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  • Amazon announces new tablets

    DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    Amazon has introduced its latest tablet products, the new Fire HDX 8.9, Fire HD, Fire HD Kids Edition and two Kindles.
  • 5 Ways To Think Outside The PCI Checkbox

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    Ericka Chickowski
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    New PCI Council GM plans to help organizations move their practices beyond compliance mentality into risk-based security.
  • How to Overcome the Cloud-Savvy IT Talent Shortage

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    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…
  • Is Enterprise IT Security Ready For iOS 8?

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    Ericka Chickowski
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Apple bakes in more security features, but iOS 8 won't come without security ops headaches.
  • Mobile Device Security Isn't All About Devices

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    Sara Peters
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Roberto Medrano, executive vice president of SOA Software, explains why securing mobile applications and APIs is so essential.
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    Network Computing:

  • Data Reduction Technologies: The Basics

    Vaughn Stewart
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Data deduplication, data compression, and thin provisioning can help organizations tackle massive data growth. Here's an overview of how they work.
  • Keeping Tabs On Storage Industry M&A

    Howard Marks
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mergers and acquisitions have been commonplace in the storage industry. Today, the storage M&A race has slowed a bit, but everyone wants to know what Cisco's next move will be.
  • Sub-1GHz Wireless: The Low-Power WiFi Solution

    Pablo Valerio
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The new 802.11ah standard paves the way for WiFi networks to support the avalanche of sensors and devices that will come with the Internet of Things.
  • Backup Appliances & The Cloud

    Jim O'Reilly
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    While cloud computing may seem to solve the backup problem, the answer isn't that easy. Today's backup appliances strive for a more nuanced approach.
  • 7 Critical Cloud Service Attributes

    Arthur Chang
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cloud service providers vary a lot when it comes to reliability, security, and other qualities. Here's what to look for to make sure a cloud provider meets your needs.
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • Disaster Recovery – What Will it Cost?

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    There are four types of costs that you need to calculate (or estimate): the cost of the effects of a disaster, the costs associated with disaster prevention measures, the costs associated with disaster recovery planning, and the costs associated with...
  • Is Android eating Apple developers?

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Everything seems to start with an apple. From way back to the very start of religious time the apple has been blamed for humanities status. Actually some people think it was really a tomato but that doesn't help my article does it :)   Then the apple goes and donks  Isaac Newton on the head, thus complicating maths and science with equations and formulas that confuse our
  • Microsoft Dynamics vs Infor vs Epicor: Navigating the Tier II ERP Vendors

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In my blog published last week, I provided some insight on what to expect from SAP and Oracle over the next several years. While this topic always generates a good deal of interest from many of our clients and prospects, some are more interested in the smaller, Tier II systems than they are the larger, Tier I ERP vendors.
  • Microsoft Dynamics vs Infor vs Epicor: Navigating the Tier II ERP Vendors

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    In my blog published last week, I provided some insight on what to expect from SAP and Oracle over the next several years. While this topic always generates a good deal of interest from many of our clients and prospects, some are more interested in the smaller, Tier II systems than they are the larger, Tier I ERP vendors.
  • Why are we fan boise and girrlz?

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:04 pm
    I am a fan boy, you are a fan boy or fan girl. He is a fan boy and so is she. We are all fan boys and girls. The products we choose are always the best for this or that reason. The other products are inferior because they don't have this or a lower quality that. As Professor Julius Sumner Miller (rip) would always ask, "Why is it so?"   Now watch!   Aaaah
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    Computer Security News

  • FLASH!: Second Apparent Leak of Hacked Celebrity Nude Pictures

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    More nude celebrity photos, purportedly including reality star Kim Kardashian, circulated social media Saturday, in what appeared to be the second massive hacking-related leak in less than a month, US media reported. The pictures, which also included nude shots of actress Vanessa Hudgens and US soccer star Hope Solo, appeared briefly on 4chan and Reddit, before being removed, celebrity gossip site TMZ reported.
  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores.
  • Allegheny Co. Health Dept. Waiting On Testing Of Possible EV-D68 Cases

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    "We have sent a number of samples already from Children's Hospital and we are waiting to hear back. I will not be surprised if in fact Enterovirus 68 is here in southwest Pennsylvania," says Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker.
  • Home Depot malware attack even bigger than Target's, 56m payment cards affected

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Home Depot said Thursday a recent cyber attack on its computer network affected a colossal 56 million customer payment cards. Home Depot said Thursday a recent cyber attack on its computer network affected a colossal 56 million customer payment cards.
  • As open enrollment nears, Obamacare website still isn't totally safe

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am still isn't as safe as it should be, and the annual open enrollment period starts again in just two months. To be clear: Hackers haven't stolen sensitive data from the Obamacare site.
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • MySQL upgrade best practices

    Muhammad Irfan
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    MySQL upgrades are necessary tasks and we field a variety of questions here at Percona Support regarding MySQL upgrade best practices. This post highlights recommended ways to upgrade MySQL in different scenarios.Why are MySQL upgrades needed? The reasons are many and include: Access to new features, performance benefits, bug fixes…. However, MySQL upgrades can be risky if not tested extensively beforehand with your application because the process might break it, prevent the application from functioning properly – or performance issues could arise following the upgrade. Moreover,…
  • Managing big data? Say ‘hello’ to HP Vertica

    Mike Benshoof
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Over the past few months, I’ve seen an increase in the following use case while working on performance and schema review engagements:I need to store exponentially increasing amounts of data and analyze all of it in real-time.This is also known simply as: “We have big data.” Typically, this data is used for user interaction analysis, ad tracking, or other common click stream applications. However, it can also be seen in threat assessment (ddos mitigation, etc), financial forecasting, and other applications as well. While MySQL (and other OLTP systems) can handle this to a…
  • Syncing MySQL slave table with pt-online-schema-change

    Jervin Real
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    I recently encountered a situation in which after running Percona Toolkit’s pt-table-checksum on a customer system, 95% of the table on the MySQL master was different on the MySQL slave. Although this table was not a critical part of the infrastructure, from time to time, writes to the table from the master would break replication. Additionally, this table has about 6 million rows, and running pt-table-sync would take sometime. Rebuilding the slave from backup of the master would not be an easy option as well since the slave acts as an archive where it has a lot more data than the…
  • Percona Live London: Top Ten reasons to attend Nov. 3-4

    Peter Zaitsev
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Percona Live London 2014 is fast approaching – November is just around the corner. This year’s conference, November 3-4, will be even bigger and better than last year thanks to the participation of leading MySQL experts the world over (including you!).The Percona Live London MySQL Conference is a great event for users of any level using any of the major MySQL branches: MySQL, MariaDB or Percona Server. And this year we once again host a star-studded group of keynote speakers from industry-leading companies in the MySQL space.We’ll also be welcoming leading MySQL practitioners from…
  • OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through November 9

    Terry Erisman
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    OpenStack Live 2015: Call for speakers open through Nov. 9I am proud to announce OpenStack Live, a new annual conference that will run in parallel with the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley. The inaugural event, OpenStack Live 2015, is April 13-14, 2015. We are lining up a strong Conference Committee and are now accepting tutorial and breakout session speaking proposals through November 9.OpenStack Live will emphasize the essential elements of making OpenStack work better with emphasis on the critical role of MySQL and the value of…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • Form Helper Class

    20 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The purpose of this class is to be able to create an html form with ease. This is inspired by the form helper in CodeIgniter. This can easily adapt to bootstrap or any css and jquery where id is required. To use this class, we need to include the class above require_once('FormHelper.php'); ## we create an instance of the class $form_create = new FormHelper(); we can also dynamically create <select>, by defining the option items as an array $select_array =…
  • Errors 3170 and 3051 in VB6

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Windows ViSTA - HP Pavilon Entertainement PC (Under windows XP and 2002 IBM PC, no problem) The problem is I get error 3170 and error 3051 when I define a workspace as I show in the code tested I need a solution I will appreciate very much.
  • Mysql Stored Procedure issues

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    I'm trying to create a store procedure in mysql and it is giving me errors and I don't know why since the sql code works just find. Here is the sql code: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE IF NOT EXISTS table2 AS ( select AVG(Score) as AVG, MovieCode from UserMovies group by MovieCode ); UPDATE Movies set Score =( select AVG from table2 where Movies.Code=table2.MovieCode ); DROP TABLE IF EXISTS table2; Thanks for the help.
  • Help with MASM in-place string reversal

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Alright i have written my code to reverse a byte string character by character in-place using a loop. We have to utilize the SIZEOF and OFFSET operands and use indirect addressing, However my issue is that I am still getting the string displayed forward and not in reverse. I think there is something wrong in the beginning of my main PROC, I feel like i am not dealing with the ecx register right or that i am not loading the esi and edi registers correctly and setting the start and end pointers right. I am new at assembly so any help would be much appreciated. The following is my…
  • Posting Android Queries

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Not sure if there is a place Android questions... Guidance sought
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    Phil Windley's Technometria

  • A University API

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 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…
  • Suggesting Changes to Google Places

    8 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Summary: This post explains how to update the categorization of a business in Google Places. The Fuse app lets drivers record fuel purchases. One of the features it has is populating a pulldown of nearby gas stations so that the driver doesn't have to type all that in. I buy gas at the Costco in Lehi occasionally and I noticed it wasn't in the list while the Costco in Orem was. I got to wondering how the data for Google Places (the API Fuse uses) is collected and updated. A quick search of the Costco in Lehi and the on in Orem on Google Maps didn't show any difference. There also wasn't an…
  • The Dangers of Internet Voting

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Summary: I am serving on Lt. Governor Cox's iVote panel, which is looking at whether Internet voting might be used in Utah. I presented the following statement to the panel this morning: Current computer operating systems, Internet protocols, and standard computing practices are inherently insecure. Recent news stories about break-ins at Target, UPS, Community Health Systems, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission point out all too well both the weaknesses in the system and the power of hackers to take advantage of those weaknesses. Groups mounting attacks include both state and criminal…
  • Fuse Version 1 Candidate Release for 20140815

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Summary: This blog post gives some highlights from the recent release candidate for Fuse version 1. On Friday I released new code that serves as the latest candidate for Fuse version 1. Here are some of the things that were included: Maintenance API — the maintenance API was completed. The maintenance API contains queries and services for managing reminders, alerts, and maintenance history. Fix Refresh Token Refreshing — Refresh token refreshing is more robust now and integrated with the "fleet as repository for OAuth tokens" model of linking Fuse to Carvoyant. Refactor Weekly…
  • Extending and Using Fuse

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:26 am
    Summary: Fuse is the most open, extensible connected-car system available. Extensibility is the key to Fuse giving people better control over their data, being interoperable with a wide variety of services and things, and being able to adapt to future changes. Fuse is a connected car system. You might have noticed that there are a bunch of connected-car products on the market. There are several things that set Fuse apart from other connected-car products, but there's one that's especially important: Fuse is extensible. When I say "extensible" I don't just mean that Fuse has an API, although…
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  • Managing Access to SaaS Applications

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    First, cloud computing provides easy and dynamic access to information technology.Next, the ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS applications has exploded thanks to cloud computing.Finally, this SaaS ecosystem has helped power an even bigger boom of consumer-friendly mobile devices and apps that access SaaS.This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will…
  • A Practical Path to Unified Identity Across Data Center, Cloud and Mobile

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is a rush to deploy SaaS applications and the explosion in smart phone and tablet devices that users are bringing to work for personal productivity. This fractured identity environment results in significant management challenges for IT, and frustration and lower productivity for users forced to remember multiple usernames and passwords.Unified identity architecture ensures your on-premise Active Directory infrastructure can be securely leveraged to quickly bring servers (UNIX, Linux, and Windows), applications (on-premise, SaaS, and mobile) and endpoints (Mac and Mobile devices) into…
  • Can IVR Destroy The Customer Experience?

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    We have all been there. We call the toll-free number and are greeted by the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system:“Welcome to XYZ Corporation. Para Español oprima numero dos….”Okay, so we know we are not talking to a real person, but we are still optimistic that with a simple yes or no and a couple of pokes of the keypad, we will get the information or support we need. And sometimes it works exactly as intended. However, according to J.D. Power and Associates, a good IVR experience is the exception, not the rule.Request Free!
  • Continuous Monitoring (CM): A New Approach to Proactively Protecting Your Global Perimeter

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this guide, network security managers will learn how to automatically leverage vulnerability scans with CM for stronger security. Also covered:Requirements—why CM is vitalScanning—value of continuous vulnerability scansBest Practices—for using CMBenefits—examples of how CM improves securityDownload this guide now to learn how to use automation to achieve continuous security and compliance.Request Free!
  • SANS Critical Security Controls: From Adoption to Implementation

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Critical Security Controls (CSCs), a well-known roadmap for enterprise information assurance published and maintained by the Council on CyberSecurity, is being widely adopted across financial and government sectors, according to the second SANS survey on CSC adoption.Download this report from SANS to find out why more and more organizations of various types consider the CSCs a reliable mechanism to reduce attack surfaces, increase visibility and improve protection and response.Request Free!
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  • A Practical Path to Unified Identity Across Data Center, Cloud and Mobile

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    There is a rush to deploy SaaS applications and the explosion in smart phone and tablet devices that users are bringing to work for personal productivity. This fractured identity environment results in significant management challenges for IT, and frustration and lower productivity for users forced to remember multiple usernames and passwords.Unified identity architecture ensures your on-premise Active Directory infrastructure can be securely leveraged to quickly bring servers (UNIX, Linux, and Windows), applications (on-premise, SaaS, and mobile) and endpoints (Mac and Mobile devices) into…
  • 3 Key Steps to Data Normalization

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Data normalization should take place at the very beginning of the lead management workflow while continually running in the background to ensure the data is clean, complete, and meaningful. This solution brief outlines the key role of data normalization and accuracy in your marketing automation strategy by covering:What type of data should be normalized?How does data normalization work?Where should data normalization fall in your lead management process?Remember, data is the fuel that runs your marketing automation don’t let your engine run dry.Request Free!
  • Riverbed Whitewater / Amazon Glacier ROI for Backup and Archiving

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A convenient checklist summarizes operational cost categories used to calculate this ROI. These include ongoing monthly costs for media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data, and monthly costs for cloud storage of backup and archival data.Request Free!
  • Securing Edge Data at the Center

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nobody can afford to lose data. But managing data, including backup and availability, in far-flung locations can present many logistical and technological challenges that bring complexity, expense, and risk. It doesn't have to be that way, though.A new branch converged infrastructure approach allows organizations to project virtual servers and data to remote offices, providing for local access and performance while storing the data in centralized data centers. Enterprises can now do business across the globe in any location without putting data at risk.Request Free!
  • Frost and Sullivan Virtualization Business White Paper, Getting the Most from Your Virtualized Data Center with Converged Systems

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In this paper, we look at the greatest challenges faced by IT departments, and how traditional configurations, processes, and organizations are poorly-equipped to handle today's workplace. We discuss the benefits of converged systems that are engineered to handle virtualized workloads. Finally, we look at HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization as a simple and effective way for businesses to optimize their data center infrastructure and processes to better meet business needs.Sponsored by: HP and Intel® Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other…
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  • Managing Access to SaaS Applications

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    First, cloud computing provides easy and dynamic access to information technology.Next, the ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS applications has exploded thanks to cloud computing.Finally, this SaaS ecosystem has helped power an even bigger boom of consumer-friendly mobile devices and apps that access SaaS.This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will…
  • Delray Computers - Internet Marketing and Web Design Company with a European Headquarters

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Delray Computers has been in business for over 12 years, with HQ in Brussels, Belgium. We use Project Management Methodologies to finish on time, on budget and as agreed. We always make it a WIN-WIN with the billing only when Work Completed and Signed Off by the Customer.Customer Satisfaction is our number one priority.Contact us now to discuss your project!Request Free!
  • Supporting Workplace Mobility with ERP

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mapping business processes via mobile Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is crucial for mid-size businesses tasked with equipping management and staff with crucial insight and company information on the go. ERP has become regarded as a “mission-critical investment” for CIOs although the benefits of having integrated solutions to manage business processes are becoming apparent in most departments of the company.Download this white paper to see how your organisation can support workplace mobility with ERP.Request Free!
  • ERP in Discrete Manufacturing: It's Not What You Have, It's How You Use It

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    But since ERP is the solution used to run an organization from end-to-end, those that are able to take advantage of ERP capabilities most effectively can put significant ground between themselves and their competitors.This report, based on a survey of 81 discrete manufacturers illustrates ways in which Leaders get the most out of their ERP solutions by identifying the capabilities that are essential for success in discrete manufacturing.Request Free!
  • Sage ERP: The Top Five Reasons to Deploy your ERP Solution in the Cloud

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Many Small-to Medium-Sized businesses (SMBs) recognize the need to upgrade to an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to better manage their growth and make data-based strategic decisions in real time.This white paper describes five of the most important benefits SMBs achieve from moving to the cloud:Improved cash flow due to minimal start-up fees and a low monthly subscriptionAnytime, anywhere access for finance, operations, and other stakeholdersContinuously updated systems that enable 100% complianceEase and speed of getting startedPeace of mind through built-in data…
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  • Managing Access to SaaS Applications

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    First, cloud computing provides easy and dynamic access to information technology.Next, the ecosystem of cloud-based SaaS applications has exploded thanks to cloud computing.Finally, this SaaS ecosystem has helped power an even bigger boom of consumer-friendly mobile devices and apps that access SaaS.This Essential Guide examines the opportunities and challenges of empowering, yet controlling, user access to SaaS applications. Specifically, identity management as a service promises to simplify secure access, and management of SaaS applications while reducing password sprawl. This guide will…
  • SANS Critical Security Controls: From Adoption to Implementation

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Critical Security Controls (CSCs), a well-known roadmap for enterprise information assurance published and maintained by the Council on CyberSecurity, is being widely adopted across financial and government sectors, according to the second SANS survey on CSC adoption.Download this report from SANS to find out why more and more organizations of various types consider the CSCs a reliable mechanism to reduce attack surfaces, increase visibility and improve protection and response.Request Free!
  • Riverbed Whitewater / Amazon Glacier ROI for Backup and Archiving

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A convenient checklist summarizes operational cost categories used to calculate this ROI. These include ongoing monthly costs for media, labor, and offsite storage of backup data, and monthly costs for cloud storage of backup and archival data.Request Free!
  • Maximizing Data Security with Whitewater Cloud Storage Gateways

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Information is becoming the currency of the 21st century, and organizations of all sizes are creating more information than ever before. Frequently, organizations struggle with how best to balance storage requirements with available budgets. The benefits of greater storage capacity are clear: better change management and roll-back, easier archival and discovery, reliable backup and recovery. But to continually grow on-site capacity requires unsustainable investment and introduces unnecessary risk. Prominent cloud service providers present an appealing alternative with their vast amounts of…
  • Providing Reliable Hosted Exchange for a Fortune 500 Financial Sector Customer

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Seamless hosted exchange migration. Nearly 15,000 seats in three days with minimal interruptions to business continuity for a financial sector customer. That's what Apptix successfully delivered with its robust hosted services platform, extensive onboarding experience, advanced disaster recovery and data protection, and implementation flexibility. Channel partners can take advantage of: Competitive pricing Ultimate data security Comprehensive product portfolioAfter the initial 15,000 new client seats were migrated, the company quickly decided to expand the partnership to include thousands of…
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  • 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…
  • Business Technology Literacy in the Cloud Computing Era

    David Deans
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    What if you could deploy a new IT service shortly after you defined the requirements? And, just imagine the bliss, if your IT spend could directly translate into a competitive advantage. Predicting the ROI would be relatively easy. You would be the envy of your peer group.Unfortunately, as most senior executives already know, it's never that simple.Typically, you perform the technology assessment due diligence up-front, you place your bets based upon the most compelling guidance, and then you closely monitor the results. It's an iterative process, where confidence builds over time. Maybe…
  • Cloud Enables a Big Competitive Advantage for UK Firms

    David Deans
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Recovery from the financial crisis in Europe continues across the whole region. Granted, there are structural reasons for the eurozone economy's slow recovery. Regardless, savvy senior executives in leading nations are actively seeks ways to grow their business. For some that means a shift to cloud computing services -- thereby lowering operational costs and boosting productivity.As an example, forward-looking UK businesses are becoming more competitive as a direct result of their adoption of cloud services, that's according to the latest market study findings from the Cloud Industry Forum…
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  • 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…
  • SalesConnect: la nuova App per i Partner Cisco.

    Giorgio Campatelli
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:40 am
    Come annunciato in anteprima al Partner Club di Riccione vi informo che è finalmente disponibile SalesConnect, la nuova applicazione mobile che permette ai Partner Cisco di accedere rapidamente e facilmente a documentazione di vendita (prodotti e servizi), demo, training e offerte direttamente su dispositivi mobile. Il contenuto è valutato e consigliato da vostri colleghi e copre le soluzioni che vendiamo oggi, così come gli ultimi lanci di prodotto, per aiutarvi a costruire un messaggio convincente e strutturato per i clienti. SalesConnect è stata progettata da nostri venditori, per i…
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  • 45 States with Year-Over-Year Unemployment Rate Declines in August Regional and State Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    While the national employment situation remained steady in August, many states are seeing changes in their unemployment rate. In August, there were rate decreases in 15 states, no change in 11 states, and rate increases in 24 states and the District of Columbia according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released today. On a very positive […] 45 States with Year-Over-Year Unemployment Rate Declines in August Regional and State Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post 45 States with Year-Over-Year Unemployment Rate Declines in August Regional and State Jobs Report…
  • 7 Awesome Tech Instagram Accounts

    Brad Lange
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Though many of us associate Instagram with pictures of friends, food and vacations, it is also an excellent forum for IT professionals to network, learn about exciting career opportunities and discover who is at the vanguard of technological innovation. In fact, many companies launch new products and campaigns from their Instagram accounts. Some promote conferences […] 7 Awesome Tech Instagram Accounts is a post from: Modis The post 7 Awesome Tech Instagram Accounts appeared first on Modis.
  • Channel Startups for Employee Recognition Ideas

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Investing in corporate culture and employee engagement is a smart way to yield significant returns. In 2011, The Social Workplace compiled statistics on employee engagement and found that when companies increased investment in a positive company culture by 10 percent, they increased their profits by $2,400 per employee per year. One of the most effective […] Channel Startups for Employee Recognition Ideas is a post from: Modis The post Channel Startups for Employee Recognition Ideas appeared first on Modis.
  • 142k Jobs Added in August Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    With only 142,000 jobs created in August, the six-month streak of at least 200,000 jobs created per month was broken according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Services Employment Situation report released Friday. The unemployment rate for the month remained steady at 6.1%. Despite the stalled growth, the over-the-year numbers still indicated a stronger employment situation. […] 142k Jobs Added in August Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post 142k Jobs Added in August Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • The Hottest Gaming Trends for Fall 2014

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    In the gaming industry, there’s no shortage of creative ingenuity or technical innovation. It’s a fast-paced world that’s always looking to the future and pushing in exciting new directions. As such, the way we game has shifted wildly in recent years, and it continues to evolve thanks to the many bright minds in the gaming […] The Hottest Gaming Trends for Fall 2014 is a post from: Modis The post The Hottest Gaming Trends for Fall 2014 appeared first on Modis.
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    Converge Blog

  • Electronica is Celebrating 50 Years!

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

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

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

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

    13 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    As part of our continuous improvement efforts, Converge annually conducts a customer satisfaction survey to listen to the voice of our customers and learn what people are saying about us. This valuable information helps us improve not only all areas of our operations and sales, but also our quality inspection and validation programs.Our blog readers recognize, from our previous blog posts on the adoption of 5S, a hosted Kaizen event, and our quality inspection process, that we are truly committed to providing our customers with the best products and services in the industry and to making…
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    RES Software Blog

  • Technology in Healthcare Must Empower Users on the Frontline

    Lee Randall
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Innovation is one of the central themes for the Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology (HETT) Expo taking place this week. It will examine how healthcare organisations should seize the opportunities available via technology. The challenges facing the healthcare sector of course are well known. Budgets have been ring-fenced, but demand for services continues to rise. The […] The post Technology in Healthcare Must Empower Users on the Frontline appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • RES Workspace Manager – Inject Java Security level for users

    RES Software
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    By: Rens Hollanders Today I encountered a challenge which I think needed to be shared with you all. Currently I’m working with other colleagues on building a brand new Citrix XenApp 7.5 environment based on Server 2012 R2 x64 in combination with RES Workspace Manager 2014 SR1, together with mandatory profiles and RES Zero […] The post RES Workspace Manager – Inject Java Security level for users appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • RES Automation Manager 2014 Service Release 2 Now Available

    Grant Tiller, Senior Product Manager
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:07 am
    RES Automation Manager 2014 SR2 is now available. You can download the software and documentation from the RES Support Portal. There are three downloads, with a login required, including: RES Automation Manager 2014 SR2 Installer - Use this to perform a fresh installation of RES Automation Manager. RES Automation Manager 2014 SR2 Service Pack - […] The post RES Automation Manager 2014 Service Release 2 Now Available appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Healthcare Payers, IT and Witchcraft

    Stacy Leidwinger, V.P. of Product Marketing
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    A Rock and a Hard Place Have you ever wondered where the phrase stuck between “a rock and a hard place” originated? Recently, as I considered IT and medical loss ratios (more on this in a minute), I pondered the origin of this phrase. As is my typical M.O., I turned to Wikipedia for the […] The post Healthcare Payers, IT and Witchcraft appeared first on RES Software Blog.
  • Automated XenDesktop 7.5 Build with RES AM

    RES Software
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:07 am
    By: Max Ranzau From the BuildingBlock Dept. You may recall a couple of years ago that I published a RES Automation Manager buildingblock for Citrix Xen Desktop 5.5, XA and PVS.  Today it’s my pleasure to publish a new buildingblock that will do the same for Xen Desktop 7.5. It’s pretty slick, as it hardly […] The post Automated XenDesktop 7.5 Build with RES AM appeared first on RES Software Blog.
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    The IJIS Factor

  • 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 [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 5: Preparing and Disseminating the Formal RFP

    Guest Blogger
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    This is the fifth 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

  • The Cult of Big Data?

    Jeff Clark
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    Go to Google, type “big data will save” and see what pops up. You might think that big data will rescue the entire world from everything that ails it, judging from the headlines. But not everyone buys the hype. At ZDNet, Stilgherrian described big data as “a big, distracting bubble. But it’s worse than that. Big data is an ideology. A religion.” In light of the results from Internet searches like the one mentioned above, his characterization seems fitting. Periodically, however, technology worshippers raise some newcomer as the solution to all our problems—not one has panned out,…
  • Is Your Data Center Really Ready to Weather the Storm?

    Charlie Browning
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:05 am
    Disasters can strike a data center at any time. Regardless of whether the cause is Mother Nature or human error, disasters can be costly and lead to long-term damage to a business. According to a survey conducted by Emerson Network Power, the typical data center in the United States experiences an average of two downtime events over the course of two years, and the costs of downtime for an average data center can easily surpass $1 million in less than two years’ time. The survey also notes that vulnerabilities in a data center’s power and cooling infrastructure, as well as human error and…
  • Passwords Returning From the Doghouse?

    Jeff Clark
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    For years, passwords have come under increasing criticism as a weak means of authentication. Proponents of alternatives, like biometrics, hardware tokens and so on, have touted the benefits of their chosen replacements. But as these alternatives are considered more closely, their own weaknesses have emerged. For instance, what happens when your fingerprint information gets stolen by a hacker? You can change your password, but you’ll be hard pressed to change your fingerprints. InformationWeek’s Sara Peters listed a number of reasons why passwords aren’t so bad after all, including the…
  • Data Center Designed to Thwart EMPs

    Jeff Clark
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    A new data center in Boyers, Pennsylvania, is designed to withstand electromagnetic pulses (EMPs), according to InfoWorld. Details of the 2,000-square-foot facility are sparse, but the company that built it said it “has an inner skin and an outer skin that use a combination of thicknesses and metals to provide EMP protection.” The article notes that the design is intended to thwart EMPs from solar storms and nuclear blasts. EMPs have various potential effects depending on their strength. A solar-based EMP is likely to be relatively low in frequency and would probably cause more damage…
  • Axiros and Lyse Smart Tout the Future of Smart Home Device Management at the Broadband Forum

    Press Release
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    This week at the Broadband Forum quarterly meeting in Dublin, Axiros, the technology leader in open device management solutions for service providers and enterprises, and Lyse Smart, a highly innovative regional Norwegian energy fiber and triple-play provider fully owned by Lyse Energy, teamed up to discuss how localizing Smart Home energy management via device automation and service provider offerings can be a win-win for both the providers and the end-users. “Lyse believes future homes should be run by local companies who will provide customers with safe and secure electricity, energy,…
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  • Federal CIO steps down to bring tech expertise to Ebola response efforts

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will be leaving his post at the Office of Management and Budget, said an Obama administration official speaking on background Sept. 19. VanRoekel will become the chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he will work with the agency's Ebola response team.
  • Feds to fund cross-agency privacy research

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Privacy research is the next frontier to be tackled by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program. NITRD, the IT research and development program that encourages collaboration across federal departments, will formulate a National Privacy Research Strategy says a notice from the National Science Foundation.
  • privacy and security vulnerabilities unresolved, says GAO

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Some security and privacy weaknesses that were part of's initial deployment remain unresolved, finds the Government Accountability Office. While the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has addressed some of the issues with the site, it hasn't fully mitigated all of them, says the watchdog.
  • NIST extends $3M in third round of online identity solution grants

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology is awarding almost $3 million in its third round of grants to pilot real-world implementation of the White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC.
  • Digital citizen services should leverage integration, consistency and personalization, says report

    Molly Bernhart Walker
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    "Improving services in government requires better coordination and integration across traditional organizational boundaries," says the Partnership for Public Service. "Citizens interacting with government should not have to understand and navigate a complex hierarchy of departments, agencies and offices to receive benefits or services."
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • 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…
  • A Third of Ex-Employees Accessing Company Data

    Chris Bunn
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    Our latest research which surveyed 2,000 desk-based workers in the UK and US reveals at least one in three ex-employees are left with access to systems or data after leaving a company. This finding explored in the report, ‘From Brutus to Snowden: a study of insider threat personas‘ highlights how employees in two of the world’s largest markets are being left with open access to confidential data long after departing. Understanding your employees attitudes and behavior. One of the most important steps of tackling internal security is understanding your own users, and their…
  • From Brutus to Snowden. A Study of Insider Threat Personas

    Chris Bunn
    26 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    Today IS Decisions reveal a new study on the attitudes and behaviors of users with regards to internal security. From Brutus to Snowden: A study of Insider Threat Personas Following on from the ‘Insider Threat Manifesto‘ launched earlier this year which highlighted attitudes of IT Professionals, we now turn our spotlight on the users themselves. Learn who the most potentially dangerous users are in your organization and industry, and what you can do to alter behavior and mitigate the risk. Who is most likely to be sharing passwords and why? Why the majority of desk-based…
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    MarkjOwen's Blog

  • The BA is the least knowledgeable about Agile

    Mark Owen
    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 →
  • CASE 1- CATWOE & Value Proposition

    Mark Owen
    13 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    Originally posted on The science of enterprise—and doing good.:This is a real life example (has to be anonymous) that shows how defining the core-purpose of your business enables you to define and understand the essence of the value…
  • Don’t forget’s! when designing for the Web

    Mark Owen
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:56 pm
    HQ have put up a great presentation on Slideshare, It that encapsulates some very important factors that must not be forgotten when designing for the web. I encourage you to have a look… Related articles The 7 Principles of Conversion-Centered … Continue reading →
  • Is Agile a Cult?

    Mark Owen
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Agile: a set of software development methodology principles in which requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing, cross-functional teams. Agile software development is very popular at the moment. It offers a responsive way of developing, and companies are adopting it at … Continue reading →
  • Back from the Darkness

    Mark Owen
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Time: Friday evening, 23 August 2014 Place: Here I clicked on the link to my blog to discover ... Aarghh … Wordpress had suspended my blog due to a breach of their Terms of Service. I went through the terms with … Continue reading →
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • 3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

    Gaurav Johri
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:36 am
    Apple may have just created one of the biggest cash flow machines in the history of business for enterprises. The company made two big announcements last week – the stylish new Apple Watch and their mobile wallet, Apple Pay. The watch is drop dead gorgeous and has understandably grabbed the headlines. Millions in Apple’s Fandom […]
  • Recruiting the social way with Oracle Taleo

    Pamela Kundu
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:22 am
    Let’s first run through the challenges in Talent acquisition and then take up questions that follow once those challenges are addressed. Biggest challenge in driving successful business initiatives is to source correct talent in a timely manner. And what is the key to hire best talent? I could think of the following major sources for […]
  • Coexistence: Adopt Oracle Fusion applications in steps

    Pamela Kundu
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:14 am
    Consider this scenario, a medium scale organization wants to move to a new ERP system partially and still retain an essential piece of its legacy. A couple of years ago this scenario would have meant a project roll-out to migrate to a new system and part ways with the legacy completely. This would have meant […]
  • Why Oracle R12 before Oracle Fusion?

    Vijetha Honnappaswamy
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    I often get questions from customers regarding the best upgrade strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite. As multiple options are available like Oracle E-business Release 12.1.3, Oracle E-business Release 12.2, Oracle Fusion Apps, customers have abundance of choices and this leads to more challenges. I have provided a few parameters for customers who are currently on […]
  • Wallet, wallet, everywhere…

    Adil Shabbir
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    Electronic containers for credit, debit and prepaid payment products, otherwise known as digital wallets, are designed to enhance consumer convenience while conducting transactions at online and physical retail locations. With the ultimate goal of streamlining the payment process and reducing friction at the point of sale, digital wallets have received tremendous attention from most companies […]
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • The CIO Has To Know What Innovation Really Looks Like

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Knowing what you are looking for is the key to finding innovationImage Credit As the person with the CIO job, you are probably under a lot of pressure to have your IT department be more innovative. CEOs everywhere are telling the press that in order for their company to be successful, innovation is going to have to happen within the company. This is all fine and good, I mean who doesn’t want to be more innovative? However, does anyone know what real innovation looks like? 5 Things To Look For When You Are Trying To Find Innovation The rest of the company finally understands the…
  • What CIOs Need To Know About Job Opportunities In The Federal Sector

    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    One of the responsibilities that we have as CIOs is to teach others about where they can find good jobs — jobs in IT and other fields. As kids go back to college this fall, it’s the perfect time to open their eyes to the job opportunities in the federal sector. We all know how hard it is now to find a good job after graduation, yet the federal workforce is in need of bright, young lawyers, engineers, scientists, enforcement officers, and more! Check out the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) president’s tips on how to help your child prepare for and land a job in…
  • How Can CIOs Find The Data Scientists That They Need?

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Where can CIOs find the data scientists that they need?Image Credit Welcome to the era of big data. Now just exactly who is going to be working on all of that data? Now that everyone knows about the importance of information technology, it turns out that it takes a very special set of IT skills to get a large data set to tell your company the story that you want to hear. The people who know how to tease that story out of the data are the data scientists. The problem that CIOs are currently facing is that they don’t have enough of this rare breed of IT worker. What can they do about…
  • CIOs Need To Start To Create The New Face Of IT

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    CIOs need to prepare for the day that traditional IT comes to the end of the lineImage Credit The era of IT as we’ve come to know it is coming to an end. The IT department functions that have gotten us this far are now coming to an end. Keeping the company’s email systems up and running, implementing an big ERP project, and securing the corporate network from the bad guys is no longer what the company needs us to do for them. Will you and your IT department be ready for the new world? What Is Happening to IT? Times are changing and CIOs need to wake up and realize what is going…
  • Avon’s US$125M IT Software Project Mistake

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Avon made a big mistake when they designed their new softwareImage Credit As CIO we have a number of different tasks that the company is expecting us to do. However, there is one task that takes priority over all of these other takes: implementing large software projects. Over at Avon they just did one of these big projects and it has ended in failure. What did the Avon CIO, Donagh Herlihy do wrong? The Project Avon knew that they had a problem. Their order management software system was old and out-of-date. Avon is a company that is built on a direct sales model. This means that its…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • Brandspiration – The Story of the Gap Stick and an Award Winner

    Ben Rund
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    This is the story about a great speaker, a simple but funny product and the idea of a Ventana Award winning company which does “Brandspiration”. When I invited Dale Denham, CIO from Geiger to speak on his at Informatica World … Continue reading »
  • Keeping Information Governance Relevant

    Amar Nadig
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Gartner’s official definition of Information Governance is “…the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archival and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards, and metrics that … Continue reading »
  • Elevating Your App by Embedding Advanced, REST-ful Cloud Integration

    Naresh Govindaraj
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    While the great migration to the cloud has created opportunities for practically everyone in tech, no one group stands to benefit from it more than application developers. In partnership with category-leading SaaS companies like Salesforce, NetSuite, Ultimate Software and others, … Continue reading »
  • CFO Move to Chief Profitability Officer

    Myles Suer
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    30% or higher of each company’s businesses are unprofitable According to Jonathan Brynes at the MIT Sloan School, “the most important issue facing most managers …is making more money from their existing businesses without costly new initiatives”. In Brynes’ cross … Continue reading »
  • We Are Sports – SportScheck Omnichannel Retail

    Ben Rund
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Are you a manager dedicated to fashion, B2C or retail? This blog provides an overview what companies can learn on omnichannel from SportScheck. SportScheck is one of Germany’s most successful multichannel businesses. SportScheck (btw Ventana Research Innovation Award Winner) is an … Continue reading »
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    Application Integration

  • The Attachmate Group announces intention to merge with Micro Focus

    Bret Fitzgerald
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    The Attachmate Group a privately-held software holding company owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Elliott Management and Thoma Bravo, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus. The transaction is expected to close on November 3, 2014. It is subject to customary closing conditions, including Micro Focus shareholder approvals and regulatory approvals under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. The Attachmate Group and Micro Focus are two well-established enterprise software companies with distinguished track records…
  • Bargaining over Mobility

    Sam Morris
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Are you willing to give to get? If your organization wants to get real about a mobile workforce, it’s time for it to get to the bargaining table. A functional mobile workforce comes neither from users taking over nor from IT becoming big brother. It comes from compromise. So the question is; what are you willing to give? If you’re like most organizations, what you want is increased productivity. When you see an iPhone, you think of all the ways your employees can use it to get work done. According to a study by iPass, you are likely to get what you want: mobile workers are on average…
  • Learn to better navigate the modern IT world at BrainShare 2014

    Kris Lall
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The modern IT world is a complex, ever-evolving place. It seems like there are new vendors, technologies and trends every day. The endless stream of innovation is exciting, but how can you keep up without leaving your core enterprise applications behind? At BrainShare 2014, the premier user and technical training conference for Attachmate, NetIQ and Novell partners, you can learn firsthand from some of the best brains in IT and other Attachmate customers from around the globe. This is our first time participating in the longstanding annual conference and we’re very excited about the…
  • What Business Functions Are Employees Performing On Each Device?

    Sam Morris
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Today, I responded to an email on my iPhone, updated a document on my iPad, and now I’m drafting this blog post from my laptop. It has me thinking, what is everyone else doing on each of their devices? Some business activities that are done seamlessly from a laptop can be painfully complex from a smartphone. Other activities have a consistent ease-of-use across any device. For example, most workers today wouldn’t think too much about the process of reading and sending emails, no matter what device they are working from at the time. In fact, in a recent report, Forrester reveals that 90…
  • Three Things You Need to Know about Mobility

    Sam Morris
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:55 am
    Are you providing your employees with “the last mile” to complete mobile productivity? Last week, I had the pleasure of co-presenting an InformationWeek webinar with my colleague, Allen McCurdy, where we addressed that very question and explored the challenges and solutions for enabling productivity on mobile. Now more than ever before, employees have at their disposal a wide range of devices, apps and services that allow them to work anytime, anywhere. But even with this unprecedented mobility, a good data plan and the latest smartphone are not enough to make your employees productive.
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    IT Certification Master

  • Updated List Of All IT Certifications – 2304 From 160 Companies

    Mirek Burnejko
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    I’ve just updated the list of all IT Certifications. You can find here 2304 certifications from 160 companies. Some of them are from vendors. Some are vendor-neutral. Please let me know if you cannot find any certification on the list. I’ll be much appreciated. In this edition you will find links to all certifications on vendors’ websites. Have fun and use Contact Form to let me know about some bugs/gaps on the list. And the most important, please use the comment section below to answer one single question: What certification you are working on right now. Thank You !!! The…
  • How To Become Oracle Certified Master For Fun And Profit – with Kamil Stawiarski

    Mirek Burnejko
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:31 am
    This is an interview with Kamil Stawiarski. Kamil is the youngest Oracle Certified Master (OCM) in Poland and one of the youngest in the world. He’s a consultant. His skills are known in Poland and abroad. He works with dozens of companies who use Oracle databases. He’s also an amazing teacher, great performer and phenomenal person whom I truly admire. In this interview you will find: How IT Certification Master helped Kamil? What are Kamil’s goals? How YOU can do your first step with Oracle certifications? Miroslaw Burnejko: Kamil, it’s an honor to speak with you.
  • Top 10 IT Certifications for 2014 – I Need Them All – Especially #6

    Mirek Burnejko
    12 May 2014 | 9:23 pm
    This year our list of the best IT certifications for 2014 is different. You won’t find here the best expert-level certifications, the hardest certifications on the planet to get, or the coolest ones. You will find here certifications that will help you to prove your knowledge about new technologies like Cloud, SDN, Big Data, IPv6 and virtualization. I trully believe these certification will help you to find great job offers in 2014-2015. I hope you will find it useful. I’m looking forward to hear your opinion in the comment section below. Some of these certifications were created…
  • How To Achieve REAL Success With Or Without Certification – with Darby Weaver

    Mirek Burnejko
    16 Dec 2013 | 12:01 am
    This is an interview with Darby Weaver. Darby Weaver is a Global Network Architect who serves as a Systems Integration Consultant and Network Planning/Design Engineer for National and International private, public, and government entities. Darby specializes in Network Design (LAN/WAN/Data Center/WLAN) Routing and Switching, Security, and Wireless Technologies. Darby is certified as a CCNP, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice/Wireless, MCSE+I, MCSA/E + Security/Messaging, Sniffer Certified Master, ITILv2, and a number of other certifications. He has also passed the CCIE Routing and Switching and the CCIE…
  • SAP Certification: What It Is and Why Should You Care

    Mirek Burnejko
    24 Nov 2013 | 11:00 pm
    This is a guest post written by Cleo Isco who currently works as customer relations manager at ERP Certifications. Prior to joining ERP Certifications, Cleo worked as an SAP MM/SD consultant for 10+ years. His professional interests include SAP and online education. In this article you will find information, why SAP certifications are so important and where you can find more information about them. Enter Cleo. About SAP SAP has become the largest provider in the market of enterprise resource planning systems (ERP systems); it is the leading suit of business software covering almost every need…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • Getting more bang for your security buck: 3 keys

    David King
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Security budgets are tricky to manage: Chances are you’re spending more than you’d like, and that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting all you need from it.  Regardless of your budget, however, you’ll want to be sure the money is spent well. If your company suffers a breach, it won’t matter to the top brass or customers how much money was allocated for security. All that will matter is that whatever was spent didn’t protect the organization. Here are three tips for optimizing your budget from IBM’s SecurityIntelligence 1. Focus on…
  • Rounding up mobile threats: Android vulnerable, millions of devices infected

    David King
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    While the media at large focuses on Apple’s iOS 8, new iPhones and smart watches, there’s been some bad news on the mobile security front yet again. Some highlights: A major Android flaw, and news that 15 million devices could be infected with mobile malware.  Android leads the way The lion’s share of the bad news is for Android users, starting with a Same Origin Policy (SOP) flaw in Android versions prior to 4.4. The SOP is a privacy policy that’s built into Android’s platform. As Tom Beardsley of Rapid 7 describes: What this means is, any arbitrary website…
  • Web Application Security; How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Vulnerabilities in web applications are now the largest vector of enterprise security attacks. Stories about exploits that compromise sensitive data frequently mention culprits such as “cross-site scripting,” “SQL injection,” and “buffer overflow.” Vulnerabilities like these fall often outside the traditional expertise of network security managers. To help you understand how to minimize these risks, Qualys provides this guide as a primer to web application security. Click here to learn more!   The post Web Application Security; How to Minimize Prevalent…
  • A Cybercriminal’s Guide to Exploiting DNS for Fun and Profit

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stories about devastating cyberattacks are plaguing the news every week. You might be thinking your network, customer date and reputation are secure because you have a sophisticated, layered, defense-in-depth strategy in place. But are they really secure? Take a look at yourself through the eyes of the cybercriminals who are making today’s headlines. They know that there is a hole in most defenses and how to exploit it. Carrying out a DNS attack is relatively simple for the bad guys because the DNS protocol is easy to exploit. Additionally, there are dozens of types of DNS attacks for…
  • Adobe releases 8 critical patches: Top priority

    David King
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Software company Adobe missed its deadline for releasing security patches last Tuesday, and with good reason – they had several security issues to fix. IT pros, take note.  The September 10 patch day saw Adobe release a critical update for Flash, Flash browser plug-ins and Adobe AIR desktop. Seven days later, it’s announced eight critical patches for Adobe Reader and Acrobat. The patches include fixes for: a use-after-free vulnerability that could lead to code execution a universal cross-site scripting (UXSS) vulnerability in Reader and Acrobat on Macs a potential…
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 cloud computing advantages (and 5 potential problems)

    Joe Stangarone
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Cloud computing offers considerable advantages to businesses, but also comes with it’s fair share of risks. While the pros and cons vary by company, it’s important that you understand both sides before moving towards the cloud. Here are 5 of the biggest advantages, and 5 potential problems associated with cloud computing. Despite its growth in the business, cloud computing is still surrounded by debate. photo credit: Hans via pixabay cc Some believe it saves money. Others believe it’s more expensive. Some believe it adds agility. Others believe it locks you down. Some…
  • Free BI/Dashboard webinar: 10 reasons to attend

    Joe Stangarone
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Summary: Many companies struggle with Business Intelligence on a daily basis. Some are stuck with inflexible dashboards that end users can’t customize. Some have trouble creating business dashboards for their executives. Others still don’t offer end users their own self-service reporting options. If you struggle with any of these problems, you’ll want to attend our upcoming BI/Dashboard webinar. Do you want better Business Intelligence (BI) or Dashboard capabilities? Do you want smoother access to your data, and simpler ways to create dashboards and reports? If so, you should…
  • 7 more security tips for mobile users (Part II)

    Joe Stangarone
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Users have notoriously bad security habits. The problem is, many of these users are now bringing their personal devices–and their poor security habits–into the workplace. Learn how these users can better protect themselves (and your data) with these simple tips. Every time a list of user passwords gets leaked, we’re reminded of one scary fact: Users have horrible security habits. For example, can you guess the most popular password in 2013? “123456.” photo credit: The Daring Librarian via photopin cc But wait, it gets worse. The next two most popular passwords:…
  • Everything you need to know about HTML5

    Joe Stangarone
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Summary: Despite HTML5′s growing importance, many businesses still don’t understand this new standard. To help clear up this confusion, this list of HTML5 resources explains this new standard, dispels common myths, and explains why most people look at the “native vs. HTML5″ debate from the wrong angle. Our Software Development Manager, Tyler Wassell, was recently quoted in a nice HTML5 article. He explains how HTML5 is improving, and why more businesses have chosen this route over native mobile apps. The article offers some great insight into the advantages and…
  • Weekly Recap: 15 features of great mobile sites, why many are stuck in an “ERP hole”, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn why most organizations are stuck in an “ERP hole” (and how to get out of it), concepts that modern developers must master to move their applications to the cloud, and more. 15 features of great mobile sites Modern applications must adapt to all devices, from PCs to smartphones. How can your mobile web apps offer value with such limited screen space? This article lists some great ideas. Getting applications ready for the cloud If there is one thing that cloud adopters have learned early on, it’s that simply porting legacy…
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    Information Space

  • How Librarians Work to Protect Your Privacy

    Henry Mensch
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Librarians have long been interested in member privacy. It starts with the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights, where it is stated that “Libraries should cooperate with all persons and groups concerned with resisting abridgment of free expression and free access to ideas.” The ALA understands that privacy is essential to the full exercise of the freedoms of thought, association, and expression, and has said as much (in different ways) since including privacy in its 1939 Code of Ethics for Librarians. This Book Is Overdue. Image: OCLC How libraries implement safeguards on privacy…
  • Taking Data and Making Music: The U.S. Open Sessions Feat

    Tim Kowalsky
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    What do you get when you combine the best tennis players in the world, an inventive music producer, an algorithm, and the IBM Cloud? You get the U.S. Open Sessions, an experimental music endeavor that took data from tennis matches and, in real time, turned it into music (by the way, turn your volume up). Image via IBMblr As competitors battled it out on the court during the tournament (which came to a close earlier this month), IBM Corp. used the event to show the world the analytical power of its new cloud technology in a way that has never been done before. In partnership with Ogilvy &…
  • Go-To Productivity Tools to Make the Most of Your Day

    Elaine Lasda Bergman
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Anyone who reads this blog or others (Lifehacker for one) knows that many online productivity tools are out there to help you make the most of your work (or school) day. As a new blogger on this site and a librarian at a nearby public research university, I have tried many of these tools, some to better effect than others. Here is a rundown of my current top three go-to tools: Toodledo My real, actual ToodleDo list! Put your to-do list on steroids with this website and app. I like this tool because it lets me organize my to-do list both by folders and by priority or urgency. If you like the…
  • How Twitter Will Redefine eCommerce…Soon

    Lindsey Silverman
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Online shopping is about to get a whole lot easier. If that phrase scares you and your wallet, you’re not alone. Browse, add to cart, enter information, and as soon as the next day you can receive your online shopping order. That’s the world of online shopping as we see it today, but as reported last Monday, Twitter is testing “a new way for you to discover and buy products on Twitter.” Twitter plans to use an embedded ‘Buy‘ button as a shortcut for social shopping. Twitter’s Head of Commerce, Nathan Hubbard, was brought onto the team from…
  • Data Roundup: What it Takes To Be a Data Scientist

    Sam Edelstein
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    Big data and data science are the new buzzwords, and they are becoming more popular when looking for a career. According to an article in Tech Republic, though, the job is not for everyone. Data scientists should be passionate about data in all walks of life, and should love to figure out ways to solve problems using and analyzing data. The article points out, “For good data scientists, it’s not just a job, it’s a state of mind.” Disaster visualization from Accenture Technology Labs Cool Data Visualization Accenture Technology Labs released an interactive data…
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  • Samsung Brings Galaxy K Zoom – A Smartphone with a Power-Packed Camera

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, has now launched its latest and unique – Galaxy K Zoom smartphone, equipped with the most powerful camera in a phone, ever. This is a sleek pocket device, designed to simultaneously perform as a phone & camera. Using a Samsung Galaxy K Zoom, the consumers can enjoy a Powerful HexaCore (Quad […]
  • Mobilink Launches Champions Bundle

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Mobilink has launched the champion day bundle. The Champions Bundle has been launched as the most convenient and cost-effective limited hour hybrid bundle in the market. Customers will be able to make unlimited calls and can enjoy over 150 SMS and 150 MBs of internet from midnight to 7 PM. Syed Atif Raza Director Pricing, […]
  • PakWheels and Warid’s Glow Successfully Concludes Biggest Auto Show in Karachi

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm and Glow by Warid Telecom recently organized the biggest ever Automobile Show in Karachi, featuring a wide range of automobiles in the; Classic, Vintage, Exotic, Luxury, 4X4 and SUV categories. Besides celebrating the latest breakthroughs in Automobile technology, speed, design, elegance, horsepower, travel-comfort, Leather upholstery and beauty, this show also offered many other exciting […]
  • Visit Classified Websites for Free via Zong Classified Pack

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Zong has launched Classified Pack which offers to visit classified websites for free by using Zong mobile internet. Moreover, Classified Pack is designed for the customers who perform online shopping, search for cars, real estate and want to enjoy 10% exclusive discount on daraz. Classified Pack provides unlimited and absolutely free access to its customers. Classified […]
  • PTCL Commits to Restore Services in Flood Affected Areas

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The recent floods have affected a large part of the PTCL network in the flood affected areas. Flood waters have not only flowed into the exchanges, but cable system has also been damaged by the gushing water, resulting in temporary disruption of services to the customers. With a commitment to restore services at the earliest, […]
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    Complete IT Professional

  • Computer Technician – Your Everyday Superheroes

    Ben Brumm
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Can you imagine your life without a computer? I can’t. Maybe 10 years ago, things were a little different but the world has changed and we’re more dependent on technology than ever before. But with all the ease that technology brings, it also summons a whole new breed of problems.We know how to use technology but we don’t know how to fix technology when it fails us. If you were sick you would call your doctor but if your computer is sick, you call a computer technician. They drop in and save the day—they are your everyday superheroes.I hold a competent computer technician in highest…
  • What Is The Software Testing Life Cycle?

    Ben Brumm
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    There is a software testing life cycle, or software testing process, that is followed in many organisations and many IT departments when it comes to releasing software. Learn more about it in this article.The Purpose of TestingTesting is an important part of the software development life cycle (SDLC), as it helps to ensure that a quality product is built, and improve user satisfaction in the software once it is released. Nobody likes to use software that is buggy or doesn’t work, and this is the aim of software testing – to reduce and remove these bugs.There are many different…
  • What Is The Java Certification Path?

    Ben Brumm
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Are you interested in becoming certified in Java, but are not sure where to start and where it may take you? This article will explain the certification path for Java, to make it easier for you.Who Provides Java Certifications?The company that provides Java certifications is Oracle. Java was originally developed by Sun, but back in 2009, Oracle bought Sun, so now it falls under their group of technologies.If you’ve been around the IT industry and have some Java experience, you might remember certifications being offered by Sun (and you might even have one). But now, after being acquired…
  • How To Earn More Than The Average Java Developer Salary

    Ben Brumm
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    We all want to be above average. The kind of people who read this site are those looking to be above average. To stand out amongst their coworkers. To earn more than the average Java Developer you need to know what the average Java Developer salary is. Learn what it is, what’s included, and how you can earn more than that, in this articleWhat Is The Average Java Developer Salary?I visited the site to find out what the average salary was for Java developers, and got some interesting information.The average Java developer salary in the US as of September 2014 is $102,000.Is…
  • What’s The Best Format Of A Resume For An IT Career?

    Ben Brumm
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    At some stage in your IT career, you’ll need to write a resume. Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re looking for a new job after some time in the industry, getting to know what the best format of a resume is will help your resume stand out and get you the job interview that you want.What Does The Resume Format Mean?The format of the resume refers to how the different sections on a resume are set out. When you create a resume, it should include different sections for all of the information you want to include. This is so that the reader (whether they are the…
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  • How I upgraded my Dell Vostro 1015 laptop instead of buying a new one!

    Alireza Mortazavi
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Recently I made some modifications to my Dell Vostro 1015 laptop to enhance it’s speed a little bit, cause when I look at the current price lists, the only advantage I see is in the prices ! The hardwares are almost the same as few years ago without any breakthrough or something to look forward to. So, I decided to upgrade my existing laptop and use it for another 2-3 years and wait for the market’s better days ! So, first of all, you need a laptop repair shop in your area, cause most of the parts in your vostro are old and they are not shipped anymore, but the repair shops…
  • Your wordpress is as insecure as your most vulnerable plugin !!!

    Alireza Mortazavi
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Recently I noticed huge amount of mails going out of my server from one specific wordpress website and almost all of them were spammy ! I checked my server’s IP and it was blocked in some spam blacklist databases. At first I thought the pop3 account of the website should have been compromised, so I changed the password, but still so many mails were in the queue ! I changed all the passwords and nothing changed. So my thoughts were on Exim and Spamassasin and the other security softwares on the server. I deleted the mail queue which were near 50k mails in it! and updated everything, but…
  • How to send email from your localhost web server Xampp without getting spamed using your Gmail account

    Alireza Mortazavi
    23 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Had tried to make php mail() work on my localhost Xampp web server using Mercury for relaying messages to external mail servers. I made a lot of configurations, but sometimes it work and sometimes it won’t!  I’ve found a better way of doing it with the help of my Gmail account ! A lot of google searching and some simple steps, I could make it work. So here sharing my experience with you. Your Xampp installation comes with the sendmail package. If not or you are not using xampp, you can get the latest package at Extract the zip file and copy the files…
  • Feel the power and torque with the Herringbone Gear

    Alireza Mortazavi
    30 May 2014 | 4:50 am
    Herringbone Gears have the advantage of transferring power smoothly because more than two teeth will be in mesh at any moment in time. Their advantage over the helical gears is that the side-thrust of one half is balanced by that of the other half. This means that herringbone gears can be used in torque gearboxes without requiring a substantial thrust bearing. Because of this herringbone gears were an important step in the introduction of the steam turbine to marine propulsion. The logo of the car maker Citroen is a graphic representation of a herringbone gear, reflecting André…
  • LED Glowing power cord turns green when phone is fully charged

    Alireza Mortazavi
    30 May 2014 | 4:36 am
    Incoming search terms:concept illuminated power cordconcept illuminated power chordconcept illuminated power cord turns green when fully chargedConcept illuminated power cord turns green when phone is fullConcept illuminated power cord turns green when phone is fully chargedglowing power cordled power cordpowercord turns green when charged
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  • 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! The post Windows 9 Release Date appeared first on TheITBros.
  • 10 Annoying Online Gamer Personalities

    The IT Bros Team
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Playing a video game with other people brings a whole new dimension to it, allowing for great team play, coordination and succeeding in tasks that would be impossible to be done by a single player alone. When the group of people you play with are great friends (or good mannered strangers), then everything’s really great and you’ll get the most out of each match or raid. The problem starts when you find yourself in a group filled with impossibly rude, annoying or even creepily weird people. We’ve all met them at some point in our gamer’s life and wished we’d never see them again.
  • 20 Best Laptops for Students (2014)

    The IT Bros Team
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    With school season just around the corner, we decided to do a post on a good set of laptops for students. We’ve broken them down into various needs. Below you’ll find a solid list of current laptops with some brief information to make your decision easier. This list is current as of August, 2014 so depending on when you are reading this be aware that the prices and / or specs may have changed on some of them. We will try to keep this list updated every so often. When seeking to buy the ideal computer for a student, most seek to strike a perfect balance between staying within…
  • How to Turn Off Candy Crush Notifications

    The IT Bros Team
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Here are two ways you can turn off candy crush notifications. The first way will block notifications but still allow you to play Candy Crush. The second will completely block notifications and prevent the app from being able to access your information in which case you will no longer be able to play the game without first unblocking it. Turn Off Candy Crush Notifications (and still be able to play) When you get a Candy crush notification hover over the little x in the top right with your mouse and click to turn off any future notifications. You should no longer be receiving any Candy Crush…
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    Baselinemag - RSS Feed

  • 11 Game-Changing Technology Trends

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    The "IEEE CS 2022 Report" takes a fresh look at the cloud, big data and the Internet of things, along with technologies that don't generate as much attention.
  • Can Technology Save Us From Ourselves?

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Though we design systems to protect us from ourselves, it seems that the more technology and safety features we add, the more risky our behavior becomes.
  • Here Comes Windows 9's Killer App

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    Cortana is a top-notch virtual assistant. But here’s the most important fact: Windows 9’s killer app is Cortana, and Cortana’s killer app is Windows 9.
  • Demand Soars for IT Pros With Essential Skills

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT workers are continuing to see a surge in demand for their skills, but most IT leaders say the majority of résumés received come from unqualified applicants.
  • Is Your ERP a Strong Foundation for Emerging Tech?

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Today's technologies are best deployed when they leverage a strong foundation of transactional data—the kind of data that is largely managed by your ERP system.
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    About G2 Crowd

  • Alex Sirota: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #3

    Daniel Honigman
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Here’s the latest in our new member Q&A series. This time, we feature Alex Sirota (pictured), Director of NewPath Consulting in Toronto, Canada. 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 marketing-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the Q&A after the jump. Name: Alex Sirota Location/current hometown: Toronto, Ontario Canada Occupation: Director, NewPath Consulting Twitter handle: @alexsirota What do you like most about G2 Crowd? As a customer or prospect of any software…
  • Best CRM software: Fall 2014 rankings from G2 Crowd

    Daniel Honigman
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics CRM earn Leader status in crowdsourced ratings, while 13 others earn High Performer status. CHICAGO – September 18, 2014 – The updated Grid℠ report for CRM software, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks 27 products to help CRM software buyers in their selections. The Fall 2014 report is based on more than 1,700 reviews and ratings from business professionals, including more than 500 new reviews since the previous version of the report, released in January 2014. The Grid℠, G2 Crowd’s software recommendation engine, factors…
  • G2 Crowd featured in Yahoo Small Business Advisor – twice

    Daniel Honigman
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Late last week and earlier today, we were featured in two pieces written by Yahoo! Small Business Advisor blogger Adrienne Burke. The first piece, titled “Buying Business Software? Ask the Crowd First,” is a company profile G2 Crowd and our approach to the business software review space. The second piece highlights G2 Crowd President Tim Handorf, the lessons he learned while growing up on a farm, and how those lessons translate into the tech business. Be sure to check out the Yahoo! Small Business Advisor site to read the full articles. In addition, for more frequent updates…
  • Steve Radick: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #2

    Daniel Honigman
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    Here’s the latest in our new member Q&A series. This time, we feature Steve Radick, VP, Director of Public Relations at Brunner, a Pittsburgh-based integrated agency. To be considered for future Q&As, post about five to seven reviews on the site, and email marketing-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started. Read the Q&A after the jump. Name: Steve Radick Website: Hometown: Pittsburgh, Penn. Occupation: VP, Director of PR at Brunner Twitter handle: @sradick LinkedIn profile: What do you like most about G2 Crowd? I’m…
  • G2 Crowd included in new list of top B2B online customer communities

    Daniel Honigman
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, recently compiled her second list of the top B2B Online Customer Communities around the Web, and we made the cut. From the article: The Big List functions as a much deserved acknowledgment of B2B communities and their dedicated community managers, fierce executive champions and collaborative members…The limited exposure of many B2B customer communities is why the Big List has become such a valuable resource – it generates conversation and insight into the diverse eco-systems of B2B communities and gives community professionals a chance to…
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    Accellion blogs

  • Creating The Best Fantasy Sharing Team of 2014

    Yorgen Edholm
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:24 am
    Blog Image:  The sight of trees turning golden red, and the sounds of grown men screaming at the TV can only mean one thing – its football season. But why accept only the players your team’s coaching staff has chosen? Why not go the extra yard, go beyond what Harbaugh was able to do, and create the best team of 2014?And that is why fantasy football was invented.  So those of us obsessed with creating football perfection had an outlet for our overwhelming knowledge of player stats and competitive line-ups. Because even if the abysmal performance of the Cowboys’ Tony Romo was…
  • Taking kiteworks Global with our New Partner Program

    Patrick Conte
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Blog Image:  Disruptive technology advancements will always drive shifts in channel sales behavior, as both vendors and solution providers move towards new requirements and solutions. We’re seeing this in the market now, as mobile solutions continue to evolve and enterprises struggle to deploy the right kinds of technologies to support business benefits and assist in transformation of their old business models to new ones.That’s why we’ve launched a new global kiteworks channel partner program, to make it easier for partners to create new recurring revenue streams while enjoying…
  • Healthcare Organizations Suffering Data Breaches from Stolen Devices

    Hormazd Romer
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    Blog Image:  There have been so many news stories of sophisticated data breaches lately that it’s easy to overlook more mundane ways that confidential data can be lost or stolen.Unfortunately, ordinary data breaches still occur. For example, earlier this year two healthcare organizations cumulatively lost tens of thousands of data records earlier this year because of lost USB flash drives or data sticks. The data breaches were large enough to trigger the HIPAA requirement that they be listed on the data breach Web site of the Department of Health and Human Services.As the U-T San Diego…
  • Balancing the Longer Hours of a BYOD Worker with Greater Security Risks

    Nina Seth
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Blog Image:  Three out of four managers surveyed recently by BMC Software say BYOD is a big productivity boost.There’s a very good reason for this - at the end of the day, employees bring those same devices home, where they use them for additional work late in the evening and early in the morning. That extra work would be difficult or impossible to accomplish if the only computers employees had were desktop systems that stayed in the office.As CIO reported in its summary of BMC Software’s findings: “The average BYOD-carrying employee works an extra two hours and sends 20 more…
  • Only You Can Prevent Data Leaks

    Nina Seth
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:08 am
    Blog Image:  A staggering 822 million records were exposed by data breaches in 2013, according to research firm Risk Based Security. Data breaches compel organizations to look at their network infrastructure and security processes, and shore up areas where inadvertent data leaks are taking place.The use of free online file sharing and syncing solutions is an overlooked area that leaves organizations vulnerable to unintentional data leaks. While most employees would not consider using a non-corporate sponsored email system, those same employees often readily collaborate through a free…
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    Marketplace News

  • 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.
  • 3 Benefits MSPs Reap from a Connectivity Pricing Application

    Ben Edmond
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    In today’s fast-paced business world, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) cannot afford to leave valued customers disconnected. Though many service providers may be hesitant to expand their service offerings  outside of  their existing service area due to concerns of lower margins and longer time to turn up services, network marketplaces like Global Capacity’s One Marketplace ensure that MSPs—and by extensions their customers—will have access to competitive accurate market rates. A network marketplace enabled with a cloud based connectivity pricing application streamlines the…
  • Connectivity is a Game Changer for IaaS Providers

    Mary Stanhope
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In a recent article, by Mike Kavis, on the topic of Rackspace’s Exit from the IaaS Market, it became clear that the race for public cloud workloads is quickly settling into a three horse race between tech giants Amazon, Microsoft and Google. And let’s not forget the likes of IBM who with it’s Softlayer acquisition would now show up on the chart.  Companies like Amazon and Google create a huge ecosystem where independent service providers can step in and provide a suite of services within a large marketplace. It was hard enough for the other IaaS providers to compete with Amazon…
  • Study Shows Network Connectivity Still Chief Among Data Center Concerns

    Mary Stanhope
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Driven by cloud computing, increased amounts of critical business data and other bandwidth requirements that must somehow be accommodated, data centers continue to list connectivity at the top of their list of business concerns. In fact, a new study conducted by Forrester for Digital Realty revealed that 82 percent of companies consider carrier availability and density their most urgent data center issues.   Coming in a close second, with 80 percent of respondents calling it a “primary cause of concern,” was availability of the data center itself. Rounding out the paramount concerns…
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  • Plexxi Pulse—Adding Flexibility to the Cloud

    Mat Mathews
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    It’s been a busy week here at Plexxi. On Tuesday, we announced our partnership with, a high-performance, scalable and flexible hosting platform based on Microsoft Cloud OS.’s newly released CARIcloud service is powered by Plexxi and uses software-defined networking to allow companies to automatically adjust to conditions on their networks and make sure that the most important applications are never starved for performance. The platform enables customers to manage organizations and scale their data centers without being restricted to a single cloud service provider. In…
  • Resiliency in Controller based Network Architectures

    Marten Terpstra
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week Ivan Pepelnjak wrote an article about the failure domains of controller based network architectures. At the core of SDN solutions is the concept of a controller, which in most cases lives outside the network devices themselves. A controller as a central entity controlling the network (hence its name) provides very significant values and capabilities to the network. We have talked about these in this blog many times. Centralized Control When introducing a centralized entity into any inherently distributed system, the architecture of such a system needs to carefully consider failure…
  • Nontraditional network integrations

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you listen to the chatter around the network industry, you are starting to see a lot more discussion about integration. While particularly clueful individuals have been hip to the fact for awhile, it seems the industry at large is just awakening to the idea that the network does not exist in isolation. Put differently, the idea that the network can be oblivious to everything around it (and they to the network) is losing steam as orchestration frameworks like OpenStack take deeper root. Having glue between the major infrastructure components is critical to having seamless operation across…
  • After cheap, what is important for cloud services?

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Amazon is indisputably the biggest name in cloud service providers. They have built up a strong market presence primarily on the argument that access to cheap compute and storage resources is attractive to companies looking to shed IT costs as they move from on-premises solutions to the cloud. But after the initial push for cheap resources, how will this market develop? Is cheap really cheap? Amazon has cut prices to their cloud offering more than 40 times since introducing the service in 2006. The way this gets translated in press circles is that cloud services pricing is approaching some…
  • Cracking the cloud code

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The cloud is one of those technology trends that seems to be perpetually on the cusp of becoming ubiquitous. But if recent analyst reports are any indication, cloud’s breakthrough moment is imminent. Late last year, Gartner predicted that in 2016, the bulk of new IT spend would shift to the public cloud, and that by the end of 2017, nearly half of all enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments. But if cloud has been around for so long, why will it take so long for cloud to become the dominant source of IT spend? Psychology vs Technology The determinant for most change is the underlying…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • 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…
  • New Private Cloud in Germany, DropBox Slashes its Prices and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    LeaseWeb Introduces CloudStack Private Cloud in Germany LeaseWeb, the provider of web hosting services and CDN solutions announced the expansion of it’s LeaseWeb Private Cloud offering that is powered by Apache CloudStack. The new extension  is built for tech-savvy cloud users including system integrators, MSPS, VARs, Internet media and application developers, allowing them to flexibly create and manage multiple instances . The solutions enables users  to assign dedicated cloud resources, and thus giving them the liberty to customize their virtual infrastructure according to their…
  • US Video Entertainment Spend to Peak at $123 billion, Wearable Industry Infographic and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    US video entertainment Spend to peak at $123 billion next year The US video entertainment market continues to grown and is estimated to peak $123 billion in 2015. The overall US video entertainment market (subscription Pay-TV, box office, packaged home video, Pay-TV VoD and paid-for online video) continues to grow in low single digits, reaching $120 billion in 2013 – a 2% increase on 2012 – and is on track to peak at $123 billion in 2015, meaning that approximately $1000 will be spent on video entertainment by every US household. Pay-TV holds around 75% of total consumer spend.
  • Why Pairing Your CDN with Managed DNS is a Good Idea

    Goran Čandrlić
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    The benefits of pairing DNS with CDN If you’re not familiar with that last classic pairing, you should be. Pairing a managed DNS solution with your CDN provides your website with extra performance, reliability, and flexibility. Image source: DynDNS The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. It basically serves as the phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • A look back at our CJIS Related Content

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
  • [New eBook Release] AuthAnvil Single Sign On Quick Peek

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you haven't seen it yet, we've written a new eBook called “AuthAnvil Single Sign On Quick Peek". As the name implies, it provides a quick peek into your AuthAnvil Single Sign On experience. Here’s a sample of what to expect from the eBook: How Does Single Sign-On (SSO) Work with AuthAnvil? AuthAnvil is an advanced password management solution from Scorpion Software that offers not only the convenience of best-in-class single sign-on functionality, but the added security of a strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) process as well.
  • Tired of managing multiple passwords? Work smarter, not harder!

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As people gain access to more online resources, they need to remember an ever-increasing number of usernames and passwords. Unfortunately, having more usernames and passwords means spending more time spent keeping track of those usernames and passwords.
  • [New eBook Release] What is Single Sign-On?

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you haven't seen it yet, we've written a new eBook called “What is Single Sign-On?". It provides an overview of what single sign-on is, and how single sign-on can reduce the frustration caused by passwords. Here’s a sample of what to expect from the eBook: How are you managing passwords today? If your business is using password management software, then you should have a tool that manages which resources your employees should be able to access, and which credentials they should use to do so. Unfortunately, your password system may not be doing everything it can to provide…
  • [Infographic] Shadow IT "is Like A Box Of Chocolates..."

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    For the movie's 20’th anniversary, Forrest Gump has been digitally remastered and is being played in a number of IMAX cinema’s tomorrow. In honor of this release, we present to you this Forrest Gump themed infographic on the subject of Shadow IT.
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • Identify and Fix Problems Faster with Advanced Analytics

    Julie Arsenault
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information” - Winston Churchill IT Operations teams are awash in data – today’s technology has enabled us to capture millions of data points about what’s happening with our systems and people. Making sense of that data can be a challenge, but it’s necessary to maintain uptime and deliver great experiences to your customers. We’re excited to announce our newest feature designed to help teams do just that. Advanced Analytics shows trends in key operational metrics to help…
  • Best practices to make your metrics meaningful in PagerDuty

    Julie Arsenault
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    This post is the second in our series about how you can use data to improve your IT operations. Our first post was on alert fatigue. A few weeks ago, we blogged on key performance metrics that top Operations teams track. As we’ve spoken with our beta testers for Advanced Reporting, we’ve learned quite a bit about how teams are measuring Time to Acknowledge (MTTA) & Time to Respond (MTTR). The way your team uses PagerDuty can have a significant impact on how these metrics look, so we wanted to share a few best practices to make the metrics meaningful. 1. Develop guidelines for…
  • Let’s talk about Alert Fatigue

    Julie Arsenault
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    This is the first post in our series on how you can use data to improve your IT operations. The second post is on about best practices to make your metrics meaningful in PagerDuty. Alert fatigue is a problem that’s not easy to solve, but there are things you can start doing today to make it better. Using data about your alerts, you can seriously invest in cleaning up your monitoring systems and preventing non-actionable alerts. To help, we’ve compiled a 7-step process for combatting alert fatigue. Reducing Alert Fatigue in 7 Steps 1. Commit to action Cleaning up your monitoring systems…
  • BabyDuty: Being On-call is Similar to Being a Parent

    Vivian Au
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    What did the parent say to the on-call engineer at 3am? “At least yours doesn’t smell.” Believe it or not, lack of sleep isn’t the only similarity between managing critical infrastructure and the wonderful adventure of new parenthood. One of our own, Dave Cliffe, recently delivered a talk at Velocity Santa Clara on this very topic, after experiencing the many joys and stresses of both on-call duty and parenting. Here are a few expert tips that he wanted to pass on. Redundancy Matters No, having twins or triplets doesn’t mean “redundancy” (they’re not replaceable)! Instead,…
  • DIY Arduino YUN Integration for PagerDuty Alerts

    Tony Albanese
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Using a little code inspiration from the Gmail Lamp, Daniel Gentleman of Thoughtfix (@Thoughtfix) built an awesome PagerDuty Arduino integration by combining an Arduino YUN, a 3D printed sphere and Adafruit’s Neopixel Ring to create visual status check of his PagerDuty dashboard. Check it out in the video of his device (and his cat) in action below: Using PagerDuty’s API, the device checks in with PagerDuty every 15 seconds to update it’s status. The device is configured to see both both acknowledged and triggered alerts. When it discovers acknowledged or triggered alerts, the globe…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • WiFi Security Threats & Their Solution

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    We all consider WiFi a blessing in the modern times. Wherever we go, we find WiFi hotspots to help us stay connected to our very own ‘digital lives’. However, we hardly stop and think about our WiFi security before connecting to a WiFi hotspot. You sure can sit in a café, turn on your laptop and continue with your educational or business projects using cafes’ WiFi hotspots but you will be highly vulnerable against cyber felons. This means you need industry’s best WiFi VPN for maximum security. Free Ebook: Is An Outright Ban On Workplace Social Networking A Good Idea? The Threats…
  • Policy Map Provides ‘X-Ray’ Vision into Firewall Configurations and Network Traffic

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 am
    Newest enhancement to WatchGuard Dimension visibility solution allows admins to see policy misconfigurations and optimise traffic WatchGuard® Technologies has announced the industry’s first interactive, integrated policy mapping capability for Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) appliances.  Available in the latest version of its real-time network security visibility solution, WatchGuard Dimension™, Policy Map provides a comprehensive view of traffic flow and policy impact across the entire network, with the ability to quickly filter or drill down for…
  • Wear the Danger: Security Risks Facing Wearable Connected Devices

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    Wearables – smartwatches and miniature electronic devices like Google Glass – are the new class of personal connected devices that allow access to the Web and applications with even greater convenience than smartphones and tablets. However, this plethora of new devices also brings several new security risks that their owners will have to address. Kaspersky Lab is preparing a series of articles on the risks of connected devices and our hyper-connected world in order to alert the public to the security implication of the ‘Internet of Things’. Featured Download: CISO Data Breach Guide…
  • Learn How to Stop Targeted Attacks With Duo Security

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    Another day, another headline! Security breaches continue to dominate the news as one major corporation after another has fallen victim to a new targeted security attack. Despite the fact that more security products are on the market than ever before, these types of attacks are on a steep rise. Information security professionals are especially challenged now that the traditional concept of a “secure network perimeter” is fading fast. With employees encouraged to use their own devices and sensitive data residing in the cloud, combatting the latest security threats is a new challenge. The…
  • Can Cloud Vendors Be Trusted to Obey Data Protection Laws?

    David Bisson
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:05 pm
    There is widespread mistrust of cloud providers across Europe, with seven in 10 businesses accusing them of failing to comply with laws and regulations on data protection and privacy. The finding was revealed in a new study entitled “Data Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect in European Countries.”[1] The study was commissioned by Netskope, the leader in safe cloud enablement, which launched in September in Europe with a footprint across the continent and headed up by Eduard Meelhuysen, VP of Netskope EMEA. The aim of the study was to gauge how IT perceives cloud security and if they…
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  • 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?
  • New CommitCRM v8 Released!

    The CommitCRM Team
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    Hi Commiters, We are very excited to announce the release of the new version of our Professional Services Automation software. The all new CommitCRM 8 is ready and available for you to download right now! There are many big new features in this release which we believe you will find very useful in automating your business and improving efficiency. Of course as usual we are building these features based on your always valuable feedback which we certainly appreciate. Click Here for the full list of what’s new in 8 as well as upgrade instructions. We’ll also soon be publishing a series of…
  • You Can’t Stop the Signal – the Tickets and Techs Must Keep Moving!

    The CommitCRM Team
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    When Tickets are arriving for all manner of issues, from multiple customers and you need to assign them to various technicians at differing times throughout the day or week, you need a way to manage all this efficiently and effectively. This is where the Dispatcher comes in to its own. With a simple drag & drop, a new Ticket can be sent to the Dispatcher or if that is a click too many for your liking you can choose to have all new Tickets appear in the Dispatcher by default. In CommitCRM the Dispatcher is where new appointments are scheduled after a Ticket is created, or in other words…
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    A Tech Journey

  • 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 […]
  • Requirement for a 3D Gaming PC

    Anup Raman
    14 May 2014 | 3:18 am
    Home theaters and TV are now equipped with 3D TV, so is your chance to change your PC to a 3D gaming PC. Here are the requirements for a 3D Gaming PC Monitor with 3D support This might be the most expensive equipment in a 3D Gaming PC. Since the result is projected on the […]
  • List of Top Virtualization Programs for your PC

    Anup Raman
    28 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Virtualization programs help in running multiple operating systems in your computer at the same time. It is possible to install multiple operating systems, but are very risky as it involves overwriting the boot files which can cause the computer to crash or one or more operating system crash. Virtualization software provide a safe environment to […]
  • Fix Crashing Apps after upgrading to Windows 8.1

    Anup Raman
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    There are some issues with Apps not working after upgrading to Windows 8.1 or installing some updates. Try these steps if you face the same issues on your computer. Repair Windows Store Right click on Start -> Select command prompt (admin) Copy the command powershell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $Env:SystemRoot\WinStore\AppxManifest.XML Paste it inside command […]
  • Nokia 1320 Windows Phone 8 – A Buyers Guide and Review

    Anup Raman
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    It seems Nokia have started investing heavily on Phablet market. Even though it took some time for them to develop strategy for big screen devices, now they can concentrate more as Windows OS is now more optimized for large screen devices. It is hard not to compare 1320 with 1520, the result being 1320 less […]
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  • How To Stay Anonymous Online in 2014 [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:41 am
    By just reading the title itself, you may wonder why am i posting this now, 2014 is almost over. But the main topic here is stay anonymous online or hide yourself online. Year doesn’t matter here. Anyway Hiding yourself or Protecting your valuable data completely online has never been successful to full extent. There are always hackers, crackers and organizations like NSA who tries to access your data online. But we the people who loves and urges for freedom don’t like the idea of being spoofed. So in the today’s infographic by WhoIsHostingThis, there are 3 best ways…
  • The Evolution Of iOS From iOS 1 – iOS 8 [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    13 Sep 2014 | 6:47 am
    Did you know that the first iPhone was released in June 2007. Since it’s inception Apple iPhone’s flagstaff operating system iOS has gone through a lot changes and advancements that no one would have imagined a few years ago. From the first iOS version iOS 1.1.1 to the latest release iOS 8.0.1, a lot of new features are included. If you wanna know about those features and the evolution of the iOS, then you must take a brief look at this infographic below. This infographic is a must read, if you are a Apple iOS fan. It gives us all the information and details we need to know about…
  • Attention! Top 10 Time Saving Tools for Bloggers

    Jessica Millis
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    Blogging can become a bit of a slog after a while. It is fun at first, but after a while it starts to turn into work. The best way to avoid burnout is to work on your blog in smaller doses. If you can get lots done in very little time then you are on a winner. Here are top ten time saving tools for bloggers you can use, enjoy! Top 10 Time saving Tools For Bloggers Essay Mama Is it a time saver or is it a big cheat? Maybe it is both. Instead of you doing your work, you have someone else do it for you. It’s the American way. Why do it yourself when you can get someone else to do it for you?
  • Motorola Moto E Budget Android Smartphone and It’s Rivals

    Sumanth Veera
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    A new Android Budget Smartphone Moto E was launched in entry level smart phones a few months back by Motorola at Rs 6,999. History had been created by Motorola with its Moto G earlier and is now trying to create the same magic by means of this Moto E Android Smartphone. In all probability, Motorola is likely to succeed in its efforts because it is offering an absolutely amazing android smartphone at this price range. No other international brand of repute is offering a phone close to it at this price range with such promise. We shall now discuss about the specifications of Moto E. The new…
  • 50 Tips For Starting Your Own Company [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Starting your own company? then be advised, it isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to do. You should consider lot of possibilities and follow certain strategies to make it successful. Otherwise you’re gonna bankrupt soon. Some of the tedious tasks involved in starting your own company are Identifying market conditions, budget allotment, legal structure, tax obligations, services and stuff etc..; Once you become clear in these areas then you’re ready to start your own company after creating your own business plan. How about some tips about starting your own…
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    Certification Magazine

  • Be prepared: Study is key to conquering Cisco’s CCIE Security exam

    CertMag Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.One of the most challenging networking credentials in the IT certification world is the Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) offered by Cisco. Now imagine combining that clout with a specialization in security. For many networking professionals, a CCIE Security stamp of approval is at or near the top of the career certification ladder.The CCIE Security exam has no prerequisites — though candidates are “strongly encouraged” to have at least three-to-five years of network security job experience—…
  • Fearless forecast: What’s in the pipeline from Windows 9?

    Robb Tracy
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Windows 8 has been with us for a couple of years now and its reception in the marketplace has been tepid at best. A lot of users found the interface changes in Windows 8 to be unpalatable. In fact, many users elected to keep the familiar environment provided by Windows 7 on their desktops, and not upgrade to Windows 8 at all.Now that a new version of Windows is on the horizon — generally referred to as “Windows 9” — it seems clear that Microsoft is as disappointed with Windows 8 as anyone else. So what can users expect to see from the new release that will rinse away the lingering bad…
  • Salary Survey PLUS — Cloud Computing

    CertMag Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    A favorite question among certification candidates is the one about the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow: How much money will I make after I finish this certification? There are several factors that determine salary, of course, but a good certification can be a strong argument for someone seeking a raise or bonus. And certain high-paying jobs may require certification as a prerequisite to being hired. We like to ask the money question, too, so we’re making it a bigger part of what we do.Welcome to the third in our new series of surveys, begun this year in March, that are aimed at…
  • Hot tip: Certification observations from Chris Ward of CBT Nuggets

    CertMag Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    We don’t all learn the same way, especially when it comes to certification. Some people are most at home sitting in a classroom and taking notes from an instructor. For others, a book and a set of do-it-yourself lab exercises may offer the best solution. For many, training videos are an essential tool. If you’re in that last group, then you may already be familiar with the certification experts at CBT Nuggets.Since its humble beginnings in the 1990s, CBT Nuggets has become a major certification training resource, offering thousands of videos to assist your certification efforts. Training…
  • High school grad trumps peers’ college training with certification

    Cody Clark
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    This feature first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of Certification Magazine.After applying for a full-time customer support position with a wireless internet service provider in Worcester, Mass., recent high school graduate Steven Rich (Tantasqua Regional High School, class of 2014) landed in the same hiring pool as a handful of candidates with college degrees. Steven, 18, didn’t find out about the level of his competition right away, and he kept right on forging ahead with his job search, despite getting an interview. “This was one of the first jobs I applied for, and the first job I…
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    ALL4OS - News, tips, reviews, and more.

  • Opencart Admin Folder Rename with vQmod

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    OpenCart is open source so the basic file structure is exposed. In order to secure OpenCart, the easiest way is rename the /admin/ folder to other phrase. Renaming OpenCart admin folder can prevent hackers who specifically looking for the admin folder of OpenCart break in into OpenCart. This tutorial is for OpenCart with vQmod installed. […]
  • Initial Server Setup with CentOS 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x

    30 Aug 2014 | 8:22 pm
    This is a quick tutorial for building a CentOS based VPS/Dedicated server. CentOS server doesn't include GUI in default so the only way to access server is using Secure Shell (SSH). The following steps will be completed by using SSH. Step One: Login to your server as root. Have your server's IP address and root […]
  • WordPress Mobile Site SEO: Vary HTTP header

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Google's recommendation for Smartphone-optimized Websites recommends use Vary HTTP header when using mobile site dynamically serving different HTML on the same URL. Google recommend that the server send a hint to request that Googlebot for smartphones should crawl the page, too, and thus discover the mobile content. This hint is implemented using the Vary HTTP […]
  • 4 Must-Have iPhone apps for college students

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    When you correcting all your Back to School needs, don't forget your iPhone needs to be prepared to help set you up for a success and be more productive than ever. Here are some apps which make for a great companion for studying. 1. Your Personal Scheduling Assistant: iStudiez iStudiez is on the list of: […]
  • Easy fix for Java error: Oracle JInitiator version too low

    10 Aug 2014 | 4:31 pm
    After logging into application in any browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer), Windows produces an error indicating that the JInitiator version is too low, system pop up below error message: FRM-92095: Oracle JInitiator version too low. Please install version or higher Why: The cause is the JRE version is not incompatible. Oracle made an […]
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    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.
  • Step up your password security

    Frank Lambright
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Password security is once again in the news as the reported theft of nearly 1.2 billion passwords makes the rounds. While sometime the theft of a password is beyond a user’s control, there is no reason for not taking every step possible to secure your accounts with excellent passwords. Here are some tips for increasing the strength of your passwords and account security. Read the Entire Article...The post Step up your password security appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
  • Digital Storage: A History

    Frank Lambright
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 pm
    The history of computer storage systems is a long and winding road of emerging technologies and expanding capacities. From the first paper punched cards to the ephemeral cloud solutions of today, we follow the ever-changing digital solutions for the growing needs of our personal computers.Read the Entire Article...The post Digital Storage: A History appeared first on Secure Data Recovery Blog.
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  • Small Business IT Budgeting for Smarties

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

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

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

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

    Jason Keeler
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    In a perfect world, you could update your computer systems one or two times over the course of their lifespans and be done with it. But that’s not reality with business technology today. Many companies are struggling to keep up with advancing systems. Some were caught unprepared when Microsoft ended its support and updates for Windows XP in April 2014. Using outdated technology isn’t only counterproductive, its also dangerous. Technology evolves fast and it’s in your best interest to keep IT systems current in order to take advantage of the latest advances and security features — not…
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  • 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’…
  • What Features Make An ERP System The Best For Your Business?

    Chirag Shivalker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    Enterprise Application Development and implementation of an ERP system is the most important IT decision for an organization. It has a substantial impact on the success of your business in the present and in future. The right approach for companies who want to implement ERP systems is to look for a supplier who can assure consistency, reliability and visibility. The implementation can be end-to-end in one go or in a phased manner, depending upon the business requirements.Responsive ERP SolutionsOne of the most important things to look for in an ERP solution is responsiveness to the ever…
  • CRM for Manufacturers Drives Business and Improves Sales

    Chirag Shivalker
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Customer relationship management (CRM) is a system that involves initiating and managing interaction between a business and its existing and prospective customers. This involves the use of technology, whichsupports organizing, automating, marketing, synchronizing sales and extending technical support.How have manufacturing companies evolved and why do they need CRM?Manufacturing companies understand that in today’s competitive landscapes, it is very important to be responsive to the customers changing needs. This is why they are evolving and transitioning from the conventional product…
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  • 8th October, 2014- Careers@Singapore, Munich

    Eileen McNulty
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is looking to further expand the existing faculty for its Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) pillar for the 2014-15 academic year. The ISTD pillar focuses on “Information Technology” and its relationship with the world around. It integrates the traditional disciplines of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Systems. Candidates with expertise in the areas of cyber security, algorithms and big data are encouraged…
  • How Big Data at the U.S. Open is Changing the Fan Experience

    Rick Delgado
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:59 am
    Tennis fever is in the air. The U.S. Open tennis tournament recently concluded in New York City’s Flushing Meadows, and fans experienced an electric atmosphere as the biggest stars in tennis faced off. Watching an exciting tennis match provides plenty of entertainment by itself, but the overall experience is getting a major upgrade with the inclusion of big data. Plenty of organizations and businesses have become quite familiar with big data, using it to increase retail sales or sniff out fraud, but big data may seem like a strange fit for sports, particularly tennis. The relationship might…
  • The Week in Big Data- 15th September, 2014

    Eileen McNulty
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:42 am
    We have a great lineup of news and articles this week for all you data enthusiasts. Firstly, a new survey from Gartner has shown that 73% of company’s have already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64%. We also saw a number of funding rounds, with CrowdFlower and Instaclustr securing a sizeable $12.5M and $2 million respectively. Aside from news, we had some great guest posts this week on Netflix and Big Data (courtesy of Harsha Hegde), and 5 tips on how to maximise the value of your marketing data (courtesy of Jeff Winsper).
  • Gartner Study Shows that Global Investment in Big Data Is Set to Increase Again

    Furhaad Shah
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    The investment in Big Data technologies is set to continue according to a recent survey by Gartner. The key findings of the survey point out that 73 percent of respondents have either already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64 percent. The study also indicates that organizations are mobilizing their big data investment, as the number that had no plans for big data investment dropped to 24 percent this year compared to last year’s 31 percent. Lisa Kart, research director at Gartner, commented on the news, “Big data can help…
  • Seattle Police Just Got an Edge Over Crime with the Inception of the SeaStat Programme

    Eileen McNulty
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    Taking their cues from the LAPD, the Seattle Police Department’s latest crime data mining program, called SeaStat, will identify crime hotspots based on analysis of crime data and community reports of incidents. According to the department’s news release, there has been an up rise in crime in the Capitol Hill area which was the final straw to put the program into action. SPD has boosted patrols there and is closely monitoring the area to see if crime is reduced. Under newly-appointed chief, Kathleen O’Toole’s guidance the intention is to utilize SeaStat process to resolve…
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  • 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…
  • Geeks on Site Launches New Training Plus Service

    27 Jun 2014 | 7:47 am
    Wednesday, June 27th, 2014 - Geeks on Site, a nationwide premium computer repair and service company, announced today the addition of a new service to its portfolio. Training Plus service, with 2 hours block at a discounted price, is the new offering the company has launched to empower its customers. The Geeks on Site new Training Plus Service will assist customers with any computer topic they request, from the basic to the advanced. George Otte, Geeks on Site President & CEO, said “We will help our customers feel comfortable and updated with today’s computer programs and software;…
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  • Why Flash Websites Has Lost Their Charm?

    Anna Brown
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    It has been observed that Flash websites take some time to load on the internet and hence people are degrading them. Also Flash websites are not considered as good for Google and it becomes difficult for Google to crawl it. So what is the use of Flash websites when Google does not like them and even visitors find it difficult to cope with your site? But still web developers wanted to create websites with flash and wanted to mark a difference in their projects. But Steve Jobs, founder of the best mobile phones in the world i.e. Apple said that Apple phones will not support the Flash player and…
  • 11 Crucial Programming Languages a Developer Cannot Live Without

    Katie Stanfield
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    When a developer is working he is always surrounded by uncountable codes in his/her mind. Whether you are an iPhone app developer, an android developer or you code for designing websites, you need to be very careful while working with these codes. Your single mistake can take you into a number of loops to find out where you are actually lacking. In this post we are discussing about various programming languages that a developer have to learn before they start designing their work. Let us have a look at various App Developers Languages now: JavaScript   If you are working on web based…
  • How Link Building Will Help In Top Google Rankings?

    Anna Brown
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    Google does not like things to be duplicate or low grade. Whenever you are planning to make your things visible on Google, make sure that you are providing original and quality. If we talk about Back links which is considered as one of the best methods for performing great SEO for making your search engine rankings high, the question to be raised is that is it possible that any kind of link will work? Can we share any kind of link to the website and Google will rank our website amongst the top? Well the answer is No. Google will never allow you to form backlinks that are of low grade and do…
  • Top 5 Website Design Tips To Groom up Your Site

    Anna Brown
    4 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Do you find your website not very good looking that can call your potential customers? So what have you decided to do in order to make your website look appealing and attractive? Do you know what all you have to work over for designing a beautiful website? If you do not belong to this niche, most probably your answer would be a NO. But it is your business and only you know what type of customers you want to hangout on your website. So give some time to your website, make plans, discuss your plans with your designers and get an appealing website for your business. However, in this article we…
  • Education Is Fun with Mobile Applications

    Katie Stanfield
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    It is the beginning of summer and children are enjoying their summer vacations already. So what are you doing with your children this summer vacation? It is too hot to send them out for any kind of classes during day time. Ask them to join the classes during evening time and sit home and study during the day time. This must be sounding as a joke because children run away from studying in their usual routine then why will they study during their holidays? But this is true that you can now make your children study even on a vacation day and that too very easily. There are a number of…
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