Sheffield Hallam University launches computer science and robotics workshops for local school children and teachers
China’s leading technology firms pose a threat to national security, warns a US Congressional committee
Foxconn has played down concerns that a strike by workers has had an impact on the production of the latest iPhone
Most US citizens do not want any information collected about which websites they visit, according to a survey by the University of California
Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC struggles to keep up with rival mobile makers as net profits fall 79% in just one year
Six European managed print services resellers, including Brits M2, have teamed up to target midmarket and enterprise clients with multinational requirements
Air traffic control organisation NATS chooses high IOPS performance Violin Memory all-flash array for a 6,000-seat virtual desktop roll-out
Any organisations that have not yet replaced outdated security certificates will have to act quickly to meet the Microsoft deadline
C2000 audiovisual unit TDMaverick has added a vendor-supplied cabling configurator tool to its website as part of an ongoing drive to soup up the range of services it provides to its channel
HTC has released financial figures showing a massive drop in profits as it struggled to keep up with rival mobile manufacturers
Fashion retailer French Connection cut costs by deploying a stock replenishment automation system
The websites of several Swedish government agencies were knocked offline on Friday after being targeted by hacktivist collective Anonymous
The Nexus 1000V virtual switch debuted to great fanfare in 2008, but now is being offered in a free version following relatively anemic demand.
For months now, SAP has been saying that mobile devices are the starting point for application development. But what does that mean for customers?
A report by the House Intelligence Committee found Chinese telecoms, Huawei and ZTE, pose a significant security threat to the United States.
Polycom has launched a raft of new video-conferencing solutions to help the channel grab and keep a larger slice of a market that could be worth up to $12bn (£7.5bn) by 2015
As VMworld Europe 2012 begins in Barcelona, NAS specialist Avere has warned that storage ‘bottlenecks’ in virtualised systems are becoming a serious worry
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With less than 1% of UK households served with fibre-to-the-home broadband, the FTTH Council calls on the government to be more ambitious with its schemes
Ponemon Institute's 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study estimates cyber crime costs UK organisations an average of £2.1m a year each
Polycom announces a RealPresence CloudAXIS suite that allows users to video conference across multiple consumer platforms and devices at a price accessible to SMBs.
Supercar maker Lamborghini has revamped and accelerated the performance of its website by running it on Amazon Web Services
A study by the Ponemon Institute found that successful cyberattacks rose from 50 attacks on average per week in 2010 to 102 on average per week.
The fund made up of government and private sector money will create a new centre for the University of Surrey to develop mobile broadband solutions
The IBM OpenFlow controller will enable Big Blue to develop network applications on top of software defined networks.
HP has revealed that both the volume of attacks and the cost to businesses is rising as cyber criminals intensify their attempts to get hold of sensitive information
IBM is introducing three new PureSystems high-performance appliances optimized for transactional and analytics uses involving large amounts of data.
The latest picture of the state of the channel shared by Canalys at its channel forum in Barcelona has revealed that resellers are growing revenues despite the tough economic conditions
Cloud and network provider Colt Technology Services has added backup and disaster recovery services to its vCloud services platform in response to channel and customer demand
O2 parent company Telefónica is to offer user data from customer's mobile phones to organisations who want to analyse customer activity
Six European IT projects have won the Best of VMworld Europe 2012 user awards at the VMworld Europe 2012 event in Barcelona.
The government is providing £100m in technology for nurses and midwives in a move designed to free up time with patients
VM-aware storage platform specialist Tintri has announced the signing of a pan-European distribution contract with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) at VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona
Resellers should be busy hiring developers to develop their own applications as part of their services effort as more customers look for more flexible support based on mobile platforms
The number of customers paying for goods and services with mobile phones is estimated to grow to 17 billion transaction worldwide in 2013
A lack of innovation in PC hardware is none of the reasons why the market is currently struggling to grow according to one of the largest players in the market
Startup GridIron adds a larger version of its all-flash SAN accelerator and new hybrid storage system through an OEM deal with NetApp.
A new model of security makes sense as nation states, criminals and hacktivists continue to take obscene advantage of the way things are, says Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA
New expert location, “entity recognition” and translation features have impressed Hays Specialist Recruitment and Fiat in Google’s new enterprise search appliance.
A cybergang in Eastern Europe revealed plans to attack U.S. banks with a Gozi-like Trojan, according to RSA.
IT pros are waiting for VMware’s vCloud management stack to fully solidify before making any purchasing decisions.
Agri-business giant Syngenta has put multi-sourced IT at the heart of its ambitious plan to double its revenues in the next 8 years
On the opening day of VMworld Europe 2012, in Barcelona Tuesday, VMware has named former Microsoft staffer David Parry-Jones as its new regional director for the UK and Ireland
VMware has almost halved the size of the deal value that partners need to achieve with new customers to earn an extra 10% rebate at VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona.
Hitachi Data Systems brings out new UCP integrated infrastructure, with turnkey bundle and reference architectures.
Bletchley Park is embracing a range of modern technologies in order to boost visitor numbers, Iain Standen, CEO, tells Computer Weekly
EA was feeling the limits of its heterogeneous shop. Read on to learn the benefits they found in implementing a standardized Oracle environment.
Egnyte Inc. aims its EgnytePlus cloud file sharing at enterprises seeking a hybrid approach to placing files on-premises and online.
Pivot3 releases second version of its vStac VDI appliance, using VMware's View Storage Accelerator for read caching to lower flash requirement.
The new requirements for digital certificates kicks in with the October update, which includes one critical bulletin and six important bulletins.
Neglecting school maths education will precipitate a skills decline in the UK’s IT industry, according to Scott Fletcher, founder of the ANS Group
During the "master panel" with Naomi Bloom at the HR Technology Conference, panelists discussed how social and mobile affect HR.
Improperly time stamped certificates mean rereleased patches, on top of fixes for Microsoft Word and Kerberos vulnerabilities this month.
Ancoris has acquired Google Apps specialist Cloud Skills to bolster the support it can provide for legacy as well as web-based applications
Companies virtualising Oracle databases with VMware platforms face millions in penalties over non-compliance
As it looks to hit ambitious growth plans by 2015 IBM will see the share of its indirect business rise as it looks for more growth from its reseller base
Mark Adams-Wright is overseeing an IT change that is supporting a major transformation in the role of Suffolk County Council
VMware sets out its plans for virtualised pools of storage and virtual SANs that create shared storage from distributed server drives
A survey from Virgin Media Business shows most CIOs intend to substitute BlackBerrys in the enterprise with the Apple iPhone
VMware is launching a suite of products to help IT executives manage workspace apps on consumers’ mobile devices including on Apple iPhones securely
Huawei may be facing renewed attacks on several fronts over its links to the Chinese state but its investment in the UK market is continuing apace, with the announcement of a major new head office development in the Thames Valley
On the second day of VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona, host VMware has announced the introduction of a token-based enterprise purchasing programme (EPP) to increase software licence sales
Some of Microsoft's OEM partners have expressed the view that Windows 8 will take time to drive hardware sales into the corporate market
Chinese networking company Huawei to take 140,000ft² in Reading as part of its £1bn investment into its UK business over the next five years
Wireless networks are set to become the primary form of infrastructure and have been described by Cisco as a recession proof market
Royal Dutch Shell aims to cut training time for engineers with technology to identify and deliver information from databases, blogs and social media
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to announce the first providers in the government’s identity assurance (IDA) scheme at the end of October
Nationwide Insurance controls IT expenditure using VMware ITBM to provide a service catalogue and pricing for internal departments
Mobile risk management vendor Mobilisafe assesses employee smartphones and tablets for platform vulnerabilities.
Avaya Connect resellers will soon get enjoy the fruits of the unified comms vendor’s acquisition of video specialist Radvision, after Avaya announced its Scopia video solutions have now been added to the channel line-card
Dell's newly acquired vFoglight Storage 2.0 software brings storage monitoring and server performance management into one application.
Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer signals "fundamental shift" in supplier's strategy as Windows 8 is prepared for release
A new SAP User Group survey finds widespread frustration over SAP licensing and pricing. SAP says they're listening, but what will they actually do?
Cloud computing is an opportunity information security professionals should not miss, says Philippe Courtot, CEO of security firm Qualys
BYOD programs can bring many benefits, but even veteran BYOD shops such as Citrix run into occasional problems.
Exchange admins won't have to worry about expiring certificates once they install new updates that fix a known digital signature problem.
Oracle's president claimed competitors lack scalable big data suites to address the coming wave of workforce turnover.
Targeted attacks affect the whole supply chain, not just big corporations, author Misha Glenny tells RSA Conference Europe 2012 attendees
Lufthansa Systems chief information officer Jorg Liebe shares his views on cloud computing and a shift in use of public, private and hybrid cloud
Reseller Mason IT explains why it chose Nutanix Complete Cluster for its UK and Icelandic datacentre
Job prospects for IT graduates have improved for the first time during the recession, says the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU)
Lenovo has become the world's top supplier of PCs according to the latest market data from Gartner, as HP sees a 16.4% decline
Lenovo has become the world’s largest PC builder for the first time in history, but the impact of its achievement will be lessened by the fact that the market's relentless downward spiral continued
Former Cisco chief marketing officer Amanda Jobbins is joining Sage next month to give the software vendor a boost to its branding strategy
Comstor has signed an agreement to offer London-based video carrier UCi2i’s managed services offering to its VAR community, enhancing the services it is able to provide around its core Cisco offering
The Business Software Alliance has revealed a name change as it looks to promote its activities beyond simply the enterprise market
Three datacentre cooling infrastructure providers - Schneider Electric, Emerson and Eaton - held 47% of the datacentre energy market in 2011
The Black Hole attack toolkit is fueling many of the exploits targeting the vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft.
Terremark's Dr. Peter Tippett discusses the provider's HIPAA-compliant data centers and its HIPAA Business Associate Agreement for customers.
Organisations are failing to protect data in virtual environments, says Jason Hart, vice-president cloud solutions, SafeNet
A parliamentary select committee is looking into Huawei’s operations in the UK following controversy around the safety of using the firm’s technology
The Boston Celtics NBA team has moved to a software-based ShoreTel phone system to better accommodate heavier call volumes, connect two offices.
Avnet has blamed a weak European economy and a dip in revenues for a poor first quarter performance and reacted with a pledge to cut costs by a further $50m
SCC has revealed it has been awarded the G-Cloud services contract to provide the UK Government Digital Service (GDS) with hosting solutions and services
Solvency II, the EU directive to regulate insurance, gets a deadline extension to 2014 to fix data management problems.
Acronis has sounded the call for more resellers to get on board as it looks to build up its channel operations after the acquisition of GroupLogic
HHS warning sets coders at AHIMA 2012 on edge and makes them more prone to downcoding, even though EHR implementation helps accuracy.
The UK has one of the fastest adoption rates of superfast broadband in Europe, according to the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG)
'Big data' analytics could fundamentally change how businesses operate, according to a keynote speaker at the SAS Analytics conference.
Startup Nakivo builds an app for VM, cloud backups that lets customers replicate data to a secondary site or place backups into the Amazon EC2 cloud.
The OpenStack cloud standard has generated a lot of buzz, but IT pros remain cautious as the OpenStack Summit approaches.
Red Hat has announced plans to bring FuseSource enterprise middleware products Fuse ESB and Fuse MQ further into the JBoss middleware fold.
IT admins will now have the ability to remotely control employees' iOS devices for troubleshooting, support and other scenarios.
CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), has seen a surge in job applicants for hard-to-fill vacancies, after using social media to recruit
The UK’s Draft Data Communications Bill will be useless and quite dangerous, says Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales
The US Court of Appeals has overturned a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone
Trend Micro has launched a cloud programme for partners to arm them with the facts they need to overcome the nagging security doubts that continue to be held by customers
AVG has launched its CloudCare service in the UK for resellers looking to provide security as part of a managed service to the SME customer base
Research among bank CIOs reveal how financial services companies ravaged by recession are investing in IT to help them emerge stronger
The latest survey of the technology M&A market from Regent Partners indicates that a summer lull which was in evidence in August has lingered into September
A strong performance in the UK and growth in services revenues helped Computacenter turn in good numbers for its third fiscal quarter
Accenture’s CIO Frank Modruson on providing IT to 250,000 people who think they could do your job and why video is the next big thing
Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed that it doesn't expect to make money out of its hardware selling it at cost to try and enourage users to spend online at its retail store
With Silver Peak WAN acceleration and virtual WAN optimization, a beverage distributor is prioritizing bandwidth better and deploying new business applications without network upgrades.
SAP's annual technical conference is set to begin on Monday, with attendees heading to Las Vegas for answers on everything from the NetWeaver Cloud, to how the company is engaging developers.
Among new SMB products, Synology announces DiskStation DS2413+ and Paragon drops a new version of its Drive Copy Professional backup software.
Physicians get nervous at the thought of patients seeing their notes, but the OpenNotes patient engagement pilot suggests those fears are misplaced.