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  • Web apps and point-of-sale were leading hacker targets in 2013, says Verizon

    Web application attacks, cyber-espionage and point-of-sale intrusions were among the top IT security threats in 2013, according to Verizon's latest annual report on data breach investigations.

  • Cloudera positions Hadoop as an enterprise data hub

    Taking note of how customers have been working with its Hadoop distribution, Cloudera has expanded the scope of its software so that it can serve as a hub for all of an organization's data, not just data undergoing Hadoop MapReduce analysis.

  • IBM gets the big picture with Daeja buy

    Boosting its portfolio of enterprise content management tools, IBM has acquired Daeja Image Systems and its embeddable software for viewing many different types of documents and images.

  • vBulletin users warned of potential exploit

    The developers of the popular vBulletin commercial Internet forum software are investigating a potential exploit and advised users to delete the "install" directory from their deployments as a precaution.

  • Rackspace hosts VMware management with new dedicated server

    The introduction of Rackspace's hosted Dedicated VMware vCenter Server will allow IT staff to control their VMware environments from a data center run by the vendor.

  • CA upgrades workload automation software

    CA Technologies has released the latest update to its Workload Automation software (WLA) featuring more powerful analytics tools, a streamlined user interface and expanded functionality for managing business processes throughout the enterprise.

  • Phishing sites use whitelisting to keep out unwanted victims

    Businesses increasingly use whitelisting to keep the bad guys out but now it turns out that criminals are employing the same tactics to target favoured victims, security firm RSA has reported.

  • 'Team GhostShell' hackers use SQL weakness to raid 100 websites

    With LulzSec now apparently long gone, hacking group ?Team GhostShell? appears to have taken up its mantle with a weekend hacking raid it claims wrested 1 million database records from a 100 different websites.

  • Alfresco ECM gets social media module

    A social content module for the open source Alfresco enterprise content management (ECM) platform is now available.

  • Joomla 1.7 expands remit beyond web CMS

    With Tuesday's release of version 1.7, Joomla has been redesigned to support jobs beyond its typical duties of web content management. Administrators and developers can now use Joomla's underlying platform as the basis for other types of web applications as well.

Latest Features

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.

  • Box enterprise GM: building a bridge to the cloud

    Enterprise cloud storage provider Box has just announced the opening of its European headquarters in London, along with the intention to hire 100 people in the region by the end of 2013.

  • The most essential tools for web developers

    Out of the thousands of cool add-ons out there for Firefox, Chrome and other popular Web browsers, only a select few make it onto the desktops of professional Web developers and designers. Which are the most useful for the day-to-day work of designing and developing websites?

  • NoSQL and NewSQL overturning the relational database hegemony

    IT is turning to the modern NoSQL and 'NewSQL' approaches over traditional relational databases.

  • Five reasons to try Joomla for content management

    There are numerous web content management systems available out there to serve the needs of companies large and small, including numerous free and open source options. One that's figured prominently in the news this week, however, is Joomla, which is making headlines for the fact that it recently hit 25 million downloads.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: First look

    Adobe has launched Dreamweaver CS5, a new version of its professional web authoring program to develop, test, and deploy web sites and applications.See our full review of CS5

  • Top 10 Google Apps for business

    Google Apps is growing up. Over the past six months, dozens of developers have built apps to make Google's office wares (Apps, Docs, Gmail, Calendar) more appealing for the enterprise. The following is a selection of these apps. They range from the practical (backups) to the creative (a freebie VPN replacement based on Google Talk). Better still, most of them are free.

  • The need for a Content Management Systems strategy

    There is a need for a strategy that clearly sets out how data is protected and where it will be stored across a distributed or tiered architecture.

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