Scientists in India, China, Japan, Korea and India have called on their governments to collaborate on supercomputer technology
The cost of protection against cyber crime far exceeds the cost of the threat itself, a Cambridge University-led study has concluded
The Ethiopian government is blocking access to the Tor Network that enables online anonymity, according to Reporters Without Borders
The enterprise arm of Motorola acquires the mobile device business for an all cash offer
Google has reported an increase in the number of requests by governments to remove political content from the internet
The US has overtaken Japan in the race for the world’s fastest supercomputer, with the Sequoia computer achieving 16.32 petaflop/s
HSBC’s online banking app for businesses is now available on Google’s Android mobile operating system (OS)
Telecoms regulator Ofcom proposes regulation for 1Gbps connections but takes lighter approach to BT wholesale broadband pricing in London
Microsoft’s decision to increase the costs of volume licensing agreements demonstrates the power software suppliers wield over their customers
Dell’s head of networking Dario Zamarian tells Computer Weekly why the supplier is ready to stand on its own two feet in the networking space
Integrated carbon monitoring software is becoming a higher priority in more organizations’ enterprise architectures. Two experts show how to find tools for specific regulatory and messaging strategies.
With DatAnywhere, Varonis wants to provide enterprises with on-premises cloud file sharing services such as Dropbox and Box.net.
Dimension Data's cloud services portfolio expansion allows partners to overcome issues associated with selling cloud services and provide customers with the appropriate solutions.
Headlines: The Dell storage products roadmap outlined at Dell Storage Forum 2012 includes server-based flash, storage virtualization and primary data reduction.
Two surveys found that many companies are moving to become more data-driven and that "big data" initiatives are among the items on their to-do lists.
Going overboard with server consolidation is as bad as not doing enough, but IT trends are keeping unchecked growth under control.
As organizational data proves invaluable, protecting it becomes more vital, so compliance departments can expect a bigger voice in business strategy.
Software projects often fail because of a lack of proper testing before the project goes live. Expert Ethan Jewett details testing approaches he swears by.
Microsoft debuts its Surface tablet computer with the new Windows 8 operating system (OS)
Aligning to the business will not save IT departments and CIOs must become leaders in the digital revolution, says analyst Forrester
Consumer goods conglomerate Procter & Gamble (P&G) has signed a cloud infrastructure agreement with HP
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Forget Gary Barlow and Kate Winslet, the real stars of the Queen's Birthday Honours were closer to home indicating that if you do good works then there are still rewards there for people connected with the computer and telco industry.
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Excellence has been revealed in the June digital magazine.
Storage vendor Western Digital (WD) has stepped outside its traditional comfort zone after launching a new line of high-end prosumer-targeted routing equipment, dubbed My Net.
The Alvea cloud platform continues to expand its services for resellers with a DNS managed service being added to the list of functions it can provide the channel.
CA Technologies has brought on board a former Thales executive with experience of big projects including the national identity card scheme to handle its security business.
Former personal organiser guru Psion has been swallowed up by Motorola Solutions for £129m, or around 88p per share by way of a recommended cash offer, effectively bringing to an end a 32 year industry pedigree.
Following its sale to German investment outfit Aurelius Getronics CEO Andreas Ziegenhain has spoken of a new energy behind the business and hinted that it may look to make acquisitions in the near future.
AT&T Toggle 2.0 now supports iOS devices, but it may require multiple data plans for the same phone.
Cloud computing can help improve SMB security operations but doesn’t bode well for software security.
Oracle releases fourth quarter numbers early to show the business is growing in the software and cloud areas
The digital revolution will impact every business sector. CIOs must adapt to support digital products
A software implementation issue enables an attacker to escalate privileges or break out of a virtual machine environment.
Microsoft is launching its own tablet PC in October called Surface which will use the Windows 8 operating system.
The Metasploit pen testing software contains working exploits that can target Microsoft XML Core Services flaw and a hole in Internet Explorer.
Digital delivery and a move to mutualised services will be essential parts of Whitehall's Civil Service Reform Plan.
Defining a Dell cloud strategy isn’t an easy thing to do. But one key executive says AppAssure is central to a forthcoming strategy.
They’re time-honored questions: Is Hyper-V cheaper than vSphere? Does vSphere still have more advanced features? The answers may surprise you.
The price tag covers patents related to Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G networks, all bought from Interdigital
Computer Weekly is recognising the most influential women in IT - join us at a special event on 12 July to celebrate the role models for the UK's high-tech economy.
Comparing vSphere and Hyper-V list prices to determine which is cheaper often doesn’t translate into real-world costs for organizations.
For an accurate view of the competition between these industry titans, it’s best to look at the big picture in private and public cloud, experts say.
Is cost savings on Hyper-V licenses enough to justify ripping and replacing the underpinnings of an entire VMware virtual infrastructure?
Technology hiring is a bear these days. Whining about an inept HR department is not the answer, however. Here's some advice from IT staffing experts.
In an increasingly data-centric world, we need to focus on the use of data, says Microsoft's Scott Charney
Software mitigation techniques are an important element of layered security for enterprises, says Microsoft
Businesses need to understand the critical importance of secure software development, says Microsoft
Global spending on enterprise application software will reach $120bn this year, according to the latest Gartner research
Car manufacturer Aston Martin implemented an ERP system from Microsoft when it required a new accounting system
The next generation of supercomputer will require a radical re-think, as computer design begins to run up against the limits of Moore's law.
A survey of software testing capabilities has revealed a dramatic increase in the number of organisations embedding testing into the software development process
UK government IT could learn much from Estonia’s open source model, says head of Government Digital Services (GDS), Mike Bracken
Airbus is considering moving its high-performance computing centre to a colder climate to combat rising power and cooling costs in France and Germany.
Amazon's outage affected an unknown number of cloud customers that rely on AWS to run their businesses. Are they angry enough to quit or just fearful?
The Wimbledon website has been redesigned on IBM’s SmartCloud for the 16 million visitors expected to access the site during the tennis tournament
Malicious sites discovered via Google’s Safe Browsing effort include compromised websites and others designed for malware distribution or phishing.
As Microsoft takes aim at the iPad with its new Surface tablets, IT wonders if its price tag and management features will make for a good fit in the business world.
Web app firewalls can’t erase the need for secure application development, but Gartner says WAF patching may have a growing role in the enterprise.
Siemens PLM is looking for more resellers to support its growth ambitions with plans to allow them access to large direct accounts
IT pros are urged to install security patches that VMware has released to address critical vulnerabilities in virtualisation products such as ESX, ESXi, Fusion and Workstation.
NetApp gets into virtual storage appliance market with Data Ontap Edge software, which lets remote offices connect to NetApp data center storage.
The full list of those that have won awards for channel excellence in the reseller, distributor and technology categories
Cloud and consumerisation are driving more spending on security software as customers look to secure more flexible use of data
Cyber-Ark has replaced Nick Lowe with a former HP enterprise security specialist who is tasked with driving growth in Europe
Staffordshire County Council’s CIO claims £1.5m has been saved by sharing networking infrastructure with other public sector organisations
Software as a Service is the leading form of cloud computing. Cloud U expert Jeff Kaplan takes viewers into the world of SaaS, explaining its origins, economics and effect on the IT landscape.
Cloud outage and cloud performance concerns are hindering global adoption, says recent Alcatel-Lucent study. Customers demand transparency, clear SLAs.
A European aeronautical supplier's website has been infected with zero-day exploit, say security researchers
Video surveillance specialist ATEC Security has become the first UK partner to gain the HP Gold Registered Networking Specialist badge in a move it claims recognises the increasing importance of IP surveillance solutions.
Cisco Worldwide Partner Organisation senior vice president Keith Goodwin is to retire at the end of the financial year after 13 years at the firm, seven of them spent running the channel.
Daisy Group has cut its annual operating losses from £15.8m to £13.1m for the 12 months to the end of March, and sales at the b2b comms specialist have risen by 30% to £348.6m, with EBITDA also up to £56.3m.
Toshiba has revealed it is planning to launch a refreshed reseller programme later in the summer, as it looks to make b2b growth of around 20%, a figure it claims it has already achieved comfortably in the first two months of the current financial year.
Industry training organisation CompTIA is considering the possibility of targeting young people in secondary education with programmes and resources designed to tempt more people into ICT and channel careers.
Increased regulation, reduced profits and customer demands are driving banks to replace home-grown software with off-the-shelf alternatives
CIO Ken Braud talked to delegates at the Orange Business Live customer event in Rome, and it was clear he has plenty on his plate.
Magirus is to offer EMC's midmarket-focused VSPEX cloud infrastructure product alongside its own SME vBundle offering after extending its partnership with the firm, and will be launching two new channel-enablement programmes to help boost sales of the recently-launched solution.
People are willing to spend more than £1,200 to buy their own devices, which questions the need for IT departments to continue purchasing and supporting PCs
Supplier trade body CompTIA is targeting CFOs and other senior executives with an IT education programme
The Co-operative is the latest bank to launch a mobile banking service after signing a three year deal with mobile banking supplier Monitise
As £32m is invested in broadband across Lancashire, MP Graham Jones questions why more pressing social issues aren’t being addressed first
Data center pros push Opscode's Chef beyond simple configuration management.
Some Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and NatWest Bank customers cannot access online services as the banking group experiences a computer problem.
The European parliamentary International Trade Committee rejects the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta) by 19 votes to 12
Recent moves to subsume Autonomy into HP have lent increasing irony to the name. Nearly a year after the £7.1bn acquisition, we examine Autonomy's future
Small and medium-sized enterprises will have access to cloud-based supercomputers to run complex engineering simulations, under a €16m project backed by the European Commission.
Cloud providers hesitate to declare that big data analytics will be the next big adoption driver for cloud analytics, but the area still hints at opportunity.
Some 29 NHS Trusts across London and south England have issued a framework tender, worth £300m, for clinical information systems
Citrix sees mobile application management as the wave of the future, but customers aren't ready. So, the company may give them what they want: mobile device management.
Microsoft has announced the three finalists of its inaugural BlueHat innovative security protections competition
With a bevy of announcements this week, Microsoft asserted its position in the market – but at what cost to partners and customers?
PaaS has been pitched as a development platform, but it is capable of so much more -- application management.
BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) cuts more jobs to save $1bn while paying $12m to ex-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie
Cisco announced mobility and document sharing updates to Cisco WebEx Social, a rebranded version of its Quad enterprise collaboration platform.
Experts recommend taking time and making the most of data to market digitally.
Join senior news director Dave Raffo and assistant editor John Hilliard as they discuss the potential future of a Dell cloud storage strategy.
JBoss product announcements this week give us a taste of what's to come at Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2012.
Hacktivist group UGNazi says it caused multiple Twitter outages Thursday. Update: Twitter says a "cascading bug" was to blame.
Account balances still fail to update for RBS and NatWest customers as the banks go into their second day of technical issues
The Post Office has launched an external review into the Horizon computer system at the centre of a legal dispute with sub-postmasters
The government puts the last £6m grant into the Higher Apprenticeship Fund to create more opportunities in low-carbon and space engineering
A new report on cloud resiliency calculates average system availability at "three nines," which could cost cloud providers in more ways than one.
Tag clouds are dead, according to the presenters at the eighth annual Text Analytics Summit who made a case for advanced text visualization techniques.
The government could save money if it paid for security from specialists rather than as an element of a much bigger project.
Staff have to be a major consideration in any cloud transition but often get overlooked.
Microsoft has added a small business competency to encourage partners to sell cloud services and applications to small businesses.
Cisco Systems has patched vulnerabilities in its VPN endpoint client Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and other hardware security appliances.
In his Storage Decisions keynote, Jon Toigo pushed for better storage infrastructure management through the use of smarter pooling strategies to reclaim disk capacity.
More firms are encountering staff taking advantage of BYOD but not many have formulated a policy or have plans to use budget to help staff buy kit.
The software glitch behind the outages at RBS and NatWest banks could carry on through the weekend, preventing cutomers from buying online
Attachmate has signed Exclusive to run its VAR programme building on the exclusive relationship the vendor has with the distributor
Security and software are the areas where money is still being spent according to those resellers quizzed in exclusive MicroScope research
The Cloud Industry Forum has launched a best practice guide for users looking to buy cloud services
Gartner is dumping its wireless LAN and LAN switching categories and replacing them with one on unified wired and wireless LAN access and another on the data center network.
BYOD shops deal with constant push and pull and the tension increases when it comes to Web apps vs. native apps. Users like native apps, but IT can’t seem to secure them.
Wikibon.org analyst Jeff Kelly has a dire message for organizations that think they can ignore "big data": Your rivals might leave you in the dust.
Mobile games probably won’t bring down your network, but tech-savvy employees might. The IT community explains how in this week’s Boston-baked quotes.