Businesses using home-working policies during the Olympics are being warned that internet services could drop out during the Games.
Microsoft next release of Dynamics CRM includes a new mobile module, offering native support for most mobile devices. It also adds new social, compliance and reporting features.
After technical infrastructure issues continually crashed Lancaster Bible College’s website over the course of a year, the school switched to a cloud Web content management system.
At Cisco Live London, Cisco debuted 40 and 100 GbE line cards for Nexus and Catalyst switching lines, as well as a 4-antenna wireless access point meant to soup up the WLAN.
Customers are going to continue to want to do more with less through the course of this year even though a significant number of those controlling the IT budget purse strings expect their funds to increase. Things have moved on from the pressure to use IT as a cost cutting tool last year but the en
ComputerLinks has been signed up by Tufin Technologies as a UK and Ireland distribution partner giving the channel player the chance to extend the protection its resellers can offer around firewalls and network management. With recent research highlighting the failure of many existing firewalls to
Symantec enhances backup applications NetBackup and Backup Exec: adding speed, search and NetApp integration to NetBackup and better virtual backup to Backup Exec.
Hosted services provider InTechnology has disputed claims made by Gartner last year that it is cheaper for end-users to build their own datacentres rather than outsource them. Speaking last November at the Gartner Datacentre and IT Operations Summit 2011, Gartner research vice president Rakesh Kumar
EMC ships VFCache, the server-based PCIe flash card formerly known as “Project Lightning”; next up is flash appliance known as “Project Thunder.”
A researcher calls the state of industrial control system security “laughable” and warns of the consequences of unpatched critical infrastructure that is reachable over the Internet.
Oracle has finalized its $1.5 billion acquisition of CRM SaaS provider RightNow Technologies, and to celebrate executives held a webcast outlining their future plans for all the CRM and cloud products the two have on the table.
Companies can better weather tough economic times by taking take full advantage of features within SAP order management, from Biller Direct to SAP Collections Management.
Industry trade association CompTIA claims to have uncovered a damning lack of career information for those interested in pursuing a job in IT, with misconceptions and half-truths aboutthesectorabounding. Although the majority of young people already have some of the skills that the industry demands,
Credit for SMEs is set to become an even bigger headache as the volume of lending from the major banks drops. A warning sounded by Ernst & Young groups SMEs along with those individuals with credit prolems as likely to be the hardest hit as loan lines are tightened. The accounting firm has rev
A clear mobile strategy will determine the right questions to ask hardware vendors, software developers and service providers, consultants say.
RM has admitted that it was caught napping during the slowdown and failed to fully appreciate the scale of thecrisis thanks to the mitigating effect of the cancelled Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The education providerblamed an "unsuccessful international expansion programme
Fujitsu has launched a new dealer offer promising thatresellers flogging itsPrimergy server lineswill make up to 8% additional margins if they hit their sales targets during the first quarter of 2012. The firm claims this means VARs could potentially be making upwards of 20% on each unit sold, and h
Adobe has launched the pubic beta of a new Flash Player sandbox feature for Firefox users, making attacks more difficult for cybercriminals.
More than half of major government projects are behind schedule, according to the head of Whitehall's Major Projects Authority.
Medway NHS Foundation Trust is reducing its costs and carbon footprint by virtualising its IT using a blade server environment
Fusion-io’s early lock on the server SSD market is in jeopardy now that EMC is shipping its VFCache product and planning a flash appliance.
Find out some very specific tips about practices and techniques that are necessary in Agile development.
Find out what authors of "Essential Skills for the Agile Developer: A Guide to Better Programming and Design" feel is the new role of the tester and why this role continues to be essential.
Security specialist F-Secure has taken the wraps off its content cloud strategy talking up the opportunities it offers partners that act as hosted service operators. The vendor's Content Anywhere product is designed to allow users to access information from PCs, tablets, smartphones and digital TVs
The UK PC market saw its worst decline in five years in the last quarter of 2011, according to data from Gartner
Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal has warned that PC vendors face an "uphill struggle" to regain the interest of consumers in the UK, saying that the introduction of ultrabooks was "desperately needed" to give the market a shot in the arm after it turned in its worst perform
An insight into the murky world of hacking and corporate extortion have emerged as a result of the details of a blackmail plot against Symantec being made public. The vendor, which is itself a security specialist, found itself facing a $50,000 ransom demand last month unless it paid a hacker that w
VARs expect customers to increase spending on security more than any other IT area in 2012. See which security segments will grow the most.
McAfee has shuffled its management pack announcing a fresh face to run its UK and Ireland operation just days after its former country head turned up at CA Technologies. Ross Allen, vice president for Canada and Northeast United States, is being moved to run the UK and will be based here. His appoi
At Cisco Live London, Cisco launched 40 and 100 GbE switching, a souped-up 4-antenna WLAN access point, and a host of network virtualisation technologies.
Employees already use cloud file-sharing and collaboration services such as Dropbox at work, whether IT knows it or not. Enterprise cloud file-sharing apps let IT regain control.
When a major EHR system project stalled, the finger pointing ensued. COMHAR’s CIO put a stop to the blame game and began to get business value out of the EHR project.
VMware's vCloud certified partners are to get access to a new integration tool - vCloud Integration Manager - designed to help them automate delivery and operation of vCloud Director-based environments. The new software package is designed to allowservice providersto create and deploy cloud services
New research reveals businesses’ relative lack of “big data” maturity and the hurdles in both technology and analytics techniques they need to overcome.
While organizations focus on mobile security and other emerging threats, an analysis of more than 2,000 penetration tests conducted by Trustwave found older threats often overlooked.
Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock is the latest casualty in the leadership shake-up at the beleaguered company as it attempts to turn around its fortunes to regain investor confidence.
A month after confirming that hackers had stolen a segment of its source code, Symantec has revealed that the hackers tried to extort money in exchange for keeping the code private.
Ahead of the official launch day on 6 June 2012, network service providers are reporting the first IPV6 distributed denial-of-service attacks.
As operating systems become increasingly attack-resistant, cyber criminals are moving up the stack, butt relatively few UK organisations are planning application security projects.
Demand for permanent IT staff increased in January with IT workers rated as the second most in demand professionals, according to research.
New Web application vulnerability statistics show the number of vulnerabilities is rising, despite the use of Web application development frameworks.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has implemented a case management system from STL Technologies that has a two-way interface with the Crown Prosecution Service’s system.
Financial major IDFC set out to craft its information security awareness initiative with a portal that led users via a ‘Mafia don’s den’. Step in for more.
A year and a day after it acquired network security outfit Top Layer in a reverse takeover, Corero Network Security has signed up Cohort in the UK to revitaliseand prime thechannel to sellits DDOS attack prevention and mitigation solutions. Corero has serviced the channel through VADition since Apri
Symantec users will be braced to see if the vendor has done enough to develop patches that will protect its pcAnywhere product from attacks now its code has been released into the wild. The code was published yesterday by hacker YamaTough, who has claimed to be part of the Anonymous Group, and had
CMS's care coordination pilot could signal the start of medical homes for solo physicians and group practices, but it will require some IT infrastructure to get off the ground.
Computer Weekly speaks to Jan Ford, head of ICT strategy at Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and lead on the government’s fast stream graduate IT programme, about the importance of nurturing the next generation of IT leaders in government.
WAN optimization has evolved beyond bandwidth management, according to Gartner's new Magic Quadrant: Enterprises need cloud and mobile optimization.
Some telecom agents are partnering with the IT channel and telecom master agents to explore managed services and combat the threat of VoIP.
Oracle Advanced Analytics is the company’s newest announcement around data analytics, a market that Oracle seeks to blanket with products.
IT leaders need to get information governance right if MDM is to help cut costs, stoke productivity and mitigate risk, according to Gartner on the eve of the MDM summit.
Cloud services specialist Redstor has revealed that 80% of its revenues are now being driven through the channel and revenues in hosted backup and storage are growing. The firm provided an update on its progress commenting that cloud income had increased by 43% as a result of it focusing more busin
CSC, a key supplier to the troubled National Programme for IT, reported a loss of $204m relating to its NHS contracts.
Headlines: Fusion-io’s early lock on the server SSD market is in jeopardy now that EMC is shipping its VFCache product and planning a flash appliance.
The Paradies Shops’ search for BI tools to access data quickly and break away from Excel spreadsheets started with data discovery vendors but didn’t end with them.
Desktop management andVDI strategies areproving a hot topic for the industry in the opening months of the year, with multiple solutions jostling for position as the migration to Windows 7 gathers paceand the PC market flounders. Rob Lovell of hosted desktop and SaaS providerThinkGrid said that in li
In a week that has already seen it take on Tufin Technologies, Computerlinks has added another security vendor to its channel mix in the shape of next-generation security platform specialist Sourcefire. The Newmarket-based network and security distie is Sourcefire's second appointment in the UK, whi
An addendum to the ASHRAE 90.1-2010 energy standard could ease energy efficiency requirements on anyone building or significantly expanding data centers in the U.S.
Sourcefire CTO Marty Roesch introduced cloud-based analysis for threat intelligence gathering. Network security monitoring platforms like RSA NetWitness may be headed in a similar direction.
Financial management applications are essential in any enterprise IT strategy -- but integration with other business software is critical, experts say.
Former security minister Pauline Neville-Jones says the UK cyber security skills base is “wholly inadequate”
Cisco Systems has reported record revenues of $11.5bn for the second fiscal quarter that ended 28 January 2012, up 11% on the year-ago quarter, and profits of $2.6bn or 47 cents a share, up 27%.
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has announced the launch of three regional police cybercrime units at a cost of £6m.
IT workers in London’s investment banking community are looking for new jobs even before bonuses are paid
CSC’s controversial NHS IT contract is to be examined as part of a US fraud investigation into accounting irregularities at the supplier.
New DDoS statistics suggest hactivist groups are to blame for an increase in the number and types of DDoS attacks across the Internet.
The SIP Forum has announced SIPconnect-IT, a live testing initiative for SIP trunking interoperability, which could lower SIP trunking costs and complexity.
With AirMagnet’s wireless intrusion prevention system and RF spectrum analysis, a large school district improved wireless LAN security and solved Wi-Fi interference problems.
Oracle has bought human resources software-as-a-service company Taleo for $1.9bn (£1.2bn)
Incoming Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monié has pledged to improve productivity within the business, grow its higher margin speciality business and invest heavily in its cloud proposition. Speaking on his first results call since taking over the role from Greg Spierkel last month, Monié said
Dropping productivity across the UK threatens to undermine any chances of economic recovery unless a coherent strategy is established to exploit IT. IT trade body Intellect has warned that although technology cannot solve all of the problems in the economy it could spur productivity gains and count
IBM has shuffled its UK channel management pack as the former partner head Jacqueline Davey heads to Europe to move into a strategic sales leadership role. Her replacement running business partners and mid market for the UK and Ireland is Richard Potts (pictured) who has taken the reigns after a re
The IT industry must invest in UK skills and technology infrastructure to boost economic growth, Intellect told its Annual Regent Conference 2012
Google’s new Bouncer tool aims to relieve some IT woes by scanning Android Market apps for malware. But Android app security concerns remain.
Cloud infrastructure providers attracted acquisitive suitors last year. Profitable cloud vendors this year will catch the eye of telecoms.
Oracle has spent $3.4 billion on Taleo and RightNow in the past few months, showing that it is serious about hosting applications in the cloud for its customers.
Lenovo's strategy of protecting its market share and attacking that commanded by rivals appears to be paying off as the vendor reported growth in its third quarter. The vendor has been climbing up the market shares charts and has made several statements in recent months about there being plenty of
By adding Perl-based OpenScript to its application delivery controller, ServerIron ADX, Brocade offers service providers greater cloud scalability and customization options.
The Boston Red Sox spent seven years searching for a CRM system to handle ticketing and fan engagement before selecting a custom version of Microsoft CRM.
In this video, learn how to integrate Juniper QFabric into existing data center architecture, taking into account the issues that can be associated with the technology.
Cisco's painful restructuring programme looks to be paying off with CEO John Chambers going as far as to ignite talk about acquisitions in the coming months. Thenetworking sector bellwetherbreezed cheerfully past previously announced sales targets in its second quarter, and nearly doubled its profit
Business ISP Timico has swooped on Avaya and Mitelpartner Redwood, which specialises in IP telephony, conferencing and contact centre services. East Midlands-based Timico said that the acquisition would broaden its abilities around the unified comms proposition, as well as establishing a foothold in
With the number and severity of breaches increasing, data protection strategies are vital. To help, the Online Trust Alliance has released a guide to online data protection.
Microsoft plans to fix coding errors in Internet Explorer, .NET Silverlight and Microsoft Office.
The tablet market is splitting into two tiers with high-end and luxury brands at one end of the spectrum and mainstream offerings at the other. As a result there will be little room for success in the middle ground, warned Context research, which has warned that those products pitched below the iPa
A darling of the DevOps crowd, the Opscode Chef cloud configuration and automation tool is now the central point of IT control for MercadoLibre’s sprawling online auction site.
With social CRM gaining popularity, companies need to identify their audiences are and what social media sites and technology they use, analysts say.
Social networking site LinkedIn has reported 2011 fourth quarter revenue of $167.7m, up 105% from Q4 2010; and net income of $6.9m, an increase of 30%
Google is launching a cloud storage service called Drive to rival Dropbox and Apple’s iCloud
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) loses 25,000 users as US government agency NOAA moves staff to rival Apple iOS
A study finds attackers targeting firms with poor patch management policies, exploiting vulnerabilities that should have been patched years ago.
RM asleep at the wheel during education spending crisis RM has admitted that it was caught napping during the slowdown and failed to fully appreciate the scale of thecrisis thanks to the mitigating effect of the cancelled BSF programme. The education providerblamed an "unsuccessful internationa
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has submitted a business case to the government for extending the privacy watchdog’s powers to carry out compulsory audits.
IT services supplier Cognizant reports 27% sales growth in quarterly results, with cloud computing and mobile growth above industry average
Security resellers might be missing the low hanging fruit around license renewals because they don't have the necessary tools to keep an eye on customer purchasing cycles. A suggested answer, that comes from SonicWALL, is to lean more on vendors to exploit the tools they can offer to automate licen
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced this week that its new Ultrastar solid-state drives will incorporate 25-nanometer single-level cell NAND flash.
Fujitsu is ramping up its exposure to the virtualised desktop (VDI) market and is on the prowl for specialist virtualisation partners to make its dreams come true The firm has launched a new SELECT Expert accreditation to address the market, as well as recruited Peter Bolton, formerly UK boss of thi
Successful S&OP software projects are far more about fostering cultural and organizational change than addressing technical challenges, experts say.
Texas Memory Systems Inc., announced this week a partnership with NEVEX Virtual Technologies for flash cache management. The companies will NEVEX’s Cacheworks memory cache management product for Windows Servers with TMI’s flash offerings.
Broadband networking specialist ZyXEL has won a major deal with business ISP Eclipse Internet to supply routers for customers buying its ADSL and FTTC products. Eclipse senior technical support analyst Tom Ward-Scammell said the decision to refresh the firm's offerings had been taken in response to
The Metropolitan Police has requested to see data on Oyster cards 22,000 times since 2008.
When Ace Hardware went looking for a way to integrate its financials and order processing systems, it decided going with Oracle was too risky.
VIP Computers has set up a corporate reseller team to increase the amount of business it can get through the top VARs as part of its ongoing push into specific vertical markets.
Organizations still rely on Windows XP and IE6 apps because they're a chore to upgrade. But IT pros can move without ditching legacy IE6 apps or having app compatibility problems.
Education and research network Janet has added Logicalis to a list of approved datacentre and cloud services providerswhich already includes education services provider Eduserv and BPO outfit Liberata,as well as HP and Dell. Under the terms of the framework, Logicalis will offer datacentre hosting a
Here at TheServerSide.com, we've been providing some very dedicated coverage to the new features of Java 7, with a look at tackling some of the new Java 7 APIs like the new File I/O (NIO.2) and concurrency libraries with tutorials and learning guides in the near future.
Small IT departments say it's better late than never for Windows Intune -- a cloud-based desktop management app for remote desktop access, patches, antivirus and software updates.