Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks is to unveil an online system today to enable informers to pass on secrets more than a year after its electronic submission system went down.
The government is exploring the commercial application of intelligence agency GCHQ’s expertise as part of the UK Cyber Security Strategy.
New European Commission rules could curb the way Facebook gathers users’ information, in a move which threatens to undermine the firm’s revenue model.
The government has called for a shake-up in the way ICT and computer science is taught in schools to stimulate economic growth.
City University London’s IBM Enterprise Computing scholarship for a place on its Masters of Information Leadership course is open for entries.
The tough economic climate and longer sale cycles have taken their toll on the bottom line at Phoenix IT Group with its half year results showing a drop in revenue and pre-tax profits. In an interium set of results the channel player reported revenues of £132.3m, compared to £138.4m in
With just a day to go before the Chancellor stands up and delivers the Autumn Statement it's already becoming clear that there should be billions of more pounds worth of credit for SMEs on offer. The credit easing measures that were promised look like totaling up to the £40bn mark with report
The government’s UK cyberscurity strategy includes a new crime unit, more certifications, increased public education, and the creation of kitemarks.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute deployed 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) out to its wiring closets with Brocade to support 10 GbE endpoints and high-performance computing.
You might be surprised to learn that, according to IBM, the rise in data levels has reached such a pitch that 90% of the data in the world today has actually only been created in the past two years, writes Billy MacInnes. That's a pretty spectacular increase, all things considered, but when you fact
Microsoft and Google are two of the big names that have joined the call to improve the teaching of computer skills in schools to try and increase the number of children that can write code. The government has also acknowledged the need to do more and has backed the Next Gen report, which came out e
A lot of companies that run SAP are thinking of going mobile. But does that mean going with the Sybase Unwired Platform?
Trend Micro has moved quickly to throw its weight behind efforts to stamp out web-based crime just weeks after the London Cyberspace conference and days after the government indicated its own intelligence agency GCHQ will work with vendors. The vendor is planning to help establish a "global cy
Headlines: NetApp is concerned about how the hard drive shortage caused by Thailand floods will affect sales, which prompted the vendor to lower its forecast for next quarter.
Twitter acquired WhisperSystems, a firm that makes mobile encryption and firewall technology for Android devices.
Understanding requirements and devising a strategic plan are best practices to consider when launching a cloud content management project.
SMBs should read the fine print before deploying VMware’s vSphere Storage Appliance, according to some who have kicked the tires on the product.
Hillingdon Council is to move its desktop services to the cloud using Google Business Applications, in a four-year contract worth around £500,000.
Blackberry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has introduced management software for devices running on Google Android and Apple operating systems.
Manufacturers and academics are collaborating in a 3.5 million project to create a software modelling framework that will speed up the development and certification of safety-critical systems used in aerospace and defence.
The UK is still operating in pre-cyber attack mode, but that needs to change before it is hit by a major cyber attack, says Major General Jonathan Shaw, head defence cyber operations group, MoD.
UCSD lab’s tests of ultra-fast phase-change memory (PCM) and other new non-volatile memory technologies shows need for sweeping software changes to bring performance boost.
The government is pumping an additional £100m into broadband networks, aimed at boosting the UK’s faltering economic growth, chancellor George Osborne has announced in his Autumn Statement.
As RSNA 2011 broadens its focus to see how specialists integrate with fellow health care providers, radiologists take on a greater role in adverse events disclosures.
Life and pensions company Irish Life is using business intelligence (BI) software from Tableau Software to help it better interpret the data it collects.
Privately-held ERP sector giant Infor has conceded it is "under-represented" in the UK channel after announcing the signging of software services provider Cambridge Online to plot an assault onthe discrete manufacturing industry. Infor regional vice president of UK channels, Tim Szabronski
HP adds B6200 disk backup with StoreOnce deduplication software, also brings dedupe to Data Protector and envisions federated deduplication across data tiers.
Security vendor Clearswift has been acquired by investor group Lyceum Capital in a deal which the vendor is trumpeting as one that will provide the platform it needs to fund its next stage of development.
Insurer Standard Life is to axe a number of IT staff following a review of its IT and operations division.
Like previous Facebook worms, the new malware uses stolen credentials to log into accounts and spam contacts.
Virtual desktop adoption remains slow and low and some IT managers in Windows shops say they aren't interested in the technology at all. Web-based applications are partly to blame.
Ingram Micro has become the latest to sign up to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) as it looks to underline its commitment to the emerging technology. The distributor has been instrumental in driving the Channel Transformation Alliance, which aims at giving resellers practical support in making a clou
Sales of servers in EMEA underwent a slight downturn during the third quarter, according to the latest market figures from Gartner, but the 0.5% dip was easily absorbed by stronger worldwide growth of 5.2%.B Western Europe was the worst performing region worldwide, analysts said, down 4.9%, while gr
Unleashing “big data” onto predictive analytics tools could translate into improved business strategies. Discover best practices for traveling down the advanced analytics and big data road.
Determining the root cause of an Oracle application performance problem might take you far, far outside the inner sanctum of Oracle database and applications.
The Chancellor George Osborne has confirmed the establishment of a £40bn credit easing scheme to underwrite bank loans to small firms as one of the main actions announced in the Autumn Statement. Osborne has revealed at the weekend that the credit easing fund would be set up in order to take
Networking services provider Redstone has cut its operating losses by over 50% to £458,000 during the six months to the end of September, with £4000,000 attributed from the write-off of loan notes outstanding from its disposal of thestruggling RMS security business, which was sold on aga
Talk of capping salaries and keeping an eye on public sector costs in the Autumn Statement have provoked calls from the channel for more use of technology to save money and smaller suppliers to deliver efficiencies. The response to the Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement was swift with som
HP unifies Unix and x86 architectures with its newly announced computing project roadmap, Odyssey; VMware releases its first vSphere 5 patch, fixing a bug that produced long boot times in iSCSI virtual machines; other news in brief
Launchpad6 needed to deploy a flexible storage infrastructure to serve video for its customers. AWS answered their storage problems.
Facebook is to tighten privacy controls as part of a long-anticipated settlement with US federal authorities over charges that the social networking site misled users about its use of their personal information.
A security flaw found in, but not necessarily limited to, HP printers can be exploited by hackers to take full control of printer functions, according to researchers at Columbia University.
A court in Australia has overturned Apple’s injunction to prevent Samsung selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet device.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is investigating claims from hacker group Team Poison that it extracted over 100 e-mail addresses and login details belonging to UN staff.
The latest updates to HP's cloud options show the tech giant has read the memo on cloud computing but still has to deliver.
Storage roundup: Union adopts Caringo’s object-based storage; Crossroads ships LTFS box; Infortrend adds tiering and QLogic hardware; NetApp customer win; NovaStor’s NAS backup; and more news.
There has been a call for more focus on developing skills, particularly at the SME end of the market, following the Autumn Statement. The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement yesterday outlining a range of measures designed to kick start a flagging economy including schemes to t
More radiologists could become Adobe Photoshop experts if its 'unblur' feature proves practical for medical image editing, one RSNA speaker posits. Rescanning costs should drop.
Huawei Symantec has chosen e92plus as its first authorised distributor as it looks to expand the reseller network carrying its products. The distributor will start by focusing on the next generation firewall, UTM and security routing gateway products pushing them through its resellers. The joint v
A radiology professor and Siri early adopter sees the voice-activated personal assistant as a way to find information fast -- and to give quadriplegic patients peace of mind.
Application development is about to undergo a number of major shifts, Gartner's Jeff Schulman told Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit 2011 attendees.
An Oregon startup is positioning fuel cell technology for targeted use in data center environments.
For some CIOs, IT and business alignment has gotten personal. The alignment that matters is between individual employees and strategic business goals.
KCOM Group-owned business ISP Eclipse Internet has set out plans to turn broadband services into a product that the channel actively wants to sell, and is betting that a series of changes to its pricing model will allow it to gain an edge over its rivals. Exeter-based Eclipse hasnow moved from list-
Specialist-monitor vendor Eizo is to call time on a20-year relationship with Avnet in the new year to set up its own distribution operation, and is on the hunt for new partners to expand its channel proposition. Eizo sells high-spec display equipment into verticals that demand clear, high-definition
While the Adobe Flash replacement packages browser data more efficiently, HTML 5 security issues present holes that could be targeted by attackers.
Sage has revealed its customers remain concerned about the short-term prospects for the economy as the ongoing uncertainty over future growth continues to linger in the SME market. The software vendor revealed that it has not fared too badly in its latest set of fiscal year numbers for the period e
Shell has laid a foundation for enterprise master data management, choosing SAP MDM over Microsoft. The major lesson was that IT can build an enterprise MDM system to which the business will come.
Big Brother Watch reported alarming data breach statistics at local councils, which may be just the tip of the iceberg.
The channel news agenda in November was dominated by a few key trends, with the Thai floods, tumult in the retail sector and the ever-present threat of channel-related crime all grabbing the attention of visitors to MicroScope.co.uk. Flood disaster spells price rises, shortages in channelEarly in th
The level of insolvencies across the economy, and in the IT sector, rose last month slightly as the tough conditions continued to have an impact on firms. The latest insolvency figures from Experian indicate that 0.10% of the UK business population ran into problems last month, compared to 0.09% in
Salesforce.com is continuing to deliver its social enterprise message with the unveiling of the Radian6 Social Marketing Cloud, a social marketing service that lets enterprises interact with customers.
Headlines: After NetApp’s failure to acquire Data Domain in 2009 and consequent smaller deals, there is renewed hype around backup vendors CommVault or Quantum as NetApp’s next potential acquisitions.
Mobile ERP networks are creating new security concerns for IT. Experts say keeping a close eye on employee devices is the first step in alleviating these concerns.
Researchers at Columbia University have discovered a vulnerability in HP’s LaserJet printers that could allow attackers to gain complete remote control.
Demands for patient throughput, remote readings of radiology digital images make quality-assurance thorny. IT leaders can assist radiologists in building better processes.
Software as a Service business intelligence technology is making some headway with BI users, analysts say. But SaaS offerings are still just a small slice of the overall BI market.
Software as a Service business intelligence technology offers some inherent advantages over on-premises BI systems. But there are potential disadvantages to be aware of as well.
The director of information governance for IBM’s software group, Sunil Soares, explains how to make the business case for data governance despite ongoing economic concerns.
Achieving success with data visualization tools is largely a matter of keeping it simple and adopting new thinking about how to present information, according to experts.
Planning for exponential growth and getting business users involved early are two of the keys to a successful "big data" analytics initiative, according to IT professionals.
Silver Lake consortium, which includes Microsoft, has offered Yahoo $16.60 per share for a minority stake, while TPG Capital has offered a dollar more.
Facebook is reported to be considering a $10bn (£6.4bn) initial public offering by the end of the year, in move that would value the firm at more than $100 billion.
UK intelligence agency GCHQ has launched an online code cracking challenge to attract the next generation of web-savvy spies, targeting mainly self-taught ethical hackers.
Large businesses are stepping up their spending on IT following a period of cost cutting in the wake of the financial crisis, according to Deloitte’s IT consulting practice.
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is to use Cognizant’s collaboration platform to increase productivity and reduce costs as part of a business process service agreement.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) browser for Windows 8 will offer more foundational capabilities to developers, says the software maker.
Adobe has announced a vulnerability in Adobe Flex SDK 4.5.1, earlier 4.x versions, Adobe Flex SDK 3.6 and earlier 3.x versions on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.
Hewlett-Packard's CEO has indicated it plans to ramp up the revenues it brings in from the software side of its business. Meg Whitman has been quoted in a German newspaper outlining an ambition to grow the current $5bn it gets from software sales by double or even triple that amount. Although she
Large corporates are failing to get the most out of their offshore captive business process and IT centres because they are not setting the right environment radical innovation, according to an academic study.
Vodafone's Global Enterprise unithas acquired Reading-based ICT consultancy Bluefish Communications for £3.14m to build up its professional services business. Bluefish will form the basis ofr a new UCC practice within the Global Enterprise business -which specialises in managing comms for Voda
Cloud email archiving, continuity and security vendor Mimecasthas turned its attention to the thorny problem of remote and mobile email access, and has extended its mobile services proposition to the iPhone for the first time. Its new app will give users a bottomless mobile inbox and the ability to
A coding error in the Adobe Flex SDK could cause developers to create applications with cross-site scripting issues, according to an advisory issued by Adobe Systems.
Over two thirds of UK employees are unaware of IT security threats that could affect them, a survey by security firm Kaspersky Lab has revealed.
With real-time wireless channel selection, Ruckus is promising advanced RF management and optimization, but testing for the technology is still in order.
While some customers are wondering why they need to spend yet more money on their BI operations, SAP contends their HANA in-memory appliance and its applications are an IT game changer.
The Department for Work and Pensions is to trial open source desktops in a move which could lead to large-scale use of non-Microsoft PC software.
The next few years are going to be dominated by increased consumerisation and a greater move towards the cloud posing problems for IT administrators and outsourcing specialists alike as greater technology flexibility continues to be the main demand from users and businesses alike. Analyst house Gart
McAfee has acquired NitroSecurity, which specialises in security and information management, to bolster its enterprise product line sealing a relationship with the firm that stretches back more than three years. The privately-held NitroSecurity has been a McAfee security innovation alliance partner
Imagine a world with iPads but no App Store. That's the state of the cloud ecosystem, says CA Technologies, which opened a new cloud marketplace for providers and IT buyers.
Verizon Wireless outlines how the future of cloud-enabled ecosystems could change the way networking works for the better, using the “everything as-a-service” network management protocol.
Solution providers can help customers lock down regulatory requirements using specialized skills and strategies that tap into the growing e-discovery market.
VIP Art Fair saved 40% on its IT budget by managing its Infrastructure as a Service with tools from OpDemand.
Updates to the vSphere file system and host-based replication are the unsung heroes of vSphere 5, experts say.
As long as data security remains a low priority in the health care industry, breaches will only continue, and get bigger, research from the Ponemon Institute and ID Experts says.
When faced with the challenge of designing and deploying a new system, 99designs turned to their won rapid development methodology and the cloud
Yahoo shares have risen following reports that Chinese internet firm Alibaba is positioning itself to make a takeover bid.
The government’s release of a new tranche of public datasets has been welcomed by industry. But what does it mean for citizens and businesses?
Android is still the leading smartphone OS, and Apple is the top manufacturer. Plus: news on MobileIron 4.5, Panasonic’s future and Ice Cream Sandwich support.
A week when cloud predictions again came to the fore and thanks to the Chancellor George Osborne and his Autumn Statement thoughts also turned to the state of the economy. As public sector workers took to the streets to march against planned changes to their pensions and Jeremy Clarkson got into a s
When a Swiss bank needed solve its tablet security issues, it found a way to secure its devices without sacrificing performance by using virtualisation.
STEC bumps up SSD endurance to 33 PB with latest ZeusIOPS drive, HP adds midrange Windows-based NAS, ArcMail delivers new cloud storage gateway and more data storage news.
Mobile business intelligence has become a top-three priority for businesses, according to new research by analyst Howard Dresner.
Dimension Data has shuffled its senior management team unveiling a fresh face in the managing director chair as well as the solutions and sales director positions. The firm has looked internally for its next managing director promoting Calvin Goom, who has been running things on an interim basis si
By the time ARM-based Windows 8 tablets arrive, will anyone care?
SaaS provider OmegaFi has found a way to provide simpler information management. Their system includes a SOA appliance that provides security and federation.
European businesses and public sector organisations will significantly cut their IT project spending in 2012 following a spending surge in 2011.
Panorama Consulting’s study of 2,000 ERP deployments found that thorough planning and communication are common themes in ERP change management best practices.
Analysis of the command-and-control server network connected to the Duqu Trojan found hackers worked fast to wipe any data that could be traced to a source.
The Comet sell-off looks like it could be running into trouble with private equity group lined uyp to take on the struggling retailer having problems of its pown raising the capital needed to seal the deal. According to reports OpCapita, which is leading the buyout, is struggling to get finance wh
Azlan is looking to ramp up the services support it offers resellers as one of the main planks of its recent reorganisation which has been rolled out over the past few weeks. The distributor has been shifting from a technology stack based sales approach to building sales teams around major vendors
Agile expert Lisa Crispin comes home inspired from Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany. In this first part of a two-part series, Crispin summarizes sessions relating to teaming, learning and stepping out of your comfort zone.
In this second of a two-part series about Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Germany, Agile expert Lisa Crispin continues her account of the conference, describing some of the more practical and technical sessions.
Microsoft may ship the first beta of Windows 8 in February, with general availability in Q3 of 2012. But new technologies could delay adoption.
Many users are waiting until the first quarter of 2012 to make the upgrade to vSphere 5, despite the fact that the release has been out since August.
Earlier this week, Hewlett-Packard announced plans to release a new information platform, which places an emphasis on analyzing unstructured data. Is the move a good one?
Cloud-based mobile security services fend off malware, protect sensitive data.