Facebook has admitted that a bug caused the phone numbers and email addresses of six million users to be shared unintentionally
Consumers across the world want more to be done to protect their privacy online according to new research
Our regular look back at the most important IT channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
The Federation Against Software Theft is targeting Bristol with a whistle-blowing campaign designed to clamp down on the use of illegal software
The introduction of new Intel processors running the Windows 8.1 update will slow the decline of PC sales according to Gartner
An MEP has called on the European Commission to outline a number of new rules that will help safeguard the data of EU cloud users
Microsoft might just be days away from taking the wraps off a preview of Windows 8,1 but migration from XP is still a worry for many
Barclays Bank is to use customer data to innovate around customer services and provide insights to business customers
The question for data persistence experts using JPA 2.0 is whether they should be using the EntityManager or the Hibernate Session from JBoss for ORM.
Gartner’s revised forecast for the end-user device sector shows tablet products are now driving the market forward, but predicts ultramobile devices will begin to present a more credible challenge
While historically dominant leader Oracle has the latest CPM functionality in its portfolio, Nucleus Research says buyers aren't biting.
Figures covering the last financial year indicate that more customers are turning to leasing to get their hands on the latest technology
Many companies are embracing mobile devices wrongly because the current security model is flawed, says security startup Mobile Helix
VMware's vCenter Certificate Automation Tool is barely out of beta, but users are optimistic it will ease the nightmarish certificate update process.
Public sector specialist celebrates record sales and improving profits in its year-end results
An SEC filing from Dell has indicated that there is widespread scepticism about the ability of billionaire investor Carl Icahn to fund his takeover bid for the vendor
New management console for Nasuni Filer lets customers manage cloud controllers at multiple sites through one tool.
Upgraded software enables Sepaton flagship backup appliance to work better with Symantec NetBackup and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).
Adoption of cloud-based services is still immature in terms of security and privacy, a global survey of more than 4,000 organisations in seven countries has revealed
Oracle's getting back to its roots, as SQL Azure bites its fingernails (or does it?) Find out why the Oracle-Microsoft deal matters.
The French CEO of the object storage specialist vents his frustration at the difficulty of breaking into Europe for US start-ups
The European Union’s public sector could save €1.1bn (£930m) a year by following new open standard guidelines to avoid ICT vendor lock-in.
San Francisco entrepreneur claims Silicon Valley forgets it is building products for the whole world, not just tech geeks in the Bay Area
Microsoft is planning a $677.6m (£440m) investment to expand its existing datacentre in West Des Moines, Iowa
Reiss chose Capture+ for its online check-out address finder and saw an increase in sales and delivery rates following its implementation
Acquisitive security services player books increases in both sales and profits in the financial year ending 31 March
Previously only available as a hypervisor-plus-VMs deployment, ioTurbine can now apply flash cache intelligence where users want it in the physical/virtual server environment
Microsoft has released the preview software for Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 at TechEd Europe 2013
Business transformation software specialist Unit4 has hired a former SAP staffer to enhance and widen its channel network
Microsoft and Oracle form an alliance to enable Oracle software to run on Hyper-V and Windows Azure infrastructure
The second annual Insight BYOD survey has highlighted mixed messages with greater flexibility but still a lack of official security from corporates
Citrix is giving away the whole XenServer kit and caboodle in an attempt to win over cloud providers and the businesses they serve.
IBM extends its association with Wimbledon with an iPad app and added social analysis to SlamTracker, its ‘Grand Slam’ points database
Cisco updated its campus switching and enterprise routing products, starting with the Catalyst 6800 campus core chassis and a high-end ISR.
Belkin has signed a major sponsorship that will see it's brand feature prominently at the Tour de France which starts this weekend
Aiming to rekindle interest in the Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), Blackberry has extended the platform to support Android and iOS
Oracle's database, hardware, Java and Fusion are being integrated with Salesforce.com in a partnership announced Tuesday.
SearchHealthIT's mHealth survey gathers providers' responses about their BYOD practices and how BYOD affects HIPAA compliance.
Combination of factors, including Cisco move to higher price range, blamed by IDC for worst security appliance performance for three years
The Boston Java Meetup Group welcomed BDD guru Alan Parkinson, who explained the value of automating tests with Cucumber.
Lotus F1 Formula One racing team begins its drive to a hybrid storage cloud with an array of EMC storage to cope with challenging rule changes.
Western Digital acquires sTec SSD technology, bailing out early SSD market leader. Acquisition will become final pending regulatory approval.
Dell will simplify software asset management with an updated K1000 to keep track of software licensing, and Windows OS and app migration.
Oracle databases could only be virtualized with VMware until now. Windows Azure and Hyper-V shops can now run Oracle databases in their cloud or virtual environments.
Cisco Internet of Things business unit will target transportation, energy, manufacturing and municipal markets.
Cloud computing, mobile devices and non-Windows operating systems will become the next targets for cyber attackers, says Kaspersky Lab
Microsoft might be talking this week about Windows 8.1 but for the channel the real focus is to get more users migrating off XP
Johan Krebbers, vice-president of architecture at Shell, says it is more important to get data quality right than to find a ‘big data silver bullet’
UK citizens are prepared to allow businesses access to data about them if it results in better services
Sales at software and services group jump by nearly a quarter in strengthening market
Waste management firm Biffa deploys IT service management software-as-a-service (SaaS) to increase user self-service and automation
Changes to PartnerOne programme intended to help resellers grow faster and strengthen the potential for differentiation in the market
The latest insight into the UK software and IT services market from TechMarketView reveals competition for market share will increase further
At Cisco Live this week, the company is heavily promoting its Cisco SDN strategy, but premium hardware is still at the center of the plan.
EMC Syncplicity is the latest online file-sharing product to move to give IT more control over user collaboration.
Apple has revealed a number of business offerings in its latest operating system update, iOS7
SearchHealthIT survey shows Apple iOS is still the top mobile operating system, but growing use of other platforms creates tough choices for CIOs.
University researchers are using Pica8 SDN switches and OpenFlow to test a data center network design that easily scales bandwidth between servers.
LSI Nytro card upgrades include a 3.2 TB solid-state WarpDrive PCIe flash card and two MegaRAID flash caching and storage cards.
Enterprises need to assess the risks of cloud computing and have clarity on data protection and security responsibilities when contracting
Cloud NAS controller vendor Ctera beefs up management for its enterprise file-sharing platform, giving administrators greater control of security.
Mobile access to enterprise data warehouses can unlock lots of useful information for workers on the road, but a good user experience is essential.
Estonian storage company Guardtime claims its security technology makes data more transparent, but will it be embraced by Europe?
Cloud providers are evaluating SDN technologies, but many believe the fluctuating market and products are not ready for production environments.
Hadoop founder Doug Cutting believes enterprises have woken to the benefits of open source software, but says Europe is behind with adoption
Government plans to spend £150m on broadband infrastructure have been watered down after legal challenges by Virgin Media and BT
Microsoft has released a preview of Windows 8.1 which it hopes will encourage developers to build more apps for the operating system (OS)
US trading authorities have ordered the world’s most popular search engines to clearly identify search returns sponsored by advertisers
Telecoms support and repair outfit moves into Belfast facility and starts hiring
In a keynote at the Cloud World Forum in London, Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C, slammed the industry for not collaborating on cloud standards
With the deal to take Websense into private hands closing the vendor is now looking for growth around its Triton security platform
First buy in planned acquisition spree cheers newly-formed Enables IT but contract losses weigh heavily on its first half results
In response to the ongoing problems customers face getting hold of skilled staff Logicalis has launched a flexible resource that can help deliver specific projects for users
Daisy Distribution picks up Kentish comms hybrid for undisclosed sum to boost its airtime offering
The government has committed an additional £250m of superfast broadband spend to increase coverage for 95% of the UK by 2017
Microsoft Windows 8.1 preview includes a number features -- including the Start button -- that will be accessible across a plethora of new devices.
The new Nexus 7700 is the most powerful data center switch on the market, and Dynamic Fabric Automation simplifies Nexus-based network fabrics.
The Microsoft CEO has revealed the changes made in its Windows 8.1 update and admitted that users had wanted it to make improvements
Second stage investment and room for companies to expand is needed for Tech City to keep growing, says Alistair Mitchell, CEO of Huddle
SMEs should look to the government’s IT legacy infrastructure for future business, according to Mike Bracken, head of the Government Digital Service
Hotspot 2.0 could allow enterprises to turn a profit from leftover wireless LAN capacity by wholesaling their available Wi-Fi to carriers.
Startup promises its Kaminario K2 all-flash array will experience no more than 25% performance degredation; extends SSD warranty to seven years.
HP's Patrick Eitenbichler details changes the company is making to PartnerOne around partner compensation, membership levels and certification.
The new formal Dropbox reseller program features dedicated account managers, lead registration and margins as high as 25%.
Uefa is considering a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy for its 7,000 volunteers during Euro 2016 to save costs on IT devices
HMRC has benefited by centralising data storage systems on public cloud and adopting public services network (PSN) strategy
As Microsoft touts Windows 8.1, tool developers rush to fill the need for Windows 8 applications.
The Oracle 12c Database touts several new features, though the biggest draw will probably be the paid add-on, Pluggable Databases.
Dave Meyer, co-chair of the IRTF's Software-Defined Networking Research Group (SDNRG), answers our questions about its goals for SDN.
Users say Puppet Enterprise 3.0 is a boon, but some industry experts say Puppet's declarative configuration management approach is subject to debate.
In this week's news briefs, Microsoft and Oracle partner in the cloud, Heroku gets a CEO from a rival, and a new Microsoft data center comes to Iowa.
The National Security Agency (NSA) collected internet and email records of US citizens for more than 10 years, documents reveal
The UK is calling for international tax rules to be brought up to date for the internet world to stop tax evasion by firms like Google and Amazon
Cloud, big data and mobile applications are challenging the traditional datacentre infrastructure, says Cisco
Hounslow Council has signed a G-Cloud deal with Salesforce.com in a move which will form the basis of a new technology platform strategy
House valuation surveyor E.surv retires creaking Dell EqualLogic iSCSI arrays and boosts IOPS with a pair of Nimble Storage CS240 SAN with front end MLC plus bulk SATA drives
The Cloud Industry Forum's certification partner APM Group has argued that customers gain confidence in certifications
Courtrooms will be fitted with secure Wi-Fi as part of a £160m programme to improve the efficiency of the Criminal Justice System
HMRC's digital services to receive £200m of government investment, in a move expected to save £51m year on administrative costs
Consumers will drive Machine to Machine (M2M) usage across companies, with half adopting it by 2015 – according to Vodafone
Mid-sized IT companies in the UK grew faster than the average and plan to increase spending on R&D by more than any other sector
An upgrade to SimpliVity's hyper-converged OmniCube helped Wausau Coated Products simplify the firm's infrastructure and its management.
Latest version of Sage 200 billed as response to midmarket customer demand for cloud ERP
Retailers failing to engage customers through digital channels are missing out on £12bn of sales
Power supply is most important to managers choosing a new datacentre, says UK and European Data Centre Barometer study
On the second day of its Build developers conference Microsoft has talked of its efforts to improve services to support cloud and mobile applications
To meet IT demands, mobile application development tools have evolved to include testing, monitoring, deploying, debugging and other features.
Nottingham County Council cuts the time to identify troubled families, from two weeks to two hours, with a data matching tool
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers take a look at whether the SDN standards process is too slow, and they compare SDN controllers.
BlackBerry has reported a net loss of $84m on revenue of $3bn, compared with the $518m loss for the same quarter last year
Following velvet divorce between Redstone and Redcentric, turnaround kingpin Peter Hallett moves on to pastures new
Insieme Networks, Cisco's SDN spin-in, laid out its Application-Centric Infrastructure vision at Cisco Live, but declined to describe its products.
Western Digital launches WD Arkeia integrated backup appliances for SMBs, the disk drive vendor's first backup product since buying Arkeia software.
Opinions abound regarding Edward Snowden and his leak of a secret NSA surveillance program, as U.S. officials increase efforts to extradite him.
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing Cisco Live and Cisco onePK, as well as SDN, hardware and data center costs.
Tech Data's revamped Solutions Center represents tens of millions of dollars in equipment from Tech Data and its vendor partners.