The government is outsourcing IT development for the universal credit welfare programme to India despite promises to keep data projects in the UK
London Overground has announced passengers will get an hour's free internet access with Wi-Fi hotspots at all 56 stations on the network
Yahoo has appointed three directors to its board in a bid to turn the struggling internet company around and increase shareholder value
Channel 4 News has revealed fraudsters can access the data on Barclays Bank cards by scanning them with mobile phones
The Cabinet Office has named 12 suppliers for the government’s Public Services Network framework (PSN), which will be worth between £500m and £3bn over two years
The BSA has fined power conversion company Converteam UK £6,000 for using unlicensed copies of Microsoft and Adobe software
Southampton University is leading a consortium in creating a Centre of Innovation for the Application of High Performance Computing
Microsoft employees and US marshals have raided two office buildings in Pennsylvania and Illinois to disrupt Zeus botnets of hijacked computers used to harvest financial and personal data
Before starting the financial accounting software selection process, put a clear strategy and a carefully selected steering committee in place.
This multi-step selection process can help organizations overcome the challenges—and reap the rewards—of finding the right financial accounting software.
Consultants explain how to match an organization’s requirements to financial management system options and vendors.
Upfront planning will pay off when the time comes to hammer out a contract for a financial application.
Adopting cloud HR software requires identifying where the cloud offers advantages, according to Liz Garnand, and making sure cloud HR providers have the right privacy and security controls.
Workforce management software can help you better manage your global labor force.
Tape NAS brings file-level access to LTO tape for archiving, but Crossroads StrongBox is alone among hardware that takes full advantage of LTFS.
Storage roundup: Research company gets Acronis virtual machine backup; cloud provider opts for Nexsan; Arkivum appoints Scallon; Coraid appoints Virmani; and Qsan is VMware-ready.
As more workloads are virtualized, does it make sense to give VMware virtualization management tools the burden of physical systems?
The attraction of iPads and laptops to thieves has been used as a factor to explain the growth in insurance claims following burglaries. According to reports over the weekend the insurance industry is now having to pay out £415m to cover the claims of those who have been targeted by criminals
Two major names in the printing business have today announced their successful selection as preferred suppliers in the Government Procurement Service Wiser Public Sector Print Services Framework, writes Linda Endersby. The framework, set to replace the current print services agreement in April was
Exclusive Networks is improving the level of technical support it offers resellers to ensure that it doesn't miss out on opportunities because of a lack of skills. The distribution group, which acquired Arc and Vadition, can provide resellers with access to 25 full-time trainers and has invested in
Master data governance tools are emerging to aid the orchestration of MDM and BPM, according to MDM expert Aaron Zornes. “Big data” is a distraction from the business basics of MDM, he says.
Legal and technical actions could disrupt some Zeus botnet operations by seizing command-and-control servers in Pennsylvania and Illinois.
The UK's largest electronic game retailer has gone into administration after asking for its shares to be suspended last Wednesday, saying the decision had been taken after careful consideration and ceaseless interrogation of every possible alternative, writes Linda Endersby. Game Group employs arou
Health care CIOs give vendors a laundry list of what they'll buy now, including HIPAA compliance and security help, iPad EHR interfaces and tools to improve interoperability.
The pressure is on to recruit -- and retain -- skilled employees. Industry watchers say talent management software can make that process less painful and more successful.
EVault Inc., said its cloud DR service will offer a 'guaranteed' cloud recovery option that promises to restore customer data within four hours.
The Business Software Alliance has struck again in its ongoing battle to punish those that fail to pay for using software landing a £8,000 settlement with power conversion specialist Coverteam. The payment breaks down to include a settlement payment of £6,000 and a further £2,000
In-memory analytics tools give business users more control over how they use business intelligence data. But IT and BI pros need to be on guard to ensure that problems don't result, analysts warn.
Logitech has signalled its intention to grow its business through the B2B channel launching an all in one video and audio conferencing tool targeted at companies wishing to increase opportunities for small groups to use conferencing facilities, writes Linda Endersby. The vendor usually uses consume
The cost of a data breach in the UK is falling, data from Ponemon Institute shows, but the news isn't all good.
Headlines: EMC wants to build your cloud and has put together cloud-building services going beyond storage. The services target cloud infrastructure, applications and desktop computing.
There are plenty of places where order management systems can go wrong. Just ask the retailer that mistakenly offered a $70 iPad. There are ways to find those cracks though.
Cyber criminals are planting malicious Google Chrome extensions that hijack Facebook accounts in the official Chrome Web Store
Self-service BI could very well be the answer to the perennial question, "What's the ROI of business intelligence?"
Profiling and tracking of website visitors is important to businesses and consumers, says security firm AVG Technologies
Cisco has unveiled a Key Stage 4 (KS4) Maths and Science initiative for secondary schools ahead of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Predictive analytics requires support and know-how to create a sustainable program, recent research suggests.
Networkingvendor D-Link is continuing with its mission to cuddle up to the UK channel with the launch of a new 'Value in Partnership' programme that puts the emphasis firmly on driving resellers into new markets. D-Link is keen to get more of its networking partners into its storage and IP surveilla
Companies are expanding the range of services they outsource, with app development at the top of businesses function list, says KPMG
Cloud aggregator Modular DPS is offering a cloud backup services package for VARs and MSPs, combining resources from Intel’s Hybrid Cloud Program, 6fusion and MSPexcellence.
The European Commission (EC) is proposing a European Cybercrime Centre in efforts to tackle rising levels of online crime across Europe
More IT-based businesses are starting with greater investment in IT after the slowdown, but with lopsided demand as businesses increase spending at different rates
Education specialist RM has indicated that its financial performance remains on track despite the last three months being some of the lowest for revenue and orders. The vendor released a trading statement covering the period from 1 December 2011 to 23 March highlighting that the seasonal nature of
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) specialist Atlantis Computing is taking its first steps into the world of server virtualisation to coincide with the imminent migration off Citrix XenApp 4.5 servers running Windows 2003, and is looking to the Citrix channel to help get the job done. There iscurr
Entanet, the communications provider, has voiced concerns over the new guidelines that will change the way providers advertise broadband speeds from 1st April 2012, writes Linda Endersby. The new principles published by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and Committee of Advertising Practice
Government is consulting on plans to change R&D tax credits in a move to encourage more technology companies to invest in innovation
Lord Alan Sugar has decided to share his views about SME credit describing most of those that are rejected for credit as 'skint' and not worth the backing of the banks. The views from Sugar, shared at the Business 2012 conference, come at a time when the government has been making efforts to try an
British workers would like to see their firms reinvest money into training with staff viewing some of the spending in other areas as wasteful.
The benefits of managed services for channel partners are fairly well established with recurring revenues and greater chances of incremental revenue on the list. But additional rewards are emerging including gaining longer relationships with customers. According to those working at the coalface in
A survey of digital marketing professionals found some companies plan to take no action to comply with UK cookie law before the May 26 deadline.
Business intelligence software can help companies access more accurate and timely information, leading to better decisions and the ability to be proactive, industry observers say.
Google and Twitter have rejected calls by a UK parliamentary committee to introduce measures to stop users breaking privacy injunctions, saying it would be impossible to censor content effectively
The Cabinet Office has signed a deal with Oracle to save £75m by 2015 across central government, the emergency services and the NHS
Doing self-service BI right still requires structured and governed data management.
Technology is a relatively new addition to the 139-year-old institution of the Football Association, says IT chief Rob Ray.
UK businesses and data centres aren’t prepared for IT consumerisation, but building a virtual desktop infrastructure can help.
Online passwords are so insecure that 1% can be cracked within 10 guesses, according to a researcher at Cambridge University.
A security industry collaborative strike has taken down the second Hlux or Kelihos botnet
The Cabinet Office has created a Digital Leaders group with representatives from each government department to accelerate its digital agenda.
Fears around security are holding customers back from making the shift towards Next Generation Data Centres (NGDCs), writes Linda Endersby. The survey from Crossbeam identified the three main technology areas of the data centre as application servers, storage infrastructure and network A massive 9
Harry Rosen, a high-end clothing retailer, won a Gartner’s CRM award for the way it uses mobile CRM in its stores, running CRM on smartphones and tablets.
IBM customers Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health reveal five rules of thumb they learned while implementing highly ambitious data governance programs.
IBM customers Nationwide Insurance and Cardinal Health reveal five rules of thumb they learned while implementing highly ambitious data governance programs.
Magirus has been signed up by Dell to handle the vendor's data centre solutions including its servers, storage and connectivity products. The distributor has been working with Dell since the start of the year in Europe but now extends the relationship to cover the UK, starting from next month. Mag
Avere Systems upgrades NAS acceleration software, adding more control over namespace and asynchronous replication for the cloud.
Mobile device management is about to undergo major market consolidation. IT pros worry about the effect on their relationships with MDM vendors.
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) is planning to make more noise in the market and deepen its channel relationships as it looks to flex its muscles in the storage market. The vendor is planning to work closely with its major reseller accounts and develop what vice president of channels and alliances Neill
Used effectively, workforce management systems can boost a company’s productivity and profits.
An IBM report found a slight increase in browser-based vulnerabilities, but security features are driving attackers to target components rather than the browser itself.
A lack of skills is one of the reasons why cloud projects are being held up and the move to a hosted delivery of services and applications is taking much longer than many expected. Research from Citrix on the state of the cloud market has produced some sobering reading revealing that a full transi
Hopes that have been pinned on the private sector as being a source for jobs to offset public sector cuts look well placed when it comes to the IT market. The UK technology industry is fairly confident that it can do its bit in creating jobs with 78% of firms expecting to take on more staff this ye
Get insight on buying procurement software as SaaS vs. on-premises software. Read the benefits of procurement software in the cloud and find out when it’s better kept on-premises.
Concerns about VDI performance and price led insurance brokerage DeWitt Stern to add a Nutanix Complete Cluster storage appliance instead of an existing SAN.
Procurement software purchases should keep an eye toward strategic sourcing concepts, experts say. Read advice for the procurement software selection process.
DH2i’s server application virtualization software lowers SQL Server 2012 license requirements by stacking many instances on a single Windows server.
ERP-based, SaaS, standalone -- the choices are bewildering. Workforce management software comes in many different shapes and sizes. Here’s a guide to selecting the right WFM option.
Not surprisingly, workforce management software raises more potential organizational and cultural issues than most types of software.
Managing global employee data in SaaS HR applications can provide flexibility and ease of use but bring a host of security and compliance issues.
Once a disparate collection of recruiting and training features in HRMS systems, talent management systems are focused on finding, developing, and retaining the talent that drives organizations.
Selecting a talent management system can be easier with these tips from HR technology experts.
In-memory computing could be the game changer that transforms finance organizations from accounting managers to forward-looking leaders in corporate planning.
The NoOps term reflects a trend in contemporary DevOps shops: the diminishing number of operations people relative to developers.
Facebook will halt trading in its stock on private secondary markets at the end of this week as it prepares for an initial public offering (IPO)
New rules agreed by the European Parliament will force mobile firms to lower the prices of making a call or downloading data abroad by July 2012.
Twitter has admitted users are being affected by a bug that randomly bumps fellow tweeters from their follow lists without permission
EC vice-president Viviane Reding has urged MEPs to hasten reforms to EU Data Protection law, saying it can't wait two years for adoption
The Guide Dogs has undergone a major modernisation and restructuring business process management (BPM) programme.
Exhibition and events service provider Melville is moving its systems into the cloud to take advantage of the on demand cloud computing.
When the new systems management product finally arrives next month, it'll include new cloud-friendly capabilities. But does it go far enough?
Financial decision makers believe that cloud computing will be important to the success of their businesses over the next couple of years
From Enterprise Connect 2012, find out how leading companies developed an enterprise social media strategy.
Heath food maker Danone has used SAP to reduce its carbon footprint by 22%.
Druva inSync is known as one of the leading laptop backup products, and now protects Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
City watchers have raised expectations that Sage could be the target of a takeover stoking interest in the software firm. The vendor has been linked with M&A deals in the past, often with an expectation Sage will be involved, but the latest speculation comes on the back of consolidation in the
Adobe released a bulletin addressing critical flaws in Flash Player and rolled out a silent automatic update feature in Flash 11.2
Providing customer service agents with knowledge and technology improves the overall customer experience, according to industry experts.
Industry experts say companies need to step up plans for cross-channel customer service or risk damaging customer experience management strategies.
Consumerization isn’t just end user versus IT. Some IT pros bypass management to create public cloud apps that speed test-and-dev projects.
Microsoft's plans to unify its volume licensing pricing policy across the European Union will leave resellers passing on potential price increases to customers. The vendor has made the decision to unify pricing from 1 July and there are expectations that there will be changes to sterling prices, bu
Hosting provider SIPCOM cut its licensing costs, and improved SaaS delivery for customers thanks to these infrastructure upgrades.
Social CRM is still about business strategy and customer satisfaction, but the social part brings a whole new element to traditional CRM.
The financial services (FS) sector is a key target for cyber criminals with more attacks being made against that vertical market than any other. Although the sector has long been a target for hackers because of the money that could be accessed and has taken necessary steps to protect data there are
The lack of standard definitions to explain cloud computing leads to more than Twitter flame wars. Everybody loses when inconsistent language confuses customers.
Startup aims to provide affordable cloud-based website protection and acceleration.
Open source specialist Red Hat has broken through the $1bn revenue mark with the channel a key factor in the firm's success. The results for the full fiscal year ended 29 February saw the firm reach $1.13bn, a 25% year-on-year increase, and net income rose to $146.6m from $107.3m twelve months earl
With many companies turning to loyalty programs to lure new customers and retain existing ones, experts note that the best programs are built on a solid customer service foundation.
Just a day after Citrix shared channel research indicating that a transition to the cloud was years away a contradictory picture of the market has been revealed by Microsoft. One of the constant headaches for both resellers and users alike has been trying to get a sense of the timetable for the mov
Gartner Inc. is getting ready to host its 10th annual Gartner BI Summit. Find out what you're likely to see and what sessions you shouldn't miss.
Miami Dolphins CTO Tery Howard turns to analytics technology and IBM to make Sun Life Stadium all that it can be.
Cyber crime has become big business and is now masterminded by gangs that are looking to gain financial advantage through their attacks. As well as revealing that 80% of cyber crime is carried out by hardened criminals the review of the state of the market from the John Grieve Centre for Policing a
A cloud service can help companies get around some hurdles with SIEM systems.
Ultimate Medical Academy's CIO tells how the health care training school used new integration tools to quickly link Oracle and SQL Server systems.
Finding an SAP implementation partner with expertise is only part of the equation, according to one Gartner analyst. Fitting with a company’s culture is just as critical.
Blackberry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced it will exit the consumer business after posting large Q4 losses
The Cabinet Office has released guidance to open up the public sector market to more SME IT suppliers.
Barclays customers are hitting glitches accessing the firm's banking site and mobile app Pingit, after Barclays rolled out a new website
Dell has taken the wraps off a cloud specialisation for channel partners bringing it into line with its main rivals, which have already taken similar steps. The vendor's cloud services and solutions certification for its PartnerDirect channel will give resellers the chance to provide cloud services
The two bidders for Cable & Wireless Worldwide have been given an extension to get their proposals in order after the initial deadline didn't deliver any concrete results. Vodafone and Tata have emerged as the contenders for the CWW business, with both being given a deadline of yesterday to get
Capita, the business process outsourcing company, announced today its successful selection as an approved supplier for both lots of the Government Procurement Services Information Management and Learning Services Framework, writes Linda Endersby. The framework is for use by schools, academies, cons
Gatwick airport’s initiative to improve performance and life of its IT; public sector’s progress in virtualisation and IT pros’ server management woes are this week’s highlights.
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Micro-P the Hampshire based retail and B2B distributor has announced it has bolstered its audio visual portfolio after signing a partnership with BenQ, writes Linda Endersby. The distributor will offer BenQ projectors, LCD monitors, large format displays and digital cameras, extending the range of
The biggest upgrade to the UK's PAYE system since the 1950s goes live within two weeks.
Mobile devices have added a new dynamic to privacy and security issues. Panelists at an ONC roundtable gave advice on best practices to address those issues.
The federal government has announced a $200 million initiative for “big data” research, education and training.
Williams Lea’s SIEM is already helping reduce manual log reviews. But there’s still a lot of work to be done before the SIEM can be fully deployed.
The state of the size of the challenge trying to compete in the smartphone market at Blackberry maker RIM was laid bare as the firm reported a $125m loss in its latest quarter. RIM has been struggling for a while, with its move into the tablet market not going as well as it had hoped, but in its ke
The Internet Security Forum haswarned organizations to take a wider approach to IT security risk advising it becomes more of a strategic focus for firms, writes Linda Endersby. The recommendations have been made in Threat Horizon 2014: Managing Risks When Threats Collide, with the report challengin
The credit card giants tell banks that a third-party payment processor may have been breached, causing the loss of tens of thousands of card numbers.