Seven men have been jailed in Saudi Arabia for using Facebook and other social media to encourage anti-government protests
Our regular look back at the biggest IT channel news stories from the past seven days, as selected by MicroScope readers
The Washington Post has published new slides detailing processes in the US Prism online surveillance system
James Martin – British computing pioneer, entrepreneur, visionary and guru of the information age – has died, aged 79
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s today announced it would launch its own mobile services by partnering with Vodafone
The latest PC tracker numbers from IDC indicate that the market it yet to take off so far this year
Evesham co-founder and chairman Richard Austin back in the channel after six year absence
Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland have chosen Accenture to maintain its i6 administration system after two-year tendering process
Crucial.com has delivered research that indicates a lot of the computers that are dumped in refuse sites could have been kept on with a bit of thought about memory
GCHQ director confirms the government is targeted by some 70 sophisticated cyber espionage campaigns every month
CERN openlab will create a reference architecture and operational model for hybrid cloud with Rackspace
The US government investigation into Stuxnet leak of classified information leads to retired general in the Marines, James Cartwright
Firm formed in reverse takeover by Avisen in 2011 falls to £4.4m loss but insists it is now on track for growth
QA Apprenticeships wins Microsoft Partner of the Year as the software giant announces its best apprentice of 2013
Dell has signed up to the Business Software Alliance adding its support for the group's fight against piracy
The cost of using your mobile phone across continental Europe will come down today as new EU regulations come into force
CA Technologies expands its ARCserve D2D image-based backup product to support Linux backups, three years after launching the application for Windows.
After much conversation around SDN theory, a number of SDN use cases are finally starting to emerge. We rounded up five examples of SDN in action.
Microsoft rolls out a distribution and reseller program, the Microsoft Devices Program, for the Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets.
Google is a step closer to punitive action by the European Commission after complainants rejected its latest set of proposals to allay concerns about its business practices
Two years after the EU cookie regulation and UK law came into force, not all UK websites are compliant, including the sites of 13 senior MPs
The latest figures from the Bank of England have highlighted how the ongoing efforts to get credit to SMEs are failing to make a difference
Citrix SaaS products to be made available on the ArrowSphere cloud services platform
Global IT spending is set to reach $3.7tn by 2014 as the economy improves, according to the Gartner Worldwide IT Spending Forecast
Local telecoms firm aql will renovate phone boxes to become Wi-Fi hubs for residents and visitors to Leeds
Does the data collected by Prism put the US Government at risk from other state or non-state sponsored activists?
In the coming years, consumerization could bring serious changes to traditional IT job roles and IT department structures.
The organisers of Golf’s Open Championship have configured its website in anticipation of 10,000 page requests a second
FAST has warned firms to be on the lookout for staff that might be using key generators to use cracked software
Slumping PC sales partly account for the downward revision in Gartner’s growth predictions for overall IT spending in 2013, but growth is on the horizon for 2014
The purpose-built backup appliances market reportedly experienced 16.5% year-over-year growth, totaling $679 million in Q1 revenue, IDC said.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has requested a meeting with Dell as he looks to fend off worries the vendor has that he will not be able to fund a takeover bid
Accountancy firms are slower in adopting and using cloud-based services than other corporate sectors, finds a Thomson Reuters study
A new report from NHS England promises open source will be at the heart of the plans to digitise the health service
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) calls on public sector IT services suppliers and buyers to relate their experiences
Ubisoft is the latest computer games company to be hacked, with usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords compromised
Yahoo has made another acquisition aimed at bolstering its position in the mobile space as part of efforts to regain lost market share
Compuware research has revealed that fears over hidden cloud costs and performance are worrying CIOs
Middlesex University has digitised paper mail delivery with a digital mail service provided through a managed service from Canon partner, CDS
Microsoft is working on a 3D touchscreen that enables users to 'feel' through tactile feedback and manipulate images
Microsoft has hit the 100k app milestone but still lags a long way behind Apple and Google in getting developers to provide additional content for users
Telecoms regulator Ofcom wants to make it easier for customers to switch broadband providers by lowering the cost of the move and cutting the length of minimum contracts
Online grocery retailer Ocado built its own software for its own business – and now it delivers for Morrisons
Mobile device and desktop management software have traditionally been separate, but some vendors have started to combine them.
Westcoast to sell Lexmark MFPs in addition to consumables and widen managed print capabilities
Mobile operator EE will double the speeds of its 4G network in 12 UK cities from 4 July 2013, giving customers bandwidth of up to 150Mbps
Virtual server backup is different to traditional backup. This podcast looks at the differences and examines key choices in selecting backup products
Army reservists will become specialists in cyber security as part of an overhaul announced by defence secretary Philip Hammond
An entry from Indonesia’s Bandung Institute of Technology has won the Kaspersky Lab Cyber Security for the Next Generation 2013 competition
Microsoft's Surface RT is a consumer device, while Surface Pro is designed for enterprises, but there may be a place for the RT in the corporate world.
Hitachi Data Systems VP Robert Basilio talks of new HDS all-flash array and how the vendor plans to surpass EMC in its 'flash everywhere' strategy.
Silver Peak founder and new CEO David Hughes said improving WAN replication for storage is a key focus for the WAN optimization vendor.
F5 Networks and the University of Phoenix team up for vendor-neutral application delivery controller training.
The Office of Fair Trading has called for information about government ICT contracts as it expressed worries about competition in the market
UK bus operator Arriva has launched a new ecommerce platform hosted on a private cloud service to better serve customer needs
Authorisation covers firewall/VPN and IDP, and policy and access control product lines as service provider widens capabilities
With colocation services, cloud providers can take advantage of third-party infrastructure and expertise while cutting down on upfront costs.
The Oracle-Dell deal under which Dell will resell Oracle software makes the death knell for Oracle x86 servers louder.
Red Hat Storage Server's early adopters see promising results in small projects requiring ease of scalability, high availability and replication.
Gas exploration firm uses Riverbed Steelhead, and Riverbed Granite hardware and virtual appliances to consolidate storage in remote sites.
PowerCloud Systems has released TenantWiFi, its multi-tenant cloud Wi-Fi offering for shared spaces.
Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) 12c R3 continues to be a tool focused on Oracle products. That's good for Oracle customers, but limits OEM's reach.
This week, German stock exchange operator Deutsche Börse builds a cloud marketplace, and MIT researchers aim to solve an encryption loophole.
Cisco names a new vice president of worldwide distribution, Julie Hens; plus, Synnex CloudSolv adds the Skykick suite for Office 365 migrations.
Yahoo buys smart email service Xobni, hot on the heels of another multimillion dollar deal for Qwiki, maker of an iPhone short movie app
Security researchers have discovered a vulnerability that could allow attackers to take full control of most Android smartphones
Michael Dell is coming under pressure to improve the offer for the firm he founded with just a couple of weeks left before shareholders vote on the future of the vendor
Doug Engelbart, who introduced the world to the computer mouse, has died at the age of 88
The decision to combine the software channel programmes into PartnerOne has made it easier for HP software and hardware resellers to link up
After a slow start and a period of retrenchment in Europe, channel management and e-commerce software specialist says it is now in a position to mount a serious challenge
Cloud services provider gets the go ahead to offer UC solutions to SME customers through selected HP VARs
The FBI has issued a warning about an increase in spear-phishing attacks targeting multiple industry sectors
Scottish football club Glasgow Rangers kits out its Ibrox stadium with Huawei technology to bring Wi-Fi to fans and visitors
Distributor Northamber is planning to move off the main Stock Market to AIM as it looks for an environment that better reflects its current size
Inflexible IT outsourcing contracts and traditional service delivery models are holding firms back from utilising the latest technologies
Just days after appointing an M&A director cloud specialist UKFast has snapped up the British arm of US hosted specialist BurstNET for an undisclosed sum
Microsoft Azure will be used to power a cloud platform designment to combat counterfeit pharmaceutical product in the EU
Computer Weekly recently held an event to recognise the most influential women in IT. Find out the results of our Women in Technology Awards.
Winner of Computer Weekly’s Most Influential Woman in UK IT 2013 Joanna Shields, shares her experience and advice on being a successful women in tech
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) joins nine large defence and telecoms companies to strengthen the UK’s cyber security
EC vice-president Neelie Kroes says US cloud services providers could lose business because of fears over US Prism surveillance programme
Netherlands online retailer Wehkamp chooses IBM’s cloud-based merchandise analytics tool to manage price cuts and clearance
With the OFT considering launching an investigation over competition in government ICT contracts the channel has recommended it looks at the G-Cloud model
HP and BT are two of nine companies that have joined a MoD partnership to improve the defences against cyber security attacks
Only 2.5% of direct debit payments and 45% of credit transfers are compliant with the Sepa standard required by February, says Experian
Does the data collected by Prism put the US Government at risk from other state or non-state sponsored activists?
Networking firm Brocade blames SAN sales not meeting expectations for a revenue slide of 8% in its second quarter
The European Parliament has adopted a draft directive to toughen up EU penalties for cyber crime, but security experts say this is not enough on its own
Samsung might be forecasting record profits but it is still not enough to calm worries that its growth is slowing
Agreement brings TFM added voice over IP capacity, while Coms picks up broadband network expertise
Spam emails with links to fraudulent websites are increasing as the theft of Apple IDs and credit card information escalates
This week's Searchlight rejoices at the prospect of self-destructing email, plus iWatch rumors, an MIT project that lets you play spy, and more.
Imperial College, London and China-based telecoms supplier Huawei have announced a commitment to develop a new R&D centre
Corporate IT Forum Education and Skills Commission question how Tech Levels will be delivered alongside A Levels