Our regular look back at the most widely read channel news stories from the past seven days
The Post Office is calling for evidence from people who have used the Horizon IT system which some have blamed for accounting discrepancies
At least two MIT websites have been replaced with a political message in memory of digital activist and pioneer Aaron Swartz, who hanged himself
Microsoft is making its next version of Office available with per user licensing in a move designed to make keeping on top of licensing arrangements easier for customers and partners
Government has launched the next iteration of the G-Cloud procurement process, with the framework expected to go live at the end of March
Two UK men have avoided jail by admitting breaking into servers at Sony Music and downloading Michael Jackson's 50,000-track back catalogue
Warnings over the rising number of cyber attacks have got through to customers with research from the Business Continuity Institute showing that it is influencing decisions over cloud and social media
Telecoms giant BT launches an app to enable users to be billed as if using their landline when making calls on their smartphones
As global PC shipment figures decline yet again, analysts at Gartner have said the PC market is in the midst of a “structural shift” as demand for tablets continues to grow
The speed at which e-petitions was developed wouldn’t have been possible with a system integrator, says Peter Herlihy from the GDS
The ARM-based Surface RT tablet has solicited yawns from consumers so far, but the Intel-based Surface Pro with Windows 8 may appeal to IT.
The Learning in Digital Wales Grant will support government efforts to bring online learning tools to pupils across Wales
The latest research from the Cloud Industry Forum has indicated that the channel remains cautious over just how many opportunities the cloud really offers
Gartner analyst Greg Young predicts network security management will get a 2013 makeover with more correlation among vendors. SDN security draws scrutiny.
Forrester Research analyst Andre Kindness said campus LANs will finally have true unified wired and wireless infrastructure in 2013.
Long-serving networking sales specialist Rob McMillan has joined Daisy-owned white label channel ICT services provider Servassure as sales director
Network fabrics won't kill spanning tree in 2013, says 451 Research's Eric Hanselman. Enterprises will look at Ethernet exchanges and MEMS switches.
Enterprise Management Associates analyst Jim Frey says network management vendors will improve cloud, VDI and virtual overlay network monitoring in 2013.
In the 2013 SDN market, IDC analyst Brad Casemore said service providers will adopt slowly and vendors will battle in Layer 4-7 and controllers.
Microsoft has announced it will issue an out-of-band patch to the zero-day flaw affecting Internet Explorer versions 6 through 8.
Combining application delivery controllers and application performance management technology is a new approach to application optimization.
Formatting hard drives does not delete data, security firm Secarma has warned after recovering data from recycled drives bought on eBay
UK office workers are being swamped with phishing emails, a study from training firm PhishMe has revealed
HMV has joined the ranks of Jessops and Comet as the firm called in administrators after admitting it is not going to be able to meet banking covenants at the end of the month
The former Xsigo CEO and ex-Juniper Networks’ chief operating officer, Lloyd Carney, takes over from Mike Klayko with immediate effect
Service providers looking to get maximum value out of their customers should look to target enterprise architecture (EA) practitioners, who are beginning to exert much more influence over IT budgets
Dell's shares have risen following reports that the founder Michael Dell will lead an MBO backed by private equity that will take the firm private
Brocade has announced Lloyd Carney as its new chief executive officer (CEO), taking over with immediate effect
Computer 2000 is holding tendering workshops to help encourage resellers to target government, health and education customers
The Oxfordshire village of Islip gives BT £11,000 to enable a local cabinet and bring broadband speeds of over 30Mbps to the residents
Hewlett-Packard is to cut a number of jobs at Aurasma, an Autonomy-owned business that develops augmented reality technology
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Providers need to automate management of cloud load balancing to reduce human error. Giving customers more control will also help.
EMC offers its file syncing Syncplicity service with its Isilon scale-out NAS and Atmos object storage systems.
ISP Plusnet looks for a solution to the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses left by asking customers to share
SAP’s preliminary full year results show an operating profit of €4.06bn on €16.22bn revenue in 2012, a margin of 25%
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Verizon Terremark customers welcome new support within the company's Enterprise Cloud IaaS for AWS-like cloud instances.
Practices should not overlook the importance of a HIPAA risk assessment, speakers at a webinar said. It is key to compliance and security improvement.
A new survey showed that doctors favor using new technology in their practices, but worry about EHR regulations and other government interference.
Digital rights campaigners have criticised Nominet's plans to create a secure .uk domain, saying it will create a monopoly of trust in UK domains
Security researchers say a huge botnet is running on the smartphones of more than a million mobiles in China
German channel management specialist Compris has arrived in the UK looking to grow its business by helping vendors develop their portfolio of mid-market resellers
FusionIO launches PCIe card-based server flash ioScale for hyperscale users who want to dispense with HDDs in commodity-based servers
Netutils has formed a partnership with Ipanema Technologies to add the application performance management technology to its cloud portfolio
Juniper Networks wants to split networking functionalities across virtual machines to give administrators more control and the ability to innovate
Datatec has confirmed that weak trading at Westcon means its full year financial results will come in substantially below expectations, and said it will take steps to rectify the situation
Oracle IaaS allows customers to use cloud features such as capacity on demand within the security and control of its in-house datacentre
Cambridgeshire County Council is to roll out a mobile phone 'bring your own device’ (BYOD) scheme for its 4,500 users
(ISC)2 says businesses welcome bring your own device (BYOD) policies for cost savings and user experience, but need the right security skills
Juniper Networks has used the opening day of its worldwide partner conference, currently underway in Las Vegas, to add new services and cloud specialisation options to its VAR programme
A system that set out to modernise the Post Office in 1996 is under the spotlight after claims that Horizon accounting system is error prone
SAP has seen its share dip after it failed to deliver the fourth quarter revenues some analysts had been expecting but has focused on the positives with cloud growth increasing rapidly
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Users of System Center now can manage Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 SP1. The service pack has virtualization enhancements and more.
Code signing aims to keep malicious code out of mobile apps by verifying where the code came from.
United Airline becomes the first from the US to offer wireless connectivity using Ku-band satellite technology on long haul flights
Tegile Systems hybrid SAN's SSDs and data reduction technologies solved Egan Company's virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) performance issues.
The eventual conversion of U.S. GAAP to IFRS requires preparation for changes to your ERP systems. Here are 11 tips to get you started.
Computacenter has given an indication of its revenue performance in fiscal 2012 ahead of its full results in March revealing that services sales and the UK market have performed well
Malware infected two US power plants via corrupted USB sticks in recent months, the US Cyber Emergency Readiness Team (CERT) has revealed
Dixons has managed to increase its sales over the Christmas period year-on-year indicating that despite Comet's demise there is still life in the PC and electrical retail sector
Industry association CompTIA has named seven new members to its UK Channel Community leadership team, established when it bought out the Technology Channels Association (TCA) in 2011
Government chief information officer Andy Nelson has been tipped as the next CIO at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
License Dashboard has added the capability to deal with virtual applications in its management product that should help customers avoid some potential auditing problems
Juniper's SDN strategy focuses on centralizing the management and services planes of the network, and it partially centralizes the control plane.
Framestore revamps storage strategy for Gravity project and chooses BlueArc clustered NAS, Avere and DotHill in lead roles
92% of UK CEOs admit to not investing in training and development for the over 60s
The Metropolitan Police wants to roll out 30,000 mobile and tablet devices to officers this year to give better information on the beat
NuoDB's software said to bring elastic scaling of cloud computing to the SQL database. The goal is to add servers for transactional jobs as needed.
Following a year of substantial growth within its channel organisation, Fujitsu has said it will look to build bridges with the great and the good of the channel in 2013, as well as aggressively going after its rivals’ market share
Mobile collaboration on small interfaces challenges users who are dependent on mobile devices for document collaboration.
The government has released data on the cost of its highest transactional public services, as part of moves to measure the progress of its ‘digital by default’ agenda
Facebook's Open Compute Project has caught on, with AMD and Intel developing motherboards for the project's Open Rack infrastructure.
IT departments that need a simple SaaS identity access management tool have a number of options, including a new IAM tool from Identropy.
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VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s departure has customers, partners and analysts wondering what will come next for the company.
Intel has talked about the impact of tablets being a positive in its next fiscal year but its plans to spend $13bn have worried investors
Internet giant Google spends £1bn on a 2.4 acre site in the King's Cross area of London where it plans to open its UK headquarters in 2016
A growing number of enterprises and SMEs are experiencing escalating costs tied to rogue cloud use, warns Symantec
Desktop virtualisation software specialist Parallels has sold a 1% stake in itself to Cisco with the intent of supporting joint go-to-market activities and boosting take-up of its products in mainstream Cisco environments
Cloud collaboration firm Huddle saw its public sector sales double to 30% of all revenues this year due to uptake generated through the CloudStore
The 'Red October' malware campaign uses patched Microsoft Excel and Word flaws to infect victims' computers, reveals analysis from Kaspersky
Brighton NHS trust chooses HP private cloud instead of Dell servers and storage, and revamps IT and disaster recovery with active-active LeftHand SANs and no SSD tier
It is time for some corporate customers to refresh their desktops and Windows 8 Pro might well be the OS of choice
E-commerce staff in demand as more UK businesses trade exclusively online, figures reveal
Lenovo is setting its sights on toppling HP from the number one spot in the EMEA PC market as it consolidates second position in the market
Business comms and networking provider Gamma Business Communications has started the new year by changing the way in which it rewards reseller partners
Marvell and Plextor recently made new SSD announcements aimed at enterprise and ultrabook applications.
Small group video conferencing solutions are emerging for enterprises looking to extend roundtable video conference meetings to lower-level workers.
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