Yorkshire Water uses a small but critical project to show senior management that agile software development can work
Staff at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) were targeted by emails linking to a malicious payload in November 2011, the bank has admitted
Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days as selected by MicroScope readers
AstraZeneca has changed its approach to outsourcing to encourage co-operation with suppliers after its deal with IBM failed to deliver
US firms are dominating the large mergers and acquisitions with European activity levels remaining unchanged since the start of the year.
Banks top the list of organisations people trust least with their personal data, according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers
ST Ericsson CEO resigns as the telecoms chip firm is dumped by partner STMicroeletronics
Customer fears that their details might be used in fraud are stopping some from entering into relationships with suppliers they view as risky
Universal credit programme director Hilary Reynolds has moved off after just four months, the latest senior figure to leave the programme
Cloud computing provider Outsourcery has revealed its co-CEO Piers Linney is to join the line-up for the next series of the BBC’s Dragon’s Den as a replacement for outgoing Theo Paphitis
Nearly 4.6 million people in the UK have had their personal details stolen and their bank accounts used to buy goods or services
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) picks BAE Systems Detica as preferred bidder for its service management integration (SMI) framework
Microsoft is to release four “critical” patches in its monthly Patch Tuesday security update, according to the advance notice.
Technology reseller group Synaxon has signed a partnership agreement with office supplies dealer group Integra to provide members with access to a wider portfolio of products
Phishing emails are now being deployed in pairs to create the illusion of authenticity, says security awareness training company PhishMe
Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEC) has pointed to new opportunities for SME network resellers with the launch of a new unified comms platform
Almost a quarter of UK companies lack a flexible working policy, while 36% fear reducing the number of desks would not be beneficial
Network security vendor Fortinet has taken the unusual step of adding a second channel manager to its payroll, handing former Exclusive Networks UK sales boss Chris Walsh responsibility for its distribution strategy
Majestic Wine is revamping its website with an InterShop 7 ecommerce engine, which replaces a legacy Microsoft Commerce Server system.
Only one in 10 IT directors expect to make job cuts in 2013, according to the latest figures.
EMC gives its Data Protection Advisor backup monitoring tool a new interface and analysis engine, and makes it easier to install.
Warwickshire County Council is to complete a full Gmail roll-out across its 4,500 users next month, in a move that will deliver £250,000 in savings
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says he will review the books of PC maker Dell as he tries to prevent its sale to founder Michael Dell
The million laptops that have gone missing in past year are a business data time bomb, says Sony’s VAIO Digital Business report 2013
Security firm Tripwire announces its intention to buy nCircle, a provider of information risk and security performance management systems
Nationwide launches new accounts as part of £1bn IT transformation aiming to take a bigger share of the UK retail banking customer base
Cloud Industry Forum chairman Andy Burton has taken a non-executive director role at Outsourcery as the reseller looks to grow its business in the cloud
Difficult conditions in the retail market hit profits at the K3 Technology Group which focuses its efforts on gaining sales in that vertical market
Computacenter began to see the fruits of its investment in the UK market during 2012, with local sales up 8% to £1.2bn and adjusted operating profit up 40% to £52m
Special interest group formed by NFC Forum sees potential in widespread mHealth uses for new tech embedded in smartphones.
The Serious Fraud Office has become the latest organisation to launch an investigation into the alleged accounting irregularities at Autonomy
Chipmaker AMD has announced plans to sell its Texan campus and then lease it back for 12 years in a move that will raise the firm millions
The EgnytePlus enterprise file collaboration platform now works with data stored on Amazon S3, Google, Microsoft and NetApp StorageGRID clouds.
Although over 40% of SMEs use VARs as their main channel for procuring IT, a clear majority use the internet as a primary or secondary means of ad hoc procurement, effectively locking resellers out of millions of pounds worth of sales
Data center switching vendor Mellanox will support open source software on its switches, giving customers more choice in how they run their networks.
Sepaton upgrades its flagship VTL, the S2100-ES3 2925, giving it data-at-rest encryption capability and support for open key management standard.
O2’s head of enterprise says no customers have been drawn to EE's 4G and expects a challenge to entice them even after all operators launch
IT departments under pressure to support BYOD are turning to enterprise app stores for mobile application management.
The Cisco ISR-AX is a price-reduced branch router that ships with advanced security and application delivery services enabled.
Ingram Micro has become a Cisco HCS cloud provider, to deliver collaboration services to customers of select Cisco partners.
Google has agreed to pay a $7m fine in the US for intercepting private Wi-Fi data without authoritsation using its Street View vehicles.
The idea of daily scrums is not for everyone, so how are organisations adapting agile software development to improve project management?
Virgin Media and consumer watchdog Which? have become the first major private-sector collaborators of the Open Data Institute (ODI)
Ovum has predicted changes are coming in the workplace and its time for the channel to get behind those vendors driving the changes
Sales of Google Android operating system (OS) tablets will overtake Apple iPad sales for the first time in 2013, says research company IDC
The government is failing to secure financial funding for UK start-up companies, warns the Science and Technology Select Committee
A 20-year veteran at energy management firm Schneider Electric, Hervé Coureil became CIO five years ago, crossing disciplines from finance
The annual Claranet survey looking at customer attitudes to cloud technology has found that security fears persist around allowing staff to use their own devices in the workplace
The House of Commons science and technology select committee has warned the government that not enough is being done to support start-ups
Report forecasts apprentices will contribute £3.4bn a year to the economy in productivity gains over the next decade
March's Patch Tuesday updates contain fixes for Internet Explorer 8 and a USB drive exploit. Plus, the company released non-security updates.
This week, a feud heats up as AWS prices drop and VMware preps a public cloud. Plus: States debate cloud taxes; Rackspace updates its private cloud.
Exinda's EMEA vice president Karl Barton has been speaking about his plans to grow his channel and push resellers into enterprise mobility opportunities
An alliance of technology firms, including PayPal and Lenovo, says it can provide alternatives to passwords to authenticate users for online services.
Local authorities are faced with a choice of either forking out for costly software licence upgrades or keeping staff, says Geoff Connell, CIO
After the addition of encryption, clones and deduplication capabilities, cloud storage controllers are the new cloud gateways.
In this Q&A, VMware explains how a software-defined data center can offer efficiency, flexibility and savings for providers.
Corero Network Security is making over its distribution channel once again, bidding farewell to Cohort Technology and signing up with Infinigate – formerly Vigil Software – in the UK
Riverview Hospital installed a Pure Storage FlashArray to lower latencies and improve performance for its most important EHR and VDI environments.
Enterprises send only two-thirds of their data to off-site backup locations due to bandwidth constraints.
The money from the 4G auction should go back into connectivity, while funding for HS2 should be redirected to digital infrastructure, say parliamentarians
VMware's upcoming vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service will go up against Amazon Web Services for the hearts and minds of enterprise IaaS customers.
A study by online auction company eBay has revealed that paying for keywords to boost rankings by search engines has little effect on sales
Google has removed ad-blockers from its online app store – including AdBlock Plus, Adfree Android and Adaway – for violating terms of service
Matthew Oakeley talks to Karl Flinders about his role as global IT head at investment management company Schroders
Toshiba says that putting the emphasis on reseller specialisations and mobile will make its new partner programme stand out in the crowded PC market
FAST is gathering Lords and lawyers together at a meeting in Westminster to debate what more can be done to protect the software industry
Micro Focus has expanded its academic skills programme as it looks to ensure there are enough trained COBOL programmers coming through higher education
Violin Memory enters the PCIe server flash SSD market with Velocity cards that aim at server flash pioneer Fusion-io, with claims of doubled price/performance advantages
EMC execs call storage virtualization the missing link to the software-defined data center, and plan to change that with software-defined storage.
Tablets have been a high-point of the last couple of months at retailer Argos as the firm enjoys growth in its electrical business
CDG and Scalable say their new UK distribution contract will enhance their partners’ ability to cut costs for their customers
Microsoft releases firmware update in its Patch Tuesday release for Surface Pro tablets, fixing Wi-Fi connectivity and other issues.
Digital forensics firm D4 extends its storage capability and saves on expensive disks with Dell Compellent's Data Progression automated tiering.
Oracle's acquisition of Nimbula this week set the industry abuzz with speculation about whether Oracle will go the open source cloud route.
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 team has chosen Intralinks for secure collaboration and file sharing
Digital Business First, a coalition of businesses in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, says countrywide broadband coverage is essential
The BCS warns that IT skills shortage is a major concern for the IT industry.
Answers to product changes could come as New Orleans hosts the four-day Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 conference.
Convergence of cloud computing, mobility, social media and big data were again the focus of annual IDC conference.
President Obama met with high-profile business leaders this week to discuss how the private sector can work together on U.S. cybersecurity strategy.
A Pentagon advisory panel suggests both beefed-up U.S. cyber-defenses and a proactive plan for offense.
Secunia highlights the growing need for better third-party application security, plus Microsoft's security improvements, and the growing cost of zero-days.
With FlyScript, Riverbed adds programmable networking that integrates all of its products, from network performance monitoring to ADCs and WOCs.
Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4 – which was released in New York – aims to boost software and Android OS security
The Cabinet Office is to axe the government CIO role in a governance shake-up that will put digital leaders at the heart of technology change
Government announces another initiative of the national cyber security strategy, to co-ordinate the efforts of police, experts and academics
Terror groups do not currently have the expertise required to disrupt key public services such as water and electricity, an academic has told MPs
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North Korea has accused the US of carrying out cyber attacks against its internet servers, blocking access to some websites
With the Budget just days away business groups have made it clear they want the Chancellor George Osborne to do more to make life easier for small businesses
Cloud specialist PEER1 Hosting wants to give a leg up to some of the many Team GB athletes looking for work after London 2012 and has embarked on a novel recruitment drive
Reuters journalist charged with conspiring to help members of the Anonymous hacktivist collective to break into LA Times' website in 2010
Yahoo's recent telecommuting ban sparks questions around whether good remote collaboration tools can increase employee productivity.
IDC has highlighted the growth in the managed print services market across EMEA as more customers look to trim their costs
In sponsoring the Six Nations Rugby tournament, Accenture has shown how rapid prototyping can be applied to building enterprise reports
Pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca has appointment David Smoley as chief information officer
NEC adds hybrid nodes to its HydraStor enterprise archiving and backup system, allowing it to scale higher for performance and capacity.
Citrix discusses the company's mobile enablement strategy and how anyone with an app and Amazon Web Services can disrupt legacy technology vendors.
The issue of cybercrime is set to come up at a meeting between US government officials and their Chinese counterparts in a state visit next week
Market research shows flash isn't denting hard drive sales yet, which is attributed mainly to still-high solid-state drive prices.
Last week, SMB SaaS provider KineticD urged government agencies to consider cloud backup for sensitive data.
NASCAR Productions recently chose Spectra Logic's Spectra T-Finity tape library to store video footage, including broadcast video and broadcast-related data sets.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss the significance of SDN skills and debate the ONF OpenFlow standards process.
Cloud migration tools are on the market that can address private cloud to public cloud migration issues, but users often choose to go it alone.
There's no silver bullet yet for complete soup-to-nuts public cloud migrations, experts say.
Palo Alto has won the SearchNetworking Network Innovation Award for next-generation firewalls that work throughout campus and data center networks.
Avaya resellers got a clear message from the company at this week's partner event in Boston: Higher midmarket UC sales are a top priority for Avaya.