A recent Facebook data breach underscores a need for Web traffic monitoring in health care IT's expanding role of enabling HIPAA compliance. Here one provider offers some advice.
Network security is critical in today's health care environment, where sensitive patient data flows among many systems and devices. Security service providers could help.
Before you strap in, make sure your data center network can handle the performance gains provided by solid-state drive devices.
Before you strap in, make sure your data center network can handle the performance gains provided by solid-state drive devices.
News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch has accused Barack Obama's administration of siding with "Silicon Valley paymasters" as two anti-piracy bills go through US Congress.
Apple has published a list of all suppliers for the first time and says it will allow independent observers into its facilities around the world to monitor working conditions.
Barts Hospital and the London Hospital NHS Trust have saved nearly £1m a year with an automatic appointment reminder text service.
Google said it is mortified after people working on a project in Kenya were found to have stolen the details of a competitor’s customers and used them to sell its own products.
IBM claims to have created the world’s smallest magnetic computer memory bit using only 12 atoms in a research paper published in peer-reviewed journal Science.
TechTarget surveyed UK IT professionals regarding their 2012 security priorities. The findings show changing security priorities.
Cisco partner Axonex has become the first UK reseller to be awarded the Authorised Technology Partner (ATP) accreditation for Cisco's Identity Services Engine technology. The Gloucestershire-based firm said this would help it manage increasingly diverse BYOD environments on Cisco networks. The ISE
Learn what to consider for server, CPU and server architectures to ensure optimal SAP system performance. Find out what to avoid and how the cloud fits into the landscape.
Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software can speed boot times but doesn’t completely eliminate the need for VDI storage.
Virsto launches Virsto for vSphere to improve VMware storage performance, two years after it launched with a similar product for Micrsoft Hyper-V.
MTI security unit Global Secure Systems has become the latest channel firm to be awarded a Royal Warrant, joining a list of companies that already includes Azzurri and TSG. Only three royals, the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh, are entitled to grant Royal Warrants.
Businesses are responding to the downturn by stepping up their investment in data analytics technology, claims business advisory firm Deloitte.
The Amazon Kindle Fire is showing up in enterprises. Now, IT pros have to figure out the best way to integrate these new tablets into the desktop environment.
Symantec said the $115 million-dollar deal boosts its e-discovery business and offer security and antispam capabilities for on-premise and hosted email.
While telecommunications may be maturing in its use of analytics and BI tools, new research finds that more than half of its analytical process time is applied to data-related tasks.
D-Link is expecting a restructure to enable it to provide resellers with greater focus and support as it seperates its wide portfolio and bolsters the business-to-business operations. The vendor has split its business into four operations - consumer, business, distribution and technical - in a move
The tech mergers and acquisition market across Europe stabilised last month bouncing back after a drop in deals over the autumn. According to the latest research from Regent the end of the year saw the level of M&A activity in terms of deal numbers get back to September levels after a drop in Oc
Computerlinks is to expand its continental distribution relationship with DNS, DHCP and IP management - together known as DDI - specialist EfficientIP into the UK in an attempt to help resellers grab a part of a growing niche market. According to analysts at Gartner, although the DDI market is only
Network admins are turning to private cloud orchestration software that uses integrated service catalogues in order to enable automation and on-demand provisioning.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is aiming to keep the pressure on the government and those influencing the intectual property protection debate through an event designed to bring together legal experts across the software industry. The software lobby group's Legal Advisory group will me
While the RSA SecurID breach cost EMC’s security division more than $60 million, executives admit it could take years to restore its tarnished image.
The SEC has released new "risk alerts" that outline how financial firms can use social media guidelines to protect their business from fraud and comply with federal regulations.
Following its acquisition of the defunct Expand Networks's IP last week, Riverbed has said it will be putting in place options for partners and is open to discussions with resellers over their future business. Speaking to MicroScope on Monday afternoon, Riverbed vice president of corporate developme
Sales organizations are decreasing their use of Microsoft Excel, while adding sales force automation tools and strongly considering analytics, according to a new benchmarking report.
SAP has announced record preliminary full-year and fourth quarter results for the German-based company’s 40-year history.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales will take its English language site offline on Wednesday 18 January in protest at proposed US anti-piracy legislation PIPA and SOPA.
The Olympics tickets resale site will be back online today after being down for 11 days, LOCOG the Olympics organising body has said.
Oracle is tackling the challenge of data management by providing pre-integrated systems based on Sun hardware.
London-based NHS organisations have signed a £4m contract for a managed ICT services platform with ICT service provider 2e2 for up to five years.
Wick Hill plans to increase its exposure to the "big data" sector with the appointment of datacentre WAN optimisation specialist Silver Peak Systems in its home and European markets. "We've seen a significant move towards datacentre growth and consolidation, and this means that data v
McAfee and Computer 2000 havelaunched anew initiative, SMB Connect Programme, to give resellers the opportunity to work towards McAfee's SMB specialization without making major time commitment, writes Linda Endersby. The programme teams online sales training with access to a special bid desk, genero
Software giant SAP has booked its strongest ever full-year and fourth quarter results in its 40-year history. In its preliminary results - full financials will drop on 25 January - SAP said it saw sales grow 14% to €14.23bn (£11.8bn)while operating profit climbed88% to €4.88bn. Software revenu
Cloud services could slash traditional IT costs in government by up to 75%, with a roster of 2,000 accredited cloud computing services to be made available in a new framework agreement at the end of January.
Newly Weds Foods, a global food ingredients company with offices in the US and the UK, is using IBM’s SmartCloud to share recipes and ideas.
Internet security firm Check Point today announced record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending 31 December 2011, with total revenue for the year at $1.24bn (£812m)representing a 14% increase year over year, writes Linda Endersby. Fourth quarter saleswere $356.8m repres
A hacktivist group is claiming responsibility for exploiting website vulnerabilities and stealing the personal information of approximately 80 T-Mobile employees.
Shared services in a virtualized cloud computing environment add complexity to developing a service catalog but don't change its basic purpose.
The saga of what is to become of Expand Networks customers and partners in the wake oflast week's technology and IP acquisition byRiverbed has taken another twistas distie Wick Hill, along with competitor CDG, mounted a rescue mission in the channel. In an interview on Monday, Riverbed revealed that
Transputec bossRickie Sehgal has spoken of his embarrassment after falling victim to a Mail on Sunday sting in which an undercover reporter posed as a businessman seeking access to senior Conservative party politicians, including PM David Cameron. According to the Mail, Sehgal claimed that a £
The Open Group, a vendor and technology-neutral standards body, has released the first set of guidelines for service-oriented cloud computing infrastructure.
With no increase in IT budgets for 2012, CIOs will have to balance multiple priorities, according to analyst Gartner.
Jerry Yang, Yahoo co-founder and former chief executive, has finally cut ties with the company and resigned from the board after 16 years.
Israeli hackers claim to have attacked the websites of stock exchanges in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi in retaliation for cyber attacks on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange website.
Waitrose is to roll out contactless payments across all of its branches in the second half of this year following a trial in three of its stores.
Unilever and Lufthansa Systems are using Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to build applications in a private cloud.
The latest version of Microsoft’s management tool has VMware’s offerings in its sights, but it will need Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V 3.0 to complete the private cloud picture.
Margaret Hodge, Public Accounts Committee chair, warns of the risk of failure associated with the IT supporting the GB Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP).
The two database patches represented a record low for repairs to Oracle’s database management system since the CPU program began in 2005.
Juniper Networks has added a plethora of new channel tools and resources to its channel programme at its reseller conference, which is being held this week in Las Vegas. The firm has billed itsnew Partner Advantage programme -to be rolled out during the course of 2012 - as its most significant inves
A security business continuity plan shouldn't be an afterthought or overlooked completely, but that is too often the case, data security experts say.
Wireless networks and IP telephony are set to be the most common networking initiatives implemented by UK users in 2012, according to TechTarget’s 2012 IT Priorities Survey
Desktop virtualization is becoming increasingly popular as employees bring tablets to work.
Security specialist Bitdefender has signed up distie Interactive Ideas to work closely with independent system builders, VARS and MSPsand deliver cost-effective solutions regardless of customer location, writes Linda Endersby. Both companies say they are committed to offering market leading technolo
Despite presiding over yet another drop in both underlying and like-for-like sales during the 12 weeks to 7 January, Dixons Retail chief John Browett has been given a resounding thumbs up by shareholders. In a trading statement for the festive periodBrowett referred to a "solid performance agai
CompTIA Storage and storage industry body SNIA have teamed up tointroduce a new credential for IT professionals working in data storage, writes Linda Endersby. The partnership's aim is to help even seasoned individuals adapt to the changing landscape through a new accreditation from theInternational
Many VMware vSphere features rely on vCenter Server, prompting some experts to speculate on ways its availability could be improved. Some say federation is also on the way.
Zycko has struck a dealto distributeIT energy management and efficiency specialist Verdiem, which it claims will allow resellers to help customers further optimise IT estates by managing the power state of devices and offering energy savings, writes Linda Endersby. Darren Sheppard, manager of vendor
Headlines: Virsto launches Virsto for vSphere to improve VMware storage performance, two years after it launched with a similar product for Micrsoft Hyper-V.
Westcon and Logicalis parent Datatec has turned in another strong performance during the four months to the end of December 2011 in the face of poor economic data, sovereign debt issues in Europe and weakening markets. The firm paid lip service to a challenging market in the UK as having dented Logi
In small and midsize businesses as well as larger organizations, BI systems need to be flexible and adaptable in order to able to meet changing business needs, analysts say.
The European figures look as grim as ever, but even though the PC market took its now customary tumble in the last quarter of 2011, new distribution figures from analyst firmContext have revealed that the UK actually saw a slight uptick, growing 1.5% year-on-year. Speaking to MicroScope, Context CEO
Our annual IT salary survey shows CIO salaries dropped in 2011, but some are still cautiously optimistic about their compensation.
With tool sets still evolving, developers face stiff challenges in integrating data in hybrid SQL Server-SQL Azure environments.
The cloud is set to be a key investment area for UK buyers in 2012 with 30.5% of IT buyers pledging to spend on the technology, according to TechTarget’s 2012 IT Priorities Survey.
IntelliJ IDEA is a commercial Java developer tool which competes with competition such as the excellent and free Eclipse and NetBeans projects
Eight US lawmakers have withdrawn their support for proposed anti-piracy laws after blackout protests by an estimated 7,000 websites, including Wikipedia, Google and WordPress.
Korean smartphone maker Samsung has denied it is eyeing Canadian Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) for acquisition
Managing information to improve corporate performance will be a top priority in 2012, according to three new surveys.
Shoppers spent a record £7.9bn online in December 2011, a 16.5% increase on 2010
Taylor Wimpey has extended an IT outsourcing agreement with Logica as it embarks on a major change programme.
Security player WatchGuard has revealed that the UK is its best performing market outside of its native US as it cranked up orders in its fourth fiscal quarter. The privately-owned vendor does not release full financial information but it has announced that the UK growth in billings was 78% for its
Retailers are developing online systems to increase cross-border sales for 2012, as the outlook for domestic economies continues to look weak
Investigators confirmed that a 2006 breach at Symantec Corp. is the root cause of a source code leak of its Norton Antivirus software.
Companies are rethinking legacy tools to take advantage of what users get from having access to data and applications across all kinds of devices, according to TechTarget’s 2012 IT Priorities Survey.
The number of public sector IT workers was cut by the largest volume in 25 years in 2011, losing 5,000 employees
Open source software vendors 10gen and Talend have both turned their attention to the channel this week, announcing their intentions to start recruiting resellers in the UK as part of a strategy to up their growth rates andfind newways to generate cashflow from communities of non-paying users. 10gen
Collaborative BI may not carry the same kind of prestige that “big data” or the cloud does, but devotees like Barry Devlin believe it to be a critical game changer.
Fred Rodi, president of colocation provider DRFortress, will resell cloud storage from Nirvanix to expand his footprint to eight more data centers using just one appliance.
With the final disposal of the struggling Comet retail chain now less than a month away, owner Kesa Electricals has admitted that given the chain'sChristmasperformance it is now likely that the net debt in the business will exceed the agreed net debt threshold by between £10m and £15m. K
RHEV 3.1 will include storage live migration and other KVM virtualization management features that will give server virtualization users a viable alternative to Microsoft and VMware.
Crossbeam performed a network security test that emulated one million simultaneous mobile users on its network security hardware.
SQL Server data warehousing may have seemed a misnomer a few years ago. But many Microsoft shops with growing data needs are seeing the benefits of native products.
Microsoft may gain some ground against VMware this year. The company simplified System Center 2012 licensing and continues to support unlimited virtualization management per host.
Eastman Kodak, the firm is associated with cameras and printers, has filed for bankruptcy revealing the extent to which its financial difficulties have forced it to to the step of entering into Chapter 11. The firm revealed that it has been given a $950m credit line from CitiGroup, designed to keep
IT projects are continuing to fail in large numbers because the customer changes the brief after the work starts leaving resellers and consultants scrambling to meet changing requirements. The findings of research from MSM Software reveal that a resellers worst nightmare, a customer that expects th
Attackers seize on the trust victim’s have in the social network by setting up a tricky man-in-the-browser attack and demanding $25 in cash.
Nick Lowe has ended a five month stint at Cyber Ark announcing a move to AppSense to run sales across its EMEA operations. Lowe had been vice president of sales at Cyber-Ark since 1 September 2011 and before that had an eight year stint at Check Point but makes his second move in less than a year t
Salary increases in 2011 weren’t enough to make senior IT executives feel warm and fuzzy when it came to job satisfaction.
File sharing site Megaupload.com has been charged with running an international organised criminal enterprise, in what the US Justice Department calls the largest criminal copyright case in history.
IBM profits remained steady in its fourth quarter, buoyed by sales from its software segment
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Frustrated by Amazon's SimpleDB? DynamoDB offers an improved non-relational database that stores terabytes at a lower cost. Will it catch on?
Channel boss in Mail on Sunday sting Transputec boss Rickie Sehgal spoke of his embarrassment after falling victim to a Mail on Sunday sting in which an undercover reporter posed as a businessman seeking access to senior Conservative party politicians, including PM David Cameron.
Cloud services provider, InTechnology has opened its new energy-efficient data centre in Readingin a bidto beef up its hosting provision outside the M25, writes Linda Endersby. "The Reading data centre has been built to Tier 3 standards and we have used only next generation equipment supplied b
Enterprises need cloud security transparency and must understand cloud provider security in order to move forward with engagements.
CAMM, a new cloud maturity model, may be the key to helping organisations, and especially SMBs, evaluate the security of cloud providers.
Merchants are ultimately responsible for locking down credit card data and maintaining PCI compliance, according to experts.
Ingram Micro CEO Greg Spierkel has announced his retirement from the role, with the reins of power to be passed to current COO Alan Monie. Spierkel has been with the broadliner since 1997, and ran APAC and EMEA for a spell before becoming corporate president in 2004, and CEO in 2005. He has been a s
Rob Sirs, group managing director of education IT specialist RM has stepped down for personal reasons after just three months in the role. Sirs stepped into the post in October after former boss Terry Sweeney handed in his resignation in the wake of an operational review. A 21-year veteran at the fi
Public sector cyber-security specialist Becrypt to the UK public sector has launched its enhanced Deal Registration programme to the channel, writes Linda Endersby. "Becrypt is putting in place a range of new initiatives to both increase sales revenue opportunities for our existing partners and
IBM has reported steady fourth quarter numbers today, with netprofit for the three months to 31 December 2011 was up 4% to $5.5bn (£3.5bn) year-on-year, while total sales for the quarter increased2% to $29.5bn. Meanwhile, Big Blue postedfull yearnet income$15.9bn, 7% up on2010's figure of$14.8
Industry heavyweight Intelhas filed its year end figures, with full-year sales of $54bn (£34.8bn)andfourth quarterrevenue of $13.9bn. Post tax profit at the firm was up by 13% to $3.4bn. Intel's largestbusiness unit,the PC client group,accounted for sales of $35.4bn, up 17% on 2010, while its
A decline in PC sales as a result of the Thai flooding crisis seems to have hurt Microsoft's Q2 numbersless than Redmond had at first feared feared, with strong sales elsewhere in the firm helping to offsetthe impact ofthe disaster. Microsofttodayreported a 5%year-on-year sales uptick in the second
Rather than system-to-system integration issues, companies embarking on S&OP are likely to face challenges in data quality and data governance.
There's no question surrounding the viability of desktop virtualization, but that isn't the case with mobile virtualization. IT pros wonder whether the technology has a place in the enterprise.
Requests for more time to accommodate corporate review leads to extension.