The government must bring in changes to better protect personal information, calls the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Aurora Fashions has extended its deal with BT’s retail e-commerce arm as it attempts to increase its online sales.
Google has moved into the hardware market after striking a deal to buy Motorola’s handset division, Motorola Mobility.
Telecommunications companies are providing businesses with a credible alternative to established IT suppliers, according to analyst firm Ovum.
Banks could become the guardians of their customers' digital identity if a pilot being run by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is accepted by its members.
Northern Ireland is to receive £4.4m from the government to improve broadband connectivity. The news comes as culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is expected to announce the allocation of the remaining £530m fund for improving broadband in rural communities this week.
Alastair Behenna, technology director at datacentre specialist Telecity Group and former CIO at recruitment firm Harvey Nash, talks about the UK skills shortage and challenges for the future.
Meaningful use is bringing EHR adoption to the mass market. Physicians uncomfortable with a computer keyboard are increasingly turning to speech recognition to get data into EHRs.
Once the province of scale-out, high-performance computing apps, server fabrics are now being pitched for mainstream virtual environments.
Data centers used less energy in the last five years than previously thought; and more data center facilities news in brief.
Cisco isn't going to be the only firm looking to protect the bottom line by taking the axe to staff numbers with warnings that plenty of other UK businesses are considering reducing headcount as the economy heads back into choppy waters.
Astute Networks rolls out ViSX G3 flash appliance designed to improve the performance of storage for heavy-duty VMware environments.
Storage roundup: Hospital cuts restoration times to minutes using Veeam Backup & Recovery; Buffalo launches Windows NAS family; Coraid partners with The Blueprint IT; Dot Hill appointments; and more.
With our dependence on the internet - as well as other utilities and services - comes a need to assure a continuity of supply. However, issues do arise and there will be times when service or supply is interrupted, writes Dai Davis.
Google might be facing a tough competitor in Apple, which is defending its smart phone patents aggressively, but has bolstered its access to intellectual property with the $12bn (£7.65bn) acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings.
Comms specialist Huawei has talked up its ambitions to deliver products well beyond its traditional networking expertise highlighting cloud as one of the areas it plans to expand into along with tablets and other devices.
The UK IT profession is as big as it has ever been, according to the latest research from E-skills UK, but fewer IT professionals are receiving training.
The Information Commissioner's Office says an audit at Google's London office shows the company has taken reasonable steps to improve its privacy policies, but could do more.
Apple's release of the iPad 3 is likely to be delayed until 2012 because of supply chain and technical challenges.
Cadbury outsourced development work to a supplier based in Eastern Europe when it required the creation and maintenance of a digital platform to support online consumer engagement activities.
Facebook lawyers have presented evidence they say proves a New York developer faked a contract with the social network company.
The government has announced £363m in investment to improve broadband speeds in homes and businesses in England and Scotland.
Microsoft is to halt support for its e-book reader application in a year's time, with no new content to be released after November this year.
Hacking group Anonymous has defaced a website of San Francisco's rail transport company in protest at the rail company's decision to disable mobile phone transmitters to hamper protests.
The Government Communications Headquarters and MI5 are working with police to hunt rioters by trawling social networks.
IT courses for students taking A-levels at school could be closed due to funding gaps, according to a report from the Committee of Public Accounts on value for money in further education.
Companies must precisely define role for chief customer officers to ensure success.
How can we sort out the data that could illuminate global warming's effect on the poles? One IT veteran had to rediscover the object database engine.
Physicians are leveraging mobile health technology to tackle e-prescribing, CPOE, patient education and other key meaningful use requirements.
Hackers are taking advantage of search engines to seek out corporate vulnerabilities and map out targets harnessing the power of thousands of botnets to reveal the defences in specific servers.
EntaTech has signed up to distribute MSI's components and PC lines as the vendor looks to strengthen its presence in the channel.
Nutanix rolls out its Complete Cluster storage appliance with SSDs, hard drives, compute and a file system that can be used to build clouds and virtual desktop infrastructures.
Vulnerability could allow malicious user unauthorized access to Dropbox account and other sensitive data, bypassing Android’s sandbox restrictions.
Oregon's model for compliance with IRS information security requirements could be used for cross-agency security at the federal level.
Managed services providers are facing customer calls for price reductions and more features without raising fees as the impact of the fragile economic conditions dictate customer attitudes towards outsourced support. The tough state of the market has been revealed in statements made by Charles Davis.
The SpyEye source code could enable researchers better understand the malware, but it could also make SpyEye a much larger malware threat, according to Damballa Inc.
F5 Networks has acquired the intellectual property assets and some key development staff from defunct Israeli application delivery networks (ADN) specialist Crescendo Networks, which has gone into administration.
Getting applications to users is an IT department's main function. But cloud -- public, private and hybrid -- is fundamentally altering that job.
Getting applications to users is an IT department's main function. But cloud -- public, private and hybrid -- is fundamentally altering that job.
Making sure SharePoint 2010 is adopted throughout the enterprise to its best advantage takes a clear strategic plan and an awareness of the pitfalls. Part of the trick is a setup for viral adoption.
Recent deals have seen a huge shakeup in the mobility business. We take a look at the major players and look at what CIOs need to consider in their mobility strategy.
Business software default settings need to be more secure, says European hosting company LeaseWeb.
Will the government's latest investment be enough to deliver next-generation broadband speeds in homes and businesses across the UK? We ask the experts.
IT services firm Logica is lobbying government to set up a central register of the intellectual property (IP) of universities to help good ideas make it into commercial environments.
UK businesses should look to internal training to meet future IT security needs rather than paying high prices by competing to recruit scarce skills externally, warn experts.
PC sales in Western Europe continued to fall in the second quarter of this year dropping 19% to 12.7 million units, according to Gartner.
Dell has reported second quarter profit of $890m, up 63% on the same period a year ago, but not all its investors are happy after sales missed target.
The global chief information officer at betting giant Ladbrokes talks about building a multi-channel business, customer-driven innovation and staff development.
Two Atos Healthcare employees are being investigated over allegations they made inappropriate remarks on Facebook about the people they assess for sickness benefit.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has filed a fresh lawsuit against Apple in the US, deepening the legal wrangle between the two companies.
The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is to update its control centre IT systems at an estimated cost of up to £248m, delivering the functionality planned for the failed FireControl project.
Expert Maribel Lopez explains why enterprise mobility should focus on improving business processes and using Big Data to create contextual services.
Content management software sales in APEJ region grew by 11% in second half of 2010. Know the latest trends in content management software space.
Mozilla team releases Firefox’s latest version, with fixes for 10 serious vulnerabilities in addition to over 1600 changes made to the existing framework.
Patching routing and switching infrastructure in any organisation is often delayed, sometimes due to the potential impact on production systems and sometimes because the IT resources are simply too busy fighting fires.
With a reinvigorated look and feel, improved back-end infrastructure, and regularly updated information about the association the Australian Information Security Association website has been re-launched for the benefit of its members and the Australian IT Security industry.
CIO Dustin Fennell built a desktop virtualization platform to draw students to Scottsdale Community College and accommodate the need for anywhere, any-device access.
The British PC market slumped 15% during the second calendar quarter of the year, with shipments down to just 2.5 million units, according to the latest market analysis from Gartner.
Customers might becoming more open-minded about brands and can be prepared to take alternatives but resellers have to work hard making a strong enough return on investment pitch if they are going to be successful.
Blood Centers of America dumped Excel spreadsheets for a Web-based BI platform that enables collaboration and delivers real-time analytics.
Samsung can carry on with sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 after a German court made a decision to lift a ban that it had imposed in a response to an Apple patent dispute.
Data protection specialist Tandberg Data is bundling a free iPad 2 with each channel sale of its removable disk storage- RDX Quik Station -solution in a new programme designed to help VARs win new customers to the platform.
Dragon's Den star Peter Jones has sold off his machine-to-machine comms specialist Wireless Logic to private equity house ECI Partners for £38m.
AWS GovCloud supports ITAR compliance requirements.
Headlines: Astute Networks rolls out ViSX G3 flash appliance designed to improve the performance of storage for heavy-duty VMware environments.
UK software firm Sage appears to be near the front of the pack trying to acquire Australian small business accounting specialist MYOB.
Facebook's Open Compute Project, a playbook for curbing data center energy consumption, has caught the attention of cloud providers trying to improve efficiency and cut costs.
Makers of client virtualization products love that Intel supports their model over server-based VDI, but the chipmaker really doesn't care.
Blue Coat CEO Michael Borman has been ditched after just eleven months in the post after the company failed to meet its financial targets during the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which closed on 31 July.
Shocker: Resellers cite some big orders for non-Apple tablets.
Apprenticeships can remedy the decline in students gaining IT-related A-level qualifications, according to Capgemini's UK chairman.
In a major strategic shake-up, HP has announced it is to scrap its Touchpad tablet range, seek a potential buyer for its PC division, and buy software firm Autonomy
The ICT and computing A-level curriculum requires an "urgent review" following a continued decline in the number of students gaining qualifications, according to industry body Intellect.
Mahindra Satyam is moving into the growth phase of its recovery from near collapse as it invests in another delivery centre in Europe.
Overpayments totalling £4.6m by two Somerset councils and police forces highlight a common failing when implementing enterprise software systems, according to the SAP UK & Ireland User Group.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a government-only cloud storage service for US government departments and contractors.
In a global operating model, IT must deliver the efficiencies of standardisation but respect local business needs. Lenovo CIO Xiaoyan Wang describes her strategy.
East London NHS Foundation Trust has signed a five-year superfast broadband deal with Virgin Media to enable it use more online technologies in the future.
The low number of students gaining A-level science, maths and technology qualifications is causing a skills gap to emerge, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
NHS trusts in the National Programme for IT's beleaguered southern region have already begun drafting specifications for systems that may replace those supplied under the controversial project.
Students receiving A-level results today can request to see exam paper marks and examiners' comments under data protection laws, according to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
The UK IT profession could suffer as a result of the soaring cost of postgraduate courses on the back of rises in the fees for undergraduate studies.
This year's A-level results show a continued decline in the number of students gaining IT-related qualifications.
A former IT administrator has admitted disrupting the communications infrastructure of his former employer after his contract was terminated in September 2010, highlighting the risk of insider threats.
Chinese computer maker Lenovo's net profit nearly doubled to $108.8m (£65m) in the three months ended 30 June, compared with the same period last year. Sales at the company rose by 15% to $5.9m during the quarter.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has hit San Francisco's rail transport authority for a second time.
Flaw may lead to failure of multiple services on a target Windows 7 machine with a pinpoint denial-of-service attack.
In the wake of its July acquisition of Force10 Networks, Dell will look to purge lower-margin networking sales from its business, the company has said, replacing lines it currently resells or OEMs with higher margin Dell technology.
Storage specialist NetApp is positioning itself as a source of strategic cloud support for both resellers and customers as it formulates partnerships with the likes of Microsoft and Cisco to enhance its virtualisation and data centre offerings.
Lenovo has warned that sluggish PC sales continue to be a concern for those in the hardware world as the fragile state of the global economy continues to threaten technology spending.
I/O virtualization vendor Xsigo has evolved its product into a data center fabric by enabling server-to-server connections within its infrastructure.
UC pros at a Chicago law firm deployed desktop video conferencing software they call "business-class Skype" to keep up with the demands of their highly mobile workforce.
These best practices for developing a comprehensive enterprise SharePoint 2010 deployment strategy have proven a winning formula for many organizations and can be boiled down to three key steps.
Redstone has claimed a UK channel first after being revealed as the first - and so far only - British partner to receive VMware's new vCloud Powered services badge.
Citrix has acquired RingCube, a desktop personalisation software provider, for an undisclosed sum. Citrix will add RingCube’s capabilities to its XenDesktop platform.
Tech Data's European operation has shrugged off an increasing sense of malaise in the IT market to grow its second quarter sales 30% - 14% on a Euro basis - to $3.75bn (£2.28bn), well over half of the distributor's global revenues.
SAP claims its revised Business ByDesign, with new workflow and reporting capabilities, will drive more channel business.
In an evening of high drama in the tech industry, HP has thrown its newly-launched TouchPad tablet out of the window, killed off its other webOS devices, revealed plans to spin off its PC business and announced it is to acquire British infrastructure software outfit Autonomy for $42.11 (£25.50
Looking to data delivery performance, doubleIQ from its data warehouse, doubleIQ employed EMC's Greenplum solution.
The launch of Bristol City Council's open source website this week has exposed the limitations of government SME procurement policy.
HP's bombshell announcement that it is to acquire Autonomy has left many questioning where this leaves the UK software industry. Computer Weekly asks the experts what the deal means for UK home-grown tech talent and what HP is likely to achieve with the latest addition to its portfolio.
Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry have been called to the Home Office next week to discuss the role of social media in the recent riots.
As HP announces a major shake-up of its product range and services, analysts warn customers could think twice about HP contracts as a result of uncertainty surrounding its PC business.
Orange broadband customers have been unable to access e-mail accounts for weeks, due to an unidentified problem with Orange's e-mail servers.
HP has grown its software sales 20% year-on-year, driven by increased sales of software licences and services, according to the company's third quarter 2011 results.
This year's IT A-level results mark a worrying trend for the IT sector, according to Microsoft's director of education.
HP's decision to get get out of the PC game might make CIOs nervous. Here's our take on why there's not much to worry about.
Indian PC market posted 2.5% growth in Q2-2011, reports Gartner. Find out how the top PC vendors performed in the Indian market.
Jones the Dragon flogs wireless business for £38m Dragon's Den star Peter Jones sold off his machine-to-machine comms specialist Wireless Logic to private equity house ECI Partners for £38m.
Softcat is adding staff to fuel its public sector ambitions revealing that the government attempts to get more SME suppliers involved in the market is paying off.
A disgruntled ex-employee admitted to deleting VMs at the pharmaceutical company, highlighting the need for proper enforcement of access-control policies in virtual environments.
Computing giant’s decision to kill off TouchPad tablets, evaluate exit from PC biz, and spend $10.3 billion on Autonomy set partners reeling.
An employment tribunal to deal with the case of the sacked Fujitsu union rep, which sparked a threat of strike action, will be heard next week.
Toshiba SLC SSD in latest Nexsan E500 NAS platform; Permabit revs up primary dedupe software; Infortrend expands FC SAN line; more data storage news.
The percentage of spam messages containing a malicious payload has spiked sharply recently, likely due to a resurgence of spam bots.
Nalco reduced errors and customer complaints with electronic invoicing but found cloud-to-ERP integration and supplier onboarding nontrivial -- albeit solvable -- problems.
HP channel watchers have stressed it is currently "business as usual" for the PSG business in the wake of the vendor's decision to explore a potential spin-off or sale of the unit, which it acquired as Compaq nine years ago.
Is AWS ready to take on the enterprise? According to the cloud computing Magic 8 Ball, "Signs point to yes."
HP watchers have raised serious questions over unsold TouchPad stocks following its decision to can the tablet device and halt development around the WebOS ecosystem, acquired last year in HP's $1.2bn of mobility vendor Palm.
IBM’s Secure Open Wireless method could secure public Wi-Fi networks automatically and prevent attackers from snooping and stealing users’ data.
Tinglobal is looking to build its services business and expand its operations as it looks to a fresh fiscal year with venture capital backing and the expertise of channel veteran Andy Vickers.
Informatica’s business strategy in India entails key investments in R&D. Will the strategy create a competitive advantage for its India business?
The ICO has approved updates to Google's Street View policies following a data compromise last year, but asserts there's room for improvement.
As the dust settles over the momentous announcements made by HP to exit the tablet market, spin-off its PC efforts and buy Autonomy the verdict in terms of the impact on share price has already been negative.