TechTarget News - Week of Aug 11, 2013

Education VAR Academia launches business practice

Technology solutions provider reckons a long-standing reputation in the education and public sector fields will be attractive to enterprise buyers

Will health IT be cornerstone of concierge medicine?

While the health insurance marketplace sorts itself out post-ACA, can the health IT-savvy concierge model of medicine save the independent physician?

Gartner expects a boost to government IT

After years of austerity measures, government CIOs are set to start spending again, according to research from analyst Gartner

Gartner expects a boost to government IT

After years of austerity measures, government buyers are set to start spending again, according to research from analyst Gartner

HP adds auto-tiering for SSDs to StoreVirtual VSA

To make its StoreVirtual VSA more than just an SMB play, HP added auto-tiering and higher capacity licensing options.

Is it time for cyber liability insurance?

Cyber liability insurance can provide a new layer of security in data breach or exploit situations, study finds.

Violin pumps up capacity for all-flash array

Violin Memory released its 3U 6264 MLC 19 nanometer all-flash array with over 64 TB capacity and up to 750,000 IOPS for under $5 per GB.

Unexpected cloud computing costs cause sticker shock

Think cloud computing is just a matter of spinning up resources? You could be in for sticker shock. Watch out for these cloud computing costs.

Smartphones now account for half of all mobile sales

Smartphones accounted for over 50% of mobile phone sales for the first time ever in Q2, with the Samsung – Android combo unbeatable for now, according to Gartner’s latest market assessment

New body to educate on HDD technology

Hard disk vendors form industry body to promote storage technology as big data pushes up demand

Brocade profits rise despite stifled sales

Increased profits offset a drop in revenues at Brocade due to recovery in the storage market and cost reductions elsewhere

Brocade profits rise despite stifled sales

With sales of both its networking and SAN portfolios falling, Brocade surprises itself by more than doubling profits

Cisco axes 4,000 jobs despite profit jump

Cisco is to cut 4,000 jobs – mostly in middle management – saying that the pace of the economic recovery is still too inconsistent

Cisco cuts 4,000 staff

Despite announcing record results, the networking giant Cisco says 4,000 jobs will go

Gamma Global expands board

Value added distie injects 'energy and pace' to leadership team as it targets increased growth

Facebook tests mobile payments tool

Facebook is planning to test a mobile payments feature which will automatically fill in payment details when purchasing on mobile apps

Channel braced for cloud growth

TechTarget channel research has revealed that resellers expect more revenue from the cloud in the next 12 months across key technology areas

Dell profits collapse as fight for PC firm rages on

Dell’s profits fell off a cliff in the second quarter of its fiscal 2014, as the fight between Michael Dell and Carl Icahn for control of the company continues

Lenovo mobile device shipments overhaul PCs

Lenovo says it is now shipping more smartphones and tablets than PCs as its quarterly profits and sales both head in the right direction

Multimillion-pound broadband project axed in Yorkshire

Despite millions of taxpayer’s pounds sunk into the Digital Region project in South Yorkshire, the councils involved decide to drop it to save £12.5m

UCAS adopts public cloud to process university admissions

Ten days before the A-level results, UCAS adopted a public cloud infrastructure to scale up its IT and to make admission process efficient

Skyera plans to pack 500 TB into 1U flash array

Skyera says its skyEagle flash array will hold up to 500 TB of 16 nm NAND flash, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 GbE connectivity for $1.99 per GB.

Nerd fight 2013: The great OpenStack API debate

OpenStack APIs have become a topic of fierce argument within the open source cloud platform's community, ending in a contentious debate this week.