SUSE Linux Enterprise planning private cloud deployment with OpenStack weight behind it. NVIDIA works on Linux drivers for Optimus chips.
Indian IT services provider Infosys has grown its business consultancy with the acquisition of Swiss-based management consultancy Lodestone
Intel has announced a decline in its sales forecasts for the third quarter of 2012, due to lower demand for consumer and enterprise PCs
Our regular look back at the biggest stories from the last week on MicroScope.co.uk
Londoner William Moggridge who was credited with designing the first laptop, The Compass, in the early 1980s sadly passed away at the weekend
Former Microsoft executive Robert Youngjohns has been appointed by HP to run Autonomy stepping into the shoes of departed boss Mike Lynch
Microsoft will introduce browser choice in Windows 7 in the EU to comply with a 2009 IE anti-trust settlement the EC says it breached in July 2012
Solitaire introduces IP connectivity to its payphones to increase functionality and lower call charges
The COO job will be taken by its current CFO Paul Tufano as Alcatel-Lucent tries to turn around its fortunes
Merchant banks that automate trading could use circuit-breaking technology to reduce problems caused by stock market volatility
The Bank of England is to hire 145 IT staff for its new financial services regulatory body, the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA)
Infrastructure and asset management specialist Specialist Software Services (SSS) Group has formally appointed former Bell Micro, Avnet and Northamber finance boss Nick Lee as director of finance and operations.
Harry Potter screen star Emma Watson is the most dangerous celebrity according to McAfee's annual round-up of which famous names are being used in phising and spam attacks
Riverbed rolls out larger Whitewater cloud data backup appliance for enterprises, and upgrades the operating system with better dedupe indexing.
The firing line has just got longer as a filing from HP reveals 29,000 staff are set to go, rather than 27,000
Many states have their own ACO bills in process. Massachusetts ACO law doesn't mirror federal ACOs, but compliance could require more HIT investment.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano Monday renewed the call for guidelines that enable public-private cybersecurity intelligence information sharing.
Cybercriminals use Anime character Anaru to lure users into downloading an app that collects personal information, Symantec says.
SAP has unveiled its new Enterprise Performance Management OnDemand line, which runs on the SAP HANA in-memory database platform.
GoDaddy said it was working to restore service. A person claiming to be a member of Anonymous has claimed responsibility.
News briefs: QLogic's Mt. Rainier HBA technology will combine shared storage management with server-side flash caching through solid-state drives and PCIe cards.
(ISC)2 has announced a Young Professionals Group to attract young people to the field of information security
Cloud computing, IT consumerisation and the evolving threat landscape are forcing IT departments to rethink security
Acquisitive cloud services and UC provider Six Degrees division Datahop has signed up to offer network services via carrier-neutral datacentre provider Interxion’s new London facility.
UK mobile operators have agreed to cooperate on getting UK 4G launched, rather than take legal action against Ofcom, the Financial Times has reported
The Cabinet Office has banned Fujitsu and another IT supplier from tendering for public sector IT contracts as they constitute too high a risk
Insurance company Allianz has signed a deal for a database system it expects will create millions in sales by creating a single customer view (SCV)
Ren Zhengfei, the CEO of expansive Chinese networking kit builder Huawei, is set to announce the creation of 700 new jobs in the UK
Venture capital technology investments have reached a 10-year high, according to research from finance firm Ascendant
Global spending on public IT cloud services is set to hit over $40bn (£25bn) this year on its way to a $100bn high four years from now, according to the latest statistics from the industry-watchers at IDC.
HP, Cisco and VMware partner LDD Group has launched a new wholesale telecoms division as it seeks to diversify its offering into end-to-end solutions provision.
Windows 8 downgrade rights will let IT revert to Windows 7 on new PCs. They may get some buyers off the fence, but others don't see the point.
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) chose a cloud-based HR system, to manage its 3,700 disparate global staff, on the basis of 10 killer questions
To get executive buy-in, the retailer's risk management program architect had to define success and make sure everyone could speak the same language.
The appetite for outsourcing among IT professionals is growing due to the uptake of cloud services and infrastructure-on-demand, says research.
Storage giant EMC has told resellers at its Forum event in London that it will only sell to 150 accounts direct and its own staff will be penalised for targeting channel customers
Zero unemployment in IT security shows a huge shortage of skills in the profession, says Hord Tipton, executive director of (ISC)2
Everything Everywhere – rebranded 'EE' – is set to launch high-speed 4G mobile networking in the UK with download speeds up to 40Mbps
CISOs have an important role in moving their organisations to a cloud computing environment, says professional certification body (ISC)2
EMC has has warned that taking a traditional approach to securing data in the the cloud is not going to work and more flexibility has to be offered
We are entering a new age of cyber threats and must change our approach to cyber defence, according to ICSA Labs
Matt Bramwell has been taken on by Ingram Micro to run its mobile business with a brief to expand and grow market share
Blue Coat has revealed that a number of resellers will be at risk of being thrown off its partner programme as it toughens up its channel policies to push for further growth
GoDaddy CEO Scott Wagner said the disruption was caused by an internal network glitch.
Liverpool FC has migrated its website to a public cloud using Amazon Web Services
The government is refocusing its industrial policy to support key sectors of the economy such as IT, business secretary Vince Cable has announced.
Newly-appointed Calyx CEO Steve Clark has been speaking about his plans for the business as the firm continues its evolution into a true managed services provider.
CIOs say digital media strategy leads business innovation and competitive advantage project initiatives, according to Harvey Nash CIO 2012 survey.
Manufacturers are historically slow to adopt new business technologies, but some are embracing cloud computing implementation more than others.
Two important bulletins were issued in Microsoft's September 2012 Patch Tuesday.
Chinese telecoms company Huawei has promised to spend £1.2bn in investment and procurement in the UK over the next five years
Nokia Siemens Networks is looking to sell its business support systems (BSS) unit to focus on its mobile broadband network equipment division
An IT system integrating disparate national border controls has reduced visa abuse across the borderless Schengen Area of continental Europe
An EMC survey of customers has found that the next twelve months will be ones of IT transformation with an increasing number of firms embracing cloud and big data
Salford City Council is to offer private cloud service to local businesses through a partnership with ANS Group
Identity management specialist HID Global has revamped its Identity Assurance (formerly ActivIdentity) channel programme in to bring its UK partners in line with its worldwide offering.
To encourage IT growth and development Estonia has introduced “ProgeTiger”, a coding course designed for students in Years One to 12.
System Center Configuration Manager 2007 receives a patch, plus Microsoft delivered a beta version of a service pack for the 2012 edition of the product.
The federal government might miss the IPv6 deadline for Internet-facing servers, but a gradual IPv6 transition for government and enterprises is OK.
New tools add all kinds of options for an enterprise storage strategy, but for CIOs, one constant holds fast: Do what's best of the business.
APTs are real and all companies should be taking them seriously, says telecommunications company AT&T
In good government IT strategy, only collaboration will work in the long term, says head of (ISC)2 Hord Tipton
The Institution of Engineering and Technology is offering extra funding to engineering students who achieve three 'A' grade A-levels or more
Westcoast is mourning the sad death of Howard Strowman who ran its asset management arm
Students at UK universities are among the recipients of the 2011 and 2012 Information Security Scholarships from (ISC)²
G3 Telecommunications and its sister firm G3 Network Services have merged to form a new entity, G3 Comms Group, in a nod to in a nod to growing demands from customers for more complete solutions
Oracle has changed compensation packages to encourage resellers to sell more of its portfolio and the moves appear to be paying off
Salford City Council will offer a private cloud service to local businesses through a partnership with ANS Group
Big social media sites spawn new event processing technologies. But they may prove best for new Web applications, rather than established CEP apps.
US public sector workers get cloud-based collaboration software from Huddle after two major US government departments sign up
Following the implementation of Blue Button among veterans, policymakers bring patient engagement tools to the public.
After a year researching and implementing new advanced persistent threat protection tactics, the telco giant has put several new defenses in place.
Cost savings, security assurances, ease of use and consumerization all have a hand in growing popularity of cloud-based storage.
Apple debuts the iPhone 5 and upgraded iOS 6 as rebranded mobile operator Everything Everywhere – now EE – snags the UK 4G exclusive
Citrix has bought cloud-based service desk technology provider Beetil to expand its capabilities of its GoToAssist support product line
IT budgets will continue to prioritise security for the next four years, at least, despite the economic slowdown with $60bn to be spent on security technologies this year
Sage is again being tipped as a takeover target leading to an increase in the software vendor's share price and mounting talk of a change of ownership
Networking VAD Zycko is to add wave division multiplexing and optical transport network products from PacketLight Networks to its line card in a move designed to enhance the reach of its in-house accessories and infrastructure brand ProLabs
The government has ramped up moves to tackle growing cyber security threats by launching a £3.8m research institute.
Data protection specialist Acronis has moved to enhance the accessibility options it can give customers by splashing out on GroupLogic
Google has blocked YouTube users in Libya and Egypt from viewing the amateur film "Innocence of Muslims" following a spate of violent protests
BI and asset management expert and Microsoft partner SSS Group has bought out the IP and assets of Oxon-based SaaS pioneer e-Warehouse, including its Oxygen helpdesk suite
WatchGuard has issued revenue figures for its second quarter revealing that EMEA is now accounting for more of its global sales
Enterprises want flexible, yet simplified unified communications licensing options, and Cisco UC licensing now includes software-only UC models.
The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web content management adds Acquia, points to needs of social media and interoperability as altering WCM market.
CIOs are increasingly viewing tablets as a positive force according to the findings contained in the latest Technology Index from BT Engage IT
Debenhams has halved its email storage with an archive management tool from supplier Quest
Mobile device management (MDM) is not about security, says US security expert Eric Green from Mobile Active Defense Partners
De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester is launching a centre dedicated to cyber protection
Virgin Media Business (VMB) has signed two new Strategic Alliance Business Partners in the shape of Channel Telecom and Abtec Network Systems to target smaller resellers and dealer partners
Cloud providers can help SMB disaster recovery as a service; backup services bundling cloud services grow as attractive option for smaller businesses.
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With a new Brocade VDX chassis, enterprises can build larger Layer 2 data center fabrics with the company's TRILL-based Virtual Cluster Switching.
Acronis acquires file access, sharing, collaboration and syncing software provider GroupLogic to move into mobile device backup.
Directives under a new federal records management initiative have the potential to vastly improve information governance in the public sector.
European suppliers have given a cool response to Intel technology enabling mobile providers to cut basestation hardware, says Intel’s CTO
Cisco has enhanced its data center security story with a new Cisco ASA clustering feature for 320 Gbps firewall capacity and a new virtual firewall.
Dreamforce 2012 is expected to draw 70,000 people and will highlight Salesforce.com's cloud-based sales, services and marketing products.
IT shops can buy and sell unused Amazon reserved instances through a new marketplace, which should make cloud capacity planning less cut and dry.
WiGig, the wireless standard for linking devices over the 60GHz spectrum, should be product-compatible before the end of 2013
The White House is reportedly considering a cybersecurity executive order to push digital defense development for critical infrastructure protection.
Guidelines, aimed at developers and device manufacturers, support the need for more secure development practices for mobile payment acceptance.
After 10 years of research, Intel Labs finally reveals fully digital radio transceivers that fit on 32nm system-on-chips (SoCs)
KEYW says Sensage will help it develop its cyber response platform.
Government information services website Directgov is to be replaced by GOV.UK from 17 October
Microsoft has found several PCs, manufactured in China, to have had malware installed by cyber criminals
Computer hardware franchise chain PC PAL has set out plans to double its operations in the next year and a half
The appeal of solid state drives is something that cloud providers are going to have to start thinking more about as customers look for quick performance options
Snap Fashion sees off competition to bag $175,000 prize package from Cisco, JP Morgan, Bird & Bird, Octopus PR and DNX
In an investigation designed to identify counterfeit products Microsoft has found that new desktops and laptops are leaving factories in China with malware already installed
About 20% of UK companies are assigning a financial value to their data, according to research sponsored by SAS. But only 16% of UK companies have a formal data management strategy.
Just a year and a month after the then CEO of HP Leo Apotheker killed off the vendor's TouchPad tablet the vendor is set to return with a business model for the autumn
Value added distie Wick Hill has named Xirrus as its first ever wireless networking partner as it looks to capitalise on BYOD growth and its subsequent impact on the networking industry
A new URL generation algorithm and domain obfuscation are among the new features designed to trip up malware analysis and avoid detection.
LSE had all the principles of a good IT strategy -- data centre consolidation and virtualisation. But without the correct virtualisation management tool, the project was doomed.
The five Internet Registries now have just 16.8 millions IPv4 addresses left
This week's vSphere 5.1 release lacks VMware View support. Users and partners seem OK with it, as long as support gets added soon.
The iPhone 5's LTE and 5 GHz wireless support will boost employee productivity, but you'll have to keep an extra-close eye on cellular data usage.
The Nitol botnet controlled more than 500 strains of embedded malware that Microsoft says has been plaguing the PC supply chain.
The Nitol botnet controlled more than 500 strains of embedded malware that Microsoft says has been plaguing the PC supply chain.
Unified communications and social collaboration are different, often competing tools in the quest for anytime, anywhere (with anyone) computing.