net income of $3.7bn, up 8% on the same quarter last year, and revenue of $26.7bn, which was $1.35bn more than had been expected by analysts and 12% up on the previous year.
Hacktivist group Lulz Security appears to have returned, claiming responsibility for tampering with the website of News International's Sun newspaper as the phone hacking scandal deepens.
Retailer Carphone Warehouse is claiming a 25% jump in its customer satisfaction ratings after investing in BPM software to help staff deal with sales, queries and complaints.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has extended a managed IT services contract which it hopes will yield a 15% cost saving.
Tom Alexander will step down as CEO at joint Orange and T-Mobile firm Everything Everywhere at the end of August 2011 for personal reasons.
The soon-to-be-axed National Police Improvement Agency has rolled out mobile fingerprinting devices enabling police officers to check an individual's identity on the beat.
Cisco Systems will axe 6,500 jobs worldwide, cutting 9% of its workforce, as part of a cost-cutting exercise.
After virtualizing more than 90% of its servers and forging a private cloud, Lone Star College System upgrades its SAN to deal with peaking capacity requirements.
Mobile business intelligence has lagged the deployment of other business mobile apps; that’s changing as more CIOs realize strategic gains from mobile BI.
Analysts say it's time employees were trained in social media use to help ease the complexity caused by a flood of social media data flowing in to information governance programs and strategies.
The source of VDI performance problems can be tough to isolate. Here are some VDI monitoring tools available that give granular views into issues with back-end components.
Discover how SAP Business ByDesign fits with SAP's other enterprise application suites, such as SAP BusinessOne and SAP Business All-in-One.
While many physicians and CIOs remain hesitant to embark on cloud adoption, it's becoming clearer that cloud services offer economic and security advantages for some providers.
A $250,000 reward is being offered to anyone who provides new information that results in the identification, arrest and criminal conviction of the cybercriminals behind the Rustock botnet.
SAP has partnered with HP to provide in-memory computing and mobility solutions. Find out what the duo can offer to the Indian Enterprises.
Delivering unified threat management was a priority for the infrastructure upgrade that's part of the Museum of Contemporary Art's redevelopment
IBM's mainframe revenue jumped 61% as it posted better than expected results for its second quarter with revenue up 12% to $26.7bn and an 8% increase in net income to $3.7bn.
Consumer and small business storage specialist Data Robotics is to change its name to reflect growing market recognition of its key product brand, Drobo. The decision has been taken to drop its old name in favour of Drobo in response to feedback received by the company, it claimed.
Troubled networking vendor Cisco has confirmed it is to make large-scale redundancies across the business next month. Reports emerged last week that the firm was on the verge of handing round the pink slips as it looks to trim a billion dollars from its cost base.
Dimension Data has become a Global Systems Integrated Partner for Citrix, formalising the partnership from existing regional relationships to make the £4.7bn services provider one of a handful of Citrix's most strategic partners, writes Linda Endersby.
Security specialist Check Point has announced its financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June and the promotion of a key member of its team, writes Linda Endersby.
Acquisitive Tyne side-based Microsoft and Sage partner Technology Services Group (TSG) has bought Microsoft SharePoint consultancy Rocket Solutions for an undisclosed sum to beef up its CRM and business intelligence (BI) expertise.
Barely hours after Adobe's acquisition of web-based provider of electronic signature and signature automation, Echo sign, the companies have been hit by a lawsuit filed by US-based rival Post alleging infringement of 5 of its patents.
Apple third quarter revenue increased by 82% and net profit rose by 125% as the company sold more than 20m iPhones, 9.25m iPads and 3.95m Macs in the three months ending 25 June 2011. Revenue reached $28.57bn with net quarterly profit of $7.31bn.
Specialisterne Scotland, an IT firm which was set up to help people suffering from Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), has won its first contract.
VMware's latest results reflect increasing adoption of virtualisation as more businesses switch physical servers and desktops to virtual infrastructure. Sales increased 37% to $921m while profits more than doubled in the second quarter of 2011, driven by record enterprise licence sales of its virtualisation portfolio.
Rail firm Eurostar has outsourced its IT to enable it to build its own IT infrastructure in preparation for the rise in demand expected when London hosts the Olympics next year.
Apple has released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system (OS), Mac OS X Lion, via its Mac App Store.
Czech security software supplier Avast Software has unveiled a product line aimed at the business market.
Over the next five years, technology changes will disrupt our long-held beliefs about the ownership and value of core enterprise application, writes Paul D. Hamerman, vice-president and principal analyst at Forrester Research.
Information security body (ISC)² has published the only official guide to the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) certification.
Oracle should review the severity scoring of its security updates, as the current system is misleading, according to security firm Imperva.
Ofcom has forced BT to reduce the prices it charges internet service providers (ISPs) in rural areas, in a move expected to benefit three million homes and businesses with cheaper broadband access.
Desktop virtualisation only accounts for 3% of the overall business PC market, according to the latest figures from analyst firm Ovum.
Faulty IT systems at the Department for Work and Pensions have led to £800m in overpayments in 2010-11, a National Audit Office (NAO) report has found.
The US and India have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on cybersecurity.
Businesses should reject unfair licensing terms, according to Forrester analyst Duncan Jones in a report on licensing best practices.
Global shipments of smartphones are expected to grow more than 230% in the next five years, according to a research firm.
The University of York's accidental breach of thousands of students' personal data points to a need for improved security checks, according to the Information Commissioner's Office.
HMRC will slash running costs in IT by £235m over the next four years, according to a National Audit Office report.
Google has discovered malware misdirecting users of its internet search service. Google has now taken steps to warn users their computers are infected with the malware.
Police in the UK, US and the Netherlands have arrested more than 20 people as part of an investigation into major cyber attacks.
The investment division of Barclays Bank has deployed network infrastructure automation firm Infoblox's IP address management platform across its global network to reduce network downtime.
Minter Ellison, one of the largest full-service law firms in the Asia Pacific region, has embarked on a significant technology project to improve business video-based collaboration and knowledge sharing across its more than 290 partners and 1,000 legal staff in Australia, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Headlines: Nasuni tries to spur primary storage cloud adoption with service-level agreements, hardware option for Nasuni Filer NAS cloud gateway.
A new report notes a significant rise in the number of attacks against Adobe and Java vulnerabilities in the last six months.
Latin American smartphone adoption is more robust than North America's, and the consumers are more mobile-friendly than their peers in developed economies.
New technologies are making ERP and other enterprise applications more efficient and manageable, according to a new Forrester report outlining how to make the most of the changes.
The changes to the new release of SAP Business ByDesign begin with the GUI and continue through the cloud to mobile platforms.
Silver Peak Systems is opening up its architecture to enable its virtual WAN optimization software to run on any capable network or storage device.
Cisco is pushing the Power over Ethernet standard to 60 watts with Universal PoE. The technology is available in new line cards for the Catalyst 4500.
After a security breach in 2008, New Mexico’s Human Services Department turned to tools from Juniper and HyTrust to harden its virtual server environment.
Researchers will demonstrate an Android phone drive-by attack using a vulnerability in Skype and the smartphone’s Webkit browser engine.
One agency looks to online word processing as a method to port data into the cloud, and security measures are developing to enhance safety and compliance.
President Obama's proposed Identity Ecosystem seeks to lock down personal credentials, but is it actually feasible?
The enterprise applications market has registered steady growth recently, especially in the APEJ region. Find out what this growth can be attributed to.
Licence management and SAM specialist License Dashboard has announced the appointment of Matt Fisher as Global Sales and Marketing Director, writes Linda Endersby.
The consumerisation of Business Intelligence (BI) via mobile devices could help companies to reach many more users and drive greater adoption according to Gartner.
Components distie Target has launched a collaborative business micro-site targeted at its resellers to providing advice, support and resources around the concept of building a better business.
Security provider Fortinet have today announced 2nd quarter results showing revenue up by 35% on the same quarter last year, writes Linda Endersby.
Dell has finally made its move on the networking space after signing a statement of intent to acquire high-performance datacentre networking specialist Force10 Networks for an undisclosed sum.
Datatec, the South Africa-based parent of Westcon and Logicalis, has said its trading and profitability are continuing to improve, with gross margins also on the up.
Google has introduced a warning system that alerts people using Google search that their computers have been infected with malware. The search giant discovered the malware when it found "some unusual search traffic while performing routine maintenance" on one of its data centres.
EMC has raised its financial outlook for the year after reporting second quarter revenue of $4.5bn and a 28% increase in net income to $546m.
Network performance specialist Riverbed has splashed out $110m (£68m) to acquire Cambridge-based Zeus Technology to boost its reseller-facing cloud proposition.
Security firm Trend Micro has announced an enterprise mobile management product to help organisations integrate consumer devices into an enterprise environment in a secure way.
City University London's Cass Business School is moving its IT services and infrastructure to the university's centralised...
Ebay has reported second quarter sales of $2.8bn, an increase of sales by 25% compared to the year before.
Hacking group Anonymous has claimed to have hacked into NATO servers, according to the Blottr.com news service.
Nokia has reported operating losses of €487m (£429m) in the first half of 2011, fuelled by a decline in smartphone sales.
The House of Commons science and technology committee is calling for submissions on the impact of malware and the role of government in fighting malware.
UK mass market adoption of mobile payment technology, such as near-field communication (NFC), is still four years away, according to analyst Gartner.
Profits at outsourcing company Capita grew 7% to £174m in the first six months of 2011, compared to the same period in 2010. During the first half of the year the company's turnover grew by just 3% to £1.36bn.
Six in 10 workers are demanding access to cloud services, but only one in 10 companies are deploying cloud technology, a survey has revealed.
Outsourcing in the public sector dropped significantly in the first half of this year, with the private sector taking the larger UK market share, according to research from global sourcing firm TPI.
India's telecoms authorities are blocking widely used file storage websites such as Megaupload, Rapidshare, Mediafire and Putlocker, according to reports on several user forums.
The west European PC market declined 8.9% compared with the same quarter the year before. A shift in interest and budget towards other products contributed to weak consumer demand and slow stock depletion across Western Europe, according to analyst IDC.
UK civil servants are to be among the first in the world to use cloud computing to work on classified documents due to a partnership between UK start-up Huddle and government security chiefs.
Global tablet shipments have grown 331% to reach 15 million units in the second quarter of 2011, according to analyst figures.
The UPMC health network faced several data replication software challenges when ramping up its disaster recovery site.
On-prem UC can't keep pace with the evolving mobile device landscape and sub-second latency requirements of mobile collaboration, but cloud UC providers can, says one expert.
Learn what Esther Derby has to say about organizational change tools such as Eoyang CDE and Expand the Horizon and how they can give you a systematic view, helping to resolve problems.
Dell's Force10 acquisition aims to create a converged infrastructure solution for the data center network with Dell's server and storage products.
Often management training glosses over the critical thinking skills needed to institute organizational leadership, according to Esther Derby. She explains more in this Q&A.
The new malware alert feature is in response to unusual search traffic detected in the search engine giant’s servers.
Health care providers adopting cloud-based EHR systems are doing so not to achieve meaningful use but, they say, because it makes clinical workflow and data management easier.
IT spending by wealth management industry in Asia Pacific will top $4.6 bn by 2015, observes Ovum. Discover IT spending trends in wealth management industry.
Apple updates Safari browser to version 5.6 with the release of OS X 10.7 Lion; brings sandboxing to Safari to combat threat from ‘drive-by’ attacks.
The Hacker News (THN) has reported that the latest SecurityTube.net release includes a 4.2Gb DVD containing over 40+ HD quality videos of their WLAN Security Megaprimer.
Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed it is exploring strategic options to enhance the future of its enterprise business unit, including discussions that may lead to a sale.
CoSoSys, the device control, endpoint security and portable management software unit of UTM vendor Astaro and is starting life as an independent company after an MBO.
Teesside-based SAP partner Onyx Group has been selected to become the first UK partner to provide SAP's Business One hosted ERP software solution as a service.
Dimension Data has named the CEO of its Australian business, Steve Nola, as CEO of its Cloud Solutions business unit. Nola's appointment follows DiData's acquisition of US-based cloud provider OpSource earlier this month, to form the core of the new cloud unit.
The growth of open-source operating systems such as Android, will bring down smartphone price points, driving the worldwide smartphone market to new heights, according to Juniper Research.
Intel reported record second quarter revenue of $13bn on the back of double digit growth in its PC client and data centre businesses, but its Atom product range aimed at netbooks and tablets declined 15%.
F5 Networks president and CEO John McAdam spoke of the company's strong positioning in the ADC market and the new products and resources planned to expand its footprint, as the company announced its fiscal Q3 results, writes Linda Endersby.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has conceded the mobile phone company's Q2 results were "clearly disappointing" but claimed it was making "better than expected progress" as it shifts OS platform from Symbian to Windows Phone.
Former Comet Group services director Tony Lousada (pictured) is joining online retailer Buy IT Direct in the role of non-executive chairman.
SAP VARs are being given the opportunity to sell Sybase enterprise mobility apps and solutions for the first time in a move that could provide new mobile and revenue opportunities to as many as 3,000 SAP partners.
Analysts at IDC have spoken of severe contractions in the EMEA PC market, as lingering high inventory levels hampered stronger sell-in and caused shrinkage of 8.9 per cent across the region as a whole, with Western Europe wiping out growth in CEE and MEA.
Cisco has made a series of changes at the top of its worldwide partner organisation, shuffling its executive team and reduced the number of theatres it operates in, but contrary to speculation has remained silent over the matter of replacing UK channel boss Bernadette Wightman.
Malicious code affects every aspect of our society, from government to business through to everyday consumers, says UK defence technology firm QinetiQ.
Vodafone's latest results reflect increased use of smartphones and data consumption within the workplace.
A year on from the BCS extraordinary general meeting (EGM), Amit Bhagwat looks at how BCS has evolved, why the EGM came about and gave the results that it did, what has followed since and, how BCS might consider its future from here.
The Department for Transport (DfT) is to spend up to £750m in a shared services move.
The government must strengthen its case for business transformation when deploying IT projects, according to the Confederation of British Industry's System Reset report.
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on whether additional rules are needed to ensure telecoms operators and internet service providers (ISPs) report personal data breaches in a consistent way across the EU.
Red Hat has updated Enterprise Linux 5.7, which now includes several features from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
A small IT supplier that became a figurehead for a parliamentary campaign to curtail the power large companies wield over public sector IT has collapsed amid a dispute over an unpaid bill with a large customer.
Hundreds of aspirant cybersecurity professionals are to compete to prove their credentials in coming days as the new programme of Cyber Security Challenge competitions kicks off.
Broadband connection speeds remain the biggest issue for UK broadband customers, according to the latest customer service satisfaction survey by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Oracle has acquired security update technology company Ksplice to increase security, reliability and availability of Oracle Linux by allowing customers to apply security updates, patches and bug fixes without rebooting.
Microsoft has posted record fourth-quarter revenues of $17.37bn for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, an 8% increase from the same period of the prior year and ahead of analyst expectations of $17.25bn, despite weak sales of its Windows operating system.
The Department for Work and Pensions is asking its systems integrators to list the number of SMEs in their supply chains, in a move designed to open up more public sector contracts to small businesses.
A recent study by security vendor Trusteer predicts there will be about 56,000 infections for every million smartphone users in the coming year.
Lawyers and analysts note a growing interest in text analytics for e-discovery and name software firm kCura a leader in a market that’s changed considerably in the last few years.
Data center bigwigs made a series of acquisitions this week; and other data center news in brief.
Backing up IT governance practices with project portfolio management and asset management software can help manufacturers align IT with business goals and reduce costs.
Two virtualization management companies boast customer growth, plus: VKernel launches new API, VMTurbo releases Cloud Operations Manager and other virtualization news.
IT governance needn’t be complex or reserved for the largest enterprises. Today’s frameworks offer practical tools for all types of companies.
IT pros observe the shift in IT culture with the advance of cloud computing. Fiscal pressure and end-user demand will change their world.
LSI’s MegaRAID CacheVault protects data with NAND flash and replaces Lithium-ion batteries with super capacitor; IBM, Violin Memory set file-scanning mark; and more storage news.
What will an Alcatel-Lucent enterprise sale mean to European markets and for competition in networking and collaboration market segments specifically?
Most users now realize that the new VMware vSphere 5 licensing model will be about the same price-wise, but it will affect how they use some beneficial features in vSphere.
A boom in sales of document imaging systems is driving lower prices among capture and scanning tools and expanded features like improved image quality, color and optical character recognition.
Softcat breaks through £200m revenue mark Softcat is planning to hand out cake and beer to staff after breaking through the £200m revenue mark in its financial year, beating its own forecasts.
Microsoft reported record sales of $69.9bn and net income of $23.15bn for the full year ending 30 June 2011, with a small decline in Windows sales more than offset by sales of Office 2010 and other business products and the success of its Kinect and Xbox 360 gaming products.
Following a series of structural changes to its worldwide channel operation announced yesterday, Cisco has finally broken cover and officially announced the appointment of Richard Roberts as UK and Ireland partner lead.
Education sector specialist RM has warned shareholders to expect a "potentially difficult and unpredictable period in the near term" after admitting it will likely miss its financial targets as it undertakes a comprehensive business review to try to get its house in order.
System integrators working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) may be forced to list the number of SMEs in their supply chains as part of a move to open up public sector ICT contracts to small businesses.
Telephony firms Digium and Polycom have teamed up with asset financing firm Capital Solutions Group to offer resellers the chance to buy Digium's Switchvox UC telephony kit for less than one pound per user per day.
Griffin are launching a new service for resellers in the UK who are looking for other sources of income as their customers cut their costs in an effort to improve margin.
The difficulties of insuring against cyber-attacks have been thrown into sharp relief with the news that one of Sony's insurers has gone to court to escape having to indemnify the electronics giant against claims arising from the massive data breach it suffered in April.
The mobile payment market is growing slower than expected and the mass market adoption of near field communication (NFC) payments is at least four years away.