TechTarget News - Week of Oct 28, 2012

Big data could transform staff management

Data analytics has the potential to help businesses make dramatic returns by managing their workforce more effectively

Cyber security at US energy agency found wanting

Cyber security at the US government’s largest renewable power transmission agency is failing, says Energy Department inspector

South Carolina breach affects millions

Millions of Social Security numbers and thousands of credit and debit cards were exposed after an attacker penetrated a state agency server.

Clearswift signals growth intent with new appointment

Software security vendor, Clearswift, has continued with the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Dr Guy Bunker as senior vice president of products

Organisations still lack security, reports E&Y

A global report says that organisations across the world need to fundamentally change their attitude to security if they are to successfully meet the challenges posed by new technologies and threats

M&A due diligence must extend to software licensing, warns BSA

The BSA/Software Alliance has warned acquisitive companies to perform thorough due diligence on their targets’ software estates after catching out another unlicensed user

Fujitsu teams with Violin to drive ‘Ferrari’ SSDs

Fujitsu has announced a partnership with Violin Memory to incorporate the Silicon Valley firm’s solid state drives (SSDs) into its storage arrays

Howard Schmidt warns private sector of cyberwar impact

Establishing clear rules of engagement, improving public/private sector security collaboration among priorities ahead, former cybersecurity Czar said.

Network Innovation Award: Aruba ClearPass

With ClearPass, Aruba Networks provides unified access management across wired, wireless and VPNs with centralized policy control for BYOD management.

Apple announces management shakeup

Apple has announced the departure of two high profile executives in the firm's biggest management shakeup since co-founder Steve Jobs stepped down as chief executive.

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 OS

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8, its latest operating system (OS) for smartphones it hopes will take share from Google Android and Apple

4G services launched in 11 UK cities

EE has launched the UK’s first superfast 4G broadband services for consumers and businesses in 11 cities

UK website users opt in to advertising cookies

Most UK website users are allowing third-party advertising cookies, according to a study on the effect of the cookie law from TRUSTe

Apple ditches retail head Browett

Apple Retail head John Browett has been handed his marching orders after barely six months in command as part of a major boardroom reshuffle

Teradata brings big data into the SQL family

Teradata addresses the issue of combining unstructured, semi-structured and traditional row-and-column data warehousing in a single architecture.

How will the 4G LTE roll-out benefit your business?

An EE survey of the business benefits of 4G LTE shows improved mobile working and innovation the main advantages of the superfast broadband

Avnet TS reshuffle sees new services role for Magirus

Avnet Technology Solutions has shuffled the deck in the wake of its acquisition of Magirus, handing the role of EMEA services veep to the firm’s eponymous COO Christian Magirus

Nexus reverses into MSP Enables in £4.25m deal

Specialist managed services provider Nexus Management Plc is to reverse into virtualisation, network and support services specialist Enables for a consideration of £4.25m

UK companies breaching credit card compliance

The majority of UK businesses are breaching PCI security standards by unwittingly storing customer credit card details, and could be at risk of substantial fines

Riverbed swoops on OPNET in billion dollar deal

IT performance company Riverbed Technology has bought OPNET Technologies in a deal estimated to be worth $1 billion in equity and $921 million in enterprise value

Ingram Micro confirms UK MD Matt Sanderson to exit

Ingram Micro has confirmed that its UK managing director Matt Sanderson is stepping down from the role in January 2013 to take up the post of VP and MD at the broadliner’s Australian outpost

Cybersecurity legislation mired as executive order looms

Internet Security Alliance President Larry Clinton sees little hope that Congress would act on legislation aimed at bolstering cybersecurity lapses.

What's new in .NET, WCF 4.5?

The move to 'lighter is better' is not just a Java trend. A drive to simplify underlies changes to Microsoft's flagship development framework as well.

Huawei admits to being monitored by GCHQ

Huawei has admitted to working closely with government security arm GCHQ as part of review into security practices

SDN scares big network suppliers

Cisco, Juniper and Brocade have had to embrace software defined networking or risk their hold on the market, says Emulex’s Sean Walsh

'VM-aware' viruses on the rise

Viruses targeting virtual machines (VMs) are growing in numbers and will soon be the dominant force in the world of cyber crime, says Kaspersky

BCS takes SAM show on the road, hunts for partners

Software Asset Management solutions specialist Business Continuity Services (BCS) is to take to the road with a series of SAM events, and is on the hunt for reseller partners

Government freezes all new IT frameworks

The government has put all new IT frameworks on hold, as part of its review into the efficacy of framework agreements for SMEs.

Emulex launches new channel promotions

Converged networking vendor Emulex is launching a number of channel promotions to bolster sales of its datacentre and cloud infrastructure performance-boosting kit

Dot Hill hopes to woo channel

SAN storage vendor, Dot Hill Systems, is attempting to drive the adoption of its AssuredSAN storage products by launching try-and-buy and trade-in programmes

Government dips toe in water for single ERP

The government is to test the feasibility of moving to a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform across Whitehall

Sales up but loss widens at ShoreTel

Unified communications specialist ShoreTel has published its latest quarterlies and revealed that while its sales continue to grow at a steady lick, its balance sheet is still clouded by GAAP net losses

‘VM-aware’ viruses on the rise

Viruses targeting virtual machines (VM) are growing in numbers and will soon be the dominant force in the world of cyber crime, says Kaspersky

Russian internet blacklist law comes into effect

Russia introduces law ostensibly aimed at sites with images of child abuse and other illegal material, but it has raised fears of censorship

Comet to fall into administration next week

Troubled electricals and IT retailer Comet is to be placed into administrationwith around 6,000 jobs at risk across the UK

EMC tempts VARs to make service provider transition

EMC has refurbished its cloud-centric Velocity Service Provider Programme, announcing a new scheme that will enable VARs to make the leap up from its Solution Provider community

Insight reports sales, profits down in EMEA

Resell giant Insight has taken a knock at its European operation after redundancy payments and restructuring costs ate into its operating profit during the third quarter

ISACA to revamp IS Audit and Assurance Standards

Risk and compliance knowledge provider ISACA issues an exposure draft of IS audit standards; seeks feedback from Indian technology professionals.

X2 Computing focuses on pre-sales

X2 Computing, a provider of bespoke mobile computing technologies, has appointed David Cull as pre-sales technical consultant from Box Technologies

Judges scold Apple for Samsung statement

Apple is forced to redraft the statement on its website regarding its patent case against Samsung after a judge deems it ‘non-compliant’

The evolution of portal based application development tools and technologies

How has portal technology changed in the past five or six years? You might think the big change is with the API, and the support portlet applications have for new scripting languages and AJAX support. But Liferay's Richard Sezov has a different perspective. Richard's opinion? He thinks it's all about the evolution of the tooling.

RBS pays customers extra £50m for IT failure

The IT failure that struck Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in June will cost more than expected as customers are paid an extra £50m compensation

Apple iOS 6.0.1 update fixes four security holes

iOS platform gets an update to 6.0.1 to fix security and stability problems. WebKit holes and kernel faults list among Apple’s list of patched bugs.

SCC poised to invest, acquire as SDG sale goes through

Integrator SCC has been sharing more details of its proposed investment plan in the wake of its sale of its distribution arm, SDG, to Tech Data, which has now closed

Arrow remains upbeat despite profit fall

Arrow Electronics has reported a 19% drop in its Q3 results, citing a fall in demand for electronic components and higher restructuring charges

ADARA launches SDN technology channel partner program

Partners sell SDN technology through a channel partner program that offers necessary skills to play in the SDN market, but not without challenges.

O2 ramps up roaming charges for outside EU

After being forced to cut rates for users in Europe, the mobile operator increases roaming charges for outside the EU

Amazon EC2 price cuts signal IaaS land grab

Fierce competition in the IaaS market is good news for customers. Case in point: Amazon's latest 20% price cut on EC2 instances.