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  • What’s the best way to deliver results for enterprise customers?

    In a Q&A keynote Tuesday at the 2013 Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit, Symantec CEO Steve Bennett noted that that no single vendor can offer an all-encompassing mobile security product portfolio. Instead, IT security vendors should cooperate to build a better ecosystem than attackers...

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  • What do expect from Salesforce’s acquisition of ExactTarget?

    With Salesforce's $2.5 billion acquisition of cloud-based marketing software company ExactTarget virtually a done deal, the big question now becomes whether the two cloud computing mainstays are a good fit for each other. What do you expect from the acquisition?

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  • What most drew your interest at the Red Hat Summit?

    Open-source experts descended on Boston last week for the annual Red Hat Summit. They were not disappointed as the company provided insights on several topics including: Open source development, emerging cloud trends and cloud security. What most drew your interest at the Red Hat Summit?

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  • Is it time to consider FCoE for your organization?

    When Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) arrived in the IT industry (mainly storage network) several years ago, many experts expected companies to adopt it into their business. However, it didn't happen due to several factors including limited cost advantages and organizational disruption. But now,...

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  • Do you think the PaaS market is starting to emerge?

    With Red Hat's public OpenShift PaaS offering last week and the cloud hosting provider company Savvis acquiring AppFod Inc., the PaaS market is starting to heat up. But experts aren't sure if enterprises will jump on the PaaS bandwagon. Do you think the PaaS market is starting to emerge?

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  • What is the ideal storage setup?

    At the Storage Decisions Conference in Chicago last week, attendees were most interested in learning about how SSDs work, how reliable they are, and when they will become more affordable. However, the experts tempered their excitement by explaining that solid-state storage is just one piece of an...

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  • How can Oracle continue to grow its SaaS strategy?

    While Oracle announced it added more than 500 new Software as a Service (SaaS) customers last quarter, Chad Eschinger, research vice president at Gartner, says most of them are existing Oracle customers or those gained from acquisitions. How can Oracle continue to grow its SaaS strategy?

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  • Are there cloud related issues that are slowing your decision to migrate?

    Speaking at this week's E2 conference in Boston, Jay Wessel, the vice president of IT for the Boston Celtics chronicled his initial hesitation toward cloud migration. Although originally skeptical, the promise of reduce layers of complexity, cost, and administration time changed his mind. And while...

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  • Do you agree that SDN is not ready for production environments?

    According to a recent TechTarget survey, 78% of could providers agree that software-defined networking (SDN) holds promise, but it's still not ready for their production environments. They note the current flux in the market and networking vendors who are lagging behind with SDN product rollouts as...

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  • Will PaaS ever become as popular as IaaS and SaaS?

    "Without any doubt, use of PaaS is growing. But PaaS is smaller and younger than IaaS and SaaS, and it also suffers from a lot of confusion." These were the words from Yefim Natis, vice president and analyst at Gartner Inc., who believes while PaaS is becoming more popular, it still has a long way...

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