TechTarget News - Week of Aug 26, 2012

Vendors roll out new tools for securing VMware environments

At VMworld 2012, security suppliers plan to showcase new antimalware protection, policy enforcement products to secure VMware environments.

Maginatics enters cloud file sharing market

Maginatics claims its MagFS cloud file sharing service has the scale and security to stand out to enterprises in a crowded market.

Villa Plus implements IBM business analytics software

Holiday company Villa Plus is using IBM business analytics software to support its advertising campaigns as it increases its number of properties by 40%

Quartermaine new UK boss for Juniper

Juniper Networks has named Mark Quartermaine as its new area vice president of the UK and Ireland, with a brief to get his teeth into its service provider and enterprise business.

IBM springs for social software specialist

IBM has bolstered its expertise in the growing social business game after spending $1.3bn (£823m) on Kenexa, a recruitment and ‘talent’ management specialist based in the States.

Iconic Apple could fetch 80 grand

With hardware margins about as thin as an After Eight these days, the opportunity to flog a personal computer that could be worth up to £80,000 is not to be sniffed at.

VMware kills vRAM licence scheme at VMworld

In his first act as incoming VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger used a VMworld keynote on Monday to ditch its controversial vRAM licensing scheme.

ISO accreditation for CompTIA and SNIA

IT skills certification provider, CompTIA, and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) have had their CompTIA Storage+ powered by SNIA certification accredited by the ISO.

SDG to distribute Mitel comms solutions

Comms software provider Mitel has announced a new partnership with technology distributor SDG to sell hosted and virtual voice and unified communications based on the VMware desktop virtualisation platform.

VMware unveils vCloud Networking and Security

The vCloud Networking and Security package, featuring vShield Edge and vShield App, is designed to make virtualization security easier to implement.

Lexmark bows out of inkjet market

Printing and imaging supplier Lexmark is quitting the inkjet market in a bid to make annualised savings of $95m (£60m).

Kelway sees growth from cloud, Microsoft success

Kelway has today reported a 17% rise in EBITDA for its fiscal 2012, along with a 35% uptick in topline sales thanks to growth in its cloud offering, and its acquisition of Microsoft LAR status.

EMC upgrades VFCache, shows off 'Project X' flash array

Claiming "flash should be everywhere," EMC upgraded its server-based VFCache flash caching product and showed off its "Project X" all-flash array at VMworld.

Best of VMworld 2012 awards

A panel of more than 10 industry experts selected the best technologies for TechTarget'’s Best of VMworld 2012 awards. And the winners are …

Final meaningful use stage 2 criteria

Final meaningful use stage 2 criteria indicates stronger focus on patient engagement, HIE. Read this chart to find out more about the meaningful use program.

VMware to merge cloud and server virtualization suites

The fusion of VMware vCloud with vCenter Operations and Server has already begun with version 5.1, but sources say further integration is coming.

IBM bets on smaller, faster, more secure mainframe

IBM unveils a smaller, faster, more secure mainframe computer to compete with increasingly popular, low-cost, PC-based enterprise servers

Google takedown requests double

Google says the number of requests by copyright holders to have content removed has doubled in the past month to 1.5 million a week

FBI arrests another Sony hacking suspect

The FBI has arrested another suspected member of LulzSec in connection with a breach of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s computer systems

ANS proclaims i3 FlexPod architecture massive success

Manchester-based services provider ANS Group has proclaimed its Infrastructure 3.0 (i3) proposition a rip-roaring success after powering to record profits and sales during the financial year ending 31 March.

Sennheiser picks Rocom’s Craven for comms push

Sennheiser has appointed former Rocom corporate sales boss Jane Craven director of sales and marketing, in the first director-level appointment for its UK Professional Telecoms division.

Thai floods just a memory for resurgent WD

Six months after losing its hard disk drive crown to Seagate when its Thai facilities were flooded, Western Digital (WD) is again sitting pretty on top of the global hard disk drive market.

VMware Horizon Suite to bundle end-user computing tools

VMware's Horizon Suite will bundle its Horizon Application Manager, Project Octopus and Horizon Mobile products, but IT pros will have to wait until next year to see it in action.

Samsung gets three-month reprieve from US sales ban

Samsung is to be able to keep all its products on sale in the US for at least another three months after Apple’s application for a ban on some product sales was rescheduled

2e2 duets with Violin Memory

2e2 has partnered up with flash memory vendor Violin Memory to help its customers access flash memory arrays.

Education specialist joins Lanway

IT solutions and comms specialist Lanway have appointed Julie Anderson as account manager extending their education expertise.

Euro server outlook dismal, warns Gartner

After the European server market saw yet another quarter of decline, Gartner analysts have warned there is little prospect of imminent recovery.

UK data breaches up tenfold since 2007

Data breaches in the UK across all sectors have increased an average of more than tenfold in the past five years, research has uncovered.

Lord’s Cricket Ground gets Wi-Fi from The Cloud

London’s home of cricket will give spectators the chance to get online for free after signing a five year deal with the BSkyB Wi-Fi provider

Fujitsu hiring for partner-facing roles

Fujitsu has embarked on a recruitment drive with the intent of doubling the number of channel-facing personnel in its Partner Centre organisation.

Consumerization tidbits from VMworld 2012

Read what incoming VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and others had to say about the consumerization of IT at this year's show.

VMworld 2012: Five virtualization networking releases

At VMworld 2012 network pros didn't get the Nicira news they hoped for, but they did see some interesting virtualization networking technologies.

Computacenter hikes dividend but profits dip

Computacenter has upped its interim shareholder interim dividend by 11.1% despite booking a 9.7% slide in adjusted pre-tax profit in the first half of its financial year.

Leading PC suppliers announce Windows 8 devices

HP, Dell, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo and Sony have announced products, from laptops to smartphones, which will run Microsoft’s new operating system.

Cloud Security Alliance tackles big data security

CSA will work with Fujitsu Laboratories of America on best practices, standards for securing big data.

Enterprise wireless LAN sales jump 26% in Q2

Q2 figures show businesses are investing in wireless networks despite the economic downturn, according to analyst organisation Dell’Oro.

Paralympic protests against Atos reaches Whitehall

A protest about French outsourcing firm Atos’ work capability assessments for disabled people on benefits has moved from the company’s headquarters to the Department for Work and Pensions

Windows Server 2012 upgrades may impact x86 server market

Server sales have been down in recent months but the new Windows Server launch may restart x86 server hardware purchases -- as soon as IT gets done testing it.

Why execs should heed need for data governance

In this information-driven age, analyzing data is more important
than ever, but ensuring that it can be trusted should come first.