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G-Cloud rises above EMEA gov cloud initiatives, but for how long?

The UK government is ahead of the curve in pushing cloud-first in the public sector. But will that remain the case?

The UK government is “ahead of the curve” when it comes to cloud adoption and streamlining digital service procurement practices across the public sector, according to recently published research from IDC. But Massimiliano Claps, research director at IDC Government Insights told BCN that while the UK government has taken strides to refine the procurement and certification process for G-Cloud, it’s unclear whether the moves will make buyers’ lives easier.

As HP’s server biz declines, for Dell, Huawei, opportunity awaits

HP president and chief executive officer Meg Whitman (right) said HP's turnaround is in full swing

HP reported continued revenue declines this week, with fiscal 2014 net revenue falling 1 per cent to $111.5bn, despite marginal gains in networking and personal computing. Total revenue was down 4 per cent.

European Parliament slips Google unbundling into single digital market agenda

The European Parliament wants to take a hard line on anti-competitive behaviour

European Parliament has approved a motion stressing among other things the need to unbundle search engines from the other commercial services offered by those companies. Though technically non-binding, largely symbolic and heavily criticised, the move seems largely aimed at pressuring the European Commission to investigate the possible breakup of Google. The move was brushed off by some as “political theatre.”

IBM brings analytics, virtualisation into mobile portfolio

IBM is bolstering its mobile services portfolio with analytics and virtualisation offerings

IBM is expanding its mobile services portfolio to include mobile application and infrastructure analytics and application virtualisation for mobile platforms. The company said the new services will help accelerate enterprises’ investments in mobile platforms.

Ted Baker enlists HP to help overhaul ERP

Ted Baker runs its IT shop for its global businesses from the UK

Ted Baker has tapped HP in a bid to help the UK clothing retailer overhaul its ERP. The company’s chief information officer Dustan Steer told BCN that Ted Baker needed to find a centrally managed solution that could help support the company’s multi-region growth going forward.

CIOs are struggling with infrastructure performance management, research finds

Enterprises are applying old techniques to solve new challenges

Recently published research suggests European CIOs and IT managers don’t have the technical capabilities to deploy infrastructure performance management across their datacentres.

BYOD needs to shift to account for wearables

Enterprises need to start including wearables in their BYOD and data security plans

The popularity of wearables in the workplace is due to accelerate rapidly over the next twelve months, recently published research suggests. Raimund Genes, chief technology officer of Trend Micro, the firm that commissioned the research, said IT departments need to begin incorporating wearable computing devices into their data protection and device management policies in order to mitigate data security challenges associated with such a rapid proliferation of devices.

T-Systems, Informatica buddy up on big data in the cloud

Informatica is partnering with T-Systems to provide data integration and management as a service

T-Systems and data integration specialist Informatica have teamed up to offer cloud-based data integration and management services to enterprises.

US Department of Health deploys Office 365 in cloud resuscitation

The US Department of Health and Human Services is deploying Office 365 in a bid to consolidate email and collaboration systems and save money

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded a five-year $92m contract to InfoReliance, a Microsoft consulting partner, to help the agency migrate its email and collaboration platform over to Office 365.

Telefónica partners with Equinix cloud exchange

Telefónica is linking its IP MPLS network to Equinix's cloud exchange

Spanish operator Telefónica announced that the company will offer direct connectivity to Equinix’s cloud exchange in a bid to bolster access to a broader array of commercial cloud services.