Recognizing Insider Threats Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs? Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Recognizing Insider Threats

Regardless of whether one agrees with his actions and motivations, Edward Snowden showed last year—and continues to demonstrate—the impact that so-called insiders can have on ...

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls ...

Microsoft Stumbling as It Cuts Jobs?

Microsoft has announced nearly triple the job cuts initially expected: some 18,000 over the next year, with most (about 12,500) being from the recently acquired ...

Whatever Happened to FDCCI?

Like many government efforts to increase efficiency, the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) began with fervor and firm targets but has faded as the ...

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Recognizing Insider Threats

July 31st, 2014

Regardless of whether one agrees with his actions and motivations, Edward Snowden showed last year—and continues to demonstrate—the impact that so-called insiders can have on an organization. Much of the focus of data center security is on protecting networks from outsiders, but insiders theoretically pose the greater threat: because they already have access to sensitive systems, they can often avoid tripping alarms that might otherwise signal some form of attack. As a result, managing insider thr[...]

Unsafe Harbor?

July 30th, 2014

I’m no lawyer, or a huge fan of Windows, but a recent ruling by a U.S. magistrate may have some serious repercussions for those of us who are big fans of the free flow of information over the Internet. On April 25, Judge James Francis IV (S.D.N.Y.) held that emails stored on foreign servers were subject to U.S. criminal search warrants. This, ladies and gentleman, gives new meaning to the phrase “the long arm of the[...]

Development Without Borders

July 28th, 2014

In the past five years, how, when and where consumers digest and collaborate on digital content drastically changed through the advent of smart devices, online streaming services and entertainment consoles that are no longer relegated strictly to gaming. As a result, consumers are no longer bound by geographic and temporal limitations. They now expect to access the latest software, content and app updates anytime and anyplace, without needing to go to the store to purchase[...]

Wanted: Clear Thinking on Patents

July 24th, 2014

The matter of intellectual property (IP)—particularly patents—arises regularly in the technology industry and often makes the headlines in the form of reports on patent trolls or the perennial Apple-versus-Samsung slugfest. Most observers of the often ridiculous goings-on would likely agree that something is wrong, but the propaganda and muddled thinking surrounding patents makes resolving the conflict almost impossible. Hugo Barra, global VP at Xiaomi (a Chinese electronics vendor), defended his company from accusations that it copied App[...]

The Data Center Dating Game: Matching Application Needs With Infrastructure Capabilities

July 23rd, 2014

The way most organizations decide where to host their application workloads is going through a significant change. When a new application or workload demand is released into production, the process looks very different than what has been done in the past. Rather than specifying exactly what hardware to purchase and stand up in the data center, most applications now deploy into existing virtualized infrastructure, sharing resources with other workloads on infrastructure that was designed and[...]


Magazine

Five Key Characteristics to Look for When Selecting a Managed-Hosting Provider

July 31st, 2014

Managed-hosting providers are increasingly assuming a vital role in all aspects of business operations. As cloud-based technologies and applications continue to evolve, businesses are eager to employ virtual technologies to drive growth. Organizations have developed new business models, services and products built around cloud technology. Businesses are differentiating themselves by..more...


Press Releases

Microsoft and IBM Chase Amazon While Google Falls Off the Pace

July 28th, 2014

New Q2 data from Synergy Research Group shows that Microsoft and IBM are clearly leading the growth in cloud infrastructure services. While Amazon (AWS) remains in a league its own,..more...

Schneider Electric Provides Prefabricated Data Center for Baidu to Build M1 Containerized Data Center

July 28th, 2014

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, recently announced that it had won the bid from Baidu to build an M1 containerized (prefabricated) data center with Schneider Electric’s prefabricated d..more...

INetU to Deliver Multi Cloud Management with the Addition of Amazon Web Services

July 23rd, 2014

INetU, the customer-centric cloud company, today announced that it will offer integrated managed services across cloud environments with additional support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Through its consultative approach, INetU..more...


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