The Egyptian telecommunication’s ministry and human rights group AFTE have filed appeals against a court order to block YouTube
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days
Barclays bank will offer free Wi-Fi in 1,500 branches after trialling BT’s wireless white label solution
David Pitchford, executive director of Major Projects Authority heads up the Universal Credit at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
A senior manager for Red Hat has indicated it expects a hybrid approach to public and private cloud by customers to remain the norm for the foreseeable future
Sophos has called on resellers to help small customers that are suffering from web site attacks that is spreading malware
The aerospace and defence company BAE Systems will work with Vodafone to offer security products for mobiles and tablets
ForeScout CounterACT combines its network access control product with mobile device management from AirWatch and MobileIron to help IT enable secure enterprise mobility.
IT industry body Intellect is wants to raise awareness of the benefits that automation software can bring to UK business
Brocade has blamed changes to the tax code in its home state of California for a $21m (£13.5m) net loss, down from $54m in the previous quarter and $59m year-on-year
Rackspace is leasing datacentre space in the UK to serve customers who want to host data in the EU to comply with data sovereignty rules
Google could take tougher steps against sites that are selling illegal products with reported proposals to block payments to pirates
A branch of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has released guidelines designed to clarify the murky rules of cloud compliance.
Java technology news is constantly shifting. This article takes a look at the important Java trends right now, at the start of 2013.
Java mobile applications are becoming more popular as mobile devices proliferate, both for consumers and for businesses.
Many engineers can't contribute to OpenFlow protocol development because they can't afford the Open Networking Foundation's $30,000 membership fee.
Enterprises have yet to roll out mobile versions of most of their applications, a recent survey says. One key factor moving forward is security.
Hackers have hijacked Burger King's Twitter account and used it to send tweets promoting rival fast-food chain McDonalds
Prime Minister David Cameron will use his visit to Delhi to promise greater collaboration with India in fighting cyber attacks
Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) and comms distie Nimans have launched a double sales incentive plan to promote sales of its OpenScape lines and displace rival installations
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has appointed software industry veteran Alex Hilton to its chief executive post
Unified comms and collaboration reseller avsnet hopes to drive more business in the north of England and widen its tech expertise after buying Lancashire-based Besttel for an undisclosed sum
BI software revenue growth will be slow in 2013 compared with recent years. Analyst firm Gartner is predicting 7% worldwide growth this year
A picture of a split response to mobility between enterprises and SMEs has emerged from the latest Symantec State of Mobility global report
Accenture's latest Technology Vision 2013 report recommends CIOs plan to integrate cloud and on-premise systems
Bill Gates has admitted that Microsoft made mistakes in its mobile strategy allowing leadership in the smartphone market to go to rivals
At HP's Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, the company rolled out a slew of changes to PartnerOne, focusing on easier rebates and certifications.
In the SMB space, WD, QNAP and Apricorn announced new products, while STORServer offered a free TSM upgrade.
Westcon has been handed Microsoft’s Partner Network Gold Communications competency as a mark of proficiency around its Lync UC portfolio, becoming the first distie worldwide to achieve the designation
In this week's news briefs, the Watson supercomputer takes on cancer, an update adds security tools to Dropbox for Teams and Rackspace stock plunges.
HP has launched a new partner programme for Autonomy resellers and announced plans to bring them into the wider channel fold
As near field communications (NFC) becomes a more popular feature on mobile phones, more attacks based on the technology will arise
Storage and file-sync vendors Accellion, ShareFile and Box will add mobile Office suite features to their mobile apps by year's end.
NetApp dips its toe in the all-flash array market with adapted E-Series, announces a ‘new’ OS and revamps high-end FAS6200 arrays with flash options rather than default
HP's new StoreSystem converged system combines 3PAR StoreServ storage and software with StoreOnce deduplication.
NetApp flash strategy includes a FlashRay all-SSD system built from the ground up and another based on its E-Series platform.
The demand for mobile apps and how quickly those apps need to change is persuading some companies to embrace agile best practices.
A source says Cisco spin-in Insieme Networks is building a fabric controller for massive leaf-spine architecture, application-defined networking.
Companies have long considered metadata secondary to analytics and data management programs, but with the advent of 'big data,' that's changing.
US security firm says a secretive branch of China's military in Shanghai is probably one of the world's 'most prolific cyber espionage groups'
Former G-Cloud director Chris Chant has called for greater investment and more resources for the 'woefully underfunded' programme
The main four mobile operators and BT win lots in the spectrum auction, albeit for more than £1bn less than Chancellor George Osborne hoped
HP has announced a set of wide ranging enhancements to its PartnerOne programme at its Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas
Dell has delivered a set of results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year that show decreases in revenue and net income in what could be the last set of numbers before it turns private
Apple has reported that it has isolated malware that took advantage of a weakness in Java and landed on some of its machines at its US headquarters
Somerset Council prevented its troubled Southwest One outsourcing partner from delivering millions of pounds in back-office savings
Everything Everywhere (EE), the mobile operator formed from the recent combination of Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, has named Daisy Distribution as the launch distributor of its fourth generation (4G) mobile network comms package, 4GEE
Accenture is leading a consortium of suppliers to maintain the IT system integrating national border controls across Europe
Can mutuals, touted as a new model for the public sector, help change the way government does IT, both as a user and provider of services?
Stuxnet 'tactically smart but strategically stupid', says David Davis, MP for Haltemprice and Howden, former Minister of State at Foreign Office
Analysts at Gartner have been assessing the potential impact of cognizant, or wearable computing technology
HP channel partners say the company's new rules of engagement are a good step toward overcoming channel conflict with HP's sales teams.
Federal regulators want EHR interoperability now. A new HIMSS center could let vendors test data liquidity.
How much clinical evidence supports the meaningful use criteria? Some say not enough.
A cloud storage comparison conducted by Nasuni showed Microsoft edging out Amazon after a strong performance improvement over last year.
The pace of change in the mobile market is so much faster than in the traditional PC world challenging security specialists to speed up their reaction time to industry changes
A combination of economic and organizational factors is slowing down ERP deployment projects, according to a new report.
IT admins can securely manage mobile devices through VMware's Horizon Workspace suite, if they are willing to lock-in with VMware.
VMware has put View and Mirage into the Horizon Suite to integrate its end-user computing management tools into a single stack -- for a price.
Virident's FlashMAX Connect PCIe flash storage software suite enables synchronous mirroring, flash resource sharing and back-end caching.
Enterprise social software spending is increasing, but business needs a social networking strategy to ensure employees use the technology.
Fawcett deployed a 23 country BYOD strategy while at software firm, Quest, which was acquired by Dell. She is now hoping to take her experience to Dell.
Attorney general Eric Holder says the US will put diplomatic pressure on foreign governments over cyber crime and plans to prosecute offenders
Apple releases a security update for its Mac OS X to protect against malware used to attack the company’s computer systems
Yahoo is to update its homepage for the first time in four years as part of efforts to win back users from rival Google
Changes to the way Twitter deals with web links for security reasons means users will have fewer characters to use in tweets
Enterprise BI specialist Micro Focus has reported steady trading for the period from 31 October, with results in-line with its expectations
With its successful restructuring now largely complete, RM chairman Martyn Ratcliffe has announced he will step down from the firm this summer
The government’s plan to make all patient records available online by 2015 could get de-railed, as just 4% of GPs currently offer digital access
The command and control centres (C&C) for more than half of the world’s botnets are in the US, not China, says security firm CheckPoint
As it prepares to reprivatise, Dell has reported an 11% decrease in revenue for Q4 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Cloud providers need strong backup infrastructure to support mobile data, with distributed data centers and broad WAN connectivity.
Pearson to offer 10 education startup companies $10,000 and expert mentors.
Big data trends in 2013 will include rises in cloud storage, organization of unstructured data and the importance of real-time analytics.
Attorney and former HHS Office of Civil Rights authority dissects the HIPAA omnibus rule for compliance strategies.
With its SecureWatch partner programme rapidly approaching its first birthday, threat protection specialist Corero is targeting a new phase of channel and company expansion in the coming months
VCE's new lower-cost Vblocks are a step in the right direction, but the converged infrastructure systems may not make a splash in today's data center.
A Juniper Networks executive claims the refresh needed for 4G networks could lead mobile operators to become early adopters of software defined networking
HP sets strategy to increase software revenue from $4B to $45B by leaning more on partners; focus is on IT management/cloud, security and big data.
IRIS Software Group, a payroll and accountancy vendor, is seeking to bolster its customer base by partnering with Equanet in a deal that aims to provide exclusive offers on computers and accessories
In a bid to persuade more companies to adopt Google cloud applications, cloud services provider Ancoris has partnered with SoftWatch to monitor actual usage of Microsoft Office via its assessment service
HP offers WLAN controller module for campus core chassis and a switch with WLAN control functionality for integrated wired and wireless networking.
Riverbed Whitewater cloud backup platform adds support for Amazon Glacier and Google Cloud Storage, as well as two larger capacity virtual appliances.
HP CEO Meg Whitman reports that the ailing computer company has a lot of work ahead to rebuild its enterprise business.
Tesco will run a private cloud infrastructure from its internal datacentre to host its website and retail related apps
Hacking collective Anonymous is the latest victim in a series of Twitter account hacks that have hit high-profile organisations such as Burger King and Jeep.
Music companies have accused Google of failing to fulfil a pledge not to give prominent rankings in search results to websites offering illegal music downloads.
Integrator G3 Global has come to the rescue of fellow SAP partner Diagonal Consulting, part of the collapsed 2e2 group, handing over an undisclosed cash sum for the business
Whilst employers claim to be keen on flexible working, employees still have their doubts around company policy
At HP's Global Partner Conference in Las Vegas, HP Software has been talking up a potential $45bn channel opportunity around its business
A quarter of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in 2013 will be application-based, according to a report by research firm Gartner.
Mark Hall took the reins from HMRC’s larger-than-life former CIO Phil Pavitt at the end of last year. He talks about plans to be fully digital
News International will close down two datacentres each in the UK, the US and Australia as it looks to use more cloud services
The first state-sponsored fibre cabinet is installed in Bangor as part of the Superfast Cymru project to bring faster broadband speeds to Wales
Cyber attacks originally crafted to target the financial services industry are migrating to other sectors, says security firm McAfee.
Struggling telecoms firm, Alcatel Lucent names its new chief executive officer (CEO) as Michel Combes, to take over from 1 April 2013
Security vendor, Becrypt, has launched on-screen, pre-boot keyboard support for Windows 8 tablets
Cloud security intelligence vendor Webroot is partnering with FancyFon to leverage its FAMOC mobile device management technology
Some 97% of all security threats sent across business networks are found within just 10 applications, says Palo Alto Networks
Network and virtualisation specialist Enables IT has posted its first set of annual results following its reverse takeover by MSP Nexus Management and revealed details of its future strategy
The winners are in for the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Networking. See who made the top spots.
Facebook is planning a ‘cold storage’ facility at its Prineville datacentre facility in Oregon to archive users’ old photographs
Sales of LTO tapes were up in Q4 of 2012, according to Santa Clara Consulting Group, although overall sales revenues continue to fall.
India-based CIOs must plan for the adoption of technologies such as business intelligence, cloud computing and mobile to help the business benefit from India’s economic growth.
Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida discusses virtual data storage challenges and the effects of server virtualization on enterprise storage.
Meg Whitman has said that HP is showing signs of improvement as its lengthy turnaround process continues
HP partners say they're still feeling effects of organizational problems, but are pleased to hear of the company's plans to correct them.
The shortage of skilled cyber security professionals is leading to more frequent and costly data breaches, the (ISC)2 Global information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) has revealed.