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  • The Open Source Rookies of the Year Awards

    , the open source software management company, picks the top 10 open source projects launched in the past year, based on stats collected from the

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • Top security threats in 2013: Mobile attacks

    For years, information security experts have predicted a spike in mobile malware. Will 2013 be the year of mobile attacks? And what other security threats are on the horizon?

  • The clouds that can modernise business processes

    Cloud computing is destined to deliver hefty benefits to businesses, but it?s not always clear what the term means. In the years since it was coined, its usage has come to encompass a number of differing models; all of them can deliver improvements to business processes.

  • The taxman, the cloud, and you

    Few institutions in the UK could be more conservative than Her Majesty?s Revenue and Customs, so when the HMRC proudly declares it has signed a major cloud services contract, you know the world has changed.

  • Real examples of Big Data benefits

    There is big hype being generating around the topic of Big Data, but there is no doubt that data volumes across global enterprises are ramping up exponentially.

  • Making easy work of mobile apps

    The mobile world has become highly fragmented, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) challenging IT departments to create order from chaos.

  • Big Data causing big changes, analysts predict

    The unprecedented growth in the volumes and complexity of business information is ushering in the era of ?Big Data?. The phenomenon is not a "thing" but instead a strategic approach that crosses many IT borders and so poses one of the biggest challenges currently facing CIOs from companies of all sizes.

  • Dealing with key trends during an IT disaster recovery

    Cloud services, virtualisation, BYOD and social CRM are key factors influencing disaster recovery. Because earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms or other events can put data centers and other corporate facilities out of commission for a while, it's vital that companies have in place a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

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Financial services operational excellence through IT automation

The financial services industry is confronted with many challenges: increasing regulatory requirements, growing client information needs, mobile commerce, securing customer data, integrating new and existing IT infrastructure, and the demand for more accurate predictive analytics. Factor in an erratic economy and it is obvious that public and private banks, stock exchanges, insurance companies, government financing bodies, and asset management firms operate in a highly volatile environment. Faced with these demands, financial services companies have been moving all their IT operations into the strategic heart of the business. IT Operations is no longer thought of simply in terms of data storage and processing speed, but instead is commonly viewed as a way to gain strategic advantage. Download this white paper to see how automation can benefit your organisation.
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Store more data, get more business benefit

Data storage, until recently, only concerned technology specialists who worked deep in an organisation?s data centre. But things have changed; storage is now of vital importance to both the IT team and the board of directors. View this Appzine to discover the difference between being competitive, responsive and efficient, or falling behind in the marketplace.
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5 ways to optimise offsite data storage and business continuity

Storage people are from Mars and network people are from Venus. Despite the interdependencies of the two functions, each group often has its own language, vendors, and metrics which can make it difficult to communicate between the two ?silos?. Download this white paper to discover how WAN Optimisation complements strategic storage initiatives by maximising RPO by increasing replication throughput.
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Why cloud and how to choose a cloud vendor

The demand for data storage is exploding, which is driving up costs, amplifying the risks of data loss or exposure, and complicating plans for disaster recovery. To cope with this exploding demand, organizations are turning to cloud-based storage for relief.
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