TechTarget News - Week of Nov 24, 2013

Racing Post warns users of website breach

The Racing Post is advising users of its website to change their passwords for other sites if they use the same one in case hackers break the encryption

MicroScope's top stories, week ending 22 November 2013

Acer's CEO that never was, Colt adds cloud oomph to ArrowSphere, and Redcentric devours InTechnology managed services arm. Catch up on last week's biggest channel news stories

Global public sector outsourcing far outstrips private sector

Global public sector organisations spent €7.4bn in the third quarter on IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing (BPO), compared with €4.6bn in the private sector.

Banks clamp down on traders in chat rooms

Traders at several banks have been banned from chat rooms in the wake of scandals including the manipulation of the Libor interbank lending rate

IBM storage GM: Flash impacts everything

Goyal says flash isn't a product -- it impacts all of IBM storage. The same goes for open standards such as OpenStack and LTFS.

IT suppliers relaxed about contract visibility

IT and BPO suppliers Atos and Capita say they are relaxed about being more open about the often obscured details of large government contracts, as outsourcing giants are put under pressure by MPs to open up to public scrutiny

KCOM shuffles management team

KCOM has issued interim half-yearly numbers and revealed it is splitting its chairman and CEO roles

Transmode launches UK indirect strategy

Swedish optical networking specialist Transmode has recruited its first three resellers in the UK

Janet6 ‘offers the future’ for research networking needs

Jisc takes back the network from a managed service provider to light up its own fibre and offer a future proofed service to researchers, universities, colleges and schools across the UK

Nationwide first to launch Visa, despite RBS trial

Nationwide Building Society is offering a digital wallet to its customers after launching Visa’s service - 18 months after the service was made available in the UK

When and why to build a responsive application

Herve Mischler, SAP's visual designer, offers advice on responsive application design and recommends when it might be preferable to go native.

Westcon launches dedicated MS Lync programme

Networking distie says the launch of its programme will help partners get to grips with the vast array of products surrounding Microsoft’s Lync solution

Microsoft admits RT mistake

Microsoft has admitted that its RT operating system may have confused people, who expected full blown Windows.

Ex-Nokia employees launch Jolla smartphone

The Finnish engineers give us an insight to what could have been at Nokia with this limited launch of the new smartphone running the open source Sailfish OS

Big beasts fail to dent AWS cloud lead

Amazon’s cloud service remains more than four times more popular than its closest competitor, survey finds

BT ensures Rothbury broadband project goes ahead

While alternative operators in rural locations have to wait for locations before getting RCBF funding and starting their broadband roll-outs, BT is a step ahead in Rothbury

SMEs low confidence in banking obstructs growth

Small firms continue to struggle to get credit and continue to view banks as a challenging sector to approach to access funds for growth

Phoenix still facing a challenging market

Phoenix has revealed that market conditions have remained tough in its first half and improvements will have to wait until the second half

Fujitsu to exit London Stock Exchange

The Japanese firm submits an application to withdraw from the London Stock Exchange and liquidate one of its US subsidiaries in a bid to cut costs

US admits pirating military software

The US government has agreed to pay a $50m copyright infringement settlement to a logistics software firm

IT services firm acquires UBS system in outsourcing deal

UBS has sold a reference data management system to Tech Mahindra which will now be run by the Indian service provider as a service and offered to other customers

Security is network professionals’ top priority for 2014

New research from TechTarget and Computer Weekly shows networking professionals see security as the biggest priority for 2014, whilst they claim the vendors’ favourite – software defined networking – is just not ready yet