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  • Jive deepens integration with Cisco's WebEx and Jabber

    Jive Software has pushed out updates for the cloud versions of both its enterprise social networking (ESN) suite and its JiveX software for building external online communities.

  • Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

    Philadelphia is set to use a slew of Salesforce.com technologies in order to create a next-generation version of its 311 system for public information and citizen reporting of nonemergency situations around the city.

  • 15 technologies changing how developers work

    A long time ago, developers wrote assembly code that ran fast and light. On good days, they had enough money in their budget to hire someone to toggle all those switches on the front of the machine to input their code. On bad days, they flipped the switches themselves. Life was simple: The software loaded data from memory, did some arithmetic, and sent it back. That was all.

  • US tech worker groups boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

    Three U.S. tech worker groups have launched a labor boycott of IBM, Infosys and Manpower, saying the companies have engaged in a pattern that discourages U.S. workers from applying for U.S. IT jobs by tailoring employment ads toward overseas workers.

  • FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

    Data brokers should give consumers more control over their personal information, and Congress should consider legislation that reins in the ways data brokers can use that information, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is recommending.

  • SAP users hail upcoming support services upgrade

    SAP's recently announced plans to overhaul its support services have user groups giving the thumbs up, although it may be some time before many customers feel a big difference.

  • Government backs Manchester tech start-ups with £700,000

    Ten technology start-ups in Greater Manchester are to receive funding and mentoring from the government?s innovation agency after winning one of its competitions.

  • Data breaches can be traced back to nine attack 'patterns', says Verizon report

    Almost every security incident and data breach recorded during 2013 can be traced back to a series of basic threat types or ?patterns?, many of which are specific to industry sectors, Verizon?s bellwether 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has concluded.

  • Sality malware, growing old, takes on a new trick

    A botnet that was slowly shrinking has taken on a new trick: brute-forcing routers set to easy-to-guess credentials.

  • HP gains traction with augmented reality service

    Hewlett-Packard has found some success with a platform, called Aurasma, that provides augmented reality services to portable devices.

Latest Features

  • Our Internet privacy is at risk -- but not dead (yet)

    Legislation, stealth technologies, and emerging data privacy markets are proving that the battle for our Internet privacy has only just begun

  • Why developers are turning to API services

    As application development increasingly hooks into outside services, tools to manage all those APIs are sprouting up

  • Our Internet privacy is at risk -- but not dead (yet)

    Legislation, stealth technologies, and emerging data privacy markets are proving that the battle for our Internet privacy has only just begun

  • Top 10 enterprise applications for public clouds

    Once you address security and privacy concerns, there are a number of applications, regardless of your business, which you can comfortably and safely move to the public cloud.

  • OpenStack may be gaining support from IBM but Iaas is still making slow headway

    When it comes to Infrastructure as a Service - renting on-demand compute, storage and network resources that live in a multi-tenant virtualised public cloud - midsized businesses are jumping in with both feet. But large enterprises with their own well-established data centres are still dipping their toes in the water.

  • Gartner shares nine IT infrastructure cost saving tips

    Trying to make savings in a lean data centre environment might seem like a hard task but there are a number of steps IT managers can take to reduce spend further, says analyst firm Gartner.

  • Six new and rising hacker threats

    Hackers never sleep, it seems. Just when you think you've battened down the hatches and fully protected yourself or your business from electronic security risks, along comes a new exploit to keep you up at night. It might be an SMS text message with a malevolent payload or a stalker who dogs your every step online. Or maybe it's an emerging technology like in-car Wi-Fi that suddenly creates a whole new attack vector.

  • Why IT departments need to learn to give up control

    "Improvisation is too good to leave to chance," said Paul Simon. It's a lesson that IT needs to learn and, more important, act on.

  • Five key pieces of advice for private cloud success

    Companies building private clouds mainly to keep developers from going to public clouds are too focused on the physical aspects of cloud and missing the point about the operational requirements, says Forrester Research's James Staten. Here, he shares five pieces of advice for private cloud success.

  • Best free WiFi security tools

    WiFi security has come a long way from the days when consumers used wireless routers with inadequate or no encryption, and overlooked the need to change default passwords for gateway access.





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