Latest Technology News from the TechTarget NetworkThursday, April 15, 2010
- SEC ruling could spur data center change
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently clarified data center reporting requirements for current and future climate change regulation, which could spur behavioral change among data center managers.
- Social CRM software ranges from cheap to free
There are myriad free or low-cost software options out there for social CRM initiatives; but beware -- you may get what you pay for.
- Loading data into a Master Data Services repository
Configuration is an important first step for setting up Master Data Services. But what about loading the data? Here is the step-by-step process for R2.
- No silver bullet for VMware licensing procurement
IT shops can choose between two imperfect options when purchasing VMware's software: buying VMware directly or via third parties.
- How virtualisation is changing software business models
Some software vendors have been slow to accept new business models, according to our expert, and this has led to complications over licence agreements in a virtual world.
- NetSuite forms cloud partnerships at SuiteCloud 2010
20 vendors have announced support for NetSuite's SuiteCloud 2.0 as the Software as a Service vendor tries to take on market leader Salesforce.com.
- Wal-Mart 'rightsizes' Sarbanes-Oxley plan for corporate governance
Corporations are still tuning Sarbanes-Oxley. In this podcast, Lyle Smith, director of SOX compliance at Wal-Mart, discusses how to "rightsize" the compliance bellwether.
- Microsoft GP 2010 to revive midmarket ERP push
Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 launch at Convergence 2010 will signal renewed assault on core midmarket ERP.
- Virtual tape libraries vs. disk-to-disk backup in small business storage environments
SMBs have several disk backup options to choose from. Which is more popular, VTLs or disk-to-disk backup?
- Verizon soups up cloud Computing as a Service
Telecom giant Verizon is adding advanced virtual networking and adjusting fee structures to its high-gloss, enterprise-grade cloud computing offering.
- Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1 adds email archiving and e-discovery updates
Features coming in the Microsoft Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 email application include the ability to store archive mailboxes in a separate database and direct .pst imports to the archive.
- Address false positives effectively to avoid cases of mistaken identity
Reputation technology can be used to address the problem of false positives, which has become a challenge for information security professionals.
- Attrition analysis: CIO lookout for 2010
The recession is tapering off, job market is picking up, and some of your best employees are quitting. It's time you did an attrition analysis, isn't it?
- Nine Technology opens doors for cloud backup managed IT services
Nine Technology launched with a cloud backup and recovery managed IT services platform, which includes a RAIN architecture back end as well as global deduplication.
- RT @enterprises: Social media compliance extends beyond archiving
Enterprises that embrace Web 2.0 must make social media compliance a priority, with careful audit trails to avert regulatory slipups and millions of dollars in fines.
- Remote offices: Virtualisation's next frontier
Remote offices are the next logical destination for virtualisation, but IT managers aren't clear on which form virtualising servers should take.
- Excelling in the art and science of requirements elicitation
Eliciting software requirements is a human-intensive activity, and any process requiring user input is never a walk in the park. Learn techniques that can help project leaders make the right choices in eliciting and then analyzing requirements needs.
- Open source options expanding for Microsoft world
Microsoft has steadily increased its participation in the open source market. Developers and testers looking for more options can count on Microsoft to continue to advance in the open source community.
- Active drive-by attacks target new Java zero-day flaw
A music lyrics website served up malicious code attempting to exploit the flaw, which was discovered by Google engineer Tavis Ormandy.
- Office 2010 could be hard sell for most enterprises
Although Microsoft has made some enhancements to Outlook in Office 2010, companies that use SharePoint Server have the most to gain from the updated software.
- The future of wireless LAN architecture: A comeback for fat access points?
Wireless LAN controllers ushered in a new era of thin access points, but wireless LAN architecture is evolving again. Fat access points are making a comeback, but wireless LAN controllers may be here to stay nevertheless.
- The evolution of the virtual appliance marketplace
Back in the days of BEA WebLogic, the virtual appliance marketplace was still on the fringe of IT. But virtual appliances are finally catching on.
- Microsoft makes Windows HPC Server more Linux friendly
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta 2 will work with Linux, but is this capability enough for Microsoft to gain ground in supercomputing?
- Monitoring the benefits of social media, and the risks
Are there benefits to using social media in business? Of course, but it's up to CIOs to understand the risks and help their company rethink its social media policies.
- Q&A: Ruckus CEO sees smartphone Wi-Fi key to 3G offload
Smartphone Wi-Fi capabilities offer opportunities for 3G offload to operators. Ruckus Wireless CEO Selina Lo explains how carriers' deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots is maturing.
- Data management guides & tutorials: Basics and beyond
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