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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ExaGrid and ATScloud partner

New hybrid cloud offering, Secure BDRcloud, enables customers to replicate backup data for DR to an offsite cloud, reducing or eliminating use of tape.

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Interoute launches Cloud Hosted Microsoft Lync Service with video and voice extras

Interoute integrates Microsoft Lync into its Video as a Service Cloud, enabling Lync users to make video and voice calls to any internal or external end devices, regardless of connectivity.

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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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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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Videos

Matt Howard, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer at Virtru, provides some great insights into the Trusted Data Format (TDF) and explains why the time is right to launch the OpenTDF Project – giving the developer community the opportunity to address the many security complexities of the digital data ecosystem.
Angus Shaw, Sales Director at Brigantia Partners Limited, outlines the company’s unique approach to Value Added Distribution as it focuses on both consolidating and expanding its highly successful cybersecurity solutions portfolio, and its key vendor and Channel partner relationships.
Richard Hoptroff, Founder and CTO (Chief Time Officer) of Hoptroff, discusses the importance of developing the accurate time solutions on which more and more digital applications rely. The company’s pedigree in the financial sector means it is well placed to meet this demand across many industry sectors, including IoT, aerospace, defence, media, autonomous vehicles and smart cities.
Robert Belgrave, CEO of Pax8 EMEA, shares his plans for the company, following a recent $185 million investment round - with ongoing geographical and technology solutions expansion very much on the agenda. Robert also provides some fascinating insights into the post-pandemic Channel and end user business worlds.

Expert Opinions

Ben Bloomfield, Head of Strategy at CIN, argues mobile gaming is one of the use cases he can see driving the edge toward critical mass in the coming years.
By Chris Vaughan, Area VP and Technical Account Management, EMEA at Tanium
By John Atkinson, Director, Sales Engineering UK & I, Riverbed