Google hopes to lead the scrapping of passwords by proposing what the company claims will be a more secure online authentication method
Smaller suppliers have applied to get the Cloud Industry Forum certification so they can compete with larger rivals
Cloud Distribution has taken on networking market veteran Adam Davison and tasked him with chasing down next generation networking and security vendors to introduce to the channel
Millions of UK youngsters are missing out on crucial online safety training, a study has shown
Delayed projects and shrinking sales saw net profits plummet 240% at Chinese telecoms company ZTE in 2012
Four leading UK universities for Computer Science are taking part in a code-breaking competition as part of Cyber Security Challenge UK 2013
Our regular look back at the most widely read channel news stories from the past seven days
Rise has unvieled a new managing director as the cloud specialist looks to grow and expand its partner network
The latest Bank of England report on lending has revealed that more credit was available to SMEs but many remain unwilling to try to get access to it
Availity, a health information network provider, is upgrading to a Juniper network, with plans to deploy the QFabric architecture in a year.
Cisco VDI now supports real-time Jabber capabilities -- like voice and video-- by cutting out the round trip to the data center.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) must not remain an outlier to the way the public sector delivers online services, says Martha Lane Fox
All-flash array vendor Violin Memory expands product line by acquiring GridIron Systems, and its TurboCharger SAN acceleration flash cache appliances.
Oracle continues to encounter security issues with Java as the Java 7, Update 11 release is found to have two significant vulnerabilities.
Organizations have begun to use tokenization to enhance mobile data security and to safeguard data used by SaaS apps in the cloud.
Boston sports teams share plans for new mobile apps and improving game time fan experiences through the use of high-density wireless networks.
Actifio PAS is attracting a loyal following with its copy data approach to storage management. Actifio now claims more than 200 customers use its PAS appliance.
Options for flash arrays will grow in 2013, but server-side flash, caching software and industry consolidation also bear watching.
Proposed European Union data breach notification laws will require proactive network security, says security management firm LogRhythm
The fraudulent use of stolen or fictitious identity details is the biggest fraud threat, according to the UK's Fraud Prevention Service, Cifas
Trend Micro has become the latest vendor to join the Cloud Industry Forum and adopt the code of practice that stresses transparency around cloud solutions
FAST is pitching up at the Houses of Parliament tomorrow as it looks to keep the pressure on the government to keep fighting against software piracy
Phones 4u has revealed plans to launch its own mobile network, LIFE Mobile, in March 2013, running over EE’s 3G network
EE today announced new tariffs for its 4G contracts, including lowering the price of its cheapest offer and offering a data heavy premium option
Mimecast has snapped up Microsoft's Phil Atkinson and HP's Andrew Duce to bulk up its European channel team
South Africa-based integrator Dimension Data has been handed Riverbed Authorised Support Partner (RASP) status
Over half of employees buy their own devices for work use, according to new report from mobile device management specialist Good Technology
National Rail Enquiries is migrating applications that power its home page, online journey planner service and real-time service updates on to AWS cloud
Opening keynoter sees intelligent machines and manufacturing robotics as a potential boon to U.S. manufacturing.
Acer has launched a new four-pronged programme to help partners exploit growing demand for its hardware offerings from business users, prompted partly by its success as an official worldwide Olympic partner
Veeam has realeased an insight into its performance last year thanking the channel for helping it add thousands of new customers
Western Digital picks up software vendor Arkeia for its Network Backup software to provide data protection for its SMB NAS and integrated appliances.
CloudPrime's QuickDrop is a mobile FTP file sharing app that doesn't rely on cloud storage. Will it find a home in enterprises?
High Memory Cluster Eight Extra Large, the new AWS IaaS instance, will benefit highly demanding apps that might not have been considered cloud-ready.
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is planning a single integrated £80m Common Agricultural Policy system
Government reforms cut IT spending by £316m in 2012, the National Audit Office (NAO) has confirmed
Google has reported $14.4bn revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 and a record-breaking $50bn annual revenues for the year
A Twitter flaw allows third-party applications to access the direct messages of users who sign in to apps using Twitter accounts
Microsoft is reported to be prepared to invest a fairly hefty sum to back the proposed Dell buyout that is being led by Michael Dell and private equity firms
IBM has reaped the benefits of investing in growth markets and reported a profits increase of 5% – despite a 2% fall in sales – in its 2012 results
SAP's forecasts for its fiscal 2013 indicate that spending by customers on software and services is not going to be as strong as it was in 2012
Research from Vanson Bourne highlights the differences in attitude towards cloud computing between enterprises in the UK and the US
Ed Vaizey says 4G roll-out is not enough and more spectrum must be freed up to support UK businesses
Demand for data scientists has increased 350% in five years, but less than 20 job openings were available per quarter in 2012
Check Point is putting its focus on threat prevention and mobile security as it moves into 2013 after issuing a solid set of numbers for last year
Acronis has named Rick Powles as its new UK and Ireland managing director and tasked him with reinvigorating its channel strategies to take account of growth in virtualised and cloud storage environments, and consumerisation
Although its revenues are declining, IBM has reported a 6% uptick in fourth quarter and 5% in full-year profits
Randstad, is standardising on Google’s platform as a replacement for Lotus Notes and Exchange Server
The city of San Luis Obispo used Virsto Software's VM management software to increase storage performance after it implemented server virtualization.
Public cloud SLAs are confusing and incomplete, analysts say; in response, HP reveals plans to update its SLAs for IaaS.
US stock exchange Nasdaq has picked Equinix’s Slough datacentre campus to host its London-based trading platform NLX
Sharing patient data might be mandated by meaningful use, but specialists fear business and technical repercussions.
SAP’s 2012 results foreshadow solid growth prospects for its European business, says the company’s EMEA president, Franck Cohen
Logitech releases Cisco accessories to complement Jabber software, as businesses make the transition from hardware to software unified communications.
The recent Red October attacks show not only a new level of complexity, but an ongoing problem with attack attribution.
Capgemini to recruit 100 IT apprentices in Birmingham and surrounding area as part of its commitment to a government-backed project
The newly updated HIPAA regulations bring certainty to many areas of privacy and security, but could make life hard for compliance officers.
Changes to the breach notification rule in the HIPAA omnibus set a high bar. Covered entities with inadequate records could face enforcement actions.
Apple has reported its highest ever sales figure in a quarter as the pre-Christmas period drives significant increases in iPhone and iPad sales
No stranger to 'big data' projects, Biogen Idec's Martin Leach talks strategy with SearchCIO.com on building a big data infrastructure.
Virtual private clouds can get the best of both the public and private cloud worlds, some enterprises say.
Apprenticeships with IT services firms are plugging a gaping hole in the UK IT skills pipeline
The rise in government requests for users’ data continued in the second half of 2012, Google has revealed in its latest Transparency Report
The Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) has fined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe £250,000 for breaching the Data Protection Act
Apple managed to break its own sales records but because iPhone shipments failed to hit expectations it saw its share price tumble
Symantec could lose 1,000 staff over the next six months as the firm looks to reorganise itself after concluding a strategic review of the business
The ICO has criticised Sony and handed the entertainment giant a substantial fine over last April's data breach to its PlayStation gaming network
Amid talk of big data and the storage capacity needed to handle it, Computer 2000 has gone one better and opened a physical extension to its Midlands warehouse facility
Huntingdonshire District Council has rolled out a Microsoft Dynamics CRM in a move it expects will save £200,000 over the next five years
Communications minister Ed Vaizey has launched the Fast Start initiative to accelerate broadband roll-out, with Norfolk slated for the pilot scheme
Technologies around big data and energy-efficient computing have attracted millions of pounds in funding
A former Comet executive has joined Computer 2000's consumer electronics division as the distributor looks to bolster that side of its operations
Hiring Index report reveals IT directors and CIOs plan to expand their teams or fill vacated positions as they arise
Avnet boss Rick Hamada has put a positive spin on flat sales and slumping net profit in the second quarter to 29 December 2012, saying that the business was performing stronger than he had expected
What's the best way to come up with an accurate DevOps definition? Explain what it's not, application development experts say.
A 2013 TechTarget survey reveals steady growth in cloud storage, while more IT pros look for savings in Storage as a Service.
With cloud object storage services, providers can help enterprises efficiently store and analyst 'big data' in the cloud.
While one expert says wide adoption of mobile AP software like Kofax MarkView is a few years away, interest among users is picking up.
Business risk remains a top concern, so organizers of an upcoming conference promise real-world examples and expert tips on cutting-edge ERM strategy.
RIM will bring BlackBerry’s email and manageability to iOS and Android devices with new dual persona technology, utilizing secure containers.
Microsoft’s share price slips after it reports a drop in profits, despite record revenues boosted by Windows 8 operating system (OS) sales
Exclusive survey finds disaster recovery and virtual server backup top storage to-do lists in 2013
Two men who carried out cyber attacks as part of the Anonymous hacktivist collective have been sentenced to jail terms in the UK
Application performance management specialist Ipanema has revealed plans to extend its channel targeting firms that have between 150 to 200 seats
The civil service currently lacks the skills it needs to deliver a modern, digital government, the National Audit Office has said
Microsoft has reported a profit drop despite the October launch of Windows 8 as it talks up its decision to enter the hardware market with the Surface tablet
Just shy of 10 years after it bought consumer and SOHO networker Linksys, Cisco has pulled down the shutters on its consumer lines with the sale of its Home Networking Business to Belkin
Samsung profits grew significantly in Q4 2012 helped by sales of its Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 mobile devices
Glasgow gets a £24m grant to transform it into a futuristic ‘smart city’ but critics claim the project has missed a technological business opportunity
Managed services provider Selection Services has splashed out on network, connectivity, voice and hosted telephony specialist 8el – officially known as Aggregated Telecom Ltd – in the opening salvo of a planned channel acquisition spree
The UK has signed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) new set of principles on cyber resilience
Dell’s Openstack-based public cloud, which is in beta-testing, will be made generally available in the fourth quarter of 2013
Networking giant Cisco sells its consumer brand Linksys to its rival Belkin for an undisclosed sum
Embotics has targeted VMware customers with an upgrade offer that is designed to appeal to those facing end of life support
Encryption is the only thing that can give peace of mind to CIOs and CISOs, says Dave Hansen, president and CEO of security firm SafeNet
Enterprises need more than just security products. Sourcefire introduces new cyber-security services to help customers respond to malware.
The number of managed service providers out in the market is nowhere near as large as those that would like to lay claim to that description
Juniper Research claims smartphone sales broke 200 million in the last quarter of 2012, bringing the annual total up to 671 million
EC has called on leaders attending the World Economic Forum meeting to establish strategies to cope with and respond to cyber attacks
Executives Rob Lloyd and Pankaj Patel say the Cisco software business will double in five years, partly with help from the Cisco SDN strategy.
FDM Group event calls for a change in attitudes towards women and flexible working
Data pioneer Mike Stonebraker's latest take on transactional processing is a "new SQL" database. This week it adds hooks for fast data ingestion.