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Thursday, May 12, 2011
- Technological innovation now a full-contact sport across the C-suite
Technological innovation is becoming a full-contact sport across the C-suite, McKinsey IT strategist Roger Roberts says. We ask him what CIOs need to do to compete.
- Interop 2011: Five hot cloud networking products for your radar
Cloud networking products dominated the discussion at Interop 2011, but most had little to do with switching architectures and more to do with network management.
- OpenFlow your network!
With the OpenFlow specification network, engineers remotely run their control plane, closely guiding network behavior for better cloud network automation and a multivendor fabric.
- Cloud-based disaster recovery shapes up
Some companies don't want to move their core apps to the cloud, but they're willing to try cloud-based disaster recovery. Vembu's StoreGrid offers cloud backup for storage.
- searchSecurity.com.au chats with TeamViewer
In late April searchSecurity.com.au mentioned a number of remote control applications which allow the remote control of Windows environments over the Internet.
- AusCERT2011 - Overexposed
The theme is ?Overexposed? and a warning from a recent conference email stated that the social events ?are not suitable for children?
- Backbone operators see IPv6 connectivity demand up, but little traffic
Internet backbone operators anecdotally report rising demand from carrier customers for IPv6 connectivity, but it's unclear when large amounts of traffic will materialize.
- SME technology trends in 2011: Analysys Mason talks cloud and mobility
European SME technology trends in 2011 will see the rise of cloud-based services and mobility applications, predicts Steve Hilton, principal analyst for Analysys Mason.
- Alcatel-Lucent customer shares WLAN access solution at Interop 2011
At Interop 2011, Alcatel-Lucent education customer Mark McWhinnie shares his experiences with a unique WLAN access solution utilized in Alberta, Canada.
- From the Editors: No lack of data management news ? or annoying terms
Our latest news stories include coverage of the Gartner MDM Summit, where a session got us thinking about inaccurate and irritating data management phrases. What buzzwords bug you?
- Isilon clustered NAS customers talk big data challenges at EMC World
Big data implementations could run into the petabytes and grow by terabytes a day, often requiring clustered NAS, analytics and possibly the cloud to manage.
- Cloud computing will play key role in the future of MDM, says Gartner
Cloud computing technology and social networks will play important roles in master data management as MDM strategies progress, according to IT research firm Gartner Inc.
- Microsoft/Skype: Once skeptical UC pros reassessing enterprise Skype
The Microsoft/Skype deal is prompting UC pros who were once enterprise Skype skeptics to give the VoIP provider a second look now that an established UC vendor is at the helm.
- Enterprise MDM begins with strategy formulation and 'small wins'
The road to enterprise master data management is paved with departmental or tactical wins, according to IT professionals. But don't lose sight of long-term MDM goals, they warned.
- Gartner Magic Quadrant names Sybase Afaria as a mobile device management leader
The first-ever Gartner Magic Quadrant report assessing the burgeoning mobile device management market gives the Sybase Afaria platform high marks.
- OpenFlow specification emerges: Rise of the software-defined network
OpenFlow switches and networks were all the rage at Interop 2011, indicating the rise of the software-defined network. But what exactly does that mean?
- Customers in no rush to buy virtualization security products, services
More customers are implementing virtualization, but are opportunities increasing around virtualization security products? Observers say not just yet.
- Microsoft SIR finds decline in vulnerability disclosures, sharp rise in Java exploits
An improvement of software development practices and quality control across the industry has contributed to a decline in vulnerability disclosures 2010.
- Verint releases integrated call center software, offers centralized view of operations
Verint has launched its Impact 360 Workforce Optimization and Voice of the Customer applications for the call center.
- ACCU: A tester ventures into a programmers' conference
Agile test expert and SSQ contributor Lisa Crispin was a presenter at the Association of C and C++ Users (ACCU) conference held in Oxford, England, in April. Read more about her experience in this story.
- CIO's approach to innovation is on the frontlines of business
For CIO William Wray, operational excellence trumps technology in his approach to innovation. The goal: faster, better, cheaper processes that will make employees happier.
- Microsoft SIR finds account credentials are king
Attackers target social networks using phishing attacks and social engineering tactics to steal user names and passwords.
- For control freaks: Cloud WAN optimization
WAN managers need control of their applications when they leverage hybrid cloud scenarios, so Akamai and Riverbed have partnered to offer up cloud WAN optimization.
- Who needs branch office staff with cloud-based WLAN controllers?
Cisco's new cloud-based WLAN controller lets networking teams manage thousands of access points across hundreds of branch offices from one centralized data center.
- Third-party cloud management apps take hold
Third-party cloud management tools are taking hold, offering users the ability to manage and monitor virtual resources and capacity in cloud networks for self provisioning.
- Agency Business: The most helpful SAP ERP app you've never heard of?
Agency Business, an obscure SAP ERP application, is helping one company find the answer to its billing challenges. So why hasn't anyone heard of it?