Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt says the company is tax law compliant and key to electronic commerce expansion in the UK
The US has jailed a member of hacktivist group LulzSec for a year for his role in breaching computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2011
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
Business skills are key components of any CISO says Paul Swarbrick, CISO at aeronautical information service, NATS
There are very few firms that have really got their big data systems lined up to deliver valuable information according to KPMG
SGI launches hybrid clustered NAS and storage virtualisation archiving for single view of disk, tape and object storage
Virgin Media Business and London Grid for Learning team up to offer affordable Wi-Fi to 2,000 of the capital’s schools
A Technology Strategy Board’s initiative to help small businesses create technologies to support the public sector has generated over £100m worth of contracts since its launch in 2009
More businesses last year faced having HMRC seize assets as a punishment for not paying their VAT bills on time as the tax man starts leaning on tougher measures more often
The best way to demonstrate the value of information security to board members is simply and concisely, says Brian Brackenborough, CISO at Channel 4
UK IT and business process outsourcing sector drops 30% in the first three months of 2013 as renegotiations dominate the market
The department for business, innovation and skills admits a programme to help SMEs take advantage of digital will launch later this year
Lenovo is believed to be in talks with IBM to buy its x86 server business
Security budget allocations have remained the same for the past 15 years, but threats have changed, says Shlomo Kramer, chief executive at security firm Imperva
Online businesses are failing to implement mobile strategies, according to a report from Barclays bank
VM-aware storage specialist wants to re-educate its partners following a major product refresh
A lack of security expertise is one of the biggest and broadest problems in information security, says Wendy Nather, enterprise security research director at 451 Research
ATA President-Elect Ed Brown discusses the benefits of telemedicine and its future in accountable care organizations.
The outsourcing market has seen contract values fall as the market for both IT and business processes outsourcing drops across EMEA
Evidence of critical decline in PC shipments continues to mount up, says Context
In this Q&A, ATA President-Elect Ed Brown discusses how telemedicine services are being adopted for chronic care, faster stroke care and education.
Luminar's Franklin Rios explains how his company is using Hortonworks' Hadoop distribution to deliver insights about the Latino community.
Verizon's report on data breaches covers all industries, but says healthcare's focus should be on laptops, thumb drives, credit card data.
Dell no longer selling its DX Object Storage Platform as integrated bundle; will make Caringo CAStor object software available as download.
Even though the cloud can help speed disaster recovery, you still need to do proper backup of your cloud data and applications.
Keeping data safe in mobile devices is the Holy Grail for preventing corporate data loss.
Much fuss is made about these newcomers, but questions still arise. Mainly, they don't run on SQL, but that's not the full story.
Move aside iOS: Windows 8 operating system could be what turns tablets and smartphones into serious business platforms.
The race to the bottom in pricing for cloud services will continue, as Amazon, Microsoft and other providers undercut one another.
Technology organisations are among the most frequent targets of cyber attacks, according to a report from security firm FireEye
Research shows intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are not as effective at detecting malicious activity as some might think
Social media has been buzzing of late about the House passage of CISPA, as opponents argue the cybersecurity bill is a huge hit to consumer privacy.
Verizon researchers share tips for sharpening risk assessments to prevent healthcare data breaches. The focus is on devices and business associates.
The information "explosion" has brought the problem into sharper relief, but there has long been too much data. Sorting through it is the real issue.
Parallels Management Suite for SCCM can help IT manage Mac computers and the client hypervisors that many of them run on in virtualized environments.
Verizon's annual breach report indicates outsiders still cause most breaches, and despite no one-size-fits-all defense, better risk awareness can help.
Verizon's 2013 breach report shows most breaches are caused by a select few attack types, and the majority of breaches aren't detected for months.
Every business is a target of some kind of threat, the most comprehensive Verizon data breach report to date has shown
Despite having almost 28 million customers on its books, EE has only managed to sign up 318,000 to its 4G services in the first five months since launch
Expansive Cloud Distribution has added Enterasys mobile IAM, NAC and SIEM solutions to its catalogue
CA Technologies has made enhancements to its partner programme in recognition of the growing demand from customers for managed services
Cyber threats are a challenge to UK businesses, but they also present exciting opportunities, says Cabinet Office minister, Chloe Smith
Research from Kaspersky Lab and seperately from Varonis has revealed that bad security practices are leaving firms exposed to potential data breaches
Badge will increase partner and customer confidence in Alvea cloud platform, firm says
IT roles will not be significantly impacted as HSBC removes over 3000 jobs in the UK as part of its three year cost cutting plan and the transformation of its wealth management business.
The cost of cyber breaches rose three-fold in the past year, says the government's latest annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey
Amazon Web Services is enticing small businesses that anticipate growth to become AWS customers, but enterprises aren't as open to the new technology.
The latest Information Security Breaches survey from PwC makes grim reading for SMEs as they become a growing target for cyber criminals
ARM sales rise by almost 30% as the increase in the use of smart devices drives demand for its processors
The health secretary admits there is ‘a long way to go’ before NHS procurement is as open to SMEs as large tech providers
At Missouri's Maryville University, IT pros turn to dinCloud's cloud backup service for a lower-cost off-site data protection option.
Every business is on the frontline of the fight against cyber threats, says Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of security firm Kaspersky Lab
In this week's cloud news, Microsoft heats up competition in the IaaS market while Google petitions local utilities for more clean energy options.
Storage software specialist goes two tier in EMEA with self-styled “market maker” VAD
Tweeters at the OpenStack Summit 2013 in Portland praised the project's latest release, but noted that there is still room for improvement.
Nationwide building society’s online banking, mobile banking and online payments systems are unavailable as a result of IT issues
The 2013 Verizon data breach report details how authentication attacks affect organizations of all sizes, blaming single-factor passwords.
Intel jumped headfirst into SDN with its DPDK for accelerated Open vSwitch and reference designs for SDN-friendly servers and switches.
To attract and retain millennial employees, many organizations are now going social with their performance review programs.
Online file-sharing company Egnyte has partnered with NetApp to offer file sharing and synchronization to customers through NetApp's channel partners.
London’s Air Ambulance teams up with EE to help it reach incidents across the capital faster
Apple’s revenue growth continues but profits drop for the first time in 10 years due to increasing market competition
Apple has reported a dip in profits for the first time in many years as it keeps the market waiting for new products until later in the autumn
Governments and international law enforcement have much to do to catch up with the criminals who have adapted to the online world, claims a report by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Brit biz is Computacenter’s top performer in first three months of the year, but problems in Germany and France mean 2013 is set to be another tough one
WatchGuard is putting more muscle behind its managed security services partners as it looks to get more signed up to the programme
As Virgin Media's profits rise in Q1 2013, CEO Neil Berkett says the firm's balance sheet positions it well for the merger with Liberty Global
The Information Commissioner's Office has increased the volume of penalties given to the private sector as it continues to clamp down on data breaches
Government awards billions of pounds' worth of IT contracts in the smart meter roll-out despite less than half the UK population knowing what it is
The ICO expects a clear picture of the coming European data protection framework in early 2014, says deputy commissioner David Smith
Google’s Android mobile operating system is an increasingly popular target for malware and SMS phishing, says security company Sophos
Although ISPs and enterprises continue to roll out IPv6, the protocol has a long way to go before it's fully implemented.
As organizations scale up mobile initiatives, ActiveSync monitoring is crucial to avoiding performance bottlenecks and overloading Exchange.
The past decade was the best for cyber defences but cyber security will still be a concern in another ten years, says F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen
Building a successful big data strategy takes discipline, imagination and a CIO who can work with the business. Here's how to do it.
File-sharing specialist Egnyte hopes offer will drive more NetApp partners into its arms
Mercedes AMG Petronas signs a deal with Tata Communications to provide connectivity to the famous Formula One racing team
A breakthrough like big data comes around only once in a blue moon. Here's what business executives need to do to capitalize on it.
The attack seeks to compromise a Twitter webpage via a man-in-the-browser attack. Trusteer warns it could be a harbinger of broader future attacks.
The changing landscape of the Indian IT industry, and the need to understand high volumes of data, makes data scientists' skills a valuable commodity for businesses.
Astute Networks says giving its ViSX flash appliance MLC drives lowers the price to $5 per gigabyte, and to even less if you buy its deduplication.
With EE’s 4G offering continuing to spread across the UK, Daisy Distribution is planning a series of channel training days
Updates to HIPAA's regulations could bring new compliance challenges to providers, sometimes without real benefits to patients.
With Active Fabric, Dell delivers a converged fabric for data centers where server and storage admins call the shots.
Verizon's annual breach report highlights a spate of new security research reports. However, overall conclusions from these are hard to come by.
Hardware is typically faster than software, but virtual tools for WAN optimization are appropriate for certain use cases.
HP StoreVirtual gets new Fibre Channel support, a storage blade companion and a software-defined storage designation.
Cisco rolls out its next generation Fibre Channel director and switch, with new chassis and 16 Gbps connectivity; yes, it also supports FCoE.
Gatwick Airport has signed a services deal with Getronics as part of a transformation, which includes moving significant IT in-house
The TIA and EPI are developing a certification program around the TIA 942 standard for cloud data center designs, uptime and resiliency.
At Impact 2013, HR leaders offered simple steps for beginners to wrangle data and start effective human resources analytics campaigns.
The IT department at Eskom, is working on a multi-year plan to become a top five IT department in the utilities sector
Twitter tests a two-factor authentication system internally, aimed at making it more difficult for hackers to take over users’ accounts
The EMEA president of Insight Enterprises Stuart Fenton is to leave the firm at the end of the year as he seeks new opportunities elsewhere
The number of spam SMS messages has significantly reduced since government regulator ICO issued £440,000 fines last year
With the product portfolio now including endpoint security Kaspersky Lab is planning to make changes to its partner programmes to reflect the wider options resellers now have
The draft Communications Data Bill will not go ahead while the Lib Dems are in government, says deputy prime minister Nick Clegg
The boss of managed services infrastructure specialist CentraStage has warned against underestimating the challenges of moving away from the break-fix model
Incoming software-defined security specialist opens UK base, cosies up to VMware channel
Services house throws open day at revitalised Scottish facility to show customer and peers what’s under its kilt
Government funding to help BCS train 400 teachers in preparation for new computer science curriculum
Cyber crime is forcing police and law enforcement agencies to re-think basic skills needed, according to experts at Infosecurity Europe 2013
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss Node.js in network automation, why an OpenFlow hybrid needs to happen, and what is SDN?
EMC’s first quarter results include record Q1 revenues. VMware and RSA show stellar growth and storage hardware lags, but COO says, “We’re on course for $30bn in 2016”
Crafting a bring-your-own-device strategy for high-octane physicians in a HITECH environment requires strong controls and good bedside manner.
Polycom CloudAXIS gives enterprises the ability to video conference with external users, regardless of underlying platform or device.
Cost-cutting drive ramps up as Avnet Q3 sales fall flat, and CEO vows to do whatever it takes to arrest falling margins
Distie's Dubai subsidiary allegedly shipped internet monitoring kit to Syrian state telco in defiance of US government trade embargo.
Startup Exablox claims its object storage OneBlox can simplify scale-out NAS for small companies with a ring architecture, built-in dedupe and CDP.
The Facebook Technology Partners Program was created to help mobile app developers build applications that integrate with Facebook.
Fusion-io acquires NexGen Storage, talks up its performance QoS as a key piece of its software-defined storage strategy.
The differences between right-time and real-time analytics are subtle, but the technologies used and the actionable results could prove monumental.
Security researcher HD Moore says 114,000 serial devices exposed to the Internet are highly hackable.
Businesses are being targeted for phishing attacks. These attacks are increasingly turning into a corporate concern, with much at stake -- such as reputation damage.
Greater collaboration between government and private sector is needed to address the threat of cyber warfare, says Kaspersky
Yahoo has announced that chairman Fred Amoroso is resigning from the post and will not seek re-election to the board of directors in June
C2000 continues to set its sights on breaking past the £3bn revenue barrier as it looks to further integrate SDG and expand its vendor portfolio
PCIe server flash pioneer Fusion-io has bought itself an array maker; Nexgen and its PCIe flash/SAS hybrid. Is Fusion-io’s next move into all-flash arrays?
Capgemini is creating up to 500 high-tech jobs in the Scottish Highlands in plans to make Inverness a global centre for IT
As it looks to complete integration with the SDG operations Azlan is also planning to widen the numbers of resellers it works with
Despite announcing significant profits for Q1, Samsung admits more competition in the smartphone market could affect its figures
A GP practice is acting on a breach of the Data Protection Act linked to the surgery’s hacked webmail account
The latest quarterly mobile phone tracking figures from IDC will put smiles on the faces of Samsung employees but add to the frowns at Apple
Many organisations are struggling to keep pace with the changing face of security threats, a poll has revealed
At STP 2013, keynote speakers weighed in on software test plans to work towards in the coming year.
A drop in voice revenues as a result of European regulatory rate cuts hurt Colt in the first three months of this year
Successful mobile app development depends on numerous factors, but business needs should take precedence.
Strong sales of tablets and mobile devices hit Ingram Micro's gross margins taking a shine of an otherwise fairly strong first quarter
In a response to Caldicott Review on NHS information sharing, Jeremy Hunt has promised patients will be able to opt out of the system.
In response to growing SMB cloud security issues, the Cloud Security Alliance announced a new working group and membership level focused on SMBs.
The MSPAlliance aims the spotlight at cyber liability with a new cloud provider and MSP insurance program that protects against lost profits and more.
At Impact 2013, Katherine Jones presented data on HCM technology trends, and gave tips on what 'good, better and best' HR IT systems look like.
Chef and other configuration automation tools go hand-in-hand with cloud management for some shops, though integration can be tricky.
The yet-unnamed certification will seek to validate skills of cloud security pros, but it's unclear how it may complement or overlap with existing certs.
How Facebook manages hundreds of thousands of servers and multiple code releases per day using DevOps and Chef tool for configuration management.
Indian businesses must take charge of the inherit security threats that migrating to IP V6 brings.
DevOps requires a hefty toolbox for managing code builds; IT pros identified 10 DevOps tools -- beyond Chef and Puppet -- that are hot right now.
Network packet broker specialist VSS Monitoring combines passive and inline packet capture, adds SSL offload device.