Thousands of people have taken part in co-ordinated marches across Europe in protest against the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (Acta)
Microsoft releases nine bulletins addressing 21 vulnerabilities in its monthly Patch Tuesday security update on 14 February
Cogenta is among the first customers for Claranet’s Virtual Data Centre (VDC) service, which launched last month.
Vodafone admits it is considering buying Cable and Wireless Worldwide (CWW) following speculations about a possible £700m acquisition
UK IT service providers will take on more IT apprentices to help bridge the gap between education and the workplace as part of a government-backed scheme
Irish telecoms firm Eircom has lost three laptops containing the personal data of over 7,000 mobile phone customers and employees
Virgin media is rolling out a unified suite of collaboration software to 5,000 employees to enable flexible working
Government departments could soon have services delivered from offshore locations as part of the G-cloud initiative.
The high street banks have failed to deliver the level of credit to SMEs that the pledged as part of Project Merlin. The banks were meant to hand out loans totaling £76bn last year but figures from the British Banking Association revealed that only £74.9bn had been lent. The main banks
Vodafone has confirmed that it is in talks with Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) with a view to acquiring the beleaguered comms firm for an as yet undisclosed sum. The firm has struggled to perform since its March 2010 inception, but according to speculation in theSunday Timescould be worth up t
HP touts new management capabilities for the forthcoming Generation 8 of its ProLiant servers, but some users say they are already looking elsewhere.
Load-balancing specialists Kemp are planning to use some of the proceeds of venture capital backing to increase its foothold and levels of channel support in the UK. The vendor, which targets the SME end of the load-balancing market, recently received $16m in backing last month from venture capital
Croydon council has been fined £100,000 for the loss of a bag containing papers about a child sex abuse victim.
Windows 7 upgrade will drive virtualisation but businesses are slow to take up cloud computing
SAP is rolling out high-speed analytics applications for small and midsize businesses.
In spite of a ramp up of hard disk drive (HDD) production in recent weeks, the supply chain will remain constrained and prices will remain high for at least two more quarters, according to market analysts IHS. HDD producers Western Digital and Toshiba, which were both particularly badly hit by last
Even after a successful Wi-Fi network implementation, users are fraught with WLAN questions regarding access control and management. Do you have the answers?
Newcomer Starboard Storage brings out a unified storage system that uses solid-state drive (SSD) storage tiers for performance acceleration.
With SQL Server 2012 coming out and the growing influence of the SQL Azure cloud and “big data,” the SQL Server landscape could see some major changes in the coming months.
Comms distie Nimans is attempting to boost channel expertise around Microsoft's Lync unified comms portfolio, and has teamed up with SaaS provider SIPCOM to run a series of training events as part of a "spring offensive". The distributor held its inaugural event last week at Microsoft's Lo
Regulatory pressures and the need to improve data quality are forcing financial institutions to rethink their reference data management strategies.
Mark Peters, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, reviews EMC, Fusion-io, and their PCIe rivalry in the SSD market.
The former head of Dell Europe has popped up at Santok Enterprises to run the firm's mobile devices operation. Mark Ormerod has been vice president and general manager at Dell Europe and also enjoyed a spell before that as group managing director at the Caudwell Group. His brief at Santok, which s
Attackers are finding an easy way into corporate networks often by targeting remote management weaknesses. Poorly configured software can lead to a data security breach.
The information security profession offers stability and mobility, according to the latest Career Impact Survey by industry and certification body (ISC)².
HP has made 150 modifications to the Proliant server family to cut datacentre administration costs
The network is the weakest link in cloud computing as, without network access, staff are unable to connect to applications
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has put out a tender for an electronic monitoring (EM) service worth up to £3bn.
HP is to help its partners grab a chunk of the cloud market, announcing the upcoming launch of its HP PartnerONE cloud specialisation and collaboration programme, and the extension of ServiceONE offerings to help VARs improve their sales reach and time to market. HP used its Global Partner Conferenc
Newcomer Tegile Systems brings out hybrid SSD arrays to provide unified storage aimed at virtual environments.
Survey of more than 2,000 IT security pros finds many getting raises and promotions despite lagging economy and tighter IT budgets.
Cisco’s Unified Computing System has helped some integrators become cloud providers. Now it drives more virtualization business for other Cisco UCS partners.
While small health care providers may save money by using a cloud storage provider, larger facilities may be better off managing their own data centers. One CIO explains why here.
Vulnerabilities are still rising despite industry investments in security, says Secunia
Croydon Council has become the latest to receive the wrath of the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) after being given a £100,000 fine for losing sensitive data. The council was handed the fine after a bag containing information covering the case of an victim in a child sex abuse case wen
IBM has bailed out troubled Somerset shared services firm South West One with a £10m loan as the local authority venture starts bidding for work as an IT services company.
Red flags include insupportable maintenance costs, inability to meet users’ needs and the imminent loss of vendor support.
Security specialist Becrypt has underlined its commitment to building a channel business by allowing partners to implement and install complex sales on behalf of the vendor. The Platform for Success initiative doesn't just encourage partners to work more closely with the vendor but also gives acces
Future technology leaders could come from the non-IT ranks. Industry experience and a drive for business value gained from data are making it happen.
HP has added a new storage services support model to its ServiceONE programme, designed to help resellers make more sales in high-growth storage markets and take advantage of the advent of big data. HP cited IDC figures suggesting that the volume of digital content worldwide would grow 48% in 2012 t
Those resellers wondering if this first quarter was going to have any significant product launches put down in the calendar might want to circle 7 March as the likely unveiling of the iPad 3. Expectations are mounting that the vendor will launch the next generation of its tablet that day as it l
Riverbed Granite enables branch infrastructure consolidation with its edge-VSI architecture. You can finally eliminate those last branch-based servers.
CIO Tom Gainer found that deploying virtualized desktops and disaster recovery was the quicker path to cost savings and recovery times. Server virtualization, not so much.
CIO Tom Gainer found that deploying virtualized desktops and disaster recovery was the quicker path to cost savings and recovery times. Server virtualization, not so much.
Centrify mobile security supports Apple iOS and Google Android devices and can connect them to Microsoft Active Directory, but it lacks the robust management features found in major MDM suites, analyst says.
Flaws in Internet Explorer and the Windows C Runtime library could be used to gain access to system files and download additional malware onto a victim’s machine.
Microsoft sent admins a Valentine's bouquet of fixes for 21 vulnerabilities this month, with a focus on Windows Server 2008 R2 and desktop Windows.
A growing number of companies are adopting data warehouse appliances, mostly to supplement existing systems. But some have gone all in on appliances.
The Competition Appeals Tribunal has called for cuts in costs for connecting landline calls to mobile phones to be phased in faster
An electronic patient record and administration system worth £400m is sought in a collaborative tender between nine NHS trusts
A Chinese company claiming to own the iPad trademark has asked customs officials to block shipments of the Apple iPad in and out of China
A US lawyer has criticised the right-to-be-forgotten principle enshrined in proposed data privacy regulations for the European Union
A massive 149 million smartphones were sold worldwide in the final three months of 2011 which was almost 50% more than last year.
The increased deployment by customers of mobile apps should lead to an increase in the management and security opportunities for resellers. Although most in the channel do not produce apps for smart phones and tablets themselves the growth in that market will have repercussions for other services t
When delving into analytics, TDWI conference keynote speaker Frank Buytendijk suggests that businesses ask themselves three questions: What is real? What is true? What is good?
Atos has stepped up its cloud commitment unveiling a separate company Canopy to serve that market as well as sealing a strategic alliance with EMC and VMware. Canopy will sell a range of products and services aiming to be a one-stop-shop for customers looking for hosted applications and support but
Somerset's council leader has publicly condemned its South West One joint venture with IBM as a failure.
VMware has an uphill battle against Microsoft when it comes to appealing to SMBs, VARs at the VMware Partner Exchange conference say.
The year started fairly quietly from the mergers and acquisitions perspective with the absence of any large deals. The latest survey of the M&A market from Regent showed that the there was a 20% drop in the number of deals in January compared to December. The absence of any $1bn plus deals als
Apple and Samsung are locked in an epic battle for domination of the smartphone market, shipping 34.4 and 34 million units respectively in the last quarter of 2011, according to Gartner. The two rivals consolidated their position at the top of the pile in the crucial Christmas quarter as the rest of
Some partners see a competitive advantage in VMware’s new focus on specific topics, but smaller partners may not have the resources to diversify.
To corral the plethora of iPhones and iPads that medical professionals use, hospital IT managers increasingly turn to third-party, system-agnostic mobile device management tools.
In the wake of positive financial results reported earlier in February, Lenovo has set out its channel targets for the coming year, having signed more than 1,000 resellers in Western Europe - 100 of those in the UK - since launching a new partner programme in October 2011. The programme is designed
As IT shops increasingly adopt more competent cloud services from Amazon and others, cloud services sprawl and its runaway cost has become a problem.
It seems like just yesterday that Exchange 2010 SP2 was released. Update rollup 1 is here already, and it's unclear if that's a good or bad thing.
Many attendees at the TDWI conference in Las Vegas doubt whether all businesses need to be concerned with the “big data” dilemma.
Center for CIO Leadership founder Harvey Koeppel discusses how CIOs can use IT consumerization for business gain.
Dell, HP and Microsoft partner Lanway has made a series of appointments across the business to boost its client-facing expertise and support. The move follows the internal promotions of Stephen Ackers to CEO and Andrew Henderson to managing director, made last month, and the decision, made last autu
Lexmark is ditching its three year old ValuePrint channel programme and replacing it with a solutions-focused set-up dubbed Business Solutions Dealer, which it claims will be have a tighter fit with its "high-value approach". The new programme has been designed to include fully managed pri
Acer CEO JT Wang has hailed a "turnaround" quarter after posting a small post-tax profit of NT$75m (£1.61m) in the final quarter of 2011. The figure came in below analyst expectations but will be a tonic for Acer, which posted two consecutive quarters of losses in a largely dismal 20
Headlines: IBM launches a solid-state drive caching option to its XIV storage system. IBM’s XIV Gen3 now includes an option for up to 6 TB of fast-read cache for hot data.
Video conferencing and telepresence have become essential parts of a disaster recovery communications plan for both government agencies and enterprises.
Teradata is the overall leader among data warehouse software vendors, followed by Oracle, IBM and three others, says a Gartner Magic Quadrant report.
Barclays bank has launched an app called Pingit that will enable mobile phone users to make free payments to other UK mobile users directly.
Ships patch for Adobe Flash Player zero-day XSS bug as well as six critical bugs in out-of-cycle update.
Apple and social networks are under fire for distributing social media apps through Apple’s iTunes store that harvest iPhone contact data without users’ permission
Internet traffic generated by machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is set to increase 22-fold between 2011 and 2016
Specsavers' chief information officer, John Lister, has quit the company after three years, citing personal reasons for his departure.
Everything Everywhere has become the subject of industry speculation with Deutsche Telekom said to be considering selling its share of the business.
IT services provider Capgemini increased its sales by over 11% in 2011 as high demand at the end of last year continued into 2012
While Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo and SAP’s SucessFactors buy were both multi-billion human capital management deals, they’re very different, experts from Constellation Research said this week.
Cloud providers must offer cloud performance testing and cloud load testing for customers’ applications to demonstrate scalability and manage expectations.
Up to 500 people working on the NHS project for US IT services firm CSC could lose their jobs.
The decision to target mid sized customers was highlighted as one of the positive moves taken by NetApp in its last fiscal quarter as the vendor looks to extend its user base. The Smart Decisions programme was seen as a way of also increasing revenue for partners and was backed up with product laun
An Adobe Systems security update fixed seven critical flaws in Flash Player, including a cross-site scripting vulnerability being actively targeted by attackers.
Broadband networking vendor ZyXEL has appointed former Cisco SMB channel man Andrew Woolhead as its new channel account manager, completing a four strong channel-focused line-up. Woolhead spent three years in Cisco's clutches and brings over a decade's worth of channel experience in both the vendor
Iomega introduced its new line of PX SMB NAS devices with server-class SATA drives, cloneable device configuration, and power management features.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has taken control of RnBXlusive.com after the music website was accused of hosting music illegally
Dutch distributor Xeptor has opened its first UK office in Milton Keynes as part of a major international growth drive. The 10 year old firm specialises in overstocked, end-of-life and refurbished PC hardware, monitors and printing gear, as well as server, storage and networking equipment, working w
Data privacy, cloud security standards among the topics to be discussed.
Hammer has extended its footprint into Europe opening a Netherlands office bolstering its satellite operations across the continent. The Basingstoke-based distributor already operates out of Italy, Sweden and Belgium and s planning to extend its storage portfolio and brand position with opening an
Storage roundup: German hosting group deploys Fusion-io server flash; Open University opts for Dot Hill; Jaguar Land Rover deploys Isilon; war museum gets Spectra Logic tape library; and more news.
Those hoping that the European Court of Justice would give the fight against anti-piracy a boost have been left disappointed after the legal body ruled that internet service providers cannot be compelled to install filters to prevent illegal downloads. The Court of Justice took the view that it was
One firm will leave RSA 2012 with the “Most Innovative” title, but industry experts say they all contribute in bringing the security industry up to par with sophisticated malware and hacking techniques.
Adobe Reader is unpopular but hard to give up. It could, however, become obsolete in a few years, thanks to built-in browser and OS support.
Insight has reported flat sales from its EMEA business in the final quarter of 2011 with the region contributing $369.4m to the company coffers, up 1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2010, 2% when excluding foreign currency fluctuations. Net sales of hardware in the region were flat, with software
Up against the Nevada foreclosure crisis, Las Vegas CIO Joseph Marcella uses, improves and shares IT services to help beat the lousy odds.
Health leaders at a recent conference agree that portals, not personal health records, could be the game-changer that spurs patient engagement and meaningful use compliance.
Social networking sites cannot be compelled to install anti-piracy filtering systems, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled
UK phone regulator PhonepayPlus fines two Dutch firms £100,000 for exploiting well-known websites Wikipedia, Twitter and YouTube
Generation Y – the computer-literate youngsters who need the latest high-tech gadget to work effectively – is a myth, the latest research reveals
Apple has won a patent dispute with Motorola Mobility in a Munich court over a "slide-to-unlock" feature on smartphones sold in Germany.
Employees who push back the boundaries of technology at work are the most productive workers in any organisation, research reveals
Suppliers on the government’s G-Cloud framework will be named on Sunday 19 February, with the CloudStore service catalogue expected to go live in the next week.
Citrix thinks its cloud candidate can pull ahead in the industry, but enterprises may just see it as a copycat in an increasingly overcast sky.
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Check Point is prepared to dig into its cash reserves to acquire complimentary technology to grow its capabilities but is not looking to spend just to increase its revenues. The security specialist has done a fair bit of acquiring over the past couple of years with its last purchase of Dynasec, whi
The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation has lost an unencrypted USB memory stick containing a safety assessment of Hartlepool’s nuclear plant
No relief for hard disk prices in 2012, says IHS In spite of a ramp up of hard disk drive (HDD) production in recent weeks, the supply chain will remain constrained and prices will remain high for at least two more quarters
Symantec charge Veeam Software and Acronis with patent infringement in separate lawsuits; says smaller rivals’ software use Symantec’s technology.
Peer 1Hosting, the global online IT hosting provider has completed migration of over 1,600 devices and over 120TB of SAN data from its Fleet location to its new 5,372 square metregreen datacentre in Portsmouth, writes Linda Endersby. "Our team did an amazing job migrating the servers without an
Security and education specialist Corero has set its sights firmly on organic growth following after raising over £4.5m in a conditional placing of 10.6 million ordinary shares. In an apparent about turn on its previously defined strategy of rolling up network security vendors, the firm said t
After EMC, VMware and Atos formed an alliance for open cloud computing, experts question the use of the term “open” when there’s nothing open about their services.
After a series of delays Avaya's impending IPO, first announced last summer, now looks set to take place in April, according to sources close to the firm. The networking and unified comms specialist is hoping to raise $1bn through the sale of common stock, which it plans to use to pay down long-term
The untarnished reputation of iOS security won’t last forever, and IT pros say they don’t have the weapons to defend against potential Apple security attacks.
Many manufacturers forego a formal business case in an ERP migration, but skipping this step is a mistake, according to experts.
The government is to name the suppliers awarded a place on its G-Cloud framework on Sunday 19 February, with the associated CloudStore catalogue of services to go live in the next week. The £60m G-Cloud framework comprises includes infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and softw
A panel previewing the 2012 RSA Conference said gaining visibility into an enterprise’s partners and other third-party services has become a serious challenge.