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Entuity Expands Partnership with Dell, Inc.
August 21, 2014 - 6:49 PM
Entuity, a major provider of enterprise-class network management solutions, recently signed a newly extended partnership and reseller agreement with Dell, Inc.

Adminovate Selects GraphiteGTC for Rapid Software Development
August 21, 2014 - 10:05 AM
Mobile technology is allowing organizations to develop apps to address a wide range of services and products they offer to customers. Whether it is a limited marketing campaign or the launch of a new product, apps lets businesses create a touch point in which consumers can easily interact with the company using a device most of us carry with us at all times.

PROMISE Technology Debuts FileCruiser to Bring Private Cloud Storage Service to Businesses
August 20, 2014 - 4:40 PM
Businesses seeking to build their own secure, scalable private cloud storage service can now leverage PROMISE Technology Inc.'s FileCruiser.

MediaPlatform Integrates With Jive
August 20, 2014 - 3:25 PM
MediaPlatform, an enterprise video platform with on-demand streaming and live rich media webcasting capabilities, has recently announced the release of its new integration for enterprise social network Jive.

Xangati's XSR12 Extends IT Management Reach
August 20, 2014 - 3:19 PM
Making a significant step in extending IT Management reach, Xangati, has unveiled an update to its management platform with the release of Xangati Product Suite XSR12. The new software suite delivers industry-leading, real-time, high fidelity visibility and rapid triage for the entire client, desktop, compute, networking and storage infrastructure.

Townsend Security Brings Alliance Key Manager to AWS Marketplace
August 20, 2014 - 12:39 PM
The solution also leverages the FIPS 140-2 compliant technology and help business leaders meet industry standards and best practices for encrypting their sensitive data and business applications.

Maxta Intros MaxDeploy Hyper-Converged Reference Architecture
August 20, 2014 - 11:39 AM
The addition of MaxDeploy reference architecture takes Maxta's solution one step further in delivering on the full promise of hyper-convergence by providing companies with pre-validated configurations, performance and peace of mind.

IDology Unveils ExpectID Score
August 20, 2014 - 10:59 AM
IDology, a company that offers solutions to identity verification and fraud prevention, announced the availability of ExpectID Score, a new real-time, risk-based scoring feature for the ExpectID suite of identity verification solutions.

Dali Wireless Launches t-Series Public Safety Solution
August 20, 2014 - 10:51 AM
Dali Wireless, a company that designs and develops software configurable radio systems for broadband applications, unveiled its t-Series Public Safety (PS) solution to enhance coverage and access in public safety and emergency response environments.

Cyber-Terrorism Struck the Nuclear Regulation Commission Three Times in Three Years
August 19, 2014 - 2:52 PM
Other hacking attempts have tried to send malware to employee terminals, which could also have devastating effects on the NRC computer network.

Understand the Options for Securing Hadoop
August 19, 2014 - 1:23 PM
The objective is provide participants with the knowledge on how to protect sensitive data, enable analytics without security risk, and neutralize breaches through new data-centric technologies that are easy to integrate with Hive, Sqoop, MapReduce and many other interfaces.

Wheelings & Dealings: Luminal's New Round of Funding Brings Its Total to $13.8 Million
August 18, 2014 - 6:46 PM
One of the biggest questions companies around the world are asking themselves today is, how secure are we from the next attack? That answer of course can never be truly answered because every organization with a digital presence is under a constant barrage of cyberattacks from an increasing number of locations around the world.

BiTMICRO Debuts MAXio E-Series SSDs
August 18, 2014 - 6:07 PM
BiTMICRO, a developer of flash-based SSD (solid state drive) technology, stated its newly released MAXio E-Series SSDs leverage the Talino ASIC architecture to deliver high capacity, high performance and improved reliability.

Axios Systems Addresses the Future Challenges of IT
August 18, 2014 - 5:32 PM
Although the rate at which new technology is being invented is dizzying, the application of said technology is not always smooth sailing. Issues with compatibility and the inability for companies to come together to standardize the products and services they will be offering consumers has always been a stumbling block. This has always presented challenges in the industry, which is somewhat puzzling considering some very smart people are at the helm of the companies producing these technologies. A recent discussion held by Axios Systems concluded IT leaders must deliver service improvement and cost reduction in order to make the technology readily available globally across a wide range of industries.

ITEXPO Highlights the Changing Role of IT
August 18, 2014 - 12:48 PM
It is difficult to say what was the single most interesting take-away of the event. From the plethora of great new technology on the show floor, including our "best in show" winners, to StartupCamp9, the M2M Battle of the Platforms, updates on where we are with SDN and NFV (we are making progress on both) and the sessions of ITEXPO and all of the collocated events, let's just say there was a lot to see and hear.

The Marriage of IT & Information Governance: Rocky Romance or Wedded Bliss?
August 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Sometimes the marriage of Information Technology and Information Governance seems like an arranged one, where two parties go kicking and screaming to the altar to satisfy traditional rules. Other times, it can be a true partnership that is equally rewarding to both and ultimately to the business. The fact remains -collaboration is necessary and inevitable with new governance trends having a great impact on IT. What were once isolated and occasional requests on IT to recover or discover data, now need to be a fully integrated part of an overall plan to support the business and derive the most value from information.

Return on Prevention: The Business Value of DDoS Protection
August 18, 2014 - 10:33 AM
The data center has evolved from what was once primarily a provider of enterprise back-office support services to the public-facing Internet data center (IDC) of today. The IDC provides real-time, business-critical functions such as sales, communications, customer support and so on. And now, a growing threat to IDC availability is distributed denial of service (DDoS).

Turn End-of-Life XP Systems into VDI Thin Clients at Up to 90 Percent Savings
August 18, 2014 - 6:00 AM
It's natural to feel frustrated that support for Windows XP ended as of April 8 of this year. If you are stuck with an aging fleet of Windows XP-based machines, you have three options.

Wheelings & Dealings: IBM Acquires Cloud Security Company Lighthouse
August 15, 2014 - 6:21 PM
While the fervor over cloud computing has died down, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of companies who understand the value of that tech. That is underlined by the recent announcement that IBM has acquired cloud security services company Lighthouse Security Group. Lighthouse's technology is geared towards easily and quickly identifying data and protecting identities in what has become a rather complex IT environment.

Global Colocation Solutions Provider CyrusOne Partners with Omegabyte
August 15, 2014 - 4:52 PM
In order to attain a multi-faceted go-to-market approach, Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne has added Omegabyte Networks as a new private cloud solutions channel partner.

Big Data is an Information Management Issue, Not a Storage Issue
August 14, 2014 - 10:27 AM
Right now, big data is one of the most heard buzz words in IT, next to cloud, analytics and mobile. So far, most of the discussions on big data focus on storage. In the past, a lot of people thought big data was only a storage problem. Organizations were wondering if they will have sufficient capacity in the future to store all the data they generate. While capacity is important and organizations need to ensure they are well-prepared for the future, the real issue with regard to big data is not storage, but information management.

ITEXPO's AARP Keynoter Emphasizes That IT Staff Needs to Get Proactive
August 13, 2014 - 5:01 PM
IT staffs at organizations tend to think of themselves as support teams. Instead, they need to look at things through a different lens and consider what they can be doing to drive the business at large forward.

Network Data Systems Successfully Deploys Monolith Software's AssureNow Platform
August 13, 2014 - 4:57 PM
Network Data Systems, a world-class specialist in providing IT infrastructure professional and managed services, recently implemented Monolith Software's AssureNow solution.

ITEXPO Leading Change Panel Offers Tips on How IT Teams Can Stay Relevant
August 13, 2014 - 4:03 PM
There's an interesting dichotomy in business today. Information and communications technology have become engrained in the workings of most organizations, so it might seem that IT types would be sitting pretty. Yet, at the same time, things are moving so quickly in tech that it's important for IT leaders to be proactive to ensure they remain relevant.

NVIDIA Renews Data Center Partnership with NTT Communications
August 13, 2014 - 1:11 PM
NVIDIA, a company that offers visual computing technology solutions, recently announced the renewal of its data center partnership with NTT Communications. As a result, NVIDIA will keep using NTT Communications' Hong Kong data center facilities.

The IT Relevance Gap - Reclaim Your Company's Move to the Cloud
August 13, 2014 - 11:18 AM
Today, IT executives need to straddle the line between business and technology. As Line of Business (LOB) managers rush to the cloud, IT managers must get in front of this trend before disaster strikes. What is most concerning is the fact that many IT executives don't realize how pervasive this trend has become and what to do about it. LOBs go as far as swiping credit cards and use their own budget discretion to get the applications, services, and capabilities they need as quickly as possible. As a result, the IT department is disappearing from the LOB managers' view as the resource to help govern, support, or advise them on cloud-based solutions.

CIO Roundtable Reveals State, University Leaders Thinking on Network Security
August 13, 2014 - 8:01 AM
The federal government may be following our every virtual move, but the state governments of Nevada and Washington, as well as the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, are surprisingly open in the freedom they grant users on their networks, while still ensuring that important data on those networks is secured.

Eaton Announces Agreement with ROOT Data Center
August 12, 2014 - 5:38 PM
Eaton, a power management company, has entered into an agreement to deliver power distribution and quality solutions to ROOT Data Center's new state-of-the- art, Tier 3 colocation facility in Montreal, Canada.

Bremer Financial Corporation Installs ForeScout CounterACT
August 12, 2014 - 10:33 AM
Network environments are continuously under threat from internal and external sources. Whether it is a massive DDoS attack launched by hacktivists or a rogue app installed on the mobile device of an employee who is part of the corporate bring your own device (BYOD) program, the danger is very real and unrelenting.

One of the Most Important Components of Cloud Adoption is Trust
August 12, 2014 - 10:26 AM
There are a number of variables that influence an organization's decision to migrate some or all of its business and technology processes to the cloud. Major motivators typically include capital and operational savings, flexibility and scalability and overall improved efficiencies. Not to mention a typically robust set of features that can go head to head with or better than legacy solutions.

Microsoft's Gaming Products Through Amazon Open to Indians
August 12, 2014 - 9:39 AM
India has seen explosive growth in the online retail industry over the last few years due to the availability of cheap smartphones, data plans and a tech-savvy young population that prefers to shop online. To tap into this growing retail market, Microsoft has entered into an agreement with Amazon India to sell its gaming and entertainment products such as Xbox and Kinect.

Workers Lack Confidence in Federal Data Centers Reliability
August 12, 2014 - 9:14 AM
While federal workers know the importance of real-time information in performing their job functions, most lack confidence in their data center's ability to meet their most critical uptime and failover service level agreements (SLAs), according to a new survey.

Four Performance Management Must-Haves for Virtualized Environments
August 12, 2014 - 9:07 AM
A strategy to leverage virtualization to provide the most cost-effective infrastructure, while successfully deploying new applications, is top of mind for the CxOs in many corporations. Properly done, virtualization cuts costs while facilitating new revenue streams. Improperly done, it leads to devastating contention storms that can destroy the reputation of your brand and customer loyalty in the blink of an eye.

ABPTech, DrayTek Enable SMBs to Ensure Access to the Cloud
August 12, 2014 - 7:35 AM
More and more businesses - including SMBs - today rely on the cloud for such applications as CRM, e-mail, security, and more. The rise of the cloud means more services are available to more organizations at more affordable prices. And many businesses are migrating even their mission-critical applications to the cloud.

When Drones are Employees, Legal Issues can Follow
August 11, 2014 - 6:25 PM
While the idea of drones in general has left some a bit cold-especially when it comes to camera-packing drones that can see in our windows while leaving actual police officers or the like potentially miles away-the idea of drones in business has opened up a wide array of new possibilities. The down side, however, is that while whole new possibilities are now available, so too are legal issues that surround the idea of drones in business.

ITEXPO West 2014: Masergy Continues to Make Waves in 2014
August 11, 2014 - 5:44 PM
While most of us are hoping to make waves at the beach during this last hot stretch of summer, Masergy, a global cloud and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) provider, is looking to make waves in 2014 as the powerhouse behind the world's largest independent global cloud network platform. As ITEXPO West 2014 kicks off today at the Rio in Las Vegas, VP of Cloud Communications Dean Manzoori sat down with TMCnet to discuss what Masergy has up its sleeves as we welcome the second half of the year.

Telem Group Selects Centina Systems' NetOmnia Suite of Solutions
August 11, 2014 - 2:35 PM
Caribbean telecommunications provider, Telem Group, has selected Centina Systems' NetOmnia suite of solutions for real-time end-to-end visibility of the network and improved troubleshooting and problem resolution.

Yahoo Hits Black Hat Conference with Exciting Encryption Prediction
August 11, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Yahoo plans to have end-to-end encryption available on its popular email product by 2015.

Online Trust Alliance Reveals 91.7 Percent Failed its Email Trust Scorecard
August 11, 2014 - 11:38 AM
The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) is a not-for-profit organization established to empower and improve trusts among users while at the same time promoting the well-being of the Internet. The goal of the organization is to educate everyone to protect the identity, privacy, and security of users. The 2014 Email Integrity Audit report released by the OTA, which includes its Email Trust Scorecard, has revealed a very high percentage rate of failure.

Basis Technology Announces Rosette Search Essentials for Solr
August 11, 2014 - 11:13 AM
Basis Technology, a company that develops products and solutions incorporating multilingual text analytics and digital forensics, recently announced a new solution that comprises a complete Solr instance together with industry-leading text analytics. Rosette Search Essentials for Solr provides dependable language support, increasing accuracy across major languages.

IaaS Provider Receives Innovation Leadership Award
August 11, 2014 - 11:02 AM
Frost & Sullivan announced last week that it had awarded Profitbricks with its 2014 'North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership', for creating "a new benchmark in the cloud computing space" that offers business customers a high-performing, low cost, easy to use infrastructure as a service product.

The New 'Frontier' of Cloud Security
August 11, 2014 - 9:04 AM
Hand in hand with the cloud's ability to provide easily accessible and infinitely convenient data storage is a continuous and pervasive concern pertaining to security. On-premise is a method of data storage that has been utilized for decades, and in that time, has been fashioned into a proverbial bulwark able to repel most cyber security threats. Cloud storage, however, is a fairly recent innovation relative to the fruition of business computing, and with new technology, as always, comes new and risks and challenges it must overcome.

Samsung Leading Upgrades with T-Mobile Jump! Program
August 8, 2014 - 12:50 PM
A new ITG Market Research study has revealed Jump! customers have been using the program to get early upgrade options to the latest devices coming in the market.

Wheelings & Dealings: Vectra Networks Receives $25 Million in Series C Funding
August 7, 2014 - 4:14 PM
A prominent business that detects real-time cyber threats received an oversubscribed amount of funding this week from its financial backers.

Best Practices for Key Management in the Cloud
August 7, 2014 - 3:55 PM
Though the Encryption in the Cloud report is now in its 10th year of production, the findings are perhaps particularly interesting and timely this year with respect to data protection and encryption, located right at the top of the global news agenda. The word "encryption" may make numbers-averse people uncomfortable, but the reality is that for our increasingly digital and connected world, encryption undergirds the notion of trust. Debuts in Canada
August 6, 2014 - 11:40 AM
Canadian internet users can now browse the net without the fear of leaving their traces behind., a global DNS proxy and anonymous web browsing service, has set shop in Canada. This global internet proxy service is developed by data encryption specialists, Global Stealth, Inc.

Skytap Updates Skytap Cloud Solution
August 6, 2014 - 11:32 AM
Enabling development team working from different regions to copy on-demand environments to different regions, Skytap has added various new features to its Skytap Cloud solution.

Port of Cleveland Will Now Have Intellicheck Mobilisa's Web-Hosted TWIC Plus Readers
August 6, 2014 - 11:11 AM
The Port of Cleveland in Ohio is a major driver of the economy in the Great Lakes region, and handles an average of between 11 million and 16 million tons of cargo annually. With such huge traffic, the Port needed a technology that is capable of providing an added layer of security to port operations and port personnel. To accomplish this, Intellicheck Mobilisa's web-hosted TWIC reading system are chosen by the Port of Cleveland.

CyberVor: The Russian Gang Responsible for Stealing 1.2 Billion Online Credentials
August 6, 2014 - 9:04 AM
Although the name is not official, the company that discovered the breach, Hold Security, named the Russian cyber gang responsible for this breach CyberVor ("vor" meaning "thief" in Russian). The company revealed the gang has amassed more than 4.5 billion stolen records, with over half a billion email addresses belonging to 1.2 billion unique credentials.

ActiveState Releases Stackato Version 3.4
August 5, 2014 - 6:23 PM
ActiveState has announced version 3.4 of its Stackato cloud development platform.

Mozilla Data Sanitization Process May Have Put Developers' Login Info at Risk
August 5, 2014 - 3:58 PM
Mozilla announced over the past weekend that it recently concluded an investigation of a data sanitization process that exposed email addresses and login credentials of users in the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN).

Dynamsoft Unveils SourceAnywhere Version 6.0
August 5, 2014 - 3:28 PM
Helping developers working from diverse locations to merge their projects, Dynamsoft has updated its SourceAnywhere version control software. According to the company, the upgrade comes with project branch and merge features. This facilitates improved parallel code development and management amongst teams.

Marketers Need to Strike a Balance Between Old Skills, New Tech
August 5, 2014 - 9:37 AM
Technology has come a long way in the last few decades, and these advancements have changed society in numerous ways.

The Science Behind DDoS Extortion
August 5, 2014 - 9:05 AM
Any business conducting online business is a target for Distributed Denial of Service cyberattacks and needs to build defenses, implement plans ahead of time and refuse to give in to extortion demands.

Gatwick Airport Moving Ops to the Cloud Highlights Cloud Testing
August 5, 2014 - 6:00 AM
For many frequent fliers to the U.K., London Gatwick Airport is the point of entry. Located 28 miles south of London, London Gatwick is the U.K.'s second largest airport and the most efficient single-runway airport in the world. It serves around 200 destinations in 90 countries for 36 million passengers a year on short and long haul point-to-point services. Given the number of passengers it accommodates on its single runway, operational efficiency is a top priority. In fact, while a hallmark of the airport, it is constantly innovating to improve its operations and has turned to the cloud for tools to accomplish the task.

FortyCloud Unveils a new Offering in the Rackspace Marketplace
August 4, 2014 - 5:38 PM
Security is the biggest worry for companies thinking of making the transition to cloud technology. Although cloud technology has numerous unique advantages, companies often spend resources either securing sensitive data in the cloud or battling the attacks from malicious sources.

WFT Converts TransAlta Hardware to Virtualized Systems
August 4, 2014 - 2:02 PM
IT services and consulting firm, Wharfedale Technologies, Inc. (WFT), recently announced that it has completed a stage of its partnership with TransAlta, an electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company. WFT has successfully migrated TransAlta's SAP production landscape from physical environment to a virtual converged infrastructure.

AlienVault Placed in Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner
August 4, 2014 - 11:57 AM
Gartner has positioned AlienVault, a provider of Unified Security Management solutions and crowd-sourced threat intelligence in its Visionaries quadrant of the 2014 "Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management". AlienVault is the only company that has been positioned in the Visionaries quadrant.

Wheelings & Dealings: Moogsoft Gets $11.3 Million in Series B Funding
August 4, 2014 - 11:52 AM
Moogsoft, provider of collaborative situation management, offers a platform for ensuring the availability of continuous delivery of application and infrastructure for enterprises. In order to continue its growth, the company has raised $11.3 million in Series B funding from new and existing investors.

Partners to Channel Cloud Knowledge
August 4, 2014 - 11:37 AM
While many companies are aware of the benefits of cloud computing, they need help when it comes to deployment, and so turn to their partners and system integrators for guidance. Channel partners should consider expanding their portfolio to include cloud-related services, and to then offer integration services. These days you can't make it by just selling hardware, and here we'll explore how channel partners can become cloud specialists while navigating some traditional concerns around cloud deployment.

Findings: IT Services are Underdeveloped for Business Needs
August 4, 2014 - 8:14 AM
IBM's Institute for Business Value has released the full version of a study it first introduced last May, showing a drastic gap between IT infrastructure requirements and what services are available.

Alcatel-Lucent Tools Give iSoftStone an Edge in Business Focused Infrastructure
August 1, 2014 - 5:08 PM
When it comes to business, the infrastructure can never be ignored. Should the infrastructure ever fail, the business might well go with it. So when an opportunity emerges to improve the infrastructure-as Alcatel-Lucent recently could offer to Chinese IT service provider iSoftStone-it became clear that taking advantage of said opportunities offers short- and long-term ramifications.

Is the Raised-Floor Data Center Dead?
August 1, 2014 - 2:05 PM
Raised-floor designs utilize a raised-floor plenum to distribute cooling, whereas in a slab-floor design, all equipment sits on the slab floor and cold air reaches the racks from either overhead ducts or room flooding. For many years raised floors have been the standard; however, new data centers are increasingly being built around a slab-floor design. Is it time for something new, or do the advantages of a raised floor still outweigh those of a slab floor?

German Startup iMUNIQE Allows Anyone to Easily Encrypt Documents
August 1, 2014 - 11:52 AM
A new German startup, iMUNIQE, says it has created a device that prevents systematic data tapping on the Internet.

AlertLogic's Solutions Boosts Application Developers' Confidence
August 1, 2014 - 11:05 AM
Cloud9 IDE, an online application development environment, needing to provide a safe platform for developers to share and edit code and ideas, decided to deploy AlertLogic on its Google Cloud Platform to monitor security and compliance on the applications built by developers on their environment.

Vaultize Releases New File Sync and Share Platform
August 1, 2014 - 10:33 AM
Vaultize has announced that the company has added integrated Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) features to its popular file sharing and anywhere access platform. The company has also catered to the needs of today's generation and provided seamless integration with mobile devices in this new platform.

3 Ways Encryption in the Cloud Can Prepare You for Risk Assessments
July 30, 2014 - 5:34 PM
For organizations with heavy data security or compliance requirements, regular risk assessments are a must, and even more so if you keep any sensitive data in the cloud. You must know what assets you have, their relative vulnerability, their relative value (not only to your organization, but to attackers and competitors), and the probability of their loss. Only then can you develop a security strategy that balances the need for protection against budget and manpower restrictions. Encryption in the cloud can help you perform risk assessments in several ways.

FCm Unveils ClientBank Cloud
July 30, 2014 - 2:31 PM
FCm Travel Solutions is bringing the power of big data analytics to its clients. The company has launched a new cloud-based reporting platform that enables customers to use big data analytics to deeply analyze travel data.

Wake up, It's Time to Put Security Measures into Place
July 30, 2014 - 2:26 PM
The retail industry is vulnerable to hackers, evident in the recent attack on eBay. The reason why such companies are targeted is that there is a gold mine of private information and invaluable data just waiting to be devoured. Should businesses be afraid? New research from SafeNet, a provider of data protection solutions, notes that financial breaches could be catastrophic for companies.

Telefonica Del Sur Partners with ATEME for TITAN Live
July 30, 2014 - 12:32 PM
Chilean Telecommunications Company Telefonica del Sur, signed a deal with ATEME, a company specializing in advanced video compression solutions, to deploy ATEME's TITAN Live.

Bright Computing Receives $14.5 Million in Series B
July 30, 2014 - 12:02 PM
Bright Computing, a company that helps organizations manage their Linux clusters, announced this week that it has received $14.5 million in Series B funding.

Skyhigh Partners with SafeNet to Enhance Cloud Security
July 30, 2014 - 11:28 AM
Skyhigh Networks, a cloud visibility and enablement company, announced this week its new partnership with SafeNet, a company that focuses on the protection of high-value information assets.

The Next Five Years Will See Session Border Controller, IMS Core and Voice Application Server Spending Nearly Doubling
July 30, 2014 - 10:54 AM
The Dell'Oro Group's goal is to provide timely, reliable data concerning networking, IT and the telecommunications industries with in-depth, objective research and analysis. In addition to market research, Dell'Oro also provides quarterly reports and five year forecasts. This week, we have the latest five year report entitled "Carrier IP Telephony 5-Year Forecast Report."

HOB Unveils Upgraded MacGate Software
July 30, 2014 - 8:43 AM
HOB, one of the market players in secure remote access solutions, recently introduced the latest version of its HOB MacGate software.

Cisco Implementing Professional Education into Workforce
July 29, 2014 - 5:01 PM
The success of any IT organization is contingent upon its ability to adapt to new situations; and that ability to adapt depends on whether professionals in the field can gain the knowledge and skill set to fulfill needed job roles. IT provider Cisco is taking steps to ensure that education is offered to those who could benefit most.

Vodien Expands its Content Delivery Network
July 29, 2014 - 1:12 PM
Vodien, a company that offers web hosting solutions, recently announced that it has established 15 new points of presence (POP) in key cities around the world. The new points of presence expand the company's Content Delivery Network (CDN), resulting in faster connectivity and improved performance of their website. The cities where the new points of presence have been established are: (Asia) Hong Kong, Batam, Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney, (Europe) Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Stockholm, (North America) Chicago, Dallas, Ashburn, Atlanta, Miami and (South America) Sao Paulo.

Microsoft and IBM Cloud Services Catching up to Amazon
July 29, 2014 - 12:59 PM
An analysis released by Synergy Research Group and Gartner for Q2 shows cloud service providers are in a heated battle to keep and capture new market share, with Microsoft and IBM making significant gains in the past quarter.

Insight is the Microsoft Cloud Sales Achievement Award Winner
July 29, 2014 - 12:55 PM
As the IT cloud services industry is poised to reach $108 billion by 2017, companies are seeking expert cloud partners to take their business to clouds. Many companies have understood that this unprecedented growth in the cloud brings new business opportunities for them. Some of them have already chosen large companies as their cloud business partners and are performing exceptionally well.

SendGrid Opens Office in Southern California
July 29, 2014 - 11:49 AM
SendGrid, a provider of application email infrastructure solution, recently opened its new Southern California office. The new office, which is located at downtown Orange at 814 W Chapman Avenue, is within walking distance of public transportation and local restaurants. The company has announced that it will be hiring new talent for the office.

IGC Achieves Silver Application Development from Microsoft
July 29, 2014 - 11:14 AM
Informative Graphics Corporation (IGC), a company that offers viewing, collaboration and redaction technology solutions, recently announced that it has achieved a Silver Application Development competency in the Microsoft Partner Network for the third time. As a result of this recognition, IGC is now placed among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners.

Building a Corporate Security Strategy
July 29, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Security is a strategic activity needed to maintain the privacy and integrity of data stored in any network. It is of paramount importance for businesses because its database stores millions of personal data and credit card details of its customers, and if this information gets into the wrong hands, it can have a negative financial impact on the customers. Consequently, security attacks cause customers to lose their trust and confidence in the company, and to prevent this, companies have a security strategy in place.

A Quick Guide to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
July 29, 2014 - 9:58 AM
Be prepared for anything by checking your way through each stage of the planning process, from initial inventory of applications to seasonal testing of your chosen solution.

ABI Recognizes Gemalto as Digital Security Forerunner
July 25, 2014 - 5:30 PM
As more and more sensitive information makes its way onto the digital plane, the world populous finds ever increasing necessity for protection from cyber theft and malady. Leading the charge on this front is Gemalto, a global forerunner in digital security, and now, ABI Research's number one ranked company in the provision of secure government and healthcare electronic documents.

Dimension Data Successfully Deploys Glassbeam Platform
July 24, 2014 - 5:49 PM
Dimension Data, a $6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, recently selected the Glassbeam platform to optimize its global enterprise-class cloud data center operations.

MarketsandMarkets: Cloud Computing in Education Market Worth $12.38 Billion
July 24, 2014 - 10:08 AM
MarketsandMarkets, a market research and consulting company based in the U.S., has presented report titled "Cloud Computing in Education Market by Service Model (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), by Deployment Model (Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, and Community Cloud), by User Type (K-12, Higher Education) - Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2014-2019)".

Comings & Goings: Rajant Appoints Kirk Byles as Vice President of Sales and Marketing
July 23, 2014 - 3:13 PM
Rajant Corporation, the pioneer of Kinetic Mesh Networks and provider of multi-frequency mesh networking solutions, recently announced the appointment of Kirk Byles as its vice president of sales and marketing. A veteran in the wireless broadband industry and telecommunications sector, Byles will be responsible for further strengthening channel partnerships and building a new customer base in the oil and gas and utility industries.

Cloud: 3 Abused Words That Don't Mean What You Think
July 23, 2014 - 2:44 PM
Subjecting yourself to cloud doesn't mean you aren't the ultimate decider of your own fate therein. The question these days isn't, "Do I run a private cloud?", but rather, "How many public clouds should I be in?" -- so to go from cloud wary to cloud wise, how does one sort the wheat from the chaff?

Microsoft Partners with Cisco to Modernize Data Centers
July 21, 2014 - 4:47 PM
Networking solutions giant Cisco today announced a multi-year agreement with software giant Microsoft to modernize data centers. The partnership was announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington.

Faster than the Future in the 100G Era
July 21, 2014 - 1:09 PM
Data delivered in the right way creates insights that enable actions. Being able to understand all the data within networks ensures that apps run quickly, videos stream smoothly and end-user data is secure. Yet, as the volume and complexity of data increase, processing it all becomes increasingly difficult.

Expect Labs Partners with In-Q-Tel
July 21, 2014 - 12:22 PM
Expect Labs, a company that is among the leaders in the field when it comes to anticipatory computing, has announced a "strategic investment" partnership with In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is an investment firm that has done quite well when it comes to identifying firms that work in innovative technology solutions. Most of the companies that In-Q-Tel works with have a very specific mission, and that is to support the tasks and missions of the United States Intelligence Community.

Connect your Data Network to the Public Cloud with VNS3
July 21, 2014 - 11:41 AM
CohesiveFT, an original cloud networking company and member of the Amazon Partner Network, allows its customers to build their cloud powered products and services over its network routing and security virtual machine - VNS3. It's making available theVNS3 Lite Edition on Amazon Web Services (AWS), on a trial basis for a period of one month.

Ten Tips for the App-Centric IT Pro
July 18, 2014 - 3:55 PM
Today's workers are increasingly - if not completely - reliant on applications to conduct business and perform their job. Whether applications are hosted on-premise or in the cloud, the pressure is on IT to deliver top app performance with little to no downtime, anywhere access and flexible architecture.

Accenture Survey: Banks - Get Your Priorities Right or Prepare to Make Way
July 17, 2014 - 10:35 AM
In keeping with their present lifestyles, mobile-empowered consumers are latching on to the next big thing in financial services: 'digital banking', or what is often referred to as 'branchless banking'. According to the latest survey of U.K. current account customers conducted by Accenture, consumers are more likely to shift away from conventional bankers and consider non-traditional providers such as Google or Amazon.

blinkbox Moves Securely to the Cloud Under the Aegis of Barracuda, Azure
July 17, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Cloud-based applications are perhaps a little more vulnerable to inbound attacks and Internet threats, but the strong combination of Barracuda's firewalls and Azure can reportedly provide the required arsenal to keep predators at bay. Tesco-owned movie and TV streaming service -blinkbox - chose this powerful combination to protect its applications.

Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport Deploys Quantum Secure's SAFE
July 17, 2014 - 10:29 AM
São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), the busiest airport in Latin America, has recently reorganized the airports security operations by adapting Identity Management Solution from Quantum Secure.

Esri Tapestry Segmentation System Provides New Insights into America's Changing Population
July 17, 2014 - 9:06 AM
As highlighted in my recent posting on SAP combining with geospatial solutions specialist Esri to help their respective customers get an enriched context for enabling a better understanding of customer behaviors, understanding demographics is increasingly important for enterprises of all sizes. Indeed, for many initiatives knowing who and where the customers are and how their profiles are in the midst of change is critical. For companies in the U.S., the announcement from Esri that it is out with the next generation of its acclaimed Tapestry Segmentation system is important news.

Social Media Customer Care, Analytics Pay Big Dividends
July 17, 2014 - 6:00 AM
While there still remains the issue around whether 360-degree customer engagement should be called multi-channel or omni-channel, there is no denying that social media's role as part of the mix is increasing in importance.

Temperature Monitoring Companies
July 16, 2014 - 3:29 PM
Are you doing your homework for your next temperature monitoring system? Good news, this post does a bit of the work for you. You will find links to a few different companies that can provide solutions that cover the gamut from temperature monitoring to humidity, smoke, water and airflow sensors.

Trimble Announces Acquisition of Assets of The Omega Group
July 16, 2014 - 12:26 PM
Trimble, which applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive, has acquired the assets of privately-held The Omega Group, headquartered in San Diego, California.

Researchers Achieve Atomic Manipulation that Could Be Used to Create Nanoscale Storage Devices
July 16, 2014 - 9:06 AM
A new generation of ultra-dense, nanoscale atomic-scale storage devices may emerge after an exciting new discovery from researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland.


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