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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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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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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Videos

Kinesh Patel, the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of SevenRooms., explains how a combination of data, personalisation and automation is providing a digital dividend for the restaurant and wider hospitality sector as it seeks to optimise both the customer experience and post-pandemic flexibility and profitability.
Or Lenchner, CEO, Bright Data, discusses the growing importance of ESG data, outlining the challenges of accessing, collecting, collating and analysing the many available data sources, and suggesting that improved government guidance and regulation is the way forward, along with the right analytics solution.
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.
Marc Garner, VP, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, outlines the features and benefits of the recently launched Easy Modular All-in-One Data Center, before discussing the growing applications for modular data centres – not least the edge computing market.

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 Hugo Fonseca, Head of Development at Rufus Leonard
By  Aaron Harris, Chief Technology Officer at Sage
By John Atkinson, Director, Sales Engineering UK & I, Riverbed