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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Dropbox security chief defends security and privacy in the cloud

Barracuda jumps into the file sync and share space | Cloudera soars to $100M in revenue and 100% year-on-year growth

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Dropbox security chief defends security and privacy in the cloud
Patrick Heim is the (relatively) new head of Trust & Security at Dropbox. Formerly Chief Trust Officer at Salesforce, he has served as CISO at Kaiser Permanente and McKesson Corporation. Heim has worked more than 20 years in the information security field. Read More


Enterprise Platform as a Service for App Architectures
Apprenda is the only Enterprise PaaS on the market that supports both new and existing application architectures. In this whitepaper you'll learn how Apprenda supports your existing applications, how the applications are cloud enabled, and how they are on-boarded with Apprenda, using production customer examples. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Level 3 Communications

Driving Your Cloud Strategy with Private Network Solutions
There is no understating the impact of security and network connectivity on today's cloud environments. Yes, clouds can scale, expedite processing, and reduce costs, but they also incur risks associated with multi-tenancy, availability, and access control. Learn More

Barracuda jumps into the file sync and share space
CudaDrive. It's not exactly a name which rolls off the tongue. Indeed, when I first heard it, I thought the PR person was referring to some new product to protect against head lice. Upon a deeper dive, however, I realized that CudaDrive is the name of Barracuda's new file-sharing solution. Read More

Cloudera soars to $100M in revenue and 100% year-on-year growth
Looks like Google, Yahoo, and Facebook can produce a winning combination. Those are the companies the Cloudera founders -- Christophe Bisciglia, Amr Awadallah and Jeff Hammerbacher -- all came from (in order) when they created the Big Data software that runs on the Apache Hadoop software framework. Read More

Researchers find way to steal Windows Active Directory credentials from the Internet
An attack using the SMB file sharing protocol that has been believed to work only within local area networks for over a decade can also be executed over the Internet, two researchers showed at the Black Hat security conference. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Rackspace

Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud:
This white paper outlines 12 critical success factors to consider when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud. To compile this list, we drew from the 15+ years of hands-on experience Rackspace has gained helping hundreds of thousands of customers move workloads to managed hosting or the cloud. Learn More

FireLayers provides granular real-time mitigation for cloud- and web-based applications
As you go about your daily business online, think about the limitations you encounter that are designed to reduce risk. Various controls verify who you are, require your express permission to go ahead with a questionable transaction, or deny an action if there's too much risk. Read More

IBM's new $1B acquisition will help Watson 'see'
IBM plans to buy Merge Healthcare in a $1 billion deal that promises to bring new image-focused capabilities to its Watson Health platform. Read More

How one startup hopes to solve server underutilization
Only 20% to 50% of in-house server capacity is actually used, even with virtualization gains, according to numbers from MIT-connected startup Jisto. The company says it has a solution, though, which will save enterprises money. Read More


First Cloud project? Consider using AppDev/Test
As businesses become more digital, IT professionals face the challenge of delivering applications and new business services faster. Implementing an application development/testing cloud not only offers developers a practical starting point for a cloud implementation, but also is the key to staying ahead of the competition. Learn more >>

GE cloud could make sense of massive IoT data storm
While the Internet of Things can give a company a massive influx of information, it then faces the problem of wrapping its corporate arms around all that data to make meaningful use of it. That is where General Electric, the fourth-largest company in the world, is hoping to come into play. Read More

Salesforce taps Instagram's new API with tailored marketing tools
Users of Salesforce's Marketing Cloud on Tuesday gained easier access to Instagram's roughly 300 million users thanks to an integration made possible by a new API. Read More

The cloud helps enterprises break chains shackling IT
At Nordstrom, the cloud is all about freeing up IT workers so they can focus on getting new apps and features into customers' hands instead of wasting time putting servers into racks. (Insider Story) Read More


User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you're going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.


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