TechTarget News - Week of Apr 28, 2013

Police arrest Spamhaus cyber attack suspect

Spanish police have arrested a Dutch national suspected of being behind one of the biggest distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks to date

MicroScope cloud survey highlights reseller worries

A MicroScope survey on cloud computing has revealed that resellers are worried about vendors and many are not yet convinced it's time for them to make major changes

CIO interview: Christophe Lemaire, CIO Eurostar

Eurostar CIO Christophe Lemaire oversaw the launch of the company’s new website, the cornerstone of Eurostar’s new IT architecture

Cloud critical to e-governance in India

The Government of India is expanding e-governance throughout the country and is working on embracing cloud computing for it.

Guardian hit in pro-Syrian cyber attacks

Syrian hackers have launched cyber attacks on the Guardian and other western media groups, the newspaper reports

Hackers open malware backdoor in Apache webservers

A new threat is targeting Apache webservers, which are among the most widely-used webservers in the world, according to security researchers

EE 4G now covers 50% of UK

Mobile operator EE adds a further 12 locations to its 4G roll-out as it hits the six-month mark

Cyber skills gap growing in engineering sector

The engineering trade body has raised concerns that firms in the sector do not have the skills to keep their businesses protected from cyber attacks

Sage shuffles management pack

Sage has moved the channel manager into an SMB role as it makes changes to gain growth in key markets

Brocade outlines on-demand datacentre strategy

Brocade has developed a strategy for an “on-demand datacentre” which combines physical and virtual networking elements

Insight confirms de Sousa return

Insight had confirmed that UK managing director Emma de Sousa will be resuming her role after her maternity leave ends in September

Apple sells bonds to appease shareholders

The next Apple buying frenzy looks set to take place around company bonds rather than the latest iPhone, iPod or iPad

Employees expected to bring own devices to work

Analyst firm Gartner predicts businesses will stop providing mobiles and tablets with 50% of workers expected to bring their own devices by 2017

Significant number of SMEs braced for growth

The latest SME finance monitor from BDRC Continental indicates that a decent number of expecting growth in the next 12 months

NIST revises US federal cyber security standards

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has revised federal cyber security standards to address threats since 2005

LogRhythm and FireEye announce partnership

LogRhythm's next-generation security information and event management technology is to be integrated with FireEye's malware protection system

Avnet unveils global services strategy

Avnet has set up a global services unit to consolidate its activities to help resellers get a greater slice of the services market

Orange offers UC as a Service for global enterprises

Enterprises are turning to their telecoms for reliable UC as a Service. Orange Business Services announced its global UCaaS offering.

Public cloud: Ready for business?

Cloud computing is moving beyond small companies, start-ups and software development to the era of full-scale enterprise deployments.

Facebook delivers on mobile growth

Facebook delivered growth in the mobile market in the first quarter of 2013 with mobile advertising representing 30% of advertising revenue

IT apprenticeships created for SME organisations

A partnership between the National Skills Academy for IT, the training provider NITP, and BT has created over 100 apprenticeships in the UK

CloudSense partners up with Salesforce Services

CloudSense has sealed a partnership with Salesforce Services as it responds to customer demands for more flexibility

DLP not the security silver bullet

Vendors views on DLP gathered at a recent MicroScope roundtable indicate resellers need to change the pitch on data loss prevention

NVIDIA GPUs for VDI deliver on the need for speed

NVIDIA GPU platforms have opened up VDI to all types of applications, and further advancements may be on the horizon.

Need to keep it local will remain in global world

Despite the trend towards global consolidation in distribution a senior Avnet executive has stressed the ongoing need for a local presence

Salesforce readies UK datacentre for 2014

The UK government and regulated industries will have to wait until 2014 before Salesforce.com establishes a UK datacentre

Good laptop backup software can save the day

When employees recently found themselves in a faraway land without working laptops, backup software restored the important data the laptops contained.

Intel looks internally for next CEO

Intel has announced that its next CEO will be a veteran of the firm rather than an outsider as it looks for a leader to take it into the mobile era

Netherlands considers hacking powers for police

The Netherlands government considers legislation to give police powers to hack into computers, install spyware and read emails

Security sale becoming more of a challenge

The days of a single conversation leading to a deal being signed off are fading with resellers being urged to build more relationships at customers

'Glocalization' spurs HR to rethink hiring, operating model

As organizations expand globally, HR expert Josh Bersin cautions that HR leaders need to 'glocalize,' or tailor their practices to fit local markets.

Hitachi NAS Platform adds primary deduplication

Hitachi Data Systems gives its HNAS product primary deduplication -- after years of tweaks to avoid performance impact.

Cabinet Office confirms public cloud first policy

Cabinet Office confirms the cloud will be mandated as first choice for all new IT purchases in government to push more departments into using commodity cloud services