Convergence or disaggregation?

Bucking the convergence trend, the Facebook-led Open Compute Project wants to separate out the core components of system.

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Business leaders ignore responsibility for data in the cloud

Nine in 10 firms believe cloud service providers have accountability for data security.

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Shadow IT lurks uncomfortably, for IT departments

The growth in ‘Shadow IT’ is leaving IT departments caught between a rock and a hard place, according to Simon Bain, CTO of search specialists, Simplexo, who suggests that the concerns existing around managing unsupported devices are equally matched by the need to bring IT expenditure in on budget.

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CIOs reassess their roles in the face of changing business requirements

Research highlights importance of CIOs building internal relationships with sales and marketing to improve end user customer experience.

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AppDynamics hires Jeremy Duggan as VP of EMEA Sales

AppDynamics, Inc., the next-generation application performance management company that simplifies the management of complex web applications, says that Jeremy Duggan, a veteran of software sales at BMC and BladeLogic, has joined the company as VP of EMEA Sales.

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Admiral Group PLC chooses LANDesk to transform IT management and service desk support

LANDesk will provide a mobile service desk solution to enhance end-user support for 5,500 employees.

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New survey highlights worrying lack of guidance from employers on use of personal devices

A survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has shown many employers appear to have a ‘laissez faire’ attitude to allowing staff to use their personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone for work business, which may be placing people’s personal information at risk.

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Red Hat reinforces Java commitment

Transition underscores dedication to the open source spirit of Java and the organizations that rely on it for mission-critical enterprise applications and infrastructures.

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Fusion launches BMC Remedy ITSM 8.0

Service management provider, Fusion Business Solutions, collaborates with BMC to deploy upgraded IT service management (ITSM) package. IT operations specialist, Fusion Business Solutions, announces the availability of BMC Remedy’s upgraded ITSM 8.0 solution, as an extension of its existing offering. The new solution is simpler to use, improves IT collaboration and integrates with social media tools.

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Formula One broadcasting kept on track

AccelOps, Inc software is being used to monitor the IT infrastructure supporting the global broadcasting of Formula One motorsport events for German Broadcaster RTL. Com1/Insource ICT, a leading Dutch communications services provider, has adopted the AccelOps monitoring application to remotely manage all of the critical broadcasting and networking infrastructure used by _wige MEDIA AG in producing Formula One television productions worldwide on behalf of RTL Germany.

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Cobalt cements greenest data centre accolade with prestigious BREEAM Award

Renowned sustainability assessor presents DC2 with ‘Data Centre’ prize.

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Siemon introduces XGLO RazorCore fibre trunking assemblies

Siemon has expanded its comprehensive line of fibre trunking solutions with XGLO™ RazorCore™ assemblies. Siemon’s RazorCore cables have a significantly reduced cable outside diameter (OD) for maximum space savings and optimised air flow.

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Introducing the Electronics Disposal Efficiency metric

The Green Grid launches first-of-its-kind metric to help organisations measure the responsible disposition of decommissioned ICT assets.

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Silver Peak Systems mit Turbo für die Amazon Cloud

Die Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture-Software (VXOA) von Silver Peak Systems, einem weltweit führenden Anbieter von Software, mit der sich Daten schnell, effizient und sicher über große Entfernungen übermitteln lassen, stellt in Verbindung mit den Amazon Web Services (AWS) Unternehmenskunden eine Lösung zur Verfügung, mit der sie schnell, sicher und zuverlässig Daten zwischen ihren Rechenzentren und den AWS-Cloud-Data-Centern übertragen können. Die Lösungen von Silver Peak Systems beschleunigen den Zugriff auf die Amazon Cloud bis um den Faktor 20.

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EMC erweitert sein Flash-Portfolio um neue leistungsfähige Lösungen

EMC kündigte heute mit der EMC Xtrem Linie eine auf Flash-Technologien basierende Produktlinie von Server- und Speicherprodukten an. Mit XtremSF erweitert EMC das Angebot an PCIe Flash-Lösungen, die die Performance von Anwendungen, Software und Arrays entscheidend verbessern. Die XtremSF PCIe-Karten stehen mit unterschiedlichen Kapazitäten in Form von eMLC (Enterprise Multi Layered Cell) und SLC (Single Layered Cell) zur Verfügung. 

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Videos

James Brodhurst, Principal Consultant at Resistant.ai, discusses the significant, increasing threat posed to consumers and businesses by ever more sophisticated and agile cyber-criminals. The good news is that there’s a range of technology solutions available to mitigate the risks posed by cybercrime, Resistant.ai’s identity forensics being one of them.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Ragnar Agnell, Partner at Centigo and Sanjiv Sachdev, Director, Strategic Business Value Consulting at Serviceware, discuss how – through the right technology – CTOs and CIOs can lead the charge against climate change in their companies whilst also balancing the urgent need to optimise business costs amid a turbulent financial climate.
Thor Johnsen, Head of Triple Point's Digital 9 Infrastructure plc., discusses the organisation’s recent data centre acquisitions in London and Finland, as it seeks to develop a multi-site, multi-location strategy with sustainability as a central focus.

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