TechTarget News - Week of Nov 13, 2011

DDN HPC storage calculates risk

Storage roundup: DDN HPC storage calculates risk; BBC Wales gets Object Matrix NAS; Arkivium to use IBM tape; CommVault expands global support from Reading; and more news.

TfL seeks BI worth £750,000

Transport for London (TfL) is setting up a framework agreement for a business intelligence tool worth up to £750,000 million to help reduce its number of head office locations.

Thai floods could impact revenues and prices, says Dell

Computer maker Dell says flooding in Thailand is causing a worldwide shortage of PC hard drives that will last into the first quarter of 2012 and could impact the company’s revenues.

RBS takes SAP off-the-shelf

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is replacing an in-house legacy core banking system with an off-the-shelf system from SAP.

Computer Weekly wins digital publishing award

Computer Weekly has won a prestigious publishing industry award for the product development of the year.

Biffa ups virtualisation in infrastructure refresh

Biffa Waste Services is reducing the number of physical servers it uses from over 150 to about 25 as it accelerates its existing virtualisation strategy.

Forensics key to effective info security, says E&Y

Intelligence-led security strategies are the most effective in eliminating vulnerabilities and preventing IP theft through enabling informed change, says consultancy firm Ernst & Young.

MIT scientists take a step closer to artificial intelligence

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an analogue silicon chip with 400 transistors that emulates the activity of a brain synapse in the first step to building truly intelligent systems.

Olympic volunteers to use virtual communication

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (Locog) is to deploy virtual meeting rooms to enable its 6,000 staff and volunteers to communicate during the Olympics.

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