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Jacobs Engineering to Acquire Federal Network Systems
April 23, 2014 - 1:39 PM
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC), one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, is all set to acquire Federal Network Systems (FNS), a subsidiary of Verizon Communications headquartered in Ashburn, Va.

Belden Unveils Tofino Enforcer SDK for Companies to Develop Cyber Security Solutions
April 23, 2014 - 1:23 PM
Most companies have proprietary network architectures; security of a company's network is paramount. It's been a concern for years, pointed out Frank Williams, senior product manager for security at Belden.

NEC Display Solutions Launches Multi-Touch LED Backlit Desktop Display
April 23, 2014 - 1:14 PM
The modern workplace is increasingly touch focused, from our smartphones and tablets to large format displays and interactive whiteboards. Realizing this, NEC Display Solutions Europe recently introduced an innovative, 23-inch, multi-touch LED backlit desktop display.

Moka5 launches Vanguard - M5 LivePC version 4.0
April 23, 2014 - 12:02 PM
Moka5, a provider of end-user computing solutions, recently launched Vanguard - M5 LivePC version 4.0 - a core component of the M5 Enterprise AnyWare platform.

New Microsoft-Motorola Solutions License Agreement Provides Global Coverage
April 22, 2014 - 5:44 PM
Court rooms are full of case logs in which companies have violated the intellectual property of another organization and are being sued for compensation. The tech industry is currently making the headlines regarding this issue led by the never-ending dispute between Apple and Samsung. In order to avoid potential litigation, Microsoft and Motorola Solutions have entered into a global licensing agreement covering the use of the Android in Google Chrome Operating systems.

Molex Unveils EXTreme Ten60Power Split Blade
April 22, 2014 - 4:22 PM
With an escalating demand for computing power, there is increasing pressure on hardware and power supply manufacturers to develop products that are custom made and cost effective.

DataCore Survey Finds Software-Defined Storage Users Looking for Flexibility, Scalability and Reduced Costs
April 22, 2014 - 3:49 PM
The software-defined storage (SDS) and software-defined data center (SDDC) markets are growing by leaps and bounds as organizations look for more cost effective and efficient ways to store ever increasing amounts of data.

SnapLogic: Integrate Disparate SaaS Applications Securely
April 22, 2014 - 3:47 PM
In order to remain competitive, small and midsize businesses (SMBs) must adapt and evolve with advancements in technology; cloud adoption, analytics and SaaS applications together could help them to do so, were it not for the fact that disparate applications, distributed over different cloud services means that business data is fragmented and hence pose security risks.

Protecode Enhances Proactive Open Source Scanning Solutions
April 22, 2014 - 2:58 PM
A specialist in products and services for managing open source software licenses, Protecode has announced that users of its open source scanning products can now detect, flag, and react quickly to risks posed by security vulnerabilities against Heartbleed and certain versions of OpenSSL packages.

Novosoft Enhances its Handy Backup Solution with Advanced Windows 8 Backup Features
April 22, 2014 - 2:29 PM
Novosoft, a provider of backup solutions for both home and corporate users, further upgraded its Handy Backup product. The new version Handy Backup v7.4.8 features advanced Windows 8 backup features and GUI enhancements.

Netwrix Survey of IT Professionals Uncovers that Over Half Don't Document Changes
April 22, 2014 - 8:33 AM
All too often, a failed change within a company's IT infrastructure leads to disastrous consequences. While some of the worst case scenarios involve the leaking of sensitive company or customer information and compromised security systems, roughly 90 percent of all network outages are caused by a failed change. That said, it would stand to reason that most IT professionals keep strict logs of the changes they make on the network for clear visibility of what went wrong... right? Quite contrarily, a recent study by Netwrix revealed that more than half of professionals in the IT field make undocumented changes without telling anyone.

Riverbed Unveils Version 3.0 of its Branch Converged Infrastructure SteelFusion
April 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM
Riverbed Technology is a provider of application performance infrastructure solutions. The company's SteelFusion is a branch converged infrastructure that centralizes data in the datacenter and delivers local performance and nearly instant recovery at the branch. Recently, Riverbed Technology announced the availability of the same solution with enhanced features as SteelFusion version 3.0.

LaCie Dealing with Possible Year-long Security Breach
April 21, 2014 - 5:57 PM
Dealing with hackers is just a way of life these days. Normal people who don't understand all that goes into data security are finding themselves more susceptible to attacks than ever before. Most people understand they are not using top-of-the-line encryption protocols but they do expect the companies they do business with to be more secure than the average household. That is why the recent report that computer storage specialist LaCie has been hit by hackers is especially troubling.

GigaSpaces signs agreement with two APAC resellers
April 21, 2014 - 4:14 PM
GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of in-memory computing and cloud orchestration technologies, recently announced partnership with Beijing Ronchink Network Technologies Co., LTD and eSoft to expand its presence in Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

AMD and Mentor Graphics Expand Availability of Open-Source Embedded Linux Development
April 17, 2014 - 2:17 PM
Along with Mentor Graphics, AMD is planning to expand and accelerate the open-source Linux development for embedded systems powered by AMD's heterogeneous and multi-core processors.

The Net Neutrality Debate: What You Need to Know
April 17, 2014 - 12:36 PM
Network neutrality (also known as net neutrality or Internet neutrality) refers to a general principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should not control how their customers lawfully use the Internet. For example, the ISPs should not restrict any Internet traffic or charge differently for different types of traffic.

Pluribus Unveils Certified Cloud Controller Solution based on its Freedom Server-Switch
April 17, 2014 - 11:16 AM
Pluribus Networks introduced a new certified cloud controller solution that is based on the Pluribus Freedom server-switch and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform controller.

Edgewater Renzal OPN Specialized Status for Oracle Planning and budgeting Cloud Service
April 17, 2014 - 10:48 AM
Corporations are not above testing certifications, fulfilling requirements and ultimately continually working to prove themselves by demonstrating their abilities. Through hard work and dedication, Edgewater Technology - Ranzal Inc., a subsidiary of Edgewater Technology Inc., has earned OPN Specialized status for Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS).

Novitex Picks IBM to Build Cloud Document Processing System
April 17, 2014 - 8:09 AM
Novitex Enterprise Solutions has announced that it has entered into an agreement with IBM-owned SoftLayer for cloud computing services to support Novitex's document outsourcing operations.

Considerations for Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud
April 16, 2014 - 7:56 AM
Like any migration, moving from an on-premises SharePoint solution to the cloud requires careful preparation. Migrating to the cloud for the wrong reasons or too quickly can precipitate even more work.

IBM Enhances Softlayer Disaster Recovery Options
April 15, 2014 - 5:37 PM
Months after acquiring SoftLayer, IBM is planning to deliver SoftLayer's clients a new set of cloud-capabilities and services that accelerate cloud adoption by securing vital company assets and maintaining continuous businesses operations, even in the event of a disaster. SoftLayer, a cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) company, was acquired by IBM in July 2013.

Wheelings & Dealings: 6fusion, CME Group Partner to Develop IaaS Commodity Exchange
April 15, 2014 - 5:28 PM
CME Group, one of Europe's largest derivatives exchanges, is a step closer to launching a marketplace to enable trading of cloud resources, after entering into a definitive agreement with infrastructure metering firm 6Fusion. CME is now planning a beta trial of the service with 6Fusion, set for later this year.

Google Computer Engine's IaaS Predicted to Match or Exceed Amazon by 2020
April 15, 2014 - 5:14 PM
The future of Infrastucture as a Service (IaaS), according to the Bernstein Research Group, is expected to be dominated by only two to three companies by the end of the decade: Amazon, Google, and potentially Microsoft. Carlos Kirjner, an analyst working with Bernstein Research, made a statement on Friday saying that he expects Google to turn the Google Computer Engine into a $20 billion business by the end of the decade. This competition could come as a heavy blow to Amazon, which is expected to reach the same revenue at around the same time.

Jaspersoft Announces Product Integration with Cloudera
April 15, 2014 - 4:45 PM
Jaspersoft, the Intelligence Inside applications and business processes, has teamed up with Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, for Hadoop reporting and analytics.

Neonode Partners with HP to Create Award-Winning Printers
April 15, 2014 - 4:28 PM
Optical touch company Neonode announced recently that it has entered the enterprise printer market with its zForce family of product solutions. The company has partnered with HP to produce the OfficeJet Pro family, geared toward small and midsize businesses. The OfficeJet Pro 8630 All-in-one, HP said in March, won the Computer Shopper accolade of "Editor's Choice."

Panduit Launches New Select App
April 15, 2014 - 4:22 PM
Panduit Corp., manufacturer of physical infrastructure solutions, has announced that it has officially launched its new Panduit Select app in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Staples to Offer 3D printing Services in New York and Los Angeles Stores
April 15, 2014 - 10:30 AM
3D printing is a procedure of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file. This outstandingly integrated solution substitutes and complements traditional methods of manufacturing as well as reduces the time and cost of designing new products by printing real parts directly.

PenReader Handwriting Recognition Technology for In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems
April 15, 2014 - 10:14 AM
In recent years, the handwriting recognition technology has been recognized as an indispensable popular technique for natural human computer interaction. The most popular devices and platforms all have handwriting recognition services available, especially as mobile applications. It has become a common and fast means of recording personal information and communication.

Mirantis, Parallels Partner on OpenStack Distribution
April 14, 2014 - 4:53 PM
Mirantis and Parallels are looking for ways to make it easier for service providers to offer OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Offering to customers via the Parallels Automation platform; the companies have partnered to integrate the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with Parallels Automation. This partnership will allow service providers using Parallels Automation to easily offer OpenStack IaaS services to their customers using the Mirantis OpenStack distribution.

Sungard Availability Services White Hat Outlines Three Top IT Security Mistakes
April 14, 2014 - 4:14 PM
One of the more interesting things about the online security industry is that there is nothing seasonal about it. Thanks to technology and unfortunately now the opportunity for significant monetization, along with just creating major havoc, the bad guys don't respect location, the calendar or the clock.

Infobip Credited with PCI DSS Compliance Certification
April 14, 2014 - 2:26 PM
Infobip, a provider of mobile messaging and payments services, was recently been credited with PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliance certification after the company's Secure Smart Messaging Service met data security standards set by the payment card industry for handling sensitive financial information. Infobip was awarded the certificate by independent QSA organization NTT Security in February 2014.

InsideIQ Looks to Safeguard Companies' BAS from Hackers
April 14, 2014 - 12:01 PM
Hackers are smart enough to know they can easily gain entry into corporate networks through building automation systems (BAS)-used to control the lights, heating and cooling, access controls and even elevators. As these systems have only minimal security in place, they are very vulnerable, making it easy for cyberattackers to launch into action. Hence, the InsideIQ Building Automation Alliance has taken the initiative to safeguard companies' BAS.

Array Networks' products Unaffected by OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug
April 14, 2014 - 11:34 AM
OpenSSL Heartbleed bug created shock waves to all the users across the globe when many websites and users are rushing to change passwords to protect themselves against what is considered to be the most threatening cyber-attack against the Internet in history.

Linksys Announces the Availability of WRT1900AC
April 14, 2014 - 11:15 AM
Linksys has announced the availability of the new router called, WRT1900AC, which is currently available in the US market.

Lagrange Systems Offers Heartbleed Security Fix for Vulnerable Companies
April 14, 2014 - 10:28 AM
If you're running a server with OpenSSL 1.0.1, you might know about the Heartbleed bug that allows any attacker to read the memory of a vulnerable host. The Heart Bleed virus affects millions of websites worldwide.

Web App Firewall, App Delivery Controller Join to Boost Security
April 14, 2014 - 9:03 AM
Although conventional network firewalls serve us well, significant changes in application delivery are allowing new vulnerabilities to emerge.

Samsung NX-N2-T Zero Expands Zero Client Lineup with New Desktop Endpoint
April 11, 2014 - 5:27 PM
Samsung Electronics America has launched the NX-N2-T, a compact and versatile VDI device with a standalone zero client desktop that enables businesses to simplify and secure their desktop endpoints with built-in PCoIP technology.

Sterling Computers Announces Strategic Partnership with 3D Systems
April 11, 2014 - 1:29 PM
US based, 3D Systems is a specialist in providing 3D printing centric design-to-manufacturing solutions. This includes 3D printers, print materials and cloud sourced on-demand custom parts for professionals and consumers alike-in materials including plastics, metals, ceramics and edibles. The company has recently inked a new strategic partnership agreement with Sterling Computers Corporation, to sell and support its complete range of personal and professional 3D printers and materials in the United States.

Huawei's Media Cloud Solution: A Game Changer for the Media Industry
April 11, 2014 - 1:18 PM
The media and entertainment industry is evolving from 'delivering content only' to delivering, producing and distributing it. Huawei, which has always been at the forefront, is allowing enterprises to produce streamlined high definition (HD) videos and also manage large amounts of content easily with its Media Cloud solution-built on open architecture.

ElasticHosts Unveils New Elastic Containers Cloud Servers
April 11, 2014 - 1:12 PM
ElasticHosts, global Cloud Server provider that offers easy-to-use Cloud Servers, debuts Elastic Containers, first of its kind cloud servers that bill per consumption instead of capacity-fetching extensive cost savings to the users.

Zettaset, Simba Partner to Streamline Big Data Connectivity to Analytics Applications
April 11, 2014 - 11:27 AM
Zettaset, the company in secure Big Data management, signed a strategic technology partnership with Simba Technologies, the recognized leader in standards-based data access and analytics solutions for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources.

SOA Software's New Lifecycle API Enables Workflow and Governance for Mobile and Cloud Development
April 11, 2014 - 9:44 AM
SOA Software has added a new API as part of their Lifecycle Manager solution, geared toward enabling cloud and mobile development. The new Lifecycle API lets users embed workflow and governance controls in their development process, providing a flexible means of governing IT and business activities and processes throughout the development of mobile and cloud services.

PostNet Introduces 3D Printing for Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs
April 11, 2014 - 9:19 AM
3-D printing is gaining momentum. Now users can create tangible items on 3D printers-iPhone case, toys, jewelry to nearly anything. 3D printing is getting affordable for individuals - engineers, innovators, designers, artists, doctors - anyone who wants to get a new design out, 3D printing is the way to do it.

DataSite, Layered Tech Join to Serve Data Center and IT Management Customers
April 10, 2014 - 4:58 PM
DataSite a collocation hosting provider partnered with Layered Tech, a provider of secure hosting services and a PCI, HIPAA and FISMA data compliance specialist. It is expected that this partnership will benefits each company's customer relations.

XP to Get Continued Support in China from Lenovo, Tencent, and Others
April 10, 2014 - 4:19 PM
Even though Microsoft gave organizations using XP ample warning, when the April 8 deadline reached, many public and private organizations around the world were looking to pay extra to extend support for this popular 13 year old operating system. According to reports, the British government paid Microsoft's £5.5M or $9.2M to ensure the hundreds of thousands of personal computers using XP will be protected, while the Dutch government entered a similar deal costing multimillion euros. The numbers in China are going to be much larger due to its massive population and the number of XP users in the country.

Heartbleed Zero-Day Uncovered With Major Potential Security Implications
April 10, 2014 - 4:05 PM
April 9, 2014 certainly will be a memorable day in the cyber security history books. As the Internet swirled with the end of support for Windows XP, a vulnerability came to light that I would say is probably one of the most severe in terms of potential impact that I've seen in a while: the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. In short, SSL encryption makes network and internet traffic unreadable to anyone who intercepts it, thereby protecting the sensitive data and personal information being transmitted.

AMD Unveils Its AN1 Platform Socketed With AMD Sempron And AMD Athlon
April 10, 2014 - 2:42 PM
AMD launched its new AM1 platform with quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD APU which is designed to provide graphics core next (GCN) architecture and "Jaguar" CPU cores on motherboards supplied by manufacturers.

Envivio Debuts G5 Family of Intel-Based Server Appliances
April 10, 2014 - 9:43 AM
Since its commencement, Envivio is working on making the world's video content universally enjoyable by all viewers, on any device, across any network, at any time. Its solutions deliver millions of content streams to hundreds of different styles of mobile devices, set-top boxes, and PC platforms on behalf of content owners, telecom operators, cable and satellite companies and mobile service providers, throughout the world.

Microsoft Office Comes to iPad
April 9, 2014 - 6:18 PM
You love your Apple products, but you're also a die-hard fan of Microsoft Office (let's leave the Windows 8 controversy for another time). Nothing's better than a mash-up of your favorite technology, and that's exactly what Satya Nadella had on deck for his inaugural press meeting as the company's CEO. Microsoft was surprisingly quiet about the San Francisco event which was held at the end of March, which was all about getting things mobile.

Intel Vents 1,500 Jobs in Shutdown on Costa Rica
April 9, 2014 - 5:44 PM
Costa Rica's export market took a major hit recently as Intel-itself faced with some significantly shrunken markets for its PC lineup-shut down its Costa Rica operations. Formerly focused on assembly and testing systems, the shut down took with it fully 1,500 jobs, though the shutdown was said to be in line with part of a larger overall operation as Intel makes some major changes in the way it creates and markets products.

Igloo Software Announces Strategic Partnership with Swisscom
April 9, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Igloo Software, a cloud intranet provider, has entered into a strategic partnership and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Swisscom, one of Switzerland's telecommunications providers, to private-label its social intranet solution.

Remote Access Solutions and Related Spending on the Rise
April 9, 2014 - 11:25 AM
A new remote access survey from HOB, Inc. shows that remote access is most definitely on the rise, driven by worker and employer demand as well as the growing prevalence of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend. HOB, a provider of software for remote access, business continuity and more, surveyed more than 200 U.S. CIOs and CTOs about usage of remote access solutions.

Bluelock Upgrades its Recovery-as-a-Service Solution with Capacity and Cost Analysis Features
April 9, 2014 - 9:15 AM
Data gathered by an organization is a valuable and critical asset. Organizations implement disaster recovery solutions to protect this data which can automatically manage recovery service levels.

HughesON Managed Security Solutions Now Backed by Virtualization Tech
April 8, 2014 - 6:09 PM
Nowadays, businesses are committed to storing, protecting and powering critical customer resources, and thus are placing great emphasis on building up the most advanced, secure, redundant data center infrastructures.

Are You Protected for the End of Windows XP?
April 8, 2014 - 2:21 PM
In case you haven't heard, Microsoft is going to deliver its final security update to Windows XP on April 8, before permanently discontinuing support for the platform. Patches for Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP will also cease to be produced.

Wheelings & Dealings: Accenture Partners with Orange Business Services to Expand Cloud Services
April 7, 2014 - 6:19 PM
Accenture, a well-known IT services company, has partnered with Orange Business Service to offer better cloud computing products to their customers. Together, both these companies will be better equipped to offer business clients a smoother transition to cloud-based systems from their existing systems. The aim of this partnership is to penetrate into the European market, starting with the French companies.

Paragon Drive to Rescue Stranded Win XP Users
April 7, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Support for Windows XP is ending, but many who have been using this OS for the last 13 years are still wedded to it and don't really want to say goodbye. However, to keep themselves safe from malware, they need to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. For all such users that are reluctant to part ways, Paragon Software Group (PSG) is offering an opportunity for users to have their cake and eat it too.

3D Pioneer Partners with Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology
April 7, 2014 - 1:57 PM
3D Pioneer Systems, a diversified technology company focused on delivering true plug and play 3D printers and printer applications, has entered into a development agreement with the Institute of Art and Design, which is part of the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST).

Mirantis Expands Delivery of OpenStack Training Courses Worldwide
April 7, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Pure-play OpenStack company Mirantis is expanding the delivery of OpenStack training courses worldwide with the release of a new training program.

Continuent Unveils a New Version of Tungsten Replicator
April 7, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Recognizing that fast decision-making depends on real-time data movement, Continuent, a provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, announced the availability of version 3.0 of its Tungsten Replicator.

HP Settles Lawsuit from its Own Shareholders
April 7, 2014 - 9:32 AM
Last year, HP shareholders sued chief executives of HP over a deal that they made with a British software firm called Autonomy. The lawsuit was about an alleged fraud.

Cloud Storage As We Know It Has An Expiration Date
April 7, 2014 - 8:46 AM
While it may look like the glory days for the cloud, these early movers have likely peaked and may go the way of video stores and compact discs if they don't evolve. They simply weren't designed to handle the volumes of data that assault businesses today and, according to storage provider SanDisk, business data is growing faster than ever, doubling every 1.2 years.

Adaptiva Promises Easy Microsoft SCCM 2012 Migration
April 4, 2014 - 5:48 PM
In July 2014, Microsoft will end its support of SCCM 2007, and many companies depending on it will have to urgently plan a move to SCCM 2012 if they have not already done so. To make this migration simple for enterprises, Adaptiva, a provider of add-ins for Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), has announced the availability of its Content Push Policy to simplify enterprise migrations to SCCM 2012.

Aptitude Software Presents New Big Data Technology Solution for Detailed Profitability Insight
April 4, 2014 - 8:59 AM
These days organizations are collecting tremendous volumes of data in the form of the millions of stock trades, call detail records (CDRs), social media posts, and patient tests, generated by a wide variety of sources. Many companies are adopting advanced technologies to generate new, actionable insights from big data that can help them dramatically reduce financial risks.

A New Approach to Cross-regional Data Integration
April 4, 2014 - 8:00 AM
The volume of data sets is growing dramatically worldwide; meaning data integration for those data sets is becoming increasingly difficult. Not only is it challenging to manage mountains of data, but when you add multiple data center locations across the globe into the mix, you've got a mess on your hands.

Network Forensics - The Forgotten Need for IT
April 4, 2014 - 7:51 AM
The truth is that, when it comes to security and risk, businesses often feel they are playing from behind in a reactionary manner anyway; not realizing proper network forensics can put them in a position to proactively mitigate risk. Even a 10 percent increase in utilization from last year has largely been a reaction to recent highly publicized breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus.

Comings & Goings: Tendenci Names Scott Pederson as New Vice President
April 3, 2014 - 4:14 PM
Software development company Tendenci has named Scott Pederson as its new vice president, who returns after departing nearly 20 years ago when he helped launch the company.

Gartner Names Another to its Leader Quadrant
April 3, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Tata Communications, a telecommunications and Internet service provider, recently announced that it has been positioned in the 'Leaders' quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service providers.

What Storage Array Solution is Right for You?
April 3, 2014 - 3:07 PM
There is no denying that no matter the size of your organization you are being over-whelmed with data. This happens to be a good thing when that data can be inexpensively and securely stored, easily accessed and turned into actionable insights as well as serve as the archive for materials needed in a world that increasingly is compliance-centric.

ThreatTrack Upgrades E-mail Security Solution
April 3, 2014 - 2:09 PM
While some might say security solutions slow down or disrupt users and reduce everyday productivity, VIPRE's small-footprint antivirus solution detects malware effectively and protects users who prefer an e-mail security solution that is simple to use and almost invisible.

Revolution by Evolution: Architecting the Next Generation Data Center in the Middle East
April 3, 2014 - 2:04 PM
The pace of business is faster than ever, and it is only going to accelerate. Today's businesses in the Middle East therefore require data centers that can work at the same rapid speed; deploying new applications quickly and efficiently, providing fast and reliable data access 24/7 and meeting or exceeding stringent service levels with zero downtime. All while maximizing return on investment by reducing costs.

Signiant's New SkyDrop Hybrid SaaS System Helps Big Data Function
April 3, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Big data projects are increasingly being recognized as a major part of normal business operations. The ability to comb through large amounts of data and spot patterns and trends alike is a welcome tool for businesses of all stripes. But big data-much as the name denotes-requires a lot of data from which to derive its patterns and trends, and that means moving huge quantities of the stuff around. That can be difficult to say the least, but with Signiant's SkyDrop, moving around huge amounts of data becomes a much simpler idea.

Comings & Goings: ePlus Promotes Chad Frederick as New President of ePlus Group
April 3, 2014 - 11:11 AM
Frederick, a graduate of the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, has been with ePlus Group for 20 years. He brings with him experience in sales, and many financial services, and has most recently served as the vice president at ePlus Group.

Courageous Computer Users Still Using Windows XP with Only One Week of Support Left
April 3, 2014 - 11:09 AM
Microsoft has been at war against its old operating system and those who refuse to switch to a newer product. While the company has been supporting Windows XP for 12 years, it now decided to end support for the operating system on April 8, 2014. This should come as no surprise to users of Windows XP, as Microsoft has been giving warning that this day would come for years.

VIVOTEK Aids Auto Parts Maker Grupo GONHER with Security Cameras
April 3, 2014 - 9:25 AM
VIVOTEK has been committed to comprehensive development of best-in-class, reliable IP surveillance solutions helpful for many businesses.

Organizations in the Mideast Need to Build Data Supply Chains
April 3, 2014 - 8:42 AM
Organizations in the Middle East today are no longer suffering from a lack of data, they're suffering from a lack of the right data.

Ciena Helps Unlock the Potential of Networks for Data Center Networking
April 3, 2014 - 7:33 AM
Ciena is a wide area network company (WAN), working with customers to unlock the potential of their networks. As a result, performance increases and the organizations become more competitive.

Green Hills Software, Crank Software Team Intros System-critical Platform
April 2, 2014 - 6:10 PM
Today, rich graphics and in-built user interfaces have become a must for embedded devices such as mobile phones, automotive instrument clusters and even in multifaceted industrial machines. But there is also demand for higher level of safety, security or reliability by the users.

Monolith's Unified Service Assurance Solution Enhances Operational Efficiencies
April 2, 2014 - 5:28 PM
Monolith Software specializes in offering service assurance solutions that can unify fault, performance, topology, and service level management in a single scalable platform.

Action Center, Lockscreens, and Cortana Make Windows Phone 8.1 Unveiling Big
April 2, 2014 - 3:50 PM
Recently, Microsoft staged a series of roster moves designed to help get ready for the big Build 2014 conference. Now that conference has arrived, and with it came the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1, a platform that had plenty of features brought along with it. With the new platform set to ship starting in late April-or possibly early May-there's quite a bit here set to entice users and potentially even break a few Apple or Android users out of the current favorite.

VidSys Releases v7.6 of its Physical Security Information Management Software
April 2, 2014 - 12:56 PM
VidSys, a specialist in physical security information management (PSIM) software, has released version 7.6 of its software platform which will feature new product security tools and features with more functionalities. The new customization options include detailed configuration tools, visual enhancements, variable settings and search capabilities.

Carroll-Net's Backup Solution Helps Small Businesses Remain Healthy
April 2, 2014 - 12:44 PM
Server crashes? Prohibited access to offices? Loss of data - sounds familiar? It happens to most of us once in a while, but that once is enough to do damage that will last a lifetime. No one wants to be in a position where data is irretrievable - with Carroll-Net around, hopefully that situation will never arise.

End Those Network Wait Times with Avaya Fabric Connect
April 1, 2014 - 5:44 PM
Networks are becoming more dynamic and BYOD, mobility, and security are making networks more complex. This increasing complexity increases network wait times, which affects productivity and margins, negatively impacting businesses. A recent Avaya survey revealed that such a trend did indeed exist, but noted that Avaya's Fabric Connect would put an end to those troublesome wait times.

IBM Loses Ground to Oracle in Largest Software Vendor Stakes
April 1, 2014 - 4:04 PM
The software vendor market is one of regular change and constant jockeying for position, and 2013 turned out to be no exception. At the top of the heap is Microsoft software, including a wide array of software options and name recognition status that gives it a lot of power in the market. But underneath Microsoft, in the number two slot, there's been a bit of a change. Now, the second-largest software vendor in the field is no longer IBM, but Oracle instead, as the company moved into the number two slot in the newest report from Gartner.

Couchbase's International Expansion Sign of Popularity of NoSQL Databases
April 1, 2014 - 3:25 PM
Couchbase announced Monday that it had opened additional offices across the globe. In addition to its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, the company will have offices in Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangalore and Tel Aviv. Although global expansion is always an important event in a company's growth, the expansion signifies something even greater: the NoSQL database movement is growing so rapidly, vendors like Couchbase struggle to keep up with it.

Blazent Officially Releases New IT Data Accuracy Solutions
April 1, 2014 - 3:03 PM
Blazent, a premier provider of the world's most widely-used IT Data Accuracy Engine, recently released a new cloud-based suite of IT Data Accuracy Solutions, called the Titan.

Mining Dark Data for Business Gold
April 1, 2014 - 1:26 PM
It may not seem like much, but the "dark data" accumulated over the years you've been in business could be an untapped digital gold mine, which could give your company a competitive advantage if used in conjunction with the critical data you employ every day.

Three Smart Tips to Attract Top IT Talent
April 1, 2014 - 12:38 PM
The catchphrase from the movie Jerry McGuire might have been "Show me the money!" but that's not necessarily the only way to attract the brightest technology minds to your company. Of course compensation will always be a key consideration for candidates, but there are other ways to become known as a top-pick workplace for the most skilled IT talent.

ConnectWise to Strengthen Workforce at London Office
April 1, 2014 - 11:51 AM
ConnectWise recently announced that it plans to strengthen the workforce at its London office, which opened in late Q3 and has witnessed tremendous growth in the U.K. and as a result will add additional staff to meet the demands of its customers.

Tata Consultancy Services Recognized as Leader by IDC
April 1, 2014 - 11:34 AM
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, recently was recognized as a Leader in Enterprise Mobility Services by International Data Corporation (IDC).

SmartDrive Video Safety System to Enhance Efficiency on UTA Buses and Paratransit Vehicles
April 1, 2014 - 10:54 AM
It is expected that the deployment of the SmartDrive safety solution for UTA, will be completed by mid-2014. UTA can then use in-vehicle recorders to capture video on a daily basis on its buses and paratransit vehicles. The recorded event clips will be first assessed by the SmartDrive review center where SmartDrive's video analysis experts will review, score and prioritize videos that can be used for coaching.

Western Digital Launches My Passport Pro
March 31, 2014 - 5:59 PM
Electronic news service Electronista reported last week that storage device manufacturer Western Digital released its first portable, Thunderbolt-powered drive. The hard drive comes in both 2TB and 4TB sizes with two compatible RAID functions for users to backup their data.

Wheelings & Dealings: Cloudera Receives $900 Million in Investments, Takes Over Intel's Hadoop Development
March 31, 2014 - 1:10 PM
In 2005, Doug Cutting created a piece of software while working for Yahoo, and decided in a humourous manner to name it after his son's stuff toy, Hadoop. Almost a decade later, the open source Apache Hadoop, has become a major player in the world of big data solutions. Hadoop software has been used by such prominent companies as Yahoo, Facebook and Intel. While perhaps the usage of an open-source program may be controversial, there have been quite a few companies that have taken up Hadoop as a major source of income.

Report Shows Increase in Attacks on Both Cloud and On-Premises IT
March 31, 2014 - 8:23 AM
According to many digital security experts, 2013 was a banner year for hackers, resulting in a record number of documents being stolen and ending with the nationwide Target breach.

CenturyLink Invests in Hosting Capabilities
March 28, 2014 - 4:57 PM
CenturyLink, Inc., a company that provides cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, recently announced that it has opened three new data centers in North America.

New Comptel Research: Telco Marketing & IT Organizations Call for More Strategic Collaboration
March 28, 2014 - 9:56 AM
Comptel Corporation, a provider of telecom business and operations software that bridges Communication Service Providers (CSPs) with their network and content partners, has done new research that confirmed that bridging departmental information gaps is a top-to-moderate priority this year for a majority of telco executives (66 percent).

Comings & Goings: Piksel Announces Key Appointments to Product Team
March 28, 2014 - 9:21 AM
Piksel, a provider of video monetization software and solutions, announced that it has appointed Brian Benitez as the senior vice president of product, Dan Bleeker as the senior vice president of software development, Sean Everett as the product manager at OVP, and Paul Hodgson as the product manager at Piksel Services. These new appointments are part of the company's plans to strengthen its business for future growth and development.

Nvidia, VMware Join to Pipe High-quality 3D Graphics from the Cloud
March 27, 2014 - 6:21 PM
GTC Nvidia and VMware have announced that the graphics company's grid technology is now available on the virtualization giant's desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) platform to deliver 3D graphics to enterprise desktops through cloud service provider. Additionally, the two companies are working together to bring Nvidia's virtual GPU technology (vGPU) to VMware's ESX-based system - an offering they say will be available to select early customers by the end of this year, with general availability coming in 2015.

Amazon, Google Cut Prices on Cloud Computing
March 27, 2014 - 4:32 PM
Cloud computing customers will get a happy surprise on April Fool's Day from, no fooling.

Companies Prefer Private Cloud Storage for Data Security
March 27, 2014 - 1:50 PM
Data is one of the most valuable assets a company can own, and keeping it secure remains one of the top priorities of internal IT departments. With the advent of cloud technology, however, maintaining security involves new IT challenges and sometimes unintended organizational complications.


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