Crowdsourcing has hit health application development, and it has proven to be popular, with participants thinking outside the box and often receiving recognition for their efforts.
Police chiefs have rejected draft Home Office plans for a private company to manage police ICT because it was unworkable under police force rules.
Amid a slew of virtualisation products and management suites that emerged in 2011, some products such as Spring platform impressed users, while others such as VMware MVP didn’t.
The government is set to press ahead with plans to force banks to separate their investment and retail arms.
The most popular cloud service on the market is Software as a Service, and channel resellers say the success is driven by mobile users who need quick access to business applications anywhere.
Acquisitions and product additions by the top vendors are making customer master data management software choices harder for users, Gartner says.
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels has embarked on a 12 month project to renew its online sales channel after outsourcing its e-business activity.
Hailed as a “second revolution”, v4.0 introduces a host of new ‘smart’ Bluetooth piconet challenges for an enterprise wireless manager. SearchNetworkingUK investigates.
What happened in the world of wide area networks (WANs) this year? Look back at the top 10 WAN news stories of 2011.
SearchSAP examines the biggest stories of 2011, from the debut of BusinessObjects 4.0 and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA, to confusion over SAP’s on-demand roadmap.
Legislation is aimed at stopping piracy, but security professionals and industry groups say it could weaken security, hamper innovation and limit competition among small businesses and startups.
What will people say when they look back over 2011? It's been a tough year economically as the world continues to try to recover from the global crisis of 2008 triggered by the banks.
Cloud computing vendors have heard their share of cheers and jeers in 2011. Our team reports on the top cloud newsmakers of the year.
K3 seems intent on getting caught up in the rush to buy Christmas presents splashing out for its own chunk of high street expertise in the form of Retail Systems Group, just a week after it picked up a chunk of Maxima.
Danish vulnerability clearinghouse Secunia is warning of a highly critical memory corruption zero-day vulnerability that could be targeted by attackers. Proof-of-concept code has been published.
It was a big year for consumerization as personal mobile devices and cloud services made serious inroads with businesses. Count down the stories that really got people talking.
New technologies, new products and new controversies made headlines in 2011. Find out which made our list of the top server virtualization news.
Part two of our top 10 server virtualization news stories of 2011 covers the release of VMware vSphere 5, the vSphere 5 licensing controversy and Linux support for Xen.
A new bill limiting overtime pay for IT workers has provoked vehement opposition from rank-and-file IT workers -- and could pose problems for CIOs.
A project management expert explains why CIOs should look for managers with a new Agile certification developed by the Project Management Institute.
2011 saw growing interest in social media and mobile ERP as well as BI and cloud computing to meet challenges of global supply chains.
The government lacks the technical skills to deliver on aspects of its ICT strategy, the National Audit Office has found.
Oracle sales grew only 2% for its second quarter results, sparking fears that companies are cutting back on IT spending.
Amazon considered buying troubled smartphone maker, Research in Motion, according to a report on Reuters.
Solid-state technology was a common theme in news stories covering storage trends in 2011, but cloud storage, VM backup and big data each gained their share of attention.
Consultant and author Katie Paine has formed a social media standards group to create definitions and best practices for defining customer relationships, influence and engagement.
Worried about email security, the Los Angeles city government kills plans to move the LAPD to Gmail.
The second quarter saw the consequences of the Japanese quake continue to impact the industry and MicroScope get new owners. Elsewhere in the channel there were signs that the public sector cuts were starting to bite.
Spear phishing attacks via China were likely what led to the lengthy U.S. Chamber of Commerce breach, experts say.
Zappos might be owned by cloud king Amazon, but the organization is still grappling with creating a measured cloud security strategy. The answer? Distributed management.
A hospital's chief technology officer and chief architect talk about the relationship between desktop virtualization and patient care.
After a tumultuous 2011, things are finally looking up for loyal Hewlett-Packard enterprise customers. But HP isn’t out of the woods yet.
Cloud storage trends in 2011 show that while cloud offerings are improving, confusing messages from some vendors are still muddling the picture.
The Jericho Forum is promoting its strategy for protecting identity online, claiming its approach is superior to the NSTIC or vendors.
In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
Headlines: EMC informs its partners and customers that it will increase list prices of its hard drives starting Jan. 1 as a result of the shortages caused by Thailand’s floods.
A Virginia-based energy company is relying on advanced data visualization, geospatial data and visual analytics to stay a step ahead of thieves who’ve taken a shine to copper wire.
Website owners have resisted compliance with cookie legislation so the ICO has issued more guidance and warnings to nudge them along.
IT in the finance sector can never stand still. We look back at the highlights of technology in financial services in 2011.
Arguably, 2011 has been the year of the cloud. Almost every supplier has repositioned its products to make them cloud-ready. We review the year.
The outsourcing sector has offered up some great stories this year. They provide lessons about best practices in outsourcing and highlight some of the challenges.
Four cloud providers share their visions for the 2012 cloud computing market and lessons learned from 2011. First, Integra Telecom shares its network-centric cloud strategy.
Four technologies are expected to drive solution provider businesses in 2012. These include Android smartphones and the business-friendly ultrabook.
When the system landscape includes multiple vendors, learn how third-party applications can increase system efficiency and performance optimization.
Craig Mathias of Farpoint Group shares his predictions for the wireless LAN industry in 2012, as BYOD forces enterprises to rethink their management approaches.
Looking at network security technology trends for 2012, Gartner’s Greg Young predicts better security of virtualization and emerging data center fabrics.
In 2011, CRM professionals were faced with acquisitive vendors, a social tidal wave, a push for mobile computing and the never-ending demands for better, faster customer management systems.
The sprawling Tejon Ranch in California worked with IBM, Oracle and Iron Mountain to rustle up a robust database and records management system.
Forrester Research analyst Andre Kindness shares big picture predictions for network technology trends in 2012: the rise of Huawei and why networkers need software skills
Looking at network management technology trends for 2012, EMA's Jim Frey predicts cross-domain management, SaaS-based management and cloud SLAs.
Our 2012 data storage industry preview: flash and virtualization on the rise, NetApp and Dell in the hot seat, EMC prepares for life after Tucci.
In 2012, VDI will be just one way to deliver desktops. IT pros will use various forms of desktop virtualization to deliver enterprise apps to mobile end users.
A quarter including the cloud, the BSA cracking down on licensed software and some sobering thoughts about the state of the economy from some of the major players in distribution.
The term ‘big data’ took on bigger meaning in 2011 with new product releases from major vendors as well as new terminology to describe the big data analytics landscape.
Read about how SwishData helped the Wisconsin Army National Guard virtualize storage and servers in a move to eliminate its silos of data and consolidate physical resources.
In 2011, data storage acquisitions highlighted the demand for SSD technology and continued innovation in the industry.
SearchNetworkingUK briefs provide a summary of the week’s new product, services and appointment announcements. This week includes government broadband and much more.
Cloud-based managed services offer IT headache relief for customers, while expanding partner portfolios with a new take on remote network management and assessment.
Industry analysts offer SearchNetworkingUK their Networking 2012 predictions for the challenges ahead, including consumerisation and cloud computing adoption.
Cisco was slamming its rival HP as the fallout from its CEO changes continued, the Thailand floods caused havoc in the hard disk drive market and December started with some distribution veterans returning to the fold and getting promoted.
When the downturn first really kicked in back in September 2008 we all looked to the economists and analysts to tell us when it would get better. They sketched out the future with 2011 as a year of small growth before things started to kick back in from 2012.
Maturing technologies could accelerate adoption of enterprise mobility in manufacturing organizations in the coming year.
The growth of cloud computing as an application platform means business intelligence teams should at least be prepared for the possibility of Software as a Service BI deployments, analysts say.