TechTarget News - Week of Jan 05, 2014

Yahoo claims malicious ads under control

Yahoo says the situation is under control after its advertising network served up malware to thousands of visitors last week

NHS collects patient care data from GPs

NHS England expands patient data collection from hospitals to include general practice, raising data protection questions

Gartner: enterprise software good bet for 2014

Gartner’s latest forecast for global IT spending this year indicates that enterprise software resellers are going to be cashing in during 2014

Business confidence hits 20 year high

Business confidence is strong going into 2014 as firms start to feel more confident about their prospects

Accenture: get ready for the smart tech revolution

Consumers are gravitating towards wearable devices like smart watches to complement their digital lifestyle, a new study from Accenture has found

BlackBerry hires ex-HTC exec to lead devices

In the latest in a raft of new hires by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, the company appoints Ron Louks as its head of devices and emerging solutions

Samsung expects profits to fall

Samsung Electronics has announced it expects profits to fall in the fourth quarter of 2013

Samsung profits and growth squeezed

Samsung has issued fourth quarter guidance that indicates its profits have dropped year-on-year

McAfee brand killed off by Intel

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announces the end of the line for iconic security brand McAfee at CES Las Vegas

CES 2014: Intel shows Edison-powered onesie

Intel has unveiled a computer the size of an SD memory card to power next-generation wearable devices such as a baby onesie

Android set to reach one billion users in 2014

Google’s mobile operating system will be in the hands of one billion users before the year is out, according to new figures from Gartner

Becrypt looks for US growth with Synnex appointment

London-based mobile security vendor Becrypt has signed its first American distributor as it looks for significant growth overseas

TCS hires IT entrepreneurs before they become startups

Could IT service providers help IT entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality before they even get to startup phase by recruiting the people with the ideas?

Intel phases out McAfee security brand

Intel has announced that, as it introduces new security products, it will replace the McAfee brand with that of 'Intel Security'

Apple boasts of a $10bn year in its App Store

Apple has managed to break revenue records for its App Store with consumers downloading more than 3m apps in December alone

Social media ostriches face bad service label

Those channel firms that opt not to engage with customers on social media could be facing accusations of bad service

ZyXEL picks e92plus for security push

SME networking vendor ZyXEL signals 2014 agenda with recruitment of e92plus to drive its security sales

Canon steps up mobile printing support

Canon has rolled out a couple of apps and multifunction printers designed to provide resellers with more cloud options to give to SME customers

Alternative Networks buys Intercept IT

First major channel acquisition of 2014 sees hosted desktop specialist Intercept IT absorbed into business comms services provider Alternative Networks in a £12.95m deal

Arrow beefs up training support for IBM

Arrow Electronics is establishing an alliance to establish an ecosystem to provide greater depth in the training its offers on behalf of IBM

UK bank IT systems "a long way from being robust"

A senior Bank of England official said UK bank IT systems a very long way from being robust, while giving evidence at Westminster Committee

Azzurri launches enterprise mobility unit

Network integrator establishes dedicated unit to bolster its integrated mobile offering, and hires O2 and BT exec Richard White to run it

UK blazes trail for cloud use in Europe

Survey suggests UK companies are more comfortable with the cloud than their Continental counterparts

NIST invested in protest-hit RSA Conference

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has paid $16,500 for a booth at the protest-hit RSA Conference 2014, it has emerged

EMC’s David Goulden made storage CEO

Former CFO Goulden appointed CEO of EMC’s giant storage-focussed information infrastructure division. EMC now has three divisional CEOs ahead of chairman Tucci’s 2015 retirement

Fairfax bails out BlackBerry with another $250m

The mobile manufacturer’s largest shareholder ploughs another $250m into the firm, buying up more of its debts and giving BlackBerry some extra cash to play with.

Sepa deadline extended by six months

The European Commission has proposed an extension to the deadline for European countries to be compliant with the Single European Payments Area (Sepa) of six months in a final warning to laggards

Mass surveillance must end, says EU inquiry

The European parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for an end to the collection of personal data by UK and US intelligence agencies

LinkedIn files lawsuit to identify hackers

LinkedIn has filed a lawsuit aimed at identifying hackers who by-passed security measures to copy member data

Optimism creeping back into PC market

Fourth quarter PC shipment figures from IDC and Gartner indicate that although still declining there is perhaps light at the end of the tunnel for the market

Datacentre capacity to grow 22% through 2019

A revised five year forecast for the UK datacentre market produced by Tariff Consultancy Ltd predicts steady growth and the emergence of ‘premium’ facilities

Eurotunnel aura une couverture 3G/4G complète avant la fin de l'année

L'opérateur du tunnel sous la manche a signé un accord avec Vodafone et EE pour une couverture complète du tunnel en 3G et 4G. Jusqu'alors, seul le trajet France-Angleterre était couvert par les trois opérateurs mobiles français.

Plantronics: developers will make us indispensable

Headset specialist Plantronics will spread its wings in 2014, targeting more software developers to expand the market and potential use cases for its products

Oracle News Today: Database 12c, DBaaS, EBS

Oracle News Today includes info on Database 12c being offered on more OSes, Oracle Database by the hour, and an EBS cloud provider.