The government is urging SMEs to submit evidence ahead of the publication of its Information Economy Strategy in May
Apple is planning to improve the security of iOS on iPhones and iPads by using image recognition or response, according to a patent application
The Australian parliament has summoned Microsoft, Apple and Adobe to appear before a committee investigating pricing
IBM has combined its IT service management with Emerson Network Power’s Trellis platform for datacentre infrastructure management (DCIM)
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days
TechTarget and Computer Weekly surveys find that less than 10% of organisations looking to implement software defined networking (SDN)
Analyst firm Gartner has identified three trends for analytics and BI: transparency, real-time and automation
A computer expert who advised the European Commission in its investigation into anti-competitive behaviour by Microsoft faces £2.5bn legal battle
Intel adds Linux capability to CAS flash cache software product acquired from Nevex last year and plans multiple-node write cache functionality later in 2013
Cloud services provider Elastichosts has taken the wraps off four data centres across the globe to provide resellers selling to multinational customers with more options
One of Dell's largest shareholders has made it clear it will vote against buy-back plans that are being spearheaded by Michael Dell
IT suppliers could lose out on multi-billion-pound contracts as the government introduces methods to exclude tax avoiders from bidding process
Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in the UK is latest organisation to examine Autonomy accounts, which is accused of inflating its value
Third-party vendors offer cloud federation as enterprises seek integration among their mixed vendor, cloud-based UC apps.
HMRC is notifying businesses about impending real-time information (RTI) changes to the PAYE payroll system
Tech Data Mobile has been handed the contract to manage the end-to-end supply chain operation for mobility retailer Phones 4u in the UK and Ireland
Customers relying on 2e2's data centre services are being courted by rivals that are promising easy migration to alternatives
Publisher Haymarket, is deploying Google Apps for Business and Google Apps Vault in the UK and US.
Software defined networking has secured new interest this week with Intel investing into Big Switch Networks and F5 acquiring LineRate Systems
These briefs address new PCI guidelines for cloud providers, IBM's new servers for SMB private clouds, and the resignation of Alcatel-Lucent's CEO.
Microsoft has changed how it delivers updates to customers in Exchange 2013. But is the new system really a change for the better?
The UK government’s strategy for cyber security is delivering benefits even in its early stages, according to the National Audit Office (NAO)
To reduce security risks and to improve mobile device management Gartner is expecting more enteprises to develop their own app stores
A consortium of IT companies, including PayPal and Lenovo, publishes new set of standards that could rid users of usernames and passwords
Businesses are avoiding Oracle’s Fusion strategy according to research from Forrester. CIOs should be wary of the supplier's long-term plans.
The collapse of Cornwall's strategic alliance with BT has scuppered a plan for the county's hospitals to digitise 750,000 patient records.
The Financial Reporting Council has launched an investagtion into Autonomy's reports in the lead up to its acquisition by HP
Barclays will cut jobs in the UK as part of a total reduction of 3,700 staff after reporting a substantial drop in profits for the last 12 months
Despite growing services revenues many in the channel continue to view traditional kit sales as a key source of income
VMware is buying storage virtualisation specialist Virsto Software to deliver on its software-defined datacentre strategy
Exclusive Networks has announced it will return to acquisitive growth in 2013 as part of a wider plan to make sales of €1bn (£860m) per annum by 2017
Representing Indian IT services firms, Nasscom expects a recovery in sales growth with an increase by as much as 14% in the next 12 months
A report from the National Audit Office has revealed that it could take decades to get the right level of skilled security specialists to secure the UK
Identifying meaningful metrics and constructing data narratives are keys to success in HR analytics initiatives, speakers at an HCI conference say.
Intel releases new SSD caching software application to improve performance on its SSD and PCIe flash cards.
Cisco has unveiled a number of channel initiatives to support the launch of its new midmarket collaboration solution, Cisco Business Edition 6000
HIE leaders discuss their hopes and fears and the limitations of the Cerner-McKesson interoperability deal that sources say is in the works.
Data minimization is one tactic SMBs should consider as they develop and revamp data breach prevention and incident response plans.
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to share cyber threat information with private companies
Twitter is working with American Express on a "pay by tweet" system for users to pay for real or virtual items through the microblogging service
Phoenix IT has issued an interim management statement sounding a note of caution despite its contracts being in a healthier position compared to last year
Only 21% of European datacentre managers have acted to address the EC's 20-20-20 Renewable Energy directive
Apple CEO Tim Cook has used a speech at a technology conference to deny that his firm has an aversion to making large acquisitions
VAR heavyweight Trustmarque has lifted the lid on strong financial results and said that growth in both sales and profits reflects the strategic transformation it has made in recent years
Barely five months after it acquired the managed services business of fallen rival Maxima, Redstone has announced plans to spin out the business unit into a new company to be named Redcentric
Network providers not investing in their backhaul to keep performance levels high, despite increase in mobile data and influx of 4G services
UK businesses use Identity and access management (IAM) mainly for cloud and collaboration rather than security, a Quocirca study reveals
Cloud-based finance and HR applications are spending priorities for a significant minority of UK IT professionals in 2013
Indian IT services company Infosys will mentor British entrepreneurs focused on digital, wireless and mobile technologies
Economic pressures and increased market competition are to blame for a 1.7% in the mobile phone market in 2012, according to Gartner
Boots is to roll out contactless payments across its stores nationwide, in a deal with payment providers Visa Europe and Streamline
VMware pros welcome the move to bundle vCenter Operations Manager with vSphere and charge per CPU, echoing pricing changes for vRAM and vCloud Suite.
Recently placing 19 young people into its three-year apprenticeship scheme, Accenture needs 20 more for its Tyneside offices
In a busy February Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed another critical Oracle vulnerability in Exchange. Plus, Internet Explorer received fixes.
CA Technologies has produced some research undertaken by Quocirca that warns those firms not taking identity management seriously they face losing out to competitors
US Army Medical Command equips 11,000 staff at six hospitals with virtual desktop access and login times slashed to 30 seconds using Atlantis ILIO flash caching software
The Virsto acquisition could strengthen the VMware software-defined data center and help fight off advances from Microsoft Hyper-V, experts say.
The latest version of Dropbox for Teams gives admins more control over users' files stored on the network for sharing and collaboration.
Ask mobile software developers 'What is BYOD?' and, along with the reply 'bring your own device,' they are quick to add 'but some restrictions apply.'
The Oracle Linux update is just Red Hat in Oracle clothing, observers say. But it is enterprise-ready.
With Radware's acquisition of Strangeloop Networks, Web application optimization is consolidated further into application delivery controllers.
A keynote at the ARC World Industry Forum emphasizes mobility, information-driven manufacturing and risk management trends to watch.
Despite being told that Exchange 2010 SP3 would allow for coexistence with Exchange 2013, administrators must still wait on planned migrations.
A software QA professional and former journalist explains how building strong relationships with project stakeholders results in better software.
President Obama issued an executive order aimed at fostering public-private information sharing among critical infrastructure sectors.
F5 Networks' acquisition of LineRate Systems should allow the company to modernize its core TMOS software and its iRules scripting engine.
Though VMware acquired storage I/O acceleration software maker Virsto Software, some IT pros question the potential benefits of adding another layer.
Network company Cisco has reported $3.1bn profits for its last quarter, up 44% compared with the same period the year before
The hoped-for upswing in PC shipments looks more out of reach than ever before as analysts declare the shift to tablets and smartphones a “permanent trend
Big data demand and increasing use of flash-based storage helped NetApp deliver a solid set of Q3 numbers
In a move designed to bolster its own customer support offering Capita has spent £65m acquiring Northgate Managed Services
Datacentre cost, traditionally a secondary consideration to resilience, has moved higher on IT’s agenda, shows DataCentre Dynamics study
Google has launched legal action against BT, accusing the British firm of four counts of patent infringement
Cisco CEO John Chambers has pointed to signs that key parts of the European market may be beginning to turn around
The high-profile closure of 2e2 should serve as a lesson in best practice for businesses contracting cloud or managed service providers, says CIF
Virgin Media is hiring engineers and customer service representatives for its growing superfast broadband network and television customer base
Propalms, a U.K.-based software vendor, has acquired the assets of Pano Logic, which went belly up last fall and left customers in the lurch.
Somerset council's Southwest One outsourcing venture achieved just 10% of the savings initially targeted half way through the programme
Ingram Micro has closed out its financial 2012 on a high note, with fourth quarter sales up 14% in US dollars and its October acquisition of BrightPoint already paying off
Mobility spurs video conferencing software need; users want software- and cloud-based offerings to interoperate with their legacy video hardware.
Nearly every industry, country and type of data was involved in a breach of some kind in the past year, according to security firm Trustwave
Client Heartbeat, a customer monitoring tool, and Klpz, for telephone prospecting, are being added to the ConnectWise PSA portfolio.
Human resources managers hungering after a 'seat at the table' can achieve strategic HR by connecting metrics to business outcomes, one VP of HR says.
The government has introduced new rules intended to prevent companies from minimising their UK tax bills, amid several IT companies having been singled out as alleged tax-avoiders.
The latest market numbers from IDC show that the printer market took a hammering in the fourth quarter as weak economic conditions took their toll
Dropbox, Google Drive, Harvest and other services are now available on Salesforce's Do application.
Cisco unveils incentives for the midmarket-aimed Cisco Business Edition 6000, including lower certification requirements and sales and marketing help.
Veeam Software is the latest on-premises backup software vendor to embrace the cloud, using it to copy VM backups already on disk.
The promise of free backup software is appealing to many SMBs, but backup expert W. Curtis Preston says you get what you pay for.
A problem in the latest iPhone and iPad operating system generates an endless loop of transaction logs that can slow Exchange 2010 servers to a crawl.
Daisy Group is to acquire 2e2’s datacentre business in a move that will safeguard the future of the 2e2 assets and double the amount of datacentre power at Daisy’s fingertips
Michael Dell has allowed his 16% stake in the PC maker to be valued at 2% lower than the level that was offered to shareholders
ICO urges review of personal data policies after issuing a £150,000 fine to Nursing and Midwifery Council for breaching data protection laws
Better Capital, the venture capital backer of channel outfits Calyx Managed Services and m-hance, has said both businesses are trading according to its expectations
Nutanix CEO interview: How converged storage will make the SAN obsolete; and the threat from VMware’s VSAN storage virtualisation plans
Chinese telecoms firm, Huawei, hopes its cloud-based software defined networking (SDN) strategy will help service providers simplify networks
Vision Solutions is targeting the Citrix channel with a new line of cloud protection and recovery solutions, based on its Double-Take and MIMIX lines
ComputerLinks has been signed up by Kaspersky Lab to handle the security vendor's endpoint protection product
Government will spend tens of millions through the G-Cloud framework in 2013, says Alex Holmes, deputy director of IT reform at the Cabinet Office
Enterprises in Europe lag behind in bring-your-own-device (BYOD) schemes, but catching up with integrating devices in corporate networks
The networking firm reports record revenues, but confirms a tax charge pushed it to report losses of $21m
Bad outsourcing decisions nearly two-thirds of data breaches investigated by security firm Trustwave in the past year
Sage has announced it has offloaded several products as it looks to keep the focus on its core activities and streamline its portfolio
Insight has returned to revenue growth in EMEA during the fourth and final quarter of its fiscal 2012, however profits declined sharply thanks to restructuring costs
Barracuda Networks has handed its former UK and Ireland country manager, Jason Howells, the post of UK and Ireland regional sales director in an attempt to drive more growth on the storage side of its business
Westcoast has been handed exclusive distribution of a monochrome laser and multifunction range Kyocera is aiming at the low end of the SME market
CA is making changes to ARCserve licensing for MSPs, highlighted by the addition of per-workstation, per-socket or per-virtual machine options.
A U.S. Army desktop health care patient program has increased the time doctors can spend with patients by tiering virtualized desktop storage.
Meet Pluggable Database, the star of Oracle Database 12c—it may redefine database virtualization.
Smartphones and tablets help organizations’ employees see the same version of the performance picture. Will finance embrace these mobile solutions?
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council's guidance for cloud computing won't discourage cloud adoption, proponents say.
If cloud security has worried you, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council report with PCI DSS cloud guidance might add to the confusion.