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Thursday, September 22, 2011
- CIOs should assign a ‘risk premium’ to HP,says Ovum
Ovum has recommended the CIOs to observe caution before dealing with HP
- Virtualization management tools: The compact cars of IT
Most virtualization management tools look and feel the same these days, and IT pros are waiting to be wowed.
- With social contact centers, companies find it’s learn as you go
Without clear best practices for social initiatives, contact centers need to chart their own courses with some basic guidance from industry analysts.
- Windows 8 enhances, challenges virtual desktop infrastructures
Windows 8 is an evolution of Windows 7 with a touch-enabled UI and "Metro" style applications. Could delivering this richer OS be a problem for IT pros using server-hosted VDI?
- Managing technology in a 'hybrid IT' era
CIOs should focus on building hybrid IT skills as workers throughout the business increasingly provision the IT they need to do their jobs.
- Adobe Flash Player security update repairs dangerous XSS issue
Adobe said it is tracking reports that at least one of the coding errors is being actively targeted by attackers.
- Hyper-V 3.0 shared-nothing live migration a boon for small shops
Shared-nothing live migration in Hyper-V 3.0 will improve small IT shops’ planned maintenance prospects, but the technology comes with some limits.
- Virtual Extensible LAN: Awesome or braindead?
Is the VXLAN standard just another way to rid the virtual environment of pesky network engineers? Is it actually better than VLANs? Fast Packet blogger Ivan Pepelnjak explains.
- Hold the hardware: Vendors focus on software-based video conferencing
Enterprise adoption of desktop video is pushing more vendors, such as Polycom, to develop or improve their approaches to software-based video conferencing.
- Private cloud implementation dissected, debated at Storage Decisions
Experts at Storage Decisions New York advised attendees on private cloud implementation, and addressed user's concerns over price and security.
- For smartphone security issues, consumers, enterprises rely on carriers
With rising adoption of more powerful smartphones, mobile carriers are increasingly being held responsible for protecting sensitive data.
- UK IT spending by industry: Despite cuts, security spending likely stable
While industries slash IT budgets, information security spending will likely hold steady.
- CEOs want security plans for businesses, says Gartner Security Summit
Following notable breaches at the likes of RSA, Sony and Epsilon, security pros have the ears of business executives like never before.
- OpenStack cloud software hits puberty
Diablo, the fourth release of the open source cloud OS, fills some holes from previous versions, but it still has a way to go.