Rival smartphone makers Apple and HTC have settled all outstanding disputes over patents
Self-support communities will offset the cost and manpower of providing a helpdesk for staff who use their own devices, according to Gartner
Nearly a quarter of all internet users worldwide are running outdated browsers, creating huge gaps in online security, says Kaspersky
Our regular look back at the most widely-read channel news stories from the past seven days
The application deadline for mobile operators to bid for 4G frequencies is set for 11 December 2012 as Ofcom finalises the spectrum auction rules
The IT underpinning the government’s flagship £2.2bn Universal Credit programme is again being called into question
The man responsible for heading up efforts in China to cut down the volume of pirated software has called for more credit to be given by the West to its effiorts
Oki has added support for managed print services sales to its reseller programme as it looks to encourage more partners to sell those services
The Royal Free Hospital has implemented SAP’s Business Objects dashboard technology to fathom complex data more efficiently
Redstone has named Maxima boss Fraser Fisher as its new managing director following the closure of its £13.8m acquisition of the troubled managed services provider
Telecoms giant BT has won yet another of the BDUK contracts for rolling out superfast broadband, but it is still waiting for approval from the EU
In this Q&A with Nicira co-founder Martin Casado, we explore the implications of OpenStack Quantum and the future of cloud networking orchestration.
Martin Casado discusses the future of VMware-Nicira technology, and says a hypervisor-agnostic network virtualization platform could be on the way.
Microsoft Office 2013 might be available earlier than expected, but organizations aren't exactly clamoring to buy the latest suite.
Study from vulnerability management firm Positive Technologies Security contends that 39% of systems in the U.S. and Europe are vulnerable to attack.
One billion hacking attempts will be made globally in the final quarter of 2012, according to information assurance firm NCC Group
Retail banks are increasing spending on innovation as they attempt to better engage customers through mobile and online channels
Record group EMI is joining up data sources through Microsoft SQL Server 2012, to view how artists’ songs sell in different countries.
IDC expects that spending on mobile platforms and business applications will continue to rise as more firms put aside budget to pay for investments in those areas
NetApp added two new models of its FAS storage array with greater capacity, processing power and array flash caching; more news.
DataDirect Networks' latest scale-out storage system is its first hybrid flash array; SFA7700 also has caching suite to optimize flash performance.
First comparison of HCM systems by Nucleus Research names SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle Taleo to top spots, with Infor, ADP, PeopleFluent, SumTotal close behind.
SAP makes a strong case for its new BusinessObjects Predictive Analytics software, but it's not a universal fit for all SAP shops, according to experts.
SAP announced it is finally wading into the Software as a Service, or SaaS financials market with its new SAP Financials OnDemand.
Fear of the public cloud is alive and well in heavily regulated industries. Amazon has some work to do to broaden AWS' appeal in these shops.
Perceptions of Amazon public cloud services -- especially when it comes to security and compliance -- don't reflect reality, proponents say.
Amazon needs to help enterprises understand how its many cloud pieces fit together if it wants to increase cloud adoption among these customers.
Steven Sinofsky, the head of Microsoft's Windows division, has left – with immediate effect – only three weeks after the launch of Windows 8
Many UK organisations are still failing to understand the implications and costs of data breaches, a study has revealed
The Public Accounts Select Committee asks Google northern Europe vice-president Matt Brittin to explain why Google pays so little UK tax
An NHS trust is to challenge a monetary penalty notice issued by the Information Commissioner's Office in a case that could set an important precedent
Brocade has named its DACH OEM boss Thomas Langkjaer as its new EMEA channel sales director
SAP is urging businesses to rethink core business values to become more consumer-centric using mobile, social, cloud and BI
SAP has launched six mobile apps to take advantage of the mobility functions in Windows 8 offering both business intelligence and security functionality
Avnet Technology Solutions has picked up Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP) status, meaning it can now offer round-the-clock support to Riverbed WAN optimisation resellers in the UK
Just weeks after the launch of Windows 8 the man largely responsible for masterminding the OS has departed from Microsoft with immediate effect
Seven firms have been chosen to provide the Identity Assurance service required for applicants to the new Universal Credit welfare scheme
As mobile computing and cloud services go mainstream, only 50% of an organisation's information is in its own datacentre, says Symantec
Less than one in five enterprises have requested code-level security tests from at least one vendor, but the volume of assessments is growing.
Nearly two-thirds of UK citizens back pre-emptive cyber strikes on states that pose a credible threat to national security, a survey has revealed
Silicon Valley start-up Big Switch Networks debuts its first software defined networking (SDN) products
Sales of Windows 8 on PCs sold through distribution have shown a positive impact following the launch of Microsoft's latest operating system according to figures from Context
The G-Cloud should be held up as a model for how to do frameworks in government, according to deputy government CIO Liam Maxwell
The winter release of Informatica Cloud aims to increase business user self-service capabilities while improving data quality.
Vodafone reports revenues down 7.4% year-on-year for the first half of the fiscal year, blaming weak markets in southern Europe for the drop
Big Switch Networks has launched an OpenFlow controller, network virtualization platform and monitoring tool, and lined up hardware vendors.
Big Switch Networks has partnered with every major networking and hypervisor vendor for software defined networking -- except Cisco and VMware.
Is going to Oracle Day worth the trip? If you're going for Oracle career networking, yes. But is the information useful?
Icann is hosting its first internet root server system in Scotland in a 100-rack datacentre in Dundee from IT provider brightsolid
The Department for Work and Pensions CIO Philip Langsdale oversees an overhaul of the DWP’s flagship Universal Credit programme
The Quantum Lattus disk archive system incorporates object storage through an OEM deal with Amplidata, and supports a minimum of 500 TB for big data apps.
Cobalt Iron's Vaults enable backup to public or private clouds, as well as on-premise backup or replication between a customer's data centers.
Nottinghamshire town seeks public funding to bring free Wi-Fi to residents and visitors
More than half of mobile-device security decision makers surveyed say that BYOD challenges remain.
For Bell Nursery, mobile inventory management will keep business from withering on the vine.
Microsoft issued six bulletins in November's Patch Tuesday, including fixes in Internet Explorer, Windows Kernel and the .NET Framework.
If you really need Windows on a mobile device -- and that's a big 'if' -- remote desktop mobile apps can be cheaper and simpler than deploying VDI.
SAP has introduced its first cloud-based financial application for the enterprise, based on the company's Hana in-memory database system
The Department of Health has reiterated its commitment to get all patient records online by 2015
Cisco reports an 18% rise in profits, hitting $2.1bn for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2013, on the back of its integrated datacentre systems
Cisco CEO John Chambers has told analysts that the European market has a way to go before it begins to turn around, after regional revenues in the first quarter of Cisco’s fiscal 2013 declined by 10%
Viewsonic has appointed former Sony staffer Richard Carr to head up its northern European sales with an expectation he will grow the business through resellers
Gartner figures show smartphone sales jumped nearly 47% in Q3 2012, but overall mobile shipments fell as feature phone sales dropped off
The Department for Education is to cut IT roles among 1,000 job losses as the DfE aims to reduce headcount by a quarter
Application performance management specialist Ipanema has hired former Cisco managed services specialist and Linksys UK channel builder Philip Smith to beef up its UK and Ireland channel
Fraud ring Operation High Roller has spread from Europe to countries including the US in recent months, says McAfee’s latest threat report
An annual survey of the global SME market from Spiceworks has revealed that although budgets are expected to go up the hiring of new staff has stalled in the sector
Dell has used the opening day of its EMEA Storage Forum in Paris to show off several new support initiatives including a special discount fund of $10m (£6.3m) on enterprise solutions
CTO Jay Kidd explains why NetApp won’t follow the industry trend for all-flash array products – the market’s too small and it’s not a good idea
Enterprises are struggling with high-density WLANs thanks to BYOD. Enterasys announced IdentiFi offering as management of wired and wireless enterprise networks becomes more complicated.
Northamber has painted a picture of a tough economy with not too many signs of improvement in an interim management statement covering its first fiscal quarter
NetApp pushes clustered NAS capability of Data ONTAP at its Dublin Insight event but very few customers have switched over
Facing flat IT budgets and under pressure to invest in new technology, where do CIOs see opportunities for cutting costs? Follow the money.
The second Office 365 outage in five days reminded customers of the potential pitfalls of moving email to the cloud.
While most IT managers think employees stick to policy, most 18- to 30-year-olds play by their own rules, using personal devices at work
Leaders of the Professional Association for SQL Server say today's DBAs have to handle 'big data' and more types of tasks than ever before.
Alexander Zeier, co-designer of SAP's HANA appliance, speaks to Computer Weekly about the evolution of in-memory analytics
Two months after general availability, Windows Server 2012 received its first Patch Tuesday fixes.
Palo Alto Networks launched new virtual data center security features, including a virtual firewall, malware protection and large-scale management.
The LSI Syncro platform includes a boot appliance that adds reliability and availability to server farms in storage clouds and large data centers.
Two years after buying R1Soft, Idera turns it into Idera Server Backup and changes its pricing to reflect concentration on VM backups.
The ONC's list of clinical quality measures adds new wrinkles to EHR certification that could leave some vendors out of the game.
Companies must get better at making hacking corporate networks complicated and costly for cybercriminals, explains Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky.
Hardened operating system will give industrial control system manufacturers a more secure platform for their software.
The Ransomlock.U Trojan can successfully lock computers running Windows 8, according to a test performed by researchers at Symantec.
Cisco introduces WebEx Social for Higher Education as unified communications and collaboration vendors tailor products for vertical markets.
The growing use of cloud technology doesn't dilute the importance of SLAs. IT leaders and analysts assert they may be more important than ever.
Red teaming assesses the security of an organization and can be a more effective way to assess the organization's security posture.
Apple platform security firm Intego has discovered OSX/Imuler.E, a new variant of the Imuler Trojan.
Names, email addresses and encrypted passwords of thousands of customers may have been exposed in a breach of the software maker's customer forum.
Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is planning to use virtualised servers to store CCTV data for easy retrieval and improved management
Check Point has launched a managed services offering to be sold via channel partners that can deliver both a monitoring service and a specific incident response feature
The lack of cyber security is a major threat to the civilised world and will change how people see the nation state, says security firm Stonesoft
Texas Instruments moves away from the mobile business, blaming suppliers developing their own chipsets for its declining business
Gartner has said that enterprise IT spending will return to meaningful growth in 2013 as long as the United States and Eurozone economies manage to avoid any more disasters
The global private sector will increase IT spending in 2013, but government IT spending will continue to fall
Stolen laptop contained the sensitive data on a large number of employees and contractors. The information was not encrypted.
Channel-centric recurring revenue generation specialist ServiceSource has been demonstrating its recently launched Renew OnDemand cloud software suite to channel end-users at its London conference
Over a quarter of adults regret not pursuing a career in technology, survey finds
With more vendors talking about the technology it looks like 2013 is going to be a busy year on the managed print services front
As the cloud market matures, service providers should evolve into PaaS providers to ensure differentiation and avoid failure.
IBM has added $4bn to the credit available to global partners in an effort to get orders flowing as evidence points to lack of funding being one of the major problems customers are still grappling with
In addition to PUE, datacentre operators have three new metrics – Green Energy Coefficient (GEC), Energy Reuse Factor (ERF) and Carbon Usage Effectiveness (CUE)
NetApp's CEO has thanked distributors for helping it keep revenues stable in its second fiscal quarter as the storage specialist kept its numbers in line with expectations
Some 97% of GPs in the UK claim to use electronic medical records, according to the 2012 Commonwealth International Health Policy survey
Cloud Foundry Core, a new VMware PaaS tool, aims to make applications more portable across clouds. Most enterprises aren't there yet, however.
Zycko has cut the ribbon on a new Riverbed test and demo laboratory at its Gloucestershire base, which it claims is the first of its kind in EMEA
NetApp picks up CacheIQ for its NAS acceleration and caching technology, looks to speed performance of its FAS unified storage arrays.
Atos has partnered with Renault for a 'Connected Car' theme in its annual IT Challenge application competition for students
New Dell backup appliances include an SMB model running AppAssure software and an enterprise system with CommVault Simpana.
The annual Gartner Magic Quadrant report found field service management technology fragmented but potent for growth.
This installment of Overheard, from Modern Infrastructure, covers the recent Interop and Microsoft Exchange conferences.
Leaders sanguine on future of health IT now with four more years of Obama, ONC -- if 'fiscal cliff' concerns get ironed out.
As Microsoft tries to become as agile as Apple and Google, there's concern that fast-paced Windows releases won't work for enterprise customers.
As archiving needs grow, IT teams are trying to figure out whether it’s time to ditch tape and move to cloud archiving services. Amazon has waded into the market with its Glacier service.
Take a look under the hood of flash storage in this detailed definition of wear leveling and solid-state disk.
As companies seek to move business functions to the cloud, IT services firms may shift some of their efforts to enable cloud transformation.
These data center technologies to be thankful for may surprise you. Check out this installment of "Modern Infrastructure"’s Countdown for more.
Pano Logic's closure is still shrouded in mystery, but VDI resellers point to a dried-up sales pipeline.
With the release of Windows 8 comes a raft of new features and considerations. Find out the good, the bad and the ugly.
The fall of 2012 saw a new crop of mobile devices hitting the market—which means IT teams have new devices and operating systems to look out for.
Research projects focusing on embedded device security, system resiliency and security metrics are gaining the most attention, experts say.
A new study by ID Analytics found that more than 10,000 identity fraud rings exist in the U.S., many in the rural Southeast.
Discover why India Glycols, a manufacturer of bulk chemicals, opted for QlikView BI dashboard. Know all the benefits it accrued through the deployment.
Nasa is to encrypt all its mobile computers after the loss of a laptop containing personal information about more than 10,000 staff
Cornwall County councillors are concerned that backers of a controversial BT outsourcing deal have been using "undemocratic" tactics
The smart phone is rivalling laptops and tablets as one of the most important pieces of hardware for most workers as the BYOD continues to gather momentum.
Dell’s net profits have almost halved after another dismal quarter in the PC sector, slumping 47% to $475m (£300m) on sales of $13.7bn, down 11% on the year-ago quarter
Contractors raise their rates 10% or more as businesses struggle to recruit skilled software engineers
Fujitsu has launched a sweeping channel programme and end-user campaigns to grow sales for its ETERNUS storage technology
Many organisations continue to rely on ineffective intrusion prevention systems (IPS), says security firm Stonesoft
Widespread use of custom malware in targeted attacks requires better attack preparation and response, and a variety of new malcode defenses.
Birmingham Metropolitan College uses cloud-based procurement to reduce the cost and time it takes to buy IT equipment
A Georgia Tech report on cybersecurity is downplaying mobile threats, but explains that supply chain weaknesses will continue to dog manufacturers and software makers.
The growth of the London Stock Exchange’s MillenniumIT software has outstripped the wider business, with a 19% increase in sales of its trading software
This week, Synology shows off its latest RackStation product and Western Digital offers up its new My Book Studio external drive lineup for SMBs.
Exchange 2010 SP2 RU5 will help IT pros preparing for the move to Exchange 2013, as well as shops that run Outlook in online mode.
Government officials are considering the viability of ordering suppliers bidding for contracts to disclose the tax they pay relative to UK sales
New software created by researchers at North Carolina State University claims to boost performance of Wi-Fi by up to 700%
TwinStrata Inc., Beam Communications Pty Ltd. and STORServer Inc. all made disaster recovery announcements this week.
Building a BI architecture is no easy task, but a reference guide can answer questions when crafting a road map.
As data center convergence takes hold, the convergence of management isn't far behind. Acquisitions by Cisco and Dell highlight this growing trend.
VMware certification options are set to double, with new cloud and end-user computing titles. IT pros question how valuable the new certs really are.
This week’s Storage Radio discusses the Dell strategy for growing its backup appliance market, and the release of two new appliances.