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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon | Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits

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Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand
Sitting at a desk all day isn't healthy. Countless studies show prolonged sitting raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and myriad other ailments. Even for people who exercise daily, the negative effects of a sedentary rest-of-the-day can trump the benefits of a workout. In the IT world, how can people break the sitting habit? We reached out to tech pros who've found ways to be active during the workday. Here are some tactics that work for them. Read More


Quintillion Case Study
Hedge fund administration company Quintillion doubles its asset and investor portfolio while keeping staff levels almost flat, by working with Insight 2 Value to deploy an efficient content management solution, based on IBM Case Manager. Read Now


Guide to Improving Your Stategic Security Operations
Discover how to develop an effective security operations center (SOC), including a roadmap for continously evolving this capability to keep pace with the tactics of the adversaries. Learn More

Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon
Amazon Web Services' EMR (Elastic MapReduce) service has been upgraded to handle Spark applications, giving enterprises that want to use the increasingly popular processing engine a way to do so without building their own infrastructure. Read More

Microsoft woos startups with $120K in cloud computing credits
Microsoft is trying to lure more startups onto its Azure cloud services by offering a substantial US$120,000 credit for companies that qualify for its BizSpark Plus program. Read More

A guide to working with non-geeks
Are you a geek? If you are, this won't come as a news flash for you: You and the users you work with on the business side are pretty much nothing alike -- not in the way you communicate, not in the way you value various traits and not in the way you relate to work.(Insider Story) Read More


4 App Deployment Disasters Every Business Should Know About
Read this whitepaper to learn how to avoid these 4 common app deployment mistakes to help make your next mobile project a success. Learn More

Google-infused storage startup Cohesity reveals itself
Mohit Aron has a tough act to follow: His previous startup, Nutanix, may be on the cusp of filing for an IPO that values the hyperconverged infrastructure company at $2.5 billion. But Aron is off to a good start with his new venture, Cohesity, which this week emerges from stealth mode with $70 million in venture funding. Read More

How about renting a CSO?
At a time when cyber security threats continue to increase in sophistication and prevalence, there's a real shortage of experienced, skilled security leaders. What's a company to do? One thing to consider is "renting" a CISO or other senior security executive. Read More

Free SSL/TLS certificate project moves closer to launch
Let's Encrypt, a project aimed at increasing the use of encryption across websites by issuing free digital certificates, is planning to issue the first ones next month. Read More

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Selecting Optimal Path to Hybrid Cloud
Explore three key Cloud computing models—integrated infrastructure systems, reference architectures, and "build your own" solutions. See how EMC gives you the freedom to choose the optimal path to your private Cloud - and the solutions to support your deployment. Learn More

Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding
Etsy is trying out a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding service that, if successful, could help the company grow its business by expanding the number and type of items available for sale on its site. Read More

Can GitHub really be worth $2 billion?
If you're looking to hire a developer, which is more important: a person's LinkedIn profile or samples of code on GitHub? Many would argue the latter, which helps to explain why the online code repository is reportedly closing in on a valuation of $2 billion. Read More

6 breaches: Lessons, reminders, and potential ways to prevent them
Though all vastly different in scale and impact, the breaches at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Sally Beauty Supply, Starbucks, Anthem, Adult Friend Finder, and Penn State teach valuable lessons and reminders about security vulnerabilities and the need to do more to protect against attackers. Read More

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses
The price of enterprise collaboration and productivity tools for small- and medium-size businesses has dropped considerably. Cloud-based services from Microsoft, Google and others are available for what many folks pay for a single cup of coffee. Read More


5 low-cost Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers

Wi-Fi stumblers and analyzers are a must-have when troubleshooting Wi-Fi interference and performance issues, or when checking channel usage.


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