Trend Micro recently released its report on security predictions for 2013 and beyond called ‘Security Threats to Business, the Digital Lifestyle, and the Cloud’. The predictions have raised more than a few eyebrows in the world of cloud computing, however, Trend Micro’s previous prediction accuracy and its continued success in cloud innovation and business and security technology strategy has meant that industry experts sit up and take note when these reports are published. Some of the predictions have been criticised as headline-grabbing, particularly the contention that the volume of malicious and high-risk Android apps will hit the 1 million mark in 2013. Yet, when you consider some of the malware seen in the latter parts of 2012 and early 2013, malware like Flame, Gauss and Red October, perhaps that prediction isn’t quite so fanciful. So what is Trend Micro tipping as its top 10 forecasts of 2013?
WHIPTAIL, the data storage-industry innovator powering faster and more energy-efficient computing for today’s global businesses via flash storage, has helped two UK schools improve the hardware and application performance of their new virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI) using its ACCELA Flash storage arrays. The technology provides highly scalable Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS), ensuring that educational institutions such as Kenton and St Wilfrid’s are equipped to handle the increased data transfer demands of virtualised environments.
Advantive, an international provider of Microsoft-based ICT solutions, applications, consultancy and maintenance has reduced the cost of extending its ICT application development and production platform by 30 percent using Interoute’s Virtual Data Centre (VDC). Advantive is also using Interoute’s VDC to host its narrowcasting solution InnovationScreen in a SaaS model.
Whitehall Media, the leading organiser of strategic, content-focussed Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization conferences for Senior IT and Corporate decision-makers will be running its 4th Annual Enterprise Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference and Exhibition on 7 March, 2013 at the Hotel Russell, London. We are aiming to deliver yet another high-quality, content-focussed conference programme at what will surely prove to be the year’s most prestigious and topical event surrounding the deployment of Enterprise-Wide Cloud and Virtualization Infrastructures across small, medium and large companies across the UK.
Whitehall Media ran its fourth national Public Sector Conference on 8 November, 2012, at the Hotel Russell, London. The event proved to be a resounding success, and the general consensus from both delegates and sponsors was that November’s event was the biggest and best yet. Whitehall Media is already well on track with preparations for its next event PSEICT which will be held at the same venue on 18 June, 2013. In the meantime we thought we’d share some of the reflections and feedback from our sponsors and delegates from November’s event. Here’s what they had to say.
Whitehall Media ran its sixth national Enterprise Conference on 6 November, 2012, at the Hotel Russell, London. The event ran smoothly, as expected, and the general consensus was that November’s event was the biggest and best yet. But how can you objectively judge the success of the conferences? Well, Whitehall Media firmly believes that the only way you can get a truly accurate reflection of any conference or event is by looking at the feedback received from delegates. We’re pleased to say that the feedback we received was largely positive and that the event was as well received as we’d hoped. Here’s what the delegates had to say.
VDC is Interoute’s scalable, fully-automated Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. VDC provides on-demand computing, storage and applications integrated into the heart of your IT infrastructure. It removes the need to buy, manage and maintain a physical IT infrastructure, and is built into Interoute’s fibre-connected physical Data Centres across Europe. It’s simple to provision, and is scalable, compliant and cost effective.
In our 21st century world we expect everything to be faster, better and cheaper. We’ve become impatient. The same philosophy applies to cloud computing. But what makes a fast cloud? More importantly still, how do we ensure that we get the fastest possibly service and stay out of the slow lane?
There’s a widespread assumption that the benefits of analytics capabilities and insights afforded by Google Analytics for marketing campaign metrics for years now. Obviously these same SMBs are not in a financial position to install the kind of infrastructure that’s needed for massive data analytics applications, but none the less these small companies can now access applications and software from the likes of accounting applications vendor, Intuit, at a relatively modest cost that will give them valuable insights about their businesses, their customer-base and their marketing campaigns.applications is the sole preserve of large enterprises, with huge numbers of staff and even bigger applications budgets. The assumption would probably have been factually correct a few years ago, but times moves on and things change. More and more small businesses are looking to reap the benefits of analytical insight from big data applications. It’s not as if any of this is new or uncharted: small businesses have been relying on tools like