The future of internet governance is to be decided this week as rival groups hammer out a new international telecoms treaty.
An inquiry is underway after the website of Conservative MP David Morris was hacked at the weekend.
Our regular look back at some of the most widely read channel news stories from the past seven days
UK mobile operator Three will transfer staff to Huawei, and its partner Tech Mahindra, to manage its core network and operations.
A third of UK CIOs are more concerned with EU regulation, such as the data protection directive, than their own local laws, a study has revealed.
Computer 2000 is looking to grow the bespoke services it can offer vendors and resellers to take advantage of the logistics and support capabilities it has developed
Microsoft has become the latest name to join Starbucks and Google on the list of firms that are being accused of not paying the UK tax man quite what they should be
Advanced Computer Software (ACS) has picked up outsourcer Serco’s education unit, Serco Learning, for £7.25m in a deal that will add around £13.5m to the rapidly expanding firm’s top line
Technology replaced workers in sectors from manufacturing to the grocery store. One speaker at the mHealth Summit 2012 believes health care is next.
Cisco's cloud and managed services program streamlines business with Cisco and provides partners with financial, branding and go-to market benefits.
In a bid to attract more youngsters into taking IT apprenticeships some of those that have started to work in the industry have taken to film to talk up the good things about IT
Mobile operators wanting to apply to take part in Ofcom’s spectrum auction have to submit their bids before the regulator kicks off the process
Big data and analytics companies predict increased adoption in the UK. MapR, Cloudera, ParAccel and Pentaho sketch out the adoption curve
HIPAA requires providers to allow patients access to their records; is this the same thing as ownership? Some mHealth Summit 2012 attendees say no.
Most risk management programs fail because they end up being another audit function, explains Alex Hutton, a faculty member at IANS.
HP is attempting to reverse its declining storage sales by releasing two new 3PAR storage arrays aimed at the lower end of the midrange.
Standards are crucial to maturing cloud services but too many could damage the industry, says certification body the APM Group
MPs have slammed plans to give the Home Secretary carte blanche to retain any type of data in the draft Communications Data Bill dubbed ‘the Snoopers’ Charter’.
Technology mergers and acquisitions have hit a yearly high in the value of deals and seen the level of activity rise to around 250 transactions a month
Despite a slip in revenues, managed network services provider Redstone booked its first ever profit before taxation of £200,000 in the six months to the end of September, reversing a loss of £1.5m in the year-ago period
Eurostat report shows 48% of companies across the European Union (EU) provide employees with a portable device for working on the move
Public sector customers are going to look more often at suppliers that can help them keep costs and under control and deliver IT projects on time according to IDC
Housing group GreenSquare has improved efficiency and cut costs by using a geographical information system (GIS)
Deduplication and archiving technologies are helping storage resellers shave costs off their customer's bills even more than cloud and virtualisation
Network Rail chief information officer Susan Cooklin has taken on the added responsibility for finance and HR shared services
The European Parliament votes in a patent statute to cover the European Union (EU), but Italy and Spain stay out due to language concerns
EMC will look to build on what has been a transformative 2012 for its channel during the next 12 months, with the addition of new, deeper sales training options, among other things
With budgets tight in 2013, state CIOs are adopting shared services strategies to keep costs low and client satisfaction high.
Preventing data loss incidents involves sound policy, knowledge of the threat landscape and constant vigilance over your DLP system, experts say.
While their early approach to hybrid HTML5/Java Android mobile apps may have had a few hiccups, Java developers can still learn from it.
Critical flaws can be exploited by attackers to take complete control of a victim's machine, the software giant said in an advisory.
The EMC Atmos storage platform gets denser hardware and the ability to move customers' data off Amazon S3 to an Atmos public or private cloud.
The website flaw was exposed by hackers who registered as employers and posted a fake job advertisement.
Amazon and Azure users don't have to rely on their public cloud provider's outage notifications to diagnose problems, thanks to a new SaaS tool.
Microsoft released seven security bulletins, addressing flaws in Internet Explorer, Word and Windows kernel-mode drivers.
Microsoft isn't saying where it sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the company still claims that the new system is perfect for enterprise users.
As 2012 draws to a close, Microsoft has one last batch of patches for admins. This month, Windows Server 2012, Office and Internet Explorer get fixes.
Irish drug multinational deploys Silver Peak WAN optimisation products to cure network bottlenecks, ensure effective disaster recovery and save on network costs
IT departments spend 30% of their time carrying out basic tasks and are growing frustrated with the lack of time available to focus on transformational work
The Ghost Shell group, an offshoot of the Anonymous hacking collective has published the log-in details from 1.6 million accounts
Yahoo has announced new versions of its Yahoo Mail in the first major product overhaul since Marissa Mayer became chief executive.
Cornwall County Council has voted for an IT outsourcing and telehealth partnership with BT after rejecting a comprehensive privatisation plan
The SaaS market and the business process as a service space should see a break through year in 2013 according to TechMarketView
HP has added a new partner programme to its line-up, targeting a select few comms services providers looking to offer pay-as-you-go managed networks for their end-user customers
Managed services and network specialist Phoenix IT Group has appointed for new heads to beef up its services capability
The value of IT service contracts has fallen to its lowest level for nine years as both public and private sector activity dries up in the face of ongoing tough economic conditions
UK retailers could lose an estimated £147 million of revenue this Christmas due to missed sales opportunities through out-of-stock products according to Vanson Bourne
Sage has taken steps to make its Sage One APIs freely available to encourage third party application support and to widen its developer base
IDC’s annual Digital Universe study finds data set to expand to 40 Zettabytes by 2020. Emerging markets and machine-generated data will account for increasing proportions of it.
Apptio has launched Cloud Express, a free tool that allows enterprises to track the utilisation rate and costs of AWS, Azure and Rackspace public clouds
Government IT reformers have criticised plans to give procurement chief Bill Crothers a more prominent role in the IT leadership team
Server network adaptor vendor Emulex said its acquisition of network visibility vendor Endace will enhance its software-defined networking strategy.
Backup 2012: Symantec paid for Backup Exec changes, integrated appliances gained traction, Dell bought Quest, and the cloud had DR covered.
Zetta.net's recently released offsite cloud backup and DR product is tailored for NetApp environments and is available only through the channel.
IT pros ponder another year of acquisition and transformation for Dell, and what it may mean for their own cloud computing strategy plans.
Successful data loss prevention deployments require data governance maturity, a great deal of tuning and acknowledgement that it's not a panacea.
Installing SSD on your own without going through your storage vendor to save money? Here are lessons learned from people who have done it.
Organizations looking for affordable virtual desktop tools have few choices today, but NComputing offers a viable VDI option.
Cloud storage 2012 featured big plays by Microsoft and Amazon, while file sharing and syncing showed up practically everywhere.
Despite a late start, new Dell support services and client devices could help Dell make a splash in the consumerization era.
Technologies like data loss prevention boost protection, but a determined adversary will get past the sensors, explains security expert Hugh Thompson.
Cybercriminal gang associated with the Butterfly Botnet is believed to have netted more than $850 million by stealing credit card and bank account data.
Authorities in several countries have arrested a total of 10 people suspected of setting up a botnet of hijacked computers.
Facebook is to make the biggest changes to the social networking site’s privacy controls in more than a year
Just over half of IT professionals who focus on cloud computing do not trust cloud services for any of their personal data, a survey has revealed.
The mobile operator will be bringing high-speed connectivity to users in 17 more locations in March 2013
Over three-quarters of London transport customers want alternative ways to pay for their journeys such as contactless payments
The UK is leading the way in its use of mobile devices and shopping online according to the a 17 country survey from Ofcom
CA Technologies has concluded a six month search for a replacement for its outgoing CEO turning to a man with experience in the cloud
Micro-P has appointed Azlan’s HP Networking business manager Gavin O’Shea as its new general manager of networking and communications
The Network Advantage Programme will enable communications service providers to offer ‘pay per port’ services to businesses of all sizes
IT budgets will grow by 2% next year in Europe, a study of 180 companies with an IT spending power of $52bn reveals.
Turning your enterprise architecture into a framework that's business-centric and customer-focused is hard work, and more art than science.
Turning a technology-focused enterprise architecture into a business architecture calls for a business solutions architect with the right stuff.
Most organisations (71%) say spending on antivirus/antimalware technologies will not change in 2013.
The 2012 Gartner ADC Magic Quadrant indicates a mature market with room for innovation around deployment options, software-defined networking and cloud optimization.
Dell's cloud services strategy seeks to win over enterprises that want to build a private cloud first. It’s also got big plans for Quest Software.
NTT America discusses the importance of offering customers a hybrid cloud and DR strategy. It also describes how it will use SDN in 2013.
The 2012 PBX market struggled as enterprises kept their legacy equipment. UC integration with new phone systems may help enterprises justify upgrades.
The UK Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) has arrested three people in connection using ransomware, which security experts say poses a threat to businesses as well as consumers.
The latest International Communications Report from Ofcom shows unlimited data tariffs and large allowances are encouraging UK users to download more data on their mobiles than many other countries
Avnet has revealed details of its revamped sales and marketing organisation structure in the UK following the integration of Magirus
Malware attacks were the most prominent in the retail and financial services industries in 2012.
Nicira's founding engineers invented OpenFlow, but they say it won't work for data center-class, hardware forwarding. Martin Casado explains.
SSD 2012 news stories frequently featured all-flash arrays, with multi-level cell (MLC) and server-side flash also playing big roles.
Liam Maxwell becomes the first Whitehall CTO, in the latest stage of a major shake-up of the government IT leadership organisation
Data security remains a top roadblock to public cloud adoption. Quell fears by understanding the risks and objectives in a potential cloud project.
Dell plans software products surrounding data center management, "big data," business intelligence, security and data protection by 2014.
Dell bakes Gale Technologies' automation into Dell's Active Infrastructure to speed up deployments.
Over 40 NHS Trusts will receive funding from the Department of Health to develop new digital services and improve patient information sharing
Cuts to Trading Standards budgets are having an impact on the fight against software piracy the Federation Against Software Theft has warned
Webroot has expanded its worldwide channel programme to offer more cost-effective options for the growing number of managed services providers (MSPs) knocking at the door
CIOs should stop worrying about BYOD according to analyst Gartner. Instead they should focus on technology transformation.
Adobe has revealed its fiscal year figures showing a rise in the number of users adopting its cloud based Creative offerings
The International Telecoms Union (ITU) has failed to gain consensus on new rules that would give more power to states to regulate the internet
A Trojan horse waits for a left mouse click to execute each step of the infection process, according to new research from FireEye Inc.
Moving at least some data to the cloud provides numerous benefits, but organizations need to do their homework to alleviate any cloud security risks.
Many companies now use the public cloud for big data analytics, but should they? MIT researchers discuss the ethics of big data in the cloud.
Global accountancy firm Mazars has outsourced the management of access to Oracle and Sharepoint applications for 6000 global staff
Pica8 introduces a software-defined networking reference architecture for use with low-cost ODM switch hardware.
CA Technologies is going to be putting a major focus on building its MSP channel and getting its SaaS message out to resellers and customers next year
The top 2012 stories about virtual storage involved solving storage problems for virtual desktops and making it easier to provision storage for VMs.
Verizon and Criterion Systems will conduct a series of tests of a new validation process being designed for sensitive online transactions.
Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not face trial in the UK after US authorities refuse to share witnesses or transfer intelligence to the CPS
A new AIIM report finds that many organizations are deploying the SharePoint collaboration platform without taking enough time to think it through.
At AnDevCon IV in sunny San Diego, mobile application developers from all over the world came together to discuss problems and suggest solutions.
Isle of Man secondary school student James Allen designs and launches his Save Gloop app, now available on iTunes for download
Unitrends revamps its off-site replication to facilitate disaster recovery, no longer requires shipping an appliance to recovery site.
Mobile app developers might be more responsible for mobile and corporate data security concerns than any other factor, including lost devices.
As Dell transitions from hardware stalwart to software innovator, SDN and automation take center stage in its new data center network architecture.
The consumerization of IT really took off this year. Take a look back at the mobile devices, cloud services and trends that made headlines in 2012.