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Friday, September 04, 2015

Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

13 more big data & analytics companies to watch | Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over
Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set a reminder on my calendar to revisit the topic six months later. After all, the issue of WiFi blocking sparked strong reactions from IT pros, end users and vendors of wireless LAN products early in the year, and I figured it wasn’t over yet. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Sirius Computer Solutions

Flash Storage: Disproving 5 Common Misconceptions
Given the need to improve application performance, the technology's maturity and the state of the storage market, now is the time for IT organizations to invest in flash-optimized storage. This paper looks at some of the misconceptions about cost and capacity of the technology. Learn More

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eGuide: Data Center Efficiency
In this eGuide, Computerworld, CIO, and Network World examine recent trends and issues related to data center efficiency. Read on to learn how a more efficient data center can make a difference in your organization. Learn More

13 more big data & analytics companies to watch
BIG MONEY FOR BIG DATAImage by ThinkstockSo many big data and analytics-focused startups are getting funding these days that I’ve been inspired to compile a second slideshow highlighting these companies (see “13 Big Data and Analytics Companies to Watch” for the previous collection). This new batch has reined in some $238 million this year as they seek to help organizations more easily access and make sense of the seemingly endless amount of online data.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft researcher: Why Micro Datacenters really matter to mobile's future
Microsoft Research distinguished scientist Victor Bahl has been spreading the word about Micro Datacenters, also known by the adorable name "cloudlets," as a key concept for optimizing the performance and usefulness of mobile and other networked devices via the cloud. Service providers have embraced this vision most strongly from the start, but it won't be long before enterprise IT pros will likely do the same, Bahl says.Here's a more in-depth look at the What, Why and When of mDCs: Microsoft I notice that a lot of the research you’re involved in includes not just mobility, but the cloud. Are the two inextricably linked going forward?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Black Hat survey reveals a disconnect between losses and security program focus
The recently published Black Hat Attendee Survey primarily focused on the concerns of practitioners, including how they actually spent their times and the losses that they incurred. For now though, the most notable statistic is the prominence of awareness related concerns, as a pain point for security professionals. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Cisco Systems

Cisco ASA with FirePOWER Services
Meet the industry's first adaptive, threat-focused next-generation firewall (NGFW) designed for a new era of threat and advanced malware protection. Cisco® ASA with FirePOWER Services delivers integrated threat defense for the entire attack continuum - before, during, and after an attack. Learn More

The myth of the cybersecurity skills shortage
There seems to be a shortage of cybersecurity talent only because people are looking in the wrong places. Read More

8 in 10 Internet-connected baby monitors receive 'F' grade for security flaws
Researchers reveal 10 new vulnerabilities in IoT baby monitors. Read More

Check Point's SandBlast sandbox spells R.I.P for ROP attacks
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WHITE PAPER: Alcatel Lucent USA Inc.

Transforming Healthcare IT
This paper examines what healthcare IT needs to be fast enough for Big Data. Learn More

Study: 81% of large health care organizations breached
In the past two years, 81 percent of hospitals and health insurance companies have had a data breach, according to a report released by KPMG Read More

HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites
Hewlett-Packard has added machine learning analysis capabilities to its Fortify application testing service, and introduced a new service for checking DNS requests for malware attacks. Read More

Verizon to introduce SDN security feature later this month
Verizon will introduce a virtualized firewall service across its global network later this month, part of its move into software-defined networking. Read More

VMware pitches network virtualization for better security
While the idea of network virtualization has been around a while, it has not been adopted in the enterprise as quickly as virtualization for servers. Now, VMware, one of the biggest proponents of virtualizing the entire data center, is touting one tangible benefit to the virtual network: better security. Read More

No, you can't read the article before it posts
Bob Brown Many times over the years I've had interview subjects ask -- usually after an interview has been conducted -- whether they can see the resulting article before it publishes. The answer is always no, though if it's a topic I'm new to or uncomfortable with, I might double-check on a quote or two. I was recently asked, before an interview, if I'd show any resulting post to the interview subject before it published. She said she started making this sort of request after being the victim of mistakes in articles. This popular and carefully marketed subject, who has established a size-able following online, assured me that "some very large publications" (most I'd never heard of because they are focused on a niche I don't follow closely, but one big tech-oriented website that I do know) have allowed her such access. I don't doubt that this is true, but I still declined to grant such a preview.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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