Facebook execs Frank Frankovsky and Najam Ahmad discuss why Open Compute is designing a switch that's open source.
In this Q&A, Facebook explains how the Open Compute Project's plans to design a switch will affect SDN -- and potentially make OpenFlow scalable.
Syrian hackers have defaced several of Sky’s Android apps, forcing the broadcaster to remove them temporarily from the Google Play store
The UK national Cyber Security Challenge and 15 UK universities are calling on masters students for ideas on improving online security and trust
The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property has proposed pre-installing software on computers to identify copyright-violating activity
China’s state media say the country’s military plans to hold its first digital war games
Payment using mobile devices would gain momentum if supermarkets and banks offered payment apps.
US hacktivist Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to accessing computers of law enforcement agencies and government contractors illegally
The European Commission’s competition division confirms it is looking into the distribution practices of Apple when it comes to its flagship smartphone
New research claims the same technological theory used to create noise-cancelling headphones could boost connections running over fibre
Our regular look back at the biggest ICT channel news stories of the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
Worldwide and EMEA server shipment declines again reflected weakness in the enterprise market
The Federation Against Software Theft has discovered Microsoft applications are the most pirated
Google may have to revise its proposals yet again to allay European concerns about its business practices
SAP has opted to reshuffle its management pack to ensure that it can encourage more users to adopt cloud services
UK datacentre provider Node4 has been bought out by its management to fund further growth and acquisitions in the cloud space
The Department of Health has announced a £1.2bn framework for GP Systems of Choice, offering central funding of GP IT systems
Cloud computing company Iomart has reported a pre-tax profit up 56% to £10.7m for the year ending March 2013
ARI, the leasing and fleet management business, has used SAP HANA to boost business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics
Renegotiations and renewals inevitably bring better terms but businesses could be missing out by sticking with the suppliers they know
US chipmaker has entered into an agreement to buy the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) division of ST-Ericsson
Attackers are exploiting a vulnerability in the Ruby on Rails web application framework to hijack servers for botnets four months after a patch was released
SAP executives are positioning the supplier’s in-memory database as a pivotal technology, not just an end in itself
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CMS Distribution has acquired exclusive European distribution rights to cloud storage technology from US company Connected Data
GFI Software has swooped on Netherlands-based IASO, an online backup software company, to bolster its GFI MAX Remote Management business
ATA 2013 roundup: coal miners gamify heart health; a telemedicine reimbursement progress report; and another instance of where the fax is still king.
Microsoft service providers hook up to take advantage of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services launch and build Office 365, UC business
Glasgow-based cloud computing company Iomart has reported a pre-tax profit up 56% to £10.7m for the year ending March 2013
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The cloud is poised to be a major theme at this year's Red Hat Summit and JBoss World conference.
Pure Storage's third-generation all-flash storage array doubles the performance and capacity of the previous model and includes cloud-sourced support.
Aruba's new WLAN technology offers access point line, Lync visibility and ClientMatch software for a more intelligent, 802.11ac-enabled Wi-Fi network.
To meet both regulatory challenges while leveraging cost efficiencies, the future of content management is a cloud and on-premises hybrid.
Client device innovation over the past several years has sparked a new wave of server innovation with Dell microservers and HP's Moonshot.
Argos deploys a location analytics tool to support multichannel strategy to wind down some leases and focus on online and click and collect
Renegotiations and renewals inevitably bring better terms but could businesses be missing out on much more by focusing on cost
Innovation and energy efficiency at Capgemini's Merlin datacentre in Swindon has won the 2013 EU Code of Conduct for Datacentres award
BT and CSE Healthcare roll out RiO electronic patient record system to 62 community and mental health trusts in London and south England
The vice president of the European Commission responsible for the digital agenda wants an end to mobile roaming and a guarantee of net neutrality in legislation before the next European Parliament elections
Business comms provider says three-year deal will enhance its public sector cloud proposition
Many of the UK’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are holding back on seeking external finance in the face of ongoing economic gloom
Voltage Security believes the advent of 4G will increase the risk of data breaches as more and more mobile devices are plugged into the enterprise network
This week, Cloudscaling's $10 million in Series B funding includes backing from Juniper and Joyent updates its IaaS strategy to woo AWS customers.
Actiance's Vantage includes call monitoring and recording for Lync, to help enterprise UC and collaboration stay in line with compliance requirements.
As BYOD continues to proliferate in the workplace, mobile device security remains a top IT priority, according to a recent SearchCompliance survey.
Two StorSimple customers expect to increase their output on the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition of StorSimple.
Westinghouse Lighting found tape 'archaic' and realized the value of cloud backups in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Policy experts say problem lists can amp up clinical decision support systems as well as population health management.
EHR giant Epic Systems Corp. announces it will provide a new level of support to platforms from virtualization vendor VMware.
Sonus Networks has found an SDN use case for collaboration and video that will enable capacity on demand, and could even produce new revenue streams.
There's room to streamline the Amazon EC2 API, but some industry experts say API scalability and compatibility matter most.
Microsoft’s stab at pacifying users has back-fired, as it readies Windows 8.1, which will be available at its Build developer conference next month
Video effects specialist Image Engine adds Avere NAS acceleration to provide high-performance cache while retaining BlueArc clustered NAS arrays as bulk storage
Former Avnet man Grant Reddin heads to storage start-up to add partner, vendor management nous
O2 has cut ties with BT’s Openzone Wi-Fi service, meaning customers with have 4,200 fewer connections to choose from as of 1 July, 2013
Top US military technologists have been working on a programme aimed at making cyber war relatively easy for the past year, it has emerged
South Korean security outfit hits UK shores with all guns blazing
SDN bloggers discuss SDN scalability, an end-to-end use case for QoS and SDN, waiting on OpenFlow, and how SDN can be applied to telecom networks.
Entatech has strengthened its networking channel team to meet increasing demand for networking products
Automated tiering is key for solid-state storage, but Amerijet cites performance improvement using Compellent Data Progression software without flash.
Telemedicine providers trying to connect their systems to EHRs are waiting for electronic records to be more interoperable.
At AnDevCon 2013, how mobile computing privacy legislation is set to undergo a serious overhaul was a key topic.
The Lync/Skype integration will offer greater interoperability for external enterprise communications, without burdening IT.
A report by iViZ Security Inc. found that overall vulnerabilities in security products in 2012 rose sharply.
Compliance practitioners say new mandates like the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and Obamacare are making enterprise compliance management even harder.