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Tuesday, October 25, 2011
- Vendors offer incentives for sticking with legacy ERP
Upgrade credits, maintenance discounts, and free licenses are among the enticements to stay.
- RightNow customers concerned, curious about future with Oracle
Oracle's planned acquisition of RightNow for $1.5 billion has attendees of the RightNow customer summit wondering what the future will hold.
- Researchers break W3C XML encryption algorithm, push for new standard
Researchers in Germany have demonstrated weaknesses in the W3C XML encryption standard used to secure websites and other Web applications.
- IT shop goes for costly Verizon cloud over AWS, Azure
For its CaaS cloud, Verizon makes customers sign a one-year deal and pay a premium price. Still, one company elected for the services over AWS, Azure.
- Evolving software services security - from SOA to cloud computing
To some extent, the state of cloud security depends on perspective. Doomsayers see it as a dangerous ?Wild West,? while cloud boosters believe those concerns are greatly exaggerated.
- Next-generation firewall features in demand among users, survey says
Survey results show when buying a firewall, features of the next-generation firewall are users? top concerns, triggering partners to polish both their selling and technical skills.
- Data warehousing best practices to support 'big data': No small task
Successfully managing "big data" as part of a data warehousing strategy requires careful planning and a clear understanding of the various technology choices, according to industry analysts.
- Can Oracle be a NoSQL player?
The Oracle NoSQL database is mainly an attempt to satisfy existing Oracle Database customers interested in big data on the side, experts say.
- Trouble spots: 'Big data' pitfalls in the data warehousing process
The growing volumes of "big data" that organizations are looking to store and analyze pose a variety of potential problems and issues that data warehousing teams should be aware of up front.
- Analysts see room for growth on Hadoop, other 'big data' technologies
Many organizations are eyeing Hadoop, MapReduce and NoSQL databases for managing "big data." But there are issues to consider before using those technologies in place of a traditional data warehouse.
- Data quality still a major hurdle for analytics programs
Attendees at SAS? Analytics 2011 Conference Series said data quality is still creating some major headaches for analysts.