TechTarget News - Week of Oct 30, 2011

Cloud storage boom as users rush to outsourcers

The Spring 2011 edition of IDC’s Storage User Demand Survey says 40%of enterprise storage users plan to outsource some of their storage needs in the next twelve months, with “an average of over 250TB will be acquired” by each user.

What can a CIO learn from Steve Jobs?

Steve Jobs might have been a product and marketing wonder kid but there are lots of lessons CIOs can learn from his method.

Facebook admits to 600,000 cyber attacks a day

Facebook has revealed that every 24 hours it receives around 600,000 logins to the social networking website from impostors attempting to access users' messages, photos and other personal information.

Japan may be facing sustained cyber attack

Japan's mapping agency is the latest in a series of government agencies to be targeted by hackers, raising fears that the breaches are part of a series of sustained attacks.

Government earmarks £10m for Identity Assurance

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude has earmarked £10m for implementation of the government's Identity Assurance (IDA) programme, with the cash coming from its £650m cyber defence fund - with the potential for more near £1bn of savings if the project is a success.

Hague calls for collaboration to realise full potential of cyberspace

It is increasingly clear that countries with weak cyber defences and capabilities will find themselves at a serious strategic disadvantage given the rise of state-sponsored cyber attacks, according to foreign secretary William Hague.

GB Group buys Capscan for £11.2m

Identity management technology company GB Group has acquired address management company Capscan for £11.2m.

HP puts ARM at the heart of energy-efficient datacentres

Hewlett-Packard has introduced a line of servers using the Calxeda EnergyCore ARM Cortex low-energy processors which it claims will enable datacentres to host 2,800 servers in a single rack.

SAP on track to achieve 2011 greenhouse gas emissions target

Enterprise software maker SAP decreased greenhouse gas emissions by 2% per employee in the quarter ended 30 September, compared with the same period in 2010, according to the company's quarterly sustainability report.

US and EU hold first joint cybersecurity exercise

The US and EU are holding their first joint cybersecurity exercise in Brussels on 3 November 2011, involving more than 20 EU member states and supported by the EU's cybersecurity agency Enisa and the US Department of Homeland Security.

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