Google has filed a new patent-infringement case against Apple, claiming the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch infringe seven patents inherited through the acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
The take-up of mobile technology by businesses to engage with customers and enable remote working will have a dramatic effect on back-office IT
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The hotel group has cut its hosting fees in a deal with ANS to migrate to a Cisco private cloud
Experian’s latest Business Insolvency Index for July makes sobering reading for the channel.
Specsavers moved to an IT service management system from BMC Software when it wanted to become ITIL-compliant
Comms services provider Level 3 is adding to its UK enterprise datacentre capacity to support international business requirements.
Culture secretary calls on mobile operators to call off the lawyers and focus on the future of 4G to help government achieve broadband targets by 2015
The government may struggle to deliver its end-user device strategy due to limited resources and a lack of centralised planning, says review
Astute Networks upgrades ViSX platform for VM storage; G4 model adds inline data deduplication and is faster with more capacity than G3 line.
A Forrester Research survey commissioned by IBM has found that nearly 70% of end users neglect IT security because other responsibilities keep them too busy.
Coventry University College partners with HP to offer HP Accredited Technical Associate certifications.
Startup SimpliVity promises its OmniCube 'hyper-converged' stack of storage, compute and networking will replace a wide range of data center devices.
Nimbus Data Systems announces all-flash storage array with an internally designed processor, 48 TB total capacity and 10-year eMLC warranty.
IBM's recent acquisition of solid-state hard drive manufacturer TMS will add to its converged infrastructure portfolio. Will others follow suit?
An IT industry trade association is doing computer job training the old-fashioned way -- with face-to-face education and hands-on apprenticeships.
Through CompTIA's technology training program, IT-Ready, a retiree needing to work again and an unemployed Army National Guard vet forge new futures.
Newcomer Compuverde aims its object storage software and gateway at service providers and enterprises with big data needs.
Skyera launched its Skyhawk series of consumer-grade MLC all-flash solid-state storage systems last week for less than $3 per gigabyte. Plus, more news.
The ICO is to investigate claims that Tesco's website does not offer sufficient privacy protections to customers.
UK technology companies are set to expand despite misgivings over the wider UK economy, according to a survey from IT industry body Intellect
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has approved Orange/T-Mobile joint venture Everything Everywhere to be first to market with 4G mobile data services
A survey of IT bosses by trade body Intellect has found that many feel the government does not understand their needs.
The Olympics could have a lasting impact on the way SMEs work with more now enjoying the ability to allow staff to work remotely.
CIOs will increasingly have to share their control of IT budgets with marketing departments as customer relationship management (CRM) software becomes critical to customer retention.
Both sales and net profit at Computer 2000 parent Tech Data have dropped in a torrid second quarter in which its performance failed to match predictions.
The merger between Orange and T-Mobile may launch a new name by the end of the year, but the two individual companies will remain
Dell could be a one-stop shop for VDI with Quest vWorkspace, but sources said it will downplay that software in favor of partner Citrix’s VDI.
IT employees are doing the work of an extra 2.5 days in their working week, according to a survey from recruitment company Randstad
VMware experts cheer on reports from sources who say VMware will do away with its vRAM licensing at VMworld next week.
The Blackberry manufacturer names Rob Orr as its new managing director as Stephen Bates takes a European role
Enterprise security VAD e92plus is to give US vendors FatPipe and Viewfinity their first exposure to the UK channel.
NetApp moves into server flash cache with Flash Accel software to compete with EMC's VFCache, and strikes up a reseller deal with Fusion-io.
Virsto for vSphere 1.5 VM storage management application includes greater integration with VMware View and vSphere and better storage migration.
With bandwidth demand growing, the IEEE formed a new consensus group to determine next Ethernet speed: 400 Gigabit Ethernet or Terabit Ethernet.
While tape is cost-effective for long-term archiving, Amazon is making its its Glacier archive storage much cheaper
Engine Yard adds programming language Node.js to its Platform as a Service (PaaS).
Dell expands its EqualLogic hybrid solid-state array lineup with new PS6500 Series systems that use flash to accelerate IOPS for VDI storage.
W32.Disttrack, a worm that corrupts files and overwrites the MBR, further proves attackers now favor targeted malware for penetrating enterprises.
Payers are reimbursing doctors for telehealth services more than ever before. This could help promote adoption among rural providers.
Greenbytes delivers an IO Offload Engine to remove VDI system traffic from the data path and increase IOPS for virtual desktops.
The British Standards Institution will help the CSA develop a certification program for cloud providers.
Anonymous claims it brought down government websites in protest at the UK's handling of Julian Assange's asylum case
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) has used static code analysis from Coverity to maximise the quality of the code running on the Curiosity rover
In a clear signal of its future intentions Dell has hired ex-HP Networking boss Marius Haas to run its enterprise unit, as its PC business struggles.
Software management company Licence Dashboard has bagged a Gold Certification from Microsoft in Software Asset Management.
Lawyers have delivered closing arguments in the first US jury trial in the patent dispute between smartphone makers Samsung and Apple
AMD corporate veep Darren Grasby is to head up sales efforts in EMEA, reporting to chief sales officer John Byrne.
VMworld Europe 2012 is nearing and entries are now open for the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards 2012. Find out how to enter.
IT infrastructure company SCC has become the first supplier on the government’s CloudStore to win pan-government security accreditation.
Integrator SCC has become the first channel player on the government’s CloudStore to win pan-government security accreditation.
Silver Peak Agility streamlines deployment of virtual network services by integrating WAN optimization into virtualization management consoles.
The AV giant says the Windows version of the Crisis Trojan may be the first malware that can spread to so many different platforms.
Advanced analysis of the Morcut Mac OS X malware has revealed that it also targets virtual machines and Windows mobiles
Cisco has approved 27 of Cluster Learning’s sales courses for its Enabling Architecture Sales Excellence (EASE) promotion, offering Cisco funded training to partners for their sales teams.
Quest vRanger 6 to offer virtual machine backup and physical backup in one product.
Microsoft's attempt to simplify the language of the Windows 8 licensing contract causes confusion in some circles.
Fortinet’s channel partner programme is undergoing a further evolution that will see some partners demoted after the firm identified a need to manage its scheme more effectively.
Gartner says CPM software vendors are adding specialized reconciliation and disclosure features to help optimize the financial close process.
The Amazon Glacier cloud storage service looks to solve the 100-year archive problem, but you might have to wait up to five hours to retrieve data.
Vendors are offering partners data center virtualization training to get them up to speed on helping customers transition to a virtual data center.
Cloud data center monitoring is the foundation of a cloud service-level agreement. VMware acquires Log Insight for data center monitoring.
Mobile BI and collaboration tools are natural partners, but supporting that kind of an environment may require more philosophy than technology.
Adobe has released updates for six critical vulnerabilities, following a patch just one week ago that addressed other critical flaws.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) reports an $8.9bn loss in its third fiscal quarter, with earnings 568% down compared with the same period the year before
The US Federal Trade Commission has approved the social network's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram
Sony makes 1,000 redundancies in its mobile division as it moves the business closer to its headquarters in Japan
Hewlett-Packard has posted an enormous $8.9bn (£5.6bn) loss in the third quarter of its fiscal 2012.
Security firm Bitdefender has announced a new distribution deal with VAD e92plus, extending the reach of Bitdefender's virtualisation anti-malware technology in the UK channel.
All hands on deck! At this week's Catalyst event, Gartner laid out the magnitude and interdependencies of building an enterprise mobility solution.
Many businesses are still reluctant to move sensitive data into an outsourced data centre, according to analyst Gartner.
Security firm Websense has identified a new malware campaign that targets Blackberry users with a malicious attachment in fake emails.
Campus-wide wireless network and internet telephony aims to boost student and staff productivity and cut costs
Government could see an exodus of IT contractors, as new guidelines will force freelancers earning more than £220 a day onto payroll
Hewlett-Packard has warned that its channel is holding unacceptably high levels of PC and printing inventory and said it will look to take action to ease the situation.
All-flash storage startup Pure Storage adds iSCSI support, space-efficient snapshots and VMware integration to its FlashArrays.
NexGen Storage will offer performance guarantees to new n5-150 series hybrid storage array.
iPass has published a Mobile Workforce Report, saying Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in the workplace is creating a generation of productive workaholics.
While hospitals can quantify up-front costs of implementing EHRs for meaningful use, the total cost of EHR ownership could lead to long-term pain.
FinancialForce.com will bring more bundled services to the Salesforce App Exchange through a partnership with Jobscience and AccountAbility.
Sandboxed email clients provide secure method for managing corporate mobile email. But, this approach diminishes the value of mobile devices.
After a careful selection process, Parsons Electric chose Host Analytics, a cloud CPM vendor, for financial management.
The Government Digital Service is rolling out open source content management system Drupal.
A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung infringed each other's patents and banned sales of some products from both companies
The UK should take more control of the internet to counter the US stranglehold, says an IT entrepreneur.
Three-quarters of British households have internet access and 67% of adults use a computer every day, according to the latest figures
Havering Sixth Form College is implementing a cloud-based telephony system and unified communications after selecting InTechnology
The company’s European network operations team will provide the LTE Radio Access Network and core infrastructure
The IT industry’s annual fundraising event in aid of youth homelessness, Byte Night, looks set to smash its registration and fundraising targets by a substantial margin.
New malware that attacks VMware virtual machines is no cause for undue concern, but users can take basic steps to protect data, says Trend Micro
Network security software specialist Stonesoft says more needs to be done to tackle the threat of Advanced Evasion Techniques and is calling on its channel to help.
The NHS is looking for a new CIO after Katie Davis stepped down as managing director for NHS Informatics at the Department for Health
New research from IDC shows revenues for both Ethernet switches and routers are growing regardless of the economic climate
Compliance deadlines extended through end of 2014 in meaningful use stage 2, patient engagement and HIE emphasized by federal HIT authorities.
Unified comms vendor ShoreTel has made public details of a distribution reshuffle that will see it terminate its relationship with Avnet and add Ingram Micro to its roster.
In this product spotlight, learn about LockPath Inc.'s Keylight platform designed to help meet organizations' regulatory compliance management needs.
Collaboration specialist BroadVision is embarking on a channel recruitment drive to push sales of its enterprise social network software package ClearVale.
Coraid EtherCloud software runs on the company's EtherDrive SAN platform to help quickly provision storage services for private clouds.
Survey discovers IT professionals exasperated and world weary when confronted by BI users uncommunicative and exigent.
RIM will end support for current versions of BES in 2015 and require installation of multiple servers as IT transitions onto new BlackBerry platform.