TechTarget News - Week of Jun 09, 2013

Trustmarque in £43m MBO

Midmarket buyout specialists Dunedin steer Trustmarque to next stage in its managed services evolution

NSA surveillance whistleblower reveals identity

Former technical assistant for the CIA, Edward Snowden, reveals his identity as the whistleblower of US surveillance programmes

ACEs winners revealed

The winners of the MicroScope Awards for Channel Excellence have been announced in the latest MicroScope ezine

Channel needs to keep eye on data centre costs

Building data centres and packing them full of customers might not be the ideal long term strategy according to Romonet

Apple unveils iOS 7

Apple has unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system, saying iOS 7 is the most significant update since the original iPhone

HP boxes clever in flash array fray with 3Par 7450

HP launches 3PAR StoreServ 7450 all-flash array, with operating system and controller hardware that provide flash performance to rival ground-up designed products

Daimler moving IT in-house

Daimler is planning to make savings of €150m a year by bringing IT services in-house and expanding its IT operations in India and Turkey

CISOs must shape up or ship out, says Forrester

Chief information security officers (CISOs) must evolve into data risk managers if they are to survive in the future, says Forrester Research

IBM BlueMix a daunting combo of DevOps and IaaS

IBM touts a grand vision for unifying DevOps with automated IaaS, but the concept is still in early beta and the market is nowhere near ready for it.

VMTurbo takes its talents to the storage level

VMTurbo expands its Operations Manager software for virtual infrastructure into the storage level -- providing your storage is NetApp filers.

HP turns StoreOnce into virtual storage appliance

Hewlett-Packard delivers virtual software appliance version of its StoreOnce deduplication technology and a scalable midrange tape library.

HP brings out 3PAR all-flash array

The HP 3PAR StorServ 7450 all-flash array scales to 96 TB of solid-state drives (SSDs), with tweaks to its read-and-write and cache offload functions.

Public cloud adoption accelerates in India

Indian businesses will spend 24.54 billion INR on public cloud services this year to lower costs and increase business flexibility

Pharma company sings praises of its public cloud migration

AMAG Pharmaceuticals eliminated its data center in 2008 for public cloud, and now enjoys the ability to hire and fire cloud vendors at will.

BMI adopts Avaya to boost communications

The British Midlands International (BMI) airline installs Avaya's internet protocol (IP) phone system to connect 150 remote workers and two sites

Can IT survive digitisation?

The role and operations of IT are set to change, as departments build up their own IT expertise.

Data knowledge key to making cloud moves

Resellers have to help customers understand their own internal data flows before taking them into a cloud environment

Software whistle-blower costs Scottish firm £48,500

The Federation Against Software Theft has revealed that a whistle-blower has cost their former employer thousands to pay for the correct software licenses

Box targets G-Cloud growth with Softcat

Duo claim Box’s collaboration solutions will fill an important strategic gap for many public sector customers

AVG acquires Level Platforms

AVG has boosted the management and monitoring options it can deliver through CloudCare as a result of a Level Platforms acquisition

Proposed IaaS marketplace leaves IT pros scratching heads

A proposed marketplace for IaaS left some IT pros wondering about its practicality and just how one would achieve alignment from vendors.

O2 rolls out Wi-Fi across Canary Wharf

Up to 1.2m workers and tourists each week will have access to free Wi-Fi from the mobile provider

New HP cloud platforms come with training wheels

New HP cloud products include an OpenStack-based Cloud OS and a number of platforms designed for rookie cloud users.

Simple tricks to lower your AWS cloud costs

There are a number of ways to lower AWS costs and improve the Amazon cloud experience. Here are a few cost-cutting tips any AWS cloud shop can use.

Google faces fresh calls for tax investigation

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is calling for a full investigation of Google’s alleged tax evasion practices in the UK

HP gets serious about Google Apps

HP has taken a step to boost the credibility of Google Enterprise in business by offering a package for SMEs

m-hance grad recruitment scheme hugely oversubscribed

Reflecting the tough jobs market for young people, software developer m-hance reveals it has seen massive levels of interest in its 2013 graduate recruitment scheme

More job cuts as RBS shrinks investment arm

RBS to cut 2,000 roles globally – including some in the UK – in investment arm after a comprehensive review of the business

Google channel welcomes HP endorsement

HP's decision to engage with Google and sign on to resell its business apps through the channel has been welcomed by existing Google partners

Resellers urged to cultivate contacts beyond CIO

The CIO might hold the purse strings in most companies but resellers should be widening their contacts to make sure they don't miss out on other opportunities

CBI backs Technology Strategy Board

The CBI has given its backing to the Technology Strategy Board warning the government against cutting funding for innovation

Microsoft extends Office 365 to iPhone users

Microsoft has extended compatability for its Office 365 to the iPhone providing the Apple phone users with the chance to view and edit documents

Indian IT services firms raise Indian wages

India-headquartered IT services giants Infosys and Wipro have announced pay rises across their workforces in India

Telerik updates Windows 8 app development tools

Telerik's updated DevCraft tool for developing Windows 8 apps helps IT to deliver business apps to end users on PCs and tablets.

EU plans to scrap mobile roaming charges

A group of 27 European Commissioners has voted to end roaming charges for calls, texts and mobile data

Mainframe modernization takes on urgency

A Red Hat Summit talk on database and mainframe modernization highlights urgency, need for agility in enterprise development teams.

Office Mobile for iPhone requires Office 365

Microsoft released Office Mobile for iPhone but it requires an Office 365 subscription and isn't made for iPad.