UK banks are to take part in the most extensive cyber threat exercise in two years to test their ability to survive a sustained online attack
A German services union is threatening online retailer Amazon with another strike over wages in the run-up to Christmas
The Computer 2000 name is to disappear from the UK market 15 years after its purchase by global distribution giant Tech Data
Getronics buys NEC Enterprise Solutions, HP tweaks PartnerOne programme again, and Intrinsic names new CEO. Catch up on the biggest channel news stories from the past week
Steve Ballmer is standing for re-election to the Microsoft board indicating that even after he steps down as CEO he intends to be involved with the firm.
Big data is to dominate the agenda at the RSA Europe Conference 2013 taking place in Amsterdam from 29 – 31 October, but will be more practical than theoretical, says programme chair
Dave Ubachs – former global CIO at market research company Ipsos – is named as CIO at office supplies firm Staples Europe
A meeting to tap the industry for its knowledge on broadband delivery is taking place in Whitehall today, but DCMS gives little notice for companies to be prepared
Spending on public cloud services in India will increase by almost 40% in 2013 compared to last year, and reach $26.6bn INR in 2013, according to Gartner.
The newly established National Crime Agency is aiming to crack down on cyber criminals
Latest release of cloud management software vendor’s platform to help partners position themselves as an alternative to Amazon EC2
Promotion of UK country manager Neil Marshall to regional manager of northern Europe sees top Brit job at Acer handed to Marco Andresen.
Vohkus has hired former Kelway CFO to become COO to support its revenue ambitions
The government agency has revamped its WAN solution to link its datacentre through the PSN network to its driving test centres across the UK
Almost two-thirds of big firms have employees dedicated to using social media, but only 10% report any business benefits
Syncsort moves deeper into data protection by adding ECX for NetApp snapshot catalogues, VMware objects.
LeMagIT a rencontré Andrew Mendelsohn, le vice-président senior en charge des technologies de bases de données chez Oracle, a l'occasion d'Openworld 2013. Il revient plus en détails sur l'in-memory dans Oracle 12c.
Enterasys and partner PCM roll out Cloud Wireless Service, a managed cloud Wi-Fi offering for SMBs. A white-label resell option is due by year-end.
What's to become of all the new companies popping up in cloud computing? What IT pros should know before they buy.
Speakers and attendees at Interop shared several interesting facts and figures about desktop virtualization deployment.
Fujitsu is branching out into network security products in North America and it's recruiting VARs to resell the iNetSec Smart Finder appliance.
Is public cloud adoption in the enterprise on the upswing? Depends who you ask. Verizon and Citrix think it needs a little assistance.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles confirms the additional funding to help complete infrastructure projects around the new business hubs
There are major gaps in the ability of large enterprises to detect and address insider threats, a study shows
Microsoft has paid out more than $128,000 since introducing bug bounty programmes in June
With just six months left of official Windows XP support Camwood has urged customers to form transition plans
Wolseley has handed the management of its network infrastructure and call handling to Capita Managed Services for 18 months
Finnish manufacturer Nokia partners with Mitsubishi Motors to bring its real-time maps technology to cars
Findings from the Cloud Industry Forum indicate that the cloud market is becoming mainstream in the UK
UK companies have failed to make it onto a global ranking of the 100 most innovative organisations
Number-crunching actuarial consultants Hymans Robertson opt for spinning disk plus flash cache over flash drives and reject Vblock and FlexPod converged stack products
Advances in technology are changing the way consumers buy and use goods and services, but technical complexity is a concern
See who made it on to the shortlist for the Best of VMworld Europe User Awards 2013.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has outsourced the management of its IT services to BAE Systems Detica with targeted IT savings of 40% over the five year agreement
FireEye researchers have discovered a rapidly growing class of mobile threats affecting at least 200 million users
WatchGuard has launched a cloud-based network security service to help customers and managed service providers keep an eye on their infrastructure
Cyber crime costs UK organisations around £3m a year on average a study has revealed
UK takes eighth place in International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU’s) league table for ICT deployments and adoption
Over 60% of organisations in the UK have formally adopted at least one cloud-based service
Acquisition by tech VC outfit Francisco Partners sets e-commerce specialist Avangate up for future growth
Sheer scale of PC decline overwhelms distributor as long-standing chairman says Northamber’s future path remains unclear
CloudOn updates its cloud-based office collaboration software application while Perforce offers a new service to aid in worker productivity.
Ponemon Institute's annual study shows the associated cost of cybercrime for enterprises has risen again in 2013, thanks to sophisticated attacks.
The RFU is introducing data analytics technologies for public use to encourage engagement with existing fans and education of the sport
Tintri Inc. pushes for the enterprise with its VMstore T650 VM-aware storage appliance and adds a global management interface to support 32 systems.
Security and data privacy concerns will always be an issue in the enterprise -- but not at the expense of convenience, if end users have their way.
There are many cloud computing job opportunities, but to reap the biggest rewards, IT pros must hone certain skills, experts say.
Mobile devices, apps and the cloud have shaken Microsoft to its core. Can the company provide the right tools for the consumerization era?
Happy birthday, Patch Tuesday: the tenth anniversary of Microsoft's patching program brought its own gifts, including fixes for Internet Explorer.
Among its 26 patches, Microsoft's October 2013 Patch Tuesday release delivers the anticipated fix for a critical Internet Explorer zero-day flaw.
With stiff competition from cloud competitors like Amazon, Microsoft is offering Azure discounts to customers who enter into enterprise agreements.
Undergraduate ShopDirect interns spent the summer with IBM on a project using gamification and Twitter to engage with customers
Home Office yet to replace sacked Raytheon with new supplier for flagship programme to help protect UK borders
Some older Samsung devices are set to be banned in the US in the latest round of patent battles with US rival Apple
Financial software company Misys has opted for a cloud based talent management system, after SAP proved wanting.
The reaction to the revelations from the OECD report indicating the UK is behind in terms of numeracy and literacy skills has led to business groups calling for action
Daisy Group reports strong performance from acquired datacentre business, reveals sales, earnings in line with expectations
IBM has started to exploit its SoftLayer acquisition introducing more analytics to customers and more solution options for managed service partners
The networking company’s new CEO continues his cost saving plan by wiping almost 14% of its global workforce
A modular datacentre may cost an enterprise 14% less than a traditional datacentre, according to a research by DCD Intelligence
Colocation datacentre provider Next Generation Data targets service providers looking to expand their hosting capabilities
Rajesh Kumar outlines SDN basics in his new book and includes an SDN buyer's guide with key SDN components to look for in an SDN solution.
Former Logicalis managing director Tom Kelly has joined IT finance specialists Livingstone
IBM has started shifting its cloud services on to SoftLayer’s infrastructure and has launched new SaaS products based on SoftLayer’s technology
Oracle VP Chris Leone describes new reputation management tool in Oracle Fusion HCM and integrating Fusion, PeopleSoft and E-Business Suite.
Cloud computing statistics from a fall 2013 TechTarget Cloud Pulse survey shed light on how IT organizations are using and plan to use cloud services.
Virtual Instruments' biggest SAN monitoring probe supports 48 Fibre Channel ports in one box.
The winners of the Computer Weekly European User Awards for Data Centre have been announced. See who made the top spots
Aruba introduces reliable cloud-based network options to the enterprise with embedded control in APs and cloud-based Wi-Fi management.
Veeam Software integrates its virtual server backup with its Management Pack, enabling management of backup monitoring in Microsoft System Center.
Power and automation company, ABB is to automate and simplify its HR processes in a project that aims to make HR technology as easy to use as Google.
The project, dubbed the Google-isation of HR, will allow employees and managers to look for HR information and complete key people management tasks at the push of a button.
The Arista 7050X, based on Broadcom's Trident II silicon, is a high-density, low-latency 10/40 GbE switch that supports VXLAN.
Some commentators feel privacy regulations make predictive analytics in healthcare impossible, but there are ways to work within the law.
PC shipment numbers from Gartner and IDC show a market that continues to be in decline although the business sector is showing signs of improvement
Citrix has warned investors that it will not be able to deliver the revenues it had expected in Q3
Almost two years through a five year turnaround plan the boss of HP Meg Whitman has said the vendor is on track
SME hybrid cloud outfit Zynstra buys into CIF’s code of practice scheme
Latest development in comms distie’s ‘Everything Connected’ strategy sees video-as-a-service solution pitched at convergence resellers
The telecoms giant has announced EE is its preferred bidder as it looks to re-enter the mobile market as an MVNO
Optician Specsavers has used HP’s application lifecycle management toolset to build a standard process for software development
PC shipments have slumped to the lowest level since the height of the recession in 2008
Amazon Web Services has launched AWS Activate – a set of resources available for free – to help startups use the cloud
Tired of guest Wi-Fi users complaining about passwords? Cisco has partnered with Facebook to ease authentication and personalize wireless services.
Enterprises need social network software that can integrate with existing UC and business platforms, according to 'Gartner's Magic Quadrant report.
After a six-month delay, Broadcom's StrataXGS Trident II chip is shipping at volumes high enough for switch manufacturers to start building product.
The open source network switch specs coming from Facebook's Open Compute Project will lead to the rise of Linux-based networking and programmability.
The NHS is rebuilding its Spine platform using open source software
Tape vendor Spectra Logic launches BlackPearl appliance with S3-like RESTful interface and LTFS support for 'deep storage' archives.
Acting National HIT Coordinator Jacob Reider forced to skip CHIME Fall Forum due to government shutdown; replaced by his predecessor Farzad Mostashari.
In a market defined by self-service, the notion of cloud professional services seems almost like an oxymoron. But IBM has found lots of room to grow.
At the 2013 HR Technology Conference, HR leaders explained how to ramp up collaboration platform user adoption and gave governance tips.
HP announces changes to its Just Right IT program, including to its HP Simply StoreIT program for partners; plus, MSPAlliance forms privacy commission.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) says criminals cannot hide on the internet, but legitimate business users of anonymity software Tor are safe
Ingram Micro has indicated that it believes the 3D printing market is ripe for resellers after signing up MakerBot in the US
Car distributor Toyota Motor Europe is using e-learning to manage the training and certification of motor technicians and engineers
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and converged network adapters (CNA) offer storage and networking on one infrastructure, but what are the pros and cons of moving to FCoE?
The National Crime Agency (NCA) Cyber Crime Unit has notched up its first conviction of a phishing offender after an investigation
Study finds almost three-quarters of UK IT staff are professionally content, making it the most fulfilling business to be in
The PC market might still be declining but some local players are managing to buck the trend and grow better than rivals
Managed communications services provider Azzurri has successfully completed a refinancing process and named a new chairman to replace Keith Taylor
A large number of businesses are recruiting data scientists in a bid to build up the right skills to support board-level big data initiatives
In this week's blog roundup, analysts discuss how network forensics is boosting security and the debut of a new, free, network monitoring app.
Facebook is removing a privacy setting that enabled people to hide their profiles from the social networking site’s search function
Solutions provider Trustmarque runs successful Windows 8 tablet pilot for Scottish government ahead of wider deployment
Telecoms operator Orange, has built a 16,000m² datacentre facility in Val-de-Reuil, Normandy
Speech software company Nuance has demonstrated how a voice-based user interface could streamline medical consultation
Providers are interested in cloud load balancers -- and partnering with vendors can lead to recurring revenue opportunities.
Richard Horne, former managing director of cyber security at Barclays Bank, is joining PwC's cyber security practice
This week, SDN bloggers discuss creating apps using Cisco onePK, the basics of the OVSDB protocol, and what constitutes a programmable network.
Skype is under investigation by Luxembourg's data protection authorities over links with the NSA's Prism surveillance programme
Industry leaders discuss the importance of drawing a line and sticking to it at the everywoman In Technology Leadership Academy
The chief technology officer for Microsoft in EMEA claims the government is making a mistake investing billions into HS2 rather than broadband infrastructure which could enable more mobile working
nconnect, the newly-launched UK arm of German brand NFON, slams traditional voice vendors for restricting access to market opportunities
Traditional IT job roles are evolving, and new jobs like the chief digital officer have emerged to help companies move to mobile and cloud computing.
NEC released an OpenFlow 1.3 controller and switches that will boost scalability for enterprise networks will and bring carrier-grade availability to SDN.
Dell gets into the all-flash game with Compellent storage array that mixes SLC and MLC drives with the option of using hard drives in hybrid setup.
IBM Storwize is slotted into the middle of three unified storage arrays. IBM also refreshed its XIV high-end array and SmartCloud storage software.
A recent update to HIPAA regulates the distribution of health information and cautions providers to stay current on business associate agreements.
Reinvention of learning management systems also bringing social UIs and mobility, said Bersin by Deloitte analysts.
If you want to disable some iOS 7 features like AirDrop, users' devices must be in supervised mode. And that's not a good fit for BYOD.
NetSocket has pivoted its end-to-end network virtualization product toward replacing the branch router with software.
In this interview with JClarity's Ben Evans, we hear insights on Lambda, Java 8 and how value types will improve application performance in JDK 1.9.