Canonical’s Ubuntu ARM server AMI for Amazon EC2 provide open source shops with a fast ARM server for the cloud.
With limited IT resources, Superyacht Group needed a simple and efficient ERP solution. NetSuite provided it.
Platform as a Service is on the cutting edge of the technology frontier and strategies are emerging that explain how best to use it.
HP StoreOnce Catalyst speeds the dedupe process by deduping at the application and backup servers before moving data to the B6200 backup target.
Platform as a Service is one of the most important trends in cloud computing, but what it is exactly is oftentimes misunderstood.
The fraudulent Microsoft certificates were used in the Flame malware attacks and could be used by less sophisticated cybercriminals, according to Microsoft.
Hybrid cloud computing is seen by many as cloud computing's ultimate destination. The combination of public and private clouds offers enterprises the benefits of cloud with a lessened security threat.
Toshiba Storage announces its THNSNF solid-state drives will combine high-performance and energy-efficient features suited for mobile devices.
PaaS vendors have flooded the market with information -- some good, some bad. Enterprise IT managers would be prudent to know what questions to ask of any potential suitors.
Headlines: CommVault CEO Bob Hammer talks about backing up ‘big data,’ cloud backup and the relationship between archiving and backup.
Amid restructuring and uncertainty, HP fits pieces of its enterprise portfolio together. Can these products appeal to IT customers wary of HP's future?
Cardiac specialists in Pittsburgh are helping pediatric patients in Colombia through the UPMC international telemedicine program.
Quest NetVault XA will offer a common backup management interface for the company’s virtual and physical data protection applications.
With its FAS2220, NetApp adds Flash Pools that combine solid-state drives and hard drives to accelerate read/write performances.
The overhaul to Windows Update is to follow Microsoft’s emergency update, revoking three fraudulent certificates that could be used in broad attacks.
Manufacturers also face integration decisions once they decide to consolidate multiple ERP systems.
Google boosts its intellectual property holding with the acquisition of QuickOffice and Meebo
A slew of newer mobile document management systems allow IT to secure and track data while granting employees access from their iPads.
The IPv4 to IPv6 transition can present issues for an enterprise without resources to redesign its network. Experts and vendors discuss how to ensure IPv6 connectivity.
Cisco's updated ASR 5500 series aims to help businesses with increasing mobile traffic moving across networks as 4G looms
A new offering from WhitePages Pro allows call centers to identify cell phone numbers when customers call in.
The CIO role calls for a salesperson, but not the snake-oil variety, says the FCC's CIO. Consultative selling is about finding and fixing pain points.
A sophisticated attack on the website security firm involved Google Apps, AT&T security problems.
ING Vysya Bank reveals the future plan for its BI project. Read further to know more.
Numerous technology giants dub 6 June IPv6 launch day and switch to the internet protocol
HP has released a StoreOnce data deduplication back-up system, which it claims can ingest data at 100TB per hour – three times faster than EMC’s recently launched Data Domain 990
Google has announced that it will alert users if they are being targeted by suspected state-sponsored attacks.
The continuing take-up of the Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) proves a success story for NHS IT
Cloud computing is not as cheap as many think and analyst Forrester warns that some cloud applications may increase costs
Facebook has begun warning users whose computers are infected with the DNSChanger malware
Many organisations are being misled about the complexities surrounding IPv6 security, according to security firm Stonesoft
The annual Info360 conference will illustrate the new challenges content management professionals are facing.
Transport for London (TfL) has finally released live bus data, several months after it delivered the Countdown Live Bus Arrivals website
Restructuring costs wipe out Phoenix profits 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 decli
HP CEO Meg Whitman has reiterated the company’s commitment to its hardware business in a bid to reassure shareholders over the company’s future.
Veeam has extended its free download offeringto its Backup product, expecting it to generate leads for channel partners. The virtualisation specialist has made some of its other products free as trial versions before but has now extended that to its Backup product.The free version can be used indefi
Sepaton says its DBeXstream improves performance and data reduction by deduplicating large multistreamed and multiplexed database backups.
Having been wrongly convicted as a spammer, I'm a bit nervous about the whole issue of automated business. (My email IP address is still on Trend Micro's blacklist, but service provider Strato says it's not their fault.
GFI Software has announced a significant expansion of the GFI OEM Partner Programme, writes Linda Endersby, allowing technology vendors to integrateits entire security and network management solutions portfolio into their products or to rebrand as their own offerings. Thefirm's solutions portfolio
A hacker has posted 6.5 million encrypted passwords from LinkedIn on the internet – should you be worried?
Microsoft has become the first major IT supplier to publish its submission to the government's consultation on the use of open standards.
Dell Premier Partners will be expected to do $1.5m (£967,964)worth of business with the vendor if they want to remain at thehighest PartnerDirect level beyond 31 January 2013, and although existing partners are being given six months to come into line,partners wanting to move on up to Dell's t
QNAP Systems Inc., unveiled new NAS expansion products with capacities of up to 400 TB aimed at the high end of the SMB market.
A business intelligence data integration initiative can easily go off track because of problems such as data quality and data loading issues.
Web-hosting specialist PEER1 Hosting, has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares in the capital of NetBenefit (UK) Limited, for £25m in cash, writes Linda Endersby. NetBenefit, a division of London-based Group NBT Limited, reported revenues of £7m in 2011 and has op
More than 6 million passwords may have been stolen from the servers of social network LinkedIn and posted to a Russian hacking forum.
The OData protocol, associated with JSON and REST efforts, started with Microsoft but may be expanded by the OASIS standards group.
"Big data" isn’t an infrastructure problem but instead exposes the weaknesses in how businesses make decisions today, analyst Marc Demarest said during a TDWI Solution Summit keynote speech.
ShoreTel's EMEA operation is beginning to resemble an Avaya reunion after the unified comms vendornamed a trio of ex-Avayaexecsto its regional leadership team, among them former UKreseller boss Darren Pattie, who returns to the channel to head up EMEA distribution after a spell in charge of Vodafone
Platform as a Service is billed as a saving grace for development teams, but adoption is slow and a leading cause is a misunderstanding of what the technology does.
Before making an investment, businesses need to analyze why a cloud-based BI application is not only attractive but necessary.
A warning banner is prompted if malicious activity appears to be state-sponsored. The feature is supported by its security operations team.
Google acquired the mobile productivity application Quickoffice to provide Google Docs offline capabilities for iOS and Android mobile devices.
Every company takes its own route to BI and analytics, as IT leaders from TJX, Boston Properties and Wayfair reveal at CIO gathering.
Oracle Platinum Services is a new support program from Oracle that provides specific SLAs for customers running expensive Oracle hardware such as Exadata, Exalogic and Sparc Supercluster.
With a number of Windows announcements to chew on, industry experts' mouths were full of strong statements. Here are some of our favorites.
Sonus releases a new session border controller, Sonus SBC 5100, aimed at helping the enterprise leverage SIP-based cloud UC.
Big Switch Networks introduced an OpenFlow network overlay that enables users to run a software-defined network with any physical infrastructure.
Troubled IT supplier CSC is continuing to drag its feet over a proposed deal by the Department of Health to free trusts from contractual obligations to use its Lorenzo software .
Computer Weekly is launching its inaugural programme to recognise the most influential women in UK IT.
Lancaster University is automating record keeping and information cross checking for oversees students that register at the organisation.
Microsoft has taken steps to make its Azure cloud service more like infrastructure as a service, with support for Linux tools
Oracle Cloud, first announced last fall, will include more than 100 applications, the company said this week, but the availability date and cost are still up in the air.
Businesses and public sector organisations continue to outsource operations, with demand for shared services outstripping traditional outsourcing
Micron's Crucial and Lexar memory and storage brands are being added to Ingram Micro's line-up in a bid to increase the firm's exposure to the UK channel. Crucial specialises in desktop, notebook and server memory upgrade products and has lately been making a good deal of noise around its SSD portfo
Dating site eHarmony said it is resetting a “small fraction” of accounts after it discovered user passwords among those posted to a Russian hacking website.
Server giant HP wants potential customers to take its cloud offerings seriously, so it will roll out updates to the Converged Cloud portfolio.
London has accounted for over 40% of new UK IT jobs created so far this year taking the capital city’s contribution to new roles above pre-credit crunch levels.
Many manufacturers shy away from investing in business intelligence software because of the expense. But manufacturing BI doesn’t have to be expensive, and it can drive real bottom-line benefits.
Geographically remote businesses face difficulty in leveraging cloud. Cloud providers, with the help of carriers and VARs, can bring remote cloud services to remote users.
The new version of cloud integration software offers Hadoop connectors, increased security and new regression testing capabilities.
Ethernet SAN specialist Coraid has appointed former Isilon Systems northern EMEA boss Peter Godden as its new senior director of EMEA in an attempt to replicate the recent tenfoldgrowth it has seen in its US operation. A 17-year storage industry veteran, Godden joined Isilon just prior to its $2.2bn
A leading lawyer and security expert has cautioned UK law firms that their failure to tackle online security is leaving clients increasingly vulnerable to hackers, writes Linda Endersby. London-based Seth Berman, executive managing director of Stroz Friedberg, aglobal digital risk management and inv
Experts and users say that before jumping into the fairly new Oracle Cloud, make sure you have a long-term plan for integration or to bring everything back in-house.
Microsoft’s cloud platform Windows Azure now supports Linux-based operating systems and languages such as Python and PHP. It includes IaaS capabilities to build hybrid cloud.
Infrastructure and software solutions VAR Trustmarque, has signed a reseller agreement with Splunkoperational intelligence software provider Splunk to augment its data services proposition, writes Linda Endersby. Rob Newburn, Trustmarquehead of information security and managed services said: "S
RedHat has made its open hybrid cloud platform, CloudForms, generally available after one year of beta testing. But some experts think it isn’t unique enough to stand out in a crowded market.
Analyst house IDC has suggested that the Android smartphone and tablet operating system's marketshareis on the verge of peaking this year, andwill begin to decline. In its latest quarterly research on the state of the mobile phone market, IDC said that Android would maintain its commanding leadershi
How should a BI and analytics practice be structured --and should IT be involved? Read our rundown of a recent Boston talkfest on the topic.
Microsoft’s June Patch Tuesday includes seven bulletins, three critical, affecting Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Dynamics.
As more customers migrated business applications into the cloud, IT provider CSC had to upgrade its legacy orchestration layer to handle complex provisioning needs.
Law enforcement join LinkedIn in its probe into how 6.5 million passwords were posted to a hacker forum this week. Meanwhile, Facebook reaches out to potential victims.
MobileIron is providing a suite of tools to secure and provision Android and iOS devices in the enterprise
Linux is growing its share of datacentre servers, according to IDC, although Windows is still the dominant platform
Online dating site eHarmony and Last.fm have joined LinkedIn with password leaks, as hackers focus on social networks
O2 is the latest UK internet service provider to block access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay in line with a High Court order issued at the beginning of May
Microsoft’s Partners in Learning programme inspires teachers to embed more technology in their classrooms
Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are up in arms about the last-minute changes made to policy on the newly-enforced cookie law.
SaaS ERP is a developing market within technology that offers users lots of options. This guide sorts out the complicated landscape.
MicroScope puts its famed Five Minute Interview questions to Saul Matthews from Micron, which has just signed a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro. Tell us what you do for a living.I am the worldwide marketing director for the consumer business division of Micron, looking after our Crucial, Le
Eveready Industries’ upgrade of Oracle E-Business suite is stuck due to the vendor’s inability to fix bugs for last one year. Here are the details.
Veeam has new “freemium” software, VMware patched a hole in its vFabric, and Oracle Cloud doesn’t play well with others. Read what people said about this week in virtualization.
A new trusted health information exchange certification program is underway in ONC advisory committees. Here's what you need to know.
With improvements in technology and social media, communication in business has been transformed, writes Linda Endersby.But recent research reported by the Wall Street Journal states that 90% of conversations still take place offline, and - as the channel haslong known -word-of-mouth is the stronges
Google Docs and Microsoft Office made headlines as the battle over mobile and cloud productivity apps raged this week, spurring lots of interesting comments.
Arbor Networks researchers found robust capabilities in the MP-DDoser/IP-Killer tool used to conduct powerful distributed denial-of-service attacks.
The CRM heavyweights bought up a handful of social CRM start ups this month and it should convince CRM buyers to invest in the technology themselves, analysts said.
When moving data to the cloud, you're still responsible for adhering to regulations. Proper planning can ensure cloud computing data security is not an oxymoron at your company.
Varonis Systems says a recent report highlights the fact that people are less likely to deal with an organisation where their data has been lost due to a breach, writes Linda Endersby. The report from the Ponemon institute says that 72% of buyers who have been notified of a data breach at a company
After booking another quarter of sequential declines in the EMEA server market, analyst house IDC is ploughing a similar furrow to its rivals Gartner, saying that there could be more trouble ahead. And although x86 server sales continued to outperform the rest of the market for the 13th straight qua
Unified comms software vendor Kurmi Softwareis to begin selling its UC provisioning and management tools into the UK and will be looking to target partners of key networking vendors such as Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent and Mitel.
Specialist network distie Comstor has taken another step along the road to becoming a true Cisco master after being designated a Cisco Authorised Business Acceleration Learning Partner (BALP). The new designation covers advanced training on a swathe of Cisco architectures, including but not limited
From the use of automation to an obscure billing application, here’s a rundown of SearchSAP.com’s top stories on managing SAP financials and accounting.
Adobe repaired seven dangerous vulnerabilities in its latest Flash Player update and added sandboxing protection for Firefox and Mac users.
This week on Storage Radio, we tackle the release of HP StoreOnce Catalyst along with the rest of the week’s news headlines and product announcements.