An independent multidisciplinary datacentre certification programme has been launched by industry body Data Centre Alliance
Tesco is preparing to address the drift of consumers to online retailers such as Amazon for household goods as well as music and video
Samsung Electronics wants a review of the patent damages awarded to Apple after winning a reduction of about 45% to the $1.05bn bill
Logicalis has emerged as the new owner of 2e2’s European business after handing over €24m (£20.7m) for four units, administrators FTI Consulting have said
The UK government plans to select an organisational standard that best meets the requirements for effective cyber risk management
Derbyshire County Council has made substantial savings using NetApp NAS and Sata drives to create tiered storage with integrator Phoenix
Micro-P has been appointed a value added distributor by Dell with the rights to handle the vendor's storage line as both parties look to grow enterprise channel business
Our regular look back at the most popular IT channel news stories from the past seven days
A convicted VAT fraudster who was part of a £38m scam has been given ten more years in prison for failing to pay a £14m compensation charge
Tillmann Werner of CrowdStrike wowed onlookers with a live 'sinkholing' demonstration, taking down the Kelihos P2P botnet.
Samsung wants to displace Apple and BlackBerry for enterprise mobility, but adoption of its new devices could be hindered by their use of Android.
Cloud cost analysis tools from Cloudyn, CloudCheckr and others give Amazon Web Services customers' wallets a break.
Customers continue to understand the need for backup but are failing to use the right tools to ensure that they can restore information quickly according to Veeam
Figures from the Bank of England show that the Funding for Lending scheme is not delivering as much credit to businesses as some had hoped for
Wick Hill has added cybersecurity solutions specialist Becrypt to its vendor line-up enable it to better address thin client security and thus enable more effective BYOD policies among customers
At RSA 2013, experts Ed Skoudis and Johannes Ullrich explained how the SANS CyberCity supports offensive forensics and helps prevent kinetic attacks.
Logicalis has taken over the European business of defunct IT services supplier 2e2, which went bust in January 2013, owing millions to creditors
In a health IT labor shortage, IT leaders need to think long term for successful EHR implementation.
Startup Violin Memory expands from all-flash storage arrays into PCIe flash for servers; turns to investor Toshiba to supply its NAND.
Cisco partner Boice.net helped deploy a temporary network to support thousands of media and officials during last fall's vice presidential debate.
Mobile Backend as a Service helps enterprises extend legacy databases to mobile devices or Web apps through APIs and connectors.
A major upgrade to the Oracle Database Appliance x3-2 gives it some of the Exadata platform's high-end features, although it isn't quite there yet.
Malware is increasingly targeting smartphones and tablet PCs with an Android operating system, according to a malware study from G Data
Crowdfunding website Indiegogo has joined global payments company Adyen to let users give and receive contributions in local currencies
Oracle and Apple have released emergency Java patches to address the latest in-the-wild exploits
The CEO of Tech Data has described the move from higher-margin products to lower-margin kit such as tablets as one of the most rapid changes in the IT industry
Technology websites cast doubt on claims by file-sharing site The Pirate Bay that it has moved to North Korea after being ejected from Sweden
The CIO is an evolving role and changes in technology and budgets, mean it is shifting more towards governance
Bill Gates and Larry Ellison feature in the top five of the latest Forbes list of global billionaires
Open University company Futurelearn has joined forces with the British Council to expand its global reach.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) highlights funding challenges as it launches its new three-year corporate plan
Firms need to embrace technological change or face being left behind, according to executives from Amazon and Salesforce
On the opening day of UC Expo 2013, Lync technology partners are keen to sniff out growth opportunities in the Microsoft channel
Is offensive security or 'hacking back' a viable cyberdefense tactic? RSA Conference 2013 experts struggled to define the terms, never mind the role they play.
On the opening day of UC Expo 2013, audio-visual distie Steljes has been urging its channel partners to consider selling interactive whiteboards in a corporate setting
Fears that machines will encroach on human skills in the workforce are greatly exaggerated, a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit claims
The level of fraud that channel firms are facing is on the rise as criminals look to use various techniques to gain access to funds
Waste management outfit Biffa has inked a managed services deal for its unified communications to improve technology integration and cut costs
Adoption of middleware and SOA appliances is on the rise, experts say. Integration complexity is driving the trend.
The SuperMassive 9000 series fills the gap between Dell SonicWall's SMB and service provider firewall products.
EMC's XtremIO flash array will be available in July as server flash capacities are expanded and flash cache roadmapped
The IPv4-to-IPv6 transition will challenge many IT organizations. IPv6 training can help administrators master IPv6 configuration and new protocols.
EMC makes its XtremIO all-flash array available on a limited basis, also adds eMLC PCIe server-side flash cards and rebrands VFCache.
Enterprises used to turn to public cloud services only for the apps they didn't care about, but lower prices and cloud maturity have changed that.
At RSA Conference 2013, experts from the FBI said insider threat detection hinges not on technology, but on a multifaceted 'people-centric' approach.
CFO Rising East 2013 highlights best practices for CFOs as technology users and -- increasingly -- as managers of IT organizations.
In these briefs, see which geographic and vertical markets boast cloud jobs at $100,000 and up, and learn about a new, open source Python framework.
EHR vendors, led by Cerner, McKesson agree at HIMSS 2013 to streamline patient data interoperability, compete on other metrics in CommonWell alliance.
BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 will manage iOS and Android devices, but that might not be enough to convince BlackBerry customers to stay loyal.
As European businesses are looking to reduce their carbon footprint, many are turning to Iceland to build datacentres
Mobile devices rolled out at the Metropolitan Police could be useless without a strong business case, says a London Assembly committee
Google has ousted Apple as a favourite among investors because of growing confidence in Google’s ability to capture advertising revenues
Cornwall Council’s cabinet has voted in favour of a scaled-down joint venture with BT that will see the supplier run services including IT support
Context is the most important element to defending corporate data in the face of increasingly targeted attacks, says security company Trend Micro
Telecoms distributor NeoWave has teamed up with some of its overseas peers to form a joint venture dedicated to offering hosted video collaboration services based on Vidyo software
With the deadline looming to enter the 2013 MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence, the judges have been unveiled
Samsung has made an investment in Sharp as it looks to gain closer links with the thin-screen LCD manufacturer
Unused fibre cables lying on the Atlantic seabed bring superfast broadband to the Isles of Scilly, replacing a radio link to Cornwall
The European Commission (EC) has fined Microsoft £485m for breaching a competition ruling to give Windows users a choice of browser
"Universal credit contractors told to down tools," claim MPs
Whitehall is to adopt a ‘public cloud first' policy mandating departments to consider public cloud services the main channel for their IT spending
EC launches ‘grand coalition for digital jobs’ to tackle IT skills shortage in the region
Microsoft has been hit with a £484m fine from the European Commission for failing to provide users with choices of web browsers
Recent natural disasters inspire some IT pros to start working on a new data center recovery plan.
Avnet has a big presence at HIMSS 2013 New Orleans, showcasing services, hardware and software along with eight of its partners.
Viglen’s workplace culture has come under fire after ex-employee and The Apprentice winner Stella English claimed she was little more than an “overpaid lackey”
The costs of cleaning up malware after installing pirated software is costing businesses globally billions according to figures from IDC
Cloud services provider and Google Premier Enterprise Partner Ancoris has bought Google Cloud development firm Appogee for an undisclosed sum
Businesses are to collaborate to work out how to exploit the rapidly growing volume of data generated by social media, mobile devices and the internet of things.
Few providers relish going through a HIPAA audit. But representatives of the Office for Civil Rights say there isn't much to worry about.
Experts predict that the use of integrated systems like IBM PureSystems and Oracle Exalogic will grow in the future, driven by interest in private cloud.
The new Surface Pro tablet for business has some issues out of the box that Microsoft needs to address quickly.
Podcast: ONC interoperability czar Doug Fridsma discusses the private sector CommonWell Health Alliance initiative to promote cross-vendor HIE.
TwinStrata CloudArray gives St. John's Prep a cloud backup solution today, and may be used for primary data when the school fills up its SAN array.
Micron launched the 6 Gbps, 2.5-inch P140m SAS SSD this week, and expects SAS to overtake SATA as the most popular SSD interface by 2016.
Windows shops struggling with managing non-Windows devices may be willing to overlook initial problems with the first-generation Surface Pro tablet.
Enterprises like Microsoft collaboration tools for their feature-rich UC, but they wonder if Lync's voice and video reliability is enterprise-grade.
Aerohive campus Ethernet switches and a revamped HiveManager unify networks and improve application visibility and control.
Universal Credit IT contractors have been told to down tools, says Stephen Timms, Labour MP for East Ham
The board of manufacturer Dell is looking for rival bids for the company amid shareholder anger over founder Michael Dell's $24bn offer
Apple's iPhone has overtaken Google Android operating system (OS) mobiles, which had a second slow month in a row in December 2012
Barclays wealth investment management has been using voice biometrics from Nuance to streamline authentication when clients call
Kelway has announced the acquisition of Dixons Retial owned Equanet as it looks to increase its revenues and grow in the public sector
RBS and NatWest customers experienced disruptions to online and telephone banking services after hardware fault.
The OpenReach division of communications giant BT will get a big boost to staff numbers as it continues its broadband roll-out across the UK
YouGov survey reveals many UK employers are not providing guidance on the usage of own devices at work, putting personal information at risk
The recently appointed chief executive of the Federation Against Software Theft has vowed to carry on pushing for harder penalties for those flouting IP laws
A group of EU member states is likely to force the European Commission to soften proposals for tough new data protection regulations
VMware is preparing to launch its own vCloud public cloud service, which some industry watchers consider a Hail Mary pass to compete with AWS.
Researchers at IDC have taken a cautiously positive line on the state of the EMEA server market, saying that the overall rate of decline in sales and shipments is beginning to soften
The Forum of Private Business has reacted with dismay to figures that show it is getting harder for first time applicants to get credit
CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner said the agency will not release any new regulations this year but will push healthcare interoperability.
NaviSite established the NaviCloud Intelligent Storage (NCIS) public storage clouds, consisting of NCIS Share and NCIS Vault.
The organisation representing Indian IT services firms expects the Indian market for IT services to grow faster than exports.
While HR and finance leaders are adjusting their workforce models to comply with the Affordable Care Act, ADP says many are overlooking their systems.
INRIX lives and breathes big data, but when that data got unwieldy, the right data analysis tools set the traffic info provider back on course.
Data management platform Crowd Control puts more analytics power into the hands of digital marketers and media buyers.
A new TRILL-based technology will help cloud providers solve the VLAN limit and enable new, unique service offerings.
Google’s Motorola Mobility is to cut 1,200 jobs – 10% of its global workforce.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has entered the fray over the proposed sale of PC maker Dell to the company’s founder
Samsung has lost its UK patent battle with Apple, days after announcing it would seek further cuts to the damages awarded to Apple in the US
Lord Sugar has gone on the offensive against ex-Viglen employee and Apprentice winner Stella English, accusing her of attempting to extort money from him
Michael Dell's plans to take his firm back into private hands continue to stir up unrest among shareholders who are looking for more value for their shares
After tackling the tough negotiations for Virgin Media to be bought out by Liberty Global, CEO Neil Berkett’s contract is being terminated with $19.6m in severance pay
The growth in popularity of the bring your own device trend could lead to some users downloading illegal software to use on products that could end up being connected to the corporate network
A big shift in security spending has begun with increasing investment in monitoring and response capabilities, says RSA's Tom Heiser
Recent survey shows half of all firms have lost devices with important data, with security implications for more than 20% of those businesses
Departments are routinely ‘gaming’ the Treasury by withholding spending information, a Public Accounts Committee report has said
A promotion to the US headquarters of its current UK country manager has given Lexmark the chance to bring in another experienced executive to run this region
IT heavyweights EMC and Intel have entered the big data ring with new distributions of Hadoop, adding more contenders to an already crowded field.
National Coordinator for Health IT Farzad Mostashari called for leveraging data to fix the nation's broken health system in his HIMSS 2013 keynote.
ACS has made its largest acquisition to date making a move for back office and accounting specialist Computer Software Holdings
No one said meeting all of the meaningful use objectives would be easy. Presenters at HIMSS 2013 discussed some of the biggest challenges.
New automation tools from Puppet aim to introduce VMware admins to the world of DevOps, but programming knowledge remains a barrier for some IT pros.
Windows 8 migrations have stalled as IT shops grapple with decisions over hardware and software upgrade costs, Windows security issues and more.
Cloud provider advisory group MSPexcellence has established a community for solution providers that want to become cloud computing service providers.