Mobile network Everything Everywhere has set up a campaign that calls on government to speed up the provision of 4G mobile data services in the UK.
A malware attack is targeting computers running Mac OS and Windows, says security firm Sophos
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is tendering for a nine-year system integration contract for its new command and control systems.
Swift is building an underground datacentre to make it possible to fully process European bank transactions in Europe
The Information Commissioner's Office has served the first monetary penalty against the NHS for a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.
The University of Greenwich has reduced the time it takes to process student tutorial appointments from three weeks to a matter of seconds through automation software.
The European Commission is asking for help on ways to cut the cost of setting up new networks for high-speed internet.
The government has launched the first of a planned series of mutuals which take public services and split the ownership between government, staff and private sector.
What on earth will we do with all the bits and bytes collected via meaningful use criteria? Clinical data analytics, that's what. Pharmas already are launching pilot projects.
At Cisco Partner Summit 2012, the company extended its Cisco Smart Services plan, promising to make management services more customizable and simpler to maneuver.
Many UK corporate networks are vulnerable to advanced persistent threats (APTs), a survey has revealed.
“QA versus Testing: Antagonism or Symbiosis?” was the theme for the Belgium Testing Days conference. SSQ’s Agile expert Lisa Crispin attended the conference and brings back highlights in this two-part series.
Lisa Crispin continues with summaries of the keynote and many of the sessions at Belgium Testing Days. The theme of the conference was “QA versus Testing: Antagonism or Symbiosis?”
CA Technologies is changing how it interacts with the channel and has launched a fresh partner program with a new portal that offers training and marketing support for partners.
The public sector showed surprising signs of life in the last quarter as the need to cut budgets translated into spending on technology. Since the current government started its deficit reduction programme of cuts the public sector has been a place for the channel to be wary of with the amount of m
The implementation of a crucial LMS and a drive to mold future technology leaders has made Steve Mallard a finalist in the SearchCIO-Midmarket.com 2012 IT Leadership Awards.
This IT Leadership Award winner makes sure IT is a strategic partner to the business with a green IT strategy that led to a new role in the business.
A CIO's love of language and IT is spurring growth at Language Services Associates. A new video interpreting platform is the latest offshoot of his domain expertise.
Strong, customer-focused technology leadership and a friendly touch made Paul Harder a SearchCIO-Midmarket.com 2012 IT Leadership Awards finalist.
CIO Nicole Bradberry, a SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Award finalist, created a business around a custom Web application for health care providers.
A cloud integration platform helps CIO relaunch a struggling business by leveraging a community of partners and reaching thousands of new customers.
Customers, not cloud providers, are responsible for ensuring cloud compliance with their data. Cloud providers must offer transparency of their infrastructure to customers.
Not one UK location makes the grade in the latest league table of the top 100 global cities for broadband speed.
The impact of the Thailand floods has finally become a historical issue for Western Digital as it revealed its operations had got to a point were they could now meet demand. The Thai floods decimated the hard disc drive (HDD) industry last year with shortages expected to continue to be an issue in
Business application and services provider Advanced Business Solutions (Advanced)is moving into the competitive hardware market with the launch of a solutionset that will couple a new mobile BI package with handsets, tablet devicesand airtime contracts. Recent Gartner figures revealed that although
Logitech's new EMEA b2b director, John Howard, has spoken of the need for partners to make the most of the opportunity to add peripheral elements, such as webcams or headsets, to the unified comms (UC) sale, as the firm reflects on the recent launch of its first business-specific product and preps a
Check Point has recruited a former Xchanging and Brocade staffer to handle its major accounts sales effort in the UK. Paul Phillips joins the security vendor as major accounts sales director for the UK and Ireland with a brief to manage relationships with existing customers and increase the busines
Rich Internet applications (RIAs) may be on the rise over the next eighteen months, as new Web development technologies gain ground.
Unified communications (UC) reseller and contact centre specialist Datapoint has recruited former Easynet professional services head Matt Taylor to "inject much-needed momentum into the development of [its] professional and managed services portfolio". Taking up the role of group services
Marcus & Millichap shakes off its archaic data cleansing and analytics system for more automated processes, enabling the firm to explore its data on a more granular level.
Microsoftsoftware housem-hance has teamed up with specialist recruiters Discovery Graduates to launch its first graduate recruitment scheme. Following its 29 February acquisition of Maxima's Business Solutions division, the firm has seen its customer base more than double to 2,400 and is now looking
A consultant outlines criteria for midmarket manufacturers to consider before deciding whether to stick with on-site ERP or venture out to the cloud.
Headlines: Hitachi Data Systems combines BlueArc’s SiliconFS with block storage for its first unified storage architecture.
The Open Data Center Alliance, a group of 12 major IT users, is collaborating with industry on big data architectures
The High Court has ruled that five of the UK's largest internet service providers must block access to Swedish-based file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
Difficult economic conditions in Europe have suppressed demand for tablet computers
Microsoft is challenging Amazon's dominance of the e-book market by investing $300 in Barnes & Noble's Nook reader and university textbook businesses.
Telecoms provider O2 has launched a £250,000 IT investment fund for cash-strapped local councils.
CIOs continue with application infrastructure and middleware technologies to prepare for hybrid clouds despite economic conditions
The government’s G-Cloud programme and CloudStore cost £4.93m to set up, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said in response to a parliamentary question.
Apple's 4G claims for the new iPad have led to complaints, with renewed scrutiny from UK regulator, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
The manufacturer overtakes Apple as the best-selling make of smartphone in the world, according to Juniper Research.
IBM unveiled its Mobile Foundation mobile enterprise application platform at its Impact 2012 conference in Las Vegas this week
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has saved £300,000 per year by rolling out a PSN-ready network.
Visa Europe's digital wallet application V.me is to come to the UK, lending momentum to the wave of consumers taking up mobile banking services
It’s no longer a question of if — but when — cloud takes hold in enterprise IT shops. IT operations will never be the same.
These specialists are in high demand these days, but who are they really? Scientists? Analysts? Statisticians? In fact, they are each of these and more.
While the UK’s largest cities have the likes of BT and Virgin Media building up their broadband connections, CityFibre has signed a new contract with Fujitsu to help “second-tier” cities get online.
Experts from the ATA 2012 conference predict telemedicine urgent care delivery models will become the norm in 5 years, despite some clinical limitations.
Westcon first to get Microsoft EMEA Lync-in-a-Box contract 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.
Network company Enterasys is to provide network management for bring your own device (BYOD) deployments
Recruitment services company Alexander Mann Solutions is harnessing cloud computing and expanding nearshore IT services to support a one-man internal IT department.
EMC-XtremIO speculation draws attention to growing list of startups selling all-flash arrays, as well as hybrid arrays with flash and disk for tiers.
Microsoft has revealed the impact of the changes its volume licensing programme will have on prices with UK partners facing the prospect of double-digit rises. The vendor announced back in February that it would be looking to maintain consistency by harmonising its volume licensing programmes across
Software and services provider ACS has bought City of London-based Microsoft GoldPartnerand managed services provider Fabric Technologies Ltd for £4.6m. Fabric's Microsoft expertise is centred onDynamics CRM and NAV, Office and Sharepoint, and ACSclaims thepurchase of Fabric creates one of the
Cisco has announced the expansion of its research and development centre in Galway, thanks to funding from the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) in Ireland.
Employers are in competition for full-time IT staff as the IT recruitment sector is defying the downturn, according to Hays IT.
Resellers looking to move into managed services have been advised to think carefully about their choice of monitoring tools. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) have described the monitoring tool as key to ensuring that they can see what is happening with customers and meet the service level agreement
Big data offers big opportunities, but governance challenges and skills shortages could pose big problems.
Despite the accidental release of attack code for a bug in Oracle’s database, the company won’t change the code for fear of “regression.”
ShoreTel's1 February acquisition of cloud communications vendor M5 Networks looks to be paying off, the firm has revealed. Following the closure of the acquisition on 23 March, CEO Peter Blackmore revealed that ShoreTel's new cloud division made sales of $1.3m (£800,614)during the last eight d
I was fascinated by a story concerning how the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) punishes organisations that self-report data breaches. According to figures supplied to ViaSat UK by the ICO in a freedom of information request, there were 730 self-reported data breaches between 22 March 2011
Expert integration system patterns are at the heart of the PureSystems hardware appliance launched by IBM at its Impact 2012 event in Las Vegas.
Does IBM's recent drop in mainframe sales indicate big iron modernization tools are gaining traction?
SSQ contributor Crystal Bedell talks to APM experts about considerations for decision makers when evaluating APM tools for their cloud-based applications.
How one SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards finalist helped re-create his company's business intelligence system with the aid of data visualization software.
The US is planning legislation that will protect Facebook passwords from prying employers
Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is to help the government make taxpayer-funded research in the UK freely available to the public online
The National Audit Office (NAO) says government must produce transparent data if the £376bn cost of public sector projects is to be spent effectively
Hasty legislation passed by governments in response to security fears poses a threat to internet freedom, says global media watchdog OSCE
IT managers find backing up virtual infrastructure too difficult, according to a study from data back-up and recovery company Quantum
Samsung is preparing for the launch of the Galaxy S III handset on Thursday 3 May 2012
Wi-Fi hotspot firm Boingo has announced a partnership with Deutsche Telekom to deliver wireless internet to travellers on Lufthansa flights
Oracle has released an out-of-band patch for a zero-day vulnerability, but security firm Qualys warns against rushing to apply it
Motorola Mobility has reported a loss of $86m in its results for the first quarter of 2012
New features in VMware View 5.1 improve VDI management and lower storage costs. And that's not all: BYOD shops get new mobile app tools with Project Octopus and Horizon App Manager 1.5.
Users making the switch from VMware to Hyper-V say they’ll save on licensing costs, but migration plans can be stymied by Linux VM migrations and long-term licensing agreements.
New PCI DSS guidance on point-to-point encryption outlines product testing requirements, and urges more merchant-acquirer collaboration.
Ohio education network turned to StorServer appliances running IBM TSM backup software to form a community backup cloud.
The shortlist for the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence has been unveiled with voting now open. A large number of entries made the judging of the long-list a challenge with many submissions containing quality reference points to back up the claims about excellent products and delivery. The
In this podcast excerpt, China Martens explains how to choose an ERP system that meets the unique needs of midmarket manufacturers.
Keynote speaker and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shares some controversial thoughts on iPhone mHealth apps and the future of telemedicine at the ATA 2012 annual meeting.
Data protection start-up ExactTrak is to plough a £475,000private funding round into channel development as it seeks to build new routes to market for its mobile workforcedata protection solution, Security Guardian.
IBM Impact 2012 in Las Vegas brings IT pros from all over the world together to talk about trends in BPM, cloud computing and of course SOA.
The prospect of security channel players resorting to using fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to sell products has become an issue again. Over the last few years FUD had been shelved in preference for a more positive pitch involving a conversation about business processes and how the right security
The payment processor breach is believed to be under 1.5 million credit cards, but the company indicated on Tuesday that banks are issuing a “wide net to protect customers
Exchange experts at TEC 2012 had lots of interesting things to say about Exchange, Office 365 and more. Here are some of the most interesting quotes from the show.
User demands for faster access to business intelligence data and the rise of "big data" analytics are complicating data integration for BI systems.
The manufacturing sector across Western Europe is opening up to the cloud with initial doubts about using hosted technology appearing to dissipate. The latest review of the state of the market from IDC indicates that the sector, which has been one of the slowest in the uptake of cloud computing, is
Services and outsourcing house Getronics has been detailing aspects of its evolving business strategy as its acquisition by Germany-based investment vehicle Aurelius, first announced in January, closes. Besides detailing future innovations, such as a cloud services and application aggregator set to
From its growing ecosystem to Sybase Afaria, here is a collection of SearchSAP.com stories that clarify what SAP’s evolving mobile roadmap means for customers.
Software Asset Management (SAM) needs an informed reseller supporting the technology to ensure that the customer gets the best out of it, according to Sean Robinson, director of License Dashboard. The benefits of software asset management (SAM) has long been argued, but when it comes to actually de
In this new feature, we examine Windows quotes and tell the stories behind the sound bites. First up: Why you need to rethink Active Directory domain joins.
IBM is strengthening its CRM footing with the acquisition of Tealeaf Technology.
Research In Motion offered the first look at its new mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, and other enterprise products that give IT pros cautious optimism for the company.
"Big data" technologies took a verbal shellacking from consultant and well-known Twitterer Karen Lopez in an Enterprise Data World conference session.
Virgin Media is the first UK internet service provider (ISP) to block access of millions of customers to The Pirate Bay following a High Court ruling
The top European court's ruling on copyright is good news for innovation, say lawyers
GP record information will be opened up in the next six months as part of the Department of Health’s plan to release healthcare data
Motorola Mobility has been granted an injunction against the distribution of key Microsoft products in Germany
Compromised websites are serving a new Trojan targeting Android devices, warns security firm Lookout.
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has launched its new Flexi Multiradio CDMA base station to help operators save costs in moving to Long Term Evolution (LTE)
The global chief information officer at market research giant Ipsos, Ben Booth, has left the company.
The UK’s global competitiveness is at risk due to an under investment of £1.1bn in its broadband infrastructure, according to a report from the London School of Economics.
Two-thirds of UK citizens already use the internet to interact with government, according to Accenture research.
VMware has updated its View software as it focuses on mobile device management.
The 2012 Olympics in London will not be immune to cyber attacks, but the UK is prepared, says Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.
App dev now is taking center stage because meeting customers' real-world information needs is not just nice, it's necessary to being able to compete.
Dutch media sports information provider Infostrada has teamed up with mobile BI company Roambi to create an iPhone and iPad app for the Olympics. It will predict medal counts.
OpenStack developer Piston Cloud Computing plans to integrate the Infrastructure as a Service platform with VMware's PaaS to eliminate lock-in.
An increasing number of customers are starting to accept that their software licensing is a mess and they need to use tools to ensure they are on top of their affairs but the channel still needs to educate the vast number about the need to be compliant. With the likes of the Business Software Assoc
UK organisations buying Microsoft volume licensing will see up to 33.5% price hikes from July as the firm attempts to harmonise European prices.
For the first time, cybercriminals are using compromised websites to conduct drive-by attacks targeting Google Android users.
Customers won’t start from scratch with new mobile app “bridge” programs that transfer their information to contact centers.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove has unveiled Everything Everywhere’s new 4G trial in Cumbria, despite ongoing tensions between operators and Ofcom over the company’s use of spectrum.
Symantec suffered from a weaker than expected fourth fiscal quarter as the first three months of the year saw its license sales decline. The security expert delivered its Q4 numbers showing flat revenue year-on-year for the three months ended 31 March at $1.68bn but it still got the chance to talk
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) has confirmed that its website has suffered another distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
MasterCard has certified HTC, Intel, LG, Nokia, RIM, Samsung and Sony mobiles to use its near field communications (NFC) payment system
The demand for virtualisation has started to head back to the levels enjoyed in 2010 as customers start to roll out desktop projects. For the first time in the best part of two years the market in Q2 showed a 5.4% increase in those IT decision-makers who planned to spend on virtualisation. Accordi
Just days after SOCA shut down carder sites, the agency was the victim of a DDoS attack, leading SOCA to takes its website offline.
Acer has revealed details of a new partner programme, launching in June,that it hopes will enable it to take a larger slice of the corporate market, while keeping focus on the SMB sector. The relaunched Acer Synergy Partner Programme will classify its 2,000 UK partners according to performance, expe
Spending on cloud computing has risen for the fourth year in a row according to CA Technologies resellers as more customers start to embrace hosted technology. According to the vendor's latest Channel Index survey of partners its reseller base now puts the level of customers that are using cloud at
Enterprises must choose between a single or multi-vendor environment for their UC strategy, as unified communications integration becomes critical.
Logicalis has implemented a Cisco video conferencing infrastructure for The University of Highlands and Islands.
Microsoft said it plans to address flaws in Windows, Office, Silverlight and the .NET Framework.
Microsoft said it plans to address flaws in Windows, Office, Silverlight and the .NET Framework.
EMC-owned online backup specialist Mozy has unveiled a UK-specific version of its partner programme, with a Sterling price list and country specific lead generation and allocation at its core. Although it has been happily inductingBritish partners into its existing programme since 2008, the firm sai
Microsoft said a member of its confidential Active Protections Program leaked information that prompted an exploit targeting a flaw patched in March.
The Yahoo board is to review revelations that new chief executive Scott Thompson does not have a computer science degree as claimed in his official biography.
Facebook has set the share price for its initial public offering (IPO) this month at $28 to $35 a share, which will value the company at up to $95bn.
Patients in London could be at risk if hospital IT fails, as 60% of London NHS trusts lack disaster recovery systems, according to a report.
Cisco has acquired real time data analytics firm Truviso for an undisclosed amount.
Hackers have breached some of the top secret Ministry of Defence computer systems, the military's head of cyber-security has revealed.
IT contractors with digital skills can earn £500 per day as the expected shortage of IT professionals begins to unfold and demand increases.
The president of the European organisation claims the UK needs to ‘widen its eyes’ to the opportunity better broadband could bring to businesses
The UK is leading the world in its publication of healthcare datasets, the government’s transparency tsar Tim Kelsey has said.
A public/private cyber security initiative exposed a campaign of malicious emails targeting UK defence companies, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has revealed.
The £50m government cash pot for ultra-fast broadband will be competed over by 27 cities
London is to test an operating system developed to support the smart cities of the future to keep buildings, traffic and services running smoothly.
The controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (Acta), is effectively dead, the European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda has admitted.
Communities can tap into 4G, local T1 lines as the data pipes for future rural telemedicine access, says one CIO managing a large network.
Juniper QFabric, SearchNetworking's Network Innovation Award winner, enables a flat architecture, any-to-any connectivity and management of thousands of ports as one switch.
The world’s most popular mobile operating system led to huge losses for Google in 2010
The tablet market failed to meet analyst expectations last quarter as a result of a sharp drop in worldwide shipments of Android based products. Apple continued to sell large numbers of iPads but a poor performance by its main rival platform saw shipments drop from the end of last year to Q1 by 38.
Following a restructuring of its channel that saw it part company with the bulk of its reseller base, network infrastructure specialist Enterasys is presenting a leaner silhouette to UK partners, and betting that a newly-launched IAM appliance will helpits channelget in front of clients anxious to f
EMC’s latest VMAX storage is the VMAX 40K; the vendor will officially launch its highest end enterprise array and Enginuity software at EMC World 2012.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) may introduce a postal visa service for foreign nationals, following the outage of its ID card computer system.
The spat between SAP and Oracle over the damages that should be paid after the code-stealing of German software giant's TomorrowNow division continues to rumble on. The case goes back to 2007 when Oracle sued its rival for allowing its TomorrowNow division to download code which it then went onto a
SHI to use SUSE Linux Enterprise Server as primary OS for cloud services. OpenFabrics Alliance aligns OFED software with Linux kernel.
Adobe is addressing a zero-day flaw in Flash Player being used by cybercriminals in email attacks targeting Internet Explorer users.
2011 was a brisk year for server revenues, but the floods in Thailand and other issues brought final quarter figures down - so what lies in store for the market this year, asks Billy MacInnes The global server market looks like a pretty good place to be right now. Sure, it may have slowed in the las
More customers are turning to leasing as a way to get access to funds in a bid to catch up on a few years of sluggish IT investment. Research carried out by Equanet has highlighted a three-year gap in technology investment, which is hampering efficiency and competitiveness. The problem is caused b
VMware users say their organizations are beginning to push past server virtualization toward private clouds, but the jury’s still out on exactly which tools and processes will take them there.
In our week in review podcast, Senior News Director Dave Raffo talks about the week’s top storage news with Assistant Editor John Hilliard.
I wonder if, like me, you have lost count of the high profile court cases Oracle is embroiled in. The case with Google concerning Java and Android that is currently hogging the headlines is easy to remember and there's also the one with HP over Itanium which also surfaced recently. And then there's
Recently, one of the big supermarkets complained that shoppers are cheating them. It turns out that people who scan their own shopping are becoming increasingly dishonest. My initial gut reaction to this is: good! But, when I've had some more time to think about the issue, I take