TechTarget News - Week of Mar 17, 2013

Services market slumps to ten year low

The IT services market closed out the end of last year with contract volumes and values hitting levels that had not been seen since 2002

Fujitsu pulls out of BDUK

Fujitsu, BT’s only rival in BDUK – the government-funded roll-out of superfast broadband – has withdrawn from the process

AVG extends CloudCare security options

AVG has added more functionality to its CloudCare platform with email and remote IT security now being features resellers can pitch to an SME audience

Open data goes to the city

Local governments such as the City of Boston are implementing open data platforms, with goals of improving business processes and empowering citizens.

Channel veteran Stevinson launches channel BI business

Vendor and distributor channel veteran Dave Stevinson has taken the wraps off business intelligence operation aimed at helping resellers improve their operations

IoD tells Osborne it is time to be radical

On the eve of the Budget the Institute of Directors has urged the Chancellor to be radical to ensure that the UK remains a competitive business market

ThreatTrack declares independence from GFI

The new firm says that freedom will give it the ability to focus more tightly on malware and advanced persistent threats

Suitors lining up if 3i parts with Civica

Reports have indicated that there are several interested parties keen to pick up public sector specialist Civica if 3i opts to dispose of its stake in the firm

ARM CEO Warren East steps down

Warren East, CEO of semiconductor firm ARM, is retiring from the company after almost 12 years in the leadership role

Infosys boosts European footprint in BMW deal

Infosys is opening a services delivery center in Munich, Germany, as part of an applications management deal with manufacturing giant BMW

US DHS cyber security head to join Chertoff Group

Mark Weatherford, a top cyber official in the US department of homeland security (DHS) has announced he is to join the private sector

The tech sector's Budget wish list

The technology industry tells us the key budgetary measures it wants enacting to stimulate the IT sector and get UK plc back on its feet, ahead of chancellor George Osborne’s Budget

Cloud model paying off for Adobe

Subscription-based cloud services are making a difference to Adobe's revenues with more customers taking advantage of more flexible payment options

EC funds researchers in Pursuit of new internet model

The European Commission (EC) invests $6.7m in the Pursuit project to speed up internet access and cut security threats for European citizens

Veeam adds rental licenses to cloud programme

Veeam has responded to market demand and added the option for rental licenses to its reseller cloud programme

IT security professionals break USB stick virus rules

Most IT security professionals polled at RSA Conference 2013 admitted to picking up and plugging in USB flash drives they found lying around

Prianto to build invisible security channel for Unisys

The ability to render users, data and endpoints invisible to outsiders could mark a fundamental change for the security sector, according to Unisys and Prianto

Budget 2013 round-up: What it means for IT

Read Computer Weekly's round-up to see what George Osborne's 2013 Budget means for the technology and IT sector

QLogic launches FabricCache for shared server flash

QLogic merges PCIe server flash and cache management in FabricCache QLE10000 to share flash cache between servers for clustered applications

Budget should create opportunities for the channel

The reaction from channel players and business groups to the Budget have highlighted that IT services specialists will have a key role to play in supporting more deficit reduction moves

Apple devices are the top choice for enterprise

Despite the growing popularity of Android in the European market, businesses still choose to use Apple and its iOS mobile OS for work

CESG denies BlackBerry 10 insecurities

CESG - the the information assurance arm of GCHQ - denies reports BlackBerry’s latest OS doesn’t pass muster when it comes to security

Enterprise social tools need UC integration to thrive

Enterprise social tools won't become part of users' daily routines without some integration with basic UC services like voice and messaging.

HP shareholders challenge directors

HP shareholders have challenged the board with a strong protest vote against the re-election of five directors at its annual meeting

Click fraud botnet costs advertisers £3.9m a month

Security researchers find a botnet costing online display advertising £3.9m a month by simulating 14 billion clicks on at least 200 websites

Public sector specialists back Budget

The response to the moves made around the public sector and the promise of more infrastructure spending have been broadly welcomed by channel players

Disk storage growth anaemic, says Gartner

Economic headwinds are battering the external controller-based disk storage market, which saw sluggish growth in the last quarter of 2012

ICO calls for action on future funding

Sorting out an acceptable system for funding the UK’s privacy watchdog needs to be tackled now, says UK information commissioner

More education needed around SME big data pitch

As big data becomes a phrase being used more often in the SME market the need for greater education and products designed for smaller firms has been highlighted

Strong tablet sales lift retailers

Strong tablet sales in the first couple of months of this year have helped keep sales going at retailers across Western Europe

Hampshire signs broadband contract with BT

Funding from the council, BDUK and BT will provide over £13m to bring superfast broadband to at least 90% of the county by 2015

BBC Twitter feeds breached

The BBC is the latest high-profile organisation to have its Twitter feed breached

UK law enforcement requests most data from Skype

Microsoft reveals UK law enforcement is one of the main requesters of data about citizens from services such as Hotmail, Outlook and Skype

Tely Labs' new Skype appliance addresses underserved SMB market

Skype is free, but it suffers from quality and interoperability issues. Video conferencing startup Tely Labs offers a solution for the SMB market.