Agfa-Gevaert is moving HR systems from 40 countries into the cloud as the company prepares to turn its health IT operations into a standalone business
The European Union Council and Parliament have approved a regulation, to take effect in six months’ time, to ensure the free movement of non-personal data, such as IoT data, across the bloc
Another week brings some fresh faces into senior roles tasked with increasing channel support and sales
Months after Oracle CTO Larry Ellison cited Amazon's use of its database tech as proof of its superiority, AWS CEO confirms its parent company is now migrating off it
As NHS staff are increasingly turning to messaging apps to communicate with each other, the government issues guidance saying only tools meeting the NHS encryption standard should be used
Narrow gap between CEO, CIO and CISO roles means no single executive function is stepping up to take responsibility for cyber security, a study shows
UK and Ireland SAP User Group discloses research showing steady rise in S/4 Hana implementation, but C/4 Hana is still an unknown quantity
Research from the firm indicates that working out who has the security brief at a customer is far from straightforward
Report reveals growing threat posed by “hostile foreign actors” against Norway’s IT systems and critical national infrastructure
The department’s tax-free childcare website has again suffered technical issues, affecting 22,000 payments, but the problems were resolved last week, according to HMRC
An upcoming white paper is likely to set out proposals for an internet regulator, a House of Lords committee has been told
Micron targets 10,000 rpm HDDs in read-intensive enterprise workloads with new 5210 ION quad-level cell SSD that stores 33% more bits per cell than triple-level cell NAND flash.
As American Pacific Mortgage grew into a large enterprise, its old backup system couldn't keep up with cloud demands. Scalable Commvault backup was the answer.
Microsoft embeds its SSRS reporting software and more-advanced data preparation tools in Power BI, part of a plan to blend self-service and enterprise BI for users.
In this Q&A, Ashok Kumar made one thing clear for CIOs: Before they touch an AI project, they need to get their data house in order.
Researchers discover major manufacturers poorly implemented SSD encryption, allowing easy access to data, and Microsoft BitLocker made the issue worse.
Why does private equity firm Vista Equity Partners want to pay nearly $2 billion for IT spend analytics vendor Apptio? Here's a clue: It's the rise of hybrid cloud.
Online grocer has slashed the time it takes to close the books from more than a week to just three days with Oracle’s cloud-based financial application
The Home Office will use smartphone digital identity verification to support applications for the government’s EU Exit Settlement Scheme
Software giant claims the design knowhow of its popular AI chatbot is a breakthrough in the field of image-based creation
User behaviour analytics is helping to add new insights by providing the missing element in security event information management approaches, says Martin Kuppinger
High Court case in which subpostmasters are suing the Post Office has revealed a known problem with the computer system at the core of the dispute
Mobile operator EE is working hand-in-hand with its largest enterprise customers to realise the potential of its future 5G mobile network
The Zcoin blockchain was used to store file hashes of voting data and identities of voting members of Thailand’s main opposition party
Some of the industry predictions are coming out from security players around what we can all expect in 2019 and there is going to be plenty to keep resellers busy
Scale-out NAS maker Panasas wants to make its ActiveStor storage more attractive to enterprises by touting its ease of use and putting storage nodes on commodity hardware
The vendor has raised the bar in the SD-WAN world with an offering that comes with plenty of security
OpenStack Foundation executive chairman Jonathan Bryce used the opening keynote of its user summit to flesh out its open infrastructure proposition, while reinforcing its commitment to creating open source clouds
The government has urged small business owners to consider signing up for its ultrafast broadband connection voucher scheme before the available funding runs out
After 10 years in operation, social enterprise links up with government department and Local Digital Skills Partnership to reach teens in new cities
Riksbank e-krona initiative follows government plan for a cashless society by 2030
The integration of the BroadSoft cloud PBX with the messaging and meetings app Webex Teams gives midsize Cisco customers a clearer migration path to a cloud-only UC environment.
The Cisco software strategy is accelerating, according to a company official who cites growth in recurring revenue, enterprise agreements and Lifecycle Advisors as evidence.
X and O data is coming to the forefront for SAP customers following the Qualtrics acquisition this week. A Forrester analyst weighs in on the $8 billion deal.
Western Digital extends its Ultrastar SSD line, adding a software-defined layer for fast in-memory computing. An onboard hypervisor mounts the storage capacity as usable memory.
By acquiring Qualtrics, SAP is expanding beyond ERP and entering the CX space, challenging market leaders Salesforce, Oracle and Adobe. It also is expanding its HR tech suite.
In addition to the November Patch Tuesday updates, Microsoft offered assistance to combat a new side-channel attack and rereleased a Windows 10 update and Windows Server 2019.
The zero-trust security model is a business enabler that needs to be supported by a strategy and security architecture, analyst warns cyber security leaders
Data scientists and artificial intelligence engineers need a host of tools to build AI-powered applications – this requires a complex IT environment
In a situation that has echoes of how users first got to grips with cloud there are skill shortages around digital transformation
OpenStack supporting community will help enterprises to overcome infrastructure barriers to adopting artificial intelligence technologies in 2019 as demand for GPU and FPGA-based set-ups grows
Machine learning-enhanced tools are necessary to keep up with current threats, but are not perfect and will not solve the security skills gap problem, says KuppingerCole
With a fast-growing economy and government programmes to drive digital transformation, Asia is proving to be fertile ground for the cloud ERP pioneer
New West End Company hopes data on consumer behaviour will help retailers to increase spending in the area by one-third to £12bn over the next few years
The distributor has been signed up to provide cloud training from Arcitura Education
CivilisedBank is reapplying for a banking licence after giving it up to focus on its technology
MPs have raised concerns around Defra’s Brexit readiness as it hasn’t yet begun testing six critical IT systems needed to replace EU systems, but the department remains confident
Scale-out backup appliance maker has already ticked most physical and virtual support boxes and is now filling out the details with enterprise application support
Rubrik's Cloud Data Management Andes 5 release includes backup features aimed at apps that 'generate a lot of money for a company,' such as Oracle and SAP HANA.
Technology firm Oracle plans to expand its development hub in the UK, as well as hire data scientists and data analysts from the local area
A cardiac test powered by artificial intelligence has the potential to save the UK’s health service hundreds of pounds per heart patient
Avis' former director of BI and analytics talks about the kind of analytics capabilities and business problems you need to have before launching your next AI project.
OpenStack CIO Mark Collier predicts the next five to 10 years will see more software development conducted in open, transparent and collaborative ways, as enterprises strive to speed up digital transformation efforts
With ActiveStor Ultra, Panasas ports its PanFS parallel file systems to Linux. The vendor's plans include OEM server deals to sell PanFS on commodity gear for HPC customers.
As AI and deep learning matures, we look at advanced tools that enable developers to start building sophisticated, intelligent applications
Channel executives at Cisco Partner Summit 2018 say Cisco's new Catalyst switches offer the ability to wrap software and services around hardware sales.
Cisco has launched the Webex Room Kit Mini. The video conferencing kit is for rooms that seat as few as two people and competes with products from Logitech and Lifesize.
At Cisco Partner Summit this week, Cisco announced better security for the Viptela SD-WAN, two ISRs, a Catalyst wireless LAN controller and a Catalyst midmarket switch.
AthenaHealth announces it is set to be purchased for $5.7 billion by two private equity firms. One consultant plans to watch the new company's customer service levels.
Amazon says its consumer division has dumped Oracle's database platform, and the company will offload most workloads by year's end. Will it inspire AWS customers to do the same?
An international cybercrime agreement was signed by 50 nations and 150 companies in Paris, but the U.S., China and Russia were not part of the accord.
Industry experts say the government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement is far from perfect and still requires more clarity, but call on MPs to back it, as it’s better than a No-Deal Brexit
Amid concerns and questions around Google’s takeover of the DeepMind’s Streams app, Dominic King, the company’s health lead, promises that ‘at this stage’, nothing will change, and it won’t share any patient data with the internet giant
No-frills fitness company The Gym Group is using analytics technology to find insights from its financial, HR and membership data, as it limbers up for rapid expansion in the UK
A report urges organisations to strengthen their cyber defence capabilities to pre-empt, detect and respond to post-breach attacks
Windows Server 2019 and the Windows 10 October Update are back in IT admins' hands, six weeks after the company pulled them from the market when some users reported lost data.
Public cloud users in the UK are happy with the service they get, but a hybrid approach may offer greater flexibility, according to a Vanson Bourne survey
Object storage specialist provides commentary on how the first three fiscal quarters have gone and the channel has played a big part in its growth
Security vendor SonicWall added SD-WAN software to its firewall appliances while retail companies are hoping SD-WAN can reduce network complexity, according to a Forrester report.
In assessing the cyber risks to a business, security professionals should start with the people in an organisation and keep them at the centre in identifying and mitigating risk, says consultant
During the Securing the Enterprise conference at MIT's CSAIL, BT Security CEO Mark Hughes discusses the benefits and challenges red teaming has presented to his company.
Part of the ThoughtSpot 5 update, which adds a number of upgrades to the BI platform, SearchIQ allows users to take advantage of conversational analytics.
Veritas' new Predictive Insights data management tool uses AI, machine learning and telemetry data to assign reliability scores to systems, guiding administrators' priorities.
Cisco is looking to streamline its portfolio of UC apps, starting with the merger of BroadSoft UC-One and Webex Teams in the Cisco Webex cloud.
Channel partners will get a new Cisco specialization next year that focuses on customer experience and will eventually supersede Cisco's Lifecycle Advisor program.
Tiffany & Co. uses the freshly updated Everbridge Critical Event Management Platform in a number of ways. It recently had to put the mass notification capability to swift use.
Cisco aims to interconnect various networking domains -- from the data center to the cloud -- in an approach it has dubbed multi-domain architecture.
Container security tools, such as StackRox and Aqua Security, offer DevOps shops that want multi-cloud portability a centralized way to reduce the risk of complex infrastructures.
Six months after the GDPR compliance deadline, many companies are struggling to make data protection principles part of everyday business, says PwC’s GDPR and data protection lead
Ofcom has imposed fines totalling £13.3m on EE and Virgin Media, saying both providers levied excessive charges on customers who ended their contracts early
Russian banks have introduced their first contactless ATMs, which customers can link to via smartphones and wearable devices
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights raises significant concerns with Universal Credit, including poor digital literacy among claimants, automation errors and lack of transparency
A High Court trial, where subpostmasters are suing the Post Office for damages caused by an allegedly faulty IT system, ended its second week.
The tie-up will give Oracle's communication division a chance to add SD-WAN to the range of options that partners can take out to customers
UK firms have a long way to go in building the business resilience required to withstand cyber threats and other major disruptions, a study shows
The draft EU Withdrawal Agreement has caused rifts in the tech sector, with some calling for a People’s Vote with the option to remain in the EU, and others wanting MPs to back the agreement, saying it’s better than a no-deal scenario
Gender balance campaign WISE used its 2018 awards ceremony to highlight the importance of female role models, and called on men to lead the charge for equality
Zoho's new CRM release may help bring departments together, but it's unclear if the flood of AI tools and more data sharing will differentiate the vendor in the robust CRM market.
In networking news, LiveAction launches LiveNX 8 and LiveWire; Kaloom and Red Hat collaborate for a virtualized central office; and Siemens and Aruba bridge the IT-OT gap.
Acquisition plugs a gap in the portfolio and gives SolarWinds part of the Access Rights Management market
RingCentral introduced a new customer engagement platform, mobile app and AI voice analytics. Learn how the new offerings improve the user experience.
Chief information security officers are typically marginalised due to three factors, and de-coupling the technical and managerial aspects of the job will enable empowerment, says consultant
Drupal author and Acquia founder Dries Buytaert talks about how the web content management system written for fun is morphing into a platform from which CX and e-commerce flow.
One of SAP's top priorities must now be integrating Qualtrics into the ERP giant's product suite, analysts and a customer said. But putting the pieces together may not be easy.
Aruba has launched access points and switches aimed at early adopters of the next-generation Wi-Fi standard. The Aruba 802.11ax gear is aimed at colleges, retailers and hotels.
Cisco earnings and revenues grew in the quarter ended Oct. 27 as sales increased across product lines, geographies and customer segments.
Augmented intelligence -- AI used to enhance human skills -- makes workplaces more productive, diverse, inclusive and authentic. That's one future conjured at an MIT forum on AI.
News roundup: Three years after the OPM data breach, the agency still hasn't implemented basic security. Plus, seven new Meltdown, Spectre attacks were uncovered, and more.
At BroadSoft Connections, the sponsors of which included Polycom and Yealink, Cisco wasn't shy about encouraging BroadSoft partners to begin selling Cisco phones and displays.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0 updates the software's DevOps capabilities with Application Streams, and boosts its appeal to both developers and line-of-business managers.
Despite early speculation, experts concluded the BGP route leak that sent Google traffic through China and Russia was due to an accidental misconfiguration and not malicious activity.
With Java among the most popular languages on AWS, Amazon spins out its own distribution of the OpenJDK open source Java implementation with long-term support that exceeds Oracle's.
BlackBerry made its strongest move yet toward enterprise security with a $1.4 billion acquisition of cybersecurity startup Cylance, which specializes in AI-powered threat protection.
New Relic users and prospects will investigate AWS Lambda monitoring features released in private beta, as serverless usage filters in to enterprise IT shops.
BMC wants its channel partners to target large and medium-sized businesses with new Automated Mainframe Intelligence products; other channel news from the week.
The promised integration with Have I Been Pwned is expanding in Firefox Monitor with new breach alerts when a user visits a recently compromised website.
Citrix customers will get new capabilities around simplifying common business workflows with the company's latest acquisition, which could bear fruit in a number of areas.
Autoscaling is table stakes for public cloud providers. Now AWS customers can apply it to their EC2 Fleet instance groups for improved control over cost and performance.