A shortage of skilled data scientists and a user-unfriendly set of technologies are the biggest obstacles impeding big data analytics programs, say analysts and IT professionals.
Hacker activists plan to launch communication satellites to overcome the threat of internet censorship.
British Waterways Scotland has signed a £2.3m deal with business technology company Amor Group to develop its ICT systems.
Chief financial officers are increasingly concerned that the UK economy is suffering a return to recession with levels of uncertainty high.
If Hyper-V 3 comes to market as expected by the end of this year, users say it will give VMware’s vSphere 5 a run for its money -- literally.
The top five 2011 networking channel trends display expansion and growth in networking service, product and solution offerings, keeping partners on their toes going forward.
When it comes to data center networking technology trends 2012, expect the rise of data center fabrics, but not necessarily uptake of storage convergence or the public cloud.
Blue-chip companies are subsidising the UK’s network of websites that allow digital content to be downloaded illegally, according to the Federation Against Copyright Theft.
Warwickshire County Council CIO Tonino Ciuffini talks about why moving to an on-demand services model is the best way for councils to slash costs.
The New Year's Honour list had a touch of technology about it with Apple's senior vice president of industrial design Jonathan Ive being awarded a knighthood. The British designer is credited with influencing the appearance of some of Apple's most iconic products including the iMac and iPod and pic
The federal government is opening up its health data and its purse to stimulate health IT innovation.
Google is rolling out a new-look search home page to promote other Google services.
The reasons Mark Hurd was ousted from his position as CEO of Hewlett-Packard back in the summer of 2012 became a bit clearer over the New Year break with a letter that contained some serious allegations of misconduct becoming public. Hurd, who is now at Oracle, left HP in August 2010 under a cloud
The New Year has started with the less than cheery forecasts from financial directors with half expecting a recession to kick in as the Euro crisis hits the UK economy. Research from Deloitte indicates that more than half of finance directors now expect a recession, double the number last year, as
What is the role of QA when developers are automating more and more of the test efforts? What’s the best way to give code estimates? Software guru “Uncle Bob” Martin answers these questions in this first part of a two-part interview about his new book.
Analysts, developers and vendors make their predictions for the Platform as a Service market; it boomed in 2011 and more is expected in 2012.
Analysts, developers and vendors make their predictions for the Platform as a Service market; it boomed in 2011 and more is expected in 2012.
The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called for more support for entrepeneurs and a cutting of red tape in its New Year's message. The small business lobby group spent a great deal of last year making the call for a reduction in legislation restricting SMEs and for more support for those looking
In this second of a two-part interview with renowned software development expert “Uncle Bob” Martin, we hear more of his thoughts on collaboration, discipline and measuring quality.
What’s on the horizon for manufacturing IT in 2012? Industry experts offer their predictions.
Unified comms (UC)specialist Aastra is to expand the number of its product lines available through Westcoast as part of a drive to widen and deepen its channel route to market. Havingdistributed its Lync deskphone portfolio through Westcoast for just over a year, the vendor now plans to give Westcoa
With increasing demand for turn-on-a-dime application provisioning and pressure to control costs, the CIO is taking on the role of IT services broker.
ATMs hold data and software that can be compromised by sophisticated criminals. Diebold will blunt threats by transforming ATMs into VDI-based zero clients.
After the holidays, many companies are facing an influx of mobile devices that could affect compliance with various regulations. Is your mobile device security strategy ready?
Customer experience management (CEM) crosses multiple departments and IT systems. How should organizations tackle the enormous task of mapping out a CEM transformation?
Hackers have exposed the details of 15,000 credit cards after breaking into the companies responsible for maintaining the information.
Shares in Blackberry maker Research In Motion gained 7% on Tuesday in response to news that the company plans to separate the roles of chairman and chief executive.
Storage and disaster recovery will be on the front lines of the battle to virtualize the data center in 2012.
Police in India have arrested six Nigerian nationals suspected of defrauding hundreds of people through mobile text and email scams.
Microsoft has filed proceedings against retailer Comet after it was discovered to have created and sold over 94,000 copies of Windows Vista and XP recovery CDs.
The government is to create a new type of university focused on science and technology, in a bid to boost long-term economic growth.
Storage and security specialist Imation has signed a new agreement with VAD Wick Hill to sell its mobile security portfolio, including MXI, IronKey and Defender solutions into the channel. The Surrey-based distie has made much of gaping security holes in mobile technology and believes that this
Strong online sales boosted revenue growth for Next and John Lewis over the tough Christmas trading period, said the retailers in their separate trading reports.
Virtualization management tools will increasingly support heterogeneous hypervisors, and there will be a number of acquisitions in this space next year, IT pros and experts predict.
Oil giant Shell has transferred the management of its HR and payroll applications to Accenture as part of a multi-year SAP managed service.
Avnet Technology Solutions has promoted Bruce Hockin to run its solutions strategy in the UK helping resellers tap into specialised growing markets promoting technology in the security, networking and unified communications arenas. Hockin, who joined Avnet in 2008 after the distributor acquired Hor
A number of Daisy Wholesale resellers are to embark on a technical trial of BT Wholesale's new faster fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) products as part of plans to double the download speed of its fibre-optic broadband service. Daisy currently provides FTTC download speeds of up to 40Mb but is hoping
Microsoft has started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet accusing the chain store of creating and selling more than 94,000 counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and XP. The vendor discovered that Comet was producing the counterfeits in a factory in Hampshire and then selling them to custome
Researchers at Kaspersky Lab tie the Stuxnet worm and its sister Duqu Trojan to the Tilded platform, which helped the malware evade detection by traditional security software.
IBM announced a deal this morning to acquire Green Hat, a cloud software quality and testing service.
SAP HANA's path to faster ERP analysis includes new in-memory apps, accelerators, standalone apps and service packs through 2012 and beyond.
Health care CIOs played an integral part in HIPAA 5010 implementation. Now that it's online, they're helping finance monitor transactions and keep revenue streaming in.
Headlines: We wrap up the top storage stories of 2011, including the impact of the cloud and solid-state. Also we offer outlook on key storage issues and technologies for 2012.
Those resellers selling into the banking sector could find their customers not only spending less but potentially disappearing altogether if gloomy analyst predictions are on the money. Gartner issued its forecasts for what lies ahead in vertical markets with a bleak prognosis for the finance secto
While some companies are getting their feet wet with cloud-based WCM, the ramp-up is slow because of lingering concerns about security, ease of configuration and integration.
Midmarket companies investing in BI systems should follow the same basic steps as larger organizations, analysts say. But, they caution, there's typically less room for error in smaller businesses.
Microsoft is suing Comet, alleging the electronics retailer sold counterfeit Windows backup discs, but Comet claims it was just good customer service.
In a Q&A, database pioneer and VoltDB CTO Michael Stonebraker says that one size no longer fits all when it comes to buying database software.
The UK government is looking to end its airwave auction mess by commencing its 4G spectrum auction. Can UK network operators avoid the pitfalls faced in the US?
Google and Oracle are set to go head-to-head in a patent infringement trial set for March, the presiding judge has ruled.
Yahoo has ended four months of searching for a new chief executive by appointing former Paypal head Scott Thompson to the position.
Google has gained hundreds of patents from IBM as it continues its intellectual property spending spree.
The ongoing impact of the Thailand floods, coupled with faltering economic conditions across Europe have been highlighted as two of thew reasons Gartner has downgraded its forecasts for worldwide IT spending this year. The analyst house had originally predicted that spending would hit the 4.6% grow
Care2, a social network that promotes a variety of causes, announced a data security breach Dec. 28 in which hackers targeted account credentials on the company servers.
As businesses respond to the integration of consumer technologies in the enterprise, IT solution providers will need to adapt to serve the new business needs.
The cloud isn't poor man's hosting, and cloud support shouldn't be either, says Rackspace, which shares its 2012 vision in the second part of this cloud provider Q&A series.
With the 2012 London Olympics looming large on the tnational agenda, the comms and networking channel is setting out its stall ahead of the massive anticipated disruption to working patterns and networks. Telecoms distie Nimans is banking on increasing sales of video-conferencing kit during the year
Yesterday's acquisition of software quality and testing solutions provider Green Hat by IBM has been received as a complementary play to Big Blue's existing application lifecycle management toolkit by analysts. IBM forked out an undisclosed sum for London and US headquartered Green Hat, which specia
What procurement processes should be integrated with core ERP and where does it make less sense? Gartner analyst Deborah Wilson explains what companies need to know about procurement integration.
A former employee of gas exploration firm BG Group has brought a case of constructive dismissal against the firm after a dispute over his use of LinkedIn.
The move by Microsoft to sue Comet for selling counterfeit copies of Windows Vista and Xp has been given the backing of intellectual property rights campaigner the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST). The shock announcement yesterday that legal proceedings had been started by Microsoft against
The software giant will issue seven bulletins, including one critical, as part of its January 2012 Patch Tuesday security updates.
Driven by mobile IT, big data and clouds of all shapes, the pace of change sped up for CIOs in 2011 and set the stage for an equally disruptive 2012.
Mobile file sharing specialist Accellion is looking to strengthen its expansion out of the US after securing a multi-million dollar investment. The vendor has listed its priorities as ploughing money into product development, pursuing strategic partnerships as well as growing its international oper
CEM initiatives suffer when employees can’t provide their perspectives on customer concerns.
Researchers at security firm Seculert have discovered a cache of 45,000 Facebook login credentials tied to the Ramnit worm.
SearchNetworkingUK Briefs provides a summary of the week’s new product, services and appointment announcements. This week includes mobile management and much more.
A computer worm has begun targeting Facebook accounts and has stolen at least 45,000 login credentials from users, say security researchers.
The Cattles financial services group has admitted losing unencrypted computer backup tapes containing personal details of 1.4 million customers.
Symantec has confirmed that hackers have stolen a segment of its source code for its Norton anti-virus software, but says it is from two older enterprise products.
BT Engage IT has sealed a partnership with firewall specialist Palo Alto to provide security options alongside its network and data packages. The services division of BT Business has reacted to an increasing call from customers for greater protection against a rising number of security threats addi
Microsoft starts legal proceedings against counterfeiting Comet Earlier in the week Microsoft started legal proceedings against retail giant Comet, accusing the chain store of bootlegging over 94,000 copies of Windows Vista and XP.
Even if training doctors is hard, coding has been outsourced and the C-suite remains unconvinced, health care organizations should not delay their ICD-10 preparations any longer.
This winter was seen by many as a success for tablets and the latest numbers of sales coming through distribution show that sales of the popular products swelled PC unit sales by 6% in the run up to Christmas. Figures from Context, which collects sales figures from the major distributors across Euro
Microsoft and Nokia hope to knock the iPhone and Android off their pedestals with a reported $200 million marketing campaign. Plus: news on Oracle’s Android lawsuit and more.
Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea councils have signed a deal with 02 to provide a free Wi-Fi zone for the visitors and residents in time for the Olympic games.
An increasingly competitive mobile comms environment, matched with ongoing economic uncertainty, has pushed Taiwanese mobile kit vendor HTC to a 26% slump in unaudited fourth quarter profits, its first quarterly decline in 24 months. The firm, whichwas the darling of the smartphone world in 2010 as
HP PSG consumer sales team lead Pascal Bourguet is set to become UK PSG channel sales director after an extensive search for Trevor Evans' replacement. Evans left HP at the end of 2011 and has crossed the Mac-PC divide to Apple, where he will shortly take charge of its reseller network, such as it i
There are lots of ways that BI deployments in small and midsize organizations can go wrong, according to analysts who offer advice on how to sidestep the roadblocks to a successful deployment.
Virtualisation has been a hot technology for the last few years and it continues to provide opportunities for resellers. Originally focusing on server virtualisation the growth in applications for the desktop has expanded the opportunity and it has grown even more with the rise of specialist vendor
Companies are implementing S&OP processes that link financial performance to traditional demand-supply balancing, shifting the focus beyond operations to strategic business planning.
The leak affected Symantec’s endpoint protection and corporate antivirus software. Symantec recommends customers ensure their products are up to date.