Our regular look back at the biggest channel stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
Midmarket buyout specialists Dunedin steer Trustmarque to next stage in its managed services evolution
Former technical assistant for the CIA, Edward Snowden, reveals his identity as the whistleblower of US surveillance programmes
The winners of the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence have been announced in the latest MicroScope ezine
Google is set to acquire Israeli crowd-sourced navigation app start-up Waze for $1bn after talks with Facebook fall through
Quest customers no longer have to worry about vWorkspace support ending, but Dell says it's not for enterprise-level environments.
The principles of network confidentiality, integrity and availability are not balanced, says John Kindervag, principal analyst at Forrester Research
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing the Cisco Partner Summit and Cisco's plans for security, collaboration and business architecture.
The business division of mobile operator Telefonica launches Eleven Paths, an independent company working on security issues in the workplace
In his career running data management systems for consumer goods companies, Richard Beaver has found a formula for success: the data value chain.
Cisco plans to drive $1 billion in midmarket lead value to partners in fiscal 2014. Find out how the company is generating the additional leads.
Building data centres and packing them full of customers might not be the ideal long term strategy according to Romonet
Convergence distributor invests in new offices and channel training facility with an eye on broadening its UC solutions set
F5 Networks added NVGRE gateway support for network virtualization and virtual BIG-IP availability in Microsoft's Azure cloud.
MSPs and VARs have a new DaaS platform to consider: independenceIT's Cloud Workspace, which enables virtualization of desktops and 250 applications.
An NSA program's surveillance activities are leading to discussions on online privacy issues and widely varying opinions on where to draw the line.
Scripps Networks uses Cisco Medianet to deliver more streaming media to cable provider partners, as well as for video optimization for internal apps.
Vendors Idealstor, Western Digital and QNAP have announced new products for the small and medium-sized business market.
The government insists that UK spy agencies operate within the law, but questions remain
Apple has unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, saying iOS 7 is the most significant update since the original iPhone
Israel has accused Iran of carrying out incessant cyber attacks on its computer systems
The impact of Tech Data’s investigation into its UK accounts means it will fail to file its first quarter financial results on time
The worldwide security technology and services market will reach $67.2bn in 2013, up 8.7% from 2012, according to research firm Gartner
Apple has taken the wraps off iOS 7 as it looks to try and regain its crown in the smartphone market
Databarracks has called for more controls to prevent users from moving large volumes of sensitive data to laptops to avoid more breaches
Cisco plans to drive $1 billion in midmarket lead value to partners in fiscal 2014. Find out how the company is generating the additional leads.
HP launches 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array, with operating system and controller hardware that provide flash performance to rival ground-up designed products
The former CEO of Compusys Sam Kazerounian has been appointed managing director by Centerprise International
Daimler is planning to make savings of €150m a year by bringing IT services in-house and expanding its IT operations in India and Turkey
Lloyds is claiming dramatic improvements in the quality of its customer service after automating manual banking processes
Dell has added a new printing partner programme to the growing PartnerDirect ecosystem
Industry experts discuss gender at a roundtable with Mortimer Spinks, in partnership with Computer Weekly and Lady Geek
CityFibre and Level 3 bring their fibre and IP assets together to offer gigabit-speed internet to business across the UK
Chief information security officers (CISOs) must evolve into data risk managers if they are to survive in the future, says Forrester Research
IBM touts a grand vision for unifying DevOps with automated IaaS, but the concept is still in early beta and the market is nowhere near ready for it.
To overcome a shortage, Rackspace builds cloud computing talent at its Open Cloud Academy boot camp in San Antonio.
More frequent audits and larger penalties for violating HIPAA are motivating enterprises to tame HIPAA compliance challenges, Gartner analysts say.
VMTurbo expands its Operations Manager software for virtual infrastructure into the storage level -- providing your storage is NetApp filers.
Hewlett-Packard delivers virtual software appliance version of its StoreOnce deduplication technology and a scalable midrange tape library.
IT pros are encouraged by Hewlett Packard's new support services plan for PCs, but would like to see mobile devices from the company.
The HP 3PAR StorServ 7450 all-flash array scales to 96 TB of solid-state drives (SSDs), with tweaks to its read-and-write and cache offload functions.
Indian businesses will spend 24.54 billion INR on public cloud services this year to lower costs and increase business flexibility
BitMicro releases line of Serial ATA solid-state drives that can operate in severe industrial conditions; Mushkin, Memoright unveil new products.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals eliminated its data center in 2008 for public cloud, and now enjoys the ability to hire and fire cloud vendors at will.
Adm. Mike Mullen criticized U.S. politicians for a lack of leadership on vital cybersecurity issues and called the NSA PRISM leak a 'huge breach.'
Microsoft's Brad Anderson talks about changes to expect in Windows Server 2012 R2 features, including some to security and enterprise mobility.
CMS insider Rob Anthony says providers need to start working now to avoid penalties related to meaningful use in 2015. Time is running out.
Microsoft offered five bulletins in June's Patch Tuesday updates, with 19-vulnerability critical Internet Explorer patch and Windows Server 2008 fixes.
Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft call on US government to allow them to publish greater detail about requests to hand over user data
Major international events – such as the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics – cement the host city’s future technology profiles, says Ovum
The British Midlands International (BMI) airline installs Avaya's internet protocol (IP) phone system to connect 150 remote workers and two sites
Universities and science minister David Willetts praises Huawei a week after the ISC voiced concerns over its involvement in UK infrastructure
The role and operations of IT are set to change, as departments build up their own IT expertise.
Resellers have to help customers understand their own internal data flows before taking them into a cloud environment
The Federation Against Software Theft has revealed that a whistle-blower has cost their former employer thousands to pay for the correct software licenses
UK SMEs see security, privacy and reliability benefits in cloud-based services, a study from comScore shows
The second most senior judge in England and Wales will hear a legal challenge against Barnet Council’s outsourcing programme
Apple hints iOS 7 will have many features that are friendly to the enterprise, including tools for better iOS management and new security features.
Channel news: Avnet to acquire Seamless Technologies, Ingram Micro opens Artizen availability, Tech Data partners with Visage, plus news from HP.
VAD launches dedicated video channel to bring partners news about trends and product developments
Mobile workers are more productive than their peers, but still are frustrated by confusing BYOD policies and lack of ubiquitous Wi-Fi.
Duo claim Box’s collaboration solutions will fill an important strategic gap for many public sector customers
With the ADK for Windows 8.1, Microsoft has armed IT administrators with the tools they need to deploy the future Windows 8.1 in the enterprise.
Fraudsters are using P2P protocols to improve resiliency of malware command and control. Damballa responds with a P2P malware profiler.
AVG has boosted the management and monitoring options it can deliver through CloudCare as a result of a Level Platforms acquisition
A proposed marketplace for IaaS left some IT pros wondering about its practicality and just how one would achieve alignment from vendors.
Up to 1.2m workers and tourists each week will have access to free Wi-Fi from the mobile provider
NetApp has boosted scalability to 69PB over 24 nodes and met customer needs for SnapMirror functionality in the new version of its clustered NAS operating system, Ontap 8.2
Bromium's vSentry for desktop security now adds more secure connections over untrusted Wi-Fi and better collaboration capabilities.
Management consultancy McKinsey advises CEOs and senior executives to get a grip on tech that will affect their industries
Symantec CEO Steve Bennett says future product strategy will align with the 'Symantec 4.0' blueprint, pushing core features and vendor partnerships.
The UK government needs to implement a framework with a better understanding of future cities technologies, said EE.
New HP cloud products include an OpenStack-based Cloud OS and a number of platforms designed for rookie cloud users.
There are a number of ways to lower AWS costs and improve the Amazon cloud experience. Here are a few cost-cutting tips any AWS cloud shop can use.
Cisco is turning to business rules software to help it respond in a more agile way to new market opportunities, changing regulations, and business practices.
The US has been hacking Hong Kong and China since 2009, says former technical assistant for the CIA, Edward Snowden
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is calling for a full investigation of Google’s alleged tax evasion practices in the UK
Phishing attacks are targeting tens of thousands of Gmail users in Iran in the run up to elections in the country, say Google security researchers
Accumuli has made a move to add two factor authentication to its portfolio with the acquisition of Signify Solutions
We reveal the full list of winners in the 2013 MicroScope ACEs
HP has taken a step to boost the credibility of Google Enterprise in business by offering a package for SMEs
HP updates its Converged Cloud portfolio with features to reduce cost for cloud environments and releases OpenStack-based HP Cloud OS platform
Cyber attacks are the top risk for UK banks, says Andrew Haldane, director of financial stability at the Bank of England
Reflecting the tough jobs market for young people, software developer m-hance reveals it has seen massive levels of interest in its 2013 graduate recruitment scheme
University of Glasgow links 56 Raspberry Pi computers together with Lego to mimic multimillion pound commercial cloud computing equivalent
RBS to cut 2,000 roles globally – including some in the UK – in investment arm after a comprehensive review of the business
The NHS has still to spend £600m on CSC's Lorenzo patient record system as a legacy of the defunct National Programme for IT (NPfIT)
Carphone Warehouse and TalkTalk chairman Sir Charles Dunstone says budget for HS2 railway would be better spent on fibre broadband
Pexip Infinity is a subscription-based, virtualized video conferencing bridge from the founders of Tandberg.
In this blog roundup, read about the effects the PRISM scandal has on cloud data security and get a demo on troubleshooting managed switches.
Exclusive Networks makes new UK appointments after country boss Neil Ledger heads upstairs
Cisco introduces pxGrid, a new framework for sharing contextual information between security technologies, beginning with Cisco ISE.
HP's decision to engage with Google and sign on to resell its business apps through the channel has been welcomed by existing Google partners
The CIO might hold the purse strings in most companies but resellers should be widening their contacts to make sure they don't miss out on other opportunities
The choice between an open source or proprietary cloud platform plagues cloud providers, as open source platforms mature and end-user needs evolve.
Business service provider Serco contracts SunGard for its UK IT infrastructure that will help Serco increase its cloud services
Seven months after launching its NaaS platform geared to the midmarket enterprise, Aryaka now has more than 100 customers.
At Red Hat Summit, the company gives a July target date for its OpenStack distribution and OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure; and more news.
Network Rail could have its future IT budget slashed by £150m, according to the rail regulator
A Gartner analyst says enterprise BYOD -- specifically iOS and Android devices -- presents many pros and cons for enterprise endpoint security.
Industry figures discuss how the UK can deliver digital skills countrywide at the 8th National Digital Conference
Customers want to see the storage products Dell has gained through acquisitions better integrated with common management.
Imation makes first product upgrade since acquiring Nexsan, delivering Assureon 7 for object-based storage archiving.
Some IT departments have turned to low-cost, flexible virtualization platforms, such as Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, to lower VMware costs.
This week, Red Hat's OpenShift Online rolls out for commercial use, Lenovo enters the cloud market and NTT deploys VMware network virtualization.
Salesforce's acquisition of digital marketing software firm ExactTarget is virtually a done deal. Find out what customers can expect for the future.
Facebook’s newest datacentre in Luleå, Sweden is turned on to handle live traffic and is storing users’ photos, videos, comments and likes
The CBI has given its backing to the Technology Strategy Board warning the government against cutting funding for innovation
Telford-based distie populates new Leatherhead office with ex-Northamber staffers as it bids to ramp up its nationwide scale
UK top technology interns can pocket close to £3,400 per month, according to figures on job ratings site Glassdoor
The government has quietly backtracked from its publicly declared preference for using open source over proprietary software
Gartner is forecasting a growth in the number of customers that are using cloud-based office systems over the next couple of years
David Cameron has announced the launch of the government’s Information Economy Strategy
Huawei’s CISO – and former UK government CIO – John Suffolk has raised questions about Cisco and Juniper’s role in US cyber snooping
Knowledge of the National Security Agency's surveillance has led some companies to revamp their data privacy policies.
Greater Manchester Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) has signed a three-year multi-million pound cloud contract with ANS
Avnet rolls out an analytics channel package based on HP Vertica that's designed to help partners speed the buildout of their analytics practices.
The times they are a-changing, so you need to get smart about customer relationship management, says Paul Greenberg
Microsoft has extended compatability for its Office 365 to the iPhone providing the Apple phone users with the chance to view and edit documents
India-headquartered IT services giants Infosys and Wipro have announced pay rises across their workforces in India
Enterprises need device and operating-system-agnostic BYOD management. Ruckus offers device-agnostic networking software for enterprise WLANs.
As though an invisible hand was leading their progress over the past 12 years, Red Hat is not positioned to make a splash in the world of open source cloud computing.
Telerik's updated DevCraft tool for developing Windows 8 apps helps IT to deliver business apps to end users on PCs and tablets.
The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) will provide the £1m prize money for the government’s grand innovation challenge
A group of 27 European Commissioners has voted to end roaming charges for calls, texts and mobile data
A Red Hat Summit talk on database and mainframe modernization highlights urgency, need for agility in enterprise development teams.
When negotiating with cloud providers, enterprises must demand cloud contracts with specific security and control provisions, Gartner analysts say.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss OpenFlow and SDN basics, SDN/IP gateways and details regarding the new OpenDaylight controller.
Interoperability standards in meaningful use have been criticized as too weak. Policymakers say they are part of an incremental approach.
Hardware, virtualization, public and private cloud are all converging and need to be managed as one environment. Enter Red Hat's Open Hybrid Cloud.
Here's a roundup of expert comments on open source trends, cloud computing, innovation and more from the 2013 Red Hat Summit in Boston.
A cloud migration seems daunting but the effort is worthwhile; U.S. defense agencies say their cloud move led to better military intelligence.
Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone but it requires an Office 365 subscription and isn't made for iPad.