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  • Reading xml data into html

    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Hi people I have been interested in writing very simple html for many years, every now and then i decide to attempt something new. I want to populate xml data from an external source so the data in my html is automatically updated when the xml is updated. Is this possible? Thanks in advance, Craig F
  • Guide to Cloud Services – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

    Articles - Saxons IT Solutions
    Phil Bickerton
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    You have probably heard your IT provider or your IT department talk about cloud services, which would have included references to the three categories in which cloud services are usually classed – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). As a general concept, cloud services refer to the provision of computing resources over the internet, usually on a subscription basis. This is in contrast to the older purchasing model, where programs were usually accessed by purchasing a disk and installing it onto your local hard drive. Each…
  • Tablet and PC Markets Equalizing?

    The Data Center Journal
    Jeff Clark
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    IDC predicts that growth in tablet shipments for 2014 will reach 7.2%–a huge drop from 52.5% in 2013. Meanwhile, PC shipments are forecast to decline just 2.7% in 2014, reports CNet. “Why the slowing growth in tablet shipments? IDC says it’s because consumers aren’t replacing their devices as frequently as expected.” In other words, like the PC market, “good enough” computing and a loss of easy novelty is reducing the incentive for users to upgrade at a fast clip. In the PC market, no longer is a year or two enough to obsolete a premium computer; today, just a few…
  • 10 must-have skills for IT pros: And where to find them

    IT Manager Daily
    David King
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Good help might be hard to find these days. But finding good candidates with the right skills can seem downright impossible.  ComputerWorld’s annual IT forecasting survey for 2015 found that ten positions will be in high demand. The Top 10 are:   program and application development project management help desk and technical support security and compliance governance web development database administration business intelligence and analytics mobile applications and device management networking, and big data. Most of these areas are well-established as valuable positions, and that…
  • Easy Way to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your Computer

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    If you’re like me you probably stay up late at night working (or playing) away on the computer. The later and darker it gets the brighter your monitor can seem and this can put a strain on your eyes. Not to mention that it keeps you awake longer when you’ve basically got a lamp shining into your eyes. Here’s a simple way to reduce eye strain. I use a program called f.lux which basically gradually reduces the brightness of your monitor as the day progresses. The program is completely free which is a huge bonus Step 1 Download f.lux here and install. Step 2 Launch f.lux and…
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  • Emirates empowers airport staff with launch of new mobile app

    Jesmond Darmanin
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:03 am
    Emirates continues to be a trailblazer in technology, recently empowering its airport staff with the latest mobile application designed to deliver the best service to customers. Called the Journey Manager, this custom-designed application enables the airline’s team of airport staff to get real-time information that will enable them to respond to customers’ needs with greater efficiency, regardless of where they are in the airport. Developed by Emirates in cooperation with Samsung and Etisalat, Journey Manager runs on the recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Emirates has empowered its…
  • Boost Business Productivity with Microsoft’s New Price Plan on Office 365

    Jesmond Darmanin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    A recent survey by Boston Consulting Group revealed how 62% of employees working in small and medium-sized enterprises use mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access their email, which is up from 39 percent just three years ago. The research also found that the more technology-oriented small and medium businesses using modern technologies such as the cloud grew their revenue 15 percentage points faster than their counterparts using less technology. Based on these potential opportunities, Microsoft has released three new Office 365 plans aimed at the small and medium sized…
  • Vodafone announces launch of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    Jesmond Darmanin
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    One of the most anticipated launches of the year – that of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – is just around the corner. Vodafone today announced that it will be offering both these products in store from Friday 24 October. Given the iconic status of the iPhone it is not surprising that interest has been very strong in Malta, with Apple fans waiting eagerly to get their hands on the iPhone 6 as soon as possible. “Interest was evident quite a while back when the iPhone 6 was launched in other countries, with Vodafone customers asking about its availability in our retail outlets and…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been released

    Jesmond Darmanin
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    THE GALAXY NOTE 4 was announced during Samsung’s IFA press conference, with the phablet looking to challenge the LG G3 and Apple’s 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus.  The Galaxy Note 4 arrives boasting a 5.7in QHD screen, complete with a 2560×1440 resolution, besting the HD 1080p display on last year’s model. Under the bonnet, the Korean version of the Galaxy Note 4 will pack Samsung’s octa-core Exynos chip. However, for the rest of the world it will feature a quad-core 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip, paired with 3GB of RAM and support for Cat 6 LTE speeds. The Galaxy…
  • Microsoft Unveils the Future of Windows

    Jesmond Darmanin
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    SAN FRANCISCO — Sept. 30, 2014 — Microsoft today unveiled its next Windows operating system, Windows 10, and gave a first look at an early Technical Preview for the PC available October 1st, highlighting advancements designed for business, including an updated user experience, enhanced security and management capabilities. The company also introduced the Windows Insider Program (WIP), kicking off their largest ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers. Program participants will receive the technical…
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    DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

  • MediaTek reportedly no longer supplies chips to Xiaomi

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 am
    China media outlets have reported recently that MediaTek has decided to suspend its chip supply for Xiaomi's smartphone.
  • PC outlook remains cautious, despite modest 3Q14 gains, says IDC

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 2.7% in 2014, an improvement from the previous forecast of negative 3.7%, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Although third-quarter results were a few points ahead of forecast with shipments down only 0.5% from the prior year, most regions and market participants saw this as a short-term gain rather than as a sign of stronger growth in the medium- or long-term.
  • Worldwide tablet growth expected to slow to 7.2% in 2014 along with first year of iPad decline, says IDC

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:03 am
    The worldwide tablet market is expected to see a deceleration in 2014 with on-year growth slowing to 7.2%, down from 52.5% in 2013, according to a new forecast from IDC. At the core of this slowdown is the expectation that 2014 will represent the first full year of decline in Apple iPad shipments. Both the iPad and the overall market slowdown do not come as a surprise as device life-cycles for tablets have continued to lengthen, increasingly resembling those of PCs more than smartphones.
  • Foxconn to continue investment in central Taiwan, says chairman

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry), viewing that local governments and enterprises in central Taiwan plan to integrate resources to develop precision machinery, precision optics, electric vehicles, robots, industrial automation and the Internet of Things, will continue to invest in the region, according to company chairman Terry Guo.
  • Taiwan market: Acer, Lenovo expect good PC sales during IT Month

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    While global PC demand in the fourth quarter of 2014 is expected to decrease on quarter, Acer and Lenovo expect their PC shipments to still enjoy growth. They are also confident about sales performance during the IT Month fairs to take place in major cities around Taiwan from late November to early January 2015, according to industry sources.
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Top 10 Predictions for the ERP Software Industry in 2015

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Another year is about to draw to a close, which is always a good time to look back on accomplishments from the last year and look forward to the upcoming new year. In 2014, much in the ERP software industry stayed the same, but plenty of things changed as well.
  • Top 10 Predictions for the ERP Software Industry in 2015

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Another year is about to draw to a close, which is always a good time to look back on accomplishments from the last year and look forward to the upcoming new year. In 2014, much in the ERP software industry stayed the same, but plenty of things changed as well.
  • Workstation Documentation for Disaster Recovery

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Each network workstation should be documented, and that documentation should be kept within easy reach of that workstation as well as in a central location accessible to the LAN administrator and support staff. The information should include: 1....
  • Server Documentation for Disaster Recovery

    23 Nov 2014 | 11:20 am
    Each network file server, communications server, host or other server should be fully documented, and that documentation should be put in a binder that is kept within easy reach of that file server. The information should include:    ...
  • Documenting Cabling for Disaster Recovery

    20 Nov 2014 | 2:27 pm
    With today's cabling systems, cabling is one of the easiest parts of your network to document. Proper cabling documentation is one of the best ways to cut troubleshooting time. Unfortunately, most cabling systems are not properly documented. Here are...
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    Computer Security News

  • Indian hackers attack Pak Met office website

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    The website of the Pakistan Meteorological Department has been hacked and defaced by Indian hackers. Indian hackers have posted a message and some pictures in connection with the anniversary of Mumbai attacks in 2008, for which India had wrongfully tried to implicate Pakistan.
  • VIDEO: Sony cyber attack leaves questions

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:58 pm
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  • Bitdefender security appliance for home networks seeks to replace end-point

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Antivirus firm Bitdefender unveiled a hardware security appliance for home networks Tuesday that aims to protect devices by scanning network traffic to detect and block potential security threats. The new Bitdefender BOX is a mix between a router, network firewall and intrusion prevention system.
  • SARASOTA-School employee charged in cyber attack

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged 28-year-old Michael Levanti with two second-degree felonies for installing malware that affected the district's email system. Deputies arrested a Sarasota County School District employee this morning for allegedly disrupting the school system's computer network in a cyber attack last month.
  • Home Depot faces dozens of breach-related lawsuits

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 am
    Home Depot faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a massive data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are looking into the data breach and it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others.
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    IT security news - Google News

  • Cyber security outfit Proficio relocates to Carlsbad - U-T San Diego

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:53 pm
    U-T San DiegoCyber security outfit Proficio relocates to CarlsbadU-T San DiegoA 4-year-old cyber security startup said this week that it's opening a Security Operations Center in Carlsbad and has moved its headquarters here. Proficio is relocating some employees from Irvine — where the company was previously based — and the
  • Essential reading: the irreconcilable tension between cybersecurity and ... - Boing Boing

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Boing BoingEssential reading: the irreconcilable tension between cybersecurity and Boing BoingA different approach could focus on the securing of communications systems as a function of the preservation of human security and on the basis of widely respected international human rights, regardless of territorial boundaries. Starting this way
  • Union pushes for better conditions for security guards on Apple campus - San Jose Mercury News

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    San Jose Mercury NewsUnion pushes for better conditions for security guards on Apple campusSan Jose Mercury NewsUnited Service Workers West, a regional arm of the Service Employees International Union, hopes to unionize security guards who work on Apple's campus, and in the short term is asking Apple to use a different security contractor. The campaign comes Will Apple's security contractors be the next to unionize?Silicon Valley Business JournalUnion focuses on security guards at AppleMiamiHerald.comUnion pushes Apple for better treatment of campus security guardsApple Insiderall 23…
  • Illegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama action - Washington Post

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    San Francisco ChronicleIllegal immigrants could receive Social Security, Medicare under Obama actionWashington PostUnder President Obama's new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, many of those affected will be eligible to receive Social Security, Medicare and a wide array of other federal benefits, a White House official said Tuesday.Immigrants Social Security Eligible in Obama PlanABC NewsBeing a traffic cop at the intersection of disability and Social Security benefitsInvestmentNews (blog)all 74 news articles »
  • Credit unions press for data security mandate on retailers - The Hill

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Credit unions press for data security mandate on retailersThe HillThe spat between retailers and credit unions over data breaches is escalating as customers head into the holiday shopping season. A top credit union trade group is pressing Congress to issue national data security standards for retailers, arguing that and more »
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite 12c Now Available

    Steven Chan (Oracle Development)
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite 12c (12.1.3) is now available for use with the E-Business Suite.  Previous releases of this product were called Oracle Applications Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite. You can use the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter for Oracle SOA Suite to integration EBS 11i, 12.1, and 12.2 with external systems.  The EBS Adapter allows you to build bidirectional standards-based real-time integrations with the E-Business Suite.  The Adapter supports JCA and web service standards for creating service-oriented applications (SOA).  What's new in…
  • Monitoring NFS mounted file systems using EM12c

    Adeesh Fulay
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:01 pm
    A customer recently asked me how they could monitor and alert against all the NFS mounted file systems across their datacenter. Here is a quick guide to do the same. Read More
  • Extending OUAF Scripting

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Whilst the Scripting tool available within the OUAF provides implementers with a new method of developing algorithms, the language does have a number of limitations which would increase the complexity of solutions (or require the development of customisations in Java). An instance of this limitation which I have encountered recently related to the need to calculate the remainder of a division and utilise this remainder. Scripting does not provide a method of issuing a MOD functional call, however Query Zones do allow this function to be executed. So.. to resolve the limitation (without…
  • The Best Virtualization and Life Cycle Management for Private Clouds

    Renato Ribeiro-Oracle
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Virtualization started as a means for server consolidation in order to obtain better efficiency in IT infrastructure. Cost savings came from increased system utilization and reduced server hardware needed to support multiple workloads. However, as private clouds were increasingly deployed in modern data centers, there has been a sharp increase in the number of Virtual Machines that are managed. Many of these clouds have been architected with a hypervisor model supporting many operating system copies. This model actually creates issues of poor efficiency and high management overhead. In other…
  • G1GC Performance Tuning - A Case Study

    yu zhang-Oracle
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Introduction Please note, as g1 continues to improve, some of the tuning might be out dated.  In this blog, we study a real application and show how g1 tuning can improve the performance.   The workload is sensitive to gc pause time, has a lot if references and loaded classes, also the heap is tight.  Run 1: (almost) out of box Parameters:  We first run this workload with the following parameters: -Xms2g -Xmx2g -XX:G1HeapRegionSize=4m -XX:UseG1GC   G1GC did not handle humongous objects well.  So we -XX:G1HeapRegionSize=4m is used to avoid humongous objects. …
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • MySQL benchmarking: Know your baseline variance!

    Peter Zaitsev
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Often enough I find MySQL benchmark results where the difference between results is 1% or even less and some conclusions are drawn. Now it is not that 1% is not important – especially when you’re developing the product you should care about those 1% improvements or regressions because they tend to add up. However with such a small difference it is very important to understand whenever this is for real or it is just the natural variance for your baseline test.Take a look at this graph: Click the image for a larger view) This is the result for a simple in-memory, read-only…
  • Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.21-25.8 is now available

    Hrvoje Matijakovic
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Percona is glad to announce the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on Novmeber 25th 2014. Binaries are available from downloads area or from our software repositories. We’re also happy to announce that Ubuntu 14.10 and CentOS 7 users can download, install, and upgrade Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 from Percona’s software repositories.Based on Percona Server 5.6.21-70.1 including all the bug fixes in it, Galera Replicator 3.8, and on Codership wsrep API 25.7, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.21-25.8 is now the current General Availability release. All of Percona‘s software is open-source…
  • (More) Secure local passwords in MySQL 5.6 and up

    Jay Janssen
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    I log into a lot of different servers running MySQL and one of the first things I do is create a file in my home directory called ‘.my.cnf’ with my credentials to that local mysql instance:[client] user=root password=secretThis means I don’t have to type my password in every time, nor am I tempted to include it on the command line with -p and get the dreaded (but completely accurate):Warning: Using a password on the command line interface can be insecure.MySQL 5.6 introduces a utility to make this easier and more secure. First, let’s start with a new mysqld instance…
  • Percona Server 5.6.21-70.1 is now available

    Hrvoje Matijakovic
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:28 am
    Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.6.21-70.1 on November 24, 2014. Download the latest version from the Percona web site or from the Percona Software Repositories.Based on MySQL 5.6.21, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.21-70.1 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. Percona Server is open-source and free. Complete details of this release can be found in the 5.6.21-70.1 milestone on Launchpad.Bugs Fixed:A slave replicating in RBR mode would crash, if a table definition between master and slave differs with an allowed…
  • Schema changes in MySQL for OpenStack Trove users

    Stephane Combaudon
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    People using OpenStack Trove instances can hit a common issue in the MySQL world: how to perform schema change operations while minimizing the impact on the database server? Let’s explore the options that can allow online schema changes.SummaryWith MySQL 5.5, pt-online-schema-change from Percona Toolkit is your best option for large tables while regular ALTER TABLE statements are only acceptable for small tables. Also beware of metadata locks.With MySQL 5.6, almost all types of schema changes can be done online. Metadata locks can also be an issue. pt-online-schema-change can still be…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • prompt box verification

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Hello guyz, I have created a security on a page like there are several password issued to the users like on join us page if the person click on it the prompt box and user enters the password users are on that page and password is wrong it redirects to homepage. I have created this in php but the prompt box is always created in javascript how can i combine them. <?php error_reporting(0); if(isset($_POST['submit'])) { $password1 = array("alcd", "abcd", "abx"); $password = $_POST['password']; if(in_array($password, $password1)) { header("Location: home.php"); exit; } else { header("Location:…
  • Php database

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    dear friends, I am developing Online registration form... I want to display data record vice not row code is below <?php include "conn1.php"; $sql = "SELECT * FROM reg"; $result = $conn->query($sql); if ($result->num_rows > 0) { echo "<table style='border: solid 1px black;'>"; echo "<tr><th>Id</th><th>Firstname</th><th>Lastname</th><th>Email</th><th>Reg date</th></tr>"; // output data of each row while($row = $result->fetch_assoc()) { // echo "<tr><td>" . $row["pn"].
  • help

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Implement a C function that can perform addition of two 15-digit (positive) integers. As in C the maximum integer number that can be stored in memory is 2147483647 it is not possible to use primitive data types in order to add very large whole numbers. For this reason, you are required to represent very long integer numbers using arrays of chars and then implement a function that can add two such numbers. Test your function by performing the additions shown below: 459274957162030 + 0027998725610304 = ________________ 123450928482350 + 2784910000000000 = ________________
  • How to import your own Python files in your programs?

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    I've been messign around with Python a little recently. Though I now want to import one of my .py files into my "main" file, but I get an "module" object is not callable error. How do I actually do this then. My files: Code I use to import:import KeyGenerator
  • Reading xml data into html

    26 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Hi people I have been interested in writing very simple html for many years, every now and then i decide to attempt something new. I want to populate xml data from an external source so the data in my html is automatically updated when the xml is updated. Is this possible? Thanks in advance, Craig F
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    Phil Windley's Technometria

  • The Quantified Car

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Summary: Data changes behavior. Fuse shows you data about your car and can help you understand the facts about your driving and your cars. The quantified-self movement is all about measuring your personal activities and gaining insight from the data. Many of us dabble in it with a Fitbit or a Withing scale. Others measure everything and use the data to change their life. Data changes behavior. I walk more because I have a Fitbit. One of the things I've noticed is that Fuse gives me data about a part of my life where I often make incorrect assumptions that cost me time and money: my driving.
  • Why Do CS Majors Study Calculus

    14 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Summary: Studying calculus is part of learning to think abstractly and programmers need all the experience with abstract models they can get. John Dougall asked me recently if I thought Calculus was really necessary for a CS degree. I do and here's why. Calculus teaches and encourages abstract thinking, something that is necessary to be a good programmer. Those who are discouraged by Calculus may find that they can get along just fine in college programming exercises, but they won't do well in the modeling that is necessary for real-life software architecture—not because they're missing…
  • Fuse App Launches

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Summary: Two important announcements about Fuse: the apps are available now and we've launched a forum for discussions around Fuse. I have two important announcements regarding Fuse. One is likely to be much more exciting than the other, but both are important, so please read the entire post. First, we're excited to announce that apps are available (finally!) for Fuse for both iOS and Android. Thanks to our Kickstarter backers for helping to get this done and especially to Alex Olson for making it all happen. We're excited to have you download them and try them out. A few notes: The app…
  • Self Sovereign Authorities and the Epic Struggle for IoT

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Summary: I finished reading three things this week that all tied together in my mind and so I wanted to mention them. One is a full-length book, but the other two are short essays. This post describes them and my thoughts about how they relate to my earlier post on the CompuServe of Things. I finished reading three things this week that all tied together in my mind and so I wanted to mention them. One is a full-length book, but the other two are short essays. Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation by John Ferling—I'm a fan of early American history and have read a lot…
  • Building Docker on Centos

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    Summary: Here's some instructions on installing the latest version of docker on Centos so I don't forget. I couldn't find a single place with good instructions on getting the latest Docker installed on Centos. Sure I could use Ubuntu, but where's the fun in that. I found lots of places with partial solutions, but nothing that just walked me through it. Consequently, I am writing down what I did. Maybe this will help someone else. The first step is to get some version of docker installed. Fortunately, docker is available via yum on late-model Centos installations, but it's old. There are…
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    Free Information Technology Magazines and Downloads from

  • Cloud-Based Video Conferencing: A Flexible Approach to Face-to-Face Communication

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Cloud-based video conferencing has enabled companies to realize the full benefits of video: face-to-face contact, efficient knowledge transfers and a degree of personal interaction that's proven critical for businesses hoping to gain a competitive advantage. Find out how software-based desktop and mobile video conferencing can strengthen corporate agility, responsiveness and productivity.Request Free!
  • Real-World Options for Multipoint Videoconferencing

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    A Multipoint Control Unit (MCU) or at times referred to as video bridge or video bridging service is a device commonly used to bridge videoconferencing connections, usually three (3) or more sessions initiated from terminals, gateways or video endpoints. In this white paper, Wainhouse Research Analyst Ira M. Weinstein evaluates advantages and disadvantages for all MCU deployment models - traditional as well as emerging cloud-based MCU service options.Download this FREE white paper to understand key trends and how certain approaches are winning over others.Request Free!
  • How Will Mobility Change The Face Of Videoconferencing?

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    We've all heard the terms “BYOD” and “consumerization of IT” – these ideas are leading the charge as it relates to a mobile workforce. While it may be simple to understand the value of mobility, implementation doesn't come without challenges. With the growing number of heterogeneous platforms, interfaces, processes, and tools available, it can be a daunting task for both IT and users to find a single solution that works across the organization.Request Free!
  • Extending a 360 View

    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Learn why we believe that extending the traditional 360° view makes sense and we will give some uses that demonstrate why the extended 360° view represents an opportunity, both for those that have already implemented a 360° view and for those that have not. We will also discuss some of the technological implications of moving to, or implementing, an extended 360° view.Request Free!
  • Tools for Continuous Delivery

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Organizations create, deliver and modify software to fill business needs. Those business needs are not static: They can change as suddenly as breaking news. Any organization using software to serve its customers — and really, that's almost every company, nonprofit or institution — has to find a way to develop, release and modify software more frequently and easily. That's why organizations of all sizes and types are implementing continuous delivery; they can't afford to be left behind by more responsive and agile competitors.Martin Fowler's definition of continuous delivery sums it up…
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  • Making the Case for Practical PLM

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this eight-page paper produced by Desktop Engineering and sponsored by Synergis Software, you'll discover: How to get big product data management gains without the big investment in traditional PLM. How to break the collaboration bottleneck and streamline the design cycle. How to solve the top PDM challenges quickly and easily. How three companies with different business challenges using a practical approach to PLM that scales to meet their needs. Best practices for implementing a practical PLM solution.Request Free!
  • 9 (+1) Ways IT Automation Will Make Your Organization More Successful

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Sysadmins can leverage automation to deliver:Higher availability and reliability of IT services for greater utilization & efficiencyFewer outages, and faster recovery from them, for better service to both internal and external customersQuick remediation in response to security alerts such as Heartbleed or ShellshockAutomated enforcement of company policies, industry best practices & regulatory complianceRich reporting for company management, internal and external auditorsResponsive, efficient scalingFull utilization and benefits of IT technologies such as virtualization and cloudMore frequent…
  • Don't Let Your Business Get Buried Under Digital Debris

    20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    It's simply digital detritus, retained because 1) we think we might need it sometime, 2) we forget about it, or 3) we don't have policies and software in place to get rid of it. Ultimately, though, this unnecessary accumulation of content can create real problems in terms of e-discovery, regulation, management and cost.Watch this video white paper to learn more about:How to get started on an information management strategyThe right combination of software and policy for successful information governanceThe business case for proactive management of an organization's digital footprintRequest…
  • Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.Request Free!
  • 6 Questions For a Prospective Cloud Service Provider

    12 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    In order to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, organizations must constantly improve customer service, reduce IT overhead, and increase efficiency—frequently with fewer resources than ever before. This may seem like an impossible feat, but the advent of UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) has enabled many IT departments to be viewed as business drivers rather than cost centers.Companies looking to take advantage of a cloud UC strategy need to consider the move from a myriad…
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  • Tools for Continuous Delivery

    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Organizations create, deliver and modify software to fill business needs. Those business needs are not static: They can change as suddenly as breaking news. Any organization using software to serve its customers — and really, that's almost every company, nonprofit or institution — has to find a way to develop, release and modify software more frequently and easily. That's why organizations of all sizes and types are implementing continuous delivery; they can't afford to be left behind by more responsive and agile competitors.Martin Fowler's definition of continuous delivery sums it up…
  • Accelerating the Delivery of Microsoft Office 365

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.Request Free!
  • Journey Into the Hidden Web: A Guide For New Researchers

    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    This manual will take you on a tour through the many levels of the deep web, starting with the databases where you can find information only accessible to those who know the secrets to accessing them. Then, we’ll continue on to the spectrum of information available in academic journals and books where you can browse through volumes of writings about scholarly topics. Finally, we’ll arrive at the gates of Tor, beyond which lies the deep darkness of the entire Internet.Request Free!
  • Top Six Things to Consider with an Identity as a Service Solution

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    IT doesn't like it either. After all, they're just trying to ensure the security of your enterprise but they're often burdened with password retrieval activities when they could be focused on more value-added tasks. Because your employees have work to do, and they're suffering from password fatigue, they resort to using passwords that circumvent security practices—inviting hackers into your enterprise data. Solutions to solve the problem are often cumbersome making a complicated problem…well, more complicated.Is there a better way?Absolutely: unified identity management with an Identity…
  • Considerations for Evaluating Business Continuity Software Vendors

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) is a complex, challenging, and often overlooked job that's in transition. In the past, it was only valued during disaster or by auditors examining continuity posture of regulated companies. Today, business continuity planning is evolving into a more comprehensive risk management function, where it happens every day within production business operations and operational risk management activities. That shift, driven by the high cost of downtime, puts more pressure on organizations to choose optimized, feature-rich, cost-effective BCMP platforms to…
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  • Riverbed and Microsoft Exchange 2013

    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Microsoft® Exchange Server has become the corporate standard in email, calendaring, and workforce productivity. As a result, significant time and IT resources go into creating a robust, reliable, high-performance Exchange environment. IT departments regularly consider deploying additional exchange servers, moving servers to branch offices, and even adding more bandwidth in order to improve Exchange performance.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Virtualization - Free Kit

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    The Essentials of Virtualization, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Virtualization related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Virtualization research:Virtualization and Cloud Computing: Does One Require the Other?How the Cloud is Reshaping Virtual DesktopsVirtualization and Cloud are Changing Enterprise Backup. How Prepared are You?Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Virtualization and Cloud Management Solution, 201314Request Free!
  • The World Is Changing. Isn't It Time to Change Your Storage Solution?

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The IT ecosystem is made up of interrelated mechanisms that need to work in concert to deliver services to the business. But if most of the ecosystem evolves to help make the organization more adaptable and competitive, one unchanged layer can hold back all of the potential benefits. We are fast approaching that point with storage. Petabyte scale, reliability, performance, and efficiency are the order of the day, and this requires a change in our current storage paradigm.Join the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) Sr. Analyst, Infrastructure and Storage, Terri McClure; ESG Analyst, Storage and…
  • Considerations for Evaluating Business Continuity Software Vendors

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Business Continuity Management Planning (BCMP) is a complex, challenging, and often overlooked job that's in transition. In the past, it was only valued during disaster or by auditors examining continuity posture of regulated companies. Today, business continuity planning is evolving into a more comprehensive risk management function, where it happens every day within production business operations and operational risk management activities. That shift, driven by the high cost of downtime, puts more pressure on organizations to choose optimized, feature-rich, cost-effective BCMP platforms to…
  • Build or Buy? Comparing Off-The-Shelf and Homegrown Software Applications

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The question to buy software or build it internally to solve business needs is becoming increasingly prevalent in today's world. Building software has frequently won out in this debate in the past, but with the introduction of cloud computing, the tables are turning. This is due in part to the fact that the pace of technology innovation is accelerating at an almost exponential rate, making it difficult for the average internal IT groups to cope with the pace of change. The struggle commonly lies in the fact that they not only they have to…
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • The Emerging Business Technology Outlook for 2015

    David Deans
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The savvy CEOs that approved significant investments in business technology during 2014 are reaping the rewards of their first-to-market leadership advantage. Meanwhile, executives at the fast-follower companies are no doubt assessing how they plan to catch-up with the early-adopters of cloud services in 2015.This rapidly evolving IT transformation scenario is pervasive. It's happening in every corner of the globe. So, what's the outlook for worldwide cloud service adoption and how will the key trends impact cloud computing infrastructure investment? To get the answers to those questions,…
  • Ready or Not, the Mobile Cloud Era Awaits You

    David Deans
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:10 pm
    We’re nearing the end of 2014 and most smart CEOs already know their IT transformation game plan for 2015 – more digital differentiation woven into the fabric of their essential operations. Every enterprise is now a digital business, regardless of the industry. That’s why digital service innovators are in such high demand. Meanwhile, many of the more traditional IT process-oriented jobs will diminish in importance.Are you evolving your IT support team’s roles and responsibilities, as a result these key trends? Forward-thinking CIOs and IT managers have already embraced business…
  • An Assessment of Public Cloud Storage Offerings

    David Deans
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Earlier in the year, Gartner forecast that by year-end 2016, more than 50 percent of global companies will have stored customer-sensitive data in a public cloud platform. These services can scale very quickly, which has made them very popular for applications that have a requirement for flexibility.Cloud storage offers organizations significant cost and agility benefits, but can pose some security, privacy, accessibility and performance challenges. Therefore, a big part of selecting a best-fit cloud storage provider is investing the time to perform the research to fully understand its…
  • Strategic Leadership in the Digital Business Economy

    David Deans
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Most forward-looking CEOs have already made their move to prepare for the future that they foresee – where business technology is a key deciding factor for them to attain ongoing commercial prosperity. This new digital-propelled environment will profoundly change business processes, along with the need for accelerated tech-savvy human capital development across all industries.Those leaders that catch the next wave of Internet-driven market development will reap the rewards of the expanding Global Networked Economy. They’ll achieve a quantum boost in performance. And they’ll reach their…
  • How to Procure Web-scale IT Infrastructure Expertise

    David Deans
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Here's the challenge. Your CEO won't accept anything less than a world-class IT infrastructure that meets the expectations of his most informed Line-of-Business leaders. If you're the CIO and you don't want to rely upon public cloud service providers, then are you ready to deliver the caliber of IT services that they can provision?Take a moment. Consider the implications. Ponder the impact of your actions.All the leading public cloud services providers routinely design and assemble their own data center infrastructure components, due to their extreme needs for scale and cost control.
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  • Torna la promozione easylease 0% anche per il mercato italiano

    Roberto Brugora
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Secondo la ricerca “Access to Finance” realizzata a fine 2013 dalla Commissione Europea e dalla BCE, il 20% delle PMI italiane ha dichiarato di ritenere l’accesso al credito un problema importante per la propria impresa e una PMI su tre in Europa non ha potuto ottenere l’importo completo dei crediti su cui aveva contato. La difficoltà ad accedere a finanziamenti è uno dei motivi principali per cui le PMI fanno fatica ad implementare soluzioni IT di nuova generazione. Consapevoli di ciò abbiamo voluto estendere e confermare per il mercato italiano easylease 0%: si tratta di una…
  • Software Adoption Incentive: grandi vantaggi per i partner

    Michele Dalmazzoni
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Per tutto l’anno fiscale 2014, ci siamo concentrati sulle metodologie per abilitare voi Partner ad affinare le vostre strategie nel fonire servizi “software lifecycle” in un mercato sempre più incentrato sul software. Ora abbiamo messo a punto nuovi modi per perfezionare le vostre abilità nel ciclo di vita del software. Abbiamo incominciato questo percorso con il Software Activation Incentive (SAI) grazie al quale potete possono ottenere sconti consistenti per ogni lead qualificata segnalata. L’incentivo nasce nel 2013 ma è possibile usufruirne ancora attivando le licenze Cisco…
  • Enterprise Networks: l’evoluzione della rete verso il cloud e il mobile

    Giorgio Campatelli
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Questa settimana si prospetta ricca di novità: parlando di Enterprise Networks ad esempio si annunciano lanci importanti per supportare la transizione verso il Cloud & il Mobile World. Le novità includono nuove piattaforme, servizi di gestione che aiutano i reparti IT a costruire una rete più agile, automatizzata e adatta alla velocità del business di oggi. Gli annunci toccano anche la soluzione Cisco Unified Access che agevola la mobilità dei dipendenti e della rete grazie alla strategia “un’unica policy, un’unica gestione, un’unica rete”. Con la…
  • Buone vacanze!

    Elena Cugliandro
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Per il mese di agosto il Blog andrà in vacanza. Auguriamo a tutti Buone Vacanze. A risentirci a settembre. La redazione      
  • Cisco leader nella video collaborazione

    Michele Dalmazzoni
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Lo attestano 3 importanti società di analisi. Siamo prossimi alla chiusura estiva ma volevo segnalarvi una buona notizia che riguarda le nostre soluzioni di video collaborazione. IDC, Forrester e Gartner, tre dei maggiori analisti del settore, hanno analizzato le offerte dei principali player di mercato, decretando la leadership di Cisco. I tre studi ai quali mi riferisco sono i seguenti: 1)      2014 – Gartner MarketScope for Group Video Systems. Nell’analisi si assegna a Cisco un rating “strong positive” come leader nel mercato Video. Inoltre ci indica leader nei sistemi…
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  • Unemployment Rate Down in 35 States for October Regional and State Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    The big news in this month’s regional and state unemployment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics was the unemployment rate decrease from September in 34 states and the District of Columbia. As compared to this time last year, 42 states and the District of Columbia have reduced their unemployment rate. As previously reported, […] Unemployment Rate Down in 35 States for October Regional and State Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Unemployment Rate Down in 35 States for October Regional and State Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • Infographic: The Evolution of the IT Professional

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Over the past 25 years, there’s been a technological revolution to which we’ve all played witness. From the early days of Microsoft’s Windows 3.0 release and the personal computer to smart phones and tablets and Google’s self-driving cars, this revolution has completely changed the world at a very rapid pace. This tech evolution has created the […] Infographic: The Evolution of the IT Professional is a post from: Modis The post Infographic: The Evolution of the IT Professional appeared first on Modis.
  • Geeks Give Back: An Evening with Mobile Loaves and Fishes

    18 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    As we draw closer to the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re taking the time to appreciate the good in our lives from loved ones and colleagues to tech careers and anything else that brings us happiness. We’re grateful for the communities that surround all of our branches, and we believe in celebrating our blessings by focusing on the community. […] Geeks Give Back: An Evening with Mobile Loaves and Fishes is a post from: Modis The post Geeks Give Back: An Evening with Mobile Loaves and Fishes appeared first on Modis.
  • Interview Questions that Help Determine a Cultural Fit

    14 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    On paper, potential IT hires might have the right qualifications, an impressive work history and an enticing list of relevant tech skills, but you never know for sure until you sit down and talk with them face-to-face. Will they be a good fit for your company culture? Will they acclimate and thrive or cause unwanted […] Interview Questions that Help Determine a Cultural Fit is a post from: Modis The post Interview Questions that Help Determine a Cultural Fit appeared first on Modis.
  • Geeks Give Back: Mobile Loaves and Fishes

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:49 pm
    As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, many of us are taking time to reflect upon and appreciate the positives in our lives, from family and friends, to tech careers, to anything else that brings us happiness. It’s also a time to focus on generosity. Known for it’s lively culture, Austin, is an innovative tech hub. […] Geeks Give Back: Mobile Loaves and Fishes is a post from: Modis The post Geeks Give Back: Mobile Loaves and Fishes appeared first on Modis.
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    Converge Blog

  • What's Q360 Quality? And Why Now?

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    In previous blogs, we have discussed concerns about substandard components in the supply chain, but when the President of the United States signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), all suppliers took notice.Signed in 2013, the NDAA addresses many global and national defense issues as well as counterfeit components in the supply chain. In the NDAA, there is reference to revising and enforcing current protocols and developing stronger regulations requiring component suppliers to implement safeguards and demonstrate a system to help detect and avoid having suspected counterfeit…
  • Electronica is Celebrating 50 Years!

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Congratulations to electronica on this golden anniversary – 50 years of success and still going! So don’t miss it -- register for electronica 2014 now and start packing your bags!Converge is so excited and honored to be a part of history and electronica 2014 that we have been making preparations for this global electronics trade fair for over a year. electronica 2014, which takes place in Münich, Germany, November 11-14, is considered one of the world’s most important trade shows for the electronics industry. It essentially covers just about everything from components and systems to…
  • Customer Service in Operations? Converge in APAC

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    Great customer service can come from many different areas of a business. For a company to stay ahead of the competition and keep customers coming back, it becomes critical to deliver on a customer’s expectation the very first time. This can be a challenge for an independent distributor, especially when there could be increased demand due to new technology, supplier/production shutdowns, or seasonal demands. Supplier lead times, numbers of orders, and special customer requests can have a substantial impact on meeting delivery expectations and overall customer service.Yes, it is true that…
  • Five Reasons to Partner with Converge in EMEA

    5 Jun 2014 | 7:05 am
    Over the past 15 years, EMEA has quickly become one of the more important innovative technology centers outside the United States. Converge, seeing what an impact the European market was having worldwide, became one of the first independent distributors to establish a European-based network of offices in this important region. Fast-forward to today, Converge now has a wide network of offices from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, and many places in between, which has allowed us to capitalize on emerging/expanding markets and stay competitive while meeting the demands of customers…
  • Customers Are Still Talking About Converge...

    8 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    In a previous blog post, we discussed customer responses to some of the questions asked during our annual customer satisfaction survey. In this blog post we dig a little deeper into what our customers are saying about Converge and how invaluable their feedback is to us. A customer satisfaction survey is an important tool we utilize in listening to the voice of our customers, because it covers many aspects of our business and focuses on customers’ experiences throughout the entire sales process (from initial contact to quote to product delivery).Breaking the survey into four key areas helps…
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    RES Software Blog

  • The Public Sector Looks to IT to Lead the Way

    RES Software
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Never in its history has the public sector faced such fundamental change. The financial challenges faced are well documented. However, at the same time that budgets are being squeezed, it’s becoming evident that organisations need to revamp and streamline how they deliver services to, and interact with, citizens. The focus on transformation has led to […] The post The Public Sector Looks to IT to Lead the Way appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • RES Workspace Manager Service Release 2 – Now Available

    Michel Roth, Senior Director of Product Management
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:07 am
    RES Workspace Manager 2014 Service Release 2 (SR2) is now available. SR2 includes new key functionality, platform updates, and customer-requested enhancements that further enable our customers to deliver a highly scalable, secure, and fast workspace; delivering a great experience for the end user and easier management for IT. The following are highlights of some of the […] The post RES Workspace Manager Service Release 2 – Now Available appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • High Turnover, Talent Scarcity Demand Better Onboarding & Engagement

    Tracey Mustacchio, Chief Marketing Officer
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:26 am
    To optimize their adaptability, many companies have abandoned the once-commonplace promise of lifetime employment in favor of a more dynamic environment where RIFs are an accepted means of cost-cutting and retention efforts are directed at top performers only. As economies grow, however, employers are discovering that their failure to cultivate employee loyalty is costing them […] The post High Turnover, Talent Scarcity Demand Better Onboarding & Engagement appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • The More Things Change…A Healthcare IT Story

    RES Software
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    By: Doug Coombs Guest Blogger I risk revealing a couple of things about myself in this blog like my age and my embarrassing television habits. However, as I sit on my sofa, the guilty pleasure of multi-generational pop-culture playing on my screen, I realize that there is a message worth sharing in that bubble-gum dialog. […] The post The More Things Change…A Healthcare IT Story appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Good Partners Make All the Difference

    Diana Wong
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
      Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing - Robert Kiyosaki       I found this to be so true in … Investing – I get great advice and picks from my retired father-in-law who watches CNN Money and CNBC religiously, and reads […] The post Good Partners Make All the Difference appeared first on RES Software Blog.
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    The IJIS Factor

  • Information Exchange Framework (IEF) Informational Session

    Guest Blogger
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Program Manager of the Information Sharing (PM-ISE) and the IJIS Institute jointly hosted an information session on the Information Exchange Framework (IEF) in Washington, DC, on October 14-15, 2014. Present at the session were Dr. Daniel Charlebois, Portfolio Manager for Communication Interoperability at the Canadian Centre for Security Sciences (CSS) Defence Research and Development [...]
  • Defining Open Standards

    Guest Blogger
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    This month the IJIS Factor Blog has Robert Shumate returning as a guest blogger. Read more of Shumate’s blog posts in the eight-part procurement series earlier in the year. While almost everybody agrees on the value of open standards for helping achieve interoperability, there continues to be considerable debate about how best to define [...]
  • Building on the Zeitgeist of Sharing

    Guest Blogger
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    It appears that the sharing of assets has become a primary and quite common strategy for filling our daily living needs. What was once the province of more affluent people who chose to invest in time-sharing vacation homes has now been extended far beyond this lifestyle to everyday actions. It has become evident to many [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 8: Contract Oversight and Management

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    This is the last of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Task Force and offers [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 7: Negotiating a Contractual Agreement with the Selected Supplier

    Guest Blogger
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    This is the seventh of an eight-part series on procurement practices in information technology. This series is authored by Bob Shumate, a Member Emeritus of the IJIS Institute and the chair of the IJIS Institute’s Procurement Innovation Task Force. The material in these articles covers the findings of the Procurement Innovation Advisory Committee and offers [...]
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    The Data Center Journal

  • A Dissenting View on Net Neutrality (Part 3)

    Jeff Clark
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    This article is part 3 of a series looking at the issue of net neutrality as it relates to a free market. Also see part 1 and part 2 of this series. The contentious issue of net neutrality revolves around how Internet service providers (ISPs) treat the data they route through their infrastructure equipment. The previous articles in this series aimed to clarify the issue and present a view on the issue that emphasizes free-market principles rather than the might-makes-right approach that arbitrarily tosses out private-property rights and free business decisions. This part looks at some…
  • Tablet and PC Markets Equalizing?

    Jeff Clark
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    IDC predicts that growth in tablet shipments for 2014 will reach 7.2%–a huge drop from 52.5% in 2013. Meanwhile, PC shipments are forecast to decline just 2.7% in 2014, reports CNet. “Why the slowing growth in tablet shipments? IDC says it’s because consumers aren’t replacing their devices as frequently as expected.” In other words, like the PC market, “good enough” computing and a loss of easy novelty is reducing the incentive for users to upgrade at a fast clip. In the PC market, no longer is a year or two enough to obsolete a premium computer; today, just a few…
  • NSA Cares About Privacy; NSA Says So

    Jeff Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    When it comes to the NSA (or any government agency), you can always take it at its word. And you can rest assured that this voyeuristic organization cares about privacy because it appointed a civil-liberties and privacy director: Rebecca Richards. According to Computerworld, Richards said in a Tumblr Q&A that “the NSA operates under rules that ‘ensure that its activities fall within the parameters of the Constitution.’” In addition, she said, “In the course of our operations, we take great care to protect and safeguard personal privacy.” The article failed to mention whether…
  • SanDisk Helps Accelerate High Energy Physics Research

    Press Release
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the University of Michigan and University of Victoria (CA) are utilizing SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory solutions to fuel their multi-site supercomputing project, which helps them dramatically reduce the server footprint needed to transmit enormous datasets. Working in conjunction with the CERN Laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland, teams of high-energy physicists at each university are using flash memory to push the limits of network technology, transferring approximately 170 petabyte…
  • 5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

    Kirill Storch
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom-line driven. And there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity landscape and industry’s related profitability potential in kind. Some notable advancements, of course, have included assembly lines, telephones, fax machines and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the smartphone—but…
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    Paragon Software Blog

  • Paragon Software zips into 20th Anniversary with special offers on all products!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:35 am
    Great savings on essential software tools now until November 20, 2014! It’s Paragon Software Group’s 20th anniversary and everyone gets deals! The company celebrates its 20th anniversary by giving out a 20% discount on all products, including the latest editions of its flagship tools, Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15and NTFS for Mac 12. The sale starts today and goes [...]
  • Paragon Software releases cost-effective data protection bundle for Windows Server essential customers

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    11 Nov 2014 | 3:24 am
    Backup and Disaster Recovery Leader Addresses SMBs’ Data Protection and Disk Optimization Needs with a Comprehensive Package for Windows 2012 Server Essentials Licenses Paragon Server Essentials Bundle for Windows gives small to midsize business (SMB) customers purchasing a Microsoft Windows 2012 Server Essentials license a cost-effective yet comprehensive solution for protecting the data within their organization. Now [...]
  • New NTFS for Mac 12 provides high-speed access to Windows NTFS drives from OS X

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    First with full support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite! Users of Paragon NTFS for Mac OS X 11 get a free upgrade! NTFS for Mac 12 from Paragon Software Group is the first product to deliver full read and write support for NTFS-formatted drives to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Eliminating boundaries between Mac and Windows operating systems, [...]
  • Paragon Software releases New Hard Disk Manager 15 Suite and Pro editions

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:06 am
    New features include embedded Recovery Media Builder 3.0, file-level backup and restore for virtual containers, agentless protection of Hyper-V guest machines. Windows 10 users get a free update with the release of the new platform. We’re happy to announce the release of Paragon Hard Disk Manager (HDM) 15 Suite and Professional – complete, all-in-one data management [...]
  • Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 for businesses of all sizes protects data and restore objectives in virtual and physical environments

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Unified, scalable protection solution for heterogeneous IT infrastructures now with enhanced performance, a new powerful deduplication mechanism, the most efficient Exchange database backup and recovery, protection of virtual machines hosted by Microsoft Hyper-V, Paragon’s proprietary patent-pending data processing techniques and more! Paragon Software Group releases  Paragon Protect & Restore 3.5 – an advanced backup and disaster [...]
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • Enhanced network logon security

    Chris Bunn
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    When thinking seriously about Windows network security, an absolute must for an organization is to create a well structured security policy. However, regardless of the best intention from management, gaining top to bottom commitment is difficult to the point of being nigh on impossible. Humans are the weakest link Research conducted by IS Decisions found that over 70% of office workers don’t know who to report a security breach to. Fewer than a third knew who to contact within their company if they suspected their computer or another device had been subject to a security breach, such as…
  • Monitor User Activity on Windows Server Network

    Chris Bunn
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Being able to audit and monitor user activity across a Windows Server based Network is key to knowing what is going on in your Windows environment. Monitoring user activity is vital in helping mitigate increasing insider threats, implement CERT best practices and get compliant. However it is important to stress that without enhanced user access controls and restrictions or the ability to filter and alert on specific access events, the monitoring has limited use. This post outlines how UserLock 8 (a unique enterprise solution) can provide organizations with the controls, insight and response…
  • Strengthen your Windows network password security and stop blaming the users

    Chris Bunn
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    The problem with the password is not the password, it’s more the human use of passwords is flawed. We pick simple ones, we forget complex ones, we share them with our colleagues or our boss, or anyone else that appears to have an air of authority. IS Decisions research has shown that as many as 23% of desk-based workers in the US and the UK have shared their work-related password with one or more colleagues. But this is not the end of the world. We have a lot of work we can do with the password to make it stronger. Passwords are just a single security measure and no security measure is…
  • Why Monitoring Shared Folder Access is so vital for this Law Enforcement Division in Court

    Chris Bunn
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    A division from a well-known government law enforcement agency needed to better track the usage of sensitive files presented in the prosecution of major criminals. The division deals with high profile cases such as murder, fraud and serial sexual assaults, serving over 1,000 employees including civilian members and police officers. Their work supports major investigations by efficiently processing, organizing, indexing, and ultimately disclosing to the courts, large quantities of information derived from investigations. Databases currently hold some 600 sensitive files that include evidence,…
  • Protecting Outlook Web Access and ActiveSync on Exchange with UserLock

    Jean-Noël Haas
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    To meet the demands of a remote and mobile workforce, today most companies offer employees access to their company mailbox from outside the office. This is most likely accomplished by either using Outlook Web Access (OWA) with a web browser or by using their phone with an ActiveSync mail client. Because these two common ways to access an Exchange mailbox are both based on the Microsoft web server IIS (Internet information Services), organizations can use the IIS agent introduced with UserLock 6.0 to protect these IIS sessions and help control access to company email outside of the office.
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    MarkjOwen's Blog

  • Six models of Organisation

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm
    The following is sourced from Imaginization: (An excerpt from Imaginization: The Art of Creative Management ) Model 1 is the classical bureaucracy, carefully blueprinted into functional departments, run from the top by the chief executive through various structures, rules, regulations, … Continue reading →
  • A insightful observation on communicating with technology, or “What’s better than texting”?

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Text-speak came into existence in December 1992.  It was a quick way of typing SMS messages on mobile phones, back in the days when it was slow and laborious, having to bash away at the keypad with your thumbs. Thanks to … Continue reading →
  • How to Explain Big Data to your Grandmother

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Solink recently published an infographic with the title “How to Explain Big Data to your Grandmother“. It was put together for The Grandma prize, at Montreal’s Internatonal Startup Festival. To claim this prize, you have to break your idea down to … Continue reading →
  • 8 tips from Paul Newman on being a Business Analyst

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Paul Newman, – actor, film director, entrepreneur, professional racing driver, auto racing team owner, and auto racing enthusiast, and … Business Analyst guru. What?!! BA Guru?  Yep…draw closer and I’ll tell you why… Paul Newman was president of “The Actor’s … Continue reading →
  • Simple advice – How to Make Ugly Slides Beautiful

    2 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    This slidedeck presents some fantastic tips on turning slides from dull to wow. I really like this one. Related articles The 10 Best Social Media SlideShare Presentations of 2014 20 Inspiring SlideShare Presentations Every Marketer Should See How to Strategically … Continue reading →
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • Happy Thanksgiving — Take The Week Off!

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Image Credit Here's Hoping That This Week Is Special For Everyone Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., you know that this week is all about family, turkey, and of course football. I’m not sure what it is about turkey that always seems to make everyone fall asleep, but I’m hoping that when I wake up this year the global recession will be but a distant memory, gas will be under $3.00 / gallon, and just maybe the world…
  • How CIOs Can Get Travel Expenses Under Control

    19 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    CIOs can end up spending a lot of their limited budget on travelImage Credit As the person with the CIO job one of your greatest challenges is to find ways to keep your department’s spending under control on top of the everyday challenge of letting the rest of the company know about the importance of information technology. One of the biggest drains on your budget can be travel expenses. What you need to do is to find a way to keep your travel expenses under control without appearing to come across as an overbearing boss. The Problems With Micromanagement Let’s face it, expense…
  • How Can CIOs Command The Room During A Speech?

    12 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    It’s not enough to just give a speech, you have to command the room Image Credit One of the joys (?) of being the person with the CIO job is that you often get asked to make speeches where you can talk about the importance of information technology. Everyone thinks that you know what is going to happen in the future and they are hoping that if they can get you to deliver a speech, you just might let a hint of the future slip out. These are great career opportunities; however, in order to make the most of them you need to know how to command the room during your speech. It’s All…
  • 3 Tips For CIOs To Become Better Negotiators

    5 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Negotiating is how CIOs can get what they want Image Credit It’s interesting to realize just how important the skill of negotiating is to CIOs. Sure, we all know about the importance of information technology , but when you think about it, we spend a great deal of our time negotiating no matter if it is with vendors, other departments, or even members of our IT team. Since we do so much of this, we should always be looking for ways to get better at it… 3 Ways To Become A Better Negotiators First off, when we dive into a negotiation be it with a vendor or with someone who works for…
  • How CIOs Deal With Mobile Disruption

    29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mobile disruptions can happen at any timeImage Credit As CIO, because of the importance of information technology, you need to get ready to deal with the disruptions that that arrival of even more mobile technology is going to create. The customers that your company serves are going to expect to be able to interact with the company using their mobile phones more and more. Will you be ready? This Changes Everything One of the biggest impacts that the arrival of new mobile technology is having is that how various groups communicate is being fundamentally altered. As the person in the CIO…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • Analytics Stories: A Banking Case Study

    Myles Suer
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    As I have shared within other post within this series, businesses are using analytics to improve their internal and external facing business processes and to strengthen their “right to win” within the markets that they operate. In banking, the right … Continue reading »
  • Digital Strategy and Architecture

    Roger Nolan
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    The subject of digital strategy came up at an MIT CISR conference I attended earlier this month.  To organizations that were founded and built on a digital foundation (such as Google, Amazon, HubSpot) this is nothing new, but to the majority of … Continue reading »
  • IDC Life Sciences and Ponemon Research Highlights Need for New Security Measures

    Julie Lockner
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    The Healthcare and Life Sciences industry has demonstrated its ability to take advantage of data to fuel research, explore new ways to cure life threatening diseases, and save lives.  With the adoption of technology innovation especially in the mobile technology … Continue reading »
  • Is Thanksgiving the Most Data-Driven Holiday?

    Cheyanne Ritz
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie… and lots and lots of data on the side. Thanksgiving has to be the most data-driven holiday we have. After Black Friday, we will see a slew of reports and headlines describing how the retail … Continue reading »
  • Optimizing Supply Chain with Data Governance

    Michelle Blackmer
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Last week I met with a customer who recently completed a few data fueled supply chain projects. Informatica data integration and master data management are part of the solution architecture. I’m not going to name the client at this early … Continue reading »
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    Wikibon Blog

  • Breaking Down the Hortonworks S-1

    Jeff Kelly
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Hortonworks plans to go public in 2015 and its S-1 filing, revealed to the world yesterday, says a lot about the state of the Hadoop market generally and, obviously, Hortonworks specifically. First, a mea culpa. In Wikibon’s latest Big Data market forecast, my colleagues and I provided our estimate for Hortonworks’ 2013 revenue (along with revenue estimates of all the other players in the market … more on that in a moment.) Well, we overshot the mark. We estimated Hortonworks did $55 million in revenue in calendar year 2013. In reality, according to the S-1, Hortonworks did closer to…
  • Industry Vet Rich Napolitano Joins SDN Startup Plexxi as CEO

    David Vellante
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Software defined networking specialist Plexxi just named industry veteran Rich Napolitano as its CEO. Napolitano left EMC after heading its midrange storage business for the better part of a decade. Napolitano has built a reputation as a strong leader at both large companies (DEC, Sun, EMC) and smaller firms (Pirus Networks, Data Kinesis, Bluepoint). At heart Napolitano is a startup guy who has both engineering and management chops. He’s experienced, smart, technical, likable, humble with a giant network of contacts. He’s perfect for Plexxi, a New Hampshire based networking company with a…
  • Dell World 2014: No to Wall St, Yes to Cash

    David Vellante
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Co-authored by Stuart Miniman This week, Dell held its annual customer conference in Austin, TX. Official attendee numbers were not divulged but by our estimates between 4,000 – 5,000 customers and partners were on hand including a large Dell contingent. This is the third of four Dell World’s we’ve attended and there’s always a strong lineup  of outside luminaries speaking at the conference. This year’s speaker juice was dialed back a bit and focused more on Dell (previous years included big names like Bill Clinton and Elon Musk); but still included thought leaders like…
  • #BigDataNYC and Wikibon Capital Markets Day is Almost Here

    Jeff Kelly
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    The biggest week of the Big Data calendar is here. Kicking off tomorrow #theCUBE is live at #BigDataNYC 2014 for two days of continuous coverage. We’ll be interviewing Big Data practitioners, thought-leaders and technologies live from the Hilton Times Square in New York City. Watch live coverage at On Thursday (10/16) afternoon, tune in to catch my presentation to capital markets professionals on the state of Big Data in the enterprise, the implications for IT heavyweights (Oracle, SAP, Teradata, etc.) and what savvy investors need to consider when placing their…
  • HP Invests in Hortonworks to Jumpstart its Transformation

    Jeff Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    HP and Hortonworks deepened their relationship last week, and the deal says a lot more about the former than it does the latter. The news is that HP is investing $50 million in Hortonworks for about a 5% ownership stake in the company (Hortonworks’ Series D valuation is estimated at $1.1 billion) and a seat on Hortonworks’ board. HP will resell the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and provide Tier 1 support to customers. The two companies will also work together to certify the HP Vertica analytic database on YARN. For Hortonworks, the investment and partnership is in keeping with its…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • Sony’s security nightmare appears to be a case of ransom

    David King
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    For two straight days, IT experts have scrambled to undo a massive cyberattack that has locked employees of Sony Pictures out of their work computers. It appears the machines are being held ransom – though little is known about how or who’s doing it.  The news first leaked on Monday, Nov. 24, that users at Sony were unable to access their computers to do any work. A leaked photo showed the following message: “Hacked By #GOP Warning: We’ve already warned you, and this is just a beginning. We continue till our request be met. We’ve obtained all your internal data,…
  • 10 must-have skills for IT pros: And where to find them

    David King
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Good help might be hard to find these days. But finding good candidates with the right skills can seem downright impossible.  ComputerWorld’s annual IT forecasting survey for 2015 found that ten positions will be in high demand. The Top 10 are:   program and application development project management help desk and technical support security and compliance governance web development database administration business intelligence and analytics mobile applications and device management networking, and big data. Most of these areas are well-established as valuable positions, and that…
  • 3 things every IT security training session needs

    David King
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:56 am
    Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online.  Here are three things every training session needs in order to be effective – whether it’s conducted in-house, by an outside vendor or online. 1. An interactive component Reciting rules or flipping through PowerPoint slides doesn’t lead to good security behavior. Users need to actually have hands-on experience during their training sessions and the ability to interact with the trainer or…
  • 3 phishing attacks to watch out for

    David King
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    The reason phishing attacks remain popular is they’re extremely effective. The best ones can go nearly undetected and can cause devastating damage to companies. Here are three active attacks you’ll want to keep an eye on – and make sure your users are aware of.  Phishing attack 1: Holiday shopping The biggest IT problem with the holiday season used to be users wasting time at work shopping online. But today the threat is much greater than that. Hackers are taking advantage of the popularity of online shopping this time of year. They’re sending out emails disguised as…
  • Isn’t The Cloud Already Secure?

    19 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Successful innovations invariably reach a transitional point at which the general population stops viewing them as shiny toys and realizes these advances are valuable assets. Eventually, like email, it becomes a tool that society can’t live without. The adoption of the cloud, however, hasn’t been as rapid as experts predicted. Find out who’s really responsible for these cloud apps, and the benefits of having a vendor that can protect your corporate data. Click here to learn more! The post Isn’t The Cloud Already Secure? appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 (more) big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2015

    Joe Stangarone
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Summary: As business technology goes through a fundamental shift, the role of the CIO is changing. In the coming years, CIOs will face new challenges and take on new roles. The most successful CIOs are those that recognize and adapt to these changes. In this second part of our 2-part article, we explore 5 more challenges that CIOs must face in the near future. Business technology is undergoing a major shift. Mobile continues to grow. The cloud is gaining steam in the business world. Data is growing by leaps and bounds. Thanks to all of these trends, the role of the IT department is changing.
  • 7 technologies businesses should be thankful for

    Joe Stangarone
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Summary: As we approach another Thanksgiving, let’s take a look at a common question from a business angle. What is your business thankful for this year? In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’ve come up with a list of 7 technologies that we’re thankful for. Can you add anything to the list? As another Thanksgiving rolls around, let’s take a step back and examine a few things to be thankful for…with a twist. Seeing as this blog focuses on business technology, let me ask you a question: What is your business thankful for? What technologies make your life easier, and help…
  • 6 development mistakes that will kill a mobile app

    Joe Stangarone
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: As more businesses create their own mobile apps (or mobile web apps), they’re entering uncharted territory. They aren’t prepared for the changes that mobile development requires–a problem that leads to costly mistakes. Learn about some of the most common mistakes, and how to avoid them. Mobile is the future. As Gartner mentions in a recent report, “The digital enterprise is increasingly a mobile enterprise. The future of enterprise applications, both for enterprise workers and consumers, is mobility.” photo credit: JESHOOTS via pixabay ccThe rise of mobile…
  • The better alternative to expensive ERP upgrades

    Joe Stangarone
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Summary: Are you tied to an aging enterprise system (like an ERP)? Would you like to extend your existing enterprise system with custom reporting, budgeting, mobile apps, and more? Learn how to bring modern features to your existing system, without the time and expense of replacing that system. If you’re running on an older enterprise system (like an ERP), what are your options? Sure, you could upgrade the system, but that’s a huge, expensive project. The cost to acquire, implement, and customize a new ERP package ranges from a quarter of a million dollars to hundreds of millions of…
  • Weekly Recap: Why your business needs a mobile app, how to go from analytics to outcomes, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn a few reasons why mobile apps aren’t just for the big businesses, how the cloud levels the playing field for small companies, a few ways to get more out of your data, and more. 7 reasons why your business needs a mobile app If you think that mobile apps are solely for big name brands, you are wrong. Learn why small and midsize businesses are following the mobile trend, and the advantages that mobile will give your business. Why small businesses should adopt the cloud In the past, small business were at a disadvantage when competing…
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    Information Space

  • Professor’s First Pitch Turns Into Homerun for Syracuse Homeless

    Amanda Quick
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Marcene Sonneborn, an assistant professor of practice at the iSchool, probably wasn’t sure what to expect when she pitched her idea at a local civic hackathon called #HungerHack. However, her idea quickly resonated with the crowd, and now she’s taking the steps to turn a weekend project into a full-blown initiative. Marcene Sonneborn “My idea was a product that Pathway to Work could adopt as a way to create jobs for homeless women,” says Sonneborn. Along with Sonneborn, the team includes Maria Sweeney, who originally came up with the idea for Pathway to Work, and who also serves as a…
  • Spotify meets Uber: A Seamless Integration of Taxi and Tunes

    Megan Minier
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Friday marked the official rollout of the recent collaboration between the popular commercial music service Spotify and the startup-turned-global car ride service Uber. There are few downsides to this smart and conveniently timed partnership as it bodes well for both businesses in light of recent negative headlines on both ends. Controlling music via the Spotify app. Image via You mean I can listen to Spotify during my Uber taxi ride? Yes! It’s just as easy and cool as it sounds. Upon opening the Uber app, users are now prompted with a message asking them to set up their…
  • Data Roundup: How data is invading your Thanksgiving table and more

    Sam Edelstein
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Data is everywhere, even on your Thanksgiving table. Yves de Montcheuil details in Infoworld all the different ways that data plays a role during Thanksgiving. From making crop growth more efficient, to finding the perfect recipe, to analyzing just how many calories you consumed, to how the football teams use data to win the game, even if you are forced to put your phone away during dinner, data is still impacting your experience.  Small Data Big Data is a buzz phrase that gets a lot of attention. But how does small data play an important part in design and decision making? Matt Gallivan…
  • Hype Versus Reality: Lessons from Working with Big Data

    Ehsan Sabaghian
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Big Data is everywhere. It’s a buzzphrase in academia, in industry, and at the frontiers of technological and business innovation. IT leaders such as IBM, Oracle and Cisco, as well as many startups, have invested in big data initiatives. In academia, there are new programs and courses on data science and related topics, including the iSchool’s data science program. There currently is plenty of discussion on how big data will revolutionize business, science and technology, but less so about the practical and real issues on acquiring, processing and analyzing big data. So how big is “big…
  • Computer Engineer Barbie: From A Female IT Student’s View

    Hikari Matsuo
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Complete with an anatomically impossible figure, an impressive resumé to topple any industry professional, and a set standard of beauty, Barbie has properly established an impractical role for young girls to fill. Nonetheless, it can be almost safely assumed that most girls have had at least one Barbie doll in their life; a Barbie with many talents, many careers, and many outfits to match. As Barbie portrays her vast assets, Mattel and Random House hope to empower young girls to achieve their unique goals, simply because they can. Unfortunately, intentions sometimes do not properly or…
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  • Mobilink Provides Free Access to Twitter to Encourage Use of Live, Public Social Networking in Pakistan

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    Mobilink has entered into a partnership with Twitter, which is the world’s leading platform for live public, conversations, to accelerate Internet usage in Pakistan and enable users to share ideas & information instantly. The partnership will allow Mobilink customers to use the innovative portfolio of Twitter’s mobile services, including Twitter SMS and Twitter Access. As […]
  • EatOye wins P@SHA ICT 2014 Award in Hospitality and Tourism Category

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    EatOye the leading Pakistani food ordering platform,was announced as the winner company in Pakistan for the year 2014 – PASHA ICT Awards, Hospitality and Tourism category. EatOye, honored as Pakistan’s shining star in the hospitality community, the competition was headed up by P@SHA. P@SHA and a panel of renowned industry analysts, journalists, academics, and experts combed […]
  • The Five Most Promising Start Up Cities in Emerging Markets

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:20 pm
    When asked to name the world’s startup capitals, people normally think of Silicon Valley, London or New York. But with innovation on the march globally, the emerging markets have strong potential to become the next hotspots for entrepreneurs. According to World Bank data, there are now more than 90 tech hubs across Africa. Regions such […]
  • Top Five Fuel Saving Cars in Pakistan

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    As the prices of fuel keep hiking- people look for fuel efficient cars that deliver quality at lower prices. We thus decided to line up cars based on their fuel mileage only. Here is the list of top 5 fuel saving cars that Carmudi has shortlisted according to their mileage: Chevrolet Spark EV- 48 km/l: […]
  • Ufone Launches UStory Land Service for Kids

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Ufone has launched UStory Land service for kids. Ufone places importance on awareness through education, hence it introduced a creative spin on educating through the age old art of storytelling. To discover the fun of myths and folklores, entice imagination and enter the magical realm, UStory Lands is very useful service for kids. These stories are available […]
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    Complete IT Professional

  • 11 Ways to Save Time as a Programmer

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Is your day as a programmer always busy? Do you find that you never have enough time for things at work? There are a few things that you can do to save time as a programmer.Use the Windows Startup FolderOne of the most helpful things that I’ve done to get more time in my day is to use the start up folder in Windows.If you’ve never heard of it, let me explain. It’s a folder on the start menu called Startup. You can add shortcuts into this folder, and every time your computer starts up, they automatically run.I’ve found this to be a big time saver, especially in the…
  • 4 Ways To Improve Your PHP Developer Salary

    17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you’re a PHP developer, then this article will be useful to you. I’ve researched the average PHP developer salary and included a few tips for you to earn more than the average.What is the Average PHP Developer Salary?This article is a part of my salary improvement series, which has covered a few roles already. I’ve gotten some of the data from Payscale and performed my own analysis on it, giving you some actionable advice on how you can improve it.So, let’s start with the figures.The average PHP developer salary in the US as of November 2014 is $57,042.Let’s…
  • 6 Steps For How to Become a Software Architect

    10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming a software architect? It might seem like it’s a long way off, but I’ve listed out the steps in this article.What Is A Software Architect?First of all, let’s start with the definition of a software architect. In other posts that I’ve written which are similar to this, I’ve found it useful to start off with the definition.According to Wikipedia:A software architect is a computer programmer or expert who makes high-level design choices and dictates technical standards, including software coding standards, tools, and platforms.So, as…
  • The Complete Guide to the Oracle Database SQL Expert Certification

    3 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    This article explains all you need to know about the Oracle Database SQL Expert certification, which is also referred to as 1Z0-147.What Is The Oracle Database SQL Expert Certification?This certification is a popular SQL certification offered by Oracle and widely recognised by the IT industry. Learning SQL and being highly skilled with it is a great advantage for a software developer, as it adds another valuable skill to the list of things that you’re capable of doing. Knowledge of SQL allows you to run queries and understand the queries that others have written.The Oracle Database SQL…
  • 5 Ways To Improve Your Software Developer Salary

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Software development is a popular career choice for those in the IT industry. If you’re a software developer, learn a few ways on how you can improve your salary in this article.This article is a part of my salary improvement series, which has covered a few roles already. I’ve gotten some of the data from Payscale and performed my own analysis on it, giving you some actionable advice on how you can improve it. What Is The Average Software Developer Salary?So, let’s start with the figures.The average software developer salary in the US as of October 2014 is…
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  • What is the Best Web Hosting Service for a Small Business?

    The IT Bros Team
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Recent research has shown that online sales and marketing are at an all time high. A rising number of customers prefer to get information on their desired products before purchase and the easiest source are mobile devices. Businesses that don’t move at least part of their marketing efforts online are expected to lag behind in popularity and sales in the next few years. Any business, new or old, that wishes to increase its brand awareness and attract more customers, should think about creating an online presence, whether that is in the form of an e-shop, a website or a business e-mail. Since…
  • Easy Way to Reduce Eye Strain While Using Your Computer

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    If you’re like me you probably stay up late at night working (or playing) away on the computer. The later and darker it gets the brighter your monitor can seem and this can put a strain on your eyes. Not to mention that it keeps you awake longer when you’ve basically got a lamp shining into your eyes. Here’s a simple way to reduce eye strain. I use a program called f.lux which basically gradually reduces the brightness of your monitor as the day progresses. The program is completely free which is a huge bonus Step 1 Download f.lux here and install. Step 2 Launch f.lux and…
  • Outsourcing Your Software Development Needs – Make Outsourcing Work

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As a start-up owner you have to keep your overheads competitively low to weather periods of slow growth and provide your client base with competitively priced products/services whilst enjoying a reasonable standard of living. To keep overheads low whilst accessing top talent, outsourcing is likely to be the best way to have your start-up’s software development needs met; however, as you’ve probably come to realise, opinions are divided as to what’s the best option for start-ups – in-house developers or software development agencies? To give you an idea, here are a few of the commonly…
  • The Cheapest Stock Photo Site (My DepositPhotos Review)

    The IT Bros Team
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:51 pm
    I run various websites and online businesses and am constantly in need of stock photos. I’ve looked around everywhere for the cheapest stock photo site and now I get the majority of my stock photos from The images start at $1 for the smallest ones (usually sufficient for my needs) and they have generous monthly subscription plans if you need a lot of images frequently. Most other sites seem to have much higher fees on both a per image and subscription basis. I recently got a daily subscription plan and have been very happy. I can download 10 images / day of any…
  • Remove U2 “Songs of Innocence” Album From iPhone

    The IT Bros Team
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    These are the official instructions from Apple on removing the U2 album “Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes library: 1. Go to 2. Click Remove Album to confirm you’d like to remove the album from your account. 3. Sign in with the Apple ID and password you use to buy from the iTunes Store. 4. You’ll see a confirmation message that the album has been removed from your account. If you downloaded the songs to iTunes on your Mac or PC or to the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll need to delete them manually. Source:…
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  • Social Business Is at the Center of the Enterprise

    26 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Social business is rapidly moving into the mainstream of the enterprise, and the IT organization must play a key role in creating an effective strategy.
  • What Makes Workers Happy?

    26 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    A recent survey of American employees focuses on various workplace design preferences, as well as general sentiments about commuting and other work-life topics.
  • IT Security: It's All About Damage Control

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:15 am
    Trying to keep the bad guys out of your corporate network isn't even the primary goal any more. Instead, it's preventing them from getting what they really want.
  • Public Cloud Migrations Cause IT Headaches

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    In the cloud, IT is supposed to oversee infrastructure in an automated environment, but the majority of tech departments are struggling with the transition.
  • There's No Escaping Transparency

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    The Internet introduces an unprecedented level of transparency. Journalists, bloggers and experts ensure that just about everything winds up under a microscope.
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  • G2 Crowd Announces Fall 2014 Rankings of the Best Marketing Automation platforms

    Daniel Honigman
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Five platforms earn Leader status while HubSpot tops overall satisfaction rankings in crowdsourced report based on thousands of user reviews CHICAGO – November 20, 2014 – The updated Grid℠ report for marketing automation software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 20 products to help software buyers in their selections. The Fall 2014 report is based on more than 2,200 reviews and ratings from marketing and other business professionals, including more than 1,400 new reviews since the Spring 2014 report. The inaugural Grid℠  report for marketing…
  • Ben Donkor: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #10

    Daniel Honigman
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Ben Donkor, the focus of our latest G2 Crowd Member Q&A, comes to us from across the pond. The London, UK resident is a web analyst at a major telecom, and a blogger in his spare time. To be considered for future Q&As, start by posting a few software reviews on the site, and then email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com if you’re interested in participating. Read the Q&A with Ben – and about some of his favorite platforms – after the jump. Name: Ben Donkor Current hometown: London, United Kingdom Position/Company: Social Media & Web Analyst at British Telecom, blogger…
  • Top 5 Solutions14 Exhibitor Products, listed by user Satisfaction

    Daniel Honigman
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    When we published our first GridScape last month for the Dreamforce conference, we had only an inkling of an idea of the usefulness that a guide for conference vendors, ranked by customer satisfaction, would provide attendees. This time, our GridScape covers vendors and sponsors of the Solutions14 Conference, hosted by The Sleeter Group. We plugged the nearly 100 sponsors – and their products – into a single Grid. Below is the result of data from more than 500 reviews. Find out More on G2 Crowd     As of publication, here are the top five vendors at Solutions14, ranked…
  • Barbara Rozgonyi: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #9

    Daniel Honigman
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Barbara Rozgonyi, principal at CoryWest Media and founder of Social Media Club Chicago, is the subject of our latest G2 Crowd Member Q&A. An award-winning speaker and consultant, social marketer and PR pro, the Glen Ellyn, Ill. resident has recently shifted her attention to the event marketing space. Visit Barbara’s top 50 PR blog, for more event marketing ideas like this. To be considered for an upcoming Q&A, just post a few business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com if you’re interested in participating! Read our interview with…
  • Evan Dunn: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #8

    Daniel Honigman
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    The subject of our latest G2 Crowd Member Q&A comes to us from the Pacific Northwest. Evan Dunn is a Seattle-based social and content strategist at OneAccord Digital, as well as an active reviewer on G2 Crowd. To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about a few business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the Q&A process started. Read our interview with Evan after the jump. Name: Evan Dunn Hometown: Seattle, Wash. Position/Company: Social and Content Strategist at OneAccord Digital Twitter handle: @marketer_social…
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  • The U.S. Healthcare Industry Has a Serious Data Breach Problem

    Paula Skokowski
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Blog Image:  A recent article in Fortune Magazine paints a bleak picture of the state of data security among U.S. healthcare organizations (HCOs):In 2013, the health care industry experienced more data breaches than it ever had before, accounting for 44% of all breaches, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. It was the first time that the healthcare industry surpassed all others, and stood in stark contrast to the financial services industry, which represented just 3.7% of the total.Identity theft is so pervasive in the healthcare industry that, according to a 2013 ID Experts…
  • Keeping Data Safe in a World of Insecurity

    Yorgen Edholm
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    Blog Image:  All businesses run on data, whether it's retail transactions, technology solution product specifications, or patient information in a hospital. Its what makes organizations in all industries run, and its one of the most valuable assets of any company.Unfortunately, the security of data is getting less and less sure, as recent security breaches such as the iCloud scandal of stolen celebrity photos or the phishing scheme that exploited Dropbox to steal user credentials illustrate. In a world where inadvertent leaks and malicious data hacks are compromising millions of files…
  • From BYOD to WYOD: Get Ahead of Wearable Device Security

    Paula Skokowski
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:54 am
    Blog Image:  Wearable technology is the new “it” thing. From FitBit, to Google Glass, to Samsung Galaxy Gear, and now the Apple iWatch, users are literally arming themselves with the latest gadgets. This is particularly true among early adopters who are counting the days until the release of the Apple iWatch.While early adopters used to represent only a small number of technology trendsetters, a 2014 study found that of individuals aged 18 to 44, 56% say they have been the first among their friends, colleagues or family members to try a new product or service. With…
  • Best Practices for Remote Wipe on Mobile Devices

    Vidhya Ranganathan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Blog Image:  Remote wipe has become a fact of life for enterprise IT as more organizations adopt Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and as more employees acquire a wide variety of smartphones and tablets. Mobile device management company Fiberlink Communications Corp. reported that it wiped 51,000 devices in the second half of 2013, and 81,000 devices in the first half of 2014, according to the Wall Street JournalThere are several reasons why an enterprise might want to remote wipe the contents of a mobile device, especially if that mobile device is known to be storing confidential…
  • The Home Depot Breach: What’s at Stake?

    Vidhya Ranganathan
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Blog Image:  Retailers love to earn the number one spot for holiday sales or profit margins, but lately some big names are holding a leading role that is considerably less desirable. Home Depot recently took the number one spot for the biggest data breach in retailing history when an estimated 56 million customer credit cards were compromised. The advancements of cyberhackers means that all retailers are at risk of a digital attack on their POS systems, and the likelihood of another attack being announced in the near future is high. The true fallout from this attack remains to be seen,…
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    Marketplace News

  • An Aggregated, Multi-Cloud Strategy: A New Approach to Accelerating Cloud Application Delivery and Enhancing User Experience

    Ilissa Miller
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    iMiller Public Relations recently sat down with Global Capacity’s Chief Revenue Officer, Ben Edmond, to discuss how and why cloud and network are necessarily intertwined within today’s marketplace.  Here are his thoughts: iMPR: From your perspective, what is the overall cloud outlook for 2014 and beyond? BE: The cloud marketplace continues to explode, with deployment growing over 32 percent last year alone. By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services is expected to surpass $180 billion. We’re also seeing a fundamental shift in where business applications are sitting, moving from…
  • Maximizing Your Ethernet Footprint Requires Multiple Access Technologies

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    No single network has the reach to provide connectivity everywhere. To make up for the inevitable gaps in coverage, Service Providers need to take full advantage of the wide range of technologies available to connect customer locations.  Ethernet over Fiber is quickly becoming the preferred service of enterprises for reliability and scalability. The challenge is that, right now little over 40 percent of commercial buildings in the US are covered by fiber. Therefore, using other access technologies is the best option to get connected.
  • What’s the Value of a Network Marketplace for a Multi-city Enterprise?

    Ben Edmond
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Whether it’s a branch office a few towns over or a connection thousands of miles away, expansion is the ultimate goal in business. Companies are constantly striving for geographical growth, which is often easier said than done; finding seamless, affordable and reliable connectivity to support multiple locations and business applications—regardless of location—can be a challenge. Network marketplaces, such as Global Capacity’s One Marketplace, offer businesses the ability to connect locations without worrying about qualifying, contracting and managing multiple carriers. If you are an…
  • Global Capacity Connects Mile High Tech Market

    Ben Edmond
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Denver is known as the Mile High City, as it rests about 5,000 feet above sea level; the technology market in the Rocky Mountain metropolis, however, seems to be rising even higher than that.
  • Back to School for Marketplaces and Simple Connectivity, Part Two

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Last week, we offered a little refresher course—in honor of the beginning of the school year—on the marketplace model.  Simply put, a marketplace disrupts “business as usual” offloading transactional processes done by people to simplify the connection of buyers and sellers and delivering services.  This week’s part two segment covers the ABCs of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace and how this award winning marketplace of networks addresses the inherent challenge of simplifying the buying of network connectivity services. 
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  • Wizards are also for, well, wizards

    Marten Terpstra
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I always enjoy reading the IPspace blog and as Ivan has stated about our blog, I don’t always agree with his opinion, but they are informative and cover just about everything networking. So this may come as a surprise, but in response to his “Do we have too many knobs” post from about a week ago I have one simple response: “Amen”. Networking is unnecessarily complicated. We have written several blogs on this topic and related items. I used to run the sustaining organization for all data products at my previous company and when you do the analysis of the customer reported issues that…
  • The Coming App-ocalypse – are we seeing Dot-Com 2.0?

    Mat Mathews
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Bubble 2.0? I recently received a note from a colleague from ZeroHedge ( that was officially calling the beginning of the bubble bursting based on the untimely (or timely depending on your perspective) demise of the startup Fab. I had never heard of Fab, but according to ZeroHedge, Fab “started out as a dating site for the gay community and then relaunched as a flash sale site for home decor – raised $150 million just over a year ago (at a $1 billion valuation), but as TechCrunch reports today,…
  • PlexxiPulse— Plenty To Be Thankful For At Plexxi

    Mat Mathews
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    As many of you know, it’s been a busy month here at Plexxi. It’s hard to believe that November is coming to a close and that Thanksgiving is next week. We have a lot to be thankful for this year, particularly our new CEO Rich Napolitano and for the support of our skilled and dynamic team members – both new and old. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday! In this week’s PlexxiTube of the week, our own Dan Backman explains how Plexxi’s datacenter transport fabric can be used in a datacenter or on campus. Check out what we’ve been up to over the past few weeks on…
  • Maturity and Evolution of SDN

    Marten Terpstra
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    A few weeks ago I read this article from Craig Matsumoto on SDN Central. At first I read it with a bit of a smile, but for some reason it has actually started to bother me a little. In this article, Craig summarizes a talk by Scott Shenker about SDN and a proposal for an SDNv2 that would fix the things that are wrong with SDNv1. In a way this represents what is wrong with our industry. We create a new version or create a new name for a concept that is not particularly well defined to begin with, and in many interpretations is far broader than is assumed in the pre-fixed version. Many folks…
  • IT’s march towards mass customization

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    [Unbeknownst to me, Matt Oswalt (@mierden on Twitter) posted a thematically similar post a few days before me. While I did not see that post, it seems disingenuous not to reference it, so please read his thoughts here:] IT is constantly evolving, from mainframes to disaggregated components to an integrated set of infrastructure elements working in support of applications. But that description is more about how individual infrastructure is packaged and less about the role that these solutions play. There is a more subtle but perhaps…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • The Web is Getting Slower and What Else is New?

    Goran Čandrlić
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    The Web is Getting Slower – the Why’s and the How’s Despite the technological advancement and a breakthrough in CDN the Internet is getting slower. The main 2 reasons are: The Internet architecture is complicated, outdated & ever expanding With mobile, the Internet is used in radically different ways today Image source Internet is crucial for companies nowadays, but firms fail at application performance optimization, and for 4 main reasons: Digital experience delivery is complex Physically getting content to end-users is complicated. There are both front-end and back-end…
  • Real User Monitoring (RUM) vs Synthetic Tests

    Goran Čandrlić
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    Real User Monitoring (RUM) is a great improvement for business’ understanding of application performance. The data gathered shows the full timing, based on real pages being loaded, from real browsers, in real locations around the world. The technology applies to desktop, mobile, and tablet browsers equally well. The biggest advantage of measuring actual data is that there’s no need to pre-define the important use cases. As each user goes through the application, RUM captures everything, so no matter what pages they see, there will be performance data available, making it practical for…
  • Google Cloud Joins Level3, Top 5 Mistakes for Cloud Computing, Storage Solution Overview and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Google Cloud Joins the Level 3 Cloud Connect Ecosystem Level 3 Communications, the provider of communications and networking solutions, announced that Google Cloud Platform has become the latest member to join the Level 3 Cloud Connect ecosystem. The Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) provides enterprise-grade connections to Google’s network edge by making use of multiple network service providers including Level 3. The interconnection into Level 3’s Cloud Connect will improve security since the Level 3’s private network is physically isolated from the Internet, while improving the…
  • Incapsulas’ New Datacenter in Sweden, Cost of Cheap Hosting, Cloud Apps Delivery and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    New Datacenter Goes Live in Stockholm, Sweden Incapsula announced the activation of their latest datacenter in Stockholm, Sweden—located in the lucrative Telecity STO1 facility. With the new point-of-presence (PoP), the portfolio of connectivity routes has been expanded for a better performance in the Nordic region, Baltic countries and Eastern Europe. The new multi-10Gbps datacenter also augments Incapsula’s resilience against volumetric DDoS attacks, pushing its worldwide network capacity even closer to the 1Tbps mark. Other than Stocholm, these are the other Incapsula’s…
  • Akamai Edge14 Report, StreamZillas’ new CDN, VCL for Drupal & Fastly and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    2014 Akamai Edge Conference Report Akamai Edge is the premier event for Internet innovators, tech professionals and online business pioneers who together are forging a Faster Forward World. GlobalDots attended the 2014 Akamai Edge Conference, spanning from October 6th (pre-conference) to October 10th.   The conference included a showcase of Akamai’s new products and solutions. CEO of Akamai, Dr. Tom Leighton the opened the event, focusing on the IoT, calling it a hyper-connected world. Followed up by inspiring presentation of Red Bulls Media House CTO Andreas Gall, the conference…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • [eBook] Secure Your Windows Network Logon

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you haven't seen it yet, we've written a new eBook called “AuthAnvil Two-Factor Auth: Secure Your Windows Network Logon ". It provides an overview of how to secure your Windows Network Logon using our Windows Logon Credential Provider.  Here’s a sample of what to expect from the eBook:
  • Embrace cloud-based infrastructure for what is, look past the hype.

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whenever some sort of new technology becomes mainstream, the hype surrounding it becomes unbearable. To truly understand these new tools, you have to look past the hype and see what is actually being offered. Fortunately, tech hype progresses in an easily monitored cycle.
  • [Infographic] 4 Common Attack Vectors and their Effectiveness Against Cloud-based Systems

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    To download the full pdf of the infographic, just click the image above. In this infographic, we take an in-depth look at the comparative risks of four common attack vectors against in-house and cloud based infrastructure.
  • Today is World Kindness Day! Get SSO for your employees!

    13 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today is World Kindness Day! Why not be kind to your employees and make their jobs easier? It’s not hard, and in fact doing so can potentially save you money! How? Through the wonders of Single Sign-On!
  • [New eBook Release] Using AuthAnvil with RADIUS

    10 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    None of these things are not like the others. Each of them is an oxymoron. So, you’re thinking of setting up a wireless network for your business? I could try and convince you that it’s not a good idea, but I’m sure it’s something you feel you need, so how about I provide you with some handy tips to help secure the process.
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • PagerDuty + App Hub

    Kristen Ribero
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Making it even easier to deliver great customer experiences Customer communication is a key part of successful incident response. We’re excited to be a part of the new App Hub to make it even easier for customer support teams to collaborate with IT and Engineering teams on critical incidents by having all their necessary tools in one place. With the and PagerDuty integration, customer support teams can automatically be notified if critical, high-priority tickets are opened in their helpdesk. Traditionally if a critical customer has an issue in the middle of the night, the…
  • How to Ditch Scheduled Maintenance

    Julie Arsenault
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    You like sleep and weekends. Customers hate losing access to your system due to maintenance. PagerDuty operations engineer Doug Barth has the solution: Ditch scheduled maintenance altogether. That sounds like a bold proposition. But as Doug explained at DevOps Days Chicago, it actually makes a lot of sense. Scheduled maintenance tends to take place late at night on weekends—a tough proposition for operations engineers and admins. Customers require access at all hours, not just daylight ones. And scheduled maintenance implies your system is less reliable than you think, because you’re…
  • October Hackday: iOS 8, Dev Docs ChatOps, and more

    David Shackelford
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
    We love hackday here at PagerDuty – it’s a great opportunity for everyone at the company to work on projects they’re passionate about, get the creative juices flowing, and see how we can mix up the tools and technologies we know to help out our users and each other. Last month was one of PagerDuty’s most exciting hackdays, with a great mix of cool “What if?” projects, open source contributions, and little tools to help out around the office. We’ve really been enjoying iOS 8 here, and love all the new APIs that came with it. Steve won our “Awesome” category with a proof of…
  • Fostering Diversity in Tech with an Online Community Policy

    Julie Arsenault
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    PagerDuty has a social media policy. Here’s how we developed it, and why. Shortcut to our Community Policy: At PagerDuty, we’re committed to promoting diversity in technology and fostering innovation from all people, regardless of what might make them unique or different. Creating a culture that truly promotes diversity takes thoughtful work and requires that we reflect on how small things that we do or say can be perceived by others. Unconscious biases (video here) are always at play. Simple things like the snacks and beverages you offer…
  • Reducing your Incident Resolution Time

    Julie Arsenault
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    A little while back, we blogged on key performance metrics that top Operations teams track. Mean time to resolution (MTTR) was one of those metrics. It’s the time between failure & recovery from failure, and it’s directly linked to your uptime. MTTR is a great metric to track; however, it’s also important to avoid a myopic focus. Putting MTTR into perspective Your overall downtime is a function of the number of outages as well as the length of each. Dan Slimmon does a great job discussing these two factors and how you may want to think about prioritizing them. Depending on your…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Stealth Mode: Lying in Wait inside the White House Network

    David Bisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:05 pm
    A few weeks ago, a data breach was reported that involved an unclassified computer network used by President Obama’s senior staff, prompting countermeasures by the administration and resulting in temporary system outages. Officials said the attack did not appear to be aimed at destruction of either data or hardware, or assuming control of other systems at the White House, which leads me to ask: what were the hackers looking for? Recent reports and the Washington Post have disclosed cyber-­espionage campaigns by hackers thought to be working for the Russian government. Targets have…
  • Regin: A Malicious Platform Capable Of Spying On GSM Networks

    David Bisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published its research on Regin, one of the most sophisticated malware ever discovered. Quick facts on Regin: ·         The main victims of this actor are: telecom operators, governments, financial institutions, research organisations, multinational political bodies and individuals involved in advanced mathematical/cryptographical research. ·         Victims of this actor have been found in Algeria, Afghanistan, Belgium, Brazil, Fiji, Germany, Iran, India, Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Pakistan, Syria and Russia.
  • Data Breaches – Expect Things To Get Worse Before They Get Better

    David Bisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    The daily drumbeat of data breaches implies security is the new black. The data breach at Target exposed over 40M consumer credit cards, debit cards and PINs. Then the JP Morgan breach happened. And then the Home Depot breach. The list goes on. What’s clear is that enterprises must make a much more concerted effort to improve security. How do organizations improve security? Let’s dig into the anatomy of these breaches. A common thread appears to be the infection of a laptop or mobile device. A device gets infected outside the secure perimeter, and the malware lies low until the user…
  • More Than 75 Percent Of IT Decision Makers Agree On the Integrity And Trustworthiness of Open Source

    David Bisson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Business continuity, quality and control eclipse cost savings as the top reasons why IT professionals prefer open source to proprietary software. According to a new study by the Ponemon Institute and Zimbra, more than 75 per cent of IT professionals agree that code transparency increases the trustworthiness of a software application, and two-thirds believe it improves security and reduces privacy risks. Check out the report infographic. Findings from the survey, which was conducted in 18 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as the United States, show that 67 percent of…
  • Education and Non-Profit Sectors Slow to Adopt Virtualization Technology and Security

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:24 am
    Companies in the non-profit/charitable and education sectors rated virtualization security as their lowest IT security priority, according to a Kaspersky Lab survey of more than 3,900 IT professionals worldwide, These rankings of virtualization security were the lowest recorded across all business sectors. The survey data suggests that both sectors had different factors influencing this indifference to virtualization security, and also shows which IT security factors are seen as top priorities. The non-profit/charitable sector reported the lowest rate of virtualization adoption across all…
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    A Tech Journey

  • Avast Security Software problems after upgrading to Windows 8.1

    Anup Raman
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    After installing the latest update KB3000850, Avast users reported having problems with Windows 8.1. The latest update includes new features and improvements.  More language packs for 8.1 Defence-in-depth security and Schannel hardening Improved Web Services for Devices (WSD) printer support during network switches Performance and reliability improvements in clustered virtual machine mission-critical environments Additional support […]
  • How to make Windows run faster

    Anup Raman
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 pm
    We all love to work on a computer which runs faster and respond quickly. If you have a decent hardware configuration, your computer should work fine as the latest operating systems are designed to perform faster operations. However, you may notice your computer turns sluggish after a certain period of time. This can be because […]
  • How much RAM is ideal for your Computer

    Anup Raman
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:12 pm
    RAM technology advanced a lot in recent years. Ten years back, getting a 1GB RAM was luxury and it was only meant for using in high-end computers mainly servers. Now, a standard low end computer or laptop comes with 2GB – 4GB RAM. RAM memories are also faster now, starting from SDRAM which started working […]
  • How to boost Wi-Fi signal from Router

    Anup Raman
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:01 am
    A quality Wi-Fi signal is essential for getting seamless non-interrupted connection. Wi-Fi signals can get deteriorated very easily for factors such as interference of other objects and distance from the device. Here are some tips to boost Wi-Fi signal from Router   Check the placement of your Wireless Router Placement of Wireless Router is very […]
  • Ultimate Guide to Troubleshoot External Hard Disk Problems

    Anup Raman
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    It is important to back up data as an insurance against losing data. There are different options like CD/DVD/Blue Ray, Thumb drive and external hard disk. External Hard Disks and thumb drive are more popular since it is easy to store and also data transfer and retrieval is fast. Also the cost per GB has […]
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  • What’s Going On Inside Google Labs #Infographic

    Phani Veera
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Google is known for its innovative projects from time to time. An year ago, when Google announced Google Glass, entire world went like crazy, because Google Glass works with Augmented Reality Technology. Similarly in this year, Google announced a few other interesting projects like Project Ara, Project Loon etc..; They may be a lot of interesting things going inside Google Labs, but only few projects were known to the world and especially we have to discuss about Google X, which is a top-secret Google’s research and development lab(but everyone knows about it). Google X is known for…
  • 8 ways your Car can already drive itself #Infographic

    Sumanth Veera
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    Within a few years all of our transport will be automatic. I mean the way we travel will not depend on us. Instead it depends on computers and machines. With the inception of Google’s self driving cars, i can assure you that current human drivers will all become jobless in a few years. But do you think this new self driving technology is late or early ? I don’t know whether it’s late or early, but i can say one thing for sure and that is “Your Car can drive itself already”. Yes it’s true and i’m not joking here. If you want a proof, then i will give…
  • The Meaning of Popular Brand Names

    Sumanth Veera
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    Previously we have published an interesting infographic on FactsnFakes called as Logos with Hidden Meanings. If you haven’t checked it out, then i recommend you to do that now. Coming to the today’s post, today we are sharing with you another related infographic which depicts us about the meaning of brand names. Meanings of famous brands like Nike, Nintendo, Samsung, Lego, Reddit, Kodak, Reebok,Verizon, Volkswagen etc..; are revealed in this infographic. There are a total of 35 popular brand meanings. Shared it with you because thought it would interest you. There isn’t much…
  • Get 41% Off The SKEYE Nano Drone

    Phani Veera
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    The Skeye Nano Drone is one of a kind, tiny, agile, flying machine. This nano drone can easily fit in any of your pockets. You won’t believe me if i tell you that this mini-quadcopter is even able to perform airborne stunts like figure 8’s, banking turns, flips, etc..; both indoors and outside in a perfect way. That’s some great action and will be more than enough to pass our time with lots of fun.   Skeye Nano Drone offers three different flight modes. First one is Beginners mode, second comes Advanced mode, and the last one is Expert mode. The Nano Drone’s low…
  • Udemy Black Friday Deal 2014 – Save up to 90% on more than 6,000 courses!

    Sumanth Veera
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Click here to get the deal. Udemy, one of the world’s largest online course providers, has already entered the Black Friday deals race. It just announced that it’s going to offer upto 90% discount over 6000 courses. From Photography to Coding, Yoga to Entrepreneurship, Udemy is offering this huge discount on over 6000 courses, as part of their Black Friday offer. Make use of this awesome deal as soon as possible. Because prices on these courses increase everyday until Black Friday i.e., November 28th. So hurry up now to get the courses for the lowest price. Click the banner below…
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    Certification Magazine

  • Certification takes IT instructor to Afghanistan and back

    Cody Clark
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:37 pm
    This feature first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Certification Magazine. Rosa Mattress was trimming and raking shrubs on a hot summer day the first time she met Chelsea Johnson. “I looked up and two ladies in a car were driving up,” Mattress said. The driver was Johnson, who had come to learn more about a job at the preschool Mattress operates in Greenville, S.C. “The other lady in the car with her was a total stranger who needed help,” Mattress said. “Chelsea took this lady to the doctor, got her medicine and sat with her at the hospital.” Mattress thinks that Johnson’s…
  • CompTIA creates a win-win scenario with Creating IT Futures

    Haylee Vallejo
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:13 pm
    What if there were a simple way for employers to fill vacancies in IT positions? Or what if there were a way for those who generally lack educational opportunities to learn and apply IT skills? With Creating IT Futures, the charitable foundation of IT industry organization CompTIA, there is a way. Creating IT Futures saw a need and filled it by partnering up with another non-profit organization, Per Scholas, to launch IT-Ready. IT-Ready is an excellent fit for aspiring IT pros who have ambition but lack training. Workers who are underemployed or unemployed can take advantage of this “free…
  • Dear CertMag: I see layoffs everywhere. How can I protect myself?

    Wayne Anderson
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com. Dear CertMag: There have been a lot of layoffs in IT recently, with thousands of employees losing their jobs, even at some of the largest tech companies in the world. I know everyone’s individual situation is different, and I don’t think there’s any immediate danger of my own job getting zotzed. (I’m a programmer working in data storage.) I do sometimes find myself feeling a little jumpy, though. Are there any…
  • You may connect to the internet: The case for open-resource testing in certification

    Isaku Tateishi and Daniel Allen
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Certification helps IT professionals stay on the leading edge of technology, but many certification exams are still behind the times. Despite innovations in test delivery, the structure and content of exams hasn’t evolved as rapidly as it could have — and should have. Would open-resource testing improve IT certification? Exam developers Isaku Tateishi and Daniel Allen of IT training and certification provider TestOut Corporation tackle the question. Introduction Advances in technology continue to reshape the way we learn and access information. Information that used to be stored in…
  • The envelope, please: CompTIA seeks nominations for 2015 IT Hall of Fame induction

    CertMag Staff
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:32 pm
    ‘Tis the season to be … honored for your contribution to the world of technology and computers. There’s a Hall of Fame for just about every field of personal or professional endeavor. Professional athletes and rock musicians have well known Halls of Fame, of course, but that’s merely the tip of the Hall of Fame iceberg. There’s a Hall of Fame for Hell’s Angels, an entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, and even a Hall of Fame for lumberjacks. (Anyone know whether that thing actually got built?) So it only makes sense that there should be a Hall of Firm for giants…
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    ALL4OS - News, tips, reviews, and more.

  • Google Voice + OBi202 = Free home phone service

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:19 am
    Obihai had officially announced Obi devices are supported by Google Voice. With a Google Voice account and a companion OBi device you can make and receive VoIP calls on a regular home phone. Obihai adapters have been around since 2011, with the latest update and the Google Voice official integration, the installation process is easier […]
  • Add Google AdSense Ads Code to WordPress Post After n Characters

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Are you making money with Google Ads as what you expected? Adding Ads at the beginning or at the end of the post will not gives give you improvement on the clicking numbers. However, inject Ads into the post contents after words can boost your CTR rate significantly. Add the code below to your WordPress […]
  • Still need DOS? Create a Bootable MS-DOS or FreeDOS USB Drive

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Does we still need DOS for somethings? Yes, if you are still using Ghost for backup and restore. Or you need data recovery software work only under DOS. BIOS updates, firmware-updating utilities often require you to boot into DOS and run the utility. However, it is extremely hard to find a floppy disks with MS-DOS […]
  • Disable built in PDF Viewer, use Adobe Reader to view PDF in your Firefox, Chrome, or IE

    9 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Firefox, Chrome, and the latest version Internet Explorer now have a built in PDF reader. The built-in PDF viewer is enabled by default. It allow users to view PDF without installing Adobe PDF reader. However, the built-in viewers are not compatible with all PDF files. Some PDF files have special arrangements or contain extra functions […]
  • Properly Delete Extra Partitions on USB Drive using DiskPart

    3 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Windows does have a Disk Management tool for simple disk management operations. For USB drive or logical drive, if the drive already has more than one partition, Disk Management will not allow you manage extra partitions on removable storage devices, unless you deleted all of the partitions and make a new, full size partition. Disk […]
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    Secure Data Recovery Blog

  • Five of the Best Storage Devices

    Allie Angelo
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    We all know that the first step to preventing data loss is being diligent about backing up our files. But, if you’re going to backup important data, you want to do so on a reliable storage device, right? So, whatRead the Entire Article...The post Five of the Best Storage Devices appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Is Microsoft Gaining More Traction in the Cloud Storage Industry?

    Allie Angelo
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    On Monday Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, spoke in San Francisco about Microsoft’s cloud efforts. Over the past few years Microsoft has been trying to get ahead in the increasingly popular cloud storage niche. Following behind the top companies in theRead the Entire Article...The post Is Microsoft Gaining More Traction in the Cloud Storage Industry? appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • 7 Data Recovery Tips: Being Prepared for Data Loss and What to do if it Occurs

    Allie Angelo
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    There’s no denying that technology has made our lives easier, and as it continues to advance we’re given more automated and up-to-date ways to do most anything. One of the best advances technology has given us is a way toRead the Entire Article...The post 7 Data Recovery Tips: Being Prepared for Data Loss and What to do if it Occurs appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Celebrity iCloud Data Theft Underscores the Need for Password Security

    Anna Bauman
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Over Labor Day weekend, hackers posted hundreds of nude celebrity photographs to the image board, including personal images of actress Jennifer Lawrence, supermodel Kate Upton and Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander. The photographs were apparently stolen from Apple's iCloud,Read the Entire Article...The post Celebrity iCloud Data Theft Underscores the Need for Password Security appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Data Recovery: How to approach three common HDD failure scenarios

    Frank Lambright
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hard drive failure happens to the best of us. How we prepare for and react to this failure will define how quickly we can recovery from disaster. One way to prepare for the worst is to understand the types of hardware hard drive failure and your options for each. To help, we discuss three of the most common hard drive hardware failure scenarios. Read the Entire Article...The post Data Recovery: How to approach three common HDD failure scenarios appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
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  • There Might Be Internet Hackers Lurking in Your Duct Work

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Cybercriminals hacked into Home Depot’s computer networks, stole a vendor’s log-on information and then installed malware they created just for the home improvement store. Nearly 60 million customer email addresses and credit card data, supposedly protected by security software, were stolen. Although hackers prefer to crack big businesses like Home Depot, it takes a lot more time and resources to succeed in punching through large-scale security systems. To maximize their profits and chances of getting away with data theft, hackers focus primarily on infiltrating small to medium…
  • Small Business IT Budgeting for Smarties

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Business owners deal with budgets. A lot. They’re nothing new. But planning and budgeting for your company’s IT needs and support? That can make even the best budgeters look for a crystal ball. There are emergencies and the unexpected to plan for in IT budgeting. How in the world are you supposed to foresee (much less budget for) computer, network and server crashes? What about the occasional virus that brings business and productivity to a screeching halt? Then there is the long range IT investments for which to plan. How do you afford to replace computers and equipment when existing…
  • What’s Hiding Behind The Cloud?

    Jason Keeler
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The hidden costs of cloud-based IT service for businesses Cloud here. Cloud there. Cloud everywhere. As a Kansas City IT company, we’re seeing (and facilitating) a lot of our clients moving technology services to the cloud. Cloud-based solutions allow them to access and use shared resources, software and information via their computers and other devices over a network. Nothing has to be stored locally. Risks are minimized. Since the cloud is a service (like phone and Internet connections), companies must choose a cloud-based technology service provider. We’re noticing that many of these…
  • Wired or Wireless: Making The Right Choice For Your Network

    Jason Keeler
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    Wireless seems to be a no-brainer choice when it comes to choosing a network for your small business. Wireless access has become so common that many of us find ourselves a bit miffed when we’re “left stranded” without Wi-Fi. But when you’re a small business owner just starting out or thinking about re-configuring your network, the decision to choose wired or wireless networking is far from obvious. Wireless is often the default recommendation of business technology consultants because it’s perceived to be cost effective compared to wiring an entire facility and its workstations.
  • 10 Common Small Business IT Security Mistakes

    Jason Keeler
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    When a major corporation like Target or Neiman Marcus experiences a security breach, suddenly everyone begins paying a little more attention to their network security. For a small business, that might mean changing passwords and updating antivirus software. Overall, though, many small businesses don’t give network security the attention it deserves, due to inexperience, a false sense of security or sheer lack of time. The costs of such lax security are astronomical. According to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute as reported in Consumer Reports, in 2013 more than half of all of the…
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  • 4 Components of LAMP Stack; Is It A Free PHP and e-Commerce Development Tool?

    Rahul Vyas
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:45 pm
    LAMP is the short form for Linux – Apache – MySQL & PHP. They are the four different open source technologies that join hands to form a generic yet really effective programming environment which is web server friendly as well. It has gained immense popularity as all four components that form it are free – open source and easily adaptable. It also can be freely distributed amongst most of the Linux distributors. We all are aware that HTML and JavaScript are client side technologies and are known for its feature of using just a web browser to execute. However; PHP – Perl or so…
  • 10 times ROI guaranteed; Enterprise Solutions for Automotive and Industrial Equipment

    Rahul Vyas
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    Just a thought, you may find it vague or baseless; but somewhere down in your heart you too would wish for something like this. YES – how about a guaranteed way for organizations to generate 10 times ROI on Enterprise Solutions for Automotive and Industrial Equipment? Yeah, now I can see that blink in your eyes. But you know what; actually there are ways and means to assist you to attain, if not entire 10 times, optimum ROI on your Enterprise Software Development for the Automotive. Hi-Tech Enterprise solutions have made it possible time and over again. A strong observation suggests…
  • 7 Enterprise Mobility Management Attributes: Redefining the Private Banking Sector

    Rahul Vyas
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:37 am
    Enterprise mobility can create great scope for improvement in personalized customer service, and wealth generation for the private banking sector.  Use of mobile devices to perform banking transactions from the comforts of their homes, is no more a novelty. So now what next? How can banks go one up and generate a wider and a niche client base? The next logical step to mobile banking transaction is to make personalized banking services available on mobile phones. One of the most lucrative prospects for private banking business is to provide financial advisory and other personalized banking…
  • 5 Powerful PHP Frameworks for Agile Application Development

    Rahul Vyas
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    PHP development is one of the highly popular and increasingly outsourced services for developing exceptionally strong web application. There are numerous PHP frameworks available, to make app development for businesses, easy and agile. Using PHP framework also allows users to obey the set development standards and keep the code organized. Selecting the right PHP framework is crucial for developing a feature rich high quality application. Learn how PHP Frameworks are used to develop quality application. Here we list some of highly popular and widely used PHP frameworks for agile application…
  • Mobile App Development – Are You Doing It Right?

    Chirag Shivalker
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:15 am
    Smart devices are increasingly becoming an inseparable part of our lives. For the modern consumer smart phones, tablets and other such mobile devices is the preferred medium, for surfing, shopping, banking, browsing, playing games, etc. Businesses have hence realized how important it is for them, to cater to these consumers. As a result, for many businesses today, mobile app development is the top priority. Mobile App Development is the right strategy for your business, however the question is – Are you doing it right? Are you flying blind and aping others? If yes! Then pause and think.
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  • The Data Science Skills Network

    Ferris Jumah
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Ferris is a full stack data scientist at LinkedIn who enjoys building products at the forefront of intelligent technology. He understands that the next generation won’t be concerned with how to use technology to do things, but will expect technology to do and adapt for them. As a data scientist, I am usually heads down in numbers, patterns, and code, but as crazy as it sounds, one of the hardest parts of my job is actually describing what I do. There are plenty of resources that offer descriptions and guides on the career of a data scientist. I’ve heard them described as those at the…
  • Ferris Jumah – Data Scientist at LinkedIn

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Ferris is a full stack data scientist who enjoys building products at the forefront of intelligent technology. He understands that the next generation won’t be concerned with how to use technology to do things, but will expect technology to do and adapt for them. See all of Ferris’ posts here.
  • WaveMaker’s Latest Offering Provides Toolset for Creating, Managing, and Consuming Applications Under the Microservices Architecture

    Eileen McNulty
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    The private aPaaS (application platform-as-a-service) provider WaveMaker, rolled out their offering for enterprise developers using microservices architecture to speed up creation of modern applications, earlier this week on Monday. “Non-programmers within business units or departments need to build and deploy applications that IT simply cannot prioritize,” explains Samir Ghosh, CEO of WaveMaker. “At the same time, pro developers in IT want to retain control of app creation, but they either face severe backlogs or they may not be skilled in the front-end development methods required to…
  • Dropping Stealth Mode, A.I. Innovator Sentient Raises $103.5M in Series C

    Furhaad Shah
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    Sentient Technologies, a firm with intentions to harness massively scaled artificial intelligence, has moved out of stealth mode to garner $103.5 million in Series C funding. “We’re extremely encouraged with the progress that Sentient has made over the past year and we’re excited to have the support and funding of such a strong, global investor base,” explained Antoine Blondeau, Chief Executive Officer, Sentient Technologies. “The new investment will allow us to continue to grow our team, further scale our partner infrastructure, and accelerate the commercialization of our…
  • Medium Rolls Out Slick Visualisation Tool Charted, No Strings Attached

    Eileen McNulty
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:42 am
    Publishing platform Medium has open-sourced their proprietary data visualisation tool, Charted, on Monday. Now available for public use, data stored on Dropbox or Google Drive can be linked to and it returns a visualization of that data made shareable through a permalink. Built a year ago by the Product Science team at Medium as an internal tool to assist in analyzing data and share findings within the company, it can now be availed at Users handling “protected or sensitive data” can run a separate instance on their secure network, much like how Medium has been…
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  • ATTENTION: New computer virus locks files and demands payment!

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    It’s called the CryptoLocker 2.0. It blocks users from accessing their files, steals valuable information, and then makes you pay to get it back. You accidentally click a bad link on the web and then you’re encouraged to download Adobe Flash. Once it’s on your computer it spreads and then locks you out. Your files are locked away using ‘bank-level’ encryption, so even with the most advanced technology, it could take decades to decrypt. Once you’re infected, keep in mind that the only way to get access to your files is to pay up. Depending on how valuable…
  • How to Install a DVD or CD Drive on a Computer

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    You may have heard friends talk about “burning” their own custom CDs and DVDs, and you’re wondering how you can do it yourself. With a rewriteable CD Drive, you can burn your own disks. You can install a rewriteable optical drive by following these steps: Choose the right DVD drive: Check the system requirements of the DVD drive to make sure your computer is capable of supporting it. Read the installation instructions that come with your DVD drive or CD drive: Some DVD drives require that you install drivers or software before you open your computer and install the DVD drive…
  • Important tech terms!

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Do you ever find yourself confused when you hear terms like UI and UX? Or maybe you’re all about downloading the “latest apps”, but you’re not totally sure what “app” actually means. It’s time to start learning some of today’s most important tech vocabulary. Here are the definitions of 10 tech terms that you hear on the daily: The Internet vs. the Web -Internet, is millions of computers interconnected in a global network, these can talk to each other to send and receive data around the world in the instance of a second. -Web is the system where some of that data is kept in the…
  • Mozilla accidentally left email addresses out in the open!

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Email addresses and encrypted passwords of around 97,000 users who tested early builds of the Bugzilla bug tracking software were left exposed for three months following a server migration. The new data security breach resulted from database dump files being left in an unprotected location on a server for around three months beginning May 4th. The files had been generated during the migration of a testing server for early builds of the bug tracking software, according to Mark Côté, the Bugzilla project’s assistant lead. Users of, the official Mozilla bug tracker…
  • Microsoft Office VBA macro viruses are BACK!

    4 Aug 2014 | 8:15 am
    The VBA (Virtual Basic for Applications) Retro Macro Viruses are back. These were a plague in the late 1990s involving infected Word and Excel files. Users opening an infected document were exposed to malicious code that infected Windows PCs.   This time these viruses are using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments with “trojan codes.”   VBA macros were extinct in recent years, thanks largely to security improvements in their chief target: Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.  Now they’re getting a second wind as a…
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  • 10 Successful Ways to Recover Your Website from Panda Attack

    Anna Brown
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Panda update has affected a number of websites with its new requirements and guidelines. Every now and then Google is ready with something to bring out the cream and serve the common users with perfect results. In the given post we are discussing some really effective points that will help your website to recover the Panda destruction. But before applying to those 10 steps, the administrator has to do four things: Collect your complete data Evaluate all your pages and check for what you need to keep, what all you need to modify and what you have to put into the garbage bin. Perform technical…
  • 8 Amazing iPad Apps which are available for FREE for Limited Time Period

    Katie Stanfield
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    It was a wonderful time last week when some of paid applications for iPhone and iPad were made available for free. This offer limits for a short period of time and this week it is going to be even better. Developers of these applications are happy and they have made it available for free for people who were unable to download because of any possible reason. So, this is not sure when this offer is going to end. Grab it as soon as possible. Well to start with it we are going to tell you about 8 such apps that were converted into free apps last week. Translate Photo Generally this application is…
  • 6 Topmost Online Shopping Trends for Holiday Season in 2014

    Anna Brown
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Understanding your online sales trends is like the growth of a Green Monday into the cyber week. This is very much similar that will help an eCommerce business owner and marketer for making a better marketing decision. This will ultimately help you to sell more throughout the sales of 2014 and making the sales for heavy fourth quarter. The online sale for US is expected to grow about 15.5 percent during the year 2014 as compared to the shopping season in 2013. Small and medium sized sellers won’t be participating equally in the race but at least learn various new things from the crowd. You…
  • 10 Critical Things You Need To Know Before You Start Web Designing Business

    Anna Brown
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Well if you are working as a freelancer, it is good that you are working for your living but there are certain things that you should know if you are planning to start with a web designing business to make a regular income in your hands. Well in this post we are discussing only those points with you that you should learn before going for a web designing business. Your Web Design Is A Product That You Sell When things go online, your online audience have abundance of options to go for but you have to provide them with the best thing leaving absolutely no option for them. The sooner you come to…
  • 5 Things You Need To Clear About Your Mobile App Developer

    Katie Stanfield
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    When you start looking for a Mobile app developer, it is not sure that you will find a good one and same is the case with any app development company. It is obvious that you will look for an experienced, reliable, within budget and having a good portfolio. However it could be difficult to find a company with all the features said above but you can always look for an individual who is reliable and have enough experience to design your business app. Hiring an individual for designing your mobile app will be of greater benefits than hiring a Mobile App Development Company. You have to deal with…
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  • Managed Security Services

    Solve Ltd
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
  • Are You Prepared? Cyber Criminals Are Targeting More Small Businesses!

    Solve Ltd
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    What can you do as a small business owner to protect your company and your company’s vital information? Solve Ltd. has various solutions for all small business owners that will eliminate the worries and headaches. The last thing you need to concentrate on is the safety and reliability of your computer and networking system. Solve Ltd. offers products that can help you keep your business’ information stored properly and securely, while ensuring smooth functioning and continuation of daily business routines. The ability to network with efficiency and perform tasks becomes easy and less…
  • 7 Reasons Every Business Owner You Know Should Purchase a Server

    Solve Ltd
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    In order to keep up with today’s demands in the business world, a business owner needs to stay afloat with the aid of current technology trends and updates. One important aspect of successfully maintaining a progressive business is to purchase a server for several reasons: A business’ data is an important factor that contributes to, and permits the growth of a business. Securing and protecting the data is just one of the many reasons a business owner should seriously consider purchasing a server. With the ability of automatic backing-up of files on computers, ensures that pertinent…
  • Why You Need An IT Managed Service Provider When Relocating

    Solve Ltd
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    Let’s face it, most business owners do not have the knowledge and expertise to maintain their business’ technology infrastructure. While most small businesses do not have a need for a full-time IT employee, it is a good idea to at least hire one when the business is moving from one location to another. When your company is relocating to a new office space, an IT service provider can manage everything your company needs. Whether you need to break down and set up your company phone system, to install new servers in the new office space, or any number of other IT related tasks, and IT…
  • Cloud Computing Data

    Solve Ltd
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
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  • 4 Most Exciting Things About Working at a Startup
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Being startup enthusiasts ourselves, and having more than a few serial entrepreneurs in the house, we have had our fair share of the excitement and thrill of adventure that comes only with working in a startup- you gotta live it to believe it.  Here are 4 super exhilarating things about working in a startup, that make us want to get out of bed every morning: Get Ilk? When you’re sitting at the same table or in the same room for hours at a stretch, you’re bound to find out things about each other that you wouldn’t in a regular office with cubicles and distance, like the…
  • You Can Do It! Real World Advice on Getting Your Startup Published
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Right after we got published on YourStory and Product Hunt, we had a flood of questions from our peers which fell somewhere between “How much did you pay?” and “Who did you know?” We understood where they were coming from; just a couple of weeks back, we were spending a number of nights wondering what it would take for us to get our big break and be published on a traffic hungry site like YourStory, where one simple article can send your back links through the roof. Next we’re targeting Mashable, Tech Crunch, Next Big What, CNET and the like, because let’s face it,…
  • Remote Campus Recruitment for Startups: How to Make it Work
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 am
    In our post 7 Problems Startups Face With Campus Recruitment, we explored the major issues that hold startups back from conducting this exercise. In addition to it being a relentless use of time, money and effort, for small to medium sized companies, going anywhere further than Tier I or Tier II cities is near impossible, given the amount of resources they would have to dispatch. Through our own experience, however, we have discovered that it’s not only possible for startups to delve into this large pool of talent, it’s easy, no matter how funded or unfunded you may be. With…
  • Why SaaS Providers Need To Focus on Customer Service
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Customers are staring at their computer screen, trusting that they can navigate your carefully set up website- sifting through the various messages you are trying to convey- till they finally reach what they are looking for. They cannot touch or feel anything, and are just hoping that when you say you have “the best product in the market”, you really do. They trust testimonials, the list of clients you have displayed, and the first five links they find when they type your name in Google. But what if they hit a stumbling block? Customer Service has taken on a whole new meaning in…
  • The Key Factor to Consider When Choosing An IT Solutions Provider
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:13 am
    Choosing an IT Solutions Provider is no joke, whether you’re a big company (and your every move is being watched), or a small company (where every seemingly invisible move can cost a fortune). There is no dearth of literature on the factors to consider when choosing an IT solutions provider, but most of these focus on the company as whole. Hidden under the reputation and performance history however, is a team of developers who are currently employed to satisfy every individual client’s needs. You may know everything you need to about the company itself- but how much do you know…
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  • 4 Useful Tips for IT Education Planning in 2015

    24 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Have you been looking at your 2015 training budget ?
  • Must-Have Qualities in IT Training Instructors

    24 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Learning a new programming skill can sometimes feel a lot like running a mental marathon. Experienced instructors who are enthusiastic and engaging make this process a bit less painful. When looking for instructors for your training program, keep in mind that knowledge of the topic or skill is not the only thing that a trainer needs.  So what makes a great IT training instructor? Below are some qualities that distinguish the best in the business:
  • Argument for Mainframe: Industries with Programming Opportunities

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    While we continue to argue back and forth on whether or not Mainframe is dead, there’s no denying that there are some fantastic career opportunities when it comes to COBOL and Mainframe development. Don’t believe me? Do a search on and see how many listings pop up. The talent shortage coming from the wake of aging developers exiting the workforce is a growing problem for Enterprise organizations. If you’re considering a career in development or want to move into a different area in your organization, there are a few industries that place a high value on mainframe programming.
  • {INFOGRAPHIC} The Benefits of IT Training

    19 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    If you’re in the midst of forming your 2015 IT Training budget, you’re likely wondering if your 2014 approach was as effective as you hoped it would be. If you haven’t already adopted a comprehensive, department-wide training strategy, it might be time to look into how effective that could be for your organization and the productivity of the IT department. Some important questions to ask when considering the benefits of IT Training are: How much productivity are we losing from lack of knowledge? How important is employee retention? Do we really need to continue with tuition…
  • Top IT Training Trends for 2015

    17 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    In order to maintain efficiency in your organization, it’s essential that your training program help your developers to address user needs and coding challenges. With all of the different training options available, it can sometimes be overwhelming to decide what is essential and what will best contribute to the growth and development of your team. Here, we explore some of the top IT education trends for 2015. These approaches to education are not only easy to implement, but they are also affordable and practical for smaller training teams with limited budgets.
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  • Why You Cannot Afford IT Infrastructure Glitches This Holiday Season

    Roy Goffer
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping spree are just around the corner. With this short period accounting for about 30% of annual retail sales, IT teams are going the extra mile to ensure continuous availability for all critical systems. Online and brick-and-mortar retailers alike simply cannot afford any IT glitches that affect service availability or data during this busiest time of year. Digital Systems and Their Impact on Business The growing prominence of e-Commerce shopping is well established. But not only are people buying more online, digital activities are also…
  • 6 Steps to Ensure Service Availability

    Roy Goffer
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    The IT environment faces challenges on a daily basis. Data protection and continuous service availability are two specific areas that pose increasing challenges to IT-intensive businesses. As the IT landscape becomes ever-more complex, IT teams are finding it progressively more difficult to ensure compliance with vendor best practices. Since there are regular configuration changes in IT infrastructure, there are bound to be discrepancies between Production and Disaster Recovery systems and between the various nodes of High Availability environments. The fact of the matter is that many of…
  • The Top 10 Cluster Availability Risks

    Roy Goffer
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:05 am
    Information Technology systems exist in a highly complex, fluid and dynamic framework. High Availability systems are particularly vulnerable to misconfigurations and drifts that are caused by the daily maintenance done on the entire cluster infrastructure. In this post, we will examine the Top 10 cluster availability risks that exist in datacenters worldwide. We will examine what causes these problems, what impact they have on the IT infrastructure, and then explore possible solutions. Here are the top 10 cluster availability risks. #1 Incomplete Storage Access by Cluster Nodes If you…
  • The spookiest IT infrastructure threats

    Roy Goffer
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to talk about some of the scariest IT scenarios that can really bring down critical components of your IT infrastructure. Will we talk about powerful hurricanes? Fire? Maybe Cyber-attacks? The actual threats to your critical systems may surprise you. So join us for a 30-minute webinar and find out: Which threats are most likely to cause downtime of critical services? What are the 6 best practices that can help you contain these risks and prevent downtime? Lessons learned from one of the world’s top banks Date: Wednesday, October 29 Time: 2:00-2:30 pm…
  • The one report every Business Continuity Manager is asking for

    Gil Hecht
    6 Nov 2013 | 1:49 am
    What business services are at risk? What new risks have been uncovered this week? How your KPI’s are tracking – including Replication Status, Configuration Gaps, and IT Response Time? Wouldn’t you like to know how to get all this information in a single report delivered straight to your inbox? Click on the image to see this sample report and sign up on the right to find out how you can get a similar one for your business.
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  • Guide to Cloud Services – IaaS, PaaS and SaaS

    Phil Bickerton
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:40 pm
    You have probably heard your IT provider or your IT department talk about cloud services, which would have included references to the three categories in which cloud services are usually classed – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS). As a general concept, cloud services refer to the provision of computing resources over the internet, usually on a subscription basis. This is in contrast to the older purchasing model, where programs were usually accessed by purchasing a disk and installing it onto your local hard drive. Each…
  • Is cloud computing a more environmentally friendly choice?

    Phil Bickerton
    2 Nov 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Many companies are moving part or all of their systems to the cloud in order to gain from the benefits this type of system provides, such as cost savings and flexibility. However, cloud computing is also a much more environmentally friendly choice, when compared to running servers from within your individual business. Research suggests that for a large enterprise, making the switch would actually save 30,000 metric tonnes of CO2 within five years, which is the equivalent to almost 6,000 cars off the road! Take some time to think about how many businesses there are in Australia and across the…
  • Common collaboration mistakes and how to avoid them

    Phil Bickerton
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Businesses are becoming more and more spread out, due to the advances in technology that allows us to work from all over the world. We no longer need to physically be in the office, when we can access our documents from any device, communicate with people from anywhere and even work with teams of people via the internet. In this article, we’ll discuss collaboration specifically, and take a look at how you can work with your colleagues on a task, simply by going online. We’ll also review some of the key mistakes that are made and provide solutions to encourage the success of your…
  • What is Big Data and what does it mean for your business?

    Phil Bickerton
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    What is big data? If you listen into any business conversation, it isn’t normally long before the phrase “big data” comes up. What is this “big data” everyone is talking about and how does it affect your business? Unfortunately, there is no exact definition for the term. If you look around online, you will see it described in a number of very different ways, so it is no wonder that there is a lot of confusion around what the term actually means. However, in general, “big data” is all about harnessing new or existing data to improve the effectiveness of your business processes.
  • The Benefits of Software as a Service

    Phil Bickerton
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:59 pm
    What is Software as a Service? The software market has seen a complete change in recent years, with a move away from traditional licensing, where companies buy software, build it and continuously maintain the systems. The new alternative is an online approach, called Software as a Service. Software as a Service, also known as SaaS or on-demand software, is one of the most well known branches of cloud computing. SaaS allows software to be accessed via a web browser over the internet, on a subscription basis. All the software hosting is taken care of by the provider, which often means…
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