April 2011

  • SecurEnvoy uses Infosec to tell its story of token security

    SecureEnvoy could never be accused of tokenism. As a result of the RSA hack some of the channel's finest have been making hay prior to their debut at Infosecurity 2011. One, SecurEnvoy, says it has...

  • Cookie Monster

    A new directive from Europe concerning the use of website cookies is set to take effect on 25 May says the Government. However, the Information Commissioner reckons that the law won't take effect u...

  • Private sector might be home for government staff with IT skills

    IT staff working in the public sector should have an easier time finding jobs in the private sector according to those in the recruitment industry. Despite the rising unemployment figures and some...

  • Netgear signs ex-Juniper channel boss in midmarket push

    Former Juniper partner boss Jonathan Hallatt has joined Netgear as VAR sales director with a brief to increase its exposure to larger-scale installations and a view to challenging some of its large...

  • Top ten rainmakers in Cloud Computing

    The sun's been out for two consecutive days now. So it can't be long before there's a hosepipe ban. In recognition of this coming water crisis, here's a list of the top ten rainmakers in cloud comp...

  • IT insolvencies tumble in February 2011

    The IT sectorshowed moresolid evidence of the recovery during February, with sector insolvencies down 48% year-on-year, according to the latest Experian Insolvency Index. Just 39 businesses went to...

  • M&S latest to reveal it's a victim of Epsilon data breach

    Marks and Spencer has become the latest high profile name to be embroiled in the Epsilon data breach. The high street retailer has had to inform customers that their details might have been compro...

  • Are mobile manners going down the toilet?

    This shouldn't really come as a surprise to us males but a survey by Carphone Warehouse has revealed that just half of all men access the internet on their mobile phone while on the toilet. Accordi...

  • Shovel-wielding granny cuts off Armenian net

    Every so often, we hear of internet outages in parts of the UK caused by thieves making off with BT's copper wiring. Usually they affect a few thousand households and are pretty easily fixed. Spare...

  • Guarding trade marks

    Trademarks are jealously guarded by rights holders. The reason is simple - by letting trademark abuse occur the right to the mark (and the business) evapourates. There is a general principle i...

  • VMware hires Gov G Cloud man to set public sector strategy

    VMware has hired the government's G Cloud Deputy Director Andy Tait as head of UK public services strategy. At the Cabinet Office, Tait worked under former Government CIO John Suffolk developing th...

  • IT industry salaries rising as applicant numbers fall

    A shift towards a candidate-driven IT jobs market has driven industry salaries up by 5% over the past 12 months, according to sector recruitment specialists CV Screen. A 25% year-on-year increase i...

  • Customers continue to drive security consolidation

    Security resellers are continuing to get calls from customers to help consolidate products as users look for simplicity. The trend towards making things simpler was identified last year by those i...

  • Ritz-Carlton Hotels hit by Epsilon security breach

    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company is the latest high profile victim of a data security breach following the attack from hackers on its marketing partner Epsilon that manages customers' emails on behal...

  • Cisco's strategy shake-up is disappointing and vague

    As reported today on MicroScope.co.uk, outspoken Cisco CEO John Chambers has moved to quell internal unrest and conceded that the company has disappointed its investors and confused its employees. ...

  • Chambers: Cisco has 'disappointed' the market

    In a brutally frank memo to the Cisco workforce, CEO John Chambers has said the company has "disappointed our investors" and "confused our employees". The networking market-make...

  • EMC UK boss McDonald promoted in strategic shake-up

    EMC UK boss Adrian McDonald has moved into a new role overseeing the northern territory of EMEA while Christian Hiller, head of EMC France has taken responsibility for the south. As part of the st...

  • Forced resignation

    A tribunal, in the case of Patel v Matalan Retail Ltd, has found that an employee, who was 'forced' by his employer to resign, was unfairly dismissed. Mr Patel attended a disciplinary hearing ...

  • Spear phisher nets $8m from Wired publisher

    If you wanted proof that security really is only as good as the awareness of the people working in your company, Conde Nast - publisher of Wired, Vogue, GQ, Glamour (and Ars Technica) - has the per...

  • ScanSource adds ShoreTel installation support

    ScanSource is to offer ShoreTel installation and maintenance services across the UC vendor's portfolio as an addition to its Professional Services programme in the UK. Thedistributor already provid...