A court has ordered Research in Motion (RIM) to pay $147.2m damages to Mformation Technologies for server software patent infringement
The top stories from MicroScope for the week ending 13 July 2012
Sage has updated the market in an interim management statement revealing that growth in the UK remains strong but things are much tougher on the other side of the channel
Customer worries about the cloud continue to persist and resellers must be aware of the concerns that linger over the technology among users
London Stock Exchange CIO Antoine Shagoury – who recently added COO to his job title – talks about his balancing act at the LSE
Security firm Sophos combines endpoint protection and unified threat management (UTM) products into a single physical or virtual appliance
The telecoms firm boosts mobile capabilities for its video as a service platform, with new developer kits and further compatibility with tablets
Virtualization calls for a shift in storage strategy. Here's a rundown of the pros and cons of three primary approaches for virtualized environments.
The Home Office has created a private firm to manage police IT after the the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) was abolished
Xerox dealers Xeretec, North East Reprographics and Solution X merge to create group with managed print services focus
The demand for staff with security skills has increased driven on by the need for greater protection in a more complex world
Starboard Storage goes after EMC and NetApp with unified storage system using hybrid flash for remote offices and virtualized environments.
The Google Chrome Native Client was designed to secure browser plug-ins, but researcher Chris Rohlf says Google Chrome sandbox security flaws exist.
Data center budgets are up as IT infrastructure capacity is reached, according to the Uptime Institute survey. But how will the extra money be spent?
The Supreme Court surprised the nation by upholding the Affordable Care Act. What's next for HIT? The short answer: quality reporting infrastructure.
When undertaking data center consolidation without buying new servers, make sure incorrect server ratios don't ruin your project.
Headlines: Cleversafe plans deep integration with Hadoop that will let users run Hadoop on the same system with Cleversafe's object-based cloud storage software.
Yahoo has appointed leading Google executive Marissa Mayer as CEO, ending months of speculation
Steve Ballmer releases a preview of Microsoft's cloud-based Office 2013 suite of productivity tools, which he says works best on Windows 8 OS
Google has submitted a revised set of proposals to address the concerns of European Commission (EC) competition authorities
UK chip manufacturer CSR sells its mobile business to handset maker Samsung for $310m
A block on file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is proving ineffective, according to data from a top UK internet service provider (ISP)
Ingram Micro has appointed a Sony executive to head up its audio visual division and grow revenues from that side of the business
Computacenter has revealed its services business continues to deliver revenue growth in a trading update for the first six months of this year
Infortrend has appointed distributor Hypertec to sell its NAS products into the SME market to take advantage of strong demand from that customer base
Engineering company Alstom has outsourced the transformation of its datacentres to systems integrator CSC in a five-year contract
Internet telephony service Skype has confirmed that a bug in its software has been sending copies of instant messages to unintended recipients
EMC has made a couple of senior appointments in its channel team to support its ambition to get more resellers selling cloud products and services
Finance and the public sector remain IT consultancies' biggest clients but the construction and transportation sectors are increasing their use
The Border Agency’s £385m Immigration Case Work IT project is £28m over budget and one year behind schedule, says the National Audit Office
Social collaboration software has helped enterprises save money, multi-task and improve employee participation.
Pegasus Software has found the channel remains upbeat about the state of the market despite the ongoing economic problems
Some of the challenges facing those running data centres have been revealed by surveys highlighting the problems posed by high volumes of data and green legislation
Laptop and endpoint backup specialist Druva gives customers the option of adding file collaboration, either on premise or through the cloud.
The UK should declare cyber war on states and cyber criminals who target the country, say MPs
A recent Oracle survey found a $1 billion company is losing $130 million per year in revenue due to poor data management. Some are skeptical.
Two years after scrapping plans for a ZFS NAS appliance because of legal reasons, Coraid licenses ZFS from Oracle for its ZX3000 server.
Deal boosts networking giant's cloud security technology.
Attack toolkits have grown in sophistication as cybercriminals add better code obfuscation and other techniques to avoid detection and improve attack effectiveness.
VMware CEO Paul Maritz will reportedly be replaced by an EMC exec and some VMware watchers say a change in leadership is just what the company needs to bring focus back to its core virtualization business.
Mobile device virtualization promises work and personal personas on the same device -- but is it ready for prime time?
A community reinvestment trust fund CIO sets a prudent BYOD policy, but with an eye to the future.
Global manufacturer installs ForeScout NAC to lock down ports and simplify guest network access control.
Blue Coat announces mobile application security for BYOD environments, giving IT a better view, and more control, of apps on personal devices.
Organizations looking to include end users in data quality improvement efforts need to invest up front in developing effective training programs.
Microsoft faces a large fine for failing to offer Windows users a choice of web browser despite apologising to the European Commission (EC)
An 18-month trial of smart metering technologies will be carried out in Ipswich to test long-range radio communications networks
Wick Hill has added to its portfolio after signing Zenprise which provides a mobile management solution
IT company iCity has been awarded the contract to turn the Olympics media centre into a datacentre, for which it will hire 4,600 staff
VMware CEO Paul Maritz takes a job at parent company EMC as EMC COO Pat Gelsinger moves over to head up the virtualisation firm
Brocade has warned that significant data centre investment is needed to support the explosion in connected devices
The regulator wants communications providers to take more care in their allocation of phone numbers, so will charge 10p per line where stocks are running low
Chip maker Intel warned of a slowdown over the next quarter as it announced its sales and profit for its latest three-month period.
The UK national Cyber Security Challenge has launched another competition aimed at finding software developers to defend critical national infrastructure.
Security appliances helped bouy the second quarter performance of Check Point
While consumer use of landlines continues to grow, corporate calls are moving to mobile or IP telephony networks
This isn't your father's Office suite; Microsoft Office 2013 includes social collaboration and cloud integration features, but it may not be available this year.
Researchers have explored the updated Windows 8 memory protection security features and will present their findings at Black Hat 2012.
Communications supplier Virgin Media has revolutionised the way it trains staff through cloud-based learning supplier Cornerstone.
Sales via smartphones and tablets grew exponentially in June, leaping 356% compared to the same month last year, according to an IMRG Capgemini report.
Black Hat 2012 insider Jennifer Jabbusch Minella analyzes the session lineup for the annual security research conference.
Datatec has indicated that despite ongoing global economic problems it is sticking to forecasts and Westcon and Logicalis are delivering growth
The online payment company looks to expand its mobile offering with the San Francisco start-up
James Philput of Information Assurance Professionals will explain how social engineering training can instill security awareness into end users.
EMC has moved the head of VMware and promoted its CFO as it looks to get more growth and keep the storage and virtualisation vendor on track to meet its targets
Insider Jennifer Jabbusch Minella ranks the top 10 Black Hat 2012 sessions on the conference agenda.
An enterprise operations expert explains why his company is sticking to its mainframe strategy and how mainframes are shifting with business needs.
Microsoft's move to white label Windows Azure means Azure partners must differentiate with services built on Microsoft Service Management Portal.
The Mahdi Trojan contains a keylogger that can record a victim's keystrokes and upload the data to a remote server.
Rugby union side Leicester Tigers aim to keep their players injury-free and on the pitch through predictive use of biomedical and biomechanical data.
A UK judge has ordered Apple to publish adverts that say Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad
Security researchers have collaborated to take down Grum, the world’s third-largest botnet of hijacked computers
The Co-operative bank will switch to Lloyds TSB's IT platform when it buys the 632 Lloyds TSB and Cheltenham and Gloucester branches
Europol is to lead an initiative pooling cyber crime intelligence from business, government, law enforcement and security agencies
The BSA has discovered that firms are sharing log-in credentials for cloud applications between staff in a move that would violate license agreements
Customers might be spending large quantities on outsourcing contracts but satisfaction levels are not as high as they should be according to KPMG
BP is putting its global messaging infrastructure into a private cloud to benefit from pay-per-use functionality and scalability
Sophos has made changes to its partner programme to integrate Astaro resellers and to deliver more training and support to its channel
Video conferencing channel specialist Imago has decided to launch its own recruitment agency to find staff with the right skills to drive the sector forward
Many global organisations could do a lot more to protect their private data and reduce exposure to attacks by hackers, according to KPMG
Investment in the IT sector has dropped with the failure of banks to give credit cited by Syscap as as one of the main reasons for the problems
Research suggests the UK economy could continue to suffer economically as businesses fail to invest in technology and innovation
IBM has revealed that foreign currency fluctuations hit its bottom line in the second fiscal quarter
Imperial College London is moving IT service management (ITSM) into the cloud after it grew out of its eight-year-old system
Analysts discuss how cloud UC can appeal to the enterprise as well as SMBs. Avaya Inc. offers AvayaLive Connect as a UCaaS option for the SMB market.
Cost-cutting is diminishing in importance as a reason to outsource IT, according to research of 630 contracts worth £14bn carried out by KPMG
SSD storage can help keep energy costs of data centers in check as they handle ever-growing amounts of data.
StorageTek SL150 -- the latest Oracle tape library -- starts at 30 slots and scales to 300 slots or 900 TB of raw data with LTO-5 drives.
An appropriations bill wending its way through the U.S. House of Representatives calls to terminate AHRQ. The health care group NAPH fires back.
Legacy electrical power grids are a prime target for cyber attack and security needs to be built into these critical systems, a study has found
When it comes to a mainframe migration, methodical and meticulous is the way to go.
Many factors can derail the implementation of a health information exchange (HIE). Experts discuss how to avoid HIE implementation pitfalls.
IT pros have long suffered subpar systems monitoring tools, but they're not taking things lying down.
Google has reported a 10% increase in net income in the second quarter of 2012 and is continuing its datacentre expansion.
Mobile operator Vodafone blames a weak economy and increased competition for drops in revenues across its major markets in Europe
The latest PC tracker figures for EMEA from IDC indicate that the market grew faster than forecasts and tablets continue to be products favoured by users
Fujitsu has hired a former HDS executive to develop reseller relationships and help drive its channel growth
Microsoft has announced its first quarterly loss in its stock market history after it wrote off billions for its online advertising business
With just a week to go there are real fears that traffic infrastructure, both physical and virtual, will not be able to cope with the demand placed on it in the Olympics
IT outsourcing contract values hit their lowest in five years as fears over the stability of the Euro restrain European business spending
VMware has made several moves recently to broaden its market base beyond virtualization. Could a cloud-focused spin-off be next?
Ofcom's insights into the attitudes of the public towards technology have revealed a growing passion for tablets
Content delivery firm Akamai has signed deals with 15 European providers to stream live content and on-demand footage of the London 2012 Olympics
Dropbox is the poster child for consumerization and a potential Dropbox breach thrust the cloud-app problem into the spotlight once again.
Pacific Northwest BI Summit attendees' predictions focused on analytics, data management and integration. But they couldn't avoid mentioning big data.
Most Oracle ERP users seek new features from an ERP upgrade -- then struggle to keep track of them all, according to MorganFranklin.
Malware is increasingly difficult to detect and analyze, experts say. Researchers will explore potential attack vectors and emerging analysis tools.
Symantec adds a management console for Backup Exec.cloud, integration with RMM tools from Kaseya and LabTech Software, and pay-as-you-go pricing plan.
Android app security, Near Field Communication and baseband processor attacks will be under a spotlight in the mobile track at Black Hat 2012.
The Grum botnet has been taken offline completely, making it one of the first successful multiple country takedowns.
Here's a sneak peek at new features coming in VMware's vSphere 5.1, as well as roadmap details for Site Recovery Manager.
HP and Microsoft have extended their alliance to allow partners to sell unified communications and collaboration products to the SMB market.