MSP News Roundup! - 30th August 2013

Debbie Thomson

We know it can be difficult to find the time to sit down each day and read up on what’s going on in the MSP industry. That’s why each Friday we’ll aim to bring you a brief roundup of some of the Industry news you may have missed.

Here’s what we have for you this week in our MSP News Roundup:

Java security a Focus at JavaOne

If you thought Oracle would be avoiding the recent and well-publicized Java security issues at its upcoming JavaOne show, you’d be wrong!

In fact it seems the exact opposite will be the case, with sessions such as 'Dissecting Java Malware', 'The State of Java Web Container Security' and 'One Year of Security Enhancements in the JRE' being just a few of the sessions planned for the event.

One session even goes as far as to directly acknowledge the bad press with its description stating:

"Recently there has been a lot of press about Java vulnerabilities and security -- giving Java a bad rap. The reality is that the Java platform and language were built with security in mind."

Find out more about how Oracle intends to tackle these security concerns at infoworld.

Top 100 Cloud Service Providers Revealed

Talkin’ Cloud have released their third-annual ‘Talkin’ Cloud 100’ Report, which ranks the world’s top 100 cloud services providers - unsurprisingly the report was lead by the likes of, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Office 365.

Produced by Nine Lives Media, the report is based on an online survey conducted by Talkin’ Cloud from January to May of this year and uses data such as, annual cloud services revenue growth, overall cloud revenues and types of cloud services offered.

Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media described the findings from this year’s report stating:

“The Talkin’ Cloud 100 is the only report and list that offers a full 360-degree view of cloud computing in the IT channel…Our research shows that the cloud ecosystem is thriving, growing and rewarding a range of companies from various channel backgrounds -- including pure CSPs, brokers, aggregators, VARs and MSPs.”

To see the full report head over to Talkin’ Cloud.

Changes to Apple iOS 7 could Bring Opportunities to MSPs

Finally, to most people recent concerns about the soon to be launched iOS 7 may seem like bad news!

But as suggested by MSPmentor this may not be the case for MSPs who, if they think smart and move quickly can be prepared for the opportunity presented by the bugs, hiccups and poor user interface iOS 7 brings.

To find out more about the opportunity iOS 7 presents for the MSP read the full article at MSPmentor.

Have you seen any interesting articles we’ve missed this week? Are there any areas of the industry you’d like us to keep an eye on for you? Let us know with a comment below.