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Rigby Private Equity Pushes Nuvias Brand

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NuviasRigby Private Equity announces the retirement of the Wick Hill, Zycko and SIPHON names, as holding company Nuvias Group takes the place of predominant brand from 1 April 2017.

Launched in 2015, Nuvias was run alongside Wick Hill, Zycko and SIPHON for the last 9 months. It operates in 18 countries and sells in 30, and makes a high-value distribution business operating across EMEA. It records revenues worth $400 million for the financial year ending March 2017.

IDC: Banking, Manufacturing Drive Big Data and Analytics

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According to IDC, W. European Big Data and business analytics (BDA) revenues will reach $34.1 billion in 2017-- a 10.4% increase over 2016, before reaching over $43bn by 2020 with a CAGR of 9.2%.

IDC spending

"Digital disruption is forcing many organizations to reevaluate their information needs, as the ability to react with greater speed and efficiency becomes critical for competitive businesses," the analyst says. "European organisations currently active in Big Data programs are now focusing on scaling up these efforts and propagating use as they seek to learn and internalize best practices. The shift toward cloud deployments, greater levels of automation, and lower-cost storage and data processing platforms are helping to reduce the barriers to driving value and impact from Big Data at scale."

IBM on the State of Security

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The IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index reveals "historic" growth for the number of records compromised in 2016-- from 600 million in 2015 to over 4 billion, an increase of 566%, thanks to a shift in cybercriminal strategies.

SecurityThe leaked records include traditional targets such as credit cards, passwords and personal health information, but IBM also notes "significant" breaches in unstructured data such as email archives, business documents, intellectual property and source code. The observations come from over 8000 monitored security clients in 100 countries and data derived from non-customer assets such as spam sensors and honeynets.

In total X-Force monitors around 8 million spam and phishing attacks daily, and analyses over 37 billion websites and images.

Extreme Networks Buys Brocade Datacentre Business

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DatacentreBroadcom continues to offload Brocade networking, as it sells the Brocade datacentre switching, routing and analytics business to Extreme Networks for $55 million.

The deal follows the February 2017 sale of the Ruckus network edge portfolio and the Broadcom ICX switching line to Arris Technologies for $800 million.

Cisco Wireless Networking for SMBs

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Cisco releases a suite of wireless networking products aimed at small businesses and mid-market customers, including Aironet wireless access points (APs) and a Mobility Express software update.

Cisco WirelessThe company offers a pair of new AP ranges-- the Aironet 1815 and 1540. Both are 802.22ac Wave 2 compliant, with the 1815 designed for indoor use while the 1540 aimed at outdoor use. The 1815 range consists of four APs, the 1815i (for small business use), 1815t (for teleworkers and micro-branch deployments), 1815w (wall-mountable unit) and the 1815m (more powerful and covers larger areas).

Meanwhile 1540 series APs promise to be tough enough to withstand what nature throws at them, making them ideal for outdoor shopping malls, truck stops or spreading wifi across an outdoor campus.

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