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Druva today said it has raised another $80 million in funding, bringing its total investments into the range of $200 million for the fast-growing data management software vendors.
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company claims to have more than 4,000 worldwide customers that include NASA, Pifzer, NBC…READ MORE
For the last 6+ years, I’ve hosted a weekly podcast called The Cloudcast (@thecloudcastnet), which focuses on all aspects of cloud computing. One of the challenges of having a broad focus is that you rarely ever get to dig deeply into a specific topic. And when that topic is growing extremely fast …READ MORE
Industrial control system (ICS) is a general term used to describe the integration of hardware and software with network connectivity in order to support critical infrastructure. Continued…
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“Today, it is commonplace to find engineering workstations and servers on the ICS netwo…READ MORE
We enjoy a connected world with a fascinating array of devices and applications at our fingertips, if not on our wrists or before our eyes. In just a few years, home networks have gone from supporting a few smartphones, tablets and laptops to scores of devices. Tomorrow’s average home could soon hav…READ MORE
Oracle bought Sun, for various reasons.
Popular commentary on the subject puts the purchase down to Oracle’s desire to have a more credible level of what might be called ‘operational software’ (not to suggest that the Oracle database stack doesn’t ‘operate’ in any sense) running inside its wide…READ MORE
Google announces Android Oreo with refined notifications, better battery life, updated emojis and ‘the biggest change to the foundations of Android to date’.
Google has opened the packet on version 8.0 of its Android operating system for mobile devices. Oreo succeeds Nougat and Marshmallow, a…READ MORE
At the beginning of 2016, we asked our panel of experts on the SearchServerVirtualization Advisory Board to gaze into their crystal balls and offer predictions for virtualization trends in 2016. These predictions came hot on the heels of Dell announcing its acquisition of EMC, so it’s no surprise th…READ MORE
Amazon is upgrading its compute power to court more cloud-hosted graphics-intensive workloads, seeking to benefit from the high cost customers pay for that heavy compute power.
AWS has added a new G3 instance to its graphics-optimized Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, to power 3-D rendering …READ MORE
The FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards 2018, partnered with TechUK, is now open for nominations.
Everywoman’s eighth annual women in tech event is searching for inspirational people who are influencing those around them and encouraging the next generation into the tech industry.
Launched in…READ MORE
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei (pronounced ‘wah-way’) is about to stage what is billed to be one of its biggest ever exhibition, symposium, conference events to date.
Combining what was three shows into one mega show (as was also the case last year in 2016) the firm will now host its…READ MORE
No matter how much you might know about Windows 10, there’s always something new to learn. I picked up a winner from Ed Bott’s ZDNet column the other day. He explains how to use the pop-up calendar as a general “time navigation tool.” Along the way, he exposes a great Win10 Date/Time Calendar trick …READ MORE
There’s a lot of misunderstandings about dynamic SQL out there. I have heard this from clients on occasion, and I see it from other consultants on their blogs. If done correctly, dynamic SQL is not difficult to use or troubleshoot. Let’s look though some of the complaints that I’ve seen.
You’ve been able to install the PowerShell 2.0 engine side by side with the latest version of PowerShell for the last few versions of PowerShell. Not any more. PowerShell 2.0 to be deprecated in Windows 10 Fall Creators update later this year.
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Who wins: Private or public cloud? Check out what many IT leaders think in this week’s roundup.
1. Public vs. private cloud cost comparison finds enterprise winners – Robert Gates (SearchDataCenter)
Nearly half of enterprises do not save money with the public clou…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Partha Sen, CEO and co-founder, Fuzzy Logix
Money laundering was back at the top of the agenda recently when, on 26 June, the European Union’s Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive came into force requiring European member states (including the UK) to update their r…READ MORE
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently appointed 15 new health IT experts to the also new Health Information Technology (HIT) Advisory Committee, a press release said.
“The 21st Century Cures Act established this committee to provide recommendations to the National Coordinator f…READ MORE
Now that the aftershocks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have subsided, I think we can distill everything we’ve learned into a nutshell: It’s all the systems administrators’ fault.
Forget the National Security Agency, the developers of the EternalBlue exploit, and the hackers who packaged t…READ MORE
Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.
“Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, …READ MORE
Gartner has unveiled a new Magic Quadrant report for content collaboration platforms as file synchronization and sharing becomes more collaborative and workflow-centric.
The report originally focused on the enterprise file synchronization and sharing market. Gartner updated the report to reflect …READ MORE
It doesn’t seem that long ago where there were three main focuses on data security:
– Hardware/application security
– Database security
– Document management security
Each had its own focus; each had its own problems. Layering the three approaches together often left gaping holes thr…READ MORE