Oracle sues Google for $1bn over claimed copyright infringement in the Java programming of the Android mobile operating system (OS)
Apple has released a version of Java for Mac OS X 10.7 and 10.6 to tackle the Flashback Trojan believed to have infected over 600,000 Macs
The recording of conversations on Scotland Yard’s anti-terror hotline by hacktivist group Team Poison highlights the importance of security for telecommunications, say security experts.
HP’s grip on a flagship Ministry of Defence contract could be weakening after CSC took over a key outsourcing deal.
Many organizations have no plans for effectively dealing with the explosion of information today, according to a recent survey.
Online gambling firm Betfair is inviting software developers to build apps that work with its betting exchange through a cloud-based development environment known as App Cloud.
Gartner's CEO study shows businesses leaders favour CRM as the tool to grow the business, but fail to think radically
Supporting a bring your own device (BYOD) programme is relatively simple, says the head of IT infrastructure and support services at the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organisation.
Kelway gets LAR status with BSS buy Kelway has added Microsoft Large Account Reseller status to its credentials after acquiring Ireland's major (LAR) BSS. BSS, with operations in both Belfast and Dublin, is one of the largest LARs in Ireland expands Kelway's reach.
Managed service provider owner managers looking to exit their businesses will form a key part of The Internet Group's (TIG) acquisition strategy, the firm has said.
Mobile testing may seem overwhelming to many testers, as the mobile space is rapidly growing and new challenges arise every day. Independent consultant Karen Johnson offers some tips for approaching these challenges and gives a preview of what she will cover in her STAREAST presentation, “Testing in the Mobile Environment: A Functional View.”
Quantum’s Scalar LTFS appliance brings linear tape file system (LTFS) support to its tape libraries, making it easier to access files on tape.
Computer 2000 has announced it will adopt the TDTriade name for its consumer electronics division in the UK and Ireland, writes Linda Endersby.
A grand total of 12 resellers have been named to the Pro5 public sector buying consortium's new software and associated services framework, which covers over 200 local authorities and public sector organisations across the country, with two firms, Yorkshire-based Software Box and Phoenix Software.
The JOBS Act alters compliance requirements for emerging companies, but experts say it should have little influence on GRC tools and strategy for those already on the right track.
According to a new Gartner CEO Survey 85% percent of CEOs believe their enterprises will be impacted by an economic downturn in 2012, writes Linda Endersby. Despite this cautionary feel most CEOs will increase IT investment, but the analyst house has still warned on leadership strategy practice.
HP has notified customers that some ProCurve 5400 zl switches were shipped that contained compact flash cards infected with malware.
Issues with printing from mobile devices plague BYOD shops. Apple, Google and Microsoft have to offer enterprises better printing capabilities to make BYOD more efficient.
With an improved online banking system, a SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Award finalist proves customer experiences can drive business revenue.
Morality aside, there's much we can learn from criminal organizations. Granted, their products aren't everyone's cup of tea, but it has to be said they do run a very tight ship.
After a period of relative calm and reflection, acquisitive Daisy Group has stoked its boilers once again.
Panelists at the iHT2 Health IT Summit dismiss the notion that privacy issues hinder mobile health adoption and point to poor usability and infrastructure as the real culprits.
Headlines: SGI NAS uses hybrid storage with DRAM, solid-state drives and hard drives, ZFS, and SGI caching and management software in scale-out clusters.
Storage roundup: Charity cuts costs with Xsigo network virtualisation; prison group gets cloud backup; Danish city deploys Fusion-io software; Amplidata software upgrade; and more news.
No minor update, the new release has an overhauled user interface and more flexibility in configurable dimensions.
Justifying purchases of data warehouse appliances starts with showing that they're a better business fit than conventional systems are, analysts say.
A second Member of the European Parliament responsible for a report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement will recommend Acta be rejected
Facebook says it will back a new US cyber-security bill that will enable the government to access web users' private data on suspicion of a cyber threat.
Federal Communications Commission fines Google $25k for obstructing investigation into harvesting Wi-Fi data for Google Maps' Street View
The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has deployed a document-sharing platform from Skydox
Hotel group De Vere has cut its IT running costs by £100,000 through an infrastructure consolidation programme
Users will have a choice of Windows and Windows Pro with the new version of Windows 8 due out later this year.
The most important thing to ensure third-party suppliers are trusted, is knowing who they.
CEOs view CIOs as itinerant technology specialists rather than leadership material, research from Gartner shows.
Royal Mail is having problems with its website in the latest episode in a recent run of downtime in customer-facing systems
The government has launched an Enterprise Capital Fund to lend over £40m to UK cloud computing and software-as-a-service companies
Through creative funding, one SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards finalist brought a public-library virtual desktop infrastructure project to fruition.
Investment specialist Notion Capital has unveiled plans to invest up to $150m in cloud computing and Software as a service (SaaS) companies in the UK and Europe.
EMC heads list of major storage vendors jumping on the server-based PCIe flash cache trend to reduce latency and supply higher bandwidth for read-heavy, I/O-intensive applications.
Car rental company Enterprise Holdings is deploying ServiceNow’s cloud services for IT service automation.
Specialist IT recruitment agency CV Screen has reported a surge in applicants for IT jobs, with an average of 194 applications per advertised vacancy during the last 12 months, suggesting that confidence in the sector was bouncing back.
Hans Werner Meuer, co-founder of the Top 500 supercomputer list, discusses the latest trends in high performance computing.
Amazon CloudSearch and Microsoft Bing vie to nail down search as an important category of service for cloud application developers.
There's no doubt that the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will present a unique situation to British industry, says Dan Cunliffe, head of partners and strategy at O2 Wholesale.
SAP claims it wants to be the No. 2 database vendor by 2015, and it’s pushing to do so. But is its goal realistic, and what is Oracle doing about it?
With more firms planning to invest in mobile projects to enable staff to work on the move it's becoming clearer what attributes customers are looking for in potential suppliers.
Consulting firms Accenture and Detica see the big data wave as rich in new business opportunities, but rank with data privacy concerns.
JetBlue is among several companies that tout use of stay-at-home call center agents; still, not every business likes them.
Dan Sheehan leaves the CIO post at Dunkin' Brands for the COO position at Modell's Sporting Goods.
When selecting an HCM system, organizations must weigh an ERP HCM platform approach versus stitching together standalone HCM software.
Computerlinks continues to expand beyond its traditional security business bolstering its other lines with the signing of networked storage specialist Info trend.
There are many places where it would be easy for a CISO assessing cloud computing security to just say no. But there are big benefits to saying yes.
Mid-sized firms are struggling to secure the top talent as they miss out on some of the most attractive staff to start-ups or larger rivals prepared to give bigger salaries.
Emphasizing how health information exchange helps patients brought the Central Illinois HIE from nearly nothing to 50% participation in just three years. Here's how it happened.
IT pros learned about Microsoft System Center 2012 management suite at MMS this week. But will they take action on a private cloud deployment?
The government needs a better understanding of the costs benefits of its transparency agenda
Many UK organisations still have work to do to comply with the so-called "cookie law" that comes into force on 26 May
Information security body (ISC)2 has revamped its advisory board to mobilise the professional community and shape public policy
UK organisations are running IT security risks by failing to respond to the trend of employees using their own mobile devices for work
UK businesses admit they would be unable to identify individuals affected by a data breach within the EU's proposed 24 hour time frame
The digital TV switch over is almost complete, paving the way to UK migration to 4G mobile networking
IBM has reported its Smarter Planet and cloud business achieved double digital growth in 2011
Tesco is ramping up its online division in the UK, as part of its plan to invest £1bn following disappointing sales in Britain.
Government departments do not know how much they are spending on e-mail services, according to research by Computer Weekly.
Another rollup update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and once again admins get a slew of new fixes. Is this cause for concern or is the Exchange team simply exterminating a lot of little bugs?
Decreasing WAN latency for big-data replication and file sharing is key for large enterprises with multiple locations. Silver Peak helps speed data replication for EMC Isilon customers.
Dell has appointed a channel development director to mastermind growing the business the vendor gets from the top end of its reseller base.
Security researchers try to get a better understanding of their adversary, but probing Anonymous is proving to be a difficult challenge.
Brother sales and marketing director Phil Jones is to step into the role of UK country head and deputy managing director as the firm repositions its UK management for a renewed push for new market share.
With its embedded field-programmable gate array, Arista's new switch may resonate beyond the latency-phobic government and financial sectors and transform Layer 4-7 services.
An Ohio man reportedly associated with Anonymous pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges of hacking two Utah police websites.
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) attempts to educate customers about the need to pay for the software is pitching up in Reading.
Violin Memory’s all-flash storage array significantly speeds processing and reduces spending for North Island Credit Union.
To convince the CFO about a new HR technology investment, industry observers say, present a business case that includes the costs of the project plus the TCO of current and planned HR systems.
A weak performance in Europe and from its systems and technology hardware operations took the gloss off the first quarter for IBM.
Intergence, the Cambridge based IT optimisation consultancy has appointed ex Deutsche Bank cloud specialist Alistair McLaurin as a principal consultant, writes Linda Endersby.
Gartner MDM Summit attendees got advice on how to launch, expand and reinvigorate their master data management programs for better data consistency.
One of the strongest versions Microsoft has put out in years, SQL Server 2012 first needs to accomplish a monumental task -- overcome database inertia, industry watchers say.
With business users looking to get their hands on business intelligence data more quickly, making BI systems more flexible and responsive is becoming a priority in many organizations.
There are hopes that HTML5 will ease mobile device development soon. But at the 2012 MIT Hi-Tech Conference, game developers said it will take time.
Florida Crystals’ decision to leave Capgemini came down to finding a niche provider that could provide specialized cloud skills and a closer, more strategic business relationship.
While other vendors move cautiously into OpenFlow and software-defined networking, NEC continues to release actual product with v2 of its ProgrammableFlow ecosystem.
Cisco has used its annual partner conference for the platform to take the wraps off a couple of fresh partner incentives, writes Linda Endersby. The Cisco Services Partner Program, expected to be available to all partners in all geographies in the next 18 months, will provide access to the vendor's
The services business continues to deliver for Computacenter with the long-term picture looking rosy for the channel player, despite some current margin erosion.
Choosing between on-premises and SaaS delivery models or niche and integrated SCM suites eventually boils down to what’s best for the business, industry watchers say.
A review of hundreds of unique custom Web applications found more than half are vulnerable to cross-site scripting and more than 86% contain injection flaws.
OwnCloud began as an open source community project and now offers a commercial version of its file-sharing software to compete with enterprise Dropbox, but for on-premise use.
It’s Apple and Android’s world, and Microsoft’s just managing it. Admins can use the new Windows Intune to manage iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
HP Blue Carpet partner portal rewards sales reps who get more training and sell across the suite of HP products.
Barclaycard is providing stick-on contactless sensors, to encourage people to start making payments with their smartphones
Ian Alderton, chief information officer at the corporate division of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), has left the bank this month.
Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee criticises plans to allow security services to spy on internet users' e-mails, phone calls and internet browsing habits
Yahoo's chief executive Scott Thompson has confirmed plans to shut down dozens of products that are not seen as core business in a bid to turn around the firm's fortunes.
Knowing multiple programming languages, such as Java, C and C#, can get you noticed faster in the IT jobs market.
Where do you rank in using predictive analytics? New research and two Ivy League data scientists suggest that if you do it all, you're way ahead.
Network overload, IT security, data centre power and remote access problems plague London businesses during 2012 Olympics Games. How are IT pros preparing themselves?
Workers at IT services giant CSC in the UK are holding a lunchtime protest today (19 April) to protest at the company’s redundancy policy
Amazon claims its new online store will make it easy for customers to find, compare, and start using cloud software.
The number of customers using smartphones to make purchases soared by 254% from March 2011, according to IMRG.
IT programming has been included in recruitment firm Hays’ list of global skills shortages, with particular demand for Java, .NET and C++
Puppet Labs aligns with OpenStack software, as OpenStack vies with Citrix’s CloudStack and others to be the platform of choice for cloud.
Swindon residents are to receive a 4G-LTE network made available through Mi-Fi devices from comms provider UK Broadband
A new spam campaign is promoting fake antivirus software through hundreds of fake or compromised Twitter accounts and thousands of tweets, warn security researchers.
Supercomputers will be powerful enough to simulate the human brain within seven years, says founder of Top500 list.
Citibank and the Royal Bank of Scotland are working with SAP to develop a cloud platform businesses can link their systems to directly
Cloud provider DreamHost will roll out a software-defined network on the Nicira Network Virtualization Platform, boosting security, isolation and flexibility for customers.
Nokia has reported a €3bn loss, due to what it describes as greater than expected competitive challenges and seasonality
IT professionals lack the skills to truly understand the big data opportunity for business and government
D-Link and Computer 2000 are getting reacquainted after a two-year break in their relationship, signing a new distribution agreement that will see the full range of D-Link's products, including its IP surveillance and storage lines, sold through C2000's specialist PC Components division.
Many businesses are discovering some nasty security surprises from their cloud providers, but that is no reason to shy away, says Mark Adams-Wright, chief information officer, Suffolk County Council.
Shareholders who backed interactive whiteboard (IWB) manufacturer Promethean when it listed on the stock exchange two years ago saw their shares drop to just a third of the original price following poor results from the vendor.
Enterprises are turning to service providers for managed video-conferencing services to mitigate risk and lower operational costs.
The bring your own device trend is set to reach a £2bn opportunity in the UK software and IT services market by 2016 but could spell problems for those resellers who fail to move with the times.
Cloud and network integrator Redstone has said it will look to make further cost savings of around £900,000 per annum in response to unpredictable economic conditions.
The growth in the number of security threats should provide the channel with plenty to talk about at next week's InfoSecurity show.
Avaya has parted company with its UK and Ireland managing director, Andrew Shepperd, after just eight months in charge. Sheppard replaced Lee Shorten at the helm in August last year, and vowed to take a "back to basics" approach to the firm's dealings with the networking channel.
Analysts calculate how, well, big the market has become, indicating considerable growth three and even five years out, though the projections differ dramatically.
Networking services provider Colt is to add a new string to its bow, creating a franchise partner channel in a bid to increase its exposure to end-user customers across Europe and help comms VARs make the transition into a managed services role.
IT leader invigorates DNA sequencing center by replacing old and clunky data mining with visual business intelligence solution.
At STAREAST 2012, keynote speaker Keith Klain spoke about his success in leading cultural change by emphasizing leadership skills, talent management and empowerment.
The amount of Apple products being handled by distribution across Western Europe continues to rise as demand for the vendor's tablets, notebooks and smartphones carries on spiralling upwards.
The qualitative research methods employed by social scientists are not so different from the work of software testers, according to STAREAST 2012 keynote speaker Michael Bolton.
In a session at the SOURCE Boston conference, a PCI assessor and a CISO explain that there are ways to arrive at a report on compliance they can both appreciate.
Fallen mobility behemoth Nokia will attempt to muddle along without a sales boss after executive vice president Colin Giles decided to cash in his chips and make a hurried exit from the table after 20 years of service, ostensibly to spend more time with his family.
Luminary Dan Geer says IT infrastructure risk can be reduced by boosting Internet resiliency and by planning backup processes should the Net go down.
Green virtualization technologies replaced outdated hardware and offered IT leader big power-consumption savings.
Several organisations, including the BBC, are embarking on journeys with product MDM, big data and data visualisation software to save money and increase efficiency.
Microsoft has reported $17.41bn third quarter revenues, beating analyst estimates
Government communications intelligence agency GCHQ has released two papers by Alan Turing on the theory of code breaking
There are three main risks to business related to data protection, according to the ICO.
The Public and Commercial Services union is threatening industrial action over a CSC outsourcing deal with MoD.
Outsourcing in the UK has slowed considerably in the first three months of 2012 with the value of contracts signed falling well below last year.
UK businesses are failing to check the security controls surrounding their data in the cloud, a study has revealed.
In this week in review podcast, learn about EMC's announcement that its hard drive price increase is here to stay, plus other news from our sites.
The Royal Courts (RCJ) of Justice’s £12.5m eWorking system has been axed, after months of poor implementation and low user uptake.
With over 80 years of cultural information in its archive, the BBC is looking at making programme metadata available
Barracuda Networks Inc., announced this week that its Barracuda Backup Service will include VMware host support.
Foundational technologies like barcodes, RFID, and mobile computers are fueling next-generation SCM systems, helping manufacturers mitigate risk and achieve end-to-end visibility.
Fusion-io Inc., announced this week that a software development kit (SDK) is available to software developers.
Thecus Technology Corp. and McAfee announced a partnership this week.
Customers. Let's be honest, they're an expensive pain in the assets. You can never do enough for them so who'd blame you if you took a leaf out of one famous telco's book and didn't bother?
The core parts of Microsoft's operations delivered the numbers for the vendor which saw the performance of its entertainment division, powered by the Xbox, tumble in its third fiscal quarter.
Hewlett-Packard to package Ubuntu on ProLiant servers. Linus Torvalds up for a prestigious technology prize. Red Hat embraces Microsoft Open Technologies.
Finding experienced developers is a major challenge for many enterprise IT organizations.
Computer 2000 has set out to get more resellers involved with the cloud after establishing a programme to help arm partners with the skills and knowledge needed to sell hosted solutions.
PwC’s ISBS 2012 report, which will be presented at Infosecurity 2012, shows security teams react too slowly to threats from new technologies.
With under a month to go until the 2012 London Olympics, we went behind the scenes at LOCOG to find out how Official Worldwide Olympic Partner Acer is meeting the challenge of supplying IT hardware to the greatest show on Earth.
OpenFlow will play a tiny role in the Cisco software-defined networking strategy, which will focus on making existing Cisco networks programmable. OpenFlow supporters are wary.
Cisco announced its new Partner Plus program at the Cisco Partner Summit 2012, offering incentives to partners that win business in the SMB market.
Soon to be compulsory, employers need to know about Real Time Information (RTI), a project launched by the government some 18 months ago to overhaul the way PAYE is run in the UK, writes Jason Piper.
The DevOps model is gaining popularity and offers many benefits, according to STAREAST 2012 presenter Manoj Narayanan.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz has dismissed Rackspace's OpenStack cloud computing project as "relatively immature" and not yet a competitive threat to the vSphere environment, saying that VMware's greater, nearer-term challenge will come from Microsoft.
Software vendor Version One has poached ex-Sage midmarket boss to be its new managing director after Julian Buck announced he was stepping down from the role.