TechTarget News - Week of May 05, 2013

EMC unveils ViPR software-defined storage platform

EMC’s Project Bourne comes out of stealth mode as ViPR, a software-defined storage platform aimed at a future of hyperscale datacentres and big data analytics

Upcoding agenda not the result of EHR adoption

Health IT experts tell CMS that use of electronic health records does not result in upcoding or intentional fraud.

Obsolete technology hits efficiency, raises costs

Using outdated technology like pagers and faxes makes doctors inefficient and costs healthcare billions, a new study finds.

Windows 8 passes 100 million in sales

Microsoft says Windows 8 OS has sold more than 100 million copies, roughly matching Windows 7 in the six months after launch

McAfee to acquire Stonesoft

Intel’s security business McAfee has announced an agreement to acquire Finnish next-generation firewall firm Stonesoft in a $389m deal

Salesforce.com targets communities

Salesforce.com says it wants to address communities with its software as a service (SaaS) platform

NHS England to publish technology roadmap

NHS England is to publish a technology roadmap for commissioners investing in IT, according to its Putting Patients First business plan

C2000 kicks off education campaign

With the key buying period in the education market kicking off Computer 2000's public sector unit has launched a campaign to drive growth in that market

Oracle wants “symbiotic” services ecosystem

Oracle’s channel management have been speaking of the firm’s desire to create and promote “symbiotic” alliances among its channel partners

LDD Group buys into education market

Acquisition of primary school computing specialist Compubyte latest step in LDD’s expansion plans

Quality control plan: Zero in on error messages

Keynotes at STAREAST 2013 discuss planning for quality control and getting a handle on error messages.

Investors sue HP for $1bn over Autonomy deal

HP investors have launched a class action lawsuit over the company’s botched acquisition of UK software firm Autonomy for $11.7bn in 2011

Syria hit by another apparent internet blackout

Monitoring services have reported that internet access to Syria appears to have been cut off, and Google says traffic has dropped off

Virgin Media tentatively names new CEO

Liberty Global – the US firm buying out Virgin Media – has named Tom Mockridge as CEO, if the merger is approved by shareholders

US is real hacking empire, says China

China rejects the first official US accusations of cyber espionage and brands the US the “real hacking empire”, accusing it of sowing discord

Imago swoops on rival Touchline

Distributor acquisition creates new force in European video-conferencing market

Microsoft prepares for Windows 8 u-turn with Blue

Microsoft has indicated that a major upgrade to Windows 8 is in the works raising some expectations that it will reintroduce some of the traditional functionality into the OS

EMC chucks out Velocity partner programme

Barely three months after a major series of enhancements, EMC is throwing out its Velocity programme and starting over with a clean slate

3i sells Civica to Omers private equity

3i has sold off Civica as it looks to reduce its debts with Omers private equity picking up the business

Cognizant exceeds $2bn with non-linear growth

IT services supplier Cognizant has exceeded $2bn revenues in a single quarter for the first time, with growth in social, mobile, analytics and cloud

Case study: TKAB adopts mobile for Swedish railways

The winners of cloud innovation of the year in Computer Weekly’s European user awards for networking tell us how they have used the Appear IQ mobile platform to boost efficiency and its transport service

CA takes $150m hit to pay for rebalancing

CA Technologies is going to take a $150m hit from rebalancing its staff and locations as it looks for more growth

Syria back online after 19-hour blackout

Syria is back online after a 19-hour blackout that disconnected it from internet communication with the rest of the world

Avnet TS, purechannelapps reflect on social success

As the first anniversary of its socialondemand initiative nears, Avnet says it has generated substantial social media traffic for its partners

Mainframe testing compromises data privacy

A survey by software tools company Compuware highlights discrepancy between using real data for application testing and privacy concerns

New McAfee IPS offers 40 Gbps throughput

The new NS series of McAfee IPS appliances offers 40 Gbps. McAfee has also acquired NGFW vendor Stonesoft.

Examining hybrid data center decision points

Choosing a hybrid data center can invite complexity, but add flexibility and resilience. There are pros and cons and some important decision points to consider when going hybrid.

Is VMware Horizon Suite the last word on end-user management?

VMware's Horizon Suite gives customers integrated tools to manage end users, but the suite isn’t perfect and could be expensive to implement for some.

Micron ships first MLC PCIe flash card

Micron unveiled its P420m MLC PCIe flash card in 2.5-inch (350 GB, 700 GB) and half-height, half-length (700 GB and 1.4 TB) form factors.

Five SDN problems aired by analyst Jim Metzler

Software-defined networking is exciting, but analyst Jim Metzler says there are five SDN problems that must be addressed before users can invest.

Mobile growth driving demand for high-end screens

The latest research from Context has shown that the demand for greater connectivity is driving the demand for monitors with USB options

BT profits rise in Q4

Profits for BT reached £1.67bn in the fourth quarter of its 2013 fiscal year, a 4% rise from the same period the year before

Smart metering project hits delay

Government’s £11.7bn plan to have smart energy meters in every UK home postponed for suppliers to create the communications network

CIO Interview: Graeme Hackland, CIO, Lotus F1 Team

Graeme Hackland, CIO of Lotus F1, has worked for the race car team for 16 years. He has seen major changes in IT both on and off the track

Microsoft to patch IE8 zero-day

Microsoft is to issue a security update for a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8,just a week after issuing a security advisory

What's the point of your BYOD program?

Thinking about a BYOD program? Make sure you know what the business value is, and that you're not just doing it to placate gadget-happy end users.