TechTarget News - Week of Jun 02, 2013

Dell board backs founder bid

Michael Dell's plans to take Dell private have been given the backing of the vendor's board described as the best alternative for the firm

Capita still weighing up O2 outsourcing options

Capita is still weighing up its options for O2’s customer services, despite reports that it will close contact centres and cut thousands of jobs

Atos backs CIF

Atos has become the latest channel player to sign up to the Cloud Industry Forum

G-Cloud moves to GDS

The G-Cloud has become part of the remit of the Government Digital Service (GDS)

Phoenix IT numbers down at end of tumultuous year

After undergoing a major restructuring programme and being hit by an accounting scandal, Phoenix has revealed a full year pre-tax loss of nearly £60m

Bunyard leaves Ingram Micro

Jon Bunyard has left Ingram Micro as part of a number of management changes the distributor has made

Data centers move to cloud apps, weigh SaaS pros and cons

Using cloud apps, not on-site applications, to run data center workloads can reduce the data center footprint, but consider the SaaS pros and cons.

Zynga to cut staff by 18% as losses loom

Social gaming firm Zynga plans to cut 520 jobs in the face of greater losses than previously estimated

Intel boasts of strong mobile pipeline

Intel has revealed it expects to have tens of tablets and ultrabooks using its chips coming onto the market in the second half of this year

Windows 8 yet to have enterprise impact

Consumer usage might be the majority of the usage of Windows 8 with signs that it is yet to penetrate the enterprise market

IBM buys SoftLayer to take on Rackspace

IBM is set to boost its cloud offering with the acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies, in a bid to offer a cloud service that rivals Rackspace

Big IT vendors muscle in on mobile device management

The mobile device management space is no longer led by startups; numerous large, traditional IT vendors have bought their way into MDM.

Denise McDonagh takes CTO role at Home Office

Former G-Cloud director Denise McDonagh is taking the role of chief technology officer (CTO) at the Home Office

Brocade to double-down on Ethernet fabric, SDN channels

Brocade promises to boost its technical enablement activities in the coming months to help its resellers stand out from the networking crowd

Sky-high Wi-Fi a challenge for Europe

Satellites, frequencies and finding the cash to invest is holding European airlines back from installing Wi-Fi, according to an industry expert

IT not ready to be the ‘Apple Genius Bar’

Aruba Networks' study shows BYOD will shape future of the enterprise, but CMO says the IT department needs to change for the mobile era

Cisco pieces together platform strategy for partners

In her Cisco Partner Summit 2013 keynote address, Padmasree Warrior spoke of how the company's open platform strategy could benefit provider partners.

Expanded Cisco services plan mapped out

At Cisco Partner Summit 2013, the Cisco services team outlines the structure of an expanded services portfolio.

Warwickshire leads West Midlands BDUK deal

BT has won another government contract to roll out broadband, winning the bid for Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry

Cloud standards debate should focus on the operational

The debate about the need to be stricter with technical cloud standards is seen as missing the chance to concentrate on the operational side of the equation

Swivel sets out channel growth ambitions

Authentication specialist Swivel Secure has set out ambitions to grow its global channel network as it looks to exploit growth in the cloud

EE offers customers shared 4G data plans

EE customers will be able to share data plans from this summer, meaning multiple devices can share the same 4G mobile contract

Fruit firm dumps HP servers for EMC VSPEX bunch

Birmingham exotic fruit firm MWW upgraded from HP servers and DAS to twin EMC VNX SANs under its VSPEX reference architecture and saved about 15% on the HP equivalent

Disaster recovery case study: Preventing runaway costs

In this disaster recovery case study, one company details how it kept costs low while building a dependable backup system for its data centers.

FBI spies on internet users

Revelations that the FBI and National Security Agency tap into nine US internet firms implicate Facebook, Apple and Google

Samsung frightens market with slim Galaxy S4s

Samsung sees shares slide by more than 6% as investors worry about slowing smartphone growth and a focus on lower-end devices

BI spend slows in 2012, says Gartner

Tough conditions and confusion around new technology terms has led to slower growth in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Performance Management worldwide software market

Heineken rolls out new communications network

Heineken plans to link 60,000 employees across 53 countries using a secure private network from Orange Business Services

NHS numbers to be mandated by 2014

NHS providers must use an NHS number to identify all patient data, Tim Kelsey, director for patients and information at NHS England announces

Savvis expands its worldwide data center footprint

Savvis expands eight existing data centers, adds two new ones and directly integrates them into a combined CenturyLink-Savvis Tier 1 MPLS network.

Toughshield makes new appointments

Smartphone device provider Toughshield has appointmented two key senior managers in new roles

Red Hat discloses RHEL roadmap

Many improvements are coming to RHEL, including changes to installations, file systems and the user interface.

Entatech adds DGM tablets to line card

Distie says DGM’s range of Android tablets offer the channel competitive products at a more attractive price point

FalconStor gets VTL software back on IBM boxes

FalconStor signs a deal to sell its virtual tape library software on IBM hardware again, five years after losing its IBM VTL partnership.