Articles about Hardware Solutions

RM to schools: You can have third-party kit, just not from us

Education supplier RM has told customers they can buy discounted third-party hardware from Misco after finally shuttering its own reselling operation and closing the PC production order book. A hardware referral agreement was always on the cards, as revealed by CEO David Brookes last month and Misco has beaten rivals to what was …
Paul Kunert, 03 Dec 2013

CommVault gives Simpana the share 'n' sync treatment

Just in case you needed proof that the share 'n' sync model for data storage and sharing has legs, CommVault just baked it into its flagship Simpana suite. CommVault's effort is called “Edge” and offers a very familiar mode of operations: download an agent to your Windows or Mac OS client, nominate a folder that will always be …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jul 2013
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New £4bn UK.gov IT shopping centre slips launch deadline

Exclusive Bosses have been told whether or not their businesses have provisionally made it onto a new list of approved IT suppliers for Blighty's public sector - and resellers feature heavily. The three-year IT Hardware and Services (ITH&S) framework offers £4bn in work and sales, and will - after delays - eventually replace ESPO Contract …
Paul Kunert, 06 Jun 2012

Rivals tout antidotes to EMC's ViPR bite

Comment How do you avoid a snakebite from the ViPR that EMC has let loose in the storage jungle? El Reg storage desk has spoken to some of its competitors about their "software-defined" antidotes. ViPR is a layer of storage virtualisation software that separates upper-level storage management functions (which EMC calls the "storage …
Chris Mellor, 10 May 2013

Report: BlackBerry BYOD-ware doesn't pass UK.gov security test

Update BlackBerry Balance, the new feature in BB10 aimed at meeting demand for bring-your-own-device regimes, has been found insufficiently secure for that purpose by Britain's Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG). The CESG, an offshoot of the British signals and electronic intelligence agency GCHQ, describes itself as "the …
Simon Sharwood, 20 Mar 2013
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Public sector IT buyers 'hogtied by mess of red tape'

Blighty's public sector IT bean counters face a bewildering mess of overlapping tech purchasing bureaucracy, channel sources have warned. Three wide-reaching frameworks that direct government tech spending will end up running in parallel into next spring, potentially confusing purse holders. Of the three schemes, one is the £ …
Paul Kunert, 18 Apr 2012
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Hardware is secure (false)

Hardware devices are far from a panacea for information security problems but users are continuing to place too much faith in marketing claims to the contrary, the Black Hat conference was told this week. Technology has moved on but hardware devices are far from totally secure. "Most, if not all, hardware solutions are open to …
John Leyden, 01 Apr 2005
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DARPA wants secure Droids, iPads, iPhones

Sometimes it's tough being an elite high-risk Pentagon boffin. Much though the life might seem like a dream to many of us – perks of the job could include such things as hover-jeep flying cars, self-assembling floating fortresses, Matrix style cyberwar firing ranges populated by replicant sim-people etc etc – there are downsides …
Lewis Page, 11 Apr 2011
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HP's Q2 beats targets, but Q3 and Q4 look tight

It is a tough day for new CEO Leo Apotheker, who had to move up Hewlett-Packard's reporting of its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 by 32 hours because someone leaked a memo about belt-tightening and looming layoffs that Apotheker sent to his top brass two weeks ago. HP has revised its revenue guidance …

RM boss says school's out forever

RM yesterday announced that its head teacher honcho has resigned after more than 25 years with the computer supplier. The firm, which specialises in software, services and systems for the UK education market, said that chief executive Tim Pearson will step down from his role to be replaced by current group managing director …
Kelly Fiveash, 10 Jun 2008
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Paymaster migration an object lesson

The trouble with some legacy applications is that businesses dare not get rid of them. That is fine as long as the platforms on which they run continue to be at least supported - and ideally updated - by the manufacturers. For many reasons, that cannot always be the case, which can leave users with a problem: can they find an …
Martin Banks, 11 Apr 2007
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People - not products - are most important to security

People and processes are more important than security products in securing enterprise systems, according to a global survey of IT security pros published on Wednesday. The third annual Global Information Security Workforce Study, sponsored by security certification organisation (ISC)2 and carried out by IDC, saw punters listing …
John Leyden, 25 Oct 2006
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Lineo axes 22% of staff

Embedded Linux specialist Lineo is getting rid of over half of its staff, through a mix of redundancies and reassignment to "peripheral" projects the company hopes to sell or spin off. Sixty staff will be sent pink slips. Another hundred are left wondering when they will leave the company. Some 110 workers will be retained to …
Tony Smith, 13 Sep 2001
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VA spins off Labs for ‘Trillian’ Linux IA-64 port

VA Research is splitting into two divisions plus a portal operation, following its acquisition of Linux Hardware Solutions and Enlightened Solutions earlier this week. The LHS deal will spawn a Linux systems division, to be known as VA Linux Systems, but the reorganisation of R&D under the name VA Linux Labs is probably of …
John Lettice, 28 Apr 1999
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Hollywood sues DVD-chip makers

The Motion Picture Ass. of America (MPAA) yesterday confirmed the organisation has begun legal proceedings against two makers of DVD chips. It alleges that the pair were rather more willing to offer their products more widely than they should be. The MPAA alleges that the two companies - Taiwan's MediaTek and US-based Sigma …
Tony Smith, 25 Aug 2004

Defending against SYN-flood DoS attacks

A SYN flood is perhaps the most efficient packet attack, devouring the greatest amount of service with the least effort. It fakes the initial handshake of a TCP connection with spoofed IPs which the target machine is unable to answer. Establishing a TCP connection requires the exchange of three packets: the first with a SYN ( …
Thomas C Greene, 25 Aug 2001
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The true costs of Linux development

Microsoft's claim that any talented individual can compete effectively with it has been challenged, as one might expect. Yesterday a Microsoft attorney (see earlier story) cited Linus Torvalds in court as an example of how one person can produce a sophisticated OS, but Register reader Eric Green of Linux Hardware Solutions has …