The Department of Health is calling on software developers to create apps for use by the NHS.
The Scottish government is seeking suppliers of desktop and mobile computing equipment in a series of contracts that could be worth up to £100m.
Logica has called for UK policy to increase collaboration between large system integrators and SME suppliers to stimulate innovation, following the IT services supplier's demand for a a central register of university intellectual property.
Executives leading corporate search strategies have seen their pay increase 70% over the last three years. Employees who manage search engine optimisation and pay per click strategies can command annual salaries around £75,000 per year.
Business process outsourcing (BPO) contracts will continue to increase with suppliers in emerging economies in Asia/Pacific to the fore as multinational companies return to a period of growth.
Brandon Watson - the Microsoft director responsible for Windows Phone 7 developers – has been inundated with e-mail messages following a Twitter post stating Microsoft would help webOS developers move to the Windows Phone platform.
Over half of Britain's top 20 broadband blackspots are in the south of England, according to research from Uswitch.com. Kent and Sussex have three towns each on the list.
Best Buy in the US is reportedly selling the HP Touchpad for just $99 as the retailer gets rid of its inventory of the soon-to-be-defunct tablet.
Alcatel-Lucent Financial Services is offering businesses a finance deal to encourage them to upgrade their converged network systems.
The government's aim to widen public sector IT procurement to include more small businesses has been widely welcomed - but many of those suppliers still report that the reality is very different from the intent.
IT projects spinning out of control in the public and private sector are ending the careers of senior executives and causing entire businesses to collapse.
At a government event recently, Bruce Keogh, the medical director of the NHS, said he would like to see more doctors regularly offering remote consultations to patients via video link within the next year. With the NHS facing severe spending cuts, the move could allow the NHS to make savings while reducing waiting times for millions of patients in the UK.
This week’s roundup of storage news touches on cloud security and a stronger alliance between UXC and CommVault
Mike Laverick previews the eye-catching VMworld 2011 breakout sessions that focus on the latest VMware releases, including vSphere 5, Site Recovery Manager and end-user computing.
The right cloud data integration tools helped high performance storage vendor Panasas complete a very successful IT overhaul.
Veeam provides details of Backup & Replication 6 virtual server backup software, including one-click failback and file restores
Learn what experts say companies can do to make sure they’re buying and managing SAP software licenses as effectively as possible.
Flash storage can break I/O and latency bottlenecks that would otherwise hamper virtualizing high-performance applications.
Drobo’s 12-bay, 3U iSCSI SAN supports hot-swappable SSD, SAS, and SATA drives as well as auto-tiering storage.
Alcatel Lucent's financial services arm has announced it is re-running last year's nought per cent financing scheme built around the firm's enterprise solutions for voice, data and unified comms. The promotion, available through Alcatel-Lucent resellers until the end of the year, will include a thre
The prospect ofHP TouchPads being sold off at bargain basement prices looks more than likely asprices are reduced across the globe, leaving the UK lagging behind. Best Buy in the US has started sellingTouchPads for $99 and tech retailers in Australia also dropped to the same price in Australian doll
FalconStor upgrades its data protection services as it moves toward placing all of the products under one management interface.
National Public Radio is using SaaS corporate performance management technology to track market trends and uncover financial red flags its analysts might have missed before.
Custom servers find home in small businesses and high-performance computing.
Business process outsourcing is set to grow by just shy of double digits in Western Europe this year as customers keep the faith with using third-party providers to help them rather than returning these functions back in-house. The overall BPO market is middling along with a mixed outlook in some d
Business comms specialist Aastra has announced the appointment of Colin Mann as its new UK and Ireland marketing manager. Mann joins the firm direct from the channel, having previously worked withBT Wholesale and Ciscoreseller Frontier Voice & Data, and has been tasked with increasing support le
Former DiData UC practice solutions architect Dan Harding has joined comms integrator and Avaya partnerSabio to head up its unified comms operation. Harding, who has also worked with Datapoint and Touchbase, will be tasked with talking up Sabio's UC-enabled enterprise comms solutions to end users, a
Those resellers with access to TouchPad stock are braced for a busy period after the extent of the price cuts in HP's tablet prices started to filter through. The vendor is looking to shift stock of the mothballed tablet PC line mirroring moves already made overseas. According to reports from the ch
The decision your customer makes in choosing an ink technology HP Officejet Pro printer or e-All-in-One is an easy one. The new pigment inks in HP Officejet Ink Cartridges are like liquid laser toner, letting you create enduring, water-resistant, archive-quality documents on HP Everday Papers ColorL
Did you know that buying an HP Officejet Pro All-in-One is like getting faxing, scanning and copying for free? Did you know that the OJ Pro also achieves higher cartridge yields of up to 2,200 pages? Did you know that the HP Officejet Pro 8500 All-in-One customer prints 500 pages per month, whilst o
InfoTrends recently conducted a Total Cost of Printing study and product comparison on the competitive value of Hewlett Packard's latest inkjet printers, the Officejet Pro 8000/8500 series, against comparable colour laser printers. The report includes a cost per page and total cost of printing analy
Cisco has handed over $31m (£18.8m) to acquire the AXIOSS service fulfillment software assets andrelated employees of Finnish comms software firm Comptel's UK subsidiary. The AXIOSS suite will enableCisco to augment its service provider management offering by automating the ordering and fulfil
Major IT projects are 20 times more likely to fail than other business initiatives because project managers are ignoring unpredictable events, says a major research study by Oxford University.
Retail estate investment firm Land Securities has deployed software to provide employees with access to its corporate network and applications via personal mobile devices.
A third of employees will seek employment elsewhere if employers fail to support flexible working via mobile devices.
BT Engage has taken on 15 school leavers to embark on three-year IT apprenticeships.
Research in Motion has released the Blackberry Curve 9350, Curve 9360 and Curve 9370 smartphone devices running on its operating system, Blackberry 7.
Surrey Police has introduced a free iPhone app, built using the Appcelerator Titanium development tool, which delivers local crime and policing information.
US users of Amazon Web Services can now use a standards-based memory caching platform to improve the performance of web applications.
Salesforce.com has posted a loss of $4.3m for its second fiscal quarter, despite gaining over 6,000 new customers for its subscription-based customer relationship...
Due to a rise in frauds, SEBI has deployed SAS software for investigation. Find more on SEBI’s fraud investigation effort.
The cloud CRM vs. on-premises CRM platform debate, once forefront for many buyers, is taking a back seat to more pressing business drivers as users chart their own courses.
Google Chrome stable channel updated to version 13.0.782.215 in second update this month, with 10 high and critical-rated vulnerabilities being fixed.
UK software firm Micro Focus has watched its share price slide after revealing that takeover talks with two finance houses have come to an end without a deal being struck. Originally the firm had set last Friday as the deadline for talks but revealed that after receiving feedback from the potential
The price slashing on the HP TouchPad reached fever pitch last night with those retailers that chose to sell stock online selling out in minutes. With expectations of a fire-sale starting in earnest last night Dixons was the first to light the blue touch paper, kicking off a sale at 6pm and selling
Consumer storage specialist Drobo has picked former HPUK and Ireland enterprise storage channelsales manager Marcus Thompson as senior director of EMEA sales as it bets thatthe launch of a major new SMB storage product will help it ramp up its channel-facing business. Drobo,which officially rebrande
HP brings out a new high-end 3PAR storage platform and adds Peer Motion federated storage, which lets customers non-disruptively migrate data between 3PAR arrays.
Newcomer Pure Storage and solid-state storage veteran Texas Memory Systems add to their all-flash storage array lists using multi-level cell (MLC) drives.
McAfee says Google’s Android platform has become the most popular target for mobile malware developers, outpacing Java Micro Edition and Symbian.
Former Riverbed EMEA vice president Marcus Chambers has popped up at US VM storage specialist Tintri to oversee its expansion into Europe. Tintri, which builds VM-aware storage appliances, is moving beyond its domestic market for the first time following storng growth and increasing interest in its
As Oracle is on the cusp of announcing Oracle VM 3.0, two experts say Oracle shops tend to move to Oracle VM for licensing and political reasons, and not because of its technical features.
Iomega’s StorCenter px12-350r SMB multiprotocol storage has SSD support, as well as EMC’s Avamar data deduplication.
Vblock channel sales should get a boost from move to streamline coverage, VCE execs said.
Virtualisation demands are becoming more complex as customers look to replicate some of the multi-tasking they enjoy in the physical world in their virtual environments. The result is a change in the functionality being offered by those servicing that market with backup and recovery being one area
To boost the percentage of women in IT security careers, (ISC)2 has instituted two new scholarships, each totalling up to $40,000 per year.
SharePoint 2010’s increased capabilities, and complexity, require administrators to be more vigilant in managing and maintaining their server farms to ensure best performance.
Just in time for the annual review, we've collected a greatest hits list to give your CIO career the jump you need to get ahead, despite a tough economic landscape.
Nokia has unveiled three smartphone devices running its new operating system, Symbian Belle.
Local government IT directors in the UK can learn a lesson in open source deployment from the City of Kankaanpää.
Eleven-year-old twins from East London, Paula and Peter Imafidon, were among the youngest students to pass A-level ICT examinations this year.
Building and construction supplier, Travis Perkins Group, has deployed Jade's mobility software platform, Jump, to speed up deliveries of building materials to customers.
The Financial Services Authority has appointed Indian IT services firm Cognizant to its list of suppliers in its strategic outsourcing framework agreement as it prepares for a large amount of IT work related to a planned organisational split.
Dujon Walsham is a 23 year old IT consultant who has worked on high-profile projects such as the IT infrastructure to capture programmes for ITV Player. His current job involves helping companies like eBay and British Airways adopt cloud computing systems.
Four London boroughs are looking for a systems integrator to support their plan to share a single instance of Oracle's latest ERP software.
A blunder by recruitment company Hays has revealed contractors at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) earn £2,000 per day.
Durham University is to upgrade its communications infrastructure after signing a deal with Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) which will see the university adopt IP telephony.
With the increasing ubiquity of technology comes the increase in electronic data. Just a few years ago, corporate databases were measured in tens to hundreds of gigabytes. Now, multi-terabyte or even petabyte databases are normal.
A survey aims to shed light on the impact of the long hours culture on UK IT professionals. It will also allow IT employees to compare their salaries with peers and identify the IT skills most in demand.
HP has reassured customers over concerns about exiting the PC business after analysts warned customers could think twice about HP contracts because of the uncertainty surrounding HP's PC business.
Citrix fortifies XenDesktop 5.5 with RingCube's app delivery feature, along with XenApp 6.5 in virtual desktop race against VMware.
New scalability and management features in Oracle VM 3.0 make it a more serious contender, experts say, but the jury’s still out on whether users will consider OVM as a primary hypervisor.
The number of IT firms hitting the wall rose slightly last month year-on-year as the number of insolvencies across the economy as a whole increased only slightly with large companies holding firm in the face of uncertainty. The figures from Experian come at a time when the economy is in a vulnerabl
Distributors should be able to swallow the loss of HP's PC and tablet business thanks largely to the moves they have been making over the last few years to diversify their portfolios and rely less on just a small handful of large vendors to provide their revenue. According to an analysis of the dist
With the decision to exit PCs and tablets still reverberating HP has taken steps to reassure customers over concerns they may have over the company direction. In a major shake-up, HP announced plans last week to ditch its Touchpad tablet range, seek a buyer for its PC division and acquire UK softwa
Resellers have to do more to establish their cloud credentials with customers or face themselves being squeezed out of the conversation with customers. Disturbing research from Rise Partners has revealed that a large number of users that are considering adopting cloud services are going directly to
HP's Technology Services unitis lining up a series of new services for the channel to be launched over the next three to six months, and partners who may be concerned over the potential loss of the PSG business will be encouraged to move up the value stack to take advantage of the enhancements. Tech
Enterprise M2M applications are niche for now, but Cisco Systems has built a new ISR in anticipation of rapid growth in enterprise M2M communications.
Enter your products in the Best of VMworld Europe 2011 Awards. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 21.
Headlines: HP brings out a new high-end 3PAR storage platform and adds Peer Motion federated storage, which lets customers non-disruptively migrate data between 3PAR arrays.
Nearly 70% ofBritish workers are now using at least one of their own devices, whether it be a notebook, smartphone or tablet, in their day-to-day work, according to Mitel, with many end-users expressing a lack of confidence in their IT departments to deliver the latest technology. The unified comms
One VAR guides a casino cash transactions company in a network infrastructure upgrade using Cisco UCS and a managed data center for high-volume transactions and flexible storage.
Eric Siebert is leaving SearchVMware.com, after writing countless tips and columns. In his final article, Siebert recounts his favorite assignments and experiences as a writer.
Microsoft released update rollup 5 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1, but many customers are justifiably hesitant to install it after recent Exchange update issues.
Some IT pros fear an HP without PCs could disrupt their data centers.
Hilton Hotels, in search of valuable customer information and improved service, evaluated and piloted a text analysis program using a comprehensive cross-functional steering team.
The Home Office has held a meeting with social media industry executives to discuss ways of preventing social networks being used by criminals.
IBM is tackling business reservations about deploying applications in the public cloud with a hybrid approach that monitors access and manages deployments of applications on both public and private cloud systems.
The National Outsourcing Association has held a preliminary meeting of members before the All Party Outsourcing and Shared Services group meetings begin later this year.
Indian giant Tata Steel is moving two legacy e-mail systems to Microsoft's cloud-based Office 365 system across its European business.
As youth unemployment continues to rise - and with university tuition fees set to soar next year - a growing numbers of students and employers are opting for IT apprenticeships.
Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple CEO after a second bout of medical leave since the start of the year. Tim Cook, Apple's chief operating officer,...
A denial of service (DOS) flaw existing in Apache 1.3 and 2, is being actively exploited by an attack tool in the wild, warns the Apache dev team.
Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple admitting that he could no longer meet his duties because of his health. Jobs has been battling pancreatic cancer and underwent a liver transplant in 2009. He has been on medical leave since 17 January, dealing with an unspecified problem. He will be replaced
Citrix customers get user app personalization in XenDesktop 5.5. VMware View shops won't get this feature in View 5, but they can buy software from Liquidware Labs to do the job.
A Belfast-based architecture firm has become the latest to fall foul of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) in its on-going crack down on those firms using unlicensed applications. Coogan & Co Limited were caught using unlicensed versions of Microsoft, Autodesk and Adobe software and had to cou
GPS, mobile devices and collaboration promise to transform sales order management, according to experts.
The global server market has reported its highest second quarter revenue in three years, according to the latest market statsitcs from IDC, but analysts have warned that the good times are not set to continue. "Attention has already turned to the market outlook for the second half of the year.
An email accidentally mailed to 800 RBS employees contained the pay rate details of nearly 3,000 RBS contract staff.
The Ramnit worm now supports man-in-the-middle attacks, giving cybercriminals the ability to drain a victim’s bank account.
HP VARswill be able to resellthe firm'sCloud Discovery Workshops as a definable product within the next six months, the firm has said. The workshops, which help customers decide whether or not cloud computing is right for their business and wereinitially launched two years ago as an enterprise custo
HP’s intention to purchase Autonomy as it plans to transform its business has industry watchers wondering about consolidation in content management and enterprise search.
A bout of natural disasters has data center professionals rechecking their disaster recovery plans.
Justifying investments in real-time business intelligence systems depends on demonstrating the business value of faster decision-making capabilities, according to analysts and IT pros.
In this interview, Babson College professor Thomas H. Davenport discusses how businesses like Google are tapping into employee data to further invest in the company’s greatest assets.
With its acquisition of CloudSwitch, a cloud broker software vendor that helps enterprises move cloud data more easily, Verizon aims to accelerate sales of its Terremark cloud.
Comms and AIDCdistributor ScanSOurce has turned in record results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year to 30 June on theincreasing strength of its international business. For the three months to the end of June, the firm, which distributes Avaya and ShoreTel alongside an array of data capture, ide
BT Engage IT has completed the first stage of its recruitment drive after hiring in 40 heads but has vowed to keep expanding in order to gain growth. The reseller arm of BT has been actively recruiting from the channel since May this year picking up staff from the likes of SCC, Computacenter, HP, I
Ahead of its imminent billion dollar IPO, Avaya hasdivulged crucial details regarding its financial health and revealedthree straight yearsof net losses. In a new filing with the SEC dated 24 August, the comms specialist copped to an $871m (£533m) net loss in its fiscal 2010, which closed on 3
E-invoicing adoption won’t improve until buyers become less selfish and provide suppliers with a choice of trading partner networks, according to Forrester.
The UK head of the Personal Systems Group (PSG) at HP has moved to calm customer and channel fears it is looking to rapidly exit the PC business. Since the announcement made by HP's CEO last week that it was considering spinning off the PC operation the reaction from many has been to call time on th
The deal gives Verizon software to help companies maintain hybrid cloud security as they move applications to the cloud. Terms were not disclosed.
Embedded medical devices have made treatment and diagnosis more convenient and effective. But are these new technologies really ready to rely on?
Employers are failing to provide IT professionals with the business...
Supplier Raytheon is suing the UK government for £500m for terminating the e-Borders IT contract with the UK Border Agency in 2010.
Organisations are not implementing virtualisation and cloud infrastructure correctly, according to cloud and virtualisation specialist provider HyTrust.
HP's UK head of its Personal Systems Group (PSG) Paul Hunter has tried to reassure customers amid uncertainty surrounding its PC business and WebOS hardware products.
Will the departure of Steve Jobs from Apple's executive suite give successor Tim Cook the opportunity to get into enterprise computing?
Former Azlan lynchpin Andrew Sheppard isheading to Avaya as the firm's newUK and Ireland managing director after Lee Shorten stepped down from the role to pursue other opportunities. Sheppard, who left Azlan last year, brings a lengthy channel pedigree to Avaya; besides two separate stints at Comput
This year is going to be one to forget for Acer as the vendor expects little from it financially as it sorts out inventory issues and beds in a fresh management team tasked with turning the fortunes of the struggling hardware player around. Q2 numbers that were worse than expected were accompanied
Tim Cook the new CEO of Apple has moved swiftly to reassure resellers and staff that the vendor will not change direction following the decision by Steve Jobs to step down. Jobs made his shock announcement yesterday about his decision to resign and requested a position, which he was given, as chair
An exclusive report on VMware's plans to roll out new services ranging from cloud migration to database-as-a-service at VMworld 2011.
In a week dominated by the sudden demise of HP's TouchPad tablet and uncertainty over the future of the PSG business, today we look at some of the other stories that hit the headlines in the past week.
Reseller advising customers on software licences have urged to be transparent with the costs or face the prospect of finding a rival delivering a more reasonable solution. With licensing remaining a confusing business the temptation for a reseller to stack the chips in their favour when it comes to
Strong sales of netbooks and tablets are expected to flow through the next three months if the forecasts of Asustek Computer are correct indicating the interest in the small PC form factor has not waned. Although some market watchers have suggested that the emergence of tablets cannibalised the net
One steel manufacturer has been using SAP Global Available-to-Promise to roll inventory demand into one companywide stream as well as to protect orders for priority customers.
DataCore adds high availability, management features to SANsymphony-V storage virtualization software; FlashSoft launches flash caching app for VMware; and more data storage news.
A new FINRA regulatory notice provides guidance for using social media and personal devices in business communications, including record-keeping responsibilities.
Citrix has launched the latest version of XenDesktop, which includes personalisation features, XenClient 2 and WAN access.
Gartner added three vendors to its data quality Magic Quadrant and pointed to increased market volatility from acquisitions and new deployment models.
Dell has announced new EqualLogic products, HP has announced a ‘storage federation’ and the VCE alliance has received a boost from a global partner.