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  • I Spy Digital Forensics
    by Christian Crank
    Digital forensics is a field that is growing within the IT industry. One estimate indicates that the U.S. market for forensic technologies and services is projected to register $20.52 billion in annual revenue by 2015. With the large increase in cyber crime and people unsure as to what, where, or how something happened at all, cyber forensic analysts are becoming more an.....
  • In Today’s Web 2.0 Environment, Your Network is Already Infected
    by Paul Martini Network security has been a challenge ever since the existence of the Internet. The rise of Web 2.0 and the expansion of mobile devices, with the thousands of applications designed for them, has made security even more complex. Almost all IT security experts are saying it’s not a matter of if your network will be infected but rather when. Given that rather grim scenario,..... Read More >>
  • Quantum Computing Will be a Reality - Are You Prepared?
    by Dr. Duncan Earl As our analog world completes its migration to the digital realm we are truly living in transitional times. In less than a generation technology has fundamentally changed society, simultaneously laying waste to entire industries and giving rise to people, technology and things never seen before. The changes have been so profound it’s hard to recall what life was l..... Read More >>
  • When Should I Implement an Active Archive?
    by Floyd Christofferson There are a pair of recurring and contradictory themes I frequently hear from storage IT managers when it comes to managing their data and storage infrastructure. On the one hand, they’ll say that an archive is viewed a low priority project in their company. When IT budgets are under pressure, prioritizing resources to manage ‘old’ data seems like a difficult c..... Read More >>
  • Testing Big Data: Three Fundamental Components
    by Alexander Panchenko Big Data is a big topic in software development today. When it comes to practice, software testers may not yet fully understand what Big Data is exactly. What testers do know is that you need a plan for testing it. The problem here is the lack of a clear understanding about what to test and how deep inside a tester should go. There are some key questions that must be ..... Read More >>
  • Support Your Data's Constitutional Right to Freedom to Move Between Multiple Databases in Real-Time
    by Becky Hjellming
    When the Founding Fathers united the 13 original ragtag colonies, they knew the task required an elegant framework that would enable each state to work in harmony as one great nation. So, too, do most companies need a blueprint for uniting multiple databases, incompatible applications and mismatched platforms, all while navigating the perils of data trapped in aging infr.....
  • 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 consumerization, as well as ongoing vulnerabilities and targeted attacks such as Heartbleed and ZeroAccess.

    Now, nearly halfway through the second decade of the new millennium, businesses are seekin.....

Rackspace’s OnMetal Cloud Servers now generally available

Thursday, 24 July 2014 07:30


Rackspace announced Thursday general availability and pricing of OnMetal Cloud Servers -- an API-driven, single-tenant Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering. The product is designed for customers w...


IBM adds InfiniBand to SoftLayer as part of HPC capabilities in cloud environments

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:26


IBM Corp. announced expansion of the scope of its high performance computing (HPC), as part of technical computing, more accessible through the cloud for clients grappling with big data and other comp...


HP invests US$50 million in Hortonworks, pushes big data partnership

Thursday, 24 July 2014 08:04


Hewlett-Packard announced Thursday that the company will help accelerate the adoption of enterprise Apache Hadoop by integrating Hortonworks Data Platform with the HP HAVEn big data platform.


Kaspersky Lab detects surge in spam during June due to political, sporting events

Monday, 21 July 2014 07:32

Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab detected for the month of June the percentage of spam in email traffic averaging at around 65 percent, which was five percentage points less than in May. The top three source...


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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