Patients will be able to access their own health records electronically and book appointments with GPs online by 2015.
Yahoo has reached an agreement with Alibaba Group for a phased sell off of its stake in China's biggest internet group
HP is planning major job cuts and consolidating datacentres in a bid to commoditise enterprise IT services
Forty three IT outsourcing firms sold more than $1bn worth of services as businesses spent $246bn worldwide, according to Gartner.
Chinese regulators have approved Google's $12.5bn deal to acquire phone maker Motorola Mobility, but under certain conditions.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has outsourced the IT in its shared service for five years to Atos in a £140m deal that aims to reduce costs by 30%.
The second iteration of the government’s CloudStore has gone live ahead of suppliers from the first framework having been accredited to sell products on the first G-Cloud framework.
Google Chrome has finally overtaken Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the most popular Web browser, according to web metrics firm Statcounter.
Silver Peak’s virtual WAN optimization appliance helps keep VDI environment in SurePrep’s global service centers well refreshed during tax season.
Financial services firm WH Ireland has consolidated a distributed architecture into two UK datacentres using a datacentre blueprint from IT services firm ANS.
Kelway ServiceWorks cloud platform gets market debut 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. The ServiceWorks package includes core services built aroundcompute platform,
A week after buying two cloud hosting firms, acquisitive managed services provider Six Degrees has splashed out on datacentre interconnection specialistDatahop to laya keyfoundation for its network growth plans. Datahop's network consists of a resilient, high-speed fibre ring connecting 21 points of
One small tech company uses Ariba Network to give cash-rich Fortune 500 customers discounts for early payment of electronic invoices.
Senior executives at European businesses are more likely to use social media platforms than their more junior colleagues
Avnet Technology Solutions is expanding iits SolutionsPath vertical market scheme across Europe after a successful experience with the programme in the UK. The distributor launched the SolutionsPath programme, where it provides resellers with help cracking specialised growth markets, in the UK bac
Organisations are underestimating the threat of internal IT security breaches, a study had revealed.
CIAC certification now includes testing on the use of social media in call centers.
iWave Software upgrades its Storage Automator software, adding the ability to automatically and quickly provision storage to the correct tier.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF)is to put the case forward for a Code of Practice at this year's Cloud Computing World Forum The Forum feels that providers need to be clear in their cloud offerings to build trust with customers, who in turn need to understand more to asses and select a vendor. "T
Global software piracy is increasing rapidly in the absence of any effective deterrence, a survey has revealed.
ACO proponents say the U.S. physician shortage doesn't exist -- it's just a matter of very poor utilization.
On the opening day of EMC World 2012, the storage vendor launched upgrades throughout its storage platform portfolio, led by a new VMAX array.
Headlines: Financial services firm overhauls data protection to meet recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives.
Technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how bring-your-own-device programs, cloud use and vendor relationships should influence your data protection strategy.
Application security expert Chris Wysopal of Veracode explains why some software security programs are lacking and how simple steps can produce big gains.
Cloud Distribution has appointed Tracey Hannan from telecom company KCOM to head up its sales operations in the North, writes Linda Endersby. Tracey will draw on her 15 years' experience in the industry to help lead, drive and manage sales as Cloud Distribution continues to expand. "I am delig
Specialist security resellers Bridgeway Security Solutions and Vioptim have merged in orderto offer a broader portfolio of solutions and extend technical capabilities and support for their customers, writes Linda Endersby. The pair have been collaborating for a year in delivering advanced encryption
EMC’s head of unified storage Rich Napolitano says Flash should reside in multiple locations in datacentre hardware, digging at smaller rivals
In our channel news roundup, object storage provider Caringo partners with distributor Condre for object storage, Active Archive Alliance launches a VAR certification program, and more news.
Quarterly sales at Computer 2000 parent Tech Data have fallen substantially short of expectations, dropping 7.9%to $5.8bn (£3.6bn) in a torrid macroeconomic environment, with weak foreign currency performance against the US dollar accounting for a good chunk of the decline. North and Latin Ame
As EMC launches a number of back-up products, the division’s president says cloud back-up faces a lot of challenges.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has unveiled the Certified Agile Tester certificate for IT professionals that work in agile environments.
CIOs will need to take a hands-off approach to IT as the speed of digital technology gathers pace, says Ovum analyst
The European Commission (EC) is pushing Google to address concerns about abusing its dominant position in the internet search engine market
EMC’s CEO hits back at FusionIO as the war of words continues between the two companies
Facebook shares have fallen below the initial public offering price of $38 in their second day of trading in New York
Wipro will begin taking UK engineering graduates to India on its Indian Gateway internship training programme in September
Businesses can save millions by leasing data center space rather than building their own, but some feel private data centers are the best bet.
Financial fraud is the motivating factor behind 63% of targeted cyber attacks on UK businesses, reveals a study by the Ponemon Institute
Following last month's launch of its midmarket cloud infrastructure product VSPEX, EMC used the first day of its EMC World 2012 conference in Las Vegas to launch two new cloud practices within its Velocity Solution Provider Programme, and unveil a channel exclusive unified storage platform. The two
Insider Jarvis has been appointed CEO at networking reseller Intrinsic Technology as its market shifts to the cloud offering new opportunities for growth, writes Linda Endersby. Intrinsic has built solid expertise in networking and unified communications (UC), helping organisations to operate and co
Cloud provider Salesforce.com claims to have no current plans to move into the enterprise resource planning space currently occupied by incumbents SAP and Oracle
Compatibility with Amazon, a slew of cloud tools and its upcoming CloudPlatform could help virtualization titan Citrix become a serious cloud vendor.
In virtual storage news, Atlantis launches ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2, and Tiger Technology releases storage clustering software cluStore.
If 4G isn't "the next big thing" for mobile operators, then what is? Augmented-reality apps -- and the cloud is the right platform for supporting them.
When it comes to flash technology and storage clouds, EMC is counting on hybrid SSD and public-private cloud models to shine.
Measure, analyze and standardize for better line-of-business services delivery.
TwinStrata’s CloudArray public cloud architecture helped the Russell Lands development company avoid an expensive storage upgrade.
A source close to the situation tells Computer Weekly the deal involves scale-out storage technologies
Cisco specialist distie Comstor is further building its partner support for the Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series Servers, writes Linda Endersby. Comstor UCS Selector is an online configuration tool helping resellers build new revenue streams based on Cisco UCS. Partners will be able to easily choose
Audio-visual solutionsdistie Maverickhas signed a European distribution agreement with Barco, designer of visualisation solutions and developer of ClickShare the'one-click' presentation and collaboration solution, writes Linda Endersby. Jane Hammersley will rejoin the team at Maverick - after 10 yea
Storage giant EMC confirms the deal for cloud file management firm Syncplicity but keeps the figures behind closed doors
Unaudited annual pre-tax profit at KCOM Group has grown by more than 55% to £51.1mas a result of increased EBITDA and reductions in both exceptional costs and the overall cost of borrowing. Group executivechairman Bill Halbert said this morning that the firm remained "focused on executing
A CIO knew his employees would flock to the iPad, so he wasted no time in supporting it. But he also realized mobile and cloud weren’t a magic pill.
Get a glimpse of how the Indian enterprise IT market will grow over the next five years and the sectors that will drive the growth. A Gartner report.
The tie-up between Cisco, EMC and VMware is ramping up revenues from its datacentre-in-a-box product
In a future-gazing keynote, EMC gave snippets of information about the all flash-based storage array, codenamed Project X
Virgin Media has criticised government broadband subsidy policy, claiming that it favours BT
Google has announced the completion of the acquisition of Motorola Mobility following approval of the deal by regulatory authorities in China
Dell saw its profits dive 33% in its first financial quarter of 2013 as consumer and large enterprise sales fell 12% and 3% respectively
Microsoft will increase its volume licensing prices in the UK between 7.5% and 33.5% starting July 1 to maintain price consistency owing to the sustained currency difference in Europe.
Microsoft has quietly opened up its So.cl social networking service for public use
David Willetts, minister for universities and science, says IT teaching in schools and universities is putting young people off technology careers
As the NHS publishes its Information Strategy Computer Weekly examines the challenges and the relevance of a central IT agenda now the structure is devolved to local commissioning groups
VMware's acquisition of Wanova gives View shops software to centrally manage virtual and physical desktops and a way to support departmental and user installed apps with VDI.
Allstate, Autodesk, MGM Resorts and Great Western Bank share the secrets to data visualization tools’ success.
HP channel partners are pleased with improvements to the Marketing Depot program, but say they need more sales support from the vendor.
Riverbed Stingray Aptimizer helps Duke Corporate Education with SharePoint optimization.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says the company does not understand how the European Commission believes it has broken anti-trust laws
One-third of big IT projects are likely to get derailed after they have been running for two years, according to research.
Project will share data on malware targeting the Android platform. It has collected 1,200 Android malware samples.
InTechnology has boosted its credentials as a supplier to the heath sector after acquiring and investing in a telehealth and software firm. The cloud specialist has picked up United Telehealth and taken a substantial stake in software producer Healthsolve. The deals back up the moves InTechnology
The Best of VMworld 2012 awards will take place on the show floor at VMworld 2012. For the deadlines, categories and rules, see our nomination form.
Michael Dell has spoken of his hopes for the upcoming launch of Microsoft Windows 8, saying that although enterprise buyers were still in the process of upgrading to Windows 7 and would tend to hold off, there were earlysigns of a massive refresh in the consumer sector. "We think [that] unlike
With CFOs increasingly enticed by cloud metrics, CIOs must understand CFOs' love of cloud computing solutions -- and also know when to push back.
While unveiling its WAN-focused software-defined networking strategy, Brocade revealed that competitors are selling OpenFlow switches that can't operate at line-rate speeds.
Puppet Labs surprises some IT pros with a new EMC partnership that open-sources automated bare-metal provisioning for servers.
Enter your products in the Best of VMworld 2012 Awards. The deadline is Friday, July 27.
EMC rolls out bigger, faster Data Domain system, discontinues separate global dedupe and archiving products, and adds tape support for Avamar.
SAP is buying Ariba and its on-demand B2B commerce network for $4.3 billion, part of its effort to dominate the enterprise cloud market.
Syncplicity customers say they welcome EMC’s acquisition of the online file sharing vendor, although they’re watching EMC’s pricing plans.
Lenovo has proven once again that it seems to have hit on a secret formula for growing PC sales, after powering to record full-year numbers and booking quarterly sales growth of 54%, making it the fastest growing 'top four' PC vendor for the 10th quarter on the trot. The firm booked full-year sales
SAP has moved to bolster its cloud credentials with the purchase of Ariba for £2.73bn in a deal that has been seen as an attempt to improve its position in the market by buying talent with knowledge of the hosted world. The acquisition comes just a couple of weeks before its greatest rival Or
Microsoft will reintroduce Windows Azure next month with a new Web hosting framework and a detailed roadmap for its long-awaited IaaS, sources say.
Financial services firms need to speed up their data management and analytics practices to avoid another economic crisis like the one that gripped the world in 2008.
Network security and compliance specialist Bradford Networks has been signed up by Gloucestershire-based VAD Zycko to beef up its network management and BYOD offering. The vendor's flagship Network Sentry product creates can be delivered through a hardware appliance, virtualised server or Bradford's
Mohegan Sun's new CRM software platform aims to connect with customers, reduce agent churn and overhaul the sales force.
UK businesses are under attack from web criminals motivated by a desire to carry off financial fraud to line their own pockets. Research from security vendor Check point in conjunction with the Ponemon Institute revealed that British firms were attacked on average 68 times a week with successful at
This week's candid quotes say a lot about the past, present and future of Windows, and what each will cost you.
Was spending $430m on XtremIO – a Flash start-up that hasn’t even launched a full beta product – a big risk for EMC or a clever move?
Angry shareholders are suing Facebook over allegedly hiding the truth about future growth forecasts.
HP is to cut 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce, as part of a plan to achieve annual savings of up to $3.5bn by the end of fiscal year 2014
A US court has found that Google's Android mobile platform does not infringe Oracle's Java patents
Eric Schmidt has announced the search giant will provide funds to IT teachers, through a partnership with Teach First
The Cabinet Office has launched a second G-Cloud framework with a procurement value of £100m, revised from the previous £60m estimate
With UK "cookie law" to be enforced at the weekend, many UK organisations are unprepared, as the ICO appears to change tack..
Government IT strategy has created £159m in savings over the last year, the Cabinet Office has said.
Analysts have attacked HP’s decision to axe Mike Lynch from heading up Autonomy within the company, as part of its restructuring programme which will see 27,000 jobs get canned by 2014.
Gartner’s 2011 revenue estimates indicate the worldwide BI, analytics and performance management software market experienced another strong year, with figures that look remarkably similar to 2010.
Autonomy boss Mike Lynch, who joined the company last year when his business was acquired for $10.2bn, is among the more high profile names heading for the exit afterHPannounced plans to slash 27,000 jobs over the next two years. Lynch's departure means that the bulk of Autonomy's pre-acquisition se
Software giant updates Google Chrome stable channel to v19.0.1084.52 in a security only update.
Businesses are urged to set up formal agreements with employees before they allow them to use their own laptops and mobile devices at work
Virtual machine migration across cloud environments requires WAN optimization. Cloud providers can help customers move virtual machines with help from Riverbed & Silver Peak.
Hackers are exploiting user-generated content features of social media websites, a study has revealed
Four CIOs weigh in on the differences between consumer and enterprise technology, the problems with legacy IT and why desktop virtualization stinks on the iPad.
Streaming video services are rising in popularity in the enterprise as employees and users seek to share information visually, both inside and outside the enterprise.
Intel is the latest company to jump into the Identity as a Service space with the launch of Cloud SSO, built on Salesforce.com’s platform.
Staff are often seen as the weakest link when it comes to security but most resellers will perhaps not have been expecting the problems to stem from the boardroom. Most of the focus in the industry is on contractors, mobile staff and those employees that are handling the most sensitive data. But re
The channel was highlighted as one of the reasons, along with its product portfolio, for the solid performance clocked up by storage player NetApp. The vendor revealed the state of its finances with the arrow all going in the right direction for its fourth fiscal quarter ended 27 April with revenue
HP has announced plans to ditch 27,000 jobs, or 8% of its workforce,and will embark on a radical restructuring programme in a bid tocutcosts of between $3bn to $3.5bn (£1.9bn to £2.2bn) over the next two years. Besides headcount reductions, HP will be running a magnifying glass over is s
A chief digital officer's bullishness on Agile development methodologies and transparency led to NYSE Euronext's Web success.
British Airways has begun recruiting students for its apprenticeship scheme that will take 200 candidates this year.
UK software firm Huddle has received $24m second-round funding to support its global expansion as CIOs wake up to cloud collaboration
The Unite trade union has said it will hold urgent talks with HP in an attempt to safeguard up to 1,600 UK jobs that may be at risk as a result of the vendor's restructuring programme. In a statement issued today, the union said it would team up with the PCS union to use "every means possible&q
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is pitching up in the capital next month with the aim of educating law enforcement specialists about the need to prevent software piracy. The software industry lobby group has already held similar events in other parts of England and Wales and the London
Test leaders will benefit by learning the concepts, processes and secrets of success in quality assurance at Google.
In his new book, “The Scrum Field Guide - Practical Advice for Your First Year,” Mitch Lacey describes real world examples of Scrum transition efforts and challenges.
Author and Agile expert Mitch Lacey discusses his new book, “The Scrum Field Guide - Practical Advice for Your First Year.” Lacey fields questions about mixing Scrum methodology, team size and types of projects that can benefit most from the use of Scrum.
Long-distance vMotion is a hot topic in theory, but experts say use cases are still relatively limited, even among the large enterprises that can afford it.
Tim Kelsey, the Cabinet Office’s transparency czar, has stepped down to become national director for patients and information at the NHS Commissioning Board Authority
The deadline for compliance with UK cookie law expires this weekend, but there is no need to panic, says data protection lawyer Stewart Room
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published new guidance on cookie law and revealed the organisations it has approached on the issue
Co-head of the Open Data Institute Nigel Shadbolt discusses how the £10m programme is starting to take shape.
Industry experts explain how to match collaboration software such as chat, social media and conferencing with the needs of the organization.
Intel is to invest more than $40m in a network of university research centres in the UK, Germany and Israel over the next five years
Resellers pitching uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) should find a receptive customer base in the South East as the area suffers more blackouts than anywhere else in the UK. With the cost of a blackout costing businesses anywhere between £12,676 and £316,900 for the third that take a
High-performance analytics on "big data" could aid European companies as they struggle to make headway in the recession, say senior SAS executives. All sectors are turning to big data, they claim.
Facebook has introduced a mobile photo sharing app to demonstrate that it is being proactive on the mobile front, say analysts.
Cisco has quietly discontinued development of its Cius enterprise tablet offering, announcing on its website that it would "no longer invest in the Cisco Cius tablet form factor" or make any further enhancements to the endpoint device, although it will continue to offer Cius in a limited f
Faced with spending an increasing amount of time on financial reporting requirements for its global network, one company has looked to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for help.
Storage Radio: Listen to SearchStorage.com’s coverage of EMC World, including news of the vendor’s hybrid flash and cloud strategies, Data Domain enhancements, and more.
Linux kernel 3.4's changes to the btrfs file system and new tools may spur some to update servers without waiting for Linux to play catch-up.
Western Digital has benefited as the prices of high capacity hard disc drives (HDD) start to return to pre-Thaliand flood levels. The vendor saw its HDD unit sales through Western European distribution increase by an average of 14% per month in the first four months of this year, faster than its ri
Unified commsdealer IP Integration has announced the acquisition of MSP Micropoint for an undisclosed sum, as it aims to become a £30m business by the midpoint of the decade. TheAvaya and Polycom reseller, which spun out of Cable & Wireless in 2001, specialises in contact centre, computer
The PCI Council will continue to issue recommendations for mobile payment security, according to Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI SSC.
Box suffered downtime this week but forged ahead with its enterprise market strategy with security and mobile device management features for IT administrators.
Dell may acquire Quest Software to expand its desktop virtualisation offerings and gain Quest’s customers. Experts wonder if there is too much product overlap for such a deal to make sense.
The crime scene is the fastest growing sector of IT and it's never been easier to start a spamming service. Better still, nobody does anything about it.
MicroScope sits down with Jason Dance, Exclusive Networks UK sales director, for another hard-hitting Five Minute Interview. Tell us what you do for a livingAs sales director for Exclusive Networks UK, it's my job to make sure we hit, and where possible, exceed, our ambitious growth targets in 2012.
Having wrapped up the acquisition of Wyse Dell has made integrating resellers from the thin client specialist into its own channel programme a priority. Dell completed the purchase for an undisclosed sum of Wyse, announced last month, as it looked to broaden its capabilities in cloud and specifical
Headlines: On the opening day of EMC World 2012, the storage vendor launched upgrades throughout its storage platform portfolio, led by a new VMAX array.