Mobile operator O2 is offering customers full control over how personal information can be used by the company as part of a trial by parent Telefónica.
Intel and MasterCard are to join forces to improve security for online payments.
Google plans to end support for its native Gmail application for Blackberry devices on 22nd November.
Law firm Addleshaw Goddard is using Trovus web intelligence software to improve the way it engages with key clients.
Apple grew its PC market share by 20% in the third quarter of 2011, with “double-digit” growth in the professional market, according to Gartner.
Cyberspace presents an unprecedented opportunity to enhance the UK’s economic prosperity for the future, says Jonathan Hoyle, director general for government and industry cybersecurity at communications intelligence agency GCHQ.
IBM builds a cloud computing platform for Sunderland City Council. which the council hopes will reduce operational costs by £1.4m annually over the next five years.
O2 has started a nine-month trial of its first 4G LTE network in London to bring superfast mobile broadband to consumers and businesses.
The number of jobs for contractors in September was 13% lower than the same month a year ago and IT contractors are seeing opportunities fall more than others.
Most companies can no longer get by purely on ERP procurement tools and must look to best-of-breed vendors for niche functionality, according to experts.
Although the UKPC markettook another predictable batteringduring Q3, there may bea little cause foroptimism, according to Gartner, with research director Ranjit Atwal taking a cautiouslypositive view as the analyst firm released its third quarter figures. "Importantly, quarter-on-quarter, all v
The majority of CIOs and CTOs believe bring-your-own-device (BYOD) models for users will improve IT departments.
The level of credit that banks are providing to SMEs has declined despite the best efforts of the government to force them to increase the flow of cash to smaller firms. Under the terms of Project Merlin, which the banks agreed back in February, more money was meant to be handed out to business and
Customers thinking about SAP HANA and in-memory technology should consider a few questions before pursuing it. Read why SAP shops should also factor ROI into their decision.
Indian IT services giant Wipro is increasing its delivery capabilities through a delivery centre in South Africa.
Kyocera Mita has been approved as a supplier of printers, software and managed services by the National Educational Printer Agreement (NEPA) framework giving the vendor the chance to sell to Universities and colleges over the next four years. The vendor is going to be working with Insight, XMA and
As the ICD-10 transition deadline approaches, providers face many hurdles. Some are more prepared than others. This five-part series examines what must be done, why and how.
EHR safety will likely get new scrutiny in the wake of an Institute of Medicine report. It remains to be seen if the FDA, ONC, TJC or some other entity will do the watchdog work.
Mobile airtime distie Daisy Distribution has invited 11 top-performing partners to form part of a new Orange business partner programme called Fusion, which is to be formally launched on 6 December. The new programme, which is being run alongside RIM, has been designed to reward performance in terms
When hospitals ask vendors if they are ready for ICD-10, they need to know if the vendors' partners are ready. After all, each software application has its own ICD-10 challenges.
Couched in terms of Agile development, Howard and Rogers explore the importance of strong leadership, communication, collaboration and teamwork using techniques such as self-directed teams and DISC analysis to understand communication styles in their new book.
Many people think of “Agile” as a methodology such as Scrum, and compare it to a Waterfall style of software development. However, Ken Howard and Barry Rogers explain in their book that Agile is a culture, not a process. In this second part of a two-part interview with Howard and Rogers, we look more at what constitutes Agile teams and leadership.
Even after all the recent problems with the HP Personal Systems Group, HP partners aren’t being swayed by Oracle’s widely publicized attempts to bring them in.
Experts say an enterprise mobile device security policy alone will fall short without the technology to enforce it.
Demand generation activities forms the main plank of the refreshed Kapsersky Lab channel programme, which is being rolled out across Europe and the US. The security vendor has overhauled its reseller programme in recognition of the changing business and threat landscape and to cover recent addition
Six Degrees, the mid-market data service provider formed by former SpiriTel frontman Alastair Mills over the summer, has hired former Vodafone board director Peter Bamford as non-executive chairman with an eye to embarking on a buy-and-build M&A drive. The firm said today that Bamford's track re
Storage roundup: DDN HPC storage calculates risk; BBC Wales gets Object Matrix NAS; Arkivium to use IBM tape; CommVault expands global support from Reading; and more news.
CIOs are adept at managing vendor contracts. What they tend to have trouble with is vendor relationship management. Find out why.
At this weeks Gartner Symposium CIOs will be hearing and sharing what's important to them. Here are Gartner's Top 10 Trends for the next five years.
Storage prices are on the way up with the recent floods in Thailand resulting in supply chain constraints.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has published two draft standards aimed at enabling internet users to express cross-site tracking preferences and get warnings if these are not upheld.
Business software maker SAP has announced plans to invest more than $2bn and almost double its workforce in China by 2015 to grow its business in the world’s second-largest economy.
Investor Warren Buffett has bought $10.7bn (£6.7bn) of shares in IBM, giving him a 5.5% stake in the company.
Intel introduced the 4004, the world’s first microprocessor, 40 years ago.
The government’s cloud computing strategy is encouraging public sector organisations to start using applications in the cloud.
Google’s Android has doubled its smartphone market share since last year, according to Gartner research.
Salesforce.com will acquire cloud computing services firm Model Metrics for an undisclosed amount.
This year's Social Media Awards, in association with IBM, promise to be bigger and better than ever. On this page you can keep up-to-date with the discussion on Twitter, like it on Facebook and see if you can attend the event!
Samsung has taken the lead in Trusted Computing security by enabling its semiconductor capabilities in PC, tablet and other consumer devices.
Luton Borough Council has outsourced its core IT through an agreement with another public sector organisation in the city.
National Rail is buying a content management and storing system to runs its journey-planning website nationalrail.co.uk, which has an average of 18 million visits per month.
Securing productivity tools on personal mobile devices is one of the greatest concerns of IT security professionals, yet few have strategies in place to improve security.
The combination of cloud, virtualisation and economic difficulties have combined to create a situation where there is demand for the latest IT innovations but not the budget.
Google has replaced Microsoft as the number one software supplier for reported vulnerabilities, with a total of 82.
CallSource was just the right kind of company for Oracle Database Appliance: small but not too small, growing but not too fast. The company claims savings in the six-figure range by going with ODA instead of Dell.
Upwardly-mobile networking vendor Huawei has bought out Symantec's 49% share in the Huawei Symantec joint venture for$530m (£334m). The JV was set up in 2008 to develop security, storage and systems management, and partly to help Symantec establish a beachhead in China, an objective the securi
With the upcoming release of Chatter auditing capabilities, Salesforce.com hopes to make the social collaboration tool more appealing to financial services firms and boost its overall market lead.
Research in Motion (RIM) has unveiled another pair of Blackberry devices for its Blackberry 7 operating system (OS).
Ingram Micro has teamed up with cloud provider Rise to offer resellers a portfolio of hosted solutions. The partnership is part of the ongoing move by Ingram to promote the cloud to resellers as part of its involvement in the Channel Transformation Alliance. The collaboration means that the distribu
Despite encounteringa small accounting anomaly on the balance sheet of its most recent acquisition, Boxing Orange,buy-and-build managed security services firm Accumuli has been reflecting ona "period of considerable progress" after unveiling half-yearly results today. Accumuli picked up se
Network services provider Redstone has said it wants to build a business in the cloud, but not dominated by it, as it begins to rebuild its market position afterrecovering from a near write-off in 2010. The firm, which scored a major coup with vendor partner VMware in August when it became the first
Resellers offering managed services are going to have to ensure they can cope with supporting a diverse number of mobile devices for the long-term. Speaking at the Kaseya managed services roadshow in Edinburgh this morning Rob Bamforth, principal analyst at Quocirca, said that the challenge of mobil
Transport for London (TfL) is setting up a framework agreement for a business intelligence tool worth up to £750,000 million to help reduce its number of head office locations.
Quantum gives DXi8500 disk backup system better dedupe and scalabilty, adds dual robotics and dynamic provisioning to Scalar i6000 tape library.
Enterprises swayed by vendor marketing and a lack of understanding still fail to adequately counter advanced persistent threats (APT).
Health care business intelligence (BI) has found its way into Geisinger Health System’s pathology department to meet rising demand and prepare for new government regulations.
Like a Swiss Army Knife with many blades and tools, the enterprise service bus (ESB) is many things to many people. It finds use in both EAI and SOA.
Smartphone sales hit a fallow patch during Q3 in advanced markets as buyers held off replacing their kit, the latest market data from Gartner reveal. According to Gartner principal research analyst Roberta Cozza, consumers have been waiting for new flagship devices featuring new versions of key oper
Vendor relationship management often isn’t a strong suit of CIOs. A Gartner guru offers tips for working with vendors -- with comment from CIOs.
What can medical professionals and hospitals do to manage the liability risks for data breaches resulting from interconnectivity?
Fujitsu TS is continuing its apparentmission to defy the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend after signing a new alliance with security firm Becrypt. The PC vendor claims that embedding Becrypt's CESG-accrediteddisk encryption software on its Stylistic Q550 device will make it easier for the channel
A global manufacturer deployed Akamai’s content delivery network technology on its MPLS for Web application acceleration, a technology usually reserved for the Internet.
In the quest to manage Big Data, NetApp has announced new solutions to manage the growth in unstructured data in a dynamic market
Download broadband speeds in the UK are on average 35% slower between off- peak and peak usage times, according to uSwitch
Computer maker Dell says flooding in Thailand is causing a worldwide shortage of PC hard drives that will last into the first quarter of 2012 and could impact the company’s revenues.
The Weather Channel is embarking on a master data management project, which will help grow the business.
Facebook is investigating a huge wave of spam attacks that have caused violent and pornographic images to be posted on some users’ profile pages.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is replacing an in-house legacy core banking system with an off-the-shelf system from SAP.
Mobile payments will benefit enterprises by reaching more consumers, according a whitepaper by global IT security association ISACA.
Visa has opened developer access to the beta of its digital wallet service, V.me, for building online payment applications.
Fujitsu is trialling BT’s Openreach’s duct and pole sharing products with users, which it hopes will extend superfast broadband speeds to consumers and businesses in areas less commercially attractive to network providers.
The best defense against web application threats is to tune Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and incorporate Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST) software, a study has found.
In 2012, enterprise technology will help business leaders re-engineer the workplace, power more effective customer service models, and create opportunities for broad societal benefit, says Verizon.
Demand for permanent and freelance IT staff is still increasing despite a sizeable drop in IT positions advertised by public sector organisations.
Wide-ranging supply chains, regulations and demanding customers are fueling a need for quality, risk and compliance (QRC) systems among manufacturers, according to a new report.
Apple has named its long-standing board member Arthur Levinson as the company’s non-executive chairman of the board.
Computer Weekly has won a prestigious publishing industry award for the product development of the year.
The dominance of Blackberry smartphone usage in enterprises has been dissolved by Apple iPhone devices in the workplace.
Successful organizations develop a formal enterprise social media strategy. According to Altimeter Group, they do this by moving through five stages representing a social business hierarchy of needs.
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference attendees believe a program’s success lies with the right kind of talent, but the appropriate skill set isn’t always easy to find.
The impact of the Thailand floods on the supplies of hard disc drives is going to cause problems for Dell, which warned that it is going to continue feeling the consequences of shortages. The hardware giant revealed that its full-year revenue could be hit by the consequences of the floods after it a
Resellers specialising in CRM will find some good news in the latest research into the market from Oracle as more users look to spend in that area but will also find the phrase "budgetary pressure" accompanying the forecasts of the future. The study, conducted by PwC into the priorities o
New malware that is signed with a valid digital certificate once belonging to the Malaysian government has been discovered by researchers at F-Secure.
TalkTalk Business has revealed it is to launch a portfolio of channel-centric hosted UC solutions, integrated into its NGN, from early next year. Theupdated portfoliowill include a new hosted enterprise PBX, that it developed with help from Mitel, alongside call recording apps, contact and data mana
Those wondering where post Steve Jobs Apple might be heading might get some idea from some board appointments the vendor has made which indicate digital media is where things are going. Not only did the vendor fill the position of chairman of the board, which has been vacant since Jobs died in Octo
Security needs to change in order to defend against targeted attacks, RSA chairman says.
Resellers seeking to optimise their end-user networks for cost efficiencieswould do well to talk up green solutions as an element of the pitch, according to a new study into enterprise IT networks from ingfrastructure specialist CommScope. CommScope quizzed 100 network managers and systems integrato
Some SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 retail customers are experimenting with video analytics, an area that SAP says is ripe with potential for those interested in consumer behavior.
Headlines: As competitors crop up to challenge Fusion-io, the vendor responds with increased capacity and improved performance on its ioDrive Octal PCIe flash device.
One company has launched a fixed-price cloud DDoS-protection service for mitigating the ever-present threat of DDoS attacks.
Intel has showcased its one teraflop chip, capable of running at one trillion calculations per second.
Proposal for the PCI special interest group (SIG) focus from SISA information security was among the three winning entries in the PCI SIG 2011 elections.
Downing Street has awarded prizes to university students who have designed apps based on newly released government datasets.
Biffa Waste Services is reducing the number of physical servers it uses from over 150 to about 25 as it accelerates its existing virtualisation strategy.
Businesses outlook will remain cautious, while governments will continue to push through unpopular austerity measures to tackle the deficit in GDP.
Cloud adoption is outstripping security concerns, says Eric Domage, programme manager for IDC in Europe.
The government is urging businesses in London to enable flexible working during the Olympics to prevent the capital’s transport system grinding to a standstill.
Microsoft has settled out of court with five UK companies selling illegal copies of its software as part of its global crackdown on pirates.
Intelligence-led security strategies are the most effective in eliminating vulnerabilities and preventing IP theft through enabling informed change, says consultancy firm Ernst & Young.
Updated CSA guidance offers practical tips and advice on cloud-based security
As predicted earlier in the year, semiconductor vendors have begun to take action to bring production back into line with weak economic sentiment, at the cost of their own sales. Back in September, analysts at Gartner said that worldwide chip inventories were worryingly high as a result ofa downward
Rentokil Initial is moving the management of its 66,000 human resources to cloud based software from Workday.
The spread of mobile working and the idea of bringing your own device to work has reached the SME sector creating opportunities for those pitching security to smaller firms. Research from anti virus specialist AVG has shown that not only are more SMEs using smart phones and tablets but staff are mo
Google has merged its online payment service, Google Checkout, with its mobile payment system, Google Wallet to create a single payment platform.
Sybase EMEA business development director speaks about ‘big data’ analytics’ need for speed and pronounces traditional data warehousing “antiquated.”
A growing segment of SaaS solutions targets industry-specific needs and mission-critical business functions.
Transcription helps physicians improve documentation, while computer-assisted coding helps billing get the right ICD-10 code. That chain reaction could make ICD-10 easier to bear.
National Geographic Global Media turns to Spectra Logic T950 library for tape archiving to hold PBs of data at lower cost and less space than disk.
Even with the best laid plans, the ICD-10 transition may be rough for providers. To minimize the financial impact in the months after October 2013, place pressure on payers.
A growth in fresh business helped storage player NetApp offset an unexpected decline in some of its major accounts as it unveiled its numbers for its second fiscal quarter. Revenue for the three months ended 28 October increased to $1.5bn compared to $1.25bn in the same period a year ago but on the
With an HP-based network upgrade, the University of North Florida can now support facilities automation and an active-active data center.
HP has unveiled its new Ultrabook device, Folio13, aimed at business users.
Microsoft has revealed it has reached an out-of-court settlement with five UK channel firms caught selling illegal copies of its software as part of its ongoing efforts to stem the tide of global piracy. The five companies, all of which admitted to selling software illegally, were : Fleetwood Comput
A temporary patch has been released for BIND 9 DNS servers, mitigating a zero-day vulnerability causing server crashes. It's unclear if exploits are in the wild.
Intel rival AMD announced the availability of its Opteron 6200 and 4200 processors this week, and other data center news.
The EU will announce tougher rules for collecting information from consumers. Security pros can plan now for the new rules, expected in January 2012.
Sage has made a raft of changes to its management team with former C2000 and Computacenter man Lee Perkins taking the hot seat managing the vendor's small business division. Along with Perkins the accountancy and CRM software specialist has also unveiled new faces at the head of its mid market and
VKernel’s prowess in the capacity planning department will help Quest take on VMware’s vCenter Operations in the virtualization management market, experts say.
Small companies may feel they have less to lose when putting business assets in the cloud than risk-averse enterprises.
A US House Intelligence Committee has launched an investigation into the threat posed by Chinese-owned telecommunications companies in the US, and the government’s response to that threat.
Samsung is to release a modified version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in an attempt to skirt Apple's ban under copyright infringement in Germany.
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an analogue silicon chip with 400 transistors that emulates the activity of a brain synapse in the first step to building truly intelligent systems.
VMware says customers can ease in to a hybrid cloud with vCloud Connector 1.5. Plus: other virtualization news from Neverfail, Reflex and more.
Network access control services offer customers visibility into network activity, higher security and tighter restrictions, while partners expand their knowledge and portfolios.
Torbay Care Trust has signed a £3.8m contract for a Single Community Care Record (SCCR) system for health and social care to provide remote access for staff.
ASDA challenges rivals with aggressive laptop pricing Asda has raised the stakes in the run-up to Christmas by cutting the price of some of the laptops it stocks to levels well below its rivals.
The American Medical Association opposes ICD-10 and aims to seek an 'appropriate replacement,' but those who have invested millions in the switch say they won't change their plans.
Huawei buys out its Huawei Symantec joint venture partner, storage startup NexGen gets $10 million in funding, Penguin adds Dot Hill for HPC storage and more news.
Northamber has given a clear insight into life for a distributor in the current economic climate with overstocking and falls in average selling prices making life difficult. An interim management statement revealed that although sales had improved by 9% in fiscal Q1 compared to the Q4 sales to 30 J
Henry Stewart Marketing Analytics 2011 conference participants offer tips on how to make a marketing analytics program successful.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Locog) is to deploy virtual meeting rooms to enable its 6,000 staff and volunteers to communicate during the Olympics.
Admins frustrated with the Windows Update process will welcome the latest Windows 8 news; users of Windows Embedded operating systems should prepare for changes, too.
Wireless networking specialist Aruba Networks has announced its Q1 2012 results,posting narrowGAAP net losses of $500,000 (£316,000), on sales of $119.4m, up 44% year-on-year. CEO Dominic Orr said that although the proliferation of mobile devices on enterprise networks and the emergence of bri
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust has outsourced its IT function after admitting its decision to leave the National Programme for IT had backfired because it couldn't handle the workload.
The iPhone is top dog among business users, a new study says. Plus: news on Google, Motorola and a laptop that runs both Windows and Android.
Resellers have been advised to target their firepower on the business services sector as spending in that vertical is performing well. The latest Pearlfinders IT Index, which monitors trends and opinions in the IT world, shows that there has been an increase in activity in law firms and recruitment
Intellect, the ICT trade body, is launching a series of initiatives aimed at improving commercial and technical skills in government.
Topics highlight array of cloud security challenges
Consultants and analytics pros say targeting clear business needs and demonstrating "small wins" are keys to getting business buy-in for acting on the recommendations of predictive analytics tools.
Cryptocard has picked up the intellectual property from two-factor authentication specialist GrIDsure to add tokenless technology to its portfolio. GrIDsure has been talking of a potential sale for the past few weeks and started liquidation proceedings after its major investor walked away. It alread
Discover how automated reporting and monitoring functionality enables administrators to see problems before they affect users.