February 2014 Archives

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Global IT and cloud services provider Dimension Data has acquired certain subsidiaries of business solutions and communications services provider NextiraOne, in a deal which Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson said will help double the company’s revenue to $12 billion over five years.

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The Obama administration has launched the first version of its cybersecurity framework, a voluntary program designed to help protect critical infrastructure in the country from cyberattacks.

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Norwich, UK – MigSolv, Europe’s leading data centre consultancy and independent colocation provider, announces a big increase in enquiries for disaster recovery solutions due to the current flooding. The enquiries have come primarily from the financial services industry, although organisations from other sectors have also been calling. Many of these organisations currently have their disaster recovery positions located in areas that are suffering from flooding such as Slough and Reading and, although the data centre facilities they are in have so far been unaffected, they are very concerned about the potential risk of flood or the impact of flood in … More Details >>

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(The Hosting News) – Today, Microsoft announced the global availability of its re-branded cloud service, OneDrive, followed by some incentives for customers.
New features have been added for customers who use the cloud service, such as the ability to easily share and view videos and automatic camera backup for Android, says OneDrive’s blog.
As a way to bring in new customers, Microsoft is giving up to 5 GB of additional storage for users whose friends accept an invitation to OneDrive, that’s up to 10 friends in 500 MB increments.
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Veghel, Netherlands – Minkels, a global supplier of energy-efficient data center solutions and part of the publicly traded company Legrand (NYSE Euronext Paris: LR), has launched a new solution within its VariconPower

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(The Hosting News) – A British man has been charged with breaking into the U.S. Federal Reserve’s server in New York where he stole and publicly posted private information, CNN reports.
The hacker, Lauri Love, infiltrated the Reserve’s computers by exploiting a vulnerability in the database, in which he could face a maximum sentence of 12 years for computer hacking and aggravated identity theft.
He also been accused of going after NASA, the Army, Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and Missile Defense Agency, among other U.S. government agencies.
According to New Jersey prosecutors, Love’s attacks “resulted in millions of dollars … More Details >>

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