At JavaOne 2013, Mark Reinhold worked up the crowd by pontificating about the future feature list for Java 9, as he closed the opening keynote sessions.
HP UK boss Wilson heads Down Under, Advanced rides to rescue of 2e2 public sector customer, and Outsourcery strikes Ingram Micro deal. Catch up on the biggest channel news stories from the past week
Citrix has appointed an EMEA channel head with a brief to develop a unified strategy across the region
BlackBerry is to cut 40% of its workforce after revealing a likely loss of nearly $1bn in its latest financial quarter
Tesco is expanding its multichannel retail strategy with the introduction of its own tablet, targeting non-internet-savvy users
Cloud specialist Outsourcery has launched its own small business offering to provide resellers with something to pitch to SMEs
Visa Europe has completed the upgrade to its communications network, which will underpin its payments services and corporate connectivity.
IT specialist roles are high in demand, but HR professionals cannot find the candidates, according to InterQuest poll.
Big data has not gone beyond the planning stage for over 92% of CIOs according to research from Gartner
Discount retailer Poundland has signed a multi-year contract with NextiraOne for complete datacentre infrastructure management
US web site providers should inform European citizens that their data may be subject to government surveillance, says a report for the European parliament
Saskia Vermeer-Ooms and Regina ten Bruggencate offer advice on how to get kids interested in coding, starting with the video games kids already enjoy.
Over a third of India’s mid-market businesses are planning to spend money on big data technologies despite no return on investment information.
Apple has revealed it shifted 9m of its latest iPhone products over the weekend
SAP has announced partnerships with Intel and Hortonworks to redistribute and provide support for the two companies' Hadoop distributions.
The Indian government wants to help its massive community of small businesses become more competitive in the age of the internet through a cloud computing resource, known as Baadal.
Tesco has become the latest to throw its hat into the tablet ring with the launch of its Hudl
The government is recruiting for two senior IT leadership roles that are intended to improve how Whitehall buys IT
Oracle is continuing to drive forward its cloud operations in Europe
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the IT suppliers that will provide the technology to underpin smart meters
Storage distributor has added Infrascale to the growing list of vendors on its books
Vendors continue to add support for Amazon's S3 API, but will alternative APIs knock it down from its current status of the de facto standard?
At Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange, company President Mark Hurd said Oracle is spending $5 billion on R&D to support four key strategies.
All covered entities must comply with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule by September 23, but one expert questions whether business associates care enough.
Only 15% of firms are fully exploiting big data, Doug Fisher, general manager of software and services at Intel, told Oracle OpenWorld 2013
A consortium named Fairfax Financial Holdings offers $4.7bn for the struggling mobile manufacturer but allows it to keep searching for other buyers before the deal is done
Enhancements -- and a couple free services -- in Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 could make the tablet more appealing for BYOD users.
Oracle has launched an in-memory version of its database which promises 100-times faster query processing.
There is an intersection between Java development and application lifecycle management, but at JavaOne this year, the ebb has flowed away from ALM, as the conference focuses largely on the technical side of things.
A study conducted by Vanson Bourne for HP finds almost two-thirds of mobile workers are unable to work effectively due to connectivity issues
Microsoft is aiming to win over tablet users with an update to its Surface tablet, which now boasts 200GB of free online storage
Telecoms operator Portugal Telecom has opened a modular datacentre in Covilhã, Portugal, claiming the 75,500m2 facility is the “largest in the world”
Having sold 9m iPhones in just three days Apple has indicated that it expects its Q4 revenues to come in at the top-end of expectations
The paper-based national census is set to end, as the Office for National Statistics looks to replace its 10-yearly survey with a digital alternative
Linux specialist Red Hat saw more revenue come from partners in its fiscal Q2 than anytime previously
eBay is working with Argos to provide merchants that use its online platform with a local pick-up point for UK shoppers
Avnet Technology Solutions is setting out to make desktop virtualisation an easier sale for resellers
Channel finance specialist Syscap has unveiled fiscal annual numbers that show growth in a tough climate
The Labour leader Ed Miliband has used his speech at the party conference to talk of the need to do more to support SMEs
Board level executives are putting pressure on their IT organisations to find data scientists, according to Teradata research
Nvidia’s Cuda graphics processors have been used to speed up a Java-based sorting program by up to 48 times
At Oracle OpenWorld 2013, ODI expert Gurcan Orhan is set to explain how data warehouse concepts help prepare development, testing and ops teams.
Learn tips on best practices for building REST and JSON APIs from a presenter at JavaOne 2013.
Oracle launches 10 cloud services, as well as a cloud marketplace, to prove its commitment to the cloud
Fairfax's BlackBerry acquisition is expected to result in a private company that can return to its roots as an enterprise devices and services maker. But there is reason for skepticism.
Oracle partners at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange event in San Francisco said the company is getting better at deal reg, certification, training.
Operations managers often feel participating in corporate financial planning pulls them away from their jobs. Learn how to combat that resistance.
With Amazon now willing to sign Business Associate Agreements, some healthcare companies will store data regulated under HIPAA in the cloud.
BlackBerry customers that are ready to move on see mobile device security as an issue. Samsung and others offer secure mobile device alternatives.
Oracle continues to extend its cloud offering at OpenWorld 2013 by launching its database as a service (DaaS) offering
Airbus, Thomson Reuters and the New York Stock Exchange have all implemented Oracle's big data products to improve their businesses
A high proportion of cyber attacks, including those against Scada control systems, are enabled by phishing attacks.
Companies which have strong digital conversations across their business are more likely to be successful in sales, innovation and growth
In spite of running a dual redundant network, Google's Gmail system has had a major failure.
Datacentre specialist Node4 has appointed a head of channel sales to develop its reseller activities
Almost three-quarters of IT professionals use cloud-based applications at work with security and backup in the cloud becoming more common
Comstor has inked a deal with X-IO to extend storage to those resellers selling data centre and cloud solutions
Even class-leading cloud services can and will fail. How can IT departments build in resilience to cloud computing outages?
Always take a risk-based approach to cloud adoption, a panel has told security professionals at the (ISC)2 Security Congress 2013 in Chicago
Combining Java EE's HTML5 support with a thin server architecture (TSA), Oracle is announcing the release of Project Avatar at JavaOne 2013.
European Parliament threatens to pull out of deal to allows US authorities access to European payment networks for tracking terrorist funding
Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper has outlined Labour plans to attract the brightest technology brains into policing
Penetration tests are worthless unless they can be used to show how to mitigate potential damage of cyber attacks, says security expert Ira Winkler
In a bid to provide its customers with more unified comms options Virgin Media Business has adopted Outsourcery's Lync-based platform
With TRILL extension, Brocade adds native multi-tenancy to its Ethernet fabric. It also rolls out new ToR switches and auto-QoS for storage traffic.
The launch of a certification to help cloud security providers prove they are reliable should help calm those customers worried about the safety of their hosted data
Overworked systems will operate slowly, making it important that latency is accurately measured so response times can be improved.
In order to improve business decision making, some consultants say companies need to embrace operational business intelligence tools and processes.
Users appear to think they are safe in a virtual environment but figures from Kroll Ontrack reveal problems with data loss
A researcher at the 2013 (ISC)2 Security Congress said exploit kits have revolutionized malware creation, even lowering the bar for targeted attacks.
Find the latest cloud products in this roundup of JavaOne and Oracle OpenWorld exhibitions.
Panel at this week's Oracle OpenWorld sees enterprise social networks as enabler of finance efficiency.
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. switched to HP 3PAR storage arrays to deal with spikes that played havoc with storage performance during peak periods.
Oracle North American Channel Chief Thomas LaRocca explains Oracle's partner plan, which includes finding partners who can sell the full 'red stack.'
Red Hat PaaS strategy moves into its next phase as the company announces new 'xPaaS' offerings for cloud application development.
Cloud adoption is slower than UK businesses would like, due to issues around data protection, legislation and regulation, a survey has revealed
CloudWatch cloud security tool creator Seungwon Shin talks OpenFlow cloud security and network configuration challenges.
Find out what IBM's plans are to integrate OpenStack into SoftLayer, along with the rest of the roadmap plans for the IaaS service it bought in June.
IBM's cloud VP discusses Nirvanix and Cloud Foundry partnerships, as well as IBM's roadmap plans for software-defined environments.
Debu Panda of BMC Software offers development teams advice on whether and when to adopt Java Platform as a Service.
Enterprise IT security executives are facing broad, complex and sometimes conflicting security challenges, an (ISC)² study has revealed
Tesco has been using an array of Oracle technology, including its customer experience (CX) portfolio to turn the company in a multi-channel retailer
Computer Weekly is launching the fourth annual UKtech50, our definitive list of the real movers and shakers in UK IT
Google has been heavily criticised in a Select Committee report that claims the search engine giant is not doing enough to protect intellectual property
Software Asset Management specialist Express Metrix is looking to make the conversation partners have with customers around software more strategic
Security is constantly changing, which means security professionals need to be proactive, says a former US military CIO
Ex-Royal Signalman founds Jobs in ICT after experiencing frustration with recruitment firms
The CEO of Tarmin claims his British startup needed a US base to be taken seriously by prospective customers
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) urges small businesses to encrypt customer data after a sole trader was fined for failing to do so
Cloud specialist NaviSite has formalised its channel partner programme to support greater levels of indirect business
Information security professionals are making progress, but they are still losing the race, says (ISC)2 head
Data centre specialist Node4 has revealed it is refreshing its partner activities from next month
Prior to JavaOne, Eclipse announced the release of Hudson CI server, aimed at enterprise development team structure and continuous delivery.
QLogic recently announced that its FlexSuite adapters offer PCIe 3.0 support for servers with the latest Intel Xeon processors.
Micron announced its Replay-Protection Monotonic Counter (RPMC) feature is now available for its serial NOR flash memory devices.
Java 8 and Lambda are hot topics at JavaOne 2013, but many developers worry the changes to the interface construct may have unintended consequences.
If Labour wins the next election, offshore IT services firms would be forced to create an apprenticeship for each worker hired
The Connected Homes division of British Gas is running a competition to attract startups to develop smart energy technology
The government has issued security approval for public sector organisations to offer bring your own device (BYOD) schemes for employees
With the Network Convergence System, Cisco is delivering programmable routers for service provider networks with a path toward NFV.
The new Apple iPhone 5s Touch ID lets users access their phone with a fingerprint, but many are concerned with how that biometric data may be used.
Nimbus all-flash array posts VDI storage benchmark numbers that support $40 per desktop claim, before FC SAN costs are added.
The CEO of a FedRAMP 3PAO warned of the limitations of the FedRAMP cloud security standard when using it to assess cloud security.
Computer Weekly speaks to Matt Atkinson, CMO of Tesco, on how data is driving forward a successful multichannel digital operation
Organizers of next month's ISSA International Conference discuss what attendees can expect from the event and the current cybersecurity strategy landscape.
SDN bloggers discuss distributed network functions virtualization, integration and automation, and what is real network virtualization?
Get expert tips and advice for making sure the switch to Oracle Solaris 11 goes as smoothly as possible, compiled from a session at OpenWorld 2013.
Another round of vSphere upgrades has uncovered more problems with vCenter Single Sign-On. Some users can't upgrade, and others can't authenticate.
At the 2013 (ISC)2 Security Congress, experts highlighted why a data-centric approach is necessary for an effective mobile risk management program.
New software often means new security vulnerabilities, panel tells the (ISC)2 Security Congress 2013
AppSense CEO Darron Antill is to join MSP Intrinsic as chief executive to help pave the way for the next stage of the firm’s growth strategy
Dixons has offloaded its struggling Pixmania ecommerce operation to a German buyer
Over half of businesses are not taking IT security seriously enough and almost three quarters of IT professionals think ex-hackers could be the right people to help businesses improve cyber-security.
The Metropolitan Police claims its Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) has saved over £1bn in the past two and a half years
In his last speech to employees at a company wide meeting at Microsoft Steve Ballmer said the firm would continue to think big
Despite suggestions of its extinction, 93% of global IT execs say mainframe remains a robust, long-term solution in their enterprise IT strategy
The success of the Payments Councils project to introduce a system to reduce the time to switch current account providers has stirred interest overseas
BlackBerry sales have dropped by half in just three months, with the company confirming a $965m loss for its second quarter
Network management and monitoring software specialist Ipswitch has the enterprise and system integrator business in its sights, but insists it will not abandon its SME roots
The winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Storage have been announced. See who made the top spots
Mary Shelley wrote about Victor Frankenstein creating a monster using lightning. Now researchers have managed to use it to charge a phone
Cloud-based storage is in high demand, but will Windows 8.1 with SkyDrive meet the need for an enterprise-grade service?
Two Cisco-certified experts detail the five biggest challenges admins face when configuring Cisco routers and switches.
Manipulation of international financial markets will be the next evolution of cyber crime, says US Cyber Consequences Unit chief
Starz needed a faster parallel file system and storage array to format movies, so it swapped out an aging HP EVA for DataDirect Networks' GridScaler.
As enterprises try to turn toward more proactive defense measures, open source intelligence could prove to be a valuable tool, an expert panel said.
Retaliatory cyber attacks are not a good idea, an international panel has told a joint security practitioners conference in Chicago
U.S. office of drug research firm Evotec considered returning to tape after a series of disk failures, but went with integrated appliance/cloud combo.
NetEnrich adds customizable widget, white-label option to its RMM tool; HP's HAVEn Big Data analytics platform is extended to the cloud.