A US hi-tech investment bank with $20bn in assets has opened its first UK branch offering banking and loan services to the technology industry
The EC has given Google until July to address concerns the search engine giant abuses its dominant market position
Six members of a UK cyber fraud ring have been jailed for selling identity theft kits online after pleading guilty at Southwark crown court
The current recession has caused the greatest damage to the UK economy for over 100 years, writes Stephen Kelly, CEO of Micro Focus.
The City’s global financial centre could be severely disrupted through gridlock during this summer’s London 2012 Olympic Games
Microsoft may finally "get" the cloud, say users and analysts who saw new and updated features for Windows Azure last week.
The Corporate IT Forum Education and Skills Commission has urged government to leave the ICT curriculum in place until 2014
Gartner expects CIOs to shift software development towards mobile development by 2015, with an emphasis on HTML 5.0
Android may falter if Microsoft, Apple strategies pay off
Government is asking UK cities and urban areas to demonstrate how they could become the city of tomorrow with a £24m grant at stake
Holding company JSJ uses public cloud storage for file collaboration to speed acquisition integration and facilitate management of file data.
Formula One team Red Bull is using a 3Par storage system from HP to provide 24/7 resilient data access
Epicor, Infor promise multi-tenant SaaS versions of their flagship on-premises ERP systems by summer, staying firm in their beliefs they’ll deliver just the same.
Computer 2000 has recruited an old staffer to head up its audio visual TDMaverick business bringing Simon Fagan back on board. Fagan has been spending the last three-and-a-half years as European general manager for the desktop printing and supplies group at Xerox. But before heading to the print v
Six Degrees has appointed former PacketExchange COO Mike Ing to the newly-created role of group business operations director with a brief to oversee the integration of its recent acquisitions, among other things. The buy-and-build cloud services provider has had a busy six months in termsof acquisit
The GSA says cloud providers are lining up for FedRAMP certification, and its continuous cloud monitoring guidelines are a few weeks away.
The commercial shipping industry's news and data provider spent the last three years overhauling its BI platform and data processing system.
Knowing your way around the monstrous Microsoft show isn’t always easy, but three show veterans give their take on what works.
Conventional wisdom says that it’s hard to hire for DevOps. People who have done it say most organizations simply go about it wrong.
The popularity of the cloud is attracting plenty of fresh entrants to the market but leaving customers struggling to find clarity in the din of pitches being sounded out by suppliers. In its role as champion of standards the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has warned that there needs to be more focus on
Danish components distie EET has acquired French competitor Europarts for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to build out a wider pan-EMEA business outside its Nordic home. "This acquisition manifests our strategy to grow our business outside the Nordics and we expect countries like France, Italy,
As it digs deeper into the evolution of the Flame security threat Kaspersky Lab has discovered it is linked with the other high profile nation-state backed-attack Stuxnet. The security vendor has discovered that source code from a module of Flame was used in Stuxnet back in 2009, which was designed
After hackers posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords on a Russian site last week, the company has disabled all at-risk accounts and notified their users.
While trendier HR software grabs headlines, time and attendance systems remain a crucial tool for optimizing how organizations track and pay hourly employees.
Mobile app development demands a more complex set of principles for development, testing and deployment than the traditional software development approaches. Get a preview of Better Software West presenter Todd DeCapua’s session, “Mobile Apps: Breaking Down the Barriers.”
A module found inside the original Stuxnet code base included the Flame malware toolkit.
The PC giant plans to further boost its security portfolio in the future and remains committed to securing iOS and Android phones.
The government’s CloudStore model could be emulated across other government services, the government’s procurement chief has said
Mutualisation will be the future model of public sector services, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has said
The creators of the Flame and Stuxnet malware cooperated at least once during the early stages of development, security researchers have found
A team of IT undergraduates from the University of Warwick tell Computer Weekly about an energy-saving mobile app they developed
Cisco UCS signs an OEM deal with Fusion-io to incorporate PCIe flash cards directly into Cisco servers
The government must integrate the various strands of its IT strategy to realise cost savings, warns Amyas Morse, comptroller and auditor general at the National Audit Office
Businesses are largely failing to block hackers from exploiting privileged IT accounts to access sensitive commercial data, a survey has revealed
In the corporate world, keeping track of compliance mandates can be a challenge. Here's how technology can help with regulatory compliance management.
At the Partner Day of Dell Storage Forum 2012, the company asks its channel partners to invest in more training and announces a standardized pricing methodology and a mobile app for deal registration.
The cloud will grow exponentially in business and CIOs must use it to enable business processes and make companies more agile
Privacy laws introduced in Asia, China and Latin America are creating new headaches for multinational companies
Headlines: With its FAS2220, NetApp adds Flash Pools that combine solid-state drives and hard drives to accelerate read/write performances.
The research firm says big data security analysis will be critical to fighting off advanced attacks, but few easy technology options exist today.
Fujitsu has lit the blue touchpaper under its channel cloud proposition, announcing a sepecific cloud accreditation for midmarket and vertically-focused partners, and appointing former Intact Software UK channel boss Paul Dobbs as its new Global Cloud Platformchannel sales manager. Dobbs arrives wit
Ricoh has signed up Midwich on an exclusive basis to carry its projector range, including its latest short throw product. Midwich will have access to the full range of products from the entry level right up to the high end with the Ultra Short Throw, designed to be placed close to walls, a recent a
Hashing and salting passwords help deter cybercriminals from cracking them, but the goal should be to keep attackers out of the database, say security experts.
Dell opens its Storage Forum 2012 by launching EqualLogic storage blades in an attempt to take its iSCSI SAN platform into the enterprise.
Those in the insurance and risk management sector are failing to translate their concerns about security threats into action. Although those responsible for monitoring financial risks are increasingly aware of technological threats posed by cyber crime they do not have the muscle to influence manag
Infosecurity and data management are failing to harmonise in complex corporate organisations, say data experts. Business value is the common ground that can bridge the divide.
With Microsoft broadcasting the importance of its cloud computing platform, some SQL Server pros want to use the cloud database service as a backup to their on-premises SQL Server databases.
Security distributor Vigil Software has revealed it has continued to increase its revenues and grown its headcount as it continues to focus on bringing fresh vendors to the UK market. A strategy of developing the market for emerging vendors, concentrating on security compliance has recently expande
SearchCIO.com scoured CIO job postings from large organizations in 15 industries. Here's a rundown of the first five of the top 10 desired talents.
SecurityVAR Caretower has signed up cloud infrastructure services provider and FastHosts sub Rise to build it a hosted services platform as itevolves into a true managed services provider. Caretower, which counts most of the security big guns, including McAfee, Sophos, Symantec and Trend Micro among
Running BI in the cloud is attractive from a cost standpoint, but there are serious potential drawbacks, industry watchers say.
This month’s Patch Tuesday release includes seven bulletins that address 26 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, .Net Framework and Dynamics AX.
Data accuracy is critical in technology-driven business processes, making it a must to involve business users in data quality efforts, analysts say.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is to re-open its investigation into Wi-Fi data harvesting by Google's Street View vehicles
Residents of rural areas lacking broadband will have to add to government and telecoms cash pots to get connected
How an insurance broker tapped a VDI model that avoided infrastructure costs instead of adding them.
Cloud security, licensing difficulty, and rising costs are the biggest hurdles for IT adoption of cloud computing.
Indian supplier Tata Communications unveils an Ethernet platform to connect financial firms from city to city
Cloud computing has huge potential for SMEs, but they need to look before they leap, says IT consortium the Open Group
TDWI director of research Philip Russom deconstructs the 12 most misconstrued Hadoop characteristics and replaces rumor with fact.
Business consultancy Deloitte is using cloud-based IT service management to support 13,000 employees in the UK and Switzerland
Mobile solution enables RSPCA officers to act faster on reports of animal cruelty from the public
South Lanarkshire council has invested in an IBM XIV disk storage platform as part of its move to virtualisation.
SMEs are struggling to keep IT infrastructure up to date with cyber threats and new ways of working, a survey shows.
Many senior executives are still failing to understand the level of international cyber threat to their organisations, says ISSA.
Apple released an SDK for iCloud that could have major repercussions for enterprises already struggling to control BYOD.
Hoping to capture a larger customer base, Juniper has unveiled QFabric updates that will make the technology more accessible to smaller companies.
Online shopping giant Shop Direct has deployed software to automate business processes without eating into the IT department’s busy timetable
The LSI Nytro product family -- including the Nytro MegaRAID, Nytro XD and Nytro WarpDrive PCIe-based flash products -- now has a channel partner program for VARs and direct market resellers.
The Internet Society and content providers share the results of their IPv4 to IPv6 conversion, results from World IPv6 Launch Day.
BAE Maritime Systems is assessing new tools from Serena Software to support mission-critical software development
The software is a solid first release despite a number of limitations, particularly the fact it only runs on HANA, SAP’s in-memory platform.
The internet organisation names the companies bidding for 1,930 new domains for websites
Cloud computing will move supercomputers out of the research labs into mainstream business, says Amazon
IBM reseller Portal has hailed the evolution of the software market as a key factor in annual sales growth of 50% and detailed future investments it will be making around mobility, big data and cloud.
Research from data centre specialist Bunker shows that users are still doing little to protect themselves against security threats.
Actifio improves data dedupe and multi-tenancy for its Protection and Availability Storage (PAS) data protection appliance.
Resellers and ISVs must team up if both are going to be successful selling managed services to customers.
Revenues from managed services are already being enjoyed by the channel and are on the rise.
Now that Dell has rolled out its iSCSI EqualLogic Blade Arrays at Dell Storage Forum 2012, customers wonder if they pack enough performance to merit consideration.
Buy-and-build security services provider Accumuli has made good on previously announced plans to enter the security information event management (SIEM) market after springing £3.8m to acquire specialist VAR Edge 7.
Daisy Group has become the latest services player to plunge headlong into the increasingly crowded pool of cloud providers, launching its CloudSelect offering at the fourth annual Cloud Computing World Forum in London.
SearchCIO.com scoured enterprise CIO job postings across 15 industry verticals. Here's the second part of our rundown of the 10 most desired talents.
At Cisco live, Cisco introduced the Cloud Services Router for cloud bursting and hybrid cloud networking.
Companies considering a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ERP as a part of a two-tier landscape should take into a number of factors, including how often the vendor updates the cloud ERP, and whether or not it’s truly a multi-tenant application.
Oracle introduced the database giant's cloud platform -- again. But will it resonate with potential customers? Some observers don't think so.
The research firm says BYOD policy must ban jailbroken devices, specifically iOS and Android. They make it easy for attackers to breach networks.
Text analytics consultant Seth Grimes opened the Text Analytics Summit by delving into what has been big this year in text analytics and what the future holds.
The chatter at Microsoft's annual technical event came from all angles. Here are some of the gems from onstage, in the crowd and online.
The feature can automatically remove revoked certificates from Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems. The measure is in response to the Flame attacks.
Dr. Peter Tippett, vice president of Verizon's healthcare solutions group, explains in this Q&A how a healthcare cloud can attract security-conscious customers.
A Quebec optics design firm used Coveo text analytics and indexing to boost the productivity of its highly educated knowledge workers by 5%.
The Finnish phone manufacturer makes another round of job cuts, bringing the total in Stephen Elop’s reign to 40,000
The US has indicted suspected UK LulzSec member Ryan Cleary, who may face extradition
Tech hiring is fast and furious, and managing it is fraught with problems. But are CIOs right in blaming their human resources department?
Computacenter is to embark on a major recruitment drive, on-boarding over 700 new staff on the Services side - transferring others from customers and their historical suppliers - in the wake of a surprise upturn in its business.
Microsoft is now offering Azure as on-demand cloud infrastructure, supporting both Windows and Linux workloads
This week’s Consumerization Quotes offer up the good, the bad and the ugly of what Twitter-savvy Microsoft TechEd attendees had to say about Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets.
Gartner predicts only half of Fortune 1000 companies will see return on investment from social CRM.
IT needs to adapt or be swept away by the avalanche of data that users want to access everywhere with whatever device they have.
Campaigners slam proposals for the Communications Data Bill which allow government to spy on e-mails, phone calls and internet activity
Okta service streamlines unmanageable number of accounts and passwords for Genomic Health.
We expected the HIT world to look at ONC's trusted health information exchange concept as another compliance mandate. Early returns show enthusiasm for the idea in some quarters.
The Dell backup roadmap includes plans to build on its DR4000 appliance and AppAssure software to move into the enterprise.
A spear phishing campaign contains a message about industrial control systems security and a malicious .pdf file that downloads malware to steal data.
With heightened concerns about the Flame malware, Microsoft released fixes for Windows Update and WSUS ahead of Patch Tuesday.
With Cisco ONE, Cisco moves beyond software-defined networking, introducing APIs and virtual network overlays that enable programmable networks.
Software VAD Interactive Ideas has signed up to build out a channel for network monitoring software outfit NetFort as the Irish vendor seeks to formalise its UK business strategy.
Michael Dell has said that Dell's portfolio has grown so broad that there is now "not a question" of whether or not resellers are going to have a relationship with it but "a question of when and how".
In an unpredictable economy the idea of selling opex, which can tie a user in to a commitment for several years, might not be attractive to customers.
Carphone Warehouse has revealed plans to extend its non-cellular product line selling more IT technology to users.
Analysts also advise companies with simpler needs to consider SaaS time and attendance.
The Dell storage products roadmap outlined at Dell Storage Forum 2012 includes server-based flash, storage virtualization and primary data reduction.
As the PBX market slips, competition among traditional hardware vendors grows as they vie for enterprise attention and increase UC feature availability.
Cosmetics company CIO details his private cloud’s disaster recovery and transaction capabilities at Gartner summit.
The processor said its breach did not exceed 1.5 million cards, but added that the personal data provided by merchant applications was also exposed.
Dell is taking $2 billion out of its business, mainly from its PC division, to reinvest in its enterprise business
Cumbria County Council turns down bids from BT and Fujitsu, claiming they don’t fulfil the full requirements for superfast broadband in the area
The National Audit Office states Vodafone’s £1.25bn settlement with HMRC was "reasonable" and "good" for the public purse
As storage consumes increasing public sector IT budget, the case for using open source storage software in government IT gathers momentum
IT pros’ definition of cloud computing ranges from “a multi-tenant IT solution” to “virtualisation of virtualisation”. Here are a few from the Cloud Computing World Forum 2012.
Integration as a service holds benefits for IT organizations that are ill-equipped to deal with the challenges of data integration in-house.
A company’s ERP vendor likely offers business intelligence options, but niche BI analytics may be the best approach.
The concept of the value added distributor (VAD) has been branded effectively meaningless by one of the term's most vocal advocates, self-styled SuperVAD Exclusive Networks.
Government takes more measures to try and help get credit flowing to small businesses
Networking and cloud integrator ANS has become one of the first Cisco and NetApp partners in the UK, alongside DiData and Logicalis, to be named to the vendors' joint FlexPod Premium Partner Framework.
Sotheby's auction of a working Apple 1 expected to raise $180,000 in an auction in New York
IBM midmarket survey shows more willingness from midmarket CEOs to form partnerships with third-parties to gain a commercial advantage
Does extended education from the Linux Foundation and others help graduates meet the demands of today’s Linux jobs? Some say yes.
Hadoop's success in the cloud may rest on virtualization. As IT pushes for more "big data" support, VMware claims it has the answer.
Microsoft is in discussion to purchase Yammer, an enterprise social network. Industry watchers think it'll be a good fit with SharePoint.
Storage Radio this week covers Dell Storage Forum 2012: the launch of Dell’s EqualLogic Blade Array, future strategies for channel partners, plans for server flash and more.