ServicesAngle News Briefs for February 12, 2013

NaviSite Achieves UK SSAE 16 Compliance, Announces Successful Audit Period

NaviSite Inc., an enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging, and managed cloud service provider, has announced that its cloud-enabled data center in Woking, U.K., and its facility in London, U.K., have achieved SSAE-16 compliance. The new U.K. facilities, along with six additional data centers, were included in NaviSite’s latest successful SSAE-16 audit period of October 1, 2011-September 20, 2012 with no required qualifications or exceptions. More


NaviSite Europe Joins U.K. G-Cloud II Program

NaviSite Europe Ltd. has been awarded a framework agreement by the U.K. Government to join its G-Cloud II program. This allows it to provide its NaviCloud IaaS service to local U.K. authorities and government departments an wider public sector organizations through the U.K. CloudStore. More


VMware Introduces vSphere with Operations Management and vSphere Data Protection Advanced

VMware has announced VMware vSphere with Operations Management, which combines vSphere with the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite, and vSphere Data Protection Advanced, a new edition of the vSphere Data Protection backup and recovery system. VMware says these new extensions will allow customers to:

  • Reduce Capex costs by as much as 30 percent,
  • Optimize capacity, improving utilization by as much as 40 percent and consolidation ratios by 37 percent,
  • Improve application availability and performance, cutting downtime by more than a third and reducing time to resolve problems by 26 percent, and,
  • Reduce backup storage capacity by as much as 95 percent and backup on network traffic by as much as 99 percent.



HP Celebrates 25 Years of Deskjet Printers with Fastest Desktop Color Printer

HP has announced worldwide release of the HP OfficeJet Pro X, which Guinness World Records has recognized as the world’s fastest desktop printer. Designed for SMBs, HP says the Officejet Pro X increases productivity, reduces costs, and promotes the value of inkjet technology in the workplace. More


HP Introduces Responsible Supplier Guidelines for Workers in China

HP has issued new guidelines and measurement processes for student and dispatch workers, including temporary, auxiliary, and substitute workers, for its suppliers with operations in China. The guidelines, a first for the IT industry, are a response to the significant increase in the use of these workers in Chinese manufacturing facilities. Developed in consultation with key stakeholders including China’s Center for Child Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility, they reinforce regulatory requirements while introducing additional expectations for suppliers. More


Dell Updates UltraSharp Display and PremierColor Monitor Line with Ultra-Wide Model

Dell has announced the UltraSharp U3014 20 inch, U2713H 27 inch, and U2413 24 inch monitors designed for color-critical work that provide an exceptional visual experience and strong screen performance with a wide array of connectivity options. All three monitors come with PremierColor for accurate, customizable colors that cover industry standards. Dell also announced a Single Monitor Arm (MSA14) and Dual Monitor Stand (MDS14) optimized for Dell monitors with Dell Quick Release mounts. More


Forrester Cites Ernst & Young Strategy in Security

Forrester Research Inc. has cited Ernst & Young as a leader in information security consulting services in its latest report, The Forrester Wave: Information Security Consulting Services Q1 2013. Forrest cites Ernst & Young’s strong service offering and exceptional strategy, positive client feedback, and its strengths in business continuity, regulatory compliance, data loss protection, and fraud investigation. More


Enterprise Software Market Model Shifts Reveal Revenue Potential says PwC

PwC’s latest report on shifts in the enterprise software sales model from licensing to services, The Future of Software Pricing Excellence: The New State of the Art, focuses on how pricing strategies can produce higher win rates, reduce the gap between real and list princes, and reduce revenue leakage. The findings show how existing business models and pricing strategies are lagging, leading, or remaining consistent with the rest of the software industry. More


Strong Collaboration Between CIO, C-Suite Key to Top Corporate Performance says PwC Survey

PwC’s fifth annual Digital IQ survey finds that companies with strong, collaborative relationships between the CIO and other C-Suite executives are four times as likely to be top performers as those with fragmented relationships. A strong Digital IQ entails more than adopting the latest tools or having a large IT budget, the report says. It is about consistently linking IT investments to business strategy to improve speed, agility, and competitive advantage. More


Deloitte Survey Shows Executives Face Growing Supply Chain Threats

Global executives are concerned about the growing risks to their supply chains and costly negative impacts such as margin erosion and inability to keep up with demand, according to a new Deloitte survey. Forty-five percent of executives surveyed said their supply chain risk management programs are only somewhat effective or not effective at all. More