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Monday, June 15, 2015

Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities

US fears second major breach exposed more employee data | Here's how user feedback is shaping Windows 10

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Review: Single sign-on tools offer impressive new capabilities
Since we last looked at single sign-on products in 2012, the field has gotten more crowded and more capable. A number of new vendors have come to ply their wares, and a number of old vendors have been acquired or altered their products. (Insider Story) Read More

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How Today's Hybrid Enterprises Thrive in Disruptive Times
While hybrid architectures and SaaS applications bring significant cost and flexibility benefits to enterprise users, they're creating unprecedented challenges for IT. In order to prioritize according to business needs, and to deliver an optimal and consistent end-user experience. View Now>>


Capacity Management Processes Fit for the Cloud Era
Read this whitepaper for these 3 takeaways; the complexities of pursuing efficient capacity planning,wow to define functional requirements for your capacity management strategy, and a capacity management strategy that assures service levels while reducing performance risk and hardware footprint. Learn More

US fears second major breach exposed more employee data
A second major cyber breach that might reveal far more personal and damaging information appears to have hit the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Read More

Here's how user feedback is shaping Windows 10
Microsoft gave users a new glimpse at how their feedback is being used to shape Windows 10 as the company closes in on its first consumer release of the new operating system. Read More

First Look: How will Windows 10 play on tablets
Is Windows 10 friendlier? The immediate gripe about Windows 8 when it was released in October 2012 was that it worked best on tablets (and other touchscreen devices), but felt hobbled when used with traditional keyboard-and-mouse. So how does Windows 10, which Microsoft has been trying to make friendlier for desktops and notebooks, fare on tablets? Read More


ServiceWatch Impact Study
Today, enterprises are increasingly dependent on business services delivered by their IT organizations. Because of their critical nature, business services need to be highly available and responsive- any disruption has a major impact. Learn more

Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud
To bid for a massive U.S. government contract, Sungard has teamed up with Google to build a prototype cloud system that could store six years' worth of U.S. stock and financial trading data and let regulators and stock traders scrutinize this mountain of information. Read More

Four things to watch for as net neutrality rules go into effect
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules went into effect Friday, after an appeals court denied multiple requests to delay them while the agency faces 10 lawsuits challenging the regulations. Read More

Amazon boosts cloud offerings with souped-up virtual servers
Amazon Web Services has launched new, more powerful general-purpose and data-warehouse virtual servers as it works to stay ahead of the competition by offering users a wider array of cloud-service options. Read More

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Digital Financial Transactions Flying High in the Clouds
This webinar will review cloud infrastructure trends and solutions for the financial services industry. Learn More.

Smartphone beacons power crowdsourced weather forecasts
A Japanese climate information company that wants to track just about every cloud in the sky in its own data cloud is handing out atmospheric sensors for smartphones that could improve forecasting. Read More

5 ways to fight mainframe malaise
As a mainframer, I belong to a number of organizations and groups that focus on this technology. And when I read message boards, Web sites, magazines, and blogs about big iron one theme always comes through loud and clear: my peers are overwhelmingly negative about their jobs. Read More

Grading Cisco cybersecurity after CiscoLive
Company showcased its rich product portfolio and strong cybersecurity commitment at CiscoLive. Great start but plenty of work ahead. Read More

Cloud fears fizzle, mission-critical deployments sizzle
Not long ago, the prospect of outsourcing mission-critical applications to a cloud service provider made IT managers cringe. Despite promises of agility, scalability, and the elimination of infrastructure management headaches, there were serious concerns about security and regulatory compliance. (Insider Story) Read More


11 pointless but awesome Linux terminal tricks

Here are some great Linux terminal tips and tricks, each one as pointless as it is awesome.


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