Former Riverbed, Abiquo boss Jim Darragh new boy from Ipanema, Softcat celebrates Cisco Gold, and Citrix buys UK office suite player Byte Squared. Catch up on last week's biggest channel stories
Barclays Bank has added features to its Pingit app making it easier for customers to buy goods and services with their phones
There is mass confusion among small and medium businesses about cloud computing, says Amar Singh, chair of Isaca UK
Cloud specialist Outsourcery has sealed a strategic partnership with Ingram Micro offering the distributor's partner base its technology
HP and AMD hope to encourage SME spending with an extended warranty offer on a range of notebooks
UK Commission for Employment and Skills report finds a lack of digital skills is hampering the UK economy
Chinese networking firm Huawei is merging its IT services business into its managed network services operation
Indian pharmaceuticals giant Dr Reddy’s uses ProGen business intelligence software to analyze data from multiple sources
Students rate their intern experiences, pushing many tech companies up the leaderboard for best experience this year
The industry does not need another mobile development platform, but instead, consolidation. Hopefully, Google Web Designer (GWD) will help consolidate the mobile industry on HTML5.
Chinese networking firm Huawei is merging its IT services business into its managed network services operation
Eleventh hour project rescue bid saw Advanced Business Solutions take charge of Scottish council’s finance management system migration project after 2e2 went under earlier this year
The Cabinet Office’s choice of Steria as preferred bidder for a government back-office shared service has been greeted with “grave concerns” from the union representing staff.
The ICO has denied a bias in imposing civil monetary penalties against public sector organisations
The British Army's headquarters is using SAS to analyse and more efficiently allocate manpower and resources
The Unite and Public Commercial Services (PCS) unions will coordinate work together at IT supplier Fujitsu
CipherCloud announced the addition of AES 256-bit encryption capabilities to its Box DLP offering amid growing demand from abroad.
Fast and effective communication is imperative for enterprises, and the use of SMS texts adds to a company's social collaboration arsenal.
Cisco-centered distributor Comstor has partnered with PeakColo and collab9 to offer cloud-based infrastructure and hosted collaboration services.
“Expect more trouble,” a mobile security expert has told the 2013 EuroCACS security and risk management conference in London
The payments network of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (Swift) could have been tapped by the US National Security Agency, according to reports.
The public sector took 41% of total IT outsourcing in Europe in the first six months of 2013, with most contracts signed in the UK
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government have jointly launched a cyber security and public policy education program
Micro-P has opened the doors to eleven graduates as it looks to skill up the next generation
Very few people choose to completely disconnect from the office when on holiday according to the latest mobile workforce research from iPass
Hewlett-Packard is looking for a new UK boss as Nick Wilson heads to Australia to manage the South Pacific region
The Cabinet Office plans to test a public alert system to let mobile users know if an emergency occurs in their area
Current account holders in the UK can now switch banks within seven days following the launch of the Current Account Switch Service
Proportionality is critical in cyber surveillance by intelligence services, says former MI5 head Eliza Manningham-Buller
Tandberg Data has signed up Hammer to distribute its product range across Europe
GFI CEO Walter Scott says vendor marketing initiatives will become a critical element of channel support plans as managed service provider numbers grow exponentially in the coming years
Software-defined infrastructure proponents cheer its smart provisioning and management. But data centers are skeptical about how this will all work.
The 'factory of the future' will be all about customer satisfaction and special-order fulfillment, according to an IDC study.
VCE, the joint venture company formed by Cisco, EMC, VMware and Intel has launched new variations of its converged cloud suite Vblock as CI market soars
Juniper has made Contrail overlay software commercially available, and also open sourced the technology.
Fresh from news of its acquisition by Western Digital's HGST, Virident Systems is launching a formal channel partner program.
Symantec has linked a China-based hacking group, dubbed 'Hidden Lynx,' with several recent, large-scale cyberattacks, including one against Bit9.
Windows licensing for virtual desktops is a tax that increases VDI costs, particularly for BYOD. Calls for Microsoft to #FixVDA haven't been met.
Business intelligence dashboard software firm Intuitive Business Intelligence brings in three new directors to spruce up its board and manage a surge in demand for BI
The now-axed NHS National Programme for IT (NPfIT) is still incurring significant costs following the failure of the government IT project
With a month to go until the launch of Windows 8.1 Microsoft has revealed the pricing for the OS upgrade
Adobe might have missed revenue targets for its Q3 but is increasing its recurring revenue generating cloud subscriber base
It is time to kick security and risk evolution into high gear, says Gartner vice-president and distinguished analyst Paul Proctor
Just a couple of weeks before it unveils a revised channel strategy F-Secure has brought on board a corporate sales manager with channel experience
Econocom a confirmé le 12 septembre dernier avoir finalisé la première étape du rachat de la SSII Osiatis.
Following revelations that US cloud provider Nirvanix is shuttering its service, UK partner Aorta Cloud embarks on fundraising mission to offer service continuity to customers
The Technology Strategy Board has launched a strategy to boost innovation and growth in the creative industries
Nomad Digital will supply the technology to bring connectivity to Eurostar’s upcoming fleet of e320s
IT is losing control of devices and systems, but security can be achieved through context, says Gartner
79% of businesses had a technology failure in the past year, costing £6.9m, according to a survey of IT professionals and business line heads
With new Tipping Point firewall, HP takes on the crowded next-generation firewall market with an established IPS brand.
Datacentre environment monitoring and asset management specialist RF Code courts resellers with new management capabilities for iPad, tablets and smartphones
The European Space Agency (ESA) is using a cloud platform from Interoute to enable collaboration between organisations working to understand geohazards
DataDirect Networks says its Web Object Scaler platform can hold a trillion objects across 256 object storage servers.
Cloud broker services have evolved into three different roles: the cloud aggregator, the cloud broker enabler and the cloud customizer.
U.S. principal deputy HIT coordinator David Muntz covers exceptions to meaningful use, the evolution of healthcare provider CIOs and more.
Lync environments need combined UC, network performance monitoring tools. NetSout's nGenius gains certification for Lync UC environments.
Dot Hill Systems announces patented method to safeguard data and preserve cache in the event of power loss, while Mushkin expands its SSD line.
Latest Riverbed Whitewater cloud backup appliances ingest data faster and pin it to cache for immediate access.
Creating an effective social media strategy that conforms to compliance mandates requires a phased approach and plenty of collaboration.
Microsoft provides an Internet Explorer fix after confirming a vulnerability affecting all versions of the Web browser is being actively exploited.
Following news of the Nirvanix collapse, IT pros say a multicloud strategy is needed to protect against cloud vendor failures, despite added costs.
Box users will soon be able to create, edit and collaborate on basic documents without having to open Microsoft Word or other third-party apps.
Prime minister David Cameron claims the BDUK broadband roll-out to rural areas is working, deeming criticism 'unfair’
Microsoft has released a fix for the latest zero-day flaw in IE, but IT administrators must still be vigilant after patch is released, say experts
Prism whistleblower Edward Snowden accessed secret documents through a file-share, the NSA has revealed
Partner Advantage Cloud will help Elite level partners lever Juniper Networks products as part of a cloud solution
Oracle has seen its share price slide after it delivered sober forecasts for what lies ahead in its fiscal Q2
Oki is establishing an EMEA channel marketing team as part of a series of changes to its management teams across the continent
The number of mobile app downloads in 2013 will reach 102 billion, with a total value of $26bn, according to Gartner
Value added distributor Exclusive Networks turns in strong results for the first half of 2013 as sales jump by 20%, and appoints a banker to ID acquisition targets
A drop in hardware sales dragged down Oracle’s revenue in its Q1 financial results, but software revenue increased
Education IT specialist says that based on its performance in the past three months, it is heading for a much stronger finish to the year than it previously thought
Vodafone Platinum Partner Olive Communications has forked out an undisclosed sum to buy competitor Wish Communications
CompTIA is looking to work with more vendors in the UK as it looks to remind US firms that their membership is valid globally
Ipanema Technologies introduces a cloud application management platform that ensures application performance through multiple networks.
Facebook has reduced costs and IT energy consumption since it started using open source hardware systems in its datacentres
There's a new Cisco security services practice on tap; how will the new practice affect existing Cisco partners that already offer security services?
The University of Colorado's dental school turned to a hybrid flash array from Tegile to meet high IOPS demands.
Ingram Micro is moving beyond cloud aggregation with its acquisition of Canadian cloud hosting and infrastructure provider SoftCom.
Brocade's Vyatta 5600 virtual router is 10 times faster, setting the stage for telco deployments, NFV and high-performance overlays.
BBM becomes available for iOS and Android this week as BlackBerry attempts to grow its messaging platform, while the company lays off more workers.
RSA advises customers to stop using the encryption algorithm leaked documents suggest contains a back door placed by the NSA
Applying big data analytics at the MoD could save money and lives, says a report by the Royal United Services Institute
Finnish mobility start-up Uros to set up UK channel for its Goodspeed mobile Wi-Fi solutions
MPs have encouraged the Cabinet Office to get tougher with Whitehall departments in cutting costs of IT purchasing across government.
Nokia’s CEO will get 18 months’ salary and a cash bonus when his company is sold to Microsoft and he takes over as vice president of devices and services
Security firm FireEye has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 15.2 million at $20 a share
Ingram Micro has taken the president and COO roles off the shoulders of the CEO and CFO and recruited someone to carry out those roles
NTT Communications is building a datacentre facility in Hemel Hempstead to meet the soaring demand for scalable colocation services
Leeds-based reseller LDD Group teams up with Samsung to offer public sector print services under the National Education Printer Framework
Microsoft has revealed changes to the way it reports its performance as part of reorganisation plans that were announced by CEO Steve Ballmer
Virgin Media will cut up to 600 roles as part of a restructure following its acquisition by Liberty Global, but customer-facing roles will not be affected
In his last investor call as CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer took the opportunity to attack Google’s business practices
Barclays has joined Santander in being targeted by criminals who took control of bank computers using inexpensive kit
If users readily embrace Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint reader, experts say it could press enterprise biometric adoption forward.
Skandia Bank is seeking to advance its digital strategy using customer communication software from Pitney Bowes
As the Nirvanix cloud evaporates, customers ask: What do you do when your cloud provider goes out of business?
Overall backup tape revenues continue to decline, but major tape manufacturers say the adoption rate for LTO-6 is higher than LTO-5.
Seagate Technology recently announced two rackmount NAS devices aimed at business collaboration and data protection.
Addonics Technologies unveiled Sapphire Snap-In Disk Array external storage devices that can be expanded with RAID capability.
In one of his last calls with analysts the Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has voiced regrets about its phone strategy but talked up its powers of longevity in the market
Violin Memory Maestro software tiers and accelerates data between solid-state and disk-based storage to make it easier to switch to all-flash arrays.
Enterprises want sophisticated network services for their wired and wireless networks, according to the Gartner's Magic Quadrant report.
Office productivity software alternatives from IBM, Huddle and others now integrate more mobile, social and collaboration features for the enterprise.
HHS distributed $67 million to organizations that have volunteered to educate patients on healthcare coverage options.
Tech Data is making Cisco HCS available to customers through a deal with collab9; HP adds Sue Barsamian in Enterprise Group channel role; more news.
SDN bloggers discuss OpenDaylight's new SDN architecture Hydrogen; if OpenContrail will compete with OpenDaylight; and network load balancing.
Backup expert W. Curtis Preston's advice from Storage Decisions: Focus on instant recovery, RPO and RTO and forget traditional restores.
HP's new SureStart feature detects and 'heals' corrupted BIOS code.
The VCE company will deliver new specialized Vblock systems next quarter, including one for extreme applications that caught partners' attention.
Departing CEO Steve Ballmer admits that Microsoft missed a huge opportunity to be competitive in the now lavishly successful mobile device market.