TechTarget News - Week of Apr 14, 2013

US and China co-operate on cyber security

The US and China are to set up a working group on cyber security to co-ordinate joint efforts in safeguarding cyberspace

More SAM education needed

With many users either under or over licensing their software the need for more education around SAM is greater than ever according to FAST

FSB finds a freezing March hits SMEs hard

The coldest March for a century hit SMEs in the pocket as they saw demand drop and had to shut up shop as a result of bad weather conditions

Making cloud computing cost models work for you

Cloud computing brings its own cost model, and IT managers can use tools and common sense to keep an eye on the numbers.

Algosec looks for reseller growth with Arrow

Network security specialist Algosec has appointed its first UK distributor Arrow ECS as it looks to expand reseller numbers

Samsung Win 8 Smart PCs to get Becrypt protection

Buyers of ATIV Smart PC Pro hardware will be able to take advantage of Becrypt’s advanced disk encryption technology

UK leads Europe in datacentre demand, study finds

Demand for new datacentres is highest among businesses in the UK, according to a study on the European datacentre market

Manual OpenStack upgrades remain labor-intensive

OpenStack upgrades need to be easier, given how often new versions of the open source cloud management platform are released, IT pros say.

CIF to calm cloud fears at InfoSec

With security fears still holding back many buyers from moving into the cloud the Cloud Industry Forum will use next week's InfoSec show to calm worries

EMC pushes Data Domain for backup and archiving

EMC tweaks Data Domain OS to ingest archived data faster, and pushes its dedupe staple as a consolidation play for backup and archiving on one box.

Hitachi Data Systems aims HDIM at copy data

Hitachi Data Systems launches Hitachi Data Instance Manager (HDIM), which it says will bring smart copy data management across an organization.

SSH keys audited automatically by free tool

SSH Communications Security will offer a free tool for auditing SSH key use within large organizations at next week's Infosecurity Europe conference.

Desktop virtualization companies take on mobility

The cancellation of Citrix Synergy Europe is just another indication that the virtualized desktop market is moving toward mobility.

Yahoo chief upbeat despite lacklustre results

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has put a positive spin on the lacklustre Q1 results, which saw revenues down 7% from a year ago

Oracle releases mega security patch for Java

Oracle releases major security update for the version of Java that runs inside web browsers in an attempt to halt ongoing hacker attacks

Dire state of PC market hurts Intel

The terrible state of the PC market continues to send ripples out across the industry with Intel's Q1 numbers showing the impact of market softness

NHS ‘missing a trick’ with junior doctors

The NHS is missing out on innovation their junior doctors could bring says Dr Wai Keong Wong from the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust

SUSE extends support for SAP resellers

SUSE is extending its partner programme to provide more support to SAP specialists wanting to combine products

Tesco bank boosted following new IT platform

Tesco reported a 13% slump in profits to £3.45bn on a 1.3% increase in sales to £72.36bn, but IT boosted its banking and retail operations

IT execs remain wary about shared IT budget control

IT shops in conservative enterprises used to directing the IT budget may start to feel the growing power of digital marketing in budgeting decisions.

Professional Record Standards Body launches

Standards body launched at HC2013 to help health and social care organisations move towards electronic health records

Buyer beware: Cloud washing rampant among tech vendors

The cloud computing hype cycle has led many tech vendors to cloud wash their products. Here are the characteristics of a true cloud computing service.

Improved systems will help make EHR benefits real

The benefits of EHRs are much-debated, but they may only become real when systems are designed to facilitate new models of care.

OpenStack cloud users share pros and cons

OpenStack users including Bloomberg, Samsung, Best Buy, and others discuss pain points and benefits of their deployments using the open source cloud.

Overheard on Twitter: ONS 2013 feedback

@SearchSDN scoured Twitter for 2013 Open Networking Summit comments. With the hashtag #ONS2013, users tweeted about OpenDaylight, overlays and more.

Apple shares hit 16-month low

Apple shares have hit a 16-month low due to concerns that the lower than expected phone and tablet sales may cause the company to miss its revenue targets.

Apple shares drop over slowdown fears

Apple has lost its position as the most valuable publicy quoted company after its shares hit a 16 month low

Gartner adds its voice to XP warnings

Gartner has added its voice to the growing number of analysts and channel players urging customers to consider what they will do when XP support ends next year

World’s fastest supercomputer gets 40PB of DDN storage

The US Oak Ridge lab builds home-grown HPC NAS for 40PB DataDirect Networks with 1TBps of throughput as a SAN to back-end Spider II file system on Titan supercomputer

Open source monitoring software ready for final release

The Assimilation Monitoring Project nears final release of an open source monitoring tool engineered to tackle IT's 'dirty little secret.'

Symantec 2013 Threat Report highlights rise in SMB attacks

Big Yellow's annual report indicates a threefold rise in targeted attacks against SMBs as attackers search beyond big firms for susceptible targets.

Blackstone drops put of race for Dell

Michael Dell faces just one rival in the bid to take ownership of the company he founded after Blackstone dropped out of the running

IBM misses targets as software deals slip

Big Blue has missed its earnings and revenue targets for its first quarter blaming some software and mainframe deals that failed to get signed off

Mobile ads boost Google Q1 revenues

Online revenues have helped boost Google's net profit to $3.35bn in the first three months of the year, up 16% from the same period in 2012

Asia-Pacific decline hits SAP

A decline in Asia-Pacfic was blamed by SAP for a set of quarterly numbers that missed expectations

TCS and Wipro re-ignite Indian IT confidence

Below par results this year and lower than average predictions for next year from Infosys could be a one-off as TCS and Wipro re-injected confidence in the Indian IT services market with strong sales

Cisco pins UCC badge on Ingram Micro

Distie says CCA badge will help it drive more sales through its UK Advanced Solutions Division

VMware pricing under fire from Hyper-V, cloud

VMware customers can use the emergence of Hyper-V and other competitors to get better deals. If not, adopting these platforms is now a viable option.