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Identities are everywhere today. Much more than just providing access and auditing for on-premises applications and corporate desktops, organizations are now tasked with provisioning, managing and securing identities for applications running on-premises, in the cloud and on mobile devi...
Traditional methods of software development went over the waterfall in a barrel and smashed on the rocks below. The Agile Manifesto was written more than a decade ago. Agile adoption has worked wonders for software development. New products leap from concept to market faster than ever ...
SherWeb has announced a special offer to assist businesses that must now move from Exchange 2003 Server due to Microsoft's decision to end all support on April 8, 2014. End of support for critical software can spell disaster for businesses: no more patches, bug fixes or support by the...
Jelastic, Inc., has announced support for the WHMCS billing system in its software solution for hosting service providers. Because of the collaboration, hosting service providers can bypass billing system integrations, allowing them to experience more rapid, turnkey cloud platform depl...
Assuming that your organization is well down the road when it comes to adopting the Cloud and in fact, has been utilizing the Cloud for a while, then you are likely a true believer that ultimately all of your applications will be migrated to the Cloud. It is no longer a question of "if...
The 4th International SDDC Expo, colocated with the 15th International Cloud Expo, 6th International Big Data Expo, 3rd DevOps Summit, 2nd Internet of Things Expo, and 3rd WebRTC Summit – to be held Nov. 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces tha...
Cobbling together point solutions provides tools, but doesn't promote the key collaborative intelligence integrated cloud-based unified security offers. Of all the strategies and tactics available to prevent breaches, deter data leakage and theft, control access and secure beyond the ...
Ethernet storage solutions company, Coraid, recently announced they will offer support for SanDisk Optimus 1.6TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drives (SSDs) on the EtherDrive scale-out storage platform. The Coraid EtherDrive SRX6000 series storage appliances, loaded with Op...
End-user computing devices have followed a trajectory of faster, smaller, and cheaper for several decades: adding better connectivity, more natural interfaces, but largely remaining a device with a screen and human input device. This model is breaking down as computation and connectivi...
In the past decade, many companies have moved towards the agile method of development rather than the traditional waterfall methodology. Even companies that do not strictly adhere to agile development will usually use a blend of both agile and waterfall techniques. Agile development ha...
In my experience when you work in IT the executive team rarely focuses on your team until you experience a catastrophic failure – once you do you are the center of attention until services are back to normal. It is easy to ignore the background work that IT teams spend most of their da...
Companies are moving forward with cloud deployments at a rapid rate, according to Hosting and Cloud Go Mainstream: 2014, a Microsoft Corp.-commissioned study conducted by 451 Research LLC. The new study showed that more than 45 percent of organizations surveyed are beyond the pilot pha...
The hottest new wave of marketing — digital social influence -- is intersecting with one the hottest areas of cloud computing — software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaboration and documents/objects sharing. Educating technology markets and communities is now, more than ever, a function of ...
New Relic on Wednesday announced the arrival of New Relic Insights, a real-time analytics platform that collects, stores and presents valuable data directly from modern software, and transforms the data into insights about customers, applications and the business. Delivered as a cloud-...
AppZero, a fast, flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, announced on Tuesday a new version of AppZero Service Provider Edition for use on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. AppZero's award-winning application migration tool enables customers to move server appl...
As with Nathan's book WPF 4 Unleashed books, this book is a pure pleasure to read. It is in full color, the content is laid out in an easy to read style, the author's writing style makes it easy to read, and the content is all valuable. There is no fluff like you find in a lot of the b...
Windows Azure is currently offering an exclusive promotion. You can get $200 in free credits just for test driving the innovative public cloud service designed by Microsoft. What's the catch? When you sign up, Microsoft asks that you provide your credit card and a phone number so that ...
We talk a lot about digital transformation, the drive to bring legacy systems into new and more contemporary usage channels and the need to push mobile, cloud, social and more to the fore today. If we look at what Capgemini has done by pulling all its most vital digital assets and tec...
This book is the perfect place for an experienced developer to start with iOS programming. I say experienced developer because this book does a great job of showing you the basics of developing with iOS, but if you don't understand C and Objective-C, you are probably going to get lost....
In the ongoing debate over net neutrality, brought to the forefront this past week by the Netflix, Comcast, Verizon deal, there is now increasing dialogue about what could happen if some form of real blocking and favoring starts to happen. For some this is the nightmare scenario: only ...
Cloud migration innovator AppZero has announced a $3M round of funding to support enterprises moving to the cloud, including those faced with moving millions of applications to newer operating systems from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support next year. Leadi...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications, announced today it has signed a channel partnership agreement with Dot Net Solutions, one of the UK's top Microsoft Cloud partners. The agreement is part of a worldwide channel strategy implemented by AppZero to ensur...
CloudBees, Inc., on Wednesday announced it has closed an $11.2 million Series C financing round. The round was led by Verizon Ventures, the investment arm of Verizon Communications Inc. The round also included existing investors Matrix Partners and LightSpeed Venture Partners, as well ...
DocuSign on Tuesday announced the company has raised an additional $85 million with the vast majority from large institutional public funds and the balance from existing investors. DocuSign will use the funds to fuel continued growth as the global standard for Digital Transaction Manag...
Introducing the concept of cloud computing into your existing environments can seem to be a daunting task. Cloud computing is the next generation of computing and taking your first step into the cloud can be revolutionary for you and your company. The question you need to ask yourself ...
There are teams out there attempting to introduce agile practices into their environments that do not go all in. No matter how hard they try, they just never get there. This book breaks down 11 of the biggest issues teams like that have. After an introduction to the book and the persp...
Hanu Software on Monday announced that it had been selected by Microsoft to participate in the Azure Partner Advisory Council, making it one of only 22 partner organizations worldwide to be asked to provide insight and guidance to Microsoft in the continuing development of the Windows ...
In part one of this three-part series I summed up how the way we produce and consume data has evolved over the last three decades, creating a need for new storage methodologies that can help enterprises store and effectively manage massive pools of data. I concluded that the immutable ...
CIOs cited reducing enterprise costs; improving IT applications and infrastructure; improving efficiency; and improving business processes among the top 10 business priorities, according to a Gartner Executive Program Survey conducted last year. To address these business priorities, ...
Factors such as growing complexity, staff turnover rates, poor documentation, changes in responsibilities and business strategy have contributed to a lack of understanding and possession of appropriate skills in key corporate IT systems. The current gap in knowledge and know-how has pu...
It’s that time of the year again where millions of football fanatics (and non-fanatics) will be gathered around their TV watching the biggest match of the season, Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks. Last year the big game reached over 108 million Americans, the third most watched tele...
As promised in our earlier post, here are the final predictions we saw making the rounds in the blogosphere at the start of the year. Many are predicting that Microsoft will get more serious about the cloud. Amazon dominated the cloud news in 2013, but 2014 will be a good year for Mic...
APM is entering into a period of intense competition of technology and strategy with a multiplicity of vendors and viewpoints. While the nomenclature used within its space has five distinct dimensions that elucidate its meaning, the very acronym of APM is in question: Application Perfo...
Percona has announced the availability of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6, the latest release of the company's open source high-availability solution for MySQL, designed to consistently deliver an optimal experience through increased performance, faster recovery from node failure, and great...
With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support approaching, enterprises must begin their migration planning for all affected production applications. There are a variety of approaches and many people will take a “mix and match” approach. Whatever the approach, it’s important to have ...
Organizations that align operational resources with strategic priorities through integrated planning, budgeting and forecasting can substantially improve productivity and profitability. Yet adopting these best practice planning processes has been a challenge for businesses that rely on...
It has never been more important or difficult than it is today for sales people to make sure their messages are reaching their target audience. This is because potential customers are bombarded with a deluge of information everyday. They filter a growing amount of phone calls, scan end...
First and by way of clarification – as all fans of archaic English colloquial language will know, ‘poppycock and bunkum’ are appealing euphemisms for a useful four letter word starting with C that rhymes with clap. Nuances of language out of the way so that we all know what we’re talk...
The initial wave of data efficiency features for primary storage focus on silos of information organized in terms of individual file systems. Deduplication and compression features provided by some vendors are limited by the scalability of those underlying file systems, essentially the...
Game applications in business result in both long and short-term success. Short-term effects will occur quickly, while proper implementation and use of game psychology will enable business leaders to maintain this success in the long term. Gain valuable insights into both long- and sh...