TechTarget News - Week of Jul 21, 2013

UK to block online porn by default

The UK is to block online pornography by default to all new internet users, David Cameron is to announce

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 19 July 2013

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Apple overhauls developer systems after hack

Apple is overhauling its developer systems and its developer website is still down after hackers tried to steal developer personal details

SAP drops co-CEO strategy

The shock decision by one of SAP's co-CEOs to leave the firm leaves the vendor looking at having one man in charge from May next year

IT services market on course for decent growth

An analysis of the UK IT services market by Ovum show that in the first five months of this year there was a healthy volume of business

HP braced for increasing interest in platinum level

Hewlett-Packard is expecting the first wave of those resellers interested in becoming platinum partners to emerge in the next couple of months

Kemp brings in Zycko staffer to run UK channel

Load balancing specialist Kemp Technologies has unveiled a distribution veteran as its UK channel manager

Apple takes down hacked developers site

Apple has taken down the developers site that was subject of a hack as it promises to improve security

BPO contract values tumble

The value of business process outsourcing contracts has taken a tumble in the second quarter as a result of weak economic conditions

UKFast CEO Jones pumps £4.5m into grad recruitment

Creation of 50 new jobs at UKFast’s Manchester base helps address graduate unemployment problem and helps cloud hosting outfit beat growth targets

Engineering firm designs private backup cloud

Engineering consulting firm exp wanted to get rid of tape and standardize backup in remote offices, so it built a private backup cloud.

Apple profits dip as iPad sales drop

Apple has seen its profits drop as the wait for fresh products continues and the current line-up shows signs of losing some appeal with customers

comparetheware.com unveils business portal

IT product comparison site comparetheware.com has taken the wraps off a business portal designed to arm customers with information on products, vendors and resellers

Lakeland warns customers of potential data breach

Lakeland is warning of a potential data breach after a “sophisticated and sustained attack” exploited a recently-identified Java flaw

EE doubles 4G customers in second quarter

EE reveals 687,000 users signed up to its 4G services by the end of its Q2, but its first half revenue for 2013 is still down on 2012

DataStax helps enterprises offload Oracle

DataStax Enterprise is offering large enterprises a way to offload Oracle workloads onto the Cassandra NoSQL database

UK CIOs admit they cannot support software

CIOs admit their IT teams cannot support large parts of their application estates and operating systems, according to research

Cloud fuels VMware growth forecasts

VMware has indicated that it is expecting a strong second half of the year as more customers use its software as part of their moves to cloud environments

Government fails rural areas in broadband and mobile

The rural affairs select committee says there is not enough government funding to put rural services on par with urban areas

Capita staff to strike over pay

Capita staff in its life and pensions and IT services divisions will walk out on Friday in a protest over pay

RSA warns about 'KINS' banking Trojan

RSA is warning that a new banking Trojan, 'KINS,' with architectural similarities to previous Trojans, may start hitting PCs soon.

Germany calls for new global online privacy charter

German government officials are calling for a new global charter to safeguard privacy online in the wake of revelations about the US Prism surveillance programme

Start-up profile: Judo

Judo is a British startup which provides a card payment solution for mobile applications

Dell saga rumbles on as Michael Dell raises bid

Dell shareholders wanting to vote over the buyout proposals will have to wait until 2 August as the process gets pushed back for a second time

BT profits drop despite customer growth

Whilst customers continue to sign up for broadband and TV services, reported profits plummet 16% and revenues fall by 1%

Blue Coat: partners buy in to strategic shift

Two months after it bought Solera Networks and refreshed its technological strategy, Blue Coat claims its revitalised channel is benefiting from its new messaging

Banks speeding recruitment to get best talent

Some banks are taking advantage of the slow recruitment processes of competitors to get the best IT professionals in the market.

BT profits drop despite customer growth

Telecoms giant BT today reported financial results for its first quarter, showing that the increase in customer subscriptions has not translated into profits

IBM enhances security intelligence options

IBM has introduced a vulnerability management tool that should allow resellers to identify customer risk points across the network

EMC Corp. prepares VNX2 launch

EMC sees the VNX2 unified midrange storage array upgrade and other product launches as a way to jolt stagnant storage sales.

SDN basics: Five questions answered

Understanding SDN basics is key. We rounded up five reader questions answered by our experts that provide insight as to how SDN can and should be used.

Five hackers charged with $300m card fraud

US prosecutors have charged five men with hacking and credit card fraud that cost companies at least $300m

Node4 plans regional data centre strategy

Data centre specialiust Node4 is planning to build two more data centres as it looks to provide greater regional coverage across the UK

Entatech gearing up for Windows 8.1 launch

Entatech is urging resellers to view the launch of Windows 8.1 as an opportunity to get customers investing in both software and hardware

FireEye partners with Phishme for multi-layered security

Security technology developer FireEye has partnered with phishing awareness training firm PhishMe to offer a multi-layered approach to securing information networks

Feds catch hackers behind worldwide data breaches

Feds indict, unmask hackers behind largest known data breach conspiracy targeting worldwide financial institutes, payment processors and retailers.

Voice price pressure hits Colt

Regulatory price pressure on voice services and negative currency fluctuations were both problems for Colt in the first half of 2013

Competition dents Arrow performance

Competition in the components market and tough economic conditions hit Arrow Electronics in Q2