The UK Oracle User Group is set to raise its profile among C-level executives
Arqiva is awarded £150m to boost mobile coverage in rural areas as part of the government’s Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP)
The project and portfolio management software market continued to grow last year as tough economic times encouraged users to use the technology to drive growth
Growth investment in British technology companies dropped slightly in Q1 2013, as funders looked to rebalance investments
University Campus Suffolk couldn’t go on when IBM “washed its hands” of a failing DS4700. After disastrous pitches from numerous storage suppliers it went with Fujitsu
Financial services specialist Microgen has announced a strategic review which could see it break up the current structure or bolster it with acquisitions
Avaya has taken steps to speed up pricing and quotes that resellers can offer customers with its One Source initiative
Digital Realty Trust has become the latest datacentre provider to launch a DCIM service called EnVision
Hackers gain access to the personal data of 160,000 US citizens after compromising Washington State court service servers
The latest twist in the ongoing battle for control of Dell has seen the PC maker's board ask questions of financing of bidder Carl Icahn
With their SDN-storage integration, Plexxi and SolidFire enable converged storage on the data center network.
UPS specialist CyberPower has chosen Ingram as its UK distributor as it looks to break into the market
Government must raise its game to achieve its target of 25% of public sector procurements from SMEs by 2015, says Lord Young
Hewlett-Packard upgrades its entry-level SAN array, giving HP MSA some SSD support, a new controller and 4 TB hard drives.
Columbia Sportswear parlayed server virtualization into a private cloud. Along the way, it found that its management tools needed serious rethinking.
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Dell will make $5m worth of discounts available to partners to mark latest programme launch
Camden London Borough Council signs a deal with Arqiva to provide free wireless connectivity to businesses, residents and visitors
Government and opposition politicians lined up to support the launch of Martha Lane Fox's Go On UK digital skills alliance
As users swap their feature phones for smart devices, the overall European mobile market stalls, according to Gartner
Research from analyst house Forrester has indicated that the vast majority of resellers are yet to make any move to adopt a managed services model
Development teams are struggling to keep pace as business applications go mobile
Many CIOs signed outsource deals in the recession to cut costs, but 43% of the deals were not structured properly and do not meet business needs
The full year results from SerCom parent the DCC Group indicate that the growth in mobile devices has helped the IT operation increase profits
Azlan has been signed by EMC with a brief to grow the SME and mid-market for the storage vendor
Oracle is set to open a datacentre in the UK dedicated to serving government IT through G-Cloud
Twitter was abuzz after a report of possible updates to wiretapping laws. Opponents argue it would dramatically alter civil rights and online privacy.
Blue Jeans Network, which provides hosted video bridges, is delivering All You Can Meet video conference pricing plans to enterprises.
The Federation Against Software Theft has called on the government to do more to protect right holders of intellectual property
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has £440m available to support innovative companies, including digital technology businesses
The mobile manufacturer launches a new handset based on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, aimed at emerging markets
National Skills Academy for IT launches the Digital Skills Academy, with an Enterprise IT Guide, to plug online skills gap
CloudFounders promises an open storage version of software-defined storage that supports OpenStack, Amazon S3 and VMware.
In Enterasys' channel research of its partner community, about a third of its North American partners said they had fired a vendor in the past year.
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While storage vendors reported slow sales at start of 2013, Symantec and CommVault had success with enterprise backup software.
A new program for HP resellers, Simply StoreIT, offers tools, resources and incentives for HP partners working with SMBs around specific technologies.
BriForum London 2013 focuses on Remote Desktop Services 2012, tips for IT to embrace the mobile era and more.
SearchSDN was live at Interop, where analysts and IT professionals took to Twitter to discuss SDN definitions, inhibitors and value propositions.
Microsoft delivered two critical and eight important bulletins in May's Patch Tuesday release, fixing issues in Windows Server 2012 and Office apps.
Cloud financial and ERP specialist launches new certification for its growing network of app developer and ISV partners and encourages resellers to forge links with them
The Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode) has developed six free secure software development training modules
Nearly two-thirds of IT professionals say their organisations do not build products and services with security in mind, a Microsoft survey reveals
Microsoft has declared conformance with ISO 27034-1, the first part of an international standard for secure software development
Virtualisation and cloud specialist Embotics has signed up Zycko to handle its products after taking the decision to part company with Avnet
Microsoft will make the upgrade to Windows 8 free to those users that have already invested in its latest operating system
A decent performance by Logicalis helped Datatec increase revenues although weak conditions hit Westcon in the second half of the Group's fiscal year
HSBC is to lay off up to 14,000 global staff in a cost-cutting move likely to include redundancies among the bank's back-office IT employees
The latest operating system from Microsoft – Windows 8 – is set to get an update this summer called Windows 8.1 at no cost to its users
More doctors in England use healthcare IT and over three-quarters report improvements in effectiveness, according to research from Accenture
Veeam is looking to strengthen its channel and encourage more to embrace cloud storage solutions
UK PC sales dropped 16% in the first quarter of 2013, but slower decline in the professional market cushioned the fall
Northamber has issued a trading update warning that the transition from high volume and low margins to a higher margin business will take time
Global recruitment firm Hydrogen has published a report revealing the UK as the second most prominent global technology hub
Government urged to devise national data strategy following launch of review into the better use of public sector information
The central government department chooses Azzurri for the new system, signing a five-year contract worth £1m
EE is official technology and communications partner for Glastonbury, providing 4G coverage, a mobile app, charging tents and free Wi-Fi
Toshiba is hoping that resellers will have some luck getting customers to part with their desktops as a result of an SME focused scrappage scheme
IDC has cut its forecast for growth in IT spending as the ongoing problems in the global economy continue to take their toll
Cloud computing purists say true clouds require portals for self-service, but those who've actually deployed portals are in the minority.
During the company's user conference, IT pros hoped to hear more about how BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 features will help them manage mobility.
The software giant's May 2013 Patch Tuesday update permanently fixes the IE8 zero-day flaw found in the Dept. of Labor website attack.
Jim Hagemann Snabe, co-CEO of SAP, has announced the general availability of HANA on its Business Suite ERP software at Sapphire 2013 in Orlando
NetApp Connect, based on technology the storage vendor acquired from ionGrid, brings BYOD security to data stored on NetApp arrays.
Brocade has rolled out its new Brocade Subscription Plus option, which enables monthly payment for a multivendor solution under a single contract.
The Wi-Fi Alliance certification program continue to expand as more devices, applications and users rely on Wi-Fi for connectivity.
Though the Spamhaus DDoS attack showed the potential devastation of increasing bandwidth, DDoS attack trends show DDoS type to be just as important.
At the first stop on his cross-country speaking tour, Amazon's Jeff Barr answered questions on AWS pricing, performance and availability.
Small hospitals and physician practices may not feel like innovators, but healthcare innovation can happen anywhere.
Networking bellwether beats Wall Street estimates in Q3 as sales and profits both rise
MPS specialist opens London office to target more sales in the Southeast
After hackers broke into one of Adobe's code-signing servers in 2012, CSO Brad Arkin used the crisis to drive security change and improvement
Security professionals are good at lying to themselves that they are evenly matched with their adversaries, says Adobe CSO Brad Arkin
A comprehensive security strategy must include the supply chain to deliver the integrity customers demand
Colt has taken the wraps off a cloud storage service that resellers can offer to customers looking to take advantage of putting their data into a hosted environment
The exit from the electrical retail market of Comet was one of the contributing factors that helped Dixons deliver a strong set of numbers for its fiscal year
Corel has discovered that consumers still want to buy their software rather than stream it from the cloud
Beleaguered software firm CSC has returned to profitability in its full year results, posting operating profits of $900m (£600m) compared with losses of $1.36bn for the previous year 2011-12.
Government must be militant about interoperability standards, says Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude
Thames Water has earmarked investments in big data analytics as part of its next five-year investment programme, with IBM contracted to support it.
Customers of Infor use its legacy ERP brands that go back decades, but now are being challenged to move to the company's new Web architecture.
Internet specialist Fasthosts has revealed that SMEs are generating sales leads from their websites
At SuiteWorld 2013 in California, NetSuite has expanded on its European growth plans but says some unproductive resellers may fall by the wayside
IT staff likely to be affected as 1,400 job cuts announced at RBS’s retail banking operation and no customer-facing roles to be included
BlackBerry's Secure Work Space for iOS and Android will help heavily regulated companies or those searching for extra security to better support BYOD.
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BlackBerry’s Q5 handset will attract corporations rolling out large volumes of handsets, claims UK managing director Rob Orr
HDS is making changes to its TrueNorth partner program in five areas, including account segmentation, rebates, specialization support.
In 2013, Indian CIOs increasingly will spend money on IT aimed at helping their business grow, according to a joint survey from the CIO Klub and Ernst & Young India.
Health care providers in India will spend 57 billion rupees on IT products and services in 2013 compared to 53 billion rupees spent in 2012.
STec CEO Mark Moshayedi discusses why he thinks flash will prompt enterprises to move from refrigerator-box SANs to custom-built solid-state systems.
Conventional wisdom has Google and AWS locked in the Price War of the Titans with the launch of GCE, but a deeper look reveals a different truth.
Most business IT environments are immature, analysis of data from Microsoft’s Cloud Security Readiness Tool has revealed
Morrisons has signed a deal with Ocado to use its technology, logistics and distribution operations to deliver online groceries
Computacenter has signed up to the values and aims of the Cloud Industry Forum
In-memory database platform HANA is growing beyond SAP, with 431 startups building on it, Hasso Plattner and Vishal Sikka said at Sapphire 2013
The future ownership of Dell might be uncertain but in the present the firm continues to struggle as the bleak PC market takes it toll on its numbers
Plans by the government to spend millions on electronic patient records could spur some infrastructure spending
Apple has come top of the charts with high street shoppers according to the latest Which? survey of who is doing well in the retail market
Avnet, HP are rolling out a big data practice aimed at helping HP partners build out their big data businesses.
In these briefs, Google I/O delivers news about Google's cloud services, including a new database service and general availability of Compute Engine.
VMware's upcoming public cloud and AMD's 64-bit ARM servers are technologies for the data center that exemplify the changes in the IT industry.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt commits £260m to e-prescriptions, as part of moves to make the NHS paperless by 2018
Dell saw profits plummet by 73% to $226m (£149m), as its first quarter results revealed its hardware division's profits to be in freefall
An Ofcom report into the availability of communications has stressed the point that UK firms will miss out if broadband speeds do not improve
A 2013 HIMSS study reveals organizations in the midst of managing wireless networks and cloud computing, among other IT initiatives.
Bring-your-own-device schemes offer businesses the opportunity to cut the costs and improve user experiences, but benefits can be dwarfed by the risks.
The Citrix Synergy 2013 conference is awash with vendors moving beyond just desktop virtualization and into enterprise mobility management.
Packet loss, oversubscription, unpatched and inconsistent switch software still plague enterprise networks. Find out how engineers are fighting back.
In a panel session at SapphireNow 2013, SAP users and a telecom company say sensors are the easy part of making machines talk to each other -- and us.
Information governance expert Jeffrey Ritter discusses how technology for e-discovery evolved, and how it influences data processes and management.