Vendor revenue from purpose-built backup appliances (PBBA) in EMEA declined by 12% year over year to reach $191 million in the first quarter of 2017, according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Purpose-Built Backup Appliance Tracker. In the same period, total capacity shipped reached 235PB, an increase of 5% from 1Q16. Growth mainly came from open systems products, with capacity increasing 11% year on year. Even so, total EMEA PBBA open systems vendor revenue decreased 11% year on year in the quarter, to $178...

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MSPs’ cloud capabilities are being compromised by poor products, bad business practices and unreliable vendors, warns Chris Piggott, technical director and co-founder of Synextra. He said: “MSPs are making more work for themselves and lowering their profit levels by reselling ‘rebadged’ products and labelling them as Cloud. This causes confusion and issues for end users, putting real businesses...

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New from Buffalo EU, a provider of network attached storage (NAS), USB storage and networking solutions, the TeraStation 5210DF is a 2-bay NAS populated with solid-state drives (SSD) and a built-in 10GbE-port. High-speed data transfer at speeds of more than 550MB/s makes this the ideal external storage device for demanding tasks such as high-definition video editing and daily server backups. The higher...

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With such a wide choice of solutions and engagement just a click away, the managed services industry faces a challenge in deciding which products and partners to work with, claims John Garratt, director of the Managed Services & Hosting Summit to be held in London on September 20. “In recent months we have seen many initiatives from distribution, vendors and managed services players themselves...

Four in five (81%) executives have increased their reliance on automated security solutions, according to a report by cyber security and application delivery solutions provider Radware. The report, Cyber-Security Perceptions and Realities: A View from the C-Suite, reveals that one-third of executives now trust automated systems more than humans to protect their organisation. More than half (56%) say...

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Burgeoning entertainment and media industry segments, such as virtual reality (VR), e-sports and music streaming, highlight the vital role of ‘fans’ as a source of competitive advantage, claims PwC’s Global entertainment and media outlook 2017-2021. It expects the consumer VR content market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 77.0% over the next five years, reaching a value of...

Software developer Reckon warns that poor IT habits are putting small firms at risk of data security breaches. Research conducted by the company shows that one in ten (10%) small business owners and employees regularly share confidential files on personal devices. One quarter of small business owners and their teams save documents onto desktops rather than a central server. Bad habits are most prevalent...

More than half (58%) of UK consumers say they are more likely to shop around for technology purchases, following Brexit-related price increases, according to a OnePoll survey commissioned by Purch. One in five (21%) say they would consider switching allegiance from their usual brand of technology; 42% are considering buying second-hand technology; and 28% are putting off investment until price rises...

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Spitfire, the Internet telephony service provider and ISP, has added TalkTalk Business Ethernet to its supplier portfolio, alongside existing Ethernet services from BT Wholesale, Colt and Virgin Media Business. Demand for high-speed Ethernet connectivity is being driven by the migration of applications and data storage to the cloud with cloud-based services like Google Apps, AWS and Microsoft Azure. www.spitfire.co.uk ...