Yahoo has confirmed that chief executive Scott Thompson has stepped down from his post
SAP technical support needs to improve, according to 40% of BusinessObjects users in 96 organisations polled by the UK & Ireland SAP User Group
The National Outsourcing Association has vowed to prove doubters of outsourcing wrong through proposed research, as part of its Outsourcing Works campaign.
When is it safe to move critical data into the cloud? IT professionals, lawyers and insurers believe they have the answer
A survey shows there is a 42% gap between what is advertised by ISPs and what connections customers actually receive
Cisco bosses round on Huawei Cisco's top brass have again shown they have Huawei on their minds, talking extensively about the competition and in particular their response to the growth of their Chinese rival on a conference call marking the end of Cisco's third quarter. It was left to worldwide ope
Most CIOs are not yet allowing employees to access company networks using personal computing devices, a US national survey has revealed.
Selling telemedicine solutions can be an opportunity for partner growth, but it comes with its share of technology and skill set challenges to overcome.
Banks, developers and construction companies are taking over from the IT industry as the diving force behind smart cities
Our senior news director Dave Raffo attended Symantec Vision last week, and we have compiled his reporting for your convenience.
Project Avalon isn't available yet, but already IT pros are speculating about whether it has the potential to transform enterprise environments to the cloud.
Symantec study finds widespread use of mobile devices, cloud and virtualization while DR planning still lags.
Lincolnshire County Council expects to save £2.5m a year in its network costs by joining the East Midlands Public Services Network.
Global businesses are moving the management of workforce relations into the cloud to eliminate siloed working through a single HR system across regions.
Comms and networking provider Daisy Group has poured a million pound investment in its Manchester city centre datacentre, adding more energy efficient technology to the underground facility that it claims could save it up to £25,000 a year. Daisy said the investment would enable it to increase
The Marsh-led group, the Cloud Risk Forum say that adoption of cloud computing could be hampered by organisations failing to understand the associated risks, writes Linda Endersby. "Moving information technology (IT) services to the cloud presents a conundrum to many businesses," said Fred
IT security and internet technology distributor Computerlinks UK, have announced a new UK and Ireland distribution agreement with Ucopia Communications, writes Linda Endersby. The agreement further enhances Computerlinks' established IT and network security capabilities by offering resellers access
The Department for Work and Pensions has appointment former BAA CIO Philip Langsdale as its new chief information officer.
Gartner released a report detailing market growth from 2010-2011 throughout the UTM vendor industry.
The GRC technology market has become increasingly targeted but companies' buying decisions have not followed suit. How can you make sure you're getting the most bang for your buck?
There was an interesting (if throwaway) comment by Gartner research director Ranjit Atwal last week when he was reflecting on how the PC industry would fare in 2012, writes Billy MacInnes. On the back of figures that showed shipments in Western Europe declined by 3.1% (although the UK fared better w
Advanced technologies create more data than ever for companies to protect, but it's not all bad news. Here's why using the latest cutting-edge tools can help your GRC strategy.
Solutions and services specialist Kelway has been showing off its new vCloud-poweredcloudservices platform, ServiceWorks, which it hopes will cut through some of the fear and doubt surrounding the cloud to give customers a more insightful and impactful service. The ServiceWorks package includes core
Nucleus Research names Ceridian, ADP among top performers and finds threats to legacy leader Kronos.
Headlines: EMC confirms that it acquired flash array startup XtremIO, and Israeli publication Globes pegs the deal at $430 million.
What once required high-end Intel E7 processors and motherboards now fits into a lower-cost E5-4600 four-socket Intel Xeon system, suitable for scale-out workloads in HPC and big data.
AMD has launched its 2nd-Generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) codenamed “Trinity” for ultrathin notebooks
A consultant at the recent ACCE call center expo urged call centers to drop the glut of performance metrics and favor a human approach.
The ISPs fail to provide speed estimates for their broadband services to Ofcom’s mystery shoppers
Intel targets micro server market with new Xeon family. New chips balance cost with performance.
The division announces the network for communications providers will launch on 11 June
UK is lagging behind the US in cloud adoption, according to a study by the UK-based Cloud Industry Forum.
With the Eurozone economic crisis deepening the pressure is being raised for the government to do more to help British businesses. As the newly appointed French President travels to Berlin to talk of a need to shift the focus from austerity to growth and the Greek politicians continue to try and fo
The amount of money being lost to software piracy has reached £1.2bn in the UK with a quarter of users admitting to being on the wrong side of the law. Numbers from the Business Software Alliance (BSA) will spur more calls for education, penalties and greater support from the government for th
Is data the IT infrastructure's version of flab? Are great useless 'big' data files, a sort of information cholesterol, clogging the arteries of the network and blocking up the I/O interfaces? Should resellers offer a sort of data liposuction, so all those stupid rich media files, which are laden wh
Financial services firm overhauls data protection to meet recover time objectives and recovery point objectives.
Cloud services provider Six Degrees has set its sights onaggressive growth over the course of the year and said its ambition is to be"talked about in the same breath as the Rackspaces and Iomarts of this world by year end," according to group sales and marketing director Campbell Williams.
Service virtualization allows teams to simulate services before they are truly available. That’s a plus for Agile development and integration testing.
The website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been hit by a suspected distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack
The 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey run by Symantec has discovered that disaster preparedness for SMBs is closely linked with the adoption of technologies like virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility, writes LindaEndersby. The survey indicates that 40% are deploying public clouds and 43%
New research shows data virtualization, data governance and master data management initiatives provide higher levels of satisfaction with data quality and data integration.
Xsigo Systems has announced a new partner programme to recognise and support itsgrowing network of global resellers as a companion initiative to its recentglobal expansion, writes Linda Endersby. "The datacentre fabric market is poised for spectacular growth this year and our goal is to ensure
Cisco joined TeenTech to encourage schoolchildren to consider careers in technology and highlight the importance of STEM subjects
Dell Premier and Certified partners are to get access tosocial media training sessions, with on-demand modules set to be added to Dell's PartnerDirect portal in the near future. The vendor said it had taken the step in response from direct feedback from its VAR community who had "seen Dell util
SAP outlined its cloud strategy at the SapphireNow conference in Orlando. Are customers genuinely interested, or is it just SAP hype?
Automotive rescue and recovery services in the UK gained significant messaging advantages over the past few years. The new Automotive Network Services (ANS) system, built and maintained by Apex Networks, connects automotive clubs and insurance agencies with the mechanics, riggers, and first responders that provide emergency services to accidents and disabled vehicles.
Here at CamelOne 2012, FuseSource is releasing two new products – Fuse ESB Enterprise 7.0 and Fuse MQ Enterprise 7.0.
People have struck a ‘Faustian bargain’ in the way they have become comfortable giving away so much personal information, says Aviva's CIO.
Labour shadow defence secretary Jim Murphy says government should address cyber security with a mix of regulation and education
Facebook has increased the price range for its initial public offering (IPO) to $34-38 per share, which could value the company at up to $104bn
A report from the LSE and the Open Rights Group shows default filtering on mobile devices blocks political websites without users' knowledge
Samsung sold more mobile phones than Nokia last year, and is larger than Apple in the smartphone market
NHS trust Leeds Teaching Hospitals simplifies its applications platform in £37m IT investment plan to enable clinicians to access data more easily
85% of UK businesses expect cyber attacks to increase in the coming years, a survey shows
It's been a tough time for Aviva with CEO Andrew Moss forced to step down in a shareholder revolt. But for CIO Cathryn Riley, it’s business as usual.
Juniper Networks has appointed William Hamber to the role of senior director, Distribution Partners for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), reporting into David Helfer, vice president of EMEApartners, writes Linda Endersby. Based in Paris, Hamber, who moves from Edge-Core Networks, will be respon
The Atos team controlling the IT for the London 2012 Olympic Games are recreating the environment for a final test before systems go live
Ian Watmore, permanent secretary at the Cabinet Office and one of the main drivers of the government's IT strategy, is leaving the civil service next month.
Many manufacturers run multiple ERP systems -- or multiple instances of one system. But there are significant downsides to operating this way.
At Information Security Decisions 2012, Dan Guido put the mobile malware focus on the Android security model and Google’s mobile app vetting process.
Solid-state storage startup Pure Storage goes GA with its FlashArrays, upgrades software and reveals customers in its limited access program.
Find out how one IT leader uses smart grid systems to affect change and drive business transformation.
SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards judge Harvey Koeppel discusses his renewed belief that business and IT are aligning.
An Oracle Hyperion system implementation in three weeks? Yes, it can be done. Communications firm Neustar implemented Hyperion in less than a month and gained efficiencies in the process.
Gartner has revealed that the globalmobile phone channel is suffering from a build-up of excess inventory after a suddenslowdown in demand, chiefly driven out of APAC, drove down worldwide handset sales 2% year-on-year. This was the market's first decline since the second quarter of 2009, and even s
Infrastructure and software reseller Trustmarque has formed an agreement with IT security company, Sophos, to provide a managed service to protect mobile devices, writes Linda Endersby. The 'Nimbus Mobile Device Management (MDM)' solution offers over-the-air control for mobile business devices allow
Microsoft’s senior director of security engineering says core SDL principles should be at the foundation of critical infrastructure system protection.
Connecting to the cloud and supporting unified communication (UC) applications is forcing enterprises to redesign WAN architecture.
Datatec, the South Africa-based group behind Westcon and Logicalis, has reported a solid end to its fiscal 2012 which closed on 29 February, but once again has bemoaned a challenging economic environment in the UK, revealing that the bulk of its growth is now coming from emerging markets. Chief exec
Organizations will have to push beyond storage requirements and basic business intelligence tools to exploit big data, according to a Gartner analyst.
Windows is dead. Long live Windows! This week, industry experts grappled with the future of Microsoft's venerable operating system, one quote at a time.
VDI isn't known for delivering high-end graphics with great performance, but NVIDIA's virtualized GPU is about to transform virtual desktop graphics.
A PCI Council guidance document requires merchants to use a validated PIN entry device or secure card reader to accept payments using mobile devices.
Self-styled superVAD Exclusive Networks has booked first quarter sales of €62m (£49.5m),breezing comfortably pastboth salesand margin targets with 29% year-on-year growth. The firm, which picked up VADition11 months agoto fill out its UK proposition, grew its turnover by 70% in 2011 and hopes
New global research confirms IT organisations need a more robust application portfolio management strategy to curb IT debt and inform mainframe investments, writes Linda Endersby. A hefty46% of IT decision makers have admitted they do not know the value of their IT debt, defined as the cost of clear
Avaya's new UK and Ireland managing director Simon Culmer has revealed he is weighing up the merits of putting in place a new horizontal midmarket tier to sit across the firm's vertically-oriented sales structure, and will be leaning on channel partners to get things moving. Speaking to MicroScope a
After talking up its mobile and cloud road maps, SAP chose last day of the SapphireNow conference to talk about the third part of the equation it’s basing its future success on: HANA, and in-memory technology.
Educating end users and upgrading internal processes can help enterprises fix data quality problems without dropping a ton of cash, analysts say.
Most UK government websites will fail to comply with the "cookie law" to be enforced from 26 May 2012
Construction company Balfour Beatty replaces paper with an iPad app from Egnyte to provide local cloud access to tech drawings, saving £3.2m
Global businesses are failing to take advantage of the commercial opportunities created by social media, says software publisher Satmetrix
NEC Europe has signed up to use Host Analytics' cloud-based financial planning service to better integrate an acquisition and support its growth plans.
NYSE Technologies is making its Capital Markets Community Platform available in Europe
Two million households could have their digital TV signals disrupted when 4G networks begin rolling out across the UK
The UK is in the top ten sources of cyber attacks for the first time this year, according to the latest Origin of Hacks report from NCC Group
The Government Digital Service has published a guide for civil servants to advise them on how to use social media platforms such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
HP and Dell are the largest hardware makers, but the two companies struggle to present strategies that portray them as serious cloud players.
Collaboration between Colorado’s health information exchange and the state's telehealth network brings EHR adoption and telemedicine services to rural providers and hospitals.
The use of session management middleware is being floated as a way to use SIP to improve UC interoperability for collaboration and UC apps.
A panel of cloud providers at Interop 2012 discuss how the cloud can help enterprises mitigate mobility, BYOD concerns.
Packet analysis may provide a deeper look into the network, but NetFlow analysis can offer a broader view. To achieve even better network visibility the two work best together.
Iomega’s px12-450r SMB storage array uses the Intel Ivy Bridge processor, has native antivirus support, and is built for 4 TB SATA drives.
Data center experts say most enterprises can’t imitate Facebook’s Open Compute Project, but they could reap the benefits over time.
Gaining a competitive advantage with mobile is no easy feat for a statewide bank. Getting an early jump made the difference for one CIO.
Motorola wireless spin-off Cambium Networks, which split from itsowner last year with support from VC outfit Vector Capital, has announced its first dedicated reseller programme, with the emphasis on broadening and developing vertical markets. Having built up a successful business supplying fixed-wi
Research from Harvey Nash finds more CIOs are confident of budget increases, but reveals a lack of women in the technology sector
Apple partner Trams has signed up to become a UK member ofthe Enterprise Device Alliance, a US-based body that represents companies committed to deploying, integrating and managing Apple hardware in Microsoft Windows environments. The EDAspecialises in running events for IT buyers to discuss issues
VMware ‘s launch of vFabric Suite 5.1 for cloud automation, Equinix’s acquisition of a colo service provider and UK SMEs’ cloud adoption are this week’s highlights.
The controversial intellectual property bill will not be supported by the European Parliament, says an influential MEP.
Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a new training programme for Palo Alto Networks resellers, writes Linda Endersby. The programme, which will be available in the UK Germany and across EMEA, will strengthen the partnership between the two and create new opportunities for channel par
Network vendor ZyXEL has awarded internet and communications solutions provider IDS its highest partner status, writes Linda Endersby. IDS,a long-standing member of the ZyXEL Partner Program, has become a Premium Solution Partner, joining just half a dozen service providers across the UK in the high
Attendees at the ACCE call center expo say they’re ready to engage customers through social media.
In 11 years, EnterpriseOne ERP system has migrated from on-premises to physical and virtual servers at managed hosting provider. Next: private cloud.
Collaboration software specialist Mindjet has recruited four new channel managers in its UK, Northern Europe and Emerging Markets region after reporting a 19% increase in core European markets in 2011 with the Netherlands and Nordics representing 27% and 22% and the UK showing 12% growth, writes Lin
Mozilla Marketplace won't support Linux on release. New stable Linux kernel, version 3.4, finalized soon, says Torvalds. RHEL 7 slated for 2013.
Experts say a BYOD policy will require network managers to reach across IT silos.
Security experts say some issues haven’t been adequately addressed by the White House security chief.
Facebook has set its share price for its initial public offering at $38, which values the firm at $104bn
CSC's new CEO has taken direct control of protracted negotiations over its failed contract to deliver the NHS National Programme for IT.
The Met Police force is to use software that can crack mobile phones to extract data to speed up investigations
White House Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt is stepping down after two-and-a-half years in the role.
Businesses are unwittingly signing cloud computing contracts that could leave them liable for failures by their supplier.
Organisations are looking beyond NAC and MDM to resolve BYOD security issues; MDM, security and hybrid vendors are responding with new products.
Between 25,000 and 30,000 jobs could be on the line at HP, according to reports, as the IT giantpreps deep cuts thatexpected to be made public in its earnings statement next week. It is thought that the bulk of the cuts will impact in three main areas, IT services, PCs (PSG) and imaging and printing
Business needs to focus on data protection as cyber criminals turn to mobile malware, says Websense.
Storage Radio: Listen to the week’s storage headlines, including news about Pure Storage’s upgrade of its all-flash storage array, CloudSigma’s launch of SLA-backed cloud service SigStore, and more.
The consumerization of IT was a hot topic at recent networking, security and virtualization conferences, showing just how widespread the trend is.
Niman and Mills are encouraging resellers to compete for glory in a nationwide challenge - on the go-karting track, writes Linda Endersby. As official Fusion Data installation distributors, they have teamed up to launch the Formula Fusion 2012. The season will run across the country until October. R
Experts debate whether enterprises should focus on network monitoring or on application performance monitoring to measure quality of experience.
Electrical retailer Kesa has found life without Comet not much easier after weak economic conditions too their toll on the high-street player. Having off-loaded Comet to Opcapita for the princely sum of £2 back in February the latest trading update was a snapshot of life post that disposal. Ha
Until now the DevOps movement has been lead by systems administrators, but now network engineers may find it also eases network automation and cloud orchestration.
Dell hassaid that it will look to make a series of limited job cuts in the UK as it bids to operate "as effectively as possible". The PC builder claimed this ongoing quest for operational efficiency required it to "rationalise resources and capabilities between business units." I
Cloud services providersneed to do a lot more to address concerns of lack of clarity and poor communication surrounding the government's G-Cloud initiative, if a new survey of public sector buyers by VMware is to be believed. Nearly six months afterthe governmentfirst published its G-Cloud strategy,
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