TechTarget News - Week of May 26, 2013

Syrian hackers deface Sky Android apps

Syrian hackers have defaced several of Sky’s Android apps, forcing the broadcaster to remove them temporarily from the Google Play store

China plans first digital war games

China’s state media say the country’s military plans to hold its first digital war games

Stratfor hacker pleads guilty

US hacktivist Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to accessing computers of law enforcement agencies and government contractors illegally

EU investigates Apple’s iPhone sales strategy

The European Commission’s competition division confirms it is looking into the distribution practices of Apple when it comes to its flagship smartphone

Headphone technology to boost fibre connections

New research claims the same technological theory used to create noise-cancelling headphones could boost connections running over fibre

Microsoft tops the pirate charts

The Federation Against Software Theft has discovered Microsoft applications are the most pirated

SAP centralises cloud and HANA management

SAP has opted to reshuffle its management pack to ensure that it can encourage more users to adopt cloud services

NHS publishes £1.2bn GP IT framework

The Department of Health has announced a £1.2bn framework for GP Systems of Choice, offering central funding of GP IT systems

Small businesses increase IT budgets

Renegotiations and renewals inevitably bring better terms but businesses could be missing out by sticking with the suppliers they know

Intel buys ST-Ericsson’s GNSS business

US chipmaker has entered into an agreement to buy the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) division of ST-Ericsson

CMS gets Euro rights to Connected Data's 'Transporter'

CMS Distribution has acquired exclusive European distribution rights to cloud storage technology from US company Connected Data

Microsoft partner Core picks up Parative

Microsoft service providers hook up to take advantage of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services launch and build Office 365, UC business

Iomart sees annual profits soar by 56%

Glasgow-based cloud computing company Iomart has reported a pre-tax profit up 56% to £10.7m for the year ending March 2013

Argos uses GIS to support multichannel strategy

Argos deploys a location analytics tool to support multichannel strategy to wind down some leases and focus on online and click and collect

London trusts adopt BT electronic health records

BT and CSE Healthcare roll out RiO electronic patient record system to 62 community and mental health trusts in London and south England

Kroes pledges telecoms legislation for 2014

The vice president of the European Commission responsible for the digital agenda wants an end to mobile roaming and a guarantee of net neutrality in legislation before the next European Parliament elections

Mobile data theft set to surge following 4G roll out

Voltage Security believes the advent of 4G will increase the risk of data breaches as more and more mobile devices are plugged into the enterprise network

Cloud backups shine for lighting company

Westinghouse Lighting found tape 'archaic' and realized the value of cloud backups in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Epic tightens link with virtualization vendor VMware

EHR giant Epic Systems Corp. announces it will provide a new level of support to platforms from virtualization vendor VMware.

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update fails to deliver

Microsoft’s stab at pacifying users has back-fired, as it readies Windows 8.1, which will be available at its Build developer conference next month

O2 ends Wi-Fi partnership with BT

O2 has cut ties with BT’s Openzone Wi-Fi service, meaning customers with have 4,200 fewer connections to choose from as of 1 July, 2013

US military Plan X aims to make cyber war easy

Top US military technologists have been working on a programme aimed at making cyber war relatively easy for the past year, it has emerged

AhnLab takes aim at FireEye channel

South Korean security outfit hits UK shores with all guns blazing