The ICO has come under fire for updating its policy on the newly-enforced cookie law at the last minute
UK users of Android smartphones have been targeted by premium-rate phone scams masquerading as popular apps such as Angry Birds
Wandsworth Council is planning to enable residents to sign up for its online services through their Facebook pages
Cheshire and Northamptonshire Police are linking back-office systems after identifying each other as at similar points in their IT development
The mobile operator partnership teams with Stagecoach for NFC payments on bus and rail travel
A web portal implemented by Greenwich University in 2006 has enabled it to continuously improve processes with a central source of information
Universal Credit systems are to go live in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire region in April 2013, six months before the national roll-out
Dell confirms UK jobs on the line Dell has said that it will look to make a series of limited job cuts in the UK as it bids to operate "as effectively as possible".
As the UK starts enforcing EU rules on cookies, it emerges that the EC's own website does not comply with the data privacy legislation
Full year pre-tax profit at IT services provider Phoenix IT Group has plunged 85% after the firm booked non-recurring costs of £14.9m relating to its ongoing re-organisation programme and £8.1m relating to the end of the ICM brand. Sales declined 2.6% to £264.6m. Phoenix is current
Google Apps for Business has earned ISO 27001 certification, a move welcomed by analysts and the UK cloud computing industry
Reports suggest the TV and Internet provider will buy spectrum from Everything Everywhere to enter the mobile market
Security researchers have discovered a cyber espionage weapon, dubbed 'Flame', with a functionality greater than any other known threat
Business process management (BPM) specialist Software AG has revealed plans to put more focus on the UK and to recruit partners with vertical expertise. The software player with a strong reputation in the business process and operation transformation arena has traditionally sold direct to large ent
Microsoft has warned that those users that stick with Windows XP after support runs out face spiralling costs looking after a PC estate running its old operating system. The vendor has commissioned IDC to produce a white paper to sum up the risks those that stick with XP face to prod some more thou
Storage and network solutions provider Lanway has appointed former Equanet head of southern sales, David Holt, to run its own sales organisation. The arrival of Holt, who previously managed the corporate sales division at Insight, marks another step inthe reseller's expansion progress and follows an
Kaspersky has raised the alarm over what could be one of the most dangerous malicious programmes yet discovered. The vendor came across the malware after being called on by the International Telecommunication Union to investigate what was happening to data being deleted from computers in Western As
The ICO may re-open investigations into Google's WiFi snooping after a US report doubted Google's claim it had collected the data by accident
UK National Lottery operator Camelot has bolstered its cyber defences in response to an increase in targeted attacks on high-profile organisations
Lukas Oberhuber is CTO at Simply Business, where he is making IT at the insurance company more agile to meet business demands
More than a quarter of companies believe that if their websites go down or they suffer a major security breach it could potentially cost lives, a survey has revealed.
Insurance comparison site Confused.com decided to move to a single Microsoft platform to speed up development of its products.
Epic Systems Corp. says 'yes' to running its EHR system on Intel x86 servers. The move might make implementing Epic attractive to smaller hospitals.
Plymouth City Council has introduced hot-desking and reduced its PC estate by 20% through a migration to Windows 7.
A feature of BT's routers called Fon gives away a percentage of bandwidth from home-based Wi-Fi to passers-by, often without user consent.
Training services provider Autodesk has launched a new Autodesk Instructor programme for its 4,000 existing Autodesk Training Centre (ATC) instructors.
The reaction of the security industry to the discovery of the Flame threat, which appears to be the most complex attack launched so far in the ongoing cyber war, has been to call for resellers to sell customers greater layered defences. The discovery by Kaspersky of the Flame attack, which went und
Foundational IT skills are in high demand, but CIOs want to fill a project management and analytical skills gap to tie IT directly to business needs.
The Home Affairs Committee has expressed serious concerns over the privatisation of police IT procurement
Cloud computing with its promises of greater flexibility and cost s avings is becoming increasingly attractive to SMEs with a significant number planning to start using the technology in the near future. With cloud becoming a larger small business issue it provides the channel with even more incent
Near Field Communications (NFC) is maturing into mobile payment technology across the globe, which is set to bring in $180m each year by 2012
Casio has appointed a former Maverick staffer Oli Davies to drive its channel sales of its projectors across Southern England. Davies, who as well as a spell at Maverick also has some time at Sanyo on his CV, will be tasked in his role as business development manager with working with existing rese
Storage roundup: School cuts unstructured data by 90% with Balesio; Belgian bank gets VirtualSharp DR tool; Bocada teams with Veeam; new Infortrend unified storage arrays; and more news.
A sophisticated malware toolkit has targeted Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan and Israel, and is believed to be part of a cyberespionage operation.
NextIO is one of the few remaining vendors in the I/O virtualization space. Its V-series products achieve PCIe virtualization to consolidate and share I/O resources at the top of the server rack.
I/O virtualization and InfiniBand can help provide virtualized data centers with improved security, network performance and management, yet few virtual I/O products are catching on.
Avnet has taken the wraps off a social media tool designed to help resellers keep their customers informed about the main developments in the vendor community. The distributor's socialondemand from purechannelapps enables messages from vendors to be disseminated to customers via social media messag
Tough economic conditions coupled with skills shortages threaten to hold back the market and development of managed service providers (MSPs). The warning that the financial climate is stunting more investment in managed services has been sounded in a survey of MSPs carried out by IBM. Big Blue rev
McAfee says organizations must juggle visibility, system complexity challenges when balancing compliance-driven priorities with the threat landscape.
The value of mobile payments is expected to reach $617bn by 2016 as the number of mobile users worldwide reaches 448 million
The Zurich-West datacentre, built by operator Green, is using direct current (DC) to power HP servers
Mobile roaming charge rules will take effect from 1 July 2012 as the European Council follows the European Parliament in passing the law
Businesses admit difficulties in controlling data quality when reporting financial results as finance executives complain of stress as a result
A Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) report prompts Neelie Kroes to propose EC net neutrality legislation
Companies will rise and fall on their ability to use big data and analytics, research suggests, but human foibles make success anything but certain.
Todd Coen of Dynamic Research Corporation talks about what 3PAOs will do and what happens next with FedRAMP.
One year on from its acquisition of German national PC champion Medion, expansive Lenovo has suggested that the brand - which it bought with the express intention of bulking up its consumer-facing business as it seeks to become the largest global PC vendor - could have a strong future in the UK.
The London 2012 Olympic Games is high on the agenda of the Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU)
Lenovo EMEA products and channels vice president Vincent Fauquenot has been banging the drum on behalf of the PC hardware vendor's reseller base, saying that to achieve its ambition of being a top three PC vendor in EMEA, it will need to drive $1bn (£642m) worth of additional revenues through
CommVault CEO Bob Hammer talks about backing up big data, cloud backup and the relationship between archiving and backup.
ThinkGrid is widening its channel programme introducing more support for those resellers that are struggling to find the resources to get themselves trained to sell cloud technology. The vendor has embraced the channel in the past year providing marketing funds, a portal and support for partners bu
Two consultants explain how user needs, technologies, costs, and business processes factor into an ERP consolidation plan.
Blackberry maker RIM has kicked off a comprehensive review of its partnerships and joint ventures as it looks to claw back its position in the smart phone market. After the recently appointed CEO Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of Research in Motion, unveiled losses for the fourth quarter of $125
The Home Office saved £10m by running a key messaging infrastructure on open source software.
Cisco discontinued development of its Cius tablet for the enterprise; BYOD and poor planning contributed to the failure of Cisco's Cius tablet for the enterprise user.
Flame, a package of components commonly available in most banking Trojans and remote access toolkits, is detectable by current antivirus, experts say.
Think a change will do you good? Tell that to an IT pro who's just completed an upgrade. This week, Microsoft watchers had much to say about what's to come.
Resellers assuming that a website is enough of a cyber shop window to promote their services and products could find themselves lagging behind as social networks become the primary form of communication. Over the past couple of decades web sites have become the defacto way for businesses to show of
As enterprise mobility trends grow, partners can expand their portfolios by offering Cisco Unified Workspace for enterprise mobility management.
Sky Broadband is the third UK internet service provider (ISP) to block access to The Pirate Bay file-sharing site
Social networking firm Foursquare teams up with American Express to offer its credit card holders location-based deals in shops and restaurants
Security researchers say spyware is targeting web users in Iran and Syria trying to get around censorship controls using proxy tool Simurgh
Canadian IT and business process service provider CGI has offered £1.7bn in cash to acquire Anglo Dutch IT services giant Logica in a sign of continued consolidation
Distiller William Grant & Sons opens a UK datacentre to consolidate its global ERP operation
Gartner's latest market share data shows the server market declined, with HP hit by Oracle's decision to drop support for its Itanium servers
Three European Parliamentary committees are to vote this week on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta)
Most talk of OpenFlow and software-defined networking focuses on the data center, but the technology may improve security and mobility management in the campus LAN too.
Get cracking on big data and analytics or go home, says a panel of data experts at the recent MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.
Cisco’s Networking Academies are working with ex-offenders to prepare them for career paths in networking after leaving prison
Exchange 2010 SP2 RU 3 contains 42 helpful fixes, including one that some Exchange Server administrators might deem a feature enhancement.
East Lothian Council has saved £175,000 a year by switching from its previous £500,000 contract with BT
An IT skills shortage in the UK is affecting businesses, driving 70% of organisations to invest in training while 40% plan to hire skills
Oracle watchers will have to start following Larry Ellison's twitter stream to get an insight into what direction the vendor is going in as the CEO of the software giant plans to use his account to reveal its cloud strategy. Ellison has revealed that his first tweet will go out early next month to
Open source has become critical to the operations of the Met Office with Linux used in the organisation for a decade.
Tinba is among the smallest data-stealing banking Trojans discovered in the wild, according to Danish security firm CSIS Security Group.
SMEs are planning to grow their businesses if the economy doesn't cause them too many problems with more looking for credit and finance to grow in the next few months. The latest BDRC Continental SME Finance Monitor paints a picture of more small firms getting access to credit and an increase in co
U.K.-based cloud provider Calligo enlists Nicira NVP to virtualize its two island data centers into a single virtual data center for customers.
Aviva is taking a strategic view of software testing with a quality assurance programme powered by static code analysis tool Coverity
Kensington and Chelsea turn down the offer of fibre broadband to keep its ‘historic streetscapes’ intact
The internet exchange for the majority of the UK’s ISPs has suffered an outage, which customers report to be down to a distributed denial of service attack
The classic Catalyst 6500 has been the workhorse of networks everywhere for more than a decade. Now the platform is nearing its end of life. How should you proceed?
The Technology Strategy Board is trumpeting the £20m of government investment that is heading to high-tech firms with projects that could provide a crop of world-beating home-grown products. Along with specialists in nanotechnology, bio sciences, electronics the ICT industry is also going to
To automate or not to automate? That is the question among forward-thinking IT pros and some virtualization capacity management vendors.
Analysts say Epicor, Sage and SAP's recent cloud ERP initiatives portend cloud computing benefits for on-premises ERP platforms but require close scrutiny before making a change.
The signs of recovery seen in the EMEA server market two years ago seem to have largely dissipated, according to Gartner's latest market stats, with the region suffering a second consecutive quarter of volume decline and a third consecutive quarter of revenue decline, and the bad news is there may b
Mobile device protection is a major concern for IT departments, a SearchCompliance.com survey found. Here's expert advice on mobile strategy trends and how the cloud can help.
VMware adds automatic deployment tools, RDBMS and in-memory database features to its vFabric cloud offering.
Federal IT just got another reason to consider cloud services as Microsoft delivered Office 365 for Government. But is it compelling enough to migrate?
Enterasys Networks wins our Network Innovation Award for its remote network management suite that lets engineers manage networks using Facebook, Twitter and Salesforce.com.
Three key European parliamentary committees have voted against the adoption of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta)
Google has claimed victory in one of the central arguments in its high-profile court battle with Oracle
Linx reveals protections on its Juniper-based Lan didn’t kick into action during yesterday’s outage
Businesses and consumers can now download Windows 8 Release Preview from the Microsoft site
The ICO has fined Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust £325,000 for breaching the Data Protection Act
The former boss of the UK's MI5 security service has caused a security scare by losing her laptop at Heathrow.
The roll-out of the cloud and virtualisation across the BBC is an urgent priority to cut costs and maintain daily technology operations, a BBC technology head has warned
Former Vice President Al Gore is investing $12 million through the venture capital firm he co-founded into startup flash vendor Greenbytes.
A judge has approved the text of a letter to be sent to O2 customers suspected of illegally sharing adult films
Microsoft has lowered the price hike planned for July, but businesses still face paying up to 25% more for their software.
Panelists at the iHT2 conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. will explore how new technologies can help bring about health care transformation.
These databases, mammoth by definition, are evolving to accommodate the influx of new data types, technical innovations and increasing volumes brought on by the rise of “big data.”
A quick scan of identitytheft.org.uk, a government website backed by organisations and companies with an interest in reducing fraud, is enough to put the frighteners on any law abiding reader, writes Adam Bernstein. While many in the channel realise that fraud and identity theft affects us as priva
Microsoft has revealed the volume licensing price changes that come into force next month are not going to be as high as originally feared. There will still be hikes of up to 25.9% in some programmes but increases of up to 33.5% had been muted back in May when the preliminary changes were published
A shortage of workers with analytical skills threatens to derail efforts to derive business value from “big data.” It’s time for colleges to do more on BI and analytics education.
Learn why cloud APIs help with business and IT alignments in SaaS cloud computing.
VoIP specialist Gradwell has outlined ambitions to grow its business significantly over the next four years looking for more activity from its channel partners. The growth plans come just months after the Bath-based firm gained £1.15m in investment from Altitude Partners. With VoIP expected
'SAN-free' datacentre specialist Nutanix has fetched up on European shores, announcing its first UK partners in the shape of distie SDG and solutions provider Kelway, as well as appointing former EMC andVMware operatives Alan Campbell as EMEA sales director,and Rob Tribe as regional SE manager EMEA.
To give Windows 8 a competitive edge, Microsoft will deliver Office 15 only for its own devices this fall, with versions for the iPad and Android devices due out next year.
In the past it used to be HMRC or the MoD that regularly lost data on discs or stolen laptops but the NHS is rapidly becoming the leakiest source of information. Following the fine that the NHS Trust in Brighton has been handed out, to the tune of £325,000, for a breach that could affect thou