Human error such as inadvertently adjusting the temperature or pulling power cords from an asset are biggest causes of datacentre downtime
A Reuters journalist charged with helping Anonymous hack the LA Times website maintains he is innocent
Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days as selected by MicroScope readers
The IT services market closed out the end of last year with contract volumes and values hitting levels that had not been seen since 2002
Server flash pioneer Fusion-io buys ID7 for its Linux SCSI stack storage expertise and will offer products for hyperscale storage later in 2013
Fujitsu, BT’s only rival in BDUK – the government-funded roll-out of superfast broadband – has withdrawn from the process
Security start-up Solera hopes to generate threat protection opportunities for resellers via complementary engagements
AVG has added more functionality to its CloudCare platform with email and remote IT security now being features resellers can pitch to an SME audience
Local governments such as the City of Boston are implementing open data platforms, with goals of improving business processes and empowering citizens.
Nominet, which runs the .uk registry is to join the government’s recently announced Cyber Crime Reduction Partnership.
Vendor and distributor channel veteran Dave Stevinson has taken the wraps off business intelligence operation aimed at helping resellers improve their operations
Adoption of cloud computing will move from SaaS to more sophisticated uses such as disaster recovery, backup, business continuity and desktop services
Belkin says it will continue to maintain distinct brands after closing the purchase of Linksys from Cisco
Switching to a distributed architecture lets Sanbolic Melio 5 provide high availability for storage on commodity hardware with flash and hard drives.
The Avaya cloud framework is gaining three offerings aimed at the unified communications, video and contact center product categories.
This week, SearchSDN scoured Twitter for SDN chatter, and got an earful about SDN implementation and OpenFlow.
Games developer Electronic Arts (EA) is looking for a new CEO after John Riccitiello announced he will step down at the end of March 2013
The cost justification of making a move to the cloud is being too narrowly assessed by many customers according to Claranet
On the eve of the Budget the Institute of Directors has urged the Chancellor to be radical to ensure that the UK remains a competitive business market
Government Procurement Service develops Single Supplier Registration – so suppliers need only register once – to attract more SMEs
The new firm says that freedom will give it the ability to focus more tightly on malware and advanced persistent threats
Reports have indicated that there are several interested parties keen to pick up public sector specialist Civica if 3i opts to dispose of its stake in the firm
Datatec is down-in-the-dumps over Westcon’s performance and is preparing to pull the distributor out of some markets altogether
Warren East, CEO of semiconductor firm ARM, is retiring from the company after almost 12 years in the leadership role
Microsoft encourages customers to buy Windows 8 for the collaboration tools in Office 2013, but many IT shops already use Web-based alternatives.
Infosys is opening a services delivery center in Munich, Germany, as part of an applications management deal with manufacturing giant BMW
Mark Weatherford, a top cyber official in the US department of homeland security (DHS) has announced he is to join the private sector
UK retailers are to consult former cyber criminal Tony Sales on how to prevent fraud carried out against their online operations
Enterprise IT needs to begin Windows XP migrations to Windows 7 because the product's lifecycle ends in 2014.
During his keynote at Enterprise Connect, Cisco's Rob Lloyd demoed an enhanced shopping experience through collaboration technology.
In a wide-ranging discussion, Farzad Mostashari, M.D., talks patient data interoperability, improving usability and fallout from the budget sequester.
Vidyo is banking on virtual video conferencing software to drive desktop video adoption among businesses, claiming high growth in advance.
ARM president Simon Segars has vowed to maintain the chip designer’s independence when he takes over from outgoing CEO Warren East
The government's technical security advisor CESG says BlackBerry's new BB10 software is not secure enough for essential work
The technology industry tells us the key budgetary measures it wants enacting to stimulate the IT sector and get UK plc back on its feet, ahead of chancellor George Osborne’s Budget
Subscription-based cloud services are making a difference to Adobe's revenues with more customers taking advantage of more flexible payment options
Activists use an internet signalling system to co-ordinate protests against the proposed US Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Cispa)
The European Commission (EC) invests $6.7m in the Pursuit project to speed up internet access and cut security threats for European citizens
Barnet council faces potential judicial review as resident's case alleges the public was not properly consulted on a £320m outsourcing deal
Veeam has responded to market demand and added the option for rental licenses to its reseller cloud programme
Most IT security professionals polled at RSA Conference 2013 admitted to picking up and plugging in USB flash drives they found lying around
The ability to render users, data and endpoints invisible to outsiders could mark a fundamental change for the security sector, according to Unisys and Prianto
Cisco has issued a security advisory after Hashcat researchers disclosed a password flaw in IOS and IOS XE devices that enable brute-force attacks.
The Budget has included details of proposals to extend the credit schemes the government has established to help SMEs
Read Computer Weekly's round-up to see what George Osborne's 2013 Budget means for the technology and IT sector
CompTIA rolls out new online certification training modules for solution providers involved in cloud computing, mobility and IT security.
A new Trend Micro study using honeypots for research highlights an alarming number and variety of attempted ICS security breaches.
QLogic merges PCIe server flash and cache management in FabricCache QLE10000 to share flash cache between servers for clustered applications
South Korea investigates the shutdown of networks at major banks and broadcasters, amid speculation of cyber-jousting by North Korea
The reaction from channel players and business groups to the Budget have highlighted that IT services specialists will have a key role to play in supporting more deficit reduction moves
IT industry slams government failure to identify IT as a key economic growth driver, following George Osborne’s 2013 Budget announcement
Despite the growing popularity of Android in the European market, businesses still choose to use Apple and its iOS mobile OS for work
EasyJet has refreshed PCs and migrated to Windows 7 to improve efficiency and reduce staff dissatisfaction with IT
The role of PCIe cards in enterprise data storage is debated as major storage vendors such as EMC map out a strategy to take on Fusion-io.
CESG - the the information assurance arm of GCHQ - denies reports BlackBerry’s latest OS doesn’t pass muster when it comes to security
Organizations wary about entrusting critical information to Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS, providers are exploring cloud-to-cloud backup options.
Business professionals that combine an understanding of HR and IT are helping to transform the way companies manage their workforce
VDI storage bottlenecks don't have to mean extra SAN; Atlantis Computing lets virtual desktop customers use server RAM instead.
SAP customers are using third-party vendors to help cut support costs, even if they don't actually end up using them to manage their SAP software.
Enterprise social tools won't become part of users' daily routines without some integration with basic UC services like voice and messaging.
HP shareholders have challenged the board with a strong protest vote against the re-election of five directors at its annual meeting
South Korea says a cyber attack that shut down thousands of computers at several major broadcasters and banks came from an IP address China
Security researchers find a botnet costing online display advertising £3.9m a month by simulating 14 billion clicks on at least 200 websites
The response to the moves made around the public sector and the promise of more infrastructure spending have been broadly welcomed by channel players
Economic headwinds are battering the external controller-based disk storage market, which saw sluggish growth in the last quarter of 2012
Sorting out an acceptable system for funding the UK’s privacy watchdog needs to be tackled now, says UK information commissioner
As big data becomes a phrase being used more often in the SME market the need for greater education and products designed for smaller firms has been highlighted
The Logica brand will disappear next week as buyer CGI migrates the services supplier's UK IT to CGI's own global system
Bristol University builds Spectra Logic tape archive with NexSan disk front-end, rejecting cloud archive due to uncertainties over data control
GCHQ has announced a second academic research institute to find new ways of analysing software automatically to combat cyber threats
Dell hopes SDN standards from the Object Management Group will ensure open and fair competition -- unlike those from other SDN standards bodies.
Strong tablet sales in the first couple of months of this year have helped keep sales going at retailers across Western Europe
Flash storage specialist Pure Storage has formally launched in EMEA and vowed to take on disk giants EMC and NetApp
Investors are increasingly placing businesses under scrutiny over the way they engage and manage their workforce
Mezeo Software enables building public storage clouds on Amazon S3 and OpenStack storage, and strengthens online file-collaboration management.
Funding from the council, BDUK and BT will provide over £13m to bring superfast broadband to at least 90% of the county by 2015
The first product based on QLogic Mt. Rainier technology, the FabricCache QLE10000 HBA, shares cache from clustered server-side PCIe card flash cards.
Companies considering a move to the latest Windows OS may have to delay upgrades due to a lack of enterprise Windows 8 app development tools.
Huawei security issues threating national security are 'rumors' lacking supporting evidence, a Huawei France executive tells LeMagIT.
Mobility has led some IT departments to deliver telephony and unified communication tools via softphone technology.
At MSPWorld 2013 in Orlando, Fla., Forrester analyst Edward Ferrara points to customer cloud readiness and key drivers of managed security services.
The MSPAlliance is calling on MSPs and cloud providers to support its MSP and cloud certification standard, the Unified Certification Standard.
Investigators admit IP address linked to cyber attack on South Korean banks and broadcasters is not Chinese, as was originally thought
Apple is introducing two-factor authentication (2FA) for iCloud and other services to protect users from hackers trying to access their accounts
The government has provided more details of the next plan to ease SME credit problems in the form of the Business Bank which gets going in September
Tech Data stands to lose up to £26m after uncovering a series of accounting errors at its UK business
At MSPWorld 2013 in Orlando, Forrester analyst Edward Ferrara points to customer cloud readiness and key drivers of managed security services.
The BBC is the latest high-profile organisation to have its Twitter feed breached
Big data, cloud and virtualisation technologies are driving enterprise revenues through distribution and have managed to offset the decline in server sales
Microsoft reveals UK law enforcement is one of the main requesters of data about citizens from services such as Hotmail, Outlook and Skype
A scan of the internet by an anonymous security researcher has revealed millions of IP-enabled devices protected only by default passwords.
Businesses are creating in--house big data functions with 42% of big data pioneers use existing IT resources and 37% creating separate functions
QLogic is looking at expanding its channel as it takes the wraps off a SAN adapter range that should speed up performance in virtual environments
Former programme director of Universal Credit, Malcolm Whitehouse, has denied the mega-project is at odds with agile development
This week's Searchlight features a look at our data-driven world's potential effect on workers, the next big job in big data, deduping myths and more.
The verdict on the case that disabled resident Maria Nash brought against Barnet Council for a judicial review of its outsourcing will come after Easter
Concern about security and privacy is likely to drive adoption of cloud encryption, but there are six security issues businesses should tackle
Skype is free, but it suffers from quality and interoperability issues. Video conferencing startup Tely Labs offers a solution for the SMB market.
SAP announces new improvements to SAP Financials OnDemand amid low adoption numbers.
Former U.S. national security advisor Greg Rattray believes better cybersecurity intelligence is needed to combat a growing "Internet underground."