TechTarget News - Week of Sep 02, 2012

Six Degrees buys Avaya partner Aurora

Avaya reseller Aurora Networks Ltd is the latest firm to be picked up by buy-and-build cloud services provider Six Degrees Group, strengthening its unified communications business.

Personal mobile policies lacking in IT

Just 23% of IT departments in the UK have a strategy for managing the use of personal devices on their corporate networks, according to new research

Cloud still a foreign concept to many Europeans

The BSA has discovered that across Europe there are mixed attitudes towards the cloud but the majority of users have little understanding of the technology

Veeam gets evangelical about branding

Virtualisation specialist Veeam is using an EMEA evangelist position to get the message out about its branding and to increase the support for partners

Phoenix finds £14m black hole in Servo accounts

Stock at services player Phoenix IT has slumped after it revealed on Monday that it had uncovered evidence of a deliberate accounts misstatement at its midmarket managed services business Servo.

Hayward joins C2000 marketing team

Former Ingram Micro staffer Stewart Hayward has joined Computer 2000's marketing team to help improve the support the distributor offers resellers

Anonymous claims a million Apple IDs in FBI breach

Hacking group Anonymous claims to have released over a million Apple Unique Device Identifiers (UDIDs) obtained from breaching FBI networks

Hagerman named new Sophos CEO

Former Corel boss Kris Hagerman is to join Sophos as CEO, replacing Steve Munford, who is stepping down after seven years in charge to spend more time with his family.

Ingram to put ShoreTel at heart of UC strategy

Ingram Micro has opened up over its new UK relationship with ShoreTel, which was won from Avnet in August, saying it will put the vendor at the heart of its “best-of-breed” unified communications solution set.

FBI denies link to leaked Apple device codes

The FBI says there is no evidence that Anonymous gained access to 12 million identity codes for Apple devices by hacking an FBI agent's laptop

Cambodia deports Pirate Bay co-founder

Cambodian authorities deport co-founder of file-sharing website, The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg

McAfee reports largest malware spike in four years

The second quarter of 2012 saw the biggest increase in malware samples detected in the past four years, says security company McAfee

Corero boss Stewart steps down as half-year loss widens

Corero Network Security international president André Stewart has stepped down from the firm to pursue outside opportunities as pre-tax losses for the six months to 30 June widened substantially.

Hacking and denial of service attacks big user worries

The threats of denial of service attacks and hacking are the ones that are dominating the minds of those responsible for looking after security at reseller customer sites

Government puts security issue before board room players

The head of GCHQ and the Foreign Secretary are underlining the cyber threats that businesses face at a conference held today in London to try and raise the profile of the issue

SCH sells distribution division for €277m

Specialist Computer Holdings has sold off its distribution arm, Specialist Distribution Group to Tech Data Corporation for an estimated value of €277m (£219m).

Tech Data pounces on SDG in £219m deal

Tech Data has swallowed up SCH’s distribution business, SDG, in a deal valued at around £219m to augment its enterprise distribution unit, Azlan and strengthen its wider broadline capabilities.

McAfee sees continued rise in Android malware

Nearly all new mobile malware was directed at the Android platform in the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest McAfee threat report.

Church gets top job at Integralis

Simon Church has been promoted to the CEO position at Integralis after the incumbent opted to resign to pursue other interests

Credit not making its way to SMEs

Despite government schemes to get banks lending the latest figures show that money is still not making its way through to those smaller firms desperate for funding

Nimans bags Yeastar exclusive

Nimas has bagged exclusive rights to Yeastar's SMB IP PBX kit, which it says will give partners a simple route into the VoIP market.

FSA demands review of RBS software failure

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) wants to know how banks plan to prevent a repeat of the Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) software glitch

VMware vRAM still in place for VSPPs

VMware vRAM isn't quite dead yet. The pricing and licensing model lives on for public cloud service providers who build their offerings on vSphere.

Dixons boosted by summer of sport

Dixons Retail Group has seen sales figures climb in the summer better than it expected thanks to people buying TVs and tablets to watch the Olympics

Centrify signs Cohort to target Apple users

Security and compliance solutions provider Centrify has signed VAD Cohort to market its DirectControl for Mac and Mobile product suites.

Amazon aims for high end of tablet market

Amazon has taken the wraps off two new Kindle Fire models aiming to challenge Apple and shore up its position in an increasingly crowded tablet market

Channel interest helps NetApp extend cycling deal

NetApp has highlighted the channel's interest and support of cycling as one of the primary reasons it is extending its sponsorship of its professional team

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 aims at retailers

With the Kindle Fire 2's price tag of £159, undercutting the Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad, Amazon is selling a service as much as a tablet

ECB disk storage grows slower than hoped

Gartner’s data on the global external controller-based (ECB) disk storage market show that sector growth is falling short of previous expectations

UK cookie law compliance mixed, study finds

Three months after the enforcement of the cookie law, only 12% of UK websites have prominent privacy notices and robust cookie controls, a study shows

Getronics treats itself with €10m investment

Aurelius, the German backer of services player Getronics, is to plough €10m (£8m) into the business to smooth its internal processes and help it better address its customers’ needs.

Government invests into shared Janet education network

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills allocates £30m of funding for the Janet network to serve schools, colleges and universities

Google acquires file scanner VirusTotal

VirusTotal, which uses antivirus engines to check files for hidden malware, has been acquired by Google, according to a statement on the firm's website.