Enterprises have got off the fence about adoption in big data technologies with 73 percent of those surveyed saying they either have invest or will invest in big data in the next 24 years.
That’s according to some data from Gartner, which says the pack is being led by North America, with 47 percent of organisations saying they’d invested in 2014. more»
File sharing enterprise company Egnyte said it has recruited a former EMC head of US partnerships as its vice president in charge of channells.
Jeff Nollette, who has a 25 year background in sales and channel development, is to head up Egnyte’s partner programme aimed at VARs and MSPs. more»
Shipments of storage products fell by five percent last year, said market research company IHS.
However, solid state drive shipments in 2013 doubled and the reason for the decline in the whole sector is because of contractions in the hard drive and optical disk drive sectors. more»
Distributor Avnet said it has introduced a programme called Altitude aimed at small and medium sized businesses.
The programme promotes EMC storage and back up devices and aims to help its resellers offer VNXe storage and Data Domain backup products.
The scheme centres around an online configuration tool that lets resellers calculate price for the EMC products without needing to contact Avnet. more»
The market for Big Data tech and services is expected to be worth $32.4 billion by 2017, growing between then and now at a CAGR of 27 percent.
That’s what market research company IDC is projecting, in a report that says that growth is about six times the growth rate of the ICT market. more»
The external disk storage market posted a decline of 3.5 percent for the third quarter of this year, compared to the same period last year.
IDC, which released the data today said the total disk storage market – including internal disks – produced $7.4 billion in revenues – and that’s a 5.6 percent fall compared to last year. more»
Giant vendor Hewlett Packard turned in a profit of $1.4 billion on revenues of $29.1 billion, compared to a loss of $6.9 billion in the same fourth quarter a year back.
But although its enterprise group showed growth of two percent, its other divisions – personal systems, printing, enterprse services and software showed declines from the same period last year. more»
A London startup thinks it can take on Google and win.
Frank Kristiansen, founder of Seevol.com, said that small companies have the ability to disrupt the Google model.
He said: “It is unheard of that a whole industry can stay so passive in its evolution for so long without being destroyed by small innovative competitors. more»
Data management firm Quantum said it has introduced a new channel programme.
The programme – aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) offer a cloud back up service using Quantum’s virtual dedupe appliances and vmPro back up software. more»
WD turned in a net profit of $495 million on revenues of $3.8 billion for its first fiscal quarter, ending on September 27th last.
At the end of the quarter, WD ended up with cash in the bank of $4.9 billion and used some of its loot to buy back 2.3 million shares. more»
Boston Limited has just signed a distribution deal with Mellanox Technologies to sell the latter’s Infiniband and Ethernet Interconnect kit, as well as rigging it up with Boston’s own server and storage tech.
Boston hopes the contract will help its growth and development in offering high performance server and storage, especially as enterprises are after scalable options running with high performance and efficiencies. more»
Education technology group Academia is launching a new commercial business team within Academia Technology Group as a reseller for enterprise customers.
Leading the team will be Richard Faucher, who has previously worked at PC World, Misco, Insight, and Computacenter, and has 20+ years in the IT sector. more»
IBM has announced it will invest $1 billion into flash R&D as well as launching a series of SSD based systems.
Flash will be integrated into all IBM server and storage systems as well as a new flash only storage system. more»
According to a report from Cisco the latest buzzword on the world wide wibble, the Internet of Everything, will become a major market earner by the end of the year.
The Internet of Everything is the networked connection of people, process, data and things so that “everything” joins the network. more»
Seagate has announced a few changes in its sales and marketing team, most of which are centred on EMEA. The company said it reshuffled the team to address growth opportunities in cloud, SSD and branded storage markets.
Mark Whitby, Seagate’s vice president of EMEA Sales & Marketing and Global Channel Sales, said the changes will ensure that Seagate positions itself to address evolving market opportunities. more»