VMware vCloud Datacenter Global Connect aims to hook together service providers into a single global cloud.
Medical liability leaves some providers wary of electronic health records. Clinical decision support adds another level of risk, presenters at AHIMA's Legal EHR Summit note.
VMware has plenty of competition in the Database as a Service market, analysts say, but a heterogeneous approach might differentiate its new offering.
Ian Abramson, Kirby Miner and Jordan Braunstein all opine on Oracle’s place in the cloud computing market and share their experiences with the company’s cloud technology.
Quantum and Acronis target VMware backup and recovery at VMworld: Quantum launches vmPRO 4000 appliance and Acronis rolls out vmPROtect 6.
VMware is kicking off its annual conference by shipping out its latest release; F5 supports Metro vMotion; VKernel rolls out vOperations Suite 4; VCE adds new Vblock for VDI.
While not flocking to telepresence, more customers figure videoconferencing requirements into IT infrastructure buys.
Virtual Instruments revamps its SAN monitoring probe offerings to include new VirtualWisdom software as CEO says the company is on track for IPO.
UC pros are deploying more sophisticated enterprise VoIP endpoints and making advanced PBX features around mobility a purchasing requirement.
Though global server unit sales and revenues have grown, these wins pale in comparison with pre-downturn figures, says Gartner. Download the market data.
Technology that tracks user activity will be integrated into vShield product line.
New 10 Gigabit Ethernet converged networking adapters fit in to any server, from any vendor, but HP and Cisco are keeping up the proprietary fight.
As business changes, so does the way we manage people. In this interview with author Leen Zevenbergen, we discuss changes in management practices and Zevenbergen's new book, Rip Off Your Necktie and Dance. Zevenbergen talks about bringing more innovation and creativity into the way we run businesses and suggests we step away from traditional models of "bosses" and "pyramid models."
Security firms say the Morto worm isn’t a Trojan, but an Internet worm that spreads via Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).
HP, chasing more converged infrastructure business, delivers three versions of its VirtualSystem for VMware; Sentilla measures cloud savings; more news.
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has deployed virtual desktop infrastructure, creating 3000 desktop images for its 2300 staff. At VMworld it explained how it runs that fleet without boot storms hurting its SANs.
VMware has recently released some products that threaten traditional storage models. What’s the company up to? CEO Paul Maritz explains the company’s attitude to storage in this brief podcast from VMworld 2011.
Brocade is offering a global subscription model for its enterprise networking hardware, allowing businesses to upgrade network ports on demand.
Dell has introduced a datacentre infrastructure-as-a-service with public, private and hybrid cloud options built on VMware.
In a bid to entice users to switch from desktop PCs to thin clients, VMware has optimised its View 5 virtualisation software to support 3D graphics and centralised management.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has called on IT suppliers to build the data and communications infrastructure that will enable data to be sent between smart meters in homes and businesses and the yet to be established Central Data and Communications Company (DCC) which will manage the data.
Whistleblowing website Wikileaks has accidentally released confidential data containing the names of anonymous sources.
IT departments and suppliers have a long way to go before they understand each other on cloud computing – that was the conclusion when IT practitioners and suppliers met at London law firm DLA Piper to discuss the barriers to cloud.
Cisco Systems has announced plans to acquire Versly, which integrates collaboration capabilities via a plug-in into Microsoft Office applications.
Spending on social software for marketing, customer service and sales increased by 40% in 2010, but social CRM remained less than 5% of the total CRM application market, according to analyst Gartner.
Dutch banking giant ABN Amro is cutting IT jobs to cut costs before the nationalised bank returns to private ownership.
Mobile operator Three is giving free 3G broadband to rural communities in the UK that are currently unable to access fixed line broadband.
A problem with Orange e-mail – which locked out broadband customers – has been partly fixed as access to the accounts is restored, but weeks of e-mails may be lost.
Tesco is using software from CA Technologies to manage and monitor its global IT infrastructure.
Facebook has revealed its security bug bounty initiative has paid out more than $40,000 in just three weeks – but has not revealed how many security vulnerabilities have been reported or how many have been fixed.
If you have not yet heard the term "business architect", you soon will, write John Rymer and Alexander Peters of Forrester Research. Whether business architects report into the business or IT, this emerging role will help usher in organisations' transition from IT to business technology (BT).
Microsoft has issued a security advisory warning of at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by root certificate authority (CA) DigiNotar.
Gartner’s Hype Cycle for ICT in India, 2011 lists out technologies that will create business impact in India. One of them is SOA. Read further to know more.
Forrester Research has released a best practices plan for companies trying to get control over their mobile CRM deployments.
With VMware View 5, virtual desktop customers get PCoIP improvements and persona management, among other things. But it can't really help with XP to Windows 7 migrations.
Cisco has paid out an undisclosed sum to acquire privately-held business collaboration start-up Versly, a California based firm that specialises in enabling more effective content collaboration within Microsoft's Office suite, a potential 600 million strong market that Cisco is keen to tap into.
Enterprise desktop virtualization is getting a boost from iPad-wielding execs -- and all the other mobile warriors. Success is knowing user needs.
The option of spinning off rather than selling the PC division seems to be the one gaining ground within Hewlett-Packard as the hardware giant looks to restructure its business.
Symantec extends its data backup appliance strategy with its first Backup Exec appliance, and its fourth Backup Exec appliance.
Computacenter has turned in pre-tax profit for the first half of £26.2m, up 25%, on sales of £1.37bn, up 6%, following a strong product performance in its performance in mainland Europe, which masked the impact of continued weakness at its UK business.
New antivirus capabilities for virtual servers showcased at VMworld and Trend Micro updates Deep Security.
Centrix Software is planning to expand its operations and put some cash into research and development of cloud and virtualisation products after securing $10m of investment.
DigiNotar, a certificate authority said fraudsters began issuing public key certificate requests for a number of domains, including Google.com. The firm revoked all fraudulent certificates.
While conventional business intelligence drills into historical data, big-data analytics often adds a forward-looking dimension in an effort to help users unlock predictive insights.
Graphics specialist Nvidia has sounded warnings to the channel to buy through authorised partners to avoid running into problems with counterfeit products.
Company hopes consolidating on single ERP database in Sage X3 6.2 upgrade will simplify multinational accounting while handling localized requirements.
A new survey from whitelisting vendor Bit9 found many firms are relying on the honor system to prevent unauthorized downloads.
IT shops can get more value from VMware View 5 using tools that come from third-party vendors. Check out some of the new options.
EMC has used VMware2011 to show off a new backup tool, Avamar vCloud Protector, which offers new and advanced ways to backup virtual machines.
Women in junior roles in the IT sector are being paid more than men in the same job for the first time, according to research.
Salesforce.com will unveil an HTML5-based mobile website to allow customers to access applications via touch-screen tablet and mobile devices at its annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this week.
Graphene, the thinnest material in the world, has the potential to bring about huge advances in high-speed internet and other optical communications, according to scientific research.
A 43-year-old former finance department employee of web optimisation firm Akamai has pleaded guilty to espionage charges in the US.
Sage has introduced a cloud-based customer relationship management system on the Amazon EC2 cloud.
Cyber security is the top risk for businesses for the second year running, ahead of traditional crime, natural disasters and terrorism, according to Symantec's 2011 State of Security survey.
With Linux now 20 years old, the free, open source operating system appears to be going from strength to strength.
Tony Sale, co-founder of the National Museum of Computing and visionary who led the team that rebuilt Colossus, the world's first modern computer, has died at the age of 80.
Oracle has responded to a lawsuit by Hewlett-Packard over servers based on the Itanium chip with a suit of its own.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is looking for a single supplier to provide IT services to support its GB Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP) with a contract worth up to £240m.
HP is to manufacture one last run of its Touchpad tablet, following HP's decision to wind down its WebOS hardware and concentrate on an enterprise software strategy.
Ford Motor's mobility expert gives an inside view of how and why the car giant introduced bring-your-own-device programs to 70,000 of its employees.
There was a time when deploying a new server required a team of engineers but server appliances are simplifying the task.
Storage roundup: Royal College prescribes NetApp for VMware storage; university goes solid-state for VDI; waste firm gets Dot Hill SANs; Coraid’s VMware integration; and more news.
Apache has released an updated version of its Web server to address a DDoS vulnerability, for which exploit tools have been found in the wild.
VMware previews its next generation of vStorage APIs for vSphere at VMworld, promising to facilitate more granular levels of data management.
Enterprises are embracing bring-your-own- device policies that let users go mobile, and vendors are looking to cash in with solutions.
Security continues to remain the biggest headache for customers as they try to fend off cyber-attacks which continue to evolve and cause problems for firms trying to protect sensitive data.
Real-time business intelligence isn't rocket science. But various pitfalls can trip up organizations that aren't properly prepared for a real-time BI project, analysts warn.
CEO Paul Maritz opens VMworld 2011 with predictions of the future, stressing the importance of new cloud computing technologies and challenges to the IT status quo.
At VMworld 2011, VMware and Cisco talked up a new way to move virtual machines over distance without sacrificing isolation or manageability.
As the industry gears up for the inevitable transition from IPv4 to IPv6, 8 June 2011 was designated as World IPv6 Day, with organisations across the globe offering content over IPv6 to test out the new protocol.
Apple and Steve Jobs were inextricable. That was for better — and now — for worse as Jobs exits and Apple VARs deal with questions about Apple's future.
Constant price hikes in Enterprise Support might once again cause SAP customers to question the value of the support they’re getting from the software manufacturer.
Successful SharePoint 2010 deployments take careful implementation planning, a team approach and continued management.
HP has cut EMEA out of plans to bring its ill-omened TouchPad tablet device back for one last production run in the face of runaway demand.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. officials are investigating Oracle for bribing foreign government officials to win business there.
Brocade is to launch a subscription-based network proposition designed to entice new customers by aligning network capacity with fluctuating business demands in cloud-based IT environments.
Headlines: Manufacturers see demand grow for multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives and PCI Express (PCIe) technology as enterprise server and storage system vendors aim to cut costs.
Customers might be spending more money on software but that doesn't mean they feel they are getting the most of it with a large number wrestling with the feeling that the applications are being incorrectly deployed.
Gartner analyst Bill Gassman and Queplix CTO Steve Yaskin explain key best practices that can help ensure successful data integration projects.
Oracle has responded to a lawsuit filed by Hewlett-Packard earlier this summer over servers based on the Itanium chip with a suit of its own. In June, HP took legal action against Oracle for failing to meet its commitments to the vendor and 140,000 shared customers by ending software development fo
When Orly Productions had a LTO tape immersed in mud following the Christchurch earthquake, they turned to Kroll Ontrack to recover the critical data
Check out the winners of the Best of VMworld Awards from TechTarget to see which vendors delivered the best virtualization technologies this year.
With the London Olympics less than a year away the man in charge of a core Olympics application describes the rigorous development process as well as the need for developers to "put themselves through hell" to perfect software.
The European Commission has blocked the publication of proposals to tackle waste in its €500m IT budget. But the Commission has made startling revelations about the state of its IT, including the admission that more than half its IT costs go unaccounted.
Steve Jobs' decision to stand down as chief executive last month, while not a surprise, created a storm. Jobs and Apple are so intricately intertwined that it is difficult to imagine the future of Apple without him at the helm.
Google has outlined changes to App Engine to improve support and service level agreements for business users.
Telecommunications regulator Ofcom has given the go-ahead for internet providers to use unused TV spectrum to deliver broadband to rural areas.
IBM is to acquire Algorithmics, a financial services risk management specialist, for $387m.
Nick Jones, currently interactive director for the Central Office of Information (COI), has been appointed interim head of digital for the Prime Minister's Office.
Rob Watts and Jess Cummings are second-year undergraduates demonstrating future car technology for Jaguar Land Rover through an internship programme called Extreme Blue at IBM's UK research facility in Hursley
IBM has announced plans to acquire UK crime and fraud prevention software maker i2 to accelerate its business analytics initiatives.
The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority has virtual private networks. Pakistanis are banned from accessing social networking sites and all internet traffic is monitored, but virtual private networks (VPNs), have enabled internet users to connect to the web undetected.
Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is suing the Guardian over allegations that the newspaper published a password to files which led to the identity of top secret sources being revealed.
Salesforce.com's sandbox environment went down for six days last week. Does that impact your company's SLA with the company? Many are unsure.
Introducing SCM software to manufacturing facilities in developing countries is no small task. Industry experts offer their advice for dealing with technological and cultural barriers.
IBM has swooped to pick up privately held UK crime intelligence specialist i2 as it looks to strengthen its proposition in the big data arena keeping up with rivals including SAP and Oracle.
Insight UK has taken the wraps off a service designed to provide support for the growing number of Apple products being used in the corporate environment as consumerisation starts to increase Mac use in the workplace.
Savvy solution providers are landing deals with customers willing to pay for more tailored, flexible systems.
With Brocade Network Subscription, Brocade offers a pay-as-you-go network hardware price structure that allows customers to pay only for what they need.
Vendors are improving UC integration as they evolve their products from portfolios to integrated suites, says Gartner's latest Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications.
Salesforce.com gave Chatter the official nod by creating a social enterprise strategy with this collaboration tool as its centerpiece.
The long-awaited PCI Tokenization Guidelines add heft to its use, but persisting problems deter merchants from fully embracing the technology, according to one expert.
Salesforce aims to broaden customer base by adding new functions to the core of its product line.
Storage distie CMS Peripherals has taken the first step to fulfilling its ambition to become a €250m (£220m) business by 2015 with the acquisition of Yorkshire-based CCI Distribution.
Cyber-Ark has confirmed that it has taken on former Northern European Check Point boss Nick Lowe with a remit to grow operations at the security vendor as it looks to get more out of its channel relationships.
With HP FlexNetwork architecture upgrades, HP Networking promises better performance and more granular management across physical and virtual environments for the cloud.
IBM has announced plans to acquire British security analytics software company i2 and Canadian financial risk analytics software company Algorithmics.
A recent survey points out opportunities for solution providers to partner with GRC vendors, providing much-needed security portions of GRC projects.
Ford's mobility expert discusses bring-your-own-device program security and why contextual computing is causing fundamental shifts in business and IT.
When it comes to HA between sites, IT pros often think of disaster recovery, but building stretched clusters for DR today brings numerous challenges.
Westcon's dedicated Cisco distribution unit, Comstor, has unveiled support for the Global Partner Network (GPN) for Cisco's TelePresence Distributor-as-Agent track.
Data warehouse architect Bill Harrison explains how he got the go-ahead to purchase a new set of graphical data modeling tools.
The National Archives has made details of 11m records available through an application interface it published today as part of an ongoing programme to get more official records online.
The scale of digital certificate fraud involving Dutch root certificate authority DigiNotar may be wider than originally thought, with as many as 200 fraudulent digital certificates in circulation.
US IT services giant CSC has targeted growth in the UK across all business sectors in managed services, consulting, business process outsourcing, and emerging areas including cloud computing services.
With more than 1,800 redundancies in the RAF and army expected this month, the outlook does not look promising for ex-servicemen and women. Cliff Saran speaks to a former soldier, who has retrained as a highly skilled datacentre technician.
The Information Commissioner's Office has criticised the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration for twice leaking sensitive personal information about young children in breach of the Data Protection Act.
Hacking group Anonymous has hit the website of the Texas Police Chiefs Association, despite a continuing clampdown on its members.
A US judge has thrown out an earlier ruling by a federal court for German enterprise software maker SAP to pay US rival Oracle $1.3bn in damages for copyright infringement.
Two more people have been arrested inthe ongoing crackdown on hacktivist groups Anonymous and Lulz Security (LulzSec). The Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit arrested two men in South Yorkshire and Wiltshire for conspiring to commit offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
Oracle has suffered a setback in its fight to get damages out of its arch rival SAP over unauthorised downloads made by the German vendor's Tomorrow Now division.
Customers struggling to cope with their software estate will have to embrace tools that enable them to understand what they are using and as a result which applications need to be paid for.
It's unlikely that Intel’s Thunderbolt storage systems will see widespread SMB adoption; Promise has a Thunderbolt system but few others have committed.
Nvidia warns resellers over dangers of remarked chips Graphics specialist Nvidia has warned the channel to buy through authorised partners to avoid running into problems with counterfeit products.
Quarterly net losses at unified comms and collaboration vendor Mitel have narrowed on the back of a major restructuring programme intended to improve operating performance.
Soon-to-be published TDWI survey results show that businesses are increasingly tying their hopes to big-data analytics and related tools.
The enterprise Wi-Fi network market performed well in Q2-2011. Discover key trends in the global enterprise Wi-Fi network market in this report.
Daisy Group's white label channel services provider, Servassure, has hired former Sphinx convergence head Annette Reynolds as its new channels partner manager. Reynolds spent four years with Sphinx, prior to which she was instrumental in establishing Westcon's Nortel business.
The social CRM market will surpass $1 billion by end of 2012 according to Gartner. Discover how it would pan out in the enterprise space in future.
The number of two-tier ERP systems is increasing due to a broader drive toward system consolidation as well as the cost savings and country-specific functions such systems can bring.
Services and outsourcing outfit CSC has made a series of hires to boost its growth ambitions, key among them the appointment of former Fujitsu cloud services boss Jon Green as vice president of Global Business Services for the UK, Nordics and Netherlands.
In this Q&A, the new head of SAP's Line of Business OnDemand division talks about the future of SAP’s on-demand portfolio.
Infections are expensive and nearly constant, but studies from vendors Symantec and FireEye have found the prescription: A new approach to security.