Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, has launched a campaign to stop the extradition to the US of Richard O’Dwyer, a 24-year-old UK student
Two thirds of senior managers do not know where all their company data resides, according to a survey conducted by governance firm Varonis
After a weekend of the RBS and Natwest outage, accounts are still not back to normal for banking customers
The Welsh government has signed a £70m five-year extension to its IT services contract with Atos
Web users voluntarily compromise their own privacy by typing more personal information into online forms than is needed, a study has found
Virgin's premiere tariff follows the path of other operators going back to unlimited data, but offers a discount to its broadband customers
Software supplier CA Technologies is working with RBS to fix the software glitch that has caused a five-day outage
Our regular look back at the top 10 most read stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the past week.
Cloud providers may soon be able to consider adding a new string to their bow in the shape of consumer cloud services, as home users begin to turn to the cloud to store photos, videos and other content.
Driven to the forefront by the Great Recession, CPM tools are fast evolving to take advantage of 'big data,' social media and mobile.
Despite a decline in SQL injection errors over the last two years, attackers continue to find Web application flaws as easy targets, says Chris Wysopal of Veracode Inc.
With just one month before the London 2012 Olympic Games, most employees are unaware of plans to allow them to work from home
The government expects to slash licence and maintenance spend with Microsoft and SAP up to £150m by 2015, via a framework renegotiation.
Technology trends and challenges are top of mind for IT pros trying to understand consumerization and social collaboration, plus new terms such as gamification and big data.
Technology trends and challenges are top of mind for IT pros trying to understand consumerization and social collaboration, plus new terms such as gamification and big data.
The Flame malware, believed to be a joint U.S.-Israeli project, shows stark differences between the tactics used by China and those used by the West.
The next version of RemoteFX offers the improvements that Microsoft remote desktop customers requested, but don't get too excited: It won't work with Windows 7.
Many organizations have acquired legacy applications over the years, storing password data and other information in clear text, according to one noted security expert.
Headlines: NetApp gets into virtual storage appliance market with Data Ontap Edge software, which lets remote offices connect to NetApp data center storage.
The nation’s largest Coke bottler is developing and refining its mobile strategy with new initiatives, from a mobile advisory board to a program it says identifies “mobile moments.”
Analyst Chris McClean discusses the chief compliance officer's role as risk management and compliance are increasingly tied to business success.
Microsoft’s purchase of Yammer gives products like SharePoint enterprise social media capabilities that customers have requested and purchased from ISVs, industry watchers say.
Tools like HP ALM, HP Performance Center and Git aid QA and development teams in producing quality software on a continuous basis.
Oracle is bringing together its many social, analytic and CRM acquisitions under a new customer experience management product strategy.
Three household names that chose a data center colocation facility offer advice on how to select a colocation provider.
Analysts discuss how mobile is changing the demands made on software teams and how to avoid consumer testing.
Microsoft has announced that it is to acquire enterprise social networking firm Yammer for $1.2bn in cash.
MI5 chief Jonathan Evans says the intelligence agency is working against "astonishing" levels of cyber-attacks on UK industry.
The telecoms giant confirms it will roll out fibre broadband to almost 100 new exchanges, reaching 800,000 more businesses and homes
Amazon debuts a computer cluster at its facility in Ireland to support European high-performance computing (HPC) applications
The University of Cambridge is offering businesses supercomputer services built on commodity Intel chips
Security researchers have uncovered a highly sophisticated global financial fraud ring that has attempted fraudulent transfers of up to £1.6bn
Whitehall must measure the progress of its IT strategy more effectively to achieve its transformation agenda, says the Institute for Government (IfG)
Cambridge University is turning to technology developed for computer gaming to help it solve some of the fundamental problems of science
F5 and Webroot bring together products from their portfolios to offer a single solution for application security
Cisco and Citrix have lifted the lid on a new channel venture designed to address demand for reseller skills around enterprise mobility and desktop virtualisation services.
Avnet Technology Solutions has launched a Microsoft initiative designed to enhance partner expertise around critical elements of its solution set, including SharePoint, SQL and Systems Centre.
Daisy Group partners have been invited to kick the tyres of the firm's indirect partner programme at its 'Evolve' relaunch event to be held this week in the Midlands.
The code is required by 2010’s Digital Economy Act and will see infringers have their details passed onto copyright holders
Water company United Utilities has implemented data governance software to manage its £8bn IT hardware estate
BT, Sky, Everything Everywhere and TalkTalk will join the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) trial to improve access to Wi-Fi hotspots
Cloud backup provider Asigra will offer partners vertical marketing data; backup provider StorageCraft to launch cloud backup and failover services for MSPs and VARs; and more backup news.
Cisco-specialist Comstor has revealed it is to sell Cisco and NetApp's FlexPod datacentre architecture in EMEA after being handed distribution rights to the converged networking, server and storage solution.
The M15 boss makes a speech for the first time in two years warning that cyber crime is on the rise but calm fears that the Olympics could be a target.
CIOs are failing to have the boardroom impact because IT is still siloed in a business denying them an overall strategic role in the business
ComputerLinks adds to its data centre product portfolio after being signed up by US vendor NextIO.
Quest Software faces the choice of two bidders after a mystery bidder emerged with a better offer over the first suitor.
Varonis survey highlights high levels of ignorance from users about where their data resides and who is looking after cloud-based information
Which SQL Server technologies are hot right now? What does a SQL expert wish you knew about SQL Server? Hint: BI and data growth have a lot to do with it.
The BSA has settled out of court with a web design agency that was found to be using unlicensed software.
Cloud data integration platforms contested territory in struggle between IT and the business. As experimental cloud data integration projects become operationalized, will business and IT harmonize?
Gateway specialist Vordel has added an API server to its array of integration tools for REST and SOA management. A cloud broker is also in the offing.
Dell’s Carter George outlines the Dell SSD strategy including its plans for Fluid Cache technology in servers, arrays and appliances.
Obtaining a service-level agreement with a SaaS provider requires asking some tough questions.
Expert Joseph Flahiff explains why Agile practices aren't just about "being fast," and discusses other misperceptions about managing Agile projects.
State and federal HIT leaders say Direct patient data exchange good for the near term for getting through meaningful use, but evolving quality initiatives will require much more.
SAP shops can save money by software license recycling, but it’s not easy due to legal and accounting challenges, according to Gartner analyst Victoria Barber.
Twenty-four people arrested across eight countries in international cybercrime takedown.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing hotel group Wyndham Worldwide over claims it failed to secure customer data
In the second day of its annual TechEd developers conference in Amsterdam, Microsoft presented the case for Windows 8 in the enterprise
Reports claim RBS is gearing up for legal action against US software supplier CA Technologies over the technical fault that crashed accounts
Why one company adopted the IT Infrastructure Library framework when it brought IT back in-house, and the unexpected side benefits for the business.
Despite the economic turmoil, IT contractor rates in London have increased 3.4% over the past year with .Net and C++ skills in demand
Regulator Ofcom says ISP TalkTalk and mobile operator 3 received more complaints than any of their rivals in the first quarter of 2012
Apple wins a court order blocking the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the US until the patent dispute between the firms is resolved
Ned Hooper leaves the networking colossus to form his own investment company as Padmasree Warrior takes the helm
Mobile traffic is expected to surge across enterprise networks due to upcoming Olympic games. Enterprises must monitor the network.
Former White House cyber security coordinator Howard Schmidt is to join the board of security and compliance company Qualys
The UK ranks only 11th in KPMG’s global survey asking where the top technological innovations will come from in the next four years
Quest’s virtualization management customers say there’s room for improvement by a larger-scale company, but aren’t sure whether Dell would be the best fit.
Specialist charities such as housing associations face paying nearly four times as much for Microsoft software due to licensing changes.
Dell’s data reduction roadmap includes integrating Ocarina technology with its Fluid File System, and building dedupe into storage arrays and servers.
FAST has reacted with dismay to a survey indicating less people are prepared or aware of the legal protection for those that whistle blow illegal software users
Google is tipped to be launching its own Nexus 7 Android tablet at its developer conference in California
CA Technologies software has been highlighted as the source of the RBS computer glitch and the bank could sue the supplier
Goalkeepers have relied purely on gut instinct to save spot kicks, but they’re increasingly relying on penalty data analytics to give them an edge in the pressure cooker environment of a shoot out.
IDC has released figures showing that private cloud technology will grow at an annual compound growth rate of 23% across Western Europe in the next four years
Unite has approved of minimum wage changes made by Fujitsu increasing the minimum salary to £14,000
Our associate editor, Lena J. Weiner, went to a jam session at Microsoft TechEd on a specific quest: to prove that geeks are the biggest party animals. Read this article to see what she discovered.
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The Supreme Court has ruled that Oracle has the right to be first to market Sun server hardware in the European Economic Area before third-party remarketers, overturning a previous judgment in favour of UK-based importer M-Tech.
Integrating sales and marketing and pursuing customer leads to the end make for successful new revenue cycle, the CEO of Marketo said at the Enterprise 2.0 conference.
Are you investing in business intelligence and big data analysis in your organization? Read our recent coverage on the importance of BI metrics.
Customers are looking for green cloud-computing options. Cloud providers must balance the "going green" hype while working toward more energy efficient data centers.
Deploying cool mobile tech is easy. Deploying mobile business solutions that improve the business isn't. Meet a midmarket CIO who figured it out.
The Ministry of Defence is the first department in government to sign up for a new flexible service level agreement from HP for desktop IT
The government will keep a permanently tight rein on spending controls, says Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
Just 24 hours after leaving his role as CEO of T-Mobile USA, Philipp Humm is named head of Central and Northern Europe for Vodafone
Cabinet Secretary Francis Maude will tell the top 20 ICT suppliers to the government that costs must continue to be controlled and contracts need to be more flexible.
Google launches its own tablet Nexus 7 made by Asus which will be priced at a level to compete head on with Amazon's Kindle Fire
Microsoft officially announces Yammer acquisition, an effort to accelerate social strategy and cloud services.
The devastation of the 2011 Alabama tornado prompted a manufacturing plant to turn to a DR cloud with an on-site appliance replicating critical data.
New sensor and data transfer technologies from Loughborough University are helping Team GB’s swimming team train for the games
Open source software leader Red Hat said it will purchase FuseSource to further its application integration efforts. Also an open source zealot, FuseSource has expertise in messaging middleware and services orchestration.
Long used for business-to-business data transfer and automation, EDI software finds new roles in supply chain visibility and demand planning.
Windows admins aren’t happy about the surprise Skype update in WSUS, new RemoteFX requirements or Microsoft’s latest licensing changes – and had plenty to say about it this week.
Mobile device printing challenges are something enterprises need to address as part of overall mobile strategy. No mobile printing app is perfect, but PrintMe Mobile comes close.
HIT stakeholders won’t know the long-term ramifications of the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling for a while, but they try to make sense of it with instant reactions.
ACOs, other trends to stay strong in wake of U.S. Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling, says HIMSS.
As Microsoft and VMware battle for supremacy in cloud management and virtualization, Red Hat offers new pricing deals. But price has never been the problem for Red Hat's software.
Chief scientist David Saul pioneers semantic technology at State Street Corp. in a quest to manage risk and simplify big data management.
State Street's chief scientist explains how semantic technology translates into smart data, and talks about the benefits of using it beyond the bank.
Plentiful metrics, predictive analytics and GRC tools leave organizations few excuses for failing to measure the numerous risks to their bottom lines.
Cyber security and compliance firm LogRhythm has secured $15m investment funding for product innovation and international expansion
Key HMRC IT plans have been delayed because of the Cabinet Office’s moratorium on spending, the National Audit Office (NAO) says
MicroScope research reveals that resellers are finding it a major challenge to recruit skilled staff.
Trustmarque has scored a lucrative £20m contract to provide software and services to the Scottish health service under a new NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS) framework.
Resellers selling cloud services should not rush customers and should consider starting with a service like backup as a springboard to further applications
The US airline will enable Wi-Fi connectivity on its flights serving the UK, along with its other international destinations
TSG has become the first Sage partner to achieve the software vendor's CRM Developer Accreditation.
Though the ARM server market is still small, Red Hat's Fedora for ARM project sees a future in high-density data centers.
Storage Radio covers this week’s top storage news: FalconStor settles JP Morgan bribery case with $5.8 million, Dell talks Fluid Cache and SSD strategies, and more.
The framework includes desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, printers and most commonly used peripherals.
Research In Motion's smartphone strategy lies in tatters today after the firm conceded its BlackBerry 10 operating system will be delayed to at least the first quarter of calendar 2013.
Spare parts distributor Chiltern IT has been appointed by Kyocera Document Solutions as part of the vendor's efforts to improve the speed printer and MFP parts get to resellers
Experts say much of what is called analytics and BI can be done by using everyday software in an analytical way.
A third of companies admit they have not invested in security for their virtual computing environments, a survey has revealed
In this Q&A, law and technology expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses the heightened importance of corporate information governance and how companies should adapt to the trend.
On the fifth anniversary of the iPhone’s release, we look back at what some skeptics had to say about the seminal device. Believe it or not, the iPhone’s success wasn’t a given.
To win approval for involving business users in data quality efforts, IT managers should draw a connection between accurate data and the bottom line.
Attendees at the 2012 Red Hat Summit brought many different perspectives. Here are a few witty quotes to get you thinking.