Worldwide server shipments and revenues fall in 2017

07 June 2017

With the rise of China-based suppliers, Gartner forecasts continued downward price pressure across the EMEA market.

With the rise of China-based suppliers, Gartner forecasts continued downward price pressure across the EMEA market.

The first quarter of the year saw global server revenues decline 4.5 per cent year-over-year, while shipments fell 4.2 per cent from the first quarter of 2016, according to Gartner.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead in the worldwide server market based on revenue. The company posted just more than $3 billion in revenue for a total share of 24.1 per cent for the first quarter of 2017. 

Dell EMC maintained the number two position with 19 per cent market share. It was followed by IBM (6.6 per cent), Cisco (6.6 per cent), Lenovo (5.8 per cent), and various others (37.9 per cent). 

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Openreach to consult on future investment in digital infrastructure

07 June 2017

Chief executive Clive Selley says Openreach is committed to investing in infrastructure but wants to work closely with communications providers to explore how it should proceed.

Chief executive Clive Selley says Openreach wants to work closely with CPs to explore how it should proceed.

Openreach will consult with its communications provider (CP) customers on how best to enhance broadband connectivity across Britain.

The company, which provides broadband infrastructure to more than 580 CPs, will seek input on two major policy issues: building the investment case for a large-scale ‘full fibre’ network; and bringing faster speeds to ‘not-spots’ which can currently only order less than 10Mbps services.

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Government and financial sectors top targets for cyber attacks

07 June 2017

Of the IoT attacks detected in 2016, two thirds were attempting to discover specific devices.

Of the IoT attacks detected in 2016, two thirds were attempting to discover specific devices.

Cyber attacks on governments around the world doubled in 2016, increasing from seven per cent in 2015 to 14 per cent.

Attacks on the finance sector also rose from just three per cent in 2015 to four per cent of all attacks in 2016. 

The manufacturing sector came in at third place at 13 per cent, while the retail sector, which topped the list of all cyber security attacks on all sectors in 2015, moved down into fourth place (11 per cent).

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Neonatal unit introduces secure video messaging

07 June 2017

Nurses can capture special moments in the baby's care diary that can then be securely accessed by the parents on any device.

Nurses can capture special moments in the baby's care diary that can then be securely accessed by the parents on any device.

The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow (RHCG) is now offering secure video messaging to help parents of premature babies stay connected with their child’s progress during their hospital stays. 

The hospital’s neonatal unit (NNU) has been trialling a bespoke platform developed for the NHS by Leeds-based video technology specialist, vCreate.

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