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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
- Cloud services beg for nimbler management
As IT shops feel an increasing need to rid themselves of daily systems management, the hunger for cloud services that handle automation and scheduling continues to grow.
- Internet SMEs look to database strategy to drive business growth
Two Web startups in the UK are putting their database strategies at the heart of their plans for growth. Other SMEs that aren?t as database-literate may be able to learn from them.
- How virtual desktop implementation addresses health care regulations
Deploying EHR systems and locking down patient data are two pillars of HIPAA compliance and meaningful use. Virtual desktop implementations can help health care providers get both.
- Picking server hardware for your Oracle environment
Here are some basic rules for picking Oracle server hardware for Oracle environments, including how different editions of the same database might require different hardware.
- Seagate says MLC flash now reliable enough for enterprise use
Seagate has released a new range of multi-level cell (MLC) solid state disk drives and says the technology is now sufficiently robust for use in the enterprise. The company has also dropped the Barracuda brand from its enterprise offerings and added a 3TB model to its Constellation range.
- PizzaExpress parent turns to customer data analytics to target diners
The Gondola Group of restaurants, which includes PizzaExpress, Ask, Zizzi, Byron and Kettner's, has gone digital with targeted promotions to casual diners over the past 18 months.
- Survey Results: No longer an emerging trend, DevOps is here to stay
Replay Solutions and HP recently collaborated on a study surveying more than 1,000 professionals about the use of the DevOps model in their organizations. This story highlights some of the key findings of the survey, including the relationship between DevOps and Agile development, software tools for DevOps and the overall benefits of this structure, which is no longer an emerging trend, but rather a model that organizations across the board are rapidly adopting.
- Microsoft-hosted ERP on tap at Convergence
A new Microsoft-hosted ERP offering will join on-premises and partner-hosted deployment options. Partners say the news will come at next week?s Convergence conference.
- How Lands' End's CIO seized the moment to soft-sell a cloud strategy
Lands' End CIO Steve Cretney came up with a cloud strategy to help the retailer expand internationally. Then the hard part came -- using his soft skills to bring people along.
- Common missteps to avoid in creating an advanced data analysis process
The biggest impediments to successful advanced analytics projects include poor data quality, a lack of the right data analysis skills and organizational shortcomings.
- RSA SecurID breach began with spear phishing attack
Two waves of email attacks targeted small groups of RSA employees, the company said in a blog post last week revealing the first details of the attack since the breach was announced March 22.
- New survey reveals mobile business intelligence is on the upswing
New evidence reveals mobile business intelligence is gaining momentum -- and highlights a surprising trend.
- Builder cuts backup times with Acronis data deduplication; and more news
Storage roundup: Builder cuts backup times with Acronis data deduplication; Atempo results show growth; V?th moves up at HDS; iStorage signs new distribution deals; and more news.
- Special Report: Cloud computing, SOA, data and application integration
SOA drove the notion of governance deeper into the IT firmament. Many observers contend that similar governance issues will come to the fore in nascent cloud computing.
- Dell hopes Microsoft, VMware can make its cloud strategy fly
Can Dell become a major cloud player? The hardware giant plans to launch a VMware-powered cloud to court enterprise shops.
- VMware Mozy acquisition sets heads scratching
Why would VMware acquire an online backup service from its parent company EMC that?s not good at backing up virtual machines? Observers suspect it has something to do with cloud.
- Creating a business case for ECM puts priority on organizational needs
Before evaluating enterprise content management software, be sure to assess business requirements and build them into your business case, users and analysts say.
- SAP announces new Rapid Deployment applications
SAP is rolling out 15 new Rapid Deployment applications as a follow-up to the original software for CRM, supply chain and manufacturing unveiled last fall.
- Massive Epsilon email breach could lead to email attacks, spam
At least 50 banks, retailers and other firms are affected by a major email breach at a Texas-based data management firm that provided marketing email services.
- Amplidata launches object storage system; more SNW Spring 2011 news
Amplidata launches object storage system that uses erasure codes to eliminate RAID need; Riverbed expands Whitewater cloud backup; more SNW Spring 2011 news.