TechTarget News - Week of May 19, 2013

Managing the mobile enterprise

Mobile working has brought new challenges for IT departments, but the fundamentals of managing them remain the same.

Veeam reaches out to tape users

Virtualisation backup specialist Veeam has reached out to tape users providing them with support for the first time with the latest version of its flagship product

Communications outsourcing: North American vs. European market

Communications outsourcing is a more popular practice overseas. As IT models change and companies expand globally, U.S. enterprises will see value.

Twitter uses open source to automate security

Twitter is increasingly using open source automation tools to ensure security processes are taken care of in all the code it produces

Union slams Aviva’s offshore plan

Union Unite has accused Aviva of betraying UK workers after it emerged that 600 of its 2,000 job cuts are being relocated in India

Cloud delivering growth in the BPM market

Those vendors that have cracked the platform as a service sale are among those to enjoy growth in a mixed business process management market

Yahoo revamps Flickr

Yahoo has unveiled a revamp of its Flickr photo sharing platform as CEO Marissa Mayer forges ahead with plans to reinvigorate the company

Cyber crime costing SMEs £785m

The Federation of Small Businesses and the Home Office have costed the impact of cyber crime on small businesses

Channel suppliers line up for G-Cloud III

The latest phase of the government’s G-Cloud project once again includes a good number of channel stalwarts

Licensed software adds to UK bottom line

The Business Software Alliance has discovered that just a slight reduction in the use of pirated software would add billions to the UK economy

TwinStrata bumps up CloudArray DR capabilities

A new version of the TwinStrata CloudArray gateway can recover data and applications off the cloud for DR without having to rebuild servers.

Apple calls on the US to cut corporate tax

Apple has called on the US government to cut corporate tax rates after admitting to sheltering at least $30bn of international profits in Irish subsidiaries

UK ISPs block access to pirate sites

UK internet service providers have begun blocking access to two sites accused of breaking copyright laws

Blue Coat buys big data security company Solera

Business assurance firm Blue Coat Systems announces it will buy big data security intelligence provider Solera Networks

NetApp swings the axe on 900 staff

NetApp has revealed it plans to cut 900 staff from its worldwide roster as it restructures following a mixed fiscal year

Capita upgrades Fire service system

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has replaced its legacy control room technology with a Capita system, part of a 10-year outsourcing contract

Security fears holding back big data moves

Research from Voltage Security has revealed that customers are walking away from big data and cloud projects because of worries about security

Solera buy heralds new directions for Blue Coat

Web security specialist Blue Coat claims its acquisition of big data intelligence and analytics firm Solera will help partners better address the evolving security market and tackle APTs

Sequestration stymies federal government cloud ambitions

The federal government is under mandates to consolidate data centers and deliver IT as a Service, but sequestration makes this easier said than done.

HP channel changes will take time to show rewards

HP CEO Meg Whitman does not expect the impact of recent channel partner programme improvements to bear fruit until much later this year

Interview: Government CTO Liam Maxwell

Government CTO Liam Maxwell has driven Whitehall’s IT agenda for years, previously as deputy government CIO and director of ICT futures

Newcomer Zayo warns over cloud competition as it woos MSPs

Infrastructure provider Zayo believes an old-school approach to infrastructure sales in the face of growing cloud demands will win channel hearts and minds as it seeks to build out a UK MSP community

Lenovo sales increase amid PC market crash

PC manufacturer Lenovo has announced an increase in sales as its competitors suffer with the slump in the PC market

Europe moving faster towards BYOD

The head of Europe for Citrix believes the region is moving much faster towards embracing bring your own device than US counterparts

Mobile adoption still lags behind vendor hype

Mobility management is evolving by leaps and bounds, but some companies haven’t even put their mobile adoption plans in place.

Computacenter returns £75m to shareholders

Computacenter is to return £75m to shareholders in a one-off payment but has reassured investors it still has enough funds to invest back into the business

How Adobe Creative Cloud will impact budgets

Adobe is replacing its traditional Creative Suite perpetual licensing model with a cloud-based subscription model. Is it cost-effective?

HDD market returns to normality post-floods

An update from HDD specialist HGST has revealed that the market is back to normal after the floods but also indicated that some are finding it hard to readjust

Bolton and Wigan get PSN in £47m outsourcing deal

Bolton and Wigan councils have signed a seven-year £47m outsourcing contract, which will deliver a ‘PSN ready’ network to the region.

Government reveals failing projects

Government has published a report detailing the status of 191 major projects worth £353bn, in which eight projects were red flagged