TechTarget News - Week of Apr 07, 2013

MicroScope ACEs 2013: voting to open Wednesday

After a lengthy judging process reflecting the high quality of submissions to the 2013 MicroScope ACEs, we are pleased to reveal that the public vote will begin this week

HTC profits tumble in Q1 despite HTC One launch

Taiwanese mobile device manufacturer HTC sees Q1 profits plummet despite launching its HTC One flagship handset in the same quarter

Camwood survey adds to Windows XP migration worries

Research conducted by Camwood to mark one year before Microsoft powers down Windows XP for good has shown more concerning trends among customers

Sophos VP Rafferty heads to Proofpoint

Former Sophos vice president Ciaran Rafferty is taking up a new role at Proofpoint with the objective of expanding the firm's regional presence

Vendors form OpenDaylight Project for SDN

Networking industry's big names form OpenDaylight Project - an open source framework for SDN - under Linux Foundation’s umbrella

Avere adds hybrid storage NAS accelerator

Avere Systems pushes out FXT 3800 hybrid storage NAS accelerators with DRAM, NVRAM, SSDs and hard drives to speed random I/O performance.

Apple on the radar of Indian businesses

Apple is stepping up its efforts to attract Indian businesspeople and targeting enterprises implementing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) as it attempts to increase market share.

Why CIOs need to become tax literate

Digital technologies can have significant ramifications for corporate taxation. IT teams need to be aware of the issues, says PwC

Check Point CEO Gil Shwed unveils 2013 plans

Check Point will focus on mobile data, simplifying security management, protecting branch offices and collaborative attack intelligence in 2013

IBM showcases channel financing app

Big Blue says its new mobile app will help partners increase their win rates and deal sizes

What do the changes to the NHS mean for IT?

Healthcare experts talk about the implications for IT and the informatics agenda across the NHS as it begins a programme of structural change

ConnectWise rolls out integrated ModernOffice Suite

Release of suite integrating PSA, RMM and quoting software signals ConnectWise move toward an end-to-end IT lifecycle management tool for VARs, MSPs.

Software testing techniques: Four ways to cut costs

SearchSoftwareQuality expert Matthew Heusser offers four simple, creative software testing techniques to help test pros cut costs.

Google rolls out super-fast broadband to Austin, Texas

After weeks of media speculation, Google has confirmed that it will be extending its super-fast fibre broadband service to Austin, Texas.

UK financial regulator FCA probes RBS IT failure

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) probes an IT failure at Royal Bank of Scotland that also affected NatWest and Ulster Bank customers

BSA: nearly a third of SMEs knowingly underlicensed

A new survey from the BSA/Software Alliance has warned that a significant minority of firms are knowingly cheating the system when it comes to acquiring software licences

Integralis sales up to record high

Security resale giant says growth reflects transition to ‘trusted advisor status’

ONC issues grants for interoperability standards work

HIE Exemplar program issued the first grants for interoperability standards work to New York eHealth Collaborative and Direct Trust.

WLAN vendor Meru introduces context-aware networking

Meru expands network segregation capabilities onto its new MobileFlex architecture for context-aware networking, prioritizing apps across the wireless LAN.

MicroScope ACEs: voting now open

Voting for the 2013 MicroScope ACEs is now open. This is your opportunity to select the winners

How to make the most of corporate data

IT departments focus on structured data but miss the needs of almost half their employees, says CEB managing director Andrew Horne

HGST pumps out 12 Gbps SAS SSDs

HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, claims that its new Ultrastar SSDs for high-performance applications are the first 12 Gbps SAS SSDs.

Heterogeneous virtualization shops aim to simplify management

Tools that plug in to native consoles can help VMware and Hyper-V shops tackle the challenges and complexities of multi-hypervisor management.

PC market crashes

The PC market crashed in the first quarter of 2013, with new PC shipments falling 14% compared with the same period last year

UK rises to 7th place in global ICT league table

The UK has risen dramatically in a global ranking of the countries benefiting most from information and communications technology

Tandberg Data launches into own-brand NAS market

SME storage specialist says marketing its own NAS product will bring tighter integration with its portfolio and enhance the VAR experience

Largest Bitcoin exchange reports heavy DDoS attack

The world’s largest exchange of the digital Bitcoin currency is back online after reporting a “stronger than usual DDoS” attack

LaCie appoints Beta Distribution

Digital storage vendor LaCie has announced its appointment of Beta Distribution as an authorised distributor in the UK.