The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a strategy to defend UK national security from the threat of cyber attacks
Enterasys CEO Chris Crowell says economic downturns are the best times to invest, but with more activity in the US than Europe
Outsourcery fills Microsoft cloud gap, Ingram hires new president, COO, Avnet pitches desktop virtualisation programme at channel. Catch up on last week's biggest stories
Ipswitch executive claims European businesses more paranoid about privacy than US, where attitudes have changed since 9/11
ComputerLinks continues to bolster its portfolio to help resellers secure customers worried about mobility and BYOD issues
Too few US organisations trust China government-linked Huawei for it to pose a threat to networking firms, says Enterasys’s CEO
IT services company Ardenta has implemented F5 network security to upgrade its infrastructure and offer cloud services
SME cloud buyers can buy services anywhere but prefer to deal with local resellers that understand their connectivity issues
It took a disaster in Haiti to demonstrate to charity World Vision why it needed better HR systems
Mobile operator EE confirms issues on its network but keeps quiet about the causes
A new SDN book posits that OpenFlow and central control are important, but open source software networking and programmability are just as crucial.
Red Hat redefines structure of EMEA channel partner programme to better support and enable resellers offering solution-based product sets to the market
According to Facebook’s first global government requests report, Indian authorities made the second largest number of requests of any country.
The government has revealed it will start recruiting next month for a cyber security unit to fend off nation-state attacks
Brits ride to rescue of stranded Nirvanix customers, as defunct cloud storage provider extends end of service deadline into October
A panel of healthcare stakeholders examines big data's real-world potential for improving quality, reducing costs. The consensus: not quite there yet.
The airline furthers its commitment to the latest Windows software by supplying Surface 2 tablets to 11,000 of its pilots
Gridstore Inc. prepares to release new nodes that handle block storage and are optimized for storage for Hyper-V hypervisors.
Go ON UK launches Go ON North East in bid to spread digital skills and get the region online
Data Dynamics buys intellectual property of Brocade's StorageX file virtualization software, develops its file migration and management capabilities.
With free unlimited probes, Paessler PRTG was the right choice for school district's remote network monitoring needs.
Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014, and businesses that haven't upgraded should follow best practices to move ahead with a Windows XP migration.
Cloud specialist iomart has bolstered its portfolio after acquiring hosted backup and disaster recovery player Backup Technologies
Unified security management and threat intelligence specialist AlienVault says new structure will help service rapidly growing market demand
Ingram Micro buys into reverse logistics business with acquisition of US-based asset disposition, data destruction and e-waste recycling firm CloudBlue Technologies
The buzzword may be BYOD, but while businesses want to offer choice, they are looking for comfort too
Intel has followed up its acquisitions of Stonesoft and McAfee with the purchase of Sensory Networks
UK trading firms will have to makes their trading software more resilient to ensure they comply with the imminent regulations being put together by the US SEC
Another overhaul over at HP sees its PartnerOne programme repositioned to make it easier and more predictable for partners in areas such as cloud, software and PPS to increase their profitability
The head of the competition commission believes Google’s new proposals around its search sites will answer any anti-trust concerns of its rivals
About half of large enterprises will have adopted a hybrid cloud computing model in the next four years, according to Gartner
At HCI's Employee Engagement Conference, speakers from two companies discussed how and why they deployed new employee recognition programs.
End users don't need Microsoft Office for iOS because there are plenty of third-party, Office-like productivity suites to use instead.
Aptare expands cloud capabilities of its storage analytics and backup reporting tools to offer real-time reports on arrays, data protection systems.
The information security industry is still immature and failing to act or speak as one, says Dave Lewis, (ISC)2 board member
Despite austerity and cost cutting, Indian mid-market businesses will increase investment in IT to improve customer satisfaction and upgrade hardware and software to support business growth
Biometrics provides hassle-free, invisible, yet highly accurate user authentication, says Israeli startup
The Service Personnel and Veterans Agency of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has upgraded its Oracle HP and payroll system
Customers care more about being able to integrate SAP BusinessObjects, Business Suite software than they do about BOBJ flaws, one survey suggests.
Tesco's pre-tax profits fell 24% to £1.39bn over the first half of its financial year despite adopting multichannel shopping technology
Gartner warns cloud not a guarantee of wealth, Citrix aquires in UK and Amazon extends IaaS lead. Catch up on the biggest stories affecting the channel from September 2013
Speaking in his keynote at the Canalys Channel Forum the president and CEO of the analyst firm has warned the channel that Microsoft is under increasing pressure
Analyst firm Gartner claims shipments of 3D printers will rise by 49% this year, with over 56,000 units set to be sold
With only 5% of airline passengers using smartphones to book travel, mobile travel services need to deliver additional value
Using software as a differentiator and extending apps into the more personal wearable PC market should provide fertile ground for the channel
Getronics’ German backers Aurelius buy NEC Enterprise Solutions direct sales and services business in the UK and other European countries to augment its enterprise comms business
UK organisations will play a major part in European tests for the wireless technology
The growing number of small resellers that have emerged focused solely on the cloud are being taken seriously by Box
Coventry University is deploying Windows 8 tablets to academic staff for location-independent working and simplified desktop IT
Entrepreneur network spreads its wings into 13 new regions across Europe, Middle East and Africa
IT system failure leads to hundreds of postponed NHS appointments and staff unable to access clinical and admin systems
Nuage builds its own services gateway to integrate bare-metal servers into its overlay network.
Tandberg Data announced availability of its new LTO-6 HH (Half Height) external drive, aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses for backup.
Staffordshire County Council has implemented private cloud computing services as it aims to offer more public services online
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is implementing virtualisation technology across the trust, with hopes to become a cloud provider in the near future
Dell backup products come from various acquisitions, but at least NetVault and DR4100 now work together.
The ADC market is changing as enterprises adopt cloud services. IT wants common on-premises and cloud load balancer technology.
Amazon is the market leader, but other providers can stand out with ecosystems that prepare future customer requirements.
Underlying full year business at solutions provider SCC has proved resilient in the wake of the sale of its distribution arm, SDG, to Azlan
Lenovo's plans to extend its product line beyond PCs will continue with the launch later this quarter of servers into the UK market
Cisco has forecast significant growth in the internet of everything category and is urging resellers to arm themselves with the skills to support the technology
Micro-P has brought on board a couple of new recruits as it looks to bolster its computing division
Andy Isherwood to take up UK managing director role for HP after Nick Wilson’s departure
Managed services provider Phoenix selected by NetApp as a partner under the National Server and Storage Framework
Four investment banks are planning to build a data platform where they can all store customer data which will then be outsourced to a post-trade services provider
The FBI has shut down the Silk Road online drug market and arrested kingpin Ross Ulbricht, previously known only as Dread Pirate Roberts
Sources say the ONF is at the early stages of developing northbound API standards. Standardized SDN app interfaces could boost adoption.
An IDC-Infor study reveals that more manufacturers are turning to service excellence as a revenue driver and customer strategy.
BlackBerry has admitted that sales of its core product for business users – BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 - have failed to live up to expectations
With a shutdown looming, Nirvanix storage cloud customers must deal with various challenges in moving their data in-house or to other clouds.
Cisco CEO John Chambers hammers on new app economy and Internet of Things fueled by intelligent networks, but stresses infrastructure is still key.
McAfee introduces integrated advanced malware protection platform that lets companies quickly address malware intrusions.
SDN bloggers discuss SDN and Cisco Domain Ten, the basics of SDN security, and if OpenFlow-based network services can be implemented in hardware.
With the new HP SDN App Store, SDK and other developer resources, HP tries to grow a market for SDN apps on its controller.
Efficient virtualization management is often a struggle, but new data center mapping technology could be the innovative solution admins need.
Microsoft's October Patch Tuesday expected to resolve four critical vulnerabilities, with experts hoping a recent high-profile IE zero-day is patched.
Juniper names David Helfer and Doug Erickson to high-level channel spots and plans to bring together its channel and commercial sales teams.
Many companies have launched enterprise mobile adoption strategies, but need to prepare for these inevitable challenges.
The world needs to understand that cyber threat is really about crippling attack, says former US secretary of state Leon Panetta
Future IT security will be not be like it has been in the past, says Renée James, president of Intel
Cyber security awareness training of employees does not go far enough to be effective, says McAfee research director
Study reveals that business leaders do not understand what the IT department does, while CIOs are selling themselves short
Adobe's chief security officer (CSO) Brad Arkin has posted a blog on the company’s website apologising for a major security breach
Violin Memory is planning to expand its European distribution base to gain better coverage on the continent
Northern Ireland health trust chooses Tintri hybrid flash storage to replace HP LeftHand array for 2,000 desktop VDI rollout. Startup chosen ahead of EMC, HP and flash newcomers
British ISV CloudFabriQ starts beta testing its V-Maestro cloud management package with key customers, and calls for partners
F5 is planning to revamp its channel partner programme to reward value as well as volume
Oracle’s new UK channel VP Will O’Brien has nailed his colours to the mast, urging resellers to expand their expertise and push the Oracle solution stack into legacy customers
Tech Data is hoping its request for a meeting to put its case will provide it with more time to get the information that Nasdaq is demanding it provides
UC and collaboration tools are bolstering call center technology, enabling active customer service strategies. Social media is the next step.
Cisco announced the Nexus 3100 series of top-of-rack, low-latency, merchant silicon data center switches with promise of VXLAN and OpenFlow support.
A potential lack of skilled digital thinkers has been highlighted at the Canalys Channel Forum as an issue the industry needs to tackle
Tech professionals are overworked but their careers are benefiting as a result of heavier workloads, research has found
Cohort bought by Micro-P to expand its offering in the security and networking sectors
Cisco announced a modular 802.11ac access point that is Wave 2-ready and a Catalyst 3650 switch with integrated wireless LAN control.
CSO Brad Arkin said the massive Adobe breach involved 2.9 million customer records and source code from an undetermined number of Adobe products.
Aerohive announces two 802.11ac-ready access points that support incremental network upgrades from 802.11n, decentralized network intelligence.
Bartholomew County, Ind. increased its virtual desktop infrastructure seats with a Tintri VMstore T540 hybrid storage array that mixes SSD and HDD.
With enterprise mobility taking a larger role in how enterprises operate, Pivotal has made a mobile platform play with a major acquisition this week.
Dell pushes PocketCloud and launches new Android and Windows 8.1 tablets and notebooks to capture the BYOD market.
Experts have long decried the downsides of the annual employee performance review model. Now it seems some HR leaders are taking heed.
CompTIA launches its Cloud+ certification, which is aimed at IT professionals delivering cloud infrastructure; plus, news from Synnex and Cisco.