Oracle CEO Larry Ellison highlighted some features of the new Oracle Database 12c and Exadata X3 products announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison revealed the company's plans for a public and private cloud infrastructure during his OpenWorld keynote.
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As it looks to climb back out of Chapter 11 Kodak has announced plans to wind down its consumer inkjet printer activities from next year
Councillors in Cornwall are calling for the removal of council leader Alec Robinson as the cabinet debates a proposal for shared services
Canary Wharf Group is opening a centre for start-ups to work on financial services technology and services early next year
Pen testers often focus on system errors and application flaws, but employees are often an enterprise's greatest weakness, explains Chris Nickerson.
Wick Hill has signed on to distribute Imation’s RDX removable hard disk storage and DataGuard NAS backup appliances in a nod to exponential growth in SME data storage requirements
Computer Weekly speaks to founder and CEO of cloud storage firm Box about why enterprises are embracing this type of technology and what his firm has to do to keep them happy
Adobe is aiming to make document collaboration more straightforward with the latest version of its PDF software
Sukh Rayat has taken over the position formerly held by John Toal at Avnet technology Solutions and is now charged with driving growth in the UK and Ireland for the distributor
Cloud specialist UKFast is on the hunt for those with security skills after deciding to set up a seperate operation to help customers overcome cyber threats
Spray nozzle distributor Bete has adopted Claranet to support home workers
Startup GridIron seals OEM deal with NetApp to combine new SAN accelerator device with NetApp disk storage in hybrid flash array.
News briefs: Hitachi last week added the first enterprise unified storage system to its Hitachi Unified Storage platform; more.
Virtualisation and cloud specialist Embotics has recruited an EMEA vice president who plans to use a two-tier channel model in the UK to drive growth plans
Networking and cloud services provider Colt has launched a new midmarket hosted contact centre offering for resellers targeting the 50 to 250 seat market in the UK and Ireland
Sources say the meeting between mobile operators, Ofcom and minister for media, culture and sport, Maria Miller, will happen this afternoon
Apple has become the largest global technology brand according to the latest Interbrand ranking pushing IBM into third place
BT will provide remote access, network security and supplier management for British American Tobacco’s wide area network
Hackers using computers in China have infiltrated an “unclassified” network in the US White House, believed to be used for issuing nuclear commands.
Value added distie Cloud Distribution has named network veteran James Ball as its technical manager as it seeks to capitalise on its recent growth and move up “to the next level”
PC sales across Western Europe fell by 10% in the first couple of months in the third quarter as economic conditions and a preference for more mobile options took their toll on volumes shipped through distribution
Toyota Motor Corporation is globally deploying Microsoft software through a mix of cloud and on-premise software for its 200,000 staff
Security expert Jayson E. Street explains why security pros must learn to communicate effectively to gain trust from management and empower employees.
File sharing is becoming an option inside the firewall with cloud storage vendors, and with dedicated online-synching services outside the firewall.
Analysts also say improved financial accounting and CPM tools will open new arena in fight with Oracle and SAP for large enterprise market.
Hardware vendors pinning their hopes on the much praised ultrabook form factor will have to accept deeper price cuts if their unit sales are to match up to expectations
HMRC will use Becrypt Disk protect, which has recently been certified under the government’s Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) Scheme.
BYOD is dividing customers into those who see it as a benefit and others who are worried it will drive up costs over time and will involve buying more software licenses
Experts offer keys to managing storage for virtualization, both on the desktop and server side.
1.25 million science, engineering and technology professionals needed by 2020, but the UK is failing to produce enough graduates
Rolls-Royce has awarded a five-year contract to HP to host its applications, as part of the company’s multi-vendor IT strategy.
Experts say Oracle's plan to acquire social recruitment software company SelectMinds will improve and extend its human capital management platform.
Applications running on mobile devices pose new challenges for test professionals. In the near future, mobile device testing will take center stage.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust deploys Intuitive Dashboards, a business intelligence dashboard, to give staff a clearer view of each patient’s pathway through hospital
Windows security has improved, but longstanding Unix and network vulnerabilities remain an easy target for determined attackers.
The unexpected progress in clearing spectrum for the 4G auction later this year has brought the possible roll-out date forward by five months
Citrix has released the latest version of its virtualisation platform XenServer. V6.1 includes shared-nothing storage feature and better cloud integration
Tesco has posted a historic decline following a £1bn investment programme earlier this year designed to bolster its online channel.
Supplier claims additions will bring capabilities of software-defined networking to infrastructure, control software and application layers
SCC-parent SCH has brushed aside concerns surrounding the British economy to post its most successful financial year in its near 40-year history
Pan-European distributor Exclusive Group has reported a hike in revenues for its first half driven by strong security and data centre sales
After weeks of speculation, the operator formed from the merger of Orange and T-Mobile will offer 4G services from the end of this month
Cloud-based service for managing risk is designed to meet the needs of small and midsize businesses.
The government might have talked about making it easier for smaller suppliers to win public sector IT contracts but the UK IT Association has found it is not happening
Managed print services reseller M2 has splashed out on a new office in Wakefield to target more business in the East Midlands and Yorkshire
Indian IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services is being awarded a contract to support the government’s Disclosure and Barring Service.
Citrix has formed a partnership with firewall specialist Palo Alto Networks as it looks to improve the security it offers around its cloud platform
IT shops will need to consider the impact file format compatibility can have across different devices and applications in the era of consumerization.
With the new Latency Targeted Allocator module, Sanbolic Melio extends its storage management to server-side PCI Express flash and solid-state drives.
A new HP OpenFlow controller with northbound APIs and production-ready network applications boosts HP's software defined networking strategy.
Oracle touted its cloud strategy once again at OpenWorld this week, but IT pros remain put off by costs and vendor lock-in.
U.S. Mint CISO Chris Carpenter said his cloud provider wasn't ready for either his security questions or to share continuous monitoring and log data.
Software as a Service single sign-on services can save customers time in administration and productivity. Plus, it improves security.
Enterprises must insist transparency, authentication and other key issues are addressed, said Jim Reavis, executive director of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) CIO David Jones has resigned to take up a role at US defence technology firm Lockheed Martin
The government is to spend £2m a year on a cyber-security centre.
Addleshaw Goddard is using an IT service management (ITSM) service in the cloud as part of a programme to improve IT effectiveness
The video calling company teams with Wicoms to offer a service for businesses wanting to provide free Wi-Fi to their customers
Phoenix IT Group CEO David Courtley has resigned after just 15 months in charge, the company has revealed
HP saw its biggest share slide for nine years in reaction to comments made by the CEO Meg Whitman at an analyst meeting which painted a bleak picture of 2013
The financial year at interactive whiteboard specialist Promethean World continues to struggle with revenues again dropping in Q3 after a poor first half of the year
HP CEO Meg Whitman has unveiled a five-year plan for the troubled enterprise, admitting the turnaround would take longer than expected
Google will take a further blow of $90m for ‘charges related to facility and market exits’ following its acquisition of Motorola Mobility
Infrastructure, cabling and security distie Mayflex has appointed former NG Bailey sales manager Jeff Wakeling to head up its field-based infrastructure sales specialists
Meg Whitman has talked of reconnecting with the channel and devising consistent programmes that it will not change that often to make life easier for partners
Although the server market is mature, it will experience strong growth through 2015, according to Gartner
Test professionals must move quickly to acquire the new skills and mind-set needed to test mobile apps, said STARWEST 2012 speaker Jonathan Kohl.
New IT Professional Profile allows employers and candidates to benchmark skills against professional IT standards
Unitrends is moving up from SMBs to SMEs with its Recovery-943 integrated appliance for backup, but faces tough competition in a crowded market.
Enterprises fret about security and control in the cloud, but their biggest problems with cloud computing concern sunk costs in legacy IT.
Microsoft's October 2012 Patch Tuesday release, slated for Oct. 9, will address an RSA key-length certificate issue exposed by the Flame malware.
The Greater London Authority (GLA) has rolled out a cloud-based tool to record and track non-compliance issues, security threats and fraud
Vehicle tracking technology specialist Ctrack has decided that the time is right to build a channel proposition to get resellers to start selling its products
Gwyn Thomas, CIO of the Welsh Assembly, says a pragmatic leadership approach was key to the success of Wales's public sector IT
European firms might lose billions of Euros through payment errors when the Single European Payments Area comes into force in 2014
The appointment of new executives raises further questions as to when Cisco’s long-serving CEO, John Chambers, will step down
Although the server market is mature it will experience strong growth through to 2015 as large customers such as Google, Amazon and Facebook fuel datacentre growth
Three-quarters of charities believe technology has enabled them to help more people, but 80% have no plans to use cloud computing
Resellers should be advising customers to build on their virtualisation investments if they want to achieve greater return on the expenditure they have made on the technology
Cisco has acquired vCider, a provider of virtual network overlay technology to boost its cloud strategy and SDN capabilities
Microsoft has purchased the multifactor factor authentication platform vendor for an undisclosed amount.
The HR tech show may draw the biggest crowd in its 15 years. Four speakers discuss hot topics, key sessions and reasons for the spike in attendance.
Apple has shown that it was more than a one man company in the year since the death of its former CEO Steve Jobs with its share price continuing to climb above rivals
The real job of test managers is to develop, lead and check in with the team continually, management consultant Johanna Rothman says.
Some Lloyds TSB customers have been unable to get money from ATMs or use online customer services as a result of a system problem
Six months after the official launch of its channel Cloud Services and Solutions competency certification, Dell has added the final Cloud Services Enabler specialisation to its PartnerDirect programme
Dell FS8600 adds Fluid File System (FluidFS) device that turns the Compellent SAN into unified storage, and prepares to add primary deduplication.
Coordinated care models will place a premium on extracting meaning from data, but not everyone agrees on the best role for health data analytics.
Security specialist Context Information Security says vulnerabilities in the Samsung Galaxy Tab make it unsuitable for use in the enterprise
Tape library for car park firm; IT departments fail on email compliance; Record HDD shipment after Thai floods; Veeam supports Hyper-V
Growing caches of data are enabling developers to create improved data analytic tools. Datapalooza gave programmers a chance to show off these apps.
As Microsoft gets ready to roll out Windows 8, will IT pros invest the time and money necessary to learn the new interface?