Big data technologies are all the rage with enterprise architects and data focused professionals, but with big data isn't a panacea in itself. Big data solutions are only successful when they are accompanied by big reasoning as well.
The High Court has banned UK scientist Flavio Garcia from publishing a paper on how he cracked car security codes
The country's top doctor thinks the NHS can learn from PC World and Dixons
Microsoft introduces pop-up warnings for people in the UK who use its Bing search engine to look for images of child sex abuse
The Google Play app store for Android remains riddled with malicious apps despite efforts to clean it up, says Symantec
Energy and Climate Change Select Committee report highlights infrastructure risks and spiralling costs in UK smart meter roll-out
Maria Miller writes to local councils telling them to publish their roll-out plans after BT confirms it is happy for the details to be made public
The smart phone market continues to expand with opportunity still in the market for those with a different pitch
The high profile revelations of government snooping should not be ignored by those channel players trying to build trust in the cloud
This week, SDN bloggers took a look at SDN and campus networks, and how SDN venture capitalist investments are growing.
How does a tablet differ from a notebook or an ultra-mobile PC? Here's how to determine which is which.
Head of Network Genesis is accused of buying fake Cisco equipment and selling it on as the real thing to make a profit
Gartner warns offshore IT providers without a cloud strategy that they will struggle to compete with large multinational suppliers
With confidence rising the volume of business in the public cloud is set to grow by billions over the next two and a half years
The latest IBM mainframes' lower price point and a redoubled focus on Linux workloads may appeal to younger admins and smaller IT shops.
SanDisk announces the forthcoming release of its SanDisk Connect line of wireless flash memory storage devices.
Michael Dell has made it clear that he is in no rush to leave the firm he founded even if his bid to take the firm private proves to be unsuccesful
Google has obtained ISO 50001 certification for its energy management systems in six datacentre facilities across the US
MicroScope's top stories for the week ending 26 July 2013
The latest CommVault Simpana upgrades allow users to sync files across mobile devices and PCs. We spoke with CommVault's Greg White to learn more.
The ONF has launched an OpenFlow testing program that certifies hardware and software conformance with the SDN protocol.
Early announcements out of CompTia's ChannelCon 2013 include the release of the non-profit's Fall 2013 training catalog and new cloud-focused playbooks.
The UK government is to invest more than £850m to develop and maintain cutting-edge capabilities to tackle cyber threats
DDoS attacks continue to be a global threat with a clear increase in attack size, speed and complexity, a study shows
The UK is losing the fight in the cyber war and needs to do more to make the country a less attractive target according to the Home Affairs Committee
BT Retail will split into business and consumer divisions when its leader ascends to the role of CEO in September
Firms have reported it is becoming increasingly difficult to fend off complex cyber attacks making breaches harder to prevent
Resellers helping customers with BYOD need to help establish a roadmap and a strategic approach to avoid some of the problem of an ad hoc deployment
Department for Culture, Media and Sport publishes a map showing UK areas that will benefit from £150m mobile infrastructure project
Thompson Reuters has confirmed it is the latest media organisation to have its Twitter account hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)
As it continues to look for UK expansion Aerohive has signed up Cloud Distribution as its third distie
Computacenter has hired its first female non-executive board member and discusses conclusions of its diversity report
With three quarters of firms having faced at least one software audit in the last year many are still trying to deal with application management on an ad hoc and manual basis
SolidFire released its SF9010 all-flash array, which uses 960 GB Samsung solid-state disks for a total raw capacity of 9.6 TB per 1U node.
Thanks to a handful of vendors or architectural choices, virtual desktops infrastructure can be an affordable option for organizations.
File-sharing security features are popping up following IT backlash over rogue services, but there is still work to be done.
Juniper Networks introduced the LN2600, a rugged router based on its SRX series of routing and security gateways for use in extreme environments.
OpenDaylight will integrate Open vSwitch management protocol, OVSDB, into its controller for the ability to provision and manage virtual switches.
MPs are calling for the publication of a list of companies that used private investigators suspected of using hacking methods to gather information
Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC warns in its second quarter financial results that first-ever operating loss is likely in the third quarter
Channel player Computacenter has hired a woman onto its board for the first time
Juniper has signaled that the smart wireless accessories market is set for significant growth in the next five years
Veeam has struck a deal to get backing from a venture capital partner to fuel its next stage of growth
Ofcom confirms the 4G spectrum it auctioned off earlier this year is now cleared and ready to be used by mobile operators
Managed service providers have expressed concerns that a lack of skilled staff will hold back their growth
Telco specialist Alcatel-Lucent managed to deliver better than expected results stating that its plans to turn the business around were having an impact
More than 2,500 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks take place every day worldwide, according to Arbor Networks’ Atlas Threat Portal
Details from Microsoft over the revenues from sales of its Surface tablet have revealed the product has yet to make much of a dent in the market
Many enterprise social strategies still include consumer tools, but businesses are starting to realize the benefits of enterprise social software.
Georgia Tech's Nick Feamster speaks with SearchSDN about the challenges associated with developing the first-ever college-level SDN course.
Ingram Micro continues to evolve its advanced solutions approach to offering resellers support around new and emerging technologies
WLAN design tools and site surveys are prerequisites for an optimal wireless experience; Xirrus announces its cloud-based Wi-Fi design application.
Microsoft’s latest 10Q filing with the SEC, has shown it took a $900m hit associated with the Surface tablet and paid an EU fine of $733m
Here's one way to drive patient engagement: Give your patients iPads with 10 mHealth apps, including a gateway to the PHR system.
The Allant Group choose a 6 TB Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array block to speed up processing and queries to its Oracle databases.
This article provides a quick roundup of expert commentary from the 2013 Gartner Catalyst Conference, 'Harness the Power of IT Convergence.'
VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 hit GA with new features for IT shops that need to integrate data, device, application and identity management.
For a desktop virtualization project to be successful, IT needs to focus on delivering specific apps and remembering their goals.
Facebook shares have briefly broken through the $38 flotation level for the first time since the company’s disastrous initial public offering
The tech giant admits defeat and will be forced to rename its cloud storage service after losing a court battle in the UK
Buyers of commercial cloud services are finding security provisions inadequate, says analyst organisation Gartner
O2 confirms it will switch on its 4G network in London, Leeds and Bradford on 29 August, with 10 more cities going live by the end of 2013
Michael Dell's request for changes in the voting procedure on his attempts to take the company he founded private have been turned down
Having put the reign of the last CEO and a poor restructuring strategy in the past Phoenix IT Group has started to look to the future
Micro-P has brought on new staff and made some promotions as it shuffles its management
Indian businesses will spend 6.88bn INR on business intelligence (BI) software this year as a result of a 16% increase in sales
HMRC has appointed Mark Dearnley, the CIO of Vodafone, as the organisation’s chief digital and information officer
US Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation into how IBM reports cloud revenue
Softcat revealed its revenues for the last 12 months have increased with the chairman Martin Hellawell describing it as one of the firm's best ever years
Over half of UK IT managers say security as a service is necessary to support the roll out and management of cloud technologies, survey shows
Research has revealed that 85% of UK businesses are satisfied with their IT services agreements
Gartner has warned there is a growing frustration among customers facing inadequate cloud security protection
ComputerLinks continues to expand its core security portfolio adding digital investigation specialist Guidance Software
Computacenter has come close to the top of IT services firms that are viewed by customers as delivering the best value in the UK
Two Agile 2013 conference speakers explain what they're looking forward to at Agile 2013 and how they get the most from these events.
Northamber will start trading on AIM from 2 September after shareholders backed plans to move away from the main Stock Market
Microsoft ships Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview on the heels of Windows 8.1 Preview and Windows RT 8.1 Preview updates.
HP Networking's lifetime warranty gets a boost with free 24/7 phone support for three years on all campus switches and branch routers.
The Agile mindset is Linda Rising's specialty. Find out how she applies cognitive psychology to the world of software testing and project management.
Fast-growing backup vendors Veeam Software and CommVault point to virtualization today and the cloud tomorrow as hot backup trends.
UCaaS providers must adjust their cloud-based communications selling strategies to match their customer's basic business needs.
After a contentious opening keynote by NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, day one of Black Hat 2013 showed smart device hacks, severe SCADA issues.
In his keynote at Black Hat 2013, Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA surveillance programs have strict oversight, despite many inaccurate media reports.
Companies that are on board with cloud, big data, social and mobile trends seek IT pros with third platform skills, but those IT job skills are rare.
Brief: GM Trey Ford said Black Hat 2013 attendance was up by 8% compared with last year's event. Ninety-eight new tools were introduced.
The US and UK intelligence agencies are collaborating on cyber weapons, according to documents released by Edward Snowden
Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) comes under pressure to reveal UK firms that employed hackers to gather information
Access to superfast broadband in Wales is significantly lower than the rest of the UK, according to a new report from Ofcom
Homebuilder Taylor Wimpy teams up with Anaplan to ditch its old Excel suite and head for the cloud
Customers are looking to resellers to help them with unified comms, mobility and remote support services
Connected World Services is the Carphone Warehouse's modern take on "Tesco in a box". David Byrne heads up the IT for the business
The union Unite has reacted with anger to CSC encouraging staff facing redundancy to train their offshore replacements
Authentication specialist Vasco has announced a trade-in offer designed to attract rival customers
UK engineering graduates have arrived in India to start a nine-month internship with IT services giant Wipro
Cloud data storage and disparate privacy laws could be hampering companies fighting cyber attacks, warns security investigator
Volunteer data scientists donated their expertise to a group of charities, including Oxfam and HelpAge International, last weekend
Shipments of Apple iPads have declined 14% compared with Q2 2012 according to the latest market share data from analyst Canalys
High-end storage distributor channelfusion continues to expand its vendor portfolio after signing Fusion-io
SearchSDN explored Twitter and saw users discussing SDN security, network functions virtualization and network virtualization, and SDN use cases.
Michael Dell's call for voting changes have been accepted by the vendor's special committee forcing a delay to the shareholder vote over the future of the firm
As application access is changing from desktop to mobile, so are the jobs of traditional desktop admins.
Kenneth Brill, the datacentre innovator and founder of Uptime Institute has passed away at the age of 68
HAPO credit union switched from SAN replication to Zerto's hypervisor-based replication to increase granularity and decrease failover times.
Ingram Micro simplifies sales of healthcare solutions, TechSelect members get a new web portal, and more.
A session by a team of crypto experts at Black Hat USA 2013 argued that RSA and Diffie-Hellman should be abandoned in favor of ECC.