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  • OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

    OpenStack has an impressive list of corporate backers. Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM and AT&T are contributing thousands of lines of code to the open source project and helping deliver an updated version of the cloud computing platform twice a year to allow for easier installation and better manageability.

  • Do we need more technology accelerators?

    The word ?accelerator? has become so ubiquitous in the tech sector over the past year that I was taken aback recently when a friend asked ?what?s one of those??.

  • Why are British entrepreneurs still flocking to Silicon Valley?

    Many of Britain?s best technology entrepreneurs have shunned the UK tech scene and flocked to Silicon Valley in the last few years on the quest for success. But what is it that makes Silicon Valley such a desirable place to build a tech start-up?

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • An open letter to Microsoft's next CEO: 12 wishes from the Windows faithful

    We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items

  • 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

  • What to look for in an SDN controller

    One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.

  • Google Graveyard 2013

    One of the great things about Google is that it supplies us with a seemingly never ending list of products, many of them free. One of the most maddening things about the company, though, is that every once in a while it kills off a favourite. Here's a look back at more than a dozen products killed off by Google in 2013.

  • Gimme shelter: Wall Street braces for next superstorm

    Heading into the heart of hurricane season 10 months after Sandy slammed the New York metropolitan area, Wall Street has had time to reassess and revamp backup plans.

  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

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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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The business process integration hub in the age of cloud and Big Data

Today, enterprise IT is all about delivering services to the business in a well performing, secure, compliant and reliable manner. These services often depend on data and applications located on a variety of operating systems and even public cloud services. The more seamlessly, rapidly and reliably these applications are able to exchange data, the better business units can take advantage of IT services and deliver value to their customers. Workload Automation (WA) should be seen as the plumbing that connects all of the operating systems, applications (custom and off-the-shelf ) and data sources (relational and unstructured). In short, WA is today?s business process integration hub and therewith a central key for ultimate IT efficiency and effectiveness. Download this white paper to discover why automating workloads can help your enterprise management strategy.
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Tracking the 5 Ws of Change in Active Directory, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange and VMware

Want to perform thorough and comprehensive audits on the two most common infrastructure technologies that encompass VMware, Active Directory, SQL Server, SharePoint and Exchange? If so, you need to address the five fundamental Ws of security: who, what, when, where and why. In addition to that, you need to be aware of potential security gaps.
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Filecode: Holding your data to ransom

Trojans that encrypt user files and try to extort a ransom from the victim in exchange for a decryptor utility are nothing new: in fact, they have been around for several years. These ?Filecoders?, as we call them, are a prevalent category of ransomware, the other common type of ransomware being lockscreen scareware ? ransomware that locks your desktop, displays a massage designed to look as it comes from local law-enforcement and, again demands a payment in order to regain access to your computer. Download this white paper to learn how to protect yourself from Trojans and other malicious attacks.
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The move to exchange: migraine or migration?

Migration of your most precious business asset, that which is mission-critical for the success of the company on so many levels - your exchange messaging solution - is not something to be taken lightly. Download this white paper to discover how to simplify the transition between exchanges and avoid a messaging migraine.
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10 Effective Habits of Indispensable IT Departments

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Enterprise information archiving is contributing to organisational needs for e-discovery and...

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Advancing the state of virtualised backups

Dell Software’s vRanger is a veteran of the virtualisation specific backup market. It was the...

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