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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.

Unitrends Announces Unitrends Virtual Backup (UVB) 8.0
July 15, 2014 - 4:23 PM
As more corporate applications and data move to virtual machines, IT companies are looking in to the problem of how to integrate VM protection into their established backup, DR and retention processes. So what is the solution to protect VM-specific backup application? Data protection and disaster recovery specialist Unitrends announced the availability of Unitrends Virtual Backup (UVB) 8.0, a purpose-built virtual appliance providing hypervisor-level protection for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix.

Cloudera, Dell and Intel Extend Partnership
July 15, 2014 - 1:57 PM
Recently, Cloudera has extended its partnership with Dell and Intel and announced plans to launch a dedicated Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise. The solution will feature Dell hardware, Cloudera's enterprise data hub -based on Cloudera Enterprise, Intel architecture and ScaleMP's Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture, ensuring high-performance data analysis for customers.

Actuate Launches BIRT iHub F-Type - Free Server for over 3.5 Million BIRT Developers
July 15, 2014 - 9:33 AM
Actuate has announced the arrival of BIRT iHub F-type, the latest version of its open source visualisation deployment application for managing big data.

OpenStack: A Winning Proposition for Vendors and End-Users
July 15, 2014 - 9:04 AM
Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating platform for public and private clouds.

Vanguard Video Expands Market Leadership by Releasing V.265 v2.0
July 14, 2014 - 5:30 PM
Vanguard Video, a major player in commercial deployments of H.265/HEVC video compression technology, recently released the latest version of its professional software codec, V.265.

NCS Introduces VDI with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure
July 14, 2014 - 10:44 AM
Computing systems manufacturer, NCS Technologies Inc., is moving into the hyper-converged infrastructure market by introducing a virtual desktop infrastructure portfolio for companies that deploy up to 5,000 virtual machines.

MyCloudIT Launches Cloud-Based IT Network for SMBs
July 14, 2014 - 9:10 AM
MyCloudIT has launched the industry's first cloud-based IT network for SMBs.

3 Ways To Update Your Enterprise Application Development Environment
July 11, 2014 - 4:36 PM
The enterprise world is becoming more mobile by the second. Recent research from Evans Data found that 8.7 million of the 19 million software developers in the world now focus on creating applications for mobile devices. You want your business to keep pace, but it's difficult for IT departments to balance multiple application development projects with a finite amount of time and money. So what do you do? Instead of managing your resources, improve them with an enhanced mobile application development environment.

Password Management Market to Reach $709.6 Million by 2019
July 11, 2014 - 10:29 AM
An individual who tries to remember, for instance, 20 simple passwords may be stretching the limits of his memory. His counterpart that tries to remember 20 difficult passwords in the form of hashes, though, is most certainly trying to achieve the impossible.

SafeNet's ProtectFile Enhances Hadoop Big Data Security
July 11, 2014 - 9:53 AM
SafeNet, Inc., a company in data protection, has launched enhanced version of ProtectFile solution.

Ipanema Technologies Partners with Zscaler
July 10, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Ipanema Technologies, a premier provider of Application Performance Guarantee solutions over the WAN recently signed a partnership agreement with the Internet security company, Zscaler.

Wheelings and Dealings: WiLAN Acquires Patents from Memory Company
July 10, 2014 - 4:30 PM
WiLAN will acquire a portfolio of patents used in electronic devices, which will be owned by a WiLAN subsidiary who will license them.

Millicom Intros EduMe English Service
July 10, 2014 - 3:51 PM
Millicom, an international telecommunications and media company with a current focus in the Latin American market, has recently introduced EduMe English service, a low-cost mobile English language learning course, to Tigo's customers in Rwanda by subscription or on demand.

U.S. Pressures China on Tech Trade Issues
July 10, 2014 - 2:15 PM
U.S. officials are pressuring China once again on tech trade issues, including those related to protection of tech products.

Windows Likely to See Boost in PC Shipments in 2015
July 10, 2014 - 12:35 PM
There is some bright news in the PC market. There was flat growth in Q2 when it comes to global PC shipments, Gartner reported. This is important because it follows two long years of declines. In contrast, IDC, in its report, said global PC shipments during Q2 saw only slight declines.

Enterprise Servers' Role with Big Data Bandwidth Requirements
July 10, 2014 - 11:20 AM
Enterprise servers must be adapted to account for changes in computing demands, an important consideration when it comes to the choosing your network bandwidth providers. Used in healthcare research, industrial machinery monitoring and omni-channel customer relationship management, big data puts increasing processing, storage and security demands on servers.

Why In-Memory Computing is Good for a Performance Boost
July 10, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Your organization has a typical x86 server which has somewhere between 32GB to 256GB of RAM. While this is a decent amount of memory for a single computer, that's not enough to store many of today's operational datasets that easily measure in terabytes. This is why there is in-memory computing. But what is it?

Parasoft Cloud Expo
July 9, 2014 - 2:34 PM
Virtualization is becoming a mainstream technology for most large businesses, as it offers profound changes to the way organizations are bringing software to the market. It offers reduced costs, easier backups, better testing and easier migration to cloud computing.

What Can the Cloud Offer for Application Development?
July 9, 2014 - 10:57 AM
There's a reason Apple coined the term "there's an app for that." In today's business world, there really is, at least almost always, an app for something we need. Apps have increased email and response times, open the door for mobile advertising, lowered technology costs and increased telecommuting opportunities.

Kaspersky Lab Updates its Internet Security Solutions with New Features
July 9, 2014 - 10:29 AM
Kaspersky Lab has released a new product line of security solutions aimed at home users.

Netswitch Maximizes Network Security for Businesses
July 9, 2014 - 9:58 AM
Netswitch is maximizing network security for businesses of all sizes with the release of MADROC Integrated Security Platform.

Private or Public Cloud? Open Data Centers Talks Cloud Options
July 9, 2014 - 9:53 AM
When it comes to cloud management which is better-private or public?

Panasonic Signs Contract with Intel to Produce Audio/Visual Gear Chips
July 9, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Popular computer chip manufacturer, Intel, announced on Monday that they have signed a contract with Panasonic to create chips for their audio and visual equipment markets.

NuoDB Picks Up Where Traditional Databases Stop
July 8, 2014 - 5:03 PM
Application development will inevitably hit a brick wall when it comes to traditional database capacity, simply because capacity cannot be delivered on demand. NuoDB, a provider of webscale distributed database solutions, speaks to these challenges with its distributed, peer-to-peer approach.

i-ACT Deploys Widen Media Collective to Manage Image and Video Library
July 8, 2014 - 3:43 PM
i-ACT, a non-profit organization, was looking for ways to organize and archive its hundreds of hours of video footage and thousands of digital images documenting. After a detailed analysis, i-ACT selected the Widen Media Collective for its exclusive features that help in effortlessly rearranging both images and video assets.

Mirantis Opens New Office in Grenoble, France
July 8, 2014 - 10:18 AM
Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor, recently opened a new office in Grenoble, France.

Intellicom Joins Gridstore's Accelerate Partner Program
July 8, 2014 - 10:09 AM
Gridstore, a company that provides software-defined storage (SDS) solutions, recently announced Intellicom, a company that delivers technology solutions, as the newest member of Accelerate Partner Program.

Middle East CIO Called to a Higher Purpose - Must Deliver Corporate Value with Data
July 8, 2014 - 9:59 AM
As many businesses in the Middle East are building businesses that target not just regional but global growth, technology is playing a larger role than ever in advancing these organizational aspirations. According to a latest forecast by Gartner in March of this year, Middle East IT spending is projected to total $211 billion in 2014, an 8 percent increase from 2013. In this scenario, the role of the CIO has become increasingly important. But this role has changed fundamentally over the past decade. In an era of cloud computing, big data and increasing dominance of mobile devices, the way an organization interacts with IT is now very different.

The Hype and Myths of Big Data and Security
July 8, 2014 - 8:41 AM
Big data has taken the tech industry by storm. Tips, tricks and how-to guides are everywhere you look. According to IT experts at the Enterprise Strategy Group, 47 percent of enterprises are now collecting and analyzing more than six terabytes of security data on a monthly basis. The increase in popularity has led way to quite a lot of hype, so how can you tell fact from fiction? Let's explore four common big data myths.

South Carolina School Installs Tattletale Panic System to Protect Teachers and Students
July 7, 2014 - 6:02 PM
Westerville, Ohio-based Tattletale portable alarm systems has been widely known for protecting equipment that is often considered at risk, such as utility substations, military assets, and high value construction sites. As technology evolves, so has tattletale's ability to protect the most valuable possessions - including lives.

UBM Tech Study Advices CIOs on IT Purchase Decisions
July 7, 2014 - 4:04 PM
With changing demands from the business, and in an increasingly technology-centric business environment, CIOs must find innovations and process improvements that make a real impact on the bottom line.

Cloud APIs for a Whole New Approach to Development
July 7, 2014 - 3:28 PM
Advancements in technology generally bring us better access to the tools we need to be productive. In the case of social media, there may be arguments to the contrary, but when combined with cloud access, it's hard to argue this trend is void of extensive benefits. A key focus in development is speed, flexibility and scalability, all possible with the right API.

Improving the User Experience with Cloud-based Authentication
July 7, 2014 - 3:20 PM
Most of us have a love/hate relationship with authentication. We want our information protected, but we don't want to jump through hoops to gain access to it. None of us really want to remember 20 different passwords, change them every six words or remember to use a PIN once we're allowed to get past step one.

The Yin and Yang of Self-Service Support
July 7, 2014 - 2:40 PM
About a decade ago, providers of enterprise IT support services were looking to do primarily one thing: cut costs. If that meant offshoring service desk services and call centers, so be it, as long as they could drive costs down. Recently, however, there's been a shift in perspective. Now everybody wants to drive a better customer experience. Whether it be through speedy resolution of problems, the types of support offered or enhancement of end user productivity, IT support shops now want to produce the best end user experience possible. They're looking to increase user satisfaction.

Google Blocks Goldman Sachs Email Sent in Error
July 7, 2014 - 2:26 PM
A short typographical error in a single email caused the Internet to go into a frenzy last week.

IBM's Bluemix Released with New Business Partner Services
July 7, 2014 - 2:06 PM
Bluemix, the open cloud platform from IBM, has been made available with new services for the benefit of clients and systems integrators.

Combating the Evolving Threat Landscape with Multi-Factor Authentication
July 7, 2014 - 10:25 AM
The 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report revealed that 71 percent more companies were hit by DDoS attacks in 2013 than the year before.

GoodData Provides Massive Scalability in the Cloud with Open Analytics Platform
July 7, 2014 - 9:47 AM
GoodData simultaneously rolled out its agile data warehousing service to provide further performance and scalability enhancements to its Open Analytics Platform. The service uses a columnar database as well as governance and integration processes to provide end-to-end automation.

Metacloud's OpenStack Platforms Deliver Enterprise-grade Cloud Functionality
July 7, 2014 - 9:30 AM
OpenStack platform provider Metacloud may be a startup organization, but its leaders have decades of experience. Being involved in the industry for so long has given them a broad view on just how much the IT organization is changing, and how technology needs to grow to keep apace.

Berns Weiss Announces Formation of Digital Money Practice Group
July 3, 2014 - 3:37 PM
Berns Weiss LLP, a nationally recognized class-action law firm, has launched Digital Money Practice Group. This digital money community will be supported by the law firm in developing beneficial products for use by consumers in financial transactions.

Comings & Goings: QLogic Appoints New Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales
July 3, 2014 - 2:12 PM
QLogic Corp., supplier of high performance network infrastructure solutions, has recently appointment Tony Carrozza as the new senior vice president of worldwide sales.

Workers' Credit Union Implements DigitalPersona Solutions
July 3, 2014 - 1:51 PM
Using the DigitalPersona Pro with U.are.U 4500 Fingerprint Reader solution, Workers' Credit Union is hoping to authenticate its employee identities and also to increase security, remove password resets and streamline workflow which in turn should lead to gains in productivity and customer service.

codeFutures Tackles Big Data Scalability with AgilData Platform
July 2, 2014 - 5:11 PM
When it comes to dealing with massive amounts of data, agility is key. codeFutures understands the complexities and challenges inherent in processing and formatting big data and the company rolled out their AgilData platform at Cloud Expo in New York City last month as a tool for handling huge amounts of data in disparate formats.

Telguard Unveils CDMA Version of TG-1
July 2, 2014 - 1:43 PM
Telguard, a company specializing in security communications solutions, launched the CDMA version of its TG-1 Express cellular alarm communicator on the Verizon Wireless network. This product is an extension of Telguard's existing primary residential cellular communicator product line.

Internet Service Providers in the Middle East are Uniquely Positioned to Deliver DDoS Attack Protection Services
July 2, 2014 - 10:26 AM
The size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Services (DDoS) attacks is increasing. According to figures from Arbor's ATLAS network, in the Middle East, by the end of 2013, the average attack size was 2.8 Gbps, higher than the global average of 2.3 Gbps. Because of this, security and availability are now among the top requirements of IT departments in businesses across the region. Unfortunately, when it comes to today's range of sophisticated DDoS attacks, traditional security products, such as firewalls or intrusion prevention systems, are proving to be inadequate.

SafeNet Introduces Cipher Partner Program to Help Asia-Pacific Partners Transform Data Security
July 2, 2014 - 6:00 AM
As we all know from reading the headlines, information security has become not just a top priority of IT professionals, it literally knows no boundaries. The bad actors can have impact literally and virtually anywhere, and security solutions need to be comprehensive, i.e., protective of being in a connected world and also customized to account for regional differences.

Cisco and NetApp's Integrated FlexPod Solution Generates $3 billion in Joint Sales
July 1, 2014 - 10:25 AM
Cisco and storage firm NetApp have announced that their integrated FlexPod cloud architecture has to date generated more than $3 billion in joint sales.

ICAP Discloses More Patents from Xerox for Sale
June 30, 2014 - 5:33 PM
Intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm ICAP Patent Brokerage announced the sale of patents related to mobile services across wireless networks from Xerox Corporation.

Selling Up: Mitel Ready to Help Hotels Upgrade
June 30, 2014 - 4:31 PM
Menin Hospitality, with boutique luxury hotels in South Florida and Chicago, recently announced the choice of Mitel and partner DCI/VCore to serve the company's properties with cloud communications. In a Wall Street Journal article the head of IT for Menin, Seth Wasserman, commented "With several hotels in Florida, we need to be ready for any emergency - wind, rain, power outage - and I don't want to have to bring the train to a stop to change a wheel. I need to keep the business moving." Of course these are just the kind of circumstances under which cloud solutions excel.

SolidFire Announces Interoperability with VMware VSphere Storage I/O Control
June 30, 2014 - 4:21 PM
SolidFire, a specialist in all-flash storage systems, has been offering different types of storage media leveraging its all-flash architecture, with volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls.

Boomtown's Connected Device Lab to Drive Internet of Things Advancement
June 30, 2014 - 11:20 AM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making rapid gains, with more and more devices developing the new ability to connect to each other and to other devices, allowing for ease in control regardless of location. But getting IoT developments doesn't happen in isolation; it requires development and effort to build such measures. Boomtown, an accelerator organization in Boulder, is looking to help start up some new developments in the field, and is building an entire branch of its organization geared toward fueling new gains in the connected device field.

Big Data and the Broadband Industry
June 30, 2014 - 6:55 AM
Big Data. By now, we've all heard this term and we all want to buy some. However, Big Data is not a product, it's a new way of doing things - you might even say it's a new philosophy. Recent statistics from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers illustrate just how many innovative things now depend on Big Data - from voice recognition software and connected car services that collect and analyze hundreds of millions of data points each day, to energy-saving tools that reduce heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent. There are even new investment management applications that help clients plan their finances by automating the trading process!

RingCentral Partners with The Littleton Group
June 27, 2014 - 4:36 PM
RingCentral Inc., a cloud phone systems provider, announced this week that it will partner with The Littleton Group, an insurance claims company, to help improve Littleton's communications capabilities.

Vianet Adapts Oti's New Trio Modular Payment Reader
June 27, 2014 - 3:48 PM
Vianet, a telemetry and software solutions provider for the leisure, gaming and vending sectors, has recently picked new Trio modular payment reader from On Track Innovations Ltd. This advanced solution will be installed to Vianet's vending machines in the UK and the Netherlands, during the third quarter of this year.

PayPal Security May Have Been Lacking For Years
June 27, 2014 - 3:39 PM
PayPal, the international e-commerce website has garnered over 150 million active users since it's founding in 1998. It has promised a secure method for transactions to be made and payments to be accepted through the Internet, opening commerce to more remote areas and helping small businesses along the way.

AT&T Adds LG G Watch to Its Offerings
June 27, 2014 - 3:33 PM
AT&T, premier communications holding company offering wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services, has announced it has now added LG G Watch to its collection of accessories.

Bitcasa, Samsung Extend Partnership
June 27, 2014 - 10:55 AM
Bitcasa, a company that provides cloud storage solutions, recently announced that it will extend its partnership with Samsung Electronics by providing 50 gigabytes of free cloud storage to the company's customers. Samsung Windows 8.1 devices will now have Bitcasa app, providing users secure access to their data. Bitcasa partnered with Samsung in April.

Sookasa Expands its Cloud Compliance Service; Enables Secure File Sharing Via email
June 26, 2014 - 11:37 AM
Email attachments are always risky as it comes with security and compliance threat. This is due to the fact that such attachments can be scattered across multiple email clients and public servers, and may be easily forwarded to unauthorized recipients. Even in case of cloud file sharing services, public links can get forwarded to unauthorized recipients.

Juniper Networks Adds New Features to its Next Generation Firewall
June 26, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Juniper Networks, a security solutions company that provides solutions to companies to help them build the best possible networks, has announced it added new capabilities to its Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions.

SecurityDo Unveils Fluency, Partners with Lumenate
June 26, 2014 - 11:08 AM
A recent study revealed that 52 percent of businesses are defenseless against a cyberattack. Sophisticated attack vectors are placing a greater challenge for companies to manage security concerns.

Retailers: Don't be Complacent about Cybersecurity
June 26, 2014 - 11:01 AM
The magnitude of a threat is felt only when it's visible; so a cyberthreat is more often than not taken rather lightly. Also it's hard to understand how devastating a cyberattack can be unless you've been a victim. Tripwire, a provider of security solutions highlights the sense of complacency that surrounds cybersecurity in the retail industry.

tw telecom to Connect SE3 Tenants in Seattle Data Centers
June 26, 2014 - 10:57 AM
In the absence of a secure, reliable and scalable connectivity solution, tw telecom customers have had to rely on the open Internet for mission-critical business. However, the company's partnership with the interconnection and data center company Equinix will soon change all that.

RainStor Unveils RainStor 6 Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0
June 26, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Data is outpacing technology today. Managing data effectively, cost efficiently and in compliance is a great task. In this situation, enterprise data archive is imperative. RainStor is a company whose solutions manage historical data across the enterprise. They are designed to reduce cost, complexity and compliance risk and offer quantifiable business value with continuous access to years of vital data. The company is taking a step further by announcing the availability of an Archive Application for Hadoop 2.0 with its latest release, RainStor 6.

Xand Chooses Radware's Attack Mitigation System to Protect Cloud Services
June 26, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Xand is the biggest provider of ultra-flexible cloud, collocation, disaster recovery and managed services in the northeastern United States, and has recently selected Radware's DefensePro security solution to protect their cloud and collocation infrastructure from DDoS attacks, among other threats. Radware is a trusted service provider for application delivery and security solutions for both virtual and cloud-based data centers, all of which are supported by Radware's Attack Mitigation System (AMS).

Shifting Roles in the Modern Data Center
June 25, 2014 - 5:29 PM
It's no secret the virtualization and cloud revolution have brought unprecedented levels of agility and automation to IT infrastructure and data centers around the globe.

Arbor Networks' On-Premise DDoS Protection Gets Top Mark from Infonetics Research
June 25, 2014 - 12:44 PM
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks pose one of the most dangerous forms of cyber threats to organizations as well as the Internet as a whole. Depending on the size of the attack, it is possible to disrupt the Internet infrastructure and affect tens of millions of websites. It is therefore essential for businesses with a considerable digital presence to ensure they have the proper DDoS mitigation solution in place in order to ensure they will be up and running as soon as possible if their system is compromised. While many can claim to be the best provider, a new Infonetics Research has identified Arbor Networks as the global leader in on-premise DDoS protection.

Skyera's SkyHawk All-flash Solid-State Storage System Gets VMware Ready Status
June 25, 2014 - 11:48 AM
Skyera Inc. has announced that the company's skyHawk all-flash solid-state storage system has won VMware Ready status.

South African Enterprises Ready for Cloud Adoption in 2014
June 25, 2014 - 11:32 AM
"Today's business environment is all about opportunity; and the only way to enjoy opportunities is to embrace change." So says Dr. Mariana Carroll, head of the Cloud Computing Centre of Excellence at Deloitte. "By embracing the cloud, enterprises are enabled to transform the way they deal with employee and customer interaction, collaboration and innovation."

Xand Announces Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection Services
June 25, 2014 - 11:31 AM
Denial-of-service (DoS) or distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, are on rise. According to a survey conducted by Prolexic Technologies, hackers launch more than 7,000 DDoS attacks each day, taking down VoIP and UC systems in addition to websites.

PC Monitor Shipments Continue to Slide Downwards
June 25, 2014 - 11:05 AM
According to industry analysts, World PC monitor shipments totaled almost 33.7 million units in the first quarter of 2014. While that number might seem impressive for those not close to the tech world, it actually represents a decline in popularity. The good news is that the decline isn't all that sharp, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) PC Monitor Tracker report. The slip is a decline of -0.4 percent in year over year for the quarter.

BSA Survey Ranks Security Concerns as the Top Threat from Using Pirated Software
June 25, 2014 - 10:46 AM
When companies use illegal copies of professional software, it is usually done in an attempt to save time and money getting around the lengthy registration process and high fees. As is the case almost every other time when someone tries to cut corners, this process ends up costing companies far more in the long term. Using this pirated professional software, companies place themselves at risk for being caught and fined for the transgression - but that's not the only problem with using illegal programs. Downloading illegal copies of software often allows malware and other viruses to piggyback alongside the program, gaining access to sensitive private information on company networks.

ActiveState Takes Open Source Development to the Next Level
June 25, 2014 - 10:40 AM
Cloud computing continues to gain momentum in the global market as companies and individuals alike set aside their once-held fears of security breaches and lack of control to enjoy the lower cost and streamlined efficiencies. To demonstrate the value extended in these situations, the Cloud Expo brings together vendors and experts throughout the cloud space to put their wares on display and introduce new innovations.

Integrated Circuit Built by Jack Kilby Goes up For Auction
June 24, 2014 - 4:21 PM
In 1958, Jack Kilby, an engineer with Texas Instruments showed his co-workers a new integrated circuit (IC) that only had a transistor and a few other components on a germanium piece. This device laid the foundation for the microchip industry as we know it today, and Kilby was rightly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for this invention.

AppliedMicro to Showcase X-Gene Server on a Chip
June 24, 2014 - 4:01 PM
AppliedMicro's X-Gene Server on a Chip Solution represents the high end of all ARM processors. It is the first Server-on-a-Chip solution from the company that combines 10/40g mixed signal I/O with top-of-class, ARMv8 64-bit cores developed by AppliedMicro running at up to 2.4 Ghz, with an enterprise-class memory subsystem.

Close to 10 Percent Drop Seen in HPC Server Market During Q1
June 24, 2014 - 3:58 PM
The high performance computing (HPC) technical server market dropped 9.6 percent during Q1.

Slim Chickens Installs Delphi's Full Insight Technology Platform
June 24, 2014 - 3:16 PM
Slim Chickens has installed Delphi's full Insight technology platform for its newest store opening in Fayetteville, Ark.

Restructuring the Data Center Industry
June 24, 2014 - 2:22 PM
How do you address the ever growing challenges with data center cooling, ensure power efficacy, be redundant in components and paths but eliminate redundant costs, manage distribution and consolidation, be resilient, efficient, remain secure and warrant safety, as well as resolve the scarcity of skilled human resources?

FlexITy Solutions Partners with BMC Software
June 24, 2014 - 12:15 PM
FlexITy Solutions Inc., a provider of unified communications, data center technologies, cloud, managed services and software solutions, recently announced it has signed an agreement with BMC Software, a company that simplifies, prioritizes and automates IT management processes.

The Eclipse Foundation Announces New Science Working Group
June 24, 2014 - 11:48 AM
It's a known fact that software is gradually becoming the most important quotient for the success of applied and basic scientific research. Most software formed during scientific research is used for single, specific purpose or for a single experiment without reusing.

Linguamatics Launches I2E Semantic Enrichment
June 24, 2014 - 10:52 AM
Linguamatics, a company that offers natural language processing (NLP)-based text mining solutions, recently launched I2E Semantic Enrichment, a solution that enhances the experience of enterprise search users by allowing them to retrieve more relevant results faster.

Worldwide PBBA Market Revenue Declines in the First Quarter of 2014
June 24, 2014 - 10:46 AM
Big data analytics is allowing organizations to recognize there is value in the information they collect throughout many of the touch points they interact with. Available technology allows businesses to gather data from customers, other businesses and even the machines to develop actionable insight for improving operations across the board. Data has value, and it is important to protect it with proper and redundant backup systems. With so much data being created, the (PBBA) market was experiencing exceptional growth until the first quarter of 2014 when market revenues declined by -2.5 percent year-over-year (YOY), according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

Microsoft Drives Interest in Office 365 with Free Cloud Storage
June 24, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Microsoft recently announced that subscribers to Office 365 Personal and Home would be able to get in on the same deal that OneDrive for Business customers were getting access to: one full terabyte of cloud storage.

Wheelings & Dealings: Puppet Labs' $40 Million Funding Round to Address Enterprise Demand for IT Automation
June 23, 2014 - 4:38 PM
With so many different technologies available, organizations need IT automation to link together the disparate hardware and software they use as a self-acting and self-regulating platform. While the concept has been applied by many organizations, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to implement automated platforms capable of dealing with constant security threats, because an automated system is not an intelligent system. This is an important point to remember for organizations as they rely on the automation and slowly forget the security risks they face. One company that provides system administrators a comprehensive insight both on premise and in the cloud is Puppet Labs.

Comings & Goings:Peter Chronis is New EarthLink Chief Security Officer
June 23, 2014 - 2:31 PM
Today's cybercriminals have access to massive amount of computing power. Whether it is through rogue government operations such as the recent revelation of Chinese army operatives, organized crime, hacktivist or just plain hackers looking to break the security system of a network, digital assets are under relentless threat 24/7/365. It is therefore extremely important for organizations to have security specialists versed in the many ways in which the vulnerabilities of a network can be exploited. EarthLink, a managed network and cloud services provider, is ensuring the security of its organization by announcing industry expert Peter Chronis has been appointed to the new role of Chief Security Officer.

D-Link Unveils World's First Wireless 11ac IP Camera with Color Night Vision
June 23, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Camera based security solutions have mostly been employed by large businesses and government organizations. This is mainly because of the high cost involved in acquiring and maintaining such security systems. But modern inventions in camera based security systems make solutions now available to even small businesses.

DG3 Compliance Solutions Unveils Disclosure 2.0
June 23, 2014 - 11:11 AM
DG3 Compliance Solutions is a business division of Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3). It specializes in document management and shareholder communications. The company recently unveiled its new compliance document management platform, the Disclosure 2.0.

TeleACK Recognized as a Premier Certified Partner of Cisco
June 23, 2014 - 9:41 AM
To achieve Cisco Premier Certification, TeleACK Systems was required to achieve the Cisco Express Foundation Specialization. This specialization includes tests on technical competency in the integration of basic routing and switching, wireless LANs, and security technologies.


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