TechTarget News - Week of Jul 29, 2012

Apple and Samsung take patent fight to California

The patent dispute between Samsung and Apple will be put before a jury in a Californian court as the two vendor try to resolve the question of copyright infringement

CGI sees profits fall 30% amid Logica takeover

CGI, the Canadian IT firm that is acquiring UK outsourcer Logica, has announced a fall in net income of 30% following the takeover announcement.

Games should boost cloud and video conferencing

The Olympic Games has put a strain on the transport system but as remote working increases so should the interest in cloud and video conferencing

UK public sector sales drive Steria growth

French outsourcer Steria has posted steady growth in the UK for its second quarter, driven by an improvement in public sector sales.

Is Windows 7 your last Windows desktop migration?

Microsoft will support Windows 7 until 2020. As mobile devices get more popular, you may not need to do another large-scale Windows desktop migration until then -- or ever again.

Vodafone ousts Cable & Wireless management

Vodafone is to replace a swathe of top execs at Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW), with chief exec Gavin Darby and CFO Ian Gibson among those on the way out.

Mayflex flexes converged IP muscles

Networking distie Mayflex has launched a new channel support proposition designed to exploit growth in the converged IP market.

Oracle acquires Xsigo

Silicon Valley giant Oracle buys into software-defined networking with the purchase of Xsigo

SAP takes wraps off mobile app programme

SAP has launched a mobile apps programme offering support for those channel developers that fancy developing applications that will be sold via the vendor's store

Apple acquires AuthenTec for $356m

Apple is to acquire finger print sensor technology company AuthenTec for $356m in a move to enter the mobile payments space

Ross Levinsohn resigns from Yahoo

Yahoo global media head Ross Levinsohn, who until two weeks ago was tipped as the next chief executive, has resigned from the company

Education contracts deliver again for Corero

Corero has said its strategy in the security sector is clearly paying off, but its DDoS business still grew at a slower rate than its software unit.

TDMaverick extends credit on commercial displays

Audio visual distributor TDMaverick is extending credit terms for resellers that sell commercial displays between now and the end of the year

Steve Clark new top dog at Calyx

Former Azzurri operations director and Everlogic founder Steve Clark is to become the new CEO of Calyx Managed Services.

BIDMC official shares lessons learned following data breach

A data breach at Boston's Beth Israel medical center had a relatively small impact, but highlights some big security issues, CIO John Halamka says.

Lords Select Committee slams government broadband plans

A report from the Communications Committee claims the government is ‘preoccupied with speed’ rather than focusing on the roll-out of broadband to more areas

Newham spends £400,000 on ChildView software

The London Borough of Newham has spent £400,000 on case management software to help join up its disparate children’s services databases.

UK IT employment grows twice as fast as average

The employment of IT professionals will grow twice as fast as the average across sectors up to 2020 with 129,000 new recruits needed every year to meet demand for IT and telecoms workers.

Arrow looks to trim $20m as Q2 disappoints

Arrow Electronics is planning to make cuts as it tries to get the business back on track after a mixed performance in its fiscal second quarter

Five reasons Exchange shops delay Office 365 migrations

Microsoft claims the majority of its Exchange customers are considering Office 365. But IT pros have reservations about whether it's the right move.

Microsoft to revamp and rename Hotmail

Microsoft has announced it is revamping and renaming its free webmail service, which analysts say may be aimed at winning over users of Google's rival Gmail service

SME credit scheme kicks off

The latest attempts by the government and the Bank of England to get credit flowing to small businesses has launched

Colchester Hospital tracks equipment with Wi-Fi

Colchester Hospital is using Ekahau’s real-time location tracking to locate important medical equipment across its campus over its Wi-Fi network

Fujitsu and NEC team for smartphone chips

The two firms will join with Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo to provide mobile chips for wireless communications

Unsafe password practices cause Dropbox spam scare

Dropbox has confirmed that usernames and passwords stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts.

HP goes live with Cloud Object Storage to challenge Amazon

HP Cloud Object Storage, aimed at service providers, comes out of beta and goes into GA; HP's cloud uses OpenStack object storage and Akamai for CDN.

NAS product of choice on storage front

TechTarget research has revealed that NAS remains the most popular storage hardware for customers

Dropbox to implement two-factor authentication

Investigators believe some of the Web-based storage service's accounts were compromised following a password breach at another website.

Scope of Dropbox security breach is undetermined

Dropbox spokesman says investigation is ongoing after attackers gained access to an employee account leaking user email addresses.

Ingram Micro extends SME credit scheme

Ingram Micro has taken the decision to keep its Credit Builder scheme going for a fifth year increasing the amount of funds available to resellers

Golf Open Championship redevelops website

The organiser of golf's Open Championship outsourced the development and support of its website to provide interactive services to millions of fans.

Best of VMworld Europe 2012 Awards criteria and information

The Best of VMworld Europe 2012 Awards will take place at VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona. Here’s info on the deadlines, categories and rules. To enter, use the nomination form.

HP celebrates Itanium server victory

HP could be in line for hefty reparations after a US judge ruled in its favour in its feud with Oracle.

intY looks for channel growth post acquisition

Following its acquisition by Weather the cloud specialist intY is looking to grow the number of resellers it works with in the channel

NCC Group to acquire Matasano Security

International escrow and assurance services provider NCC Group is to acquire US-based Matasano Security in £8.4m deal.

Tin's in at Insight

Insight’s EMEA business has turned in a massive 31% increase in hardware sales, pushing the unit to Q2 sales of $459.7m, up 14% year-on-year.

Parts of Dell cloud services plans delayed

As Dell Inc. tries to convert itself into a cloud services leader, the server maker is finding it hard to stay on schedule.

Video as a Service: Users want video conferencing freedom

Enterprises want greater video flexibility, and Video as a Service allows users to conduct ad hoc video conferencing, regardless of the endpoint.

University deploys Violin flash storage array

Storage roundup: Anglia Ruskin University gets Violin's 3000 Series flash storage array; media firm dumps Veeam for Acronis; health firm deploys Coraid flash array; and more news.

RBS computer problem costs £125m

Royal Bank of Scotland will pay £125m in costs related to computer problems in June that meant customers could not access funds

Bang & Olufsen gets Office in the cloud

Sound system maker Bang & Olufsen is rolling out Microsoft Office 365 to 2,000 employees as it moves its email from Lotus Notes.

Multiple automation technologies cause problems

Almost all IT workers that use multiple automation technologies are having serious problems as a result of the need to process more jobs, according to a Forrester survey.

Resellers must discuss hidden cloud costs

The cloud might appear to be flexible and better value but IT industry group ISACA has warned there are hidden costs that could trip customers up

More backing secured for prompt payments

The government has secured the backing of the small business forum to do more to tackle late payments to aid small businesses

Sharp set to swing the axe on 5,000 staff

Sharp has announced plans to axe staff for the first time in 60 years after announcing major losses for its first quarter

Mobile tech is a natural fit for ACOs, experts say

Mobile technology may align with patient engagement, financial goals of ACOs, experts at the mHealth World Congress said.