Yahoo is set to acquire blogging service Tumblr in a $1.1bn deal, with an official announcement expected today
The CBI has published a guide for small firms that are looking for alternative sources of credit
The Financial Times has confirmed that its website and several Twitter accounts were hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army
Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
China’s military cyber espionage Unit 61398 is back in business, deploying different techniques, say US officials
Mobile working has brought new challenges for IT departments, but the fundamentals of managing them remain the same.
The London Legacy Development Corporation has signed a deal with a UK provider to develop a datacentre facility at the Olympic Park
Azlan has launched its cloud services portfolio and signed up to distribute white-label IaaS solutions from AirVM
Treasury-backed National Savings and Investments (NS&I) has awarded Atos a seven-year IT outsourcing contract
Virtualisation backup specialist Veeam has reached out to tape users providing them with support for the first time with the latest version of its flagship product
The Met Police Service is engaging with the outsourcing industry for back-office services as it targets annual savings of £500m
Communications outsourcing is a more popular practice overseas. As IT models change and companies expand globally, U.S. enterprises will see value.
One-third of businesses in London’s Tech City are struggling to develop due to a dearth of capital and skills
Twitter is increasingly using open source automation tools to ensure security processes are taken care of in all the code it produces
Union Unite has accused Aviva of betraying UK workers after it emerged that 600 of its 2,000 job cuts are being relocated in India
Those vendors that have cracked the platform as a service sale are among those to enjoy growth in a mixed business process management market
Ohio law firm uses a NexGen solid-state, HDD hybrid storage array to provide the IOPS needed to keep its litigation and e-discovery practices moving.
Intenet2 has launched a contest that will award up to $10,000 for innovative SDN applications.
Veeam upgrades its virtual machine backup software, building WAN acceleration and native tape support into Backup & Recovery v7.
As Citrix Synergy 2013 kicks off in Anaheim, attendees hope to learn about new desktop and application delivery strategies for the mobile world.
Yahoo has unveiled a revamp of its Flickr photo sharing platform as CEO Marissa Mayer forges ahead with plans to reinvigorate the company
Researchers have uncovered a large and sophisticated cyber attack infrastructure that appears to have originated in India
The UK has been ranked as the lowest-risk destination in Europe for businesses to build datacentres, a Data Centre Risk Index 2013 shows
The Federation of Small Businesses and the Home Office have costed the impact of cyber crime on small businesses
The theft, misuse and exploitation of privileged accounts is becoming an increasingly key tactic in advanced persistent threat attacks
The first handset running the new Sailfish operating system (OS) has been introduced to the market by ex-Nokia employees
The latest phase of the government’s G-Cloud project once again includes a good number of channel stalwarts
The latest Context numbers covering the performance of the PC market show declines right across Europe
Microsoft and the UK’s research and education network deal gives academic institutions access to Office 365 and millions of students fast and secure access to Windows Azure cloud
Transport for London (TfL) is revamping its web presence using HTML5 and agile development to build a mobile-first site
Specialist lawyers on the legal principles companies in Europe need to consider before they monitor employees' use of social media
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing vendor opportunities surrounding SDN, as well as SDN standards and SDN vs. network virtualization.
New features for detecting and analyzing malware in Sourcefire's FireAMP and FirePOWER products supplement flagging signature-based antimalware.
Western Digital Corp., Precision IT, Synology and Google announce products aimed at the small- and medium-sized business market.
CIOs need to start thinking how to integrate big data into their customer relationship management (CRM) systems, says technology analyst
Mobile operator O2 is outsourcing management of its customer services centres to Capita in a 10-year deal expected to be worth about £1.2bn
As the company attempts to reinvent itself, Dell has a new UK head, Tim Griffin who aims to deliver a single country focus
The Business Software Alliance has discovered that just a slight reduction in the use of pirated software would add billions to the UK economy
The European Commission funded project CoolEmAll has released the first prototypes of tools designed to make datacentres more efficient
Government releases a manual for CTOs redesigning Whitehall digital services, as contracts with system integrators begin to expire from 2014
VMware names former Cisco commercial sales boss O’Callaghan to run worldwide channels
Hitachi Data Systems addresses online file sharing through HCP Anywhere as part of its Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) object cloud storage system.
Quantum upgrades its vmPRO virtual machine backup appliance, supporting 24 TB of pre-deduped data and LTFS tape in a virtual appliance.
At Citrix Summit 2013, channel head Tom Flink talks about the company's plans around mobility, changes to the partner program and high-touch accounts.
A new version of the TwinStrata CloudArray gateway can recover data and applications off the cloud for DR without having to rebuild servers.
Financial, government and healthcare industries must overcome data security breaches and regulatory issues for a successful cloud migration.
Dell will discontinue its OpenStack and VMware vCloud-based public cloud offerings as VMware delivers its vCloud IaaS.
Apple has called on the US government to cut corporate tax rates after admitting to sheltering at least $30bn of international profits in Irish subsidiaries
UK internet service providers have begun blocking access to two sites accused of breaking copyright laws
Business assurance firm Blue Coat Systems announces it will buy big data security intelligence provider Solera Networks
Mobile operator O2 questions Communication Workers Union (CWU) claim of 600 redundancies in outsourcing deal with Capita
NetApp has revealed it plans to cut 900 staff from its worldwide roster as it restructures following a mixed fiscal year
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has replaced its legacy control room technology with a Capita system, part of a 10-year outsourcing contract
Research from Voltage Security has revealed that customers are walking away from big data and cloud projects because of worries about security
Web security specialist Blue Coat claims its acquisition of big data intelligence and analytics firm Solera will help partners better address the evolving security market and tackle APTs
Almost half of smartphone users would be happy to have commercially-funded mobile phone bills
The true extent of UK data breaches is unknown because most companies do not report them says Stroz Friedberg
Indian IT services firms need to reshape their businesses to continue growing as traditional markets and service offerings reach maturity
Cannibalising old printer hardware set to save resellers time and money, says Canon
The MSPAlliance introduces new cloud insurance program, offering extended liability coverage for providers and peace of mind for customers.
Credit card fraud has become the criminals favored method of stealing money
One Citrix Summit 2013 presentation focuses on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile app management (MAM) and competitors' strengths, weaknesses.
Permabit tries to make its primary deduplication software more palatable to OEMs by adding compression and replication plug-ins.
The WAN optimization Magic Quadrant reveals different WAN optimizer form factors are helping to better match evolving enterprise requirements.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss Cisco's SDN Bigfoot analogy, OpenFlow and Wireshark, and whether SDN is an industry con.
Citrix has officially ceased development and support for its Application Streaming feature, and has directed IT pros to use Microsoft App-V instead.
When it comes to cloud backup and disaster recovery, organizations are holding back due to insufficient bandwidth and lengthy recovery times.
The federal government is under mandates to consolidate data centers and deliver IT as a Service, but sequestration makes this easier said than done.
Virtualisation firm Citrix hopes extra functionality and its own application store will encourage more customers to adopt its mobile solutions
Million Pound Startup – a global competition to bring tech companies to London’s Tech City – has launched today
HP's CEO has highlighted its efforts to improve its channel programmes and support as one of the factors helping its turnaround plans
HP CEO Meg Whitman does not expect the impact of recent channel partner programme improvements to bear fruit until much later this year
Government CTO Liam Maxwell has driven Whitehall’s IT agenda for years, previously as deputy government CIO and director of ICT futures
Infrastructure provider Zayo believes an old-school approach to infrastructure sales in the face of growing cloud demands will win channel hearts and minds as it seeks to build out a UK MSP community
The digital economies of Europe could comprise 28% of GDP by 2020 but only with secure electronic IDs, says the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA)
PC manufacturer Lenovo has announced an increase in sales as its competitors suffer with the slump in the PC market
Those SMEs that have made the investment in cloud are more confident about their growth prospects in the future according to Microsoft research
As Dell attempts to reinvent itself the company has a new UK head, Tim Griffin, who aims to deliver a single-country focus
Citrix VDI admins can deploy and manage XenDesktop and XenApp under the same architecture, something they expected for years.
Sonus announces two new modular session border controllers and branch survivability for enterprise Lync users.
Lenovo's attempts to drive more of its business through tablet and smartphone devices appears to be paying off
A CompTIA training course and a home Cisco network has helped one ex-serviceman secure a post as a network engineer
F5 Application Acceleration Manager is a single platform for transport, data center and application optimization.
AWS becomes the biggest cloud provider to earn FedRAMP certification, easing the transition to AWS for U.S. government agencies.
One veteran recommends automating all mobile software tests. Another expert says to focus on planning and automate only where necessary.
Chris Koopmans from Citrix believes network virtualisation offers more opportunities for companies such as Cisco and Juniper
Citrix CEO Mark Templeton claims mobile enterprise should be the rule and not the exception to make employees more productive
The head of Europe for Citrix believes the region is moving much faster towards embracing bring your own device than US counterparts
Mobility management is evolving by leaps and bounds, but some companies haven’t even put their mobile adoption plans in place.
Computacenter is to return £75m to shareholders in a one-off payment but has reassured investors it still has enough funds to invest back into the business
The BBC has canned its £98m Digital Media Initiative (DMI) and suspended project head and CTO John Linwood
Adobe is replacing its traditional Creative Suite perpetual licensing model with a cloud-based subscription model. Is it cost-effective?
Security resellers have an opportunity to talk to customers about phising with the emergence of longlinging
Acquisition will help management software vendor target more sub-100 head business through the channel
The initial hope for VDI thin clients was to reduce costs, but admins now just want convenience. Vendors at Citrix Synergy delivered new options.
An update from HDD specialist HGST has revealed that the market is back to normal after the floods but also indicated that some are finding it hard to readjust
In this week's news briefs, the VMware public cloud officially launches, Dell drops its IaaS offering and AWS gains accreditation from FedRAMP.
A research laboratory has been launched by BT and Intel to develop networking technologies and smart city capabilities.
SAP has announced a leadership reshuffle in line with its agenda of in-memory database Hana, cloud and mobile. Sikka steps up, SuccessFactors’ Dalgaard steps down
Citrix users say the company's unified enterprise mobility management product, XenMobile, may make it easier to deliver business applications to on-the-go users.
Some of the technologies driving data center modernization include cloud computing, flash storage, virtualization and software-defined networking.
Bolton and Wigan councils have signed a seven-year £47m outsourcing contract, which will deliver a ‘PSN ready’ network to the region.
Despite directly competing with many of its cloud provider customers' offerings, VMware's new hybrid cloud service is unlikely to damage partnerships.
Growing interest in private clouds reflects an improved understanding of cloud computing among IT pros, experts say.
Government has published a report detailing the status of 191 major projects worth £353bn, in which eight projects were red flagged
Technology services company CDI-Aerospace used a Verdasys DLP solution to manage third-party risk for a major aviation client.
Citrix is executing on a long-term strategy to enable partners worldwide to sell, manage and provision SaaS services.
C-level execs need to rely more on data and less on instincts to capitalize on big data technology, said speakers at the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.