Cambridge first-year student Jonathan Millican has been crowned the UK's second cybersecurity champion
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has put out a tender valued up to £350m for a desktop infrastructure framework agreement
Hospitality company Mitchells & Butlers is offering customers free Wi-Fi as part its roll-out of private cloud infrastructure
Defining a strategic vision for identity and access management (IAM) should be a business priority for 2012, says Gartner.
Half of businesses involved in mergers and acquisitions risk their success through lack of IT due diligence
Amazon, Google and Microsoft have announced drops in public cloud pricing, but users and experts agree that hidden costs do exist.
CIOs and IT directors are being asked to cut budgets while trying to secure personal mobile devices
Data security specialist Acronis has signed up Computer 2000 to increase the number of resellers it is able to reach in the UK. The vendor already works with C2000 parent Tech Data across four other countries in EMEA and backs up the ambition it announced at the start of the year to recruit more pa
One of SAP’s customers has turned to third-party support and used the savings to fund new projects it vitally needs.
The decision by Webroot to exit the email archiving market continues to spur activity by competitiors keen to pick up resellers and users that sold and used the product. The move, which was made public last month, means that resellers that were selling the product will be left looking for alternati
BT is boosting its fibre to the cabinet broadband service to deliver 80 Mbps downlink and 20 Mbps uplink speeds.
The number of enterprises blanket blocking all access to social media websites is dropping by 10% a year, and fewer than 30% of large organisations will block employee access to social media by 2014, according to figures from Gartner. At its Identity and Access Management (IAM) Summit, currently tak
MicroScope has opened the nominations for the Awards for Channel Excellence, which offer categories for resellers, distributors and vendors. Now in their fifth year, the ACEs have become established as awards that are worth boasting about if you are lucky enough to receive one. This time around the
A new free app, Apple Configurator, allows businesses to deploy, manage, and configure more than one iOS device. It’s not MDM, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Paris-based identity and access management software developer Ilex is taking its first proper steps outside of France with the establishment of a UK operation. The firm isexhibiting at Gartner's Identity & Access Management Summit, currently taking place in London in the hope of hooking up with
Logicalis has added Cisco's Identity Services Engine (ISE) Authorised Technology Partner badge to its haul, allowing it to sell, deploy and support Cisco's ISE access control platform.
An analysis of installed endpoint security applications found Avast with a strong lead in the global antivirus market, followed by Avira, AVG, Microsoft and ESET.
Are you considering moving your database to Azure? Concerned about complexity? Read this tip from expert Denny Cherry. Migrating to SQL Azure might be the easiest move ever.
Yahoo has opened up a new battlefront in tech sector litigation wars by filing a lawsuit against Facebook for infringing 10 patents
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is standardising how it engages online with consumers and healthcare professionals through a cloud-based platform.
A hacking group claims to have stolen the details of more than 70,000 users of the Digital Playground porn site
Software procurement is frequently poorly conducted, argues consultant Andy Hayler. Intelligent software evaluation processes and savvy contract management can pay huge dividends, he says.
It was suggested at Fusion 2012 that without a mobility strategy, it could be true: "CIO" could mean "career is over."
Anyone ordering Apple's new iPad online to beat the retail crowds is facing a three-day delay, which the company is blaming on overwhelming demand for the device.
Cisco UCS is selling like hotcakes in enterprise data centers, but some cloud and hosting providers say it’s too inflexible – and expensive – for them.
With ProSphere 1.5, EMC adds capacity management with improved monitoring and reporting to its storage resource management tool.
Symantec representatives say Data Insight 3.0 can facilitate unstructured data management by showing who owns and can access file data.
Three major cloud vendors slashed rates in one week, claiming the cuts were coincidental. Others say this signals a downward pricing trend.
Ofcom is preparing to loosen restrictions on radio spectrum licensing that could lead to an early 4G rol-out later this year.
Computacenter expects the continuing demand for services as customers look to get the most out of their technology investments is a trend that will continue to bolster its bottom line. The channel player reported full year results for 2011 with revenues increasing by 6.6% to £2.85bn and pre-ta
M&A activity in the tech market continues to struggle to get going this year as last month continued to show 2012 had started quietly. The latest survey of the market from Regent showed that following a 20% drop in the number of deals in January compared to December the market remained relativel
Factories in China are supplying substandard memory devices, claims corporate investigator.
Canada’s version of Amazon.com opted for SAP’s Extended Warehouse Management system even though that meant giving up on some functionality, and having to make the system more retail-friendly.
Firewall and unified threat management (UTM) specialist SonicWALLis tobecome the latest addition to Dell's growing portfolio of acquisitions, afterRound Rockannounced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the firm for an undisclosed sum. Private equity-backed SonicWALLdevelops comprehensiv
Some health IT leaders don't see value in CMS's promised ICD-10 delay. Even more wonder where to find the ROI in using ICD-10. The impact of the 'unfunded mandate' is being felt.
Dell’s security portfolio expands with purchase of unified threat management and next generation firewall vendor SonicWall from private equity firm.
Driven by business pressures and user demand for BI and mobility, many companies are developing their BI strategy at what seems like warp speed.
Cloud services provider Alvea has taken the wraps off a managed security gateway service that can be sold by its reseller partners. The gateway service has been developed to help users overcome the increasing risks posed by hackers and staff looking to take advantage of consumerisation. Alvea has
BE Wholesale, O2's wholesale broadband arm, has taken the plunge and remade itself in its parent's image in a move it hopes will help it sell its services more effectively through the channel and capitalise on convergence opportunities. The rebranding as O2 Wholesale comes in conjunction with the la
The way events usually work is that resellers gather in a room and a vendor stands up and talks about how their solution can improve their lives. Usually the vendor, although with many years in the business, is coming from a background having worked at that level of the channel only. But the Level
Vulnerability experts call the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol flaws dangerous and say they should be quickly addressed by patching admins.
Patch Tuesday for March is the lightest for Microsoft this year, but one “critical” patch for Remote Desktop Protocol needs to be applied immediately.
A chief technology officer answers some of CIOs' lingering questions about mobility strategy rollouts, outsourcing and rogue app development.
Home secretary Theresa May has approved the extradition of a 23-year-old UK computer science student to the US to face trial for copyright breach
Microsoft is urging organisations to apply the single critical update in this month's Patch Tuesday release as soon as possible.
Tablet computer users have high expectations for web experiences and a third are less likely to make purchases online from companies that do not meet those expectations, a survey has revealed
The government will claw back £200m from IT supplier Capgemini over the next five years, according to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
The UK's newest Cyber Security Challenge champion, Jonathan Millican, scooped top honours in the final in Bristol last weekend because of his ability to see the big picture
An NHS trust in the Midlands is planning to equip medical staff and community nurses with iPads to give real-time access to patient records on the move.
Businesses must radically rethink how they organise staff and collaborate if they want to make big improvements, according to analyst Gartner
The biggest mobile device security risks are not from malware -- at least not yet. Find out the primary concerns of IT pros managing mobile devices.
Lloyds Banking Group is cutting a further 593 UK IT jobs, most of which will be offshored to India.
Enterprise adoption of cloud-based unified communications and UCaaS will grow due to rising interest in mobile UC and an IT skills gap, according to a new Siemens survey.
The Dell-SonicWall acquisition broadens Dell’s increasingly formidable data center infrastructure and services strategy with a next-generation firewall product.
With the transition to the cloud certain, IT needs a new way to provide identity access and application delivery. Luckily, there’s a growing niche for Identity as a Service tools.
Oracle will get its day in court against Google as it looks to defend its intellectual property, which it claimed the search engine giant has breached. Taking a fellow tech company to court over unauthorised use of code is something that Oracle is well versed in having plenty of recent practice wit
Hewlett-Packard UK boss Nick Wilson has issued a battle cry to channel partner, sayingthat the sheer clout of the vendor's partner organisation in the UK market could make it a critical element of the economic recovery. "The top countries by GDP growth all have corresponding investment in ICT.
A Blackpool-based building services company has become the latest firm to be caught using unlicensed software and forced to pay out thousands to get itself on the right side of the law. The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has revealed that George Morrison, a building services engineering company,
Storage and virtualistion reseller MTI has appointed former IPsoft EMEA service delivery management head Simon Walters to run its Managed Services division. Walters will be based out of the firm's head office in Surrey from where he will take on responsibility for driving and directing the firm's ma
VKernel vOPS now includes Quest vFoglight and vOptimizer, just months after the merger. Is the knee-jerk integration right for tomorrow’s cloud infrastructures?
HP released a new security intelligence and risk management platform, integrating security technologies from its portfolio of security products.
With SQL Server 2012 released in a “virtual launch” this month, Microsoft data platform specialist Mark Kromer tells us what his favorite features of the new release are.
OnLive's free Windows app for iPad is still available, despite Microsoft's licensing rules. Now, DaaS providers fight back.
The iPad is helping to drive increased interest in mobile business intelligence, which is opening up BI data to new business users without tying them -- or existing users -- to their offices.
Headlines: Amazon, Google and Microsoft have announced drops in public cloud pricing, but users and experts agree that hidden costs do exist.
A gap in IT skills affects business productivity and negatively impacts cybersecurity, despite security being a high priority, according to report.
Despite the growth in the popularity of tablets users are expressing frustration with performance undermining the potential revenue the channel could earn selling online to customers using the technology. The majority of the problems arise because of complaints about speed, with people expecting qu
Big data makes the problem of data silos even bigger. Or does it? Either way, CIOs must make big changes to get the most out of big data analytics.
An Intel executive explains what big data means for health care, as well as what the chip vendor is doing to improve quality and clinical research through health data analytics.
While there can be cost efficiencies from outsourcing to global suppliers, manufacturers should carefully evaluate supply chain risks from manmade and natural disruptions.
London Underground passengers will be able to tap into Wi-Fi networks at 80 of 217 stations within a few months and 127 stations by the end of the year.
The BBC has said it is was targeted by cyber attacks following a campaign by Iran against its Persian service, but stopped short of accusing Tehran of ordering the cyber attacks
NATO has signed a €47m (£39m) deal with BT for a communications network
China is taking its decades-old cold war with Tibet into cyberspace, research by IT security firm AlienVault reveals
Salesforce.com has completed the first integration between its HR software acquisition and its core CRM system, and one analyst thinks the technology holds lots of possibilities for the future.
Storage technologies like SSD are an important part of constructing the virtual enterprise data center, or Data Center as a Service, of the future.
The co-chair of the New Suppliers to Government panel Mark Taylor has resigned over scepticism around Cabinet Office figures claiming the amount of government business going to SMEs has doubled
UK firms believe moving some IT projects to the cloud will improve their overall security, yet they end up feeling less secure after the move.
Sky has outsourced the development and support of its customer relationship management systems and operations.
Avaya has bolstered its videoconferencing capabilities with the acquisition of Radvision which provides the technology to provide video to mobile devices. With the consumerisation trend firmly in mind the telecommunications vendor has made the acquisition to combine its unified comms suite with the
Cloud providers can now offer interconnection services to customers via the new interconnection services suite from Telx.
IT managers and content management pros are being put into a difficult position, one where they need to find a way to work with the many new devices entering the workplace.
The Isle of Wight is to receive high-speed internet as part of the island’s plans to improve connectivity
TDWI Solution Summit speakers gathered last week to exchange MDM best practices and data governance tips.
A recent survey of 327 Oracle application pros by the Oracle Applications Users Group found that end of support was by far the biggest driver for upgrading.
Datatec has described the state of the UK economy as weak as it revealed the state of its own fiscal finances in a trading update. The group, which includes Westcon, issued a pre-close statement for its fiscal year ended 29 February and highlighted the ongoing challenging economic conditions in Eur
A digital production company turned NetApp filers and Avere NAS acceleration devices into a private NAS cloud hosted at the SuperNAP collocation facility in Las Vegas.
Check Point is paying its resellers to offer customers security assesments that will identify the threats that users networks are exposed to. Security audits are a well trodden path for resellers to go down when trying to pitch services to a customer but it is not common for them to be paid by the
Mark Madsen questions why people take the wrong approach with unstructured data, abandoning their experiences with demographics and market research.
Just a couple of days after Dell announced plans to buy Sonicwall the competition has moved to exploit customer and channel uncertainty over the potential implications of the tie-up. First off the blocks is UTM specialist Cyberoam which has launched a trade-up programme for customers offering a fre
Boston-based companies stay up and running at SunGard Workforce Continuity Center following a transformer fire that left part of the city without power.
Microsoft Office 15 will include radical changes to the way the product is bought and licensed. An Office for iPad app may also be on its way.
Security solutions specialist Becrypt has made Exclusive Networks its first service delivery partner following the launch of a new partner programme last month. The badge gives Exclusive access to Becrypt's endpoint security suite,which includespowerful encryption tools in use at high levels ofthe U
Just hours after rival Avaya swooped on Radvision, Cisco has piled in with a $5bn (£3.18bn) purchase of its own in the shape of video software and content security solutions developer NDS Group Ltd from current owners Permira and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Staines-based NDS was establi
Western Digital announced this week that the company has released a Thunderbolt-compatible version of its My Book external hard disk drive series.
A Computer Weekly survey reveals the role of the IT manager expanding to take on more responsibilities, with most feeling more secure in their jobs.
Six years of American Academy of Family Physician surveys show that physicians know what they want from EHR software and won't hesitate to change if they don't like what they see.
The proposed EU data protection framework will burden businesses and threaten innovation, says the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
The open-source collaboration website SourceForge has taken down an Ubuntu Linux OS project purportedly affiliated with online hactivist group Anonymous, after a review by security experts
Hampshire County Council and Oxfordshire County Council have signed an ICT partnership to save £1m, focusing on SAP systems for HR and financial services
Cisco is paying $5bn for NDS, a UK company which specialises in securing subscription TV services
UK education network Janet has extended a 20-year relationship with BT after agreeing a procurement framework for the next three years.
Microsoft's Windows Azure outage wasn't as bad as it could have been, but the company's post mortem should have come out quicker, Azure customers say.
Hobsons uses F5 Big-IP application delivery controllers to accelerate apps to users for reliable Web experiences.
Dell's systems management division, Dell KACE, is to expand its partner programme further in the coming months in order to capitalise on growing opportunities in the midmarket, as well as the anticipated move to Windows 8 and, naturally,BYOD. The firm claims to have doubled the size of its Certified
Government caps contracts to aid SME suppliers The government has taken further steps to ensure that it becomes easier for small firms to sell into the public sector. Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister responsible for driving through changes about the way technology is sourced in government,
Antimalware vendors say proof-of-concept exploit code has surfaced on several Chinese websites. Experts recommend patching Windows systems now.
The CBI has warned that data protection reforms proposed by the EU could end up costing British businesses tens of thousands of pounds. The industry group has made a submission to the Ministry of Justice, which is collating responses to the data protection proposals, highlighing the potential costs
Microsoft recently announced major price cuts to certain Office 365 pricing plans. Are the markdowns a reaction to slow adoption rates or something else?
SAP is set to make a major announcement next month as it outlines ambitions to become a major player in the database market. The vendor has set 10 April as the date it plans to reveal its strategy in a move that many are seeing as one that will heighten the competition between the German vendor and
The Ministry of Defence has signed a £440m deal with Capita to deliver the Recruiting Partnering Project.
At IDC Directions 2012, analysts explain why the “third platform” -- cloud, mobile, social, and “big data” -- has officially arrived, and what to do about it.
The annual Excellence.gov Awards recognize the best service-enhancing government IT programs -- and the winners prove that innovation does not have to come at the expense of compliance.
Network security vendor Fortinet has been setting out plans to grow its UK business by as much as 80% this year, and will be leaning on both high-end enterprise and SME partners to get the job done. Mark Hyland, who was promoted internally to the post of UK country manager last autumn, said today th
Consultants and IT pros weigh in on whether users should invest in "big data" technologies or wait until they upgrade their data management processes.