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  • 2015 IT Cloud Spending

    Out of the Ethernet
    Integra
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Cloud spending focuses on security, backup/recovery and productivity solutions.
  • Gartner Webinar: “How Mainstream Customers Are Changing the Cloud”

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    John Engates
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Cloud computing, dominated only a few years ago by software developers and other early adopters, is now moving solidly into the mainstream of global business. Organizations of all sizes and maturity levels are using cloud solutions to host a broad variety of applications and workflows, from ecommerce to data analysis. How can this huge new wave of customers best leverage the power of the cloud? How are those newest customers changing the cloud? To answer these questions, I recently sat down for a webinar with one of the leading cloud experts: Lydia Leong, vice president and distinguished…
  • Is Cloud Telephony the Future?

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    Basant Narayan Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    [Guest Post] Businesses that are on the rapid path of expansion often want to upgrade their systems to meet the contemporary communication needs. Companies that switch over to latest communication system always try to look for solutions that will not only meet their present but also their future needs. This often leads to over-specification where the companies want to play safe by buying a technology cover for the coming years. Now, all this eventually leads to heavy capital expenditure, which might deter many companies from trying out latest technologies. Cloud telephony is a one stop…
  • 2015 Technology Predictions

    In(tegrate) the Clouds
    dcunni
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    I enjoy reviewing the predictions from technology pundits this time of year. I particularly appreciate it when industry analysts take the time to review their predictions from the previous year. Here are a few: Forrester: Top IT Predictions for 2015 Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Predictions for 2015 and Beyond IDC: 10 Predictions For Emerging Technologies In 2015 Ovum predicts digitalization, mobility, cloud and Internet of Things to dominate integration and middleware agenda in 2015 6 C’s for More Efficient IT In 2015 [Infographic] ThinkStrategies – 2015: The IoT, Big Data…
  • Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending

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    Greg Ness
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing rapidly: “Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost half of all data center infrastructure shipments,” says Jeremy Duke, founder and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research. “We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and across all geographic regions. […]
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    The Official Rackspace Blog

  • Rackspace Startup Program Spotlight on Maptiv8: Bootstrapping, Pivoting, and Scaling thanks to Rackspace

    Seth Familian
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    As most entrepreneurs know, boostrapping can be a tricky path—especially when the founding team isn’t flush with cash. At Maptiv8, which transforms big data into beautiful UX, we know the realities of bootstrapping all too well. But over the past three years of our bootstrapped journey, Maptiv8 has scaled its operations, kept its team lean and pivoted towards larger markets—all thanks to the Rackspace Startup Program. It began back in the Spring of 2012.  Maptiv8 was then GradMap and our focus was visualizing university alumni networks to drive fundraising and (re)connection.
  • Gartner Webinar: “How Mainstream Customers Are Changing the Cloud”

    John Engates
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Cloud computing, dominated only a few years ago by software developers and other early adopters, is now moving solidly into the mainstream of global business. Organizations of all sizes and maturity levels are using cloud solutions to host a broad variety of applications and workflows, from ecommerce to data analysis. How can this huge new wave of customers best leverage the power of the cloud? How are those newest customers changing the cloud? To answer these questions, I recently sat down for a webinar with one of the leading cloud experts: Lydia Leong, vice president and distinguished…
  • BoomTown: Taking Real Estate Beyond Location, Location, Location

    Alex Barnes
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    In real estate, it’s no longer just about location, location, location. To help people find great homes (in great locations!) that fit specific needs, real estate professionals need the technology to offer the freshest information through user-friendly websites, to help their clients find and assess prospective properties easier. BoomTown was founded in Charleston in 2006 with a clear mission: to drive the future of the real estate industry through strong technical innovation. Our goal is to empower real estate teams and brokerages to help make their clients’ home search a whole lot…
  • Secure Your Cloud Server Deployment With Neutron Security Groups

    Sameer Satyam
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rackspace Open Cloud customers have consistently asked us for the ability to secure their cloud footprint without having to wrestle with complex security policies on individual cloud servers. The larger their fleet of Cloud Servers, the more useful it would be to have centralized control of security policies that could ease management overhead in a multi-tier deployment. Today we are happy to announce limited availability for security groups based on Neutron OpenStack API, for virtual cloud servers in the Rackspace public cloud. Security groups provide users a self-service firewall that…
  • Three Cloud Computing Myths, Debunked

    Rob Discher
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This interview originally appeared here at superuser.openstack.org In this series of interviews, we’re talking to the new Individual Directors on the 2015 OpenStack Board of Directors. These Directors provide oversight of the Foundation and its budget, strategy and goals. The 24-person Board is composed of eight Individual Directors elected by the Individual Members, eight directors elected by the Gold Members and eight directors appointed by the Platinum Members. We’re kicking off the series with Egle Sigler, a principal architect with Rackspace private cloud. She shares her thoughts…
 
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  • FinancialForce Hauls In $110M Investment

    Ron Miller
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
     FinancialForce, the cloud ERP system (enterprise resource planning) built on top of the Salesforce1 platform, announced a new round of funding tonight, landing $110M in additional investment. This round follows a $50M round just last April. Today’s investment is led by Technology Crossover Ventures with additional money coming from Salesforce Ventures. It brings the total investment… Read More
  • LogMeIn’s Rescue Lens Lets Customer Support Reps See The Problem Through Your Smartphone’s Camera

    Sarah Perez
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
     LogMeIn, the makers of a variety of remote access solutions for business and personal use, is today launching a new service that will allow any company to provide video-assisted customer support, using only the camera on a customer’s iOS or Android mobile device. The idea is that a customer support representative would be able to tap into a live feed in order to remotely help with… Read More
  • Kabbage’s SMB Loan Platform Moves Into Asia Pacific As A White-Label Service

    Ingrid Lunden
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
     Kabbage has taken root in the U.S. and UK markets as a platform where small businesses can quickly apply for and receive working capital loans — with Kabbage making fast decisions about eligibility through a mix of smart algorithms and online and offline data sources. Now the startup is growing its business on two fronts. It’s kicking off a new white-label offering where… Read More
  • Slack’s In Talks With Coatue, Others For Another Round At A $2.5B Valuation

    Ingrid Lunden
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
     Slack, the communication platform that has taken the workplace world by storm, is on a roll of another sort. After announcing a fundraise of $120 million at a $1 billion-plus valuation less than six months ago, TechCrunch has heard that the company is talking to investors for yet another round, this time at a valuation of around $2.5-2.6 billion. Investors that we have heard involved in… Read More
  • Microsoft Signs 11 Agreements With OEMs To Bring Office To More Android Handsets And Tablets

    Alex Wilhelm
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
     Microsoft has broadened a previously announced agreement with Samsung to preinstall its software on the latter firm’s hardware it announced today, and landed nearly a dozen separate, similar arrangements with other OEMs including Dell. As a company, Microsoft is pursuing an increasingly cross-platform software strategy, one in which it is content to ensure that its applications are… Read More
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    All Things Distributed

  • Observations on the Importance of Cloud-based Analytics

    Werner Vogels
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Cloud computing is enabling amazing new innovations both in consumer and enterprise products, as it became the new normal for organizations of all sizes. So many exciting new areas are being empowered by cloud that it is fascinating to watch. AWS is enabling innovations in areas such as healthcare, automotive, life sciences, retail, media, energy, robotics that it is mind boggling and humbling. Despite all of the amazing innovations we have already seen, we are still on Day One in the Cloud; at AWS we will continue to use our inventive powers to build new tools and services to enable even…
  • Join me at SXSW 2015

    Werner Vogels
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Every year I enjoy travelling to the South-by-South-West (SXSW) festival as it is ons of the biggest event with many Amazon customers present. Thousand of AWS customers and partners will be in Austin for SXSW Interactive and given the free flowing networking it is a very important feedback opportunity for us. But also many Amazon customers will be there for the Film and the Music festival, and I always enjoy getting feedback from those Amazon consumers and producers that are attending these festivals. The program is always a bit in flux, but here are the events in the beginning of the week…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Experience with Grapevine: The Growth of a Distributed System

    Werner Vogels
    6 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Grapevine was one of the first systems designed to be fully distributed. It was built at the famous Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) Computer Science Laboratory as an exercise in discovering what is needed as the fundamental building blocks of a distributed system; messaging, naming, discovery, location, routing, authentication, encryption, replication, etc. The origins of the system are described in Grapevine: An Exercise in Distributed Computing by researchers who all went on to become grandmasters in distributed computing: Andrew Birrell, Roy Levin, Roger Needham, and Mike Schroeder.
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Distributed Snapshots: Determining Global States of a Distributed System

    Werner Vogels
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Several problems in Distributed Systems can be seen as the challenge to determine a global state. In the classical "Time, Clocks and the Ordering of Events in a Distributed System" Lamport had laid out the principles and mechanisms to solve such problems, and the Distributed Snapshots algorithm, popularly know as the Chandy-Lamport algorithm, is an application of that work. The fundamental techniques in the Distributed Snapshot paper are the secret sauce in many distributed algorithms for deadlock detection, termination detection, consistent checkpointing for fault tolerance, global predicate…
  • Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - RAID: High-Performance, Reliable Secondary Storage

    Werner Vogels
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Disk arrays, which organize multiple, independent disks into a large, high-performance logical disk, were a natural solution to dealing with constraints on performance and reliability of single disk drives. The term "RAID" was invented by David Patterson, Garth A. Gibson, and Randy Katz at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. In their June 1988 paper "A Case for Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID)" they argued that the top performing mainframe disk drives of the time could be beaten on performance by an array of the inexpensive drives that had been developed for the…
 
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    Cloud Musings

  • Women in tech: Meet the trailblazers of STEM equality

    Kevin L. Jackson
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    By Sandra K. JohnsonCEO, SKJ Visioneering, LLC  Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals are drivers of innovation,creativity and invention. STEM disciplines are significant drivers of economies worldwide, and STEM careers are rewarding and fulfilling. The promise of STEM is therefore important for economies and individuals; however, in most countries around the world, we do not have STEM professionals that reflect the gender makeup of our population. As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I share more information on the issue and potential solutions. I…
  • Cloud Acquisition Strategy, Customized to the Right Cloud Model

    Kevin L. Jackson
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Melvin GreerManaging Director, Greer Institute  This year has brought big news, significant changes and increased awareness of the adoption of cloud computing in Government. In fact Cloud computing may be the biggest and most overhyped term in Government information technology today.   It is also the most discussed topic in agency strategy, cyber security forums and mission / program reviews.  While lots of conversation has been devoted to technology and the benefits that government customers can derive from Cloud, in the end the biggest challenge may be the acquisition…
  • Women leading us to the cloud

    Kevin L. Jackson
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    By Jodi KohutGovernment Cloud Computing Professional  By Jodi KohutGovernment Cloud Computing Professional March is Women’s History Month. As we celebrate women and their role in our history, our workplaces, and our homes, I thought it was important to bring to the forefront some of the strengths that might make them stand out as compelling agents of change in such a time as this in the IT industry. Recent research reveals that while women account for about one-half of the labor force, their numbers for employment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields…
  • CSCC Cloud Privacy Summit - Reston, VA March 26th

    Kevin L. Jackson
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Please join the Cloud Standards Customer Council in Reston, Virginia on Thursday, March 26th for the Cloud Privacy Summit. This all day symposium will stimulate lively, interactive discussion and deliver prescriptive guidance and recommendations. Registration is open to the public.  Privacy is gaining in importance across the globe, often involving laws and regulations, relating to the acquisition, storage, and use of personally identifiable information (PII). Typically, privacy implies limitations on the use and accessibility of PII, with associated requirements to tag the data…
  • Bangladesh: A country transforms with IT

    Kevin L. Jackson
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Born out of a nine-month war of liberation in 1971, Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy and a predominately Muslim country. After years of being a center for textile manufacturing, the country of 180 million is now on a mission to become a regional information technology powerhouse. Paralleling this focus, in February 2015 the government approved the National Information and Communication Technology policy, which seeks to establish clarity and accountability through the expansion of information and communication technology (ICT). This policy also aims at making Bangladesh a…
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    ARCHIMEDIUS

  • Cloud Costs Dropping, Data Centers Closing

    Greg Ness
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    A couple items grabbed my attention recently, including the recent Synergy report on the growing share of IT infrastructure spending going to the cloud.  It surprised me. I had nothing to say, for once. Then the answer hit me. While cloud costs are declining slightly, the costs for cloud migration and deployment are dropping aggressively.  […]
  • Using IaaS to Slash DR Costs and Increase Testing and Trust

    Greg Ness
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:22 pm
    We decided to bring together experts from Gartner, AWS, CloudVelox and cloud DR leader MyPoints for an in-depth and highly informative webinar that would give its viewers a competitive advantage when it comes to disaster recovery and IaaS. The result is one of the most informative webinars you might ever view on any IT topic. […]
  • Tipping Point: Cloud Beginning to Dominate IT Infra Spending

    Greg Ness
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Synergy Research reports that cloud infrastructure spending has been growing rapidly: “Cloud infrastructure is a fast-growing market and now accounts for almost half of all data center infrastructure shipments,” says Jeremy Duke, founder and Chief Analyst, Synergy Research. “We are seeing strong growth across private, public and hybrid cloud deployments and across all geographic regions. […]
  • Execs Report Surprising Cloud Benefits: Forbes

    Greg Ness
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    A recent article from Forbes reports surprising benefits of cloud computing based on a survey of execs conducted by Tata Communications. One in Four Enterprises See ‘Surprise’ Cloud Benefits, Survey Finds In total, 83 percent of executives report benefits they did not expect to see. This recent research out of Tata Communications has found that 85 […]
  • Cloud DR Leaders: Lunch With Impinj

    Greg Ness
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    I was in Seattle for a couple days this week for meetings and had a chance to catch lunch at Agrodolce (a great local restaurant in Fremont) with Impinj IT leader Morgan Van Wely. As I enjoyed fresh olives from Sicily Morgan talked about the Cloud DR payoff, which was primarily trust and cost savings.  […]
 
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    CLOUD COMPUTING NEWS - Google News

  • Government cancels cloud computing project GCSC - Irish Times

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Irish TimesGovernment cancels cloud computing project GCSCIrish TimesThe Government has cancelled a major technology project that would have allowed it to buy cloud computing services in a way that reduced complexity in the procurement process and potentially cut IT costs. Almost two years in gestation, the Government ...
  • Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage, Cheap - Top Tech News

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Top Tech NewsAmazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage, CheapTop Tech NewsAnd, they don't know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,” said Josh Petersen, director of Amazon Cloud Drive. “With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don't need to worry about storage space -- they now ...Amazon fires shots at Google, Dropbox, and Microsoft with two new unlimited Business InsiderAmazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Is Making Unlimited Cloud Space Available To Insider Monkey (blog)Amazon Cloud Drive now offering unlimited storage for $60Digital…
  • Compliance remains the key cloud security challenge, according to CipherCloud ... - CloudTech

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:47 am
    CloudTechCompliance remains the key cloud security challenge, according to CipherCloud CloudTechAlmost two thirds of organisations in a CipherCloud survey on cloud data protection say compliance and auditing privacy is the biggest security challenge associated with cloud computing. CipherCloud, which has released its inaugural “Global Cloud Data ...Regulatory concerns drive cloud data securityComputer Business Reviewall 7 news articles »
  • Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Combines Streaming, Cloud Computing, Big Data for ... - ExecutiveBiz (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    ExecutiveBiz (blog)Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Combines Streaming, Cloud Computing, Big Data for ExecutiveBiz (blog)Craig Stedman writes that the company has been working to integrate big data, cloud computing and stream processing technologies to deliver real-time analytics. Its InsightCloud service, which has gone through beta testing and will be commercially ...and more »
  • Cloud Computing Still A Mystery To Asia's SMEs - PYMNTS.com

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    PYMNTS.comCloud Computing Still A Mystery To Asia's SMEsPYMNTS.comAcross the Asia Pacific region small- and mid-size enterprises spent $2 billion on cloud computing services last year, an impressive growth rate of 42 percent. Despite the rapid expansion of cloud technology, there is still a lot of room to grow. SMEs
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    Latest News from @CloudExpo Blog

  • Connected Cars and Connected Clouds By @MetraTech | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In recent years, we’ve watched mobile, cloud technologies and Internet of Things (IoT) enable increased connectivity for every network and every industry, ranging from connected cars to commercial vehicles and fleet management to smart cities to data centers. At MWC, it was clear that professionals in these areas are continuing to make strides in their fields. Below are a few of the major developments we noticed and look forward to hearing more as 2015 progresses.read more
  • What DevOps Is Not By @Papa_Fire | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    DevOps is a hot topic. It seems that everyone is talking about it. Some have built business models around DevOps-related tools and themes. There are conferences and trade shows dedicated to DevOps-strategies and techniques. Some people have even made their careers around talking about it. In light of all of that, I find it chuckle-worthy that very few people actually know what DevOps is (just follow #devops on Twitter for proof.) I am not going to be one of many trying to create a buzzword-infested definition of DevOps to suit my particular agenda. Instead, I’d like to talk about what…
  • Manage Cloud Performance with @Dyn | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    To manage complex web services with lots of calls to the cloud, many businesses have invested in Application Performance Management (APM) and Network Performance Management (NPM) tools. Together APM and NPM tools are essential aids in improving a business's infrastructure required to support an effective web experience... but they are missing a critical component - Internet visibility. Internet connectivity has always played a role in customer access to web presence, but in the past few years use of the Internet in the web experience has dramatically increased. The broadening use of Cloud…
  • More DevOps Stories Than All Others Combined By @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    SYS-CON Media announced today that 9 out of 10 " most read" DevOps articles are published by @DevOpsSummit Blog. Launched in October 2014, @DevOpsSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that…
  • Security as Code By @LMacVittie | @CloudExpo [#Cloud #Microservices]

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    One of the most difficult things to do today is to identify a legitimate user. Part of the problem is that the definition of a legitimate users depends greatly on the application. Your public facing website, for example, may loosely define legitimate as "can open a TCP connection and send HTTP request" while a business facing ERP or CRM system requires valid credentials and group membership as well as device or even network restrictions. read more
 
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    CLOUD COMPUTING blogs - Google News

  • Real Estate Deals of the Year 2014 winners revealed - San Francisco Business Times (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
    San Francisco Business Times (blog)Real Estate Deals of the Year 2014 winners revealedSan Francisco Business Times (blog)The cloud computing giant signed the biggest office lease in San Francisco's history, taking 714,000 square feet in the tallest office building west of Chicago — the 1,070-foot Transbay Tower under construction at 415 Mission St., which will be
  • Morgan Stanley Board Pushes Emerging Area of Tech Governance - Wall Street Journal (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Wall Street Journal (blog)Morgan Stanley Board Pushes Emerging Area of Tech GovernanceWall Street Journal (blog)The lack of proper tech oversight threatens to become a bigger problem for companies as cloud computing, mobility, data analytics and software development play an ever-larger role in product development, marketing, logistics, collaboration and the ...
  • ​Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial task - ZDNet

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    ​Google makes deploying software on its cloud a trivial taskZDNetAccording to a Google blog post, Cloud Launcher offers "you a continuum of compute options -- from high performance VMs and container-based services to managed PaaS -- so you can choose the most suitable option." ... Cloud Computing: Moving to IaaS and more »
  • Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Combines Streaming, Cloud Computing, Big Data for ... - ExecutiveBiz (blog)

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    ExecutiveBiz (blog)Tony Frazier: DigitalGlobe Combines Streaming, Cloud Computing, Big Data for ExecutiveBiz (blog)Craig Stedman writes that the company has been working to integrate big data, cloud computing and stream processing technologies to deliver real-time analytics. Its InsightCloud service, which has gone through beta testing and will be commercially ...and more »
  • HP boxes up the cloud for the enterprise - InfoWorld

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    InfoWorldHP boxes up the cloud for the enterpriseInfoWorldEnterprises that wish to enjoy the benefits of cloud computing but still prefer to keep computational resources in-house should take a look at a new cloud system offered by Hewlett-Packard. ... Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing blog. ].and more »
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Microsoft Aims New Azure App Service at Developer Hearts

    Jason Verge
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Microsoft this week unveiled Azure App Service, a collection of backend web and mobile application creation services that bundle existing services like Azure Websites (now dubbed Web Apps), Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk. Also included are additional features such as logic apps and a service for building APIs. The bundle of Azure app services will cost the same as the standalone Azure Website Service. This is Microsoft’s bid to entice developers with a goal of becoming the platform for the new breed of apps. By bundling existing app development services, it allows a developer…
  • Bye Parallels, Hello Odin: Parallels Renames Service and Hosting Provider Unit Odin

    Nicole Henderson
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:38 am
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Parallels has split its service and hosting provider business from its cross-platform solutions unit, renaming its service provider business Odin as part of its re-commitment to the hosting industry. In an interview with the WHIR at WHD.global 2015 on Wednesday, Odin CEO Birger Steen said the move was a natural next step as the company doubles down on investments in containers, WordPress and other services of interest to hosting providers. “Our hosting and service provider business used to be known as SWsoft until 2008 when we changed names to…
  • Energy Firm’s Cray System One of World’s Largest Commercial Supercomputer Deployments

    John Rath
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    Cray announced it has been awarded a contract for a 5-petaflop supercomputer for Norwegian oil-and-gas company Petroleum Geo-Services. One of the fastest supercomputer systems deployed by a private-sector organization and one of the supercomputer vendor’s largest commercial sales ever, the PGS solution is comprised of a Cray XC40 supercomputer and Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system. PGS will use the system to produce high-resolution seismic maps and three-dimensional models of the earth’s sub-surface, which oil-and-gas companies use to explore and produce offshore reserves…
  • Analysis: Amazon’s Unlimited Storage No Threat to Cloud Storage Rivals

    Jason Verge
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    Amazon launched unlimited cloud storage plans. The unlimited everything plan is $60 a year, while unlimited photo storage is $12 a year. Fire device owners and Prime members already had unlimited photo storage. Do these new plans spell bad news for the rest of the cloud storage market? Pricing for the top storage tier of 1 TB used to run $500 a year. That ceiling has been eliminated and the price slashed. The price cut is drastic, but it doesn’t spell doom and gloom for cloud storage. Unlimited cloud storage for consumers is a complement rather than the product itself. Amazon wants…
  • Government Surveillance Dilemmas Present Challenges for Data Centers

    Colleen Miller
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Since the summer of 2013 when Edward Snowden, a government system administrator and insider, unveiled secret government snooping on large volumes of citizen data (without proper legal tools such as search warrants), media coverage and discussion of government surveillance operations have been widespread. It’s been revealed that U.S. law enforcement and spy agencies with the three-letter acronyms (NSA, FBI, CIA and so on) have enormous data gathering operations, including accessing and analyzing data about phone calls as well as the content of emails, documents and web visits of U.S. and…
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    AWS Official Blog

  • AWS Management Console Update – Tag Substring Search

    Jeff Barr
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Many AWS customers use tags (key/value pairs) to organize their AWS resources. A recent Reddit thread (Share with us your AWS Tagging standards) provides a nice glimpse into some popular tagging strategies and practices. Late last year we launched Resource Groups and Tag Editor. We gave you the ability to use Resource Groups to create, maintain, and view collections of AWS resources that share common tags. We also gave you the Tag Editor to simplify and streamline the process of finding and tagging AWS resources. Today we are enhancing the tag search model that you use to create Resource…
  • Preview the Latest Updates in the Master Branch – AWS SDK for Go

    Jeff Barr
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Following up on his recent guest post, my colleague Peter Moon has more news for Go developers! — Jeff;   Since our initial kickoff announcement in January, we have been revamping the internals of the AWS SDK for Go in the project’s ‘develop’ branch on GitHub, laying out a solid foundation for a well-tested, robustly generated SDK that meets the same high quality bar as our other official SDKs. Today, with complete support for all AWS protocols and services, the develop branch has been merged to the master branch of the project. At this point the SDK’s architecture and…
  • Amazon EMR Now Supports Amazon S3 Client-Side Encryption

    Jeff Barr
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Many AWS customers use Amazon EMR to process huge amounts of data.  Built around Hadoop, EMR allows these customers to build highly scalable processing systems that can quickly and efficiently digest raw data and turn it into actionable business intelligence. EMR File System (EMRFS) enables Amazon EMR clusters to operate directly on data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), making it easy for customers to work with input and output files in S3. Until now, EMRFS supported unencrypted and server-side encrypted objects in S3 Support for Amazon S3 Client-Side Encryption in the EMRFS Today…
  • CloudFront Reporting Update – New Device Report, CSV, Integration, and More

    Jeff Barr
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    We are making some improvements to Amazon CloudFront‘s reporting feature. These improvements will allow you to learn even more about how and where your content is being accessed, export your data for additional analysis, and easily monitor and set alarms on a set of six metrics that CloudFront publishes to CloudWatch. Let’s take a look at each of these new features! New Devices Report This report provides information about the types of devices that make requests to CloudFront during a specified time period: You can access this new report via the CloudFront Console. Simply select Viewers…
  • New – Cross-Region Replication for Amazon S3

    Jeff Barr
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:43 pm
    We launched Amazon S3 nine years ago as of last week! Since that time we have added dozens of features, expanded across the globe, and reduced the prices for storage and bandwidth multiple times. You, our customers, have trusted us with your mission-critical data and have used S3 in thousands of interesting and unique ways. Your creativity and your feedback (keep it coming) have given us the insights that we need to have in order to ensure that S3 continues to meet your requirements for object storage. While the name space for buckets is global, S3 (like most of the other AWS services) runs…
 
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    Cohesive Blog

  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: March 16 - 20

    Margaret Walker
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - week of March 16th: A global Tata Communications study found that organizations with more than 500 employees are seeing tangible benefits from cloud computing.  Cloud Computing Reducing Costs, Improving Productivity  via eweek 85% say cloud has lived up to industry hype and are seeing benefits they did not expect23% responded that cloud has exceeded their expectations58% estimate they will have their compute and data storage in the cloud in 10 years, compared with 28% currentlyOpenSSL releases a patch fixing…
  • How to customize VNS3 with our API: Clientpack

    Chris Swan
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    VNS3 sits at the confluence of network function virtualisation (NFV) - networks made out of software, and software defined networking (SDN) - networks configured by software. The key to that configuration is our API, which is thoroughly documented in the VNS3 3.5 API Instructions.The aim of this blog series is to provide some practical examples of using the API to perform typical administration tasks with VNS3. Each example will be illustrated by a simple shell script.Image credit: API Academy "What is an API"Firstly some conventionsAll of these scripts need to connect to the manager and make…
  • Bastion hosts and the new perimeter

    Chris Swan
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    TL;DRWikipedia describes a Bastion host as 'a special purpose computer on a network specifically designed and configured to withstand attacks'. This is a great description of how many of our customers use our VNS3 network manager, and is even more apt for our new VNS3:turret Application Security Controller.BackgroundI first came across the term 'Bastion host' when working at a large Swiss bank where such things were an essential part of the DMZ design. These would be the first machines that web traffic from the Internet would hit (having come straight through the firewalls that were of…
  • Security, Cloud and Networking Weekly News Roundup: March 2 - 6

    Margaret Walker
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    This week's news in cloud, networking, and security - the week of March 2nd: The FREAK bug in TLS/SSL - what you need to know via Naked SecurityNTT is now the 3rd largest data center operator in Europe. NTT Communications Corp. payed about $830M to quickly expand European footprint, adding a campus in Frankfurt and data centers in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich and Vienna. Two thirds of NTT's data center footprint is now outside Japan.  NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push via Light Reading"Both the FBI's James Comey and UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently proposed…
  • Guest Post from Patty’s Pioneers - Peter Horne Exposes Lenovo Security Risk

    Margaret Walker
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Patty’s Pioneer, Peter Horne, Exposes Lenovo Security RiskOriginally posted on Customers.com on  Friday, February 27, 2015 by Patricia SeyboldThings have been buzzing on our private email listserv over the past two months. Peter Horne, one of the most active members of Patty’s Pioneers*, began discussing a troubling problem he had found on a Lenovo computer he purchased in Sydney, Australia in early January, 2015.Peter Horn, image via Customers.comPete quickly discovered malware on his new computer. He realized that this malware—Superfish Adware—had been pre-installed at the…
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Federated ACI Fabrics for Dual Data Center Deployments – A Disaster Recovery ACI use-case

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:25 am
    Wins, Accomplishments, Fast Action, welcome to the world of Cisco ACI . In this blog, I want to take you closer to the core of ACI excitement. Cisco Insieme Business Unit and Cisco’s premier Partner, World Wide Technology Inc ( WWT ) have come together in developing an ACI based Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) solution for the next generation Data Centers. This blog specifically addresses the Disaster Recovery ACI use case implemented in WWT’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). I will present highlights [...]
  • Announcing the new Data Center and Cloud Community!

    Melanie Kraintz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    It’s finally here- the new Data Center and Cloud community framework has launched!  We created new content spaces for Compute and Storage, Software Defined Networks, Data Center and Networking, and OpenStack and OpenSource Software. Why Community? Top Three Reasons Just in case you didn’t know why you should be a part of the community, here are three reasons why you should visit today… 1) You will be with a group of like-minded people with similar goals. The Cisco Data Center & Cloud Community is designed for [...]
  • Deliver Services at Internet Speed

    Joann Starke
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How quickly can your organization stand-up a new application or deploy new services?  Most customers tell me, “not fast enough!”   I am clearly hearing from them that the new standard expectation across the organization is to receive precise data center resources in “internet time,” easily and definitely on-demand. But customers are not the only ones affected by these new expectation standards.  Application developers also expect to receive the resources they need to support their efforts within one hour — [...]
  • Now is the Time to Migrate from RISC/UNIX to Cisco UCS

    Tim Stack
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:58 am
    Why is now the time to migrated from your proprietary RISC/UNIX platform to Cisco UCS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux . There are several reasons: Technology transitions are driving new demands on data center and IT infrastructure. These new applications and computing models have standardized on x86 architecture while aging RISC/UNIX infrastructure doesn’t provide the performance or the flexibility required to support the needs of the business. IT departments may also be experiencing the pain of RISC/UNIX maintenance and software licensing costs while their [...]
  • Active SLAs – New Approach for Multi-sourcing Governance

    Jim McDonnell
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Last month, I attended the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Outourcing World Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. I had the chance to glean fresh insights from industry-leading practitioners and get a global view from sourcing executives. Though there has been an evolution in the outsourcing industry, one thing has not changed: outsourcing is a winning strategy. In the recent study from IAOP & Information Services Group (ISG) Annual State of the Industry 1 presented at the event, it stated that “Multi-sourcing as an outsourcing approach increased by 75% [...]
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  • Big Data Integration Best Practices

    dcunni
    8 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Last week I hosted a SnapLogic webinar that featured a great overview of how to approach the increasing requirements for big data integration by Mark Smith, CEO & Chief Research Officer, Ventana Research. As opposed to simply trying to re-purposing your old ETL tools or hiring developers to write custom code, Mark shared 5 best practices for attaining excellence in big data integration: Evaluate efficiency of processes Examine new approaches Evaluate technology needs Investigate dedicated technology Gain benefits that outweigh costs I’ve embedded the slides below and you can watch…
  • The Death of Traditional Integration

    dcunni
    8 Feb 2015 | 8:51 pm
    Recently I hosted a SnapLogic webinar featuring the company’s co-founder and CEO, Gaurav Dhillon, and industry analyst, author and practitioner David Linthicum called: The Death of Traditional Data Integration. The webinar was very well attended and the discussion was quite lively. I’ve posted sections of the transcript on the SnapLogic blog, you can also listen to the podcast on the company’s iTunes channel, and the slides are now on Slideshare. I’ve embedded the YouTube video below. Enjoy!
  • [Infographic] Cloud Integration Drivers and Requirements

    dcunni
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Here’s an an infographic from SnapLogic that reviews some the drivers and requirements for cloud-based integration, also known as Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), as well as reasons why legacy technologies won’t be able to keep up with the need for speed. [Infographic] Cloud Integration Drivers and Requirements in 2015 from SnapLogic, Inc.
  • 2015 Technology Predictions

    dcunni
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    I enjoy reviewing the predictions from technology pundits this time of year. I particularly appreciate it when industry analysts take the time to review their predictions from the previous year. Here are a few: Forrester: Top IT Predictions for 2015 Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Predictions for 2015 and Beyond IDC: 10 Predictions For Emerging Technologies In 2015 Ovum predicts digitalization, mobility, cloud and Internet of Things to dominate integration and middleware agenda in 2015 6 C’s for More Efficient IT In 2015 [Infographic] ThinkStrategies – 2015: The IoT, Big Data…
  • Avoiding Same Old Same Old (SO SO) Integration

    dcunni
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    I recently presented to the San Francisco data management association (DAMA) on The Impact of SMACT on the Data Management Stack. The presentation reviewed what we call the Integrator’s Dilemma, which is faced when legacy integration tools are no longer effective in the new world of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (SMACT) and summarized some of the drivers for changes to the modern data management stack. Check out the SnapLogic blog post for a review of the top 5 changes. When it comes to avoiding Same Old, Same Old (SO SO) integration, the 5…
 
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    Pacific-Tier Communications LLC

  • The Changing Role of IT Professionals

    Administrator
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Information Technology is a great field. With technology advancing at the speed of sound, there is never a period when IT becomes boring, or hits an intellectual wall. New devices, new software, more network bandwidth, and new opportunities to make all this technology do great things for our professional and private lives.   Or, it becomes a frightening professional and intellectual cyclone which threatens to make our jobs obsolete, or diluted due to business units accessing IT resources via a web page and credit card, bypassing the IT department entirely. One of the biggest challenges IT…
  • The Changing Face of Technology and Innovation

    Administrator
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    A friend of mine’s son recently returned from an extended absence which basically removed him from nearly all aspects of technology, including the Internet, for a bit longer than 5 years. Upon return, observing him restore his awareness of technologies and absorb all things new developed over the past 5 years was both exciting and moving. To be fair, the guy grew up in an Internet world, with access to online resources including Facebook, Twitter, and other social applications. The interesting part of his re-introduction to the “wired” world was watching the comprehension flashes he…
  • Can IT Standards Facilitate Innovation?

    Administrator
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    IT professionals continue to debate the benefits of standardization versus the benefits of innovation, and the potential of standards inhibiting engineer and software developer ability to develop creative solutions to business opportunities and challenges.  At the Open Group Conference in San Diego last week (3~5 February) the topic of  standards and innovation popped up not only in presentations, but also in sidebar conversations surrounding the conference venue. In his presentation “SOA4BT (Service-Oriented Architecture for Business Technology) – From Business Services to…
  • SDNs in the Carrier Hotel

    Administrator
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Carrier hotels are an integral part of global communications infrastructure.  The carrier hotel serves a vital function, specifically the role of a common point of interconnection between facility-based (physical cable in either terrestrial, submarine, or satellite networks) carriers, networks, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and even private or government networks and hosting companies. In some locations, such as the One Wilshire Building in Los Angeles, or 60 Hudson in New York, several hundred carriers and service providers may interconnect physically…
  • Risk Management Strategies for IT Systems

    Administrator
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Risk management has been around for a long time.  Financial managers run risk assessments for nearly all business models, and the idea of risk carries nearly as many definitions as the Internet.  However, for IT managers and IT professionals, risk management still frequently takes a far lower priority that other operations  and support activities. For IT managers a good, simple definition for RISK may be from the Open FAIR model which states: “Risk is defined as the probable frequency and magnitude of future loss”   Risk management should follow a structured process acknowledging…
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    Cloud Business Review

  • 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
  • Cloud-based IT Opportunities for The Financial Services

    Ivan Widjaya
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Financial Institutions set to gather to discuss security implications and cost saving potential of cloud migration Cloud based platforms and services have long been utilized by organisations of all sizes across all spectrums of the business world, but typically financial institutions have been slow adopters due to concerns around data security, regulation and the cost and impact of migration from legacy systems.… Click here to read more
  • 5 Steps to Take to Ensure your Cloud-Based Network Doesn’t Go Down

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cloud-based systems are a fantastic option for businesses as they offer quick, cost-effective and efficient networking capabilities. What’s more they can also host your data, programs and applications in a secure online place which you can conveniently access at a time to suit you.… Click here to read more
  • Top 5 Cloud Conferences to Attend in 2015

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Are you a cloud professionals or simply a cloud enthusiast like me? You need to stay updated with the latest trends in cloud computing. One of the best way to track the trend is by attending cloud expos and conferences. If you are planning to attend one, here are 5 cloud conference you should consider attending in 2015: 1.… Click here to read more
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    CloudTimes

  • Forrester New Report Affirms Growing Demand of Enterprise Data Virtualization Market

    Saroj Kar
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    Research firm Forrester Research released “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Virtualization, Q1 2015” report to look at the data virtualization vendors and how they have improved their security, scalability, big data, data discovery, data quality, and cloud capabilities. The research company describes enterprise data virtualization as, “The integration of any data in real-time or near-real time from disparate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data sources, whether on-premises or cloud into coherent data services that support business transactions, analytics, predictive…
  • Facebook Open Compute Projects Swarming Among the Big Players

    Saroj Kar
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:13 am
    In May 2013, Facebook launched the Open Computer Project (OCP) with an aim to make the building blocks of their own data centers and publicly share under a free license with other companies. The OCP was launched with the aim of reducing hardware costs of Facebook and since then, the company is focused on providing efficiency as its primary objective. Switches and routers have traditionally been the black boxes that contain hardware and software stuffing from the same manufacturer, which left no possibility of third-party innovators to make improvements. Taking the OCP initiative to next step,…
  • In Five Years, The Market for Hybrid Cloud Computing is Worth $84.67 Billion

    Saroj Kar
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    MarketsandMarkets, the consulting and market research firm, has estimated that the growth of hybrid cloud will reach about $84.67 billion in 2019. The research examined that the global market for hybrid cloud computing in the organizations is estimated to grow from $25.28 billion in 2014 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 27.3% from 2014 to 2019. The report, “Hybrid Cloud Market by Solution (Consulting, Cloud Integration, Cloud Management, Cloud Security, and Networking), by Service Model (IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS), by Region (NA, Europe, APAC, MEA, and LA) – Global Forecast to…
  • Cisco Strengthens Ties With Microsoft For Accelerating Cloud Adoption

    Saroj Kar
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Cisco announced an extension of its partnership with Microsoft in the cloud and datacenters with the integration of a new technology platform. The partnership aim to offer a new joint technological platform designed to accelerate and facilitate service delivery providers in Cisco’s Intercloud membership, the global network of interconnected cloud environments. Cisco Cloud Architecture for the Microsoft Cloud Platform has been designed by Cisco for the Internet of Things and facilitates the delivery of value-added applications with real-time analytics, almost limitless scalability and full…
  • IBM Big Bets on Software-Defined Storage and Hybrid Cloud

    Saroj Kar
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Gartner says that 70% of existing storage solutions will be available as software only in 2019. And in 2020, about 70 to 80% of unstructured data will be positioned in the entry-level storage management software instances with a software- defined. To seize this opportunity, IBM is the first company to launch a detailed plan and accelerated to extract information from its hardware products traditional storage, allowing users to use it in any format: as a service, as a device or software. It is with this objective that IBM announced that it will spend $1 billion over five years to expand its…
 
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    Business Cloud News

  • Amazon follows Box, Microsoft in removing cloud storage caps

    Business Cloud News
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:47 am
    Amazon, Box and Microsoft are also offering unlimited cloud storage plans now Following a move to give unlimited cloud storage to Amazon Prime customers the company has now announced unlimited cloud storage plans for its Amazon Cloud Drive service. The move comes some time after a number of the company’s competitors in the cloud storage space made similar moves. The company announced two new cloud storage plans – Unlimited Photos Plan, which allows users to store an unlimited number of photos and includes 5GB for other file types, and an Unlimited Everything Plan, which includes unlimited…
  • Anise Asia taps Virtustream to help serve up SAP cloud software to SMEs

    Business Cloud News
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    Anise Asia is working with Virtustream to deliver SAP applications to SMEs Malaysia-based cloud service provider Anise Asia has selected Virtustream to help the company offer SAP Business One software via the cloud to SMEs. The partnership will see Anise Asia deploy Virtustream’s micro-VM technology in a bid to help it scale and bill for SAP cloud services, which will be aimed primarily at Malaysian SMEs. “With SAP Business One Cloud, we answered our clients’ call for an ERP solution that was quick to deploy and easy to run and maintain. By moving those solutions into the cloud, we are…
  • Ovum: Security skills shortage remains most prevalent barrier in cloud

    Business Cloud News
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    A security skills shortage is hampering cloud adoption Security and an IT security skills shortage remain the most prevalent barriers to cloud uptake, according to Ovum principle analyst Andrew Kellett. Although Ovum’s research suggests the volume of sensitive corporate data stored in the cloud continues to grow, with enterprise cloud adoption rates exceeding 80 per cent, in many cases this data is not adequately protected. “Security, or lack thereof, is a significant issue. If there is one problem area inhibiting further adoption of cloud-based services, it is enterprise concerns about…
  • FinancialForce raises $110m to grow Salesforce-based ERP

    Business Cloud News
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    FinancialForce has raised $110m from TCV, Salesforce FinancialForce, a provider of a Salesforce-based ERP and HR services has raised $110m in a round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) with participation from Salesforce’s investment arm, Salesforce Ventures. The company said it will use the funds to expand sales, marketing and development. The latest funding round comes less than a year after the company scored $50m from Advent International. “Our goal has always been to transform the ERP market in the same way that Salesforce has for CRM. As our growth indicates, the industry is…
  • Microsoft, civil liberties groups renew calls for Patriot Act reform

    Business Cloud News
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    Microsoft and close to 50 tech companies and civil liberties associations have renewed calls to reform the US Patriot Act ahead of the expiry of the law’s provisions governing bulk data collection Microsoft, along with nearly fifty other technology civil rights associations and technology firms have signed an open letter to senior members of the US government calling for reform of the Patriot Act, a cause célèbre for Microsoft among other cloud firms in recent years. Microsoft has previously criticised the US government’s bulk data collection practices, and the ability of its…
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    Bitnami Blog

  • Bitnami Open Source Leaders Interview Series: Larry Garfield from Drupal

    miranda myerholtz
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Bitnami interviewed one of Drupal’s core contributors, Larry Garfield, for an inside look into the future of Drupal. With over 1 million active users it's easy to understand why Drupal is one of our most popular PHP solutions for content management, and why this application keeps evolving. If you are just getting started or already a big fan of Drupal, this interview will give you some great insight into how Drupal maintains their community and what the future looks like for this application. In the interview, Larry explains: Who uses Drupal  How to get involved  What new features…
  • Security fix for Drupal, new versions 7.35 and 6.35 released

    Beltrán
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    The Drupal project has just released two new versions that fix multiple vulnerabilities, and one of them is considered moderately critical. You can find more info about these issues on the Drupal's blog post by their security team. Some issues include:  Password reset URLs can be forged under certain circumstances, allowing an attacker to gain access to another user's account without knowing the account's password A malicious users can use the "destination" query string parameter to construct a URL that will trick users into being redirected to a 3rd party website We have released…
  • Squash added to the Bitnami Library!

    Marcos Bjoerkelund
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    We're happy to introduce Squash as a part of the Bitnami Library! Squash is a collection of tools that helps engineers find and kill bugs in their code by automatically collecting, collating and analyzing run time exceptions. It consists of the following components: Client libraries for different systems (Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Cocoa with Objective-C, etc.) that catch errors when they occur and send them to the API endpoint.  The website, which displays information about caught bugs and help engineers find the root cause of it, so it can be fixed. It also lets engineers manage, assign and…
  • Introducing Bitnami’s newest cloud partner, AURO!

    miranda myerholtz
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Bitnami is known for providing quick access to popular server applications and development environments that can be installed and managed with ease. Our expanding library of popular applications and cloud partners help to make this possible. That’s why today we’re thrilled to announce that AURO, Canada’s first public cloud for enterprise, is partnering with Bitnami to give AURO customers immediate access to leading open source applications and stacks in a single click. The AURO cloud platform is powered by OpenStack, which gives them the ability to incorporate Canada’s unique…
  • Refinery CMS joins the Bitnami Library!

    Alejandro
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:51 pm
    We're happy to introduce Refinery CMS as part of the Bitnami Library Refinery CMS is an open-sourced Rails-based CMS designed to be flexible and easy to use. The Refinery UI is beautiful and updated frequently to deliver the most intuitive experience possible for your users. This application is also supported by an engaged online community.  Refinery CMS is now ready to install in a few clicks using the Bitnami Refinery CMS installers (available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X), Virtual Machine images (VMs), cloud images for the Amazon…
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    Zoho Blogs

  • This food-delivery startup guy just got serious about social media marketing (​and why you should too!)

    Praval Singh
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    After we released Zoho Social last month, I’ve been talking to a lot of customers, replying to love and hate emails, helping them set up their accounts and what not. It’s fun helping small businesses get better at social media marketing! Last weekend, I was looking forward to meeting someone at my favorite cafe. No, this wasn’t about work. It was about food! A young entrepreneur who started a food-delivery business right after he graduated got in touch with me over Twitter. He said he was meeting some foodies in the city over the last couple of weeks and wanted to meet me to talk about…
  • Just In: Change Presenter in Zoho Meeting!

    Muthumeena
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Your presentations don’t happen in a vacuum. Whether it’s an online meeting, a customer demo or sales presentation, you may need to switch presenters. Good news! The Zoho Meeting Team has revamped the Change Presenter feature to make it easier for you and your audience. ‘Share My Screen’ option for Participants Previously, only the Presenter of the meeting can change the presenter role to a Participant. To make this easier, we have introduced a ‘Share My Screen’ option to let an attendee request to share his or her screen when desired. A light-weight…
  • Perils of Filing Your Taxes Online and How to Avoid Them

    Krupa Subramanian
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:11 am
    Tax season is here! As if gathering all the documents and filling out tax forms isn’t enough to give you a headache, you’ll also need to watch out for those pesky cyber criminals while filing your taxes online. The IRS reported that there was a steady increase in the total number of tax returns that were e-filed over the past few years. Last year, more than 117 million tax returns were e-filed. As the trend of filing taxes online continues to increase among taxpayers, cyber criminals look for lucrative and sophisticated ways to trap them and make more money. The good news is that,…
  • On A Spree: Exciting New Features Added To Zoho Sites, Again!

    Rahul Kumar
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Exciting it is, as we again have the good news to share with our users. After a few months of hard work, last week we released five new features in Zoho Sites. And going forward we have added more than five this week too. Let’s take a look at these newbies. Move or Copy Design Elements Copying and moving web page elements or page design is the most common practice while we create web pages. So with this new update, we have made it so simple, in fact just a click away for you to move or copy page design/elements across pages. For instance, you can copy a table layout from a source page…
  • The all new ContactManager takes the cake!

    Vibhav
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    You enter your favorite café. You are greeted with the same familiar warm smile! “The usual?” you are asked. You smile in agreement, and get yourself seated in your favorite seat overlooking the driveway. Within a few minutes of comfortable wait, there comes your favorite expresso, along with a copy of the Times “Here you go, sir! Double Shot, just the way you like it!” You smile, totally wondering which is a more pleasant experience – sipping your favorite coffee from your favorite café, or the warmth with which you are being treated! Every single time! I asked…
 
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    meshIP® Blog

  • Cloud Lives Up To The Hype

    Brian
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - A recent survey by communications and enterprise IT service provider Tata Communications found that enterprise organizations with more than 500 employees saw tangible benefits to their cloud computing efforts. The survey results included 85 percent of the respondents saying that the cloud had lived up to the industry hype, while 23 percent said it had […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Hype Cycle For Cloud Computing, 2012 Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on... “Rogue Clouds”…
  • Cloud Predictions For 2015

    Brian
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing predictions for 2015 via SingleHop includes ours on desktop virtualization: Like it? Share it! - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 2011 Cloud Computing Predictions Cloud Adopters Embrace Cloud For Both Innovation and Legacy Optimization... Cloud Computing: 2011 Predictions CIO Magiazine has four predictions for cloud computing in 2011... Infographic: Desktop Virtualization Is desktop virtualization ready for prime time? The data illustrated...
  • Risks Of Shadow IT

    Brian
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - As bank executives continue to debate, hesitate and worry over the security issues related to using applications that connect to the cloud, their employees are using cloud-based apps by the hundreds — often without banks’ knowledge. The average bank had 844 cloud services in use throughout its network in the third quarter of this year, […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: Cloud Computing, Shadow IT, And Financial Risk In my last post, I talked about the IT side... Three Major Risks of Cloud Computing IT…
  • Five Steps To Implement Cloud Computing

    Brian
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Cloud computing is no longer just the realm of experimenters. Research suggests about 86 per cent of Australian companies now use a cloud service of some type, while the rest are more than likely to deploy a service in the coming years. Companies are finding cloud services provide the agility, flexibility and scalability they need […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: 10 Vital Steps For Successful Cloud Computing Implementation Since Cloud computing is a new way of doing business... Cloud Computing for Small Business 101…
  • When Cloud Computing Goes Wrong

    Brian
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    This is a post from the meshIP Blog - Technical things go wrong. So what should businesses think about to ensure reliable and consistent operations with an added layer of complexity? The first step is recognizing that things will go wrong. Whether operations are in an in-house data center, an external commercial collocation data center, or in a hybrid cloud arrangement with workload split […] - We offer Cloud Computing services - Brian Related posts: The Good News About Cloud Architecture: Everything Fails Two recent events reminded us this spring that cloud computing... In Defense of…
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    I am OnDemand

  • I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS

    IOD Community
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    [GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). It clearly defined the cloud’s attributes and models, and removed my doubts regarding what falls under the cloud umbrella. The experience that I had finding this definition made me realize that I wanted there to be an easier way for others to find it, as well. Therefore, I decided to…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term

    Ofir Nachmani
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years… BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz – the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you define continuous deployment and how is it different to continuous delivery? Timothy Fitz: This is a great question that isn’t frequently asked, since it is often assumed that they both mean the same thing. Usually, when people refer to continuous delivery, they…
  • The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change

    IOD Community
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations. The problem is that any `change performed at any stage of an operation can impact other areas of an application. This digital butterfly effect can be very detrimental in today’s fast-paced, on-demand environment. It becomes even more destructive when these…
  • The Hybrid Cloud Exposed! 3 Challenges – 3 Insights

    Ofir Nachmani
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Last week, I was invited by Leaseweb to take part in a panel discussion about the evolution of the hybrid cloud. Alongside me sat Robert van der Meulen (Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb), Avi Shalisman (CEO, MoovingON), and Anatoly Atamanov (Director IT Operations, MyThings). As a result of this panel discussion, I’d like to share some of the challenges that IT faces in this seemingly inevitable transition to a hybrid cloud model. Although many things have already been said about the topic, I still feel the need to define what it means (yes…again), as well as what it is not. I see the hybrid…
  • The Ins and Outs of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR)

    Ofir Nachmani
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at least, in theory), and create service robustness and high availability. Yet, important issues, like SLAs, remain unclear when it comes to consuming resources and services from IaaS vendors.Today, more than ever, online software service vendors, have a lot to lose when their services suffer from…
 
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    KnowledgeTree Blog

  • Proactive vs. Passive Approaches to Sales Enablement

    Peter Mollins
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Your sales prospects are demanding. They want informative and engaging content to help build a business case. They need fast responses to product questions from their sales people. And they want insights like competitive differentiation when they’re on the phone with their reps.   The days of “I’ll get back to you” are long gone. Prospects are used to getting the information they need quickly. And if they can’t get it from your sales people, they might just get it from your competitors’ sales teams. But how can you expect a sales person to always know what sales enablement…
  • Top 70 Sales Enablement Tools to Boost Your Business

    Shelley Cernel
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    Sales enablement is a powerful tool to increase sales and drive business growth. It helps sales teams deliver the right message at the right time to prospects. When sales people are on message, they convert leads and close opportunities faster. But the selling space is becoming more complex, and it is increasingly difficult to align sales and marketing to work toward the same goals. We have identified 70 tools and vendors to help sales and marketing teams increase efficiency and productivity throughout the sales funnel and to drive the prospect relationship through the sales cycle. These…
  • Sales Enablement Content is More Than Just Files and Documents

    Peter Mollins
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    When sales people are equipped with effective sales enablement content they engage with prospects better. That drives faster conversions from lead to opportunity to close. Content does it by helping prospects to challenge their status quo, identify with your sales team, and build better business cases for your solutions.   But what is the sales enablement content that you want to get to your sales people? The classic view of content is a set of files, often built by marketing, that are collateral for your product. Think of a set of PowerPoint slide decks or PDFs of eBooks and case…
  • Engaging With Goldfish – 5 Ways to Create Sticky Content

    Shelley Cernel
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    55% of visitors spend less than 15 seconds on your website. Further, audiences decide in 8 seconds whether or not they want to continue engaging with your content; for a frame of reference, that’s 1 second less than the attention span of a goldfish. This short attention span, coupled with the fact that today’s consumer is constantly pummeled by an infinite deluge of content, drives the need for ‘sticky content’. So what is ‘sticky content’? In short, it’s content that is memorable and shareable. Readers find value in what you have to say, which increases the length of time they…
  • Is Your Portal a Sales Enablement Tool?

    Peter Mollins
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Sales teams depend on content to advance prospects and close opportunities. It helps sales teams build urgency and business cases that drive sales forward. The challenge for sales is how to find the content. The standard sales enablement approach is through a portal. A single, monolithic sales and marketing portal where sales should go to find content.   The Challenge of Sales Portals It sounds great in principle to have everyone in sales and marketing coming to a portal to access your content. But how does it work out in practice? Unfortunately, not very well. Sales people don’t have…
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  • Optimizing Navier-Stokes Equations

    MichaelS
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Solving Navier-Sokes equations are popular because they describe the physics of in a number of areas of interest to scientists and engineers. By solving these equations, the flow velocity can be calculated, and then other quantities of interest, such as pressure or temperature may be determined.The post Optimizing Navier-Stokes Equations appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Application Experiences on DDN’s IME Burst Buffer

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    "The DDN Infinite Memory Engine (IME) unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale…
  • Video: Increasing Cluster Throughput while Reducing Energy Consumption for GPU Workloads

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    "The use of GPUs to accelerate applications is mainstream nowadays, but their adoption in cur- rent clusters presents several drawbacks. In this talk we present the last developments of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization framework, which is the only one supporting the most recent CUDA version, in addition to leverage the InfiniBand fabric for the sake of performance."The post Video: Increasing Cluster Throughput while Reducing Energy Consumption for GPU Workloads appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Job of the Week: Senior HPC GRID Engineer at PDT Partners

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The PDT team – a proprietary quantitative investment manager – is seeking a highly-talented senior HPC engineer. The Senior GRID Engineer will be a primary point of contact for the research teams using the GRID and will interface closely with the entire UNIX engineering group, senior software developers, vendors and the in-house monitoring team.The post Job of the Week: Senior HPC GRID Engineer at PDT Partners appeared first on insideHPC.
  • HPC and Software Modernization

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    "As we see Moore’s Law alive and well, more and more parallelism is introduced into all computing platforms and on all levels of integration and programming to achieve higher performance and energy efficiency. We will discuss Multi- and Many-Core solutions for highly parallel workloads with general purpose and energy efficient technologies. We will also touch on the challenges and opportunities for parallel programming models, methodologies and software tools to achieve highly efficient and highly productive parallel applications. At the end we will a brief look towards Exascale…
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  • The Sierra Club: Success with Salesforce Sales Cloud

    Jiordan Castle
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    What makes the Sierra Club an exceptional nonprofit organization? Not only have they spent more than 100 years dedicated to protecting millions of acres of wilderness, passing acts to purify our water, air, and endangered species, but they’ve also managed to maintain a network of over 2 million members and supporters in the process. But… Read More
  • Find That Hidden Expert with Chatter Topics

    John Gorup
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    It’s every sales professional’s worst nightmare. That big meeting with a prospective client is coming up, and you’re missing that one thing that will make it a success. That is, you need someone who understands the latest in Stereolithography and is well-versed in Brazilian labor laws. How would you find a person with this kind… Read More
  • Better Ad Sales with Better Data Analysis

    John Gorup
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Super Bowl always attracts a lot of conversation about advertising. But while those whacky or disturbing ads might get a lot of attention, the real story in the economy is about digital advertising. Mark Glaser wrote for Digital Content Next “In 2015...the U.S. ad market should see the biggest year-over-year boost over the last… Read More
  • Why You Need to be Thinking about Employee Engagement

    John Gorup
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Workers now expect a consumer-grade experience in all the apps they use. Forrester explains in their recent report, Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration: “As Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and other social and collaborative technologies take increasingly dominant positions in workers' personal lives, demand for the same type of communication efficiencies in the workplace… Read More
  • Skimping These Things Can Make Your Cloud Implementation Costly

    John Gorup
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Businesses can face sticker shock when implementing software or building enterprise applications. Even highly configurable and server-free applications like Salesforce can cost more to rollout than is commonly believed. The driver of costs has little to do with the number of users, but with complexity. For example, a project for 1,000 users doing one business… Read More
 
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  • vOneCloud 1.2.1 is Out!

    Tino Vazquez
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    A new version of vOneCloud, 1.2.1, has been released. This is an update to the previous stable version, 1.2, and it is an open release to the general public, meaning that you don’t need an active support subscription to access this upgrade. This update is therefore available from the Control Panel with a single click. The Control Panel component will, behind the scenes: Download the new vOneCloud packages Install the new vOneCloud packages, keeping the existing configuration Restart the OpenNebula service, with no downtime whatsoever to the currently running virtual machines After the…
  • OpenNebula Conf 2015: Call for Speakers Reminder

    Daniel Molina
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    As you may already know, this year OpenNebula Conf is taking place in Barcelona, Spain, on October 20-22. If you want to participate in this event and you have not submitted your talk yet, you have until March 31. Submit your talk before March 31st If you want to get an idea of the past OpenNebulaConf sessions, including talks from companies such as CentOS, Runtastic, Puppet Labs, Cloudweavers, RedHat, Deutsche Post, please check ourYoutube channel or download the presentations from our SlideShare account Also we would like to remind you that the tickets are already available and if you…
  • Why Did We Choose OpenNebula for Runtastic?

    OpenNebula
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    Link to the original article at TheStack.com Armin Deliomini is a Linux, virtualisation and database engineer at Austrian-based mobile fitness company Runtastic, and has made a rewarding journey from commercial cloud solutions – such as VMware and Oracle – in favour of completely open-source alternatives. Over the last two years Armin has implemented a private ecostructure for the Runtastic ecosystem and its 50 million users. Armin will be speaking today at Cloud Expo Europe taking place alongside Data Centre World, this week on the 11th and 12th March. Since 2009 Runtastic has…
  • OpenNebula 4.12 Cotton Candy is Out!

    Tino Vazquez
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    The OpenNebula team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the final version of OpenNebula 4.12, codename Cotton Candy. This release ships with several improvements in different subsystems and components. For the first time, OpenNebula will be able to generate cost reports that can be integrated with chargeback and billing platforms, and also presented to both the administrators and the end users. Each VM Template defined by the Cloud administrator can define a cost per cpu and per memory per hour. Starting with Cotton Candy, Virtual Datacenters are a new kind of OpenNebula…
  • OpenNebula Newsletter – January / February 2015

    Tino Vazquez
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    We want to let you know about what we are up to with the main news from the last two months regarding the OpenNebula project, including what you can expect in the following months. Technology The OpenNebula team released OpenNebula 4.10.2 last month. There were several affected components, ranging from drivers to the OpenNebula core as well as different Sunstone views. On the security side, a vulnerability in the xmlrpc server was patched, thanks to Dennis Felsch and Christian Mainka for reporting it. Many other bugfixes and minor improvements were made to your favourite CMP, check the…
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  • As Gartner IAM Summit Spotlights Identities, New Survey Sizes The Challenge

    Petteri Ihalainen
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Gartner IAM Summit The Gartner IAM Summit in London last week put the spotlight on digital identities and how best to morph standards and infrastructures to support both people and things, commonly referred to as the Internet of Everything (IoE).   Whether the answer is a more people-centric security approach as advocated by one Gartner researcher, or any of 5 different platform approaches, as advocated by another Gartner analyst – security experts agree the Internet of Things (IoT) is an identity management challenge that must be addressed. Security Concerns We…
  • Possible Amazon Drone Delivery Service In UK

    CloudBuzz
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Amazon Drone Delivery Amazon is investigating starting trials of its drone delivery service in the UK because regulations in the US are too onerous. The online retailing giant approached the Government about test flights of its Prime Air service which plans to use small unmanned aircraft to get purchases into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less. Robert Goodwill, transport minister, said he had met with the US company about test flights of the system. Speaking at a motor industry conference, Mr Goodwill said: “Amazon came to see me to ask about starting drone…
  • Improving Safety On The Digital Highway

    CloudTweaks
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:47 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Digital Highway Safety When it comes to transportation, safety is highly consequential. From educational programs to legal penalties, safety is principle to the way that travel is spoken about and acted upon. But what about digital travel? Although user files are hardly as important as users themselves, they often contain sensitive information. As cloud computing’s momentum increases, both users and cloud storage providers should be thinking about digital storage in terms similar to personal transportation. On this digital highway, industry standards for safety…
  • From AOL To Twitch: A Decade Of Big Data Hacks

    CloudTweaks
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com A Decade Of Big Data Hacks The idea of hacking has been around forever. Popular in science-fiction films for decades, hacks have now become a reality for many people who engage in basic activities online. Here is a look at a list ten years in the making, a decade of hacks year-to-year. Included is an infographic by ObserveIT which illustrates a few shocking facts. 2005: An inside job at AOL led to the theft of 92 million screen names and email addresses. Using these emails, spammers eventually sent out 7 billion emails. The perpetrator, Jason Smathers, was…
  • Big Data Startup Ayasdi Brings In $55 Million In New Funding

    CloudBuzz
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Content by CloudTweaks.com Big Data Startup Ayasdi Analytics software company Ayasdi uses mathematics theory to find potential patterns in data and visualize them as geometric shapes, basically offering hints about the best places for data analysts to start looking. Its mantra is simplicity, a message that just helped it close another $55 million in funding. The Series C round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The capitalization also includes existing backers Institutional Venture Partners, Khosla Ventures, Floodgate, Citi Ventures and new investors Centerview Capital and…
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  • 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…
  • The Tech Everybody Should Want in 2015

    Basant Narayan Singh
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    As each year goes by, we seem to be getting closer and closer to the futuristic technology that once only existed in science fiction. It’s a nice thing to dream about; after all, who wouldn't want a hover board or robot servant in their life?We may not be closer to any of these inventions, but there is already a selection of available technology that can change our day to day lives on the market.Personal 3D Printing3D Printing is already well known, but at the moment it’s only available for those with large bank accounts. For anyone who doesn’t know, this machine allows…
  • Entrepreneurs are Opting for Hosted PBX for Their Business - Are You?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    [Guest Post] Entrepreneurs, who are heading a fast growing company, need to be aware of the importance of having fast, reliable, efficient and cost effective telephone systems at office. They should also be aware of the fact that the telephone system should be highly scalable depending on the increasing or decreasing telecommunication needs of the company. Since the startups are very fast moving companies so they are going to grow at a rapid pace and their current status this year is definitely going to change next year. Changing the communication systems at office is a challenging task and…
  • Do Social Collaboration Work in Enterprise?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    [Guest Post] Social networking has become almost indispensable for us. It is not only Twitter or Facebook, but, there are other services that are becoming really popular with users. On the personal front, social networking has become an easy way of sharing personal information with near and dear ones. You can exchange notes, photographs, and even videos. Twitter and Facebook has been used even in emergencies where pleas for help have been broadcast and acted upon. What about use of social networking in enterprises? What we see now is Unified Communications, Video Conferencing and such. The…
  • Is Cloud Telephony the Future?

    Basant Narayan Singh
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    [Guest Post] Businesses that are on the rapid path of expansion often want to upgrade their systems to meet the contemporary communication needs. Companies that switch over to latest communication system always try to look for solutions that will not only meet their present but also their future needs. This often leads to over-specification where the companies want to play safe by buying a technology cover for the coming years. Now, all this eventually leads to heavy capital expenditure, which might deter many companies from trying out latest technologies. Cloud telephony is a one stop…
 
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  • Flash Storage: Is it right for you?

    Randy Weis
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    In this video, I discuss flash storage. Remember, flash storage isn’t just an enterprise play. It’s important to understand how it can be used and when you should purchase it. Who are the mayor players? What’s the difference between all-flash and hybrid or adaptive flash? What about single cell or multi-level cell? What’s the pricing like? What you should be doing is designing a solution that can take can take advantage of the flash that is right for your applications and that fits your needs and purposes. A combination of flash drives and spinning drives put together…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/16/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 3/16/2015. Tech News Recap China has admitted to the existence of units dedicated to cyber warfare. Microsoft announced Windows 10 will arrive this summer, is pushing itself into the Internet of Things battle and is rumored to be killing off the Internet Explorer brand. The White House has named its first Director of IT (a former Facebook Engineer). The Hillary Clinton email scandal has shed light on shadow IT. US firms are getting caught up in Chinese censorship issues. There were also…
  • Upcoming Live Events – Windows Server 2003…Does the Cloud Make Sense for Your Migration?

    GreenPages Blog
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    I just wanted to take a quick minute to let the readers of our blog know that GreenPages is holding a series of live events around migrating Windows Server 2003 Workloads. The events are free and will be held in Cambridge, MA, Portland, ME, Tampa, FL, and Alpharetta, GA. David Barter, our Practice Manager of Microsoft Technologies, will be hosting the events. We decided to put these events together because of the impact Windows Server 2003 End-of-Life is having on IT professionals across the globe. As you are probably already aware, the End-of-Life date is July 14th. Needless to say, that is…
  • Tech News Recap for the Week of 3/9/2015

    GreenPages Blog
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 3/9/2015. The State Department shut down its email servers last November because of a bad hack. Hilary Clinton didn’t use the State Department’s on-prem email servers, which wasn’t considered secure. The ironic thing is her email address is probably one of the few that hackers didn’t have access to. News also came out that the CIA has been trying to break Apple’s encryption system. A group of hackers that had been unbeatable for a decade were brought down.
  • The Hacking Industry isn’t Just Getting Bigger, it’s Getting Smarter

    GreenPages Blog
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this video, Solutions Architect Dan Allen talks about the growth and evolving sophistication of the hacking industry. There was a large uptick in data breaches in late 2013 and throughout 2014. Dan discusses the importance of having visibility into your environment to address breaches as quickly as possible and to make sure they got resolved properly.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM4vw_Tyzjg     Interested in learning more? Reach out to us!
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  • Cloud computing: A broader perspective!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    In my last blog, we saw various definitions of Cloud computing, along with conclusive definition as per me. This content will give you a broader perspective of Cloud computing. Cloud computing as briefed is a computing paradigm with virtual network of remote servers allowing users to store, process and access data; providing on-demand computational services with features like elasticity, scalability, security and redundancy. Cloud symbol is used to represent an Internet in diagrams and flowcharts. Symbol represents a set of varied devices that are networked together. This is how originated a…
  • How Cloud Computing Is Changing The Labor Market

    Pravin Ganore
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:34 pm
    With the growing popularity of Cloud Computing Solutions - Computing as a Service – business costs to launch new products, services or online platforms have been falling. Instead of large upfront investments in infrastructure, initiatives can begin modest and grow as needed. Thus, investment in personnel for the installation and support of this infrastructure also tends to fall. This means a decrease in the number of jobs IT ? Not necessarily. Cloud Computing And The Labor Market Unlike traditional IT architecture, which is based on number of servers (real or virtualized) running in…
  • 7 Definitions of Cloud Computing!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Cloud computing as a definition remains very controversial. When asked define cloud computing, definition is stated liable to a particular application with no unanimous definition, making it altogether vague. Let’s see below few definitions of Cloud computing to get a hint of it: 1)  The practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. This is an internet definition of Cloud computing. 2)  Cloud computing is a computing term or metaphor that evolved in the late 2000s, based on…
  • Opportunities and Challenges involved in Cloud Computing!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Pitch of cloud has been lately evolved to peaks. In coming years, cloud will acquire entirely new aspect. According to the Google trends, searches for ‘CLOUD’ are growing. Even though, in some business environments, comprehensive awareness about Cloud computing is mislaid. Cloud can be adopted by any size of businesses. Although, it has certain challenges to bloom effectively, to fit in all sorts. Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities, as we say. Few important factors involved in cloud computing to make it more effective can be as below: Availability is the key feature for…
  • EMBED WITH A TRENDING ‘INNOVATION IN CLOUD’

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    There won’t be any soul in IT zone, which has not caught up anything allied with clouds. What is cloud? I am sure all of us, who heard very first about clouds (not the one, which we get, showers from) would have asked this question, isn’t it? Let me brief you about cloud/ cloud technology/ cloud computing. Cloud computing is a virtual network where one can store data, process data, and access data as in hard disks, it includes Infrastructure as a service, Platform as a service, Application as a service. Cloud technology has lately touched altitudes in terms of providing cloud services in…
 
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  • Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Drive

    Lee
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Amazon just announced how serious it is in the consumer cloud storage market by releasing an unlimited cloud drive. This is a serious shot at the likes of Dropbox, Google, Microsoft and every other cloud storage provider out there. This is different than the S3 and Glacier storage service that many people are used to from Amazon. This is the consumer storage service that Amazon was offering unlimited photo storage for Amazon Prime members but have now opened it up to all with an unlimited photo storage option and an unlimited everything plan. Prices for the new plans are also very affordable.
  • j2 Global Buys SugarSync

    Lee
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    j2 Global continues on their cloud storage and backup buying spree, this time by snapping up SugarSync. While J2 was unsuccessful at buying Carbonite in late 2014 they did purchase Livedrive earlier in 2014. The press release on the j2 Global website states that the purchase of SugarSync helps J2 Global expand their cloud backup business. “This acquisition reflects our ongoing efforts to expand and grow our cloud backup business on a global basis, both organically and through acquisitions,” said j2’s CEO, Hemi Zucker. “We’ve added a world-class technology…
  • SugarSync Desktop App Major Update

    Lee
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    I noticed on the SugarSync blog a little while ago that they have recently released a major update to their desktop application. The short list of updates to SugarSync 3.5 new desktop app include: File Transfer Status: This new feature lives in your system tray or menu bar and shows you which files are in the upload/download queue. Search for Files and Folders: The new “Search” tab enables you to quickly locate your SugarSync files and folders—everything is conveniently accessible, and you no longer have to worry about remembering where your files and folders are.
  • Livedrive Closing Resellers

    Lee
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    It looks like the sale of Livedrive to j2 Global, the same company that has tried to acquire Carbonite, is now having an effect on Livedrive resellers. Yesterday there was a comment that came in mentioning that DrivePop was closing down. DrivePop was a Livedrive reseller, who was actually sold to Tapnet back in September 2014. Unfortunately there is nothing on the DrivePop website mentioning it is closing down, but there is a post on Reddit mentioning it. DrivePop is not the only Livedrive reseller out there and it appears that Tapnet, has also been removed as a…
  • Backup Rule of Three or the Backup 3-2-1 Rule

    Lee
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
       I find it surprising that Cloud Storage Buzz, has been online in some form since January 2009, and somehow we have never talked about the computer backup rule of three. I don’t know why we never talked about it, perhaps because we always just assumed that people know these things, but we all know about what happens when we assume something. It is time to put this oversight to rest and talk about the computer backup rule of three also called the Backup 3-2-1 rule. I don’t know who originally came up with this term but Scott Hanselman has a great summary of what the…
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  • Optimizing Navier-Stokes Equations

    MichaelS
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Solving Navier-Sokes equations are popular because they describe the physics of in a number of areas of interest to scientists and engineers. By solving these equations, the flow velocity can be calculated, and then other quantities of interest, such as pressure or temperature may be determined.The post Optimizing Navier-Stokes Equations appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Video: Application Experiences on DDN’s IME Burst Buffer

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    "The DDN Infinite Memory Engine (IME) unleashes a new I/O provisioning paradigm. This breakthrough, software defined storage application introduces a whole new new tier of transparent, extendable, non-volatile memory (NVM), that provides game-changing latency reduction and greater bandwidth and IOPS performance for the next generation of performance hungry scientific, analytic and big data applications – all while offering significantly greater economic and operational efficiency than today’s traditional disk-based and all flash array storage approaches that are currently used to scale…
  • Video: Increasing Cluster Throughput while Reducing Energy Consumption for GPU Workloads

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    "The use of GPUs to accelerate applications is mainstream nowadays, but their adoption in cur- rent clusters presents several drawbacks. In this talk we present the last developments of the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization framework, which is the only one supporting the most recent CUDA version, in addition to leverage the InfiniBand fabric for the sake of performance."The post Video: Increasing Cluster Throughput while Reducing Energy Consumption for GPU Workloads appeared first on insideHPC.
  • Job of the Week: Senior HPC GRID Engineer at PDT Partners

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The PDT team – a proprietary quantitative investment manager – is seeking a highly-talented senior HPC engineer. The Senior GRID Engineer will be a primary point of contact for the research teams using the GRID and will interface closely with the entire UNIX engineering group, senior software developers, vendors and the in-house monitoring team.The post Job of the Week: Senior HPC GRID Engineer at PDT Partners appeared first on insideHPC.
  • HPC and Software Modernization

    Rich Brueckner
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    "As we see Moore’s Law alive and well, more and more parallelism is introduced into all computing platforms and on all levels of integration and programming to achieve higher performance and energy efficiency. We will discuss Multi- and Many-Core solutions for highly parallel workloads with general purpose and energy efficient technologies. We will also touch on the challenges and opportunities for parallel programming models, methodologies and software tools to achieve highly efficient and highly productive parallel applications. At the end we will a brief look towards Exascale…
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  • Compliance remains the key cloud security challenge, according to CipherCloud report

    James
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    (c)iStock.com/magann Almost two thirds of organisations in a CipherCloud survey on cloud data protection say compliance and auditing privacy is the biggest security challenge associated with cloud computing. CipherCloud, which has released its inaugural “Global Cloud Data Security Report”, found a number of interesting findings in the research, and the challenges associated with data security for Global 2000 companies. Compliance and data protection concerns continue to remain the top barriers for cloud adoption. Compliance (64%) was seen as the biggest cloud security challenge,…
  • Microsoft unveils Azure App Service, digs into cloud first mantra again

    James
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:53 pm
    (c)iStock.com/tumpikuja With everything Microsoft releases, it’s a “mobile first, cloud first” mantra which accompanies it. This is no different; the tech giant has announced the launch of the Azure App Service, a cloud service which enables developers to built web and mobile apps for any platform and any device. The service brings together the capabilities from Azure Websites, Azure Mobile Services and Azure BizTalk Services. Microsoft aims to provide an integrated solution that streamlines development while enabling easy integration with on-premise and SaaS systems and…
  • Why there is still a culture of ‘hope’ and ‘fear’ around cloud and big data technologies

    James
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    (c)iStock.com/portishead1 Is more sensitive data being kept in the cloud? According to the latest report from Vormetric, in association with analyst house Ovum, 60% of US IT decision makers and 54% of respondents globally say they store sensitive data in the cloud. Yet cloud environments (47%) are more of a risk to enterprise organisations than databases (37%) and file servers (29%), while cloud and big data concerns remain “genuine” and “deep rooted” according to the study, which surveyed over 800 IT decision makers worldwide. The numbers revealed worrying findings…
  • Opinion: Sorry, Europe: Data localisation is not the killer app for privacy

    jgardner
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    (c)iStock.com/maxkabakov By Kenneth N. Rashbaum, Esq. This blog post is for informational and educational purposes only. Any legal information provided in this post should not be relied upon as legal advice. It is not intended to create, and does not create, an attorney-client relationship and readers should not act upon the information presented without first seeking legal counsel. Edward Snowden has unleashed a torrent of activity in the name of data security and privacy protection. Some of that activity has resulted in the creation of jobs,…
  • Interoute CTO Matthew Finnie: Why the conversation needs to change in the cloud arena

    James
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:50 pm
    (c)iStock.com/4774344sean Sipping a coffee outside the hubbub of Cloud Expo Europe, Matthew Finnie, chief technical officer at virtual data centre provider Interoute, has something on his mind. The vast majority of the activity going on in the ExCeL arena, he surmises, will be vendors pitching their position. Nothing unusual with that at a trade show, you might say, but Finnie wants the conversations to go one step further. “I think one of the things we’re hoping for is people start to put two and two together,” he tells CloudTech. Users realise cloud, as a flexible…
 
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  • Evaluating Private PaaS: Your Checklist for Finding the Right One

    katherynt
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    In comparison to Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has experienced a slower rate of adoption. However, PaaS is coming into its own as evidenced by increased usage and top technology companies such as HP and IBM supporting open source projects like Cloudread more
  • Komodo 9 Released: Better, Faster, Stronger

    sheilar
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    We’re happy to announce that we’ve just released Komodo 9, and we're celebrating the evolution of Komodo: now better, faster, and stronger than ever!read more
  • Stackato Partner Spotlight - HighOps

    navrupj
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Welcome to our new Partner Spotlight Series! We want to take this opportunity to highlight the great work that our partners do and hopefully introduce you to some cutting edge and innovative companies.read more
  • Why I Love Being a Developer

    katherynt
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    As apps take over every aspect of our lives, the demand for developers is outstripping supply. So I thought this was a good time to impart some wisdom to future developers and those who may be leaning in this direction as a career. I asked some of the developers at ActiveState why they love being a developer, what they like about working with cloud-enabling technologies and the best career advice they have received.read more
  • Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting - 2015 March

    brents
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Dr. Max kicked off this month's Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting by stating that Chip Childers (Cloud Foundry Foundation Technology Chief of Staff) and Sam Ramji (Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO) wanted to make some opening statements. read more
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  • 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.
  • Amazon's Aurora: A Distributed SQL Database Alternative For MySQL Applications

    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    SQL-based distributed Cloud Relational databases aren't new, but Amazon's Aurora offers an alternative to SQL Azure, and, being MySQL-compatible, provides the obvious route to the cloud for hosted LAMP web applications. Is this of interest to the rest of us? Rob Sheldon investigates.
  • Salesforce: A Very Straightforward Cloud Development Platform

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Force.com is an enigma; a Platform-as-a-Service that is designed to appeal to a broad church of developers, to make it quick and easy to write simple cloud-based applications. Robert Sheldon explains, as simply as possible, why this unusual data-centric, and metadata-driven platform is attracting so much interest in the industry.
 
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  • Bankrupt RadioShack to Auction Off Millions of Customer Records

    Maritza Santillan
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Following RadioShack’s recent bankruptcy filing, the tech retailer is now in the process of selling not only trademarks and real estate, but also millions of customer names, emails and physical addresses. According to a report by Bloomberg, the highest bid for the company’s assets came from RadioShack creditor and hedge fund Standard General at an […]… Read More The post Bankrupt RadioShack to Auction Off Millions of Customer Records appeared first on The State of Security.
  • TeslaCrypt Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files

    David Bisson
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    A new type of ransomware is encrypting victims’ video game files in addition to targeting other documents stored on their computers. According to Bleeping Computer, the ransomware strain, dubbed “TeslaCrypt,” was first discovered by Fabian Wosar of Emsisoft earlier this year. TeslaCrypt mimics other ransomware, including CryptoLocker, in that it uses AES encryption to lock […]… Read More The post TeslaCrypt Ransomware Encrypts Video Game Files appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Too Many Adverts and Porn pop-ups in your Web Browser? Maybe your Router has been Hijacked

    Graham Cluley
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    If you’ve recently found your web browsing plagued by pornographic pop-ups and irritating adverts, there might be a simple – but dangerous – explanation. Maybe hackers have hijacked your internet router? Security researchers at Ara Labs have warned of an active campaign which has seen attackers changing DNS settings on routers, causing unauthorised ads and […]… Read More The post Too Many Adverts and Porn pop-ups in your Web Browser? Maybe your Router has been Hijacked appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Applying a Stress-Test to Your IT Infrastructure

    Tripwire Guest Authors
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Banks regularly undergo mandatory stress tests. These tests are clearly defined, and the results are used to determine how well each bank can maneuver through an economic calamity. If we apply the basic blueprint of a financial stress test to an IT infrastructure, we can loosely define it as: “An analysis conducted under unfavorable scenarios […]… Read More The post Applying a Stress-Test to Your IT Infrastructure appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Streamers on Twitch Breach: Game Over or Restart?

    Tyler Reguly
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    While I work in security, when it’s quitting time, I’m a gamer through and through. My home is littered with consoles from Sega Genesis and NES to PS3 and Xbox One. My last two PC purchases have been strictly gaming machines, and I even bought a game pad for my iPhone because I enjoy playing […]… Read More The post Streamers on Twitch Breach: Game Over or Restart? appeared first on The State of Security.
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  • Techniques in IT Security- An Overview

    Eshan Sarpotdar
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    IT security has always been a burning issue on the chief information officer’s (CIO) plate. We see websites, applications and emails being hacked to retrieve sensitive information pertaining to an individual or a company. Ever wondered why emerging or established companies fall prey to such attacks performed by hackers? One of the main reasons is poor investment in security measures. So what is IT Security all about and what wonders does it play against these hackers? IT security is all about protecting a system to its lengths and breadths. Cyber security focuses on protecting networks,…
  • How Cloud Can Transform Your Start-up

    Marketing Desk
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Many startups struggle in their initial days, the common problems faced are related to infrastructure, technology, and finances. It’s like carrying a huge and heavy backpack uphill to win the race or to make a mark in the industry. How about loosening those straps and removing the unwanted clutter and racing straight to the finish line? Cloud technology has proven in the past that it is the right lever which reduces the effort in the above mentioned goals. Some of the objectives that cloud technology could help achieve are: Speed up development cycles Reduce operating costs Swiftly scale-up…
  • Know Why DevOps at Harbinger Loves Ansible

    Asheesh Choksi
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    A Simple but Powerful framework for IT Automation In the previous blog, Eshan Sarpotdar, had stressed on the need to synchronize the development with IT operations (DevOps). It’s a broad term and there are different models of DevOps on People, Processes and Technologies. As an engineer, my focus remains on the Technology aspects of DevOps. At Harbinger, we have been experimenting with Puppet and Ansible. Both of these are open source frameworks for IT automation. In our research, we found Ansible to be easy to install and learn, than other frameworks. In this series, we would also share our…
  • Mobile Augmented Reality – Eye can be made to see differently

    Makarand Hiralikar
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    Augmented Reality that was good for mostly gaming a decade ago, has found promising applications in various segments such as commerce, art, architecture and education. With the added computing power and smart features, the mobiles and tablets are becoming the emperors of digital world of today resulting in a new platform to be opened for AR in the day-to-day life of common people. For rapid development of AR software, software development kits are available from Metaio, Vuforia, Bippar, Layar and CloudRidAR. A special data standard called Augmented Reality Markup Language (ARML) has been…
  • Apple Watchkit – For Apps At Fingertips

    Sayali Doshi
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:07 pm
    An Apple Watch is considered to be a gadget from the neighbouring universe though it is designed and manufactured on planet earth. The features showcased by an Apple Watch are simply phenomenal, easing out human effort for communication and entertainment. As we see an Apple Watch is a smart gadget that is wearable, the apps that work on it be designed differently than ordinary apps and possess a status symbol. Let’s see what Apple has in store for the app developers eyeing the Apple Watch. Watchkit framework: As mentioned in our previous blog post Apple has provided developers with…
 
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  • Identity Intelligence an overview

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Identity Intelligence The need for Identity Intelligence tools and models comes with the awareness, developed in recent years, that an Identity Management system used for the sole purpose of automating the user account management, exploits its possibilities only in part. In recent years the 'Identity Management solutions are increasingly seen as tools addressed to security governance, tools used increase security, tools used to meet the compliance requirements that organizations must meet in order to satisfy regulatory constraints, to obtain certifications and to satisfy internal and external…
  • An overview of windows active directory

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    An overview of Windows Active Directory Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks and is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services. An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user…
  • The merits and demerits of Privileged Identity Management

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is a domain within Identity Management focused on the special requirements of powerful accounts within the IT infrastructure of an enterprise. It is frequently used as an Information Security and governance tool to help companies in meeting compliance regulations and to prevent internal data breaches through the use of privileged accounts. The management of privileged identities can be automated to follow pre-determined or customized policies and requirements for an organization or industry. Please also see Privileged password management -- since the usual…
  • Signs of falling victim to identity theft

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    Identity is a crucial element in most computer security mechanisms. Access controls depend on identifying the users or devices that are allowed to view or use resources and keeping others out. We’re asked to “prove” our identities every time we board a plane, check into a hotel, make a purchase via check or credit card, or log onto a computer or secure web site. But the standard of proof is often very low, and in the IT world, we seem to have a misconception about what identity really is – and isn’t. Identity theft in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that…
  • 2014: The Year of the Hybrid Cloud

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    About a decade ago, prevailing IT traditions dictated that businesses use on-premises infrastructure for their enterprise applications. However, a paradigm shift has occurred with the emergence of IaaS and on-demand cloud providers such as AWS, etc. It has given birth to a new virtualization strategy that most businesses have been quick to adopt – use servers provided by third-party cloud vendors, eliminate infrastructure limitations, develop and deploy applications on a single hardware. The fact that businesses can do all this and more without spending millions of dollars on IT systems is…
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  • Upgrade Your Old Business Phone System Now!

    jharwe
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Is It Time To Upgrade Your Legacy Phone System? Does your business use a legacy phone system? Do you have a traditional land line that is just costing you extra money? If the answer to either one of those questions is yes, then you will be happy to know that you can benefit by upgrading […]
  • Protect Yourself From Scammers

    jharwe
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    How To Protect Yourself From Credit Card Fraud More and more people are using their credit cards to make online purchases. Making online purchases via the Internet using a credit card can be quite convenient. However, doing so so can also put your personal information at risk. If you use your credit card to make […]
  • Fiber Internet for Your Las Vegas Business

    jharwe
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Why Your Business Needs Fiber Internet Fiber Internet is a must-have for every business owner. Not only can you get it for an affordable price, but there are many benefits that you can reap from it. Fiber Internet is much faster than your standard Internet service. In fact, you can potentially get up to 1,000 […]
  • The Importance of Data Security

    jharwe
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:59 pm
    How To Keep Your Data Secure It is estimated that 800 million computers were breached in 2013. This is almost double the previous record. The good news is that there are many things you can do to protect your data. One of the things you can do to keep your data secure is to take […]
  • What You Should Know About Fiber Internet

    jharwe
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Key Things To Know About Fiber Internet Many people know about Fiber Internet, but they still do not understand exactly how it works. As the name suggests, Fiber Internet works by using fiber optics. These are long, thin fibers that are created from glass. These fibers are bundled together to transmit data. Fiber optics have […]
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  • Sponsored post: How will Docker integrate with IT infrastructure?

    <a href="www.activestate.com" rel="author">ActiveState</a>
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    The explosion of interest in Docker has made clear that containers will profoundly affect the computing environment of the future. However, they are quite new and how they will integrate into infrastructure and application architectures and operations is, as yet, unclear. Still to be defined are […] Sponsored post: How will Docker integrate with IT infrastructure? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • How to get (and keep) girls jazzed about programming

    Barb Darrow
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    Much has been written about the need to involve girls in coding, but the best path to success is to get them excited about using computers as tools to build what they’re interested in or solve their problems. It’s not about teaching any particular language — but in […] How to get (and keep) girls jazzed about programming originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Public cloud providers’ end game shouldn’t surprise anyone

    David Mytton, Server Density
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    In the beginning, public cloud was the only choice. If you had an existing environment on-premise, colocated or with another web hosting company, you couldn’t connect it up to the public cloud. You could set up your own site-to-site VPN across the internet, but this had […] Public cloud providers’ end game shouldn’t surprise anyone originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz

    Derrick Harris
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:39 am
    Although having a laugh at so-called “enterprise clouds” is a respected pastime in some circles, there’s an argument to be made that they do serve a legitimate purpose. Large-scale public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Compute Engine are cheap, easy and […] Why boring workloads trump intergalactic scale in HP’s cloud biz originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • SAP to trim jobs and redeploy resources

    Barb Darrow
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Enterprise software giant SAP could cut up to 2,200 jobs (three percent of its 74,000 employees) in a move to rebalance employment around growth areas. The news was first reported by Bloomberg News. CEO Bill McDermott told Bloomberg that the company needs to put jobs where the work is. […] SAP to trim jobs and redeploy resources originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
 
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  • Lessons from Enterprise Connect

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Cloud technologies were a big part of the conversation at last week’s Enterprise Connect conference. The buzz clearly demonstrated that businesses are now looking at cloud solutions with a mentality that goes beyond just “Should we?” and instead considers, “How should we?”.
  • [WORKSHEET] Improve Your Customer Service Processes

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Before buying any new technology, it's vital to clearly articulate what it is you are trying to accomplish. Use our step-by-step worksheet to help identify gaps in your customer service experience and define what you really need regarding a technology solution.
  • The Worst Technology Predictions of All Time

    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Throughout history, sometimes even the most astute business people didn’t grasp the value of emerging technologies. Their lack of vision is laughable now. Take a look at the worst technology predictions of all time.
  • 6 Signs of Phony Customer Service

    10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In a stroke of promotional genius, Twentieth Center Fox has teamed up with iStock by Getty Images to create a set of stock photos featuring actors in the new Vince Vaughn movie, Unfinished Business. We use them to prove some points about phony customer service.
  • The Countdown to Enterprise Connect Continues

    9 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    When Enterprise Connect kicks off next week at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla., the Corvisa team will be on hand to get it off to a great start.
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  • Open Source and Community Development is Good for Developers

    Noel Wurst
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    This is a guest contribution from Brian Mancini at FTI Consulting. FTI Consulting is one of Skytap’s awesome customers, and Brian is an avid proponent of open source software and its many benefits to the developer community as a whole! As a web developer, it’s difficult to avoid open source software (OSS) completely. The rise in popularity of platforms and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, Node.js, AngularJS, Ember.js, Bootstrap, Backbone, etc., have developers interacting with OSS and community development on a daily basis. OSS has obvious benefits from a business perspective. But…
  • Using OpenStack in Skytap

    Noel Wurst
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    Skytap recently published an OpenStack (DevStack) environment template in the Skytap Public Template Library. DevStack is a mechanism to provide tools for the installation of OpenStack services suitable for development and operational testing as well as to demonstrate examples of configuring and running services as well as command line client usage. You can read more about Devstack at this URL: http://docs.openstack.org/developer/devstack/ In this blog post we’ll explore how to use a DevStack environment in Skytap to explore how to launch and interact with a Virtual Machine (VM) in an…
  • Skytap Networking Open House: You’re Invited!

    Noel Wurst
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Those who follow the skyrocketing growth of the tech scene here in Seattle know that our city is bursting with options for bright, creative, and passionate people who want to make a real impact in this industry. We’re lucky to be in such an inspiring and innovative city, but as those of us looking to land Seattle’s top talent know—the competition is real. We will always encourage those interested in working at Skytap to apply for our current open positions, but we’d like to back up a bit, and give anyone who wants to know more about Skytap a fun opportunity to do so. Please join us at…
  • Consulting Initiative to Guide Enterprise Development and DevOps Adoption

    Noel Wurst
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:57 am
    We’re thrilled to announce that David Frost has joined Skytap as our vice president of professional services and support. David will expand our professional service offerings to include a new consulting initiative to guide Enterprise development and IT organizations through the adoption of DevOps best practices. I had the chance to sit down with David to talk about this new offering, and his spot-on interpretation of DevOps. Noel: Hello, David! Before we get too into the thick of it, I wanted to give you the chance to introduce yourself, and to find out what brought you here to Skytap.
  • Consumerization at its Finest: Virtual, Self-Paced Training

    Noel Wurst
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Chalk up another win for Consumerization — and for anyone who has welcomed it into their business. Global access and full control over self-paced, virtual training isn’t the way of the future anymore. It’s here right now, and it’s what businesses expect out of learning programs. It shouldn’t be a surprise, really. We are in the consumerization age. And until you can anticipate what your internal and external users want and need before they themselves even know—being able to quickly deliver on consumer demand is the key to success. The effects of consumerization on education…
 
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  • I Love the Cloud: My Never-Ending Journey with the AWS

    IOD Community
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    [GUEST POST] I started exploring the cloud computing world around 5 years ago, and I must admit that my initial understanding of the cloud was a disaster. At first, it was difficult to find a comprehensive definition, but I finally settled on one from the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). It clearly defined the cloud’s attributes and models, and removed my doubts regarding what falls under the cloud umbrella. The experience that I had finding this definition made me realize that I wanted there to be an easier way for others to find it, as well. Therefore, I decided to…
  • 5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment…by the Man Who Coined the Term

    Ofir Nachmani
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years… BlazeMeter invited me to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz – the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results: How would you define continuous deployment and how is it different to continuous delivery? Timothy Fitz: This is a great question that isn’t frequently asked, since it is often assumed that they both mean the same thing. Usually, when people refer to continuous delivery, they…
  • The Butterfly Effect of Uncontrolled Cloud Operations Change

    IOD Community
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    The rapid development of SaaS applications in the cloud means more and more people, features and open source applications are combining together into one huge platform. Due to the immediacy of software development, a major challenge for software vendors is to audit changes in their application environments, such as system configurations. The problem is that any `change performed at any stage of an operation can impact other areas of an application. This digital butterfly effect can be very detrimental in today’s fast-paced, on-demand environment. It becomes even more destructive when these…
  • The Hybrid Cloud Exposed! 3 Challenges – 3 Insights

    Ofir Nachmani
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    Last week, I was invited by Leaseweb to take part in a panel discussion about the evolution of the hybrid cloud. Alongside me sat Robert van der Meulen (Cloud Manager, LeaseWeb), Avi Shalisman (CEO, MoovingON), and Anatoly Atamanov (Director IT Operations, MyThings). As a result of this panel discussion, I’d like to share some of the challenges that IT faces in this seemingly inevitable transition to a hybrid cloud model. Although many things have already been said about the topic, I still feel the need to define what it means (yes…again), as well as what it is not. I see the hybrid…
  • The Ins and Outs of Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery (DR)

    Ofir Nachmani
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    Outages are inevitable. As we’ve seen over the past few years, every major cloud vendor’s experienced at least one, and we can expect that they will again at some point in the future. As cloud consumers, we need to be able to use the cloud’s building blocks and unlimited resources (at least, in theory), and create service robustness and high availability. Yet, important issues, like SLAs, remain unclear when it comes to consuming resources and services from IaaS vendors.Today, more than ever, online software service vendors, have a lot to lose when their services suffer from…
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  • SugarSync VS Box: Who Does it Better?

    Denise Sullivan
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    The world of business is a changing field. No longer are employees all located in one building, or even in one town. Telecommuting and expansion has made it difficult for groups to work together. The cloud has become more than just a place to store and backup files. While it is true that documents can be saved in these accounts as a way to never lose them, a lot more can be accomplished. image credit: Flickr These services are evolving to allow clients remote collaboration, sharing and syncing data between devices as needed while offering full collaboration between workers.  With more and…
  • Apple Buys FoundationDB, Promptly Stops Service

    Denise Sullivan
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Apple is buying FoundationDB, a small 40-person database operation. While the sale of the company has not been confirmed, the purchase is not traditional. FoundationDBimage credit: FoundationDB FoundationDB is a noSQL database operation. It is popular for web based application. This service is also cheaper than Oracle based systems and is spread across many low-cost servers rather than high-performance devices. Apple Buys FoundationDB For Personal Use What makes Apple’s purchase of FoundationDB non-traditional, rumor has it the computer giant doesn’t plan to offer the services to their…
  • Software-defined Storage Start-up Hedvig Gets a $12.5M Boost

    Vladimir Covic
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Software-defined storage company, Hedvig, raised $12.5 million from investors, the company revealed yesterday. They plan to use it to redifine enterprise storage. Hedvig.architecture.diagramimage credit: Hedvig The startup received these funds from: Atlantic Bridge Capital True Ventures Redpoint Ventures Storage Consolidated Into a Virtualized Pool Hedvig offers a distributed storage platform that enables cloud and data center professionals to centralize any type of storage, whether on premise, or in private and public clouds, in a virtualized pool. Furthermore, Hedvig also allows full…
  • Sysorex Partners With Cloudian

    Victoria Kazz
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    A partnership with Cloudian will allow Sysorex to offer storage applications and software in addition to their cloud services and platforms. image credit: blu-news.org Sysorex has been providing software solutions and infrastructure to clients including governments and commercial enterprises. The company focuses on identifying potential security risks and leveraging big data for safe digital storage solutions. Sysorex Announces Partnership Through this new partnership with Cloudian, Sysorex will be able to sell Cloudian’s HyperStore software and appliances. These offerings will become a…
  • Acronis Introduces Disaster Recovery as a Service

    Victoria Kazz
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Forrester’s 2014 disaster recovery leader, Acronis has just made its Disaster Recovery as a Service available to business customers located in the United States, United Kingdom as well as Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland. image credit: Kenneth Lu Acronis is a worldwide leader in data protection. It’s Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is the newest development of nScaled, which is now combined with Acronis AnyData Engine for a hybrid-cloud hosted storage service and solution. Disaster Recovery as a Service DRaaS offers enterprise customers comprehensive content protection as it…
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  • The Sierra Club: Success with Salesforce Sales Cloud

    Jiordan Castle
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    What makes the Sierra Club an exceptional nonprofit organization? Not only have they spent more than 100 years dedicated to protecting millions of acres of wilderness, passing acts to purify our water, air, and endangered species, but they’ve also managed to maintain a network of over 2 million members and supporters in the process. But… Read More
  • Find That Hidden Expert with Chatter Topics

    John Gorup
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    It’s every sales professional’s worst nightmare. That big meeting with a prospective client is coming up, and you’re missing that one thing that will make it a success. That is, you need someone who understands the latest in Stereolithography and is well-versed in Brazilian labor laws. How would you find a person with this kind… Read More
  • Better Ad Sales with Better Data Analysis

    John Gorup
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Super Bowl always attracts a lot of conversation about advertising. But while those whacky or disturbing ads might get a lot of attention, the real story in the economy is about digital advertising. Mark Glaser wrote for Digital Content Next “In 2015...the U.S. ad market should see the biggest year-over-year boost over the last… Read More
  • Why You Need to be Thinking about Employee Engagement

    John Gorup
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Workers now expect a consumer-grade experience in all the apps they use. Forrester explains in their recent report, Mapping The Value Of Social Business And Collaboration: “As Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and other social and collaborative technologies take increasingly dominant positions in workers' personal lives, demand for the same type of communication efficiencies in the workplace… Read More
  • Skimping These Things Can Make Your Cloud Implementation Costly

    John Gorup
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Businesses can face sticker shock when implementing software or building enterprise applications. Even highly configurable and server-free applications like Salesforce can cost more to rollout than is commonly believed. The driver of costs has little to do with the number of users, but with complexity. For example, a project for 1,000 users doing one business… Read More
 
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  • Papaly Reinvents Bookmarks By Storing Them in the Cloud

    CloudWedge Staff
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:52 am
    Papaly is a new cloud service that takes your bookmarks and puts them in the cloud. Papaly works on by allowing users to login to a website that gives them the ability to save and organizize their favorite bookmarks. While many browsers have a bookmarks tab that end users typically use, what happens to all of those bookmarks when you login to a friend's computer? Sure, you could begin to type out the URLs and search Google for your content. That takes time. Papaly lets you keep all of your bookmarks in the cloud. That way, you can retrieve them from any computer or mobile device. Papaly's…
  • LibreOffice is Coming to the Cloud

    Erick Wingfield
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    A SaaS version of LibreOffice that has been in the works for over 4 years has finally started to take shape. You might remember that LibreOffice has roots in the OpenOffice family of products. A browser based LibreOffice could go toe to toe with Office 365 and Google Apps. Icewarp and Collabora are the two companies behind the LibreOffice SaaS suite. The cloud version of LibreOffice will provide end users with an alternative to the existing vendors. LibreOffice online is expected to have much of the same functionalities as the desktop version. LibreOffice utilizes the open document file…
  • PayPal’s Comments About OpenStack Stirs Controversy

    Erick Wingfield
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    PayPal recently said that much of its website was built using the private cloud platform OpenStack. The news was released on a PayPal blog and the entry didn't receive much attention at first. In the article, PayPal mentions that its migration to private cloud has worked out splendidly. In a report by CRN, a PayPal VP confirms that PayPal has, "Converted nearly 100 percent of our traffic serving web/API applications and mid-tier services at PayPal to run on our internal private cloud, based on OpenStack." So PayPal uses OpenStack; A lot of organizations are starting to use OpenStack, where's…
  • Boise State University Announces Oracle ERP Cloud Migration

    Erick Wingfield
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:38 am
    Boise State University is a leading research university based in Idaho. In order to streamline the university's IT operations, Boise State began evaluating the use of cloud based ERP. After evaluating a number of ERP solutions, Oracle has announced that Boise State is its newest cloud ERP customer. Boise State's main objective was to eliminate the process of buying, building and modernizing the university's aging infrastructure. By choosing Oracle ERP Cloud, Boise State has reduced the foot print of its data center while simultaneously delivering services that scale rapidly. Boise State…
  • ProtectWise Emerges From Stealth to Debut Cloud Security Suite

    Erick Wingfield
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    ProtectWise is a company started by former McAfee CTO Scott Chasin. ProtectWise has debuted its new product which Chasin says acts like Cloud DVR for security. In a typical DVR setup, everything that you intend to record is available for you to retrieve later. With ProtectWise, all of the security events that happen within your organization are uploaded into the cloud and presented to you within a single easy to manage interface. ProtectWise already includes Universal Music Group and Rally Software as two of its initial customers. Chasin notes that his organization has received $17M in…
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    LoadSpring

  • Getting Value Out of Social Project Management

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    The warm glow of social networking may have already enchanted a billion Facebook users, but what about project management? Perhaps you’re still pondering the potential of getting different project actors to communicate with each other. If so, it may be good to take a step back and consider enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) first. By taking a holistic view of all the project activity in an organization, management can use EPPM to better decide the priorities and the resource allocations that will be best overall – rather than on a project by project basis. That knowledge comes…
  • Change Management Processes and Project Management Success

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    If the only constant is now change, it sounds like change management could be a major factor in achieving the expected results for a project. But change management also needs to happen in several ways. Just changing dates and checking for resource conflicts may not be enough. Good change management typically also needs to address the people part of the equation. That can be anything from ensuring that everybody is ‘on-board’ for a new deliverable timeline, to installing new priorities, work approaches, habits and attitudes. (Ordered) Democracy is the Order of the Day In many industries,…
  • Press Release | Audiit Business Solutions Corp. Announces Partnership with LoadSpring To Transform Enterprise Project Management In A Hosted Cloud Environment

    admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Audiit Business Solutions Corp. Announces Partnership with LoadSpring To Transform Enterprise Project Management In A Hosted Cloud Environment. Markham, Ontario Canada – March 17, 2015 – Audiit Business Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce a partnership with LoadSpring Solutions, Inc.™, a Massachusetts Corporation with offices in Wilmington, MA and Carlsbad, CA. LoadSpring is the market leader in providing cloud solutions to the Project Management and Controls market, with 16 years of experience in hosted solutions. This partnership will provide Audiit Business Solutions Corp. clients…
  • ENR FutureTech 2015 | San Francisco, CA

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Join us at ENR FutureTech 2015 Come talk to our expert in Cloud Project Management solutions at ENR Future Tech and learn how LoadSpring Solutions has helped thousands of users maximize ROI. Contact us to schedule a demo at this year’s ENR FutureTech March 16-17, 2015 Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA Contact us to schedule a session. p: +1 978.685.9715 The post ENR FutureTech 2015 | San Francisco, CA appeared first on LoadSpring.
  • LoadSpring Q1 | 2015 eNews

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Who Says CIOs Can’t Be Trendy? The Latest Trends in Cloud Computing Among IT Geniuses Whether you call them Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Directors of Informatics (DOIs) or Chief Information Technology Officers (CITOs), these guys are obsessed with the Cloud. Sound like anyone you know? Survey Says… According to a just-released CSC Global CIO Survey, these tech maharishis have some very definite views on Cloud Computing. The trends uncovered in the survey tell you a lot about the direction the industry is going. Hint: It’s not down. The Trends Not to be a spoiler, but the…
 
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  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersAttention RSS Reader Subscribers 
  • 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…
  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
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  • GreatFire, LAX, and Maine's Government Website: Cyber Week In Review

    Matt Lichtfuss
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Premera Blue Cross is the top trending industry target for the week, followed closely by Twitch interactive.  Twitch is receiving attention after the company asked its users to change their passwords due to the company’s fears that they had been hacked. Twitch is a popu...
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    Matt Lichtfuss
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    A phishing email is targeting Apple users. The email is impersonating Apple Support and claims users accounts have been "limited." The text of the email makes it pretty clear that the message is a fake, but some people will be taken off guard by the warning. For those that fa...
  • New Study Shows Victims Blame CEOs for Data Breaches

    Gwen Harkness
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Most Notable Info The results of a new study conducted by Websense, Inc. showed that 70% of those studied blame CEOs for data breaches and only 5% blame the IT departments associated with the company.  First Post Business reported:  “Websense, Inc. a c...
  • Is Your Phone A Victim of 'Android Installer Hijacker'?

    Gwen Harkness
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    The Android Community reported on a vulnerability called 'Android Installer Hijacker'. The report stated, "Alto Network’s Unit 42 has just released an announcement of what a vulnerability it calls “Android Installer Hijacking”, which may be present in almost half of Android device...
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    Gwen Harkness
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The South African Banking Risk Information Center (SABRIC) is threatening to freeze accounts if users don't regularly update their information. CNBC Africa reported, "According to the Institute of Accountability, R700 billion has been lost in the past 20 years due to corrupti...
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  • 5 Reasons For A Database Backup

    Mark Martin
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Posted March 15th, 2015 by: Mark Martin There are many reasons to take advantage of a database backup. You can never rely solely on your database where it is stored on your server. There may be data compliance issues where it is and it can be harder for everyone to access. With the services offered from Server Backup, you can make the most of the situation and experience more benefits. Data Integrity It’s of the utmost importance to focus on data integrity. When you access a database, the information within needs to be accurate and organized. If there are security controls missing, it’s…
  • Top Reasons For A Database Backup

    Mark Martin
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Posted February 10th 2015 by: Mark Martin You need to protect your business in every possible way. A database backup is a great thing to have and there are many reasons why it should be something within your business. Learning the reasons allows you to make the investment confidently. Protection Against Data Loss Data loss is occurring in more companies, small and large. Approximately half of all enterprises who lost data were able to restore their information as a result of having a backup. Many companies who lose data and are unable to get it back will close within six months of the…
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Companies Use Data Backup and Data Archiving Services to Enhance the Value of Their Businesses

    Mark Martin
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Posted January 19th 2015 by: Mark Martin] 1. Backing up data will require packaging.  One way is via backup of the data, the other via archiving. 2. Database backup and data archiving solve two separate problems facing companies who wish to safeguard their data. 3. The first solution presented in a backup service is designed to create copies in the event that the original data and content becomes lost or corrupted. Backing up data is done by saving versions. Backing up data stores information in a manner in which all of its contents can be changed. 4. Companies use data archiving as…
  • Top Six Ways To Ensure Data Compliance In Your Organization

    Mark Martin
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Posted January 13th 2015 by: Mark Martin Data criminals are plaguing business databases, stealing information and wreaking havoc on businesses and their customers. So, you need to conduct regular checks of your system to see where possible breaches might occur. Also, perform regular audits to make sure controls work as they should, and fix outdated controls or defects in your system immediately. These steps protect your data and ensure data compliance. 1. Add Reasonable Security Measures Add reasonable safeguards that are appropriate for your organization. This means that you must take…
  • Three features Crucial to Your Server Backup Software Process

    Mark Martin
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Posted January 7th 2015 by: Mark Martin You need to back up your system so that if anything happens, you can retrieve your data. Server backup software often comes with plethora features. It’s important to include many of these features in your backup process. Make sure the software offers these features. Incremental vs. Differential Backups Backup types include full, incremental and differential backup.  When you run a full backup, the server backup software grabs all the files on your server, whether you accessed the files within the last few minutes or several years ago.
 
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  • Cloud computing: What does a CEO need to know about it?

    mitesh51
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    There’s no doubt that the world of information technology is changing rapidly. The majority of these changes can be utilized in daily business. The businesses that don’t utilize this technology will be left behind and see their market share tumble. Unfortunately, this rapid development and the way many big businesses have set up their infrastructures make it very challenging for businesses to keep up with these changes. An IBM survey compiled in 2010 revealed that most CEOs are aware of the issue but less than half of them believed their companies were able to deal with these changes. The…
  • Manage Security Groups in Red Hat OpenStack

    mitesh51
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Security groups are sets of IP filter rules. It can be assigned to Project instances and they are project specific. It describes networking access to the instance. All projects have a default security group that is applied to any instance that has no other defined security group and it has default deny all policy for incoming traffic. How to create a Security Group: Go to Project > Compute > Access & Security Click on “Create Security Group” -> Provide name and description. Verify the new Security Group in the Red Hat OpenStack Dashboard. Click on Manage Rules for…
  • Project and User Management in Red Hat OpenStack

    mitesh51
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    As a Private cloud administrator, It is an important task to manage both projects and users. Projects (Tenants or Accounts): Organizational units in the cloud to which admin can assign users Roles: Define the actions that users can perform. Define at least one project, user, and role. It is possible to manage projects and users independently from each other. Users can be members of one or more projects as it happens in the normal organization structure too. Once admin create a user account, admin must assign the account to a primary project. Admin can assign the account to additional projects…
  • Try OpenStack RDO Juno Free!

    mitesh51
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    The Easiest Way To Try Out OpenStack. TryStack have set up large clusters of hardware running OpenStack on both x86 and ARM architectures. It’s totally free for you to try & test your apps. To use it, you need to join the Facebook community:https://www.facebook.com/groups/269238013145112 There’s a manual approval step in process, so it may take a little time for you to get access to TryStack. Please be patient. Once your account is approved, try OpenStack RDO Juno on x86/RHEL: http://trystack.org/   The post Try OpenStack RDO Juno Free! appeared first on Researcher's…
  • Steps to Detect and Prevent Data Security Breaches from Personal Devices

    mitesh51
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Steps to Detect and Prevent Data Security Breaches from Personal Devices-When it comes to the majority of companies or any other business organization, their primary and most important assets are not in the physical form and are actually information, stored in a digital manner. In the modern world, data that is stored in the form of flat files, databases, systems for file management, spreadsheets, and similar manners presents potential choke point for any enterprise. Now, property that is of an intellectual nature, monetary transactions, and financial records are just some of the key elements…
 
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  • 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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    Suyash Mohan
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    The Octagon Theory 3, recently released on Apple App Store, is a game that one must not miss to play. If you are a fan of Turn-Based strategy game, then this game will definitely excite you. “The Octagon Theory 3 … Continue reading → The post The Octagon Theory 3 – Cross-Platform Multiplayer Turn-based Strategy Game appeared first on .
  • WatchKit : An Overview

    Rajeev Ranjan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    Apple Watch: the most convenient way to have an eye on your iPhone Apps without picking it out of your pocket every time. Which next move can become a revolution, you never know. As always Apple is trying to start … Continue reading → The post WatchKit : An Overview appeared first on .
  • Measuring Growth Parameters for your App with App42

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Measuring Growth of your App encompasses monitoring different metrics like Number of Users, Number of Installations, DAUs (Daily Active Users),WAUs (Weekly Active Users), MAUs (Monthly Active Users), ARPU (Average Revenue per User) and many more. Measuring these metrics should be … Continue reading → The post Measuring Growth Parameters for your App with App42 appeared first on .
  • In-App Notification in Marketing Automation

    Ajay Tiwari - App42 Backend as a Service
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    App42 Marketing Automation now supports In-App Notifications, a feature that will help you increase user engagement in your App. In-App notifications basically means showing messages to your users who are inside your app doing certain activities. For example, you can … Continue reading → The post In-App Notification in Marketing Automation appeared first on .
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    Ricoh Data Center

  • How Personal Clouds are changing Workplace IT?

    Prateek Sarkar
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    Personal Clouds are still a fairly new concept which remains unexplored to a large extent. There are multiple types of cloud computing: public, private and hybrid. In a public setup, the applications or programs are hosted on a wide pool of physical resources thereby lending flexibility and scalability to your infrastructure. In a public cloud, the pool of physical resources is shared by multiple organizations whereas in a personal cloud that’s not how it works. One typical example of a personal cloud is NAS based cloud storage. Imagine you have a NAS box in your organization which you have…
  • ERP Hosting is the Powerful Way To Maximize Your ROI

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:24 am
    ERP is the big daddy of all IT applications. And why shouldn’t be? It manages and tracks all the financial transactions within the organization. There are many enterprise level ERP solutions in the market. The most reputed amongst them is probably SAP. Now, managing this application is not a very easy task. ERPs are robust applications with high end requirements in the back end. The hardware required to house them is quite extensive. If you are operating on a Capex model, then you stand to burn a huge hole in your pocket and your CFO will probably be after your life, thereafter. Not only do…
  • A Manual to Learning Management System (LMS)

    Prateek Sarkar
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:36 pm
    People’s lives have changed considerably over the years and it is nothing like what it used to be what it was years back. With the advent of advanced technology in almost every sphere of life, people’s lives have become much easier. From peeling potatoes to sharing information with someone across the globe, technology has become a key component of our day to day life. However, it becomes even more important now to distinguish between important technology and not so important ones. Education has not been left untouched by technology with it being widely influenced with the rapid…
  • Ricoh’s HIMS: A Complete Solution For Healthcare Activities and Services

    Sayantan Mukherjee
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
    HIMS or Hospital Information Management System is a nerve center for Hospitals these days. What an ERP is to finance, HIMS is to Hospitals. No matter how big the hospital is or what is it’s core functionality, HIMS is the lifeline for them. HIMS offers end to end solution for hospitals. There are no ends to the modules which you can develop for HIMS. Let’s have a look at some of the most important modules: Billing: This module is responsible for taking care of all the billing cycles and payments in the hospitals. Pharmacy: This module is responsible for managing the pharmacy of the…
  • What is virtual desktop? How it is beneficial for an organization?

    Prateek Sarkar
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Before the advent of virtual desktop interface technology, users or employees had to be tied down to a single desktop to get their work done. Most of the files, documents that they needed to access were in their personal system and there was no way they could have them from outside their office. So what if they were at a client location and needed to have access to a specific file or document. It was not possible because there was no they could access their PC remotely from outside their office. However, with VDI technology now they can retrieve any file they need from anywhere they want. All…
 
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  • Adventures in WooCommerce

    Oliver Marshall
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:40 am
    Everyone loves a board game, and I’ve been spending a few weeks setting up an online board game store to feed my love of games. You can find it over at Marshall Games, take a look. To set this up I’ve been using my faithful choice for websites, WordPress, and I paired it with WooCommerce, which is the leading eCommerce plugin for WordPress. Certainly WooCommerce has proved that it’s more than capable of running an online store and being controlled by a relative eCommerce-newbie such as myself. On thing I have come to realise however is that the amount of effort you need…
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    Oliver Marshall
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    Google have just released a new set of security tools which are available from within Google Apps to help hard pushed admins better determine which devices are accessing an account. The  Devices and Activity dashboard shows a list of devices and locations from which users have been accessing Google services. This should help administrators identify malicious activity and allow them to easily block an account pending a bit more investigation. The Devices and Activity dashboard shows a breakdown of devices and locations Google have also released the Security Wizard which will walk a…
  • 5 reasons why I don’t like Google Keep and how Google could make it better

    Oliver Marshall
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:22 am
    I’m a big Google fan. In an ideal world I wouldn’t use any app or service other than a Google one. If I need to do something, or need some new app to help me, I immediately check to see if Google has something that can help before I turn to other providers. So for years I’ve been really wanting to move away from Evernote and move to Google Keep. It has it’s flaws, and certainly it has its strengths. But for me it’s just about cutting down on the number of logons and services I need to keep up with and having a tool that easily integrates with the rest of my…
  • Phishing attacks work up to 45% of the time

    Oliver Marshall
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
    Googles phishing infographic should give you (fish) food for thought Google has released a new infographic to visualise some quite remarkable figures about phishing attacks. The information, gained through statistical analysis of their Gmail service, provides an insight in to the efforts that would-be attackers will go to to get access to your accounts, and the value that they attribute to them. Phishing attacks differ from malware based attacks in that they don’t attempt to gain access to your PC or install any software. Instead phishing emails pretend to be from a known source,…
  • Google announce new Google Apps Administrator exam

    Oliver Marshall
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Google have added to their increasing range of exams and certifications for Google Apps. Their new Administrator exam aims to bring would-be administrators up to speed on how to run through the basic of administration of your new Google Apps service. In essence this exam brings together several older exams in to one cohesive product. It runs through the set up and initial configuration of your Google Apps account, adding users, dealing with organisational structure and even a bit of security. Google are constantly making inroads in to the business space and have a solid examination…
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  • Cloud computing fueling Australia, New Zealand IT market

    Jesse Frye
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    Smaller IT markets such as that in Australia and New Zealand are contributing to a global technology industry that continues to grow by the year. Cloud computing in particular has penetrated emerging regions, leading to such expansion. Looking ahead, ANZ should experience even further maturation.A new TechNavio report suggested the ANZ IT marketplace will increase at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 5.1 percent between 2015 and 2019, with cloud computing contributing to this CAGR.The research firm noted Amazon Web Services, HP, IBM and Google will be the leading vendors in…
  • What Does Cloud Success Look Like?

    Jesse Frye
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    There are many gauges of success in IT today and cloud computing is no different. If you look at your initial cloud assessment and look at what your business objectives were when deciding on cloud, that is ultimately what success “should” look like, but things can happen throughout a project to change the desired outcome. In a lot of cases, IT leaders are looking to cloud to improve the agility of their business. We have heard several CIO’s say things like “Our business is a leading xyz company, we are not in the business of running data centers, I want to focus on our business”.
  • EMC storage tools will support VMware’s vSphere 6 solution in 2015

    Jesse Frye
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    With more storage providers migrating data centers to cloud environments, industry regulars such as EMC have some work to do to remain competitive in this market. A recent EMC announcement outlined how the vendor plans to accomplish this goal during the first quarter of 2015 by enabling its storage solutions – XtremIO, VMAX, VPLEX, VNX and VNXe – to work with VMware's vSphere 6 suite.The vendor explained this integration will enable organizations to reduce data center costs, simplify operations and increase application and system uptime.Jonathan Siegal, marketing vice…
  • Racemi focuses on flexibility for helping firms migrate to cloud

    Jesse Frye
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    With more organizations planning to implement cloud environments in the near future, migration tools such as those provided by Racemi are becoming even more essential. The vendor, an Amazon Web Services Partner, launched an update to its DynaCenter software that delivers flexibility for enterprises transitioning to cloud suites by offering broad feature sets for available services.The improvements to DynaCenter include additional Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud instances, support for high-performance Amazon solid-state drive and EC2 tagging functionality.Other vendor offerings will also work…
  • Client security needs fuel managed services industry

    Jesse Frye
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:50 am
    Businesses worldwide want to do all they can to avoid becoming the next victim of high-profile security breaches. As a result, companies are turning to managed service providers for assistance, including vendors with cloud-based offerings. A new ABI Research report indicated the global security MSP industry will reach $15.4 billion in 2015 and, by 2020, will total $33 billion.In 2014, the amount of data breaches increased 49 percent from the previous year, while the amount of stolen and lost records grew by 78 percent, the research firm found.ABI Research Senior Analyst Monolina Sen said…
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    Nurdin Budi M.
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:09 pm
    If you are a fan of technology news and have the web, then you have to search the web that provide information that is accurate and good. The following are some things to be aware of news websites, which are looking for that you think would be useful and help you someday.Website news is very necessary to always provide something new and searched many people, such as:1.Useful InformationThe best source to be possessed of web technology is the information that it contains a story about a company and the business that is being widely discussed and influence buying and selling in the market.
  • Wake up with the Brand Marketing on the Internet

    Nurdin Budi M.
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Marketing on the internet is very important among the various strategic solutions to increase sales. If within a few years ago a lot of people who use the internet just to do something alone regularly, in contrast to today, many people are using the internet to get a lot of other opportunities are more advanced and better than ever.Today difficult to find someone who lives who never used the internet. Almost everyone knows about the Internet and its function, although some people have a different understanding of the Internet. However, the current Internet has become king of media and beyond…
  • How to Succeed In Internet Marketing Company Affiliate

    Nurdin Budi M.
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Affiliate internet marketing is a program that is much-loved and worthy to serve as a way to earn a lot of money from the internet. By using your Affiliate may need to provide products and only need use any tactic to get customers.Basically, how is your affiliate marketing products and services from other companies and take advantage of the price of the price given by the company. You do not need to pay anything, you just market and offer it to others so that they are interested in and you get a commission from consumers that you can later on.Generally affiliate program is one-tier or…
  • How to Choose Software to Meet Your Needs

    Nurdin Budi M.
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    How to select the software to meet your needs - this time with the increasing demand and the amount of competition all are required to have a powerful tool and can be used as something that helps you in many ways.You can certainly find a variety of software available in the market. However, with the increasing number of software available in fact it may make you confused to select it.What should you do to find out the best and match you? Below are some tips for choosing the software to fit your needs at a price that is saving:1.FeaturesIn the market, there are several software available at…
  • Optimizing AdSense with The Large Size Picture

    Nurdin Budi M.
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    There are many ways to optimize revenue from Adsense. Some may use the quick way, but it certainly had a greater risk. If you do that, you should consider the impact that you will get it later.To get a good idea you need the user group, or link wheel. In addition, other matrix is also needed to support it. For example, how many times your page appear in some time and also how much of which is derived from the many visitors every time, it is to figure out whether you are using an effective manner or not.Once you have set up the user in a group, then make sure to convey this information…
 
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  • 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…
  • New PernixData PernixPro Announcement

    support
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    Today, a new group of PernixPros has been announced. And we’re proud to announce that our very own CTO, James Leavers, has been included on this list. More details of the PernixPro program are found here – it’s nice to be recognised, and it’s for a very simple reason – we genuinely, enthusiastically, believe in the product. This is, after all, why we use it on our own Cloud platform. Separating performance from capacity is a no-brainer in a Service Provider environment, as well as in an Enterprise private deployment – it’s definitely one of those…
  • Think Cloud For Government 2015

    support
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    A 5am wakeup call on the 10th of February could only mean one thing – we were off to the Think Cloud For Government Event! This was a great way to get an update on all things related to government procurement and the G-Cloud Framework. In conjunction with one of our partners, PernixData, we set up a stand where we were able to talk about PernixData FVP (available on G-Cloud as the Lot 4 Cloudhelix Storage Acceleration Service) along with our other G-Cloud offerings. We also had the all-important box of free stuff to give away! Thanks to everyone that came over to say hello. It was…
  • Press Release – G-Cloud 6 Services

    admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:51 am
    Cloudhelix is proud to announce success in the recent G-Cloud 6 framework, we are now able to supply services within Lot 1 – Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and Lot 4 – Specialist Cloud Services. Angus Malcolm, Technical Director, commented “We are thrilled to be part of G-Cloud 6, enabling government departments, agencies and public bodies with a cost effective and expedient way to access, shortlist and purchase government-approved IT Cloud services. A wide range of Cloudhelix’s hybrid hosting, disaster recovery and storage acceleration services will be available to the…
  • Snappy Ubuntu Core on the Cloudhelix platform

    support
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:50 am
    Snappy Ubuntu Core is a minimal, transactionally-updated server image – it’s now available as an OVA file, so we thought we’d give it a test. Snappy is extended with frameworks (such as docker) – these are then used to run your applications. Transactional updates mean updates can be easily applied, and easily rolled back. For more information: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/ We wrote a blog post about CoreOS a while back (found here) – it’s great to see more innovation and choice in the fashionable area of container management! The OVA is available…
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  • Colocation Buyers Guide

    Shirin
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    The Colocation Buyers Guide Has Moved! Please check it out here.        Related StoriesColocation Pricing – Beginning Your Data Center SearchCool But Unusual Colocation ProvidersAttention RSS Reader Subscribers 
  • 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…
  • Top 15 CIO Challenges of 2014

    Shirin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
      This is our top 15 list of CIO challenges for 2014 delivered in no particular order based on recent discussions with our clients.   1. Constant pressure from finance to reduce costs. CIOs probably answer the question “Couldn’t we save money by doing this in the Cloud” far too often. Each time the question is asked, a small part of a CIOs soul dies I am told. Most CIOs understand the economies of scale that they’ve achieved in-house and many have explored the cloud on more than one occasion. Perhaps only a detailed cost analysis using a spreadsheet full of visual basic…
 
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  • Cloud SDN– The CISO’s Point of View (Part 1)

    Esther Levine
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Introducing Software Defined Networking (SDN) SDN has revolutionized telecommunication networks! Its benefits include include flexibility, automation, virtualization and orchestration. The SDN solution helps to optimize the networking layer of operations, allowing direct programmability of the network traffic flow through a single interface. Instead of the network hardware, a software controller application now configures and manages the routers and switches. SDN treats compute, storage, networking, and security services as virtualized building blocks. Applications can then program, deploy…
  • The Fastest Path to a Secure Cloud

    Esther Levine
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:48 am
    Personal Health Information (PHI) records and electronic PHIs (ePHIs) comprise our most confidential data, including demographic information, medical history, test and laboratory results and insurance information. Health care professionals utilize the PHI to identify the patient and determine appropriate care and treatment; insurers input financial data, and patients can access this information by request. Due to this highly sensitive combination of medical and financial data, these records have become a favorite target for hackers, as shown by the recent Premera and Anthem breaches. As…
  • How can we ensure Cloud Security in the post-Anthem era?

    Esther Levine
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    It didn’t take long – just over a week and the lawyers are already in on the action, assisting victims of the Anthem (Anthem.com) health care breach earlier this month. Healthcare is recognized as a prime target, as 44% of all registered data breaches in 2013 targeted medical care companies. Healthcare data is high risk, since medical records contain a number of personal identifiers that can be used to obtain pharmaceuticals, and even medical care for those who would be otherwise ineligible. Cyber criminals are after patients’ identities, payment information, and even data from…
  • Taking the AWS Directory Service One Step Further

    Shay Shamay
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    Active Directory (AD) is a powerful identity and asset management infrastructure that is widely used as a central identity database for Authentication and Authorization of users and devices in the Enterprise network. One of the most significant challenges faced by organizations during cloud migration is maintaining the migrated resources under the same level of control as the on-premise network. AD is, therefore, one of the key IT systems to consider during a cloud migration process. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently introduced the AWS Directory Service.  AWS Directory Service is a…
  • FortyCloud Wins Cloud Award for Best Cloud Security Solution

    FortyCloud
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    We are extremely proud to announce today that FortyCloud was selected as the winner for Best Cloud Security Solution at the 2014 UP-START Cloud Awards. FortyCloud  was recognized for its innovative approach to IaaS security. By harnessing FortyCloud’s solution, organizations are now able to build and control their own secure, flexible, and scalable virtual private cloud network over any, or over multiple, cloud infrastructure platforms as well as data-centers. “We are pleased to have won this important award”, said Amit Cohen, CEO of FortyCloud, “Our team has invested a lot of…
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    Securly Blog

  • How to block personal gmail on Chromebooks and other school devices

    securlyinc
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    As we mentioned in our product update last week, Securly has always allowed admins to block personal (or “consumer”) GMail for students, but we’ve now made this more visible in our dashboard. The video below will demonstrate how you can achieve this for your school domain. Please note the following: The Google Apps Admin Console already allows you to restrict Chromebook logins to school domains only. However, once the student has signed into the device, he/she is free to sign out at the browser level and log back in to access a personal @gmail account. Securly’s…
  • Vision Statement & Product Updates

    securlyinc
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    This week saw the release of significant changes to the Securly dashboard, UI, and website. Please find our release notes below. Vision Statement While it has always been our vision to help schools use web filtering as a means of managing and measuring student achievement, we have now made this positioning more visible on our website and social media pages: Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | LinkedIn Since our inception, we have strived to reinvent web filtering for schools through innovation. Rather than focus on “what we can block”, we have always sought to bring a progressive…
  • Securly Announces Partnership with CTL, a Leading Manufacturer of Chromebooks for K-12 Schools

    securlyinc
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This press release was originally made by CTL. To read the full release, please visit http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12533722.htm CTL®, manufacturer of the rugged drop and water resistant CTL Education Chromebook, announced their partnership with Securly, the world’s leading cloud-based provider of Internet Security for K-12 schools from the OETC IntegratED and OETC AcceleratED conferences today. The CTL® Education Chromebook with Securly will help school IT Administrators meet the requirements of the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA compliance) by offering a…
  • A jumbo Chrome extension update focused on evasions

    securlyinc
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:29 pm
    This past week saw the release of significant changes to our Chrome extension that make it resistant to evasion attempts. Please find our release notes from v2.54 below: 1) Killing the extension via Task Manager One evasion that was reported by several of our customers involved students being able to shut the Chrome extension down via the Chrome Task Manager. Recent changes by Google meant that extensions that are pushed out via the GAfE control panel pop right back up. However, the student did have a few seconds during which they could open up an inappropriate site that is then not filtered…
  • The Power of Positive Web Filtering [Guest Blog Post]

    securlyinc
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
    By Andrew Schwab Since June we have been using the Securly web filtering solution. It is a truly cloud based solution with no on-premise equipment and very tight integration with Google Apps for Education. I’m told LDAP integration is coming soon but for us, that hasn’t been a deal breaker since most of our users are on Mac or ChromeOS. With IP based policies being rolled into the UI and a basically infinite ability to scale to meet our future bandwidth needs, Securly is a solution that continues to evolve right along with us. In comparing Securly to the major web filtering players in…
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