Network management software vendor, Ipswitch, has announced the latest release of its WhatsUp Log Management tool. The most significant enhancement of this version is the inclusion of out-of-the-box, pre-rolled reports designed to help businesses comply with pan-European data protection requirements, including the UK Data Protection Act. Last year UK businesses were fined £1million by the Information Commissioner’s Office for failing to comply with the DPA. Businesses need to follow strict guidelines when they collect, store and process data, and this can often lead to confusion and inefficiency. Related Posts:No Related Posts

IT infrastructure VAR, Trustmarque has announced that BBC News business editor, Robert Peston, will deliver the keynote speech at its 2012 customer conference, 360˚ Technology, taking place in May. Peston’s speech will focus on the current economic environment and the business issues that are affecting technology investment decisions and he will also host a round-table discussion at the conference. Scott Haddow, CEO of Trustmarque, said: “Robert Peston’s expertise in analysing developments in financial markets and considering the impact that these will have on UK businesses will provide an invaluable and unmissable insight for those that attend.” The event is free to attend and will take place on May 18th at the Grand Connaught rooms in Covent Garden. You can register[…]

Approximately twenty percent of technology industry executives admit to rejecting job applicants based on their activity in social media, according to a survey of over 300 technology companies carried out by PR group, Eurocom. The survey also found that half of tech firms plan to increase their investment in social media over the coming year but 57 percent say that they cannot accurately measure the return on that investment. 23 percent believe they can measure the impact of their social media investment. The survey found that 74 percent of tech companies are using LinkedIn, 67 percent are on Twitter, 64 percent are on Facebook and 56 percent have a presence on YouTube. Half of the companies surveyed said they had[…]

London based CRM vendor, BPMonline has been given the Rising Star of 2012 award by Destination CRM Magazine. The award is given to vendors whose solutions meet and exceed the needs of clients by providing a comprehensive view of their customers and thereby helping them to serve them more effectively. The company was also recognised in ZDNet’s 2012 CRM Watchlist which offers a yearly overview of the most important players in the CRM market, and was the winner of this year’s CRM Idol contest in the EMEA region. Katerina Kostereva, BPMonline CEO, said: “We are delighted to have won this latest accolade that acknowledges how the BPMonline solution brings easy and affordable process management tools to CRM professionals. We are[…]

Specialist recruitment site and online, workingmums.co.uk has announced a new section of the site dedicated to helping working parents launch their own businesses. The site says that its new Business Zone was created following a poll which found that almost 70 percent of its visitors wanted more information about starting their own business or franchise. The new section will feature content offering advice, business ideas and interviews, along with case studies from mothers who have already taken the plunge and started their own company. In addition to this the section will offer a directory of business opportunities and support services. Gillian Nissim, founder of workingmums.co.uk, says: “The Business Zone directly targets working mums running their own business, wishing to start[…]

IT security and risk management solution provider, Integralis, has announced an increased investment in its global Security Operations Centre, which delivers the company’s managed security services. The SOC operates centres of excellence in the UK, US and Singapore which provide round the clock support from approximately 150 engineers. Integralis says it invests heavily the development of these engineers to ensure they remain well trained and certified, capable of offering a high degree of expertise. This new investment has allowed for the creation of a ‘Service Delivery Directorate’ and will help improve service delivery through the hiring of regional relationship managers who will develop stronger technical relationships with the company’s customers. Dennis Deane, CTO and Executive Vice President Global Services at[…]

A series of free seminars has been announced for May 2012 to help businesses understand how they can optimise their infrastructure to get the most from cloud computing technology. The seminars, held in London, Edinburgh and Leeds, will be run by Intergence, a cloud consultancy that was recently named as a supplier for the UK government’s cloud computing procurement project, G-Cloud. Related Posts:Cloud Computing for all: What SMEs need to knowCloud based invoice processing system reduces costs, and carbonSix tips for successful cloud computing deploymentsIT needs to be better aligned with business to offer real benefitsNew HTML5 browser based word-processor unveiled

Printer and copier manufacturer, Kyocera, is encouraging UK businesses to support sustainability by participating in Climate Week, which takes place from the 12th to the 18th of March this year, along with Earth Hour at 8:30pm on 31st of March. Businesses are being asked to pay extra attention to ensuring all non-essential electrical equipment is turned off for this period. Tracey Rawling Church, Kyocera Mita UK Director of Brand and Reputation commented “The business benefits of going green reach far beyond altruistic motives. Research shows that businesses with a strong sustainability strategy also tend to perform better in shareholder returns.” Related Posts:Bringing Printing Back To The Office

Twenty percent of IT professionals claim that the consumerisation of IT has had the most negative impact on their role, according to a survey by cloud service provider, Star. Other findings were that a third of IT professionals believe that the biggest challenge in their job is user demand for for innovation while a quarter said that poor alignment between IT and business was the biggest challenge. When asked about the technologies which had a positive impact on their jobs, virtualisation and cloud computing were cited as the top two. But 26 percent said that the inertia of their colleagues was a barrier to cloud adoption and 25 percent said that there was no strategy for change in their organisation.[…]