Top-level business managers regard IT as a competitive advantage, according to Gartner
Reports suggest the struggling manufacturer will offer its Windows 8 phones through exclusive partnerships with European carriers.
The winners of a free software app created at the first NHS Hack Day claim their product could save the NHS £3m per year in lost time
The top stories from MicroScope's for the week ending 20 July 2012
The cloud should be used as part of a security programme exploiting hosted services to allow more focused in-house defences
Infortrend continues to expand its channel line-up adding CCI Disribution to its roster
The near-field communications (NFC) retail payments market will reach $180bn (£116bn) by 2017, according to a report from Juniper Research
The public consultation seeks to define the rules of net neutrality and ensure a fair deal for internet customers
Proximal Data enters crowded solid-state caching software market with AutoCache, which installs on a VMware hypervisor.
A weak performance in Europe underlined the second quarter numbers at document and print specialist Xerox
Calyx has enhanced its UC offering incorporating greater levels of support for Microsoft Lync
Solo docs, small practices testify before U.S. House subcommittee and air grievances on EHR implementation woes en route to meaningful use compliance.
Sally Howes, CIO at the National Audit Office, talks about how the NAO hopes to perform more IT health checks and fewer project post mortems
In this Q&A, technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how companies can overcome e-discovery strategy's lack of clear regulation and direction.
Sean Barnum of MITRE will describe Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX), a new cyberthreat intelligence system for incident response teams.
With the emergence of analytic cloud tools, will CIOs' talent for data position them to lead on energy efficiency?
Dell's acquisition of Quest Software with vWorkspace, and Citrix's and Cisco's joint channel program liven up the desktop virtualization market.
Ariba among companies with large sales forces reporting significant labor savings, reduced payroll errors.
Storage roundup: The University of Edinburgh's HECToR supercomputer has been given an HPC storage upgrade with 8 PB on an array and 19.5 PB on tape; Aptare storage analytics upgrade; and more news.
Cisco Systems is to cut around 1,300 jobs – or 2% of its workforce – in continued efforts to cut costs and streamline decision making
The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on cybersecurity, seeking the views of governments, businesses and citizens
The telecoms regulator details the auction confirming there will be room for four bidders for the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum
Royal Philips Electronics has outsourced business transformation to IT services supplier Cognizant in a deal to move its IT to a managed service
Virgin Media posted an increase in second quarter sales on Q2 2011, as revenues grew 4.2% to £1.03bn and business sales rose 9.8% to £166m
Space NK is one of a number of retailers using 3G as a replacement for ISDN to back up store IT systems
Software-defined networking (SDN) specialist Nicira vows commitment to open standards as VMware proposes $1.05bn acquisition
Security firm Stonesoft has released an Advanced Evasion Technique (AET) defence system and testing tool in quick succession
Amazon Web Services has filed details on its security controls with Cloud Security Alliance online registry, showing a new level of transparency.
Analyst Forrester says Huawei must focus on its enterprise business, even if at a loss, as carrier network revenues are no longer growing
Server virtualization leader VMware boosts its networking credentials by acquiring network virtualization startup Nicira Networks.
ADP AdvancedMD's new iPad application won't solve the problems that come from typing on the device's on-screen keyboard. Vendor: That's the point.
SAP has revealed that cloud revenues have climbed sharply in its Q2 results giving it the chance to talk about taking a market leading position
Ofcom has revealed details of the auction for 4G but the timetable has slipped back into next year
Cisco is adding to the ten thousand plus jobs that went last year making further staffing reductions as part of ongoing austerity efforts
Becrypt has unveiled a change of chairman as it reveals plans for further acquisitions to expand the reach of the business overseas
SAP’s cloud business is growing, thanks to the acquisition of SuccessFactors, according to the company’s latest financial results.
Virtualisation player VMware has acquired Nicira as part of wider plans to expand into the data center and cloud networking markets
Online women's health site Lifescript's HP 3PAR hybrid SSD array keeps latency down on the site and blasts emails without interruption.
Green technology solutions are a vital part of Janet Claggett's CIO role.
Passionate about sustainable practices, Wellesley College's CIO gently pushes going paperless in an environment built on books.
Health information exchange is a focus of meaningful use stage 2. It will power accountable care organizations, believes one CIO.
Post-recession demand, proliferating add-ons and adoption in emerging markets are driving growth in the warehouse management system market.
Google and the European Commission (EC) outline a settlement to end the investigation into Google's alleged abuse of dominant market position
Telecoms giant BT shows a drop of 6% in its revenues from the first quarter of 2012 as three of its divisions see their figures tumble
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei saw profits fall 22% to CNY8.79bn (£0.9bn) in its first half of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011
Security vendor McAfee has launched a managed services programme for the channel to encourage more flexibility in the support its partners provide customers
Facebook announces 22 job openings on its London-based team, which will focus mostly on mobile and platform
Fujitsu has made the move to offer resellers higher margins on its FUTRO range of thin clients
Security group NCC has revealed that hacking continues to rise with the risks to businesses remaining a constant threat
T-Mobile and Orange joint venture Everything Everywhere now boasts that 50% of its customer base are on contract tariffs
Upgrading Windows is having little impact on IT departments' PC refresh plans
Researchers confirm new iOS and Mac malware just hours before the release of the latest version of Apples OS X operating system
Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom announces the first mobile chip based on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, set to launch in early 2013
A dream tool for hackers capable of cracking nine billion passwords a second can be bought for as little as £400, warns hosting firm UKFast
CSC customers are being urged to boycott the supplier over allegations that it took part in illegal CIA rendition flights in the US "war on terror"
Security specialist Symantec has sacked its CEO, Enrique Salem, as first quarter profits plummet 10%
Citrix has revised XenApp’s EOL status and extended support, but users must upgrade soon to avoid exorbitant extended support costs.
Mitel has predicted a future where technology and solutions will be much more personal and vendors offering a one-size-fits-all option will struggle
NEC ProgrammableFlow wins the SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for software-defined networking.
Texas Memory Systems upgrades its RamSan native PCIe flash cards, allowing them to directly boot server OS systems without disk drives.
Apple's results showed growth but not quite as much as analysts had been expecting and as a result they are being widely seen as being disappointing
As cloud and mobile take root in enterprises, identity management takes center stage and some say Active Directory isn’t enough.
New APIs let HTML5 Web apps integrate with mobile devices' cameras, microphones and storage, but native apps still have a leg up.
The analysis environment aims to provide free access to millions of malware samples, according to Rodrigo Branco, who is unveiling the system at Black Hat 2012.
Cloud providers want to get their services to market fast. Dimension Data has announced a global cloud partner program that will help them to do this.
Startup Pure Storage is launching a partner program for its FlashArray system, with one tier, deal registration and online access to resources.
New Symantec CEO Stephen Bennett said fixing Backup Exec 2012 problems is one of his priorities as he replaces Enrique Salem.
Analysts say new Symantec CEO Steve Bennett must foster innovation, better leverage its assets and meet Wall Street expectations.
Microsoft releases Skype integration plans with Lync, raising hopes for further UC federation efforts in the market.
Despite new technologies and better software security, experts say cybercriminals are instead focusing on targeted social engineering attacks.
Mac security vendor Intego identified the Crisis Trojan, a new Mac OSX Trojan, as a likely future weapon for targeted attacks against Apple endpoints.
A presidential advisory group has recommended public wireless spectrum be shared with private groups to spur economic development. The move could impact health IT.
VMware acquires Nicira and is expected to integrate it with its other cloud products, giving customers a flexible cloud management platform.
Don Weber of InGuardians is releasing his smart meter hacking tool, but only to utilities, vendors and vendor-vetted researchers.
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky’s annual "black ops" talk at Black Hat 2012 focused improving secure software development with better code.
Australian telecoms firm AAPT confirms business customer data was breached by hacktivist group Anonymous at an external service provider
Juniper and Riverbed combine network and application capabilitites for wide area network (WAN) optimisation, application delivery and mobility
Security firm MWR InfoSecurity shows how retail chip and PIN devices can be attacked easily at the 2012 Black Hat conference in Las Vegas
SQL injection (SQLi) attacks were up 69% in the second quarter of 2012 compared with the previous quarter, warns cloud hosting firm FireHost
Dark fibre firm Geo Networks will work with B4RN to provide 1Gbps connections for homes and businesses in Lancashire
Promethean's chief executive has decided now is the time to leave as the whiteboard specialist announced a drop in revenues and significant losses for the first half
Six Degrees has acquired managed cloud services specialist Cloud Computing Centre as it continues to expand its business operations
Citrix has shown that the cloud business continues to be a profitable one with climbs in both income and revenue in its second quarter
For consumerization to succeed, IT and end users must have a less adversarial relationship. IT pros share their tips for empowering users and increasing their business value.
Symantec has changed its CEO as it looks to take the firm forward after reporting just a single percent increase in revenue for its first fiscal quarter
Taking place in Scotland this week, the Oracle Academy teacher training event has attracted 122 teachers from across Europe
Moves made in April to move to a single integrated structure set to have an impact on the bottom line warns Phoenix
NatWest credit and debit card transactions are not working and online banking is suffering an outage
Researcher Charlie Miller says Near Field Communication or NFC security issues open a huge attack surface on smartphones.
Payments made by customers of Nationwide were taken twice after human error at the bank duplicated the process
The CIO of the National Basketball Association explains why the league is now running the statistics portion of its website on HANA, SAP's in-memory platform.
Cirro Inc.'s new software suite aims to bring "big data" management to the masses. Plus, get more data management news from around the Web.
ATTO Technology Inc. this week announced driver support for Mac OS X Mountain Lion for a variety of its products.
Despite an IT consumerization influx, some organizations leave something to be desired when it comes to mobile device security, our survey found.
Mobile apps collect a myriad of data sources from contacts to location information and could also be accessing sensitive enterprise data.
Thursday's Apple tech talk marked its first public discussion about iOS security, but only covered what security researchers already know.
PTC and SAP are the top warranty transaction management software vendors, according to a new IDC Manufacturing Insights report.
At Black Hat 2012, longtime Oracle thorn David Litchfield presents working exploits targeting Oracle database indexing vulnerabilities.
Facebook shares fell 11% in after-hours trading on the NYSE to a record low of $23.94 after announcing second quarter financial results
Twitter has apologised for the two-hour micro-blogging service outage on the day before the official opening of the London 2012 Olympics
Olympics partner Atos saw profits grow 2% in the first half of 2012 to €102m (£80m) compared to the first half of 2011
Software player SAP has extended the products that are offered to resellers via distribution as it looks to grow its share of the SME market
Chess has continued to expand through acquisition adding two more purchases to a growing list as it bolsters its credentials in the telco and networking market
Samsung has reported a decent set of numbers for its second quarter thanks to strong sales of its Galaxy smart phone and tablet products
Twitter users are being targeted by tweets containing malicious links that claim recipients are pictured in an online photo
NatWest bank claims all systems are back up again after yesterday’s outage left customers without online banking or working debit cards
The Department of Veterans Affairs launches a large telemedicine service pilot connecting remote vets with VA physician specialists in Cleveland.
Riverbed and Juniper's new technology partnership expands Riverbed's mobile WAN optimization reach and gives Juniper application delivery technology.
Two surveys have come to different conclusions about physicians' thoughts on the benefits and usefulness of EHR systems. Experts discuss the meaning of the findings.
Google has admitted to the Information Commisioner's Office (ICO) that it failed to delete all the Wi-Fi data collected by its Street View vehicles
Cloud ERP specialist NetSuite has improved revenues and raised its outlook but losses remain an issue
The UK has been highlighted as only one of two countries in Europe that have managed to deliver double-digit growth for Ingram Micro in the distributor's second quarter
IDC study finds SuccessFactors, Taleo already among leaders before high-profile acquisitions by SAP and Oracle.
BriForum 2012 speakers share their advice on adopting consumer technology, migrating to Windows 8 and more in this edition of Consumerization Quotes.
VMware has the virtualization world – skeptics and hopefuls alike – buzzing with news of potential platform-agnostic support and vSphere 5.1 features.
In addition to fingerprint technology, AuthenTec provides mobile security software licenses. One of its customers is Samsung, a main rival of Apple's.
The MSPAlliance has named Peter Kujawa to its advisory board; NexGen announces 35-city customer education tour; and more news.
With new appliances, management software and stacking technology, VSS Monitoring increases the scalability of network packet brokers.