VMware's Martin Casado discusses the definition of SDN as it relates to network virtualization, and what to expect at this year's Interop conference.
Tech Data's president of the Americas, Murray Wright, sketched out how the company is evolving, with attention on mobility and cloud enablement.
Security vendors team up to detect malicious attacks that target networks.
Recently, IDC announced that big data was driving storage growth, while Tandberg Data and Archiware had new releases for backup customers.
A Silicon Valley hospital flexes its tech muscle through innovation. In this podcast, the CIO explains why use of patient data analysis is growing.
EMC ViPR, the vendor's software-defined storage technology, is designed to manage heterogeneous storage as one pool while adding cloud features.
EMC’s Project Bourne comes out of stealth mode as ViPR, a software-defined storage platform aimed at a future of hyperscale datacentres and big data analytics
Health IT experts tell CMS that use of electronic health records does not result in upcoding or intentional fraud.
The Chinese government's alleged cyber-espionage arm remains active after a quiet period, using the same tactics revealed in Mandiant's APT1 report.
In these briefs, HP updates its FlexFabric portfolio, Citrix revamps its partner programs and Brocade debuts its vision for on-demand data centers.
McAfee has announced an agreement to acquire next-gen firewall maker Stonesoft for $389 million.
Sunrise Health Region's complex 3,000-seat VDI deployment allows patients and providers to access records securely, regardless of where they are.
Motorola has announced a new 802.11ac access point series and real-time content caching.
With automated integration packs and process libraries, the new Dell Boomi makes managing application program interfaces easier.
Using outdated technology like pagers and faxes makes doctors inefficient and costs healthcare billions, a new study finds.
Has Dell gotten its cloud house in order with its latest cloud management platform buy or further muddied the waters? It all depends on integration.
The government has launched a consultation to lay out its proposals for accelerating mobile broadband infrastructure deployment across the UK
Microsoft says Windows 8 OS has sold more than 100 million copies, roughly matching Windows 7 in the six months after launch
Intel’s security business McAfee has announced an agreement to acquire Finnish next-generation firewall firm Stonesoft in a $389m deal
The European Commission (EC) could fine Motorola Mobility for anti-competitive behaviour in pursuing a GPRS patent infringement case against Apple
Salesforce.com says it wants to address communities with its software as a service (SaaS) platform
Our regular look back at the most important channel news stories from the past seven days, as chosen by MicroScope readers
Bruce Hockin has launched a high-end focused storage distributor channelfusion
NHS England is to publish a technology roadmap for commissioners investing in IT, according to its Putting Patients First business plan
ComputerLinks has increased the mobile security options it can offer after signing up MobileIron
German car manufacturer BMW has contracted Accenture to manage the implementation of its new web platform
Public-private partnership company MAMG has implemented Intuitive Dashboards, integrated with OpenAccounts financial reporting software
UK SME Arcus Global has become the first certified Amazon Web Services reseller on the government’s third G-Cloud framework
With the key buying period in the education market kicking off Computer 2000's public sector unit has launched a campaign to drive growth in that market
ShoreTel's new docking station and Mobility client can transform smartphones and tablets into desk phones.
Oracle’s channel management have been speaking of the firm’s desire to create and promote “symbiotic” alliances among its channel partners
At EMC World the company set out its vision of a future of massive amounts of distributed data and revealed ViPR – software-defined storage with which it aims to tame it
Edgenet built an OpenFlow SDN data center network with a multipath fabric that will allow it to roll storage networking into the SDN programmability.
Acquisition of primary school computing specialist Compubyte latest step in LDD’s expansion plans
Keynotes at STAREAST 2013 discuss planning for quality control and getting a handle on error messages.
EMC World 2013 features just one major product announcement as EMC pushes its software-defined storage message around ViPR.
The multiple EMC Velocity partner programs are being phased out in favor of a new program, EMC Business Partner, with a single brand.
Speakers at the CFO Forum said transactional and strategic finance duties are diverging, and the CFO's role is shifting to that of a business partner.
Emerging technologies in healthcare, big data and natural language processing, are set to affect the quality of patient care in the near term.
Former Quest customers no longer have to wonder what's up with vWorkspace. Dell released version 8 with exciting new features and support.
Array Networks expanded its line of ADCs as it targets larger companies and service providers.
HP investors have launched a class action lawsuit over the company’s botched acquisition of UK software firm Autonomy for $11.7bn in 2011
Monitoring services have reported that internet access to Syria appears to have been cut off, and Google says traffic has dropped off
SAP has announced an enterprise cloud service, based on its in-memory database appliance, HANA
Liberty Global – the US firm buying out Virgin Media – has named Tom Mockridge as CEO, if the merger is approved by shareholders
Education market specialist Promethean World has reported a drop in first quarter revenues as the market continues to be challenging.
Sainsbury's Bank is embarking on a project to move its customers off the systems of Lloyds Banking Group
China rejects the first official US accusations of cyber espionage and brands the US the “real hacking empire”, accusing it of sowing discord
Distributor acquisition creates new force in European video-conferencing market
Microsoft has indicated that a major upgrade to Windows 8 is in the works raising some expectations that it will reintroduce some of the traditional functionality into the OS
Barely three months after a major series of enhancements, EMC is throwing out its Velocity programme and starting over with a clean slate
3i has sold off Civica as it looks to reduce its debts with Omers private equity picking up the business
IT services supplier Cognizant has exceeded $2bn revenues in a single quarter for the first time, with growth in social, mobile, analytics and cloud
IT distributor teams with Fiberlink and BlueCat to offer a subscription-based service for VARs to handle BYOD security and management.
NEC unveiled SDN applications built on an open northbound API to optimize and secure the cloud. Will OpenDaylight use the interface as a standard?
The winners of cloud innovation of the year in Computer Weekly’s European user awards for networking tell us how they have used the Appear IQ mobile platform to boost efficiency and its transport service
The draft Communications Data Bill did not make the Queen’s Speech, but there was mention of proposals for investigating cyber crime
CA Technologies is going to take a $150m hit from rebalancing its staff and locations as it looks for more growth
After using cloud for testing and development apps, Domino’s Pizza is now looking to move its web services to the cloud
Online grocery sales grew by 20% during Sainsbury’s full-year trading period, boosting overall revenues for the supermarket chain
Avaya has introduced its One Source partner portal that's aimed at consolidating processes and speeding feedback to partners.
Gerry Pennell, the former CIO for the London 2012 Olympics, has a new job – he starts as director of IT at Manchester University on 29 July
EMC says its ViPR software-defined storage platform is the first step to creating Google storage in your data center.
Oxford University and Royal Holloway, London University, will receive £7.5m government funding for cyber security research
Syria is back online after a 19-hour blackout that disconnected it from internet communication with the rest of the world
As the first anniversary of its socialondemand initiative nears, Avnet says it has generated substantial social media traffic for its partners
Cloud body appoints Richard Sykes and Alex Hilton as Andy Burton steps back from day-to-day management
Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Women in UK IT awards are now open for nominations
Sales and business ops to be purview of latest appointment at NetSuite
Datacentre provider Redstation offers businesses data speeds of up to 100Gbps as customers demand greater bandwidth
TfL has revamped its mobile solutions across the London bus network with O2 and Cognito
SAP consolidation offers big savings, and HANA is expected to be a big part of the future of business IT, says HCL executive
A survey by software tools company Compuware highlights discrepancy between using real data for application testing and privacy concerns
The new NS series of McAfee IPS appliances offers 40 Gbps. McAfee has also acquired NGFW vendor Stonesoft.
Great Plains Communications discovered DataCore SANsymphony-V storage and received the synch mirroring needed to beef up its DR strategy.
Datacentre specialist claims UK first following new agreement with Virgin Media Business
Education secretary Michael Gove has outlined coding skills as essential to the curriculum of the future
VSphere experience is a must-have in job listings for VMware administrators, but vCloud and Hyper-V know-how are on hiring managers' wish lists too.
Microsoft released a temporary fix to mitigate attacks using the most recent Internet Explorer 8 zero day vulnerability.
Despite a recent, costly server upgrade, Harvard Business Publishing opted to migrate to the cloud. Is the risk worth the potential rewards?
Choosing a hybrid data center can invite complexity, but add flexibility and resilience. There are pros and cons and some important decision points to consider when going hybrid.
VMware's Horizon Suite gives customers integrated tools to manage end users, but the suite isn’t perfect and could be expensive to implement for some.
A Windows 8 update is expected in the coming months, along with mini Surface tablets. But will enterprises take notice?
Juniper's SDN product line, JunosV Contrail, debuts with an XMPP-based controller for a virtual overlay network with BGP-based scale.
Micron unveiled its P420m MLC PCIe flash card in 2.5-inch (350 GB, 700 GB) and half-height, half-length (700 GB and 1.4 TB) form factors.
The IE8 zero-day attack planted in the U.S. Labor Department's website highlights how few organizations can ward off never-before-seen attacks.
Facebook announced at Interop that its Open Compute Project will expand its scope to include open designs for top-of-rack data center switches.
Microsoft is still working on a permanent fix for the IE8 zero-day found in the Dept. of Labor website attack. Also: Adobe preps ColdFusion patch.
This week, networking bloggers give tips for building a VMware home lab and discuss what Teradata's disappointing Q1 might indicate for the BI market.
Software-defined networking is exciting, but analyst Jim Metzler says there are five SDN problems that must be addressed before users can invest.
BlackBerry enterprise customers watch the company's progress as they consider their plans for upgrading to BlackBerry 10.
VMware CTO Scott Davis said the company might take the lead in creating mobile application management standards to make apps more interoperable.
The latest research from Context has shown that the demand for greater connectivity is driving the demand for monitors with USB options
Microsoft has revealed that the upgrade to Windows 8, codenamed Blue, will be made available for public preview next month
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has teamed up with Dell investor Southeastern to try to stop founder Michael Dell buying the firm
Profits for BT reached £1.67bn in the fourth quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, a 4% rise from the same period the year before
Social networking firm Facebook is in talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation startup Waze for up to $1bn
At the Computex show in Taipei in June, Intel is set to update its range of mobile processors, in a bid to stimulate the ailing PC industry
Users are looking to invest in technology to drive growth rather than cutting costs according to the latest IT Index from Pearlfinders
Government’s £11.7bn plan to have smart energy meters in every UK home postponed for suppliers to create the communications network
Graeme Hackland, CIO of Lotus F1, has worked for the race car team for 16 years. He has seen major changes in IT both on and off the track
Public cloud rivals Microsoft and AWS have collaborated to help users manage Windows workloads on AWS cloud easily
Brent Council implements mobile technology to cut costs and involve more staff in the future running of the organisation
Microsoft is to issue a security update for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8,just a week after issuing a security advisory
Quanta and Promise Technology join storage VAD’s line-up, bringing new OEM and vertical options to the channel
Password-based authentication is becoming more taxing for users, especially on mobile devices. The FIDO Alliance is developing alternatives.
Prime Minister calls for businesses to support Go ON UK’s vision in making the UK the world’s most digitally skilled nation
After acquiring dozens of services businesses in the past few years, Avnet is bringing them all under the umbrella of a Services unit.
Soft skills, including influence, leadership and communication, were among the important topics on the agenda at STP Con Spring 2013 in San Diego.
This week in SDN blogs we learn about the new Facebook switch, EMC's software-defined storage and how to install the OpenDaylight controller.
Thinking about a BYOD program? Make sure you know what the business value is, and that you're not just doing it to placate gadget-happy end users.
After several API management firms were acquired elsewhere, Dell Boomi announces their own API management features, built internally.