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  • 7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud

    This week disappointing news came from service provider Code Spaces, a company that provided support for devops application management. Code Spaces, which was hosted in Amazon Web Service's cloud, ceased operations. after suffering a distributed denial-of-service attack by a perpetrator who demanded ransom and then began deleting data when company officials logged into their AWS account to stop the attack.

  • 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.

  • Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

    If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.

  • Six free network vulnerability scanners

    Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.

  • Inside Facebook's brilliant plan to hog your data

    Companies want to get information about people -- their location, age, relationships, interests, preferences and much more -- because when they have that information they can offer more powerful, more monetizable apps and services and can make money with high-priced personalized ads.

  • 10 Big Data startups to watch

    The Big Data space is heating up ? to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security.

  • Who's to blame for 'catastrophic' Heartbleed Bug?

    The Heartbleed Bug, basically a flaw in OpenSSL that would let savvy attackers eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications that use OpenSSL, has sent companies scurrying to patch servers and change digital encryption certificates and users to change their passwords. .

  • Visual Studio 2013 reaches beyond the IDE

    Microsoft delivers editing, debugging, deployment, project architecture, and ALM improvements stretching from Windows to Web development, from mobile devices to clouds

  • Juniper Networks' new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir speaks

    New Juniper Networks CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir seemed to be hitting all the right notes at the company's recent RevUp 2014 conference, but the organisation he leads is under pressure.

  • 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





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Traditional approaches to architecting, developing and managing websites, portal sites and mobile apps use a variety of disconnected and duplicative tools. Developers commonly use their favorite tools, and as multiple developers work on an enterprise's multiple websites, a maintenance nightmare inevitably develops. As enterprises expand their Web footprints by deploying more sites, and as mobile apps become the norm, enterprises should rationalize the tools used and implement a platform approach for the development of websites, portals and mobile apps (see "A Platform Approach for Websites, Portals and Mobile Apps Leads to Faster Time to Market and Improved User Experience"). A user experience platform (UXP) is a leading approach for this, and a market for UXP products is emerging.
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