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Nov 24 2014   10:43AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (11/17 – 11/24)

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What are the future prospects for Facebook at Work? Find out in this week’s roundup.

1. CIOs’ response to Facebook at Work? Never say never – Kristen Lee and Linda Tucci (SearchCIO)

Facebook is trying to make its way into the enterprise with a new collaboration tool called Facebook at Work. But will it work? CIOs and enterprise collaboration experts weigh in.

2. IT pros disappointed in Microsoft response to Azure outage – Ed Scannell (SearchCloudComputing)

Microsoft’s slow response to the recent Azure outage left some users wondering if they should entrust critical business data to the cloud environment.

3. Microsoft Skype for Business to replace Lync – Gina Narcisi (SearchUnifiedCommunications)

Lync is being rebranded as Microsoft Skype for Business, helping to fuse enterprise UC needs with the usability employees want.

4. Amazon bolsters AWS security, adds encryption key management – Rob Wright (SearchCloudSecurity)

Newly announced Amazon Web Services security features include an encryption key management service intended to boost cloud security and strengthen appeal of AWS to enterprises.

5. Seagate bolsters ClusterStor HPC storage systems for Hadoop, Lustre – Carol Sliwa (SearchStorage)

Seagate beefs up ClusterStor storage systems acquired from Xyratex, with new Hadoop optimization tools, Lustre update and secure data appliances.

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