TechTarget News - Week of Oct 13, 2013

India’s CIOs and CMOs fail to communicate

Chief information officers (CIOs) and chief marketing officers (CMOs) are failing to collaborate adequately and putting marketing strategies at risk, according to research by Accenture

IDC points to the cloud for the backup market

More backup and recovery solutions will be delivered via the cloud as part of a wider platform sale according to IDC

Upfront security better and cheaper, says expert

Businesses can increase data protection and decrease cost by baking in information security from the start of any IT project

Is India’s cyber policy all words and no action?

The Indian government is trying to strengthen cyber security with the new cyber policy, but little is yet understood about how the ambitious proposals will be put in place

Citrix highlights 'always on' networking skills gap

Research from Quocirca commissioned by Citrix has revealed that there is a struggle finding the skills to support a 24/7 always on approach to service provision

Microsoft CEO search rumbles on

Microsoft's search for a CEO replacement for Steve Ballmer is continuing to gather steam with more names being linked with the job

VMware to partners: virtualise the entire datacentre

In his VMworld Europe 2013 keynote, Pat Gelsinger has urged VMware partners and customers to virtualise the entire datacentre and announced the acquisition of DaaS firm Desktone

D-Link begins fixing router backdoor

D-Link has begun releasing security patches to close the backdoor discovered on some of its routers

Westcon lines up to support Avaya midmarket push

As Avaya launches the latest version of its IP Office suite, distribution partner Westcon is following through with a major push into the midmarket

ASM Technologies launches SME service

In a move designed to try and make it easier for system integrators to work on public sector contracts with SMEs channel player ASM Technologies has unveiled a new service

Coho Data targets storage scalability issues

Coho Data comes out of stealth with Coho DataStream object-storage array with commodity hardware, MLC PCIe flash and a software-controlled switch.

Preventing unscheduled JVM downtime with java-monitor

It's an administrators nightmare to find out that an important JVM has gone down. However, by using java-monitor, admins can learn more about their JVM and minimize downtime.

Datatec sales up, but Westcon still struggles

First half sales at Westcon and Logicalis parent Datatec are comfortably up on last year, but the impact of an ERP roll-out at Westcon’s US operation has hurt the group’s overall performance

Huawei confirms UK R&D centre

Huawei says it will build an R&D centre as part of its £1.3bn UK investment after the firm's CEO met Chancellor George Osborne

GSMA chairman quits

Franco Bernabè has resigned his post as chairman of the GSMA following his departure from Telecom Italia

Mobile market uncertainty hits Anite

Wireless networking specialist Anite has warned that uncertainty in the mobile market has hit its handset testing operations

VIP Computers adds £2m to credit lines

Distributor VIP Computers has added a couple of million pounds to the credit available to resellers as it prepares for a busy end to the year

UK average internet speeds up 48%

The latest State of the Internet report from Akamai shows the UK rising up the ranks when it comes to average connection speeds

Dell endpoint management tools arrive for iOS, Android

Dell's new endpoint management tools will let IT admins do more from their mobile devices, but the company has yet to fully integrate these products.

Gatwick Airport embarks on communications overhaul

Gatwick Airport has embarked on a five-year project to replace its 60-year-old communications infrastructure with a cloud-based system

EE offers 4G broadband to rural areas

The UK mobile operator is targeting its 4G broadband packages at rural areas missing out from superfast connections

Mobile payments set to take Europe by storm

Benjami Puigdevall Esteve, head of electronic channels at the Spanish bank La Caixa believes Spain will lead the way with NFC payments in 2014, with hopes that the trend will also take hold of the rest of Europe.

UK calls for open internet to spur economic growth

The UK has called for an open and borderless internet at the opening ceremony of the Seoul Conference on Cyberspace 2013 in South Korea

Gamma bags spot on government telephony framework

Voice, data and mobility specialist Gamma Network Solutions wins coveted position on Government Procurement Services Telephony Services Framework

New tech a top security challenge, says Isaca CEO

A top challenge facing information security professionals is the multiple points of entry created by new technologies, says Ron Hale, acting CEO of Isaca

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2014 CTP 2

This is the last Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server until it becomes generally available in the first half of next year.

Government ups teaching bursaries for tech graduates

Schools minister David Laws says more bursaries and scholarships will be provided to attract top graduates in computing, maths, physics and chemistry into teaching

HDS UCP line extended for private storage clouds

Hitachi Data Systems adds private storage cloud tools, including an expansion of its Unified Compute Platform (UCP) VMware-centric stack.

IBM social guru tells resellers to engage

Resellers have been urged to embrace social networks to make sure they are able to take advantage of a growing route to customers and suppliers

Westcoast pushes partners into HP clouds

A new deal between Westcoast and HP will see partners get access to pay-as-you-go cloud options to offer to their customers

Lenovo considers BlackBerry bid

Rumours are rife that the Chinese PC and laptop manufacturer will buy the struggling mobile firm

Mobile operators ready to embrace Wi-Fi

The CEO of the Wi-Fi Alliance claims ‘the era of reticence and resentment is gone’ and mobile operators are now looking to how Wi-Fi can benefit them, rather than seeing it as their enemy

ONF launches SDN northbound interface working group

The Open Networking Foundation forms a northbound interface working group to model and prototype technology, but not to necessarily pursue a standard.

Violin goes native with Microsoft on all-flash arrays

Violin tunes its all-flash arrays to work with Microsoft Windows Servers 2012 R2 and reduce latency when running apps such as SQL Server and Exchange.

Acronis adds cloud backup software

Acronis Storage is cloud backup software for service providers and enterprises who want to build private clouds.