SAS is the clear leader in the warranty analytics market, with SAP and Teradata at comparable market shares and scrappy players like PTC nipping at their heels.
Law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney replaced aging on-premises storage with Nasuni Filers to form a public network-attached storage cloud for easier scalability.
Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster, authors of “Experiences with Test Automation,” discuss the types of test automation that software development teams are executing. Graham and Fewster will be speaking about test automation at STAREAST 2012.
Network engineers spend too much time on administrative tasks that support server virtualization. Infoblox wants to free those engineers with network automation.
We hear more about Graham and Fewster's thoughts on ROI for automation and their advice for IT leaders. They will be speaking about test automation and STAREAST 2012.
The Storage Networking World conference got disrupted last week for a couple of hours when a tornado hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas.
Data quality issues, insufficient budgets and other technical and business problems can trip up unwary organizations on deployments of in-memory analytics tools, consultants warned.
U.S. CTO Todd Park, health IT coordinator Farzad Mostashari and policy experts John Halamka and Ashish Jha weigh in meaningful use stage 2 and open health data initiatives.
Microsoft is to acquire most of AOL's patents in a deal worth $1.06bn that covers more than 800 technological innovations
A free tool to measure data centre energy efficiency; Citrix’s open cloud strategy with its CloudStack platform and Dell’s acquisition of Wyse are this week’s news highlights.
IT pros must upgrade to XenApp 6.5 after Citrix announced EoL status prior to pre-v6.5 versions, coinciding with Windows Server 2003 EoL.
Needham Bank IT director James Gordon couldn't turn away personal devices, so he combined mobile device management software and remote desktop for secure access.
For newly mixed hypervisor shops, HotLink SuperVISOR lets operations teams use the VMware vCenter management stack they already know and love.
Resellers top the growth charts
Network security vendor Palo Alto Networks has taken the first step along the road to going public, filing a registration statement with the SEC ahead of an IPO that it is thought could value the fast-growing enterprise firewall specialist at as much as$175m (£110m). From its inception in 2007
Veeam has taken the wraps off an aggressive promotion designed to help resellers prise users away from rival legacy backup products. The virtualisation specialist is providing those customers that move away from their existing products with a 30% discount off the Veeam backup and replication altern
Tablet computer sales are expected to nearly double to 119 million units this year, according to Gartner.
Kelway has added Microsoft Large Account Reseller status to its credentials after acquiring Ireland's major (LAR) BSS. The 25 year plus reseller, with operations in both Belfast and Dublin, is one of the largest LARs in Ireland and gives Kelway an expanded reach as well as access to the coveted Mic
OnLive Desktop is finally in compliance with Microsoft hosted desktop licensing. The move puts DaaS providers on a level playing field, but some want more from Microsoft.
Outspoken Cisco CEO John Chambers has used an interview with the Wall Street Journal to go on the offensive against his rivals, accusing the nascent Chinese network vendor of playing fast and loose with intellectual property. Chambers stated that Huawei "does not always play by the rules"
A stay-at-home call center agent talks about the job’s freedom and occasional disconnectedness.
Rafal Los, a software security expert and consultant with Hewlett Packard, says humans far outgun automated tools in the hunt for costly application logic flaws.
Microsoft repaired 11 vulnerabilities in April, including a critical update to its Internet Explorer browser and an ActiveX fix that affects a variety of software and server systems.
Konica Mintola has shuffled its management pack with the UK managing director of the last five years returning to Japan. The decision by Yuki Kobayashi to head back to the HQ in Japan gives an opportunity for the operations director and company secretary Neil Dingley taking over the UK managing dir
Vendors hoping to challenge Apple's seemingly unbeatable iPad with their own tablet offerings appear to be hedging their bets andholding off until the launch of Windows 8 later this year, according to Gartner. Carolina Milanesi, Gartner research vice president, said alack of productannouncements at
Oracle launches new x86 servers based on latest Intel Xeon chip a month after its release. Some analysts doubt Oracle can win HP and IBM customers.
April's Patch Tuesday announcement from Microsoft included four critical bulletins addressing flaws in Windows, Windows Server and Internet Explorer.
Medical implants used to manage conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are vulnerable to cyber attack, security researchers warn
New Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson has announced plans to reorganise the beleaguered company into three main divisions
Microsoft has released six patches, four critical, for 11 vulnerabilities in Office, Windows and various server products in its April security update.
Gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti is moving to a single global SAP ERP system, based in the UK and managed by Fujitsu
SAP is making Sybase its core relational database technology in a move towards challenging Oracle's dominant market position
With little creativity, high performance data centers can rise to the challenge and attain a low carbon footprint while minimizing costs.
Design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates uses Aryaka's cloud-WAN-optimization service to speed download times and improve workflow between global offices.
With the deadline looming for responses to the government's proposal to axe ICT from the school curriculum one of the industry skills groups has called for a rethink. The public consultation over the changes to the way computer skills are taught in schools ends today and among those chipping in with
The growth of retail e-commerce sales will slow but nearly a third of European retailers will invest in social media tools.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has strongly warned the Intellectual Property Office to stick to its remit and not get involved with court cases over copyright. The IPO has suggested that it could extend its remit to produce guidance notices for courts to interpret copyright legislatio
SGI NAS uses hybrid storage with DRAM, solid-state drives and hard drives, ZFS, and SGI caching and management software in scale-out clusters.
CA Technologies has shuffled its management pack unveiling a fresh face in the EMEA role working with the channel. The vendor has brought on board a former channel director from Italian internet firm Postecom, Andrea Dossena, in the role of vice president of growth markets and partner sales in EMEA
Outgoing G-Cloud director Chris Chant has slammed those in government IT who are resisting change in the way IT is procured and managed.
Cloud file-sharing specialist Egnyte hashit out atits rivals, arguingthat consumer-grade solutions from firms such as Dropboxand Boxare unsuitable for business use. "The low-end andconsumer market is saturated.All theseguys are all going after the consumer market but we're shunning consumers,&q
CIO Mauricio Vicente drove customer value and employee creativity in a major video teleconferencing project, making him a SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT Leadership Awards finalist.
SQL Server 2012 is here, and the Apache Hadoop integration is making the biggest wave, according to some users.
Motorola Solutions has been talking up the potential of appplication provision and development as its long-awaited PartnerEmpower reseller programme goes live across EMEA. Thousands of partners ofMotorola's Mobile Solutions and Wireless Network Solutions (WNS)divisions began the transition into thep
The commonly used tool contains an error that can be executed remotely by attackers, giving them root access to a system. Proof-of-concept code is available, experts warn.
SAP says it’s moving on a range of fronts, from the further development of its HANA in-memory platform to new mobile partnerships and the acquisition of Syclo, a mobile application developer.
IBM's big data management projects rely on its Blue Insight cloud and Cognos analytics software, which turn data into optimized business processes.
SunGard Availability Services adds managed workflow feature to its Enterprise Cloud Services offering.
Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International and the man behind many of the iconic PC brands of the 1980s has died aged 83. Born Jacek Trzmielin Poland in 1928, Tramiel's family was confined to the Jewish ghetto in Lodz in 1939, and was subsequently deported to Auschwitz. Tramielemigrated to
IBM, Cisco, and NetApp released new converged infrastructure offerings this week, but the high price tag might drive IT customers away.
Get ready to recertify: Microsoft detailed changes to its certification platform, with a focus on the cloud.
The US plans to fast-track the development of cyber weapons to give it the ability to create the means to attack specific targets within months and even days.
Apple is developing a tool to detect and remove the Flashback Trojan that has infected over 600,000 Macs.
Amazon has introduced CloudSearch to integrate search functionality into cloud applications.
European PC sales grew faster than expected in the first quarter of 2012 as corporate users started Windows 7 upgrades, according Gartner.
Information Commissioner Christopher Graham says it is not too late for UK organisations to prepare for the "cookie law" deadline at the end of May.
HSBC has released an app that enables its customers to access bank account details from their mobile phones.
IBM CIO Jeanette Horan is testing out role-based management for IT delivery, with job function the determining factor behind such programs as BYOD.
BlackBerry leads the pack when it comes to secure mobile platforms, according to a study by security firm Trend Micro, Bloor Research and Altimeter Group.
Financial services firms were targeted by three times as many distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in Q1 2012 than the previous quarter, a study has revealed.
Cisco's mysterious ConnectedApps team is hiring OpenFlow and software-defined networking (SDN) pros to build an SDK that opens up Cisco gear to SDN.
Barclays bank has made its Pingit mobile banking app available to customers of all banks.
IBM is the latest mega-supplier to jump on the pre-integrated hardware and software IT system bandwagon.
EMC’s Vspex reference architecture gives channel partners a preconfigured bundle of storage, networking, compute and software; partners include Brocade, Cisco, VMware, Microsoft.
Hype surrounding CloudStack vs. OpenStack raises question of difference between products as Citrix hands off CloudStack to Apache Foundation for greater neutrality.
Softcat has taken the wraps off a cloud based security serviuce designed to help customers discover their vulnerabilities. The xStorm scanning service helps users discover where their infrastructure could be exposed to hackers. Scanning the public facing infrastructure once a month the service wil
Sony is to swing the axe on 6% of its global workforce putting 10,000 people out of work as it tries to claw its way back in the market. The firm has been struggling in the face of intense competition and difficult economic conditions and the new CEO Kazuo Hirai has indicated tough steps are going
Automating this business process can help companies find cost savings, especially in Software as a Service options, but they also must consider the change management required.
Strengtheningsales into the professional market boosted overall growth in the EMEA PC sector during the first quarter of 2012, according to Gartner's preliminary figures. Total shipments into the region of 28.2 million units were up 6.7% on the same period last year, the analyst house revealed. Worl
Specialist high-performance storagenetworking distie Stordis is planning to help its resellers grab a larger slice of the 10GbE market, offering a 15% discount on integrated bundles comprised of Fujitsu, Dot Hill and Emulex kit. The firm believes that 10GbE networking is not yet a mass market sale w
Internal and external pressures to adopt cloud solutions should be tempered by careful planning and the ability to say no.
The growth of "big data," as well as social media and cloud computing, must be factored into master data management strategies, according to Gartner.
SAP’s plan is for its ecosystem to deliver the vast majority of its mobile applications. The company concedes it’s got a way to go before it hits that mark.
EMC has set a course for the midmarket after unveiling a cloud infrastructure range that is designed specifically for customers that might have shied away from its enterprise offering. The vendor's Vspex product provides the infrastructure to underpin a move to cloud computing and has been designed
Portsmouth City Council has replaced its analogue telephones with a digital system which will run on the council’s data infrastructure
Google reported sales in the UK worth $1.15bn, which was 11% of its total.
Indian IT services company Infosys has increased sales by almost 16% in its latest financial year and expects the next year to see growth of about 10%.
Microsoft managing director Gordon Frazer is moving to China as the new chief operating officer for Microsoft GCR.
From use cases and running ERP systems on HANA to predictive analytics and new applications for SMBs, here’s a rundown of SearchSAP.com’s most popular stories on the HANA in-memory platform.
Dacorum and North Warwickshire Borough Councils have joined a shared service which provides transactional services to councils.
Drobo Inc., announced this week that its B1200i automated tiering storage appliance is aimed at providing SMBs with what the company said is self-optimizing storage for server virtualization and other functions.
Effective security policies, not a mobile device management platform, will solve corporate mobile device security issues, according to a security expert.
UK technology firms are shunning the expanding BRIC countries in favour of expanding in Western Europe, says Grant Thornton.
Cisco has expanded its cloud-based partner managed services offering, OnPlus, adding support for wireless network management tools, as part of a major refresh of its SME network solutions offering. The move has been designed to help VARsleverage growth in SME demand for outsourced wireless services
Financial companies are embracing digitisation faster than other sectors of the economy, says Booz&Co.
Microsoft resellers have been given a glimpse of the software giant's plans for the next couple of years thanks to a leaked roadmap. The roadmap indicated a launch early next year for Office 15 and, in the second half of 2013, the next version of Windows Phone OS. The plans have come to light thanks
Long-standing Microsoft UK managing director Gordon Frazer is packing his bags and heading for China to take up the post of regional COO, following a reshuffle atthe software vendor'sGreater China Regionoperation, which covers China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He will be replaced in the UK in a straight
Home Office IT director Denise McDonagh is to take over the government's G-Cloud programme once the current incumbent Chris Chant retires at the end of this month.
News in brief: Red Hat partners with 10gen to provide MongoDB NoSQL database. Kubuntu gains new sponsor. Samba patch plugs security hole.
In the debate between BYOD and company-issued devices, a new report compares mobile platforms and recommends devices based on users’ job roles.
One virtualization architect explains the miscommunications between systems and network engineers and how his teams worked together toward managing virtualization more effectively.
Employees using their devices for work may violate their employers' Microsoft licensing agreement. But, licensing compliance issues can be avoided.
Retailandb2b distie Micro-Phas expandedinto a6,000squarefoot facilityat Chineham Park in Basingstoke to house its fast-growing Mobile division, writes Linda Endersby. "Our successful growth strategy has accelerated the development of the company and we needed an extra building to house our expa
The IT market is leading the recovery in employment opportunities with the number of permanent vacancies in the sector hitting an eight year high. The latest Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG jobs survey indicated that the recovery in the jobs market that started at the turn
IBM continues its analytics buying spree with plans to acquire sales and performance management software company Varicent Software Inc.
BYOD best practices present an opportunity for mobile deployments of enterprise-grade UC tools to mature, reach higher adoption levels.