On-demand applications and mobility are leading new innovation in human capital management, industry observers say.
CPM software is now extending its reach past financial planning and forecasting and into a whole new side of business.
Slicing and dicing data cubes is no longer the best way to uncover spatial relationships in corporate data. A new set of tools is mapping the route to improved business intelligence.
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Apple is to pay $60m to Chinese electronics firm Proview Technology to settle a long-running dispute over rights to the "iPad" name
Avnet Technology Solutions is set to close its Leeds office as it consolidates its Northern operations and has announced that Paul Cook is stepping down from his general sales role.
Admins who have downloaded Windows Server 2012 RC give thumbs up to the new version of Hyper-V, inclusion of high-end features in free Hyper-V, and shared nothing live migration.
Computer 2000 continues its push on the public sector arming resellers with tendering skills as it targets the education market
BAE Systems says "Navigation via Signals of Opportunity" (Navsop) uses existing networks for location data to replace the GPS system
Five years after it bought its enterprise IT distribution business, Avnet has returned to the table to acquire the remainder of datacentre solutions distributor Magirus.
Ingram Micro has made good on plans to bulk up through acquiring other distribution businesses after forking out $840m (£536m) to buy wireless device solutions and services specialist BrightPoint.
Energy firm National Grid has chosen software from human resources consultancy firm Towers Watson as it moves towards a single integrated HR system for its 30,000 employees
Google's IaaS platform will compete with Windows Azure and AWS, but a major limitation may prevent enterprises from adopting Google Compute Engine.
The Cystic Fibrosis Trust has implemented CommVault Simpana file and e-mail archiving software
Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS trust moved systems into the cloud to solve immediate challenges and prepare for a future of shared services
Dell’s Quest Software acquisition, VMware’s collaboration with Nimble Software for mobile VDI and Red Hat -SAP’s virtualisation deal are this week’s highlights.
Following its acquisition of Wyse earlier this year, Dell is to buy Quest Software to bolster its software virtualisation portfolio
An emergency response software seller needed a little help tying a new CRM platform to its inventory and back end systems.
Those that fail to keep on top of their software licenses not only risk ending up being caught for under licensing but are usually over-paying for applications they no longer need to pay for
Having skilled IT pros closely monitoring intrusion prevention systems to investigate network traffic anomalies can reduce infections, experts say.
Network threat detection requires content monitoring and analysis, rather than solely relying on matching network packets to existing signatures.
NetApp founder and EVP Dave Hitz discusses the NetApp strategy toward hot technologies and the vendor’s plan for battling market leader EMC.
With DDoS attacks increasing in frequency, size and complexity, it’s time for online businesses to start protecting themselves.
Home décor and furniture retailer uses Vyatta’s software-based network operating system to provide secure remote connectivity within its Amazon Virtual Private Cloud environment.
BT Openreach's fibre to the premises (FTTP) allows 40Mbps to 330Mbps downstream and 2Mbps to 30Mbps upstream from 15 exchanges
Pitney Bowes has beefed up security in its new digital mailbox platform Volly by adding cloud encryption from SafeNet.
BYOD cost savings aren't impossible to achieve, but it takes a lot of planning and a little luck. It’' better to focus on BYOD's other benefits, such as increased productivity.
Headlines: Dell snatches Quest Software for $2.4 billion, winning its weeks-long battle with Insight Venture Partners to grab Quest.
Three surveys show CFOs are comfortable with “edge” applications that benefit most from cloud deployments, such as T&E and SEC reporting.
Dell plans to acquire Quest Software, maker of the Oracle Database development tool Toad. End users said Dell could improve Toad and adapt it for larger tech trends like “big data.”
Dell backup plans receive a jolt from $2.4 billion acquisition of Quest Software and its physical and virtual machine data protection.
Aruba's new mobility certification includes training that covers everything from wireless LAN design and management to mobile device troubleshooting and access control.
Dell will pay $2.4 billion for Quest Software and get much more than desktop virtualization software. Long-term, it could lower the cost of VDI.
The role of the cloud service broker is changing. Brokers must work closely with cloud providers, while also differentiating their services to appeal to customers.
A US court has ordered Twitter to release old tweets and other details of a user arrested during an Occupy Wall Street protest in New York
Government could save £33bn a year applying big data analytics to departmental information, claims a report from the Policy Exchange
Users are increasingly turning to tablets instead of PCs to check email and social networking sites, a study of consumers from Gartner has found
Google has submitted several proposals in response to concerns by European competition authorities in an attempt to avoid punitive fines
Apple's iPhone 4s remains the most popular smartphone in the UK, but is losing ground to rival devices and operating systems
Hotels.com has brought its offshore development team in-house to cut software product cycles from 26 weeks to a fortnight
Managed security specialist SecureData undergoes an MBO and reveals plans to expand through acquisitions as it plans to become a larger player
The University of Exeter is using IT to replace manual processing overseas students in compliance with UK Border Authority (UKBA) rules
Microsoft is taking a massive $6.2bn hit in its fourth quarter revenues, following poor performance in its online business
Dell has beaten venture capital competition to acquire IT management and security software specialist Quest Software
Uefa outsourced its IT infrastructure to a supplier-built private cloud to cope with demand and free up in-house resources for contingency action
Virtualisation and automated cloud management specialist Embotics has rolled out a new programme to help its partner community build a services business around its flagship V-Commander product.
The Young Rewired State Competition for young computer programmers will include open source enthusiast Lily Cole on the judging panel
The Citadel crimeware, a toolkit giving cybercriminals sophisticated financial malware, is being taken off the market by its authors, according to experts monitoring its activity.
After insisting it wouldn’t go there, VMware went there; with its DynamicOps purchase, VMware offers cloud management for third-party hypervisors.
Market forces will dictate that network managers get more involved in IT energy management.
Storage roundup: Cloud provider RTW Hosting opts for X-IO hybrid SSD arrays; Buffalo’s new iSCSI and NAS arrays; Coraid appointment; OnApp to bundle storage virtualisation software; and more news.
With SME growth in the UK threatening to stall technology in the shape of the cloud could be the answer to increasing the pace of recovery
Mitel announces its UC 360 SMB video conferencing and collaboration appliance, bringing telepresence on a small scale to the SMB market.
Westcon has hinted it is open to expanding its UK vendor portfolio in the wake of its acquisition of Afina, which may include a reconciliation with Symantec.
Master data management vendors and practitioners face some difficulties in linking MDM and data governance initiatives, consultant Aaron Zornes says.
SAP's more frequent, smaller upgrades are pressuring companies to change how they view training, according to experts. One company is choosing to go a different route.
Facebook says it will fix a software bug that has modified some e-mail contacts on users' mobile phones, promising it will be resolved soon
Network Rail chose Informatica for the MDM stage of its change programme, aimed at reducing costs by 30% by 2019. Its Orbis unit is working with Capgemini on an eight-year asset information effort.
Chinese and Hong Kong Police have smashed a gang blackmailing gold, silver and securities traders with the threat of DDoS attacks
The European Parliament is scheduled to vote today to decide the fate of the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta)
Video and security distributor Norbain has been thrown a lifeline by holding company Newbury Investments (UK) Ltd, after falling into administration on 29 June.
BT is to extend its cyber security agreement with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a deal to expand its cyber defence service
SAM specialist License Dashboard has handed the channel some product enhancements to its key application to make it easier to manage Microsoft Enterprise Agreements
The European Parliament has rejected the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta)
The UK IT industry will decline in real terms until at least 2016 and there is a real risk of the sector reaching a decade of downturn, according to research from analyst firm TechMarketView
Redstone chairman Ian Smith has stepped back from the role he took on in 2010 as the IT and networking integrator consolidates its recovery.
TechMarketView forecasts for the UK software and IT services market make sobering reading with those unable to adapt their business offerings staring at a long tough road ahead
TechTarget research into customer buying intentions reveals that almost three quarters of customers are planning to roll out a cloud investment in the next two years seeking efficiency gains and cost savings
Distributor becomes the latest to unveil cloud strategy with an aggregation and brokerage platform ArrowSphere launching to UK resellers from next week and then across Europe
In the on-going development of the website, a new batch of content is added to help small and medium businesses
Bank network group Bian calls for service-oriented architecture (SOA) across banks to support the industry shift toward off-the-shelf software
A warning has been sounded by e-skills UK over the amount of new entrants into the IT and telco sectors required to keep growth on track over the rest of this decade
Unified comms distributor Nimans has expanded its relationship with Aastra to include Microsoft Lync handsets.
Using agile development methodologies can speed software development and reduce the likelihood of errors, IT leaders heard at the CW500 Club
ZyXEL has launched a new financing scheme to target channel deals worth between £5,000 and £200,000.
IT staff are in high demand as 129,000 recruits a year will be needed to fill IT and telecoms positions, says a study from Technology Insights
CA Technologies latest Channel Index reveals resellers across EMEA are selling managed services in greater numbers with more planning to get involved in the second half of the year
Software supplier Anyfi Networks claims to offer a secure means to move between residential Wi-Fi connections starting from your front door
The number of connected devices is set to double over the next eight years to 50 billion globally, generating £2.9tn, says the GSMA
Serco’s fledgling global BPO business has landed a 10-year business process outsourcing contract with insurance giant Aegon’s UK business
2e2 releases its financial results for 2011 revealing that the business is cutting its losses and its transition to an industry vertical approach is paying off
The High Court has intervened to end a stand-off between the home secretary and Gary McKinnon over the order to have him extradited to face hacking charges in the US.
Exclusive Networks has signed on to drive channel sales of Aruba Networks' ClearPass Network Access Control solutions.
A former ERP consultant explains how to choose the right consultant for an ERP deployment project.
Bend Medical Center deployed Quantum deduplication to address a number of backup challenges, including an aging tape loader and growing backup window.
The division of the global mobile operator confirms users can make payments to the websites billed onto their contracts
From core accounting applications to XBRL for financial reports, the financial applications market can be bewildering. Here’s a primer to get started.
Microsoft will issue nine bulletins, three rated “critical” as part of its July Patch Tuesday, addressing critical flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer 9.
The SCOTUSblog, a one-stop shop for news and analysis about the Supreme Court, survived a massive increase in traffic thanks to some strategic planning.
Employees who use a corporate email address to sign up for cloud services without cluing IT in may put their employer at risk for non-compliance and cloud licensing issues.
Microsoft detailed its Windows Server 2012 licensing information and reduced the number of editions to four from seven. The changes mean a cost increase for some IT shops.
Jimmy Wales has called for a meeting with the home secretary following his campaign to block the extradition of a UK student
Google Android OS smartphones have been hijacked by a botnet spamming from a Yahoo server, marking an evolution in mobile malware
The Government Procurement Service has issued a tender for a hosting services framework worth between £100m and £1bn
The DNS Changer virus could cause 20,000 computers in the UK – of 350,000 worldwide - to lose web access on 9 July, the FBI has warned
Citrix has signed up to the Cloud Industry Forum, joining the likes of Microsoft and VMware.
European PC market continues to struggle as fragile economic conditions take their toll according to the latest market research from Context
An app known as “Find and Call” has been targeting users of the Apple iPhone App Store and Google’s Play market, says Kaspersky Lab
Microsoft's next OS release looks set to get the mid-market spending as SecureData probes into the buying intentions of IT managers
Ultrabooks are failing to take off in western Europe because consumers are not prepared to spend a premium on expensive devices
A European Union funded project has created a prototype using business analytics software from SAS to tackle gun crime.
Microsoft launches Office 365 for Education, as Scottish Government commits to using the free cloud productivity suite.
Datacentre operator Next Generation Data (NGD) has hired former Mitel and VegaStream man Steve Davis to spearhead recruitment of channel cloud service providers and hosting specialists.
Consultants and total solution providers are the labels that channel players prefer to use as they move away from using the well worn phrase 'reseller'
Most hospitals are seeking electronic patient records outside the NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT), according to Computer Weekly research
The University of Portland turned to a Whiptail all-solid-state storage array to get sufficient write IOPS performance for its VDI project.
Storage facility business hopes to see ROI on Web advertising with SugarCRM after recording data on ads with pen and paper.
Bloated firewall rules are making security unmanageable and audits a nightmare, according to a survey by firewall management vendor Athena.