TechTarget News - Week of Sep 01, 2013

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 30 August 2013

IaaS data shows Amazon Web Services out in front, Arrow guzzles Computerlinks, and Ballmer calls it quits. Catch up on the biggest channel news stories from the past seven days

Co-operative Bank ditches core banking migration

The Cooperative Bank has ditched its plan to migrate its core banking system to an off-the-shelf system from Infosys, amid huge losses

Vodafone admits ‘advanced discussions’ with Verizon

Media speculation that the UK firm will sell off its 45% of the US firm Verizon Wireless has truth to it, but the UK operator says there is no certainty that an agreement will be reached

UK business data theft at record high

Data theft from UK companies by employees is at a record high, according to law firm EMW

Stone bolsters management team

Public sector specialist Stone Group has bolstered its sales team with a fresh face as group sales and commercial director

Microsoft acquires Nokia

Microsoft is to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business, including its patents and mapping services in a $7.2bn deal

Microsoft buys Nokia handset business

Nokia’s devices, patent licences and Stephen Elop acquired by Microsoft in long-anticipated €5bn deal

Vodafone confirms $130bn Verizon sale

Less than 24 hours after admitting it was in talks, Vodafone sells off its share in US firm Verizon Wireless to focus on European operations

Windows XP migration tools ease long overdue upgrades

Many enterprises are delaying Windows XP migration to Windows 7 or Windows 8 because upgrades are time-consuming and expensive. These tools can help.

Dell enhances software programme

New software competencies take account of growing status of Dell’s software business within the company

IT budgets in India are fastest growing in Asia Pacific

Indian organizations are increasing their IT budgets more than any other country in the Asia Pacific region with 19% increasing IT spending by more than 10% in 2013, according to Forrester research.

Wipro expands Scandinavian operations

Indian IT services provider Wipro is expanding its workforce in Scandinavia with a local executive to lead operations in the region

O2 highlights need for digital skills

Research commissioned by O2 has forecast a need for hundreds of thousands of workers with digital skills if the UK is to remain competitive

Australia wants UK IT professionals

UK IT professionals are in demand in Australia as cities begin major IT projects, according to an emigration consultancy

Synology releases DiskStation Manager 4.3

Synology releases DiskStation Manager 4.3, which includes mobile apps, shared folder and file links, and disk usage reports.

Unified storage gets flashier with EMC VNX2

EMC ships the VNX2 with redesigned controllers and software to take better advantage of flash; EMC also adds block-level primary data dedupe.

LC Technology offers SSD utility update

LC Technology updates its Solid State Doctor SSD utility suite, including overprovisioning, cloning and TRIM support for Windows users.

Damovo opens customer demo centre

Enterprise IT solutions specialist Damovo shows off Client Innovation Centre, showcasing key vendors such as Cisco and Microsoft

Cheaper smartphones help global market rebound

The growth in the number of sub $200 smartphones and strong spending in emerging markets will help the market grow strongly according to IDC

Brocade locks in Lipsin to run global channel

Datacentre networking specialist Brocade taps former Arbor Networks channel boss Bill Lipsin to take charge of channel, system integrator sales

Weak security policies causing mobile concerns

A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit has revealed that worries about the impact on increasing mobility on security continues to worry executives

Direct debit failures costly to businesses

Businesses risk losing money and customers due to mistakes made when setting up direct debit and credit payments

Public cloud market grows, but private clouds prevail

More IT shops are seeing the benefits of cloud computing, particularly PaaS, but security concerns keep private clouds at the forefront.

Damballa adds HTTP request profiling to its ATP platform

Damballa is adding HTTP request profiling to its advanced threat protection platform to detect malware that bypasses traditional security approaches.

NSA and GCHQ unlock online privacy encryption

UK and US intelligence agencies have unlocked the technology used to encrypt online services, including email, online banking and medical records.