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  • Most web sites flooded by alien visitors

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 11:19 am

    A new study estimates 31% of web is from malicious sources, mostly automated hacking, spying or spam tools. It's possible to filter those out of Google Analytics results and block them from sites, but not without knowing how to tell 'good' 'bots from 'bad' ones.
  • Eucalyptus refocuses on open source values

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 10:31 am

    There's been a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about cloud-computing vendor Eucalyptus Systems. A conversation to clear the air.
  • Salesforce.com rolls out Rypple, revamps website-builder tools

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Salesforce.com is set to unveil new products for employee performance management and rapid website development on Thursday during the Cloudforce conference in San Francisco.
  • Dell plans data centers in Asia, as customers look to cloud

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 7:48 am

    Dell could set up over 20 data centers in Asia to meet growing demand from customers for a mix of private and public clouds, the head of the company's Asia Pacific and Japan region said.
  • Next up for DLP: The cloud?

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 7:22 am

    Traditionally there have been two ways to host a data loss prevention security service: An on-premise application managed by the customer, or an on-premise application managed by the DLP supplier. BEW Global, a managed security service provider, has a third way: Through the cloud.
  • Amid doubts about cloud file-sharing services, enterprises operate their own

    Posted March 15, 2012 - 6:27 am

    Cloud-based file-sharing services like Dropbox have become popular, but organizations with sensitive data say they're reluctant to turn it over to cloud services. Instead, they're buying file-sharing products they manage on their own for bulk file transfers among business partners.
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    Driving Security in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 2:30 pm

    This paper examines recent IDG research among IT leaders, who share their concerns and strategies in addressing security in cloud computing environments.
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    Driving Security in a Hybrid Cloud Environment

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm

    This paper examines recent IDG research among IT leaders, who share their concerns and strategies in addressing security in cloud computing environments.
  • Talent pool not big enough to meet skyrocketing cloud computing job demand

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:36 am

    The number of job postings in the cloud computing industry is growing so rapidly that there aren't enough qualified workers available to fill the positions, according to an analysis of hiring trends by Wanted Analytics.
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    Box Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Cloud-Based Content Collaboration Services Enabling Enterprises to Move Toward Next-Generation Collaboration

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:10 am

    This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Box, a company playing in the public cloud advanced storage services market and the content management and collaboration market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, technology/solution, corporate strategy, force multipliers, and customers. The company, headquartered in Palo Alto, California, has over 8 million users and is growing quickly in the file synchronization and collaboration market. Leveraging IDC's expert understanding of the competitive landscape and future outlook, this document highlights company and market information tailored to the investment professional's needs.
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    The Cloud: Reinventing Enterprise Collaboration

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Collaboration and content sharing are not, of course, new concepts. But cloud computing has changed the nature of collaboration, content sharing, document storage and project management to enable more efficient, faster-acting and cost-effective enterprises. According to a new study by IDG Research, the vast majority of knowledge workers (86%) placed a very high level of importance on collaborating with internal coworkers and external stakeholders, and having access to the most up-to-date corporate information. Read how organizations are realizing massive productivity gains by transitioning their content management solutions to cloud-based models.
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    Forrester Report: The ROI of Cloud Apps

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:10 am

    Cloud apps continue to gain momentum in the enterprise as buyers are attracted to fast deployment speeds, low upfront costs, and ongoing flexibility to scale up or down as needs change. This report analyzes the five-year ROI for cloud apps across CRM, ERP, collaboration, and IT service management.
  • US grabs TVShack.net, extradites British college student

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 11:01 am

    TVShack.net linking activities legal in Britain, but US seized domain name as student faces possible 10 years in US prison.
  • ARM 'Flycatcher' chip tiny, cheap, enables 'Internet of things'

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:50 am

    ARM Cortex M0+ chip (Flycatcher), a 32-bit chip with low price and small size, may lead to linking common items over the Internet.
  • OpenStack co-founder questions governance proposal

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:33 am

    OpenStack's new Foundation is still under construction, but already there are concerns about how the new organization will be managed.
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    Achieving 360 Degree Network Visibility with Nimsoft

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:00 am

    360° network visibility is critical for ensuring continuous availability of networks, servers, and applications-anything less could have costly bottom-line implications.
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    Fair to Partly Cloudy

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:00 am

    This paper describes unique characteristics of cloud service delivery models and details distinct monitoring responsibilities and challenges of each model.
  • Amazon expands integrated status monitoring

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 9:02 am

    Amazon Web Services has added the ability to monitor the status of storage volumes on EBS (Elastic Block Store), the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
  • Walmart wants to digitize your movie collection

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 8:30 am

    New Disc to Digital program lets you add disk-based movies to Vudu streaming movie service. For a fee, of course.
  • Why CFOs and cloud computing have a love-hate relationship

    Posted March 14, 2012 - 7:10 am

    Cloud computing offers a value proposition that can be both appealing and unsettling to the CFO. However, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden explains why freeing up capital investment should more than make up for the uncertainty of variable monthly pricing.
  • What the cloud really means for your IT job

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 8:27 pm

    Depending on which survey or story you read, the cloud can be either a good thing for IT workers and their job security, or it can be terrifying.
  • LinkedIn is better than Facebook (for identity thieves looking for rich victims)

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    A new study found LinkedIn is becoming a richer hunting ground for identity thieves looking for wealthy victims. No matter which network they're on, Facebook and LinkedIn users make things too easy by posting birthdays, names of pets and other answers to common security questions.
  • IT stressed over cloud and video bandwidth demands

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 12:29 pm

    IT executives understand the value of cloud services and videoconferencing tools, but one of the chief concerns remains the strain those services put on network bandwidth, according to a study released today.
  • BroadVision revamps Clearvale enterprise social networking software

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 12:00 pm

    BroadVision's Clearvale enterprise social networking software will now lets companies create networks on an ad hoc manner in which a mix of employees, partners and customers can participate.
  • Big Data and the case for IT relevancy

    Posted March 13, 2012 - 11:50 am

    The case for IT's long-term relevancy in the workplace is about to head for the jury, and big data and cloud computing are going to be a large part of the closing arguments.
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