Technology giants Apple, Facebook and Microsoft have all revealed details of US government surveillance requests
Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories of the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
Former G-Cloud head Denise McDonagh has been awarded a CBE for services to IT in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2013
Although many firms are allowing staff to bring their own devices into work not many are putting the security in place to protect the corporate network
The Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that small business confidence is on the rise
IT professionals will need to rethink their careers as corporate IT departments undergo a radical restructuring over the next five years
By leveraging OpenStack, Red Hat plans to commoditized cloud computing, just like they commoditized open source Linux ten years ago.
While a major protectorate of intellectual property, Red Hat Linux and OpenStack IaaS offerings provide the bonus of driving innovation, which leads to more chips being purchased, driving revenue at Intel's bottom line.
Amazon's new cloud-based data warehouse service is making a big impression on companies large and small, despite initial warnings from industry analysts.
The Red Hat transition is to move their successful model to IaaS through OpenStack and cloud computing. But will this new move from the JBoss company work as well as RHEL did a decade ago?
Former Magirus executive Andrew Binding has been given a senior role covering Southern Europe at Avnet Technology Services
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing SDN security, VXLAN and OpenFlow, and SDN programmability.
Microsoft's Erwin Visser discusses Windows 8.1 features, how IT can keep pace with faster update cycles and Windows security enhancements.
43 Digital is a video technology agency which helps brands monetise and gain visibility from video content through web search.
CIOs can benefit from connecting with innovative B2B startup companies developing products specifically for the corporate market. But where can CIOs find the hottest emerging tech companies?
Growth Intelligence is a technology startup offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product to B2B corporations wanting to search for sales leads.
Digital Shadows is an IT security startup that analyses a company’s digital footprint on the internet. The service looks at all the information businesses expose online through social media channels, cloud services and mobile devices to find risks to the company’s reputation and security.
Geckoboard is a technology startup which began in March 2010. The company provides a dashboard for businesses to see their key metrics in real time.
There is a blossoming environment for B2B tech startups with products that could bring benefits to corporate IT departments
As a global bank, Citi takes an active approach to keeping on top of the latest technology advancements, including working with technology startups
Barclays is working closely with startups to boost innovation in its IT strategy.
Context analysts say those anticipating a boost to PC sales from Windows 8.1 may be waiting in vain
Microsoft GM Erwin Visser discusses the company's mobile strategy for Windows 8 and the need to deliver one device supporting all types of computing.
Cloud specialist UKFast is hiring finance specialists to staff an M&A team as it looks to make acquisitions
As businesses go digital, technology expertise is needed more than ever. The question is how to do that in a way that doesn't alienate the business.
If CIOs are to remain relevant and strategic, they need to teach their IT teams the lingua franca of business.
Vendors may stave off stricter EHR regulations with the development of two new vendor codes of conduct.
The Intel S3500 Series lineup of solid-state drives is intended to move data centers to an all-SSD model.
Mark Enzweiler, Red Hat partner chief, discusses the challenges the company faces with its partner community as it grows its product base.
Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting with internet firms to discuss ways of blocking images of child sex abuse and to prevent children from viewing pornography online
Yahoo is the latest technology firm to reveal statistics on US government surveillance requests
Daisy Group sees operating losses widen but bosses are confident the business will stay the course
Veeam has made enhancements to its cloud provider programme including its backup suite as part of the offering
The investigation into the Post Office’s allegedly faulty accounting system will focus on a select few of the 47 claims
Problems with business travel expenses have CFOs re-examining their processes for reimbursement, disbursement and audits.
Government organisations worldwide will spend 0.1% less on IT this year, but cloud computing, mobile technologies and IT modernisation remain top IT priorities
O2 reaches an agreement with the CWU regarding pay, pensions and terms and conditions of workers transferring to Capita
Former Azzurri and Intrinsic bosses to help shepherd comms business to £100m revenue target
The latest Symantec global SME confidence survey has found those using IT for growth are best placed
Cloud sales service company Price & Quote has ditched IT hosting provider Rackspace due to “lack of support and unresponsiveness”
F5 has engineered a mobile provider firewall software that takes an application-specific approach.
IT departments need to evaluate vendors for social tools, such as mobile and cloud. Without a secure plan, IT risks an unsecure liability.
Nearly one-third of healthcare facilities are choosing a new EHR vendor only four years into the HITECH Act.
The mobile payments industry is struggling to grow due to many convoluted payment technologies that are difficult to develop for
Zetta adds WAN optimization to its DataProtect enterprise cloud backup and disaster recovery software.
Nutanix brings out two new versions of its converged storage systems, one for remote offices and a more storage-intensive data center version.
Red Hat integrates its storage software with its Red Hat OpenStack open source cloud distribution and updates roadmap for year-old storage server.
A new Layer 3-based Virtual Modular Switch feature on top-of-rack Ethernet switches from Mellanox enables large clusters for leaf-spine architecture.
PaaS made headlines last week, but it's still difficult to gauge the true level of interest in Platform as a Service in the enterprise world.
Marble Security released its new cloud-based mobile security service that can work with MDM tools for protection of employee-owned mobile devices.
Oracle has issued a new security patch for Java, but only 7% deployed the patch before it.
The Metropolitan Police needs significant capital investment in technology if it is to overhaul its legacy IT infrastructure
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has made a third attempt to block Michael Dell's plans to take over the firm he founded
The G8 nations have committed to open data, with a promise to produce action plans for the release of government information
Dion Weisler to run Printing and Personal Systems (PPS) after Todd Bradley gets posted to China
Adobe's CEO has indicated that it is listening to customers concerns about license payment options and might make changes
Latest Silicon Valley start-up touts award-winning multi-hypervisor and hybrid cloud management product as it sets up shop in Europe
GE has partnered with Accenture, Amazon and Pivotal to develop a big data-based services business for its products
BT chief executive Ian Livingston is leaving the telecoms giant in September to become a government minister
Hackers typically target privileged admin accounts to gain access to all computer systems, says David Higgins, senior sales manager Cyber-Ark
The latest backup battery monitoring services can prevent outages and extend battery life. Plus, they take power monitoring off IT's task list.
Cloud sales service company Price & Quote has ditched IT hosting provider Rackspace due to “lack of support and unresponsiveness”
McAfee is worried that SMEs that have trained staff around security matters are still not seeing an improvement in attitudes towards threats
Highlights from Red Hat Summit 2013 told in 140 characters or less via Twitter.
Senior civil servants working in IT are more likely to be recruited from the private sector than any other profession across government
The CCIE Voice certification has been retired, with CCIE Collaboration taking its place, advancing IT expertise to include real-time UC capabilities.
At CamelOne 2013, software engineers from Lockheed Martin explain how they use Camel with C++ for a flight scheduling app.
GE CEO, Jeff Immelt (pictured), explains to customers the benefits of sharing machine data in an industrial internet
Cloud adoption has risen in 2013 but to yield its true benefits, cloud complexity must be reduced and interoperability increased, shows study
Storage Decisions conference attendees received the lowdown on flash storage arrays, along with advice not to ignore other storage tiers.
Healthcare facilities must plan for the future of health IT, including meaningful use and ACO payments, in order to be successful.
With Blue Orbit, Cyan shows how vendors can provide an end-to-end SDN WAN with dynamic network provisioning across clouds and data centers.
Fraud prevention for the Web: RSA Silver Tail sets stage for enterprise-level security with big data and brand new interface.
Cumulus Networks uses Linux as an operating system for bare-metal switches that are cheaper and easier to automate than traditional switching.
In this week's blog roundup, read why network forensics tools may be the next IDS and get some perspective on Juniper's business strategies.
Grass Roots Group (GRG) is among a number of organisations expanding its Google deployment with apps from the Play marketplace
Microsoft unveils security bounty programmes to improve its products through responsible disclosure of flaws that could be exploited by hackers
DuckDuckGo, which does not track users' activities, has shot to prominence since US Prism online monitoring programme was revealed
Microsoft has reversed its controversial decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned games for its latest Xbox One console
Restructuring and impairment charges of nearly £170m muddy the financial waters for Dixons Retail as chief exec sets out ambition to “surprise and delight” consumers
Professional networking site LinkedIn has been hit by a DNS hijacking attack, but the service appears to have been restored after two breaks
The latest Spiceworks survey of the cloud market has revealed more SMEs are planning to use hosted email and file-sharing services
Big data hyperbole has caused corporate IT to tighten the purse strings on business intelligence (BI)
Moving business apps, including email and CRM, from local IT systems to the cloud could cut energy consumption by up to 87%
WatchGuard has recruited Alex Thurber who has a CV that includes spells at Tripwire, McAfee and Cisco
Current CEE and DACHH boss Gerhard Schulz inherits European presidency as Alain Maquet heads to Miami
Camden adopts a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy to save money, improve security and bring their IT systems into the modern era
Employees need apps that help them do their jobs and also hold their interest. Here are four tips on developing mobile apps they'll want to use.
April saw a 53% rise in permanent IT director vacancies, according to recruitment consultancy Computer People
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has used data linking analysis to find mental health service users have double the rate of hospital attendances compared with the general population
IT distributor Westcon Group is taking the first step in what it hopes will be a multiple-product, global distribution relationship with CA.
The Banking Commission says investment is needed in the “patchy and outdated in-house IT systems” at banks and calls for the inclusion of IT experts in a panel to investigate making it easier for consumers to switch accounts.
The Irish arm of the mobile network is chosen by the government to build a fibre network exclusively for public sector organisations
Document management software specialist V1 (formerly Version One) has unveiled a swathe of new products as it bids to expand its channel reach in the business automation sector
GE, Amazon and Pivotal have put the Internet of Things into action to make machines smarter with implications for medicine, manufacturing and more.
Google Cloud Storage follows Amazon and Rackspace with an offline import feature that lets customers mail large data sets on disk to speed the process.
Mobility has changed the way companies do business; IT must deploy mobile efficient technology to end users.
Experts at Storage Decisions gave their storage tips on how to buy systems and get the most from technologies such as CDP and file collaboration.
Customers are considering cloud-to-cloud migration as the market heats up; providers must ensure security to attract new customers.
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss control plane protocols with OpenFlow, the business benefits of SDN and network virtualization.
This week, CenturyLink boosts its PaaS position with its AppFog buy, Congress questions the CIA's choice of Amazon over IBM, and GE gets into cloud.
Networking giant Cisco is set to buy Composite Software Inc. for $180 million, with a mix of data virtualization and cloud computing driving the deal.
Oracle SaaS revenue grew in the last quarter, but a Gartner analyst says much of it is from existing Oracle customers and through acquisitions.
Privacy regulators across Europe are beginning to take action against Google for failing to change the way it manages user data
UK government debuts the first stage of a £4m cyber awareness campaign as part of the National Cyber Security Programme
Oracle’s end of fiscal year 2013 revenues of $37bn were flat compared with 2012, but the supplier indicated a record operating margin of 47%
Most UK businesses are failing to secure data in virtual environments, a survey of IT decision makers has revealed
Managed services specialist CentraStage has formed a strategic partnership with Panda Security
The ICO has taken further action against Google over the collection of Wi-Fi data by its Street View cars, but has stopped short of a monetary penalty
Oracle saw its share price drop after it delivered flat revenue and declines in its hardware operations for its fourth fiscal quarter.
Health and safety specialist acquired by investors Kennet Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners to enhance scale and client base
More employees in SME businesses are using cloud-based services to carry out their jobs independently of their employers’ IT department
Most companies greatly underestimate the number of malicious programs appearing daily, a global survey of more than 2,000 IT professionals has revealed
British Gas has been working with SAS to optimise engineers' time in a move it expects will result in 3,500 extra job allocations a day
Fraud prevention group CIFAS has called for more data security education as it revealed substantial identity theft figures
A Unisys security report reveals that midway into 2013, more than half of Americans are concerned about the possibility of a patient data breach.
VMware is pushing the Horizon Suite's pricing and management capabilities, but View shops aren't biting just yet.
Indiana University's InCNTRE SDN lab is conducting conformance testing that will lead to the first OpenFlow 1.0.1 certified product, expected for release this summer.
CloudByte chases service providers and heavily virtualized enterprises with software that gives application-specific storage Quality of Service.
With virtualization underpinning your business operations, make sure VMware administrators know their stuff with clear metrics and frequent reviews.
In this issue of SQL in Five, Mark Kromer lists usual features of the upcoming SQL Server 2014, but also highlights a different one: Data Explorer.
User experience designers share a few tips and tricks of the trade so organizations can get better results from their mobile app initiatives.
The MSPAlliance's data privacy guidelines for cloud service providers address communications with customers, transparency requirements and more.
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing SDN agility, Cumulus Linux news, network virtualization and thoughts on OpenFlow.