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August 13, 2012  11:13 AM

Live chat on SaaS subscription and billing w/ Aria Systems (August 14)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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We’ll be hosting a live chat with experts from Aria Systems tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET on SaaS subscription and billing management.

Over the last decade, CEOs, investors, analysts and business advisors have fallen in love with the recurring revenue model. But these new recurring revenue businesses also come with new requirements.

In order to better-understand today’s billing landscape and optimize your unique revenue model, join this complimentary webcast. It will serve as an instructional roadmap for building a recurring revenue model and outlining many of the different monetization strategies available. Access this now to learn how to:

  • increase revenue through greater customer acquisition and retention;
  • choose the right recurring revenue model;
  • and more.

Hope to see you there tomorrow!

 

August 8, 2012  1:24 PM

VMworld, Gartner top list of IT events for August 2012

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Who says everyone’s on vacation in August? There are a number of IT events going down this month, and we’re on top of them. Check out the calendar for the next few weeks; there may still be time to convince your boss to send you on a trip.

1. 21st USENIX Security Symposium (August 8-10, Bellevue, Washington)

2. Agile 2012 (August 13-17, Dallas, Texas)

3. Gartner Catalyst Conference (August 20-23, San Diego, California)

4. Gartner Business Process Management Summit (August 20-21, Sydney, Australia)

5. Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration (August 22-23, Sydney, Australia)

6. VMworld 2012 (August 26-30, San Francisco, California)

7. MapReduce for Programmers (August 27-29, Jessup, Maryland)

We’ll be sharing IT events each month here on the Enterprise IT Watch blog. Got an event to add to our list? Let us know via Twitter (@ITKE) or email. Going to one of these events? Share your takeaways (and photos) with us!

 


August 8, 2012  10:13 AM

YouTube IT Video of the Week: Hitler and Cloud Computing Security

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

In this week’s ‘YouTube IT Video of the Week’, watch how Hitler reacts when he finds out his customer database has been tampered with (spoiler: not well).

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


August 7, 2012  12:06 PM

This week in tech history: World Wide Web

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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On August 7th, 1991, the Internet world was changed as the World Wide Web became publicly available.

The web was intended for sharing information between researchers but it has become far more powerful and sophisticated than anyone could have ever dreamed.

The ITKE team will award 100 Knowledge Points to anyone who can tell us the ‘inventor’ of the World Wide Web.

(Source: Wired.com)

 

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

 


August 2, 2012  10:55 AM

IT infographic: Mobile storm in the cloud

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Mobile growth continues to drive the cloud world. This infographic from Platform-as-a-Service provider Engine Yard tells more of the story:

Platform as a Service

Courtesy of: Engine Yard


August 1, 2012  9:37 AM

YouTube IT Video of the Week: In with “The IT Crowd”

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

The critically acclaimed BBC comedy program “The IT Crowd” shows viewers how an IT office really works. Does it match your experience?

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


July 31, 2012  12:22 PM

This week in tech history: Apple Lisa

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

On July 30, 1979, Apple began work on the ‘Lisa’, which became the first computer to use a graphic user interface.

Even though Lisa was delayed until 1983, it will be known for its futuristic technology and having helped influence the development of the Macintosh computer. Extra points to anyone who knows who started on the Lisa project before being forced out and joining the Macintosh project.

(Source: ThisDayinTechHistory)

Each Tuesday, the ITKE team will take you back in time, as we take a look at the events that have changed technology history. Have a tip for us? Email mtidmarsh@techtarget.com or find us on Twitter (@ITKE).

Disclaimer: All posts presented in the “This week in tech history” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.

 


July 30, 2012  10:59 AM

What you missed in the IT world this weekend

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Are you taking some time off for a summer vacation but need to keep up with what’s going on in the IT world? The ITKE team has you covered with the top three stories from the weekend.

1. Samsung beat Apple? Yes, it’s true, according to a report from the tech research firm IDC. The company saw a huge jump in smart phone sales selling over 50 million units with Apple only coming in at 26 million. Heather Clancy has more on the numbers.

2. Attention hackers: the NSA is looking for you! During this year’s Def Con Conference, NSA Director Keith Alexander appeared to talk to hackers about helping fight the battles on the Internet including cyber crime.

3. With rumors spreading about the iPhone 5′s expected fall release, several leaked photos have emerged showing what Apple might have in store for the new smartphone, including a bottom-mounted headphone jack and a new, smaller dock connector.


July 27, 2012  10:22 AM

Supermodels and Armageddon: This week’s best IT quotes

Ben Rubenstein Ben Rubenstein Profile: Ben Rubenstein

As we track IT news every day, we hear and read a lot of things. Some are funny, some are serious, some are just a lot of hot air. Starting this week, we’ll be sharing the choicest tidbits with you in our new IT quotes feature. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and hopefully, you’ll be a little more informed about the always-entertaining world we inhabit.

“Blades are supermodels, rack-mount servers are the girl next door. I like the girl next door.”
- Dan Brinkmann, VMware vExpert and solutions architect speaking at BriForum on Thursday. If you couldn’t tell, this event was rife with quotes; see the #BriFoum hashtag for more. See if our users agree about the virtues of rack-mount servers.

“I think that Windows 8 is kind of a catastrophe for everybody in the PC space.”
- Gabe Newell, ex-Microsoft employee and co-founder of the Valve game platform, on the prospects for Microsoft’s new operating system (set to RTM soon) in a wide-ranging interview with VentureBeat.

“At Armageddon, we’ll have 1) Twinkies, 2) Cockroaches and 3) Devices running Windows.
- Brian Madden, speaking during his annual BriForum event in Chicago. What version of Windows they’ll be running, that’s another question altogether.

“As an industry we’ve been telling people, ‘Buy our stuff, you’ll be magically safe. “I’m glad we’re finally saying, ‘God you’re screwed; buy our stuff when you are breached.’”
- Bruce Schneier, CTO of security firm BT Counterpane, speaking during a panel discussion at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Check out more BlackHat 2012 coverage from SearchSecurity.com.

Hear an IT-related quote that you think should be included? Let us know in the comments, via Twitter (@ITKE) or via email (web-contactus@techtarget.com).


July 25, 2012  9:14 AM

YouTube IT video of the week: ‘Fruity Technology’

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

Is your BlackBerry frozen or your Apple outdated? Check out how these men try to find ‘fruity’ solutions to those problems in this week’s YouTube IT video of the week!

 

Disclaimer: All videos presented in the “YouTube IT Video of the Week” series are subjectively selected by ITKnowledgeExchange.com community managers and staff for entertainment purposes only. They are not sponsored or influenced by outside sources.


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