In this conference recap, SearthHealthIT reporters Ed Burns and Don Fluckinger review highlights from the recent AHCJ and HxD conferences.
While technology M&As in 2012 declined in value and plateaued in volume, the number of deals in cloud and SaaS market tripled over the previous year.
Ace Hardware Director of Risk Management William J. Montanez discusses the key aspects of, and obstacles to, a strategy for managing corporate risk.
Sherri Liebo takes over as Cisco partner marketing chief, stepping into a setting in which partners are clamoring for more demand generation support.
SearchHealthIT.com caught up with national coordinator Farzad Mostashari for an update on meaningful use and information exchange rulemaking.
Six Degrees says that after 18 months of acquisitions, its latest buy finally transforms it into a major league data services player
Xirrus has packed a new partner programme with reseller tools as it targets more business for its Wi-Fi solutions
The brand of Tekdata Distribution is disappearing as its parent Micro-P re-brands to align the operation with the rest of its business
On average, UK CIOs are spending almost a quarter of their time managing IT security and 40% have increased spending, a study shows
In a memo Michael Dell sent to staff the plans he has for the firm after it goes private with the channel at the heart of his vision
Scottish IT and digital businesses are struggling to fill job vacancies with over half recruiting from outside Scotland, according to ScotlandIS
Operators need to find new sources of revenue and use unique skills to tackle the threat of OTT providers, according to Juniper Research report
In this week's SDN blog roundup, bloggers discuss IETF's new involvement with SDN standards and Cisco's take on the future of SDN.
In these news briefs, a judge throws out a bogus Uniloc patent suit against Rackspace, IaaS providers show no sign of slackening cloud pricing wars.
Google is another step closer to action by privacy regulators across Europe for failing to change the way it manages user data
Customers have responded to the growing number of threats by increasing security budgets to try and keep hackers at bay
Mobile operator EE brings 4G connectivity to 50 black cabs in London and Birmingham
Dreamworks uses an eclectic blend of storage tiers and technologies to handle billions of files and petabytes of data required to make its films.
Anonymous hacktivist collective has threatened North Korea with cyber war if leader Kim Jong-un does not resign and install free democracy
Pentagon inspector general finds smartphones and tablets the US Army buys are not configured to protect sensitive data and allow remote wipe
Marks & Spencer is the latest retailer to try boost its in-store experience with technology as it trials a mobile app for payments in stores
The government has released details of its approach to reducing the skills gap with vocational training and apprenticeships key planks of its strategy
Dell has revealed the dire state of the PC industry, poor take-up of Windows and the need to invest in research and development
Acronis has hired a sales director charged with driving growth in the enterprise market as well as selling its recently launched mobility range
St Andrews university gets dual FCOE-linked Compellent SANs with an SSD tier as it consolidates storage from DAS/NAS at 50 locations to two sites for disaster recovery provision
The iPad is used in enterprises today but will it ever be a true corporate device or just one that IT departments create workarounds to support?
Undeveloped IT on the Universal Credit programme could lead to fraud and error, the Communities and Local Government Committee warns
The evidence is mounting that big data is not just a sale that resellers should be pitching to large customers with small firms also set to get something out of the technology
Online payment card verification firm 192business uses tokenisation to speed up its processes and protect credit card details from fraud
Cloud telephony users describe their implantation process, pros associated with moving to the cloud and advice for prospective customers.
Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's new SDN company, uses overlay technology for dynamic provisioning of virtual networks across data center domains.
The growth in the number of users paying via mobile technology is set to grow and is already stirring some fears of fraud
Storage admins and vendors say they want virtual storage to act more like virtual machines, but is that possible?
Network Instruments offers network recorder that can scale from 2 TB to 16 TB of storage as networks grow.
Customers are free to begin their 'coexistence journey' with Exchange 2013 CU1, but there's plenty they should understand before beginning that trek.
AP automation is on the rise and can help you save time, money and many, many trees.
At the 2013 Gartner Conference, the keynote offered tips on avoiding politics in a BPM program.
Healthcare provider BMI Healthcare is evaluating mobile device management to give consultants flexible access to patient records
Criminals using card-skimming devices are targeting not just bank ATMs but transport and parking ticket machines as well, a report has revealed
Facebook is to announce a joint venture with handset maker HTC to capitalise on the increased use of social networking on mobile devices
Analyst house Gartner urges CIOs to ensure their teams have the right skills to exploit the benefits of in-memory computing
Wick Hill's chairman Ian Kilpatrick has warned that the improvements in wireless networks will drive some customers to upgrade and could leave some resellers behind
KCOM has issued a trading update revealing that it has come to an agreement with trustees over its pension scheme deficit
Enables IT has confirmed the departure of its chairman thanking him for his involvement in the reverse takeover last year by Nexus Management
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) confirms it is looking into the capabilities and future of 400GB Ethernet
This week, SearchSDN scoured Twitter for SDN commentary and found users discussing SDN automation, the timing of SDN, and whether vendors can adapt.
The Southeast Network Access Point is an SDN exchange that lets users pull Layer 2 across network domains. Will network interconnect forever be changed?
CIOs at banks lack the job security required to transform IT through the replacement of legacy systems that have been in place for decades
Advanced cyber attacks hit businesses 20 times an hour on average, say researchers at security firm FireEye
Ingram Micro has expanded its unified communications vendor portfolio signing up infrastructure specialist Sangoma
Those hoping that the decline of the desktop was a temporary blip caused by economic conditions will find Gartner's analysis of the market uncomfortable reading
Companies that want VDI but lack the expertise or the Capex look to Desktop as a Service, but cloud-hosted desktop costs vary.
Epic CEO Judy Faulkner says she worries the CommonWell data interoperability project will just be used as a competitive weapon.
IT pros that want a consistent version of Android to support as part of a BYOD policy, take note: Android fragmentation is here to stay.
Arista adds OpenFlow 1.0 support and enables unified physical and virtual network orchestration via OpenStack.
SNW verdict on object storage: it doesn't have to be difficult to implement, but when is it necessary?
Backup vendor PHD Virtual takes another step toward the cloud, adds DR testing startup VirtualSharp and the ability to recover data in a public cloud.
As more devices and apps bombard the enterprise, IT needs integrated wireless LAN control to improve management flexibility and investment protection.
Social media recruitment is rapidly growing, and to stay competitive, recruiters have to be social, engaging and attractive to potential candidates.
OpenStack Grizzly contains a laundry list of operational improvements, but will it be enough to boost enterprise deployments?
The global economy creates unique risks and regulatory compliance rules for multinational corporations, forcing them to re-examine GRC processes.
Microsoft plans to issue nine bulletins for its April 2013 Patch Tuesday release, including two "critical" fixes for Internet Explorer and Windows iterations.
Strategies that say mobile comes first give mobile apps priority over desktop apps. Some experts say mobile and desktop apps should coordinate.
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist collective claim to have launched the first strikes against North Korea as part of its Operation Free Korea
Ongoing shareholder anger over the Autonomy affair has caused Ray Lane to step down from his position as HP chairman
Online services and exchanges dealing in the Bitcoins have been hit by hack attacks that led to a drop in the value of the digital currency
Facebook has launched a new user interface for mobile users, which tightly integrates the social network within the device
Samsung has indicated that its first quarter profits will increase by 53% as it continues to take share away from smartphone rival Apple
Samsung today announced guidance for its upcoming financial results, showing significant rises thanks to its successful smartphone range
Acronis has taken the wraps off data security services designed to extend the portfolio it can offer for those struggling with enterprise mobility issues
Ray Lane has stepped down as chairman of the board of HP following a meeting with angry shareholders in March
A chat with Virgin founder Richard Branson has sparked some changes at UKFast as it split into two distinct operations
Despite the fears surrounding 4G signals and their impact on Freeview, a pilot scheme near Birmingham has shown few interruptions
Incorporating design principles in the IT implementation of healthcare can improve care, said speakers at the Healthcare Experience Design conference.
The UK wants to opt out of the right to be forgotten, enshrined in proposed data privacy regulations for the European Union
The British Library is to archive 4.8 million UK websites and one billion web pages, following statutory changes to copyright legislation
Partner programs update: Arbor Networks is recruiting partners in specific verticals, while sTec is selling indirectly for the first time; plus more.
Members of the Anonymous hacktivist have threatened cyber strikes on Israel within days of issuing a similar threat against North Korea
With just a year left of official support from Microsoft for XP users those sticking with the old OS are being advised to start migration plans
The new Facebook Home Android app adds mobile data security and privacy challenges to BYOD environments.
IBM has launched a social business datacentre in Germany for customers that want to use cloud-based social business services
To guarantee its revenue stream, Microsoft must convince businesses that subscribing to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is worth the monthly cost.
The concept of a PCI-compliant cloud has long been elusive, but new guidelines clarify provider and customer responsibilities.