Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days
Virgin Media plans to wholesale small-cell technology to mobile operators to bring in funding for local fibre-based Wi-Fi networks in 30 UK cities
Financial services organisations could streamline regulatory compliance by involving IT in the process earlier, according to think tank JWG-IT
Amazon Web Services adds Windows Server 2012 and PowerShell features to its public cloud in a bid to undercut Microsoft Azure.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will auction off public services spectrum to help the government free up the airwaves for commercial purposes
MSP Claranet has forked out £3.4m to acquire Paris-based hosting company Typhon as it seeks to expand its horizons on the other side of the Channel
Audio-visual reseller Videonations has been bought by Nimans parent, the Nycomm Group, for an undisclosed sum to bulk up its unified comms channel offering
Long-serving industry sales consultant Paul Taylor has joined security and networking services specialist Imerja to strengthen its sales operation
Adopting cloud-based services raises concerns and questions about data security, according to the Sophos 2013 Threat Report.
Amazon, Google and Microsoft keep cutting cloud storage prices to put data in the cloud to lure customers, but other associated costs remain the same.
Find out how the markets for backup, virtual storage, cloud and SSD have evolved over the past year, and what may be in store for the future.
Third-party Windows upgrade tools might be necessary for application migration to Windows 8.
Microsoft released the System Center 2012 SP1 RTM, which lets IT deploy and manage Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, but it requires a clean install.
Blue Coat said Crossbeam gives it a platform for its software and also helps bolster its network optimization strategy in high-end data centers.
Symantec has confirmed the existence of the targeted Trojan it calls Batchwiper.
Available next year, Salesforce.com's Work.com will merge human capital management with sales in the cloud.
A judge in the US has denied Apple’s request to ban sales of Samsung smartphones that Apple claims violates its patents
Most established IT suppliers are struggling to gain support from software developers looking to use cloud environments as Amazon leads the field
A Wi-Fi network provided by The Cloud, running across the financial centre of the City of London, has been made free to the public
Engineering firm Mott MacDonald is rolling out Microsoft products globally over the next year as it moves towards a Microsoft-centric business strategy
With its remaining stores closing for good on 18 December, private equity backer OpCapita is under pressure over its role in the collapse of Comet
In the wake of its acquisition of Crossbeam, Blue Coat has moved swiftly to reassure its channel partners that they will be able to continue to trade as normal until the end of its financial year
Ofcom reveals Orange is the most complained about broadband provider of the past quarter after changing its terms in preparation for its merger with T-Mobile
As part of our Q&A series with cloud providers, Michael Cohn, co-founder of Cloud Sherpas, says 2013 will be all about going 'deeper' into the cloud.
Federal funds supporting state HIEs will be running out, and some lag behind. Others are carving paths to profitability for all with innovative ideas.
Samsung has withdrawn its request for an injunction on Apple products in Europe
ACOs require population health and care cost data that providers can't produce, yet. HIEs and health care data analytics could step into the breach.
As more data moves online in 2013 and security becomes more significant, health organizations will pay greater attention to HIPAA policies and rules.
The design and branding of hardware is going to be come even more important next year as laptop and tablet vendors look to exploit the touch functionality offered in Windows 8
Despite the hype of cloud providers' massive data center capabilities, the corporate data center facility isn't going anywhere; it's just shrinking.
Retailer stresses how IT in the sector is an attractive place for new and experienced developers to grow skillset
Acquisition-happy Cisco makes its 11th purchase of the year with the purchase of policy control firm BroadHop
Sophos partner and IT support specialist TSG has picked the vendor’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) as its default offering for its customers moving forward
NetApp CTO Jay Kidd sees flash, cloud and clustered storage joining virtualization as the most prominent data storage trends for 2013.
This year's Magic Quadrant for customer MDM software reveals a market nearing maturity, yet still brimming with diverse products and vendors.
An attacker can exploit weaknesses in files intended to extend the functionality of Shockwave Player. No practical solution is available, US-CERT said.
The mobile-enabled data center of the future will in theory have the ability to integrate all traditional IT systems with all consumer technologies.
2012 may not be a great year according to the Mayans, but desktop virtualization vendors and IT pros saw positive changes in the VDI market this year.
Aruba and Xirrus announce application optimization features for enterprise wireless LAN to manage bring-your-own-application environments.
Need a geek gift idea for the techie you love? Read what our panel of IT pros would like to unwrap this holiday season.
Google’s mobile operating system, Android, has been hit again by malicious malware causing devices to send out spam SMS messages
Software giant Oracle has posted a modest increase in sales of 3% to $9.1bn (£5.6bn) compared to the same period the year before
As 2012 draws to an end, we look back at the top stories from the first half of an eventful year, as selected by MicroScope readers
Unilever has agreed a five-year HR BPO contract with Accenture that will expand the manufacturer’s recruitment activity into social networking
Lanway has appointed former Equanet and Insight man Mark Bull as its new sales manager to focus predominately on transactional sales within the SME market
OKI Systems has taken on seven new print sector experts to help strengthen its offering and advance its business momentum into the new year
Networking, comms and cloud provider Colt Group has shared more details of a new programme to accelerate the transformation of its business
IT giant Oracle has posted a modest increase in sales of 3% to $9.1bn (£5.6bn) for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2013, compared with the same quarter the year before
Cloud startups shouldn't compete with large, incumbent cloud players; newcomers should focus on complimentary and differentiated services.
Blue Coat's network security gateway business will get a boost from its merger with security hardware specialist Crossbeam.
Dell said the addition of Credant bolsters its data protection strategy by adding encryption capabilities for laptops and mobile devices.
A survey conducted by database security vendor GreenSQL found a high level of distrust in cloud services, despite the perception that transparency is increasing.
Spending on data protection software and recovery software rose to more than $1 billion during the third quarter of 2012, according to an IDC study.
Engineering firm Strand Associates' DR test and plan is designed for major power outages, but they also come in handy when solving smaller problems.
Cloud buzzwords can be bad for your health. Recommended treatment: alternative definitions for a few of our most popular cloud terms of 2012.
Check out the top 12 technology news articles and tips of 2012 for midmarket CIOs, covering BYOD, leadership, the future of technology and free IT templates.
IT experts share their all-time favorite gadget gifts. In some cases, the best geek gifts launched their careers.
From IT personnel contending with a natural disaster to fanfare for a powerful new Intel processor, here are the most popular data center stories from 2012 as chosen by our readers.
As 2012 draws to an end, we look back at the top stories from the second half of an eventful year, as selected by MicroScope readers
Swedish telecommunications equipment maker, Ericsson, will take 8bn kronor ($1.2bn) charge in Q4 on its stake in ST-Ericsson joint venture
A survey of UK IT companies by trade body CompTIA has found that two thirds of companies expect to experience growth over the next 12 months, with 22% of firms looking for growth of 10% or more
Compliance and software asset management (SAM) firm FAST Ltd has signed on to resell products and solutions from emergent sector player Certero
The University of West Sydney is planning to distribute 11,000 iPads to students that enroll next year
Essex County Council has signed a £81m network and telephony deal to introduce a Public Services Network (PSN) across its 200,000 users
BT sets up a specialist company – Niche Spectrum Ventures – to bid for 4G spectrum, despite claims it is uninterested in the mobile market
Business associate agreements might seem straightforward, but regulatory ambiguity and vendor resistance make them anything but.
2012 was the year cloud computing hit the mainstream. Cloud services were widely adopted and suppliers competed with aggressive pricing
The 2012 UC milestones series turns to the evolution of the social media market and the year's milestones for enterprise social media tools.
Government is to put an end to large ICT frameworks, following a review into the efficacy of procurement practices for SMEs
Adoption of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, has so far been slow across businesses in western Europe, with penetration through the channel substantially lower than for Windows 7
Security and compliance pros taking TechTarget's 2012 IT Salary Survey aren't complacent, indicating openness to new jobs, eagerness for a promotion.
The acquisition of Credant Technologies could bolster Dell's data encryption play and its efforts to support and secure mobile devices.
Google ditched Microsoft ActiveSync in favor of its own Google Sync based on open protocols.
Audax Group revamps its data protection system with Actifio copy management appliances to eliminate tape, traditional backup and replication software.
Does big data make you blush? Is cloud innovation dead? IT pros sound off on which cloud computing trends should stay and which should go in 2013.
With increased cloud adoption in 2012, the cloud news scene was hot. Stories about new roles in enterprise IT, vendor plans and BYOD topped our list.
In this review of 2012 desktop video conferencing trends, we look at cloud-based video and Avaya's efforts to compete with Microsoft and Cisco.
The IT security skills required by some firms have become a lot more specific. The demand for security generalists is waning.
The government has named the first public services to go digital, following the publication of 18 individual departmental digital strategies outlining moves to digital by default public services.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has announced another set of disappointing quarterly financial results.
Over £40m of funding from both the public and private sector will see 80% of the county have access to superfast broadband by 2015
Suffolk County Council has rolled out a next generation network, which it expects will cut costs by up to 30%.
Mainstay issues such as poor data quality will plague businesses in 2013, but one way they're hoping to overcome hurdles is by empowering users.
A one off payment and a new licensing agreement has seen the dispute end between the two mobile heavyweights
In our year-end Q&A series with market leaders, Xerox cloud chief Ken Stephens discusses the ups and downs of creating a channel program for cloud.
The once-stodgy HR department went big for on-demand talent management and HCM systems while finance geared up for the cloud.
IBM's SmartCloud Docs productivity suite offers mobile employees a way to access documents and more from any device, anywhere.
Some hospitals still avoid using health care social media, but others feel it will offer key benefits as meaningful use stage 2 mandates patient engagement.
As health reform pushes more and more practices toward ACO models of care, current technology can't always support the transition.
Verizon Terremark's CTO talks hybrid clouds, cloud brokers and cloud portability, and he shares his concerns about vendors that hold back the market.
IT leaders, rejoice! Here's a roundup of SearchCIO.com's top 12 information technology pieces of 2012 to get you in gear for the new year.
Heterogeneous hybrid clouds are officially all the rage in IaaS, as Red Hat shores up its CloudForms with cloud management software from ManageIQ.
Rackspace CTO predicts major IT skill changes due to cloud trends in 2013 and offers a glimpse into upcoming cloud automation tools.
In our 'top 12 of 2012,' read SearchCompliance.com's most-viewed articles from the past year, and discover GRC management advice and best practices.
Compliance strategy will continue to be hugely important to businesses in 2013, according to respondents to the TechTarget IT Priorities Survey.