TechTarget News - Week of Oct 20, 2013

Attendees heading to SAP TechEd 2013, looking for answers

With SAP TechEd set to officially begin on Tuesday, attendees are heading to Las Vegas looking for more information on everything from SAP Lumira to SAP Fiori.

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 18 October 2013

Exclusive Networks launches Big new unit, Westcon lines up to back Avaya midmarket scheme, and all the news from VMworld Europe 2013. Catch up on last week's biggest news stories

Livingstone shuffles management pack

SAM specialist Livingstone has seen its CEO head to run US operations as it introduces a fresh head of sales in EMEA

Enterprises will adopt SDN before full standardisation

Huawei’s president of marketing solutions for its enterprise business group claims enterprises won’t have to wait for standardisation before they can feel the benefits of software defined networking

Big projects fueling government IT spending in India

Indian central, state and regional government agencies will reach 393bn INR on IT in 2013 as large projects to manage the data of one and a quarter billion people take center stage

Flash vendor Tegile launches EMEA channel scheme

Capitalising on a growing wave of interest in flash storage arrays for business, newcomer Tegile Systems has launched its first partner programme, backed by Exclusive Networks

Manufacturing recruiting turns its eye to Gen Y

Manufacturers are struggling to find younger workers to fill the shoes of seasoned employees, according to a ThomasNet report.

Developer landscape challenging but growing

Microsoft has surveyed the state of the developer world and found that the market is challenging juggling platforms but growing and optimistic

Ingram Micro loses UK VP Vandenbussche following shuffle

A reorganisation of Ingram Micro’s European leadership team by new president Gerhard Schulz has led to the exit of long-standing employee and on-off UK boss Johan Vandenbussche

Logicalis in new attempt to define SDN future

Managed service provider Logicalis is embarking on a bold attempt to define the future of software-defined networking (SDN), forming an internal team to ponder the big issues

Survey: IT's cloud, BYOD policies don't deter Gen Y use

A Fortinet survey shows that a majority of young users will violate IT security policies governing BYOD and cloud services to boost productivity.

Time to review cyber trust, says ICSPA

The world needs to reset the clock on trust after
Snowden's revelations on US internet surveillance, says ICSPA

RM exits PC market, leaves 300 unemployed

After 35 years in the trade, RM has called time on its PC business to refocus on its software and services offering, with 300 set to lose their jobs as a result

Micro-P and Gem undergo brand changes

DCC Sercom's decision to roll out the Exertis brand across all of its operations has meant name changes for its UK distribution operations

Big data and social media on CompTIA radar

Channel organisation CompTIA has used its EMEA member conference to discuss some of the major trends in the industry

Three STPCon speakers tackle mobile device proliferation

Device proliferation is a growing problem when it comes to mobile app testing. Three STPCon speakers offer their insights on how to approach it.

Facebook to trial warnings for extreme content

Facebook is to trial warning messages on extreme content after an outcry over its decision to lift a ban on beheading videos

Dell looks for channel growth

Michael Dell has outlined plans to extend its channel as a key part of its growth strategy

Kaspersky signs up Tech Data

Tech Data's electronic software capability has proved to be a major attraction to security vendor Kaspersky Labs

ZTE in network channel relaunch after revamp

After losing UK distie Touchline, ZTE uses London’s IP Expo trade show to show off new product lines and relaunch itself to the channel with two new distributors at its side

JVM simulation: Changing space and time

William Louth, chief technology officer for JInspired, explains the difference between simulation and virtualization.

Java EE: Handling big data

TheServerSide's Cameron McKenzie sat down with Daniel Bryant to discuss how Java EE handles big data.

ExaGrid deduplication boxes get bigger, faster

ExaGrid deduplication appliances inch toward the enterprise with the EX21000E, a system that can scale to 210 TB in a 10-unit grid.

What is JVM simulation?

JInspired CTO William Louth explains what JVM simulations are and the benefits of making changes in simulations, rather than in JVM.

Microsoft shares up on strong Q3 results

Microsoft shares rose 6% on third quarter earnings of $5.2bn, a 17% increase compared with the same period the year before

Job preservation preventing more software whistle blowers

The Federation Against Software Theft has found indifference and fear of the sack is preventing people from reporting the illegal use of software at work

Microsoft boosted by commercial growth

Sales of Windows might still be struggling in a declining PC market but a stronger performance by its Office and Server products buoyed Microsoft

Ingram Micro Q3 solid, profits, sales seen rising

Ingram Micro’s third quarter financial statements paint a positive picture of the distie’s overall situation, with recent acquisitions performing well

Three quarters of UK homes can access superfast broadband

A report from telecoms regulator Ofcom claims three in four homes can now access superfast internet connections and adoption of the technology is on the rise

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games IT on track

IT services firm Atos says implementation of IT systems to support the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year is on track

HP swings the axe in EMEA

HP is shedding up to 7,000 staff across EMEA as part of its ongoing turnaround plan.

Testing professionals: Soft skills are key to success

At STPCon Fall 2013, the keynote speaker addressed how testing professionals can benefit from communication and soft skills over technical expertise.

Why continuous testing is gaining ground, but not enough

Dan Bartow, SOASTA's VP of product management, explains why continuous testing isn't practiced enough and what mobile testers should do about it.