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If cyber attackers want to get into an organisation’s information systems they will find a way, says e-discovery firm Guidance Software
Figures from analyst house IDC suggest Android OS tablet sales are surging while the the Apple iPad’s hold on the market begins to loosen
Canon has reacted to consumer demand for more flexibility launching a smartphone app and wifi hardware to help improve resellers mobility printing pitch
Cloud management specialist Embotics has added a couple of distributors to its channel line-up as it looks to increase the business generated by resellers in the UK and Benelux
NetApp refreshes FAS3200 series unified storage arrays with changed drive capacities, plus clustered NAS and Flash Cache and Flash Pools
Survey reveals financial services is embracing big data, with more than half of the respondents claiming to have a big data strategy
Government Digital Service hopes to save £1.8bn per year moving to online services, according to draft Digital Strategy seen by Computer Weekly.
Government research shows the UK’s spectrum contributes £52bn to the economy each year, thanks mostly to mobile services
The NetApp FAS storage line has been refreshed with the FAS3220 and FAS3250 models to bolster its midrange storage and FlexPod offerings.
Vendors have begun announcing 802.11ac access point technology and investment plans for enterprises upgrading their wireless infrastructure.
Networking giant Brocade buys network operating system pioneer Vyatta to bolster its software-defined networking (SDN) folio
Unguarded corporate social networking accounts are leaving companies exposed to serious security breaches, a KPMG survey has revealed
ComputerLinks has taken the unusual step of revealing its revenue figures as it demonstrates to the market and its channel customers that its strategy around cloud services is delivering
Some firms struggled while others smoothly executed disaster procedures. Experts said cloud computing aided data center resiliency.
Microsoft teams up with RM Education and Intel for the Shape the Future scheme to get Windows technology ‘in the hands of every child’
Brocade has forked out an undisclosed sum to acquire US-based network software expert Vyatta
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Datacentre provider Telecity Group buys Finnish datacentre operator Academica for €28m to gain access to Russian markets
TwinStrata enters cloud NAS by adding file capabilities to its CloudArray, which previously supported only iSCSI.
The Oracle Solaris 11.1 operating system update is keyed in on integration with Oracle Database and cloud computing features.
Even with features appealing to the enterprise, Windows Storage Server 2012 will likely remain most popular among SMBs.
EDF blames a system upgrade for failing to handle customer complaints to standard, but says it will resolve the issue by the end of the year
The government has confirmed its plans to save billions of pounds per year by digitising transactions in the publication of its Digital Strategy
Gartner is urging CIOs to change their IT budget to support a nexus of change arising from cloud, social, big data and mobile.
Royal Bank of Scotland has developed a private cloud to support its application development process, using Amazon best practices
Microsoft, Intel and RM have launched a new scheme to sell discounted Windows 8 devices into UK schools
Security reseller SecureData has made good on plans to consolidate the managed security services sector after buying Surrey-based Quadrant Networks for an undisclosed sum
The Weightless standard wins the backing of industry heavyweights hoping to help it on its journey to creating the ‘internet of things’
Malcolm Whitehouse, programme director for the government's £2.2bn Universal Credit project, has stepped down
VMware is urging users to apply security patches as hackers publicly post the full source code for ESX hypervisor
Global life sciences firm DSM shares how EMC Documentum D2 helps it track a document's lifecycle to meet industry compliance standards
Public-private partnerships are key to the UK’s cyber security strategy, says Cabinet Office minister Chloe Smith
IT security professionals must better support their firms' business needs, according to the Ernst & Young Global Information Security Survey 2012
Providers, EHR vendors will have to work out health data interoperability issues to survive under new Massachusetts ACO law.
EMC opened its Momentum show in Vienna with updated and new Documentum product releases from its Information Intelligence Group
Trojan highlights need to tune automated detection systems to spot malicious software attempting to use Windows hooks, expert says.
IBM Storwize V3700 gives SMBs the ability to virtualize internal storage, plus one-way data migration, thin provisioning and auto-tiering.
VMware has confirmed that the source code for its enterprise-level virtualisation platform – ESX hypervisor – has been leaked online and is urging users to apply security patches
EMC gives Documentum online file sync capability through its Syncplicity acquisition to allow content sharing on mobile devices.
Barclays Bank is changing its image through innovative IT In spite of the regulatory framework governing banking
The latest version of Asigra Cloud Backup tackles cloud apps, platforms and snapshots, and expands virtual machine and endpoint protection.
The Brocade-Vyatta acquisition will result in tightly linked virtual and physical networks, but it it's not quite software defined networking.
OpenStack is this year's flashy candidate, but some enterprises will cast their ballots for open source cloud computing alternatives.
BMC's MyIT app aims to bridge the gap between traditional ITSM tools and today's empowered, mobile end users.
The government has announced a scheme to help UK organisations respond effectively to the increase in cyber attacks
Storage specialist CommVault has opened a reseller support centre in its Reading HQ that will serve partners across EMEA
Brocade has found that its partners services ambitions are being undermined by the general failing by most vendors to provide innovative and flexible solutions
UHB reduces paper work and organises patient data into one central location through EMC Documentum
Outsourcing services giant Accenture has launched an apprenticeship programme in Newcastle offering 40 places over the next 12 months
Dixons is offering staff at the beleagured Comet stores the prospect of Christmas work as it looks to recruit 3,000 additional seasonal workers
HDS unveils Hitachi Accelerated Flash controller and drive enclosures for VSP arrays, claiming 1m IOPS from standard MLC flash drives
The UK Cyber Security Challenge has announced the winner of its Can You Talk Security? competition devised by BT and Get Safe Online
When it comes to data deduplication technology, the opportunities for resellers are clear, provided they present it and match it effectively to their customers' needs.
We all know the world is changing at an ever-faster pace and on many fronts, writes Neil Anderson, MD of outsourcer Qcom.
With technology companies selling up to 90 per cent of their products via the IT channel, this audience has become a vital part of any marketing strategy.
In the enterprise, WLAN planning network pros must consider BYOD performance challenges to keep their Wi-Fi network from becoming obsolete.
Apple has been ordered to pay $368m in damages to VirnetX after a court ruled it had infringed on two of the software firm’s patents
Video solutions VAD Imago Group says it has become the first European hosted video distributor after signing a new compact with telepresence software specialist Vidyo
Scott Fletcher the chairman and founder of ANS has called on an end to abuses of government apprenticeship schemes
The latest Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack supports Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, but for IT pros, its virtualization features set it apart.
Hitachi Data Systems' Accelerated Flash storage module for the Virtual Storage Platform is the first HDS product based on its new flash controller.
Security pros need to share anonymous attack information or face dire consequences, said Dave Cullinane, CEO of Security Starfish and chairman of the Cloud Security Alliance.
Microsoft plans to offer new in-memory database capabilities with the next release of SQL Server.
How did disaster recovery plans hold up in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Service providers share their data center DR experiences.
Experts say that Workday financials are now fleshed out enough to be sold independently of the vendor's HCM offering.
Gartner Inc. predicts that by 2015, 35% of technology spending won't be controlled by IT but by the business. Here's why.
The CIO of the future will focus on turning data into an asset, as more tech spending shifts to being controlled by the business, Gartner predicts.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) makes securing cloud services complex, say experts. Enterprises should set mobile guidelines consistent with cloud policies.
VIP Computers has recruited a former Insight UK staffer as it looks to respond to the launch of Windows 8 by bolstering its Microsoft accounts team
Lenovo has continued to duck the blight afflicting the global PC market after posting another strong quarter, with pre-tax income hitting a new record, but its growth rate now seems to be slowing
PC maker Lenovo resists the downward spiral of the desktop market with a 13% increase in Q2 profits of $162m (£101m)
Canon has added a managed print services accreditation to its partner programme to arm its resellers with more options to put in front of customers
Capgemini has lowered pricing in its consulting and local professional services businesses, according to its latest quarter results.
Go On UK rallies partners to create Digital Skills Charter after report finds 16 million people do not have basic online skills
Agile expertise will be in higher demand than HTML by the end of 2012 as recruiters seek experience of the software development methodology
The government’s Pensions Ombudsman has signed a deal for a case management system via the G-Cloud.
Global smartphone shipments grew to 173.7 million units in Q3 2012, with Samsung taking a 32% market share of 55.5 million units
Despite a recent Windows 8 zero-day vulnerability, security experts say the new Microsoft platform is the most secure OS on the market.
The UCaaS market has been slowly evolving. As enterprises shift to using mobile devices to access UC applications, however, UCaaS could mature.
Online patient groups offer promise of between-visit wellness boosts. Providers count the costs of hosting them.
Online patient groups offer promise of between-visit wellness boosts. Providers and vendors are wagering on this emerging model of patient engagement.
Gartner has once again painted a grim portrait of the UK PC sector, with shipments dwindling again
Iomega is looking to exploit the move by the market away from analogue CCTV cameras to IP based technology with a NAS bundle for partners
The British Airways network infrastructure is being emulated at its new testing centre using ITrinegy
Proposals for new EU data protection framework are over-engineered and need work, says Information Commissioner Christopher Graham
Cloud service provider dinCloud became a NetApp partner, using NetApp storage arrays and data protection software for its data protection service.
NexGen Storage makes its performance and Quality of Service metrics more granular for its n5 series of iSCSI hybrid flash arrays.
Computer 2000 has launched a dedicated Windows 8 website to bring reseller partners up to speed on the new operating system
Cloud provider VMware is looking to increase support for Amazon Web Services to diversify cloud platforms and cut data-loss risk for customers
At a panel discussion on cyberespionage and critical infrastructure protection, Huawei CSO Andy Purdy said his firm would help find solutions to the problem.
What would have happened to the HIT standards development process -- and EHR incentives -- had the incumbent lost?
If you want to do anything of value with Microsoft Office for iOS (or Android), you'll need an Office 365 subscription. Cheaper alternatives abound.
Microsoft's November 2012 Patch Tuesday release will include four critical bulletins to fix flaws in Windows 8 and other products.
US energy giant Chevron has revealed that it was hit by the Stuxnet virus in 2010
Twitter has apologised after telling members their accounts had been hacked and forcing them to reset their passwords
BT is trialling a 10Gbps broadband connection using ZTE kit to a business in Cornwall in an attempt to future proof its network
The CIO of media giant UBM, Rorie Devine, has left the company to pursue other opportunities as a consultant
Having taken the move at the end of the summer to exit the inkjet market Lexmark has rolled out a number of products to support its focus on the higher end of the market
After six months of beta testing, the Microsoft-owned firm opens up the small business community for making connections and finding customers
Bitdefender has discovered that Microsoft's latest operating system is not able to fend off some of the most common malware threats leading to a call for users to adopt additional security
A recent Analysys Mason report forecasts a big boom in SMB spending on ICT services, driven by cloud and mobile applications.
The number of consumer devices brought into the workplace will hit 350 million by 2014, according to a study from Juniper Research
DataDirect Networks (DDN) makes a play for clustered NAS customers with big data needs on its journey from HPC to scale-out supplier
IT executives are still not confident about running mission-critical workloads on public cloud platforms, according to research firm IDC
The growth in demand for its graphic chips from the smartphone and tablet market helped boost Nvidia's third quarter numbers and allow the vendor to introduce its first quarterly dividend
With the dust hardly settled after the launch of Microsoft's Surface tablet there are already reports from users that the cover with an integrated keyboard is splitting
Parliament's ICT office is concluding a two-year review of whether to purge Microsoft's Silverlight multimedia technology from its IT systems
Backup provider EVault Inc. announced a deal to use Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform as a target for EVault Endpoint Protection backups.
Zero-day exploit Zero-day exploit was added to a custom version of the Black Hole attack toolkit, according to a Russian-based security firm Group IB.
One week after being appointed Comet's administrators have made 330 staff redundant as the struggling retailer looks to trim costs