TechTarget News - Week of Aug 25, 2013

Software AG s’oriente vers la BI métier

Le groupe de Karl-Heinz Streibich a décidé de pousser un peu plus ses outils vers les départements métiers en les positionnant sur le secteur de la BI orientée métier. A la base de cette stratégie : le rachat de la société Jackbe.

Dell, HP unveil top-of-rack switches at VMworld

New top-of-rack switches from Dell and HP Networking integrate with VMware's NSX, enabling bare-metal servers to mesh with virtual networks.

Five cyber attackers arrested over UK tax fraud

Five men have been arrested in connection with an HMRC investigation into cyber attackers suspected of identity theft and tax fraud

Amazon datacentre glitch hits top web services

A hardware failure at Amazon datacentre downs several web services, renewing concerns about the reliability of cloud-based infrastructure

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 23 August 2013

Softcat picks up keys to new London gaff, IPL's Azure platform deployment pays off for UCAS, and Logicalis brings our boys back home. Catch up on the biggest channel news stories from the past week

CIOs and CMOs are disconnected

CIOs and CMOs are collaborating inadequately and putting marketing strategies at risk according to research by Accenture

BT to shut down dial-up in September

BT tempts its customers over to broadband services, although also offers PlusNet narrowband alternative for those outside of its footprint

Security must be part of digital reform, says Thales

The arrest of a man believed to have collected more than £100,000 in fraudulent UK tax rebates shows that security must be part of digital reform, says security firm Thales

Buffalo hires CMS Distribution to target NAS market

Networking and storage firm Buffalo Technology says agreement with storage specialist distie CMS Distribution will help it strengthen its grip on the network attached storage market

BT to recruit 150 engineers in Scotland

BT is creating 150 new posts in Scotland to help with its broadband roll-out across the country

New DaaS options emerge ahead of IT demand

DaaS hasn’t caught on in enterprises yet. Could new options from VMware and other large vendors kick start the cloud hosted virtual desktop movement?

Server shipments up but revenues down

More servers were shipped in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year but revenues for the suppliers fell, according to the latest report from Gartner.

Linux : 22 ans, nouveau noyau E

Linus Torvalds a fêté les 22 ans de Linux en annonçant la disponibilité d'une nouvelle mouture du noyau de l'OS libre.

Arrow splashes out €230m for ComputerLinks

Arrow Electronics has announced it will acquire ComputerLinks as it looks to bolster its position in serving the datacentre market

Leicestershire signs BDUK contract

Leicestershire County Council signs a contract with BT to roll-out fibre broadband to 95% of homes and businesses by March 2016

Nutanix adds Microsoft Hyper-V support to platform

“SAN-free” datacentre specialist celebrates VMworld 2013 by getting cosy with Microsoft, offering new support possibilities to the channel

Syrian hacktivists down New York Times website

The New York Times believed to have been targeted by a hacktivist group that supports Syrian president Bashar al-Assad

New Nexenta VSA tackles VDI storage with flash cache

Nexenta launches flash cache software in a virtual storage appliance for VMware’s Horizon View platform to boost performance for virtual desktop deployments

CounterTack to defend endpoints in South Korea

U.S.-based CounterTack in agreement to protect South Korean security firm SK Infosec's endpoints from increasingly stealthy cyberattacks.

Beta testers see VMware's vSAN as a hyper-converged option

Early beta testers for VMware's Virtual SAN give the product high marks for simplicity and flexibility, but would like to see dedupe and snapshots.

Dropbox can be hacked, say security researchers

Security researchers say they bypassed the security of cloud-based storage service Dropbox and gained access to private user files

Vodafone and O2 join 4G party

Vodafone and O2 have ended the temporary 4G monopoly of EE with the launch of services in three UK cities.

Indian banks to increase IT spend by 13%

Indian banks and investment firms will spend 13% more on IT in 2013 compared to last year with IT services the largest segment, according to research from Gartner.

Vishing costs UK £7m a year

Fraud committed using personal details obtained by voice email, voice over IP, landline and mobile calls is costing UK citizens at least £7m a year

Gartner warns resellers not to bank on cloud riches

Although customers continue to invest in the cloud the level of money that technology takes from the IT budget will still be fairly low according to Gartner

770,000 IT jobs lost in Europe in 15 years

Offshoring, technology advancements and low growth have contributed to a massive reduction in IT jobs in Europe

NG Bailey gets top level Mitel badge

IT division of services giant NG Bailey recognised as Mitel signaturePARTNER

Hortonworks prépare son entrée en Bourse

Le spécialiste Hadoop planifie une entrée en Bourse dans les 15 à 24 mois pour répondre à la demande croissante d’analyse de données.

Pivot3 VDI appliance goes Horizon-tal

Pivot3 upgrades its vSTAC virtual desktop infrastructure appliance and ships a version pre-configured with VMware Horizon Suite.

QNAP, ZyXEL announce partnership on 10 GbE NAS

QNAP and ZyXEL announce high-performance 10 GbE NAS appliances for the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market.

Nasdaq operator admits partial blame for outage

Last week’s shutdown of the Nasdaq raised fears over cyber attacks, but now the stock exchange operator has admitted partial responsibility

New Snowden docs reveal secret NSA hacker unit

The US National Security Agency has a secret hacking group, the latest leaked documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal

Newcastle and Milton Keynes sign BDUK contracts

Two more councils award BT with the contract to roll-out superfast broadband as part of the government’s nationwide project

IDC revises PC decline shipments downwards

The ongoing decline in the PC market has led IDC to make a third revision to its global shipment forecasts as the tough times in the market continue

Computacenter makes first half loss on German fallout

Computacenter books statutory pre-tax loss after making provisions for losses on three dodgy German contracts, but the underlying business is heading in the right direction

Cyber Academy launches to bolster security skills

The government has given its backing to a cyber academy that is designed to increase the levels of security skills in the UK

Microsoft names new global partner head

Former US Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Boss Phil Sorgen selected as replacement for Jon Roskill

Startup profile: CloudZync

CloudZync is a British startup which provides mobile wallets for retailers to enable mobile payments and loyalty programmes.

DigiPlex expands wholesale datacentre facility

DigiPlex is building its sixth datacentre facility on a 10-acre site outside of Stockholm to create Stockholm’s first wholesale datacentre

NYT hactivist attack shows need for registry locking

Syrian hacktivist attack on New York Times website highlights the need for registry locking, says communications and analysis firm Neustar

Flash storage vendors make lucrative acquisition targets

Flash storage is a hot technology for IT customers, but also for storage companies who fill product gaps by acquiring innovative flash storage vendors.

Acronis vmProtect 9 targets Microsoft apps

With Acronis vmProtect 9, vendor looks to attract small companies who need easy-to-manage VMware backup and recovery.

BSA unveils IP expert as CEO and president

The Business Software Alliance has revealed it has appointed a former member of Obama's administration as its latest CEO and president

Windows Phone 8 deployment flies high at Delta Air

Delta has completed a Nokia 820 Windows Phone 8 deployment to 19,000 flight attendants -- a much-needed endorsement for Microsoft's mobile phone.

NYT cyberattack neatly sidestepped by big data

Big data analysis of IP addresses performed by OpenDNS kept some 50 million users from falling prey to the hijacking of The New York Times website.