Enterprise IT Watch Blog

Jun 8 2011   3:14PM GMT

From Google to SecurID to iCloud: Top Tech Stories

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Here at the Enterprise IT Watch blog, we try to up with the latest news in enterprise IT to keep you updated on the goings-on in your neck of the woods. Usually our posts focus on our theme month topics, but not everything new in IT follows our schedule (despite our many efforts). To make up for that, I’m going to start compiling the top stories in enterprise tech, to make sure that you know what’s happening (and so that we know what’s happening as well). So even next month, when we’ll be tackling Cloud Storage, you can get a balanced dose of enterprise IT right here. Your one-stop shop, if you will.

So here goes:

Hey, Google! It’s rude to point.

Nothing good can come of tech going political, hence the ugliness ensuing from Google’s allegations that the Chinese government was hacking their systems. This isn’t Google’s first run-in with China – having moved to uncensored servers in Hong Kong last year- and according to the New York Times, the Chinese government is not too happy about the accusations. Google cites concern for its users, but not everyone’s convinced of the halo glow. With recent announcements of the cloud going mainstream, was Google’s reaction and accusation fair and unbiased, or a red (quite literally) herring?

Start filling out those (IP) address-forwarding forms.

Today is World IPv6 Day! How are you celebrating? IT Knowledge Exchange bloggers are celebrating by writing about the Hurricane Electric Free IPv6 certification program, IPv6 security challenges and concerns, as well as general updates.

A SecurID in time saves nine.

You remember the RSA breach and the more recent side effects of it, right? Tony Bradley is finally sighing a sigh of relief as RSA offers to replace the SecurID tokens compromised in the attacks. While it was most likely the threat to military information that facilitated this move, it’s still a step in the right direction to preventing the next Lockheed Martin.

Consumers beating the enterprise to the cloud?

Yesterday I wrote about Apple’s announcement of the iCloud, and how that seems to follow the trend of the infamous consumerization of IT. As users soften to the cloud in their personal lives, will enterprise hesitation dissipate? There’s no way to tell quite yet, but Ron Miller has high hopes for the effect Apple’s foray into cloud storage will have on other vendors and the market. Still, not everyone was as enamored of the iCloud announcement at WWDC.

Those are the stories I’m following today. What did I miss? Share your own top tech stories in the comments section or send me an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at ITKnowledgeExchange.com. Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at Melanie@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.

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