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  • Surviving an Environment of IT Change

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    Kevin L. Jackson
    8 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
      "The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people. New models for creating services and delivering information; new policies and procedures that are redefining federal acquisition and what it means to be a federal system integrator. This revolution also lacks the physical and tangible artifacts of the past. Its ephemeral nature, global expanse and economic impact all combine in a tidal wave of change. This revolution is called cloud computing."Sponsored by ViON Corporation,…
  • How To Fight Cloud Migration Anxiety

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    Marc Shaw
    12 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    While moving to the cloud has gone from an internal debate to an inevitability for most businesses, one element keeping some companies lagging behind is a case of migration anxiety. They’ve spent thousands investing in a secure infrastructure and are rightfully protective of their critical data. These can be healthcare practices working hard to stay compliant with government regulations or engineering firms with critical plans and contracts on their servers. Even if the C-level executives like what they hear about cutting costs on legacy hardware, maintenance, staffing, and training costs…
  • Packing My Bags For Prague and Dimension Data #Perspectives2015

    Cloud Musings
    Kevin L. Jackson
    15 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Prague is a beautiful city!  My last time was in June 2010 when Jeremy Geelan invited me to speak at CloudExpo Europe (see my blog post and video from that trip at "CloudExpo Europe 2010: Not Your Father's Prague"). And yes, that is the same Jeremy Geelan that is currently enduring the terrible earthquakes in Nepal (see my recent post on that in "Tweeps Are People Too!!")This time I get to go there to learn more about Dimension Data. If you don't know about this global cloud service provider you really should look them up. Although Gartner evaluated them as a niche player in the 2014…
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    13 May 2015 | 5:50 am
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    Perspectives
    James Hamilton
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog internal to the company allowed confidential topics to be discussed openly, but over time, I found much of what I was writing about might be useful externally. And I knew, if I wanted to have a broader dialog on some topics it would simply have to be external. So, in 2007 I moved the Perspectives blog  external. I already had a boating web site at mvdirona.com hosted with GoDaddy since 2002, so I put the perspectives.mvdirona.com blog there. perspectives.mvdirona.com Nov 26,…
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  • Women of OpenStack is growing – come join us!

    Alexandra Settle
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Women of OpenStack is exactly what it sounds like — a group for women who work on OpenStack to collaborate, communicate and support one another. Better yet, it’s not just for women; quite a number of men are members, too — allies! Created in 2012 by Claire Massey the Marketing Manager for OpenStack, the Women of OpenStack group has grown from a breakfast in Portland to an active working part of the OpenStack Community with 480 members, including myself. Women of OpenStack created an accessible online community within the unbelievable 19,232 followers on the OpenStack LinkedIn page. The…
  • Successful Cloud Architecture Takes the Right Mindset

    Kevin Jackson
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The evolution of your IT department is here. The industry calls it “the cloud” and OpenStack is one part of the solution. And while designing and building for any cloud environment can be a challenge, approaching this task with the right mindset and focus can help can make your project a success. This isn’t just a hollow mantra we repeat to our customers, it’s a truth we at Rackspace have grown to understand if a project is going to be a success. My talk at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” speaks to this point. The summits, and the OpenStack…
  • [VIDEO] How DefCore Is Driving An OpenStack-Powered Planet

    Leezia Dhalla
    21 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, on Monday kicked off the summit by announcing the roll out of base interoperability tests and requirements that will help define a common core for all OpenStack products. This process, called DefCore, means certain standards must be met in each OpenStack-powered environment, whether private, public or hybrid. By establishing these standards, the foundation is defining specs for minimum OpenStack functionality so users can know what bare components to expect in any OpenStack cloud deployment. OpenStack Foundation board member Rob…
  • [VIDEO] Accelerating The Pace Of Open Source Innovation With Women

    Leezia Dhalla
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Tech has long had a reputation of being a male-dominated industry where women are drastically underrepresented. While women make up 59 percent of the U.S. labor force, they fill less than 30 percent of the roles at tech companies, according to CNET Magazine. The data is even more troubling when you consider that female employees are less likely to be in positions where they can influence product development and business strategy, both areas that are positioned near the top of the corporate ladder. Fortunately, one of the key initiatives of the OpenStack Foundation is to help make the open…
  • Don’t Just Consume, Participate: Operations & Community

    Jay Faulkner
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    How we build and think about servers is constantly evolving. In the past, infrastructure was considered primarily the realm of the systems administrator. Over time that role grew, and instead of merely configuring systems, many of these administrators began writing and committing software by following devops philosophies. Now, many of the people who are building that infrastructure are software developers. During OpenStack Kilo, more than 1,500 contributors worked together to build and improve cloud infrastructure tooling. This is important because regardless of title or role, both the…
 
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  • Switch, With $2 Million In Seed Funding, Is Tinder For Jobs

    Jordan Crook
    22 May 2015 | 8:59 am
     Switch, the Tinder for job apps, has just announced a new investor in the form of Marker VC, closing out their seed round at $2 million. Other investors include Metamorphic, Rhodium, Marker, BAM, SG VC, and Marcel Legrand. Switch lets users search anonymously for jobs through an algorithmic matching process and a UI similar to Tinder. This lets users swipe right or left on potential positions… Read More
  • Wave Broadband Raises $130M To Expand Its Gigabit Broadband Network On The West Coast

    Ingrid Lunden
    21 May 2015 | 6:00 am
     Wave Broadband — a broadband company that has built a gigabit fiber network with services from Washington down to California completely independent of the big carriers — is today announcing that it has raised $130 million. It plans to use the extra funds to expand that network across more cities in that footprint, and to launch new services for residential and business customers.… Read More
  • Video Conferencing Company Fuze Buys LiveMinutes, Raises $20M To Expand Into Team Collaboration

    Sarah Perez
    20 May 2015 | 7:36 am
     San Francisco-based video conferencing company Fuze is expanding its platform today with the acquisition of an online team collaboration platform, LiveMinutes. With the addition, Fuze is no longer focused only on online meetings, but is now also rolling out a new product called Fuze Spaces which allows colleagues to chat, share and comment on files, organize projects, and more via a… Read More
  • BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

    Ron Miller
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
     BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The platform enables employees to set goals in an open fashion so that everyone can understand what others are doing and see how the different pieces fit within the overall goals of the organization.… Read More
  • Samanage Raises $16M As SaaS Asset Management Platform Expands

    Ron Miller
    20 May 2015 | 6:00 am
     Samanage, a SaaS platform that lets customers manage any type of internal asset, announced $16 million in Series B investment today. The round was led by Marker, LLC and Vintage Investment Partners with participation from existing shareholders Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. This round brings the total investment to $24 million. The company’s roots are in… Read More
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    Cloud Musings

  • Packing My Bags For Prague and Dimension Data #Perspectives2015

    Kevin L. Jackson
    15 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Prague is a beautiful city!  My last time was in June 2010 when Jeremy Geelan invited me to speak at CloudExpo Europe (see my blog post and video from that trip at "CloudExpo Europe 2010: Not Your Father's Prague"). And yes, that is the same Jeremy Geelan that is currently enduring the terrible earthquakes in Nepal (see my recent post on that in "Tweeps Are People Too!!")This time I get to go there to learn more about Dimension Data. If you don't know about this global cloud service provider you really should look them up. Although Gartner evaluated them as a niche player in the 2014…
  • SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security

    Kevin L. Jackson
    13 May 2015 | 9:03 am
    Carmen Krueger, SAP NS2 SVP & GMWhile SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence. That is one reason why I jumped at the opportunity to talk with SAP executives responsible for the company’s work in that clandestine marketplace.SAP National Security Services, Inc.™ (SAP NS2™) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the company and offers a full suite of SAP enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobility software solutions. These offerings, however,…
  • Be future ready: Selling to millennials and a marketplace of one

    Kevin L. Jackson
    12 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    There is almost a deafening discussion going on about the self-centeredness of today’s young adults. Weather you call them Generation Y, millennials or twenty-somethings, the general refrain seems to be a perception that the entire lot of them only care about themselves.Patricia Greenfield of the University of California in Los Angeles actually used the Google Ngram Viewer to study this perception. Her findings, published in Psychological Science, showed that there has indeed been a distinct rise in more individualistic words such as “choose,” “get,” “feel,” “unique,”…
  • Surviving an Environment of IT Change

    Kevin L. Jackson
    8 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
      "The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people. New models for creating services and delivering information; new policies and procedures that are redefining federal acquisition and what it means to be a federal system integrator. This revolution also lacks the physical and tangible artifacts of the past. Its ephemeral nature, global expanse and economic impact all combine in a tidal wave of change. This revolution is called cloud computing."Sponsored by ViON Corporation,…
  • OmniTI and GovCloud Join Forces to Provide Cloud-based Services

    Kevin L. Jackson
    5 May 2015 | 7:05 am
    FULTON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OmniTI, a leading provider of web infrastructures and applications for companies that require scalable, high-performance, mission critical solutions, today announced that it has partnered with GovCloud Network, LLC to help clients develop and execute mission and business strategies for cloud-based services. This collaboration will offer a complete end-to-end cloud service solution for customers. GovCloud’s expertise in Business Strategy and Design combined with OmniTi’s strong Operational and Implementation experience help clients identify business goals and…
 
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  • It’s Time to Tax the Robots, Not the People

    Bob Warfield
    20 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    I read a fascinating piece on the economic impact self-driving cars and trucks will have and it’s not a pretty sight.  A quick glance at this map showing the most common job in each state makes it clear: The most common job in each state in 2014… You don’t have to study the map very long to conclude automating truck driving away as a way of life is going to have a profound effect on our economy.  When you consider that truck drivers make an average of $40,000 a year, which is more than almost half of all tax payers, and you add in all the jobs related to the truck driving…
  • Oh Dear, the Green Pundits Don’t Understand the Cloud or Multitenancy

    Bob Warfield
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Recently I was drawn into a discussion of how Green the Cloud is where I responded as follows: SaaS is going to come out ahead of any reasonably calculation of carbon emissions versus on-prem. Multi-tenancy is just a lot more efficient. Look at the data centers of companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook. Most corporates wish they could come close as they watch these companies dictate every detail right down to the exact design of servers in order to minimize their costs. As everyone agrees, most of that cost is energy. So choose SaaS if you’re worried about carbon, and yes, it…
  • What Can a Poor Dumb Engineer Do That Most Marketers Can’t?

    Bob Warfield
    11 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    This is a tale of bootstrapping and bucking the conventional wisdom.  This is a tale of applying an Engineer’s overly top down facts sifted through logic lens to what is traditionally a touchy feely shoot from the gut discipline.  This is the story of how my little one man bootstrapped SaaS company competes with giants in marketing, even though I am but a poor dumb engineer.  And yes, the title is pure link bait.  Many marketers can do and do-do (uncomfortable with that) this sort of thing. My company is called “CNCCookbook.”  We are a niche SaaS software company…
  • Yes, In It’s Pursuit of Being a High-Margin Luxury Brand, Apple Must Eventually Be Less Functional

    Bob Warfield
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    Even Seth Godin flushes out the Apple Fan Boys sometimes.  David Terrar has an, “I disagree with Seth Godin,” post going.  Seth’s premise, as set forth in, “Decoding Apple as a luxury tools company,” is that eventually, as a company builds a luxury brand, they must choose between luxury and utility or be trumped by another luxury brand that did make the choice. I’ll cut to the chase–Seth is right and David is wrong to disagree.  Now I’ll explain. David Gives The Best Counter-Examples to His Own Position He talks about Patagonia being able to…
  • Secrets of When and How to Talk to Customers at a Startup

    Bob Warfield
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    Jason Lemkin says forget building wireframe UI’s and start out interviewing 20 customers, because you just won’t understand your customers until you do.  Here’s the gist of why you need 20 interviews before you do anything else: And you have to do 20.  I know it’s hard to get to 20.  But it’s the right number: You need the First 5 Interviews just to truly understand the white space and the current opportunity.  Yes, you probably think you already understand it.  But you are the vendor, not the purchaser.  You need to understand your prospective app from the…
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  • With Cloud Computing, Feds Should Swing for the Fences - Huffington Post

    22 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Data Center KnowledgeWith Cloud Computing, Feds Should Swing for the FencesHuffington PostThe Feds aren't all alone in stepping to the plate on cloud transformation. Cloud represents the fastest-growing segment within the $4 trillion global IT market. Gartner predicts organizations will spend 4 percent of IT budgets on cloud computing, or Moving to the Cloud and Understanding ROIData Center Knowledgeall 3 news articles »
  • Bring your own cloud: Understanding the right policies for employees - CloudTech

    22 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    CloudTechBring your own cloud: Understanding the right policies for employeesCloudTechCloud usage has grown rapidly in the UK, with adoption rates shooting up over 60% in the last four years, according to the latest figures from Vanson Bourne. Yet there is an ongoing problem with a lack of clarity and understanding around cloud policies
  • 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, May 22 - Talkin' Cloud

    22 May 2015 | 12:20 am
    Talkin' Cloud5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories You Might Have Missed, May 22Talkin' CloudThese stories have been gathered from Talkin' Cloud's article database and other media sources. If we missed something, feel free to leave a comment below. We might just add it into the mix. Here's this week's list of 5 Cloud Computing Funding Stories and more »
  • Why your business needs cloud computing - Australian Hospitality Magazine

    21 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Australian Hospitality MagazineWhy your business needs cloud computingAustralian Hospitality MagazineIf you want to save time, reduce paperwork and boost efficiency, now's the time to embrace cloud technology, writes Nicolette Maury. You've probably been hearing for some time that technology is the answer to all your problems. That is certainly true
  • Cloud Computing CAN Make a Difference - Business 2 Community

    20 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Cloud Computing CAN Make a DifferenceBusiness 2 CommunityAs everything is available in one single place, in the cloud, anyone with login details can access it. Data Protection: In the event of computer failure, you won't need to worry about data loss as nothing is stored locally on that machine. Software Accounting for Cloud ComputingBloomberg BNAall 2 news articles »
 
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  • ‘DevOps on Hybrid Cloud’ By @IBMcloud | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    22 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    In a world of ever-accelerating business cycles and fast-changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their service and software delivery and their operations to achieve speed-to-market and quick response to customer feedback. As the cloud evolves, the industry has multiple competing cloud technologies, offering on-premises and off-premises cloud platforms for both Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a…
  • Hybrid IT – What/Where/Why/How? By @CenturyLink | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    22 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Hybrid IT is an approach to delivering IT services that matches business requirements and application needs with different IT deployment modalities. In their session at 16th Cloud Expo, Jeff Katzen, Director of the Cloud Practice at CenturyLink, and Gary Sloper, Area Vice President, Sales Engineering and Operations, at CenturyLink, will go into more depth around those different modalities and how customers have made decisions to choose between them. They will talk to some of the challenges that organizations might face in leveraging a Hybrid IT environment, specifically with regard to cloud…
  • Taking Back Cloud Control By @tShawnMills | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, will discuss how to get users to stay in compliance with corporate guidelines and actually use the tools…
  • When Will Google Move to Iceland? By @WayneLam888 | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    As the Internet continues its rapid expansion, is it high time to move the world's data centers to Iceland? A place that can offer 100% renewable energy at a fixed, long-term power cost. At first glance it may seem an unusual proposition and difficult to imagine a Silicon Valley icon like Google moving/consolidating all their data centers to such a remote area. But it's a move that may make the most strategic sense. In many ways, Iceland makes for an ideal location for the data centers of the future. The first compelling argument is Iceland's year-round cooler climate, which easily…
  • What the Shopify IPO Means for the Cloud By @IanKhanLive | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    The launch of the Shopify IPO on the NYSE is a leap forward and a testimony tothe high quality of the Canadian technology sector. In its first trading day, Shopify was oversubscribed by 51% As a solution-focused company, for us it’s a day of pride and tribulations to see a fellow technology company launching a successful IPO on one of the world’s greatest trading desks, Shopify, that started with humble beginnings, is one of the latest IPO’s to hit the market that is both tech, and Canadian. As a Canadian company Shopifys IPO success is a testimony to Canada being a breeding ground for…
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  • GlassHouse Systems finds success with Power | #IBMEdge - SiliconANGLE (blog)

    22 May 2015 | 8:40 pm
    SiliconANGLE (blog)GlassHouse Systems finds success with Power | #IBMEdgeSiliconANGLE (blog)GlassHouse Systems' customers want security as well as value, which has led to a stronger interest in private Cloud. “They're looking for something that's going to be a little more bulletproof, more resilient and is going to give them the peace of mind and more »
  • What you missed in Cloud: OpenStack evolution - SiliconANGLE (blog)

    22 May 2015 | 2:52 pm
    What you missed in Cloud: OpenStack evolutionSiliconANGLE (blog)That aggressive effort to expand interoperability with third party technologies is meant to help Mirantis set itself apart from competitors such as Bright Computing Inc., which became the newest distributor in the OpenStack ecosystem on the very and more »
  • Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Group Embraces Open Source - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    22 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    Why Wal-Mart's E-Commerce Group Embraces Open SourceWall Street Journal (blog)@WalmartLabs is also exploring software-defined networks and block storage that relies on OpenStack projects, according to a company blog post. Silicon Valley is paying attention. At last week's Open Networking User Group conference in New York, Cisco
  • Google Drops Prices for Cloud Computing Platform - iDigitalTimes.com

    20 May 2015 | 4:51 pm
    iDigitalTimes.comGoogle Drops Prices for Cloud Computing PlatformiDigitalTimes.comWith the new pricelist of the new cloud service, the company claims that its platform costs 40 per cent less for most of the heavy workload. The announcement was made this past Monday through the company's official cloud platform blog and also gives ...Google Cuts Cloud Computing Prices, Intros Pre-emptible VM ModeleWeekGoogle drops its cloud pricing – again – and continues to follow Moore's LawCloudTechGoogle offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobsITworldInfoWorldall 111 news…
  • CDW Outlines Cloud Computing Ambitions - IT Business Edge (blog)

    18 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    CDW Outlines Cloud Computing AmbitionsIT Business Edge (blog)Best known as a multi-billion dollar reseller of IT hardware and software, CDW in recent years has expanded its service portfolio to include managed services for IT hardware and software installed on premise. Now Stephen Braat, vice president of cloud
 
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    Perspectives

  • Greenpeace, Renewable Energy, and Data Centers

    James Hamilton
    12 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Greenpeace has focused on many issues of great import over the years. I like whales, don’t like shark finning, and it’s hard to be a huge fan of testing nuclear weapons on South Pacific islands. Much good work has been done and continues to be done. Over the past three to five years, Greenpeace has focused a portion of its resources on data center power consumption. It’s an important area so should get some focus. In truth some of this focus on the datacenter (server side) is misplaced. It’s actually mostly the “other side” (consumer devices) where most of the power is going. Each…
  • The Return to the Cloud

    James Hamilton
    9 May 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Zynga is often in the news because gaming is hot and Zynga has been, and continues to be, a successful gaming company. What’s different here is the story isn’t about gaming nor is it really about Zynga itself. The San Francisco gaming house with a public valuation of $2.5B was an earlier adopter of cloud computing and they built this massive business that ended up going public on AWS. That’s hardly noteworthy these days.  Some absolutely massive companies like Netflix have made that same decision. What’s different here is back in 2012 press reports covered the Zynga…
  • 50 Years of Moore’s Law: IEEE Spectrum Report

    James Hamilton
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Gordon Moore at his home in Hawaii. Photo: Olivier Koning IEEE Spectrum recently published a special report titled 50 Years of Moore’s Law. Spectrum, unlike many purely academic publications, covers a broad set of topics in a way accessible to someone working outside the domain but not so watered down as to become uninteresting. As I read through this set of articles on Moore’s law I’m thinking I should blog more of what Spectrum publishes. It’s really an excellent publication. Here are some examples of blog postings I’ve done in the past based upon Spectrum coverage: Randy Katz on…
  • Goodbye GoDaddy

    James Hamilton
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Back in 2005, I maintained a blog accessible only inside of Microsoft where I worked at the time. Having the blog internal to the company allowed confidential topics to be discussed openly, but over time, I found much of what I was writing about might be useful externally. And I knew, if I wanted to have a broader dialog on some topics it would simply have to be external. So, in 2007 I moved the Perspectives blog  external. I already had a boating web site at mvdirona.com hosted with GoDaddy since 2002, so I put the perspectives.mvdirona.com blog there. perspectives.mvdirona.com Nov 26,…
  • Why Renewable Energy (Alone) Won’t Fully Solve the Problem

    James Hamilton
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Back in 2007, the audacious RE<C project was started. The goal of RE<C was simple: make renewable energy less costly than coal and let economics do the hard work of converting the worlds energy producers to go renewable.I blogged the project in Solving World Problems With Economic Incentives summarizing the project with “the core idea is that, if renewable energy sources were cheaper the coal, economic forces would quickly make the right thing happen and we would actually stop burning coal. I love the approach but it is fiendishly difficult.” Unfortunately, RE<C really was…
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  • Cisco Extends Storage Switch Lineup

    Michael Vizard
    22 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Looking to make it easier to consolidate the number of racks and amount of cabling required in the data center, Cisco this week added 96-port Fibre channel and a 40G converged Ethernet switches to its storage portfolio. In addition, Cisco announced it is adding 16G support to its existing MDS 9700 and 9250i platforms and support for IBM FICON Distance Extension using 10G FCIP and specialized acceleration technologies. Nitin Garg, senior manager for product Management in the Cisco Data Center Group, says with these additions Cisco is trying to make it simpler to scale storage deployments in…
  • Peer 1 Hosting Launches New Hybrid Cloud Solution

    Chris Burt
    22 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Peer 1 Hosting launched a hybrid cloud solution this week it calls True Native Hybrid Cloud, a unified platform that it says represents a shift in the industry definition of “hybrid.” True Native Hybrid Cloud was built specifically for hybrid customers from the ground up, enabling maximization of cloud benefits and flexibility without burdening the enterprise with the complexity of other self-service platforms, the company says. Peer 1 claims that its platform is a different kind of hybrid from competitor hybrid cloud offerings, which are…
  • Infoblox Unveils Secure DNS Server

    Michael Vizard
    22 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Moving to address emerging security issues relating to how DNS is used inside the data center, Infoblox this week unveiled an appliance that can detect and block DNS attacks. Designed to be deployed in a network rack, the Infoblox Internal DNS Security appliance prevents hackers from launching attacks against DNS server that data center operators deploy inside a data center to manage external requests. In recent months Arya Barirani, vice president of product marketing for Infoblox, says DNS servers inside the data center have become targets because firewalls don’t inspect DNS queries.
  • Report: Facebook Interested In $1B Fort Worth Data Center Project

    Jason Verge
    22 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Documents unveiled by the Dallas Morning News reveal Facebook is potentially attached to a massive, $1 billion data center project in Fort Worth, Texas. The project includes a planned 750,000 square foot data center. The name of the company behind the secretive project is being closely guarded. Documents filed with the state of Texas reveal the identity of the planning team working on the project are the same companies behind Facebook’s $300 million data center in Des Moines, Iowa opened last year. The law firm representing the unknown company also works for Facebook. Fort Worth recently…
  • Load DynamiX Extends Storage Testing Reach

    Michael Vizard
    22 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    There’s no doubt that from a storage perspective cloud computing introduces a lot of additional complexity into the data center environment. To help IT organizations better understand the nuances of cloud storage, Load DynamiX, a provider of a storage I/O testing platform, has added the ability to run tests against NFSv4.1, CEPH, Amazon S3, and OpenStack Swift cloud storage along with support for Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). Len Rosenthal, vice president of marketing for Load Dynamix, says more often than not most IT organizations wind up over provisioning storage because they…
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  • New SDKs, Code Samples, & Docs for Login and Pay with Amazon

    Jeff Barr
    20 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I met with the Amazon Payments developer relations team a couple of weeks ago in order to get an update on Login and Pay with Amazon (see my post, PeachDish – Login, Pay, Cook, and Eat With AWS, to learn more). The team has been working to make it even easier for you to add one-time checkout and recurring payments to your application. They have created new PHP, Python, and Ruby SDKs, coded up some helpful interactive and self-documenting samples, and refreshed the documentation. Let’s review the Login and Pay user experience before we dive in! The Pay with Amazon Simple Checkout Sample…
  • Announcing the AWS Pop-up Loft in New York

    Jeff Barr
    19 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    We opened up the first AWS Pop-up Loft last year. By virtue of its location (Market Street in San Francisco) it is accessible to entrepreneurs, students, and others interested in learning more about AWS. Our customers have also used it for co-working and for meetings. Personally, I like to use the AWS Loft in San Francisco as my home-away-from-home when I travel. I’m happy to be able to announce that we will be popping up a second loft, this one in New York City. We have created a unique space and assembled a full calendar of events, with some special help from our friends at Intel and…
  • Amazon EC2 Spot Fleet API – Manage Thousands of Spot Instances with one Request

    Jeff Barr
    18 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    It has been really interesting to watch Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) evolve over the last eight or nine years. At first you could launch a single instance type, in one region, at a predetermined (On-Demand) price. Today, you can launch a plethora of instance types, in any one of ten regions (eleven including AWS GovCloud (US)), with your choice of On-Demand, Reserved, or Spot pricing (currently in nine regions). Along the way, we have added many features to EC2 and have also used it as a building block for other services including Amazon EMR, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon WorkSpaces,…
  • Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS

    Jeff Barr
    18 May 2015 | 6:31 pm
    My colleague Mingxue Zhao sent me a guest post designed to make sure that you are aware of an important time / clock issue. — Jeff; The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) recently announced that an extra second will be injected into civil time at the end of June 30th, 2015. This means that the last minute of June 30th, 2015 will have 61 seconds. If a clock is synchronized to the standard civil time, it will show an extra second 23:59:60 on that day between 23:59:59 and 00:00:00. This extra second is called a leap second. There have been 25 such leap seconds since…
  • AWS OpsWorks for Windows

    Jeff Barr
    18 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    AWS OpsWorks gives you an integrated management experience that spans the entire life cycle of your application including resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control. As I noted in my introductory post (AWS OpsWorks – Flexible Application Management in the Cloud Using Chef), it works with applications of any level of complexity and is independent of any particular architectural pattern. We launched OpsWorks with support for EC2 instances running Linux. Late last  year we added support for on-premises servers, also running…
 
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: May 11 - 15

    Margaret Walker
    15 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of May11th: The latest vulnerability, Virtualized Environment Neglected Operations Manipulation (VENOM) allows hackers to gain access to the entire hypervisor, as well as every network-connected device in that datacenter. The vulnerability has been found on Xen, KVM, and Oracle's VirtualBox, - but not on VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Bochs."Heartbleed lets an adversary look through the window of a house and gather information based on what they see," said CrowdStrike's Jason Geffner. "Venom allows a person to break in to a…
  • Find your VNS3 fit

    Margaret Walker
    13 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    By Sam Mitchell, Cohesive Networks Senior Cloud Solutions ArchitectOur VNS3 product family has grown recently, and I’m here to shed some light on how our customers use different VNS3 products and editions to fit even more of security and network needs in various public, private and hybrid clouds.Find your VNS3 fitMany of our 1,000 enterprise customers found us through a cloud marketplace or proof of concept before switching to more advanced editions as their companies grew. One customer in financial technology, Geezeo, went from a handful of customers in 2009 to more than 240 US customers…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: May 4 - 8

    Margaret Walker
    8 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of May 4th: Microsoft had another big week of announcements, this time at the Ignite conference. In the networking and security areas, Azure announced: a new VPN Gateway, multiple Virtual IP address per VM, Disk encryption for Linux and Windows VMs, Azure Domain Name System (DNS), and an add-on premium package for ExpressRoute BGP or additional Azure Virtual Network (VNet) links. via the Microsoft Azure blogIn an Azure-related article, technology writer Trevor Pott takes his "old-school IT" approach to the Azure…
  • Guest Post: Creating an IT Security Awareness Program

    Margaret Walker
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    A guest blog post by Peter LindleyIt’s an accepted fundamental of IT Security: the weakest point is almost always the user. Most surveys and annual security reports will show that incidents caused by the user will represent the highest percentage by far of those reported or detected. And by the same token, the best “bang for your buck” for security incident prevention is invariably the security awareness program.But what exactly is a security awareness program? What should it include?I was once appointed to a recently-formed organization as its IT Security Manager. I was tasked with…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: April 27 - May 1

    Margaret Walker
    1 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of April 27th: At the Build conference this week, Microsoft announced 2 new scalable data services on the Azure public cloud platform.  The company also announced a new cross-platform code editor: Visual Studio Code. It is designed for writing modern web and cloud applications it can run on OS X, Linux and Windows. CEO Nadella also noted that the company is targeting $20 billion in annual revenue for cloud business in the fiscal year that ends June 2018.The Webroot 2015 Threat Brief found that every day,…
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data with MapR: with Support for Multi-Tenancy

    Raghunath Nambiar
    22 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Hadoop is a Game Changer ! Cisco and MapR have partnered to offer a comprehensive portfolio for enterprise Hadoop deployments that combines Cisco UCS and the MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. With significant investments in architectural innovations, the joint solution offers a high-performance platform that can be optimized and scaled for any size to meet the demanding needs of our customers. Today, we are announcing the 3rd generation of our joint solution: Based on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Big Data – extending our [...]
  • New Cisco Storage Networking Innovations for the Agile Data Center

    Tony Antony
    21 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    Data is not just multiplying at an astounding rate. It is also changing dramatically in nature.  Trends like the Internet of Things, Mobility, Cloud, and Big Data Analytics are driving the adoption of different types of storage protocols and architectural requirements as well as increased application workloads in the IT environments. To help customers design efficient IT operations that can adapt over time to changing business needs, Cisco is announcing new additions and innovations to the Cisco MDS and Nexus [...]
  • Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure at EMC World 2015

    Tim Stack
    20 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    At EMC World 2015, we handed out these “Cisco Go UCS” hats to attendees that stopped by the Cisco booth. I love to hear the stories of customers that are using our Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure based solutions to accelerate deployment of IT infrastructure and implement our latest innovations. This year our presence at EMC World focused on Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure , Application Centric Infrastructure , and SAN solutions .  We had numerous presentations, demos, and break out session on these areas.  We were very excited that our booth, mini-theater and breakout sessions…
  • TechWiseTV: Cloud Agility through Smarter Automation

    Joann Starke
    19 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Agility is highly sought after in today’s business environment.   It allows your business to rapidly adapt to market changes or competitive pressures.  It enables your business to capture new opportunities and customers without expanding your staff or increasing costs.  To accomplish these objectives you need one thing:  automation.  Automation delivers the key element for business agility:  Speed. Industry analyst Forrester states that the preferred on-ramp for automation is private cloud.  Why?  Because private cloud delivers more visibility and control while [...]
  • Are you ready for F5 Agility next week – Edinburgh gets ready to play host to this exciting event

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    17 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    It is a back-back, double-header for me this weekend, as I head from an action-packed week in Orlando to exotic Edinburgh, Scotland for F5 Agility. F5 is Cisco’s premier partner and I can’t wait to be in the thick of action at the Edinburgh International Convention Centre next week. From “you are lucky to be there” to “WoWs”, I am fast becoming the envy of my friends at Cisco. For me personally, it is the second EMEA F5 Agility event, [...]
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    Cloud Business Review

  • How do Sports Companies use Social Media and the Cloud?

    Ivan Widjaya
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    The internet and social media have transformed the marketing landscape for organizations across the globe. Sports companies, franchises and teams are also taking advantage of the new wave of online tools and apps, which are a key competitive differentiator in the digital age.… Click here to read more
  • The Technology Behind Mobile App Development

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:27 am
    The recent explosion in the popularity of apps has seen more and more people set out to develop their own, and the technology behind them has changed as a result. The big technology companies which easily dominated the market in years past have had to become more competitive in order to keep up sales, while people with limited technical skills have sought out simple design modules to enable them to develop their ideas.… Click here to read more
  • The Downside of BYOD: Is There Such a Thing as Security in the Cloud?

    Jared Stern
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:05 am
    With so many employees bringing their personal devices to work, more and more employers are concerned about the security threats posed by these devices. They look to their IT departments to assurance of cloud security and stability, but is IT promising more than it can deliver?… Click here to read more
  • Can Cloud Accounting Streamline Your Business?

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:57 am
    Every small business has a lengthy to do list and it’s very easy to let admin fall by the wayside. Thankfully, the technological advances of the last decade have resulted in software that can adapt tedious tasks like accounting into a more familiar medium for the modern small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).… Click here to read more
  • The Best Way to Manage Your Virtual Assistants by Incorporating the Cloud

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Managing a Virtual Assistant or virtual team doesn’t require hours and hours of reading emails fielding questions and feedback requests, asking (and waiting) for revisions, dealing with lost data when they take off without notice or their computer crashes. Nor does VA management require spending time you don’t have on instant messenger programs.… Click here to read more
 
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    CloudTimes

  • Oracle Hadoop Based Analytical Tools to Explore the Spatial Big Data Processing

    Saroj Kar
    22 May 2015 | 9:14 pm
    The elephant of Apache Hadoop is increasingly acclaimed by thousands of developers and companies around the world. As big data and the demands of real-time analytics increase globally, the emergence of Hadoop has created new oceans to explore data. Now, Oracle has a new software product that is designed to help big data demands. This product called Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph provides new analytical capabilities for Hadoop and NoSQL. Users of the Oracle database have long had access to graphical tools and analytic space, which are used to discover relationships and analyze data sets…
  • Google Offers Cheaper Version of Cloud Services to Run Low Priority Jobs

    Saroj Kar
    20 May 2015 | 11:52 am
    Some departments in your company do not need cloud computing resources to carry high-performance tasks, right? Because Google has just formatted a service plan for such demands. Google launched Preemptible Virtual Machine, a new cloud service that allows to use computing resources at low costs. The offer is suitable for workloads with low priority and can, therefore, be interrupted. The search giant introduced a new cloud platform that cost 70% less than the same default setting in Compute Engine. The Preemptible Virtual Machine can do well cheap, about $0.01 per instance/hour. The most…
  • IBM Watson Ecosystem Strengthen The Hybrid Cloud Capabilities

    Saroj Kar
    15 May 2015 | 9:51 pm
    IBM has introduced new hybrid cloud capabilities for Watson to help companies to connect their data with web applications in the cloud. Watson Hybrid Cloud solution will use Watson Explorer as the default platform for application development, combining enterprise data sources in the application through a scalable environment that keep local and private data secure. With the new hybrid cloud capabilities, users can more quickly extract business intelligence from data housed in multiple environments – traditional or cloud. In addition, IBM has announced the addition of 270 new partners to…
  • Samsung Open Source IoT Platform Aims to Bridge Connected Devices Gap

    Saroj Kar
    13 May 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Samsung challenge Intel and Qualcomm with the announcement of three new chips aim at the Internet of Things market. Samsung also announced the launch of SmartThings Open Cloud, which will help developers create the applications using their connected devices. The Korean manufacturer new Artik platform includes software, development boards, drivers, tools, security features and connectivity cloud, or everything you need to create innovative products and services for the IoT. The line Artik is composed of three SoC chips of different sizes. The whole family of modules, Samsung ARTIK, is…
  • CoreOS Gaining Invaluable Support from Industries to Rival Docker

    Saroj Kar
    8 May 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The use of a container is certainly the most disruptive technology in recent years in the world of IT infrastructures. Although Google introduced the container technology about ten years back, it is only in recent years that the containers have taken over, driven mainly by the initiative of Docker. The open source project has evolved considerably over time, starting a series of activities and funding that have led him to be worth more than a billion dollars. However, Docker containers pose different problems in terms of the security model. Critical of the security model proposed by Docker and…
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    Elastic Security

  • How to outsource your data to the Cloud without losing confidentiality and control

    Pasquale Puzio
    5 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Hi there, recently, data leaks and various security incidents have been constantly part of daily news and scandals. From an end-user point of view, it looks like storing confidential data in the cloud is a serious risk, especially when dealing with sensitive and strategic data. Why? Thanks to the confession of Edward Snowden, we now know for sure…
  • Having a look inside public Amazon’s buckets

    Pasquale Puzio
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    Hi there, today I want to share with you guys the results of my analysis on public Amazon’s buckets. In the context of my research activity on data security in the cloud and the security of Amazon EC2, I was inspired by the recent analysis performed by Rapid7. After looking at their study, I started…
  • Interesting stuff from CyberTech 2014

    Pasquale Puzio
    12 Feb 2014 | 1:22 am
    Hi there, a couple of weeks ago I’ve attended CyberTech 2014, one of the most exciting industrial conferences for security experts. If you have read this blog before, you probably know that I’m pretty interested in encryption (see ClouDedup). That’s why my attention was first caught by the solutions proposed by Secure Islands and Vaultive.…
  • SecludIT at #FIC2014

    Frederic Donnat
    24 Jan 2014 | 6:16 am
    SecludIT has been selected for being one of the Innovating SMB Company during the “Forum International de la Cybercriminalité” in Lille. I personally had the chance to meet Jean-François Audenard which is Cyber Security Advisor at Orange. I really appreciated and had a lot of fun making a short video with him. Please take a…
  • Great Trailblazer Competition to start the year!

    Sergio Loureiro
    10 Jan 2014 | 7:20 am
    As 2014 kicks off, we at SecludIT would like to wish you a fantastic start to 2014! Starting the year, we would like to share some great news on SecludIT being a Security Trailblazer Finalist. This is a new concept in awards, designed explicitly for startups exploring uncharted territories in various fields, including cloud security.…
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    Business Cloud News

  • Salesforce bags $1.5bn in Q1 2016, on track for $6bn annual run rate

    Business Cloud News
    21 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    Benioff reaffirmed the company’s goal of reaching $10bn in annual revenues CRM giant Salesforce announced another record quarter this week as it took home over£1.5bn in revenue for Q1 2016, up from £1.44bn the previous quarter. The company claims it is on track to become the first pure-play enterprise cloud company to surpass the $6bn annual run rate mark. At £1.51bn for the quarter revenue is up 23 per cent year-on-year and the company also reported deferred revenue of $3.06bn, up 31 per cent year-on-year. Salesforce also raised its fiscal year 2016revenue guidance to £6.55bn, up…
  • Leeds Building Society targets customer engagement with HP deal

    Elliott Holley
    21 May 2015 | 8:02 am
    Leeds Building Society shifted its savings and lending business onto a hosted HP platform in 2013 Leeds Building Society is to revamp its customer engagement tools through a ten-year deal with HP Enterprise Services, which will encompass a number of independent software vendors working on different parts of the business. The deal builds on the earlier deal between the two firms in 2013, which focused on moving the building society’s core banking platform to the cloud. Under the 10-year agreement, HP Application Transformation Services will work with independent software…
  • Data-as-a-service provider Delphix buys data-masking specialist Axis

    Business Cloud News
    20 May 2015 | 11:29 am
    Delphix has acquired data masking and de-identification specialist Axis Technology Software Data management provider Delphix has acquired Axis Technology Software, a data masking software specialist, for an undisclosed sum. Delphix offers software that helps users virtualise and deploy large application databases (i.e. ERP) on private and public cloud infrastructure, while Axis offers data masking and de-identification software, particularly for large financial service firms, healthcare providers and insurers. Delphix said the move will give it a boost in verticals where Axis is already…
  • Telstra’s recent buy Pacnet suffers IT security breach

    Business Cloud News
    20 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    Pacnet’s IT network was hacked earlier this year Telstra’s recently acquired datacentre and cloud specialist Pacnet suffered a security breach earlier this year whereby a third-party managed to get access to its IT network, the telco revealed this week. Telstra was quick to point out that while the breach occurred on Pacnet’s IT network (which isn’t connected to Telstra’s) before its acquisition of Pacnet was finalised in April, it did do and has since done all it can to try and understand the reasons for the breach and its potential impact on customers. The company has alerted…
  • CERN, Rackspace to harden federated cloud reference architecture

    Business Cloud News
    20 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    CERN and Rackspace want to create standard templates for an OpenStack cloud of clouds Rackspace and CERN openlab announced plans to redouble their efforts to create a reference architecture for a federated cloud service model. The earliest implementations of Keystone – the mechanism in OpenStack for OpenStack-to-OpenStack identity authentication and cloud federation – came out of a collaboration between CERN and Rackspace, and now the two organisations plan to extend those efforts and create standardised templates for cloud orchestration. “More companies are now looking to use multiple…
 
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Install Magento 2 in just a few clicks

    Jesus
    22 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    We are happy to announce that Magento 2 is now on the Bitnami Library! Magento 2 is an open-source content management system for e-commerce web sites, and a major version built on a new and modern technology stack. This is a Beta version, currently under development, but already features notable improvements with performance, scalability and modularity. The Bitnami Magento stack provides a one-click install solution for Magento 2, with compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies (third-party libraries, runtime, and database) taken care of so that it works out-of-the-box. The…
  • Bitnami Nginx v1.8.0 now available in Bitnami

    David Gomez
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Nginx, the web server and mail proxy, released version 1.8.0 and we are happy to announce this version is already available in Bitnami. In case you are not familiar with Nginx, it is a small but very powerful and efficient web server and mail proxy. It is trusted by many of the busiest sites on Internet, and its main advantage is scalability. Nginx 1.8.0 stable version incorporates many new features such as hash load balancing method, backend, SSL certificate verification, experimental thread pools support, proxy_request_buffering and more. You can find the complete list of its…
  • Try YouTrack by JetBrains for free!

    miranda myerholtz
    21 May 2015 | 2:56 pm
    YouTrack by JetBrains gives you the ability to manage everything related to your team’s projects, and it is now easily accessible from the Bitnami Library! From project releases to bug tracking, YouTrack can do it all. Each of YouTrack’s features will allow your team to be as productive as possible while having as much fun as possible. And we can’t forget to mention that it comes with Scrum and Kanban, right out of the box. Some other features include: Powerful query language with completion and highlighting for smarter issue search Agile board with Scrum and Kanban support A live…
  • Bitnami applications available in the OpenStack Community App Catalog

    Michelle Looney
    19 May 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Today the Open Stack Foundation announced a new resource for sharing applications and developer tools during a keynote at the OpenStack Summit. The Community App Catalog — now available in beta — is open for contributions and will be curated by the community. 
Five Bitnami stacks are featured the inaugural community catalog, including MEAN, Jenkins, Ruby Stack, LAMP Stack, Wordpress. This gives cloud users and developers point-and-click access to the applications, as well as a way to collaborate and access new technologies in the OpenStack ecosystem. Bitnami is pleased to be a part of…
  • New to Bitnami: Backendless Enterprise

    miranda myerholtz
    19 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Backendless Enterprise – the newest addition to the Bitnami Library – is offering a free trial of their Enterprise Edition for up to 5 users. With a trial, you can experience all of the features that Backendless has to offer. This mobile Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform is great for anyone who wants to build mobile applications with speed and ease. The platform can be used to create a variety of applications, ranging from line-of-business apps to social media, interactive, and entertainment apps, without server coding. It does this by utilizing programmable services that supply…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • Why the Right Applicant Tracking System Will Instantly Improve Your Company’s Candidate Experience

    Austin Ries
    14 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    In the expanse of the Hotel Irvine grand ballroom—nestledin the heart of sunny Southern California—recruiters move from booth to booth like tourists along the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They’re laughing and shaking hands and telling stories; formalities and rituals before business begins. It isn’t long before the conversations shift from small talk to real talk. The, “how have you been’s?”and “so great to see you’s,” become, “I need to enrich my pipeline and reach more candidates…show me your applicant tracking system…can you…
  • How Dave manages all his contacts like a symphony

    Vibhav
    13 May 2015 | 11:03 am
    It was around noon, on a normal workday, and Dave was at his desk as usual, designing a floor plan for his new client, while ​humming along to a song that ​was playing on his stereo system (Dave is a successful architect and runs his own design studio). It was ‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles. As the guitar solo played along, he dropped the pencil and started acting as if he was holding his guitar. He was pretty good with the guitar, and used to jam with a couple of friends on the​ weekends. Dave was so engrossed in the song, that he was pulling riffs on his ruler, imagining…
  • Just In: New Features in Zoho Writer

    Chinmayee Mishra
    12 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    It’s always exciting to bring the What’s New stories to our customers. The newest additions, the most sought-after enhancements, or the upcoming features – they have always made you love the product even more! Today, I am happy to introduce some new additions to our online document editing tool – Zoho Writer. Because we understand the growing need for collaboration in an organization, we have added a few important features in Zoho Writer to help you work smoothly with your team inside or outside your office. Here are some new features from the development desk:…
  • The Sales Pitch: 6 Ways to Turn Off Your Prospects

    Natasha Puri
    11 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    When you’re pumped with a lot of information about the product or service you have to sell, and your mind is swimming with images of over-enthusiastic and over-smart sales guys you see in the movies, it’s easy to fall prey to old habits instead of making a smarter, more innovative pitch to your prospects. Sales reps only get one chance to sell – and the words that tumble out of your mouth can make or break a deal. How can you turn your next client meeting or cold call into a positive experience for you and your brand? Here are six big no-no’s you should avoid: 1. ​The…
  • Introducing Zoho SocialShare – The easiest way for brands to share content

    Meera Sapra
    7 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    We’re always looking for ways to create and share great content that will engage our audience. Creating good content is an art in itself, but so is curating and sharing content. Discovering, curating and sharing great content that your audience will find interesting is hard enough as it is. But it doesn’t stop there – when you find good content, you need an easy way to add it to your social sharing pipeline. Meet Zoho SocialShare, the new browser plugin from Zoho Social, designed to help your brand easily curate and share content. Here are some of our top tips for curating…
 
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    I am OnDemand

  • Surviving in the Public IaaS Cloud Market

    Udi Nachmany
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market share data, for many in the industry, it seems like a two or three-player race, with one clear “gorilla”: Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article I will attempt to briefly characterize the competitive positioning of the key players in the public IaaS market, and highlight some of the alternative…
  • Interview With an AWS Cloud Champion

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Allow me to introduce a good friend, Peter Sankauskas, who I met through the AWS cloud community. Our level of cloud experience evolved with the expansion of the cloud, Amazon in particular, and we have both become prominent members of the AWS community. Having learned more about open source and development, I’d like to focus on the idea of using Netflix open source tools to generate great values to cloud users. Peter is the Founder and CEO of CloudNative, a company known for its continuous deployment tools. He started CloudNative after consulting at Answers for AWS and building the same…
  • 5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

    Ofir Nachmani
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    The web is exploding with content and publications about the cloud and technology, which can make it challenging to garner attention for your own blog’s content. Consequently, we created Ideation, a tool that aggregates hundreds of thousands of articles from tech publishers ranging from giant tech blogs, such as TechCrunch, to small cloud startup blogs. All you do is search for a keyword(s) or topic, then Ideation automatically finds and ranks current related articles according to the amount of shares that they receive on social platforms. Ideation is comparable to BuzzSumo, but the big…
  • Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!

    Ofir Nachmani
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re looking for: Fluent English speakers (preferably North American) Excellent writing, grammar, spelling and formatting A work style that is extremely detail oriented Strong communication skills 1 year of content/technical writing Marketing background is a plus Knowledge of cloud…
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    insideHPC

  • Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague

    Rich Brueckner
    22 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    The HiPEAC 2016 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. HiPEAC is the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. The post Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award

    staff
    22 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Today Sandia National Laboratories announced that researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. The post Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award appeared first on insideHPC.
  • New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC

    Rich Brueckner
    22 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe in Europe has published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine, a collection of success stories celebrating the contribution women make to HPC and computational science. Designed to put the spotlight on the scientific advances made in the past year, the magazine tells the story of women who help make PRACE a world-leading force in HPC-enabled science and the march towards Exascale computing. The post New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours

    staff
    22 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany announced the award of close to 1 billion compute core hours to scientifically outstanding national research projects. The post GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Presentations: PBS Works User Group

    Rich Brueckner
    21 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    "Have you simplified your HPC environment or improved productivity with the use of PBS Works products? If so, Altair invites you to share your experiences, tips and tricks and practical lessons through case study style presentations that highlight the effective use of high performance computing. The PBS Works User Group encourages input and participation from a wide range of organizations, large and small, across all sectors." The post Call for Presentations: PBS Works User Group appeared first on insideHPC.
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    Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Learn from Wind River’s Journey Out of Siebel and into Salesforce Sales Cloud

    John Gorup
    22 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    It’s always good to look back at a little CRM history. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Siebel Systems the fastest growing company in America. They were an aggressive, innovative company in the very hot CRM market. Siebel earned success through a combination of innovation and a commitment to customer satisfaction. But by 2006, the CRM… Read More
  • Finding that Amazing Enterprise Mobile App in a Hyped Up World

    John Gorup
    22 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Many people are saying that mobile development is easier than ever, which is true. But knee replacement surgery is also easier than ever. Meanwhile, you wouldn’t rush to a surgeon to have your knee replaced if you banged it on the coffee table. Likewise, companies shouldn’t rush into building a enterprise mobile app without first… Read More
  • Appirio Jaipur – An Oasis of Next-Gen Technology Job Opportunities

    Appirio
    22 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    As part of its aggressive global growth strategy, Appirio announced expansion of its operations by expanding to another floor and taking the overall planned capacity to 500+ people. This makes Appirio Jaipur the largest next-gen/hi-tech employer in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The kind of growth witnessed by the Appirio Jaipur center is phenomenal and unprecedented for this… Read More
  • Four Steps to Build a Mobile Strategy

    John Gorup
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    A combination of customer expectations and business creativity is creating a mobile arms race. Taco Bell’s mobile ordering app or the Starbuck’s mobile app are great examples. These apps turn ordinary transactions (tacos and coffee) into what Forrester calls “mobile moments.” The firms that can best capture mobile moments will have a great advantage over… Read More
  • Introducing AppXpress: The Smart, Modern Way to Design and Build Mobile Apps

    Steve Pruden
    20 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Whether you’re on a bus, in a cafe, or on a plane, it’s hard to go five minutes without seeing someone engrossed in their iPhone or iPad. Or even checking your own. It’s not out of pure infatuation or addiction. It’s because these mobile devices make our lives easier. They give us unlimited access to… Read More
 
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  • Upcoming Cloud TechDays in Chicago, Boston and Paris

    Daniel Molina
    21 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    Besides our annual OpenNebula Conference, we are organizing Cloud Technology Day events in multiple cities globally in the next two months. The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users that will focus on: Sharing cloud use cases and deployment experiences Introducing new integrations and ecosystem developments Describing other related cloud open-source projects and tools The first OpenNebula Cloud Tech Day will be held on the 24th of June in Chicago, IL, at…
  • ungleich to Sponsor OpenNebulaConf 2015

    Daniel Molina
    19 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    The third ever OpenNebula International Conference is getting closer and we are proud to announce the first Gold Sponsor for the event, ungleich GmbH. ungleich, meaning not equal (≠) in German, is the number one Linux infrastructure company in Switzerland, specializing in design, implementation and maintenance of Linux infrastructures. The highly skilled, multidiscipline team at ungleich provide the services of a local System-Administrator, but more efficiently and with higher availability. OpenNebula is used by ungleich to provide high availability (HA) hosting in Germany and…
  • OpenNebula Has a New Base in the U.S.

    Ignacio M. Llorente
    18 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are pleased to announce that OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula Project and vOneCloud, has established a new subsidiary to oversee all business operations and to support the OpenNebula community in the U.S. The new subsidiary in Cambridge Mass. will serve as a training, consulting and support facility for the quickly growing number of OpenNebula and vOneCloud users in the area. This is great news for our open-source Project because this new company will help support the community, spread its word, and strengthen its user base in the U.S. We are organizing Cloud…
  • Unity Builds its Federated Cloud with OpenNebula

    Tino Vazquez
    13 May 2015 | 5:41 am
    Unity Technologies is shaping a booming global games market. The Unity engine is far and away the dominant global game development software. More games are made with Unity than with any other game technology! And guess what? Unity uses OpenNebula to run their IaaS infrastructure to support their development services, among other things. Unity Technologies contacted OpenNebula Systems, the company behind OpenNebula, due to its expert knowledge of OpenNebula, to jointly design and deploy Unity cloud infrastructure, dubbed uCloud. OpenNebula Systems offers this service through the Jumpstart…
  • Create a context ready VyOS Image for OpenNebula

    Miguel Ángel Álvarez Cabrerizo
    5 May 2015 | 6:19 am
    Today I’m writing about the steps I’ve followed when creating a KVM VyOS image for OpenNebula that accepts some contextualization variables. I hope this post helps users to extend the contextualization support and create your own VyOS appliances and share them in the marketplace, e.g why don’t you try to follow these steps to create an image for Xen and VMWare? The first part of the post will help you to create a KVM image using Sunstone, the second part explains how we can add contextualization to our VyOS image. Let’s begin! First part – Creating a VyOS KVM image…
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  • Women In Tech Startups

    Jennifer Klostermann
    22 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Women In Tech Startups While the amount of women owning small businesses is around 50%, the number of women founding technology startups is still very low. Witi Careers points to several possibilities noted by women involved in starting and running businesses, including women simply not asking – for money, for equipment, for support; women often […] The post Women In Tech Startups appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • Cloud Infographic – Top Vulnerable Applications

    CloudTweaks
    22 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Top Vulnerable Applications  As you use the Internet on a daily basis, you probably come across cyber security topics, but rarely glance at them twice. After all, cyber security threats don’t concern you, right? Well, that’s not exactly true. Cyber attacks are more widespread than you can imagine and they may be targeting your devices as […] The post Cloud Infographic – Top Vulnerable Applications appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Whatever Happened To Alone Time?

    David
    22 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com By David Fletcher Are you looking to supercharge your Newsletter, Powerpoint presentation, Social media campaign or Website? Our universally recognized tech related comics can help you. Contact us for information on our commercial licensing rates.  The post The Lighter Side Of The Cloud – Whatever Happened To Alone Time? appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • 3-D Printing Heralded As New Genesis Of Manufacturing

    Penny Swift
    21 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Content by CloudTweaks.com 3-D Printing And Manufacturing Three-dimensional (3-D) printing, commonly described as a disruptive technology, is positioned as a strong entrepreneurial opportunity for those who understand and embrace its possibilities. Recently predicted as a technology that is going to revolutionize personalized medicine, 3D printing is set to change the world. As a team of young entrepreneurs in […] The post 3-D Printing Heralded As New Genesis Of Manufacturing appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
  • New Trends In Cloud Based Education

    Brent Anderson
    21 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Cloud Based Education With technological progress accelerating and users’ computer experience becoming richer and increasingly complex, the future developments in education technology is very exciting. Students are now able to attend demonstration sessions on how to handle technology through remote laboratories using advanced applications in a truly interactive environment. One of these exciting areas is in telemedicine. […] The post New Trends In Cloud Based Education appeared first on CloudTweaks.com.
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  • 4 Android Apps that Bring the Cricket Fever to your Smartphone

    Basant Narayan Singh
    16 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    If there was ever one word that described the passion that drives Indians then that word is cricket. Be it T20, ODI, IPL or a 5 day test match, we cannot miss a single over. We glue ourselves to our TV screens and god forbid if we have to leave the house we need a constant radio commentary to keep us going.Be it gully cricket or kids playing cricket in the local circuits, since a young age we develop an affinity to this game and we enjoy every format of this game. Now in a world where we all own smartphones, we can bring the magic of cricket onto our phones so we never have to miss a game or…
  • What is the Biggest Challenge of Running a Software Startup?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:04 am
    As they say:Startup ≥ A Roller Coaster RideFor a successful startup, many things must fall in place, consistently in sync with one another and most importantly within a limited period of time before they start to fall apart...  and yes these should happen along with a little bit of a factor called luck.Somehow or other as a developer / blogger I've been associated with many Startups for the past six years. A few failed and a few are moderately successful. What I inferred from my association with them is that running a startup is a 24x7 job and it requires…
  • Why Should I Replace My Landline with VoIP?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:42 am
    For generations, a landline phone connection was the hallmark of a reputable business, a company’s main method of communication with its current and potential customers. However, skyrocketing rates and evolving technologies are quickly leading to the decline of traditional voice calling.VoIP is one of the most exciting alternatives to landline voice calling, offering the same utility along with a range of advanced features such as visual voicemail and standard Caller ID. VoIP also offers much more affordable pricing than with established phone carriers, and small businesses will especially…
  • Your SaaS May Not be Multi-tenant–But Why Should You Care?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:49 pm
    Over the past couple of years, single-tenant vs. multi-tenant SaaS debate has been creating loads of buzz in the technology circles. Let me ask you a few questions:   1. Does multi-tenancy matter if you are a SaaS provider?   2. Does multi-tenancy matter if you are a SaaS subscriber - do you need to care if your SaaS is a single-tenant or multi-tenant?   If you are curious to know an instant and short answer, it’s an emphatic - YES, it matters! Either you are a SaaS provider or a SaaS consumer multi-tenancy matters to you. To simplify your decision making process let me tell…
  • The next generation IaaS: Multi-cloud via APIs

    Basant Narayan Singh
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    When you enquire about availability of a service to cloud IaaS providers, without fail they talk about three nines (99.9%), four nines, five nines uptime percentages and design for failure ideas. The leading IaaS service Amazon EC2 offers a 99.95% of service commitment and that translates to 4.38 hours of downtime per year (or 5.04 minutes per week). Rackspace offers 100% network uptime guarantee! Information – The above mentioned availability excludes scheduled downtime for maintenance apart from many other exclusions mentioned in mouse-print.Although on any given day the cloud service…
 
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  • Reader Question: NSX Riding on Physical Infrastructure?

    Nick Phelps
    21 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    There’s been a lot of traction and interest around software defined networking lately. I posted a video blog last week comparing features and functionality of VMware NSX vs. Cisco ACI. A reader left a comment on the post with a really interesting question. Since I have heard similar questions lately, I figured it would be worth addressing it in it’s own post. The question was: “Great discussion – one area that needs more exploration is when NSX is riding on top of any physical infrastructure – how is the utilization and capacity of the physical network made known…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 5/11/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    18 May 2015 | 5:28 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 5/11/2015. Microsoft Ignite wrapped up last week. Find out the top news and announcements from the event. Verizon is buying AOL for $4.4 billion. At Synergy 2015, Citrix has unveiled new cloud, VDI and enterprise mobility management offerings. Microsoft is investing in undersea data cables. Google Hangouts encryption may not offer you the privacy you thought it did. Cloud computing is helping Tata Motors deliver and service vehicles faster. Microsoft Ignite 2015: Top News &…
  • Microsoft Ignite 2015: Top News & Announcements

    David Barter
    11 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    This week I was fortunate to be able to attend my first-ever Microsoft Ignite 2015 Conference in Chicago at the McCormick Center. Me and 23,000 of my closest friends. We all gathered in one of the most cavernous buildings I have ever been in to see what Microsoft would unveil. We were not disappointed. Satya Nadella, Joe Belfiori and Gurdeep Singh Pall brought us insight into what was to come and began to showcase the innovation being delivered in the latest Microsoft miracles—miracles to empower IT Pros in companies all over the globe. It quickly became apparent that Microsoft has made…
  • EMC World 2015: Event Recap

    Randy Weis
    7 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    After EMC World 2015, I’m languishing in airports today in post-conference burnout – an ideal time to deliver a report on the news, announcements and my prognostications on what this means to our business. The big announcements were delivered in General Sessions on Monday (EMC Information Infrastructure & VCE) and on Tuesday (Federation: VMware & Pivotal). The Federation announcements are more developer and futures oriented, although important strategically, so I’ll pass on that for now. EMC and VCE have updated their converged and Hyperconverged products pretty…
  • VMware NSX vs. Cisco ACI: Which SDN solution is right for me?

    Nick Phelps
    6 May 2015 | 4:51 am
    In a video I did recently, I discussed steps organizations need to take to prepare their environments to be able to adopt software defined technologies when the time comes. In this video, I talk about VMware NSX and Cisco ACI. VMware NSX and Cisco ACI are both really hot technologies that are generating a lot of conversation. Both are API driven SDN solutions. NSX and ACI are really good in their unique areas and each come at it from a unique perspective. While they are both very different solutions, they do have overlapping functionality. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtdfHGnCovA   Are…
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  • Examples of use of the Cache

    Nilesh
    21 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    Today, we are continuing our journey to know more about various types of Cache. In previous article we have seen (How Many Types of Cache do you know?) some examples to understand what exactly Cache stands for along with Client and Server side Cache structure. Here, we will see some more example of use of the Cache to get familiar with technology or you can say principle frequently using caching, either at server as client (and sometimes both): 1) DNS Cache: Before any web transfer such as when you visit a website, for an instance http://www.esds.co.in/, our server will perform a DNS query to…
  • Why Domestic Data should be made Free within India

    Piyush Somani
    18 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Current size of the entire Cloud and Data Center business in India is $800 Millions only, while that of Japan is more than $20 Billions. if we expect to get closer to Japanese economy in next 7 – 8 years, then we will have to take steps which were taken by Japan in the last decade to promote hosting of their data within Japan. Internet traffic exchange within UK is free through LINX ( London Internet Exchange ), This is complemented by EU Data privacy policy, which promotes hosting of data within Europe and a guideline is issued to all organization having more than 50 employees to host…
  • Why Small and Big Businesses should urge for ERP/SAP, in Cloud

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    18 May 2015 | 12:36 am
    Small and Medium businesses are budding its reach in India and with growing business comes need of proficient management to gain complete productivity and profit. To be in a competitive business means to carry smartness, smart tolls, skills, passion, to achieve these Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is now adopted by many small and big enterprises to help business streamline. According to research publicized in Jan 2013, 43% of SMBs implemented ERP systems to save money, making benefits like growth management (38%), better decision-making (30%) and improved customer service (29%). Read here…
  • How needy are your servers for Backups, RAID, mirroring, replication, CDP, snapshots? How it paves a way for business continuity?

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    11 May 2015 | 3:04 am
    More than ever, now a day’s data forms a very crucial aspect for organizations, to an extent that Big Data management modules are in process of development.  Just imagine if you work hard for a year and when it is time to execute your efforts, your data digged for 1 year gets lost! Avalanche! Isn’t it? So why take risk by not implementing backup and recovery plans? Further details will clarify all doubts with Backups and related terms. Backup does not come sufficiently alone, there are many other important parameters supporting it. Many of us might wonder why mirroring, replication, CDP,…
  • WordPress: a New Critical Flaw is Housed in the Comments

    Nilesh
    4 May 2015 | 11:15 pm
     Introduction: A cross-scripting attack on the WordPress site exposes a takeover by an attacker and this is just the latest in a long line fault. The security policy of WordPress is being criticized by many. Concerned Issue: Version updated on 28 April with the release of patch 4.2.1 A new critical flaw affects WordPress, the most popular CMS or we can say the most famous website builder tool, used by 23% of the websites from all over the World. While most of the faults affecting this platform due to the plugin editor (it is sufficient to disable pending a fix option). The vulnerability in…
 
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  • Buy Cloud Storage or Backup and Get Cash Back!

    Lee
    21 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Everyone is always looking for a way to save some money on their purchases and subscriptions, and I can understand that. Keeping your data safe can cost you a considerable amount of money. One way you can save money is by using a coupon or offer code to save on your initial subscription to your cloud storage or backup service, and I will admit many people come here to CloudStorageBuzz.com to do just that. After all we do have some excellent offers on cloud storage and backup and we do our best to keep those offers up to date. There are also sites like RetailMeNot that offer coupons and…
  • 4 Ways to Backup Social Media

    Lindsay Doebler
    12 May 2015 | 7:48 am
       Social media networks are an ever increasing presence in our lives. According to the Pew Research Center, 71% of internet-using adults use Facebook. We put our opinions, photos, and important life events up for display on social networks so it makes sense that people are interested in creating backups of all that data. Since social media networks are prone to change and delete content, like MySpace did in 2013 when they deleted millions of blog posts, there’s no time like the present to get an archive of all those memories and photos. Luckily if you’re interested in…
  • Tumblr Backup Options

    Lindsay Doebler
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
       Tumblr is a fast growing blogging service with millions of users all writing, posting, and sharing their ideas and photos. Like WordPress, many use Tumblr for a variety of different types of content. If you have a Tumblr, you have probably spent a fair bit of time getting your theme set the way you want and putting out quality posts you care about. Losing all of that would be awful, and with the way many online services and social networks attempt to change their sites so frequently, it’s a definitely possibility. Luckily there are quite a few services available that will…
  • How to Use MEGA as a Dirt Cheap Backup Solution

    Lee
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:02 pm
    MEGA offers a generous 50GB of free cloud storage and it can be a very handy service to upload files to and to use as a sync service, but it lacks the ability to be used as a backup service. Wouldn’t it be great if you could use that free space from MEGA to help backup your files and keep them safe. Thankfully thanks to Mega-Backup (no connection to the horrible MegaBackup I posted about last week), by KRKsoft.com based out of Poland you can. If you want to take advantage of free space from MEGA and use it as a backup you can do it in three easy steps. Step 1 – Visit MEGA and…
  • Symbolic Linking with Game Save Manager

    Lindsay Doebler
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
       The symbolic link function can be incredibly helpful when it comes to keeping track of all your game files and saves. Using GameSave Manager, not only can you use symbolic links to keep save data in cloud storage, you can even use it to move game files to another hard drive or partition. The Sync & Link tool uses symbolic links and allows you to move save and settings data to another location on your computer or even to the cloud storage of your choice. This can make it much easier to find your saves, screen shots, and settings files without having to worry about making sure…
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  • Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague

    Rich Brueckner
    22 May 2015 | 8:35 am
    The HiPEAC 2016 Conference has issued its Call for Papers. HiPEAC is the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. The post Call for Papers: HiPEAC 2016 in Prague appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award

    staff
    22 May 2015 | 8:22 am
    Today Sandia National Laboratories announced that researcher Mark Taylor has received the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) 2014 Secretary’s Honor Award — the department’s highest non-monetary employee recognition — for his work as chief computational scientist for DOE’s Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME) executive council team. The post Sandia’s Mark Taylor Receives DOE Secretary’s Honor Award appeared first on insideHPC.
  • New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC

    Rich Brueckner
    22 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe in Europe has published the first edition of PRACE Women in HPC Magazine, a collection of success stories celebrating the contribution women make to HPC and computational science. Designed to put the spotlight on the scientific advances made in the past year, the magazine tells the story of women who help make PRACE a world-leading force in HPC-enabled science and the march towards Exascale computing. The post New Magazine Celebrates PRACE Women in HPC appeared first on insideHPC.
  • GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours

    staff
    22 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Today the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (GCS) in Germany announced the award of close to 1 billion compute core hours to scientifically outstanding national research projects. The post GCS in Germany Awards Close to 1 Billion Core Hours appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Call for Presentations: PBS Works User Group

    Rich Brueckner
    21 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    "Have you simplified your HPC environment or improved productivity with the use of PBS Works products? If so, Altair invites you to share your experiences, tips and tricks and practical lessons through case study style presentations that highlight the effective use of high performance computing. The PBS Works User Group encourages input and participation from a wide range of organizations, large and small, across all sectors." The post Call for Presentations: PBS Works User Group appeared first on insideHPC.
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  • Slack for Cloudwatch

    22 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    Slack is an amazing communication platform for teams. Ylastic notifications are now integrated with Slack, and you can receive notifications from any Cloudwatch alarm to your Slack team channel. Each alarm notification also includes an image of that Cloudwatch metric to give you a quick overview.If you use the mobile version of Slack, you can view the notifications from the comfort of your phone :)
  • Execute tasks on demand

    21 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    You can now run any scheduled task on demand by clicking a button to execute the task immediately. This is a super simple way to try out different parameters and see their effect on your scheduled tasks. You can experiment and ensure everything works like you want before it starts running on a schedule to your bidding :)
  • Simplifying EBS Instance back-ups

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    EBS Instances on EC2. If you are running any decent size in deployment on EC2, you probably have some of these or several of these in your fleet. How do you back them up? You create an AMI from an instance, using some kind of a script, and tag the resulting AMI and snapshots. Now that you have a backup for that instance, how do you actually find that backup? Search through a massive list of AMIs? Umm, that could take a while. That backup will go stale rather quickly, so you need to repeat and rinse the above steps, on some kind of a schedule. You also need to remove older backups. And you…
  • Twitter DM for Cloudwatch Alarms

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
  • Twitter Notifications

    18 Aug 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Twitter notifications for those pesky Cloudwatch alarms :)
 
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  • Rushlift Ltd – What actually happened when we gave our engineers mobile devices…

    Cheryl Humberstone
    22 May 2015 | 5:27 am
    What actually happened when we gave our engineers mobile devices… Rushlift Ltd is one of the country’s leading suppliers of innovative materials handling solutions.  They service clients throughout the UK from seven strategically located depots with 150 mobile engineers. Whilst the idea of giving their service engineers access to client records and service information through a mobile device was desirable, there was significant nervousness within the business about how this would work out in practice and whether the promised benefits would actually materialise. The issues that Rushlift…
  • Key Computers Shortlisted for FLTA Excellence Award.

    Cheryl Humberstone
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    Key Computers have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Supplier of the Year award in the upcoming Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) Awards for Excellence in February. Key was nominated for the prestigious award by FLTA members in recognition of consistent service excellence in the delivery of its service management and mobile solutions. Working across all service industries but with a significant presence in the materials handling market, Key has been supplying innovative and bespoke service management software solutions that boost efficiencies, optimise engineers and take service…
  • Key Computers Further Enhances Relationship with PHS.

    Cheryl Humberstone
    10 Oct 2013 | 2:30 am
    IT solution specialist, Key Computers has acquired the contract to maintain and support the record management software for PHS Records Management division. In a bid to streamline software across its many divisions to fewer vendors, The PHS Group chose Key Computers as the partner of choice to maintain and support their crucial records management software ‘PinPoint Storage Manager’. As long standing suppliers of software and mobile solutions to The PHS Group, Key Computers were keen to strengthen the relationship with PHS as well as furthering their operation on the South Coast. The move…
  • Service management software can cut unpaid overtime.

    Cheryl Humberstone
    1 Feb 2013 | 3:32 am
    New research from Direct Line for Business has suggested that more than five hours of unpaid work is completed by British tradespeople every week. The study found that seven in ten British tradespeople work extra unpaid hours each week, which it says equates to around £4.8bn in unpaid overtime every year. According to the findings, just 26% of workers claim they do not work any unpaid overtime in a typical week and on average, each tradesperson completes 5.29 hours of unpaid work a week, totalling 275 hours a year and equivalent to around £1,702 in wages (based on the minimum wage). In…
  • Revenue rise likely for SMEs embracing cloud computing.

    Cheryl Humberstone
    14 Jan 2013 | 3:34 am
      A new business report has revealed that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who have embraced the cloud could well benefit from an increase in business revenue as a result. The report, which was carried out by business management solutions firm MYOB, found that, of the SMEs that were using the cloud, more than half of them would likely see a revenue rise as a result. Whilst just 14 per cent of such businesses had tapped into the cloud, 53 per cent of them could look forward to an uptick in profit over the coming year. Fifty-five per cent of those using the cloud reported having…
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  • Bring your own cloud: Understanding the right policies for employees

    james.butler
    21 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (c)iStock.com/Igor Kirillov Cloud usage has grown rapidly in the UK, with adoption rates shooting up over 60% in the last four years, according to the latest figures from Vanson Bourne. Yet there is an ongoing problem with a lack of clarity and understanding around cloud policies, and decision making within enterprises at all levels. This confusion comes from the fact the IT department and the rest of the company have very differing conceptions about what cloud policy is and what it should be. What policy? Recent research from Trustmarque found that more than half (56%) of office workers said…
  • Government agencies approaching tipping point with cloud adoption

    James
    21 May 2015 | 4:58 pm
    (c)iStock.com/YinYang It has been nearly five years since Vivek Kundra, then CIO for the US federal government, announced a “cloud first” approach to federal IT. Now, a new report from Forbes Insights and Microsoft argues there is a tipping point for government agencies. Curt Kolcun, vice president of US public sector at Microsoft, notes: “Initial concerns around moving to the cloud are being countered by real-world government success stories.” In other words, worries about data sovereignty, privacy and security are slowly being dissipated. The report comes with…
  • Suffering a cloud outage? Look closer to home for the potential cause

    James
    20 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    (c)iStock.com/lolostock If your systems are down, and you’re just about to get on the phone to tear a strip from your cloud vendor, remember this: technical errors in failed cloud implementations are more likely to come from the user organisation itself than the supplier. That was the surprising finding from a report recently released by The Economist Intelligence Unit, with 36% of respondents saying errors were more likely to come from within than outside (29%). The report noted commercial errors were the most common type of supplier failure, with a third of respondents said they were…
  • Google drops its cloud pricing – again – and continues to follow Moore’s Law

    James
    20 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    (c)iStock.com/serg3d It’s not the first time this has happened, and it almost certainly won’t be the last; Google has slashed the prices of its Compute Engine instance types, in a bid to continue to follow the Moore’s Law pricing structure. Moore’s Law – the simple theory, predicted in 1965 that processing power will double every two years – just keeps on going. Google appears just as committed to the process today as it was when Compute Engine was launched in November 2013. Back in March last year, Google SVP Urs Holzle argued pricing was too complex,…
  • Why the cloud wars are good for you: Google’s NoSQL database and the battle with Microsoft and Amazon

    kelly.stirman
    19 May 2015 | 5:08 pm
    (c)iStock.com/TARIK KIZILKAYA Google is creeping up your data stack. In response to Microsoft’s recent Azure DocumentDB announcement Google has released Cloud BigTable into the wild. Cloud BigTable is a managed NoSQL database service based on a version of BigTable used internally for more than decade. Last week Google announced the database would be made available to the masses, and could even be accessed through the Apache HBase API (take that, Hadoop vendors!). It’s a big play in the war for the control of computing workloads running in the cloud. Sure, Google’s…
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    ActiveBlog: Insights on Open Source and Dynamic Languages

  • The Journey to Enterprise DevOps: Process Change and Other Thorny Issues

    mikek
    21 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Many people recognize DevOps as an enormous benefit — faster application deployment, automated toolchains, support of more granular updates, better cooperation across groups. However, less appreciated is the journey enterprise IT groups need to make to achieve this outcome.read more
  • Unveiling Stackato Cloud Foundry on Murano OpenStack

    johnw
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you've used Stackato you're probably familiar with the Stackato App Store, a handy repository of sample applications and app templates that can be installed into the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) at the click of a button.read more
  • Komodo IDE for Dev Teams

    sheilar
    13 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    When you're working on a project on your own, the power of Komodo IDE is obvious in the features: code intelligence, debugging, version control, great workflow and file management, and extensibility.read more
  • Stackato 3.6 Released with Support for Docker Images

    troyt
    11 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Stackato 3.6 is here, and I'm going to show you something very, very cool: deploying a Docker image to a Cloud Foundry-based platform. read more
  • Microservices Tips & Tricks

    navrupj
    7 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    Microservices based architectures are not new but are suddenly in the spotlight due to their powerful and sophisticated practices enabling streamlined application development and deployment. However, transitioning from a monolithic approach to a microservices-based architecture requires not only technical expertise, but organizational buy-in as well.read more
 
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  • Cybercrime - the Dark Edges of the Internet

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Criminal activity is a growing menace on the internet. This inevitably means more diligence is required by legitimate users in the face of an increasingly sophisticated criminal threat. Robert Sheldon describes some of the emerging threats and risks.
  • Microservices in Promise and Practice

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Are microservices the cure for the ague of monolithic applications, or do they bring their own problems with them that monolithic architectures have circumvented? Are they capable of delivering applications that are easier to maintain and develop? How can they avoid the failings of service-oriented architectures? Once more, Robert Sheldon gets to the heart of the technical issues.
  • The Internet of Things: A New World Order?

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Was the marketing hook 'The Internet of Things' conjured up before the technical definition? Are we being persuaded to spend money on fending off yet another fantasy tsunami of data? Already, we have televisions that listen to, and report, your conversations; so are we facing the Science Fiction future of gadgets that report where you go, who you visit and what medications you take? As Robert Sheldon says; "It's big, almost too big to get your arms around"
  • Application Containers For Cloud Computing

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Containers promise to make applications more portable and efficient. The technology, originally based on Linux's cgroups, provides a way of running several applications as modular, platform-agnostic packages in isolation on the same server. Docker's open-source approach to containers has dominated the market, and Microsoft is producing its own equivalent Windows system. What next? Will Containers replace VMS? Robert Sheldon investigates.
  • Cloud Storage Replication Is Not Backup

    2 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The options that you need to select when setting up an Azure Storage service account allow you to specify the durability and high-availability of your data, but they don't provide for data recovery to a point-in-time. In fact, it means that some of the bad things that can happen to data are more efficiently replicated to all copies. Backup is quite a separate issue.
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    The State of Security

  • Data Breach Affects Thousands of Bergen County Patients

    David Bisson
    22 May 2015 | 3:56 am
    Thousands of patients have been alerted that their medical records were potentially stolen in a data breach that affected at least three hospitals located in Bergen County, New Jersey. According to officials, an employee of Medical Management LLC, a healthcare billing company located in North Carolina, allegedly stole the names, Social Security Numbers, and birth […]… Read More The post Data Breach Affects Thousands of Bergen County Patients appeared first on The State of Security.
  • LogJam: Who is the Man-in-the-Middle?

    Tim Erlin
    21 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    While we’re all collectively struggling with how to internalize Logjam, a high-profile vulnerability that doesn’t have a catchy logo, I’d like to take those who are interested aside for a moment to consider how we might talk about the threat this vulnerability poses. I’ll start with some basics, but if you want more technical details, […]… Read More The post LogJam: Who is the Man-in-the-Middle? appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Vote Now for Europe’s Most Popular Security Blogs!

    David Bisson
    21 May 2015 | 8:00 pm
    We at Tripwire would like to encourage everyone to vote for their favorite security blogs in the third annual EU Security Blogger Awards 2015! Tripwire is especially proud to have been named a finalist for five categories in this year’s awards among numerous other respected publications and professionals. The State of Security is in the running for the following awards: […]… Read More The post Vote Now for Europe’s Most Popular Security Blogs! appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Americans Trust Credit Card Companies More Than Government to Secure Their Data

    Ken Westin
    21 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Two recent surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center regarding privacy, security and surveillance in the United States reveal an increasingly privacy conscious and paranoid nation. One survey revealed that American’s definition of privacy varies, with different aspects of privacy being more important than others. Most felt it was most important to be in control of […]… Read More The post Americans Trust Credit Card Companies More Than Government to Secure Their Data appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Purdue Researchers Develop Fake Password System to Trick Hackers

    Maritza Santillan
    21 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    A group of researchers have created a “simple, yet effective and practical,” approach to bolstering the security of stored passwords – a scheme they believe could put an end to password cracking. Dubbed Ersatz Passwords, the system is indented to fool hackers by providing a fake or decoy password, said Mohammed Almeshekah, doctoral student at […]… Read More The post Purdue Researchers Develop Fake Password System to Trick Hackers appeared first on The State of Security.
 
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    Software Technology Blog

  • Are you Building HCM Solution for SMBs?

    Lalit Kumar
    21 May 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions have been in the market for decades and have improved every passing day. Traditionally, these HCM solutions have catered exclusively to large enterprises (greater than 2000 full time employees) due to the complexity and cost involved. Small and medium businesses (SMB’s) i.e. businesses with less than 500 full time employees, which collectively comprise ~ 99% of employers in U.S.A (United States of Census Bureau) relied and continue to do so, on manual methods or services offered by Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs). Things worked well for…
  • Choosing MBaaS for Your Enterprise App

    Maheshkumar
    13 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Until recently, business applications of cloud Computing revolved around Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). But over last year or so, adoption of Platform as a Service (PaaS) is equally picking up its pace. PaaS has started to emerge as an answer to these demands and MBaaS is a specialized term falling under the greater umbrella of PaaS. MBaaS i.e. – Mobile Backend as a Service, is a specialized form of PaaS for developing mobile apps. MBaaS has shown good potential for speeding up app development, with easier way of implementing and replicating backend…
  • Apple Watch Apps in Action

    Marketing Desk
    7 May 2015 | 2:39 am
    Wearable technology has surpassed the initial “hype-phase” and is now beginning to churn some serious numbers, most of it has already begun to enhance and simplify our living. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), wearable tech vendors will have shipped a total of 45.7 million units by the end of 2015, more than double from the 19.6 million units in 2014. And by 2019, vendors are projected to ship around 126.1 million units of wearable devices. Now, who would not want to enter this lucrative market which is projected to grow with a CAGR of 45% till 2019? All this…
  • Complex Event Processing Model in IoT- Poster session for IoT DevCon

    Marketing Desk
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:38 am
    Internet of Things (IoT) has generated a sense of intrigue across the entire demographic. With a wide range of applications ranging from our day-to-day life to as large as collectively managing a whole city, IoT can surely be counted among the most significant technological advancement of our times. Though there are diverse aspects of every IoT application, one can find some common ground like connection between various smart things, remote processing and data management and analysis, to achieve rich interactivity and insights. One cannot emphasize enough on the importance of frameworks and…
  • HealthKit vs Google Fit: A Comparative Analysis

    Sayali Doshi
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    As digital health gains momentum, tech giants Apple and Google both have entered the Healthcare domain with their respective health platforms/frameworks last year. With iOS 8, latest OS for Apple’s smart devices, comes the Health Kit framework which works alongside its in-built Health app. And Google has announced that it has health tracking platform which runs on its web portal and android devices running 4.0 and above. Google Fit is a healthcare platform, developed by (no brownie points for guessing) “Google”. It utilizes various APIs to track/record data of various fitness activities…
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    Intelligent Technical Solutions

  • Does Your Company Need IT Support?

    jharwe
    22 May 2015 | 12:04 pm
    No Matter How Complex Your IT, We Can Help! What to Consider with IT Support When it comes down to it, most businesses take a do-it-yourself approach to IT. However, most do not have a full perspective about the costs that come from mismanagement of their technology. To understand it, we have to look at the key areas. For example, you will want general technical support to assist with software glitches, errors, viruses, installing new software and updating your system to prevent security threats. In addition, IT support will take responsibility for daily backup and restoring files when…
  • Data Backup Basics – Are You Passing the Test?

    jharwe
    21 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Your company's computer system probably dictates most of the important decisions. However, what happens when a business encounters a computer crash? The quintessential documents that you have saved are located in the hard drive, and if you experience computer problems, you could lose everything. You can, however, remove this looming possibility with a flash drive, which guarantees future access even if your entire network fails. Nevertheless, you should never believe a flash drive cannot have its security compromised. For example, a flood or tornado could lead to the loss of these vital…
  • IT Security – Internal Threats

    jharwe
    19 May 2015 | 11:59 am
    Close up of a business mans hand hiding money in his suit jacket pocket. How to Cope with Malicious Insiders Malicious insiders are the greatest threat Cloud faces. What is a malicious insider? This refers to a current or former employee who can access the networked system. They are a big deal because they could have access to potentially sensitive information. Luckily, you can deal with malicious insiders in several ways. First, you can encrypt your identifying and financial information. In addition, you should encrypt your passwords on a daily basis. When you maintain the vigorous standards…
  • Is Your Phone System Ready for an Upgrade?

    jharwe
    18 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Time to Move Your Phone System to the Cloud? There comes a certain point where moving your phone system to the cloud will lead to the highest level of satisfaction. When the quality of calling seems to be lacking, it may be time to consider the switch. What are some of the telltale clues that you need to make a change? First, you will notice that the in-house equipment you have costs a lot to upkeep. Also, you will have to pay insane prices to add features and lines. Cloud VOIP will eliminate the cost of added features, and it will free your resources. The second sign that it may be time to…
  • Managing Your Time with Technology

    jharwe
    17 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Save time keyboard While everyone deals with interruptions from emails, phone calls, text messages and drop-ins, we can create plans to condense those activities into a certain portion of our day. For example, if you have someone who wants to see you, you can schedule a time, call ahead or send them an email. When you place specific hours into the appointment, this gives you the free time to work during your other hours. In addition, it helps you to avoid lengthy and unscheduled conversations that stop your day from being productive. Are you one of those people who needs a at least two hours…
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    Corvisa Blog

  • What Dogs Teach Us About Customer Service

    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Customer service is going to the dogs. And, for the purposes of this blog, that’s a good thing. Man’s best friend is a great role model for customer care best practices. But don't take our word for it. We'll let the dogs speak for themselves.
  • SIP Trunking: A Cost-Effective Way to Support Growth

    18 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    SIP Trunking speaks directly to a growing business’ need to keep costs down while quickly scaling to meet demand. Read on to learn how SIP Trunking works and, more importantly, how it can help your bottom line.
  • [PODCAST] Are the Days Numbered for Outsourced Contact Centers?

    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The practice of contact center outsourcing has begun to diminish due to customer backlash and a renewed interest in using homegrown labor. SearchCRM talked with Corvisa’s Brandon Knight to further explore why companies are moving away from outsourced contact centers and what this means for the industry as a whole.
  • How Does Workflow Automation Work?

    11 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Best-in-breed workflow automation tools not only work in collaboration with customer needs, but also in the way agents access the system. Plus, they provide contact center managers with the ability to quickly create and share information with the front lines. A simple scenario demonstrates how.
  • Your Business Phone System: How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

    6 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A technology investment that fails to deliver can damage both profits and reputations. When it comes to updating your business phone system, you can avoid buyer’s remorse by employing a few key actions well in advance of the purchase and installation.
 
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    Skytap | RSS Feed

  • All Data Points to Dataware: McIlwain at SIM

    Jason English
    22 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    I recently attended the SIM Seattle Technology Leadership Summit to hear from a diverse group of IT leaders on both the development and Ops side of the fence. In particular, the opening keynote from Matt McIlwain, managing director of Madrona Ventures gave me some new market perspective. Matt’s predictions are pointing to a category of solutions he calls “Dataware” (also, see Mcilwain’s recent Skytap guest blog on the topic here). Basically, with the growing volume of data, and the ever increasing velocity and availability of data, the ability to capture, process and interpret…
  • Working to Narrow Seattle’s Software/Tech Gender Gap

    Noel Wurst
    21 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Special thanks to Skytap’s Jill Domanico, Jewel von Kempf, Michele Costello, and Kat White for their contributions to this piece and our efforts to increase diversity in our own office and Seattle as a whole! When thinking of the reasons why it’s an awesome time to work at Skytap, there are tons that come to mind. The fridge is fully stocked with food, beer, wine, local coffee and a shuffleboard table. Our engineers are encouraged to contribute to the open source community. We’ve got a company indoor soccer team, our benefit package is outstanding, and we’re lucky enough to work in a…
  • New VM Display Feature Conserves Bandwidth, Preserves Quality

    Noel Wurst
    20 May 2015 | 10:16 am
    This piece was written by Skytap senior product manager Seth Payne. In our early-April release, Skytap introduced a new feature to the single-vm toolbar: VM Display Quality Settings. These quality settings allow users to conserve bandwidth by selecting a lower display quality when appropriate and/or necessary. In addition to offering multiple display options, Skytap has adjusted the compression method used by the single-VM view. This means that our “Highest” display option will provide the same visual quality you experience today, while consuming less bandwidth. This should improve…
  • Skytap CTO to Cover Hybrid Apps and OpenStack at Two Upcoming Events

    Noel Wurst
    15 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Skytap CTO Brad Schick has been invited to speak at the 2015 Seattle Technology Leadership Summit and the OpenStack Summit Vancouver on the following day! We sat down with Brad to learn more about hybrid apps, enterprise cloud adoption, Bimodal IT, and some of the exciting benefits that OpenStack and Skytap can provide our growing communities. Noel: The abstract for your upcoming session at the OpenStack Summit 2015 states, “the boundary between one multi-tier enterprise application or service and other is often unclear.” Can you go into why this is so, and maybe where you’ve seen…
  • Passive Quality Culture Leads to “Ticker Shock”

    Noel Wurst
    13 May 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Asking a roomful of testers, “What do software defects really cost?” and then telling them, “much more than you think,” before anyone gets the chance to answer is a pretty gutsy move. It’s certainly one that could’ve easily backfired for Parasoft chief strategy officer Wayne Ariola at last week’s STAREAST conference. It did not backfire, and after waves of evidence of the immense financial impact that defects in production can have on an enterprise, I got the feeling that many in the room made mental notes to have some very serious conversations with various departments upon…
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    I am OnDemand

  • Surviving in the Public IaaS Cloud Market

    Udi Nachmany
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    If we look at market growth rates and the concentration of power within a handful of providers, using the terminology coined by Geoffrey Moore, it could easily be argued that the public IaaS cloud market is in the tornado and approaching Main Street. Despite a lack of publicly available market share data, for many in the industry, it seems like a two or three-player race, with one clear “gorilla”: Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this article I will attempt to briefly characterize the competitive positioning of the key players in the public IaaS market, and highlight some of the alternative…
  • Interview With an AWS Cloud Champion

    Ofir Nachmani
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Allow me to introduce a good friend, Peter Sankauskas, who I met through the AWS cloud community. Our level of cloud experience evolved with the expansion of the cloud, Amazon in particular, and we have both become prominent members of the AWS community. Having learned more about open source and development, I’d like to focus on the idea of using Netflix open source tools to generate great values to cloud users. Peter is the Founder and CEO of CloudNative, a company known for its continuous deployment tools. He started CloudNative after consulting at Answers for AWS and building the same…
  • 5 Key Benefits of Docker: CI, Version Control, Portability, Isolation and Security

    IOD Community
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Docker doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the hottest open source projects that allows you to deploy your application inside containers, adding a layer of abstraction. In a seemingly constant state of maturation, the benefits of using Docker increase on a regular basis. In this post, instead of talking about what Docker is or how it works, I’ll outline the top five benefits of using the ever-growing platform. Continuous Deployment and Testing Docker is gaining a lot of traction in the development and devops world for its consistency across environments. There are always minor…
  • How Often Do Tech Blogs Post? FYI: TechCrunch Published 1,076 Articles in January

    Ofir Nachmani
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    The web is exploding with content and publications about the cloud and technology, which can make it challenging to garner attention for your own blog’s content. Consequently, we created Ideation, a tool that aggregates hundreds of thousands of articles from tech publishers ranging from giant tech blogs, such as TechCrunch, to small cloud startup blogs. All you do is search for a keyword(s) or topic, then Ideation automatically finds and ranks current related articles according to the amount of shares that they receive on social platforms. Ideation is comparable to BuzzSumo, but the big…
  • Calling All Tech Bloggers, Writers and Evangelists!

    Ofir Nachmani
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    IOD is growing and we’re looking for high quality, professional tech bloggers and writers to join the team! Whether your forte is creative writing or on the more technical side, we’re looking for writers with varying degrees of expertise in a realm we like to call ‘creative technical writing’. What we’re looking for: Fluent English speakers (preferably North American) Excellent writing, grammar, spelling and formatting A work style that is extremely detail oriented Strong communication skills 1 year of content/technical writing Marketing background is a plus Knowledge of cloud…
 
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    ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software

  • Process Data Management

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Definition The concept of Process Data Management goes beyond Process Management. Typically the concept of processes does not exist without a notion of objects which the processes are carried out for. This, for example, can be: For Sales process, your sales staff would like to keep track of Customer Account (or Lead) Property/Site Survey process should be carried out for your Property/Site object Equipment Servicing/Repair process should be carried out for your Equipment object etc This implies that Objects, such as Property or Customer Account, should be documented alongside the processes.
  • Process Report Builder, New Process Notifications and other new features

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    In the past 2 month we have worked hard to deliver multiple new features to ProcessMate Release 5.5. We have a number of important improvements and new features across the board – notifications, user interface, reports, you name it. Report Builder Powerful tool – a report builder, enabling users to create aggregate reports and filter out processes. Two process types delivered with more to come in the future: * Milestone counts by type, e.g. how many milestones of each type were completed or are open * Process counts group by data value, e.g. how many Hiring processes do I have…
  • ProcessMate 5.1 : new features

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    ProcessMate 5.1 has been released. The release includes a number of bug-fixes, security upgrades, as well the following new features: “Relaxed completion mode”, which turns the processes into check-lists where users can complete any task at any time in any order. This works well for very unstructured processes, such as compliance, etc, where there’s no strict sequence of tasks “Relaxed milestone completion mode” – any milestone (step) can be completed in any order Drop-down values in the list, something our customers requested for the process data. Now the values can…
  • Customer case study: Process management for a small professional services company

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Hi all, We have been successfully helping our client, a small professional services company in Romania, and they kindly agreed to be subject of a case study for  ProcessMate. Please download it using this link . The post Customer case study: Process management for a small professional services company appeared first on ProcessMate - Business Process Management and Workflow software.
  • Next Release is Out! ProcessMate 5 introduces fine-grained security and other features.

    admin
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    The ProcessMate Release 5 is out! We introduced a number of key features, and of course, multiple minor improvements and fixes. Please see below:   Process data security Some of the process information can be configured to be accessible/editable by managing users only. This helps conceal sensitive information such as quotes, from the rest of the users..   Auto and manual CSV exports ProcessMate will allow you to export your process data into CSV, and can do this automatically for you daily. This assures there is no lock in for your data. You can have your data every day.   More…
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    Cloudwards

  • OneDrive Beta Update for Android: Finally, a PDF Viewer

    Vladimir Covic
    22 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    Microsoft is reportedly launching a new update for its cloud storage service. The OneDrive beta update for Android brings two new features, and one of them was a long time coming.  Android.Wearimage credit: Maurizio Pesce OneDrive users with an Android Wear device will now be able to change their Watchface, but a more significant feature is certainly the built-in PDF viewer. What Does OneDrive Beta Update for Android Include? Here’s what Microsoft brings new with its OneDrive beta update: View photos from the Android Wear device. PDF viewer. Adding photos to albums. Streaming videos…
  • How Using Online Storage Can Save Your Digital Bacon

    Rahul Dasgupta
    22 May 2015 | 2:47 am
    image credit: Cloudwards.net With the advancement in technology, it has become a norm for people to use multiple devices at the same time. Such as: Smartphones Tablets Laptops Desktop computers Wearables Due to such a wide range of devices being used, the documents accessed, photos captured, or favorite songs downloaded are stored in different places, which even the users fail to remember at times. This triggers the need to have a consolidated storage place for the user’s content. With the emergence of cloud technology,online storagehas grown considerably and we now have so many options…
  • Apple’s Internet of Things Launches with Home App

    Denise Sullivan
    21 May 2015 | 11:22 am
    Apple has been working on a connected home program. The computer giant might be one step closer to achieving their goal with their new Home application. The app is designed to manage home based devices from the user’s Home Appimage credit: Apple There are several manufactures on board who have already installed Apple’s HomeKit chip, which is the device that will communicate with the application, into their appliances. Home App to Create Connected Home While there is no word on exactly which designers have already started working with the computer company, it is rumored that in the future…
  • Index Ventures Hires Dropbox Exec Ilya Fushman

    Vladimir Covic
    21 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    Ilya Fushman, one of Dropbox’s key executives has jumped ship to Index Ventures, a fact the company  announced yesterday on their blog. ilya.fushmanimage credit: Index Ventures Fushman has now become the third general partner at the San Francisco-based venture company, and eight overall. He will join Denny Rimer and Mike Volpi next month.  Ilya Fushman Becomes 3rd General Partner at Index Ventures Ilya Fushman was head of product, business and mobile at Dropbox, and was responsible for overseeing most of its new products. The most notable of these is certainly Dropbox for Business. …
  • New Changes Makes Dropbox Windows Software Universal App

    Denise Sullivan
    20 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Dropbox (Editor Rating: 40) continues to update its Windows phone and tablet software. This week, the cloud storage company released a universal app that brings new features to its mobile software that will more closely align it with desktop app. Dropbox on Windowsimage credit: Gustavo Camarillo Rangel Changes to the latest release of Windows phone app, allows it to share the same code as the tablet and desktop application. The update now allows users to upload files other than just photos from their cell phones Windows Phone Software Becomes Universal App In addition, consumers can move…
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    Appirio » Cloud Powered Business Blog

  • Learn from Wind River’s Journey Out of Siebel and into Salesforce Sales Cloud

    John Gorup
    22 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    It’s always good to look back at a little CRM history. In 1999, Fortune magazine named Siebel Systems the fastest growing company in America. They were an aggressive, innovative company in the very hot CRM market. Siebel earned success through a combination of innovation and a commitment to customer satisfaction. But by 2006, the CRM… Read More
  • Finding that Amazing Enterprise Mobile App in a Hyped Up World

    John Gorup
    22 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Many people are saying that mobile development is easier than ever, which is true. But knee replacement surgery is also easier than ever. Meanwhile, you wouldn’t rush to a surgeon to have your knee replaced if you banged it on the coffee table. Likewise, companies shouldn’t rush into building a enterprise mobile app without first… Read More
  • Appirio Jaipur – An Oasis of Next-Gen Technology Job Opportunities

    Appirio
    22 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    As part of its aggressive global growth strategy, Appirio announced expansion of its operations by expanding to another floor and taking the overall planned capacity to 500+ people. This makes Appirio Jaipur the largest next-gen/hi-tech employer in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The kind of growth witnessed by the Appirio Jaipur center is phenomenal and unprecedented for this… Read More
  • Four Steps to Build a Mobile Strategy

    John Gorup
    21 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    A combination of customer expectations and business creativity is creating a mobile arms race. Taco Bell’s mobile ordering app or the Starbuck’s mobile app are great examples. These apps turn ordinary transactions (tacos and coffee) into what Forrester calls “mobile moments.” The firms that can best capture mobile moments will have a great advantage over… Read More
  • Introducing AppXpress: The Smart, Modern Way to Design and Build Mobile Apps

    Steve Pruden
    20 May 2015 | 3:01 am
    Whether you’re on a bus, in a cafe, or on a plane, it’s hard to go five minutes without seeing someone engrossed in their iPhone or iPad. Or even checking your own. It’s not out of pure infatuation or addiction. It’s because these mobile devices make our lives easier. They give us unlimited access to… Read More
 
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    CloudWedge

  • LifeSize Now Supports 15 Different Languages in Latest Update

    CloudWedge Staff
    22 May 2015 | 6:43 am
    LifeSize is a critically acclaimed cloud based video conferencing suite that allows users to easily setup conferences regardless of where they are physically located in the world. LifeSize has announced that it has updated its platform to add support for 15 languages. LifeSize will now support the following languages: German Italian French Spanish Swedish Norwegian Finnish Polish Japanese Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) Simplified Chinese (China) Korean Russian Brazilian Portuguese English LifeSize founder and CEO Craig Malloy says, "Nearly one third of our LifeSize Cloud customers are outside…
  • Adobe Announces 3 New Cloud Apps; Photoshop Touch Gets the Ax

    Erick Wingfield
    22 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    In 2011, Adobe announced the release of its Photoshop Touch app. The innovative app brought many of the same features that users of the Adobe Photoshop desktop app have come to love and appreciate onto their mobile devices and tablets. That will all come to an end soon, as Adobe has announced that they will discontinue selling the Photoshop Touch App in app stores. Some analysts have suggested that the Photoshop Touch app was priced too high. Although the app costs around $10 to download, some believe that pressure from similarly featured apps that were being offered for free could have been…
  • 5 Keys to Creating a Secure Development Environment

    CloudWedge Staff
    21 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    The world of software development is inherently creative and collaborative. Geographically diverse teams make applications, and people on these teams often ask friends outside of the team to review their code. New technology makes sharing and collaborating easier than ever, but it also makes containment and distribution control harder. Security teams view programmers and designers as threat agents, creating occasional animosity between the two groups Cloud security for software development, like that offered by Trend Micro, is undergoing rapid changes in thinking. Innovations like containers…
  • OpenText Restructures Operations As It Renews Focus on Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    21 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    OpenText has announced that they will trim 5% of its global workforce in efforts to renew its focus on cloud profitability. OpenText is reported to have 8,500 employees worldwide. OpenText, the largest software provider based in Canada, possesses revenues of $1.6B a year. OpenText is known as a global leader in Enterprise Information Management. The move to focus more on cloud comes as CEO Mark Barrenechea comes back to OpenText.  Barrenechea had been absent from day to day operations due to a battle with leukemia. Analysts have commented that Barrenechea has not wasted any time since he has…
  • New EIU Study Highlights Fears, Failures and Fallacies of Public Cloud

    Erick Wingfield
    21 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    A new study released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in conjunction with Hitachi Data Systems has touched on several key issues that have prevented some organizations from adopting public cloud solutions. One of the biggest gems found in the report deals with issues that plague public cloud apps and services. The report found that these issues typically stem from the users administrating the apps and infrastructure, not the actual public cloud provider itself. The EIU found that 36% of those who responded to their survey said that their public cloud outages were a result of something…
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    LoadSpring

  • Schedule Delays Analysis with Audit Trail

    admin
    16 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Even if rules are made to be broken, project schedules are – in theory – made to be observed. Schedule delays are unlikely to please anybody: neither the customer wanting a timely result, nor a contractor with a reputation and a revenue flow to protect. Yet no project schedule is immune to delay. If delay occurs, it is important to pinpoint it as early as possible. It is also necessary to understand why delay has occurred and what caused it to happen. For these reasons, schedule updates on a periodic basis are a key part of proper project management. If disputes arise, records of critical…
  • Tips to Streamline Decision-making with BIP

    admin
    12 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Did you know that Albert Einstein favored suits of the same design and color, so that he didn’t have to waste mental energy deciding what to wear? President Obama takes the same tack too, explaining that he has too many other decisions to make to add further choices about what to eat or to wear. Decision-making in projects is similar. There’s usually more than enough going on without having to worry about the underlying mechanics of information formatting and presentation. That’s why it’s important with a powerful tool like Oracle’s BI Publisher to get beyond the ‘How Does It…
  • Why Scope Creep Will Become Inevitable and How to Handle It

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Who knows how long scope creep has been challenging project teams and managers? That collection of extras that find their way into the list of project deliverables may have started thousands of years ago. Indeed, from secret passages in Egyptian pyramids and additional circles of megaliths at Stonehenge to the ‘bonus’ features showing up in today’s software projects, project scope creep may have a lot to answer for. At best, it leeches project management time and effort in scrutinizing and surveying schedules to avoid delays. At worst, it throws projects out of whack and upsets…
  • LoadSpring’s Winners from Collaborate15

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    30 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    LoadSpring recaps Collaborate 15. We look forward to seeing you at Collaborate 16! Contact us for more details about our premium giveaways and our exclusive gift. p: +1 978.685.9715 #C15LV #C16LV The post LoadSpring’s Winners from Collaborate15 appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • Tradeline Core Facilities 2015 | St. Petersburg, FL

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    27 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Join us at Core Facilities 2015 Come talk to our expert in Cloud Project Management solutions at Core Facilities 2015 and learn how LoadSpring Solutions has helped thousands of users maximize ROI. Contact us to schedule a demo. May 4-5, 2015 The Vinoy Renaissance Resort St. Petersburg, FL Contact us to schedule a session. p: +1 978.685.9715 The post Tradeline Core Facilities 2015 | St. Petersburg, FL appeared first on LoadSpring.
 
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  • They Call Us a Colocation Broker

    Shirin
    18 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    I don’t like the term colocation or cloud broker which is a bit silly since that’s what we do at ColoAdvisor. Although different, it reminds me of searching online and happening upon an affiliate link for the item you want. The affiliate recommends it and then offers you a small value add for clicking on his link. If you complete the transaction using their link it will give that affiliate a cash commission from the product’s website. For some reason we all hesitate when we find out it’s an affiliate link. We ask ourselves the following questions: Did this person earn…
  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesThey Call Us a Colocation BrokerColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation Providers 
  • Colocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center Search

    Shirin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
      In past articles, we’ve covered how to purchase colocation services which guided our readers from the point after choosing several providers and then narrowing down their search. The goal of this article is to help firms choose the initial data centers that will be included in their sourcing project. We felt that if we spoke about the business factors which drive colocation pricing it would allow companies to make better decisions. In essence, we’d like to outline why pricing varies between facilities and what type of pricing you should expect to pay based on your…
  • Why Are IT Departments Hated?

    Shirin
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    While reading this article, keep in mind the recent security breaches faced by well known corporations. The animosity between IT departments and end users has existed from the earliest days of corporate computing and is more intense than the Mac vs PC debate. Today we attempt to answer the question, Why Are IT departments Hated? Dilbert author, Scott Adams could almost launch a brand new franchise based on the hilarity of Mordac, “preventor of IT services” who creates corporate IT policy that can only be for the purpose of torturing end users. While I’ve been subjected to…
  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      For most IT departments your general fare colocation providers are a perfect fit. In todays post we’ll talk about some alternate colocation providers that have come up with creative solutions for data center space in places you’d least suspect. 1. Datacenter in a Datacenter On occasion I’ll work with startups that need reliable colocation space for their gear but they don’t need a full cabinet just yet. Additionally a full cabinet with a Tier 3 or 4 facility can be outside the budget of bootstrapped start ups. So a datacenter within a datacenter is where a…
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    HackSurfer

  • America Paid Over $800 Million to Cybercrime in 2014

    Gwen Harkness
    22 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    Most Notable Info According to a report released by the FBI, America spent a lot of money on cybercrime last year. News Week reported: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) tallied 269,422 complaints in 2014, totaling $800,492,073...
  • Vulnerability Found in UC Browser

    Gwen Harkness
    22 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    A vulnerability was discovered in the mobile UC Browser. According to Business Finance News, "The report [by Citizen Labs] said that the data sent by the mobile browser was not encrypted and the data which was encrypted was of very weak strength. This left users extremely vul...
  • NJ Hospital Patient Records Stolen

    Gwen Harkness
    22 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    According to The Daily Reflector, "Thousands of patients at three northern New Jersey hospitals have been alerted that their personal information was stolen by a billing clerk in a data breach. Officials say an employee with Medical Management LLC, which handles billing at Th...
  • ULCC Suffers Attack

    Gwen Harkness
    22 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Reports of a hack on the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) have been confirmed by InfoSecurity Magazine. "The University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) has been hit by a major cyber-attack, knocking out open source learning platform Moodle and numerous university websi...
  • Spy Agencies Target Mobile Apps for Spyware

    Gwen Harkness
    22 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    According to CBC.ca, "Canada and its spying partners exploited weaknesses in one of the world's most popular mobile browsers and planned to hack into smartphones via links to Google and Samsung app stores, a top secret document obtained by CBC News shows. Electronic inte...
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    Researcher's Blog

  • 5 tips for using cloud computing to ensure business success

    mitesh51
    17 May 2015 | 8:29 pm
    5 tips for using cloud computing-Moving your business’ computing requirements to the cloud is one of the most profitable choices you can make, as cloud computing services are significantly cheaper do design, deploy, expand and use than setting up an in-house computing infrastructure. Be that as it may, there are some things you will need to know in order to make the most out of cloud computing. Here are 5 tips for using cloud computing to ensure business success. Assess your needs One of the most common mistakes that business owners make when opting for cloud computing is to jump The post 5…
  • Business Success And Growth

    mitesh51
    17 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    What Drives Business Success And Growth? Evaluating success and growth is usually associated with money. People analyze cash flow, revenue, losses, profits and sales. While money is definitely important since that is why you are doing business in the first place, there are many other facts that have to be taken into account. Money only appears after you do something. That is true even for startups that need financing. Remember that you earn money because of the fact that you are focused on effectiveness, leadership, communication, leadership and quality. Successful business will happen only…
  • Top Five Things to Consider for your Company’s Data Security

    mitesh51
    14 May 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Data Security-The cloud computing solutions are becoming more and more popular with all the users in the world, but this is especially true for business ventures. Because of this fact, more and more companies decide to move their information and databases onto cloud services. This is no coincidence, having in mind that this kind of data storage solution brings about several important benefits, including smaller costs compared to in-house data keeping, larger levels of data mobility and easier and simpler scaling for those moments when a business shrinks or expands. This trend led to the rise…
  • Navigating the Benefits and Risks of Virtual Private Servers

    mitesh51
    14 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Virtual private servers or VPS have become extremely popular. Just as the performance and functionality of these virtualization technologies increase, it can only be expected that this trend will continue to gain popularity. Organizations are today choosing to host their website or application on a VPS for a number of reasons. It only makes sense for an organization to move from using a lower carbon footprint to a situation where they have the ability to scale both quickly and painlessly. There are a number of benefits of using virtual private servers. Some of the most popular benefits…
  • Cloud computing: Triggering a stunning shift at businesses

    mitesh51
    11 May 2015 | 6:02 am
    Cloud computing: Triggering a stunning shift at businesses: Running a business implies investing a lot of time, money and dedication, but there’s one key element that can prove to be more important than all the other three combined: knowledge. A wise man once said that people should work smart instead of working hard, and if you stop to think about it for a second, it makes perfect sense – this concept sits at the very base of every invention in history, as they were all made with the purpose of making everything easier. Today’s approach to working smart involves making The post Cloud…
 
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  • GroundWork expands OpenStack Juno Kilo and Mirantis support

    22 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    GroundWork is expanding support for OpenStack Juno Kilo and Mirantis via GroundWork CloudHub. Newly added support will give customers improved visibility into the entire OpenStack deployment from the physical through to the virtual.
  • Huawei introduces Cloud Fabric 3.0 Architecture

    22 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Huawei has launched its cloud service-oriented Cloud Fabric 3.0 Architecture at Huawei Network Congress (HNC) 2015. By leveraging software-defined network (SDN) technology it supports fast service innovation and implementation and efficient ICT resource integration in the cloud computing era.
  • Arkivum launches Public and Private Cloud Digital Data Storage solutions

    22 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Arkivum announces the availability of two new digital data cloud storage solutions andndash; Arkivum/1+1 and Arkivum/OnSite. Scalable from terabytes to petabytes and beyond over decade-long timescales Arkivum assures the long-term authenticity of data and provides the only solution in the market today to guarantee 100% data integrity.
  • Proact to build SaaS platform for Adapcare

    22 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    Adapcare the provider of Pluriform Care - an adaptable system for care providers in the health care sector - has chosen Proact as its partner for the supply and implementation of a new flash storage-based environment for two data centres. Adapcare is signing a three year contract including 24x7 Proact Premium Support.
  • IaaS from Hippo

    21 May 2015 | 3:10 am
    www.planethippo.com one of the UKandrsquo;s fastest growing providers of website hosting and domain registration services has launched a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution. It provides corporate users with a scalable secure and cost effective way to deploy cloud hosting offering 99.99% availability and zero packet loss to meet SLA requirements.
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  • Introducing New UI for AppHQ Console

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    20 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    We are excited to announce our new AppHQ UI availability for App42 Cloud API admin Console. This UI has got fresh look and feel and consist of better usability experience. All old registered users will be default landed on new … Continue reading → The post Introducing New UI for AppHQ Console appeared first on .
  • Tracking App Uninstallation with App42 Cloud

    Rajeev Ranjan
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    One of the key data requirement in running marketing campaigns for your apps/games is knowing the number of installs and uninstalls. If you know the layoff rate of your users then you might be able to work on the reason … Continue reading → The post Tracking App Uninstallation with App42 Cloud appeared first on .
  • Why we love Cassandra?

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
    App42 provides lots of readymade APIs for developers and each API solves different problem of App development. To solve a different problem you need a different solution.App42 architecture uses hybrid solution for each of the Services on database layer. Some … Continue reading → The post Why we love Cassandra? appeared first on .
  • Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud

    Rajeev Ranjan
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:12 am
    Apple has introduced an exciting API in iOS 8 which facilitates one of the most awaited feature for Apps i.e. Interactive Push Notification. This enables your users to have access to some additional functionality even if they are outside your … Continue reading → The post Interactive Push on iOS using App42 Cloud appeared first on .
  • Push Notifications Plugin for your Cocos2dx App

    Rajeev Ranjan
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    It has always been a challenge to integrate push notifications into a project which is not written in a native language. Cocos2dx projects which are based on C++ also fall in this category and have to face the same challenge.  Since … Continue reading → The post Push Notifications Plugin for your Cocos2dx App appeared first on .
 
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  • How To Fight Cloud Migration Anxiety

    Marc Shaw
    12 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    While moving to the cloud has gone from an internal debate to an inevitability for most businesses, one element keeping some companies lagging behind is a case of migration anxiety. They’ve spent thousands investing in a secure infrastructure and are rightfully protective of their critical data. These can be healthcare practices working hard to stay compliant with government regulations or engineering firms with critical plans and contracts on their servers. Even if the C-level executives like what they hear about cutting costs on legacy hardware, maintenance, staffing, and training costs…
  • Get Cooking: 4 Questions to Develop Your MSP’s Secret Sauce

    Marc Shaw
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    One challenge many businesses face is how to distinguish themselves from the competition. This is even more difficult in the Managed Service Provider space, shaped to a large degree by customer need on the one hand and by available technology on the other. The tasks of staying up to date on the technology, hiring reliable techs with a high degree of expertise, managing clients, fleshing out the service offering and internal processes is enough to take up more than all of your time. How then do you distinguish yourself and make sure you have an edge when it comes time to make a competitive…
  • Outside-In: How Your IT Department Has to Change Now!

    Marc Shaw
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    With the widespread adoption of cloud computing, IT departments are undergoing rapid change. Some of these changes cause confusion, conflict, and job insecurity. Many IT directors are unsure of how to position themselves going forward. Similarly, business owners are uncertain of what to expect from their IT department. This ambiguity and role confusion can create insecurity and mistrust in and of itself. Traditionally, a good IT manager could manage internal support, maintain a break-fix presence internally, ensure the stability and security of their system, deliver some applications, and…
  • To Hire or Not to Hire: 5 HR tips for IT SMBs

    Marc Shaw
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:12 pm
    It’s a time worn adage that HR can make or break a company. Hire the right people, so the logic goes, and you can both maximize earnings and minimize losses. While our experience is with staffing for a small Managed Services Provider, these principles will apply to businesses across a wide spectrum. A good hire understands their role, communicates well, goes above and beyond their job description, takes direction, takes ownership, and advances business goals from their position. If the position is client facing, it becomes all the more important that the employee be healthy, presentable,…
  • Redmond, We Have a Problem: 5 Tips On Breaking Bad News To IT Clients

    Marc Shaw
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Unwelcome news can be nerve wracking all around. When something happens that compromises the service you provide to a client, there’s anxiety about losing the relationship and losing the business. In IT, the problem can be compounded since often a customer’s IT infrastructure isn’t one component of their service, but foundational. A service outage can leave a client, whether private or public, completely crippled for the duration of the problem. As service providers we take pride in the service we provide and go to great lengths to build trust through superior delivery and integrity.
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  • Cloud Server Hosting: A Secure Platform For Every Business

    Bhavna Singh
    19 May 2015 | 4:49 am
    The world of web server hosting is experiencing a revolutionary period with the advent of cloud hosting. This hot trend has targeted the e-commerce retail websites, online application websites and corporate organizations etc.  Though, it has not influenced every organization, you should have some basic information about the term “Cloud Hosting” and its service providers. Understanding Cloud Hosting in General Terms This sort of hosting allows you to utilize the cloud technology to distribute the requisite resources for attaining maximum uptime, then spreading them in different servers to…
  • Let Your Firm Grow With Dual Benefits of Managed Cloud Hosting

    Bhavna Singh
    7 May 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Majority of enterprises prefer for private cloud as the first and only choice whenever they are asked about cloud hosting. The private type of cloud hosting provides a hardware and networking environment that is completely dedicated to the enterprise. Whether services are offered through a hosted environment or an internal one, it is certain that the data storage, hardware and network security will be dedicated to only one organization and will not be shared with other companies or users. When you need to handle the most critical corporate data, confidential lists of customers, certified…
  • A Quick Guide to Data Mining

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Computers are meant to do one thing and one thing only: Reduce human efforts and help in computation of large sheets of data in short span of time. It doesn’t get any simpler this. However, like all things, with the advent of time scientists have come up with various interesting techniques to help them and other end users extract specific patters and knowledge from large sheets of data compute for it to make reason. This branch of Computer Science which deals with the computation of high end data sets and come up with interesting patterns and scopes is widely known as Data Mining. The name…
  • How to Make a Huge Difference to Sales with Basic SEO Techniques?

    Bhavna Singh
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Regardless of what is you company does to boost conversions, to make profit and to achieve goals basic SEO techniques can make it easier to progress your efforts in very effective way. Content marketing is the fantastic way to present you as a company to the outside world with great exposure and less budget. Making use of Google+ profile and other social profiles including Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc. to boost your brand awareness. People are more like to click on the link of your interesting articles rather than your AdWords banner. Google determines ranking by several number of factors…
  • Top Four Critical Issues Addresses Cloud Security Strategy

    Bhavna Singh
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    Cloud security is an important issue and customers are right to concern about their data security on cloud. Not taking data security seriously may cause your businesses years to recover from data loss or disaster and will not be guarantee for complete data recovery, so it is a severe factor to consider and to employee a strategic approach for sensitive data management. Cloud based file sharing also comes along with a unique set of security and challenges. Being a best managed service provider, it’s your job to plan a strategy for covering every security issue. No doubt, moving to cloud…
 
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  • Cloud computing market will surpass $200 billion by 2018

    Jesse Frye
    21 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    The global cloud computing market is constantly expanding. Companies throughout various industries are adopting the technology to support key operations, replace aging equipment and promote employee collaboration on an organization-wide scale. A Transparency Market Research report indicated the industry was worth under $80 billion in 2011. By 2014, the sector had increased at a compound annual growth rate of more than 23 percent, totaling $149 billion. By 2018, this figure will reach more than $205 billion, good for a CAGR of 8.4 percent.The incorporation of mobile devices is one of the…
  • Still haven’t adopted cloud computing? Reconsider these key benefits

    Jesse Frye
    19 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Plenty of businesses have adopted cloud computing up to this point, while other companies are still content with maintaining on-premise equipment. Heinan Landa, a contributing writer to The Business Journals, highlighted some of the top benefits organizations can experience when implementing cloud environments.One of the most obvious reasons for adopting the technology is to support employee productivity. Workers are no longer bound solely to their office desks. Some staff members are constantly in the field meeting with clients, working from home or accessing critical documents during their…
  • Cloud computing promises to deliver impressive savings to government

    Jesse Frye
    14 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Government organizations throughout the United States can benefit from cloud computing if they decide to adopt the service, even when they are transitioning simple operations to hosted environments. The Gazette recently reported the state of Iowa may reduce operating costs by up to $1 million annually by migrating its email and calendar solutions to cloud suites.This is not the only use of cloud computing Iowa officials are considering implementing. The news source indicated decision-makers are also looking at adopting videoconferencing solutions for added cost reductions.Iowa in…
  • Public cloud price battle eases in first quarter of 2015

    Jesse Frye
    13 May 2015 | 12:29 am
    With some of the IT industry's most recognizable brands competing against one another in the cloud computing sector, pricing is often at the forefront. Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft and others try to make their packages more enticing for potential buyers. An RBC Capital study indicated public cloud prices eased during the first quarter of 2015, Investor's Business Daily reported. Jonathan Atkin, an analyst at RBC Capital, asserted public cloud pricing was "tame" during Q1, with no major price cuts among the leading vendors, according to the IBD report. Some…
  • New RackWare partnership focuses on cloud-based DR

    Jesse Frye
    12 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    Disaster recovery remains a hot topic, as businesses unprepared for disruptions risk experiencing prolonged periods of downtime. In recent years, cloud computing has emerged as a viable option for organizations that want to keep critical resources safe from Mother Nature, human error and power outages and facilitate quick access to these assets following any incidents.Vendors such as RackWare are establishing partnerships to bring cloud-based disaster recovery to clients. The service provider recently announced it joined the CenturyLink Cloud Marketplace Provider Program, which will…
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  • Placing Google CSE to Blogger Static Page

    22 May 2015 | 6:48 am
    One widget provided by Google is CSE (Custom Search Engine); a search widget that can be easily use to display the search results from your blog. If you have connected to Google Adsense, then with Google CSE (Custom Search Engine) can be set as the Search Engine Monetization by setting in the menu Make Money.Read more »
  • Sending email from Google Sheets (Google Drive)

    21 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Google Drive provides many facilities applications that can be used freely, as well as general file storage. One that has been often we use is Google Sheets. You can take advantage of this spreadsheet as a list to send emails automatically. If you already have a Gmail account, then you can directly access Google Drive here.Read more »
  • Getting Traffic with Giving Awards to Another Blog

    19 May 2015 | 5:58 am
    It occurred to me after reading a blog "blogingfunda" written by Mohinder Paul Verma, that it is important to reward the one who gave you the inspiration to write a blog so that you get satisfaction from the results you achieve. I think it can improve web traffic or blog naturally also, of course, with a few tricks which I will explain below.Read more »
  • How to sell your eBook on Amazon

    17 May 2015 | 9:10 pm
    While making an eBook can be one of the most effective ways to earn money from the internet, selling the eBook can be challenging. Making an eBook itself has been challenging. You need to write something that everyone will love and you have to make your book has something to offer, either to be informative or amusing. After making your eBook, now you need to learn how to sell your books online. Amazon is one of the best places to sell your eBook since Amazon has been visited by million people around the world. Selling your book in Amazon will offer a good opportunity for you to get your book…
  • How to Make SEO Friendly Articles

    14 May 2015 | 8:47 am
    SEO Friendly Articles is the process of optimizing a articles so that people can easily find it via search engines like Google; This is called "article preferred by Google"; thus, the article you will get a good ranking in the search engines.So what should you do? Please refer 10 steps to make your article SEO Friendly.Read more »
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  • Test out PernixData FVP with an interactive demo

    support
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    Want to get a feel for how PernixData FVP works, before testing it out inside your own environment? Now you can, using an interactive demo. Head over to http://www.pernixdata.com/fvp-interactive-demo and click the button to generate a login. Once you log in, you’ll see that you have actually been logged into the vSphere Web Client! You will be shown a list of FVP clusters – one interesting thing to note straight away is that you can create multiple FVP clusters on top of one vCenter cluster, using different acceleration resources. Here we have DFTM-Z (which uses RAM) as well as…
  • Creating Lattice templates with Ubuntu on vCloud

    support
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    In our last post, we quickly went through Lattice setup, using Terraform to provision into AWS. Although we can’t provision to vCloud via Terraform, we can get a cluster up and running quickly just the same! The resources.tf file is available on Github – From this we can see there are some common commands for both coordinators and cells: As well as specifics for a cell: And a coordinator: When we retrieved the Lattice module with terraform get, a .terraform directory was created in the current directory, containing the scripts and so on which we can use. In summary: The…
  • Using Lattice with Terraform

    support
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:49 pm
    What is Lattice? In the words of the website – Lattice aspires to make clustering containers easy. Using components from Cloud Foundry, it includes the following: Cluster scheduler HTTP Load Balancing & health-checking Centralised logging It’s a cloud-native platform small enough to run on a laptop, perfect for agile development and testing of microservices. Terraform While you can run Lattice on a laptop, you can also deploy it to a cloud platform using Terraform. And what is Terraform? As you’ll see from the website, the concept is Infrastructure as Code –…
  • Veeam Endpoint Backup

    support
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:41 am
    We love Veeam but then again who doesn’t? A new component which hooks into Veeam v8 is Veeam Endpoint Backup (currently Beta), with this product you can extend the Veeam backup solution used within your virtualised environment for use with Physical workstations and laptops. It’s not just cheap, it’s free, and what’s more you can hook it into your Cloudhelix Cloud Connect (BUaaS) repository so you have the added benefit of storing copies offsite, here’s an overview of how that might look; Prerequisites Veeam 8 Backup Server (a trial will do for testing) Veeam…
  • Using the vCloud SDK for PHP: Part 3

    support
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    In Part 2 of this series we deployed a vApp. Now we’re going to add some metadata to the vApp. We periodically collect statistics on customer vCloud usage for billing purposes – so some customers like to add metadata to their vApps with their own internal reference (e.g. PO-0001-WEB-TIER). We can then automatically use this metadata as their internal reference, when we generate invoices. If you Google for “vcloud sdk add metadata” you may come across a great blog post by William Lam on this subject…
 
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  • They Call Us a Colocation Broker

    Shirin
    18 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    I don’t like the term colocation or cloud broker which is a bit silly since that’s what we do at ColoAdvisor. Although different, it reminds me of searching online and happening upon an affiliate link for the item you want. The affiliate recommends it and then offers you a small value add for clicking on his link. If you complete the transaction using their link it will give that affiliate a cash commission from the product’s website. For some reason we all hesitate when we find out it’s an affiliate link. We ask ourselves the following questions: Did this person earn…
  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesThey Call Us a Colocation BrokerColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation Providers 
  • Colocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center Search

    Shirin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
      In past articles, we’ve covered how to purchase colocation services which guided our readers from the point after choosing several providers and then narrowing down their search. The goal of this article is to help firms choose the initial data centers that will be included in their sourcing project. We felt that if we spoke about the business factors which drive colocation pricing it would allow companies to make better decisions. In essence, we’d like to outline why pricing varies between facilities and what type of pricing you should expect to pay based on your…
  • Why Are IT Departments Hated?

    Shirin
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    While reading this article, keep in mind the recent security breaches faced by well known corporations. The animosity between IT departments and end users has existed from the earliest days of corporate computing and is more intense than the Mac vs PC debate. Today we attempt to answer the question, Why Are IT departments Hated? Dilbert author, Scott Adams could almost launch a brand new franchise based on the hilarity of Mordac, “preventor of IT services” who creates corporate IT policy that can only be for the purpose of torturing end users. While I’ve been subjected to…
  • Cool But Unusual Colocation Providers

    Shirin
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:43 am
      For most IT departments your general fare colocation providers are a perfect fit. In todays post we’ll talk about some alternate colocation providers that have come up with creative solutions for data center space in places you’d least suspect. 1. Datacenter in a Datacenter On occasion I’ll work with startups that need reliable colocation space for their gear but they don’t need a full cabinet just yet. Additionally a full cabinet with a Tier 3 or 4 facility can be outside the budget of bootstrapped start ups. So a datacenter within a datacenter is where a…
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    Securly Blog

  • SSL Decryption without PAC files

    securlyinc
    18 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    If you have endured the pain of deploying Proxy Auto-Configuration (PAC) files, get ready to jump for joy! Beginning May 30th, Securly is pleased to announce the “Death of PAC Files”. As you may know, Securly was founded on the premise of a simple 5-minute deployment. A web-filter that IT admins can truly set and forget. As we have evolved as a company, a major impediment to the realization of this vision has been the use of PAC files for those of our customers who deploy Securly for in-school (DNS based) filtering. To understand how we ended up here, its helpful to trace…
  • Securly launches the first cloud-based home internet security solution for parents to manage kids’ screen time

    securlyinc
    7 May 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Parents who sign up can enable safe Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, and custom policies for any device and any user on their home network, with a simple 5-minute setup and a dashboard summary of all activity. Santa Clara, CA Securly, Inc. – the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools – today announced the general availability of its “Securly for Parents” product for the Home Internet Security market. This offering includes the following benefits: Single-point install (cloud-based) Covers all users/devices in the home Dashboard summary of…
  • Securing GMail for Google Apps for Education

    securlyinc
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    “Monitor the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms and other forms of direct electronic communications.” – Excerpt from the Children’s Internet Protection Act, or CIPA (Source: fcc.gov) The CIPA law is clear in its intent. E-mail sent by students needs to be policed. Since most web-filters lack the ability to do this, schools normally end up blocking e-mail and chat. However, this is no longer an option with many schools turning to Google’s free Apps for Education (GAfE) suite as the foundation on which they base their 1:1 initiatives. Part of…
  • Enabling YouTube Safety Mode

    securlyinc
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    So by enabling YouTube for Schools, you’re limiting everyone’s ability to see videos that aren’t tagged as EDU or added to your own allow list. Then the list of people that are allowed to whitelist videos is something that you have to maintain manually.” – I.T. Admin on Forum There is often a debate in schools about the use of YouTube, with common implementations falling into one of three categories: completely open access, YouTube for EDU, or altogether blocked. Allowing students to access a completely open YouTube can expose them to potentially inappropriate or…
  • Improving safe image search with the Creative Commons filter

    securlyinc
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Google safe image search results for “sxy” with the Creative Commons filter applied Several of our customers have reported the following issue: Image Search is not safe enough with Safe Search turned on. Blocking image search altogether is not a great option since there are legitimate uses for this functionality. Our recommendation in this case is to turn on the “Creative Commons” filter that is supported by all major search engines. The idea here is to filter out all images except those tagged as being distributed under the “Creative Commons” license. We have found based…
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