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Thursday, July 22, 2010
- UC pros lukewarm to social media plug-ins for collaboration platforms
Unified communications (UC) professionals aren't yet sold on the recent push from vendors to use social media plug-ins that embed consumer social networking feeds into UC and collaboration platforms.
- Microsoft: Vulnerability disclosure will be coordinated, rather than 'responsible'
While responsibility remains an imperative, it should be shared between researchers and security and software vendors, Microsoft said. Some security researchers are not impressed.
- Deep packet inspection software at root of Red Lambda network security
Systems used to protect universities from litigation by weeding out and documenting peer-to-peer file sharing use are now being aimed at the enterprise.
- EMC sales up; vendor will add new midrange storage array
EMC sees signs of an IT spending recovery, albeit a "choppy" one; promises new lower-end midtier storage array platform and management features previewed in May
- IBM looks for cloud computing projects in unlikely places
IBM is winning cloud business, but the projects are small, mostly in academia, and many are overseas.
- Network vendor management: Delays lead some to Cisco alternatives
Ongoing Cisco supply chain problems are leading to long lead times on products and throwing many networking projects into disarray. The simplest network vendor management solution in a situation like this may be to look at Cisco alternatives for some parts of the network.
- How the chargeback process will alter the IT-business relationship
The long-debated chargeback process has been revived by cloud computing Now it could change how IT groups are organized and operate in a competitive and stressed economy.
- Why virtualization is harder for desktops than servers
Although IT pros think their own slices of the industry are the hardest to deal with, virtual desktops may be more challenging than virtual servers.
- How does cloud computing affect WAN bandwidth?
This podcast interview with IT network expert Zeus Kerravala answers the question: How does cloud computing affect wide area network (WAN) bandwidth? Learn the answer to this question and discover what a WAN manager can do to lessen the negative effects imposed by public cloud environments.
- Number of Hyper-V ISVs growing, but users need more
Companies such as VKernel and Vizioncore have started to develop their products for Hyper-V, but users say more partners are key to turn heads in larger environments.
- VMware View users forced to find alternatives for profile management
VMware pulled its profile management feature out of the View 4.5 beta, leaving customers with no choice but to shop around.
- Why you need a formal data governance program, and how to get started
Formal data governance programs are still the exception rather than the rule. Learn why your organization needs one, plus five preconditions necessary to ensure success.
- Next-generation network spawns new services, simplifies management
Cable operator Bresnan Communications is migrating to a converged next-generation network -- with voice, video and data all over IP MPLS -- to simplify telecom network management and reduce operational expenses.
- Partner support for Hyper-V slowly increasing
More ISVs are starting to support Microsoft Hyper-V. Many users think partner support is the last piece of the puzzle for widespread Hyper-V adoption.
- VMware users debate per-VM licensing
VMware claims that per-VM licensing will cut costs for customers. But some users are leery of VMware's new pricing-and-licensing scheme.
- IBM and Canonical virtualize DB2 for Ubuntu
A fully-virtualized version of IBM's DB2 Express-C database software will be available to run on Ubuntu's Eucalyptus-powered cloud platform.
- VMware posts strong second quarter results
VMware has posted $674 million (£442 million) in revenue for Q2, a 48% increase from the same period in 2009; plus more daily news.