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  • A is for Apathy, B is for Breach... Relearn your ABC’s for IT Security

    Insights in IT Security
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    These ABC’s are simply unacceptable. Have your networks ever been breached? How did you respond to that? Did you even respond to it? Do you have any policies in place for dealing with network breaches? What about how to protect network devices? Do you know what they are?
  • How to Handle Getting Kicked Off a Project

    Complete IT Professional
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Just recently I was moved off a project that I was working on at work. How should this have been handled? Let me share a few tips in this article.The StoryI work as a business analyst in a team that works on many projects. The way that we work means that we can handle several projects at a time. I was assigned a new project recently, but I was given a more senior role in it.This was great. I thought I must have been doing something right! It also means that there was a lot more work to do in this role.I spent the next few days learning about the project, reading notes and documents, and…
  • IT Challenges of FATCA compliance

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    Raman Suprajarama
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    The incidence of US citizens holding unreported financial assets overseas is increasing. The United States government is losing substantial amount of revenue each year due to citizens owning and operating financial accounts in foreign jurisdictions and not paying tax on …
  • Desktop as a Service

    The CommitCRM Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Desktop virtualization, in particular “Desktop as a Service” (DaaS), sometimes called “Managed Desktops” or “Managed Workspaces” depending on the vendor or platform, is a service which offers a full desktop operating system experience hosted remotely in “the cloud”. Virtual desktops of one kind or another have been around for a while but technology such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is quite complex to implement and manage and the costs are not insignificant to build a suitably robust infrastructure and then to maintain the hardware…
  • Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance

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    Joe Masters Emison
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
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  • Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance

    Joe Masters Emison
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
  • Where Is Your Cloud?

    Andrew Froehlich
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
  • 10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools

    Ericka Chickowski
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
  • Drones: The Next WLAN Menace

    Lee Badman
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
  • Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?

    Rajat Bhargava
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Network security as we know it won't survive the migration to the cloud. New approaches are needed.
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    InfoWorld News

  • Microsoft verging on single OS across all devices

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Microsoft seems on the brink of announcing a major enhancement to its operating system lines, namely merging them into a single OS that could bring big benefits for corporate users.
  • Sprint to resell Google Apps for Business cloud service

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    Sprint on Wednesday announced a partnership with Google to offer the Google Apps for Business cloud service, adding that customers of the service won't be required to use Sprint's wireless network or Android devices. The partnership helps move Sprint well beyond it's role as a basic wireless carrier for businesses to one that will bolster basic Google cloud service and access to Google apps with Sprint's own hands-on professional consulting, much of it free.
  • The truth about big data: It's more than technology

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hey, it must be hard to be the only person on the planet who doesn't understand big data. Actually, that's far from true: You're in good company. While Gartner finds that 64 percent of enterprises are investing in big data, a similar chunk (60 percent) don't have a clue as to what to do with their data. The real problem isn't one of technology, but of process. The key to succeeding with big data, as in all serious IT investments, is iteration. It's not about Hadoop, NoSQL, Splunk, or any particular vendor or technology. It's about iteration.
  • XML co-founder Tim Bray: Beware of spies in your software

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Credit: iStockphoto Developers must address the serious issue of software-based threats, which leave users vulnerable to intruders, particularly governments, XML co-founder Tim Bray said today.
  • Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday. Redemption codes for the beta, the first OS X preview available to the public in 14 years, will go out via email tomorrow to those who have registered with the program, which Apple unveiled last month at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
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  • HSBC Malta helps customers in real-time via Twitter

    Jesmond Darmanin
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:36 am
    With the aim of continuing to increase the level of engagement with its customers, HSBC Bank Malta has recently launched its new Twitter help account via twitter handle @HSBC_MT_Help. Through this channel the Bank is adding another layer of interactivity with its customers where users can receive real-time responses to their banking queries. Managed by a team trained to provide a dedicated social media experience through Twitter, this service is available from Monday to Friday between 8:00hrs and 16:00hrs. Tweets received after these hours will be responded to, on the following working day.
  • BSA Survey Finds Unlicensed Software Use at 44 Percent, Despite Security Concerns

    Jesmond Darmanin
    27 Jun 2014 | 3:44 am
    Computer users cite the risk of security threats from malware as the top reason not to use unlicensed software. Among their specific concerns are intrusions by hackers and loss of data. Yet a striking 44 percent of the software installed on personal computers in Malta in 2013 was not properly licensed. These and other findings released today in the BSA Global Software Survey underscore the need for effective software management practices, especially in business settings. “Most people don’t know what is installed on their systems. That needs to change,” said BSA President & CEO…
  • Technology seminar focuses on ICT security

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 May 2014 | 7:18 am
    Major ICT security threats, next generation firewalls, the latest anti-x technologies, and technological developments in secure authentication will be covered during a seminar organised by ICT Solutions in collaboration with leading ICT security technology suppliers. Presentations will be delivered by various speakers from security leaders Fortinet, F-Secure and SafeNet. The seminar will be held on Wednesday, 14th of May from 8:30 till 13:00 at the Xara Lodge, Limits of Rabat. ICT Solutions Manager Engineering Services Daniel Camilleri said: “ICT security has become a complex and critical…
  • Former Sony Computer Entertainment Europe CEO to Address Next MISCO Directors Network Meeting

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    The next edition in the MISCO’s Directors Network Meeting series of networking events will be hosted on Friday 6th June and will feature an interactive question and answer session with Chris Deering, Former CEO and President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The Q&A session will be led by Etienne Borg Cardona, Director of MISCO Directors Network who will moderate the event and the audience. The event, which starts at 12.00 noon, will take place at Palazzo De Piro, Mdina and will kick off with a finger buffet, followed by the Q&A session. Chris Deering is best known for his…
  • Emirates launches ‘The Emirates App’ to connect globalistas to new experiences

    Jesmond Darmanin
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Emirates airline has increased its mobile presence with the launch of the Emirates App for iPad on the global App Store. The Emirates App for iPad, now available globally on the App Store, allows users to explore destinations and manage their travel on Emirates at a tap of their fingers. Travel aficionados and those curious about the world, can now explore over 130 Emirates destinations on six continents, and learn more about Emirates’ world-class services at a tap of a finger. Customers can directly download the App or visit the App Store and search for ‘Emirates’. The Emirates App for…
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    DIGITIMES: IT news from Asia

  • Han's Laser and Goodfeel to attend Touch Taiwan 2014

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:34 pm
    China's largest laser equipment maker Han's Laser and sapphire processing player Goodfeel Technology will attend Touch Taiwan 2014, August 27-29 at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall.
  • TCAS 2014: BenQ to promote short-distance projectors

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:32 pm
    BenQ is set to focus on promoting its new short-distance consumer projectors, which feature 3,000 lumens and only require 2.5m of distance to project 100-inch images, at the Taipei Consumer Applications Show (TCAS) 2014, July 31-August 4.
  • Chassis makers doubtful about rumors Samsung to release metal chassis smartphone

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    With Apple's next-generation iPhones expected to appear in the market soon, rumors that Samsung Electronics is planning to release a metal-chassis smartphone in September to defend its position have been circulating in the market; however, sources from chassis makers pointed out that Samsung may not be able to obtain sufficient supply as most available metal chassis capacity has already been booked by Apple.
  • Samsung reportedly suffering from infighting; may impact upcoming smartphone plans, says report

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Samsung Electronics' wireless business unit is reportedly seeing infighting between the manufacturing and purchasing departments since the manufacturing arm is gradually increasing the adoption of in-house-made components, edging out the purchasing arm's presence in the business unit, according to a Korean-language report.
  • Taiwan market: 91mai APP Store launched

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:04 pm
    N Squared in July 2013 launched 91mai APP Store, a platform for mobile application vendors to open handset/tablet-based online stores of mobile applications, and indicated that the platform has become the largest of its kind in the Taiwan market with more than three million Android and iOS mobile application downloads.
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    IT Management & Trends Blogs

  • What will the next storage technology be?

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Since the first time some boffin wrapped a couple of wires around a magnetic coil and discovered it could hold information most of of our storage for computer bits, nibbles, bytes and beyond has been of the magnetic variety.   It has grown from ferrite cores wrapped in wire to magnetic platters and integrated circuits. The basic premise of them all is still however, the same.
  • Five ERP Implementation Lessons From Summer Vacation

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    These summer months provide many of us with good reasons to slow down and relax. Whether it be summer vacations, time at the beach, or enjoying the longer days, many of us find the time to enjoy a slightly slower pace whenever possible.
  • Five ERP Implementation Lessons From Summer Vacation

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    These summer months provide many of us with good reasons to slow down and relax. Whether it be summer vacations, time at the beach, or enjoying the longer days, many of us find the time to enjoy a slightly slower pace whenever possible.
  • We live in a multicultural computing world

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:06 pm
    I have been involved with computers since before Mr. Gates acquired the beginnings of windows. At that time there were no such things as floppy disks and my first computer used the same technology as audio casettes to load and save programs. Fast forward to today and we carry around in our pockets computers thousands of times more powerful than the one used to make the first moon landing.   You
  • Metadata redefinition 2: how?

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Metrici has a very versatile data model, but if we used any other approach, the versatility of the data would be compromised. As it is, we are only scratching the surface of what it can do.
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    Oracle Bloggers

  • Modern Sales Enabled through Siebel and Oracle Sales Cloud Integration

    Richard Lefebvre
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    Modern Sales will enable your reps to Sell More, Know More and Grow More. To compete and win, Modern Sales teams need new skills to sell to today's customers. They must be mobile, productive and agile. You can now leverage existing Siebel investments to take advantage of Oracle Sales Cloud capabilities. Learn about Siebel and Sales Cloud integration touch points and the planned roadmap for the coming year and view a demo of what's available today for Siebel customers. View webinar replay here!
  • Oracle CX Cloud Integrations Update With a Spotlight on Oracle Sales Cloud Integrations Webinar

    Richard Lefebvre
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:11 am
    Learn about the Oracle CX Cloud Integrations that are available today as well as additional integrations that are on the roadmap. Leading customer experiences need to bring together the best in sales, marketing, service, social, and commerce technologies. The Oracle CX solution portfolio contains all the pieces you need to deliver optimized experiences across the customer lifecycle at a lower cost. This session provides an overview of how the Oracle CX Cloud Portfolio provides a full spectrum of customer experience soutions -- from attracting and engaging new customers to serving and…
  • Oracle Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud Integration webinar for partners

    Richard Lefebvre
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Oracle's pre-integrated solution connects sales and marketing activities and increases the velocity of leads to opportunities. Learn how our CX portfolio aligns processes and provides deeper customer insight. This webcast describes in-depth the existing integrations, customer vignettes, and planned roadmap. Join Leslie Buhrer, Sr. Director of Oracle Sales Cloud and Caryn Reddick, Sr. Director of Oracle Marketing Cloud along with our product management experts to get your integrated portfolio questions answered. Take webinar replay here!
  • Oracle Sales Cloud Financial Services Demo Environment Now Available!

    Richard Lefebvre
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:07 am
    Product Management and GSE (Global Sales Engineering) are pleased to announce the general availability of the new Financial Services CX Demonstration Environment. This environment is single instance supporting five distinct Financial Services sub-industry demonstrations including Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Wholesaling Life and Annuities, Wealth Management, and Mutual Fund Wholesaling. All five demonstrations are rooted in Sales Cloud Release 8, and some include other CX solutions such as OSN and Eloqua. This demo is based on Release 8 Patch Bundle 3. View webcast here!
  • Gamification

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    This week is the culmination of several months of work, bringing together a pair of breakfasts in Adelaide and Perth. Just two small breakfasts, but the effort! From sorting catering, to inviting clients, writing presentations, organising flights and accommodation, collaborating with fellow speakers. It’s a huge effort. I need a rest. But the rewards make it worth it. The conversations we have with our clients are illuminating, and different. We found ourselves talking about business challenges, about how to make things work, rather than that awkward vendor client discussion about selling…
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    MySQL Performance Blog

  • DBaaS, OpenStack and Trove 101: Introduction to the basics

    Dimitri Vanoverbeke
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    We’ll be publishing a series of posts on OpenStack and Trove over the next few weeks, diving into their usage and purpose. For readers who are already familiar with these technologies, there should be no doubt as to why we are incredibly excited about them, but for those who aren’t, consider this a small introduction to the basics and concepts.What is Database as a Service (DBaaS)? In a nutshell, DBaaS – as it is frequently referred to – is a loose moniker to the concept of providing a managed cloud-based database environment accessible by users, applications or…
  • Why TokuDB hates Transparent HugePages

    Peter Zaitsev
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you try to install the TokuDB storage engine on a modern Linux distribution it might fail with following error message:2014-07-17 19:02:55 13865 [ERROR] TokuDB will not run with transparent huge pages enabled. 2014-07-17 19:02:55 13865 [ERROR] Please disable them to continue. 2014-07-17 19:02:55 13865 [ERROR] (echo never > /sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled)You might be curious why TokuDB refuses to start with Transparent HugePages. Are they not a good thing… allowing smaller kernel page tables and less TLB misses when accessing data in the buffer pool? I was curious, so…
  • Reference architecture for a write-intensive MySQL deployment

    Vadim Tkachenko
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    We designed Percona Cloud Tools (both hardware and software setup) to handle a very high-intensive MySQL write workload. For example, we already observe inserts of 1bln+ datapoints per day. So I wanted to share what kind of hardware we use to achieve this result.Let me describe what we use, and later I will explain why.Server:Chassis: Supermicro SC825TQ-R740LPB 2U Rackmount ChassisMotherboard: Supermicro X9DRI-F dual socketCPU: Dual Intel Xeon Ivy Bridge E5-2643v2 (6x 3.5Ghz cores, 12x HT cores, 25M L3)Memory: 256GB (16x 16GB 256-bit quad-channel) ECC registered DDR3-1600Raid: LSI MegaRAID…
  • Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.19-25.6 is now available

    Hrvoje Matijakovic
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Percona is glad to announce the new release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on July 21st 2014. Binaries are available from downloads area or from our software repositories. We’re also happy to announce that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users can now download, install, and upgrade Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 from Percona’s software repositories.Based on Percona Server 5.6.19-67.0 including all the bug fixes in it, Galera Replicator 3.6, and on Codership wsrep API 25.6, Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.19-25.6 is now the current General Availability release. All of Percona‘s software is open-source…
  • Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.4 release

    Roman Vynar
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.4.Changelog: * Added login-path support to Nagios plugins with MySQL client 5.6 (bug 1338549) * Added a new threshold option for delayed slaves to pmp-check-mysql-replication-delay (bug 1318280) * Added delayed slave support to pmp-check-mysql-replication-running (bug 1332082) * Updated Nagios plugins and Cacti script to leverage lock-free SHOW SLAVE STATUS in Percona Server (bug 1297442) * Fixed pmp-check-mysql-replication-delay integer-float issue with MariaDB and MySQL 5.6 (bugs 1245934, 1295795) *…
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    DaniWeb IT Discussion Community

  • Planning / Designing computer programs?

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:31 am
    Hi there everybody. I hope you are all well. I have a question about planning and designing computer programs. Can someone tell me how someone going about a large program would go about this. There would be allot of classes, functions, modules etc. I want to learn how to do this more professionally myself but I don't know how. Is there a technique using something like UML or type of software or syntax in which programs are designed on paper or on screen etc? Any help on this topic would be very much appreciated. Thenks....:) :) :)
  • Running 2 executable files with one button in vb,net

    Ryan Nigel
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    Hi to all long story short, i have 2 executable files first.exe second.exe i want to run both with one button, i know i can run one executable file with this code Private Sub Button1_Click_1(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click Process.Start(My.Computer.FileSystem.CurrentDirectory & "\first.exe") End Sub but how do i go about running 2 executable files with one button and i want the second.exe file to start loading 10seconds after the first.exe loaded im sure ill need to add a timer aswell for…
  • Reading XML file which is on listbox and bind its data to GridView

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Hi guys i need your help, i am trying to read an xmlfile which is on the listbox, after reading it i want to bind the data to GridView, i can read directly from the location where i have saved the XMLfiles but now i want to select it from the listBox and display to GridView. The folowing is the code that i did to put the xmlFile to the ListBox. for (int ix = 0; ix < ListBox1.Items.Count; ix++) { lblMessage.Text = "Processing file: " + ix + 1; string xmlfile = ListBox1.Items[ix].Text; try { DataSet ds = new DataSet(); ds.ReadXml(xmlfile,…
  • Professional Web Development Company

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
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  • similar keyword, different landing page

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    Hello guys, I have two keywords like web Development Company in xyz and website Development Company in xyz. Both keywords have similarity. Now my question is that the landing page of both keyword is different but their on page is accurate. I mark that that type of keyword represent home page but I choose inner page for 1 keyword. So any suggestion regarding that keyword?
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  • Blockchain and Bearer Tokens

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Summary: We can use the blockchain to create a class of bearer tokens that act more like keys in the physical world: they can only be used by one entity at a time and take effort to transfer. This post describes why that might be interesting. I'm interested in your feedback. One of the problems with most substitutes for email is that they fail to implement a concept that Marc Stiegler of HP writes about in his technical report Rich Sharing for the Web. Narc outlines six features of rich sharing that are captured in this short scenario: Alice, in a race to her next meeting, turns…
  • What Happens to the Data

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Summary: Metromile offers per-mile car insurance based on an OBD II device that plugs into the car and reports data about how the vehicle is used to the insurance company. This raises questions about where the data goes, how it's used, and who owns it. Even more important, it's a business model that promotes the creation of data silos. Nathan Schor pointed me at an article about Metromile that appeared in TechCrunch recently. Metromile is a per-mile insurance company that uses a OBD II device that you plug in your car. It tracks your vehicle stats, similar to Fuse, Automatic, and other…
  • A Microservice for Healing Subscriptions

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Summary: Here is a quick little microservice I wrote as a KRL rule to ensure that the vehicle has all the subscriptions it needs and fix them if need be. The simplicity illstrates why a microservices approach holds such promise for more loosely coupled systems. Last week I wrote about how Fuse uses a microservices architecture and the benefits that such an architecture provides. This morning I was faced with a problem that the microservices approach solved handily, so I thought I'd write it up as an example. Fuse uses webhooks (we think of them as event channels) to receive notifications that…
  • Idempotent Services and Guard Rules

    7 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Summary: The guard rule pattern provides a way to ensure services are idempotent even when their actions aren't. This post shows how to use guard rules in KRL. Microservices are usually easier to program when responses to an event are idempotent, meaning that they can run multiple times without cumulative effect. Many operations are idempotent (i.e. adding a ruleset to a pico over and over only results in the ruleset being added once). For operations that aren't naturally idempotent, we can make the rule idempotent using the rule's guard condition. Using a guard condition we can ensure the…
  • Fuse as a Microservice Architecture

    1 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    Summary: Microservices provide a powerful pattern for programming picos with KRL. This post describes microservices and shows how we can view rules within the Fuse system as microservices for a vehicle. We give a detailed, technical example of microservice interaction within Fuse and of a specific rule. I recently ran across the idea of microservices. I don't know why it took me so long to run across it, since they've been discussed for a few years and there are many article written about them (see the end of this post for a link list). They have, like anything new, many different…
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  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Cloud Computing

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cloud computing is one of the most captivating technology in today's IT world. Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has transformed how IT services are delivered and managed. The demand for cloud computing solutions is growing exponentially. This white paper will identify the pitfalls to watch out for when implementing the technology, and stress the importance of WAN redundancy and reliability.Request Free!
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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Answers for Today's K-12 Network

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The Internet plays a vital part of daily activity in today's K-12 network. Students, teachers and administrators are using this tool as a means of expanding the classroom experience. Network administrators are facing increasing pressure from federal, state, and local regulators to ensure it can meet ever growing demands. Limitations in access to the Internet and other wide area network resources can affect an institutions ability to meet these directives.Request Free!
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    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Customers, technology users and the market as a whole are more nimble than ever before, and their demands for innovative new functionality have grown in concert. In other words, customers are no longer content to wait for the next big release—nor are they willing to deal with glitches and defects when it arrives. In this brief you will learn how an enterprise release automation solution can help your organization simplify and accelerate your application delivery processes.Request Free!
  • Market Pulse Research: The State of DevOps

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    IDG Research discovered that accelerating time to market is perceived as a top benefit of DevOps, along with improvement of IT's value by more closely aligning development, IT operations and business, and increasing IT productivity. The study also relayed service virtualization and application release management are adopted or in the process of being implemented by 54% and 43% of respondents' organizations, respectively.Read the detailed results on this study and see where stack up with your peers. Are you in the more than 75% of IT leaders that indicate DevOps as a very important IT…
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  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Cloud Computing

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cloud computing is one of the most captivating technology in today's IT world. Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has transformed how IT services are delivered and managed. The demand for cloud computing solutions is growing exponentially. This white paper will identify the pitfalls to watch out for when implementing the technology, and stress the importance of WAN redundancy and reliability.Request Free!
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    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Clients are unwilling to wait for their video or multimedia file, or to access their favorite social network. HP Moonshot solves that.Request Free!
  • Move Forward With Cloud and Mobile, Securely

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mobile and cloud. Your employees want them. Your company needs them. But how do you secure them while respecting employee privacy? This white paper explores the limitations of existing security solutions on the market and explores an entirely new approach where both IT and employees win. Download this white paper to learn more.Request Free!
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    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes sense, and any applicable limitations.Request Free!
  • The CIO Playguide for Secure BYOD

    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mobile devices and the ability to work everywhere present a huge opportunity but also pose a challenge for IT in securing corporate data. This ebook provides essential insights for planning and deploying BYOD processes and tools to mitigate security risks and assure proper compliance. Ensure a successful BYOD program today, download the free ebook.Request Free!
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  • A New Vision for High Velocity Application Delivery: How an Automated Lifecycle Approach to DevOps Supports the Agile Business (EMA Analyst Paper)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The report looks at key concepts to support an Agile business and the foundational role enterprise management tools play in automating the “ideas to action” cycle. It approaches these topics from a lifecycle perspective, encompassing modern DevOps products and practices.Read how CA Technologies approaches developing a DevOps strategy that enables Agile application delivery through Service Virtualization, Release Automation, Data Mining and a key differentiator to a complete lifecycle approach, Application Performance Management.Request Free!
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    11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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    11 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
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  • Hacker Monthly -- Elon Musk on Entrepreneurship

    30 Jun 2014 | 9:50 am
    In this issue of Hacker Monthly, we’ve pulled together the need-to-know information from to form an eye-catching compilation of the hottest stories on the internet. Elon Musk, business magnate, inventor and investor, graces the cover while divulging secrets of his success within.  As you read on, you’ll enjoy articles on startups, programming and some just for fun.  So kick back, relax, and enjoy the read!  Also included in this issue are the following additional stories: Why You’ll Always Think Your Product Is Shit What Good Is Experience?
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    27 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Discover the low risk, fast time-to-market way to integrate with your mission-critical applications in this white paper. Highlights of this free white paper:Find out how to make enterprise applications compatible with your mobile and web initiativesDiscover how to quickly and easily develop web services and APIs from new and legacy enterprise applications and dataGain insight from real-world enterprise integration projects in insurance, financial services, media, and higher educationLearn how to rapidly integrate applications with less cost, time, and risk than other methodsDownload this free…
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  • Top Pitfalls to Avoid When Implementing Cloud Computing

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Cloud computing is one of the most captivating technology in today's IT world. Cloud computing, with the revolutionary promise of computing as a utility, has transformed how IT services are delivered and managed. The demand for cloud computing solutions is growing exponentially. This white paper will identify the pitfalls to watch out for when implementing the technology, and stress the importance of WAN redundancy and reliability.Request Free!
  • Public Cloud Flexibility, Private Cloud Security

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The challenge is that cloud applications increase the potential for corporate data to leak, raising compliance and security concerns for IT. A primary security concern facing organizations moving to the cloud is how to secure and control access to data saved in cloud applications.Request Free!
  • Move Forward With Cloud and Mobile, Securely

    21 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Mobile and cloud. Your employees want them. Your company needs them. But how do you secure them while respecting employee privacy? This white paper explores the limitations of existing security solutions on the market and explores an entirely new approach where both IT and employees win. Download this white paper to learn more.Request Free!
  • SDN and Cloud Computing

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    After a review of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and its close cousin Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), this white paper addresses three main deployment scenarios: SDN without deploying cloud computing, cloud computing without deploying SDN, and deploying cloud computing in conjunction with SDN. We'll look at use cases, when the approach makes sense, and any applicable limitations.Request Free!
  • The Essentials of Virtualization - Free Kit

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The Essentials of Virtualization, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Virtualization related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Virtualization research:Where to Go Once Your Servers Are VirtualizedIBM Simplifies IT Management with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) on System x ServersVirtual Patching: Lower Security Risks and CostsVirtual Desktop Acquisition Cost AnalysisRequest Free!
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    Business Technology Roundtable

  • 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…
  • How to Win Big When Cloud Computing is Pervasive

    David Deans
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:16 am
    Some people are never satisfied. These fearless agents of change are everywhere. They're informed, confident and willing to experiment. They seek out the best business technology solution for the job at hand. They act on instinct. Yes, you could say that they're driven.However, they're also at risk of being labeled as "rogue employees" because they ordered a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering and perhaps expensed it without prior approval. Sometimes they're the champion of progressive projects that are referred to as Shadow IT -- intentionally bypassing their company's formal evaluation…
  • How Cloud Computing Empowers the Agile Enterprise

    David Deans
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:45 am
    Public cloud service adoption is already a mainstream phenomenon in most organizations. Meanwhile, many large enterprises see a private cloud in their future. But choosing whether to invest in building an internal cloud infrastructure or buy from a cloud service provider will become more challenging – in anticipation, savvy IT leaders are becoming brokers of dynamic business technology solutions.Hybrid cloud resource management and progressive operational process adoption are the key focal points in preparation for this transition. Moreover, Line of Business demand for emerging use cases…
  • Frugal and Agile DevOps - the Cloud Computing Advantage

    David Deans
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:39 am
    Accomplish much more, very rapidly, while spending less -- this is the business technology trend that savvy executives everywhere have embraced. Worldwide IT spending will reach a total $3.7 trillion in 2014, that's a 2.1 percent increase from last year, according to the latest global market study by Gartner.This forecast, however, is down from their earlier projections of 3.2 percent growth.What's driving the ongoing transition to lower business technology spending? The slower outlook for 2014 is attributed to a reduction in growth expectations for end-user devices, data center systems and…
  • Mobile Location-Based Services will Drive Business Apps

    David Deans
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:11 am
    Internet usage is evolving, and so are the application scenarios for business technology. In the foreseeable future, desktop personal computers will produce a much smaller share of commercial internet protocol (IP) traffic. Mobile and portable devices -- other than PCs -- will drive the majority of traffic by 2018.According to the latest findings from Cisco Visual Networking Index, in 2013, just 33 percent of IP traffic originated with non-PC devices. However, by 2018, the non-PC share of IP traffic will grow to 57 percent. Moreover, commercial mobile location-based services will be the…
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  • 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…
  • Cisco Partner Power Hour: un’ora di importanti annunci

    Giorgio Campatelli
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:52 am
    Vi segnalo un importante appuntamento per conoscere tutti i dettagli dell’evoluzione del Channel Partner Program. Sarà lo stesso Steve Benvenuto (Senior Director, Channel Partner Program, Worldwide Partner Organization) a parlarci di tutte le novità e dell’impatto che avranno per il vostro lavoro Potrete rivolgere le vostre domande direttamente a Steve che potrà dissipare dubbi e offrire chiarimenti laddove siano necessari. Qui di seguito i dettagli per iscriversi alla sessione WebEx e l’agenda della giornata. QUANDO Mercoledì 25 Giugno 2014 – ore 17.00 (CET Time) AGENDA Cisco…
  • È tempo di switch! Importanti novità sul Technology Migration Program

    Giorgio Campatelli
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:24 am
    Qui di seguito trovate importanti novità in ambito TMP (Technology Migration Program), il nostro programma di rottamazione che offre interessanti sconti per quei clienti che sostituiranno la propria base installata per soluzioni più innovative. L’iniziativa che vorrei segnalarvi, si chiama Just Switch It, che propone sconti aggressivi sui prodotti Cisco in ambito switching e wireless. La promozione scade il 30 luglio 2014. Sono stati definiti semplici livelli di scontistica* quando si rottamano i prodotti installati a seconda che il prodotto nuovo che si va a proporre sia di tipo base o…
  • Nuove opportunità per i nostri Partner

    Eric Moyal
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:17 am
    E di pochi giorni fa l’annunciodi nuovi prodotti, software e servizi che fanno parte del portfolio Enterprise Networking Mobility. Queste nuove soluzioni permetteranno a voi partner di generare nuovi profitti, incrementare i margini e fornire nuovi servizi che consentono alle aziende clienti di cogliere nuove opportunità nell’ambito della mobility. La mobility non è solo connessione wireless, si tratta di ridefinire il business e l’IT.  Oggi, gli utenti vogliono accedere alla rete in qualunque momento, da qualsiasi luogo e da qualsiasi dispositivo. Oltre alla connessione, sapete…
  • Seminario: Sales & Technical Enablement Sourcefire

    Alberto Degradi
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:29 am
    Il prossimo 17 aprile si svolgerà un seminario presso le nostre sedi di Vimercate e Roma un interessante seminario “Sales & Technical Enablement Sourcefire”. Si tratta di due sessioni contigue della durata totale di 3 ore: – La prima, commerciale, a cura di Stefano Volpi (Formerly Sourcefire Italy Country Manager) che fornirà la contestualizzazione delle Soluzioni Sourcefire nello scenario della moderna Security e Cyber Threat Defense – The Agile Security. – La seconda, tecnica, a cura di Fabio Panada (Formerly Sourcefire Italy Consulting System Engineer) che…
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  • Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report

    Devon Stiles
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    While there was little change for the month, the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed positive trends over the past year. As we previously indicated, the National Unemployment rate has declined 1.4 percentage points from June 2013. This can be attributed to the fact that 49 states and the District […]Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Positive Trends in the June 2014 Regional Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • How to Find Networking Events

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The importance of connecting with colleagues and other professionals within your field can’t be overstated. Smart networking and contact building are powerful ways to expand your future career opportunities and gain a wealth of useful insights in the process. While interacting with other IT pros online through social networking sites can be great for getting […]How to Find Networking Events is a post from: Modis The post How to Find Networking Events appeared first on Modis.
  • Tech Industry a Winner in June Jobs Report

    Mimi Wachholz
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s a jobs report many were anticipating with hope that the June numbers would show the economic acceleration we’ve been waiting for. This month the report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not disappoint. According to the June jobs report released Friday, 288,000 new jobs were added, compared to the revised number of 224,000 […]Tech Industry a Winner in June Jobs Report is a post from: Modis The post Tech Industry a Winner in June Jobs Report appeared first on Modis.
  • What is Networking and Why is it Important?

    2 Jul 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Technology, trends and innovations may often drive much of the buzz in the IT industry, but it’s the people behind the scenes that really make things happen. The professional and personal connections you build within your industry niche can play a powerful role in boosting your knowledge base and your career opportunities. That’s why networking is […]What is Networking and Why is it Important? is a post from: Modis The post What is Networking and Why is it Important? appeared first on Modis.
  • Buzzwords Past Their Expiration Date

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’re all guilty of using buzzwords now and then. Sure, they sound cool and clever in the moment, but many of the hottest terms that are all the rage today will inevitably be something we laugh about or cringe over in the years to come. Technology buzzwords in particular have the tendency to turn cliché, […]Buzzwords Past Their Expiration Date is a post from: Modis The post Buzzwords Past Their Expiration Date appeared first on Modis.
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    RES Software Blog

  • Get Rid of Some Headaches by Resetting Applications to Default Configuration

    Rene Heijnen
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    We recently released RES Workspace Manager 2014 Service Release 1 (SR1) with some great new features. Today I am going to highlight one of those new features. You could already restore user settings to a previous application setting in RES Workspace Manager. With this new release, we have enhanced the solution with new functionality to reset applications to the default configuration. You can give both users and administrators permission to do this reset, and their permissions can be separate from each other. Why Is This Important and What Is the ‘Default Configuration’? So why did we do…
  • 5 Things You Didn’t Know About RES Suite 2014

    Patrik Zander
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:24 am
    RES Software released the RES Suite 2014, which includes the RES IT Store (including RES Automation Manager for desktops) and RES Workspace Manager, on February 3rd 2014. While these solutions may seem familiar, here are five things most people don’t know about the RES Suite 2014, did you? 1. It Covers the Entire IT Services Life Cycle Why did we bundle the different products into a suite? The answer is simple. Let’s look at how IT services are consumed in the following graphic. In steps 1 and 2 the RES IT Store qualifies users for services based on business rules and offers a service…
  • Launching a Citrix published desktop via RES Subscriber with Citrix Receiver 4.x

    Roland van Dorp
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    In some scenarios, RES Subscriber is used to lock down a workstation. This is done by simply defining the RES Subscriber as the shell, and then launching a remote desktop. The advantage of this is that the computer then behaves like a thin client with minimal maintenance required. In the past, when using the Citrix Web Interface with the legacy Receiver, it was relatively easy to create the launch command line. It was even possible for administrators to generate custom ICA files. There were many different methods that could be used to launch a Citrix published desktop. However, when using…
  • RES Workspace Manager with full integration with Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp 7.x available

    Michel Roth
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    RES Software is a long-standing Citrix partner with a large percentage of our customers using RES Software products to support their Citrix deployments. This has been the case since the inception of RES Software (1999) and continues today with deep integration with Citrix’s XenDesktop and XenApp products. At RES Software we believe that we’re able to provide value to our joint customers by having true integration between RES Workspace Manager and Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp. In this blog post we will talk about our updated integration with Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp 7.x. The Value of RES…
  • Get More Data on User Access With Enhanced Website Security from RES Workspace Manager

    Michel Roth
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:33 pm
    RES Workspace Manager 2014 Service Release 1 includes an enhancement to the existing whitelisting/blacklisting website security feature, which allows our customers to block problematic and even dangerous websites. Customers can allow users to go on the intranet with this feature. We have enhanced this functionality so that you can audit which allowed websites your users visited, as well as which websites they visited that were blocked. When you track these visited websites using the logging node, you receive the entire URL instead of just the base URL (which you get in the Usage Tracking…
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    The IJIS Factor

  • 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 [...]
  • Improving IT Procurement Series Part 4: Defining and Articulating the Procurement Problem

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:46 am
    This is the fourth 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 3: Preplanning for the Procurement

    Guest Blogger
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:28 am
    This is the third 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 2: How Did Procurement Get This Way?

    Guest Blogger
    27 May 2014 | 5:42 am
    This is the second 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

  • INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web Services

    Press Release
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced that it will offer integrated managed services across cloud environments with additional support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Through its consultative approach, INetU ensures customers have the reliable, flexible, secure and compliant infrastructure required to be successful, whether running all on AWS, all on INetU, public or private clouds, or in combination. “The market has reached a point where it is clear that organizations are going to want hybrid, multi cloud environments that span between their own infrastructure to a…
  • Major Hong Kong Power Company Uses RF Code to Drive Data Center Efficiencies and Increased Uptime

    Press Release
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    RF Code and Quantum Data Solutions (QDS) have announced highly successful first year results in one of Hong Kong’s major power company’s data centers using RF Code’s environmental and power management solutions. This underpins the company’s recent growth in the Asian data center market and the increased focus on efficient power management and quality of service. Ed Healy, CEO at RF Code, said, “Hong Kong power costs are predicted to rise by 40% in the next five years. Guaranteeing sustainability and driving power efficiency in the facilities that provide critical IT services to a…
  • The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

    Andrew Hillier
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the past. Rather than specifying exactly what hardware to purchase and stand up in the data center, most applications now deploy into existing virtualized infrastructure, sharing resources with other workloads on infrastructure that was designed and procured without any single application in mind. Continuously buying new infrastructure for each…
  • Small Businesses Can Be a Big Deal for Resellers in the Cloud

    Russell Griffin
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Small businesses are the engine of the U.S. economy, accounting for well over half of all sales and providing more than 50% of all jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. What constitutes a “small business” varies by the organization that defines them, but generally speaking, businesses with fewer than 10 employees and up to 1,000 are broadly classified as small to mid-size companies, otherwise known as SMBs. These companies include brick-and-mortar shops as well as e-commerce businesses—and they often fall into both of those categories. In an increasingly competitive…
  • Monday Humor: U.S. Punishes Counterfeiting of Cisco Gear

    Jeff Clark
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Apparently unable to ever see the comedy of its actions, the U.S. government sentenced a counterfeiter of Cisco products to jail time. In cahoots with a Chinese company, owner Daniel Oberholtzer produced “counterfeit Cisco Systems network products that were later sold on websites operated by ConnectZone as genuine products,” according to Network World, citing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “The U.S.-based conspirators falsely advertised the counterfeit goods as genuine and offered it for sale at a much lower price than genuine Cisco equipment.”…
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    SMP Updates

  • Qualcomm Commits Up To $150 Million to Strategic Venture Fund in China

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    SAN DIEGO/PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that it has made a commitment to invest up to $150 million in Chinese startup companies across all stages. Qualcomm will invest in Chinese companies that further the dev...
  • BT Launches BT One Phone

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    BT Makes the OnePhone Service Available to the UK MarketSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired) - BT announced on July 17th the launch of BT One Phone. This launch follows the April 2014 announcement of the joint venture between OnePhone Holding and BT t...
  • Geeknet Sets Second Quarter 2014 Financial Release Date

    19 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    FAIRFAX, Va/PRNewswire/ -- Geeknet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GKNT), parent company of online retailer, today announced that it will report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Friday August 1, 2014.&nbsp; A confer...
  • TubeMogul Prices Initial Public Offering

    18 Jul 2014 | 12:07 am
    EMERYVILLE, Calif/PRNewswire/ -- TubeMogul, Inc. ("TubeMogul") (NASDAQ: TUBE), an enterprise software company for digital branding that provides a video buying platform to advertisers, today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of ...
  • SAP Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:45 pm
    SAP Raises Cloud OutlookStrong Cloud Momentum with 39% Growth and Broad Market Adoption of SAP HANA Continues - Validating "Run simple" VisionWALLDORF,&nbsp;Germany/PRNewswire/ --Raising Full Year 2014 Non-IFRS Cloud Subscriptions and Support Reve...
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    Enterprise Network Security Blog from ISDecisions

  • 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…
  • Research shows Employees see no Security Risk in Sharing Passwords

    Chris Bunn
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:46 am
    One of the biggest internal security issues every business has to deal with is password sharing.  We know that insider threats represent one of the greatest risks to a business. Even when we consider highly technically proficient hackers, the way they are most likely to access sensitive information is by simply acquiring someone’s password, probably by posing as some figure of authority in order to get them to hand it over. Our new research report, titled ‘From Brutus to Snowden: a study of insider threat personas‘ highlights that in fact the majority of employees (52%) in…
  • Insider Threat Program. From Paranoia to Protection

    Chris Bunn
    17 Jun 2014 | 1:56 am
    Last week IS Decisions participated in the SPIN Insider Threat Conference in London joining participants from academia, government and industry to discuss the threat from within. Speakers at the workshop included security experts from CERT, PA Consulting Group (HoMER Publication), Oxford e-Research Centre & the US Secret Service. In a series of 3 posts we will highlight the expertise offered during this workshop and share how organizations can better manage the insider threat. This first post examines the need for an organization to build an insider threat program.  Following posts will…
  • More protection against the Insider Threat with UserLock 8

    Chris Bunn
    15 May 2014 | 5:46 am
    Since the release of UserLock 7 eleven months ago, UserLock has helped equip more organizations with the means to prevent, detect and respond to the risk of the insider threat. Considering that there were an estimated 600,000 internal breaches of security in the US alone, organizations are recognizing the need to be more proactive in beating the threat from within, from both a technological and cultural standpoint. By providing the necessary access control, restrictions and real-time monitoring that cannot be achieved in native Windows functionality, UserLock 7 has helped more and more…
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    Latest News from IT News & Views

  • Lepide Announces Launch of SharePoint Auditor and Upgrades for File Server Auditor and AD Auditor

    26 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    Lepide software announced the launch of its new change auditing solution- LepideAuditor for SharePoint and updated versions of LepideAuditor for Active Directory and LepideAuditor for File Server. Launch of these updated and the new auditing solution will provide organizations with enhanced as well as widened auditing capabilities for various platforms. read more
  • Carriers, Apple, Google, Microsoft... Fighting Over Slices of the Pie

    3 Feb 2014 | 6:30 am
    Much of the dialog over net neutrality seems rather dated. This is understandable, since the debate has been going on since last century. The January 14th Federal Appeal Court decision in favor of the Internet access providers gave those companies (apparently) a degree of latitude to selectively block or prioritize edge provider services. We know that they want to do this, even though they might be coy about admitting it. Verizon, the plaintiff in the recent appeal case, issued a statement saying that nothing much will change as a result of this decision. We all expect Verizon and the other…
  • Network Neutrality, Victory or Disappointment? | Part 2

    31 Jan 2014 | 6:30 am
    In my last blog, I discussed the debate surrounding the true definition of open and unfettered Internet, and the different interpretations various groups and individuals have on the matter. In this posting, we continue the discussion. The U.S. government has not enacted legislation to actually define and require Internet openness or to specify what level of non-openness is acceptable, if any. So openness is a concept without legal definition or backing, which means that individual opinions vary on what constitutes fettering and what doesn’t. And attempts by the FCC to fill this gap with the…
  • Network Neutrality, Victory or Disappointment? | Part 1

    27 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    Despite the fact that the net neutrality debate is a discussion that has been ongoing for years, a January 14th ruling from the United States Federal Court of Appeals has stirred the pot once again. The court’s decision has created a renewed upsurge in comments, opinions and future-gazing, with debate squarely landing in two very different camps. And, as is to be expected, there is actually very little neutrality. One is left to ask if it is in fact possible to look at this topic objectively, without taking sides from the outset. Perhaps the passage of time has helped to put the topic in…
  • IDC: Big Data Market to Reach $16.1B in 2014

    14 Dec 2013 | 10:00 am
    Research firm IDC has predicted that the big data and analytics market will hit $16.1 billion in 2014 at a rate faster than the overall market growth for information technology. Gil Press writes infrastructure will account for 45 percent of the market, services 29 percent and software tools 24 percent and that a separate forecast from the International Institute of Analytics says companies will embed analytics into business more
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    Mindtree Blogs

  • What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

    Anshuman Singh
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    In May we posted a blog entry, Selling Us On How You Sell, announcing a new e-commerce award that Mindtree incubated with IGD, the membership organization for the retail and consumer goods industries. Along with that announcement we offered a …
  • IT Challenges of FATCA compliance

    Raman Suprajarama
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    The incidence of US citizens holding unreported financial assets overseas is increasing. The United States government is losing substantial amount of revenue each year due to citizens owning and operating financial accounts in foreign jurisdictions and not paying tax on …
  • 10 common Scrum mistakes and how to avoid them

    Dwight Kingdon
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    When most people think of Agile, they think of “Scrum”. Scrum is the most widely used, and arguably, the most abused Agile framework. Scrum is simple in concept but difficult to do really well. Here are 10 common Scrum mistakes …
  • Making Most Of Commercial Lending Boom.

    Raman Suprajarama
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:44 am
    Banks can take full advantage of the gaining momentum in commercial lending – developing new offerings and services, faster loan approval processes resulting in increased revenue, role based governance for efficiency, accountability and risk management, multiple touch points and for …
  • Art of Leadership in today’s ever changing business scenario

    Ramesh Menon
    25 Jun 2014 | 3:16 am
    I often ask this question to most of the youngsters that I meet: “What’s your perspective on becoming a leader?” Surprisingly, the answers more or less center-around the same mundane aspects such as handling a big team, running big operations, …
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    The Accidental Successful CIO

  • 6 Tips For Picking The Right Cloud Provider To Partner With

    23 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    If only picking the right cloud vendor was this easy…Image Credit Face it, we are all going to move our company’s IT applications into the cloud eventually. The importance of information technology demands that we do this. Just exactly where that cloud is going to be located and who will be running it for us is another question. What questions does a CIO need to ask when you are trying to select the right cloud vendor for your company? 5 Questions To Ask A Cloud Vendor You wouldn’t buy a car without doing your homework and asking the car dealer a bunch of questions, right? The…
  • Perhaps The IT Help Desk No Longer Needed?

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Just like suspenders, the IT help desk may have gone out of fashionImage Credit Just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years, one of the biggest crazes to sweep through the world of IT has been the BYOD trend: “Bring Your Own Device” (to work) .The thinking is that workers have been purchasing and using such sophisticated electronic devices in their personal lives and because of the importance of information technology it no longer really made sense for their company to provide them with lesser quality devices. Instead, workers should bring in their…
  • The Problem With Glitches

    9 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    When a glitch is big enough, the government will step inImage Credit In a perfect world, IT systems would always work and they would always work correctly. However, we don’t live in that perfect world. What this means for CIOs is that glitches happen. It’s our job to minimize them, but we’ll never be able to eliminate them completely. We’re always going to have to come up with a plan for dealing with them and their aftermath when they do occur. U.S. stock exchanges, who know about the importance of information technology, have had their fair share of glitches in 2013.
  • All Talk And No Action Does A CIO No Good

    25 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Nasdaq CIO Should Have Known BetterImage Credit The IT department over at the Nasdaq stock exchange had a rough year in 2013. Their exchange, which is used by thousands of traders every day, suffered two debilitating outages. I can understand one outage, things happen. But two? Where was the CIO? Two Outages Too Many The Nasdaq is a stock market where traders can buy and sell stocks that are traded there. One of the ways that the Nasdaq gets the information that it needs is to exchange information with other stock exchanges. However, in order for those exchanges to occur, the Nasdaq has…
  • When It Comes To Data Mining – Is The CIO In Charge?

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Data mining is complicated and so the CIO has to be involvedImage Credit With all of this talk about cloud computing, it can be easy to forget about yesterday’s hot topic: data mining. However, it turns out that cloud computing just makes doing data mining a whole lot easier. This means that data mining is reminding the company about the importance of information technology and is staging a comeback. The person with the CIO job is going to have to start to allocate time to deal with this. How about if we take a look at where things currently stand? Why Bother Doing Data Mining? As with…
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    Informatica Perspectives

  • A Whole New World in 81 Days…

    Lalitta Ghandikota
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    In my recent blog post, What Do Millennials Want?, I mentioned that we are bringing you a special blog series, “Informatica Interns Ideas: 2014.” Today’s post, the first in the series, comes from Amitha Narayanan, a Technical Writing Documentation Intern … Continue reading »
  • The State of Salesforce Report: Trends, Data, and What’s Next

    Patricia Ezell
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    A guest post by Jonathan Staley, Product Marketing Manager at Bluewolf Beyond, a consulting practice focused on innovating live cloud environments. Now in its third year (2012, 2013), The State of Salesforce Annual Review continues to be the most comprehensive … Continue reading »
  • Big Data Why?

    Myles Suer
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Business leaders share with Fortune Magazine their view of Big Data Fortune Magazine recently asked a number of business leaders about what Big Data means to them. These leaders provide three great stories for the meaning of Big Data. Phil … Continue reading »
  • How Much is Poorly Managed Supplier Information Costing Your Business?

    Jakki Geiger
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    “Inaccurate, inconsistent and disconnected supplier information prohibits us from doing accurate supplier spend analysis, leveraging discounts, comparing and choosing the best prices, and enforcing corporate standards.” This is quotation from a manufacturing company executive. It illustrates the negative impact that poorly managed … Continue reading »
  • The New Data Dynamics: Why You Need to Put Data First

    Amit Walia
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:46 am
    Data has gone wild. It used to sit still, do its homework, and never speak out of turn. Today’s data is out with a motley bunch of friends, and it’s growing all over the place like a super-fertilized weed. For … Continue reading »
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    Wikibon Blog

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

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

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

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

    Jeff Kelly
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Despite the apparent contradiction, Hadoop and other emerging Big Data approaches are at the same time complementary to and disruptive to established data warehousing and business intelligence practices in the enterprise. I recently spoke with my colleague Stu Miniman about this and other findings from Wikibon’s Q2 2014 Big Data Analytics Survey in the below Cube Conversation. The survey, one of two major Big Data surveys Wikibon will undertake this year, is part of Wikibon’s new Big Data research service. The new service is focused on primary data-driven research designed to…
  • The Gap between Web-scale and Enterprise IT

    Stuart Miniman
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    The big Internet companies like Google, Amazon, Yahoo and Facebook are having a profound impact on the IT ecosystem. Wikibon has been tracking the hyperscale infrastructure developments for the past few years (see much of this at – our Software-led Infrastructure page) and how both the operational models and technologies used are impacting service providers and enterprise environments. The hyperscale (or web-scale) companies still only make up about 20% of IT revenue, but more signifiantly, most of the growth (see server revenue as a barometer of this activity). There…
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    IT Manager Daily

  • Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

    David King
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role.  Misinterpretations of the role of IT in a company are well-documented: It’s a cost-center, not a profit-generator. It should focus on maintenance of legacy systems, not drive decisions. The primary job should to put out fires and fix problems, not to make changes. But a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey shows that for companies to have success, digital savvy is a must. According to the firms…
  • iPad CTO Kit – including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Download this kit to learn everything you need to know about IT Management. The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions. Click here to download your free kit!   The post iPad CTO Kit – including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers appeared first on IT Manager Daily.
  • Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security

    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Like all competitive businesses, your application developers and operation teams are constantly under pressure to move quickly. Everybody wants their application security efforts to be effective, but only if they don’t unduly impede workflow or drive up costs. To balance these potentially-competing objectives, industry-leading organizations often use six elements in their approach to web application security. Download this white paper to learn more! Click here to download your free white paper!   The post Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security appeared first on IT Manager…
  • Is vacation a thing of the past? Watch for staff burnout

    David King
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:38 am
    Two new surveys show that taking vacations to get away from it all could be a pipe dream. That’s bad news for already stressed-out IT departments.  Staffing agency Robert Half recently found that only 39% of employees take their allotted vacation time each year. Of those who didn’t: 38% said that they were trying to save days in case they were needed later 30% said they had too much work to do and didn’t want to fall behind 12% didn’t like taking vacation, and 10% don’t get paid vacation time. It’s not just a problem for staffers. Managers are also failing…
  • Insider threats are pummeling IT

    David King
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Two recent surveys show that the biggest threat to your systems isn’t actually hackers, it’s the insider threat caused by people in your own building – and many of them are IT pros.  That’s not to say everyone recognizes the problem could be from within, however. According to an AppRiver survey for the recent InformationSecurity Europe conference: 61% of US businesses saw attacks from outside cybercriminals as the biggest threat to organizations 33% saw non-malicious insider threats as a top concern, and only 5% said malicious insiders were the primary cause of…
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    mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

  • 5 BYOD steps you can’t ignore

    Joe Stangarone
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Many businesses treat the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) movement as a trend–viewing it as something they can choose to ignore. Learn why this approach is wrong, and the steps every business must take to address this growing phenomenon. Gartner has a great tagline on their Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) page: BYOD is here and you can’t stop it. That simple statement says it all. You see, contrary to what you might hear, BYOD isn’t a trend. It’s a reality. photo credit: The Daring Librarian via photopin ccWhat’s the difference? A trend implies uncertainty.
  • Free educational events now available

    Joe Stangarone
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Summary: Are you stuck with inflexible dashboards that end users can’t customize? Would you like to learn more about web-based pivot tables, and how you can build and deploy one in minutes? Learn all of this and more in one of our free, educational events. Would you like to learn how to create customizable dashboards quickly, build mobile web apps that adapt to any device, develop an automated ticketing system, and more? We’ve just released a brand new demo and training calendar, and those are just a few of the great (and free) events scheduled within the next month. Check out the…
  • Weekly Recap: 10 features all dashboards should have, how to boost mobile app adoption, and more…

    Joe Stangarone
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:27 am
    Summary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn the shocking statistics behind mobile app failure, the benefits of self-service projects and why many fail, and more. How CIOs can boost mobile app adoption Nearly 80 percent of mobile apps are abandoned after their first use, according to some reports. What can IT leaders do to keep that initial spike from plummeting after a couple of weeks? Here are some tips to ensure your mobile app doesn’t fail. 10 features all dashboards should have When used properly, a business dashboard gives your executives real-time insight into your…
  • 5 steps: How to get the most out of your data

    Joe Stangarone
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Summary: Businesses collect data to improve their insight and decision-making ability. But, it’s having the opposite effect. Rather than helping, data overload actually hurts decision-making. In this article, we’ll cover 5 steps to help you beat ‘Information Fatigue’, and capitalize on the data you have. “You know what it’s like having 5 kids? Imagine you’re drowning. And someone hands you a baby.” –Jim Gaffigan I share that quote because it relates perfectly to the business world’s data problem. Organizations are drowning in data. But…rather than…
  • Are dashboards wasting your time?

    Joe Stangarone
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Summary: When used properly, dashboards give your executives real-time insight into your organization’s key metrics. However, some dashboards do more harm than good–wasting your valuable time and hindering your decision-making process. Learn why, and which type of dashboard lets you avoid this problem. An executive dashboard provides decision makers with a visual representation of their company’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). They display a live overview of business operations and help leaders make quick, informed decisions. How the wrong dashboards waste time The problem…
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    Information Space

  • 3 Reasons Facebook’s Slingshot Will Not Succeed

    Constantine Konugres
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    Snapchat rose to the top of the charts due to its simplicity. Snap a pic, and send it out. Sure the app has advanced in various ways but nothing too crazy or drastic. However, Facebook rose to the top for all of the opposite reasons. Facebook’s success has allowed it to buy out other companies such as Instagram and Whatsapp, though, Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook team failed to acquire Snapchat for a whopping $3 billion. Although Facebook missed the opportunity to buy Snapchat, Facebook is the dominant network and clearly does not take “no” as an answer. They also…
  • 6 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Using LinkedIn

    Kelly Lux
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you’re a typical college student, you’re probably not massively into LinkedIn. Not having had much, if any, professional experience, you wonder who to connect with and how to make your scanty profile look attractive. But once you score an internship, things are looking up for you on LinkedIn! Here are six ways you can make the most of your internship by using LinkedIn: Make the most of it! Image via 1. Connect with your coworkers. Here’s your chance to connect with people in the professional world, and hopefully in an industry of interest to you. It is…
  • Snapchat Geofilters, Celebrity-Only Facebook App, And More: The Social Media RoundUp

    Lindsey Silverman
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Editor’s Note: The Social Media RoundUp is a biweekly feature of Information Space. Sending the same Snapchats to your friends over and over again can get boring. Luckily, with the newest Snapchat update, you can now add some pizazz to your daily snaps with geofilters. These stickers appear as overlays to your photos and are unlocked only when you’re in a specific place or city. Representatives from Snapchat say that companies are not currently paying to have their locations featured, but could this be a possible revenue stream in the future?
  • SU Student Kickstarts Pour-Over Coffee System: Invergo

    Hikari Matsuo
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    When incoming students walk into their first college dorm room, they think of the next four years ahead of them. When Cameron Hughes, a transfer student at Syracuse University, walked into his dorm room, he found his office and makerspace for his next product, Invergo. Hughes is now a junior in the Industrial Design program at SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, running his own business through Invergo, an innovative and automated coffee maker. In a brief interview, Hughes provided a background and history on how Invergo started. He describes it “…to be the world’s…
  • The World Cup According to Twitter

    Paul Haramis
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:20 am
    Mario Goetze (holding trophy) scored the World Cup winning goal in the 113′ minute. Photo courtesy of Action Press/Zuma Press. The World Cup ended on Sunday with Germany defeating Argentina 1-0 in extra time. This ended a thrilling month of passion, competition, and national pride across the world. The mystique of this special event was captured throughout social media, most notably on Twitter. For those not watching the game live, they could turn to Twitter and see a timeline full of commentary on the game. Twitter provided a unique experience and varying perspectives on the…
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  • Telenor Launches New Smart Postpaid Plans with 3G Internet Bundles

    Asif Mansoor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Telenor has introduces new smart Postpaid Plans specially designed for 3G data users. The main thing about these new Postpaid Plans is that in these plans customers would not have to subscribe additional 3G data bundles or SMS bundles as these services are included in base tariff. Telenor New Postpaid Plans: Following are the new […] The post Telenor Launches New Smart Postpaid Plans with 3G Internet Bundles appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Mobilink Foundation Organizes Iftar-Dinners for Senior Citizens across Pakistan

    Asif Mansoor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Mobilink Foundation organized Iftar dinners for senior citizens residing at old-age homes across Pakistan. The country wide activity was organized for over 200 senior citizens by 50 Mobilink Foundation Torchbearers. Mobilink Foundation also distributed gift hampers among the residents; the hampers included new bedding, clothes and other household items for residents. Omar Manzur Head of […] The post Mobilink Foundation Organizes Iftar-Dinners for Senior Citizens across Pakistan appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Easy Taxi Launches ‘Awami Deal’ to Cater to Every Sector of the Society

    Asif Mansoor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Easy Taxi, the only smartphone taxi booking app in Pakistan, is now expanding its customer base through its latest ‘awami deal’ for Lahore and Islamabad. Talking about the service Easy Taxi’s Country Head for Pakistan Mr Adam Ghaznavi said, “With these highly affordable rates, Easy Taxi is looking to cater to the consumers who usually […] The post Easy Taxi Launches ‘Awami Deal’ to Cater to Every Sector of the Society appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Chairman PTA Visits Bannu IDP Camps

    Asif Mansoor
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    To supplement Government’s efforts in hastle-free distribution of aid to the North Wazirastan (NW) IDPs, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Syed Ismail Shah along with Chairman NADRA Mr. Imtiaz Tajwar visited IDP camps in Bannu.  Senior officers of PTA, NADRA and cellular operator Zong (China Mobile) accompanied them. During the visit Chairmen PTA and NADRA […] The post Chairman PTA Visits Bannu IDP Camps appeared first on InfoZonePK.
  • Naeem Zamindar Terminated as CEO and Board Member of Wateen Telecom

    Asif Mansoor
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Here it is a breaking news that Mr. Naeem Zamindar has been terminated as CEO and Board Member of  Wateen Telecom. Mr. Naeem Zamindar was terminated by Dhabi Group after completing a three and a half year-tenure that led to the restructuring and reorganization of Wateen, said official statement issued by the company. Naeem Zamindar will […] The post Naeem Zamindar Terminated as CEO and Board Member of Wateen Telecom appeared first on InfoZonePK.
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    Complete IT Professional

  • How to Handle Getting Kicked Off a Project

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:39 am
    Just recently I was moved off a project that I was working on at work. How should this have been handled? Let me share a few tips in this article.The StoryI work as a business analyst in a team that works on many projects. The way that we work means that we can handle several projects at a time. I was assigned a new project recently, but I was given a more senior role in it.This was great. I thought I must have been doing something right! It also means that there was a lot more work to do in this role.I spent the next few days learning about the project, reading notes and documents, and…
  • 3 Ways To Be A Better Team Player At Work

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Working in the software industry means that you’ll most likely be working with teams. You’ll be part of a team that needs to perform a certain task, depending on your role. A good way to improve at work is to help out your team, and to become a better “team player”.Think Of How You Can Help The TeamA big part of becoming a better team player is coming up with ways you can help your team. Think about what your team does and how they do it, how can it be improved, and how it can be done. Some ways could be:Is there any manual process that can be automated with scripts,…
  • How To Move From Developer To Business Analyst

    14 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Are you currently in a software developer or programmer role, and looking to become a business analyst? I’ve done this with my career, and have also seen others do it as well. I’ve listed out some tips in this article that should help.Work On Your Communication SkillsThe main skill that business analysts can benefit from is communication skills.This includes listening to what other people have to say, explaining concepts and ideas, asking questions that you need to know the answers to, writing effective emails, and learning how to communicate better overall.The hard part…
  • 5 of My Favourite Career Tips From Spiceworks

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    There’s a lot of career advice out there for all kinds of professions, including those of us who work in IT. I’ve found a great list of career tips, and I thought I’d share what my favourite pieces of advice are from it.Top Career Advice GuideThe guide I’m referring to is the Top Career Advice from IT Pros. It was prepared by Spiceworks, the professional network that IT professionals use to connect with each other. You can find the guide here, and I encourage you to read it, as it contains a lot of valuable career advice.I’ve highlighted my five favourite career…
  • How To Convince Your Employer To Pay For Your Certification

    3 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Are you thinking about getting a certification, but you’d like your employer to pay for it? They don’t always do this automatically. Here’s a few tips on how to convince your employer to pay for your certification.Why Would You Want To Get Certified?First of all, let’s start with why you want to get certified.Getting a certification has a lot of benefits for you. The main one is to increase your knowledge in a certain area. As IT is a constantly changing industry, keeping up to date and improving your skills is important. This is true no matter what your…
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    Captain DeadBones Chronicles

  • 3 Great Mechanical Achievements and Their Modern-Day Successors

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    When humans first chiseled the wheel or learned to make fire, they probably didn't know the depth of their accomplishment. Through the goggles of time, we can see how these achievements have changed the face of humankind. Now we keep an eye on these things, predicting the outcomes of current astounding technological feats. Integrated Circuit […]
  • How Teachers Thinks Homework is Done...

    18 Jul 2014 | 6:08 am
    Vs. how we really do it....  
  • Autonomous Cars: The Countdown Continues

    5 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Self-driving cars are coming. Currently four states — California, Florida Michigan, and Nevada — have passed legislation that enables companies to test their self-driving car technology on the roads. The Washington D.C. DMV published its regulations for autonomous vehicles in April, which are expected to take effect this month barring any objections. Google unveiled a […]
  • Happy & Safe Fourth Everyone

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
  • Use Unix or Die

    24 Jun 2014 | 3:54 am
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  • New Ownership and Looking for Writers

    Brian Jackson
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Hello fellow readers! is under new ownership. As you can see the website hasn’t been updated with fresh content in a while and we are looking to change that. We hope to make this your favorite place for tech related content. Whether you need a tutorial or the latest tech news we want you to be able to find it here. It will take some time to get the wheels turning so please be patient with us We are also looking for writers. If you would like to write for us please send an email to and briefly describe what your area of expertise is and…
  • Developing Games using Kii Game Cloud

    Brian Jackson
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Mobile gaming is one of the fast growing markets. According to industry analysts, mobile and online game sectors could grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23% to $60 billion by 2017. This means that game developers have a huge opportunity. However, only a small percent of total games actually become successful. Based on our experience working with many game developers, we have found that practically all successful games have some common elements: they start with a great idea, have an awesome user experience, and, they have a scalable backend to support any spikes in growth and ongoing…
  • Active Directory auditing: No simple road to success

    Steve S
    29 Nov 2013 | 4:48 am
    Auditing Active Directory almost always finds place at the top of the administrator’s to-do list. There are a number of pressing needs that make auditing indispensable. For instance, a single unwanted change such as user deletion or access right modification may have monumental effect on the health of the network and may lead to long downtime and system unavailability ultimately resulting in business loss. If not for the security issues and vulnerability to rogue users with malicious intent, government regulations and compliance standards definitely call for an elaborate and well defined…
  • How to Install Device Drivers During Windows 8 Install Unattended

    Jeremy P.
    28 Oct 2013 | 5:01 am
    Windows 8 contains a set of generic drivers that will allow your hardware to work with basic functions, but the drivers from the specific hardware manufacturer are usually required to make those pieces of hardware work properly. Manually installing those drivers after a Windows 8 installation can be a tedious affair, especially when you’re deploying multiple installations. Here is how you can add the drivers to the Windows 8 installation process, allowing them to be installed automatically, without added input with the unattended.xml file.   The Windows SIM GUI   The…
  • Introducing TheITBros How to Videos Section

    Brian Jackson
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    Today, we are launching our “how to” videos section to drive our users experience to the next level. We strongly believe the best way to learn is to watch someone doing it and follow. We have gathered some of the best videos from YouTube and sorted them in relevant sections. We will continue to add more quality videos to our video section going forward so make sure to bookmark it. Enjoy! Here is the list of all the video albums we have right now - (Clicking on each link will reload this page with the list of videos in each album.) Windows 8 how to videos Windows 7 how to videos…
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    About G2 Crowd

  • Post our 15,000th business software review, win a prize!

    Daniel Honigman
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    A few months back, we celebrated our 10,000th business software review by giving away a pair of headphones and a G2 Crowd track jacket to the lucky reviewer. We’ve been growing so fast, review number 15,000 is just around the corner! We’re going to celebrate the 15,000 review by giving away a fancy-schmancy pair of headphones and - of course – some G2 Crowd swag to the reviewer. How did we get to this number so quickly? Well, we have more than 1,000 CRM reviews, more than 800 e-signature software reviews, more than 1,700 marketing automation software reviews…
  • Core HR software: Organization management in one package

    Daniel Honigman
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    Later this month, we’ll be releasing our first ever report on Core HR software. This comes on the heels of G2 Crowd reports on HR Management Suites (HRMS) and recruiting software. Core HR software can be purchased either alone, or as part of a larger HR Management Suite offering. What does Core HR software do? Simply put, Core HR software automates the systems and processes of organization management – things like time and attendance, expenses and salaries, compliance and benefits administration. All of this functionality can come in one package. Because there are so many…
  • G2 Crowd announcements: We’re hiring!

    Daniel Honigman
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    We’ve been fortunate enough to gain some traction with G2 Crowd. And when companies gain traction, they need to grow. In order to do so, they need new talent to join their ranks. That said, we’re hiring! We have a few positions available in several fields, including: •   Inside Sales •   Marketing + Community •   Content Why work for us? We have great company culture, great benefits and snazzy red track jackets. For more information, head on over to the G2 Crowd careers page on our site. Be sure to follow the G2 Crowd LinkedIn company page, and Twitter account,…
  • The appeal of e-Signature software

    Daniel Honigman
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    According to DocuSign CMO Dustin Grosse, the e-Signature industry is projected to grow to $5 billion by the end of the decade. This should come as no surprise, as many industries are still inching along in their move towards digitizing many, if not all, of their processes. Why e-Signature software? There are several benefits to e-Signature software, including a reduction of the cycle time required to gather signatures, as well as reduce costs of gathering and storing signatures on paper. And these benefits also cut across companies of all sizes, and in many different industries, including…
  • Training and eLearning Software: Investing in talent

    Daniel Honigman
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Training and eLearning software is used at all points during an employee’s experience – from initial onboarding to advanced professional development – and cuts across many industries. The eLearning Industry blog recently estimated about $35.6 billion was spent on self-paced e-learning worldwide in 2011.  Today, it’s a $56.2 billion industry, and that’s on pace to double by 2015. This should come as no surprise; a recent IBM report cites that for every $1 that company spends on employee training, a company can receive $30 worth of productivity. That said,…
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    Accellion blogs

  • Cloud Storage Wars: Ready for the Next Episode?

    Paula Skokowski
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    Blog Image: Recently Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Box and Dropbox have all been slashing prices on cloud storage in an attempt to lure customers to their cloud platforms. In the latest round, Box is now offering unlimited (infinite) storage with its Enterprise and Business offerings, essentially driving the price/GB of storage to $0, or at least approaching $0 at infinity. Given this latest offer by Box, what will be the next move by the cloud storage giants to convince individuals and business to park information in their cloud? Additionally, given that cloud storage is essentially being…
  • Accellion a Leader in Gartner’s Enterprise File Sync & Share Magic Quadrant

    Yorgen Edholm
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Blog Image: The enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) market is maturing, which will benefit IT leaders planning for mobile and collaboration initiatives. Gartner recently published the 2014 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing” report, detailing the top 19 players in a field that has nearly 100 vendors, and Accellion is positioned as 1 of only 4 vendors in the Leader quadrant.According to the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, “Accellion is a good fit for organizations prioritizing their EFSS initiatives for mobile experiences, while ensuring…
  • Real-Time Medical Diagnoses: Mobile Technology Improves Patient Care

    Paula Skokowski
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Blog Image: The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMA) predicts that the U.S. will face a shortage of more than 91,000 physicians by 2020.  The good news is that mobile technology is transforming the delivery of medical care, streamlining collaboration and making it easier to get a high level of patient care and expert medical diagnoses even given the projected shortage of doctors.For example, Michael is a doctor at a clinic in rural Minnesota. Carol, a local resident, fell down a flight of stairs and is in his office with severe back pain. Concerned that she may have…
  • The Power Lunch: Mobile Technology Boosts Sales Performance

    Paula Skokowski
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Blog Image: Spending time with customers is one of the key attributes of high performing sales teams and a mobilized salesforce is able to take the power lunch to a whole new level. Equipped with mobile technology today's sales teams take on super powers, transforming every lunch to a sales opportunity.Consider this fairly typical situation: In one hour, sales account manager Amy will be meeting customer John for lunch. The goal of the lunch meeting is to not only allow Amy and John to bond over seared sea scallops with pesto aioli, but also provide Amy the opportunity to share…
  • Work - It's What's for Breakfast in the Mobile World

    Paula Skokowski
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Blog Image:  How many of us now check email at breakfast or after dinner or while waiting for our lunch sandwich to arrive?  Don't worry it's normal in fact it's becoming the new norm. The adoption of mobile devices in the workplace is transforming the way people work as they become untethered from offices and regular work schedules.  The development of the new mobile workforce is as much a social transformation as a technology transformation. Employees are adopting new work patterns as they experiment with how mobile devices can make them more productive, more efficient and better at…
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    Marketplace News

  • The Top Three Benefits of Carrier Ethernet for Business

    Mary Stanhope
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    With Unified Communicaiton, VoIP and a general increase in data transfer putting increased bandwidth and performance pressure on wide area networks (WAN), legacy technologies like frame relay are being put out to pasture. As IT decision makers have looked for cost effective alternatives to these outdated services, Carrier Ethernet has emerged as a viable option for businesses upgrading communications, data storage or other critical aspects of business. Here are three top reasons for this development: Lower cost Carrier Ethernet offers a lower price point per Mbps, increasing its value for…
  • Heads or Tails - Ethernet over Copper or Fiber?

    Mary Stanhope
    17 Jun 2014 | 11:00 am
    In today’s connected world, interconnecting business, partner and customer locations is one of the top factors in the success of a business. Adoption of Ethernet services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture already employed in corporate LANs.   As in any real estate scenario, location is key.  The location will determine what Ethernet service is available to you.  Ethernet access transport can be done over breadth of access technology: Ethernet over Fiber, Ethernet over Copper…
  • Like Everything Else, Network Connectivity Needs are BIG in Texas

    Ben Edmond
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:45 am
    From the pride of its residents, to the largest land mass in the lower 48, it’s true that everything is bigger in Texas. The same could be said for the business landscape in the Lone Star State.  Texas is home to 52 Fortune 500 companies.  More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey.  As it turns out, network connectivity demands are also quite sizeable in the state—and growing all the time.  Why Texas? Texas is home to the…
  • The Top Three Benefits of Carrier Ethernet WAN for Business

    Mary Stanhope
    28 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    Video, VoIP and an overall increase in data transfer are pushing the limits on performance and bandwidth requirements in the WAN. WAN connectivity options range from traditional private line, Frame Relay, and ATM-based WAN connectivity to newer network-based IP VPN and Ethernet WAN services.  Carrier Ethernet has come forward as an alternative to traditional services, offering a viable option for businesses.  Enterprise adoption of Ethernet WAN services has been driven by the benefits of cost, flexible bandwidth, ease of implementation, and a familiarity with Ethernet architecture…
  • Four Things Great Companies Have in Common

    Global Capacity
    21 May 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Since the dawn of business, companies have traveled many different roads on the way to excellence. But as different as these organizations might be on the surface, the overwhelming majority share a few key characteristics, including:     Constant Innovation The drive to stay on the cutting edge is ingrained in any successful organization’s culture. Just look at Fast Companies 2014 Most Innovative Company of the Year – Google, a 16 year old company that is determined to more than just a search engine.  This innovative company has too many innovations to count  with…
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  • What is 25 Gigabit Ethernet and why would you want it?

    Marten Terpstra
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the past few weeks you may have seen several press releases and articles talking about 25 Gbit Ethernet. Just when you got used to ethernet speeds being a nice decimal based system where we simply add zeros every few years, someone threw in 40GbE a few years ago. And that’s ok, powers of two we can deal with, but 25? That just does not fit in our mental model of Ethernet. SerDes The driving force behind 25GbE Ethernet is actually fairly simple and straightforward. If you open up an ethernet switch (small, large, does not really matter), you will find that all the high speed components…
  • Scaling Big Data fabrics

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    When people talk about Big Data, the emphasis is usually on the Big. Certainly, Big Data applications are distributed largely because the size of the data on which computations are executed warrants more than a typical application can handle. But scaling the network that provides connectivity between Big Data nodes is not just about creating massive interconnects. In fact, the size of the network might be the least interesting aspect of scaling Big Data fabrics. Just how big is Big Data? Not that long ago, I asked the question: how large is a typical Big Data deployment? I was expecting, as I…
  • Scenario planning for first-line managers

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    A common meme in the strategic planning world is that there is no one pre-determined future. The objective in strategic planning is not to forecast a single outcome but rather to identify a number of possible outcomes. Preparedness comes in having thought through multiple possible end states, and agility comes from the ability to quickly identify which of those end states is coming to fruition and then acting accordingly. The job of the manager is to be both prepared and agile. That said, strategy is more typically treated as a dark art that is practiced by a group of business development…
  • Network abstractions need equivalent of packet walkthrough

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Whenever a new networking platform is evaluated, one of the early sales calls includes a packet walkthrough. In excruciating detail, someone walks the customer through the path a packet takes from ingress port, through the device, across the switching or routing ASIC, and back down to the egress port. The technical deep dive frequently includes internals that even the vendor engineers are not all familiar with. But why? Some people will justify the depth by talking about troubleshooting complex systems. Others will pull on random technical details that suggest one platform is better than…
  • PlexxiPulse—SDN in the Era of Automation

    Mat Mathews
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:28 pm
    We hope you were able to tune in to our latest installation of DemoFriday with SDNCentral. In the webinar, our own Marten Terpstra and Andre Viera with Ramen Sud and Sam Gopal of Iron Mountain discussed how SDN provides the flexibility and balance essential for managing transport between datacenters. We’ll share the full webinar once it’s live on SDNCentral’s site. Another hot topic this week was the key role automation plays in SDN and datacenter innovation. Greg Ferro and Mike Matchet each commented on this subject in recent pieces for InformationWeek and SearchDataCenter. My…
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    GlobalDots - CDN, Security and Performance Solutions

  • RackWare, ChinaCache, Amazon AWS in our News Roundup

    Goran Čandrlić
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    RackWare raises $2.3M for automated cloud management RackWare has raised $2.3 million in funding thanks in part to investors such as Kickstart Seed Fund and Osage Venture Partners. RackWare offers an automated cloud management solution, the RackWare Management Module (RMM), designed to move workloads between private, public and hybrid clouds, while also increasing or decreasing available resources as necessary. Its new customers from North America and Europe include Vinit, Blue Shield, WhiteWave, IHS and ZS Associates., followed by the headquarters and R&D teams expansion. Full article at…
  • Big Data – The Promise, The Hype, The Challenges

    Goran Čandrlić
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    Big data is a blanket term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to “spot business trends, determine quality of…
  • State of The Internet Report, New Cloud Video Solution for China, Aryaka Launches CDN for Enterprises and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Level 3 and China Telecom Collaborate to Pioneer Video Cloud Solution in China Level 3 communications, the global provider of communications and networking services, announced a collaboration with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and the expansion of its Video Cloud Services, providing Level 3′s customers with access to China’s large consumer market, while CTG’s customers will be able to distribute their content and services internationally. Level 3 will be able to cater to one of the fastest growing video consumption and production markets in the world. The Company will be able…
  • Tom Leighton on Four “Grand Challenges”, MaxCDN Adds New Tokyo POP, Aryaka Funding and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Akamai’s Tom Leighton on the four „grand challenges“ facing the Internet Leighton co-founded cloud-services, mobile and security company Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM) in 1998 and was the company’s chief scientist for 14 years before becoming CEO. Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai. Image source Leighton pointed out four major challenges: Doing video at high-quality and at scale We’re a long way from high-quality video-over-the-Internet, but we’re getting more used to higher-quality TV (HD, 4K and 8K TV). A dramatic increase of in the number of bits per second is needed…
  • Box Buys Cloud Storage Startup, The Future of Big Data and more news

    Goran Čandrlić
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    Box buys cloud storage startup for streaming technology Box has acquired Streem, a cloud storage and file-sharing startup that specializes in large media files and that has developed innovative technology for streaming that type of content. Streem’s file system, the StreemFS makes it’s service behave as if it were a local drive attached to users’ computers, letting users acces files in the could right on their desktop. It’s not necessary for users to keep local copies of the files on their computers and sync them with the versions stored in the Streem cloud. Basically,…
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    Insights in IT Security

  • Reusing and Recycling Passwords Reduces Their Resilience

    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recycling is a wonderful thing. It provides people with jobs, it helps the environment, and it keeps the waterways clear... So it can't be that bad to recycle your passwords... Right? Would you be okay with your mailbox, car, bank account, and house using the exact same key? If you answered yes, then you should really think about this some more. If you answered no, then good job on realizing why recycling passwords sounds like a terrible idea! Unfortunately, using the same passwords for everything is a big problem. As I say quite often, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. With…
  • A is for Apathy, B is for Breach... Relearn your ABC’s for IT Security

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    These ABC’s are simply unacceptable. Have your networks ever been breached? How did you respond to that? Did you even respond to it? Do you have any policies in place for dealing with network breaches? What about how to protect network devices? Do you know what they are?
  • When You’re Solving for the Problem of Passwords, Less is More!

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Just your typical morning at work. I park my car, walk into work, then sit down at my desk. Log into the computer. Log into program A. Log into website B. Log into program C… Your Username or Password is incorrect.Maybe I typed it wrong.Your Username or Password is incorrect.Wait… what was the password for that program.Oh shoot, I forgot the password for my email too!Where did I write down all those important passwords…Damn, the cleaning staff must have thrown those papers out.Well, I’ve wasted ten minutes already… I guess I’d better call the IT…
  • CJIS Compliance Protects against Sieges (of your Data Infrastructure)

    30 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    CJIS compliance is a lot of things… Of high importance to those in charge of management and finances is that it’s mandatory. For those with feet on the ground, the resources provided by CJIS are invaluable. To those in charge of the data infrastructure, non-compliance lies hand in hand with vulnerable infrastructure which can be compromised.
  • What is a Security Question? An Easily Guessed Password!

    23 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    How many of these “security” questions can Facebook answer about you? Security questions...Whether you love or hate them, they’ve been commonplace for long enough that you’ve probably used at least one. Maybe you forget your passwords. Or maybe you don’t access all of your accounts often enough to remember those specific passwords. Lucky you though, you’ll always remember that beautiful honeymoon you spent in San Jose, California. Unfortunately, so will a lot of other people. If you were using social media at the time, then anyone who wants to know can find…
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    PagerDuty Blog

  • Defending the Bird: Product Security Engineering at Twitter

    Vivian Au
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Alex Smolen, Software Engineer at Twitter, recently spoke to our DevOps Meetup group at PagerDuty HQ about the philosophies and best practices his teams follow to maintain a high level of security for their 255+ million monthly active users. Security in a Fast-Moving Environment: The Challenges Twitter is one of the world’s most widely used social networks and they are continuing to add users at a steady clip. While Twitter’s growth is exciting, it also poses challenges from a security standpoint. Because so many people count on Twitter to deliver real-time news and information, it’s a…
  • Effective Start / End Practices for On-Call Scheduling

    Kenneth Rose
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Since we launched on-call handoff notifications, lots of our customers have used them to be notified about their on-call responsibilities to make sure they never forget when they’re on-call. Over the years, we’ve seen a variety of on-call schedules and thought we’d share some of the more favored practices we’ve seen. Exchange Shifts During Business Hours Below is a distribution of all start and end times for on-call shifts scheduled within PagerDuty: The most popular time to handoff your on-call shift is Midnight, followed by 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, then 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM.
  • Get Notified Before You Go On-Call

    David Hayes
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    In February, we launched On-Call Handoff Notifications so you never forget that you are on-call, missing an alert! By popular demand, we’ve tweaked this feature to let you decide when you want to be notified of your shift, up to 48 hours before your shift begins. From your profile page in PagerDuty scroll down to On-Call Handoff Notification Rules. Simply select the hours before your shift before or ends to get notified and select your notification method. Are you a bit of a snoozer? And need to be reminded multiple time. No problem, you can set up to 10 On-Call Handoff Notification Rules.
  • Meetup: Keeping Customer Data Safe

    Tony Albanese
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:03 am
    This Friday, July 11th at 12:00 PM we’re hosting our second Meetup at PagerDuty HQ. Swing by, grab a slice of pizza, a cup of beer and learn all about how you can keep your customers’ data safe from Twitter, PagerDuty and Okta. RSVP on our meetup group to attend. Not in San Francisco? No sweat, we’ll also be streaming the event live, register here to save your spot. Alex Smolen, Software Engineer at Twitter. Alex has a masters degree from the School of Information at UC Berkeley. Previously, he was a web security consultant at Foundstone, a division of McAfee. With over a billion global…
  • Security Monitoring, Alerting and Automation

    Evan Gilman
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    Constant validation is an essential piece of PagerDuty’s security methodology – and it takes place by way of continuous monitoring and alerting. A robust monitoring system helps us proactively detect issues and resolve them quickly. Here are a handful of the monitoring and alerting tactics that we employ. Port Availability Monitoring Using our dynamic firewalls, we maintain a list of ports that should be open or closed to the world. Since this information is held in our Chef server, we are able to build out the checks for which ports should be open or closed on each server. We then…
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    Information Security Buzz

  • Enhanced Security Propels SMS to New Heights

    David Bisson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    In today’s hyper-connected world, fuelled by seemingly constant reports of data breaches, privacy leaks and hacking scandals, we’re all concerned about our privacy. Or at least we are in theory. Data protection has almost become a paradox; we know we should be cautious about the data we share and who we entrust it to, but we’re accustomed to using our mobile devices for every facet of our daily lives. Many of today’s consumers are unwilling to give up this reliance in order to protect their personal information. Mobile platforms, apps and services are assumed to be secure, and a…
  • Ping Identity Ushers in Next Generation of Identity Security

    David Bisson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Ping Identity®, The Identity Security Company™, has announced at the Cloud Identity Summit major new solutions and product updates that will bring the industry closer to a post-password security standard. Following on the heels of its acquisition of multi-factor authentication provider accells technologies earlier this year, the company is launching PingID, a brand new security solution for one-swipe mobile authentication. The launch also features significant new upgrades to the company’s PingFederate, PingAccess and PingOne product lines. “Companies are spending more than $40 billion…
  • Snowden: The Dawn of a New Age

    David Bisson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    In your opinion, which company or person has had the biggest impact on the information security industry within the last 10 years, and why? In my opinion, the one individual or company who has had the biggest impact is, indubitably, Edward Snowden. Putting aside the massive privacy invasions he has revealed–which should worry everyone–that aside, at the very least he’s succeeded in “waking up” the entire information security industry, ushering us into the dawn of a new age. Because of him, we’re now in an age where volunteer experts are auditing security…
  • MSNBC Hack Highlights Cybercriminals’ Abuse of Public Trust in the Media

    David Bisson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
    A cyber-attack targeting TV channel MSNBC highlights cybercriminals’ abuse of the public’s trust in news outlets and websites, according to Websense Security Labs. The labs team at Websense, the global leader in in protecting organisations from advanced cyber-attacks and data theft, has observed a first of its kind spam/fraud campaign that redirected users from cable and satellite channel MSNBC to a fake news site. The attack gained access to and abused the company’s publicly available Bitly API key to create custom URL shorteners. The various methods used by the group include: - Use of…
  • Collective Intelligence: A Strategic Approach to Compliance Management

    David Bisson
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Managing compliance can seem like managing a menagerie of exotic animals. To the casual observer, each appears to have specialist requirements, but there will be commonalities that enable the zoo to operate efficiently, from feeding routines, to exercise, health checks, safety procedures etc. Similarly, disparate compliance regulations and legislation that may appear completely unrelated, requiring separate management and dedicated resources, can often have elements in common. Identifying these common traits and using them to collectively manage compliance can release resources, decrease…
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  • Sysadmin Day “Best of the Worst” Contest

    The CommitCRM Team
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:27 am
    In honour of the 15th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day on July 25th we at CommitCRM are having a little contest! No doubt just about everyone in the IT industry has had a bad day at some point, when everything seems to go wrong at the worst possible time in the worst possible way. Whether you are an MSP technician or a datacenter sysadmin, no matter what the platform, be it Linux or Windows or Mac or Unix or something else, you’ve been there and you’ve faced down that disaster and ultimately saved the day (hopefully). You may have come out with a few more wrinkles, a beard…
  • Desktop as a Service

    The CommitCRM Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    Desktop virtualization, in particular “Desktop as a Service” (DaaS), sometimes called “Managed Desktops” or “Managed Workspaces” depending on the vendor or platform, is a service which offers a full desktop operating system experience hosted remotely in “the cloud”. Virtual desktops of one kind or another have been around for a while but technology such as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is quite complex to implement and manage and the costs are not insignificant to build a suitably robust infrastructure and then to maintain the hardware…
  • 10 Ways to Charge More for Your IT Services

    The CommitCRM Team
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:32 am
    Business is ultimately about making money and every business owner would like to make more money than they currently do and preferably for less work. But how can an IT services business charge more for the work they do and services they offer? Read on for 10 ways to charge more… 1. Increase Prices – this is an obvious one, easy to say but perhaps less easy to do, or at least it may seem like something you can’t easily do without risk as some customers may walk if you raise prices for your IT services. However in many cases higher prices can lead to a higher perceived value…
  • Drag & Drop Tickets

    The CommitCRM Team
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:49 am
    In the endless quest for improved efficiency, every little bit counts, every second and every step which can be shortened or removed from the process entirely, helps streamline your workflow and improve productivity. One such efficiency feature is the ability to drag & drop Tickets to perform various important actions. Drag & Drop Status Changing the Status of a Ticket is of course a very common task as the Ticket progresses through your support system and so for example any time you need to change the status from New to Scheduled, Cancelled, Pending, Completed or some other status,…
  • 4 Simple Steps to Bill IT

    The CommitCRM Team
    13 May 2014 | 6:44 am
    Always a popular topic amongst IT service providers is the the subject of billing for all that hard work done and often also for items sold such as computer hardware and software. A business simply isn’t a business if there’s no money flowing and of course it needs to flow the right way – in, not out! A very typical workflow goes something like this: 1. Log it > 2. Solve it > 3. Charge it > 4. Bill it! Log it basically means opening a support ticket for the issue then you can work on it to solve it, then you charge it for the various hours worked and any equipment provided…
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  • 20 Most Expensive WordPress Plugins You Can’t Afford

    Sumanth Veera
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    This is not an article detailing the best of WordPress plugins you can buy. Here are twenty plugins that you should not really be paying money for. They are all solid and most expensive WordPress plugins with well-defined uses, and if they were free then they would be the bargain of the year. This article however explains why you need not spend so much money on them and should go elsewhere. Please notice that there is no particular order for the 20 most expensive WordPress plugins mentioned below. 20 Most Expensive WordPress Plugins 1. Sucuri Security is an expensive wordpress plugin, and if…
  • Top 10 Surprising Social Media Facts [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Social Media or let’s say Social networking became a part of our daily life. There are more Social Media Addicts than Drug Addicts in the world today (based on an internet based survey). That fact alone shows how popular social media became these days. The main problem is that the popularity of social media sites doesn’t seem to decrease but it is rising every second. This rise in popularity is giving birth to new type of social media sites. Remember that all this social media thing didn’t stop with just Facebook and Twitter.  Some unique and concept based social media…
  • 10 Facts You Should Know About DOTA

    Sumanth Veera
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:38 pm
    DOTA stands Defense of the Ancients. It is a famous online multiplayer video game. Most of us already knew that. But do you know that it’s actually popular than Elder Scrolls Online . Not just that there are many other little known facts about DOTA that every player should know. Let me tell you another interesting fact about DOTA. A grandma was beaten to death for interrupting the game. This is for real. This one fact could tell us how crazy people are about DOTA. At present, International DOTA 2 World Championship is going on. So i just thought you might be interested in knowing about…
  • Killer Tips To Get Your Blog Post Shared 1000 Times [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    If you’re a blogger or a webmaster, what is the next immediate step you will do after publishing a new blog post or an article ? Yes, you will share it on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus etc. It’s the first thing every blogger will do after publishing a new blog post. But after completing our sharing thing, another problem arises that’s lack of engagement and re-shares on the post. Established bloggers and Professionals in the field of  blogging would solve this problem easily, but beginner bloggers will find this quite troublesome and…
  • Check Out Some Killer Facts and Odds of Dying [Infographic]

    Sumanth Veera
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Many People die every day, but do you know how many people have died since began to exist ? Well that would be an estimated 1,000,000,000 people. Now let us some discuss some crazy facts about how people die. More people are killed each year by Coconuts than Sharks. Approximately 150 people are killed each year by falling Coconuts. Another crazy fact is that more people are killed by donkeys annually than people killed in plane crashes. Those two facts look like some silly things, but most of us don’t know about those and should be taken seriously. Just kidding guys, anyway who cares.
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  • Xentop and Long Server Names

    15 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Oh Xenserver, how I love you.  Seriously, check out this list to see how awesome Xenserver  is: Amazing hypervisor with great hardware support Built on a solid Linux core Provides a tool like Xentop which cuts off long server names! Ok, maybe number three isn’t so great, but I aim to fix that. Xentop and... The post Xentop and Long Server Names appeared first on .
  • 2 Simple Ways to Keep a Happy IT Staff

    19 May 2014 | 8:29 am
    I have worked for a few companies over the years and have found that the importance of the IT department is often overlooked. While they may not be a revenue generating team for your company, it is important to remember that most companies simply can’t survive without them. Interested in keeping a happy IT staff?... The post 2 Simple Ways to Keep a Happy IT Staff appeared first on .
  • What is an explicit redirect in Grails?

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Why am I writing about an Explicit Redirect? While working with composite and assigned keys in Grails, I kept running into the following error: “Cannot redirect for object [OcTesting.OcPreferences : (unsaved)] it is not a domain or has no identifier. Use an explicit redirect instead “ Notice the part about the explicit redirect? The default... The post What is an explicit redirect in Grails? appeared first on .
  • Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks Sometimes a legacy database is a necessary evil and requires extra configuration in Grails to get around previous schema choices. Luckily, Grails provides configuration options to make life in the past a little easier. As I learn more about working with Grails and legacy databases, I will update this... The post Grails Legacy Database Tips and Tricks appeared first on .
  • Water Wonderland – Midland Texas

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Water Wonderland – An Abandoned Water Park The post Water Wonderland – Midland Texas appeared first on .
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    Certification Magazine

  • CertStudent: Ready to take a bite out of Apple

    CertMag Staff
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:02 pm
     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Do you remember your first computer? For Dawid Podkanowicz, it came along when he was in the first grade. His parents bought the “HP starter package” for Dawid and his brothers from Best Buy. “The first thing we did was to take it apart, then we tried to put it back together,” Dawid said. “It took…
  • Comparing and contrasting Oracle tuning certifications

    Matthew Morris
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    I have known people to say that with enterprise databases, speed is everything. These people are dead wrong. With enterprise databases, data availability is everything. Committed transactions should never be lost, and a properly administered database should be able to recover rapidly from all manner of failures that damage the database. Oracle’s data integrity controls and its backup and recovery mechanisms are so incredibly robust that people who make such statements presumably take data availability as a given for an Oracle database. Spotting a database administrator who takes data…
  • Dear CertMag: I need more time to study for certification

    Wayne Anderson
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
     Dear CertMag  is a weekly feature that addresses common questions about certification and related IT issues. Have a question? Send an e-mail to editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Dear CertMag:  I have a job doing tech support at a community college. I’d like to eventually work in data storage, so I’ve been trying to carve out some time at night and on the weekends for certification. My biggest problem has been that, after being at work all day, I have a terrible time focusing when I finally sit down to study. I’m married with four young children, so I have plenty to do even when I’m at…
  • Press Pass: Think like an expert and other certification news

    Fida Reeder
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Welcome to the latest installment of  Press Pass , where CertMag reports new and recent certification news by blowing through as many industry press releases, blogs, dispatches, messages in a bottle, etc., as we can fit in one post. We’ve got the highlights and you can click straight to the horse’s mouth for more information.What would an expert do?: Despite what’s proclaimed to the world in the occasional Scarlett Johansson action movie, scientists generally agree that humans use nearly all of their brainpower, nearly all of the time. That doesn’t mean that you…
  • CertStudent: ‘I’m more of a new technology guy’

    CertMag Staff
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:31 pm
     CertStudent  is a regular feature that profiles students of all ages who are pursuing certification at schools, in training programs, and on their own time (and own dime). Know an interesting  CertStudent ? Share the details with us at editor (at) certmag (dot) com.Now he likes to use a sleek MacBook Air, but Isaiah Ram’s first computer was a derelict. His father was doing flooring work and found it at a job site. He brought it back to the house, but couldn’t get it running. “I was bored at home one day,” Isaiah said. “I opened it up to try to fix it and get…
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