Spanish police have arrested a Dutch national suspected of being behind one of the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to date
Our regular look back at the biggest IT channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
CloudSense has acquired financial and telecoms IT consultancy Impactive as it looks to continue its growth
An unpatched vulnerability in every version of Adobe Reader reveals where and when a PDF document is opened, says McAfee
Document storage and secure shredding specialist Restore can now offer customers the chance to dispose of technology after splashing out £1.8m on IT Efficient
Campaigners appeal high court judge's decision not to allow a judicial review against the Barnet One outsourcing programme
Greg Mulholland MP has called for an investigation into the suspension of children's heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary
Seagate-owned disaster recovery and backup specialist EVault has brought its Cloud Disaster Recovery (CDR) service across the Atlantic for the first time
A MicroScope survey on cloud computing has revealed that resellers are worried about vendors and many are not yet convinced it's time for them to make major changes
Eurostar CIO Christophe Lemaire oversaw the launch of the company’s new website, the cornerstone of Eurostar’s new IT architecture
Education customers to get up to 30% off internet security equipment through new scheme
The Government of India is expanding e-governance throughout the country and is working on embracing cloud computing for it.
Guy Churchward, chief of EMC's backup and recovery systems division, looks at how data deduplication will fit with flash, cloud and primary storage.
Syrian hackers have launched cyber attacks on the Guardian and other western media groups, the newspaper reports
Carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has developed an open source framework to enable remote firmware to update in-car entertainment systems
Microsoft has announced that mail service Outlook.com will now support Skype voice and video calling and instant messaging
A new threat is targeting Apache webservers, which are among the most widely-used webservers in the world, according to security researchers
Mobile operator EE adds a further 12 locations to its 4G roll-out as it hits the six-month mark
The engineering trade body has raised concerns that firms in the sector do not have the skills to keep their businesses protected from cyber attacks
Sage has moved the channel manager into an SMB role as it makes changes to gain growth in key markets
Primary school mentoring sessions inspire KCOM staff to develop their own skills
In these news briefs, a survey suggests more enterprises use multi-cloud strategies, and the MSPAlliance updates its cloud insurance for providers.
This week, SearchSDN hosted its first tweetup and discussed ONS 2013 topics like network provisioning, bandwidth calendaring and SDN use cases.
Brocade has developed a strategy for an “on-demand datacentre” which combines physical and virtual networking elements
Award will help public sector buyers in Wales bypass complex procurement procedures
Insight had confirmed that UK managing director Emma de Sousa will be resuming her role after her maternity leave ends in September
A minority of UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are giving high priority to cyber threats, research has revealed
IT departments will need to ramp up skills in developing for the cloud, to support mobile apps that make use of back-end services
Lloyds Banking Group has reported good progress in its project to enable the systems for the new standalone TSB bank which will be sold off when complete
The University of Cumbria is undertaking a multimillion-pound IT project to develop a cloud infrastructure for flexibility and efficiency
Regan McGrath discusses what went right (and wrong) for Brocade in 2012 and how it plans to capitalize on its competitors' mistakes.
Many docs use the Epocrates drug reference app once a month. New features will support physician SMS texting, rudimentary sharing of patient records.
There has been a lot of movement around interoperability in healthcare recently, but tangible benefits remain elusive.
McAfee introduces two new identity and access management (IAM) products.
The latest on-prem alternative to cloud storage and file-sharing services comes from Novell, whose Filr product integrates with existing file servers.
Semiconductor consumption levels in India rose 7.4% last year compared to 2011 and touched the $8 billion mark, according to Gartner.
HP offers new core and aggregation data center switches with OpenFlow 1.3, TRILL and Shortest Path Bridging support.
The next Apple buying frenzy looks set to take place around company bonds rather than the latest iPhone, iPod or iPad
With the growth of BYOD, what measures can IT take to ensure the security of enterprise data and does MDM really have a role?
Analyst firm Gartner predicts businesses will stop providing mobiles and tablets with 50% of workers expected to bring their own devices by 2017
The latest SME finance monitor from BDRC Continental indicates that a decent number of expecting growth in the next 12 months
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised federal cyber security standards to address threats since 2005
CIOs will begin to drive the BYOD trend in the next four years, with many expecting to stop supplying devices to their end users, says Gartner
Buyout means construction vertical specialist can bring more resources to bear on its focused customers
Monitor specialist Eizo has relaunched its channel 15 months after parting with Avnet and taking the decision to handle distribution itself
LogRhythm's next-generation security information and event management technology is to be integrated with FireEye's malware protection system
Chelmsford City Council to trial online transactions, a move which has seen nearly half of those services now being completed digitally.
Avnet has set up a global services unit to consolidate its activities to help resellers get a greater slice of the services market
British SMEs are being hampered by the time-consuming bureaucracy surrounding EU research and innovation grants
The Citrix partner program is being revamped with higher requirements and rewards for revenue and certification levels.
HP's new data center switches support OpenFlow 1.3, making it the only vendor to run the latest SDN protocol from the core to the server edge.
Citrix has enhanced its partner programmes with the aim of making it clearer what rewards are on offer to resellers that invest in the vendor
NTP Software branches into secure file management, but says its Universal File Access technology isn't a sync-and-share service.
The internet organisation Nominet offers apprenticeships to encourage school leavers into careers in software and infrastructure
Organizations not managing mobile expenses can end up leaking thousands of dollars per year from tiny individual expenses here or there.
Enterprises are turning to their telecoms for reliable UC as a Service. Orange Business Services announced its global UCaaS offering.
By purchasing two FAS2240s from NetApp, the Denver Broncos' small IT staff was able to improve manageability, performance and scalability.
Cloud computing is moving beyond small companies, start-ups and software development to the era of full-scale enterprise deployments.
Facebook delivered growth in the mobile market in the first quarter of 2013 with mobile advertising representing 30% of advertising revenue
UK SME Memset saw its revenue from G-Cloud increase by 38% in six months due to public sector cloud initiatives
Google's Android operating system (OS) took 56.5% of the tablet OS market in the first quarter of 2013 but Apple's iPad sold the most devices
Google is to be recalled to parliament to explain the company’s tax position following an investigation into its business practices
A partnership between the National Skills Academy for IT, the training provider NITP, and BT has created over 100 apprenticeships in the UK
The Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) cannot adopt cloud computing due to lock-in with system integrator Fujitsu
Four out of five UK organisations have little or no visibility of data movement, a study has revealed
Regulator Ofcom investigates TalkTalk's complaint BT abused its market position in charging too highly for wholesale broadband infrastructure
CloudSense has sealed a partnership with Salesforce Services as it responds to customer demands for more flexibility
Vendors views on DLP gathered at a recent MicroScope roundtable indicate resellers need to change the pitch on data loss prevention
WhiteHat Website Security Statistics Report says vulnerabilities declined in the past year, but most sites had at least one vulnerability
BYOD shops could spend far more than necessary. Strategies for managing mobile expenses, such as corporate mobile plans and split billing, can help.
NVIDIA GPU platforms have opened up VDI to all types of applications, and further advancements may be on the horizon.
Despite the trend towards global consolidation in distribution a senior Avnet executive has stressed the ongoing need for a local presence
The UK government and regulated industries will have to wait until 2014 before Salesforce.com establishes a UK datacentre
Reports talks over sale of IBM’s x86 business have broken down over price
Cloud brokers can offer their own cloud services as long as they don't compete with their cloud provider partners.
With its new, high-density 10/40/100 GbE 7500E switch, Arista Networks enables customers to build massive leaf-and-spine networks.
Greenwich university school of computing and maths opts for Nexenta storage software on commodity hardware and gains 20% savings
A survey released by WhiteHat Security finds that website vulnerabilities have decreased steadily in recent years, though problems persist.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss SDN market growth, enterprise adoption and overlay vs. switch-based models.
When employees recently found themselves in a faraway land without working laptops, backup software restored the important data the laptops contained.
Intel has announced that its next CEO will be a veteran of the firm rather than an outsider as it looks for a leader to take it into the mobile era
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has approved BlackBerry and Samsung mobile devices for use on its networks
Graduates and salaried IT staff are more prepared to go and work at a start-up because of the increased job satisfaction
The Netherlands government considers legislation to give police powers to hack into computers, install spyware and read emails
Addition of Cascade allows distie to deliver wider range of support to Riverbed partners
Can social media engagement change the business model? In this SearchCIO tweet jam recap, learn how these tools are reinventing the business.
The days of a single conversation leading to a deal being signed off are fading with resellers being urged to build more relationships at customers
Brocade CTO Dave Meyer, chairman of the technical steering committee for OpenDaylight, describes his agenda for openness in this Q&A.
As organizations expand globally, HR expert Josh Bersin cautions that HR leaders need to 'glocalize,' or tailor their practices to fit local markets.
At a TechSelect event, the distributor points to the community's higher 'wallet share' and good vertical traction, but its poor performance in cloud.
Hitachi Data Systems gives its HNAS product primary deduplication -- after years of tweaks to avoid performance impact.
Dell rebrands and upgrades its Foglight data center management tools, which include VMware View support and virtual-to-physical landscape.
Cabinet Office confirms the cloud will be mandated as first choice for all new IT purchases in government to push more departments into using commodity cloud services