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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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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LSI and NetApp collaborate

LSI Nytro™ WarpDrive® cards validated with NetApp Flash Accel software deliver complete solutions to maximse application performance and minimise cost.

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Brightsource, a marketing services and technology company, has deployed Nimble Storage flash-optimised hybrid storage arrays to enable its disaster recovery strategy. By leveraging the Nimble CS-series arrays and Nimble InfoSight Brightsource implemented efficient array-based replication across multiple sites, and simplified the management and reporting of its IT environment.
Surrey County Council, one of the largest local government bodies in the United Kingdom, has chosen Nutanix, the web-scale converged infrastructure company, for the migration of its existing data centre infrastructures to a new shared services cloud hosting platform. The new platform will allow Surrey County Council to offer connectivity, cloud, virtualisation and application hosting services to not only its own organisation, but also to other local government and healthcare organisations across the region. The project supports the Council’s long-term financial strategy to save at least £200m over the next five years, helping it to become more operationally efficient by dramatically reducing IT operating costs, freeing up resources locally and contributing towards its environmental targets centred on carbon footprint reduction.
Spectra Logic and Avid announce joint integration of BlackPearl and Interplay Production Asset Management
Oracle plans to integrate OpenStack capabilities into Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle’s ZS3 Series, Axiom Storage Systems and StorageTek Tape Systems, Oracle Compute Cloud Service and Oracle Storage Cloud Service.
NG Bailey’s IT Services division has been contracted to deploy a landlord ICT and IP-converged electronic security system at St. Edward Homes’ (a division of the Berkeley Group) ‘190 Strand’ development.
In a continuing move to make data center infrastructures more responsive to applications’ dynamic needs, Cisco and NetApp have broadened the FlexPod® portfolio with new validated designs across the entire portfolio, highlighted by the introduction of FlexPod Select for dedicated data-intensive workloads. The FlexPod portfolio now includes FlexPod Datacenter (formerly FlexPod) for core enterprise data centers and service providers, FlexPod Express (formerly ExpressPod™) for medium-sized businesses and branch offices, and FlexPod Select for data intensive workloads.
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