Charities, housing associations and consultancies have warned that the Department for Work and Pensions’ £2.2bn Universal Credit programme has all the hallmarks of another public sector IT disaster.
Alcatel, LG and ZTE will be the first mobile manufacturers to bring Firefox OS handsets to the market
Entries for the Computer Weekly European User Awards are now open. Find out about the five awards series running throughout 2013.
Microsoft has become the latest company to be attacked by computer hackers
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days
The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) is giving start-ups the chance to promote ideas for banking services
Figures from the CBI indicate that the services sector is continuing to struggle with profitability falling sharply last quarter
With memories of the Touchpad now fading HP has announced it will launch a 7 inch tablet for the consumer market
HP launches Slate 7 tablet, its latest attempt to break into the market, which runs Android Jelly Bean and offers Google services
Companies which believe their data use is better than their competitors are more likely to consider themselves ahead in financial performance too
The website for Interflora has disappeared from Google search pages, amid accusations the company has manipulated links
Micro-P has appointed channel sales veteran Mark Weaver as its new communications sales manager
London Internet Exchange (LINX) considering an internet hub in Scotland to reduce the reliance on London and Manchester hubs
New technology enables data-rich applications to be run from base stations, reducing latency in mobile networks
WatchGuard has launched a couple of wireless access mobile points as it talks up the BYOD security threat to businesses
Samsung has unveiled software which enables a secure work profile to run on a Samsung mobile device
Early data on Windows 8 touchscreen shipments through distribution do not look good, says Context
A website containing information about every school in Wales has been launched by the Welsh government
CommVault’s Simpana 10 enterprise backup software makes a play for Big Data use cases with extended capabilities around its Common Store data repository and compliance functions
Cloud computing architectures are having wide-reaching effects on Java application development. Here are five hot trends in cloud computing for 2013.
Visa and Samsung have announced a global alliance in order to accelerate near-field communication (NFC) mobile payments.
Microsoft will reimburse customers affected by the Windows Azure outage caused by an expired SSL certificate
GreenBytes adds a virtual appliance based on its IO Offload Engine product that reduces storage for VDI and transmits images faster.
While the iPad might have mind share in health care, the Dell tablet runs native Windows software, adds biometric and smart card authentication.
CommVault upgrades its data protection and management software, adding global deduplication and a simpler way to manage workflow in Simpana 10.
At the CSA Summit 2013, Mark Weatherford said the DHS 'cyber 911' service will better support the private sector, and new voluntary standards are in the works.
Panelists at the Cloud Security Alliance Summit say mobile security and cloud security are linked, and that preventing data loss demands securing the app layer.
The Cloud Security Alliance expanded its cloud security training and cloud provider security assurance efforts Monday at its 2013 CSA Summit.
Big data has the potential to transform businesses through the ability to extract meaning, but it will also increase exposure to cyber attack
President Barack Obama’s executive order on cybersecurity is a “very big deal” says Mark Weatherford, deputy under-secretary for cybersecurity at the US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS).
The lack of people with cyber security skills requires urgent attention, says Mark Weatherford, deputy under-secretary for cybersecurity at the US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS).
The Red Cross is using Microsoft Office 365 to support over one million staff and volunteers at its operations worldwide
LG Electronics has acquired webOS from HP with the intention of using the software to enhance the user experience of its smart TVs
Channel Telecom says implementing a new charging data record standard will make it easier for comms VARs to keep on top of their customer billing
Communications security specialist Thales and teamed up with PKI player Entrust to develop a joint solution that will protect user data against the latest threats
Ancestry.com tackles DNA testing with the help of the Hadoop framework, and discovers that moving to big data technologies takes time and teamwork.
CFOs are becoming increasingly influential over IT services spending in Europe and North America, according to the latest research from Forrester
The mature economies including Europe and the US will continue to see IT spending levels much lower than in China and other developing countries as economic problems continue
Up to 20 of the world’s top 100 IT service providers could disappear by 2014 because of the tough economic conditions, says Gartner
At VMware PEX 2013 in Las Vegas, VMware announced VMware Cloud Credits Purchasing Program for channel partners to sell to customers.
In these news briefs, Microsoft Azure bests AWS cloud in performance tests, and VCE targets midsize firms with two Vblock Systems and new software.
EMC relaunches VMAX Service Provider as VMAX Cloud Edition, broadens target to include companies that want to build private storage clouds.
At Security B-Sides 2013, Joshua Corman railed against PCI DSS and vendor profit measures, calling for a renewed information security focus on what really matters.
At Security B-Sides San Francisco, Brett Hardin asked why organizations hire penetration testers and assessed the value of penetration testing.
In a talk critical of cyberattack finger-pointing, Art Coviello stressed the need for infosec strategy to emphasize big data, interconnectivity.
The era of big data has arrived and information security professionals need to embrace it, says Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA
Despite escalating security challenges, there is a case for optimism, says Scott Charney of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Group
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US are leading a campaign to target piracy using a “six strike” warning system
More training and education are urgently needed if the UK is going to get enough cyber security professionals able to fend off the latest threats a senior executive at Cyber-Ark has warned
Education specialist Promethean has issued preliminary numbers of last year that show the impact of a challenging education market
Gartner analysts have branded EMEA the weak spot in the worldwide server market as revenues declined across the board
VMware has added new incentives, enablement and collaboration programmes on the opening day of its global partner knees-up, PEX
UK organisations must refresh their datatcentre hardware every three years to make systems more power efficient
In addition to integrating Microsoft Lync and Skype, Blue Jeans Network enables screensharing and conferencing with room-based video.
Open cloud company Rackspace has acquired ObjectRocket, a MongoDB database as a service company
Northamber chairman David Phillips has slammed “tired and historic” vendors for eroding the distributor’s business by cutting prices again and again
NVMe and SCSI Express are emerging, defining specs for SAS- and SATA-compatible PCIe SSDs. We spoke with Mike James of SanDisk to learn more.
With the business version of Office 365 being launched Microsoft has talked up the services opportunities for resellers using its open model
CISOs at RSA Conference 2013 say identifying attack campaigns means taking security big data to the next level. The hard part? Finding data analysts.
The latest version of Zerto's hypervisor-based replication product offers support for remote offices and updates for cloud providers.
350,000 different variants of unsolicited spam SMS messages were accounted for in 2012, with 53,000 variants logged for December alone
DataDirect Networks launches the hScaler, an appliance designed to speed deployment and increase efficiency of Hadoop storage-based big data systems.
New tools and increasing cloud adoption have breathed life into the market for Monitoring as a Service.
In his RSA Conference 2013 keynote, Microsoft's Scott Charney struck an optimistic note when talking about the future of information security.
Recent anecdotes have underscored health IT safety issues, but a new report says tech is a key way to improve patient safety.
Dell, VMware made product and partnership announcements at VMware PEX, designed to improve their partners' ability to sell to the VDI space.
RSA exhibitors offered a range of mobile application management solutions, intended to ease the challenges of monitoring BYOD environments.
Microsoft hopes its new Office 365 offerings will make a subscription-based model more enticing to customers.
Chinese cyberattacks rely on spear phishing and overwhelming numbers, not sophisticated attack methods, says a researcher at RSA Conference 2013.
Software makers and online service providers need to prepare for two ISO standards on vulnerability handling processes due by the end of 2013
Active defence against cyber attacks is illegal if it is tantamount to hacking back or vigilantism, says security startup CrowdStrike.
China is not the only country carrying out large-scale cyber espionage, says US cyber security firm Mandiant.
The state of the average high street last year was fairly dire with major retailers closing shops at the rate of almost one an hour in 2012
Nominet has decided to scrap its plans to go forward with a new service offering a “secure” .uk domain
Mobile security and management specialist MobileIron has signed up Exclusive Networks to represent it in the UK, France and Spain
Brocade’s new EMEA channel chief Thomas Langkjaer has said he will seek to integrate more closely with partners
Channel cloud providers are causing confusion by using too much jargon and not providing enough education according to the results of research from the Six Degrees Group
Big data is causing a lot of strain to datacentre facilities and spiking datacentre workloads creating serious security concerns
Microsoft's Windows Azure strategy -- integration with System Center 2012 and a low price -- make it a viable alternative to AWS for cloud computing.
As banks strive to meet a regulation to make it easier for consumers to switch accounts, research shows there is an appetite for it in Europe
EC's green IT project CoolEmAll is developing the first prototype of the Simulation, Visualisation and Decision-Support (SVD) toolkit
The UK government has signed an agreement with Estonia to work together on developing digital public services
Hybrid flash array startup Tegile Systems says its 'persistent registration' of deals is a key differentiator of its partner program.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has told shareholders at the vendor's annual meeting that it is not taking the competition for granted
Arista DANZ turns the vendor's switches into network monitoring switches for tap and SPAN port aggregation via software.
IT executives at a data management symposium discuss gaining control over BYOD challenges and rogue cloud backup initiatives in their companies.
Salesforce.com emphasized Salesforce customers over social technology at its annual winter conference, according to consultant Denis Pombriant.
IBM's MobileFirst application and infrastructure for enterprise mobility may appeal to existing customers if they are willing to pay a premium.
RSA's Art Coviello explains why the shortcomings of current mainstream security products are part of what's driving enterprise interest in big data.
Even with orchestration software to automate security controls, many cloud providers find comfort in manual processes -- despite the inefficiencies.
Standards are the key to a successful security strategy, says Robert Pittman, chief information security officer of Los Angeles County
Government is prepared for the worst, but Hollywood-style simultaneous power outages in 14 cities is not part of the “new normal”, says the lead for US federal government cyber security policy
Verne Global has selected Colt's UK-made modular datacentres to expand its Icelandic facility
The ruling by the High Court to get internet service providers to block three sites allowing downloads of illegal content might not be that effective in the fight against piracy
Those people responsible for running security at enterprises are showing more concern about the prospect of their firms being the victim of a state backed cyber attack
Businesses are trawling Facebook and Twitter to spot subtle changes in consumer behaviour that can open up lucrative business opportunities
Sky to acquire Telefónica (O2) UK’s broadband and fixed-line telephony business, making it the second-largest broadband provider in the UK
O-bit sales director Tim Loveday is to reunite with his former boss Dave Breith at Polycom partner Coms, taking up the role of indirect channel sales director
Resellers looking to cut costs should look to improve the efficiency of their vehicle fleets, as the experience of Edinburgh-based ECS shows
At least one NFL team is looking to improve its draft-day decisions with new SAP analytics software.
Microsoft has joined the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) to develop standards for cloud computing
The Department for Transport (DfT) has signed a deal to outsource its BPO shared services centre in a move that will see it ditch SAP.
Mike Lynch, the former CEO and founder of Autonomy, says HP has still not attempted to get in touch following its allegations of fraud back in November
In the recent troubled economic times, business priorities have changed, driving cloud adoption in Indian enterprises.
Nearly four months after being slammed over alleged accounting fraud, former Autonomy frontman Mike Lynch says he has not heard a peep out of HP
Atlantis Computing's ILIO Persistent VDI extends VDI optimization to virtual desktops with persistent data.
High-profile politicians dominate this year's keynote sessions, but mobile health is the hot topic at HIMSS 2013.
A panel of cloud security experts fielded questions on cloud provider transparency, the CSA's Notorious Nine report and more at RSA Conference 2013.
Verizon is revamping its partner program, adding a new tiered structure, certification requirements and registration of enterprise-level deals.
HIMSS 2013: Dell opens testing facility to support Epic implementations virtualized to VMware, for Intel x86 servers running Red Hat Linux.