The storage blogosphere is reporting an interesting incident involving Symantec and Permabit, plus a stoush between Oracle and NetApp.
The Spring 2011 edition of IDC’s Storage User Demand Survey says 40%of enterprise storage users plan to outsource some of their storage needs in the next twelve months, with “an average of over 250TB will be acquired” by each user.
Steve Jobs might have been a product and marketing wonder kid but there are lots of lessons CIOs can learn from his method.
Making eight fit into one created a huge challenge following the amalgamation of regional governments in Queensland
Google's Android platform is now the most popular for malicious mobile programs, overtaking other platforms as well as 'generic' Java malware.
VMware announces DevOps strategy and cloud suite to audience at VMworld Europe 2011.
Demand for permanent and freelance IT staff is still increasing despite a sizeable drop in IT positions advertised by public sector organisations.
Computer Weekly has launched the second annual UKtech50, the definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT - the leaders driving the creation of a high-tech economy.
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott talks about whether BusinessObjects 4.0 was moved into ramp-up mode before it was ready and why SAP needs to do a better job of explaining its roadmaps to customers.
Los Angeles school district and engineering firm Psomas use public cloud storage gateways as tape alternatives for data protection in remote offices.
Update rollup 6 for Exchange 2010 SP1 fixes 29 user and internally spotted issues. Six of those fixes stop unexpected Exchange 2010 SP1 crashes.
Western businesses are shying away from investing in offshore contact centres due to social and business pressures.
BT is to accelerate its roll out of superfast broadband, bringing its target forward by a year to the end of 2014.
Facebook has revealed that every 24 hours it receives around 600,000 logins to the social networking website from impostors attempting to access users' messages, photos and other personal information.
Microsoft Lync telephony features have advanced to the point where the company is touting the UC platform as a potential PBX replacement. Are enterprises buying in?
The Cabinet Office is expecting the final bids from four companies hoping to run the administration for 1.5 million public sector pensions.
Samsung has overtaken Apple in worldwide smartphone shipments after Apple suffered its lowest levels of shipments in two years
Barclays has confirmed some customers are unable to log into online bank accounts and are experiencing slow response times
Using HANA to speed up reporting no longer requires a proof of concept, but more sophisticated applications using Business Warehouse probably do, according to one expert.
Cyber attacks on the UK have reached "disturbing" levels, according to Ian Lobban, director of communications intelligence agency GCHQ.
Accountable care organizations are supposed to cut health care costs. Experts wonder if ACO technology and physician incentives can also make patients more responsible.
Fewer providers of critical national infrastructure (CNI) are currently engaged with government security programmes than last year, according to research.
Japan's mapping agency is the latest in a series of government agencies to be targeted by hackers, raising fears that the breaches are part of a series of sustained attacks.
Network performance monitoring tools must adapt to handle virtual infrastructure, new applications and hybrid cloud environments. Are they ready?
More than a third of large UK companies do not wipe data from decommissioned PCs, a study of IT disposal practices has revealed.
Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has earmarked £10m for implementation of the government's Identity Assurance (IDA) programme, with the cash coming from its £650m cyber defence fund - with the potential for more near £1bn of savings if the project is a success.
American Express and Yahoo tackle customer service with their own twists and both claim they are spending less than they once did.
BT is to recruit 520 new engineers in the UK as it brings forward £300m of investment in its commercial fibre broadband venture, with the bulk being hired from ex-armed forces personnel. The telco today said it was speeding up its roll-out of superfast broadband services to UK businesses and r
The banks are being urged to do more to lend to small businesses with signs that where possible the finance sector is giving finance to those larger firms it deems to be safer bets. The call for more lending came on the day that Barclays unveiled profits of £1.34bn for the three months to 30 S
Tech Data has completed its acquisition of software VAD Man and Machine after the deal received the green light from the European Commission. Man and Machine - known as Mensch und Maschine in its native Germany - specialises in Autodesk design software and has been looking to exit the distribution m
The sale of the Comet electrical chain could be moving towards a conclusion with a private equity firm the most likely buyer to take the retail chain off the hands of current parent Kesa Electricals. The prospect of a sale of the retail chain has been on the card since the summer when Kesa made it c
The channel has come out in force for Halloween, withthe offices ofManchester-based networking and comms distie Nimans (pictured above) among thoseresembling scenes from a very busy horror movie as staff dressed up to raise money for the National Deaf Children's Society. Spotted among the throng wer
Christian Torkington, the IT leader at Standard Life, has left the insurance firm amid a host of changes in senior management.
Can security information and event management systems be the foundation for comprehensive IT data analytics? Powerful correlation engines and sharper analytical capabilities are forthcoming, analysts say.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is calling for opinions on whether the minimum pay of £40,000 is set at the right level for overseas employees brought to the UK on Intra Company Transfer visas (ICT)
It is increasingly clear that countries with weak cyber defences and capabilities will find themselves at a serious strategic disadvantage given the rise of state-sponsored cyber attacks, according to foreign secretary William Hague.
Hewlett-Packard's (HP) chief technology officer (CTO) of its Personal Systems Group (PSG), Phil McKinney, will semi-retire at the end of the year
Oxfam has called on government, non-government and academic organisations to work together to use technology to help alleviate poverty and hunger.
Ofcom has released a series of maps on the UK's communications infrastructure, which reveal large regions of the country have poor superfast broadband coverage and 3G mobile access.
A China-based industrial espionage hacker attack targeted at least 29 chemical industry firms, including Fortune 100 firms, in July and September, researchers at Symantec have found.
Widget managing director Jo-Anne Foreman is heading to Computer 2000 as director of its TDConsumer Electronics division after a three year stint at the helm of the consumer distributor. Foreman will take up the new role next month, reporting to C2000 commercial director David Watts, and will take on
A Canadian financial services processing provider saved money and manpower by moving to IT service management firm ServiceNow and redeploying staff to BI and development projects.
Kaplan Inc.'s chief digital officer focuses on mobile app design when shaping content. CIOs should also consider the user experience, experts say.
Nokia has launched a trial of free Wi-Fi in London in partnership with Spectrum Interactive.
The great and the good of the security industry will be keeping their eyes on the London conference on Cyberspace over the next couple of days as the government outlines how industry players can work with each other and law enforcement agencies to stem the threat of web-based attacks. The conference
Read all the news from VMworld Europe 2011 and find out what took place at the Copenhagen-based VMware show. VMworld Europe 2011 saw over 7,200 delegates spill through its doors at the Bella Center in Copenhagen this month. The VMware show covered all aspects of virtualisation and the TechTarget te
Instead of migrating to a new ERP platform, manufacturers can continue to reap benefits from a legacy ERP system by using these best practices.
Services provider Kelway is to extend itshosting capabilities after signing a 10-year Turn-Key Datacentre lease with datacentre provider Digital Realty. Located in Redhill, the new facility will add 720KW of extraIT capacity to Kelway's cloud service offering, establishing a foundation for further e
Cloud specialist ThinkGrid is earmarking some of the venture capital funds it has secured to provide marketing development funds to resellers to help them encourage customers to move to a hosted environment. The firm has secured its first external investment from Runa Capital which it has earmarked
The greatest threat to cyberspace is not cyber criminals, but misguided and over-reaching government policy, according to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
The London Conference on Cyberspace has opened with panel debates on internet freedom, crime legislation and international development.
Spectra Logic launched its latest high-capacity enterprise tape library, with new management software and features to lengthen the useful lifespan of tapes.
The UK and US governments have committed themselves to preserving the openness of the internet at the London Conference on Cyberspace.
Businesses are neglecting their ability to defend against cyber threats as they rush to adopt new technologies to enable social networking and cloud computing, a study shows.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is testing a voice recognition system to authenticate claimants of its flagship Universal Credits system, as part of the department's work on identity assurance (IDA).
The Ministry of Defence is calling for innovative solutions from academia and industry to protect and secure UK interests in cyberspace.
Compliance practitioners are more confident in cloud security than IT pros, study finds.
Seven businesssoftware resellers, including Calyx Software, have teamed upto form a new mid-market facing Microsoft Dynamicssupplier to be called m-hance. The new firm is composed of the integrated businesses ofCalyx Software;Microsoft Gold Partner Gyrosoft; Microsoft DynamicsGPVAR Touchstone;ISV Tr
Open source may address some of the vexing problems that have kept IT managers out of the cloud. But these technologies aren’t for the fainthearted.
Channel investor Jon Moultonhas spoken outover donations solicited from him by disgraced ex-cabinet minister Liam Fox, saying he was angry that a comparatively small sum of money had been wasted so publicly. Speaking to the BBC'sNewsnight, Moulton said he had previously donated money to Fox's office
The hard disk drive (HDD) market is on course to suffer its worst downturn since the financial crisis of 2008, with fourth quarter shipments set to drop nearly 28%on a quarterly basis, according to analyst house IHS iSuppli, whichlast night issued an updated assessment of the impact of the disastrou
Technologies such as cloud computing and social media are transforming how contact centres do their business by enabling cost savings and improved service levels
HP says the biggest social media companies are chomping at the bit to try its new low-energy ARM-based server design.
Oracle’s decision to stop supporting development on Itanium has left companies like Swiss department store Manor in the lurch.
Adobe has announced it has acquired video advertising management platform Auditude for an undisclosed amount.
Indian edition of ISACA’s online shopping and bring your own device (BYOD) security survey highlights rise in BYOD trends that put enterprises at risk.
Netgear is looking to recruit partners in the storage and security arenas as it looks to get greater channel support for its product portfolio as it looks to ramp up its roadmap going into next year. The vendor, best known for its networking products, also sells network attached storage and securit
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has hosted representatives from government, industry, business and organisations from around the world to consider how to go about reaching an international agreement regarding behaviour in cyberspace, but why is this necessary?
The newly discovered installer has yielded information on how systems are infected, prompting new guidance on ways to bolster defenses.
Lenovo has become the world's second largest PC supplier and plans to increase its focus on the tablet and smartphone market.
Daisy Wholesale has announced a new partnership with BE Wholesale to offer O2 broadband services to its channel partners, extending its existing mobile-centric relationship with O2. BE'sservices will be made available to its 1,000-strong partner community through its own XPS platform, which Daisy Wh
In the first of a three-part interview with co-authors Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, we are introduced to their new book, “The Economics of Software Quality.” They describe “structural quality” vs. “functional quality,” along with challenges and advice about avoiding pitfalls related to measuring structural quality.
How much do Agile techniques, Agile methodologies, automation, certifications, and a formal QA team affect quality? In this second part of a three-part interview, we explore some of the 121 software attributes ranked by quality value.
Over the years, the way we have developed software has changed, and thus the way we measure software quality has changed. In this third of our three-part interview with Capers Jones and Olivier Bonsignour, co-authors of “The Economics of Software Quality,” we look at changes in software development practices such as dispersed teams and defect tracking, and how these changes affect the way we measure software quality.
Green House data now has a partner program that offers partners 50% margins; HP tries out Windows 8 on the obsolete TouchPad; more news in brief.
IT service provider Cognizant continues to defy market uncertainty, reporting sales growth of more than 30% in its latest three-month period.
Good governance, project management and workflow analysis will help hospitals meet meaningful use today. Tomorrow, though, the focus will shift to health information exchange.
Governments are late in discussing online threats and collaboration around tackling them, according to Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Kaspersky Lab.
Anti virus specialist GFI Software has added a third distributor to its roster to support its launch of the latest version of its enterprise Vipre product. CMI Labs has been signed up alongside Sigma and its long-standing partner Wick Hill as the vendor looks to use version 5.0 of Vipre, which offe
Composite Software's Robert Eve talks about his new book, which delves into 10 data virtualization software case studies.
Optimism and IT budgets for new projects waned in 2011, Forrester Research says. Operating costs must go down in 2012 for IT to play a strategic role.
Large enterprises across Western Europe and the US arerevising their virtualisation hypervisor purchasing plans, according to Veeam's latest V-index survey, with alternative platforms to VMware beginning to challenge on factors such as cost and licensing. The latest edition of thevirtualisation soft
Cloud providers are under immense pressure to deliver a secure cloud. In the second part of this Q&A, Savvis' CTO outlines top security challenges cloud providers face.
Identity management technology company GB Group has acquired address management company Capscan for £11.2m.
C2000 and Azlan parent Tech Data is importing its US cloud channel programme, TDCloud, to Europe in a bid to help resellers take advantage of the opportunities in the sector. The distributor developed the programme with the help of several vendor partners, including Cisco, HP, Microsoft and VMware,
Keep ideas flowing and work with government to safeguard intellectual property and prevent cyber crime, while continuing to pursue the innovation that created cyberspace, foreign secretary William Hague told entrepreneurs and companies at the close of the London Conference on Cyberspace.
Microsoft is improving storage capabilities in Windows Server 8 as well as adding support for the SMB 2.2 protocol. General Manager Thomas Pfenning explains the importance of these changes to IT shops.
Lenovo has continued to build on a positive last couple of months, where it managed to secure second place in the global PC market, setting out its belief that there is plenty of life left in the market. Despite the analyst numbers showing declines in EMEA in both enterprise and consumer spending on
ERP rollouts can be overwhelming for employees. These best practices will help the process run smoothly.
Vendors often get carried away with the marketing of the latest greatest product but the reality is that users, particularly SMEs, are still miles behind in the adoption of the latest technology and it threatens to undermine their ability to compete. Research from Intel, with the support of the CBI
Headlines: Los Angeles school district and engineering firm Psomas use public cloud storage gateways as tape alternatives for data protection in remote offices.
Interest in Cisco UCS is at an all time high among virtualization users.
After a long period of uncertainty around the government's G-Cloud initiative, including spurious claims it had been scrapped, the strategy has been placed firmly back in the spotlight as central to the public sector IT cost-saving agenda. Computer Weekly looks at the industry reaction to the plan and examines some of the key implementation obstacles the government will face.
Harvey Nichols' retail operations director Martin Schofield has left the department store chain to join a retail software firm.
Enterprises are wasting millions trying to integrate human resources (HR) systems that are not designed to communicate with each other, according to HR managers.
Organizations should create a formal mobile workplace strategy before losing control of how employees use personal devices for work, according to Forrester Research Inc.
Hewlett-Packard has introduced a line of servers using the Calxeda EnergyCore ARM Cortex low-energy processors which it claims will enable datacentres to host 2,800 servers in a single rack.
Cerner has built a public cloud allowing clients to use a cloud-based version of Oracle Enterprise Manager to handle health care applications on Oracle Database in the clients’ own data centers.
Finance chiefs willing to use cloud-based financial planning tools are seeing improved business results, according to a Dimensional Research survey.
CRM industry expert Denis Pombriant asserts the Oracle acquisition of RightNow is good news for customers, industry.
Amazon has launched a lending library service to allow Kindle e-reader users to borrow e-books.
ATT.com is considering a hybrid public-private Oracle cloud computing model so it can handle highly variable traffic without having to build to peak capacity.
IT spending on big data analytics will soar in 2012-2013, predicts Ovum. Find out the reasons for this surge in big data analytics investment in this report.
Fitchburg State University installed Lancope’s SteathWatch NetFlow analyzer to boost security and network capacity management.
Trinity Mirror Group is rolling out Google's enterprise cloud e-mail and collaboration service to replace a Lotus Notes-based on-premise e-mail system for 6,500 staff.
The Cyber Conference in the capital closed with a call for the industry to continue its dialogue with the government to ensure defences against hackers and state-backed attacks remain robust. This week has seen the Foreign Secretary William Hague leading a conference that has heard from governments
Bocada Vision ties into VMware and provides granular backup reporting and analysis of the data protection process for virtual machines, either as a module to Bocada Prism for physical machine backups or a standalone product.
Logica's UK operation outperformed its overall business and the company expects the UK to grow further as a result of demand from, driven by government smart metering.
Accenture will provide management, development and support for Department of Work and Pensions customer-facing applications.
Nationwide will have completely renewed its front office systems in 2013 as part of its five-year £1bn IT transformation project that began in 2008.
BT sales fell 2% in its fiscal Q2 despite the addition of 166,000 broadband customers and continued growth in its Openreach and Global Services businesses.
Companies are looking to automate more of their SAP ERP Financials processes to cut costs and make their operations more efficient, according to experts.
A decline in the wholesale business and a flat performance in the global services business hit BT in the second quarter. The telco giant saw its Global Services division increase revenues by just 1% for the three months ended 30 September to £2.01bn from the same period a year ago. One of th
Nimble Storage delivers its largest capacity hybrid flash iSCSI array with multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs and SATA drives.
Talend CEO Bertrand Diard evangelizes his company’s open source approach to data management, depicting it as part of a revolution in enterprise software: data as a service to the fore.
Efficient data storage technologies such as deduplication and automated tiering are highlighted at a Storage Decisions conference for the intelligence community.
Protecting the confidentiality of personal data and employee records will become a major challenge for enterprises and IT suppliers.
The fallout from the Thailand floods is going to be price rises and shortages for months to come with the costs passed on through the supply chain by OEMs likely to rise by 5%. An analysis of the consequences of the impact of the Thai floods on the hard disk drive market from Citi Group has warned
After the best part of a decade in which the business applications establishment came under assault from the enfants terrible in the cloud, the big guys are hitting back.
Enterprise software maker SAP decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 2% per employee in the quarter ended 30 September, compared with the same period in 2010, according to the company's quarterly sustainability report.
The US and EU are holding their first joint cybersecurity exercise in Brussels on 3 November 2011, involving more than 20 EU member states and supported by the EU's cybersecurity agency Enisa and the US Department of Homeland Security.
Current enterprise technologies provide many opportunities for those with the right analytics skills. Find out if you're up to speed.
Avaya has kicked off its EMEA partner conference in Berlin with a series of tweaks to its partner programme to line itself up for further success in 2012. The comms and networking vendor is hoping that the changes will "recognise and reward" its most loyal partners, and ensure that the
Kinect, Xbox 360’s motion-sensing technology, will be available for business application developers next year. Plus: news on HP’s latest tablet and AT&T’s LTE phones.
Computer 2000 has appointed the former head of LG Electronics UK mobile division to run the Brightstar Europe operation. Jim Michel, takes the position of managing director UK and Ireland at Brightstar, which is a joint venture between the distributor and Brightstar Corporation, and is the last pie
Trustmarque has added a former NHS and Bytes software asset management specialist to beef up its activities in the enterprise end of the SAM market. Andréa Perrot joins the VAR as solutions manager - enterprise software assert management bringing a decade's worth of experience in the field i
A full-blown Duqu zero-day patch won’t be ready for the November 2011 Patch Tuesday release, but experts say enterprises should be ready to deploy it quickly.
The government has released guidelines to help public sector organisations deploy open source systems.
Google's Android mobile operating system (OS) will make gains in the enterprise market in the coming years, threatening the dominance of Blackberry devices.
AMD will reduce its workforce by 10% in a bid to cut costs and drive operational efficiency.
A week of mega-mergers in the reseller channel, ongoing problems caused by the Thailand floods and a further insight into what it felt like to be a donor for the former Defence Secretary Liam Fox. Software VARs team up in seven-strong MS Dynamics mergerSeven business software resellers, including
Avaya worldwide channel vice president Jeremy Butt vowed to crack the grey market wide open today, as the vendor showed its teeth on a number of fronts. Speaking this morning at the vendor's partner conference in Berlin, Butt said that in the past year Avaya had issued 31 cease and desist notice
Over 500 under-performing EMEA partners, including an unspecified number in the UK, will be cut in the coming weeks as networking and comms vendor Avaya gets tough with its channel. At its EMEA partner conference in Berlin this morning, Avaya's worldwide channel vice president Jeremy Butt fleshed ou
EMC expands support for its SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon 4.6 litigation support software; Fujitsu makes Eternus high-end system a modular array; and more data storage news.
TechTarget's Storage Media Group reports on product releases from Spectra Logic, Bocada and from a Storage Decisions conference for intelligence community professionals.
Updates to cross-platform open source network protocol analyzer Wireshark fixes three vulnerabilities and a bevy of program bugs.
Analysts and consultants provide tips on how to set up an effective predictive analytics program without breaking the bank.
Corporate and third-party developers believe Microsoft’s support of the SMB 2.2 protocol could bolster its competitive chances in the cloud and virtualization markets.
Channel watchers looking for concrete signs that cloud demand is having a real impact need only look at the latest numbers coming out of NetSuite to get a sense of the increased interest in web based applications. The cloud ERP specialist saw its subscription and support revenue increase by 23% in
Information commissioner Christopher Graham has welcomed the launch of the government's Midata scheme, a voluntary partnership with businesses and consumer bodies to give consumers access to their personal data.
Seagate has updated its channel with the latest situation in Thailand warning of supply issues for several quarters and revealing its intention to make a significant donation to help the organisations trying to help flood victims. The HDD manufacturer has been hit along with Western Digital and oth
The loss of 18,000 personal records by the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council highlights the fact that many organisations are still failing to put the most basic measures in place to manage their information securely, say information security experts.
The London Borough of Newham (LBN) has cut annual IT costs by £2m through moving to a shared services model, encouraging citizens to self-serve and renegotiating contracts with its main technology partners.
China and Russia are using cyber espionage to steal US trade and technology secrets, says a US intelligence report covering 2009 to 2011.
Microsoft has issued a temporary fix for a Windows vulnerability being exploited by the Duqu Trojan.
Get the latest on SQL Server SKUs, learn how the Server 8 team prioritized storage, and get a preview of Patch Tuesday in this week's news summary.
Alcatel-Lucent has cut its profitability goals and vowed to cut further operational costs as it tries to keep its transformational plans on track. The telco made the disclosure as it revealed its third quarter numbers this afternoon which included a 6.8% dip in revenues year-on-year to €3,797m and