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July 10, 2013  2:00 PM

CA’s launchpad for skyrocketing mainframes

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, Mainframe, Management

Mainframes are exciting. There, we've said it, do you feel better? CA (the artist formerly known as Computer Associates) has recently expanded its CA Chorus management platform for the mainframe with new capabilities for network and system management. So why is this exciting? Modern software...

May 8, 2013  3:17 AM

How to avoid being a cash cow for cybercriminals

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Security

In this contributed piece for the Computer Weekly Developer Network, principal consultant Paco Hope at software risk management company Cigital explains his security-centric approach to software application development. Security from the...


April 24, 2013  3:01 PM

CA CTO: the bottom layer is commoditised

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, Software

CA World closes up in Las Vegas today with the firm having announced more acquisitions and product launches then perhaps even its top brass had expected and anticipated. In breakout sessions with CA senior VP of corporate strategy Lonne Jaffe, it appears that the company is quite open about its...


April 22, 2013  7:06 PM

CA World: MDM is the only way for mobile

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, MDM

CA World this week sees the company push harder than ever before towards the mobile space. More specifically, the firm is augmenting its Mobile Device Management (MDM) stack to the point where it says it will be capable of taking "an unmanaged device to a managed device" in 90 seconds using SAP...


April 21, 2013  7:14 PM

CA World: big data needs to be “productionalised”

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
analysis, Big Data, CA

The CA World conference and exhibition is staged this week in Las Vegas in a market currently populated by a number of large consolidated-via-corporate-acquisition (and OK yes, some organic growth) enterprise-level software-centric data management firms. Opening keynotes on the Sunday night of the...


March 18, 2013  5:15 AM

Enforcing embedded security for Android on the inside

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Mobile, Security

Android-based embedded systems get a security lock down this month in the form of the newly released McAfee Application Control for Android. This security product resides inside the Android kernel, embedded in the operating system -- on the inside. The firm contends that it is the only security...


February 21, 2013  6:25 AM

The $64,000 BYOD security question

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
BYOD, F5, Security

Should we tackle Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenges at the front end with users themselves, or at the application and service level closer to the network layer infrastructure that our end points connect to? This is, arguably, the $64,000 BYOD question. The answer (as it always is with things...


February 13, 2013  11:29 AM

Firewall application nightmares for dummies

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Security

Enterprise security rarely ranks in the top ten favourite programming related disciplines for many software application developers who simply want to build, construct, enhance and deploy as their main priority goals. But where vulnerabilities are locked down, Security Policy Management (SPM)...


July 27, 2012  5:27 AM

When (service) virtualisation imitates life

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, Virtualisation

IT surveys come and go. Of course we must first accept the universal truth that all technology surveys are flawed, biased and contrived from the outset, with "loaded" agendas designed to pander to the thinly disguised corporate message set pertaining to the vendor brand laying claim to the...


July 25, 2012  7:03 AM

Cloud development kudos lies in ‘enhanced’ multi-tenancy

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Security

People, users, customers, lawyers and (possibly even) software application developers appear to have been worried about cloud security for some time now. But many initial misgivings were quite quickly dismissed as users started to realise the proposition that the cloud vendors were coming to...


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