TechTarget News - Week of Dec 01, 2013

Interview: Steve Furber on UK chip innovation

ARM chip designers Stephen Furber and Sophie Wilson will be honoured at the Economist Innovation awards on 3 December 2013

MicroScope's top stories, November 2013

Fujitsu bosses on the offensive, Microsoft parts ways with Avnet TS, and Acer CEO not functioning as intended. Catch up with the biggest IT channel news stories from November 2013

Azlan adds Box to TDCloud services portfolio

Secure file-sharing and document collaboration services provider Box revealed as latest addition to distie’s TDCloud services portfolio

EC lets Dimension Data acquisition bid slip

European Commission reports NTT-owned Dimension Data is planning to acquire NextiraOne’s IT services businesses in Europe

IT problems hit RBS and NatWest customers again

IT problems at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) stopped customers making online and card payments on the busiest shopping day of the year

Shift F7 formalises managing director role

After helping out as acting managing director over the last 16 months Nigel Lomas has been made full time boss at Shift F7

Huawei invests £10m in UK university research

Chinese telecoms firm Huawei boosts investment in the UK, promising £10m funding for universities' technology projects

Daisy Group operating losses widen in mixed first half

Business comms and network provider Daisy Group has seen its revenues slide and operating losses widen, but insists its underlying performance remains strong

Westcon makes Westerbos boss

Westcon parent Datatec names Dolph Westerbos as CEO, replacing the outgoing Dean Douglas

IDC warns 2013 will be annus horribilis for PCs

With worldwide shipments of PCs now expected to decline by 10.1% the latest market analysis from IDC makes grim reading for hardware players

New RIS workflows making EHRs look low-tech

At the RSNA annual meeting, speakers explain why EHRs are the weakest link in advanced RIS-based workflow integrations.

Get ready for the 12 Gbps SAS drive

New 12 Gbps SAS technology will usher in SSDs, HDDs and HBAs according to the SCSI Trade Association president.

Cloud desktops finally kick the small-fry VDI label

DaaS is no longer the red-headed stepchild of VDI; with VMware and Amazon offering cloud desktops and fostering acceptance, DaaS could gain steam in 2014.

Tesco reports another drop in sales

The UK’s number one retailer Tesco has seen a further decline in its sales figures, blaming the economic climate

Insurance firms invest £25bn in UK infrastructure

UK’s biggest insurance firms will invest £25bn into infrastructure projects including broadband roll-out and railway networks

Dell launches startup competition

Dell has launched a competition offering two UK startup entrepreneurs free office space, technology solutions, mentorship and networking opportunities

Cloud growth buoys Sage

Sage continues to transform its business to become more cloud based with its subscription base increasing by three fold in the last fiscal year

EE connects 10 more locations to 4G

A further 10 towns and cities will go live today, with the mobile operator promising 19 more will get the faster mobile connectivity by Christmas

Stone stands by schools with RM customer rescue plan

Staffs-based PC supplier Stone Group insists education remains a “core growth market” as it puts together a rescue package for customers left in limbo by RM’s decision to exit the sector

Unite slams HP job cut plans

Unite has slammed HP plans to reduce its UK headcount by 1,100 in the first quarter of next year

Unify signs up Westcon’s Dean Douglas

Distribution hotshot heads vendor-side to run freshly-rebranded enterprise comms outfit Unify

Three begins 4G roll-out

The last of the UK’s major mobile operators to join the race, Three confirms it has started to roll-out its 4G network and will cover 98% of the population by the end of 2015

Computer Weekly UKtech50: Rising stars 2013

Computer Weekly announces the top ten people who have the potential to shape the future of the UK technology industry

Hackers post millions of stolen passwords online

Security researchers have discovered more than two million stolen passwords for Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and other online services

How Indian banks are investing in IT

Gartner predicts Indian banks will increase IT spending next year by almost 10% as the Indian government awards more banking licenses

Google robotics project sparks speculation

Google has revealed it has acquired seven robotics companies in the past six months, sparking speculation about what it plans to develop

Veeam grows cloud partner numbers

Virtualisation specialist Veeam has seen the number of resellers signed up to its cloud programme double in 2013

Indian healthcare IT industry matures

As healthcare IT spending in India is set to increase 7% next year CIOs must focus on the front end to ensure they get value from back-end modernization and meet the government’s goals to improve accessibility to health services

DCMS puts transparency before BT’s commercial interests

The head of telecommunications policy at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport claims the need for transparency in the BDUK roll-out is more important than BT’s commercial interests, but admits government needs to do better in pushing for more details to be released

VMware: UK businesses go slow on XP migration

UK business are dragging their feet when it comes to migrating from the aging Windows XP operating system, according to research carried out by virtualisation giant VMware

Datacentre provider boosts London capacity

Datacentre operator Infinity SDC is partnering with Zayo Group, a bandwidth infrastructure provider, to gain high-capacity connectivity for a new datacentre in Slough

Retailers not up to scratch on Cyber Monday

Analytics specialists at NCC and Borland highlight sluggish site performance, pointing to upgrade and services opportunities around load testing and website management for the channel

useMango ties up first distribution deal with Azlan

useMango, a provider of testing tools for software development and implementations, has announced its first distribution deal with Azlan

CRM trends 2013: A retrospective

The year is almost over, so it's time to look back and reflect on what mattered to the CRM industry in 2013 -- and look ahead to the future.

PaaS adoption upswing predicted for 2014; will it last?

The Platform as a Service market could heat up next year, but what is PaaS, exactly? And will it eventually be subsumed under other cloud categories?

Ten SDN blogs worth following

2013 was a big year for SDN, and no other group had more to say about the new technology than SDN bloggers. We rounded up ten SDN blogs worth reading.