UK SMEs still spending on IT, yet £6.89 billion is wasted

SolarWinds has revealed the results from SolarWinds Time and Budget Spent on IT Study, (“the study”), which looked into the priorities and challenges faced by 500 IT decision makers in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) across the UK and Germany in March 2013.

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Juniper Networks Studie belegt: Cyber-Angriffe werden immer komplexer und stellen für deutsche Organisationen die größte Bedrohung dar

63 Prozent der deutschen Sicherheitsexperten blicken den Auswirkungen der neuen Gesetzesvorschläge zum EU-Datenschutz auf den gesamten Geschäftsbetrieb skeptisch entgegen. In Deutschland kämpfen Organisationen vermehrt damit, ihre Netzwerke vor Sicherheits-Bedrohungen zu schützen. Gründe dafür sind vor allem die steigende Komplexität von Cyber-Attacken sowie die sich veränderte Art der Gefahren. Das belegt die weltweite Studie des Ponemon Institutes zum Thema Netzwerksicherheit, die im Auftrag von Juniper Networks, dem Branchenführer für Innovationen im Bereich der Netzwerktechnik, durchgeführt wurde. 65 Prozent der befragten IT-Sicherheitsexperten in Deutschland gaben an, dass die Verbesserung der Sichtbarkeit von Applikationen und die Nutzung von Cloud-basierten Diensten wichtig sind, um das Risiko von Cyber-Attacken und ähnlichen Bedrohungen zu minimieren

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SAS survey signals big data disconnect; only 12 per cent on board

Despite industry hype, most organisations have yet to develop and implement a big data strategy. Business analytics leader SAS and SourceMedia surveyed 339 data management professionals about their organisations' use of data management technology. The results show few organisations taking advantage of product, customer and other data sources.

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Government of Catalonia Agency awards HP $40 million contract

HP to modernize Spanish community’s applications environment to support economic growth, lower costs.

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Rise in IT administrators wanting a career change

Three-quarters of IT admins looking at exiting current roles due to on-the-job stress levels, with smaller businesses worst affected.

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Mobility and Cloud Services identified as top network challenges

Survey shows trend of “bring your own device” is quickly altering the enterprise IT landscape.

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HP Converged Infrastructure enables new levels of performance and collaboration

HP has been selected by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) to deliver the technology behind “The Croods,” pushing the boundaries of modern imagery for this prehistoric animated adventure that is anything but primitive.

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Increase in IT spending predicted for EMEA CIOs

Research commissioned by Riverbed reveals that 71 per cent of CIOs are increasing investment in IT.

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Juniper Networks stellt den weltweit kleinsten Supercore vor und setzt damit neue Maßstäbe bei der Paketübertragung

Mit weniger als 300 mm Tiefe liefert das Unternehmen mit den neuen Routern der PTX300-Serie eine bis zu sechsmal höhere Leistung für Kunden mit Platzmangel; die optischen 100G Schnittstellen verbinden Metro-Netzwerke über eine Entfernung von bis zu 2.000 km

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HP bringt neue Lösungen für Unified Communications und mobile Zusammenarbeit

HP stellt neue Multiservice-Router (MSR) auf der Basis offener Standards vor, die mobiles Arbeiten im Unternehmen verbessern. 

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Video-Netzwerke effizient planen

Fast Lane erweitert Cisco-Trainingsangebot im Bereich Video

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IT services market endured a dismal end to 2012

Last year was the worst for IT services contract activity since 2002, according to research from Ovum. Performance in the three months to the end of December 2012 fell well below the levels seen in the same period of 2011, ensuring that annual IT services contract activity fell to its lowest level for 10 years, both in terms of total contract value (TCV) and deal volume.

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Flughafenbetreiber nutzt professionelle Network Monitoring Software - PRTG überwacht IT-Netzwerk beim Flughafen Münster/Osnabrück 

Mit dem PRTG Network Monitor der Paessler AG hat der Flughafen Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) einen Lotsen speziell für seine IT-Infrastruktur engagiert. Die Software wird für das Netzwerk-Monitoring des gesamten Airports eingesetzt, dazu gehören die Überwachung von Cisco- und VMware-Produkten, Windows-Servern, Videoanlagen sowie der Bandbreite des Netzwerks  

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Videos

Christoph Berentzen, Divisional Head API & Open Banking at Commerzbank, provides a fascinating insight into the organisation’s decision to move away from the traditional IT approach of batch processes, file transfers and the like to an API-powered architecture as a crucial part of its digital transformation roadmap.
Tim Richards, the new Hoptroff CEO, talks through the opportunities to grow the business as it continues to provide timestamping and synchronised time technology solutions for its core financial market, alongside significant growth in a whole series of automation applications – driverless cars, 5G-enabled and smart cities to name but a few – where accurate time is crucial.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
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.

Expert Opinions

By Hugo Fonseca, Head of Development at Rufus Leonard
Dr Nando de Freitas, a lead researcher at Google’s DeepMind, recently grabbed tech headlines with his claim that humanity is closer than ever to creating artificial general intelligence. Although hotly contested by many in the sector, this type of technology would have a profound impact on the business community, its operations and how it approaches customer interactions. Instead of training algorithms on existing data sets, super AI might be able to listen, read emotion and extract information in a way that mimics human understanding.
By Simon Bennett, CTO EMEA at Rackspace Technology
By Graham Jarvis, Lead Journalist – Business and Technology