TechTarget News - Week of Nov 03, 2013

Zurich Insurance Group to streamline finance IT

Zurich Insurance Group has signed a five-year deal with Accenture to develop, implement and manage finance and business intelligence applications in multiple countries including the UK.

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 1 November 2013

HP makes redundancies across EMEA, Microsoft cuts Avnet from distribution pack, and Dell faces up to foul-smelling laptop problem. Catch up on last week's biggest channel news stories

CIO Interview: Mike Wright, CIO, McKinsey & Company

CIOs are finding it difficult to find innovative technology solutions from the big established suppliers, and are having to search elsewhere

HGST Inc. launches first helium drive

HGST delivers its long-awaited helium drive, using the light gas to put seven platters and 6 TB of capacity in one drive and reduce power consumption.

EE to launch 300 Mbps 4G network in London

Mobile operator EE has launched an LTE-Advanced network, which it claims to be the fastest 4G mobile network in the world

University cuts software installation time from days to hours

The University of Dundee claims to have reduced the time its central IT department takes to install software to over 1,300 academics from days to hours, after investing in privilege management software

Druva reveals plans to widen distribution

Data protection specialist Druva has signaled that it wants to widen and extend its distributor and reseller base

UK government behind mobile broadband, says Ed Vaizey

Mobile broadband is one of the technologies that can see us through to a fully connected society, says communications minister Ed Vaizey

Christmas brings reseller sales opportunities

Networking specialists should start talking about the impact of Christmas on ecommerce infrastructure now according to Entanet

UK trust in mobile apps low, Isaca report reveals

Only 4% of UK consumers consider the makers of their mobile phone apps as the entity they most trust with personal data, a survey reveals

Ingram launches managed print service

Ingram Micro has taken the wraps off its PrintSense service to help resellers get a slice of the managed print market

Twitter IPO target sets value at $14.2bn

Microblogging service Twitter is to make its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) debut at $26 a share on 7 November 2013, valuing it at $14.2bn

UK PC market continues to tumble

The latest Q3 PC shipment figures from Gartner make grim reading for those hoping for signs of recovery in the UK PC market

Skilled migrants increase UK productivity

UK-born professionals need to “up their game”, according to research which shows productivity increases when businesses employ skilled migrants

EfficientIP kicks off channel programme

In a move designed to attract committed resellers EfficientIP has launched a channel programme

Twitter shares up 73% on target for IPO

Twitter’s shares closed on the first day of trading at $44.90, almost 73% higher than the company’s initial target of $26

FAST takes stay legal software message to the North

The Federation Against Software Theft is targeting users in the North of England with efforts to raise the awareness of the need to use legal products

Ballintrae teams up with Bradford Networks

Security specialist Ballintrae has teamed up with Bradford Networks to provide the financial services sector with help tackling BYOD concerns

What is new in PCI DSS V3?

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council has published the latest version of the data security standards

Next CEO could break up Microsoft

The prospect that the next CEO of Microsoft might offload some of the vendor's products looks more likely if Stephen Elop gets the job

BYOD trend in full effect despite privacy, legal concerns

The bring-your-own-device trend can put companies in hot water regarding employee privacy, but strong policy and the right tech can mitigate the risk.