TechTarget News - Week of Dec 15, 2013

Gartner: BI set to remain top customer focus

As it looks into the crystal ball Gartner believes that business intelligence and analytics will remain a key focus for CIOs through to 2017.

How the Indian government will hit security skills target

The Indian government has its work cut out hitting its ambitious target of creating half a million cyber-security professionals, with a shortage of specialized courses in institutions across the country

BYOD continues as major mobile device trend for 2014

We surveyed more than 4,000 IT professionals and the message was clear: Mobile is here to stay and it's growing in the enterprise as 2014 approaches.

Google pousse Dart vers la standardisation Ecma

La firme de Mountain a en effet décidé d’ouvrir un groupe de travail au sein du très populaire organisme de standardisation - Javascript, C#, CLI sont notamment des standards Ecma - dont le but est de publier des spécifications standard du langage

GCHQ told to tighten reins on Huawei security centre

A report commissioned by David Cameron has called for tighter controls on Huawei’s Cyber Security Evaluation Centre amid fears around the company’s ties with the Chinese government

BlackBerry names new enterprise chief

John Sims joins the struggling mobile firm from SAP to lead its enterprise services division

Cabinet Office commissions PSN working group

Conversations between Socitm and the Cabinet Office over the compliance issues around the public service network (PSN) for local government continue

Budget woes holding back XP migration

Budget woes and lack of time are holding back some IT professionals from moving away from Windows XP according to Spiceworks

Avnet Services takes wrap off European repair hub

Avnet Services is opening a large lifecycle management centre in the Netherlands to cover EMEA and provide greater support to OEM partners

15 SDN experts to follow on Twitter

Whether they were sharing content or chatting with peers, SDN experts had a lot to say on Twitter this year. We picked out 15 to follow.

Top 10 UC tech news highlights of 2013

What big UC tech news articles did you miss in 2013? We highlight unified communications news stories in this top 10 countdown.

Top 10 VDI news stories of 2013

Catch up on the top 10 VDI news stories of the year and learn how the virtual desktop and DaaS markets changed in 2013.

Microsoft CEO search heading into 2014

Hopes that there would be a fresh name on the door of the CEO's office at Microsoft before the end of the year have been dashed

Cloud business growing at Oracle

Oracle has revealed an increase in revenues in its latest results and revealed its SaaS business is breaking new ground with revenues

European IT market will begin slow recovery next year

The IT market in Europe will continue to lag other regions next year, but a progressive recovery will start, according to Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC)

Last-minute holiday gifts for the tech gadget lover

What do you give to the tech gadget lover who already has the latest tablet, gaming system or smartphone? Here are some ideas.

Looking back: IT channel 2013 highlights

Industry analysts discuss IT channel 2013 highlights, such as partner-related moves by Dell and AT&T, the cloud, and the emergence of SDN.

Met Police IT strategy expected 9 months late

A new Metropolitan Police IT strategy is to be released in January nine months later than recommended by a critical report into the force’s IT

Red Hat bouyed by European rebound

Open source specialist Red Hat has delivered a solid third quarter thanks to a better performance in Europe

Tidbits from Oracle quarterly results in Q4 2013

Oracle earnings for Q4 of 2013 included talk of the company's three-headed strategy, engineered systems and, of course, digs at the competition.

Why Software as a Service benefits trump IaaS

From 'cloud first' to 'SaaS first': Robert Half International plans to ask vendors to offer SaaS rather than basic IaaS in 2014.