TechTarget News - Week of Jun 23, 2013

FAST takes whistle-blower campaign to Bristol

The Federation Against Software Theft is targeting Bristol with a whistle-blowing campaign designed to clamp down on the use of illegal software

Migration concerns still cloud Windows 8 upgrade

Microsoft might just be days away from taking the wraps off a preview of Windows 8,1 but migration from XP is still a worry for many

Dell attacks Icahn offer

An SEC filing from Dell has indicated that there is widespread scepticism about the ability of billionaire investor Carl Icahn to fund his takeover bid for the vendor

Cloud adoption immature, shows security survey

Adoption of cloud-based services is still immature in terms of security and privacy, a global survey of more than 4,000 organisations in seven countries has revealed

Europe's public sector could save €1bn a year

The European Union’s public sector could save €1.1bn (£930m) a year by following new open standard guidelines to avoid ICT vendor lock-in.

Growing security market favours Accumuli

Acquisitive security services player books increases in both sales and profits in the financial year ending 31 March

Fusion-io upgrades ioTurbine with VM flash cache choices

Previously only available as a hypervisor-plus-VMs deployment, ioTurbine can now apply flash cache intelligence where users want it in the physical/virtual server environment

Insight reveals security worries surround BYOD

The second annual Insight BYOD survey has highlighted mixed messages with greater flexibility but still a lack of official security from corporates

Belkin aims to boost brand with cycling deal

Belkin has signed a major sponsorship that will see it's brand feature prominently at the Tour de France which starts this weekend

BES extends MDM to Android and iPhones

Aiming to rekindle interest in the Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES), Blackberry has extended the platform to support Android and iOS

Security appliance market tumbles in Q1

Combination of factors, including Cisco move to higher price range, blamed by IDC for worst security appliance performance for three years

Oracle databases now supported on Windows Azure cloud, Hyper-V

Oracle databases could only be virtualized with VMware until now. Windows Azure and Hyper-V shops can now run Oracle databases in their cloud or virtual environments.

Users advised to find budget to move off XP

Microsoft might be talking this week about Windows 8.1 but for the channel the real focus is to get more users migrating off XP

HP to simplify VAR compensation, accreditations

Changes to PartnerOne programme intended to help resellers grow faster and strengthen the potential for differentiation in the market

Software and services market facing tough times

The latest insight into the UK software and IT services market from TechMarketView reveals competition for market share will increase further

W3C CEO Jeff Jaffe attacks proprietary cloud

In a keynote at the Cloud World Forum in London, Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C, slammed the industry for not collaborating on cloud standards

Websense looks for growth with ownership change

With the deal to take Websense into private hands closing the vendor is now looking for growth around its Triton security platform

Logicalis launches flexible skills resource

In response to the ongoing problems customers face getting hold of skilled staff Logicalis has launched a flexible resource that can help deliver specific projects for users

Ballmer admits need for a remix with Windows 8.1

The Microsoft CEO has revealed the changes made in its Windows 8.1 update and admitted that users had wanted it to make improvements

Drilling down into HP PartnerOne changes

HP's Patrick Eitenbichler details changes the company is making to PartnerOne around partner compensation, membership levels and certification.

Uefa considers BYOD policy for Euro 2016

Uefa is considering a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy for its 7,000 volunteers during Euro 2016 to save costs on IT devices

Oracle 12c Database now available

The Oracle 12c Database touts several new features, though the biggest draw will probably be the paid add-on, Pluggable Databases.

Declarative vs. imperative: The DevOps automation debate

Users say Puppet Enterprise 3.0 is a boon, but some industry experts say Puppet's declarative configuration management approach is subject to debate.

UK leads calls for internet era tax laws

The UK is calling for international tax rules to be brought up to date for the internet world to stop tax evasion by firms like Google and Amazon

Hounslow signs Salesforce G-Cloud deal

Hounslow Council has signed a G-Cloud deal with in a move which will form the basis of a new technology platform strategy

Surveyor E.surv builds on Nimble hybrid flash arrays

House valuation surveyor E.surv retires creaking Dell EqualLogic iSCSI arrays and boosts IOPS with a pair of Nimble Storage CS240 SAN with front end MLC plus bulk SATA drives

HMRC gets £200m in digital services investment

HMRC's digital services to receive £200m of government investment, in a move expected to save £51m year on administrative costs

Mid-sized UK IT companies invest in growth

Mid-sized IT companies in the UK grew faster than the average and plan to increase spending on R&D by more than any other sector

Mobile app development tools improving to meet IT demands

To meet IT demands, mobile application development tools have evolved to include testing, monitoring, deploying, debugging and other features.

Redstone CFO Peter Hallett calls it a day

Following velvet divorce between Redstone and Redcentric, turnaround kingpin Peter Hallett moves on to pastures new

Arkeia adds backup appliances under WD Arkeia banner

Western Digital launches WD Arkeia integrated backup appliances for SMBs, the disk drive vendor's first backup product since buying Arkeia software.