Read the top 10 women in IT stories for the year and see what the hottest debates surrounding gender were for 2012
Retailers have had another rocky year with more high street closures piling up, while online spend continued to enjoy double digit growth. As consumer spending remained stagnant, companies looked to their digital channels to bolster sales.
Olympic CIO Gerry Pennell and Lastminute.com co-founder Martha Lane Fox are included in this year’s New Year honours list
Find out how a California school district was able to simplify management in its VMware environment while keeping costs low with converged storage.
Real-time feedback, social recognition and collaboration are modernizing employee performance reviews to meet Generation Y workers' expectations.
Former CEO and founder of Autonomy Mike Lynch says he will co-operate with a US investigation into fraud alleged by parent firm HP
An expert panel sets out what 2013 will mean to the IT outsourcing sector in Europe
2012 reached an annual record-breaking digital sales total for films, music and games of more than £1bn, according to a UK trade organisation.
The modern internet is 30 years old. In a blog post, Vint Cerf described January 1 1983 as the day the modern internet was born.
The numbers of tablets activated on Christmas Day smashed previous records as large numbers of users switched on their gifts from Santa
A crop of IT entrepreneurs have been recognised in the 2013 New Year Honours list
Hitachi Consulting has acquired Celerant Consulting as part if its growth strategy which involves pushing deeper into vertical markets with a business transformation life cycle pitch
The government is offering £5m funding for research and development projects that will address cloud computing challenges and push its adoption
Microsoft has released a workaround for a zero-day vulnerability in older versions of its Internet Explorer browser that is being exploited by attackers.
Software piracy could be tackled through more user education rather than concentrating on the threat of fines according to SAM specialist License Dashboard
Home Retail Group, whose brands include Argos, Homebase and Habitat has cut telephony costs by rolling out an automated text messaging service across its three call centres.
Campaigners have forced the Post Office to look again at a computer system blamed for sub-postmasters being wrongly accused of false accounting
A 26-year-old Essex software developer has finished as the highest-ranked civilian and second overall in the 2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge.
Israel has launched a national initiative to train young people for cyber warfare
Lloyds customers were unable to withdraw money from cash machines and complete debit card transactions on New Year’s eve, as the banking group was once again beset with IT problems.
While regulation will force banks to invest in IT, customer demand is imposing other pressures, such as mobile banking platforms
Tyneside-based software services specialist TSG has kicked off 2013 by reporting strong figures for the last financial year
Philip Langsdale, CIO at the Department for Work and Pensions, has passed away.
Managed services growth should be coming from the mid-market with Esteem predicting a rise in sales from that market segment
Experts disagree on whether self-SSD installation is a good idea, but those in favor say app assessment, research and testing are crucial steps.
Land O' Lakes solved a $2 billion problem by adopting a two-tier ERP strategy that optimizes support for both its big and small business units.
Gartner has predicted that global ICT spending will grow by 4.2% to reach $3.7tn (£2.3tn) during 2013, up from its previous forecast of 3.8%
Gartner has increased its worldwide IT spending prediction for 2013 as reducing economic uncertainties boost investments
A Hackney design firm has become the latest to have fallen foul of the BSA and its ongoing attempts to stamp out the use of unlicensed software
Regulator Ofcom says users should be able to leave mobile, broadband and landline contracts without charge if their provider ups the price
Some immigrants have been accidentally contacted by Capita and told to leave the UK as a result of inaccurate data used in a government push to remove thousands of illegal immigrants
AMD has announced a permanent replacement to fill a CFO position that has been run on an interim basis since the last holder of that title left in September
As the economy shifts, the role of the CIO is constantly adapting. This year, expect to see a strong focus on digital enablement
The year ahead should see plenty of opportunities around mobility on the security, management and networking fronts according to distributors planning for the next twelve months
Bull UK and Ireland has recruited a new sales and services director as it looks for more growth in the year ahead
AWS outages made headlines in 2012, but Amazon's cloud availability appears higher than that of enterprise data centers.
Storage giant EMC completes joint venture that will see it provide desktop NAS and SME rackmount storage hardware to Lenovo
Ingram Micro has handed the role of UK and Ireland executive managing director to Arizona-based Brent McCarty, currently executive director and GM of the distie’s US Consumer Electronics Division, IMCE
The wireless technology will retain its WiGig name but the standard will be looked after by the Wi-Fi Alliance
In the first storage acquisition of 2013, Imation takes a big step by acquiring Nexsan storage for $120 million.
Mainframe-centric data models have given way to a master data management repository to support better compliance reporting at Scotiabank in Canada.
Administrators face an influx of new mobile devices in 2013. MDM tools, mobile policy and other techniques can help support enterprise mobility.
Lenovo and EMC have completed the formation of a new joint venture, LenovoEMC, incorporating EMC’s Iomega assets to offer co-branded network attached storage (NAS) to business customers
Google has avoided legal action in the US by reaching a settlement agreement with regulators to change some business practices
The UK services sector, which includes IT and communications services, has ended the year in a weakened state as confidence dips and budgets tighten
Nearly New AV has hired a business manager with a remit to grow the business it generates through partners as it looks to become a leading source of second-hand and ex-demo AV equipment
Key choices in 2013: Server and desktop virtualisation will drive developments in storage and backup technology that demand decisions about flash and backup
Cloud BI specialist Birst has formed the nucleus of a UK-specific channel offering with the signing of information management solutions reseller Acuma
The first Microsoft monthly security update for 2013 contains seven bulletins covering a wide variety of software
Microsoft will release Office 2013 within the next two months, but few customers will upgrade. Other may use cloud-based productivity suites instead.
About 1.7 million cloud computing-related job roles globally could not be filled in 2012 because applicants lacked cloud-related skills
Delayed customer orders are to blame for Extreme Networks' decision to embark on an emergency cost-cutting drive, claims the vendor
Rochdale Development agency (RDA) has started using cloud based Huddle collaboration software after a development officer started using it at work.
UK consumers are happy to use extra levels of security on their smartphones for mobile payments
The CEO reveals a 10% rise on both profits and revenues as the controversial Chinese firm pledges to “become more open and transparent” in 2013
VMware CTO Steve Herrod offers his two cents on changing data center dynamics as vendors aim to extend virtualization principles beyond servers.
Enterprise IT has long feared data security in the cloud, but the AWS re:Invent cloud conference made it clear Amazon was gunning for the business.
Technology law expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how businesses need to adapt operations due to the increased focus on information governance strategy.