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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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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DigiTar and Internap/Equinix collaboration delivers SaaS Cloud Services

DigiTar, Inc. announces the expansion of its European Cyber Solutions-as-a-Service Data Operations Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, which through its association with the Internap/Equinix global infrastructure, delivers redundant Inter-facility network cross-connects, enhanced reliability and network routing options to DigiTar’s European clients. The announcement coincides with CeBIT 2013, the No. 1 event for the digital world.

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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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Enabling secure file sharing

NaviSite, Inc has introduced NaviCloud(R) Intelligent Storage Share (NCIS Share) service. NCIS Share enables organizations to give their employees the ability to save and share large files in the cloud while allowing IT administrators to determine who can access what corporate data anywhere, at any time, using any device.

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Free Alert Central

SolarWinds has announced the company's first full-featured free product, SolarWinds Alert Central. Designed to help simplify IT alert management, SolarWinds Alert Central helps alleviate a pain felt by the majority of IT professionals.

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PerTECHtual launches Recovery-as-a-Service platform with Vision Solutions

First Recovery-as-a-Service offering worldwide to be based on Citrix CloudPlatform and Double-Take.

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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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UC4 appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

UC4 Software Inc has announced the appointment of Craig Beddis, a 20-year senior veteran of sales and marketing business transformation in the tech sector, as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer, with immediate effect.

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St. John’s Prep sheds its tapes

TwinStrata-based data storage solution combines low maintenance approach with peace of mind.

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Datum partners with Vtesse

High performance network infrastructure to support the growing trend for on-demand consumption based IT.

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Intelligent storage vault

NaviSite, Inc has announced a new backup service for enterprises as part of the NaviCloud Intelligent Storage (NCIS) suite of solutions. NCIS Vault provides companies with an advanced, on premise, data protection and storage capability with data replication to the NaviCloud platform.

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VMware chooses Attenda

Attenda selected to participate in new VMware Program designed to accelerate enterprise cloud adoption.

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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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Videos

Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Emely Patra, RVP and Head of EMEA Customer Success Strategy and Architecture at MuleSoft, discusses the findings of the company’s recently published 2022 Connectivity Benchmark report, highlighting some of the obstacles to creating fully connected user experiences, and explaining how APIs and low code tools can help to address the major integration challenges which need to be overcome as part of a successful digital transformation strategy.
Piers Wilson, Head of Product Management at Huntsman Security, discusses the importance of carrying out a ransomware readiness assessment to discover any potentially costly security gaps within an organisation’s IT infrastructure. The company’s recently launched SmartCheck for Ransomware is designed to help companies fortify their cyber risk management.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.

Expert Opinions

By Graham Jarvis, Lead Business and Technology Journalist.
Marc Garner, VP, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric UK & Ireland The data centre sector skills shortage has been documented by industry publications and research firms for almost a decade. In fact, a report published by Gartner in 2016 found 80% of firms expected to find their growth held back due to a lack of new data centre skills, with the McKinsey Global Institute predicting a global shortage of 1.5 million qualified data centre managers as early as 2015.
The success of environmental policymaking is inextricably linked to the deployment of high-frequency data and artificial intelligence (AI). Geoff McGrath, Managing Director of CKDelta, discusses the role of holistic, data-driven decision making in responding to the climate crisis and driving down carbon emissions.
By Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.