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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...
As Netuitive's Chief Data Scientist, I am fortunate to work closely with some of the worlds' largest banks, telcos, and eCommerce companies. Increasingly the executives that I speak with at these companies are no longer focused on just detecting application performance anomalies - they...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Veeam Software, innovative provider of Protection for the Modern Datacenter™, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Veeam® is Protection ...
This little book is packed with tons of information. The authors did a good job of selecting topics that SharePoint administrators need to know, but may use so infrequently, they don't retain the details. In today's IT world that is just life. A little over a year ago we upgraded from...
AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications, today announced the results of its first "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support (EOS)" survey. The 2013 results of more than 200 Fortune 1,000 companies show that 40% of respondents wish to move to the cloud...
Traditional BYOD policies had two main concerns: Companies worried about security; employees worried about privacy. VDIs are almost perfectly suited to solve these BYOD issues. Bring Your Own Device policies have fascinated both the corporate world and the tech world for some time now...
Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part of walking the talk in future posts I'm going to expand a bit more on what I'm d...
“Cloud computing” is more than just a buzzword – it has transformed the tech industry. Having been in the business of building enterprise infrastructure for over 15 years, I’ve had the opportunity to witness how cloud has altered the landscape, including most recently at my company, Ne...
The Open Group, at its conference in San Francisco, will announce a new initiative to help bridge gaps in healthcare industry data sharing to provide a boundaryless flow of information. And so the next BriefingsDirect discussion explores what it takes to bring rigorous interactions, p...
With retail busy swinging for the fences this past holiday season, merchants and marketers may have forgotten to include IT when they launched big events to hit their targets. As both industry professionals and shoppers know, if your site doesn’t load properly, then “the conversion tha...
Agile software development isn’t really a “new” trend anymore. I mean, the Agile Manifesto turns 13 years old next month and while that might be early adolescence in human years, it’s downright ancient as far as trends in IT are concerned. However, one area that has yet to fully mature...
Every PMO I have seen created ended up being a dumping ground for the duds in the organization. This is especially true in government. It usually comes to fruition through the failed efforts of project managers throughout the organization getting bad enough that the business owners nee...
I had the distinct privilege of walking along several different Roman roads this week. These roads have survived thousands of years worth of history and travel. They were built using a standard design, engineering and construction methodology that was extraordinarily durable. The pa...
The 3D modeling manufacturing process has brought about major changes in the manufacturing world and is having a growing impact among established companies and entrepreneurs. These new manufacturing innovations are allowing people to have greater ability to bring their ideas to life an...
There have been a flurry of "green cloud" announcements recently, and that got us thinking about the relationship between green IT and saving money. Green is also the color of money, after all, and companies are discovering that reducing data center costs leads to substantial green ben...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has announced that Nimbo, Microsoft’s 2013 Windows Azure East Region Partner of the Year, has joined the AppZero Partner Program (APP) as a Gold Partner. Through the partner program, AppZero collabora...
Gigamon on Wednesday announced a forthcoming application to generate and export NetFlow records from within the Visibility Fabric™. As a part of the Applications Layer of the Unified Visibility Fabric architecture, the NetFlow Generation application will create NetFlow records, then se...
If the title of this piece is a little too obtuse for you, then it is probably best that you know the alternative heading for this content was going to be: How many C-level execs do we really need? But first a personal confession. The first time your humble writer here heard the expr...
ScaleOut Software has announced the availability of ScaleOut StateServer Version 5.1. The latest version includes C++ APIs, additional solutions on Amazon Web Services, a Windows version of ScaleOut hServer, performance improvements in data management, and SSL support for enhanced secu...
As 2013 ended and 2014 began, the cloud prognosticators came out in true form, including AppZero CEO Greg O’Connor. Here are some of the more interesting predictions and surprising areas of agreement. Hybrid Cloud is the way to go according to Business Today : "This year's catchword...
CiRBA has announced the availability of CiRBA Version 8. With this release, CiRBA adds support for Microsoft® Hyper-V® to its award-winning Control Console, which enables organizations to maximize efficiency and minimize risk in virtual and cloud infrastructure. This new capability is ...
The phrase "Mind the Gap" was first introduced in 1969 in London as a warning for passengers to watch for the gap between the train door and the station platform. The need to warn passengers is and was the result of some stations being located on curves and at varying heights relative...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications, announced today AppZero v5.5 that introduces the Tether Console and IIS modernization. The software is now available and further eases one-step migrations for complex Windows server applications from older operating ...
ConVirt support for Hyper-V provides much more robust management than Hyper-V manager, and at a fraction of the cost of System Center for someone that wants better, less expensive management of Hyper-V. For those looking to deliver self-service infrastructure, ConVirt provides a single...
Industrial and Embedded service provider, Innodisk, is introducing a new line of peripheral modules for embedded applications. Users will be able to interface to LAN, serial ports (USB/RS232-422-485/PCIe), storage devices and video displays easily through these space-efficient embedded...
With the "API economy" dominating the headlines in 2013, it's no surprise that Parasoft saw a surge of interest in how to ensure API reliability, security, and performance. Here's a recap of the 13 most-accessed API Integrity resources from 2013... API Integrity: How Buggy Are Today's...
Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015. Over the course of 2013, AppZero undertook the first “State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support” Survey in an effort to assess how serious this event is to enterprise IT pr...
If the changes rapidly occurring in the enterprise mobility market were mostly hidden from view in 2013, they will be center stage with a spotlight on them in 2014. The Yankee Group predicts these changes will be so huge that entire categories of enterprise mobility like the MADP (mob...
Many news organizations including The Washington Post are reporting that the latest documents leaked by former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden show the NSA is in the early stages of working to build a quantum computer that could possibly crack most types of encryptio...
We recently completed a proof-of-concept (POC) that involved pulling data out of DynamoDB and into Redshift so that business users could analyze the data in an ad hoc manner with JasperSoft. JasperSoft and Redshift are touted as the new way to do data warehousing in the cloud and we we...
That attackers are moving "up the stack", toward the application layer, should be no surprise. Increasingly, network layer attacks are a distraction; a means to engage security professionals attention while the real target - an application - is attacked. Even when this is not the case,...
Computer security has become much harder to manage in recent years, and this is due to the fact that attackers continuously come up with new and more effective ways to attack our systems. As attackers become increasingly sophisticated we as security professionals must ensure that they ...
Forrester Research is looking forward, and what it sees is cloud as commonplace in 2014. In 2013, enterprises got real about cloud computing. In 2014, businesses will integrate it into existing IT portfolios, whether IT gives its blessing or not. As the Age of the Customer arrives,...
The 2nd DevOps Fundamentals Summit, to be held June 10-12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York, NY announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (se...
"AppZero is announcing we have a new relationship, a collaboration with Microsoft. We are working with Microsoft to help people move off Windows 2003 to brand new machines," explained Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 13th International Clou...
Enterprises are seeing a great potential in cloud-based services. However, security is a primary concern that keeps enterprise from harnessing the full potential. Identity management is one of the most important aspects of security. There is always an authentication required in an appl...
In this step-by-step guide you will learn how to create Development Virtual Machines for Vagrant with Packer. Sharing a common development environment with everyone on your team is important. It is really hard though to keep the same dependencies, database versions and other systems i...
Last week I was in Europe speaking and teaching enterprise mobility and digital transformation strategies. I worked with several large multinational companies where I heard the same questions asked, "How do we convince our executives that we must change, and invest in change? How do ...
Mobile apps aren’t just for consumers anymore. Businesses large and small are recognizing that mobile apps can heighten employee efficiency and productivity. Mobile apps can give many companies a competitive edge through more agile customer service, sales tools, and supply chain manage...
Stoneware announced on Thursday the immediate availability of its latest webRDP HTML5 Gateway, version 1.1. webRDP allows IT organizations to provide end users access to Windows from any device using just a web browser. “This release of webRDP is all about increasing the feature set ...