Fujitsu delivers ‘peace of mind’

Fujitsu introduces a new solution intended to provide peace-of-mind for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) that rely on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to do optimized business. Launched at CeBIT, the new Fujitsu PRIMERGY CX420 introduces simplified clustering technology designed to help extend system uptime and protect business continuity in the event of an ICT system failure.

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Varonis says leaky apps and cloud data insecurities are the new corporate norm

Commenting on a New York Times story about the governance issues that portable devices and their leaky apps create for companies, Varonis Systems says that mobile access to cloud-based data - and replication to the device itself - has become the new corporate norm. “Organisations are losing track of where their critical data is stored, so controlling, monitoring and auditing that data is becoming more and more difficult. IT must be able to offer the functionality that its end users need to collaborate, but without losing control”, says David Gibson, VP of Strategy with the data governance specialist.

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EMEA server revenue decline decelerates in 4Q12

According to the latest EMEA Server Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), factory revenue in the EMEA server market reached $3.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, a decrease of 7.4% when compared with the same quarter of 2011. This rate of decline was slightly softer than in the previous quarter when revenue was down 10.4%. 4Q12 shipments reached 569,000 units, for an annual decline of 11.1%. The quarter-on-quarter performance displayed a different landscape with double-digit growth in the value area and revenue up 32.2% with shipments growing by a more subdued 8.2%. This roughly reflected seasonality trends.

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Fusion-io achieves more than nine million IOPS from a single ioDrive2

Fusion-io has achieved 9.608 million Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) from a single 365 GB MLC Fusion ioDrive2. This performance breakthrough is made possible using Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that integrate flash into host systems, allowing it to bypass normal bottlenecks in the operating system. These APIs are now being used by dozens of industry-leading software companies to update their applications to embrace the future of software defined datacenters.

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The Red Hat Tour 2013

13-city tour to feature Red Hat IT solutions experts and partners on strategies and technologies for transforming business.

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Teradyne selects HP for new product development

HP FlexNetwork architecture reduces total cost of ownership for manufacturer’s network by 35 percent.

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IT-Manager verlassen sich nicht länger nur auf Tape zur Datensicherung

Umfrage von Acronis: Unternehmen setzen zunehmend auf Cloud-Storage, da Bandsicherungen oft zu fehlerhaft sind

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Ceph Community forms Advisory Board

Charter members include leaders from Canonical; CERN; Fujitsu; Intel; Red Hat; SanDisk; SUSE.

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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.
Richard Stevenson, CEO of Red Box, discusses the results of the company’s recent ‘Being Human’ report, which provides some valuable insights into the Conversational AI market – how its use is already helping to improve customer and employee experiences, as well as contributing to fraud prevention. Richard also discusses the roadblocks that need to be overcome before the technology becomes pervasive.
Aoife Foley, IEEE Senior Member and Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, provides valuable insight into a whole range of technology, social and political challenges and opportunities which are shaping the quest for Net Zero.
Kevin Brown, SVP of EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power, Schneider Electric, explains how DCIM 3.0 could just be the magic bullet to help organisations successfully manage their increasingly complex and hybrid IT infrastructure environments.

Expert Opinions

IT Pro Day is an annual celebration, recognising the hard work of IT professionals in every industry across the globe. But who are IT pros, what do they do and why is it so important that we acknowledge this day that is all about them?
By Stephen Amstutz, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Xalient.
By James Vaughan, Consultant at BCS.
By Charbel Khneisser, VP Solutions Engineering, EMEA, at Riverbed Technology.