UK foreign secretary William Hague has expressed concerns about censorship in Iran following the blocking of the ‘UK for Iranians’ website on 17 March
The UK government is to allow IBM to have access to the personal data of the UK's 43 million drivers from an Indian datacentre to cut costs.
The last of four alleged UK members of hacktivist group LulzSec has appeared in Westminster magistrates court in London
US Xpress is using a suite of data tools and integration products from Informatica to boost its fleet management
Rolls Royce has awarded Capgemini a contract to manage its new multi-sourced strategy as it moves away from sourcing everything from HP.
IT institute BCS and Computing at School (CAS) are seeking 250 schools to pilot its Network of Teaching Excellence in Computer Science.
Research suggests the UK economy has the highest proportion of business (8.3%) derived from the internet of all G20 countries
Huge global malnets, such as Shnakule, were responsible for most attacks in 2011, and Blue Coat predicts they will trigger 66% of all attacks in 2012.
Short-term colocation services for firms operating in the Olympics network zone to reduce disruption; Citrix adds personalisation features to XenDesktop 5.6 and more news briefs.
As "big data" systems steal into organizations, the enterprise data warehouse is often depicted as a dinosaur. But it may not be doomed to extinction.
Security continues to be the biggest hurdle preventing users from adopting cloud technology with worries about data remaining the top of the worry list. Ever since cloud became a mainstream concept the question of security, both of where the data resides and the protective measures the hosted has t
Trams has positioned itself as one of the leading Apple business resellers in the UK with the acquisition of Cancom Ltd. The London-based reseller has picked up Cancom from Cancom AG as part of ongoing plans to grow its market position through acquisition. The firm splashed out for the Rapid Group
In the wake of a major partner programme refresh, Juniper Networks is making the case for integrating channel marketing strategies more tightly with social media, saying its partners need to transform the way in which they interact with both vendors and end-users. Juniper worldwide partner marketing
ComputerLinks has placed another piece of its datacentre strategy jigsaw into place signing up Mobile Active Defense (M@D). Following on from the decision to sign with Aerohive and Ericom, which offer products that deal with branch office connection and connectivity, the M@D solution is designed to
Business intelligence vendors offer a variety of in-memory analytics tools with very different architectures. But analysts say there's a common thread: the potential for faster BI performance.
AMD’s latest server processor line is aimed at dedicated hosting providers that value price over performance and power efficiency.
IT businesses, industry experts and academics say what they want in chancellor George Osborne’s 2012 budget to stimulate the UK technology sector
Birkbeck College has consolidated four equipment rooms into one £700,000 datacentre with a PUE rating of just 1.3
Open data campaigner have hit out at the government’s newly created Data Strategy Board (DSB) as offering “a fig leaf” to departmental resistance to unlock data.
Scotland's Highland Council is to decide on the future of a £70m IT services contract with Fujitsu that repeatedly failed to deliver on targets
Open data campaigners have hit out at the government’s Data Strategy Board (DSB) as “a fig leaf” to departmental resistance in unlocking data
HP has launched products around its application transformation suite for integrating enterprise IT with mobile apps
The seventh annual Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Report analyzed 49 U.S. companies and found organizations with CISOs and a formal incident response plan helped cut costs.
Details of the government's plans to ease the supply of credit to hard pressed SMEs has finally been unveiled a day before the Budget. The National Loan Guarantee Scheme is offering firms with a turnover below £50m with access to money at a single percentage point lower than commercial rates.
Cisco Prime is the winner of the SearchNetworking.com Network Innovation Award for management. Cisco Prime integrates network, endpoint and application-level information.
The current focus on the mid market by vendors and resellers alike could change fundamentally as that sector of the market fragments over the next few years. According to research carried out for Ricoh Europe by the Economist Intelligence Unit those running businesses are braced for fairly major ch
Customers now own the business relationship, so companies need a coordinated approach to hear them, according to Gartner analysts at the research group’s annual conference.
The latest Egnyte file sharing offering for the cloud is an enterprise bundle with object storage in place of NFS, and support for NetApp filers in place of NetGear.
C2000 enterprise wingman Azlan has today announced the formation of a services team designed to help resellers target more services-based annuity revenues. Headed up by IBM and Services Business Unit director Kevin Markwick, who clambered aboard the Azlan ship in December, the five-strongunit will o
Analyst says move is important step in addressing the need for mobile application control and document management capabilities.
Despite concerted efforts to raise its market profile and a recent channel makeover, Corero's core Network Security business was soundly outperformed by its legacy education unit, Corero Business Systems, in the 12 months to 31 December 2011. In numbers that echo a similar picture painted six months
Meru introduced a virtual wireless LAN controller as an alternative to hardware-based appliances and virtual versions of its E(z)RF management suite.
Researchers at NC State found that ad libraries used in Android apps access personal information unnecessary for proper functionality.
In a move billed as a response to its increasing breadth of product lines, Riverbed is to shake up its Partner Network programme to put the emphasis firmly on technical expertise. The key selling point of the revamped programme is the addition of a new specialisation framework, which Riverbed calls
Coping with consumerisation offers managed service providers a much greater opportunity in the short term than cloud computing. Those selling managed services products are being inundated with customer demands for solutions that can manage tablets and smart phones and the analysts have also identif
The ACT-IAC recently gave out technology innovation awards to government programs using IT to improve services and automate paper-based operations.
With the Budget just a day away the industry has made its wishes clear asking the Chancellor to simplify taxes and provide more support for tech start-ups. In addition there have also been calls for the greater use of open source to cut costs and to reduce VAT back down to 15%. Some details of wha
Oracle Corporation has reported $9.1bn revenues for the third quarter, up 3% from the same period a year ago, beating analysts' expectations
Student e-mail addresses were mistakenly released by the Student Loans Company, a division of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
“Big data” is gathering interest beyond high-tech companies. But there is much confusion, a lack of governance and a skills shortage that won’t go away soon.
Guus Dekkers became CIO of Airbus and fighter aircraft firm EADS in 2008 and is responsible for all information systems and technology at the companies
Maclay Murray and Spens, a legal firm based in Scotland, has deployed mobile management software from MobileIron
Energy company EDF has signed a £100m 10-year deal with outsourcing provider Atos for datacentre services
BI software vendors tend to keep price lists close to the vest, but analysts and consultants offer a few tricks to help businesses prepare for the negotiating table.
One company is deploying SAP Supply Chain Performance Management for a better understanding of what’s going on across its sprawling global network.
Chancellor George Osborne has laid out his ambitions to make Britain “the technology hub of Europe”.
Quantum Corp., said its virtual backup appliances built on its DXi and vmPRO software can reduce size of data sent to the cloud.
Intel Corp., and InMage Systems announced this week that InMage's recovery offerings are now compatible with Intel's Server Continuity Suite.
Synology America Corp. announced its latest SMB-focused NAS appliance offers a four-bay design that allows hot-swapping of hard disk drives.
The cost of having a data breach continues to rise with negligence by employers of contractors sill causing a significant proportion of the problems. With the prospect of EU data protection legislation in the wings, which would hand out fines based on a percentage of turnover, the latest figures fr
SAP PLM integration gave Varian compliant designs, but downstream enforcement at sales, supplier and production stages proved even more critical.
The Farmington School district in Connecticut has deployed a Comcast Metro Ethernet network to support online testing and educational applications across the district.
Decent levels of software license sales managed to keep things looking positive at Oracle despite the vendor's ongoing weakness on the hardware side of the business. The vendor revealed that new software license revenue was up by 7% for the three months ended 29 February, reaching $2.4bn. EMEA remai
According to research, 45% of UK education establishments claim to have had mobile IT equipment stolen during the last three years.
We ask the IT industry if there is weight behind chancellor George Osborne’s budget ambition to turn the UK into “the tech hub of Europe” or if it was just political rhetoric
Hewlett-Packard has revealed it will merge its Personal Systems Group (PSG) and Imaging and Printing Group (IPG) into a new Printing and Personal Systems Group, confirming rumours that began to circulate around the industry yesterday. Having failed in its aborted attempt to sell off its PC division
Mobile business intelligence and advanced analytics are the latest evolution of the BI program at national auto retailer Sonic Automotive.
The Chancellor has outlined plans to create the conditions to encourage business to invest pledging in his Budget to plough spending into infrastructure and to back key industry sectors that should deliver growth. The creative media sector, along with science and pharmaceuticals, came in for specia
Trend Micro is prioritising the virtualisation security market as it looks to encourage resellers to target that side of the market. The vendor is kicking off a three month long campaign at the start of next month to increase channel knowledge about security and virtualisation and is offering a ran
The Senate has passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, legislation that would scale back Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and other compliance mandates for small business.
Business comms provider Daisy Group has formed a new product specialist partner support team to help underpin growth in the breadth of its product lines. Sitting behind its channel-centric account and sales teams, with specialisms in data, hosted IP telephony and mobility, Daisy said the team had be
Experts from OpenText and Concur weigh in on the increased interest in mobile expense management.
OFS Brands Application Manager Tim Hopper explains why the national furniture supplier pursued a mobile BI strategy and the ways it's paying off.
The Verizon 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report reveals the dramatic rise of “hacktivism” or cyber hacking to advance political and social objectives
Most mobiles - 73% - are smartphones and nearly half are running Google's Android operating system, according to the latest research.
Highly personalized relationships with customers were recommended by Gartner at the research group’s annual Customer 360 Summit.
The Verizon DBIR says cybercrime groups automate attacks against SMBs with lax controls on remote access services and point-of-sale systems.
The 2012 DBIR highlights prevalent problems with simple, relatively inexpensive recommendations.
A Fujitsu troubleshooter faced a barrage of criticism and questions related to a troubled IT services contract at a Highland Council meeting.
Other types of systems offer analytics capabilities, but industry observers say it’s still worth it to buy BI.
Consultants applaud QlikTech for publishing its business intelligence software price list. But will that create a domino effect and change one of the most secretive aspects of the BI industry?
The Verizon DBIR says hacktivists conduct opportunistic attacks targeting mainly large businesses using tactics akin to a smash-and-grab burglary, stealing any data they can access.
Google has updated its Chrome browser to 17.0.963.83. This regular stable channel release fixes a total of 10 vulnerabilities, 6 of which are rated high.
Oracle server hardware revenue dropped double digits again, but the company doesn’t care. Why?
UC collaboration products must offer ease-of-use for IT and end users. With that goal in mind, Mitel updates its UC collaboration suite.
Social media integration into existing enterprise platforms can boost user adoption; IGLOO offers microblogging application that integrates with enterprise networking tools.
Automating time and attendance can improve accuracy and cut costs across billing, compliance and employee management, industry observers say.
Google customers are suing the search company over claims they were deceived by its new privacy rules
Improperly secured point-of-sale systems continue to offer an easy target to cybercriminals according to the 2012 data breach report from Verizon.
High performance storage and networking distie Stordis has signed a deal with Bristol-based switching start-up Gnodal to help the fledgling company take its first steps in the channel. Gnodal, which was set up five years ago, specialises in 10 and 40 gig Ethernet switches, utilising an in-house cust
Computer 2000 has outlined its ambitions to become a major player in the public sector just weeks after it brought in Cathi Low to run its operations in that market. Speaking at the distributor's vendor partner summit Peter Hubbard, UK and Ireland managing director, said that it saw opportunities in
Companies are looking to slash costs from payroll -- the payroll system. New developments in the software market mean they can look beyond ERP, industry watchers say.
A Canadian newspaper publisher turned to EMC for cloud-building services that stretched far beyond the vendor’s traditional storage offerings.
Computer 2000 has set out its strategy for the next year with a focus on retail, SME, corporate business and the public sector being the main focuses of its efforts. The distributor used its Vendor Partner Summit in London as a venue to outline where it is heading in the next12 months and where it b
Launching an ERP system can be tricky for smaller businesses ready to grow, but for companies that recognize the indicators, the time may be right.
Resellers have to be aware that the world has shifted away from Windows dominance as consumerisation starts to have a dramatic effect on the platforms being used in the workplace. Steve Brazier, president and CEO of Canalys, said that when the PC market shipments included tablets and smartphone Wind
Research from the European Commission reveals how young people are lacking in basic IT and digital skills
Computer 2000 has indicated that it has more credit available for the channel with millions not being used by partners. The distributor has around £1bn available for credit to pass onto resellers but currently only around £400m of that is being used by partners. Speaking at its Vendor Pa
Cloud adoption in the U.S. is driven by a hunger for cost savings and flexibility, according to a recent survey by the Cloud Industry Forum.
Automating the financial reporting process can save companies time and money while increasing compliance with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidelines.
Secuiryt information and event management (SIEM) specialist LogRhythm has picked VAD Exclusive Networks to oversee the running of its new Connect Partner Programme LogRhythmbelieves it is well-placed to grow in the next few years in the wake of increasing compliance and regulatory demands being hand
The US has granted Google a patent on technology designed to enable targeted advertising based on a smartphone user’s environment
Gartner analyst Chris Fletcher explains where companies should be focusing their lead management efforts.
National Air Traffic Services (NATS) is rolling out virtual desktops as part of a wider change management programme.
Google Chrome use overtook Microsoft Internet Explorer last weekend, according to figures from web analytics company StatCounter
AWS customers can easily move workloads between their data centers and Amazon’s public cloud services, thanks to a deal with Eucalyptus this week.
CompTIA found IT security budgets are growing for most UK organisations. However, UK IT managers report a shortage of skilled security professionals.
Google has improved security by enabling cloud-hosted services like Cloud Storage to authenticate interaction with applications using certificate-based technology.
Juniper channel operation coalesces around social media In the wake of a major partner programme refresh, Juniper Networks is making the case for integrating channel marketing strategies more tightly with social media
The Vault partner program uses incentives to increase visibility for F5 firewalls and its architecture bundle.
New Cisco Systems network management tools and Identity Services Engine updates give IT pros a way to manage BYOD using network infrastructure.
Dell has announceditsopen source cloud solution is to be made available through hosting providers and cloud resellers in the UK. The firm has teamed up with Ubuntu Linuxexperts Canonical to develop the platform, which is underpinned by Dell's PowerEdge C server lines, its own deployment and provisio
John Lewis is recruiting 30 IT specialists, with various roles up for grabs
Managed service providers are struggling to come to terms with the pricing of providing support for those who bring their own devices to work. With BYOD on the rise there is a growing challenge for those that are already providing managed services, or looking to develop their skills in that market,
Software vendor demonstrates how cloud ERP integration could help manufacturers exploit social media and mobile analytics to strengthen brand loyalty.
Determining the best way to bring two companies general ledgers together after an acquisition relies heavily on the nature of the business and the reason for the merger, industry experts say.
Moving from Excel to compensation management software can save time, money and reduce errors, but organizations need to consider business goals before buying in, industry observers say.
Most ERP systems include built-in integration with order management, but more is required, according to experts. They offer some advice on how to extend it.
The Dell-SonicWALL acquisition could benefit channels from both companies, but SonicWALL partners want to be sure they're recognized and supported in the Dell ranks.
In our latest podcast, Senior News Director Dave Raffo and Executive Editor Ellen O’Brien talk EMC's cloud-building plans and about what to look out for in transaction fees.