TechTarget News - Week of Aug 04, 2013

Websites hacked to show child abuse images

More than 25 business websites worldwide have been hacked to show illegal images of child sex abuse

Indian IT heads take on new roles

About 70% of Indian CIOs will report directly to CEOs by 2016, up from 40% today, according to a report by Forrester Research

MicroScope top stories, week ending 2 August 2013

Last week saw the ownership battle for Dell take another turn, PC World being held up as a model for the NHS and some more predictions about the growth of the cloud

Cisco chooses Avnet to provide SAP HANA platform

Avnet Technology Solutions hasbeen appointed the first EMEA distriutor to handle Cisco's Unified Computing System servers running the SAP HANA software platform

BT signs two new BDUK contracts

Oxfordshire and Worcestershire sign contracts with telecoms giant BT to roll-out superfast broadband across the two counties

Tech M&A activity bounces back

After a slow start to the year July saw the highest volume of deals for twelve months

Netwrix widens reseller base

Netwrix has brought on board a handful of new resellers to combat growing demand

Q&A: Exploring virtual server backups today

In this Q&A, Rachel Dines discusses some of the most recent trends in virtual server backups and challenges facing IT pros today.

MPs and Lords get online training tool

Parliament has signed a deal with Learning Pool to provide members with online training for the workplace

PC shipments in UK continue to tumble

The latest set of PC shipment numbers for Western Europe from Gartner show ongoing declines in the market in the second quarter

UK average broadband speed rises

The average download speed for broadband in the UK has reached 14.7Mbps, but take-up of superfast connections still low

Network Interlinks Rise to cloud demand

Cloud player Rise and business continuity firm Network Interlinks have formed a partnership to meet customer demand for hosted disaster recovery

Consumer technology use booming

UK households are using more consumer technology than in the past and cheaper prices are fueling further adoption

Agile 2013: Using automated analytics in Agile development

At Agile 2013, HP Software's Raziel Tabib discussed how the company increased application function releases with Agile software development.

Avnet looks ahead on back of solid Q4

Avnet has revealed that it had a better end to its fiscal year and with its restructuring complete it has more confidence about the future

PernixData virtualizes server-side flash caching

PernixData launches its Flash Virtualization Platform, which clusters server-side flash storage for high performance and fault tolerance.

Survival of the faxes

The fax machine is far from dead and continues to attract business according to Nimans

72% of UK adults shop online

Almost three quarters of adults in the UK access the internet on a daily basis and most have bought goods and services online.

Bloomberg signs up to Ubuntu Edge hybrid

Financial analytics service Bloomberg has bought into Mark Shuttleworth’s Ubuntu One vision for a hybrid PC/mobile device.

Ultrabooks fuel SSD boom

Strong demand for ultra slim laptops has helped SSD sales in the first quarter of 2013

Recruitment specialist warns over skills gap

With the demand for those with digital skills growing across the economy in general Executives Online has called for more skills matching to ensure there are no gaps

CSC bags start-up for big data services

IT services supplier CSC has acquired big data software platform provider Infochimps to speed up the development of its data service platform

Microgen boss set to retire

Microgen's CEO has announced plans to retire once a strategic review of the business is completed

IPv6 deployment bolstered by new affiliation

Distributor ASM Technologies has been chosen by BT Global Services to provide its Diamond IP solution to customers across the EMEA region.

CIO interview: Mike Timlett, CitySprint

Mike Timlett's career as an IT director has tracked the rise of mobile technologies that empower new business processes

Upcoming VMware Horizon View features revealed

The next version of VMware Horizon View will focus on mobility and include network enhancements, context aware security, IPv6 support and more.