Google is laying off 20% of its Motorola Mobility workforce with 4,000 redundancies worldwide
Open source big data technologies are attracting enterprise interest. Experts say, Experiment, but have business value in mind.
Kaspersky Labs has unveiled a European channel director position to enable best practice to be shared across the region
Google has made changes to its search process to give lower rankings to those sites that infringe on copyright
Colt Technology Services has picked up channel cloud platform provider ThinkGrid for an undisclosed sum, filling a significant gap in its portfolio around the SME market.
The days of large scale corporate desktop PC refreshes look set to end as a result of BYOD changing the way staff acquire technology
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Companies are allowing employees to work anywhere using mobile devices, but industry watchers say MDM is just one part of a strong overall mobile strategy.
Computer Weekly takes a look at how we experienced “the most connected Games ever” with our round-up of key technology stats
Customers unhappy with Backup Exec 2012 upgrade say they look forward to the restoration of the popular Job Monitor from previous versions.
Needing a server partner to replace Dell, EMC was lured by Lenovo servers combined with its new OEM partner's channel reputation, presence in China.
Symantec Corp. seeks to make Apache Hadoop more enterprise friendly by adding a software layer between its Veritas Cluster File System and HDFS.
A privilege escalation flaw, which prominent security researcher David Litchfield disclosed at Black Hat, can be exploited to gain system privileges.
Consultants provide insight into logical strategies that aid in team communication in Agile organizations that include structured conversations.
Cloud-based HIE systems can streamline the implementation of HIEs, which is one reason why states are increasingly looking to these solutions.
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A new virtual desktop management tool lets IT deliver departmental applications with desktop layering rather than application virtualization.
Cancer charity Macmillan used a series of roadshows to overcome user resistance when it upgraded its IT service management (ITSM)
Android-based smartphones are gaining popularity globally
Small firms could be caught out by a more aggressive Information Commissioners Office if they fail to look after their data and customer information securely
Five years after Northern Rock was forced into privatisation, what effect have the many changes in the financial sector had on IT?
79% of IT professionals claim the only way to progress in their career is to move jobs, according to a survey from employment agency JAM
Admiral IT and two of its sister firms are to merge with outsourcer SilverBug to create a new managed services player.
Five local authorities have saved £31m by moving to shared services arrangements, according to a report.
Microsoft has revealed the four OEM manufacturers that will be producing tablets alongside its own Surface once the next version of its operating system comes out in October
A survey by SearchSecurity.com shows that 64% of companies have a written mobile device security policy.
HP renames its virtual storage appliance StoreVirtual VSA, expands its server support, pumps up capacity and adds snapshot capability.
In a ballot for industrial action, Capita Unite union members have voted to strike following the disclosure of proposals to offshore work to India
The global mobile phone market saw its second consecutive quarter of decline as feature phone sales continued to ebb away and smartphone demand faltered slightly.
When "big data" rolled into town, data management received top billing. Experts now say another player should share the spotlight: analytics.
Microsoft's cloud offerings are winning the attentions of customers more than those of Google and Amazon according to the latest Pearlfinders IT Index
Tegile Systems adds all-flash array and a third hybrid SSD-hard drive system to its multiprotocol storage family.
Skyera Inc. launched its Skyhawk series of consumer-grade MLC all-flash solid-state storage systems today for less than $3 per gigabyte.
Cleversafe’s big data storage plans continue with a new object storage system it says can be used for an exabyte-scale cloud.
To ensure business continuity and mitigate supplier risk, CIOs need to take a closer look at second- and third-tier suppliers. It won't be easy.
Trend Micro adds to its cloud-based security technology, but one expert says the additions haven't put it ahead of the competition.
Bandwidth control and prioritization will be critical to university IT departments as they prepare for students' return.
A dangerous flaw in Windows Common Controls affects multiple systems and software, including Office, SQL Server and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime.
Apple is dominating the tablet world with a global share that none of its rivals are anywhere close to matching or threatening over the rest of this year
Mobile payments are expected to reach $730bn in 2017, with the purchase of high street goods driving growth
The average UK broadband speed hits 9Mbps as a consequence of superfast network upgrades, according to regulator Ofcom
Investment company Better Capital PCC has said that in spite of economic weakness its IT businesses are making “solid and significant improvements” in profitability and cash generation.
Job site RecruitmentGenius.com has cut hosting costs by 90% by moving to cloud infrastructure
HP's new EVI Layer 2 data center interconnect and MDC in-switch multi-tenancy boosts private cloud networking and virtual switching abilities.
Programming developers Geeks Ltd is looking to the channel for the first time as it starts to roll out its enterprise software tools through resellers
As companies shift to enterprise cloud computing solutions the need for cloud-specific IT skills is growing. But what's the net effect on job count?
Shift F7 has kicked off a strategic plan to acquire ‘non-competing’ businesses with the purchase of local player Datashare Solutions (DSL).
Microsoft patches addressed vulnerabilities across its Internet Explorer, Exchange and Office applications this Patch Tuesday.
Sage has outlined plans to recruit more independent software developers as part of plans to expand its developer community significantly into 2013
Security researchers have detected attacks targeting users of Internet Explorer with a Flash file embedded in a Microsoft Word document.
Unified comms and cloud vendor ShoreTel has ended its financial year on a high with sales up but posted yet another quarterly net loss.
EMC is offering distribution partners the chance to become authorised assembly centres for some of its storage, backup and data deduplication products
VMware View shops that use Microsoft RDSH but don't need all the XenApp bells and whistles can bypass Citrix and use RDS via PCoIP instead.
SanDisk Corp. released its FlashSoft flash caching software for VMware vSphere that accelerates application performance.
Netflix releases the first of an 'army' of test tools meant to proactively break your cloud before an outage does.
Quicker deployment and fixed cost are among the many advantages of SAP Rapid Deployment Solutions, according to experts. But some say the news isn't all good.
Virtualising IT was only half a battle won for an advertising agency. Selecting an apt data backup and recovery tool to optimise its virtual infrastructure was equally important.
More than half of businesses are using BYOD, and nearly three-quarters believe the benefits of mobility outweigh the risks, according to a new survey.
Most Oracle consultants who have played with Exadata have been thoroughly impressed. But users beware: There are some flaws.
Lenovo's strategy of growing market share has delivered to the bottom line in its third fiscal quarter as pre-tax profits and revenue increased.
Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that 7.82 million adults – 16% of the UK adult population – have never used the internet
Emulex has kicked off summer promotions for its resellers in UK and across Europe as it looks to drive sales of its 10GB ethernet and 8GB fibre products
Volkswagen dealer Parkway Motor Group is using software to enable it to keep in constant contact with its customers through web chat
Cisco CEO John Chambers has warned that he sees little prospect of a realistic European economic recovery in the next few quarters.
NetApp has been a victim of ongoing economic uncertianty with its numbers hitting guidance but being short of the sort of income it was delivering last year
VMware tries to jump-start its public cloud with a simple test-drive service, but it’s unclear if it will make the vCloud engine roar to life.
Oracle said it would begin providing timely security updates to Java for Mac OS X.
The search engine giant is doubling its payout when it holds its Pwnium 2 hacking contest in October at the Hack In the Box conference in Malaysia.
Social listening has become as crucial as social collaboration. Collaboration tool MindLink integrates UC with social monitoring capabilities.
Cloud hosting specialist iomart Group has acquired Manchester-based hosting firm Melbourne Server Hosting, giving it a physical presence in north-west England for the first time.
Another rollup for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 is upon us, and this update includes 23 new fixes. Or is it actually 22 fixes plus a new feature?
IBM buys flash storage specialist Texas Memory Systems for an undisclosed sum and promises to invest in further product development
The cloud has passed its peak in terms of hype and is now set for a period of more realistic expectations before becoming mainstream
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With wireless LANs becoming the primary network access layer, enterprises want resilient infrastructure with faster WLAN controller failover.
Non-profit says employee turnover plummeted during its 11 years as a trial site for talent management tool that uses neural nets to pick candidates.
Social media security involves a Pandora's box of challenges for IT pros tasked with protecting sensitive data.
The number of students studying ICT at A-level has dipped again this year, despite an increase in the number choosing Stem-based A-levels
Most health care workers know about meaningful use stages 1, 2 and 3, but policymakers might be thinking about meaningful use Stage 4.
Acer saw sales stall in its second quarter, down 2.2% compared to the first three months of the year.
A group of about 30 young people will attend a cyber security boot camp announced by the organisations responsible for the Cyber Security Challenge next month.
The speed of the rise of BYOD has caught some firms by surprise but the lack of engagement by IT departments threatens their relevance, according to Hornbill research
As the company prepares for IPO, its results are laid bare and show a story of dropping revenues and net losses
The Cloud Industry Forum has called more transparency from those selling the technology in an effort to get sales moving in the right direction
Acer booked a slight decline in Q2 sequential revenues as the worldwide PC market continued to slide in the face of weak consumer demand.
Atos has a two-week window to switch its technology over for the Paralympics, with the outsourcer saying the tight timescale is the biggest challenge.
Red Hat and Rackspace have private clouds in mind with new OpenStack distributions, but enterprise adoption likely won't come until the next release.
Mike Klayko announced he will leave the networking firm after seven years in charge on the day it reports a 10% rise in revenues
Longstanding Brocade CEO Michael Klayko has decided to call it a day after the networking and storage firm posted across the board rises in sales and operating and net profit.
Does Red Hat's impending OpenStack distribution signal maturity for the cloud computing standard, or fragmentation?
Avaya has replaced its CFO Anthony Massetti, with JDS Uniphase financial bod and one-time Cisco man Dave Vellequette in the latest of a series of leadership changes at the communications firm.
Lost and stolen devices remain two of the top mobile security issues revealed in SearchSecurity.com's 2012 enterprise mobile security survey.
Small firms are finding that costs are a barrier to undertaking more training and the courses around compliance and technical skills that are on offer lack flexibility
The Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool release warns users of Win32/Bafruz family backdoor Trojan.