Our regular look back at the most popular ICT channel news stories from the past week
Cloud computing services must become more federated and automated to help enterprise IT use them to deliver more for less, says Intel
Joanna Shields has resigned as European boss of Facebook to become CEO of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO)
Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority upgrades its storage infrastructure for web-based data-management system Philis
Dries Buytaert, founder of open source content management system Drupal and distributor Acquia, on ambitions to run a $100m business
Google’s Android mobile OS is under siege by attackers, as malware and data-stealing adware rose 483% in the last quarter, says Trend Micro
The Microsoft Windows 8-based tablet Surface looks like getting a good run at the business market as SecureData reveals users are attracted by the compatibility of the operating system with existing infrastructure
Cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks remain the top threat to web applications, databases and websites, a study from FireHost reveals
Channel comms distie Daisy Distribution has added telecoms pricing software from sector consultancy Tariffcom to its arsenal of reseller enablement tools
Organisations in many sectors seek to renew the terms in their contractual agreements as they adjust to the economic climate
HP's Service Anywhere joins several other cloud-based ITSM offerings, but questions about total cost of ownership could hamper potential sales.
The Royal Bank of Scotland will dedicate £80m of its massive IT budget to eliminate problems caused by its mainframe infrastructure
The mobile network will spend £3m revamping its Glasgow offices and add 380 new jobs
The IT supporting the London 2012 Olympics was hit by cyber attacks every day during the Games, says London 2012 CIO Gerry Pennell
The government is to invest £7m of research and development funding into 3D printing
BT and Ovum has revealed that there is a swing in favour of cloud computing thanks to buying patterns changing with networking and IT coming under the same roof
Gartner's head of research Peter Sondergaard has used a speech at the analyst firm's symposium in Orlando to restate that Windows 8 will take time to penetrate the corporate market
Transfreight changed its data replication product to improve flexibility, going from array-based EMC RecoverPoint to Zerto's hypervisor-based replication.
Chinese telecoms, networking and mobility specialist ZTE Corporation announced its arrival in the UK channel at London’s IP Expo 2012 event last week, sounding a rallying cry for new VAR and distributor partners
Swift enterprise video uptake has some companies that have already invested in 802.11n WLAN considering a new investment in 802.11ac gigabit wireless.
Over 100 women gather at Cisco's offices for the everywoman In Technology Leadership Academy to hear what makes a successful leader
The market for security professionals is hot, but several experts indicate that the talent pool for IT talent with security skills is dwindling.
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Memory sticks with Windows 8 preinstalled could simplify life for mobile users who want to take the OS with them.
Insurance company NFU Mutual is to automate its paper-based claims handling using business process management tools from Tibco
EE, the first mobile operator to bring 4G to the UK lays out its pricing plans, offering up to 128GB of data for business customers
Avnet Technology Services has expanded the support it can offer IBM resellers in the UK by providing two additional services to the channel
VAR heavyweight Trustmarque has inked a new deal with channel support services specialist Comms-care to enhance its technology services proposition
Industry association CompTIA has used its London partner event to announce an IT Business Trustmark, and its intent to merge with fellow standards body Accredit UK
Virtualisation specialist Veeam has reached 1000 partners in the UK as it continues to build its channel base looking to recruit more Microsoft resellers
Barracuda Networks has given its top partners a pat on the back at a get together in the Forest of Arden
Almost half of small businesses will use IT to become more efficient according to an Economist Intelligence Unit Study
Rackspace has launched Cloud Block Storage product with infinite storage scalability to help OpenStack cloud users overcome storage-related challenges
Cornwall Council has frozen a plan to outsource public services after a near-unanimous vote to suspend the authority's outsourcing programme
Gavin Walker, CIO of NATS, talks about how a vendor-neutral approach is key to successful IT, and why huge outsourcing contracts are the enemy
Telecoms giant Virgin Media shows a steady rise in revenues for the third quarter but admits to a slowdown in its mobile business
Analysts believe Apple's 7 inch iPad mini tablet will have a massive impact on the demand and sales of hardware in that segment of the market
Computer 2000 has added new functionality to its web-based software licensing system, Licence OnLine (LOL), to help security resellers register deals more quickly and earn additional rebates
Fife Council will slash £2.4m from its network infrastructure costs over the next four years by moving to a public services network (PSN)
Phase-change memory (PCM) is an emerging class of NVRAM with promising characteristics. Enterprise-class chips are expected within the next few years.
Phase-change memory (PCM) is an emerging type of non-volatile random access memory. Haris Pozidis of IBM discusses PCM in this Q&A.
Some employees are failing to enable security capabilities on their smartphones and tablets, putting corporate email and other sensitive data at risk.
O2 and Bauer Media have launched GoThinkBig, a work experience scheme, which is backed by David Cameron
Riverbed Cascade 10.0 offers server virtualization and VDI monitoring, and visibility into VXLAN traffic for virtual infrastructure management.
Digital disruption is associated with speed and surprise. But CIOs need to know that incremental change also has strong disruptive potential.
Intellectual property theft often involves collusion between attackers and malicious insiders, according to a study of 85 breaches conducted by Verizon.
The security industry looks to the future with a sense of hope, says Michael DeCesare, co-president of Intel-owned security firm McAfee
More than half of the peak-time traffic to the London 2012 Olympics web servers came from mobile devices, says CIO
Apple announces 7.9-inch iPad Mini and fourth generation iPad, which launches just over six months after its predecessor
SAP has delivered a solid set of results thanks to its strategy of focusing on the growth areas of cloud, mobile and big data
FAST has welcomed moves by the government to increase awareness of cyber crime but has warned that the use of unlicensed software also increases the risks faced by users
Global datacentre traffic will grow four times by 2016 to reach a total of 6.6 zettabytes annually, forecasts Cisco Systems’ Global Cloud Index
Juniper Networks has seen its quarterly net profits for the three months to the end of September 2012 all but wiped out after a massive restructuring bill
Global datacentre traffic will grow four times by 2016 to reach a total of 6.6 zettabytes annually, Cisco Systems’ Global Cloud Index has forecast
Yottabyte delivers an operating system that lets customers build enterprise cloud storage, either on-premise or hosted in the startup's cloud.
Businesses are opening themselves up to security threats by failing to manage bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programmes properly
Trusted insiders often play a role in IP theft, according to a new report. Spot the warning signs and apply the right data protection, say experts.
Security firm McAfee has announced four enhancements of endpoint security as part of its Security Connected strategy at McAfee Focus 2012
Ten start-ups from media and B2B sectors will be chosen to receive a share of £1m as well as management and mentoring from UK brands
Argos is to cut up to 75 stores in a move to reposition itself from a catalogue-led business to a digital retailer
Although it booked growth across the board in licence and services revenues, VMware’s profits failed to keep pace with the runaway growth in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure in Q3
Juniper Networks blames restructuring costs, along with cautious customer spending, for plummet in profits shown in Q3 results
CEO Joe Tucci said EMC revenue missed the company's goals because of 'cautious' spending on IT last quarter.
Application virtualization has become a useful bridge technology for IT departments trying to enable a mobile workforce.
SAP announces it is integrating Hadoop with a growing number of SAP analytics and database applications, including SAP HANA, its in-memory database platform.
DataDirect Networks launches Web Object Scaler 2.5, adding the ability to use erasure codes and replication in its cloud storage platform.
Scott Crawford, a research director at Enterprise Management Associates, explains how some enterprises address the risk of a trusted insider turned rogue.
Gartner analyst Stanley Zaffos explains how storage virtualization can help mitigate the effect of server virtualization on storage resources.
Cisco will add new services to its Catalyst 6500 campus core switch, including OpenFlow, LISP and maybe fabric extenders.
Today’s security systems are not ready for an always-on, always-connected world, says McAfee CTO Michael Fey
At least 20% of the devices on corporate networks are not known to the organisation, says security company McAfee
Westinghouse Electric Company and McAfee have announced a partnership around information security for nuclear power plants
An IBM VP and a user from Sprint took to the stage at the vendor's Information on Demand conference to offer advice on how to make sense of big data.
LeaseWeb snubs HP, IBM and NetApp to build public cloud services on NexentaStor software using commodity servers with SAS and SSDs
Mega-deals are driving increased spending on outsourcing in Europe, which had the highest total spend of all global regions in the third quarter
IDC believes that Windows 8 provides the potential for Microsoft to catch up on rivals and get its operating system established in the smart phone and tablet worlds
Large public sector contracts buoy IT services company Atos Origin, which has reported double-digit growth in the UK for its third quarter
Colt Group has booked a 3.2% decline in its EBITDA after its acquisitions of MarketPrizm and ThinkGrid and associated product development costs
Storage specialist Quantum has reported second quarter results that included net losses as a result of lower demand for tape products
Quantum reports year-on-year losses and declining tape revenues but has better news with DXi disk backup and StorNext scale-out file system
Stoke City Council has breached the Data Protection Act, for the second time in two years, after details of a child protection legal case were emailed to the wrong person.
A group of UK workers are driving the use of consumer devices in the workplace and are risking being sacked as a result.
Ingram Micro has formally launched Microsoft’s Service Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA) to the channel, two months after being handed the role of distributor
The government is to announce suppliers – including PayPal, BT and the Post Office – to provide identity assurance (IDA) for online public services
Cisco and Citrix expand their partnership to include cloud orchestration within CloudStack, Cisco will maintain support for both OpenStack and CloudStack.
Enterprises can get more out of corporate social networking by working with vertically focused and functionally specific vendors.
Telefónica Digital buys into the video conferencing market with its acquisition of San-Francisco-based TokBox
The failure of human resources departments to understand how a business works is a common reason why HR IT projects fail
Today's datacentre energy practices date back to 1950s resulting in energy waste and high carbon emissions, said the Green Grid
Windows 8 combines a desktop operating system (OS) with tablet-touch functionality, which will bring benefits to some organisations - but not all
Tech Data’s £219m September acquisition of SCH distribution unit SDG has been approved by the European Commission
Symantec has yet to recover from its Backup Exec upgrade issues, as the product's license revenue continues to fall.
With the clock ticking down to the launch of Windows 8 a warning has been sounded by Kaseya for those that are still using the old XP operating system.
Paragon Software Group, D-Link and NovaSTOR announced storage and data protection products for small- and medium-sized businesses this week.
GlassHouse Technologies released virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) reference architectures for VMware View deployments.
Rezidor Hotel Group is using Exponential-e's network to provide superfast internet connections to hotel chains Radisson Blu and Park Inn
Windows 8 will finally launch this week, but whether IT pros embrace it remains to be seen.
Microsoft has finally released Windows 8, Windows RT and the Windows Store at a packed launch event in New York
Businesses are stepping up their investment in sophisticated IT systems to manage the training and development of their workforce
Gartner analyst David Cappuccio lists top ten trends in the future of information technology.
Data virtualization is king: Gartner analyst David Cappuccio predicts five big IT trends for the next five years.
The government's second G-Cloud framework has gone live, with twice the number of original suppliers
Cloud HR proved pivotal to insurance group Direct Line separating from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) before it launched on the stock market
Businesses must be wary of signing unfair contracts as software as a service takes over from traditional HR technology
Even before the launch of the iPad mini the latest figures from Context reveal that the 7 inch tablet market is booming thanks to Google and Samsung
South Korean electronics company Samsung records a 91% rise in profits as smartphone sales and display shipments rocket
The second phase of the G-Cloud project has gone live with hundreds of new suppliers, including a substantial number of resellers, named to the public sector cloud buying programme
Insurance company More Than is looking into technology to alert it to problems on its site after web customers were affected by a glitch
The CESG launches scheme to benchmark Information Assurance and cyber security professionals
Ingram Micro’s third quarter net profit has more than doubled year-on-year to $53.3m (£33.1m) but worldwide sales were flat
Apple has delivered a solid set of numbers for its fourth fiscal quarter but is looking forward to a busy Christmas time with its iPad mini and iPhone 5 to put in shop windows
Vodafone may not be rolling out its 4G network until the spring, but it is already touting a trade-in deal for users to upgrade to the faster speeds
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and charity Crimestoppers is using online self-reporting platform Facewatch, designed to reduce low-level crime.
Juniper said during its latest earnings call that more QFabric customers are adopting the full system rather than just top-of-rack devices.
Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage at the launch event in New York and said that Windows 8 would allow users to love using their PCs as he ushered in the latest OS
Two companies looking for fine-grained provisioning and individual attention from tech support went for relatively small, specialized IaaS providers.
Acquiring Zmanda filled the database backup gap that limited the value of Carbonite's cloud backup service for small businesses.
Global page volumes printed on hardcopy devices only declined by 1% last year with emerging markets in particular showing a preference for pressing 'print', according to IDC
Cloud ERP specialist NetSuite has hit out at slow-moving competitors after booking record quarterly sales and releasing a new next-generation range of commerce software solutions in the UK
John Seely Brown opened up KMWorld by describing a new process of organizational learning that enterprises should embrace to remain competitive in a new era.
Lindquist & Vennum claims its Nimble Storage CS240 hybrid storage array improved performance for its 350-seat virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI.
A self-policing 'culture of compliance' helps avoid corporate risk and SEC enforcement actions, GRC experts said at a recent roundtable discussion.