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  • Survey Says Providing High Availability and Disaster Protection for SQL Server Poses Challenges for Enterprise Data Centers
    by Jerry Melnick In many enterprise data centers, SQL Server is playing an increasingly important role in running core business operations, including customer service, order processing, payroll, accounting, and many more. For these organizations tolerance for SQL downtime and data loss is approaching zero. However, according to a recent survey by SIOS Technology Corp., providing the high a..... Read More >>
  • Cyber Attacks: We're Fighting an Asymmetric War
    by Hitesh Sheth There’s a war on our high-value information. And we’re losing. The breach of Target Corporation shook the industry in January and Community Health Systems is the latest poster child of an industry that was ill-prepared and ill-equipped to deal with cybercrime, but a quick scan of the headline news begets a long list of other businesses and government agencies that have h..... Read More >>
  • Building Virtual Networks in the Public Cloud
    by Ryan Koop In the past, anyone who wanted to run additional network services like Nginx, HAproxy, or Snort in the public cloud had to use additional virtual machines (VMs). Additional VMs mean more runtime fees and a more complex network topology to manage. That's history. Network function virtualization (NFV) can help enterprises solve real-life cloud adoption issues of costs and networ..... Read More >>
  • Data Loss Risks Beyond Security
    by Ben Thomas Three out of five companies that suffer a major data loss shut down within six months, so the writing is on the wall – data loss is a big deal and it can easily impact a company’s bottom line. However, what some people don’t understand is that protecting an organization’s cloud data is as equally important as protecting data stored on-premise. There’s a popular mis..... Read More >>
  • Cloud Computing is the New Shadow IT
    by John Linkous It’s 8:47am on a Monday. One of your company’s employees – we’ll call him “Mike”, from logistics – has just arrived in the office, and is getting ready to start his work day. He suddenly remembers those great pictures he took on Saturday at his backyard barbecue on his personal smartphone, and he decides to send a couple of them to his good friend Liz over in p..... Read More >>
  • Data Challenges Facing Mobile and Cloud Developers
    by Paul Moxon Mobile and cloud applications are often built to enhance the user experience by bringing agile access to information that is often spread across the enterprise, third parties, and the internet. As a result, these new applications need to access data that resides within the firewalls as well as data sources that are in the public domain – for example, data on web sites or so..... Read More >>
  • Moving Past Passwords to Deploy Strong Authentication Using a Multi-Layered Security Strategy
    by Tim Phipps In the past, enterprises could focus most of their energy on securing the network perimeter, confident that static passwords were more than enough to authenticate users inside their firewalls. This is no longer adequate as IT administrators grapple with challenges including today’s Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and the vulnerabilities created by the Bring Your Own Device..... Read More >>

IBM Watson Discovery Advisor accelerates research while unlocking patterns across all types of data

Thursday, 28 August 2014 05:46


IBM Corp. advanced on Thursday capabilities in Watson's cognitive computing capabilities that are enabling researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unkn...


VMworld 2014: VMware debuts integrated platform to deliver improve user experience, IT management

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:19


VMware announced a new integrated platform that combines AirWatch by VMware and VMware Horizon to deliver a unified end-user experience in a single, virtual workspace that unifies mobile, desktop a...


New HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers improves data center demands by delivering more compute, storage performance

Friday, 29 August 2014 06:04


HP announced a new portfolio of HP ProLiant Generation 9 (Gen9) Servers that will help customers reduce cost and complexity, accelerate IT service delivery and enable business growth. The new range inc...


VMworld 2014: NetApp, VMware offer software-defined services across hybrid cloud

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 03:25


NetApp improved on Tuesday its alliance with cloud and virtualization expert VMware to accelerate modern software-defined data center deployments as a foundational step to the hybrid cloud.


I'll Pass on Passwords. I'm Sensing Biometrics.

Behind the BluStor PassWord Vault – your gatekeeper to the mobile world  

 by Kim Borg

It’s official: Passwords are passé. It should come as no surprise, really: Most of us are g...

Continuous Monitoring and Response Realities

by Kim Borg

Network security has come of age. To be sure, sophisticated security solution providers are squarely focused on helping companies deal with infrastructure complexity and IT consumeriza...
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