Blackberry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been left unable to access e-mail or use the Blackberry instant messaging service.
Google has introduced a new programming language, Dart , for building web applications.
The IT powering the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has passed a major milestone with the formal opening of the Technology Operations Centre.
People will be using multi-touch devices such as the iPad and other media tablets, rather than a keyboard and mouse, as a pervasive computing device.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has confirmed plans to acquire cloud software firm, Newbay.
Regulatory body Ofcom will further delay the auction of 4G spectrum to late 2012 to allow for an extended consultation period.
Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled the Blackberry Tag, which uses near-field communications (NFC) technology to allow users to share contacts, documents, URLs and photos by "tapping" Blackberry smartphones together.
Symantec has developed a way of detecting targeted attacks through mapping e-mail patterns to identify single gang activity.
The European Commission (EC) has cleared Microsoft's plans to acquire Skype under the EU Merger Regulation, saying: "The deal would not significantly impede effective competition in the European Economic Area (EEA)."
Yahoo co-founder and former chief executive Jerry Yang is talking to private equity firms about taking the internet company private. Talks have so far been informal, but Yahoo's advisors are expected to send financial information this week to interested parties.
A computer virus that captures the keystrokes of pilots who control US Air Force drones flown over Afghanistan and other warzones is resisting efforts to remove it, according to US reports.
Halliburton has won an appeal hearing on software patentability. The decision is further evidence that the industry lobby - opposed to the stance taken by the UK Intellectual Property Office on software patentability - is beginning to win.
Eight security bulletins: two critical and six important, on the works. 23 vulnerabilities expected to be fixed across products.
IndusInd is undertaking BI software migration to consolidate data and make most of customer information. Read more about the software migration project.
Unified communications in government agencies can boost productivity, but agencies must take special security precautions.
A Gartner speical report on the future of computing has suggested that technology today found on tablet devices such as the iPad will break out into the mainstream computing market within the next five to 10 years. Although some have suggested that poor sales of devices that are not iPads meanpeople
ComputuerLinks continues to expand the services available to resellers via its cloud platform Alvea adding authentication services to the mix. The distributor has been busy developing the options on Alvea ranging from security, storage and infrastructure services and the addition of an automated tw
Specialist storage distie Hammer has spun out its in-house services business into a new company to be called Malleus Ltd. Speaking to MicroScope, former Hammer solutions manager Paul Hickingbotham, who has moved across to the new firm as technical director, said the decision to spin off the business
By switching to StorSimple’s Enterprise Cloud Storage Appliance, Southwestern Michigan College has gained more storage and faster speeds; plus other cloud storage news.
Insight UK has become the latest channel player to throw in its lot with the Cloud Industry Forum, the industry body that works to advocate cloud services and establish codes of practice around the accountability, transparency and capability of cloud environments. The firm said it saw membership of
The government has been urged to change its procurement strategy by a business leader concerned that British firms lose out in a system that is set on finding the best price. Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, has used a column in City AM to outline measures he believes that politicians coul
IOUG President Andrew Flowers spoke about the topics that are top-of-mind for members of the Independent Oracle Users Group, including Exadata, virtualization and middleware.
Fixes in October’s Patch Tuesday release are fewer than recent releases, although six of the eight bulletins involve remote code execution flaws and should be implemented quickly.
In this CW500 Club video, Martin Taylor talks to Computer Weekly editor in chief Bryan Glick to share his practical advice on how to move to the cloud.
Newly-minted managed data services house Six Degrees has bagged a £60m round of funding from private equity firm Penta Capital as it launches itself to the market. The brainchild of tech entrepreneur Alastair Mills,along with former Mitel man Campbell Williams, the formation of the new firm wa
The government has been urged to change its procurement strategy by a business leader concerned that British firms lose out in a system that is set on finding the best price.Lord Digby Jones, former head of the CBI, has used a column in City AM to outline measures he believes that politicians could
Ventana Research’s David Menninger explores how the onslaught of ‘big data’ has influenced predictive analytics.
The Storage Networking Industry Association has released a new Power Efficiency Measurement Specification, dubbed SNIA Emerald.
Less than a year after spinning out their business in an MBO and barely seven months after a major relaunchthe owners of security reseller RMS IT Security have elected to cut their losses and sell up toconnectivity specialist Pinnacle Telecom for a total consideration of just under £470,000. R
As the search for cost savings leads more VMware shops to Hyper-V and XenServer, IT pros learn that multi-hypervisor management is a tough nut to crack.
Contact centers are giving agents more decision-making power to help improve customer service and boost emotional connections.
The fast-food giant wanted make sure there weren’t any glaring separation-of-duties conflicts with its E-Business Suite implementation it had to fix.
With the Storwize V7000 Unified array, IBM enters the multiprotocol storage market; Big Blue also improves its auto-tiering software capabilities across arrays and data centers.
Those resellers aiming to continue making money from the public sector need to stand shoulder to shoulder with their customers to deepen loyalty and demonstrate awareness of the current economic constraints if they want to establish relationships. That advice came from long standing public sector s
Malware and other attack techniques targeting Google Android smartphones are unlikely until cybercriminals figure out how to monetize attacks, according to Symantec.
SAP has raised the bar in the length of time customers can expect standard maintenance around its ERP suite applications extending it to five years to reduce the concerns about upgrades. The service cover on SAP ERP 6.0 will now run until 2020 and it will be extended to the NetWeaver platform and t
SNW Fall 2011 opens with startup Nevex adding flash caching software to eliminate I/O bottlenecks, and Overland Storage introducing SnapDragon with DynamicRAID.
Respondents in our 2011 Virtualization Decisions survey gave Citrix XenServer and Red Hat KVM a new look.
The hottest stories on SearchITChannel.com in September were Meg Whitman being named HP CEO, which garnered different reactions from partners, and Google Apps resellers finding success.
Twitter has updated its link service, that automatically shortens URLs, to protect users from malicious sites and malware. As long URLs are converted into short links, they are checked against a list of dangerous websites.
Small and mid-sized companies are increasingly using cloud computing to transform the way they operate, research has shown.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has confirmed its Blackberry services are operating normally following an outage across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Enterprises should abandon their traditional "stack" view of IT architecture if they want to free up time and resources to use IT to drive innovation, according to IT analyst group Ovum.
The GSM Association (GSMA) reports the number of total connected devices is expected to increase from approximately nine billion today to more than 24 billion in 2020, half of which will be mobile.
The new IT chief at travel firm LateRooms talks about his plans for IT transformation to support a period of intense international business growth.
Industrial gases and engineering company, The Linde Group, has signed a four-year deal with Vodafone Global Enterprise to provide a range of mobile services.
The data breach at RSA in March has made the security division of EMC more focused and more experienced, says RSA president Tom Heiser.
Aviva claims to have saved over £1m a year in reduced software licence fees after completing the first stage of a project to replace its Oracle-based HR systems with a cloud-based service.
Recent improvements to IT systems at Domino's Pizza, designed to make web and mobile customer ordering processes easier, have led to the firm achieving £1m of online sales in a single day for the first time.
Hours after claiming services had resumed to normal following an almost day-long outage, Blackberry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has admitted some users are still experiencing issues.
Price cuts in a bid by vendors to cut stock levels led to a rise in PC sales volumes but a continued decline in average selling prices continued to be a feature of the market in the third quarter. The latest market analysis from Context, which gets its information directly from European distributors
Wired and wireless networking vendor TRENDnet is the latest vendor to be added to Micro-P's expanding line card. The distributor will have access to TRENDnet's more popular lines, including wireless, powerline, switching and power over Ethernet (PoE) gear.
Data scientist Brand Niemann recreated large government databases in days using free business intelligence tools and advises other users to “do your own IT.”
Microsoft has issued eight security bulletins, two rated “critical,” for its October 2011 Patch Tuesday. It also released its 11th volume of its Security Intelligence Report.
IBM has taken the wraps off a set of cloud offerings targeted at enterprise customers announcing its ambition to support 200m users by the end of next year as it encourages a shift to hosted services. Big Blue's SmartCloud, a software and services suite, has been launched today with an Ecosystem es
Datatec, the parent of networking and convergence distie Westcon, services house Logicalis and support specialist Intact, has suggested that a lack of business confidence in smaller channeloutfits has played into its hands in recent months. Chief executive Jens Montanana made the remarks as the grou
Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty across the Eurozone that is causing concern around the world IT spending is set to recover from its low points at the height of the recession a couple of years ago. The latest forecasts of Western European IT spending from analyst house IDC indicates that la
Google business email hit the mark for one Microsoft shop, after it priced on-site Exchange hosting.
SAP announced on Tuesday that they’re moving away from periodic major enhancement packages and upgrades to their SAP Business Suite in favor of smaller, quarterly improvements. The company is also extending standard support for ECC 6.0 applications to 2020.
Advances in enterprise search technology have made it easier to deploy and use, giving organizations greater access to the unstructured and structured content stored across channels and repositories.
Ahead of its upcoming EMEA conference, channel association CompTIA has suggested that a "three device system" will become the norm in most businesses in the near future, with tablets and smartphones unlikely to replace PCs altogether in the SME market. The research - which aims to help giv
Stonesoft has discovered 163 new advanced evasion techniques (AET), claiming these AETs can pass below the radar of some IDS, IPS products.
Headlines: With the Storwize V7000 Unified array, IBM enters the multiprotocol storage market; Big Blue also improves its auto-tiering software capabilities across arrays and data centers.
Hypervisors are more technically capable than ever of taking on new workloads, but logistical issues like legacy apps, budget and time constraints still stand in the way of server consolidation.
Avaya's new UK and Ireland managing director Andrew Sheppard, who was named as Lee Shorten's replacement during the summer, hassaid he will adopt a"back to basics" approach in his dealings with the channel that will see the comms vendoremphasise both operational efficiency and costs saving
Small businesses have been warned to keep up their defences against fraudsters despite the level of cardholder not present (CNP) fraud dropping to the lowest level for 11 years. Figures issued earlier this month from Financial Fraud Action UK showed that CNP fraud had dropped as anti-crime measures
In this interview, Erik Qualman says mistakes will be made, but simple, one-to-one interactions are the key to social media engagement.
An Italian bank expands its virtual infrastructure to meet growing needs after winning the “Best virtualisation and server consolidation project” award at VMworld Europe 2010.
EMC offers channel-only Data Domain DD160 backup deduplication appliance for SMBs and remote offices, upgrades channel-only VNXe unified storage system.
RSA revealed a “nation state” was behind the SecurID attack in March. Twitter and Facebook are still banned at RSA.
Microsoft said it will release SQL Server 2012, formerly Denali, next year and detailed its Hadoop-based strategy for handling the explosion of big data at the PASS 2011 conference.
More changes at HP, including webOS employee layoffs and a new VP of channel sales, and IBM’s move to improve its data analytics position by acquiring i2 led September’s blogs.
Consolidation and changing market dynamics have shaken the pack of PC vendors with Lenovo becoming the second largest global player for the first time as it overtook both Acer and Dell. The latest global PC shipment figures from Gartner for the third quarter showed that the poor performance in West
With Multi-Grid Management (MGM), Infoblox increased the scalability and manageability of its core network services technology, including DNS, DHCP and IP address management.
Security specialist AVG has stepped up the service support it offers to resellers in a move designed to make life easier for current partners as well as a benefit that will attract fresh talent. The AVG Partner Centre, based in Newark, is tasked with speeding up response times and sits in the same
At Dell World, Dell executives had plenty to say about HP. IT pros might have preferred the vendor discussed new investments in Dell's own client devices.
Improperly configured network devices and the inability to measure the network security posture make most IT organizations incapable of finding gaps in their systems, according to a new survey.
Alcatel-Lucent is understoodon the verge of selling its Genesys contact centre software unit to private equity investors Permira, according to the Financial Times. The unit sits within Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise division, a sale of which was discussed earlier this year, and could be worth up to $1.
SAP plans to release Feature Pack 3 for BusinessObjects, which will arrive between Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 4 and include functionality that was originally planned for the 4.1 release.
Blackberry services are being restored after millions of customers were unable to access e-mail or send text messages following a power outage which affected Europe, Middle East, India, Africa, the US, Canada and Latin America.
Enterprises will need to reskill their IT department if they are to successfully manage the explosive growth of data within their organisation, claims analyst group Gartner.
The traditional approach to information security that is focused on prevention is failing because it looks only at known threats, says Eddie Schwartz, chief information security officer at RSA.
Patients' fears over the security of their medical records could have a negative effect on their health as people hold information back from medical institutions with poor records in protecting confidential data.
Citrix has extended its cloud capabilities with the acquisition of ShareFile, which provides hosted storage services, as it gears up mto exploit the predicted growth in the market. The terms of the deal were undisclosed but the vendor was happy to talk about the reasons for the purchase pointing ou
With demand coming from the cloud and more awareness of the need to upgrade existing systems to lower energy alternatives the prospects in the data centre market are looking fairly rosy. The latest analysis of the prospects of the market from Gartner indicate that worldwide spending on data centre
According to the electronics manufacturer, SAP's REA module was crucial to administering take-back programs required by Europe’s tough environmental laws, though it wasn't easy.
The BBC’s Life series marked an ongoing shift from film to digital media that is making the need for rigorous metadata and digital asset management in broadcast media more pressing.
Avaya UK boss to take channel back to basics Avaya's new UK and Ireland managing director Andrew Sheppardhassaid he will adopt a"back to basics" approach in his dealings with the channel that will see the comms vendoremphasise both operational efficiency and costs savings in its sales app
IT managers may not think of Dell as a cloud provider, but this could change with the company's deepened relationship with VMware.
IT spending on cloud services will soar in 2012, predicts KPMG. Find out the reasons for this surge in IT spending on cloud services in this news report.
The UK continues to drag down the performance of Computacenter with a poor performance in the professional services business a blot on the channel player's half year numbers. Overall the services side of the business was the bright spot with revenue in that part of the business growing by 6% year-o
DataDirect Networks tunes up its WOS object storage platform by adding scalability, cloud storage management features and erasure code protection; and more data storage news.
SMB scale-out storage vendor Scale Computing is teaming up with education sector specialist European Electronique to address increasing complexity and levels of data in both school and university environments. Scale claims it is reacting to a move within the education market to eke out greater s
One of the big topics of conversation at last week’s JavaOne conference in San Francisco was the upcoming Java caching standard, JSR 107. In fact, all of the JavaOne sessions dedicated to the topic were delivered to a standing room only crowd, as you can see by the following photo of Greg Luck and Cameron Purdy’s session on the topic.
Distribution will continue to play a critical role in a cloud market delivering services and support to resellers on behalf of vendors, according to IBM. Big Blue took the wraps off its SmartCloud service this week with an ecosystem to run alongside to support resellers and developers but used the
In this week’s server news roundup, we explore the latest on SQL Server 2012, talk hypervisors and upcoming patches.
Once the king of commodity servers, Dell is building a PowerEdge box that will compete with some of the biggest SMP systems on the market.
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee told RSA Europe attendees the future of IT security must include greater simplicity for users.
RBI + third parties Approved Google has reported a strong third quarter with revenues of $9.72bn, a 33% increase over the same period the year before. Most of the revenue came from Google-owned sites, which generated $6.74bn.
US computer scientist Dennis Ritchie - one of the co-inventors of the Unix operating system and the C programming language - has died at 70 after a long illness.
The government says it understands the need to make sure it has enough highly skilled IT professionals to respond to cyber threats
Demand for Apple's iOS 5 has caused customers downloading the update to see their apps and data wiped. The update was to give iPad and iPhone users some of the features available on the iPhone 4S, which went on general release today.
After what seemed an interminable development period, Oracle has finally released its Fusion Applications and a public cloud.
Key figures in Whitehall have warned that the majority of government CIOs do not have the right skillset for a move to cloud-based IT procurement.
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called on the IT security industry to develop a new breed of systems that make it easier to manage the use of personal data.
The IT skills gap will only get wider unless more action is taken by both businesses and schools to get more young people to study ICT. The warning has been sounded by the Recruitment and Education Confederation which has issued a report using words like "alarming" and "critical"
In the aftermath of Research in Motion's (RIM) largest services outage in the company's history, Jenny Williams investigates how businesses are building resilience against a single point of failure when a supplier's service goes down.
Employers must do more to help attract young students to IT-related subjects at school to plug the alarming IT sector skills gap, a leading employment body has warned.
Microsoft has closed its $8.5bn acquisition of internet telephony firm Skype.
An appeal against last December's landmark rulingthat Nortel was to be held liable for a £2.1bn hole in its UK pension scheme has today been thrown out in an apparent victory for The Pensions Regulator and many thousands of ex-Nortel workers in this country. Nortel had sought to have the ruli
Microsoft's decision to only support Windows Runtime Library (WinRT) applications in Windows 8 will disrupt its developer community, according to experts.
HR departments create shadow IT organisations that commission new HR systems without the knowledge and the procurement expertise of the IT department, says Gartner.