Latest Technology News from the TechTarget NetworkTuesday, April 13, 2010
- VMware, Salesforce.com to team up on cloud computing: News in brief
VMware and Salesforce.com have teamed up to deliver a cloud computing offering.
- Regional extension centers face challenges in boosting EHR adoption rates
Federal regional extension centers help providers adopt electronic health record systems and reach meaningful use requirements. But physician reluctance and uncertainty about meaningful use stand in the way.
- PHR services present new frontier for providers
As health providers scrutinize IT to ensure compliance with meaningful use, they are considering personal health record services as a way to supplement patient health information.
- Should you upgrade to SAP SCM 7.0?
An upgrade to SCM 7.0 can be tough to justify in this economy, but SAP enhancement packages and the better user interface are sweetening the deal.
- MDM and SOA bring centralized data and faster analytics
Large companies are looking to centralize trusted data sets with a master data management (MDM) system. Doing this with SOA can even lead to faster analytics.
- Symantec to fold planned S4 object storage software into FileStore
Amid reports of layoffs and professional services restructuring, Symantec will fold its Symantec Secure Scalable Storage (S4) object storage into FileStore.
- SNW Spring 2010 focuses on SSDs, cloud storage
Discussion about implementing solid-state drives (SSDs) and cloud storage in the enterprise, as well as SNIA's release of a Cloud Data Management Interface, highlight the first day of SNW Spring 2010.
- Metasploit creator sees no end to software security vulnerability issues
An ever increasing number of applications and the reliance on software to do just about everything is fueling the continued increase in software flaws, according to H.D. Moore.
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory spotlight
R2 comes with several new features for Active Directory in areas like backup, recovery and data management. Check out which enhancements are likely to have the biggest impact.
- Google makes Docs more like Microsoft Office
Google Docs is getting better in some ways, but in other ways, Office still rules. Collaboration features remain strong, but Office 2010 is just around the corner.
- The changing face of supply chain visibility
Supply chain visibility means different things to different companies, depending on the problem and the industry sector. Learn more about what the value of supply chain visibility means and how to make the business case for projects.
- Server Virtualization with Hyper-V
With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft breathed new life into Hyper-V -- boosting its performance and capabilities. This chapter gives you an introduction to server virtualization and how Hyper-V and its components fit into that bigger picture.
- Identity management in cloud computing courts enterprise trust
Identity management in cloud computing is a hot button: Enterprises grapple with the security concerns perceived to be associated with the cloud, but are attracted by the possible cost savings and management efficiencies it presents.
- Security operations center design tips for your organization
Here are the some of the main parameters to consider if you plan to set up a security operations center (SOC) in your company.
- Data center disaster recovery planning
A solid disaster recovery and business continuity strategy is crucial to protecting your organization's future in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency that causes downtime. In this guide, we've compiled our best resources to ensure that your disaster recovery (DR) plan is complete, up to date and appropriate for your company's needs.
- Workload management presents political challenges but quicker DW ROI
Decisions around workload management can present political challenges, but the result could be a better return on your DW investment.
- Workload management tools key to running busy data warehouses
Workload management tools can help keep overtaxed data warehouses running smoothly. Find out how they work and how they can help your business.
- Microsoft fixes critical drive-by media handling flaws
An error in Windows Media Player and flaw in the way Windows handles streaming audio could be exploited by attackers if a user visits a website hosting malicious content.
- Microsoft releases 11 patches for Windows, Exchange and Office
Microsoft has released security bulletins for flaws in several of its enterprise applications, including Windows Media Services. See how urgent they are for you and your users.
- Hyper-V virtualization security guidelines and tips
Data centers can't depend solely on Microsoft for Hyper-V security. You can implement several configurations and procedures to secure Hyper-V virtualization.
- Deciding whether to buy supply chain visibility software
While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, a variety of vendors and product categories tout the benefits to supply chain visibility software.
- Government security vulnerabilities: Technology offshore outsourcing
How urgent is the threat of outsourced chips -- chips created in other countries and deliberately infected with malicious code -- to U.S. government security? Learn more about this potential threat vector in this tip.
- Virtualization of servers sets different flavor for Godfrey Phillips
The cigarette company went in for virtualization of its servers—but for a rather unusual reason. Take a look at this slightly out-of-the-box tale.
- Role of CIO in mergers and acquisitions in focus as M&A activity rises
With mergers and acquisitions expected to rise in 2010, the role of the CIO is increasingly important. In M&A activity, what separates successful from unsuccessful CIOs?
- Cloud computing security affecting G-Cloud adoption
The managing director of service provider Pentura discusses the security issues associated with cloud computing in the public sector and how they are affecting adoption of the Government Cloud.
- Data backup and recovery briefs: Barracuda Networks launches Barracuda Backup Server 990
This week's data backup and recovery news in brief: Barracuda Networks launches Barracuda Backup Server 990; Cache-A introduces new LTO-5 archive appliance, Pro-Cache5 and more.
- FCoE data center: Can data and storage network convergence go too far?
The FCoE data center offers enterprises the opportunity to converge data and storage traffic on a single network infrastructure. Most experts see data center network convergence as an opportunity to reduce cost and complexity within servers and racks. But does it make sense to converge all the way up into the core?
- Microsoft Azure expands to 41 countries worldwide
Microsoft increases Azure availability to 20 new regions and countries.
- Systems management news in brief: Splunk, Cfengine and Nimsoft updated
Systems management vendors Splunk, Cfengine and Nimsoft recently rolled out new tools for data center administrators.