A German state claims Facebook is violating local privacy laws by not allowing users of the social network to use pseudonyms
The Netherlands has published guidelines to encourage the responsible release of security flaws
Our regular look back at the most read channel news stories from the past seven days
Direct Attached Storage (DAS) sales should rise this year as major vendors put their muscle behind promoting the technology
ComputerLinks has made moves to increase the data centre services it offers resellers by signing up software defined networking specialist Arista Networks
Fraud investigators have revealed the most common words used in email conversations by employees engaged in rogue trading and fraud
The government is continuing to stress that it still hopes its prompt payment code will get the backing of large companies
Supermarket chain Morrisons posted “disappointing” sales over the Christmas break, due to the retailer’s lack of online presence.
Policy Exchange claims Whitehall has focused for too long on consumer and retail broadband and needs to give the enterprise equal attention
Datacentre provider Next Generation Data (NGD) has teamed up with fibre network owner Next Connex to improve the quality of service it is able to offer to its channel customers
The British Film Institute (BFI) has appointed its director of digital, Edward Humphrey, to drive its digital strategy
Mobility played a large role in the enterprise collaboration tools market in 2012, as vendors offered flexibility and better use cases.
A parliamentary report on plans to separate retail and investment banking calls for legislation to prevent breaches of the ring fence
Just days after ditching its CMS Peripherals moniker, newly-renamed CMS Distribution has signed on to sell Western Digital’s SME network attached storage (NAS) hardware
Storage virtualisation specialist DataCore Software has added Hammer to its UK distribution roster, ending its exclusive tie-up with Avnet
Stone Group and Redstor are partnering to offer a range of cloud services to the education and public sector
EMC buys iWave software for its storage provisioning, dynamic server provisioning, cloud service management, automated disaster recovery capabilities.
Barclays says it is not snubbing any supplier by developing a private cloud infrastructure and using Linux to cut software development costs by 90%.
The Taiwanese mobile manufacturer sees profits fall from NT$11bn in 2011 to just NT$1bn at the end of 2012
CDW poll shows rapid expansion of tablet use in health care, more iPad EHR use in 2013 predicted.
Microsoft Windows 8 hasn't been as beloved out of the gate as Windows 7 was for a number of reasons, including the touch-centric user interface.
Samsung Electronics expects its fifth consecutive quarter of record profits driven mainly by smartphone sales
Mobile manufacturer Samsung claims the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) workplace trend is at a tipping point and will become mainstream in a year
A brand specialist has suggested linking accreditations so they can be validated by trade mark owners in real-time to cut down on abuses
Dell certifies Scality Ring object storage software in its PowerEdge R620 servers, mirroring its arrangements with object storage supplier Caringo
Samsung gave its views on the growth of consumerisation and BYOD in the enterprise at CES in Las Vegas
MPs allege that Accenture used revenue from its deal with HMRC to reduce its tax bill
SAM specialist License Dashboard has sounded a warning that a failure to keep an eye on virtualisation licensing could leave customers open to compliance issues
A report from Ofcom claims four in five consumers know what voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is, but just 29% use the technology
Businesses are overconfident about cyber security and should treat security breaches as inevitable, says business advisory firm Deloitte
SICL has renewed its services and support agreement with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) to provide £170,000 worth of hardware and services to the charity through 2018
The amount spent on IT and BPO services globally drops as businesses restructure contracts with emerging delivery options such as cloud
Strong e-commerce growth kept retailers' heads above water during flat Christmas trading, with sales up 17.8% compared with December 2011
Dell's enterprise storage discount offer will be extended to the end of the month
In tough economic times, Massachusetts CIO John Letchford employs creative problem-solving to make IT a vital, transformative force.
Those in the channel selling printers and consumables need to be aware that according to Oki and IDC there is more customer interest in saving energy and the planet
Expert J Schwan explains how 'random acts of mobile' are marring mobile channel strategies and why he preaches a mobile app dev user first approach.
Network Rail is to invest an additional £333m in IT, as part of the body's £37.5bn railway investment plan for 2014-2019
What can the 2012 election teach CIOs about data analysis? Collecting the right data is important, but using it to change behavior is what matters.
Enterprises can disrupt cybercriminals and deter future attacks, explained Dmitri Alperovitch, CTO of CrowdStrike Inc. The approach has its critics.
ONC's Seth Pazinski gives the 411 on the agency's 'Health IT Patient Safety Action & Surveillance Plan for Public Comment' about EHR patient safety.
Seth Pazinski from the ONC gives an update on the agency’s recently released plan on EHR patient safety.
New year, same big issues: Massachusetts CIO John Letchford talks about hiring IT staff, mobility and security in 2013.
HP's storage VP David Scott says data storage trends call for single architectures for primary storage, data protection, and retention and analysis.
UK military reliance on technology could leave it fatally compromised by cyber attack, says the parliamentary defence select committee
The US has introduced new policies for military software engineers aimed at pre-empting software supply chain attacks
Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, thinks businesses will be big benefactors of the driverless car revolution
UK businesses are more confident about the year ahead and are making investments and seeing cash flow improve according to the latest British Chambers of Commerce survey
Google is to create a public outdoor wireless network in New York to provide free internet access in the Chelsea area where it has offices
Windows 8 has hit the 60m sales mark just a couple of months after it was launched keeping it on the same sales trajectory as its predecessor Windows 7
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) and Border Force is tendering for an integrated border security system
Scottish businesses urged to support £2m campaign for digital skills academy, the 'Heroes Centre' in Helensburgh
Security-as-a-service specialist Webroot has selected software and services distie CDG to develop sales of its cloud-based endpoint protection product SecureAnywhere
Amazon opens its door to 100 new recruits for its Pushbutton and LOVEFiLM design and development teams
Our 2013 IT forecast finds organizations spending heavily on infrastructure, security and software, with cloud and consumer tech gaining ground.
The European Commission (EC) has welcomed support for data protection laws by rapporteurs of two European parliamentary committees
Barclays has made it clear that it is willing to lend to the channel and support the transition to managed services through its technology, media and telecoms unit
Barclays bank's decision to use private cloud and Linux will help it cut development costs and compete in the mobile banking sector
HP has launched a big data certification for channel partners supporting its Vertica Analytics Platform as it looks to develop reseller skills in the market
Admins begin the new year with a light Patch Tuesday that includes two critical bulletins, but they'll also want to pay attention to an exploit in IE.
Software licensing under virtualisation remains complex and many firms may have a significant shortfall in compliance, warns License Dashboard
WAN optimisation gives you more bandwidth for your money and now comes in cloud and virtual appliance form factors. We survey the key choices
Former Cisco marketing director for collaboration Tim Stone is crossing over to video networking specialist Polycom to become vice president of its EMEA marketing operations
A recent survey by CA has reported that 40% of IT decision makers expect to be audited by their software provider up to twice a year
Enterprises secure collaboration on public social-networking and file-sharing sites with new authentication and encryption technologies.
Management expert Johanna Rothman offers tips on hiring software pros: The key to finding candidates that fit is asking better interview questions.
In 2012 larger enterprises began investing in Unified Communications as a Service, or UCaaS, by way of flexible hybrid cloud deployments.
A BMX bicycle dealer talks about Retail Anywhere, a point-of-sale company acquired today by CRM vendor NetSuite to update its e-commerce technology.
Internet firms such as Facebook may have to get permission to use data if the EU adopts proposals giving users more control over personal data
Channel support specialist Comms-care has elevated a number of personnel to new management roles in order to streamline its internal processes and limit the emergence of silos within the business
With the costs of using smart phones connected to 3G a challenge for corporates wi-fi specialist iPass has devised a calculator to help resellers show users where they can save money
Analysts at IDC reckon the market for big data technology and services will see compound annual growth of 31.7% through to 2016, when sales could hit $23.8bn (£14.8bn)
IBM UK has unveiled a new chief executive David Stokes after moving the incumbent into another role in the business
Barclays bank provided some of the funding to help Solar Communications Group acquire Armstrong Communications highlighting it as an indication it will support the channel financially
The scale of software piracy is both international in scope and military in its execution, says the Federation Against Software Theft (Fast)
Tesco has signed a deal to roll-out Microsoft Office 365 across its Europe and Asian operations
Long-standing Logicalis man Mark Starkey is to replace MD Tom Kelly on 1 March, the firm has confirmed
Smartphone manufacturer Nokia releases preliminary results, showing it has shipped 4.4 million Lumia handsets in the three-month period for Q4
IT pros dealing with the influx of consumer devices hope Desktone's Windows as a Service offering will alleviate the desktop management burden.
Government and National Apprenticeship Service extend AGE 16-24 grant for further 12 months
Amidst the sea of TVs, cars, robots and vacuums, wireless carriers and hardware makers made some important enterprise technology news at CES 2013.
Despite ERP support, experts are no longer sure U.S. firms will ever be required to meet IFRS rules.
Data architects creating operational business intelligence applications may need to put streams of Hadoop data into a fast messaging infrastructure.
Google faces a tougher stance on market position abuse in Europe than in the US, says EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia
The latest global PC shipment numbers from IDC show that the market has suffered its first year-on-year decline for five years in the crucial Christmas selling period
Security researchers are warning of a zero-day vulnerability in all versions of Java, including the latest Java 7 update 10
NetSuite is beefing up its e-commerce platform, SuiteCommerce, with the purchase of one of its ISV partners
Worldwide PC spending dropped 6.4% with Windows 8 adding confusion rather than driving adoption according to analyst IDC
Microsoft Open Technologies has released VM Depot to allow users to deploy and share Linux apps and virtual machines on the Azure cloud
IT services firm Infosys has surprised with better-than-expected results with a continued focus of consultancy and PaaS paying off
Both companies are keeping quiet about whose technology is at fault while BlackBerry users across Europe suffer the outage
The UK’s air traffic control business NATS will make business intelligence (BI) a priority investment over the next five years
Microsoft is on track to train 7,500 resellers on its latest products as it looks to ensure channel partners are selling the benefits of Windows 8 and the latest Office to customers
Former head of business continuity at Lloyds Banking Group tells tribunal he was forced out because he blew whistle on flawed IT systems
Morgan Stanley bank is to cut 1,600 jobs worldwide and UK IT workers could be some of the first in the firing line
SAP has integrated its data analytical tool Hana into its Business Suite to provide users with faster real-time analysis of information
Cecilia Malmström, EU commissioner for home affairs, has opened the European Cybercrime Centre (EC³) at Europol in The Hague
As Google prepares its Q4 2012 results, UK head of enterprise Thomas Davies talks about the merger of cloud, social, mobile and big data
O-bit Telecom founder David Breith has signed up as CEO at AIM-listed hosted VoIP specialist Coms, and taken a 25% stake in the business
Dell SecureWorks is bringing security vulnerability management services to its cloud customers, along with its Global Threat Intelligence Service.
SAP has unveiled a new version of its Business Suite software that runs on SAP HANA. But adoption success hinges on a range of factors, experts say.