Ovum reveals 90% of organizations are putting their futures at risk by not adapting to customers

Preliminary research by Ovum shows that 90 percent of organizations are at risk of becoming irrelevant to their customers unless they can learn to adapt much faster and in ways that customers value. While CRM systems are prevalent, businesses are being held back by slow decision cycles, a lack of workforce engagement, operational and channel silos and a serendipitous attitude toward innovation.

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Quocirca research shows insurance industry failing to align IT with business processes

Research released by IT analyst firm Quocirca, in conjunction with business process platform KnowledgeKube from Mercato Solutions, reveals the insurance industry is potentially wasting up to 3,000 working hours per company per annum due to inflexible systems and old processes.

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Brocade names Joy Gardham as Regional Sales Director – Western Europe

Brocade® has appointed Joy Gardham, a recognised sales, operations and business development expert, as Regional Sales Director – Western Europe. She will hold primary responsibility for managing and driving the sales and services teams, delivering aggressive growth targets in Brocade’s Ethernet/IP business and further strengthening Brocade’s partner and channel strategies. Gardham will report directly into Marcus Jewell, Vice President EMEA at Brocade.

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HP helps DreamWorks Animation’s “Turbo” race into theatres

HP technology delivers new levels of imagery and power to computer-animated film production.

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British SMEs risk data loss and downtime due to poor business continuity planning

One in three companies is putting their business at risk by storing data back-ups on-site.

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BYOD causes security headaches

Security and privacy concerns plague 77% of IT leadership when building and implementing mobility strategies.

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Dell Software extends mobile workspace security and IT agility

Dell Software has introduced new mobility solutions designed to help customers better support increasingly mobile workers while minimising security risks and IT complexity. Faced with a deluge of mobile devices, companies today are struggling to transform physical workplaces into “digital workspaces” that enable employees to be more productive and efficient without overburdening IT teams.

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Businesses suffer due to lack of IT investment

Over 50 per cent of UK businesses experienced outages of their information management systems in the last 12 months, with some suffering up to ten outages in the period. The main cause, at 73 per cent of respondents, was a systems or hardware failure, a survey by City Lifeline, the London data centre, reveals.

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Social Business: Neue Art der Zusammenarbeit braucht zuverlässiges Cloud-Fundament

Die reibungslose Zusammenarbeit von Mitarbeitern in Unternehmen ist ein wichtiger Erfolgsfaktor. Das so genannte Social Business knüpft genau daran an und kristallisiert sich zunehmend als einer der derzeit wichtigsten Trends heraus. Dabei geht es um den IT-gestützten Aufbau eines eigenen sozialen Netzwerkes im Unternehmen, über das sich die Mitarbeiter als Knowhow-Träger untereinander vernetzen, Wissen und Informationen teilen und sich in virtuellen Arbeitsgruppen zusammenschließen können. Entsprechende Collaboration-Lösungen, die eine solche neue Art der Zusammenarbeit – die dank Facebook & Co. im Privaten unlängst etabliert ist – ermöglichen, stehen als Software-as-a-Service aus der Cloud parat

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Quantum verbessert Managed Cloud Services-Sicherung bei Interoute

Deduplizierungsappliances DXi6701/02 erfüllen wachsende Anforderungen an zuverlässige Datensicherung für Europas größte Cloud Services Plattform; Reduktion des Verwaltungsaufwands um 50 Prozent

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Emulex präsentiert hochperformante NetFlow Generator Appliance für Unternehmens- und Cloud-Umgebungen sowie Security- und Mobile-Applikationen

EndaceFlow 3040 bietet maßgeschneiderte Filter-Möglichkeiten, innovatives Load Balancing und einfache Integration mit branchenführenden NetFlow Collectors

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Poor IT to blame for lost days

New research shows poor IT results in stress, missed deadlines and hundreds of wasted hours.

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Expert Opinions

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