Hacker collective Anonymous launched cyber attacks on Israeli websites in a pro-Palestinian campaign, but officials say the damage was minimal
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
After a lengthy judging process reflecting the high quality of submissions to the 2013 MicroScope ACEs, we are pleased to reveal that the public vote will begin this week
Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer HTC sees Q1 profits plummet despite launching its HTC One flagship handset in the same quarter
Research conducted by Camwood to mark one year before Microsoft powers down Windows XP for good has shown more concerning trends among customers
Many businesses are migrating away from Java due to the level of zero-day vulnerabilities in the Java Runtime Environment
The Scality Ring Digital Media Storage app adds support for content delivery networks and media asset management on top of an object storage base.
Micro-P has handed its sales director, Paul Bryan, the role of managing director, replacing Gerry O'Keefe
Former Sophos vice president Ciaran Rafferty is taking up a new role at Proofpoint with the objective of expanding the firm's regional presence
Businesses are wasting more than 10% of their software budgets on products that are never used, says IDC
Networking industry's big names form OpenDaylight Project - an open source framework for SDN - under Linux Foundation’s umbrella
Windows-based tablet PCs are gaining slight traction as the enterprise deploys the devices for business applications.
Avere Systems pushes out FXT 3800 hybrid storage NAS accelerators with DRAM, NVRAM, SSDs and hard drives to speed random I/O performance.
HP CEO Meg Whitman claims Moonshot will be a breakthrough in server computing to power next generation internet applications
'Spring release' of Backupify for Google Apps focuses on admin tools for enterprises, as larger companies turn to cloud-to-cloud backup services.
This week in cloud news, Google IaaS opens to more users, OpenStack Grizzly rolls out and an IBM supercomputer fights disease with data in Poland.
Learn three ways to decide if deploying the Hadoop framework is the right move for your enterprise big data needs.
LSI and Intel extend OEM agreement for PCIe flash; Intel to offer LSI's Nytro MegaRAID PCIe cards with two Intel RAID SSD cache controllers.
Apple is stepping up its efforts to attract Indian businesspeople and targeting enterprises implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as it attempts to increase market share.
At the latest meeting of the HIT Policy Committee, members discussed how to support HIE standards and new thinking on stage 3 meaningful use.
Windows Azure and software-defined networking were main points of conversation at Microsoft Management Summit 2013.
Digital technologies can have significant ramifications for corporate taxation. IT teams need to be aware of the issues, says PwC
A survey of CEOs and senior executives from Gartner finds the business climate right for IT investment to drive business development
IT staff are the most in demand but a lack of skills persists, according to a study from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
Check Point will focus on mobile data, simplifying security management, protecting branch offices and collaborative attack intelligence in 2013
Big Blue says its new mobile app will help partners increase their win rates and deal sizes
Icelandic media firm 365 Media opts for 600TB Coraid ATA-over-Ethernet storage system after rejecting iSCSI and DIY open source file storage
Healthcare experts talk about the implications for IT and the informatics agenda across the NHS as it begins a programme of structural change
Social media will become a significant channel for retail banks in Europe within three years, according to analyst Ovum
Channel veteran Andy Fidgeon joins the expanding VAD with a brief to seek out new reseller partners
HP CEO Meg Whitman claims Moonshot will be a breakthrough in server computing to power next-generation internet applications
IT staff are the most in demand but a lack of skills persists, according to a study from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
High-profile search and tech companies have filed a complaint accusing Google of anti-competitive actions in the mobile sector
Microsoft and Fujitsu UK & Ireland have joined forces to drive Microsoft’s raft of new products into UK businesses
Release of suite integrating PSA, RMM and quoting software signals ConnectWise move toward an end-to-end IT lifecycle management tool for VARs, MSPs.
Asynchronous replication of virtual machines is the highlight of VM-aware storage array startup Tintri's second-generation operating system.
President Obama's cybersecurity executive order hasn't yet included healthcare. If it does, watch for compliance mandates, grant funds.
Bocada gives its Prism, Vison and vpConnect backup monitoring and reporting software new features, including customizable dashboards.
The application development world is constantly evolving. Forrester's Jeffrey Hammond explains how software architecture's trends are keeping up.
At Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, cloud services experts discuss cloud pricing and packaging strategies, as well as ways to develop a cloud sales culture.
With the OpenDaylight Project, vendors are hoping to collaborate on open source SDN. But it could turn into a battlefield for an SDN holy war.
The proposed California Right to Know Act may compel CISOs to develop additional privacy policies or create new privacy officer roles.
SearchSoftwareQuality expert Matthew Heusser offers four simple, creative software testing techniques to help test pros cut costs.
April's Patch Tuesday update fixes 13 vulnerabilities in IE, Remote Desktop Protocol, SharePoint 2013, Active Directory and Windows Defender.
Royal Military Police (RMP) Service Police Crime Bureau (SPCB) cuts case backlog by 42% and reduces costs per initial case by nearly 33%
Three UK members of LulzSec have pleaded guilty to attempting to break into computers run by the NHS, Sony and News International
After weeks of media speculation, Google has confirmed that it will be extending its super-fast fibre broadband service to Austin, Texas.
The end of support for XP might be looming but users do have several strategies they can choose from according to analyst house Ovum
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) probes an IT failure at Royal Bank of Scotland that also affected NatWest and Ulster Bank customers
At800 announces its next trial to see whether 4G signals interrupt Freeview television will commence on 15 April
Global engineering firm Mott MacDonald signs Tata Communications for a five-year unified communications deal worth over $20m
Distie says its cashback promotion will encourage resellers to go after rival telcos’ market share
Businesses are placing too much trust in their employees when it comes to safeguarding company data, a study from LogRhythm has revealed
Oracle President Mark Hurd knows that some customers think Oracle is hard to work with. Some have even moved to third-party support as a result.
Local authorities in London, Bristol and Peterborough will each get £3m to spend on technology in the 'Future Cities' programme
A new survey from the BSA/Software Alliance has warned that a significant minority of firms are knowingly cheating the system when it comes to acquiring software licences
Beefing up its channel and sales teams is high on the agenda as Veeam recruits a new channel manager and regional director for the UK
A chorus of tweets from attendees of the fourth annual Cloud Connect conference kept the rest of us updated during the four-day event.
Security resale giant says growth reflects transition to ‘trusted advisor status’
Surrey law firm TWM builds VMware virtualised infrastructure with EMC VNX unified storage to enable disaster recovery best practice
Virident CEO Mike Gustafson discusses the future of PCIe flash, software's role in advancing the technology and how his startup can catch Fusion-io.
HIE Exemplar program issued the first grants for interoperability standards work to New York eHealth Collaborative and Direct Trust.
Cloud applications are starting to gain mass in enterprise IT, shifting from “should we?” to “how?”
Meru expands network segregation capabilities onto its new MobileFlex architecture for context-aware networking, prioritizing apps across the wireless LAN.
Dropbox enterprise file-sharing service, now called Dropbox for Business, integrates with Active Directory and adds single sign-on (SSO).
Voting for the 2013 MicroScope ACEs is now open. This is your opportunity to select the winners
Security testing vendor Veracode has released a report showing that mobile apps aren't getting their cryptography right.
IT departments focus on structured data but miss the needs of almost half their employees, says CEB managing director Andrew Horne
Proposed exemptions to the meaningful use rules are hailed as a potential boon for some providers, but will a new bill in Congress help bring changes?
The next upgrade to Oracle Hyperion, 220.127.116.11, will be generally available next week. Here a few of the new features.
At Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2013, the company laid out its strategy for helping partners get a bigger share of the $35B global cloud services market.
HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, claims that its new Ultrastar SSDs for high-performance applications are the first 12 Gbps SAS SSDs.
SDN bloggers discuss the launch of OpenDaylight, Cisco's three networking truths, and how SDN products are sparking interest in the channel.
Tools that plug in to native consoles can help VMware and Hyper-V shops tackle the challenges and complexities of multi-hypervisor management.
Microsoft will end Windows XP support in 2014, but IT cites costs, app compatibility as reasons to delay migrating Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8.
Vendors such as Amazon and SugarCRM bow to increasing pressure from enterprises to make cloud computing more secure and highly available.
South Korea blames North Korea for the cyber attacks that shut down thousands of computers at broadcasters and banks two weeks ago
HP CEO Meg Whitman has defended her company’s attack on the former management of Autonomy, which it acquired in 2011 for $11.7bn
Browsing popular pornography internet sites pose a growing risk of malware infection, according to a security researcher
IDC and Gartner are in agreement that the first three months of 2013 were an unparalleled disaster for the PC sector, and Microsoft may be partly to blame
The PC market crashed in the first quarter of 2013, with new PC shipments falling 14% compared with the same period last year
Outgoing CEO praised for promoting an innovative vision of the distribution industry during 25 years in charge
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) has signed a £137m deal with HP for its eHospital Program
Brocade HyperEdge is now available for simpler campus networking, along with a campus switch refresh.
Intel is developing a server rack design architecture for deployment as a full rack for improved server utilisation
Sourcing departments in businesses must take into account Generation Y to ensure that outsourcing continues to deliver value, says Gartner
Bots, viruses, breaches and attacks are a constant and real threat to the information security of organisations
The UK has risen dramatically in a global ranking of the countries benefiting most from information and communications technology
SME storage specialist says marketing its own NAS product will bring tighter integration with its portfolio and enhance the VAR experience
A survey by LogRhythm has claimed that customers are underestimating how often their employees play fast and loose with company data
A community hub for technology start-ups, Cardiff Start, has launched in the Welsh capital
Dell OEM Solutions takes its relationship with Microsoft a level deeper to help customers get products to market faster
At the Boston IBM Finance Forum, one expert urged finance professionals to adopt a rolling forecast model to replace slow and broken processes.
Speakers from recent health IT privacy and security conferences offer strategies to batten down network hatches and prevent a HIPAA data breach.
The editors of SearchSDN scoured Twitter this week and saw users discussing the launch of OpenDaylight, the future of SDN and SDN architecture.
With Windows XP security updates ending in 2014, organizations still running the venerable Microsoft OS should start making transition plans.
An enterprise cloud computing strategy should be based on what cloud service providers can realistically provide, and on what they cannot.
The problems a help desk solves aren't that different from a few years ago, but its tools have evolved quickly for the social and mobile era.
The world’s largest exchange of the digital Bitcoin currency is back online after reporting a “stronger than usual DDoS” attack
Digital storage vendor LaCie has announced its appointment of Beta Distribution as an authorised distributor in the UK.
Cloud Distribution says its latest signing will help the channel address customer concerns around insider security violations
Special effects video firm The Mill boosts HDS/BlueArc clustered NAS capacity to cope with HD movies and build disaster recovery site at London’s Docklands
Google has submitted a fresh set of proposals to address European concerns about its business practices and avoid punitive action
Microsoft's Clare Barclay is to become general manager of its Small, Medium Solutions and Partner Group within the UK
Aircraft can be hijacked or even crashed by a smartphone app, a security researcher has claimed
Indian IT services supplier Infosys believes 2014 could see the return of double-digit growth following a 5.8% increase over the last 12 months
Mobile remote access Trojan (mRAT) infections are bypassing mobile enterprise security controls, putting businesses at risk of cyber espionage
IBM Notes and Domino Social Edition rolls social tools into the familiar email experience, helping to boost enterprise social adoption.
Wildcat big data projects are threatening to add a layer of ungovernability to enterprise IT, says MDM godfather Aaron Zornes
Comcast launches Upware, a cloud marketplace that offers providers the opportunity to reach new customers.
Comms VAD hopes its restructuring plan will act as a trigger for future growth around its key vendors
Analytics and remote monitoring will be top IT initiatives for many hospitals in the months ahead.
Sugar goes on the warpath after Apprentice winner Stella English loses her case of constructive dismissal against channel firm Viglen
IBM rolls out FlashSystem all-flash arrays -- rebranded Texas Memory Systems products IBM acquired in 2012 -- as part of an aggressive flash push.
On April 19 SearchSDN will be hosting a Twitter chat to delve into topics covered at the Open Networking Summit. Join us to discuss the latest in SDN.
Microsoft has pulled a faulty security update in MS13-036, part of its April 2013 Patch Tuesday release. Those who had installed it should remove it.