TechTarget News - Week of Jul 22, 2012

NHS Hack Day winners claim app will save £3m

The winners of a free software app created at the first NHS Hack Day claim their product could save the NHS £3m per year in lost time

Cloud has role in two-tier security approach

The cloud should be used as part of a security programme exploiting hosted services to allow more focused in-house defences

NFC transactions to reach $180bn by 2017

The near-field communications (NFC) retail payments market will reach $180bn (£116bn) by 2017, according to a report from Juniper Research

Weak Eurozone performance hits Xerox

A weak performance in Europe underlined the second quarter numbers at document and print specialist Xerox

Calyx lifts lid on managed UC service

Calyx has enhanced its UC offering incorporating greater levels of support for Microsoft Lync

Partners expect VDI customer wins with Dell, Citrix

Dell's acquisition of Quest Software with vWorkspace, and Citrix's and Cisco's joint channel program liven up the desktop virtualization market.

Academic supercomputer gets 27 PB of HPC storage

Storage roundup: The University of Edinburgh's HECToR supercomputer has been given an HPC storage upgrade with 8 PB on an array and 19.5 PB on tape; Aptare storage analytics upgrade; and more news.

EC opens cybersecurity consultation

The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on cybersecurity, seeking the views of governments, businesses and citizens

Ofcom confirms 4G spectrum auction for 2012

The telecoms regulator details the auction confirming there will be room for four bidders for the 800MHz and 2.6GHz spectrum

Virgin Media Q2 revenues grow 4.2% to £1.03bn

Virgin Media posted an increase in second quarter sales on Q2 2011, as revenues grew 4.2% to £1.03bn and business sales rose 9.8% to £166m

AWS security now documented in CSA STAR

Amazon Web Services has filed details on its security controls with Cloud Security Alliance online registry, showing a new level of transparency.

SAP highlights a rising position in the cloud

SAP has revealed that cloud revenues have climbed sharply in its Q2 results giving it the chance to talk about taking a market leading position

4G faces delay into late 2013

Ofcom has revealed details of the auction for 4G but the timetable has slipped back into next year

Cisco swings the axe in austerity programme

Cisco is adding to the ten thousand plus jobs that went last year making further staffing reductions as part of ongoing austerity efforts

Becrypt appoints chairman amid expansion plans

Becrypt has unveiled a change of chairman as it reveals plans for further acquisitions to expand the reach of the business overseas

SuccessFactors boosts SAP's cloud performance

SAP’s cloud business is growing, thanks to the acquisition of SuccessFactors, according to the company’s latest financial results.

BT blames European economy as Q1 2012 revenues drop 6%

Telecoms giant BT shows a drop of 6% in its revenues from the first quarter of 2012 as three of its divisions see their figures tumble

Huawei Technologies' first half profits drop 22%

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei saw profits fall 22% to CNY8.79bn (£0.9bn) in its first half of 2012 compared with the same period in 2011

Fujitsu raises the bar for virtual desktop

Fujitsu has made the move to offer resellers higher margins on its FUTRO range of thin clients

NCC warns hacking is on the rise

Security group NCC has revealed that hacking continues to rise with the risks to businesses remaining a constant threat

Security issues hit Apple as new OS X released

Researchers confirm new iOS and Mac malware just hours before the release of the latest version of Apples OS X operating system

Broadcom touts ‘5G Wi-Fi’ mobile chip

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom announces the first mobile chip based on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, set to launch in early 2013

Time ticking down on one size fits all vendors

Mitel has predicted a future where technology and solutions will be much more personal and vendors offering a one-size-fits-all option will struggle

Apple quarterly results disappoint Wall Street

Apple's results showed growth but not quite as much as analysts had been expecting and as a result they are being widely seen as being disappointing

Symantec dumps CEO; vows to fix Backup Exec 2012

New Symantec CEO Stephen Bennett said fixing Backup Exec 2012 problems is one of his priorities as he replaces Enrique Salem.

Symantec CEO ouster doesn't surprise industry analysts

Analysts say new Symantec CEO Steve Bennett must foster innovation, better leverage its assets and meet Wall Street expectations.

Will Skype, Lync integration kick-start UC federation?

Microsoft releases Skype integration plans with Lync, raising hopes for further UC federation efforts in the market.

Promethean boss walks as losses mount

Promethean's chief executive has decided now is the time to leave as the whiteboard specialist announced a drop in revenues and significant losses for the first half

Six Degrees buys again with CCC purchase

Six Degrees has acquired managed cloud services specialist Cloud Computing Centre as it continues to expand its business operations

Cloud delivering growth for Citrix

Citrix has shown that the cloud business continues to be a profitable one with climbs in both income and revenue in its second quarter

Six ways to embrace IT consumerization

For consumerization to succeed, IT and end users must have a less adversarial relationship. IT pros share their tips for empowering users and increasing their business value.

Symantec calls time on Salem's stint as CEO

Symantec has changed its CEO as it looks to take the firm forward after reporting just a single percent increase in revenue for its first fiscal quarter

Reorganisation costs set to hit Phoenix

Moves made in April to move to a single integrated structure set to have an impact on the bottom line warns Phoenix

The NBA drafts SAP HANA for stats-hungry fans

The CIO of the National Basketball Association explains why the league is now running the statistics portion of its website on HANA, SAP's in-memory platform.

Twitter apologises for outage ahead of Olympics

Twitter has apologised for the two-hour micro-blogging service outage on the day before the official opening of the London 2012 Olympics

SAP extends BI products sold through distribution

Software player SAP has extended the products that are offered to resellers via distribution as it looks to grow its share of the SME market

Chess continues acquisition spree

Chess has continued to expand through acquisition adding two more purchases to a growing list as it bolsters its credentials in the telco and networking market

Smart phones boost profits at Samsung

Samsung has reported a decent set of numbers for its second quarter thanks to strong sales of its Galaxy smart phone and tablet products

Twitter users targeted by Blackhole malware

Twitter users are being targeted by tweets containing malicious links that claim recipients are pictured in an online photo

Riverbed, Juniper form application delivery partnership

Riverbed and Juniper's new technology partnership expands Riverbed's mobile WAN optimization reach and gives Juniper application delivery technology.

Providers offer differing views on EHR adoption trends

Two surveys have come to different conclusions about physicians' thoughts on the benefits and usefulness of EHR systems. Experts discuss the meaning of the findings.

Google admits to ICO it still has some UK Wi-Fi data

Google has admitted to the Information Commisioner's Office (ICO) that it failed to delete all the Wi-Fi data collected by its Street View vehicles

UK delivers for Ingram Micro

The UK has been highlighted as only one of two countries in Europe that have managed to deliver double-digit growth for Ingram Micro in the distributor's second quarter