Amazon says sales of its Kindle e-books have overtaken those of printed books in 2012
LinkedIn says the forensic investigation and other recovery costs of the data breach in June could have topped $1m.
Our regular look back at the biggest stories on MicroScope.co.uk from the last seven days.
Samsung has been reprimanded for releasing evidence that had been ruled inadmissible in court
The bring your own device trend is causing system administrators to fret about data loss and protection costs
The latest insight into the state of the high street reveals that those that are managing to do well have slick supply chain infrastructure
The ICO has fined NHS Trust in Torquay £175,000 for publishing the sensitive details of over 1,000 employees on its website.
The Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) and its independent certification partner, APM Group, have launched a new version of its cloud code of practice (COP), incorporating ISO certifications for the first time.
SearchNetworking.com's Network Innovation Award goes to a variety of companies that have made advances in a range of networking technologies.
CIF's latest code of practice aligns with ISO standards to simplify certification and make purchasing cloud services easier
The US House of Representatives has voted unanimously to approve a resolution preventing greater UN power of the Internet
EMC launches DLm8000 virtual tape library for mainframe backup, using VMAX for back-end storage and SRDF for synchronous replication.
With the purchase of Griffin Internet, network integrator MDNX says it hopes to start to challenge some leading networking players.
Cliff Saran investigates what happens when systems integrators are asked to innovate
Sony is to offer partners the chance to win one of three office ‘makeover’ packages as part of an incentive to push sales of recently-refreshed VAIO notebook and ultrabook lines.
Wikipedia was dark again on Monday, but not intentionally, out of protest, as it has been in the past
UK-based ARM Holdings has announced its second-generation graphics processing unit designs, which it says offer a 50% performance boost
Tesco has launched a smartphone-friendly virtual supermarket online shopping system at Gatwick airport.
The original founder of the US retailer Best Buy has made an unsolicited offer to buy the company
Advanced Business Solutions has reacted to a sluggish economy by launching a finance offering in partnership with Syscap
The software giant has revamped the mobile developer process to create apps and get them onto the Marketplace faster
Most firms have inadequate defences for web applications, a study has revealed.
Gartner figures show the growth in the IT outsourcing market is coming from cloud related services
Top 50 IT training providers are announced by consultancy Pardo Fox, with QA topping the list
Microsoft has unveiled an app store for MS Office 2013for utilities and add-ons
IT services firm Cognizant has increased its sales by over 20% in the last three months
Westcon has snaffled former Cisco bigwig Andreas Dohmen to fill the role of EMEA executive vice president at Comstor.
The SAP supply chain management roadmap has long been a source of confusion for users. Now SAP has begun to clarify its SCM roadmap for customers.
The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak has described the cloud as horrendous and raised concerns over data integrity
Virident Systems releases 2.2 TB FlashMax II PCIe solid-state card with up to 2.2 TB capacity; the Virident FlashMax set to compete with Fusion-io.
ARM chief discusses the growth of machine to machine technology, patent wars and why he hopes the company will stay independent
Puppet Labs and Opscode are tightly associated with the DevOps movement, and BMC is shopping for DevOps tools. A BMC-Puppet acquisition is possible.
The most serious Android mobile malware uses SMS premium messages to make cybercriminals money, a tried and true attack method.
University of Dundee is addressing the data science skills gap with a new data science master’s programme.
While many cloud providers offer some Layer 4-7 services to customers, enterprises need more freedom in how they deploy cloud networking services.
The mobile health world continues to develop at a rapid pace. Experts talk about the best new options and how to have a successful IT project.
A group of CIOs plans to transform the CIO role with a fund and a curriculum dedicated to turning new IT leaders into "CEOs of the IT department."
Effective governance can help companies get the most out of their "big data" environments. But at this point, there's no formula for how to do that.
Despite relatively flat growth for the retail sector, the online sales figures grew by 15.6% in 2012, according to KPMG
SAP's SuccessFactors business has added costs to the vendor's balance sheet and had an impact on profitability
The ICO says charities and third sector organisations stand to benefit most from a data protection check-up.
Amazon and Apple dominate the searches made by consumers looking for tech goods to buy according to research from a digital marketing agency
Network security newcomer FireMon has picked Azlan to lead an assault on the UK VAR and managed service provider market.
The internet giant becomes the latest tech firm to raise questions about the tax it pays in the UK
BMC has made another DevOps play with the acquisition of VaraLogix, a closed-source provider of application release automation software.
A consortium of UK universities will research the challenges associated with the use of IT as a utility
IT has been key to successfully landing the rover robot Curiosity, on Mars earlier this week.
Cloud SLAs and performance credits sound great, but the fine print shows service-level agreements are mostly window dressing.
Hewlett-Packard has made changes to the management team in charge of its enterprise services operation after the current head decided to leave
Growing demand for hosted cloud services has pushed quarterly revenues at sector bellwether Rackspace up 29% year-on-year to $319m (£203.7m), while net profit of $25m was up 49%.
TwinStrata adds in-cloud option to its CloudArray cloud storage gateway that installs at the cloud provider site and fails over applications for DR.
Nimble adds performance arrays and expansion shelves for its hybrid solid-state SANs, enabling independent scaling of capacity, cache and compute.
Igloo announced multilingual application support in its social software, boosting social collaboration for global enterprises.
Future meaningful use rules may take a hands-off approach to HIE regulations, as policymakers see the industry moving in this direction on its own.
Global study shows that some organizations are moving sensitive data to the cloud at the expense of security.
Device loss tops a growing list of concerns, but the potential for malware and data leakage fuels interest in platforms to control personal devices.
VMware hasn’t disclosed what it’s going to do with Log Insight, but IT pros hope to see it integrated in the vCenter Operations management suite.
US President Barack Obama is considering issuing orders compelling or encouraging companies in critical industries to improve their cyber defences.
In an attempt to boost mobile advertising revenue, Facebook is trialling ads for apps in the social network's mobile news feed.
The government reduced its IT spend by £249m in 2011/12, with savings of £104m coming from digital services and contract renegotiations
Weak economic conditions across EMEA hit Avnet in the second half of the distributor's fiscal year
Demand for IT contractors increased during the last three months while demand for permanent staff fell for the first time since 2009
Unless confidence in the PC market begins to recover in the next few weeks, the channel will be forced to make significant price cuts.
Demand for information management and technology professionals is soaring, as employers compete for the best.
Virtualisation can improve security, but only if it is done correctly, says Rik Ferguson, director of security research at Trend Micro.
SMEs are concerned over the delay in the accreditation process for G-Cloud services.
The education sector could once again be fertile ground for resellers as it produced growth for the first time in a couple of years
Nexsan announced this week that its data storage systems will now support Unitrends' Enterprise Backup virtual backup and disaster recovery appliance.
The Information Commissioner's Office has drawn up a list of five areas for improvement for SMEs handling sensitive data including the advice to encrypt all portable devices
Nearly half of enterprises that allow bring your own device (BYOD) schemes have experienced a data breach, a study has revealed.
The Department for Health’s financial exposure to its contracts with troubled supplier CSC have decreased by £100m in just three months.
An uptick in demand for IT contractors during the second quarter has likely been driven by firms opting to hire short-term IT pros to meet Olympic deadlines.
Rackspace OpenStack cloud announcement grants users freedom to deploy a public, private or hybrid cloud model with the OpenStack provider of their choice.
Kaspersky Lab has exposed a new cyberespionage toolkit it says is used in nation-state-sponsored attacks targeting people in the Middle East.
In the last five years mobile data has grown exponentially and now generates nearly 700 petabytes per month
In time for the Olympics, the Greater London Authority has ditched tape and deployed disk-based disaster recovery systems to reduce restores from three days to four hours.
ERP SaaS company Concur deployed network-based application performance management from Extrahop to optimize its application architecture.
Riverbed introduces inbound QoS capabilities to help enterprises prioritize bandwidth for UC and cloud-based applications.
IT analyst firm Gartner predicts social media companies will take in nearly $17 billion in revenue this year.
Tilon is related to the Silon malware detected in 2009. It uses a man-in-the-browser attack to capture form submissions and steal credentials.
Microsoft said it would address ten vulnerabilities in the August 2012 Patch Tuesday, including flaws in Internet Explorer.
Google has been fined $22.5m for monitoring Apple Safari browser users without permission.
A new Flame and Stuxnet-related cyber-threat, dubbed Gauss, is targeting users in the Middle East, security researchers have revealed.
Dixons Retail has bought out PIXmania founders Steve and Jean-Emile Rosenblum for €10m (£8m) in cash, taking its stake in the online retailer to 99%.
The level of tech M&A activity has hit the same level as last summer but smaller deals meant that the valuations were much lower in 2012
The channel has done its part to get tablets, in particular the iPad, into the corporate world
Whitehall departments spearheading moves to break up large system integrator contracts into separate ‘towers’ have seen a dramatic drop off in suppliers bidding to co-ordinate the multiple providers.
Google’s Android operating system has increased its dominance over rival mobile platforms and now commands more than 68% of the total market.
Security firm Entrust has announced that it is withdrawing from a voluntary online security standards organisation that it co-founded and co-chaired for six years
A new Gartner report lays out the top places to go online for information on SAP support, products and services.
Welcome Break Group is starting a project to deploy SuccessFactors, the cloud-based HR system from SAP.
Personality testing firm CPP installed a StorSimple cloud storage controller for user files and SharePoint, and expanded into cloud backup and DR.
While upcharges may be impossible for manufacturers to avoid, the right visibility and reporting can make them more manageable.
Organizations have begun to use gamification as a way to train employees and improve morale.
While mobility management has become complex, network performance monitoring solutions offer clients network visibility and partners business growth.