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Thursday, October 7, 2010
- Virtualization capacity planning explained
Learn about virtualization capacity planning: the steps in virtualization capacity planning, how DR planning differs in virtual environments and vendors with capacity planning tools.
- Cisco Borderless Networks: Complete solution or marketing hype?
Cisco's Borderless Networks strategy promises customers a new paradigm for supporting enterprise mobility and ensuring mobile network security. However, network engineers are struggling to understand how a seemingly disparate collection of products fit together.
- Microsoft to address 49 flaws in record patching cycle
The software giant said it would release 16 bulletins next week addressing flaws in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and the .NET Framework.
- Hardware compatibility issues lead to virtualization problems
Even little things like using USB drives for backups can cause major virtualization problems. A VAR shares his story about overcoming hardware compatibility issues.
- Virtualization projects hit in-house roadblocks
Good news: virtualization is getting cheaper and easier. Bad news: it's hard to get budget approval, and IT pros don't always have the skills to support virtualization projects.
- Host-level backups gain steam at guest-level backups' expense
As buying and managing backup agents for each virtual machine becomes more costly and complex, users have shifted to host-level backup tools, according to recent survey results.
- Virtualization Decisions 2010 Purchasing Intentions Survey
VMware's still the king, and disaster recovery is still hot, but some of our Virtualization Decisions 2010 survey results may surprise you.
- CISSP practice quiz: Access control and authentication
This CISSP quiz, which is a part of the SearchSecurityChannel CISSP Study Guide will test your knowledge of access control and authentication and help you pass the CISSP exam.
- Spamhaus launches antispam whitelist to end spam false positives
With the coming of IPv6 and the prospect of billions more IPs that could drown any hopes of spam blacklisting, the Spamhaus Project has launched a whitelist campaign for the most trusted organisations.
- Former Fannie Mae contractor convicted in data destruction scheme
Programmer planted malicious script on company's network after he was fired, prosecutors said.
- Measure productivity and user satisfaction to ensure UC strategy goals
Although UC pros may struggle with measuring anything more than adoption rates, understanding user satisfaction can ensure that a UC strategy is achieving the productivity gains promised by vendors.
- Financial institutions test cloud computing waters
Cloud computing looks attractive to banks facing a major IT crunch, but do they have the budget for such a shift?
- Online office productivity wars: Microsoft vs. Google vs. IBM
Microsoft, Google and IBM are engaged in a battle for the online office productivity market. And so far, at least in the enterprise, Microsoft is winning.
- Plugging the IT tech and non-tech skills gap
Attendees at the 360 IT Infrastructure event discussed the gap between technical and non-technical roles and the severe lack of professionals out there.
- Citrix's Project Cowley adds distributed virtual switch to XenServer
Known as Project Cowley, the beta release of a XenServer 5.6 feature pack includes a new distributed virtual switch and other features to bring greater parity between XenServer and VMware.
- Citrix survey says demand for desktop virtualisation doubling every year
Demand for European desktop virtualisation services and sales are doubling every 12 months, according a study commissioned by Citrix; plus more daily news.
- Sun VARs to Oracle: You need us!
For Oracle to become a hardware power, it needs a viable channel, at least according to channel people.