Week of 03 Mar 2014 IBM workers strike over Lenovo transfer (MicroScope.co.uk | 07 Mar 2014)
Workers at an IBM facility in Shenzen, China, have shut down server production in a row over the terms of their transfer to Lenovo.
Microsoft releases Android SDK for Office 365 (ComputerWeekly.com | 07 Mar 2014)
Microsoft has released an open source software development kit for Android that will allow Android applications to access Office 365 data, such as SharePoint files, Exchange calendar details and...
SQL Server 2012 SP2 due out later this year, and other news (SearchSQLServer.com | 07 Mar 2014)
Following a request from some SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 SP2 will come out sometime later this year.
Windows XP end of life nears, but tools can smooth the process (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com | 07 Mar 2014)
The OS still has some hardcore supporters, but Windows XP migration tools can help pave the way for users to access legacy Web-based data and apps.
Cisco patches critical wireless router vulnerability (SearchSecurity.com | 07 Mar 2014)
Cisco Systems has provided a security patch for an authentication vulnerability found in its Wireless N-VPN family of routers and firewall.
Mobile content management strategies differ, EMM vendors jump in (SearchConsumerization.com | 07 Mar 2014)
There's no one-size-fits-all fix to mobile content management issues, but EMM vendors are upping the ante, and new, low-cost approaches are available.
Oracle Mobile Security Suite reworks Bitzer Mobile acquisition (SearchOracle.com | 07 Mar 2014)
Michelle Malcher, president of IOUG, discusses Oracle Mobile Security Suite and how using pre-existing technology can be a value-add.
Target’s CIO resigns after massive data breach (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Target’s chief information officer has resigned two and a half months after a data breach impacting about 40 million credit and data debit cards.
Security by design still not a reality, says security veteran (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Mar 2014)
In all the great technological innovation the world is seeing, security is still an afterthought, says Jarno Limnell, director of cyber security, Stonesoft.
IDC warns XP effect on desktop sales will fade (MicroScope.co.uk | 06 Mar 2014)
IDC has warned that hopes that the end of XP might have on a desktop refresh will not be long term.
Epicor reveals manufacturing sector love for PCs (MicroScope.co.uk | 06 Mar 2014)
The manufacturing sector still finds laptops and PCs more inspiring tools than tablets and smart phones according to Epicor research.
Ukraine and Russia locked in a cyber stand-off (ComputerWeekly.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Security experts have warned that Ukraine and Russia are locked in a cyber stand-off amid diplomatic efforts to reduce political tensions.
Microsoft channel chief to partners: Hurry up, don’t miss the cloud (MicroScope.co.uk | 06 Mar 2014)
Microsoft's channel chief has underlined that cloud is the way for its partners to go.
White-box switch market has a growth spurt (SearchNetworking.com | 06 Mar 2014)
The white-box switch market grew exponentially in 2013 thanks to hyperscale companies and cloud providers, but will enterprises buy in?
Partners, planning key to infosec incident response teams (SearchSecurity.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Speakers at RSA Conference 2014 said information security incident response teams must identify and prep key participants well before incidents occur.
Google IaaS has new tricks up its sleeve to compete with AWS (SearchCloudComputing.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Google will throw down the gauntlet for Amazon Web Services this year with new two new features in Google Compute Engine, industry sources said.
HotLink improves VMware DR tool using AWS (SearchDisasterRecovery.com | 06 Mar 2014)
HotLink DR Express protects virtual machines in VMware by using Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a target in the cloud.
ERP report shows implementations stretch time and budgets thin (SearchManufacturingERP.com | 06 Mar 2014)
Users say their ERP projects are straying far from schedules and budgets, according to a new report.
Operators are ready to bring SDN and NFV to life, slowly (SearchSDN.com | 06 Mar 2014)
At the Open Networking Summit 2014, telecom operators said they're ready to take on SDN and NFV, but they admit the technology and tools aren't ready.
McAfee experiences strong MSP interest (MicroScope.co.uk | 05 Mar 2014)
Just weeks after launching its managed services program, McAfee has seen strong reseller interest in the scheme.
The wider implications of Oracle's licensing dispute (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Mar 2014)
Companies may need to distinguish between software development work on commercial software they do themselves and what they outsource.
F-Secure warns of increasing security challenge with XP (MicroScope.co.uk | 05 Mar 2014)
Those users sticking with Windows XP will find security becoming a harder issue once Microsoft reduces support for the OS.
Survey finds SSH security activity going unmonitored (SearchNetworking.com | 05 Mar 2014)
SSH security is going unmanaged, leaving organizations susceptible to internal, external attacks. Centralized management of SSH keys is necessary.
DataDirect Networks takes erasure coding global (SearchStorage.com | 05 Mar 2014)
DataDirect Networks has expanded its WOS object storage to include global erasure coding and added a lower-cost hardware node for archiving.
U.S. holds hearing on data security (ComputerWeekly.com | 05 Mar 2014)
In the wake of several data breaches at U.S. organizations, the House of Representatives subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit is holding a hearing on data security.
Attorney: FBI sees sensitive customer data as fair game (SearchSecurity.com | 05 Mar 2014)
Attorney Marcia Hofmann says without new data privacy laws, the FBI can strong-arm providers into handing over customers' sensitive data.
AT&T moves forward with SDN and NFV in Domain 2.0 project (SearchSDN.com | 05 Mar 2014)
AT&T is no longer waiting to build its next-generation network with SDN and NFV. AT&T's Domain 2.0 vision comes alive this year.
Nadella shakes up senior Microsoft leadership team (MicroScope.co.uk | 04 Mar 2014)
In one of his first moves as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has shaken up the senior leadership team.
Bullish Unify embraces channel at Connected Business Expo (MicroScope.co.uk | 04 Mar 2014)
At unified communications event Connected Business Expo in London, Unify EVP of worldwide channels Jon Pritchard sets out plans to put half its business through partners.
IBM plans to shine stronger light on security expertise (MicroScope.co.uk | 04 Mar 2014)
IBM is looking to shout louder about its security capability as it looks to inform the channel of the options it can deliver.
HP's Whitman believes channel trust has been restored (MicroScope.co.uk | 04 Mar 2014)
Meg Whitman has talked up the vendor's relationship with the channel and believes it has restored trust after some historical issues over its hardware strategy.
Microsoft releases a standalone Windows Enterprise upgrade SKU (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com | 04 Mar 2014)
Microsoft launched a standalone Windows Enterprise upgrade SKU, but is it a true value or simply a way to lure IT pros to Windows 8?
Experts: Cloud providers offer few data security promises (SearchCloudSecurity.com | 04 Mar 2014)
Until a common cloud provider assessment paradigm is agreed upon, experts say enterprises will be left wanting on cloud data security validation.
VoIP vendors up their game to prevent toll fraud, security breaches (SearchUnifiedCommunications.com | 04 Mar 2014)
VoIP could introduce more opportunities for toll fraud, and enterprises should secure networks with SBC technology, network security best practices.
Complete bypass shouldn't deter enterprise EMET deployments (SearchSecurity.com | 04 Mar 2014)
Experts say Microsoft's EMET security tool remains valuable to enterprise security teams if used as one layer in a larger security strategy.
Web-based attacks doubled in 2013, study finds (ComputerWeekly.com | 04 Mar 2014)
Web-based malware attacks doubled in the second half of 2013 in comparison with the first half, according to the latest threat report from F-Secure Labs.
A PartnerPath panel discussion examines partner profitability. Hear how your solution provider peers manage their relationships with vendors.
Review factors to think about before transitioning to a managed services model, including pre-assessment, efficiency, financial backing and training.
IBM: Channel has pivotal role to play as selling model changes (MicroScope.co.uk | 03 Mar 2014)
A senior channel executive at IBM Europe has indicated the channel can help it make the move to a services led sales approach.
RSA 2014: Microsoft and partners defend botnet disruption (ComputerWeekly.com | 03 Mar 2014)
Microsoft and its partners have defended disrupting criminal botnets at RSA Conference 2014.
Managed services transition speeding up (MicroScope.co.uk | 03 Mar 2014)
Technology is helping customers adopt managed services quicker and resellers are moving with greater speed to become MSPs, according to IBM.
Big Switch CEO on SDN and bare-metal switches (SearchSDN.com | 03 Mar 2014)
In this Q&A, Big Switch CEO Doug Murray previews the SDN cloud fabric his company is developing with white-box switches.
SolarWinds survey highlights several challenges to IT pros (SearchNetworking.com | 03 Mar 2014)
A SolarWinds survey cites infrastructure complexity, lack of skill and increased participation as challenges IT professionals face today.
Brocade adds OpenFlow 1.3 to all switches and routers (SearchSDN.com | 03 Mar 2014)
The Brocade OpenFlow approach goes big, as the vendor adds version 1.3 support of the protocol to all its products.
NFV vendor ecosystem emerges: Cisco, Juniper, ALU, HP (SearchSDN.com | 03 Mar 2014)
HP, Cisco, Juniper and ALU are forging a new NFV vendor ecosystem, each releasing portfolios that marry SDN and NFV for dynamic service provisioning.
Sears confirms ongoing data breach investigation (SearchSecurity.com | 03 Mar 2014)
Sears is undergoing a data breach investigation for an unconfirmed incident, but speculation persists about false positives from the Target breach.
NEC spins up data center interconnect via SDN orchestration (SearchSDN.com | 03 Mar 2014)
NEC's new Unified Network Coordinator creates a data center interconnect by using an SDN orchestration tool for multiple OpenFlow controllers.
Why cloud's not reigning in the enterprise (ComputerWeekly.com | 03 Mar 2014)
Lack of business-focused offerings from suppliers and misguided private cloud projects are stifling progress, say speakers at Cloud Expo Europe in London.
Week of 24 Feb 2014 IBM swings axe as it looks to trim costs (MicroScope.co.uk | 28 Feb 2014)
As part of plans to reap savings of $1B IBM has started to make job cuts in the United States.
Object storage systems in demand for big data, archiving (SearchStorage.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Object storage system use cases are growing, and their unique metadata capabilities are a good match for big data environments.
Open source storage software use warms, but has yet to catch fire (SearchStorage.com | 28 Feb 2014)
OpenStack and Hadoop fuel use of open source storage by cloud providers and large-scale Web firms, but enterprises remain cool to the idea.
VMware's hybrid cloud future through its CTO's eyes (SearchCloudComputing.com | 28 Feb 2014)
VMware's vCloud Hybrid Service ramps up with more to come, as the company seeks to integrate private and public clouds for enterprise workloads.
In 2014 DBIR preview, Verizon says data breach response gap widening (SearchSecurity.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Verizon is touting its largest-ever data set for the 2014 DBIR, but the gap is widening between when breaches happen and when they're discovered.
Atlantis Computing's ILIO moves into hyper-converged storage (SearchVirtualStorage.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Atlantis ILIO USX takes the startup beyond VDI and into hyper-converged storage with the ability to use inline memory to pool data center resources.
Tufin improves integration of security and app management (SearchNetworking.com | 28 Feb 2014)
Enhancements to Tufin's firewall management software will help with application lifecycle management and troubleshooting.
VMware's AirWatch acquisition complete; more news (28 Feb 2014)
VMware has ended its quiet period around the AirWatch acquisition, so partners should start getting answers to their questions.
HP Autonomy unveils healthcare analytics system for textual data (ComputerWeekly.com | 27 Feb 2014)
HP has unveiled a new healthcare analytics product to enable medical staff to interrogate text and data in relational databases.
Cloud Foundry spinoff stirs PaaS drama (SearchCloudComputing.com | 27 Feb 2014)
A new Cloud Foundry foundation provokes debate about the fate of OpenStack-based PaaS efforts.
RSA 2014: Boycott or not, infosec giants on the defensive (SearchSecurity.com | 27 Feb 2014)
Though the 2014 RSA Conference boycott fizzled, RSA, Microsoft and other companies defended themselves against NSA collusion allegations.
Microsoft bows to pressure for non-touch Windows 8 devices (SearchEnterpriseDesktop.com | 27 Feb 2014)
Microsoft added more keyboard and mouse usability features for non-touch Windows 8 devices and enhanced compatibility for legacy IE 8 enterprise apps.
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