The storage blogosphere is ablaze with many battles over VMware, XIV, VMAXe and more.
The Australian National Maritime Museum has revamped its storage infrastructure, selecting HP LeftHand and Microsoft.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority will only consider companies appearing in a Gartner magic quadrant for up to $10million of storage.
The Cabinet Office has denied claims in the Daily Mail that former government CIO John Suffolk is to be grilled by MI5 and MI6 as a result of joining Huawei.
Amazon cloud customers are considering deploying their own servers after a second Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage brought their websites down.
Microsoft plans to release 13 bulletins in this month's Patch Tuesday security update on 9 August, according to the advance notification.
CA Technologies has updated its management tool for Linux on the mainframe.
Investment banks are increasing their IT spending at a faster rate in Asia-Pacific as the region's economies grow in their importance on the global stage.
A data breach at Bay House School in Hampshire has highlighted the importance of not using the same password for different websites and applications, say experts.
IT contractors are becoming increasingly confident about opportunities in the financial services sector as banks and insurance firms step up their IT spending.
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain has outsourced the management of e-mail and storage to support a major restructure.
Hacktivist group Anonymous and its offshoot LulzSec have published information stolen from rural US police departments in revenge for recent law enforcement actions.
A US energy industry standards body has warned suppliers to improve their defences against cyber attacks.
Workers at the DWP in Newcastle, Sheffield and Lytham will today begin industrial action in protest against HP's plans to offshore 200 DWP jobs to Bangalore in India.
Amazon and Microsoft European cloud services were down at the weekend after a lightning strike caused power failures at their datacentres in Dublin.
Billions of pounds of toxic IT contract exposures at the Department for Health could be housed under one central unit, according to reports.
VARs help businesses get a handle on application downloads. But this is a business problem as well as a technological problem.
At Agile 2011, Scott Ambler talked about the Agile Scaling Model (ASM) and how it can be used to tailor your Agile practices for any delivery team. Ambler gives insights into making the transition to Agile for the enterprise.
Scott Ambler describes the Agile Scaling Model (ASM), a contextual framework that can be used to adopt and tailor Agile practices to meet challenges faced by delivery teams of any size.
A mobile BI project based on Sybase SQL Afaria is delivering patient test data to doctors' iPhones at hospitals inUK.
One way to dynamically control resources in the cloud is through application delivery controllers. But this "cloud bursting" tactic has some hurdles.
Forrester cites customer experience management (CEM) capabilities as the set of differentiators among a growing and fragmented Web content management product market.
Canonical grows it personal cloud service to a million users, Android ranks last in open source analysis and other news in brief.
EMC, looking to convert mainframe tape users to disk, ugrades its Disk Library for mainframes (DLm) platform.
The City of York Council set out to rethink its Internet and voice network services and ended up building a dark fibre network that will support city-wide free wireless.
IT spending to ride high on the financial markets industry globally. IT spending by the Asia-Pacific region to outstrip the US and UK, predicts Ovum
Airtel’s customer data privacy program will roll out in phases. With the pilot almost completed, Airtel is confident of meeting data privacy regulations.
The world economy might be on the brink but the mergers and activity in the technology space continued apace with a decent number of deals struck in the last month. For the third successive month the number of purchases went past the 250 mark with a combined value of the European deals hitting $20.
Close to half of UK small business owners have injected personal cash into their firm to stay afloat as the cost of doing business in Britain remains high and banks continue to keep their wallets shut. A new study by business energy comparison site Make It Cheaperand the Centre for Economic and Busi
SAP has filled the vacant UK managing director post just weeks after the previous incumbent Tim Noble was moved to emerging markets, turning to a US director with channel experience. Steve Winter, who was chief operating officer of SAP North America, has been with the vendor for six years including
Cisco has issued a security warningafter it emerged that it inadvertently shippedCD-ROMs that automatically directed users to an inactivemalware repository. The discs in question contained information on warranty and EULA terms and conditions, but also automatically sent users to a third party websi
Nine out of 10 IT professionals believe upgrading skills and qualifications is important to progressing their careers - but nearly half of them hope to leave IT altogether.
Riots are nothing new to London, with a history that goes back as far as the city itself. Claims that social media is the root cause of all the recent violence therefore seem highly dubious. Nevertheless, there have been some interesting technological deployments - good and bad - during the mayhem. Read our latest updates.
Indian IT services provider Mahindra Satyam has returned to profit as it enters the next phase of its recovery following the near terminal decline that occurred following a $1bn internal fraud in 2009.
Economic uncertainty may cause a slowdown in Windows 7 operating system (OS) deployments in Western Europe, according to research firm Gartner.
A software error has caused further problems for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers after data was accidently deleted as part of a storage back-up.
Social network site Bagcheck has been bought by Twitter for an undisclosed sum.
Healthcare information provider Binley's has won a landmark court decision against pharmaceutical mailing services and marketing business Precision Marketing Group for infringing its database rights.
Information security and business continuity skills will be in high demand for 2011, according to the latest Barclay Simpson's Interim Market Report.
A 10-year-old Californian hacker has exposed a new type of security vulnerability in many mobile games at a hacker conference in Las Vegas.
IBM and the University of Illinois's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) have called a halt to a $308m project to build one of the world's fastest supercomputers, citing unforeseen cost and complexity.
Despite most technology firms reporting strong second quarter financial results and in many cases revising upwards their financial outlooks for the full year, top tech firms are among those hit by a stock market sell-off.
Research in Motion has said that it will co-operate with the police after it was revealed that London rioters used Blackberry Messenger rather than Twitter to organise looting sprees across the capital, with violence later spreading to Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol.
The flood of "big data," particularly unstructured information, is pushing organizations to look beyond traditional data warehousing. That creates new opportunities but also new challenges.
Everyone, including Agile team members, can benefit from the power of positive thinking. The keynote speaker at this year’s Agile 2011 conference, Barbara Fredrickson, explained how positive psychology relates to success in Agile development, including increasing creativity, performance and decision making abilities.
Coding errors could enable attackers to target Windows machines remotely, gain access to sensitive data and gain complete control of a victim’s computer.
Standard methods for contract negotiation are changing as organizations adopt Agile development, according to Agile 2011 presenter Angela Druckman. This inteview examines practical considerations for developing contracts in an Agile environment.
Using analytics tools to transform raw data into business intelligence gold is where the real opportunity lies in today’s influx of "big data." But that can require new thinking, and new technologies.
Web content optimization vendors have taken on a heretofore neglected application delivery niche: Rewriting HTML code for more efficient presentation of Web-based applications.
Password reuse made it easy for a student hacker to get into the Gosport's Bay House School database and expose the details of nearly 20,000 people.
Nexsan Corp. comes up with its own NAS array, the E5000, with support for tiering software and solid-state caching to boost performance.
LSI updates its MegaRAID CacheCade SSD caching software, adding write caching capabilities.
Software mainstay HP is looking to addresses application life cycle management needs for applications embracing the new cloud computing architecture.
While many companies gravitate to large service providers for their SAP implementations, smaller partners can often be less expensive and provide niche expertise, according to Forrester.
While native apps and virtualization both have their tradeoffs for iPad EHR implementation, health IT leaders agree: The tablet is here to stay in hospitals.
Nicor National believes that managing the customer experience starts with improving the customer service representatives’ environment.
Virtual desktop infrastructure no longer is the end-all solution for desktop virtualization, and the technology's business use cases are shifting.
New technologies and changing privacy regulations will require businesses to define new privacy policies, according to Gartner.
Centralization and analytics are keys to realizing costs savings and efficiencies from IT governance and portfolio management.
IBM’s Watson computer defeated human contestants on Jeopardy. But Craig Rhinehart styles it more as a computing breakthrough than digital Rain Man. Is it the key to unstructured information?
A scathing report on the UK government’s IT spending may lead the public sector to search for savings with virtualisation and cloud computing, experts say.
Microsoft might well be thinking of Windows 8 but it will be encouraged to see that a major analyst house is forecasting the current OS version 7 will be on not far off half of worldwide PCs by the end of this year. Gartner is forecasting that 42% of PCs globally will be running Windows 7 with 94%
SME and consumer networking specialist ZyXEL is to offer a free IDP licence to small business customers buying a Content Filter licence for any of its Unified Security Gateway products until the end of August. The extra licensing capability will enable end-users to take advantage of deep packet
Going green might be the answer to help combat rising utility bills and presenting resellers in a positive environmentally friendly light but . According to research from the Forum of Private Business, which has a membership that maps the average profile of a reseller and their SME customers, has d
The riots that swept London last night have touched the IT industry with the Sony distribution centre in Enfield set alight and tech retailers including Currys and PC World targeted by looters. Riots have been spreading across London for the last three nights and reached other cities including Bris
Tablet vendors struggling to live in the shadow of Apple's market dominance might fare better outside the US in Europe if they get pricing strategies right. That prognosis of the state of the tablet market has come from analyst house Forrester, which has issued a report covering the state of the ma
As many as seven Scottish councils are joining up services in a move that is expected to save around £30m a year.
Microsoft is making its BuildMyPinnedSite.com website available to any developer wishing to use the pinning functionality in Internet Explorer 9 to improve the stickiness of their websites.
The failure of the Information Commissioner's Office to impose a monetary penalty against cosmetics firm Lush - for failing to protect thousands of customer records from hackers - sends out all the wrong messages, according to authentication firm SecurEnvoy.
China has blamed the US for 15% of foreign cyber attacks in 2010 followed by India, which it holds responsible for around 8% of foreign attacks.
Citigroup has confirmed that hackers have stolen and sold the personal information of more than 92,000 customers of Citi Cards Japan (CCJ) in the second breach within the group in the past four months.
Almost half (47%) of insurance company CIOs are expecting to increase IT spending next year, focusing on investment in CRM and private cloud deployments, according to research.
Computacenter has prevented Bristol City Council from publishing details of a consulting project that has been overshadowed by allegations of anti-open source bias.
Adobe has issued fixes for vulnerabilities in Flash, Shockwave, Photoshop, RoboHelp and Flash Media Server in the latest security update.
Libraries need to move to a shared-services model and embrace digitisation if they are to survive cuts by local authorities, recommends a report.
Indian IT services industry body the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) is confident despite concerns of a double-dip recession following the downgrading of the US's credit rating.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has decided not to punish cosmetics group Lush for a major hack of its online trading site from October 2010 to January 2011.
Virgin Media has pulled its broadband services to homes in Westminster because the BT infrastructure it uses means it cannot upgrade services. Virgin's broadband and analogue TV services will stop from January 2012.
Oracle has announced plans to use Facebook and Twitter to recruit 1,700 employees across Europe. Oracle said it wants to boost its workforce to meet demands for technologies such as cloud computing in Europe.
Apple has won an important victory in its patent war against Samsung Electronics by obtaining a preliminary injunction barring the sale of Samsung's Galaxy tablet in nearly all European Union member states.
Two US citizens have filed a lawsuit against Apple and several book publishers, accusing them of fixing the prices of e-books to boost profits and force Amazon to abandon its discount pricing.
Companies embarking on document imaging and scanning programs often skip key fundamentals and end up in trouble with their document management processes. Here are the pitfalls to be aware of.
Enterprises that use the XenDesktop virtual desktop software from Citrix Systems can expect to see more personalized user applications with the company's acquisition of RingCube.
Headlines: EMC, looking to convert mainframe tape users to disk, ugrades its Disk Library for mainframes (DLm) platform.
Tech Watch: With a new Microsoft SDK that will Kinect-enable Windows 7 apps, VARs explore business apps that need more than a mouse or keyboard.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on its first data mining case raises questions on advanced analytics practices and policies, especially in the era of “big data.”
With Ethernet exchanges, WAN pros have more options for Ethernet WAN services because a service provider can extend connectivity beyond its own footprint.
The Value Area Network (VAN) might morph into a SOA-oriented information broker and advanced cloud services brokerage. Mohawk Fine Papers used a Liaison CSB to streamline application integration of its business ecosystem.
Video-conferencing systems are a fragmented market and not without flaws -- but they're becoming mainstream business tools and should be part of any unified communications strategy.
Microsoft delivered updates to patch 22 vulnerabilities across several of its core products, including Windows Server 2008, Internet Explorer and the .Net Framework.
IT budgets of the insurance companies in APAC region will grow by 6% in 2012, forecasts Ovum. Find out what their IT budgets will be spent on and how.
A look at how enterprise IT execs have deployed desktop virtualization, the benefits they have realized and the challenges they faced along the way.
More businesses now look to cloud backup services to store and protect their critical data – but issues of reliability and recovery time remain.
According to recent reports from industry leading analysts IDC, the value of the business inkjet printer market in EMEA was €326M in the year ending in late 2010, which represents a 42% growth rate when compared to the same period a year previously*. This marks a significant upturn, and showcases ho
Samsung has been legally barred from selling its Galaxy tablet in the EU after Apple won the latest round in a patent battle leaving its rival clear to keep stacking up sales of iPads. A court in Germany ruled that the Galaxy product could not be sold in the EU, except for the Netherlands, as it ha
ShoreTel CEO Peter Blackmore has vowed an aggressive partner recruitment drive as the company targets increased sales of its mobility unified comms solutions into the Avaya and Cisco installed base. Speaking to analysts on a conference call marking the vendor's Q4 results, Blackmore said ShoreTel pl
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been accused again of being a toothless tiger after it opted not to fine the cosmetics firm Lush after a data breach that lasted for four months at the tail-end of last year. The ICO has already been criticised for failing to hand out enough fines and
Various studies have indicated that although there remain disagreements between analysts over exact numbers the direction a large part of the software market is heading in is towards the cloud. The growth in hype around the hosted application and services option has been rising in the last few year
Kelway has pointed to the demand for managed services as one of the main contributors to a significant increase in its revenues for its fiscal year. The resellers has announced revenues of £260m for its 2010/11 financial year, a 46% increase on last year, with £55m of that coming from o
Microsoft partner Trustmarque Solutionshas launched a campaign to address confusion among end-users around fundamental aspects of Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 software suite. Having identified that some customers are having difficulty understanding licensing procedures as well as how the techn
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is proposing to set up investment launchpad programmes for technology start-ups in different locations across the country.
South Wales Police have arrested two men in Cardiff for inciting criminality through social networking website Facebook.
Global smartphone shipments have increased 74% year-on-year with Google's Android operating system (OS) accounting for almost half of the mobile OS market, according to research firm Gartner.
The National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) has launched an online procurement process to allow police forces to buy specified goods and services.
A woman has filed a class action suit against Google for scanning all e-mail sent to Gmail account holders to use for targeted advertising campaigns.
Prime minister David Cameron has said government will crack down on rioters using social networks to communicate, as Parliament was recalled from its summer recess to discuss the outbreak of violence this week.
The government has moved an alpha version of a pilot website - which could replace all .gov.uk URLs - to beta.
The Metropolitan Police Authority has put out a tender for a new command and control system.
The Norwegian Stock Exchange will migrate trading to the London Stock Exchange's MillenniumIT trading system, cementing a partnership signed in 2009.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange was forced to suspend afternoon trading in seven listed companies after the news portion of its website was hit by hackers.
A group of hackers has threatened to publish the personal data of Research in Motion employees if the Blackberry maker co-operates with police investigating UK riots by handing over user data.
Insurance firm Standard Life increased IT spending in the first half of 2011 and says an ongoing technology-enabled transformation programme is already delivering benefits.
Cisco Systems has reported fourth fiscal quarter sales of $11.2bn, net income of $2.2bn, and earnings per share of 40 cents, beating estimates and driving the share price up 13% in after-hours trading.
Computer repair company D&J Henry says its business has grown five-fold after hiring apprentices.
The investment arm of microchip company Intel has announced a $300m (£185m) war chest to develop the mobile technology of its Ultrabooks, intended for ultra-thin portable PCs and designed to compete in the mobile computing space.
Can automated software quality metrics for gauging structural integrity cut development costs and reduce business risk? One consortium says they can.
Following these expert tips will help keep manufacturing IT projects on schedule and manageable.
Cisco managed to surprise the markets in a pleasant way delivering results that were better than expected indicating that the demand for IT is holding up but the vendor has weighed in with plenty of cost cutting to try and get itself back on track. Seen as one of the bell weather firms in the indus
WAN governance and app-centric VPN services specialist Ipanema Technologies is branching out from its traditional routes-to-market and launching a partner programme to address a "green field" market among system integrators and VARs. Up to now, Ipanema has chosen to address the market larg
As more firewalls support the NetFlow Security Event Logging (NSEL), NetFlow collectors will become a strong alternative to firewall log analyzers.
Fears that the Japanese quake would cause component shortages created a smart phone inventory build-up in the channel in the last quarter which was not totally cleared out as demand across Western Europe showed signs of fatigue. According to Gartner's latest Q2 analysis of the smart phone market th
The barriers to enterprise social software adoption are more cultural than technical. In this Q&A, Caleb Barlow, IBM director of UC, explains how UC pros can overcome them.
Security vendor Check Point is mapping out the fresh management reporting chains after it emerged that its current regional head of Northern Europe Nick Lowe was leaving the firm after eight years. Lowe ran the UK for a while in his time at the vendor before stepping up to the Northern European rol
Cisco boss John Chambers has promised that it will not take the foot off the pedal as it reviews its business in the hunt for cuts and areas where it can simplify the operating structure. The chairman and CEO of the networking giant listed the areas where it would change its operations and swing th
Forrester analyst James Kobielus discusses traditional data warehouse concepts, Hadoop and the three best ways to start making sense of "big data."
Vendors tailor their cloud computing platforms to address the growing gulf between the needs of the enterprise and of the service providers.
Hitachi GST and Smart Modular Technologies expand into multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives; EMC adds continuous availability software for Symmetrix VMAX; more storage news.
Australian cloud provider Ninefold warn that understanding who has legal access to company and personal private data is not as simple as checking a box and selecting the 'in-country' option.
The hacking attack on a website of the Hong Kong stock exchange demonstrates the need for real-time vulnerability scanning, say IT security professionals.
Gist, a logistics company specialising in the distribution of chilled, frozen and ambient foods, has implemented IBM Sterling B2B Integration Services.
A parliamentary group of MPs that will look at how the public sector can get more out of outsourcing and shared services will begin work when it has its first meeting this month.
Two international standards bodies have published a joint security and privacy standard to help ensure biometric data used for authentication will not be compromised.
Medical research and blood product supplier Bio Products Laboratory (BPL) has outsourced a project to virtualise its server and storage infrastructure to help it cut costs and energy consumption while actually providing more computing resources.
The US University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is notifying 75,000 students and staff that their personal information may have been exposed in a breach of one of the institution's IT systems in May, but the delay is highlighting the need for more timely breach notifications.
PC users are being invited to take part in the search for the elusive Higgs boson, as European nuclear research centre Cern launches a cloud-based project to support its Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment.
Surrey County Council has put out a tender for a managed network service that will be shared between public sector organisations within the council as well as neighbouring Berkshire.
LinkedIn has responded to criticism of its "social ads" feature over its use of members' names and photos in advertisements on its website.
The UK government is considering blocking access to social media sites in the wake of this week's riots in London and elsewhere, but is this really the right way to go?
Google has released a beta version of its Chrome browser Native Client, which aims to make it easier for developers to build web applications.
Data quality improvement has boosted revenue at 12% of a sample of UK companies. Progress impeded by poor automation, says research from QAS: 42% use Excel spreadsheets to detect data quality issues.
A bug in the BlackBerry Mobile Data Service (MDS) Connection Service component can be used to potentially gain network access.
Chambers vows to keep pressure on to change Cisco Cisco boss John Chambers has promised that it will not take the foot off the pedal as it reviews its business in the hunt for cuts and areas where it can simplify the operating structure. Inventory issues set to last in smart phone market Fears th
PCI DSS tokenization can reduce the scope of a PCI assessment, according to new guidance issued Friday. One expert says it’s been a long time coming.
The national policer procurement hub has gone live with the ambition of not just helping save millions for the cut-facing boys in blue but also the idea that it will mean more business for resellers.
The newly released PCI tokenisation best practices guidance aims to make PCI DSS compliance easier, yet offers technical flexibility for enterprises.
Cisco Systems reported a 36% fall in its net income for the fourth quarter to $1.2 billion (£750 million), but its financial results surpassed analysts’ expectations.
Equanet has brought a cloud specialist on board to help develop the offerings the reseller can bring to market in the virtualisation and hosted arena. Charlss Barratt, former head of cloud and virtual desktop infrastructure solutions at Intrinsic Technology joins Equanet with immediate effect in th
The Bring your own Device (BYOD) trend is having a real impact on the demand for desktop virtualisation as users scramble to offer a greater degree of flexibility for staff wanting to connect on a range of their own products. The call from some vendors, notably Citrix, for customers to embrace cons
Sophos has enlisted help from D&H Distributing Co. to increase sales in North America, citing benefits to partners of both companies.
The consequences of the injunction Apple won against Samsung is already being felt as large suppliers look to cancel pre-orders of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which can not be sold in any EU country except the Netherlands. Apple won an injunction in a Dusseldorf regional court earlier this week arguing t
Our recent reader survey found health IT pros confident they are meeting federal laws but concerned they aren't doing enough to protect patient data, especially on mobile devices.
McAfee has increased margins and added protections for McAfee resellers that register opportunities. Lost deal fees are available as an extra perk.