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Thursday, February 17, 2011
- Desperate CIO finds IT project portfolio management tools in the cloud
Cloud-based IT project and portfolio management tools offer relatively quick and risk-free visibility into IT projects and priorities. But don't expect miracles, cautions one CIO.
- Optus email rejects shortened URLs
Optus has adjusted its email security regime to repel incoming emails that use URLs shortened by services like bit.ly or TinyURL.
- Fujitsu data centre in North London first Tier 3 facility in Europe
Fujitsu?s data centre in North London is the first in Europe to receive the Tier 3 Operational Sustainability Gold Certification by the Uptime Institute; plus more news in brief.
- 'Cloud in a box' promises to snap in private cloud resources on demand
Cloud-in-a-box solutions promise to take the burden of building a private cloud off enterprise IT departments.
- Product spotlight: IT risk and compliance, PCI compliance solutions
Our latest roundup of IT compliance products features a PCI compliance solution, application performance monitoring software and tools to help with IT risk and compliance.
- When mobile computing devices meet manufacturing, form still follows function
Deciding where tablets and smartphones fit best in a manufacturing environment can be daunting, especially with all the recent rollouts of fancy new gadgets. Here are some pointers on choosing the right mobile computing devices.
- Top SearchITChannel.com stories for January 2011
Managed service providers moving their business toward cloud computing and the state of the VCE Company were among the top ITChannel.com stories in January 2011.
- SharePoint backup glitch sees TSM out, CommVault in at FaHCSIA
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) has ditched Tivoli Storage Manager in favour of CommVault Simpana after the former struggled to effectively backup SharePoint. The Department has also acquired some new HP LeftHand storage arrays.
- News in Brief: Acronis? new MD, Isilon?s scientific win and more
Acronis has a new local boss, Isilon a new local customer, while Seagate has a milestone to share and Quantum is hugging Macs.
- Navigating the converged infrastructure hype cycle
Does the reality of converged infrastructure products, such as the Vblock and FlexPod, live up to the hype? Our columnist shares his hands-on experiences.
- Game maker?s social media customer service strategy taps self-service, marketing
The maker of Call of Duty and Guitar Hero is providing customer service through Facebook and Twitter but struggling to measure results and still leaning on self service, IVR and the phone channels.
- SAP StreamWork now supports open programming standard OpenSocial
SAP now supports the open programming standard OpenSocial, in a move intended to further develop the fledgling application and make it more attractive for business users.
- Top smartphone security risks and their countermeasures
Smartphone security risks are coming to the forefront as mobiles proliferate. Learn what steps UK businesses can take to mitigate those security risks.
- Telepresence interoperability: Multistream standard needed
Telepresence interoperability among competing vendors remains elusive, thanks to a lack of standards governing multiscreen systems. But progress is chugging along.
- Maximize the ROI of an SAP virtualization project
It takes more than hardware savings to maximize the ROI of an SAP virtualization project, according to experts.
- HP-Vertica deal raises new questions in data warehouse database market
Hewlett-Packard?s planned acquisition of analytical database developer Vertica adds to the uncertainties for vendors and users in the data warehouse database market, including HP.
- Advanced persistent threat detection, prevention are hard, but possible
A panel at RSA 2011 explains the organization and methodology behind targeted persistent attacks and what organizations can do to detect and respond to APT.
- Email attachments, unique attacks highlight Internet espionage trends
Attackers are using malware samples that researchers have never seen before -- and will never see again -- to successfully steal data from unsuspecting organizations, governments and individuals.
- (ISC)2 survey reveals need for secure application development skills
A survey by certification firm (ISC)2 found a need for IT security professionals to improve application development processes and expertise to weigh cloud computing risks.
- NetApp, Accenture combine for cloud storage, data center optimization
NetApp and Accenture to jointly develop cloud storage and data center optimization solutions; Quantum aims StorNext at Apple users; other data storage news.
- Trend Micro announcements aimed at data security protection
Trend Micro made a series of announcements including new products for preventing data loss at the endpoint, endpoint encryption, an email scanner and a data protection service.
- Verizon enhances enterprise identity management services
Verizon enhanced its enterprise identity management services with identity registration, credential provisioning and risk-based authentication.
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- New SMB vulnerability identified in Windows XP and Server 2003
A new SMB vulnerability discovered in Windows could open systems to DoS attacks and remote access. The vulnerability, tagged as CVE-2011-0654, has been rated "critical" and confirmed on Windows Server 2003 SP2 and Microsoft Windows XP SP3.
- IPS virtual patching undermined by new threats, Stonesoft says