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  • Keeping Your Business Safe Online

    The State of Security
    Tripwire Guest Authors
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The post Keeping Your Business Safe Online appeared first on The State of Security.
  • Worldwide IT Spending will Reach $2.1 Trillion in 2014

    Business Technology Roundtable
    David Deans
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses are contained, as planned.Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase the demand for open source software and professional…
  • 5 Posts you should be sharing

    XBASE Technologies
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Social media has come to play an important part of an overall marketing strategy for many small to medium businesses. An essential component to any social media plan, regardless of the platforms you use, is the creation of content to post onto these networks. When it comes to content, many businesses tend to rely on 2-3 different types, which can get a little boring. To help, here are five types of content you should be sharing on social media. 1. Selfies The 2013 “word of the year”, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, has become so popular it’s no mean feat to avoid…
  • Beware The Electro-Magnetic Data Center Threat

    Network Computing:
    Andrew Froehlich
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A data center strong enough to fend off solar storms or nuclear weapons could be the next requirement on your RFP.
  • 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…
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  • Beware The Electro-Magnetic Data Center Threat

    Andrew Froehlich
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A data center strong enough to fend off solar storms or nuclear weapons could be the next requirement on your RFP.
  • The Management Gap Between You and Cloud Apps

    Patrick Carey
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Cloud management tools must evolve to truly support the distributed nature of cloud apps and services.
  • SDN Education: 9 Ways To Learn

    Marcia Savage
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Wondering how to get up to speed on software-defined networking? Here are some SDN training and certification programs plus other avenues for learning.
  • Where's The WAN Going?

    Greg Ferro
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Networking expert Greg Ferro explains how the wide area network must evolve to keep up with modern technology demands.
  • The VVOLs Cometh

    Howard Marks
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The long-awaited VMware Virtual Volumes appear to be on track to arrive next year. The technology promises a leap forward in storage management by providing VM awareness to storage systems.
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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • New Microsoft Dynamics CRM breaks down silos between marketing and sales

    Jesmond Darmanin
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    New Microsoft Dynamics CRM breaks down silos between marketing and sales Company announces new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, updates to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online service and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing to help marketers and salespeople collaborate more effectively and deliver amazing customer experiences. Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”) has just announced that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 as well as updates to its Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics Marketing services will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2014. The new updates revolutionize the way…
  • HSBC Bank Malta launches free mobile banking

    Jesmond Darmanin
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    HSBC Bank Malta has just added another major channel to its online banking experience. The Bank’s customers, who to date have enjoyed Free Personal Internet Banking , can now enjoy mobile banking, simply by downloading the free Mobile Banking App from Apple Store or Google Play straight to their iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ smartphone. The app allows users – once logged in – to view their account balances, details and history. They can also transfer between their own accounts, including their credit card, as well as pay bills, send and receive secure messages, and view currency and…
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Skills vs Skillz

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I remember in my childhood a magazine that I used to love reading. It had crazy caricatures, weird stories and off the wall comics. In short it was a Mad magazine. One of those comics, one of my favourites, was called "Spy vs Spy" and it was about a black spy and a white spy battling it out in an endless struggle to one up each other.   This is not so much different from the
  • 20/20 Panoramic View of the ERP Industry - Part 1 of 3

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each year, we make our predictions for the ERP software industry for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get it right, and sometimes we?re off base, so it?s clearly not an easy feat to predict the future in any industry ? especially one as dynamic as the enterprise software industry. However, we wanted to share our opinions of where the ERP software industry is headed in the next several years.
  • 20/20 Panoramic View of the ERP Industry - Part 1 of 3

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each year, we make our predictions for the ERP software industry for the upcoming year. Sometimes we get it right, and sometimes we?re off base, so it?s clearly not an easy feat to predict the future in any industry ? especially one as dynamic as the enterprise software industry. However, we wanted to share our opinions of where the ERP software industry is headed in the next several years.
  • Build Better Project Teams

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Having been part of numerous startups and project teams, I was keenly interested in a relatively new online recruiting service out of Italy called Eggup. While I was in Rome, on a warm October morning, I had a chance to sit down for breakfast and chat with one of their founding members.
  • Disaster Recovery NEEDS Documentation

    19 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    One important tool for disaster prevention and recovery is good documentation. Proper documentation can prevent mistakes from happening and make sure that the recovery process goes smoothly. Manuals supplied with hardware and software are fine for wh...
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    Computer Security News

  • The 'Backoff' malware used in retail data breaches is spreading

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    The number of computers in North America infected by the Backoff malware, which is blamed for a string of payment card breaches, has risen sharply, according to research from network security company Damballa. The company detected a 57 percent increase between August and September in devices infected with Backoff, which scrapes a computer's RAM for leftover credit card data after a payment card has been swiped, said Brian Foster, Damballa's CTO.
  • Man arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of cyber attacks on UK ATMs using Tyupkin malware

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    A man has been arrested in Portsmouth on suspicion of masterminding a 1.6m "cyber attack" on cash machines across the country. Allegedly part of an organised gang from Eastern Europe, the group targeted cash machines in Brighton, London and Liverpool by injecting a virus into the machines.
  • Bulgarian Hacker Gets 30-Month Jail Term in US

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:29 am
    A Bulgarian national was sentenced to 30 months in jail in the US on Thursday for participation in Shadowcrew, a virtual online marketplace for malicious hacking and identity theft. Aleksi Kolarov , 32, operated the site along with 18 co-conspirators, using it to sell illicit merchandise and services to other members, said.
  • Automakers forming consortium to combat hackers

    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 pm
    The evolution of the connected car is raising one big, overwhelming concern: the threat of hackers compromising a car's systems. To counteract this, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers are teaming up to prevent black hats from trying to crack a vehicle's security systems.
  • UK Tories propose life sentences for using a computer to "damage the economy"

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Under a proposed "computer crime bill," if you use a computer in the commission of an offense that damages "national security, human welfare, the economy or the environment" you could face a life sentence. The proposal only vaguely defines the offenses in question, and also what "using a computer" means -- in the 21st century, it's hard to imagine any activity that doesn't make use of a computer in some way.
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • YouTube: Finger Tracking on the NetBeans Platform

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    Synertial released this awesome motion capture video yesterday, showing among other things NetBeans Platform based IGS-Bio in action! <span id="XinhaEditingPostion"></span> </p> An earlier blog entry by me on this software is found here.
  • MySQL Developers Training: 6 Languages, 16 Countries, 'Virtually' Everywhere

    Antoinette O'Sullivan
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    MySQL developers are sought after for their skills so why not improve your skills with the authentic MySQL for Developers training course and prove your skills to employers via the MySQL 5.6 Developer certification exam. The MySQL for Developers course brings you 5 days of instructor-led training. This training is currently scheduled for delivery in six languages and is accessible whereever you are through live-virtual training. Live-Virtual Events Attend a live event from your own desk via live-virtual training, avoiding the inconvenience and cost of travel. Choose from a…
  • Supercharge MAF development on Android by improving emulator performance by Jeevan Joseph

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Introduction Oracle Mobile Application Framework, MAF, leverages Java, HTML5 and JavaScript to deliver a complete MVC framework with declarative user interface definition, device features integration and built-in security. Oracle MAF provides a visual and declarative development experience and maximizes code reuse resulting in faster development of mobile applications. To get started with Oracle MAF development, the android emulator offers one of the easiest and quickest ways to build and test your apps. The emulator effectively eliminates the entry barrier of having specialized hardware or…
  • BPM Suite 12c and SOA Suite 12c at eProseed World 2014

    24 Oct 2014 | 5:18 pm
    As most of you know, Oracle officially released SOA Suite 12c (12.1.3) and BPM Suite 12c (12.1.3) a couple of week ago. Exciting times for people like us, who have worked extensively with BPEL Process Manager, Oracle ESB, SOA Suite 10g, and SOA Suite 11g! The same week that 12c was released, eProseed World 2014 took place. During this event all eProseed employees meet for a fun couple of days full of social and work-related sessions. Because Vennster is merging into the eProseed Netherlands office we will soon migrate this blog to an eProseed domain. For us it was an excellent chance to meet…
  • Onion Security

    Jeff Taylor-Oracle
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 pm
    I was asked why I used so many subnets in the system which is described in my blog entry SPARC T5-4 LDoms for RAC and WebLogic Clusters: Management Subnet HTTP Public Network JDBC subnet Storage subnet The short answer: I didn't need to. I could have used one public network and one RAC private network. Longer answer: Better observability Better isolation It enables a better security model Onion View LDom View If Joe Blackhat is able to compromise our HTTP server, that is a bad thing, but hopefully he will only be able access a subset of the data.  To get any additional data, he will need…
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown: Webinar Q&A

    Bill Karwin
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Yesterday (Oct. 22) I gave a presentation titled “MySQL 5.6 Full Text Search Throwdown.” If you missed it, you can still register to view the recording and my slides.Thanks to everyone who attended, and especially to folks who asked the great questions. I answered as many as we had time for during the session, but here are all the questions with my complete answers:Q: Does Solr automatically maintain its index against MySQL? Do you have to hit the Solr server with a specific query to keep the index ‘warm’?There are several strategies for updating a Solr index. In my…
  • MySQL community set to meet at Percona Live London 2014

    Tom Diederich
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The countdown is on for Europe’s largest annual MySQL event, Percona Live London 2014. The two days of technical tutorials and sessions, November 3-4, will focus on the latest MySQL industry trends, news, best practices – and a look at what’s on the near- and long-term horizon within the global MySQL ecosystem.Percona Live London 2014 will bring attendees up to date on key areas including MySQL 5.7, database security, database as a service (DBaaS), Hadoop and high availability (HA), disaster recovery, replication and backup, performance and scalability, WebScaleSQL and much,…
  • Percona XtraDB Cluster: How to run a 2-node cluster on a single server

    Fernando Laudares
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    I reckon there’s little sense in running 2 or more Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) nodes in a single physical server other than for educational and testing purposes – but doing so is still useful in those cases. The most popular way of achieving this seems to be with server virtualization, such as making use of Vagrant boxes. But in the same way you can have multiple instances of MySQL running in parallel on the OS level in the form of concurrent mysqld processes, so too can you have multiple Percona XtraDB Cluster nodes. And the way to achieve this is precisely the same: using…
  • Autumn: A season of MySQL-related conferences. Here’s my list

    Peter Zaitsev
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Autumn is a season of MySQL-related conferences and I’m about to hit the road to speak and attend quite a  few of them.This week I’ll participate in All Things Open, a local conference for me here in Raleigh, N.C. and therefore one I do not have to travel for. All Things Open explores open source, open tech and the open web in the enterprise. I’ll be speaking on SSDs for Databases at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 and I’ll also be participating in a book signing for the High Performance MySQL Book at 11:45 p.m. at the “Meet the Speaker” table. We are also…
  • Innodb transaction history often hides dangerous ‘debt’

    Peter Zaitsev
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    In many write-intensive workloads Innodb/XtraDB storage engines you may see hidden and dangerous “debt” being accumulated – unpurged transaction “history” which if not kept in check over time will cause serve performance regression or will take all free space and cause an outage. Let’s talk about where it comes from and what can you do to avoid running into the trouble.Technical Background: InnoDB is an MVCC engine which means it keeps multiple versions of the rows in the database, and when rows are deleted or updated they are not immediately removed from…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • New query starts with old page

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    I have a query by different attributes. When one query is started and we are for example on page 7, and a new attribute is chosen, the query still shows the 7 page of new results. And it should show page 1 as the new attribute is chosen. Could you help me with that? <?php class Pagination { public $current_page; public $per_page; public $total_count; public $links_on_page = 10; public $page_links = 15; public $current_page_string = ''; public function __construct($page=1, $per_page=10,…
  • c programming

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    c program to print table of a given number by user defined value
  • A Head Start to Java?

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    It's the end of our first semester. We've done the basics of programming on Turbo C/C++. i somehow can't find some comprehensive Java guides in the interweb.. I'm having an advanced study because we're gonna focus on Java on our next semester :D
  • Arraylist to array

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:47 am
    Convert string arraylist to string array ArrayList categoryList; // data is [Apple, Orange] How do you convert to string array with the same data in the arraylist
  • WebProject JPA+EJB+JSF+JBossAS7.1.1+Primefaces+Maven (troubles)

    25 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Hello. Im making an webapp using Eclipse Keppler. REQUIREMENTS: - Eclipse for Java EE (or JBoss Developer Studio 7 o 8) - JBossTools installed on eclipse - JBoss Aplication Server 7.1.1 (not eap) - MySQL connector J 5.33 Structure of project: i use this package structure - persistence and ejbdao (data layer) - ejbnegocio (bussines layer) - presentation and login (presentation layer) Is my first project, i only need list all my users using JSF+Primefaces (all dependecies included in pom.xml) and i use too for show messages.
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    Phil Windley's Technometria

  • 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…
  • Fuse with Two Owners

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Summary: I recently did an experiment with supporting multiple owners in Fuse. This post describes how the introduction process works between the current and prospective owners and discusses some design principles that I learned about using subscriptions. If you've followed my posts on the Fuse Architecture, you'll likely recognize this picture: The architecture uses a pico to represent each vehicle, as well as one for the owner and one for the fleet. This organization provides essential communication pathways and establishes a structural representation of ownership and control. I've also…
  • Self Sovereign Authorities and the Epic Struggle for IoT

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    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…
  • Events, Picos, and Microservices

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    Summary: I spoke at Apistrat 2014 today in Chicago on the Fuse architecture and API. Here are my slides. I spoke at Apistrat 2014 today in Chicago on the Fuse architecture and API. The Fuse architecture is unique because it uses picos and event-query APIs to create a connected car platform. I found microservices to be a useful model for thinking about building features in the Fuse architecture. Here are my slides: Tags: picos iot microservices fuse krl
  • A University API

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Summary: BYU is designing an API that reflects the true business processes of the university and its fundamental resources. This post describes why and how we're doing that. BYU has been in the API and Web Services game for a long time. Kelly Flanagan, BYU's CIO, started promoting the idea to his team almost 10 years ago. The result? BYU has over 900 services in its Web Services registry. Some are small and some are big, but almost everything has a Web service of some kind. Of course, this is both good news and bad news. Having services for everything is great. But a lot of them are quite…
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  • Gartner Critical Capabilities for Wired and Wireless LAN Access Infrastructure

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Network decision makers use this research to determine which vendors have the best mix of capabilities for their specific usage requirements. Extreme Networks received the fourth highest score for the following 5 out of 6 Uses Cases: Enterprise Unified Wired and WLAN Access, Enterprise Wired-Only Access, Enterprise WLAN-Only Access, Small or Remote Office, Guest or Hot Spot Access Only.Request Free!
  • The Three Vs of Network Performance Management in the Age of 'Big Data'

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    At its most basic definition, “Big Data” is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time.1 That definition perfectly describes why so many network operations teams are reactive rather than proactive, and also explains why the duration of their user-impacting events go on for too long – there is so much data to sift through that they can’t get the right data when they need it. This lack of timely data leads to damaged reputations, frustrated users,…
  • Using Speed at Scale to Ensure Network Infrastructure Performance for Financial Services

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This whitepaper examines the ever-increasing need for speed at scale, proactive analysis, and higher levels of accessibility, granularity and visibility, as IT managers strive to ensure uptime and rapid response in business-critical networks and customer-facing networks.In the financial services industry, failed trades and an inability to understand why they failed within a reasonable period of time not only frustrates users and management, but has a direct impact on the bottom line. The same is true in the retail banking and insurance industry when understanding the failure of online…
  • How to Turn Your Network into a Strategic Business Asset with Purview

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Purview eBook will help demonstrate how to provide business value through:Optimized resource utilization and capacity management for business critical applicationsTroubleshooting and managed application servicesNetwork and application response time managementProviding application usage data for compliance reportingAnalyzing customer application usage profile to better understand your customersRequest Free!
  • Assuring Ethernet Backhaul Performance

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The evolution from circuit-switched technologies such as ATM, TDM and frame relay, to packet-switched technology such as Carrier Ethernet means less cost for carriers in terms of devices, and convergence in both the network layers in the core and fixed and mobile access networks at the edge. However, it also heralds a significant rise in the number of technologies and devices they must support, as well as increasing the number of potential network failure points and performance bottlenecks. With both fixed and wireless customers demanding a full range of multimedia services free from network…
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  • Data Center Networking

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today's data center must meet a number of business requirements and overcome several design obstacles in order to truly achieve resiliency. This guide will provide the reader with key concepts for designing a standards-based data center fabric to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow.Request Free!
  • How to Turn Your Network into a Strategic Business Asset with Purview

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Purview eBook will help demonstrate how to provide business value through:Optimized resource utilization and capacity management for business critical applicationsTroubleshooting and managed application servicesNetwork and application response time managementProviding application usage data for compliance reportingAnalyzing customer application usage profile to better understand your customersRequest Free!
  • SevOne's Performance Management for Cisco Networks

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    SevOne and Cisco have a long standing partnership enabling SevOne to leverage the rich set of Cisco manageability interfaces to help our joint customers implement a performance visibility strategy to meet their continuously evolving business needs.SevOne provides the fastest, most scalable network monitoring platform to help you detect and avoid performance events before they impact your business. Now with the recent acquisition of RapidEngines, SevOne will enhance your ability to proactively identify and resolve performance issues by adding log data to the troubleshooting process.SevOne…
  • Enabling Cloud-Scale Data Centers

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    These include:Support for network and storage convergenceSupport for virtualization, automation, and customizationEase of network provisioning, configuration, and managementLow powerVery scalable, efficient, and high-performance fabric-based architectures can be built and deployed using open, interoperable and industry-accepted approaches. From high-density 10GbE to high-density 40GbE, to support for virtualization and convergence, as well as redundancy and multi-path capability, open industry-accepted solutions are gaining a foothold in building cloud-scale architectures.Request Free!
  • The Three Vs of Network Performance Management in the Age of 'Big Data'

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    At its most basic definition, “Big Data” is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time.1 That definition perfectly describes why so many network operations teams are reactive rather than proactive, and also explains why the duration of their user-impacting events go on for too long – there is so much data to sift through that they can’t get the right data when they need it. This lack of timely data leads to damaged reputations, frustrated users,…
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  • Cutting Surveillance Network Costs

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    With a rapid transition from analog to IP-based infrastructures, Physical Security needs to optimize the monitoring, detection, prevention and post-incident resolution of physical intrusions into an organization or location. The right switch platform for physical security provides:Higher network uptimeReduced install time and costsImproved security and deployment flexibilityEnhanced performanceRequest Free!
  • The 10 Reasons Guide: Choosing a File Sync and Share Solution

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Workers want access to business files from anywhere, on any device, and at any time. This presents a new range of corporate security and data leakage risk challenges to today’s IT organizations.Download the white paper that explores 10 reasons why each of Accellion, Anchor/eFolder, Box, Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive are not for your business. Plus, one solution that is.Request Free!
  • The 13 Cost Areas for a Digital Asset Management System

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    This white paper provides insight and guidance, considering both the vendor and buyer sides, into commonly identified areas of Digital Asset Management (DAM) cost. These cost areas exist regardless of your choice for acquiring an installed, or hosted, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or open source digital asset management system.Request Free!
  • Salesforce1 Platform Lightning Process Builder Feature Demo

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Automate everything in your business from repetitive tasks such as daily email reminders, task assignment and approval submissions, to more complex processes like employee onboarding, equipment inspections and new product introductions with the new Lightning Process Builder from the Salesforce1 Platform. Watch the video to see how.Request Free!
  • Enterprise Collaboration Shouldn't Be a Pile of Legos

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Now, as an IT professional, assembling and maintaining a Lego-like collaboration infrastructure isn't what you signed up for. Piecing together disparate systems of record for email, web meetings and other applications is about as painful as stepping on a pile of Legos. Download this white paper to learn how implementing a collaboration hub connects systems of record the easy way.Request Free!
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  • Data Center Networking

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today's data center must meet a number of business requirements and overcome several design obstacles in order to truly achieve resiliency. This guide will provide the reader with key concepts for designing a standards-based data center fabric to meet the requirements of today and tomorrow.Request Free!
  • Enabling Cloud-Scale Data Centers

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    These include:Support for network and storage convergenceSupport for virtualization, automation, and customizationEase of network provisioning, configuration, and managementLow powerVery scalable, efficient, and high-performance fabric-based architectures can be built and deployed using open, interoperable and industry-accepted approaches. From high-density 10GbE to high-density 40GbE, to support for virtualization and convergence, as well as redundancy and multi-path capability, open industry-accepted solutions are gaining a foothold in building cloud-scale architectures.Request Free!
  • Are Browser Updates Driving Your Support Team Crazy?

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Did you think switching from Windows client apps to lighter weight web-based apps would solve your application development, deployment and maintenance problems? If you did, but problems associated with constant browser updates, compatibility issues, and security holes are causing headaches, you need to learn about application virtualization with XenApp.Attend this live webcast to learn how XenApp:Efficiently manages your browser-based apps with app virtualizationReduces common security challenges associated with web-based appsDelights your users with faster performing web appsSpeakers:Yvonne…
  • Servers on Demand

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Whether you're building a start-up or trying to keep technology up and running for a large organization, get the computing power you need fast with Cloud-based Servers on Demand from Apptix. Having the right server resources in place means that you can scale and optimize your IT environment to match your specific requirements.Rapid deployment – Turn services on and off as you need themPay just for what you use – Annual and month-to-month rates with no long-term commitmentAutomated recovery – In the event of computing failuresDevelop virtual environments using virtualized networking,…
  • Cloud-Based Enterprise Backup

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cost-effective. Simple. Secure. Apptix is the first hoster to leverage Simpana 10, the powerful backup software solution with an industry-leading Cloud infrastructure. Back up your company data the right way with advanced functionality, off-site storage, and customized retention periods. All users are empowered to protect, manage, and access their stored data in the event of infrastructure loss, network outages, compliance concerns, or eDiscovery.Enterprise backup and recovery – Store data from any kind of serverEncryption and security – Backed-up data is protected during transfer and at…
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • 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.
  • How to Overcome the Cloud-Savvy IT Talent Shortage

    David Deans
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Senior executives at large multinational enterprises are already demanding that their CIO has a plan in place to ensure that they can effectively procure public and private cloud services for their organization. In smaller companies, some IT managers are now expected to acquire the knowledge and skills to perform a similar role.Are they prepared? To find out, let's review a current IT resource assessment.According to the findings from a recent market study by International Data Corporation (IDC), European IT departments still need to make significant improvements before they have fully…
  • The Evolving Role of Savvy Business Technology Leaders

    David Deans
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    As the chief executive at your company, if you discovered that you had some major financial standards compliance issues within your organization, would you be concerned about the risks associated with that exposure?If your designated outside auditor had bypassed your internal finance department and chose instead to work directly with your individual Line of Business leaders, would you want to know why? Moreover, would you intervene?Yes, it's a rhetorical series of questions. And I think we all know the answers.Did you know there's a movement that's already in progress that could impact your…
  • Worldwide IT Spending will Reach $2.1 Trillion in 2014

    David Deans
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:28 pm
    So far, 2014 has turned into a banner year for CIOs that have invested the time and effort to plan for hybrid cloud services, while building strong strategic relationships with their Line of Business leadership. Their approved capital investment budget spend is on-track and operational expenses are contained, as planned.Savvy senior executives across the globe continue to make selective investments in new business technology. In fact, there could be a moderate IT infrastructure spend over the next 12-18 months, which will likely increase the demand for open source software and professional…
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  • 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…
  • Cisco Partner Ecosystem: l’evoluzione del programma di canale

    Eric Moyal
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    Prima della chiusura estiva volevo fare un veloce sommario dell’evoluzione del programma di canale, il Cisco Partner Ecosystem che include il nuovo Cisco Solution Partner Program e la nuova generazione del Cisco Channel Partner Program che vi consentità di evolvere i vostri modelli di business per cogliere nuove opportunità, interessare maggiormente i clienti e accrescere i profitti. IoE creerà opportunità senza precedenti per tutti noi. L’evoluzione del Cisco Partner Program va proprio in questa direzione: vi permetterà di cogliere le tante possibilità che l’IoE aprirà e le…
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  • Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options

    24 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Over the past several years, there’s been a dramatic rise in online tech education. With the increased availability of online learning resources, a movement to make computer science and coding affordable has also occurred. Startup companies, traditional universities and nonprofits alike are now offering free online courses as a non-conventional way to educate the tech workforce. These […] Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options is a post from: Modis The post Top IT Schools and Tech Education Options appeared first on Modis.
  • Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway!

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:44 pm
    In our second live question and answer session, Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips chatted with Code School Content Creator, Alyssa Nicoll about her particular path into programming. Her transition from the psychology field into programming and her various passions within the coding world were just two of the many discussion topics in the Q&A: One of the […] Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway! is a post from: Modis The post Live Q&A with Alyssa Nicoll Recap and A Code School Giveaway! appeared first on Modis.
  • Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:58 am
    Since August, 31 states reported a decline in unemployment rate according to the Regional and State Employment and Unemployment Summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. 42 states and the District of Columbia also reported unemployed rate decreases as compared to September 2013. As previously reported, the national unemployment rate dropped to […] Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Unemployment Down in 31 States in September Regional Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Diversity in your coding workforce is a must. Beyond the different types of programming language-specific specialists you need from project to project, having developers from a wide range of backgrounds can have a positive impact on your team. If you’re eager to broaden your candidate pool and find top developer talent outside of the usual […] Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers is a post from: Modis The post Three Innovative Ways to Recruit Developers appeared first on Modis.
  • How to Succeed as an Entry-Level Recruiter

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    From the moment when you make your first placement as an entry-level recruiter to that moment 5 years later when you realize that candidate is succeeding and happy in their career, you know recruiting is an incredibly rewarding job. In your role as a career matchmaker, it really is up to you to make dreams […] How to Succeed as an Entry-Level Recruiter is a post from: Modis The post How to Succeed as an Entry-Level Recruiter appeared first on Modis.
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    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.
  • Are You Ready to Remodel the People/Technology Connection?

    Tracey Mustacchio, Chief Marketing Officer
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    Once upon a time, people sat at their desktops and took what IT gave them. IT, after all, had a monopoly on technology; and technology was more of a useful toolkit than a life-and-death necessity. The world is very different today. Technology is now critical to everything everybody does, every day. Therefore, people need access […] The post Are You Ready to Remodel the People/Technology Connection? appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Healthcare IT and Empowering the End User in an NHS World

    RES Software
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    By: Ward Priestman Healthcare IT Consultant, Priestman Consulting If ever you needed proof that the Government’s Tech Fund was having a positive impact on healthcare organisations’ engagement with technology, this year’s Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo (HETT) was it. A lot busier than previous years, IT professionals and clinicians alike were looking for ideas for how […] The post Healthcare IT and Empowering the End User in an NHS World appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • The ABC’s of Activating RES Software Licenses

    Guido Drissen, Support Engineer
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Activating licenses is one of the steps you need to do in every new configuration or when licenses are added in an already existing configuration. The activation process for RES Software solutions is fairly straightforward (like most things, once you’ve done them at least once), but we still receive questions about expired licenses, especially during […] The post The ABC’s of Activating RES Software Licenses appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • VMworld 2014 – Complements of RES Software

    Lou Donofrio, VP of Product Management
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Last month, I was one of the 22,000 people who attended VMworld 2014. While RES Software was a sponsor and exhibitor in the Solutions Exchange, I was able to roam as an attendee at the keynotes and sessions. My goal was to learn some great new ways that the RES IT Store could continue to […] The post VMworld 2014 – Complements of RES Software appeared first on RES Software Blog.
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    The IJIS Factor

  • 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 [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series 6: Evaluating Responses to the RFP and Selecting a Supplier

    Guest Blogger
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    This is the sixth 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 [...]
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    The Data Center Journal

  • GT Software to Showcase “Mainframe to Mobile in Minutes Challenge”

    Press Release
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    GT Software, the leader in helping enterprise organizations unify business information across any platform, data format or programming language, today announced that it will showcase the Mainframe to Mobile in Minutes Challenge at IBM Insight 2014 (booth #533). The event will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, October 26 – 30. GT Software’s Data Unification Solution unifies and virtualizes data from all sources and technologies, while its Mobile Enablement Solution allows the visualization of the data on mobile devices. GT Software will preview its newest solution that combines…
  • Move Over EMRs: The IoT Will Save Health Care

    Jeff Clark
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:31 am
    You know an industry is in dire trouble when technologies line up for the position of savior (just Google “technology will save health care”). Electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records—EHRs) remain a favorite of many aspiring health-care reformers, but they have largely fizzled thanks to interoperability problems, a lack of standards, government subsidies that have rushed adoption and overly optimistic expectations. A breakout session at the recent Internet of Things World Forum considered whether the Internet of Things (IoT) might have a role in health care. The…
  • Hungary Plans Internet Tax

    Jeff Clark
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Hungary may not be the first nation you think of when it comes to the developed world, but strange ideas from places that seldom make news have a way of spreading. (For instance, the “bail-ins” of Cyprus have piqued the curiosity of bankers and politicians throughout the west.) According to ZDNet, Hungary plans to implement a by-the-gigabyte Internet tax on ISPs that will charge for data traversing their networks. “Hungarian authorities have said that they will make sure that the new tax will be paid by ISPs only, rather than internet users themselves.” Sure; just like how carbon…
  • Industry Outlook: Flywheel UPS Systems for the Data Center

    Industry Outlook
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:07 am
    Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Mark A. Ascolese about flywheel UPS products and their potential value to data centers. Mark was named president and CEO of Active Power in September 2013. He is an electrical-infrastructure and energy-management expert with more than 40 years of experience serving a variety of mission-critical and energy markets including data centers. Before joining Active Power, Mark first served as CEO…
  • Chillin’ in the Data Center: An Overview of Cooling Towers

    Robert Rosenberger
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Researchers at Villanova University estimate that data centers are responsible for more than two percent of U.S. electrical usage. All of that energy creates massive heat—and servers do not like heat. It can cause them to become slow, or malfunction outright, leading to significant downtime and unwanted expenses. A properly chosen and maintained cooling tower can help organizations avoid this problem, but becoming familiar with the different types of towers and proper maintenance processes is required. Some towers are more appropriate for data center use than others, and even then, choices…
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  • DHS report makes recommendations for greater open source software use in government

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    A report commissioned by the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology Directorate says barriers to using and developing open source software must be addressed as IT budgets across government continue to tighten.
  • GSA eases search integration with Instagram, Fed Reg for gov't web managers

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    With a little help from the General Services Administration's digital search program, federal web managers can now expand search results on their agency and department sites to include results from their Instagram accounts and relevant Federal Register notices.   
  • FCC releases another 2.5M public comments on open Internet rulemaking

    Dibya Sarkar
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    The Federal Communications Commission Oct. 22 released a second batch of nearly 2.5 million comments about its net neutrality plan that would permit faster Internet service for some websites willing to pay for it.
  • Isolate, control, manage hypervisor environments, says NIST

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    System administrators working at federal agencies and departments can minimize the risk associated with running virtualized machines on a single host computer, called a hypervisor, by isolating VMs, controlling access, and managing privileged operations and interactions, according to draft security guidance (pdf) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Oct. 20.
  • Final NIST cloud roadmap sets 'action plans' for gov't cloud adoption

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    The National Institute of Standards and technology Oct. 21 published a final version of its U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap (pdf). The document lays out 10 requirements – each accompanied by "priority action plans" and target completion dates – necessary for cloud adoption by the federal government.
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    Paragon Software Blog

  • 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 [...]
  • Paragon Boot Camp Backup Beta is on testing!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Paragon Software is happy to invite all interested users to test the beta version of the upcoming Paragon Boot Camp Backup! The only solution to back up Windows under OS X provides sector-level backup, incremental imaging, selective restore and much more under OS X 10.10 Yosemite! More key features and benefits Become a beta tester and download the [...]
  • Paragon Software invites their ExtFS for Windows’s users to participate in the survey

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    To gather typical usage scenarious of the product in order to provide better solutions Paragon Software kindly invites all users of ExtFS for Windows to participate in a short survey! We really  hope our users make use of the product and enjoy its convenience. We will be happy to know more about our users’ experience as [...]
  • Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview is available for a free 90-day evaluation!

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    A complete data management tool for physical and virtual storage with maximum flexibility for SMBs and enterprises Paragon Software released a free 90-day trial of Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 Preview, a complete data management solution with flexible physical and virtual backup formats for businesses. HDM 15 supports the right backup formats for a variety of tasks [...]
  • Paragon Software secures two new major OEM partners for its Universal File System Driver technology

    Ksenia Schevjeva
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Global Agreements with Kingston Digital Inc. and ZTE Corporation Boost Paragon Software’s OEM Presence in Worldwide Mobile Device Market and Underscore Its Strength and Innovation in Embedded System Driver Technology Paragon’s  Universal File System Driver (UFSD) solutions have been licensed by leading technology manufacturers Kingston Digital Inc. and ZTE Corporation to fuel mobile product initiatives, allowing them to deliver [...]
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • 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.
  • Mitigating Credentials-based-attacks from Social Engineering

    Chris Bunn
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Following the recent CERT research on unintentional insider threats from social engineering, IS Decisions share their experience on how organisations are helping prevent security breaches that stem from credentials-based-attacks. Unintentional Insider Threats from Social Engineering The CERT Insider Threat Center recently published its research on unintentional insider threats focusing on the use of phishing and/or social engineering as a means to implement malware or gain access to credentials. They determined that many incidents initiated through phishing and other social engineering are…
  • Windows Security Authenticated Users: How to start taking internal security more seriously

    François Amigorena
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    On average, a total of about 1,200 internal security breaches occur in UK businesses every single day. In the US, the figure is over 2,500. These figures are based on recent research in which 500 IT decision makers whether they had had an internal security breach in the last year. Yet despite this huge prolificacy, they also told us that insider threats are not top of their list of security priorities. In fact they come a fairly distant fourth, after viruses, data loss and hacking. So for IT managers, internal security is a lesser priority than data loss, despite the fact that the most common…
  • How to make your school network secure from the inside

    François Amigorena
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    IT infrastructure is the backbone of a modern educational institution. From the largest secondary boasting thousands of pupils to the smallest primary with a mere hundred pupils, accessing the network is as much a regular a part of a student life as school dinners. Every day, pupils up and down the country log on to upload course work, download reading material and chart their academic progress. And it is not just the pupils that rely on the IT infrastructure. Staff members, including teachers and administrative teams, all use the network to store vital resources, share classroom material and…
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    MarkjOwen's Blog

  • 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 →
  • Collection of interesting infographics for those touring the world

    23 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    In a slight diversion from my usual subject matter, here’s a collection of interesting infographics that has made about the following popular travel destinations: London Paris Amsterdam New York Rome Brazil Carnival Dubai Moscow London go back to top of … Continue reading →
  • The BA is the least knowledgeable about Agile

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    According to VersionOne’s 2013 State of Agile survey, Business Analysts rank as the least knowledgeable about Agile. I sort of understand this, but it really shocked me when I saw it. As you can see in the image above, the … Continue reading →
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • Apple Pay: A Tipping Point, or More of the Same?

    Vijay Balakrishnan
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Apple Pay Day arrived with the usual media fanfare that accompanies Apple events. So…now what? We wait. The mobile payments industry has undergone several rounds of technology improvements over the past few years, with players like Google Wallet and ISIS Mobile Wallet (now Softcard) taking their own unique approaches. But one thing is common among […]
  • Style & Substance: E-Commerce Innovation Evening

    Anshuman Singh
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    When it comes to ecommerce for food & grocery, one size clearly does not fit all. This could not have been more apparent than while going through some great entries for the Ecommerce Innovation Award. Last week, we met at the 15th floor of the incomparable Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London. It was very tempting […]
  • Agile – Principles over practice – Part 3

    Dwight Kingdon
    7 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    A couple of weeks ago I posted Part 1 of my “Agile – Principles over practice” blog where I introduced a key reason for Agile failures – prioritizing practices over principles. Last week I followed up with Part 2, which focused on the challenges of communication and collaboration in an Agile environment. I’ve learned that […]
  • 3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

    Raman Suprajarama
    6 Oct 2014 | 4:06 am
    In my last blog I talked about 5 quality challenges affecting FATCA compliance. Now let us see how to address them. The following three-stage approach for FATCA quality assurance pack is designed to identify any gaps in the implementation process, report issues to stakeholders and enable informed decision-making. Stage 1. Test planning and design to […]
  • East to West: Rise of the Phy-gital Store Dinner Hits Seattle

    Debjyoti Paul
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Last week I reported on a Mindtree event in New York City, where we talked about the future of phy-gital retailing. Executives from a diverse group of premier retail and CPG companies came together to talk about what’s working (or not) when it comes to winning over today’s shoppers. We didn’t want their west coast […]
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • What A CIO Needs To Know About Throwing A Proper Retreat

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you are going to throw a retreat, then do it wellImage Credit Every CIO is looking to solve the same puzzle: what do they have to do in order to get the most productivity out of their IT department? It turns out that sometimes the solution to this puzzle is to temporarily forget the importance of information technology and take the IT department out of the company and go on a retreat. However, if you do a poor job of throwing a retreat, then it will all be for naught. How can a CIO make a retreat create the results that he or she is looking for? Breakout Sessions The first question that…
  • New Book: Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About

    18 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    Technology That Every CIO Needs To Know About As the CIO of your company, it’s your job to stay on top of all of the different forms of technology that the company uses to accomplish its business goals. This task is made even harder by all of the changes that are always occurring in the various technology fields. As the CIO you need to understand how to pick the correct type of database to be used on projects. You need to watch the rollout of other large-scale IT projects and learn from them: what went right and what went wrong. What You’ll Find Inside: THE 7 STAGES OF BIG DATA…
  • 3 Ways That CIOs Can Do A Better Job Of Hiring The Right Person

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    When A CIO hires someone, they want to do it correctlyImage Credit When you have the CIO job you realize that your success rests not on the importance of information technology, but rather firmly on the shoulders of those people who are on your team. What this means is that the process of hiring someone is a critical step in your career. Hire the right person and you’ll move forward, hire the wrong person and you may stumble or even be asked to leave the firm. How can you go about doing this correctly? Interview People, Of Course In all honesty, the interview is the least effective way…
  • How Can CIOs Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

    8 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    CIOs need to get their team members to take a chill pillImage Credit Isn’t it the dream of every CIO to have a fully committed team? A team that understands the importance of information technology and what you are trying to accomplish as a team, has fully bought in to that dream, and is aggressively working to achieve your goals? It turns out that there is a dark side to this dream. You need to be aware of what that dark side is and how you can deal with it before it causes your team to burn out… The Downside of Having An A-Team At first glance, having a totally committed team would…
  • New Book: CIO Business Skills

    4 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    In order to be a successful CIO, you need to know how to work with the rest of the business. Get the book that tells you how to do this: Click here for the Paperback, Kindle, or Audiobook Download. Click here for the epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb, txt, or html.
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • 5 Key Factors for Successful Print Publishing

    Nicholas Goupil
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    In his recent article: “The catalog is dead – long live the catalog,” Informatica’s Ben Rund spoke about how printed catalogs are positioned as a piece of the omnichannel puzzle and are a valuable touch point on the connected customer’s … Continue reading »
  • Making Competing on Analytics Reality: A Case Study From UMass Memorial Healthcare

    Myles Suer
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    As I indicated in Competing on Analytics, if you ask CIOs today about the importance of data to their enterprises, they will likely tell you about their business’ need to “compete on analytics”, to deliver better business insights, and to … Continue reading »
  • Fast and Fasterer: Screaming Streaming Data on Hadoop

    Alan Lundberg
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    This is a guest blog post, written by Dale Kim, Director of Product Marketing at MapR Technologies. Recent published research shows that “faster” is better than “slower.” The point, ladies and gentlemen, is that speed, for lack of a better … Continue reading »
  • Gimme Hope eCommerce for Southern Europe

    Ben Rund
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    With projected online sales of €47.8 billion for 2014 and an average annual growth rate of 22% since 2010, the e-commerce market is a beam of hope for the crisis-struck Southern European region on its path out of the recession. … Continue reading »
  • A Social Dreamforce

    Lindsay Sanders
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last week we challenged Dreamforce 2014 attendees and enthusiasts to get “social” for a chance to win some really great cash prizes from Informatica. From October 13-16, we held two different social media contests. Today, two lucky people will each walk away with … Continue reading »
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    Wikibon Blog

  • #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…
  • People & Relationships Just as Important as Data for New CDOs

    Jeff Kelly
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Organizations are increasingly coming to the realization that data is a core strategic asset, the new source of competitive advantage. Success in today’s economy is predicated on how organizations leverage data as much as any other corporate function. The challenge organizations face, then, is how to leverage this asset to its maximum potential in ways that are as efficient as possible and also minimize risk. This is no small feat. It involves data itself (identifying and managing sources of data), technology (tools and systems to ingest, process, store, analyze and share data), governance…
  • Catalogic Software (Who?) Taps Ed Walsh as CEO

    David Vellante
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Ed Walsh, the CEO whiz kid is back doing what he does best – running a product company. This time he’s landed at Catalogic Software, a firm many people have never heard of—but probably will over the next several months. Walsh is a storage industry veteran who is best known for taking small, relatively unknown product-focused companies that need clearer strategy and execution chops, building a team, pointing them at a problem, gaining traction and then selling to a larger player who needs to fill a gap. Walsh touts an impressive list of successful exits as a CEO, including Avamar (EMC),…
  • Memory Matters

    David Vellante
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:22 pm
      The “big four” megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data are putting new pressures on IT departments. These high level forces are rippling through to create demands on infrastructure as follows: Cloud – Amazon has turned the data center into an API. This trend is forcing CIOs, as best they can, to replicate the agility, cost structure and flexibility of external cloud service providers. Unlike outsourcing of the 1990’s, which had diseconomies of scale at volume, cloud services have marginal economics that track software (i.e. incremental costs go toward zero). This trend…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • CryptoWall: The new ransomware threat

    David King
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day.  Spread by malvertisements According to Proofpoint, the malicious ads, or malvertisements, were served up on many popular websites including Yahoo,, AOL and several other news and consumer sites. The ads contained drive-by downloads, meaning they are downloaded without the user intending or knowing the malware was installed. The malware it carries, CryptoWall 2.0,…
  • Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

    David King
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:04 am
    While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.   Most of the focus for IT is protecting computers, servers and mobile devices, but the New York Times highlighted the case of a small business that hackers targeted to rack up nearly $166,000 in charges over the course of one weekend. They hacked into the company’s phone equipment to dial premium numbers, which charge exorbitant fees per minute or per call. According to the Communications Fraud Control Association, hackers have…
  • Problems with passwords: Users hate them, can’t remember them

    David King
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    A new survey highlights several problems with passwords: They’re forgettable, inefficient and users would rather listen to “The Macarena” than put up with them. (No, seriously. They would.)  According to Centrify, companies lose an average of $420 per-employee annually to password inefficiencies. That figure shouldn’t inspire companies to immediately do away with password policies (one has to wonder how much is lost to other, non-work related distractions, and most companies would gladly trade $420 a year for the costs of a data breach). But the survey highlights…
  • SSL 101: A Guide to Fundamental Website Security

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Given the number of people who experience or have heard about phishing and other Web-based scams, many Internet users don’t feel comfortable sharing their personal details online. Fortunately, there is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology, a standard solution for protecting sensitive information online. But there’s more to SSL than just basic safety. Read this guide to learn about what SSL does, how it works, and how it can help build credibility online. Click here to learn more!   The post SSL 101: A Guide to Fundamental Website Security appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
  • 2014 State of DevOps Report

    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    The 2014 State of DevOps Report by Puppet Labs, IT Revolution Press and ThoughtWorks is an analysis of more than 9,200 survey responses from technical professionals around the world, making this the largest and most comprehensive DevOps study to date.As the first scientific study of the relationship between organizational performance, IT performance and DevOps practices, the report reveals: Strong IT performance is a competitive advantage. Organizational culture matters. Job satisfaction is the No. 1 predictor of organizational performance. Learn how DevOps works today, based on real data…
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 big challenges facing CIOs and IT leaders in 2015 (part 1)

    Joe Stangarone
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 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 article, we explore 5 such challenges that CIOs must face in the near future. Some view it as an opportunity. Others view it as a risk. Whatever you call it, no one can deny that it’s happening: Business technology is undergoing a major shift. Driven largely by the explosion of data along with the rise of mobile and the cloud, the role…
  • Why your spreadsheet data belongs in a database

    Joe Stangarone
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Summary: If your business still relies heavily on spreadsheets, here are 6 difficult questions to ask yourself. If you can’t answer all of these questions with absolute certainty, it’s time to consider the benefits of moving your data away from spreadsheets and into a database. Does your company or business department rely on spreadsheets for reporting, decision-making, budgeting, or any other mission-critical tasks? If so, see if you can answer these questions: How many employees have access to these spreadsheets? How many employees have edited these spreadsheets? Have any of…
  • Weekly Recap: 11 best practices for BI, top technologies for business transformation, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn why businesses must pay attention to the coming war for developers (if they hope to stay in business), how enterprises are shifting to a new platform, and more. 11 best practices for Business Intelligence BI gives businesses virtually limitless potential. It lets them transform immense volumes of data into organization-benefiting intelligence. The problem: These projects often fail. Learn the tips and best practices to keep your BI project on the right track. The coming war for developers The emergence of mobile, analytics and cloud…
  • 7 ways web application development is changing

    Joe Stangarone
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: As web application development evolves, it’s playing an increasingly important role in the business world. More and more, application development directly contributes to a company’s competitive advantage. How has web application development changed, and where is it going? Learn more in this article. Web application development is evolving. Development standards are changing. New tools and libraries emerge on a (seemingly) daily basis. The big question: Why should businesses care about these changes? As businesses rely on the web more and more, application development…
  • Free Paper: Keys to a highly efficient IT department

    Joe Stangarone
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Summary: As technology plays a larger role in all aspects of business, modern IT departments must shift their focus from maintenance to innovation. How can IT departments shift out of their back-office role, and into the role of technology driver? How can IT departments push the business forward? This free paper helps you answer those questions, and more. In the past, IT departments were viewed as a back-office function that supported the business. Their main responsibility: Keeping the lights on. These days, that’s changing. As technology plays an increasingly important role on all aspects…
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    Information Space

  • Urban Bikeshare: a Great Concept, and Coming Soon to SU!

    Hannah Warren
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    I recently returned to the ‘Cuse from a trip through the Southern U.S., stopping in Atlanta and Nashville, as well as some other cool cities. In Nashville, I stayed with friends (thanks for giving me a place to crash, Alli and Jon!), but it was during their school and work weeks, so it was up to me to amuse myself in the city during the day. That was totally understandable and totally cool, because in Nashville they have a bike share system called B-cycle. As far as bike shares go, this one follows a common standard set by other major metropolitan areas. Utility Models The bikes are…
  • Crowdfunding Campaign Success: Should You Hire a Coach?

    Adrian Hatch
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:13 am
    Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have become the newest phenomenon for funding innovative ideas and fresh products. Rather than turn to conventional venture capital firms and investors, many entrepreneurs and inventors are taking to the web, where they offer rewards in return for what are usually relatively modest investments by backers. The sites differ in some ways, with Indiegogo offering the option to pay out any funded money regardless of whether the goal is met, and its younger sibling Kickstarter only releasing pledged funds if the project meets its goal. All of them,…
  • Cyber Security: Not Just a Technical Challenge Anymore

    Ehsan Sabaghian
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    News on mass and major data breaches is becoming more and more frequent, and these sometimes-daily reports have somehow surprisingly lost on us the huge reach and effects they represent. Society seems to have become numb to this issue. Many believe that there is nothing that can be done about these situations. Some think we are beyond the point of ever securing the current cyberspace and digital infrastructure. Since December 2013 more than 50 million people have been affected by major data breaches. Those numbers are shocking! The table below shows only the breaches occurring that affected…
  • What Facebook Atlas Means For Advertisers (and You)

    Lindsey Silverman
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:32 am
    Everyone has an opinion about data: some people support the aggregation of data for research, some people are so scared about the collection of personal data that they have sworn off the internet, and some people just like to talk about data. In 2013, Facebook acquired Atlas from Microsoft for nearly $100 million and nobody really knew that they planned to do with this new service until recently. Facebook revamped Atlas into a tool that is said to solve a problem that has stumped even the finest of digital advertisers today. How This Changes the Game For You Before this week, you may have…
  • Google and the Future: Large-Scale Video Display Screens

    Claire Dunderman
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Google’s entrance in Zurich in 2011 Watching Tom Cruise’s character in The Minority Report manipulate different screens is fascinating. This is one of the many examples of science fiction technology that is now becoming a possible reality. Mary Lou Jepson has been leading a project with Google X to develop large-scale video display screens. This would create a display for users that can incorporate many screens into one. Mary Lou Jepson’s determination and team Jepson initially was a professor at MIT and is also known for her project One Laptop Per Child. She was also the…
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  • PTCL’s Broadband Contributes to Revenue Growth

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:02 am
    PTCL has announced profitable quarter results riding on the back of its growing fixed and wireless broadband business. PTCL announced revenues of Rs 62.6 billion for the period ended September 30, 2014, an increase of 3% over the same period of last year, while gross and net profit of the Company stood at Rs. 20.9 and […]
  • Dentsu Aegis Network Seeks Greater Presence in Pakistan with Synergy Group

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Officials from Dentsu Aegis Network recently visited offices of Synergy Group Pakistan. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen partnership and enhance their scope of services in Pakistan. Speaking on his visit, Koji Watanabe, Managing Director of Dentsu MEA expressed, “Our partnership with Synergy Group’s media agency Synchronize Media as a Carat affiliate has […]
  • Mobilink Wins the Ethical Corporate Award 2014 for mLiteracy Program

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:26 am
    Mobilink, in a joint entry with VimpelCom has won the Ethical Corporation Award 2014 in the category of “Most Effective International Community Investment” for its m-Literacy Program. The awards were organized by internationally renowned Ethical Corporation that serves CSR, compliance, risk and governance communities with topical and insightful business intelligence and moderates forums to exchange […]
  • Moving Abroad Guide: Colombia

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If you are considering or planning to move to Colombia, there are several things that you should keep in mind before doing so. Global property portal, Lamudi.PK, has compiled a list of useful tips, which will assist you in your upcoming move. Visa and Registration: One of the first things that you will need to […]
  • Make Free Calls for whole Day with Telenor Talkshawk Full Day Offer

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Telenor Talkshawk brings Full Day Offer by which use your phone all day, spend only Rs.11+tax and get 250 free Telenor minutes. How to Subscribe? Dial *5*250# to subscribe to the offer Charges: The offer subscription will be charged at Rs.11+tax Terms and Conditions: Applicable for Talkshawk customers only Call setup will be applicable on free resources […]
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    Complete IT Professional

  • 4 Ways To Improve Your Database Administrator Salary

    Ben Brumm
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you a database administrator? Do you want to know how to improve your salary? Read this article for some information and advice on how to improve your database administrator salary.What Is The Average Database Administrator Salary?I’ve done some research on salary information in the US, and based on the information provided by Payscale and have found:The average salary for a Database Administrator (DBA) in the US as of October 2014 is $68,000.This includes all levels of experience of database administrators, as well as technologies. Let’s have a look at some related roles to…
  • 5 Simple Steps For How to Become a Programmer

    Ben Brumm
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming a programmer? I’ve explained the process to become a programmer in five simple steps in this article.The Steps on How to Become a ProgrammerA programmer is someone who writes code for software. It’s an enjoyable job, and also very popular. It’s the kind of role that many people associate with working in IT. Whenever I tell people I work in IT, many of them ask if I’m a programmer.So, I’ve decided to summarise the steps that are involved in becoming a programmer in this article. Note that while the title of the article mentions…
  • 8 Simple Steps For How to Become a Database Administrator

    Ben Brumm
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming a database administrator? Does this career path excite you? Learn how to become a database administrator with the simple steps in this article.What Is A Database Administrator?First of all, before we get into the steps for becoming a database administrator, let’s learn what a DBA (database administrator) actually is.A database administrator is responsible for the databases for a particular company. They may be responsible for a single database, or a number of databases, depending on the size of the company and the number of other DBAs involved.A DBA is…
  • Evernote – A Better Way To Take Notes At Work

    Ben Brumm
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I’ve been using Evernote for a while to take notes at work, and I’d like to share how it has improved my working life and how you can benefit from it.Before Evernote – Using Pen and PaperWhen I first started working in the IT industry, I took a lot of notes. I went to meetings and took notes, and also just took notes about things at my desk.These notes were about things I needed to do, brainstorming, discussion points from meetings, websites, and all kinds of things. Pen and paper worked for me… for a while. Until the books started filling up. Until I was in a hurry…
  • My Interview with Samanage

    Ben Brumm
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I recently had an interview with the people at Samanage, which you can read about here.I was contacted by the people at Samanage for an interview on running an IT help desk. I’ve spent some time in a support role, so was happy to help out. In case you haven’t heard of them, Samanage is a cloud-based IT service desk and asset management platform that reduces your workload and helps you deliver fast, quality service. Samanage: What are some challenges of running an IT help desk end users don’t think about?Me: I think one of the main areas is prioritization. You might log a…
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  • 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:…
  • Windows 9 Release Date

    The IT Bros Team
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    There is no official release date from Microsoft for Windows 9 just yet but a leaked document from May 22 obtained by Myce shows the preview release date being in Q2 – Q3 2015. According to ZDNet Microsoft will deliver a Windows 9 preview by late September or early October. Stay tuned for updates! Incoming search terms:Windows 9 Release DateThe post Windows 9 Release Date appeared first on TheITBros.
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    About G2 Crowd

  • Casey Quinif: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #7

    Daniel Honigman
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    For our latest member Q&A, we feature Casey Quinif, a sales professional at a Florida-based technology company. He discovered G2 Crowd while researching competitors, and liked it so much he became active in our community right away. To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about five to seven business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the Q&A after the jump. Name: Casey Quinif Location/current hometown: Atlantic Beach, Fla. Position/Company: Sales at Swyft Technology Twitter handle:…
  • Top 10 Dreamforce Vendors, listed by G2 Score

    Daniel Honigman
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:12 am
    Last week during Dreamforce, we announced the creation of a special G2 Crowd GridScape for Dreamforce 2014. On Friday, we published a final list of the top Dreamforce vendors, listed by their customer satisfaction rating. On G2 Crowd, satisfaction is only one factor in a vendor’s “G2 Score”; their market presence is another. We have ranked the top Dreamforce vendors, as determined by their G2 scores. The top non-Salesforce-owned products at the conference, ranked by their overall scores, are: 1) Dropbox Tied at 2) Evernote, DocuSign Tied at 4) Box, Act-On Tied at 6)…
  • Top 10 Dreamforce Vendors, listed by user Satisfaction rating

    Daniel Honigman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    At the beginning of the week, we announced the launch of our very first special-edition Grid (pictured at left; click to zoom), based on the list of this year’s Dreamforce sponsors. We went through the list, and the ones with 10 or more reviews made it onto our first GridScape for Dreamforce, as covered here by VentureBeat. One of the great things about our Grids is the fact they update in real time. This means that with each new review, they update and normalize accordingly. During the show, some new players appeared on the Grid, including, Cvent, RingCentral,…
  • Megan Montgomery: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #6

    Daniel Honigman
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    For our latest Q&A, we feature Megan Montgomery, an administrator and marketer from the city where everything stays weird: Austin, Texas. To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about five to seven business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the full Q&A after the jump. Name: Megan Montgomery Location/Current hometown: Austin, Tex. Occupation: Administrative & Social Media Specialist, Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust Twitter handle: @rheavon LinkedIn profile URL:…
  • G2 Crowd’s Ryan Abramson wins episode of TNT’s ‘On The Menu’

    Daniel Honigman
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Here at G2 Crowd, we’re not only about providing the best business software review platform; we’re about pursuing our passions as well, as they often lead us to great places. Ryan Abramson, a member of our community development team, is passionate about cooking. This passion led him to participate in an episode of TNT’s “On The Menu” reality show. Luckily for us – and fortunately for Denny’s – Ryan’s a heck of a chef. He not only won the episode + a prize, but his dish, Apple Danish-Stuffed French Toast, will be featured on the…
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    Accellion blogs

  • 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,…
  • The Apple-IBM Alliance: Illuminating the Future of BYOD

    Yorgen Edholm
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    Blog Image:  The mobile revolution, while firmly embedded in the consumer world, is now beginning to hit its stride in the enterprise world. This can be seen in the recent announcement from Apple and IBM, whose strategic alliance to develop joint solutions leveraging Apple devices and IBM software is an important next step for how enterprises consider mobile technology.Ginni Rometty, IBM’s CEO, described the partnership as combining two complementary sets of assets, stating that IBM has the big data, the analytics capabilities, the integration work, and the cloud. On the other hand she…
  • Lessons from the Apple iCloud Data Leak

    Paula Skokowski
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    Blog Image:  The theft of celebrity photos from Apple iCloud is a stark reminder of the need to think twice before storing data.  For many people using a Mac the default behavior is to automatically back up and save data to iCloud. It's wonderfully appealing and convenient and seamlessly integrates into practically everything you do on the Mac.  In fact it is so easy most people don't think twice about what they are storing and that is where the problem begins.  When I recently updated my Macbook it felt as if I was being repeatedly nudged, reminded, coaxed, and invited to store my…
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    Marketplace News

  • Maximizing Your Ethernet Footprint Requires Multiple Access Technologies

    Mary Stanhope
    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. Near ubiquitous services like TDM allow Service…
  • 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. The Denver area now has the nation’s seventh-fastest growing tech sector and, according to a recent report from the real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, Denver is among the two dozen U.S. metro areas most conducive to expanding early-stage tech companies. The Colorado capital and its suburbs are also home to dozens of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 companies, including tech firm giants like Eventus…
  • Back to School for Marketplaces and Simple Connectivity, Part Two

    Mary Stanhope
    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.  Connectivity buyers and sellers alike are…
  • Going Back to School for Marketplaces and Simple Connectivity

    Mary Stanhope
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s hard to believe, but summer is winding down, and the school year is starting up. It is a time for teachers to review; go over concepts from the previous year to re-establish a foundation for building new knowledge and experience. The perfect time of year to cover 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 connectivity services.  To truly understand how Global Capacity delivers on the promise of simple connectivity, you must first understand the marketplace model.
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  • Plexxi Pulse—Challenging the Value of the Public Cloud + DemoFriday

    Mat Mathews
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Plexxi recently teamed up with Colovore, Piston Cloud Computing and King Star Computers to publish a whitepaper that challenges the assumption that the public cloud is inherently cheaper than the private cloud. Though the rapid speed of deployment and reduced capital expenditure has made services such as Amazon EC2 very attractive, the study shows that the rate of cost increase is often higher than that of a self-hosted private cloud solution. Brandon Butler recently reported on the paper’s findings for Network World. We hope you were able to tune into DemoFriday today on SDNCentral. Our…
  • Network Engineers, Pay Attention to Big Data

    Marten Terpstra
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You have probably realized we are having a Big Data kind of week here at the Plexxi blog. And for good reason. The amount of development and change in this big bucket of applications we conveniently label “Big Data”, is astonishing. Walking around at Hadoopworld in New York last week, I initially felt somewhat lost as a “networking guy”. But that feeling of “not belonging” is only superficial, the network has a tremendously important role in these applications. The challenge is that many “networking” folks don’t quite understand or realize that yet, but contrary to…
  • Making the World a Better Place with Big Data

    Mat Mathews
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I spent last week at the Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York City with 5000 other “big data” customers, vendors, and enthusiasts. In the last 6 months we’ve seen demand for a “big data” based network infrastructure really start to take off, and I’ve spent a lot of time recently trying to better understand the evolving market and technology landscape and use cases. I’m particularly interested in how network infrastructure can drive a better experience for users of big data applications, or networking/infrastructure teams that need to support these applications, but…
  • Outcome bias and the psychology that prevents sustained success

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In psychology, there is a phenomenon called Outcome Bias, which basically means that we tend to judge the efficacy of a decision based primarily on how things turn out. After a decision is made, we rarely examine the conditions that existed at the time of the decision, choosing instead to evaluate performance based solely (or mostly) on whether the end result was positive or not. But what happens as luck plays a role in outcomes? Did we actually make the best decision? Or was the result really a product of conditions outside of our control? Understanding Outcome Bias A relatively strong…
  • SDN Market Sizing Redux

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In April 2013, Plexxi teamed up with SDNCentral to take a look at how the SDN market might emerge. The original post along with supporting info graphic and written analysis can be found here. At a high level, the major takeaway was that we predicted that between 30 and 40 percent of the networking market would be influenced by SDN by 2018. At the time, this was BY FAR the most aggressive take on SDN. IDC had been projecting a little more than $3B by 2018, which would put their estimates somewhere around 5% of the overall networking spend. So 18 months later, how do I feel about the analysis?
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • 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…
  • Dyn Launches Intelligence Tool, OnApp Expands its IaaS and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Dyn Launches Internet Intelligence Tool With Unique Perspective On iOS 8 Internet Impact Dyn launched a new Internet Intelligence platform that allows customers to look at the routing that makes content delivery possible and see the performance between transit providers that impacts customer experience. Using the tool to look at Apple iOS 8 release gives a global view of the event and what is happening at any moment. Understanding where the iOS 8 download is being served from is the first step and using the specific download URLs, a map can be built that shows the location of each CDN POP and…
  • Email Terminology Explained

    Goran Čandrlić
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    GlobalDots offers a unique email delivery product that helps companies of different sizes to ensure that their emails are delivered to recipients inboxes at all times. As one of the last marketing channels that one company can truly own, email deliverability can have significant impact on the company revenue and profits. To find out more about GlobalDots Email Delivery product follow this link. In this post we’ll discuss different email delivery terms to help you navigate the topics with ease. If you need any additional explanation, our experts are always at your disposal.
  • Emerging Threats In Cyber Security, Dyn Releases 2 New Mobile Apps and More News

    Goran Čandrlić
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:55 am
    Sandvine and PeerApp Collaborate to Demonstrate Virtualized Content Caching Solution PeerApp, the developer of Internet content caching technologies and the creator of award-winning UltraBand transparent caching solution, announced that it would be collaborating with broadband solution providers Sandvine and Dell to showcase the Industry’s First Virtualized Content Caching Solution at IDF 2014. The IDF or the Intel Developer Forum was held at San Francisco from September 9-11 and the Companies showcased the joint solution at Dell’s Booth #920. This joint solution would leverage…
  • New Video CDN from Limelight, War on Piracy Debate, Mobile Malware Trends and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    Limelight Announces New Digital Content Delivery Solution for Media and Broadcasters Limelight, the provider of digital content delivery, announced availability of the Limelight Orchestrate™ (“Orchestrate”) solution for Media and Broadcasters, basically allowing broadcasters and media content owners to deliver broadcast-quality video to online audiences faster and easier. The Orchestrate solution for Media and Broadcasters offers a powerful cloud-based solution that reduces content publishing complexity and speeds time-to-market. While more people still watch video on their TV’s than…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • Preparing for the Passwordpocalypse

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This picture is only slightly exaggerating the situation. The script reads like a bad horror story for business owners. In a dark room a disgruntled ex-employee sits down in a comfortable chair. He logs into a critical network, while is employers remain unaware of his access to the account. Perhaps they were too careless to bother changing the passwords. How it got to that point doesn’t matter, because that’s where the horror begins…
  • [New eBook] The Sky is Not the Limit: Secure Your Cloud-Based Infrastructure

    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you haven't seen it yet, we've written a new eBook called “The Sky is Not the Limit: Secure Your Cloud-Based Infrastructure". It provides an overview of why cloud security is so critical for any business intending to rely upon a cloud based infrastructure. Here’s a sample of what to expect from the eBook:
  • We are the Botnet. All email will be assimilated. Resisting is Futile.

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Click the banner above to download the full PDF.   Let’s start with the big numbers people love to read about… There are around 200 billion emails sent every given day. That’s a lot of emails. For those of you who are unfortunate enough to not have a good spam filter it probably isn’t a surprise that 80-90% of those emails are spam.
  • 6 Tips for Thoughtful Thanksgiving Teleworkers

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this tip sheet we provide useful advice for those of you who plan on teleworking through the Thanksgiving holidays. For the plain-text version of the guide, simply read on.
  • Bringing shadow IT out of the dark...

    9 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Not pictured: An Accurate Representation of Shadow IT In today’s blog post, let’s shine a light onto the subject of Shadow IT, how it is a risk to your data security, and how to address Shadow IT in your business.
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • PagerDuty @ #FS14

    Vivian Au
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:33 am
    Last week, we attended New Relic’s FutureStack14 conference and it was a great opportunity for us to connect with our friends over at New Relic and PagerDuty customers. PagerDuty’s FS14 on-call survival guide Unlike most conferences held in hotels or conference centers, FutureStack14 was held at Fort Mason, a former army post, and offered attendees great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Lew Cirne delivered a keynote around their vision of making software more delightful for their customers. On average, we spend around 6 hours in front of software each day but we’ve all…
  • A Duty To Alert

    Vivian Au
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    Guest blog by Tim Yocum, Ops Director at ComposeCompose is a database service providing production-ready, auto-scaling MongoDB and Elasticsearch databases. Compose users trust our team to take care of their data and their databases with our intelligent infrastructure and smart people ready to respond to alerts 24/7 to take care of any problems. That’s part of the Compose promise. But we think there’s a lesson to be learned by our users from how we handle those alerts. Growth creates complexity A typical Compose customer has two major parts to their stack, their data storage and…
  • Incident Status Change Notifications for Peace of Mind

    Julie Arsenault
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Getting paged for an incident and rushing to your computer only to find that the incident was auto-resolved or acknowledged by another team member is incredibly frustrating. We’ve heard the feedback loud and clear, and we’ve recently released incident status update notifications – now you can customize how you’d like to be alerted when the status changes on one of your incidents. Incident status change notifications can tell you when: An incident is escalated (and therefore no longer assigned to you) An incident is resolved (either automatically or by someone else) An incident is…
  • How to Create a Data-driven Culture

    Julie Arsenault
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    This is the third post in our series on using data to improve your IT operations. The second post on making your metrics meaningful is posted here. In tech, there’s no shortage of data. It can help you manage your systems and teams better, but getting the most out of the data available to you is about more than just getting the numbers. You need to have a culture that pushes to make and measure the success of decisions with data. At least in theory, relying on data lets managers not only make good decisions with lower risk but also have the confidence to make them quickly. It also…
  • Monitoring Best Practices Learned from IT Outages

    Vivian Au
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Guest post by Alexis Lê-Quôc, co-founder and CTO of Datadog. Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight. At Datadog we eat our own… dogfood. We track hundreds of thousands of metrics internally. Learning what to alert on and what to monitor has taken us some time. Not all metrics are made equal, and we have come up with a simple way to manage them, which anyone can master. Here’s how we do it. Monitoring goals Why would you spend time getting…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Twitter’s Digits Still Bound by a Single Point-of-Failure

    David Bisson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Following the recent news of Twitter’s new service called Digits, a feature which will allegedly allow users to sign into apps without having to remember passwords, David Emm, principal security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, decided to weigh in on how this service might affect consumers and security. “Twitter’s new Digits login service certainly offers a benefit to everyone concerned. Consumers no longer have to worry about creating a login and password combination to set up an account with an app provider, and they don’t need to have an e-mail address. App developers don’t need…
  • Corporate Data at Risk From Workers’ Lack of Knowledge or Concern about BYOD Policies

    David Bisson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Leading digital identity expert Intercede has revealed the results of its latest research The Rise of the Identity Centric Economy, which found the security of corporate data across the UK is being compromised by workers’ ignorance of the BYOD policies their employers have in place. The survey of 1,213 UK employees across a range of industries revealed that almost a quarter (23%) were completely unaware of the BYOD policy of their employer. A quarter of those surveyed accessed company data on their own smartphone or tablet with 7% doing so without permission. Overall, 21% knew they needed…
  • Invasion Through Identity

    David Bisson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    In July JPMorgan Chase discovered that 90 or so of its servers were breached by external hackers. As The New York Times reported[1], “By the time the bank’s security team discovered the breach in late July, hackers had already obtained the highest level of administrative privilege to dozens of the bank’s computer servers.” According to the article, it is still unclear how hackers managed to gain such deep access. Every organization in the world with significant financial assets is under constant Web-based attack from bad guys. Over the past two years, there’s been an impressive (or…
  • Open Source and Third-Party Components Embed 24 Known Vulnerabilities into Every Web Application on Average

    David Bisson
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Veracode, a leader in protecting modern enterprises from today’s pervasive web and mobile application threats, has released analytics from its cloud-based platform that exposes the significant risk created by the widespread use of open source and third-party components. Using the company’s newly-released software composition analysis service, Veracode analysed more than 5,300 enterprise applications uploaded to its platform over the past two months and determined that components introduce an average of twenty-four known vulnerabilities into each web application. Many of these…
  • 7 Controversial Internet Freedom Fighters

    David Bisson
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:04 pm
    The internet is the arena where conflicting uses of knowledge and power clash with conflicting interpretations of freedom and privacy. And at the centre of such battles are individuals, corporations and governments. In this infographic we highlight seven individuals who have fought for freedom of information on the Internet. Some see them as heroes wrestling with dark forces of coercion, secrecy and control. Others insist that they are dangerous criminals whose actions compromised national security, placed livelihoods or lives at risks, and who abused the power of their knowledge rather than…
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  • A Report in Time Saves Nine

    The CommitCRM Team
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    One of the most common tasks you are faced with in your IT business (besides switching things off and on again) is generating reports on all sorts of different things such as daily tickets, monthly charges, charges by employee, quotes, opportunities, new accounts and much much more. It can be a somewhat less than exciting process having to create and run these reports on a regular basis and it uses up your valuable time which could be spent on billable tasks. Well those days are now over as along with the release of version 8 of our Professional Services Automation (PSA) software, there is a…
  • Health Matters for IT Service Technicians

    The CommitCRM Team
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    When your work involves long periods sat in front of a computer, sooner or later something will go wrong and your health will suffer if you don’t take steps early on to prevent the damage. When your job or business involves providing IT services to companies and/or individuals, you get the added problems associated with dealing with impatient or angry customers who of course are always right, even when they are very wrong, and who don’t care that they woke you up in the middle of the night because they couldn’t find the ON switch on their printer when they had a really…
  • Add Structure to Your Accounts with Structured Notes

    The CommitCRM Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    CommitCRM certainly isn’t exactly short of places to enter data about customers and there is a wide array of boxes and forms designed to enter all manner of information. However there is a pretty much infinite variety of data which could be collected and stored about customers and sometimes you may find yourself trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Fortunately there is now a solution for the square peg problem – Structured Notes! The ability to easily store your custom Account data is what a Structured Note provides. Your Structured Note sections can contain any text data you…
  • Web Interface Updates in Version 8

    The CommitCRM Team
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    In the latest version of our PSA software (version 8) we have added a bunch of features including some which existed in the desktop app and some which are entirely new to both desktop and web. Timers have been added and are clearly a useful addition for technicians on the road who need to accurately log time for the work they are doing. Just like with the timer in the desktop app you can convert the logged time into a Charge. The Timer can be activated from various places such as under Accounts, Tickets or Contracts and can be started and stopped whenever needed. A very popular new feature in…
  • Much Ado About To-do

    The CommitCRM Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    When you need to get things done, you can’t go wrong with a good old trusty to-do list which helps you organize what needs to be done and by showing what has been done so far, also helps keep you motivated. To-do lists can take many forms but fundamentally are pretty much the same, whether they be written on paper or on a computer, however when they integrate with other systems or functions they can become even more useful. So without further ado we present to you the all new To-do Lists feature in version 8 of CommitCRM! What do you do when you add a new Account to your CommitCRM database?
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    A Tech Journey

  • Fix Error Code 80072EE7 on Windows Phone

    Anup Raman
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    This is the error message on Windows Phone Outlook error Last updated recently We can’t connect at the moment. Wait a little while, then try again. If you keep getting this error, make sure your server settings are correct in Settings > Email + accounts. This may be because your mobile date connections are turned […]
  • Install WhatsApp on your PC or Mac

    Anup Raman
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    WhatsApp is a cross platform instant messaging App which now supports all major mobile OS like Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian. It is estimated that one million users register on WhatsApp every day. WhatsApp is designed for installing on mobile OS, not for Windows or iOS. You can install it on a PC or […]
  • BlueStacks App Player – Run Android on Windows or Mac

    Anup Raman
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:10 am
    With the increased usage of mobile devices, Android is now one of the most used operating system in the world. Most users are now increasingly becoming dependent on mobile apps either for gathering information, work purpose or for entertainment. This may lead to some of us wondering if there is any way these Apps can […]
  • How to Save Power by running PC efficiently

    Anup Raman
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:02 am
    A normal desktop computer use power anywhere between 60 and 300W. The wide variation can be attributed to presence of additional devices, for e.g, a powerful External Graphics Card can take the power consumption to higher levels, while computers which use inbuild Graphics consume less power. Computer monitor is another component which consume lot of […]
  • Remove Malware

    Anup Raman
    3 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am is a malware which hijack web browsers to its own search engine. Once the user accidentally install the malware, it change the home page to So every time the user open web browser it will be taken to its own search engine. Unsuspecting users may use the search engine. This allow the malware […]
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  • How IT Cloning can make you a Billionaire [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    25 Oct 2014 | 12:14 am
    IT cloning is referred as duplicating any website or application i.e. running successfully in an IT industry. The term IT cloning is running from mid-90’s, in 2 decades it is very popular and this pragmatic approach based on inspiration and innovation of others is now proved to be successful business model. The important question is that how IT cloning can make you billionaire? Convincing with words is not a big thing but a real life success story has its own magic. In late 90’s, three brothers Marc Samwer, Oliver Samwer and Alexander Samwer also known as Samwer brothers or Clone KIng…
  • Hive Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage For Free!

    Sumanth Veera
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    There are a bunch of services online that offers limited cloud storage for free and unlimited cloud storage for a price. Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive are a few famous cloud services among them. Of these mentioned Google Drive is my favorite. But what’s best with the priced packages apart from unlimited cloud storage is ultimate security and absolute privacy.  If you don’t care much about stuff like privacy, then all your dreams about getting unlimited cloud storage for free will be a reality. Because HIVE is here.  HIVE is a new web application that offers unlimited…
  • 10 Facts About ISIS You Should Know

    Sumanth Veera
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Watch the video shared below, if you don’t want to learn about why i shared about ISIS now. ISIS is the topic in the news lately. I really don’t know a lot about this ISIS terrorist organization.The only thing i knew is that ISIS stands for “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.” So i decided to learn a few things about it. I searched about it on Google, YouTube and other random sources, i learned one thing for sure. That is, ISIS sucks Big Time and it’s like a virus to the world, please stay away from it. I thought you guys should also learn a bit about it’s…
  • The Evolution of Computer Viruses [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Since their inception Computer Viruses has done a lot of damage to not just big time industries, but also to the normal individuals across the world. These Computer Viruses became so popular and feared across the world and these conditions led everyone to install an antivirus on their device. But did you ever gave a thought about how these viruses started their journey and how they evolved on their way ?  If you don’t have an idea, then you should check this infographic given below. This infographic gives us a complete picture about the evolution of computer viruses over the years.
  • Get 90% Discount on Lifetime of Animatron Pro and Create HTML 5 Animations Without Coding

    Sumanth Veera
    18 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    Hello Friends, it’s time to share an awesome money saving tech deal of the month. Before continuing let me tell you one real problem that every small businesses, Individual game creators, bloggers, freelancers are facing now a days. That is the high price of animation creators. Yes, animators are really costly these day. But no worries from now. Animatron Pro is a stunning HTML5 animations creator tool or web app using which anyone can create awesome animations on the fly without any code. So you can create code free HTML 5 Animations. Normally this Animatron Pro Subscription costs $200…
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    Certification Magazine

  • Dear CertMag: Which certs will help me become an IT security specialist?

    Wayne Anderson
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
     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: I graduated National Diploma: Information Technology (Support Services) from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. I am currently working for Eskom as an Assistant Information Security Analyst. I also did the Cisco IT Essentials 1 and 2, CCNA 1, 2 and 3 certificates. I like Information Security a lot, and I would like to be an Information Security specialist. What certifications should I…
  • Oracle’s new recertification policy: A calamity of Biblical proportions?

    Matthew Morris
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Oracle Certification Program recently announced a significant policy change. A number of certifications related to older releases of the Oracle database now require candidates to recertify in order for their credentials to remain active. The policy affects 11 certifications for release 9i and older that will require action by Nov. 1, 2015. Another five certifications for release 10g will require action by March 1, 2016. You can find more information at Oracle’s Recertification Policy Questions page. What I have seen of the early reaction to the announcement from the Oracle community has…
  • One in a million: CompTIA A+ passes certification milestone

    CertMag Staff
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:18 pm
    The Million Man March didn’t actually have a million men. And the cave people in Raquel Welch’s One Million Years B.C. couldn’t have actually lived on Earth 1,000,000 years before Christ (look, they didn’t call the movie One Million Years BCE, so shut up). There really all, however, 1,000,000 CompTIA A+ certification holders. Not only that, but the lucky individual who turned the counter from 999,999 to 1,000,000 is in line to receive some pretty sweet prizes.CompTIA has not yet publicly disclosed the winning CompTIA A+ cert holder’s identity, or even formally…
  • CertStudent: Lucky IT admin gets free certification training for life

    Haylee Vallejo
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:49 pm
     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.From somewhere in the picturesque environs of Aschaffenburg, Germany, 26-year-old Mario Henkel recently hit the IT geek jackpot. Out of 15,000 contestants who participated in the Firebrand Free Training for Life (FTFL) promotion, Mario scored the ability to take as many of the 200-plus IT and security courses offered by…
  • Fast-track your IT career with these top network design certs

    Anne Martinez
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.If you’re a network administrator looking to up your game (and your paycheck), then network design is a logical next step. If you’re already in this lucrative field, then congrats! And what are you doing to advance your career? In either case, adding a top network design certification to your resume can help you make the move, whether it’s into your first network design job, or into a position that’s more challenging (or comes with a higher paycheck).IT pros with network design skills don’t always spend…
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    ALL4OS - News, tips, reviews, and more.

  • 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 […]
  • Quick trick for Missing Forwards calls to Google Chat Option in Google Voice Account

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Forwards calls to Google Chat is an important option for people who are using Google Voice as free VOIP solution. In order to able to receive calling, forwards calls to Google Chat option must be activated so the VOIP adapter can acts as a Google Chat to receive calling, eg: OBi Devices. Without that, the […]
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    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.
  • Data Recovery: Common factors and approaches

    Frank Lambright
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Some of our worst days begin with the loss of data, especially when it is caused by a failed hard drive. What can you do when the inevitable happens at the most inopportune time? Here are a few factors that result in hard drive data loss and a software-based option for self-recovery.Read the Entire Article...The post Data Recovery: Common factors and approaches appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
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    Hi-Tech ITO » Hi-Tech ITO Blog

  • 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.
  • ASP.Net Configurations Every ASP.Net Developer Should Discern

    Chirag Shivalker
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    A lot of codes are written to prepare sophisticated applications, which ensure that task of application development process becomes adept and stress-free when it comes to test, debug, preserve, and lengthen the application. This is especially true in Windows Forms applications developed utilizing .Net 2.0, where standard design configurations have evolved over years. But surprisingly all these configurations are in the same way applicable and beneficial within ASP Dot Net applications. It has now become quite convenient to write real codes in .Net languages comprising of Visual Basic .Net and…
  • Number of Websites Hits a BILLION: New Site Registered Every SECOND

    Chirag Shivalker
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Number of websites hits a BILLION, says a leading daily newspaper. Year 2014 marked the 25th birthday of Internet. Born from an idea published in a technical newspaper by Mr. Berners-Lee; the European computer scientist. Mr. Berners-Lee invented or you came up with this innovative idea of accessing files from linked computers – which paved the path for global phenomenon called “Internet” and “websites” that changed lives of billions on this planet. Year 2013 can be considered to be a mile stone as the web grew from about 630 million websites at the start of the year to over 850…
  • After Apple; Now Its Nokia’s Turn! Nokia All Set to Lure the Users with its Dual Boot Power Ranger Phones

    Rahul Vyas
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    War of Smartphones seems to be endless! After the epic battle between Apple and Samsung; it seems there is another tiff in the way. With Nokia planning to make an entry on the scene with a Super Advanced Smartphone; it looks that this competition will now take a new turn! Well, the purpose of talking about this technological Tug-of-war was a recently discussion. Some of my techno-freak friends were busy praising their phones; this discussion turned into a heated argument wherein a friend said that Nokia’s concept phone Power Ranger is the next big thing after iPhone 6! We at Hi-Tech ITO…
  • App Store – The Most Effectual Weaponry In Apple’s Armor

    Rahul Vyas
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Apple’s most effective and effectual weaponry is its app store. Surprisingly however, the first generation iPhone did not support any apps, and Steve Jobs was actually proud of this fact. Back then, in 2007, third party apps were not allowed on the iPhone. Jobs in-fact announced that developers could use the most modern standards and write apps exclusively for the iPhone web browser. He said, “We think we’ve got a very sweet story for you. You can begin building your iPhone apps today.” However, just months after this announcement, apple announced that it would be building ‘SDK’…
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  • Phocas Software Tops Thirteen Categories in World’s Largest Business Intelligence Software Survey

    Eileen McNulty
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Press Release: Global business intelligence (BI) software firm Phocas Software has ranked on top of its competitors in 13 categories and scored outstanding results in 26 others in its two peer groups ad-hoc reporting and visual discovery in the latest findings from the world’s largest survey of business intelligence software users. The BARC BI 2014 Survey findings, released this week, ranked Phocas on top in key areas in the visual discovery peer group including: Business benefits – such as increased employee satisfaction and better business decision making Mobile BI use – how…
  • 10 Big Data Stories You Shouldn’t Miss this Week

    Eileen McNulty
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    This week has been a week of conferences in the realm of big data. Our news roster has been dominated this week by a whole host of announcements from the Strata + Hadoop world conference. Highlights include a raft of new integrations on Microsoft’s Azure platform, Waterline announcing the release of their Waterline Data Inventory, and GraphLab making their signature product available to the public. Here in Europe, the team behind disease monitoring app Infected Flight scooped the Grand Hackathon Prize at TechCrunch Disrupt London. This week also saw the Gartner BI Conference get…
  • White House Urginig Data Transparency Through Their Open Data Initiatives

    Eileen McNulty
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:02 am
    In the wake of President Obama’s May 2013 executive order on open data, the Obama administration has launched a string of Open Data Initiatives to make valuable data in areas such as health, energy, education, public safety, finance, and global development available to the public and federal authorities, Nick Sinai, deputy chief technology officer for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, had said about Open Data action late last year. The ongoing Open Government Initiative, has seen many such efforts which utilize open data standards to bring government data closer…
  • EBay Brings Out Open-Sourced Kylin, Built from Scratch, Which Taps Distributed Processing and the HBase Data Store to Accelerate Analytics

    Eileen McNulty
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Ebay’s latest offering to the open-source community is designed to accelerate analytics on Hadoop and allow the use of SQL-compatible tools, while providing an SQL interface and multi-dimensional analysis (OLAP) on Hadoop to support extremely large datasets. Dubbed, Kylin, according to an eBay blog post, this is what it essentially helps with: “When data becomes bigger, the pre-calculation processing becomes impossible – even with powerful hardware. However, with the benefit of Hadoop’s distributed computing power, calculation jobs can leverage hundreds of thousands of nodes. This…
  • NSA ‘Snooping’ Hampers US Internet Infrastructure Market, Argues David Snead

    Eileen McNulty
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Founder of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2C), David Snead, has revealed that the US is facing an avoidance from Data Center customers who are moving infrastructure in other sites owing to “data sovereignty concerns” raised by the NSA surveillance disclosures. According to Data Center Knowledge, “Our members are seeing a very real shift in putting data outside the U.S. rather than inside the U.S.,” said Mr. Snead, whose group includes more than 100 companies in the hosting and data center business. “The NSA disclosures have undermined worldwide confidence in U.S.
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    Geeks On Site

  • 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…
  • The importance of having firewalls!

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Firewall is a software or hardware device that protects your computer from being attacked over the internet by hackers, viruses, and worms. This may occur either at a large corporate network, or simply at a small home network; both have the same security issues. Having a firewall in each company’s internet connection allows the business to setup online rules for the users. For example, with the firewall the company can control the access to certain websites, giving it the control of how employees use the network. These are the different ways of how a firewall controls the online activities:…
  • Important Computer Maintenance Steps!

    27 Jun 2014 | 8:56 am
    Taking care of the basics on your computer is essential if you want your machine to run smoothly and live a long and healthy live. There are certain tasks that you still need to do in order to have a good relationship with your Windows computer and keep your computer running at top speed for several years. -Download and maintain anti-virus and anti-spyware software on your computer. Even though anti-virus tools used to be the most known prevention software required to maintain a healthy computer, anti-spyware has become even more important over the years. -Do a registry cleanup regularly to…
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    Xperts InfoSoft Pvt. Ltd.

  • Responsive Web Designs and Adaptive Web Designs are NOT the same

    Anna Brown
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:51 am
    We all know that there is a lot of stuff about websites, web designs, how to make it and how they are going to help you and a plethora of things that you can do with these websites. With the changing trend in the market web designs are also changing with the rapid speed. Now you will find a variety of web designs in the web world. There are adaptive website designs, there are responsive website designs. It has created confusion among common users and various web designers. They think that both types of website designs are the same but in actual they are different. People generally use the…
  • The New Android 5.0 Will Be Called As Lollipop

    Katie Stanfield
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Here comes the new update from Android which was expected to be start with the alphabet “L” has now been released and it will be called “Lollipop”. The research has finally given the name to Android L to Lollipop. Speaking about this we will also add that this Android Lollipop will also get introduced with Nexus 6 which is a big screen smart phone from Motorola. With this, there is also 8.9 inches tablet introduced by HTC. If we look at Google I/O, Lollipop is considered as the largest and the most ambitious release that has been done on Android till date with over…
  • How SEO Companies In India Are Beneficial For You?

    Anna Brown
    9 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization and every business whether small or large one is running for SEO services for improving their search engine rankings. The importance of good search engine rankings is similar to a shop that is most popular in the market for their products and services. The highest ranking you have for a particular keyword the more reliable you are. Hence, businessmen are ready to pay a good amount for taking their websites to the topmost positions on the search engines. If we talk about internet marketing, SEO is considered as one of the best ways for promoting your…
  • 5 Features That Windows Need To Steal from Linux

    Katie Stanfield
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    If you get to know about Windows you will find some of the coolest features in it and you will see that it will look like Linux that users will already enjoy. Like the virtual desktops Linux users have 90′s and the centralized notification center similar to one that is available in GENOME shell. Windows also looks like that it will co-opt Ubuntu’s vision of a single operating system interface that is accessible on all the form factors, complete with the apps that run into the window mode when it actually makes more sense for doing it. Who can imagine all this? Windowed…
  • Apple iPad – Failed To Give Its 100 Percent

    Katie Stanfield
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    Apple has always been a dominating command over the smart phone market but I guess after Steve Jobs, Apple is losing its charm. It is no longer reliable the way it used to be. Whenever there is something new to launch with Apple, the reviews always have something negative to say about the new launch. The sales and the revenue offers have decreased to a certain extent and there is a growing discontent among its users because of the various issues that have cropped up in the new Apple iPad. The new concerns are regarding iPad and iPad Applications. In this post we will discuss some of the major…
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    Solve Ltd » Blog

  • Cloud Security: How Vulnerable are You?

    Solve Ltd
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:32 am
    Are you afraid of the Cloud? If your business or organization is like most, you probably depend on the Cloud for a wide variety of applications. From back-up storage to cloud-based applications to remote worker options, the Cloud is a powerful, convenient tool. However, there are also many potential pitfalls. In today’s world, any data stored in a Cloud-based system is potentially vulnerable to prying eyes. Foreign governments, domestic agencies, malicious hackers, corporate rivals and a host of other groups could potentially be interested in infiltrating your organization, and your…
  • 4 Things you Must Know about Microsoft SharePoint

    Solve Ltd
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    If you run a business in which team projects are essential to achieve and maintain a certain level of success, you know how important it is to make sure each member of that team is on the same page. And one of the best ways to do that is to have a program like Microsoft SharePoint at your disposal. In a nutshell, Microsoft SharePoint allows you and your team to easily share files with each other, and it enables each member to enjoy secure access to crucial files. But these basic but essential elements just scratch the surface on what this Microsoft product is all about. In order to get a full…
  • Cloud Computing And Business

    Solve Ltd
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Here’s a great infographic regarding the Cloud IT services available through SolveLtd. The Cloud is a great way to utilize your computer resources through a secure system without a major investment. Check out some other great benefits below.  
  • 7 Advantages of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

    Solve Ltd
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    As you look at your choices and decisions in outsourcing different components of your IT operations, consider the advantages of outsourcing IT services through managed services. When the outsourcing is completed for the right reasons, the outsourcing will help your company expand and save money. Here are ten other immediate benefits your business can expect by outsourcing IT services through Managed services. 1. Cost and Efficiency Saving IT functions can be complicated and in some cases the size of your company can prevent you from performing your IT at a consistent and reasonable cost.
  • Benefits of Cloud Managed IT Services

    Solve Ltd
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Here’s a great infographic on how Cloud Managed IT services can help make your businesses IT department more efficient. Cloud Managed IT services can help your business save money, can increase your system’s flexibility, improve the data storage capabilities, improve network performance, make your IT services more reliable and finally, keep your data secure.
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    XBASE Technologies

  • 5 Posts you should be sharing

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Social media has come to play an important part of an overall marketing strategy for many small to medium businesses. An essential component to any social media plan, regardless of the platforms you use, is the creation of content to post onto these networks. When it comes to content, many businesses tend to rely on 2-3 different types, which can get a little boring. To help, here are five types of content you should be sharing on social media. 1. Selfies The 2013 “word of the year”, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, has become so popular it’s no mean feat to avoid…
  • Types of business apps to install

    15 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Mobile technology like phones and tablets has become essential for businesses of all sizes. If you have a smartphone or tablet, you are not only more mobile, but can also be more productive. While these devices are being integrated in higher numbers, it really is the apps that enable users to do more. The question many business owners ask however is what apps should they invest in if they want to be able to attend to business on their device. Here are five types of apps you should have on your device. 1. File creation, management, and collaboration Many small to medium businesses are…
  • Perfect posts on Facebook

    14 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    When it comes to businesses on Facebook, one of the holy grails is crafting the perfect post that sees engagement factors like views, shares, likes, and comments maximized. For many, finding the perfect post is nearly impossible, but there is a ton of data out there that could help point you in the right direction. In fact, a recent study by TrackMaven highlights a number of factors that could help you create a great Facebook post for your business. About the study TrackMaven focuses on providing digital marketers with competitive intelligence. The company commissioned a study that looked at…
  • Benefit of HR modules for ERP

    10 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    For every business there are multiple keys to success. One of the most important is your staff. If you manage your employees in the right way, and offer them the information and systems they need to do their jobs, you could see business running smoothly and profits on the rise. This is often easier said than done though, as it can be a real challenge to effectively manage employees. That’s where Enterprise Resource Planning, or more specifically Human Resource modules, can help. What are Human Resource modules? ERP, or Enterprise Resource Planning, is a suite of integrated business…
  • Shellshock 101: What is it?

    9 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Earlier this year news broke of one of the most widespread and potentially devastating bugs to-date – Heartbleed. While heartbleed was massive and companies are still dealing with the fallout to this day, news has recently broke of an even bigger potential threat: Shellshock. This is a security issue all business owners, managers, and employees should be aware of. What exactly is Shellshock? Shellshock is the name applied to a recently uncovered software vulnerability which could be exploited to hack and compromise untold millions of servers and machines around the world. At its heart,…
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  • IBM 24P3733 73 GB 15K RPM U320 SCSI Hard Drive (New)

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Vendor: IBM Type: Hard Drive Price: 100.00 1x New IBM 24P3733 73 GB 15K RPM U320 SCSI Hard Drive (New) The IBM 73GB 24P3733 Internal Hard Drive offers an ideal data storage solution for your IBM Server. It features a U320 80-Pin SCSI interface providing optimum data transfer rate. In addition, this drive offers a 15K RPM rotational speed for enhanced data access. This product has been tested and validated on IBM systems to ensure it will work with your computer.
  • Cisco Aironet AIR-ANT5959 2 dBi Diversity Omnidirectional Ceiling Mount Antenna

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Vendor: Cisco Type: Wireless Access Points Price: 15.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition Cisco Aironet AIR-ANT5959 2 dBi Diversity Omnidirectional Ceiling Mount Antenna
  • Cisco Catalyst WS-C3550-48-SMI 48 Port 100/1000 Mbps Managed Network Switch with 2 WS-G5484 1000Base-SX GBICs

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Vendor: Cisco Type: Switches Price: 120.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition Cisco Catalyst WS-C3550-48-SMI 48 Port 100/1000 Mbps Managed Network Switch with 2 WS-G5484 1000Base-SX GBICs The Cisco Catalyst 3550 Series Intelligent Ethernet Switches are a new line of enterprise-class, stackable, multilayer solutions that provide high availability, scalability, security and control to enhance the operation of the network. With a range of Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet configurations, the Catalyst 3550 Series can serve as both a powerful access layer switch for medium-enterprise wiring…
  • Cisco Catalyst WS-C3508G-XL-EN 8 Port Catalyst 3508G XLGigabit Ethernet Switch

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Vendor: Cisco Type: Switches Price: 49.97 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition Cisco Catalyst WS-C3508G-XL-EN 8 Port Catalyst 3508G XL  Gigabit Ethernet Switch
  • Cisco 2600 Series 2621 Rack Mount 2 Port 10/100 Mbps Wired Router

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Vendor: Cisco Type: Routers Price: 75.00 1x Off Lease Good Working Condition Cisco 2600 Series 2621 Rack Mount 2 Port 10/100 Wired Router Cisco Systems offers a new level of versatility, integration, and power to remote branch offices with the Cisco 2600 series modular access router family. The Cisco 2600 series shares modular interfaces with the popular Cisco 1600 and 3600 series, providing a cost-effective solution to meet today's remote branch office needs and for evolving applications such as multiservice voice/data integration, departmental dial services and Extranet/VPN access. The…
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    Potknox Blog

  • 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…
  • Are Your In House Screening Tools Failing You?
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Using Skill Tests- either online or offline- to screen coders and programmers and shortlist them for interviews is hardly a new practice. Technical recruiters all over the globe use them in some form or the other, never relying entirely on resumes and interviews for such a skill-based role. A large number of them- especially in startups, as we’ve discovered- still depend on in-house tools, which begs the question, is that really the right move? Related: What Good Is A Coder Who Can’t Code? As recruiters, we use Screening Tests to test the coding and programming skills of a…
  • The Latest, Smartest Anti-Cheating Mechanisms
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:52 am
    Jack is going through the Java test scores of the 100 or so job applicants who took the online screening test he created with Potknox. 30 candidates scored above 80%, 12 above 90, and 2, a whopping 100%. He is tempted to call in those two- Drake and Josh- for interviews, immediately. But then he sees something strange. At the 33rd minute of the test, a generated screenshot shows Jack that Drake was looking at Wikipedia to answer an MCQ question. At the 47th minute, he notices Drake is having a telephone conversation with someone and noting down what he is being told. At the 56th minute, Drake…
  • Up In The Clouds: The Rise of SaaS
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:34 am
    Cloud computing has revolutionized the way people store and access data, making life unimaginably simpler for a large number of us. People can now store their data on an offshore server and access it from anywhere at any time, which means there is no need to carry bulky storage devices around to make sure you have the data you need. Cloud computing is all about accessing data at the exact moment you need it, and not a moment later. But for many of us, the transition is too big to stomach up so soon, and there are still some gaps in our understanding. Well, let’s jump on the knowledge…
  • Lateral Hiring: How Online Skill Assessment Helps
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:43 am
    Hiring experienced professionals is an incredibly demanding task for any recruiter. The most important thing when making an impactful decision such as this, is: Am I missing out on Talent?  So how can you reduce the risk of making a bad hire, or worse, missing out on a good one? Can a Skill Assessment Tool like Potknox really capture the essence of an experienced candidate’s abilities- not just the possession of a faculty, but the ability to productively apply it? Yes, and here’s how: 1. Multi-Competency Assessments Tests created with Potknox test technical, aptitude,…
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    Technology Education News

  • How to Sharpen your Software Development Skills

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    When it comes to software development, you know that the more experience you have and the better your skills are, the more efficiently you’ll be able to execute changes, fix bugs and write new functionality and usable programs. An experienced developer can’t afford to trial and error his or her code and getting to that point takes time and education.. We’ve already discussed ways to become a better programmer, but it’s time to look at some fundamental skills that can help you get there. Sometimes developing your skills is as simple as returning to the basics.
  • Why the Mainframe is Still Relevant: 4 Reasons to Get COBOL Education

    14 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    “The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” - Mark Twain  As Client Server Technologies surged in the mid 90’s, the mainframe was predicted to be dead at or near the turn of the century. The debate still carries on throughout the world of IT. That debate has two sides. On one side are those who believe that the mainframe is obsolete and enterprise organizations are running into massive handicaps and maintenance drag with their legacy systems. On the other hand, the supporters claim that enterprise companies and government organizations are so reliant on…
  • 4 Reasons to Consider Classroom or Live Virtual IT Training

    8 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    When you’re just starting out in the world of software development, it can be tempting to rely exclusively on self teach methods. After all, there are a number of great resources available to you. From to Code Academy and Stack Overflow – seeking answers to your technology questions and educating yourself about the development language you’re using is simpler than it has ever been. But are these efforts enough to land you a career in software development? Or to help you become a better IT professional? We’re not so sure. Here are four reasons why…
  • 5 Ways to Become a Better Programmer

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    “Learn to work even harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn. For many working in software development, no matter what platform or language they’re programming within, they rely heavily on their employer for their professional development. While there’s nothing wrong with taking a reactive approach to your own professional development, relying on an Enterprise organization to create programs and offer training courses that are designed to improve your skills doesn’t have to be the only way to improve your coding skills.   There are…
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