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If you’re a CIO who takes offense when someone questions your IT security program, it may be time to get out of your own way for the sake of your company. That’s the provocative view of Kevin Beaver, an information security consultant — floated in this week’s Searchlight news roundup by Associate…READ MORE
The future of mobile personalization was the topic of a panel of mobile app experts at MassTLC’s Mobile Summit last week. Read features writer Kristen Lee’s recap of the session to find out how today’s increasingly targeted apps have gone beyond just recommending where you should call next for take…READ MORE
With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly immanent, expected to fall on Patch Tuesday in August (8/12/2014), there’s certainly been a lot of fuss and bother lately about what’s coming (or not) for upcoming Windows releases including that particular one. With a variety of Russian a…READ MORE
This week I’ve found some great things for you to read. These are a few of my favorites that I’ve found this week.
The data platform for a new era
SQL Server 2014 and HP Sets Two World Records for Data Warehousing Leading In Both Performance and Price/P.…
SQL Server 2014 Backup to …READ MORE
A federal court ruling on the government’s access to data stored offshore by U.S.-based companies could have far-reaching impacts on the cloud market.
A federal district judge in New York ruled this week that Microsoft had to turn over a customer’s emails stored in Ireland in response to a wa…READ MORE
IBM Fellow Andrew Walls thinks most if not all active data will eventually reside on flash storage, and when Walls speaks, IBM Storage listens.
Walls is responsible for setting the strategy for the company’s storage portfolio and defining the architecture for next-generation flash arrays and st…READ MORE
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After a grueling month of answering questions and commenting on discussions and blog posts, we finally have our three winners in our giveaway contest. Let me tell you, the race for the top spot was as close as it gets. Here were the final standings:
What do you do when the very software you depend on to keep you safe from malware has vulnerabilities? Those of us who use Symantec Endpoint Protection on our networks are pondering this dilemma. Seems that SEP is vulnerable to attack.
From the Internet Storm Center (ISC) InfoSec Handlers Diary:
I’m personally in favor of Net Neutrality — that is, having all Internet content providers pay the same rates to the broadband ISP oligopolists. And I say oligopolists because there are hardly ever more than one or two available to any given American, and often there is only one. So if you’re a con…READ MORE
Black Hat is always a fun time to find out what new security vulnerabilities there might be to keep you up at night — particularly if you attend and get your system infected while you’re there — and this year is no exception. The conference will be held in Las Vegas next week and the online world …READ MORE
This happens more often than I’d like. It does get more difficult to work on projects when you have to think of all the dependencies you need, then find out you need to change pieces halfway through….READ MORE
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Between Android, iOS and Windows Phone, which is the best choice for you? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Android, iOS, Windows mobile OS war a positive for customers – Jake O’Donnell (SearchConsumerization)
Which mobile OS is best for your enterprise? IT p…READ MORE
April 1st, 2014, saw the release of SQL Server 2014, Microsoft’s cloud first data platform. Latest in a long line of relational database management systems, SQL Server 2014 boasted a range of new and improved features. This included greater performance through In-Memory OLTP, increased availabili…READ MORE
My MINI Cooper is parked in a garage. In the car is a pile of coins that if counted would amount to $34, probably. That’s why I locked the doors, hid the coins, parked in sight of the lot attendant and ensured that nothing else of value was in view of passersby.
Paranoid? Maybe. For $34 I probabl…READ MORE
WhatIs.com Word of the Day
SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) is the concept that four technologies are currently driving business innovation. SMAC creates an ecosystem that allows a business to improve its operations and get closer to the customer with minimal overhead and maximum reach….READ MORE
By Lynn Haber
If a lack of awareness about IT solutions equals opportunity for savvy partners, then Kaspersky Lab’s recently released survey results highlight a healthy opportunity for channel partners that have expertise in virtualization security.
In the “Global IT Security Risks Survey 2014…READ MORE
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making mainstream media believe that everyone in IT was an experienced Linux SysAdmin.
Or so I thought as I traveled to Portland, Oregon for OSCON 2014 (all content and videos included). I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect, although I’ve been to seve…READ MORE
He was arrested twice for computer crimes and wire fraud. At the time of his second arrest, he was on probation from the first, caught by a large multi-agency dragnet including the FBI.
The actual term in the FBI press release was “manhunt”; he has been called The World’s Most Famous Hacker.
We have a number of mobile chat apps available in the market – or rather on internet market – Whatsapp, Line, Viber, WeChat, Facebook messenger, twitter and so on. Most of these apps support cross platforms so as to enable you to connect with your friends irrespective of the mobile they use and the …READ MORE
I was at this social gathering organized by one of the top global consulting companies for their current and potential customers. It had attendance from veteran industry leaders, founders of companies, CEOs and CFOs, sprinkled with a few Venture Capital heads and off-course partners from the sponsor…READ MORE