The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is hosting the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai
The Open Data Institute (ODI), which opens this week, has received its first investment of $750,000
Datatec has issued a downbeat trading update after a much weaker performance in recent weeks than expected at comms, network and security distie Westcon
Stone Group has concluded its search for a CEO by turning in-house and promoting its finance director Simon Harbridge to take the firm forward
Report labels HMRC “unduly complacent” about the roll-out of the Real Time Information (RTI) system crucial to the Universal Credit programme
Our regular look back at the biggest channel news stories from the past seven days
Law firm Sackers and Partners is using intelligent storage that moves information from expensive discs to less expensive discs automatically
The latest figures from Context have shown that the software market has grown strongly in the UK over the last three quarters driven by cloud and storage services demand
Some 50% of UK Visa payments will be made through mobile devices by 2020
Better security, ease of use, added availability as well as G-cloud features could make AWS cloud more appealing
BT broadband customers are facing a day without internet after upgrades to its Infinity network have led to a nationwide outage
Hewlett-Packard looks to jump-start storage sales by adding the 3PAR StoreServ 7000, an EVA migration path, and a new archiving platform.
ComputerLinks has become the distribution partner for mobile application and SaaS specialist Globo as it continues to widen the product options it offers resellers
Hyperconverged infrastructure vendor Nutanix goes scale-out with Complete Cluster, adding configuration options and management features.
Systems management expert Don Retallack offers details of next year's Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1.
IT pros can build cloud app templates using tools like AWS CloudFormation, but VMware hopes they'll consider its new vFabric Application Director.
A Wisconsin architecture firm reduced cost and maintained performance by switching to an entry-level unified storage system.
Some security industry veterans fear regulatory overreach, others believe an executive order won't go far enough.
The stage 2 meaningful use rules include provisions requiring physicians to offer patients data access, upping the need for ID verification policies.
The SANS Institute NetWars CyberCity aims to boost critical infrastructure protection and incident response in a unique training environment.
With Cariden's IP/MPLS planning software, Cisco's software-defined networking technology will have strong analytical capabilities for service providers.
Payment processor VocaLink is using Precise application performance management tools to make faster payments run smoothly
HP has thrown down the gauntlet to rivals in the storage space claiming that it now has the product set to open up the mid-market for resellers
Fibre company Geo Networks builds two new routes to bring its dedicated networks to Ireland via North Wales
Resellers have a role to play helping customers get better awareness throughout their organisations of the need for greater security to prevent breaches
Deutsche Börse, Standard Life and Resolution are three finance firms that have transformed board meetings using Apple iPads
As it signs up Bytes Security Partnerships as a gold partner networking policy management specialist AlgoSec has revealed its intention to sign a distributor and double its partner base next year
IT trade body Intellect is calling for chancellor George Osborne to abandon the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) for datacentres
Micro-P has appointed former Computer 2000 consumer business development manager Caroline Hope as its new general manager of Consumer Electronics
Orange Android devices will come pre-installed with the Lookout Mobile Security application to counter malware and spyware
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 launched in October without the promised Azure hosting. Will Azure be in Dynamics' future?
Want to run your data center more like an agile public cloud? Here are some surprising ways cloud providers differ from traditional IT departments.
Symantec joins other security firms in supporting VMware vShield Endpoint in a bid to reduce the problem of AV storms.
VMware and EMC's new Pivotal Initiative combines the two companies' cloud application development and big data efforts under a new organization.
Phoenix IT Group management has been talking about its projected strategic direction during the second half of its financial year and says it is already reporting growing success in major accounts
Secure software development training is having an impact on vulnerability submissions, according to Brian Gorenc of HP TippingPoint DVLabs.
ScaleIO's software aggregates independent servers into a storage network, removing the need for SANs for cloud storage and managed service providers.
The overall market for mobiles only grew by 1.4%, but smartphone shipments are still exploding, according to IDC
Silver Peak moves ahead with its strategy to make its WAN optimization software accessible to storage administrators.
New survey results document how smaller businesses are leading the mobile BI charge.
With this summer's release of IP Office 8.1, Avaya channel partners can now make a bigger dent in the midmarket business space and remain competitive.
In this Q&A, Brocade VP Ken Cheng reveals that his company will enable its application delivery controller as a SDN controller for some use cases.
On-premise software is still something resellers would like vendors to offer even with a large number of applications heading into the cloud
HP CEO Meg Whitman has talked of the DNA the company has thanks to its founders as she talked up its attempts to return to better days
Almost two years to the day since it was bought by security firm Cryptzone, policy management software specialist NETconsent has completed a successful management buyout to re-establish its independence
Virsto virtual machine storage logging product upgraded to version 2.0 with high-availability and support for VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop
The provision of GP IT services are to be given to Clinical Commissioning Groups, which could see doctors’ systems outsourced
Startup Plexxi's software-defined networking products include a tiered SDN controller and dynamic bandwidth allocation based on WDM.
Customers are finding it difficult to trust public and private bodies that get involved with data breaches and many would be prepared to take their business elsewhere according to Check Point
Chancellor George Osborne reveals next 12 cities to get funding for superfast broadband in the ‘super-connected cities’ programme
Exchange 2013 hit general availability this week, meaning admins can download it and start experimenting.
More than half of IT decision-makers have cited power efficiency as their number one priority in the datacentre for the next three to five years
The decision by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement to scrap the proposed 3p rise in fuel duty next month has been welcomed by business groups
Avaya has used its PartnerConnect event in the Midlands to launch a new on-boarding scheme designed to slash the time it takes for new resellers to start booking revenues
RedPrairie recently announced its acquisition of rival vendor JDA. What does this mean for the future of the supply chain software market?
The Computer Weekly European User Awards honours IT professionals across Europe that have excelled in their approach to using technology, focusing on the key areas of networking and mobile; storage; security; datacentre and virtualisation; and business software.
HMRC has run over budget with its Real Time Information (RTI) system, the PAYE system crucial to the roll-out of Universal Credit next year
Read the entry criteria and general information about entering the Computer Weekly European User Awards.
Want your data center to be more like an agile public cloud? Here’s how cloud providers handle apps, "big data," data center hardware and IT staffing.
Check out our review of the top news stories of 2012, including the CloudStack vs. OpenStack shake-up with Citrix, cloud DR issues at Amazon and more.
Detecting product piracy and intellectual property theft is expensive, but adding a hidden 'watermark' may make the process easier and cost-effective.
Doctors want to use smartphones and tablets in patient care, but speakers at the mHealth Summit 2012 said mobile device security should come first.
The cybercriminals connected to the notorious Zeus Trojan are using the Cutwail botnet to distribute spam designed to steal account credentials.
Google could face a multi-billion euro fine as EC competition authorities debate if it has tackled issues about abusing its dominant market position
A US court is to review a jury’s decision to award Apple $1bn in damages in its patent dispute with rival Samsung
Barnet Council will cut 70% of staff from the back-office functions it is outsourcing to Capita in a controversial deal to automate services
Mutuals need to be effectively promoted across the whole public sector, not just Whitehall, say MPs
Despite the large amount of hype around the subject not many customers have allowed their organisations to roll out BYOD
Daisy Distribution, is to offer a £15,000 grant to the Vodafone reseller that “demonstrates the most commitment” to promoting the provider to its end-user customers
Prime Minister David Cameron announces a regeneration project for Old Street's Tech City area to build facilities for start-ups in Shoreditch
Exclusive Networks is giving security VARs a leg-up into the murky world of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks through a new initiative in conjunction with Arbor Networks
‘Founding father of internet’ Cerf backs the BCS in campaigning for the subject to be included in the EBacc.
Magirus, and by extension its new owner Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS), has become the first European distie to bag the EMC VSPEX Assembly Services Capability badge
Citrix acquired Zenprise to supply customers with an MDM tool that works with CloudGateway and helps admins manage mobile devices and applications.
Silver Peak, Riverbed and F5 announce application delivery products for cloud optimization on Amazon Web Services.
Civica provides digital learning environments to 22 UK schools, using its CloudBase learning platform and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed plans to shake-up the vendor’s supply chain by moving production of one of its lines of Mac computers to the United States
Amazon Web Services introduces Redshift, a cloud-based data warehousing and business intelligence service for small and medium-sized businesses.
Report: You can't stop BYOD, you can only contain it. But you can elect to not join an HIE if health care data breach worries keep you awake at night.
NetApp flash plans include an all-flash array in 2013, according to strong hints from its CTO Jay Kidd.
Cisco collaboration sales have dropped by 8% in 2012. Enterprises need a simpler, tightly integrated collaboration and UC offering.
Some health IT shops are reporting decreasing staff and even paid furloughs, but most aren't. Health IT salaries mostly aren't contracting, either.
Inadequate security controls, a heavy use of cloud-based services, and employee negligence are resulting in multiple breaches at the same firms.
HP made its first public cloud service generally available this week, with prices and an SLA that may intrigue Amazon and Rackspace IaaS users.
In addition to Exchange Server, updates fix flaws in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.
In a move to remain competitive, after Amazon and Google cut cloud storage rates, Microsoft follows suit, slashing Azure storage by 28%.
Despite the fanfare over cloud HCM, most PeopleSoft users are happy to stick with their legacy systems due to Fusion's functionality gaps.
A suspected hacking attack has hit the Dubai UN meeting to discuss telecoms regulations that could alter the way the internet is governed
Citrix has bought mobile device management (MDM) company Zenprise for an undisclosed sum to boost its corporate mobile tools portfolio
A leading player in the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks by four UK youths in the name of Anonymous in 2010 and 2011 convicted
Barnet Council’s Labour opposition will lead a challenge to the council cabinet’s decision to sign a ten-year £320m outsourcing deal with Capita
The government's IT leadership team is to see a major organisational reshuffle, led by Cabinet Office chief operating officer Stephen Kelly
As more stores prepare for a last weekend of trading the prospect of the entire retail operation disappearing from the high street is looking more likely
With data breaches still occurring as a result of unencrypted laptops and USB sticks being lost some in the security industry have urged more awareness of the need to encrypt information
Former Salesforce.com UK and Ireland enterprise sales SVP Alistair Wildman has popped up at Salesforce platinum partner Tquila in the role of CEO
Hackers have been able to exploit security flaws in a new government jobs website to steal personal information about job applicants
Emulex has announced its acquisition of Endace for $130m (£81m) in cash
As compliance rules and IT risk expand, GRC professionals are looking forward to new challenges, according to the TechTarget IT Salary Survey 2012.
Fast-moving Amazon.com will try to upend the conventional data warehouse software market with a low-cost, cloud-based warehousing service.
Having already beaten its target of hitting the £2bn revenue mark in the UK Computer 2000 has now raised the bar higher as it looks to continue growth
Virsto updated its virtual machine storage application with high-availability (HA) tools and increased support for XenDesktop VDI deployments.
Teach For America found cloud backup costly and tape backup slow, so it switched to data dedupe appliances for data center, remote data backups.
Network engineer job satisfaction is driven more by intellectual challenge than big money, according to TechTarget's IT Salary Survey 2012.
Top job satisfaction factors for service provider IT pros have little to do with their salaries, according to a new TechTarget survey.
Paragon Software Group released its Hard Disk Manager 12 software, and NovaStor rolled out the latest version of its NovaBACKUP product.
IT departments will soon be able to extend their corporate Active Directory to mobile devices and SaaS apps with identity access management.
As more and more users bring Apple products such as Macs, iPhones and iPads to work, IT departments must learn how to best support these devices.