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Sophos Survey: Mobile Workforce Stressing SMB Security

Sophos Survey: Mobile Workforce Stressing SMB Security

SMBs face rising challenges when it comes to integrating the demands of an increasingly mobile workforce into aging IT infrastructure, according to a survey by security specialist Sophos. As the bring your own device (BYOD) trend gains momentum, 93 percent of SMBs are integrating remote working policies into their security provision and 52 percent are […]

Data Storage Corp., Maximus Data Sign Reseller Deal

Data Storage Corp., Maximus Data Sign Reseller Deal

As Big Data and social media platforms put pressure on IT departments to handle the growing storage demands of businesses, Data Storage Corporation and Maximus Data Company have signed a VAR distribution agreement to help resellers offer organizations more complete data storage solutions. Data Storage, a provider of data protection and business continuity solutions, will […]

Schneider Electric Launches Data Center Assessment Services

Schneider Electric Launches Data Center Assessment Services

The recent acquisition of Summit Energy has given Schneider Electric a broader energy management services and solution portfolio, evidenced by the company’s EnergyStep Data Center Assessment service, which gives managers a peek at the power, cooling, physical infrastructure and operational efficiencies (or lack thereof) of a data center. Services include the Data Center Assessment and […]

Symantec Makes Windows Azure, SMB Partner Moves

Symantec Makes Windows Azure, SMB Partner Moves

Storage and security specialist Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) is extending its Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume replicator disaster recovery (DR) software platform to the Windows Azure cloud platform. Technology from Symantec’s Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows and Veritas Volume Replicator products will form the basis for the solution, which is […]

VMware Launches Horizon Application Manager 1.5

VMware Launches Horizon Application Manager 1.5

Virtualization giant VMware‘s (NYSE:VMW) Horizon Application Manager 1.5 is finally hitting the market after being announced more than a month ago. The platform unifies management of software as a service (SaaS), Web and Windows applications through the Horizon Application Catalog to deliver them to end users’ devices. Application Manager works by centralizing and applying enterprise […]

ADTRAN Combines Bluesocket, NetVanta for BYOD Network Suite

ADTRAN Combines Bluesocket, NetVanta for BYOD Network Suite

Communications solutions specialist ADTRAN (NASDAQ: ADTN) is addressing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scalability concerns with the release of its BYOD Network Suite, which helps SMBs and enterprise-level organizations deal with the explosion of wirelessly connected mobile devices. The BYOD Network Suite combines the company’s Bluesocket virtual wireless local area network (vWLAN) and NetVanta technologies to create an […]

Apple iOS 6 Dumps Google Maps for In-House Cartography

Apple iOS 6 Dumps Google Maps for In-House Cartography

Talk about charting your own path — among the flurry of hardware news out of Apple’s  Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 (WWDC) came a major software development from Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) with the beta release of the company’s mobile operating system, iOS 6, which will be generally available to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users this […]

Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Get a Refresh at WWDC 2012

Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Get a Refresh at WWDC 2012

At its Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 June 11-15 in San Francisco, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) took the covers off the latest versions of its ultra-thin MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro 15-inch, which now comes with the same high-quality retina display found on the company’s iPhone and iPad tablet. It doesn’t take much to excite Apple […]

HP, Microsoft Enhance Thin Client Multitouch Capabilities

HP, Microsoft Enhance Thin Client Multitouch Capabilities

One touch is never enough, at least for Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ), which is expanding multitouch business applications across HP thin clients with Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows Embedded Standard 7 WS7P SKU. Providing deployment of multitouch digital signage and kiosks, the HP t610 Flexible Thin Client with Windows Embedded Standard 7 includes enhanced security lockdown, […]

Unisys Mobility Solutions Suite Secures, Tracks Devices

Unisys Mobility Solutions Suite Secures, Tracks Devices

IT services and software provider Unisys Corp. (NYSE: UIS) joins the growing list of businesses providing mobile device management (MDM) solutions with the release of its Mobility Solutions Suite, designed to help organizations manage, secure and support smartphones and tablets along with their applications. Unisys Assessment Services include an overview of the current state of […]

NetApp Launches FAS2200 Storage Solution, Channel Programs

NetApp Launches FAS2200 Storage Solution, Channel Programs

There’s always a need for more storage space these days, especially with Big Data, social media content and other files hogging all the room. This goes double for mid-size businesses, who struggle with limited IT resources and budgets. To remedy this, storage and data management specialist NetApp launched the FAS2200, which is priced under $8,000 […]

Fortinet FortiGate-800C Defends the Mobile Enterprise

Fortinet FortiGate-800C Defends the Mobile Enterprise

With spam and phishing attacks on the rise and IT departments dealing with new threats from mobile e-mail and Web access, network security appliances specialist Fortinet unveiled the FortiGate-800C security appliance, aimed at midsize companies and large enterprise branch offices. Combining firewall, application control, IP Sec and SSL virtual private network (VPN), intrusion prevention, antivirus, […]

HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio with Services, Training

HP Expands Converged Cloud Portfolio with Services, Training

Tech giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) is expanding the offerings in its Converged Cloud portfolio, which it launched in April. Announced at HP Discover 2012, held June 4-7 in Las Vegas, the new offerings include the “cloud bursting” capabilities of HP CloudSystem, cloud printing solutions and two new cloud certifications through its HP ExpertONE training and certification […]

OVCC Designs Multiprovider Video Collaboration Network

OVCC Designs Multiprovider Video Collaboration Network

Converged communications vendor Polycom (NASDAQ: PLCM) is having a busy year so far: In addition to rolling out a mobile video content management solution for Android and iPhone, the company announced its Open Visual Communications Consortium (OVCC), launched in October 2011, has designed the first interconnect network to run video calls over multiple networks. Four […]

Quest NetVault XA Tackles Backup and Recovery

Quest NetVault XA Tackles Backup and Recovery

When it comes to backup and recovery, complex environments, rampant data growth and demanding user expectations are just some of the challenges solution providers and their IT customers must tackle. Quest Software’s (NASDAQ: QSFT) services-centric data protection solution, NetVault Extended Architecture (XA), may be some help: It lets IT admins organize, schedule, view and manage […]

Broadsoft Targets UC, Mobile with SIP Trunking Offering

Broadsoft Targets UC, Mobile with SIP Trunking Offering

Business communications specialist Broadsoft announced an application-based SIP trunking solution that lets service providers add unified communications (UC) and mobile applications to their SIP trunking offerings. The solution comes in three flavors to cover organizations ranging in size from small businesses to larger enterprises. The Basic bundle extends the company’s private branch exchange (PBX) to […]

HP Information Optimization Solutions Unleash Big Data

HP Information Optimization Solutions Unleash Big Data

Hewlett-Packard (HP) (NYSE: HPQ) announced enhancements to its Information Optimization Solutions portfolio, which helps organizations improve management of growing data volumes in the era of Big Data. As businesses struggle with a deluge of information it is becoming increasingly important for them to turn Big Data into actionable information that can help the company grow. […]

Condusiv Launches Diskeeper 12 Storage Optimization Software

Condusiv Launches Diskeeper 12 Storage Optimization Software

Software optimization specialist Condusiv Technologies, formerly know as Diskeeper Corp., announced the launch of Diskeeper 12, its Windows application and storage performance software for servers, operating systems, desktops and notebooks. The announcement follows a retooling of the company’s channel program in May. Diskeeper 12  prevents fragmentation at the Windows level, allowing an application or storage system to […]

HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Sport AMD Operton Processors

HP ProLiant Gen8 Servers Sport AMD Operton Processors

Semiconductor specialist Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) announced that 11 servers, including two based on the new HP (NYSE: HPQ) ProLiant Gen8 platform, would be integrating previously unannounced versions of the company’s Opteron 6200 Series processor, as well as the low-power AMD Opteron 4200 Series processor. New models include the ProLiant DL385p, a 2U performance-based […]

D&H Adds MDM to Portfolio with Microsoft, Sophos Wares

D&H Adds MDM to Portfolio with Microsoft, Sophos Wares

The bring your own device (BYOD) trend is certainly making an impact across the channel as IT departments struggle to tie in security needs and network access control with the smartphones and tablets employees are using for work and play. D&H Distributing joins the fray by offering mobile device management (MDM) solutions, including Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: […]

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