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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Silver Peak CEO: We're reimagining the WAN for a cloud world

New industry group to bring web-scale tech to the enterprise | CIOs say AppleCare for Enterprise is lacking

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Silver Peak CEO: We're reimagining the WAN for a cloud world
Silver Peak, Inc., made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving rapidly to support so-called software-defined WANs, which make it easier and cheaper to connect branches and end users to cloud applications. (Insider Story) Read More

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Apple's budding partnership with IBM culminated in the release of AppleCare for Enterprise, the company's business-specific support service, but for the vast majority of organizations that use Apple products the initiative is nothing more than a glorified Genius Bar. Read More

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A hacker who was able to wirelessly gain access to a Jeep and control its vital functions said he could do the same with any number of vulnerable vehicles on the road today. Read More

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Fight Malware, Malfeasance and Malingering
Every year brings an even more extreme set of threats to the enterprise than the last. The good news is that enterprises have a range of mitigation options. The question is which solution offers the organization the greatest protection and control without adding complexity or unnecessary costs. Learn more >>

Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor
Although Cisco will stop making video customer premises equipment for service providers, it will continue to develop software and cloud services to help telcos deliver IPTV and other video services to their customers. Read More

Dropbox adds team-communication muscle with Clementine buy
Dropbox took in a fresh infusion of team-collaboration technology and talent on Wednesday with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Clementine. Read More

To Cisco-backed Sensity, lights are just IoT waiting to happen
Cisco Systems is tightening its relationship with Sensity Systems, a Silicon Valley startup that wants buildings and cities now adopting LED lighting to embrace the Internet of Things. Read More

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IBM woos cloud developers
IBM is stepping up its efforts to atract cloud developers. Big Blue announced a three-pronged approach that includes a new collaborative platform to help developers stay on top of open source technologies, the release of 50 tools and services to the open source community and partnerships with 200 academic institutions across 36 countries. Read More

Google, ISPS offering free broadband to low-income families
Google and seven other ISPs have joined a new U.S. government pilot program to connect 275,000 low-income households to the Internet for free or at reduced rates. Read More

What's behind Linux's new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?
A group of 19 companies, led primarily by Google, created a new open source foundation that aims to specify how clouds should be architected to serve modern applications. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and Weaveworks. Read More


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