April 2011

  • Microsoft highlights benefits of secure software

    Microsoft believes the software industry can do a lot better to improve the security of applications, writes Warwick Ashford. Most of the thousands of high severity vulnerability disclosures in app...

  • Ingram Micro adds VMware, HP Networking support

    Ingram Micro has injected pre and post-sales support modules on HP Networking and VMware virtualisation to its portfolio of professional services. The move will see the distributor add conuslting, ...

  • Clearswift moves to single tier channel model

    Clearswift has handed Arrow notice it is going to a single tier model in the UK and Ireland after informing its reseller base of the decision this morning. The decision sees it part from Arrow, wh...

  • Micro-P hires ex-Nimans man for telecoms push

    Micro Peripherals has named Phil Adams, former Nimans sales director, to the post of head of communications, a newly-created role that forms part of the distributor's convergence strategy. Adams, w...

  • Gartner urges firms to start tablet adoption

    Now is the time that tablets should be introduced to firms if they want to get one step ahead of the competition. Amalyst powerhouse Gartner has issued a call for CIOs to start experimenting now w...

  • Symantec identifies massive growth in web threats

    Increases in targeted attacks, social network based scams and more risks around mobile platforms feature heavily on the latest review of the security landscape. According to the latest state of the...

  • Does Google's patent grab point to a change in strategy?

    Google's $900mbid for Nortel's patent portfolio - its last significant asset - represents a major shift in the search and advertising giant's approach to the wider IT market, and in particular the ...

  • Reasonable adjustments

    The Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011 will, from 6 April 2011, will address some of the drafting errors in the Equality Act 2010. ...

  • Google drops $900m on Nortel patent bid

    Google has forked out $900m (£557.6m)in a stalking horse bid to acquire the patent portfolio of defunct networking vendor Nortel. The portfolio of around 6,000 patents spans virtually every a...

  • The Internet Group talks up mid-market ambitions

    The former managing director of BT Lynx has put his weight behind moves made by the Internet Group to carve out a slice of the mid-market. Paul Edgeley has joined the board as an executive directo...

  • UC buyers shy away from single vendor installations

    Companies buying into the unified communications market are overwhelmingly picking a multi-vendor best-of-breed approach to their networks, according to research carried outby Mitel to mark the lau...

  • RSA discloses phishing-attack data breach details

    RSA, the security division of EMC, has revealed the firm's data breach in mid March was the result of a spear phishing attack. The spear phishing attack exploited an Adobe Flash vulnerability that ...

  • Last laugh on Google as researchers turn joke into reality

    Google works hard on its April Fool's jokes. This year, it unveiled something called Gmail Motion which allowed people to control their mail application using gestures, along with a video explainin...

  • EMEA tablet shipments to triple in 2011, says IDC

    Media tablet shipments in EMEA are forecast to more than treblethis yearas competition between the major hardware vendor and different operating systems heats up, says IDC. Around 6 million units w...

  • Epsilon data breach could be largest in US history

    The week has started with a fresh data leak highlighting the ongoing danger of failing to protect information from hacking attacks. Last month saw several high profile leaks including Play.com, Tr...

  • Review: Sony ereader PRS350

    When I heard of ebooks I angrily shouted "That'll never catch on" at an un-caring world. But in this nostalgic frame, lives a gadget freak, who had to investigate, writes Linda Endersby. ...

  • Daisy is full of the joys of spring

    In the springa young company's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, as Tennyson could have written, but didn't, on account of being a poet and not a trade journalist. And acquisitive comms outf...

  • Daisy makes two new data, managed services buys

    Daisy Group has forked out £15.4m to acquire the trading assets of Telinet Ltd and certain parts of Ipitomi Ltd from parent company Niu Solutions Holding Ltd. The two acquired resellers speci...

  • Some bribery might be OK after all

    Bribery is bad - we all know that. We also know that the Bribery Act was postponed - see BusinessMan February 23 - because of the delay by the Ministry of Justice in producing guidance in what are ...

  • NS Optimum buys PARS out of administration

    The trade and assets of defunct system builder PARS Technology, which fell into administration in February, have been bought from administrators Rendle & Co by fellow education specialist NS Op...