Capture all the action of Day 1 at Information Excellence 2012-Spring Summit on data dynamics being held in Bengaluru on Feb 25-26, 2012.
Software-as-a-service supplier Salesforce.com has reported strong growth in the final quarter of its latest financial year.
The government has doubled the number of people that will be forced to hold biometric proof that they can live in the UK.
SAP has highlighted its ability to help customers meet the bring your own device (BYOD) challenges
Almost 60% of IT directors expect their staff to get pay rises this year as purse strings are loosened and pay freezes are lifted.
Alert Logic analysis finds cloud service provider environments suffer fewer security incidents.
The Post Office is tendering for hardware and software which will enable it to be a provider of the government's Identity Assurance (IDA) services.
Day 2 of Information Excellence 2012-Spring Summit in Bengaluru explored facets of data dynamics such as big data analytics and database optimization.
Oracle Exalytics, the company’s in-memory BI server appliance, became generally available on Monday. One expert expects in-memory’s speedy processing to eventually become a commodity.
The number of IT firms falling into insolvency has remained stable at the start of this year compared with how things ended in 2011. The latest monthly figures from Experian show that 35 IT firms hit the wall last month, a 0.04% increase on the same period a year ago and 0.03% up on December. The ov
Better technology and consumers eager to avoid phone calls are increasing the use of virtual agents for customer service, but one pioneer is adding them to online sales as well.
Cloud sector heavyweight VMware has given its backing to the Cloud Industry Forum, becoming the latest provider to join the industry body. It adds itsmarket clout, with over 300,000 customers and 25,000 resellers,to alist of names that already includes Dell, Microsoft and Rackspace, among others. VM
Kaminario is the latest all-flash and DRAM storage vendor to go beyond performance by adding high availability and data protection features to its systems.
SAP has highlighted its ability to help customers meet the bring your own device (BYOD) challenge after using Mobile World Congress to unveil its latest software to manage mobile products. Version 7.0 of the vendor's Afaria software will offer management for mobile devices and applications and is a
New Dell PowerEdge 12G servers give customers more memory and disk capacity for virtualization along with management software updates.
Broadband networking vendor ZyXEL is to offer education customers free iPad 2 tablets for every six NWA5160 access pointsbought alongside one of its NXC5200 wifi controllers. The NXC5200 is able to support up to 240 APs, reckons ZyXEL, meaning schools could potentially claim as many as 40 iPads. Wit
Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs now support 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) copper as well as optical, reducing the price of the higher-speed Ethernet.
With its share of the worldwide PC market on the way up, Lenovo has offered a glimpse of plans to become a major force in the consumer and SMEUK client sectors. The vendorhastaken on 100 new partners in the UK in the past five months and hopes to create a pipeline to grow that number by 20 to 25% th
Companies see the advantages of enterprise video conferencing but are hesitant to deploy the technology. Partners can help change that, survey results show.
BYOD shops that use VDI to give end users access to virtual desktops from iPads and other devices say the benefits outweigh the downsides.
IronKey’s new Trusted Access service, a combination of cloud service and virtual workspace applications, will be demonstrated at RSA 2012.
ComputerLinks continues to strengthen its cloud services portfolio after signing up with branch-on-demand specialist Aerohive. The market for branch-on-demand, the ability to support remote locations and staff securely via a network connection that ensures workers stick to corporate policy, is expe
Dell has acquired back-up and application protection start-up AppAssure for an undisclosed sum, adding additional disaster mitigation options to its software and storage portfolio. AppAssure provides coverage for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures and claims to be the fastest-growing backup
Customizable console melds threat intelligence feeds to detect threats from security log data.
Cloud providers and security experts discuss need for uniform rules that apply across international boundaries
A number of events over the past ten years has put the IT security industry in a challenging position, says Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA, the Security Division of EMC.
Three-quarters of organisations will use social media as part of their business continuity management (BCM) strategies by 2015 with communication during crises a key component of its role.
A massive 81% of IT professionals are planning to bolster their skills in mobile computing as 84% see this as an area of growth in the market.
Thames Water is extending a trial of technology to establish the effectiveness of the communications network used to send messages between smart meters and utility firms.
Business leaders say that investment in IT is critical to promote economic recovery, according to a KPMG survey.
A study by Carnegie Mellon University found most corporate boards and senior-level executives fall short in understanding the organization’s security risks and approving the IT security budget.
Dell no longer views itself as a PC company, now preferring to pitch itself as a services and products provider that can cover a wide range of customer needs. The clarification over the vendor's position was made by founder Michael Dell at a server launch event. "It's not really a PC company, i
WatchGuard Technologies announced WatchGuard XTM 25 and XTM 26 unified threat management appliances at RSA 2012.
Microsoft addresses rumors surrounding an iPad Office app, while IT pros speculate about Microsoft Office app costs and features.
Security Giant McAfee announced a mobile security suite called Enterprise Mobility Management 10.0 with expanded and enhanced features.
Security giant Symantec plans to release the first leg of the O3 cloud security platform, the Identity and Access Control layer, at RSA 2012.
Recent distie signing e92plus is to take charge of seeding two new technical certifications and a training programmein Cryptocard's reseller channel. Authentication specialist Cryptocard sees a growing and obvious need for more robust authentication practices to combat hacking and identity theft, an
The number of overseas workers entering the UK on intra-company transfers (ICTs) has increased since the government introduced its cap on immigration.
Under new leadership, the networking giant's security group relaunched Cisco SecureX with several new products, including an application-aware firewall.
Security specialist WatchGuard has bolstered its small business product line with the launch of UTM appliances aimed at that market segment to meet the demand from smaller firms for greater protection, writes Linda Endersby. The vendor has taken the wraps off WatchGuard XTM25 and XTM26, with feature
In an in-depth session with reporters, U.S. health IT coordinator Farzad Mostashari, M.D. reveals more on meaningful use stage 2, including HIE, interoperability and encryption.
One CIO is exploring an untraditional virtualization strategy to optimize his disaster recovery site: Virtualized desktops first, server virtualization later. Learn why.
Resellers pitching managed services still have to educate customers to get past hurdles being thrown up around cost. Despite the benefits of managed services - monthly payments, predictable fees and flexibility - research quoted by Transmentum at a Kaseya event in Birmingham revealed that worries o
Hollywood special effects shop Digital Domain deploys Avere FXT NAS to reduce WAN latency between locations.
Dell adds virtual data backup and DR product AppAssure to its growing lineup of must-haves for the PC and server supplier's cloud services pitch.
Information security is becoming increasingly challenging rather than easier, according to Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing group
SUSE shops are cautious after a long silence from the Novell post-Attachmate deal; experts say Linux has eclipsed Unix generally, but SUSE needs work.
With the right strategy, mobile device security doesn't have to be a compromise between user demands and network risks.
The latest Reality Checker reportfrom The Corporate IT Forum reveals that BlackBerry still leadsthe corporate smartphone market but with growth in the use of consumer products, Apple is nipping ever closerat its heels, writes Linda Endersby. The survey of IT heads at some of the UK's largest organis
New Gartner research advises companies to divide their ERP into three abstraction layers so unwanted changes aren’t carried forward and customizations don’t affect core ERP.
RSA’s Arthur Coviello urged security pros to break down silos and intelligence-driven security programs, or face a tough year.
Business ISP Eclipse Internet is urging the channel to position broadband connectivity as a key element of the economic recovery, saying that robust internet access will be vital as small businesses look to grow over the coming months and years. The firm has been talking up its in-house Sentinel net
Predictive analytics is helping global oil industries and local youth charities alike, but Gartner has its own prediction of the role of mobile BI in 2012.
Researchers testing some of the most relied upon cryptographic algorithms are making progress in breaking them, according to experts on the 2012 RSA Conference Cryptographer’s Panel.
Security supplier RSA urges the security industry to collaborate to win the war against cyber threats to information security
Microsoft will use Mobile World Congress 2012 to launch the public test version of Windows 8 OS
The cost of the IT systems underpinning the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) have nearly doubled to £275m, according to the National Audit Office.
Almost half of UK IT professionals quizzed in TechTarget’s salary and career survey said they received a raise and bonus in 2011
Server shipments rose 7% in 2011 as businesses built datacentres and smartphones and tablets were increasingly used to access web content
The deployment of public services networks (PSN) will need to happen before widespread uptake of CloudStore services occur, IT heads said at a roundtable meeting.
Researcher Moxie Marlinspike came down on certificate authority security at RSA Conference 2012, calling for trusted notary servers as an alternative.
Organizations need to plan ahead for possible cloud breaches, legal experts advise.
Tech Data has blamed the performance of the dollar against foreign currencies as one of the contributing reasons for a lower year-on-year performance in its fourth fiscal quarter. The distribution giant was also at the mercy of the global economic situation which saw its revenues in Europe rise by
Poorly coded mobile applications and the inability to protect the back-end systems supporting them, harms the integrity of the entire application ecosystem, said software security expert Jacob West at RSA Conference 2012.
Network provider UK Broadband has switched on its first 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) system in the London Borough of Southwark
Security professionals cite a lack of control and visibility into mobile devices as a major issue. Devices must be locked out of some organizations.
IBM has overhauled its rebate structure to encourage resellers to sell a combination of technology and services in the growth areas of the market, including cloud and analytics. Big Blue announced the measures at its PartnerWorld event taking place this week in New Orleans and is keen to get resell
Security vendor FireEye announced File MPS, a new addition to their existing malware protection platform, at the RSA Conference 2012.
Two former NSA chiefs argued at RSA Conference 2012 for more "active defense" information sharing and a larger security role for U.S. Cyber Command.
The beta version of the updated Secunia Personal Software Inspector was released at RSA Conference 2012. It features automatic software patching and a new interface.
Various software vendors have begun offering connectors designed to help users bridge the gap between Hadoop clusters and relational databases.
Lieberman Software’s latest expansion to ERPM detects and secures privileged logins, said the company.
Customers are turning to the channel for virtual infrastructure management solutions that address VM sprawl and provide more business visibility.
Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform has experienced an outage, hitting organisations across the world including the UK government CloudStore.
Lumeta Corp. announced the release of the new version of IPsonar, which now includes Enhanced Perimeter Discovery, at RSA Conference 2012.
Teesside-basedservcies providerOnyx Group has opened its first datacentre in the south of England, unveiling a 12,000 square foot, 100 rack facility in Slough. Onyx already operates five facilities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Yorkshire, but has been expanding into the financial services mar
LockPath announced the release of version 2.2 of its Keylight risk management software tool at RSA 2012.
Cyberoam introduced a new feature to its existing UTM appliance range at RSA Conference 2012 that detects illegitimate behavior from applications.
Recently-created business software reseller m-hance has made good on its promise to keep predecssor Calyx Software'sacquisition strategy alive with the £6.8m purchase of Maxima's Microsoft, Intellect and Document Managed Services units. The Better Capital-backed firm is on the hunt forboth Mic
DDoS attack types are shifting: Smaller and stealthier attacks are more common and more dangerous than larger, more easily detected attacks.
Headlines: Analysts and vendors expect the hard disk drive shortage caused by Thailand floods to curtail availability of enterprise SAS and SATA drives until at least the second half of 2012.
STORServer Inc., announces Version 2.0 of its Console product for the company's Backup Appliance and IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager servers.
Former Avaya worldwide channel boss Jeremy Butt is heading to convergence distie Westcon to take chareg of its newly-integrated EMEA unified comms, security and AME business. Butt left Avaya in January after nearly four years in charge of the vendor's channel operations. During his tenure he oversaw
Syscap is aiming to prod education and public sector clients sitting on out-of-date technology into investing in kit through a partnership with the Asset Works. The channel finance specialist has appointed the Asset Works to help it deliver verification and management tools for those customers tryi
The future value of ERP will depend on whether ERP vendors can adapt to tech trends like big data, mobility and the cloud.
RSA 2012: In addition to lauding a decade of Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft's security chief says big data privacy and security must be addressed.
A year of overall growth in worldwide server sales and shipments was tempered in the last few months of 2011 by the impact of the Thailand floods, new Gartner figures show, but EMEA suffered its second consecutive decline,putting paid toa recovery that kicked in in 2010. "While the Eastern Euro
A leap year date glitch caused a 12-hour outage to Microsoft customers' ability to manage Windows Azure services. Does anyone remember Y2K?
Rogue employeesof resellers Bytes Software and Nettitude havebeencollared forcollusion in a £123,000 conspiracy to defraudLincolnshire-basedgrocery co-operativeNisa Today. The conspiracy was orchestrated by Nisa's IT procurement manager Trevor Guerin, who bagged sweeteners of laptops, netbooks
Security teams need to innovate and adapt to cloud, according to CISO panel
In the rapidly evolving tech world, where data analytics and cloud hype steal the headlines, the value of ERP is easy to overlook.
Mobile device attacks will rank among the top threats enterprises face in the coming months, serving as a pivot point for bigger network intrusions.
RSA takes its market-leader position seriously to pull together the IT security industry, says Tom Heiser, president of RSA.
One rural accounting firm got fed up with poor broadband connection and WAN performance, so it turned to WAN virtualisation appliances that combine multiple forms of access.
Britain’s networking giants are jostling for position as they await the release of the 4G spectrum auction by Ofcom.
Councils across the country could save £500m with modest investment in their websites, says public sector IT organisation Socitm
RSA Conference 2012 panelists discussed court rulings on liability for hacked bank accounts, and gave advice to security pros for protecting financial assets.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has become the first government department to sign up for a public services network (PSN), in a deal with BT that is expected to save £8m per year by 2015
Users will stay away from social collaboration platforms that lack relevant content, no matter how many bells and whistles they have.
The trustworthiness of the internet is at risk, Philippe Courtot, chief executive officer at Qualys, warned attendees of RSA Conference 2012.
Microsoft finally made the leap on Leap Day, delivering the first Windows Server 8 beta containing dozens of enhanced features across the product.
Over 120,000 people have downloaded Barclays Bank’s Pingit mobile banking application within five days of its release
Dynamic data is causing a tidal wave of change. Download the presentations from Information Excellence 2012-Spring Summit that focused on ‘Data Dynamics’.
Resellers are moving to embrace the cloud if the experiences of Rise are a barometer of channel interest in selling hosted applications and services. The cloud specialist has recruited 100 resellers in the last couple of years and is continuing its recruitment with a couple more partner events late
Storage and cloud reseller Proact has brought vendor partner NetApp in on a new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)programme to target its expanding base of ISV customers. The programme has been designed to enable ISVs to create and launchSaaS services without the headache of having to implement thei
Despite application store controls set by Apple and Google, a panel of mobile application security experts say the potential exists for weaponized applications.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has tendered for a £25m identity assurance (IDA) framework to create a marketplace of providers across the public sector.
Heleos, a virtualized Layer 4-7 network services platform offering from startup vendor Embrane improves cloud scalability for cloud providers and their customers.
Managed service providers (MSPs) continue to grow their revenues and are moving into delivering cloud based support for customers according to the latest survey of the state of the channel. The MSPMentor top list of MSPs reveals that the trends in the market are for growth and a move beyond traditi
Cisco and STEMNET have set UK school children the challenge of designing their own Olympic or Paralympic event to boost technology and science skills.
Synology announces newest addition to DiskStation NAS Server lineup, DiskStation DS1512+, promising faster read and writes, and greater scalability.
Microsoft technical fellow David DeWitt is secretly developing a data management system that can do the jobs of both SQL and NoSQL databases. Can he bring the two sides together?
Going mobile with business applications is convenient, but when it comes to sensitive financial data, is it worth the risk?
Fujitsu is offering its reseller partners tha chance to offer extra discounts of up to 18% on its Esprimo desktop line and 12% on its Lifebook notebook line in a bid to drive more sales in the run up to the end of the public sector financial year. The discounts will be available on a sliding scale,
Hard disk drive prices, which have been inflated by the impact of the Thailnd floods, should start easing at the end of the first quarter as shortages start to ease. The latest review of the state of the HDD market from industry watchers IHS highlighted the across the board price rises that were in
RSA Conference 2012 experts say finding and sharing real internal secure software development issues is the best motivator for change.
Two penetration testers at RSA Conference 2012 explain how enterprises can hack back against attackers and stay within legal and ethical boundaries.
At RSA Conference 2012, Zions Bancorporation detailed how it harvested security big data using a Hadoop-based security data warehouse.
AMD’s SeaMicro buy could be the harbinger of a fundamental shift in how servers are designed, experts say.
At RSA Conference 2012, FBI Director Robert Mueller said the bureau is ramping up to fight cybersecurity threats and boost information-sharing efforts.
Enterprises should ban employees from using their own smartphones for work, a panel of IT security practitioners told the RSA Conference 2012
To succeed in the big-data era, CEOs need to get involved in managing data in order to help their companies take full advantage of that critical "raw material," says consultant Diego Saenz.
Larger departments may struggle to meet government targets of 50% of all new IT spend through cloud computing, says HMRC CIO Phil Pavitt
The Post Office branch network is back up and running after it failed for several hours on Thursday.
The Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview includes a client hypervisor, automatic backup and improvements to BranchCache. Here's a rundown of these and other important features.
Rogue reseller employees in £123k procurement fraud Rogue employees of resellers Bytes Software and Nettitude have been collared for collusion in a £123,000 conspiracy to defraud Lincolnshire-based grocery co-operative Nisa Today.
Somerset County Council is seeking to bring key services back in house from Southwest One , the troubled joint-venture it created with IBM in 2007.
Channel management and e-commerce software specialist Avangate has announced the appointment of software industry veteran Mike Smith as its UK sales manager, charged with ramping up the firm's online software distribution activities in the midmarket. Smith already has form in the sector, having over
Ricoh has called for more businesses to acknowledge the impact of consumerisation on their printing plans with employees looking to connect more mobile devices to the network. Quoting recent research from analysts Quocirca, which revealed 60% of businesses agreed that staff wanted to print from mob
Two English councils have found efficiency gains by deploying data visualisation tools. Islington Borough Council opted for LogiXML, while Chesterfield Council has deployed Intuitive Dashboards.
Android malware research experts at RSA Conference 2012 say using free tools to spot Android malware trends can help foster greater Android app security.
Microsoft has added a small business competency to its partner network to encourage resellers to target that market sector. The vendor believes that the SME market it worth a potential £94bn and it has the products to appeal to smaller customers. As well as on-premise products there is an ex
Mitel has revealed it is in discussions to sell off its DataNet CommSource business unit in an attempt to streamline its business still further, even as the unified comms software specialist edged back into net profit for the first time since last summer. DataNetspecialises in designing, installing
Better SQL Server scalability and lower costs have furthered Microsoft’s reach in recent years, industry observers say, and that’s good, because the competition is big and knows the turf well.
A Department for Transport agency has become the first government department to purchase a service through the new CloudStore online catalogue using the G-Cloud framework.
VMware’s new free capacity analysis tool shows you how you stack up, but vBenchmark’s real value is reporting on infrastructure utilization.
Enterprises struggle with video conferencing management. ScienceLogic integrates video management capabilities into its IT management platform.
How quickly will Java developers be able to develop HTML5-ready server-side applications?
Open source data integration player Talend is getting into the Hadoop game; and more news from this week’s O’Reilly Strata Conference.