TechTarget News - Week of Nov 17, 2013

BT Openreach CEO to step down

BT Openreach CEO Liv Garfield will leave the company in the Spring next year to take on the role of CEO at water company Severn Trent

Microsoft edges closer to choosing next CEO

Microsoft is reported to be getting closer to whittling down the potential candidates to replace Steve Ballmer

Corero Business Systems takes Civica name

Just a few months after being acquired Corero Business Systems has re-branded with the Civica name

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 15 November 2013

It was a week where money played a major role, either in the shape of funding a merger or providing funds to resellers looking to become managed services specialists

Campaigners angry over Microsoft, Skype privacy ruling

Campaign group Europe v Facebook has criticised the decision by Luxembourg’s data protection authorities to clear Microsoft and its Skype division of privacy violations

Datacentre hosting firm NGD rolls out channel programme

Next Generation Data (NGD) rolls out full-scale version of channel partner programme and targets 15 to 20 new signings as it ramps up its indirect activities

Metalogix, Zadara, Panzura announce AWS offerings

Metalogix launches a hosted email service at AWS re:Invent, and Zadara and HotLink partner with NetApp around its Private Storage for AWS.

Colt cloud services added to ArrowSphere platform

Arrow partners will get access to new cloud infrastructure and networking elements after the addition of Colt’s cloud services to its ArrowSphere platform

Businesses plan support for remote devices

Businesses will increasingly provide remote support for tablets and smartphones, but security fears are still an obstacle

FPB to Osborne: address SME cash flow to prolong recovery

The Forum of Private Business has called for chancellor George Osborne to take urgent action to address issues affecting small business cash flow to cement the UK’s growing recovery

Tech Data attempts to tap big data trend

Tech Data UK has added the SAP Sybase IQ system to its software portfolio in a move designed to strengthen relationships with SAP resellers

Phoenix launches HP-based cloud service

Hosting company Phoenix has launched an HP-based ‘off-the-shelf’ infrastructure designed to deliver IT services via the cloud

More than one billion BYOD users predicted by 2018

Employee-owned smartphones and tablets used as part of bring your own device (BYOD) policies will increase to more than one billion devices globally by 2018, according to a study by Juniper Research

EMC upgrades Mozy with eye on enterprise cloud backup

EMC sees Mozy as its entrée to enterprise cloud backups and adds it to its Data Protection Suite alongside Avamar, NetWorker and Data Domain Boost.

Samsung gets $160m off patent damages to Apple

A California court has ordered Samsung to pay a further $290m to Apple for infringing payments, taking the total in damages to $840m

Jaguar Land Rover builds data sharing infrastructure

Jaguar Landrover (JLR) has used a proposed data sharing standard to improve car development within its product lifecycle management (PLM) system.

More than one billion BYOD users predicted by 2018

Employee-owned smartphones and tablets used as part of bring your own device (BYOD) policies will increase to more than one billion devices globally by 2018, according to a study by Juniper Research