TechTarget News - Week of Oct 07, 2012

HTC profits plummet 79% in Q3

Taiwanese mobile manufacturer HTC struggles to keep up with rival mobile makers as net profits fall 79% in just one year

Euro print resellers form new MSP gang

Six European managed print services resellers, including Brits M2, have teamed up to target midmarket and enterprise clients with multinational requirements

Microsoft encryption key deadline approaching

Any organisations that have not yet replaced outdated security certificates will have to act quickly to meet the Microsoft deadline

Maverick adds C2G reseller cable configurator

C2000 audiovisual unit TDMaverick has added a vendor-supplied cabling configurator tool to its website as part of an ongoing drive to soup up the range of services it provides to its channel

HTC profits plummet 79% in Q3

HTC has released financial figures showing a massive drop in profits as it struggled to keep up with rival mobile manufacturers

Swedish government sites targeted by Anonymous

The websites of several Swedish government agencies were knocked offline on Friday after being targeted by hacktivist collective Anonymous

UK needs more ambition for fibre broadband strategy

With less than 1% of UK households served with fibre-to-the-home broadband, the FTTH Council calls on the government to be more ambitious with its schemes

Cyber crime costs UK organisations £2.1m a year

Ponemon Institute's 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study estimates cyber crime costs UK organisations an average of £2.1m a year each

Polycom breaks down video conferencing adoption barriers

Polycom announces a RealPresence CloudAXIS suite that allows users to video conference across multiple consumer platforms and devices at a price accessible to SMBs.

HP reveals rising toll of cybercrime

HP has revealed that both the volume of attacks and the cost to businesses is rising as cyber criminals intensify their attempts to get hold of sensitive information

Resellers growing but distribution flat in first half

The latest picture of the state of the channel shared by Canalys at its channel forum in Barcelona has revealed that resellers are growing revenues despite the tough economic conditions

VMworld Europe: Tintri signs Arrow ECS in EMEA

VM-aware storage platform specialist Tintri has announced the signing of a pan-European distribution contract with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS) at VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona

Canalys: App investment key to VAR services portfolio

Resellers should be busy hiring developers to develop their own applications as part of their services effort as more customers look for more flexible support based on mobile platforms

HP: lack of innovation holding back PC market

A lack of innovation in PC hardware is none of the reasons why the market is currently struggling to grow according to one of the largest players in the market

RSA Europe: New intelligence-led security model needed

A new model of security makes sense as nation states, criminals and hacktivists continue to take obscene advantage of the way things are, says Art Coviello, executive chairman of RSA

Cybergang plans to use Trojan against U.S. banks

A cybergang in Eastern Europe revealed plans to attack U.S. banks with a Gozi-like Trojan, according to RSA.

VMworld Europe: VMware hires Microsoft man to run UK

On the opening day of VMworld Europe 2012, in Barcelona Tuesday, VMware has named former Microsoft staffer David Parry-Jones as its new regional director for the UK and Ireland

The latest tech preserving Bletchley Park's past

Bletchley Park is embracing a range of modern technologies in order to boost visitor numbers, Iain Standen, CEO, tells Computer Weekly

Pivot3 expands vStac VDI appliance for storage

Pivot3 releases second version of its vStac VDI appliance, using VMware's View Storage Accelerator for read caching to lower flash requirement.

Ancoris snaps up Cloud Skills

Ancoris has acquired Google Apps specialist Cloud Skills to bolster the support it can provide for legacy as well as web-based applications

IBM growth plans will see channel activity rise

As it looks to hit ambitious growth plans by 2015 IBM will see the share of its indirect business rise as it looks for more growth from its reseller base

CIOs to ditch BlackBerry for iPhone by 2017

A survey from Virgin Media Business shows most CIOs intend to substitute BlackBerrys in the enterprise with the Apple iPhone

Reading base first phase of Huawei UK investment

Huawei may be facing renewed attacks on several fronts over its links to the Chinese state but its investment in the UK market is continuing apace, with the announcement of a major new head office development in the Thames Valley

Enterprise purchasing programme latest VMware wheeze

On the second day of VMworld Europe 2012 in Barcelona, host VMware has announced the introduction of a token-based enterprise purchasing programme (EPP) to increase software licence sales

Windows 8 expected to be slow starter

Some of Microsoft's OEM partners have expressed the view that Windows 8 will take time to drive hardware sales into the corporate market

DWP to announce identity assurance suppliers

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is to announce the first providers in the government’s identity assurance (IDA) scheme at the end of October

Avaya drops Radvision solutions into Connect programme

Avaya Connect resellers will soon get enjoy the fruits of the unified comms vendor’s acquisition of video specialist Radvision, after Avaya announced its Scopia video solutions have now been added to the channel line-card

Users pan SAP licensing in new survey

A new SAP User Group survey finds widespread frustration over SAP licensing and pricing. SAP says they're listening, but what will they actually do?

Lenovo swipes top spot from HP

Lenovo has become the world's top supplier of PCs according to the latest market data from Gartner, as HP sees a 16.4% decline

Lenovo usurps global PC crown in pyrrhic victory

Lenovo has become the world’s largest PC builder for the first time in history, but the impact of its achievement will be lessened by the fact that the market's relentless downward spiral continued

Sage hires former Cisco marketing executive Jobbins

Former Cisco chief marketing officer Amanda Jobbins is joining Sage next month to give the software vendor a boost to its branding strategy

Comstor adds video carrier UCi2i, enhances Cisco service offering

Comstor has signed an agreement to offer London-based video carrier UCi2i’s managed services offering to its VAR community, enhancing the services it is able to provide around its core Cisco offering

BSA becomes Software Alliance

The Business Software Alliance has revealed a name change as it looks to promote its activities beyond simply the enterprise market

Parliament to look at UK involvement of Huawei

A parliamentary select committee is looking into Huawei’s operations in the UK following controversy around the safety of using the firm’s technology

Avnet looks for further cost savings after weak Q1

Avnet has blamed a weak European economy and a dip in revenues for a poor first quarter performance and reacted with a pledge to cut costs by a further $50m

Acronis looks to build channel post GroupLogic purchase

Acronis has sounded the call for more resellers to get on board as it looks to build up its channel operations after the acquisition of GroupLogic

'Big data' analytics spawns a revolution

'Big data' analytics could fundamentally change how businesses operate, according to a keynote speaker at the SAS Analytics conference.

Is OpenStack the great cloud hope or just hype?

The OpenStack cloud standard has generated a lot of buzz, but IT pros remain cautious as the OpenStack Summit approaches.

US lifts ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The US Court of Appeals has overturned a ban on sales of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus phone

Trend cloud programme designed to deal with user fears

Trend Micro has launched a cloud programme for partners to arm them with the facts they need to overcome the nagging security doubts that continue to be held by customers

AVG rolls out CloudCare to support security MSPs

AVG has launched its CloudCare service in the UK for resellers looking to provide security as part of a managed service to the SME customer base

Summer lull in tech M&A continues into autumn

The latest survey of the technology M&A market from Regent Partners indicates that a summer lull which was in evidence in August has lingered into September

UK and services shine for Computacenter

A strong performance in the UK and growth in services revenues helped Computacenter turn in good numbers for its third fiscal quarter

CIO interview: Frank Modruson, Accenture

Accenture’s CIO Frank Modruson on providing IT to 250,000 people who think they could do your job and why video is the next big thing

Amazon boss confirms Kindle sold at cost

Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed that it doesn't expect to make money out of its hardware selling it at cost to try and enourage users to spend online at its retail store

Getting more out of bandwidth with virtual WAN optimization

With Silver Peak WAN acceleration and virtual WAN optimization, a beverage distributor is prioritizing bandwidth better and deploying new business applications without network upgrades.

SAP TechEd 2012 attendees head to Vegas with questions

SAP's annual technical conference is set to begin on Monday, with attendees heading to Las Vegas for answers on everything from the NetWeaver Cloud, to how the company is engaging developers.