Publishing the hacked credit card details of thousands of Israelis is comparable to a terrorist operation and must be treated as such, says Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon.
Facebook is to force thousands of users to reset their passwords to stop the spread of the Ramnit worm targeting users of the social network.
Most Brits will use voice commands to carry out certain banking tasks via their mobile phones following the success of Apple's Siri in prompting the take up of voice activation services.
The Olympics tickets resale site has been offline for more than two days, after tens of thousands of people clamoured online buy unwanted tickets on 6 January.
A breach of web servers at US-based global intelligence firm Stratfor over Christmas has put hundreds of UK, US and NATO officials at risk, a cyber-security expert has revealed.
CIOs face the challenge of controlling the use of employee computing devices in the office as workers return to work with new smartphones and tablet PCs.
Network Rail is to refresh its entire current Cisco switch and router estate across 450 sites, including four data centres in the UK
Apple’s iPad leads the expected boom of business tablet use this year. Enterprise iPad use is taking off because IT pros like the iPad’s security and management options.
Hewlett-Packard is expecting resellers will take advantage of its moves into the cloud by either signing up to deliver their own infrastructure services in conjunction with the vendor or by partnering with another dealer in the ecosystem. The vendor has kicked off its Cloud Agile programme with 10
A recent study conducted by CAST used their Application Intelligence Platform to evaluate the structural quality of 365 million lines of code. In this interview with CAST’s chief scientist Dr. Bill Curtis, he discusses the study and what IT decision makers can do about technical debt.
A worldwide reorganisation at Chinese PC vendor Lenovo will see Gianfranco Lanci, former CEO at Acer, crossing the straits of Taiwan to become head ofLenovo's newly-created EMEA operation. Lenovocurrently divvies up the global market into three parts, Mature, Emerging and China, but is now taking a
Cloud specialist Rise has promoted Alex Hilton to the role of managing director after a successful stint building business at the infrastructure player over the last year and a half. Hilton has masterminded an expansion in partner recruitment and been part of the strategic relationship with Ingram
Components and peripherals distributor VIP Computers has unveiled intentions to go after the retail market appointing a head of a team dedicated to gaining share in that space. The distributor has recruited former channel manager at Acer Alicia Shepherd as head of specialist retail. Her CV include
Father of the web Berner-Lee, latest to support senator Ron Wyden's initiative against PIPA and SOPA.
Faculty members from the International Institute for Analytics, a research firm that focuses on how organizations use analytics, weigh in on their predictions for 2012.
To deal with growing data, the Sundance Institute moved its primary storage, archives and backups to the cloud with a StorSimple public storage cloud gateway.
Cattles Group lost backup tapes containing 1.4 million unencrypted customer records. The incident highlights the risks of removable storage.
Avaya has parted company with yet another senior executive, losing UK and Ireland channel director Niall Anderson just over a year into the role. Anderson, who joined Avaya from comms firm Global Crossing in late 2010, is heading to Avaya partner G3, where he will take over from Alan Lloyd as group
A Facebook spokesperson said the malware is not propagating on the social network.
ICM-owner Phoenix is to merge the business continuity and infrastructureservices house with its own Phoenix IT Services business in a move that will see the ICM brand disappear from the market. It is coming up to 12 months since Phoenix mergedICMwithmidmarket services outfit Servo in a nod to the co
The Oracle Big Data Appliance is now generally available, as is Oracle’s big push into the field of big data. But some think that an appliance isn’t really a good fit for big data.
Regulatory compliance standards, users and threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated as technology evolves. To stay compliant in 2012, you need a proactive approach.
Intel used its keynote presentation at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to demonstrate the merits of ultrabooks from Acer, Toshiba, Asus and LG.
Google’s Android mobile operating system has overtaken Apple’s iOs for web browsing in the US and Canada, but iOS is still the world leader, latest figures show.
Havering Council expects to save £2.5m per year through a £2.9m deal with Capgemini to implement an ERP system.
Vince Groome, director of IT solutions at HMRC, talks about Universal Credit, the role of system integrators and cutting costs with benchmarking.
Google has blamed automatic selection and filtering in its AdWords advertising service for allowing ads for unofficial sites selling London 2012 tickets to customers in the UK.
Services giant Accenture has recruited two former civil servants to its ranks to boost its UK and global public sector services capabilities.
Microsoft has used what is believed to be its last appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show to showcase its Windows 8 operating system to be released later this year.
IT in the NHS has had a bad press in recent years as a result of the problems associated with the now defunct £12bn NHS National Programme for IT, but most doctors in England believe IT improves patient care.
Highly anticipated, the new Oracle certification for Java, OCAJP, went out of beta on December 17th, 2011. So when will the new exam be released? And when will the OCPJP exam be released?
The hype and the rush to provide cloud functionality might have led some resellers selling business intelligence to believe that this was the year the technology shifted to delivery via hosted platforms. But the portion of the BI market that will be taken by cloud sales is going to remain under dou
In the next three years 22% of all school children will be using a mobile computing device in the classroom, according to research.
Fewer than 30% of business intelligence projects meet the objectives of the business, according to research from analyst Gartner.
Stepping into Steve Jobs' shoes to become CEO of Apple is never going to be an easy task but Tim Cook might feel more confident with the board showing faith awarding him a one-time stock award worth millions. According to papers filed by the vendor Cook, who took over in August, has been given a st
Cloud computing and virtualization made big waves in 2011, and some of the industry leading vendors shifted strategies in preparation for a mobile workforce and more emphasis on data storage. Find out what stories were most popular with the channel audience.
The government minister for culture, communications and the creative industry has revealed that learning computer skills is something that the public needs to improve on if they are to exploit changes in the digital world. In an interview in The Guardian, Ed Vaizey revealed that understanding how c
Learn how Coca-Cola and ING Direct expanded their customer experience management in social media approaches by measuring goals and monitoring customer feedback.
The National House-Building Council is using cloud-based technology to offer almost 70% of its workforce authenticated remote access to its VPN using SMS and hard tokens.
Oracle and IBM are the sole product MDM “leaders,” says Gartner, which also sees some vendors starting to focus on social media data and “big data.”
Spear phishing, mobile device management and social engineering top IT executives' data security management agendas for 2012.
In a preliminary fourth quarter earnings statement, Juniper Networks has said it is likely to miss its original quarterly forecast for the three months to 31 December 2011 after a slump in router demand from service providers, which was particularly acute in the US. The firm now expects to make sale
Emulex CEO Jim McCluney has shrugged off the impact of the Thai flood disaster on the firm's supply chain and moved to reassure partners and customers that everything is ticking over as it should be. Speaking as the datacentre networking specialist unveiled its prelininary second quarter numbers to
Dell has kicked off 2012 by using its inaugural European Storage Forum in London to announce a number of enhancements to its Storage Smart partner programme that itsays will simplify the storage marketing and sales process for its resellers. A new sales tool called Storage Master will act as a one-s
Experts share advice on how companies can make their SAP ERP Financials reporting more efficient.
Experts share advice on how companies can make their SAP ERP Financials reporting more efficient.
To generate useful predictive analytics results, predictive modeling teams need a combination of analytical and business know-how plus close ties to business users, say analytics pros and consultants.
Manufacturers need a solid IT foundation to support mobile ERP and BI applications, according to experts. It’s no surprise that key areas to focus on initially are data management and security.
IT pros say Apple needs to add a number of security features to make the iPad 3 enterprise-friendly. Here’s what Apple might deliver and what IT experts hope to see in iPad 3.
Phoenix has said it will look to book "aggressive growth" in the next 12 months in the wake of consolidating its Phoenix IT Services and ICM brands under the Phoenix banner, as revealed yesterday. Speaking to MicroScope, Phoenix sales director John Hall said that the move created a stronge
Resellers are moving to the cloud and showing that the customer base is far wider than just the SME heartlands with public sector and finance verticals both proving to be good hunting grounds for dealers. The second annual survey of the channel and its views on emerging technologies from distributo
Microsoft’s January 2012 Patch Tuesday included one critical security bulletin, addressing dangerous Windows Media errors that could be exploited remotely to gain access to a victim’s computer.
Microsoft kicks off another year of bug squashing, delivering seven security bulletins to seal holes in Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop versions of Windows.
BI reporting tools are known to buttress quick decision making. In this regard, Elder Pharmaceuticals plans to deploy BI tools for data mobility.
Competition between mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm and PC chip maker Intel is set to increase with each announcing plans to move into the other’s market territory at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
One of Spain’s largest banks, BBVA, is switching its 110,000 staff to Google's cloud-based enterprise software
The UK’s Environment Agency has procured a semantic wiki based knowledge management (KM) system to aid river restoration across Europe.
Governments should consider legislation to force businesses to be open about the impact of cybercrime, according to the World Economic Forum.
The government is to scrap the teaching of GCSE ICT in schools this September, with plans to replace the subject with the “rigorous” teaching of computer science and programming subjects.
A phishing email campaign is targeting private and public sector organizations with phony US-CERT email addresses.
With the cloud era upon us and apps for everything, the line between enterprise and consumer smartphones is gone. The cloud and other trends will deepen device convergence.
Far from the days of remote control battles on national TV, engineers now use soccer-playing robots to test wireless network loads across varying frequencies.
Education supplier Stone has announced a PC rental scheme aimed at schools struggling with budgets but facing the need to invest in the latest technology. The channel player used the education show BETT as the forum for its Rent-a-PC schem, which offers a three-year rental period with returns, upgr
Dell gets off the sidelines and into deduplication appliance backup game with the DR4000 based on Ocarina data reduction technology.
Faced with an enterprise-wide IT systems failure and scant resources, CIO Paul Stokes turned to virtualization technologies and rigorous planning.
Gartner's latest Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) Magic Quadrant reveals an immature market that is better suited for SMBs than large enterprises.
Dell has revealed more details of its upcoming cloud partner certification,hinting that it may not attach reseller revenue requirements to the badge. At the vendor's inaugural European Storage Forum in London, Dell executive director of global certified partner programme and channel, Bob Skelley, ex
The computer industry is going to have an input into shaping the technology skills that school children pick up in the future as the current teaching programme of ICT gets scrapped. The Education Secretary Michael Gove will announce that it is replacing the existing teaching approach with an 'open
The new My VMware centralizes vSphere license management and support, possibly putting an end to VMware customer licensing problems.
IBM is providing more support to resellers looking to take advantage of social media platforms as interest in those communication platforms continues to grow. Big Blue wants its partners to become social businesses, which it points out involves more than just having a Facebook page and a Twitter ac
Page-oriented Web is a thing of the past. In a multichannel world with the explosion of smartphones, e-readers and tablet PCs, it’s time to rethink WCM strategy to be successful and remain relevant.
Many small and midsize businesses don’t have a lot of money or staff resources to devote to business intelligence programs -- making sound project management processes essential, BI analysts say.
Headlines: To deal with growing data, the Sundance Institute moved its primary storage, archives and backups to the cloud with a StorSimple public storage cloud gateway.
Definitions and approaches vary, but IT executives are forging ahead with their own takes on shared services to cut costs and serve customers better.
The battle between HP and Cisco heats up as these competitors change their channel strategies for 2012. The models differ, but both partners should gain profits.
Research from Oracle across 10 regions has found that an organisation's growth in data is becoming a boardroom issue.
Though spending is expected to grow in U.S. IT departments, our IT forecast for 2012 shows a smaller increase than expected.
Virgin Media will double the speed and bandwidth allowance of its broadband service for more than four million customers by mid-2013.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has opened applications for new generic top-level domain names like .London or .Tesco.
Will giving schools freedom to teach IT as they see fit be enough to close the IT skills gap and re-invigorate the economy?
Ofcom has laid out plans to extend 4G next-generation mobile coverage to 98% of the UK population following the switch-over from analogue to digital TV services.
Tools, services and support are available, but experts believe a watershed moment is what is needed to push enterprises into DNSSEC adoption.
The For Sale sign appears to have gone up again at Brocade. But Brocade acquisition rumours have kicked around for years now. Is this time any different?
WAN optimisation specialist Riverbed has forked out an undisclosed sum for the assets and intellectual property of Expand Networks, which went into receivership in Octoberafter a loan repayment came due that it could not meet. Riverbedstressed ithas not acquired the corporate entity, or any of Expan
A former health worker has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing the medical records of members of her ex-husband’s family in order to obtain their telephone numbers.
Intelligence firm CEO apologizes for failing to properly secure customer credit card data and email addresses. Firm now outsources processes to third-party payment processor.
Next-generation firewalls have enjoyed a lot of hype in recent years, but now they are also dominating the market, according to Gartner’s latest firewall Magic Quadrant.
SAP customers are going into the new year hoping for a few changes from SAP. Some called for better SAP support; others say altered contract language and licensing are important.
The rise of the cloud service broker is a clear indication of how cloud computing is changing the channel, but what's in store for 2012? Appirio's CTO gives us his take.
Global PC shipments declined in the fourth quarter with mature markets continuing to show weakness and an inability to shake off the effects of the ongoing mixed economic conditions in both Europe and the US. Added to the economic problems Gartner also identified the impact of the Thailand floods on
Barclays bank is reducing its UK IT workforce by 422 to update its IT skills base in a restructure of its technology and infrastructure division.
Our survey says the top IT priority in 2012 is Windows 7 migration, despite predictions that the cloud would replace companies' IT infrastructures.
In this story, SSQ’s Yvette Francino explores how lifecycle virtualization ties in with continuous integration and modern ALM. CIOs and other decision makers will learn what analysts are saying about the next level of virtualization in their organizations.
Computacenter has revealed the UK market continues to be sluggish with revenue declining over the course of its fiscal year by 13%. The channel player revealed the state of its finances for the year ended 31 December 2011 in a trading update that showed that its home market continues to be sluggish
Worldwide shipments of PCs fell 1.4% in the last quarter of 2011, as consumers opted for tablets over the Christmas period.
Microsoft is to reveal a new Trustworthy Computing initiative next month - and gives Computer Weekly an insight into what it means.
AutoVirt is the latest file virtualization vendor to close its doors, raising more questions about the technology’s viability as a standalone product.
New figures show little fluctuation in IT security pay rates heading into 2012. However, recruitment is rising, along with contract staff hires.
Federal cloud security framework aims to speed cloud security assessments and agency cloud adoption.
In an interview, analytics and data mining consultant John Elder offers advice on managing successful predictive modeling initiatives and a head’s up on common mistakes to avoid.
The extent of the cutbacks in schools has been laid bare by research from Stone indicating that 83% expect shavings off the IT budget and a significant number believe this will impact the learning capabilities of children. The findings come as the great and the good of the education market meet in
The Royal Society is urging the government to increase the number of specialist ICT teachers as the current ICT curriculum is scrapped.
ZyXEL UKmanaging directorandvice presidentof European channels Lee Marsden is to take on the role of European president following a reshuffle that has seen predeccesor Gordon Yang take on a worldwide function. Marsden will continue toserve as UK boss while a replacement is sought. Meanwhile, Netgear
In deal to buy assets from ailing WAN optimization vendor Expand Networks, Riverbed targets customer base, some technology.
Phony Android application checks for running Carrier IQ software, but then sends SMS messages to a premium rate number.
Microsoft has warned that lower PC shipments, which it blames on the hard disc drive shortage sparked by the Thailand floods, is going to be felt in its Q2 results. The vendor has warned that revenues in its Windows division will be lower than expected a s result of the floods, which had a major im
Regardless of reasons, the gender discrepancy is a problem, and it's obvious to anyone that has attended a Java conference or worked on an open source project that there are very few women in the high paying field of development and computer programming. And there really doesn't seem to be anything the industry is doing about it.
Public sector organisations say cybercrime is a growing threat to their data and reputation, according to the latest global economic crime survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
Microsoft and Intel are set to tackle Apple and Google and IT consumerisation head-on with Windows 8 powered ultrabooks.
Apple stopped sales of its iPhone 4S in the Chinese capital Beijing after delays sparked violence among hundreds who had queued for hours for the official release of the most recent iPhone.
An NHS Trust is to appeal against a proposed monetary penalty of £375,000 after after patient records were stolen from a hospital and sold on eBay.
Only 3% of CIOs believe IT and business strategies are fully aligned despite 35% of boardrooms recognising IT’s critical role.
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (UHNS) has signed a deal for a real-time information system to accurately retrieve patient information and provide a foundation for work on the trust’s work on electronic healthcare records.
CX is targeting enterprises with its cloud online storage service and is pledging a NASA developed network security architecture. Its CTO explains all to SearchNetworking UK.
Facebook looks set to reach a billion members by August with accelerating growth in developing countries, according to digital-marketing firm iCrossing.
BT Engage IT adds Palo Alto to portfolio BT Engage IT sealed a partnership with firewall specialist Palo Alto to provide security options alongside its network and data packages. The BT Business services division said it was reacting to growing customer demandfor greater protection against a rising
In keeping with the growing complexity of business, companies are moving beyond Microsoft Excel to tap the what-if capabilities of specialized and ERP-based S&OP tools.
The prospects for the enterprise software market remained delicately poised this year with growth expected but only by a whisker. The latest analysis of the enterprise software market from TechMarketView forecasts a 3% growth rate in the market, but once inflation has been taken into consideration
Listen to the top news of the week from the Storage Media Group: Dell's launch of its first backup dedupe appliance, OCZ's acquisition of Sanrad and more headlines.
Yorkshire-based Trustmarque is moving into new headquarters after its old digs became too overcrowded. It said the move to new premises would allow it to continue its expansion while offering more space for training up staff. "We currently have several vacancies across the UK and without this m
Security software giant McAfee is one of a growing number of enterprises running VMware vSphere, Hyper-V and XenServer together. Here’s how it manages multiple hypervisors.
The UK economy is on the brink of another recession with both manufacturing and services suffering falls in output and business confidence slumping. According to the latest monthly BDO business trends survey there are concerns about output, optimism and employment with warnings that this year is go
Some of last year's biggest information management mess-ups could have been avoided through closer adherence to best practices, according to experts.
Print specialist Brother has selected Insight as a commodity print partner to sell and support its products in the further and highereducation market under the National Educational Printer Agreement (NEPA). The agreement adds to existing deals that Insight has in place with competitors Canon and Kyo
ShoreTel EMEA boss Adrian Hipkiss hasset the unified comms vendor's sights on further expansion into the large enterprise sector and a ramping up of its virtualisation capabilities in 2012. With 30% of its installations currently over 500 seats, and 20% over 1,000, Hipkiss -who joined the vendor lat
Respected identity expert Paul Simmonds says the NSTIC's identity project needs European involvement, or it may not meet Europe's needs.
Microsoft Kinect for Windows brings voice and gesture-based control to business PCs. It’s like science fiction, but will go live February 1. Here are the potential enterprise uses.