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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone

Slick tech products win international design awards | Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails

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13 firms join to open up Ethernet, object-storage to everyone
The Linux Foundation is organizing a collaborative effort with 13 tech companies to promote open source software and standards for cloud object storage technologies. The effort is aimed at promoting Ethernet-based storage technology with open source software and standards to address the fast adoption of cloud, virtualization, and object-based storage. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Riverbed Technology

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>>


The Evolution of Ransomware
Symantec looks at how different types of ransomware work, not just from a technological point of view but also from a psychological viewpoint. The research also examines how these threats evolved, what factors are at play to make ransomware the major problem that it is today, and where ransomware is likely to surface next. Learn More

Slick tech products win international design awards
Red Dot AwardsThe Red Dot Awards single out exceptional designs. Click through to see some of the most eye-catching tech winners. Read More

Review: 4 powerline kits step in when Wi-Fi fails
Are there places in your home or office where your Wi-Fi signal doesn't reach? You're not alone. Because of Wi-Fi's limited range -- and old-school building construction techniques like thick plaster, brick or masonry walls -- even the best Wi-Fi networks have dead zones. A powerline kit routes data over your electric cables by piggybacking the data on top of the electrical current's 60-hertz wave and then extracting the data at the other end. Read More

HP serves up its open switches
HP this week unveiled networking products aligned with its strategy to disaggregate hardware and software, opening up choices for its customers. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Red Hat, Dell & SAP

Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

Intel backs OpenStack's Mirantis with $100 million
Intel wants to see more private clouds in the market because more clouds will require more Intel chips. This week, Intel is putting its money where its mouth is. Startup Mirantis, which distributes a version of open source cloud computing software OpenStack, today announced a new $100 million infusion, backed primarily by Intel. Read More

3 things Cisco's new CEO Chuck Robbins needs to focus on
Last week, Cisco made history, in a way: for the first time in over 80 quarters, someone other than John Chambers led the quarterly earnings call. Read More

When video collaboration makes sense in the cloud
The T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) educates and trains physicians all over the world. Consequently, the school is set up for distance learning. It has conference rooms, classrooms and even a dedicated teaching studio decked out with high-end Cisco telepresence gear. (Insider Story) Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC
VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products with support for Windows 10 and more. Read More

Most Apple devices lack proper security for the enterprise
Nearly half of all U.S. employees use at least one Apple device at work, but most of those gadgets lack common security protocols required by many enterprises, according to a new survey commissioned by Centrify, a company that sells enterprise security and management software for Apple products. Read More

Microsoft will no longer provide patch details
The Windows 10 rollout is going quickly, with the installed base now surpassing 50 million and growing faster than Windows 7's successful rollout in 2009. Sure, there are bumps along the way, but that's to be expected with a new OS, and Microsoft is pushing out fixes as quickly as it can. But if you are looking for details in these fixes, don't hold your breath. Read More


13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.


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