The US plans to target foreign nationals using new technologies to carry out human rights abuses
More than half of UK firms expect a cyber attack in the next six months, but see competitors as a greater risk than criminals
FlexPod shared infrastructure’s validation by Microsoft for private cloud; a UK power company’s virtualisation project; and OnyxCloud’s storage upgrades are this week’s highlights.
Vodafone has bought Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for £1.04bn
Martha Lane Fox, the UK’s digital champion, has launched Go On UK, the latest initiative to increase the number of people using the internet.
Intel is set to release the much-anticipated quad-core Ivy Bridge processor, based on the chip-maker's 3D Tri-Gate technology
CSC shocked workers with an announcement of a further 640 job cuts on top of about 400 losses on its NHS IT project.
John Lewis is using augmented reality to enable customers to try clothes on virtually, as part of its multichannel offering.
The new Creative Suite 6 product aims to connect web and mobile development and bridge Flash programming to HTML5
IT professionals lament the exhaustive drive to outsource as well as inadequate IT training.
Most UK consumers would stop doing business with any organisation that lost personal data, a survey has revealed.
While the pace of the move to open source in the public sector has been slow so far, a number of factors are converging to determine the blueprint for its future use in government IT.
New role for Jones as Brother reshuffles UK management 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.
Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 and JD Edwards World 9.3 are the first major releases in three years for the products, and include features around reporting, security and compliance.
Adobe could widen its market share in the creative market after launching a cloud based subscription service to use its software that retails for in excess of £1,000. The cloud based service, which is launching in conjunction with version 6 of its Creative Suite, offers a subscription option
Indian IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) continues to defy the economic slowdown.
E-commerce will keep growing, forcing companies to improve their CRM systems and break down silos between the two, analysts predict.
This SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Award finalist engages students in a technical training program with a new learning management system.
Magirus has become the latest distributor to take the wraps off a cloud support programme to help resellers make the transition to selling hosted technology. The distributor's Cloud Foundation will provide training around infrastructure as a service and provide certifications for those partners that
Following a lengthy sale process and a protracted back-and-forth with India-based Tata,troubled comms provider Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) has been swallowed up by Vodafone for £1.04bn, or 38p per share. CWW was formed in March 2010after parent Cable & Wireless split into two dist
An expert in ERP upgrades explains why having a firm grip on five critical issues can ensure a strong return on investment.
Security expert Scott Crawford discusses steps CIOs can take to prevent violations of organizational remote access security policies.
Attackers are already in the network, so if companies aren’t monitoring activity, they’re not doing enough, said Shawn Henry of CrowdStrike.
Strong demand for network security appliances helped deliver decent growth for Check Point, which is also expecting customer interest in its ThreatCloud offering. A combination of sales of the old, in the form of the vendor's established annuity software blades, and the new in the form of the netwo
Back office automation softwarevendor ReadSoft is making a move on the SME market after unveiling a new online version of its product designed to be sold as a SaaS application in the cloud, capitalising on recent figures that suggest UK SMEs are losing billions of pounds every year thanks to delayed
When preparing for the transition, companies should review existing processes, involve end users and clean up the data.
ISACA’s update to its popular COBIT 5 framework incorporates a business-wide approach the organization says helps enterprises maximize their information and technology assets.
Commvault says the product bundle is part of a deepening “strategic alliance” with the software giant.
Headlines: EMC announced that the price increase for HDDs put into place last year will continue and to watch out for a new high-end Symmetrix VMAX storage system and the “Project Thunder” flash caching appliance.
The PC market in EMEA has shrugged off the current tough economic conditions and the ongoing HDD supply issues following last year's Thailand floods and delivered growth in the first quarter. It's become almost commonplace to see the PC figures on the slide but the latest numbers from IDC will make
So it looks as if Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Walt Disney and Pixar are going to have to face the prospect of a trial in a class action lawsuit claiming they conspired not to poach each other's staff, writes Billy MacInnes. According to Reuters, a judge in San Jose California has rejected their at
Virtual desktop infrastructure pulls endpoint management to the core of the enterprise data center, taxing data center networks.
Going to third-party Oracle support means saving money and possibly having customizations supported. But concerns about upgrades down the road may provide pause.
The latest version of IBM's flagship DB2 database offers several features designed to coax Oracle customers out of their software comfort zones.
Hackers are using automated tools to compromise websites and plunder company databases, security researchers have found.
Sales of PCs into distribution channels increased 7.6% in the first three months but end user demand remained low
Social networking giant Facebook reported a fall in profits for the first three months of this year as its anticipated IPO gets nearer.
The personal data of 38,000 runners in the London Marathon have been accidentally published on the organiser’s website
Internet cyber crime costs $380bn a year but too little is done to protect users, says European Commission vice-president Neelie Kroes
IT suppliers are struggling to transform their business models to meet customers' expectations of cloud
The UK is facing the challenge of deriving economic and social value from the internet, says Universities and Science Minister David Willetts.
UK firms are suffering a record number of security breaches, costing billions of pounds a year, a survey of more than 400 businesses shows.
Context Information Security found that data stored by a cloud customer could be accessed by the next customer to spin up a VM on the same disk.
Security expert Scott Crawford outlines ways CIOs can maintain remote access security controls despite the influx of mobile devices.
In our channel news roundup, Storage Guardian integrates its cloud backup with ConnectWise, and Ctera launches a mobile app for cloud file access.
Bring your own device schemes (BYOD) have been ruled out as a policy option at the Ministry of Defence, says MoD security head Simon Wise
The trusting attitude of some companies towards web applications is leaving them exposed to threats with a large number failing to meet security standards. The latest research into the state of software from Veracode has revealed that 84% of web applications used by public companies were deemed una
Bocada’s vpConnect combines Prism and Vision backup reporting software modules to bring backup reporting for physical and virtual machines under one monitoring tool.
IT search portal comparetheware.com has officially launched using the Information Security show as the backdrop to announce the first services it will offer users looking to make informed choices about technology purchasing. Plans to launch the service were announced at the start of the year and co
EMC looks to give Oracle RMAN a DD Boost by extending its Data Domain dedupe-enhancement software to the database recovery application.
IT management software vendor Ipswitch has picked up web appspecialist iOpus Software for an undisclosed sum. The firm, which will become part of Ipswitch's Network Management Division,focuses on cloud-basedweb application performance testing and monitoring solutions. It has two main product sets, A
Amazon broadens its cloud services with AWS Marketplace, creating a single-click experience and opening its public cloud to third-party developers.
Hitachi Data Systems combines BlueArc’s SiliconFS with block storage for its first unified storage architecture.
Lenovo Western Europevice president of enterprise and public sector Marc Godin is to step into the newly-created role of vice president and general manager of the PC vendor's UK and Ireland operation, the firm has revealed. With heritage going back tothe IBM days, Godin has served as vice president
UK firms are being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis with many suffering losses costing the economy billions of pounds. The latest survey of the attack landscape reveals that one in severn large organisations was hacked last year and the average firm is facing an attack a week with sma
Egenera’s PAN Portability fixes some – but not all – of the challenges of disaster recovery for bare-metal servers.
Networking security firm Barracuda Networks has urged partners to change their pitches around security solution sales in order to get the most out of their customers. "The industry focuses too much on bad habits and not the benefits of security," Wieland Alge, Barracuda EMEA vice president
Warehousing firm WOW Logistics solved its WLAN design troubles with Wi-Fi beamforming from Ruckus Wireless.
SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards finalist pursues transformational change with smart grid energy solutions.
Google increased the reward for a code execution bug to $20,000. Microsoft remains against a bug bounty.
The government has created a Digital Advisory Board (DAB) of industry IT heads and academics to support its digital by default agenda
One fifth of Mac computers are carrying one or more instances of Windows malware and one in 36 are carrying Mac OS X malware.
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) typically face the same threats as bigger organisations, but lack the same level of expertise and other security resources.
One IT leader makes the difference in a distressed housing market by merging real estate technology with group collaboration techniques.
Apple has posted another remarkable set of financial results, overtaking IT giants IBM and HP in sales during its latest financial quarter.
As consumerisation and tech-savvy users challenge the traditional role of IT, technology pros must use cloud, automation and ITaaS to give their businesses competitive advantage.
SAP has continued where it left off last year with an 11% increase in sales in the first three months of 2012.
Explore India Inc’s top five IT spending priorities of 2012-13. Also view the slideshow of key data points of this Ernst & Young-CIO Klub survey.
NHS Blackpool has given 400 clinicians tablet computers using secure network access from Vodafone
Keeping software up to date with security patches can deliver 80% protection from cyber threats, says security firm Secunia.
The Trustworthy Internet Movement (TIM) is to tackle implementation and governance internet communication protocol (SSL) as its first project.
The Conficker worm is still one of the biggest malware threats to business, according to the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report
The Open University and Global Knowledge have partnered to offer ITIL graduates a post-graduate service management certificate
The Government Cloud will offer a dedicated, secure infrastructure for government agencies.
Some in the channel continue to believe that cloud is hype but those working at SAP can thank demand for services in that area for boosting the bottom line. The software vendor delivered first quarter results that included relatively modest gains in sofware revenue growth, at 4% year-on-year, and s
CamelOne 2012 will span the gamut from online games to particle acceleration. This is the second annual community event from open source integration giant FuseSource.
IBM’s new low-priced Power servers compete with x86 for Linux workloads and may help IBM gain “big data” market share.
One of the challenges for anyone in the security market looking for green fields business and high margins is to identify the technology that is coming down the line and likely to make a serious impact on the market. Those looking for clues as they walked around Earl's Court at InfoSec will have se
NCP Engineering universal Android IPsec VPN client for the Android 4.0 platform can enable enterprises to securely connect with one another.
Tim Cook has dismissed the idea thatApple may look to converge its iPad and MacBook lines in the future,and said that while other endpoint hardware vendors may try to go down that route, it would likely be "from a defensive point of view." "Products are about trade-offs, and you begin
It's looking like June will be the first opportunity companies will have to buy carbon tax credits under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), writes David Galton-Fenzi. Any company that uses more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity (equivalent to an annual bill of about £500,000) has been
With Symantec taking the lead, backup appliances that bundle backup software with dedupe and disk challenge traditional virtual tape libraries (VTLs).
Weaker than expected licenses sales were highlighted as a concern by Symantec as it provided preliminary results for its fourth fiscal quarter. The software player suffered a drop in "license rich storage and server management deals" according to Enrique Salem, president and CEO of the ve
Security expert Rich Mogull offers advice on ways to support BYOD and data security in the consumerization age.
Virgin Media Business (VMB)has been hailed as the star performer in comms provider Virgin Media's latest quarter, with 7.1% growth in unit salesto £170.4m contributingclose to50% of the group's overall growth. Total Virgin Mediasales grew 2.4% to £1.006bn in the first three months of the
The Black Hole Exploit toolkit is behind the bulk of the HTML and Java exploits, according to version 12 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report.
Expert columnist: Open source computing creates new opportunities to collaborate across enterprise processes and integrate with proprietary applications.
Organisations are becoming a soft touch for online fraudsters by failing to delete personal information, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned.
Private firms are continuing to get a lighter rap on the knuckles compared to the public sector when it comes to the fines for data breaches being handed out by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). This time last year the ICO was embarrassed into admitting it didn't hand out fines in the maj
While the industry fixates on “big data” and consumerization, another newcomer is carving out a quieter and smaller place in the market for itself.
While the industry fixates on “big data” and consumerization, another newcomer is carving out a quieter and smaller place in the market for itself.
ZyXEL is counting on a new free training offer on wireless and security solutions to help it achieve ambitious channel expansion targets for the UK and Ireland. The broadband networking specialist has already got 120 partners to sign on the dotted line since the start of the year, and hopes to usher
VMware pushes deeper into the application space with the purchase of Cetas Software, a big data analytics startup, that could have tie-ins with several of its products.
An IT manager at Intel Corp. sums up the chip maker's approach to managing master data in four words: Standardize, consolidate, optimize and utilize.
Company says source code was leaked online but says may not mean increased risk.
Google is providing 5GB of free storage with its Google Drive cloud storage product
In an exclusive interview with Computer Weekly government CIO Andy Nelson talks about the challenges ahead.
Information commissioner Christopher Graham has lashed out at critics in his keynote speech at Infosec Europe 2012 taking place in London
The government needs a framework policy to make it easier for SMEs to do business with the public sector, says G-Cloud director Chris Chant
Unscrubbed hard drives on computers that are decommissioned and sold on represent a significant risk to business
A lively debate at Infosec Europe 2012 discussed the evolving role of the CISO and where to progress from the top of the career tree
Recruitment services firm Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) has moved its global IT onto a private cloud supported in Eastern Europe
Networks cannot be defended against advanced attacks, which demand a new response from business, say security experts at Infosec 2012
The Cabinet Office has published details of £1.6bn of planned IT contracts to be awarded by central government over the next three years.
Angel Trains is preparing itself for massive changes to the rail industry by replacing bespoke applications with Oracle software.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham calls mandatory breach disclosure for all companies unnecessary, saying voluntary disclosure is working.
Proposed federal legislation would slow the exodus of call center jobs, but analysts question the intent behind it and effectiveness.
A Freedom of Information request has revealed that lenders have caused the most complaints to the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding data protection issues.
Microsoft has handed Westcon Convergence pan-EMEA distribution rights to its Lync-in-a-Box catalogue, the first distributor in the region to be appointed. Westcon already works with several Lync ecosystem partners, including AudioCodes, Jabra, Plantronics and Polycom, among others, solutions that ar
Service providers and vendors are trying to develop video conferencing interoperability for enterprises. InterCall and Blue Jeans Network partner for B2B video conferencing.
The number of IT firms hitting the wall grew last month revealing the cost to businesses of struggling to keep trading in a double-dip recession. The latest insolvency figures from Experian might have shown that overall across the economy things remained stable year-on-year but specifically in the
Two Nimble Storage arrays replace hodgepodge of systems from EMC, NetApp, Dell and Buffalo for primary storage and backup at construction firm Graniterock.
Demand for cloud, mobility and desktop virtualisation products and services helped drive revenue at Citrix putting the BYOD champion in a position to talk about growth. Although profits could not manage the same rate of growth as revenue, with net income for the first quarter coming in at $68m comp
Microsoft’s VDI licensing option in Windows 8 requires customers pay fees to allow user devices such as iPads to access Windows-based corporate virtual desktops.
Retail development company Benderson Development used a “build and buy” approach to creating its Oracle business intelligence platform on top of JD Edwards.
Just as the subject of virtualisation security emerges as one of the hot topics in the industry the extent of the educational task head is being laid bare. Several vendor were talking up the products they are starting to sell to cover off this area but most admitted that the customer will need to b
SDG has announced a new distribution agreement with Honeywell that will see the Midlands-based distiesellscanning and mobility productsthrough its Retail and Data Capture division. The firm already does a healthy amount of business on IBM point-of-sale kit, and plans to include Honeywell scanning pr
StorageISV Debriefing is targeting partners of both Brocade and IBM with the UK launch of its cloud-based storage resourcemanagement (SRM) and monitoring tool Wizards Storage Portal. First conceivedby Danish IBM reseller B4Restore and later spun out into a separate company to avoid channel conflict,
Hospitals turn to iPad EHR implementations to help with meaningful use compliance -- and warm up to the idea of establishing BYOD policies.
IBM announced plans to acquire data discovery vendor Vivisimo amid a busy week of "big data" news from around the Web.
The US House of Representatives has passed controversial cyber security bill Cispa allowing government access to web users' private data
Amazon's AWS cloud business made $500m in sales in the first quarter of 2012, comprising 3.79% of Amazon's Q1 business
The Department for Culture, Media and sport has confirmed legal challenges have delayed the enforcement of the Digital Economy Act
Retailers are shifting IT investments from core systems to customer-facing applications to capitalise on the growth of e-commerce
The Cabinet Office has extended its ICT strategy public consultation on open standards after learning its facilitator was being paid by Microsoft.
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has taken down 36 website domains used to sell compromised payment card data details.
Along with remote access, IT directors should ensure the business has a solid social media strategy
You know you've got a problem when people start denying it, "You're not a fat company," your so called analyst friends will say, "you've just got big data." Big data. It's one of those weasel words they use to avoid embarrassment. When you're out of ear shot, th
In our week in review podcast, Executive Editor Ellen O’Brien talks about this week’s top storage news with Senior News Director Dave Raffo.
Launching new services against the background of ongoing economic uncertainty is never difficult and it is the main reason for security player F-Secure cutting its sales forecast. The vendor has moved into the data storage side of the market but with the state of the global economy remaining fragil
According to the latest findings from PwC, better end-user security training can pay off in fewer breaches.
The Eurozone debt crisis weighed heavily on Avnet's third quarter results, dragging down overall sales by just under 6% to $6.28bn (£3.88bn) as both Electronics Marketing (EM)and Technology Solutions (TS)divisions booked double digit declines respectively. Avnet posted GAAP net income of $147.
Northamber continues to move away from "high volume but empty revenue" business but has been forced to make redundancies in its logistics operations to keep on track. The costs of the redundancies meant the third quarter numbers were dragged down a bit by those costs but the distributor e
Virtualization vendors see a huge opportunity for bringing the iPad to health care -- but face challenges in dealing with Apple's lock-down mentality.
More than half of today's software development shops are using Microsoft collaboration tools, according to the 2011-2012 TSS Java Trends Survey.
Reverse engineering mobile apps help pen testers find weaknesses and hidden malware, but the various mobile platforms and different versions make automation difficult, according to one expert.
Ingram Micro CEO Alain Monié has spoken again of his willingness to grow the business through acquisitions, pointing to the midmarket as a potential target. Taking analyst questions on the broadliner's Q1 conference call, Monié said: "What we're looking at is really the midsize ac
Google and Microsoft’s cloud storage and file-sharing services, Google Drive and SkyDrive, give IT more Dropbox alternatives, but data security concerns persist.
Nokia has woken up to the news that for the first time since 1998, it is no longer the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, after sales of Samsung's smartphone handsets surged ahead during the first quarter. The South Korean electronics conglomerate revealed that it had shipped 92 million
NetSuite saw revenues rise but it failed to trim its losses with the numbers for its first quarter mirroring what happened at this point last year. The cloud specialist continues to act as a barometer for demand for hosted financial and ERP software with revenue for the three months ended 31 March
Oracle will release its Oracle Secure Cloud offering in an official launch this summer, according to company president Mark Hurd.
Presenters at the upcoming GRC Summit Boston preview what attendees can expect to learn about optimizing their GRC strategy in today's regulatory landscape.
New Red Hat Enterprise Linux beta. Linux Foundation's CloudOpen hopes to spark cooperation between cloud projects. Ubuntu 12.04 released.
Corporate and third party developers like the additions to Microsoft’s Server Message Block 3.0 protocol, but most will hold off development until Windows Server 2012 arrives.
The Managed Services Convention is the primary UK channel event addressing the implications that the combination of the Cloud, Mobility, new intelligent devices and Consumerisation is having on the implementation and delivery of business solutions. Following on from the highly successful Managed Ser
Lenovo hardware is to be made available through Computer 2000 from June, as part of an attempt to ramp up the vendor's ambitious growth plans in the SMB space. C2000, which joins a line-up consisting of Ingram Micro, Micro-P and SDG, will get access to the full range of Lenovo's Think products, incl
The Serious Organised Crime Agency shut down 36 CVV sellers who were selling stolen credit card and banking credentials to buyers around the world.
Managed network specialist SAS Group has moved to grow its routes to customers through the acquisition of voice and networking reseller Tidewell Solutions. The West Sussex based reseller is the first in a series of acquisitions that is expected to happen over the next three years and has been made
From faster batch processing to managing custom ABAP code, Gartner gives its nod to a handful of “cool” -- but largely unknown -- ecosystem vendors that are making life easier for SAP customers.