TechTarget News - Week of Sep 18, 2011

Defense in depth a dying philosophy: Eddie Schwartz

The approach to information security needs to evolve, says Edward Schwartz, CISO at RSA. Agility, dynamism, and fresh security paradigms a need of the hour.

How to justify the business case for virtual desktop infrastructure licensing

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology can cut energy bills, increase business agility and improve mobile working flexibility. But licensing cost and complexity can wipe off the financial savings of VDI deployment. Jenny Williams explores the labyrinth of VDI licensing.

RightMove renders property maps with Google

RightMove is the UK's biggest user of Google Maps and one of the largest users of the mapping software in the world.

HP webOS lay-offs could affect European employees

Hewlett-Packard could lay off European employees as part of the company's decision to discontinue its webOS hardware division, including the Touchpad tablet range.

Global BPO sales to reach £60bn in 2015

The world market for business process outsourcing (BPO) will be worth $93.4bn (£59.7bn) in 2015 compared with $72bn last year, according to Ovum.

Adobe releases Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 for video and enterprise apps

Adobe's Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 software support HD video quality across devices, such as Apple's iPhone and iPad. Other features include captive runtime for independent application updates, video content protection and 64-bit support on Linux, Mac OS and Window.

BASF extends BT network contract

Chemical group BASF has signed a €200m deal with BT for networking 900 BASF sites in more than 80 countries. The contract includes the provision of IP telephony and local network services (managed LAN services) at 300 sites in North and South America as well as in Asia.

Researchers claim to have broken SSL/TLS encryption

Two security researchers claim to have found a way of breaking the SSL/TLS encryption that is widely used to guarantee the reliability and privacy of data exchanged between web browsers and servers.

Anti-piracy group FAST applauds government business guide to navigating UK IP law

The government has published a guide to UK intellectual property law for businesses, providing information on IP policies; procurement of goods and services; reporting IP crime; and auditing IP. The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) said it welcomed the initiative.

Burying the NHS National Programme for IT

The government's decision to accelerate the dismantling of the NHS National Project for IT (NPfIT) came as little surprise to those who have followed the terminally ill project since 2002. But what is the prognosis for the NHS's badly needed modernisation programme?

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