TechTarget News - Week of Jul 28, 2013

How Java rules improve Android apps: Taming big data with big reasoning

Big data technologies are all the rage with enterprise architects and data focused professionals, but with big data isn't a panacea in itself. Big data solutions are only successful when they are accompanied by big reasoning as well.

Microsoft launches UK child porn warning

Microsoft introduces pop-up warnings for people in the UK who use its Bing search engine to look for images of child sex abuse

Miller calls out local authorities for broadband plans

Maria Miller writes to local councils telling them to publish their roll-out plans after BT confirms it is happy for the details to be made public

Cloud providers must tackle PRISM fears

The high profile revelations of government snooping should not be ignored by those channel players trying to build trust in the cloud

Cisco reseller arrested for fraud

Head of Network Genesis is accused of buying fake Cisco equipment and selling it on as the real thing to make a profit

Gartner fires warning to offshore suppliers

Gartner warns offshore IT providers without a cloud strategy that they will struggle to compete with large multinational suppliers

Gartner predicts strong growth in public cloud

With confidence rising the volume of business in the public cloud is set to grow by billions over the next two and a half years

Dell will stay on if private bid fails

Michael Dell has made it clear that he is in no rush to leave the firm he founded even if his bid to take the firm private proves to be unsuccesful

Google datacentres awarded ISO 50001 certification

Google has obtained ISO 50001 certification for its energy management systems in six datacentre facilities across the US

CompTia announces Fall 2013 catalog and playbooks

Early announcements out of CompTia's ChannelCon 2013 include the release of the non-profit's Fall 2013 training catalog and new cloud-focused playbooks.

UK invests £850m in tackling cyber threats

The UK government is to invest more than £850m to develop and maintain cutting-edge capabilities to tackle cyber threats

UK losing cyber war

The UK is losing the fight in the cyber war and needs to do more to make the country a less attractive target according to the Home Affairs Committee

BT forms new business retail division

BT Retail will split into business and consumer divisions when its leader ascends to the role of CEO in September

Security complexity increases risk of breaches

Firms have reported it is becoming increasingly difficult to fend off complex cyber attacks making breaches harder to prevent

Syrian hacktivists target Thompson Reuters

Thompson Reuters has confirmed it is the latest media organisation to have its Twitter account hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)

Aerohive signs up Cloud Distribution

As it continues to look for UK expansion Aerohive has signed up Cloud Distribution as its third distie

Computacenter hires first woman onto board

Computacenter has hired its first female non-executive board member and discusses conclusions of its diversity report

Affordable VDI alternatives to Citrix and VMware

Thanks to a handful of vendors or architectural choices, virtual desktops infrastructure can be an affordable option for organizations.

MPs call for hacker users to be exposed

MPs are calling for the publication of a list of companies that used private investigators suspected of using hacking methods to gather information

HTC warns of first-ever operating loss

Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC warns in its second quarter financial results that first-ever operating loss is likely in the third quarter

Smart wireless accessories market to soar

Juniper has signaled that the smart wireless accessories market is set for significant growth in the next five years

Veeam announces investment and appointments

Veeam has struck a deal to get backing from a venture capital partner to fuel its next stage of growth

Digital TV spectrum clear for 4G

Ofcom confirms the 4G spectrum it auctioned off earlier this year is now cleared and ready to be used by mobile operators

Shift plan showing signs of working at Alcatel-Lucent

Telco specialist Alcatel-Lucent managed to deliver better than expected results stating that its plans to turn the business around were having an impact

New threat portal pegs DDoS attacks at 2,570 a day

More than 2,500 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks take place every day worldwide, according to Arbor Networks’ Atlas Threat Portal

Surface sales still yet to take off

Details from Microsoft over the revenues from sales of its Surface tablet have revealed the product has yet to make much of a dent in the market

Ingram bolsters advanced solutions approach

Ingram Micro continues to evolve its advanced solutions approach to offering resellers support around new and emerging technologies

Surface blasts $900m hole in Microsoft empire

Microsoft’s latest 10Q filing with the SEC, has shown it took a $900m hit associated with the Surface tablet and paid an EU fine of $733m

Training wheels off VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5

VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 hit GA with new features for IT shops that need to integrate data, device, application and identity management.

Facebook shares climb back to flotation level

Facebook shares have briefly broken through the $38 flotation level for the first time since the company’s disastrous initial public offering

O2 set for August 4G launch

O2 confirms it will switch on its 4G network in London, Leeds and Bradford on 29 August, with 10 more cities going live by the end of 2013

Dell request for voting change turned down

Michael Dell's request for changes in the voting procedure on his attempts to take the company he founded private have been turned down

Phoenix talks up signs of progress

Having put the reign of the last CEO and a poor restructuring strategy in the past Phoenix IT Group has started to look to the future

Micro-P shuffles management pack

Micro-P has brought on new staff and made some promotions as it shuffles its management

Softcat reflects on decent year

Softcat revealed its revenues for the last 12 months have increased with the chairman Martin Hellawell describing it as one of the firm's best ever years

Northamber move to AIM gets green light

Northamber will start trading on AIM from 2 September after shareholders backed plans to move away from the main Stock Market

Third platform IT job skills in demand

Companies that are on board with cloud, big data, social and mobile trends seek IT pros with third platform skills, but those IT job skills are rare.

Black Hat 2013 attendance nears 7,500, tops 2012

Brief: GM Trey Ford said Black Hat 2013 attendance was up by 8% compared with last year's event. Ninety-eight new tools were introduced.

Wales has worst access to superfast broadband

Access to superfast broadband in Wales is significantly lower than the rest of the UK, according to a new report from Ofcom

Vasco launch competitive trade-in offer

Authentication specialist Vasco has announced a trade-in offer designed to attract rival customers

Android takes a 14% bite out Apple's pie

Shipments of Apple iPads have declined 14% compared with Q2 2012 according to the latest market share data from analyst Canalys

channelfusion adds flash player Fusion-io

High-end storage distributor channelfusion continues to expand its vendor portfolio after signing Fusion-io

Dell ownership battle rumbles on into next month

Michael Dell's call for voting changes have been accepted by the vendor's special committee forcing a delay to the shareholder vote over the future of the firm