TechTarget News - Week of Jun 16, 2013

Ramsac reveals security gap around BYOD

Although many firms are allowing staff to bring their own devices into work not many are putting the security in place to protect the corporate network

SME confidence on the rise

The Federation of Small Businesses has revealed that small business confidence is on the rise

How Red Hat's Linux and OpenStack IaaS drives Intel's bottom line

While a major protectorate of intellectual property, Red Hat Linux and OpenStack IaaS offerings provide the bonus of driving innovation, which leads to more chips being purchased, driving revenue at Intel's bottom line.

Amazon Redshift generates buzz among Fortune 1000

Amazon's new cloud-based data warehouse service is making a big impression on companies large and small, despite initial warnings from industry analysts.

Binding gets Southern region role at Avnet

Former Magirus executive Andrew Binding has been given a senior role covering Southern Europe at Avnet Technology Services

Startup profile: 43 Digital

43 Digital is a video technology agency which helps brands monetise and gain visibility from video content through web search.

Where can CIOs find startup technology companies?

CIOs can benefit from connecting with innovative B2B startup companies developing products specifically for the corporate market. But where can CIOs find the hottest emerging tech companies?

Startup profile: Growth Intelligence

Growth Intelligence is a technology startup offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) product to B2B corporations wanting to search for sales leads.

Startup profile: Digital Shadows

Digital Shadows is an IT security startup that analyses a company’s digital footprint on the internet. The service looks at all the information businesses expose online through social media channels, cloud services and mobile devices to find risks to the company’s reputation and security.

Startup profile: Geckoboard

Geckoboard is a technology startup which began in March 2010. The company provides a dashboard for businesses to see their key metrics in real time.

It's time to rebrand enterprise IT expertise

As businesses go digital, technology expertise is needed more than ever. The question is how to do that in a way that doesn't alienate the business.

PM calls meeting to tackle online porn

Prime Minister David Cameron has called a meeting with internet firms to discuss ways of blocking images of child sex abuse and to prevent children from viewing pornography online

Veeam extends backup to cloud programme

Veeam has made enhancements to its cloud provider programme including its backup suite as part of the offering

SME confidence linked to positive IT use

The latest Symantec global SME confidence survey has found those using IT for growth are best placed

G8 publishes Open Data Charter

The G8 nations have committed to open data, with a promise to produce action plans for the release of government information

Adobe mulls over licensing changes

Adobe's CEO has indicated that it is listening to customers concerns about license payment options and might make changes

HotLink helps VARs address hypervisor management

Latest Silicon Valley start-up touts award-winning multi-hypervisor and hybrid cloud management product as it sets up shop in Europe

CCIE Voice killed, revived as CCIE Collaboration

The CCIE Voice certification has been retired, with CCIE Collaboration taking its place, advancing IT expertise to include real-time UC capabilities.

Q&A Part 2: Hospitals planning for global payment system

Healthcare facilities must plan for the future of health IT, including meaningful use and ACO payments, in order to be successful.

Microsoft offers cash rewards for security bug hunters

Microsoft unveils security bounty programmes to improve its products through responsible disclosure of flaws that could be exploited by hackers

Microsoft reverses Xbox One game restrictions

Microsoft has reversed its controversial decision to impose restrictions on pre-owned games for its latest Xbox One console

Camden Council goes BYOD with Accellion

Camden adopts a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy to save money, improve security and bring their IT systems into the modern era

Data linkage shows correlation in mental and physical health

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has used data linking analysis to find mental health service users have double the rate of hospital attendances compared with the general population

Banking commission calls for IT involvement

The Banking Commission says investment is needed in the “patchy and outdated in-house IT systems” at banks and calls for the inclusion of IT experts in a panel to investigate making it easier for consumers to switch accounts.

Vodafone to build public sector network in Ireland

The Irish arm of the mobile network is chosen by the government to build a fibre network exclusively for public sector organisations

V1 bids to widen business automation reach

Document management software specialist V1 (formerly Version One) has unveiled a swathe of new products as it bids to expand its channel reach in the business automation sector

Google Cloud Storage now accepts data on disk

Google Cloud Storage follows Amazon and Rackspace with an offline import feature that lets customers mail large data sets on disk to speed the process.

Government launches cyber awareness campaign

UK government debuts the first stage of a £4m cyber awareness campaign as part of the National Cyber Security Programme

CentraStage teams up with Panda

Managed services specialist CentraStage has formed a strategic partnership with Panda Security

Oracle numbers disappoint investors

Oracle saw its share price drop after it delivered flat revenue and declines in its hardware operations for its fourth fiscal quarter.

Brit compliance software firm Rivo bags VC backing

Health and safety specialist acquired by investors Kennet Partners and Fidelity Growth Partners to enhance scale and client base

User demands pushing SME cloud adoption

More employees in SME businesses are using cloud-based services to carry out their jobs independently of their employers’ IT department

Most firms underestimate volume of malware, study shows

Most companies greatly underestimate the number of malicious programs appearing daily, a global survey of more than 2,000 IT professionals has revealed

Americans concerned with potential patient data breach

A Unisys security report reveals that midway into 2013, more than half of Americans are concerned about the possibility of a patient data breach.

Is your VMware administrator doing a good job?

With virtualization underpinning your business operations, make sure VMware administrators know their stuff with clear metrics and frequent reviews.

Overcoming mobile app user experience design challenges

User experience designers share a few tips and tricks of the trade so organizations can get better results from their mobile app initiatives.