Twitter has reset the passwords of 250,000 accounts after detecting and shutting down a hacker attack last week.
Our regular look back at the biggest channel news stories from the past seven days
Oracle has rushed out another security update for Java in the wake of a flawed update released in January
Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC has forecast a sales decline for the sixth consecutive quarter in the face of competition from rivals
Managed security player Accumuli has sold off its Webscreen DDoS specialist software unit to Juniper
Brits are storing about £24bn of photos, music and videos in the cloud, as well as sensitive data such as passwords, study shows
Security researchers have discovered a new threat that targets companies in the aerospace and defence industries
Cloud platform Alvea has added managed security services to its offering to help resellers target SME customers
Reed.co.uk recruitment agency has chosen cloud-based SAP Business ByDesign as part of an overhaul of its business applications strategy
Silicon Valley giant Oracle expands into the IP networking business with the $1.7bn acquisition of Acme Packet
Desktop virtualisation specialist AppSense is moving beyond its traditional core business and targeting new channel opportunities with the launch of its first mobile device management (MDM) solution, MobileNow
A former senior executive from HDS and Brocade has joined Datacore as the storage virtualiusation vendor looks to grow business across Northern Europe
Bring your own device (BYOD) policy remains patchy despite near 100% prevalence and instances of data loss
Research from the BSA has revealed that half of UK SMEs are paying for or downloading illegal software and are exposing themselves to real dangers
Dell includes Compellent SAN arrays as part of its pre-integrated SAP HANA hardware packages, offering up three configurations to optimize HANA.
Sources say two large EHR vendors are working on interoperability deal for the sake of national HIE.
Oracle has issued an update to Java two weeks ahead of the normal schedule.
Customers might not get excited about application delivery controllers, but there's plenty of opportunity in the ADC market for channel partners.
Veeam has introduced a specialisation to its partner programme for the first time and beefed up the rewards on offer through its deal registration system
European banks fall behind a global 3.4% increase in IT spending, to $118.6bn in 2013, as retail banks turn to improving customer satisfaction
Moves to take Dell private have been officially revealed with Microsoft loaning the PC maker $2bn to support Michael Dell's buy back plan
Having sold its Webscreen software to Juniper Networks the managed security specialist Accumuli intends using that money to invest in its core operations
Organisations invest in technology and services to ensure they are ready when the economy improves and demand increases
Developers will get a limited edition red Z10 and early access to an alpha version of a physical keyboard handset running BlackBerry 10
Oracle announces intent to acquire Acme Packet to accelerate IP migration.
Endpoint backup and BYOD data protection specialist Druva re-architects its inSync product to scale past 100,000 users
FalconStor Software has hired Tracy Balent to oversee resellers in the Americas. Find out what she says about the company's plans for the midmarket.
Michael Dell has succeeded in raising $24bn to buy back the company he founded in 1984, thanks in part to a $2bn loan from Microsoft
In his comments accompanying the announcement of a buy out of Dell the founder and CEO Michael Dell has indicated it needed to go private to help deliver strategy changes
Recruitment company SThree set up a bring-your-own-device scheme by provisioning software through service management software from Hornbill
Database, application and senior IT managers can get executive approval for their BI projects by spotlighting the value of proper implementation.
Opscode's Chef 11 beckons to enterprises with better scalability and new usability features for systems management automation.
Dell customers hope the deal to take Dell private will result in more streamlined and organized product lines.
This week, analysts probe Dell's cloud strategy around OpenStack, while Joyent unveils a Hadoop service and enterprises eschew high-risk contracts.
Cisco launched the Nexus 6000 for leaf-spine networks, its SDN controller and the Nexus 1000v InterCloud for connecting multiple clouds.
Oracle's $1.7 billion acquisition of Acme Packet is mainly to bolster Oracle communications software, experts say.
HMRC is to roll-out 7,000 consumer devices, including MacBooks and iPads, as part of a move toward mobile working.
The government’s proposed Communications Data Bill needs more work, says a report from the cross-party intelligence and security committee
HP has been quick to point out to Dell customers that the proposed buy out led by Michael Dell could cause them potential problems
The latest version of the small single-board Raspberry Pi computer – Model A – has gone on sale in Europe at just £16
Panansonic Computer Solutions is marking a year of its channel programme with further enhancements to encourage even more channel business
Days after a hacking attack, it has emerged that Twitter plans to strengthen its login security with two-factor authentication
Cable company Liberty Global acquires Virgin Media to speed its move into the European telecoms market
UK managing director of BlackBerry Rob Orr talks about the launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system (OS) and Z10 handset
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is doubling its software development team to 600 to reduce reliance on large outsourcers, says CIO Mark Hall
Oracle has released version 5.6 of MySQL, which will hit the “sweet spot of the web market” according to Tomas Ulin, vice-president of engineering
US cable giant Liberty Global has acquired Virgin Media as it looks to increase its market share across Europe
Government CIO Andy Nelson has been officially appointed CIO at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
The European cyber security strategy addresses insufficient national preparedness and boosting co-operation in the region, says the EC
Solution providers would like to see three key areas of vendors' channel management strategies improved, according to a PartnerPath survey.
Three men who set up nine bogus firms, including a software engineering company, as part of a VAT scam have been sent down
As customers look to providers for cloud consulting services, providers must sell appropriate services, while maintaining a profitable cloud business.
Migrating to a hosted email service can save money and provide flexibility for mobile productivity, bundled tools and less infrastructure maintenance.
HD Moore unveiled research showing wide-scale UPnP security issues last week, but some of the problems have been known for years.
With all the different segments of data in BI, are SQL or NoSQL efficient enough to handle all of your organization's data, or are platform-based technologies the answer?
Big Switch's OpenFlow SDN architecture, which includes a controller, network virtualization app and monitoring tool, won the Network Innovation Award.
Over half of local and central governments across Europe are using or plan to use private clouds hosted by third parties
IT services supplier CSC raised sales 3% and recorded $268m profits one year after it suffered a $1.5bn charge for its failed NHS contract
Data breach reporting rules require practices to alert patients and regulators to breaches of 500 or more records. But what about smaller breaches?
US Federal Reserve confirms an intranet breach but denies claims that Anonymous hackers accessed the passwords of over 4,000 executives
A report from Microsoft on factors that differentiate malware infection rates around the world shows Europe leading the fight for cyber security
Lenovo has launched a mid-market channel programme to target the 100-999 seat sector which it views as a substantial opportunity
Issues in Vodafone’s southern European deployments continue to drag down revenues, despite a strong performance in emerging markets
The failure of administrators to find a buyer for 2e2 has led to large parts of the UK business to be closed and for hundreds of jobs to be lost
Deadline for session submissions for BriForum London 2013 on 16-17 May is looming. VDI guru Brian Madden on what is hot in the sector
The Education Secretary has announced changes to the national curriculum with a computing GCSE to replace the former ICT option
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is using cloud-based collaboration to underpin the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP)
Risk-averse policy has long curbed government IT reform, but in simplifying security, Whitehall hopes to widen its range of commodity IT
New York design firm DS+R found its cloud NAS setup wasn't ready for primetime as primary storage, but it came in handy when disaster struck.
Is the price of IBM's new entry-level PureApplication System low enough to broaden its appeal?
Michael Gove U-turns decision to scrap GCSEs, as National Curriculum reveals pupils will learn algorithms and programming from age five
If CIOs haven't updated their data privacy laws to include mobile data, the FTC's new mobile privacy guidelines make it clear that the time has come.
Symantec and Microsoft have joined forces to take down the servers that have been running the Bamital botnet which has been netting criminals thousands through click fraud
Mobile device orientation changes affect wireless network performance, but Ruckus beamforming technology strengthens Wi-Fi signal to mobile devices.
O2 has acquired the managed services operation that was run by collapsed reseller 2e2 and will transfer 107 staff across as part of the deal
SAP raises standard support prices for new contracts from 18% to 19% on July 15. SAP UK & Ireland User Group signals reluctant acceptance
Alcatel-Lucent boss Ben Verwaayen has announced that he will not be staying on at the firm after May as the telco reported losses for its fourth quarter
Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School in Bergen reveals how and why it chooses to use technology to enhance students’ learning experiences
In this Q&A, the OpenStack Foundation's chairman highlights features of the Folsom release, recaps the project's 2012 progress and previews Grizzly.
OpenStack Chairman Alan Clark outlines his expectations for the progress of OpenStack cloud deployments in 2013 in the second half of this Q&A.
Backup and recovery SaaS provider Backupify announced a set of APIs for third-party vendors to include in their applications.
NPD Group data shows indirect sales of IT products through distributors grew less than 1% in 2012 and reseller sales dropped by about the same amount.
Even before the company decided to go private, the Dell SAN business was in transition as it integrated technologies collected through acquisition.
IT needs better application and data management tools to support the growing array of enterprise mobile productivity scenarios.
The response to proposals by the European Commission to extend the vertical markets that will have to report data breaches has been met with a mixed response
Acquisitive managed data services provider Six Degrees Group has cut the ribbon on new headquarters in the City of London near Monument tube
Administrators of insolvent datacentre services provider 2e2 have asked customers for £1m in funding if they want uninterrupted services
Aside from deals struck in the telco market January saw the volume of tech M&A deals drop and the value reduce
Telecoms hardware manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent reports losses of €1.37bn and confirms CEO Ben Verwaayen will step down
KPMG study shows demand for IT talent rising, as IT professionals with SQL, PHP, CSS and HTML skills see spike in earnings
As BYOD takes off in more firms those looking after the bills are expecting that data roaming charges will increase over the course of this year
Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley is tasked with reviewing the Met’s technology operations ahead of swingeing cuts due to come in this April
Networking, datacentre and security distie Westcon has hired former Intermec Technologies man Chris Ranger as its new vice president of EMEA services
Professor Kenneth Paterson and graduate student Nadhem AlFardan have discovered a TLS attack that tracks the timing of error messages to reveal plaintext.
Microsoft complies with a number of standards to reassure Office 365 customers that it doesn’t look at their data; though they certainly could.
Michael Dell has written an open letter to customers to provide an upbeat assessment of the prospects of success of his bid to take the company back into private hands
Hard disk drives maintain dominance, even as HDD market's revenue is expected to fall in 2013, according to market researcher iSuppli.
Startup PHD Virtual's expertise with VM backups goes past VMware to Citrix XenServer, with plans to add multi-hypervisor management.
Symantec partners now have the option to sell Symantec Website Security Solutions and the GeoTrust Enterprise Security Center to enterprise customers.