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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
- Five signs your multiple ERP systems are out of control
Many manufacturers run multiple ERP systems -- or multiple instances of one system. But there are significant downsides to operating this way.
- Android security model doing best to enable mobile malware spread
At Information Security Decisions 2012, Dan Guido put the mobile malware focus on the Android security model and Google’s mobile app vetting process.
- Smart grid systems expert devises business transformation template
Find out how one IT leader uses smart grid systems to affect change and drive business transformation.
- IT leadership awards finalists driven by business-value creation
SearchCIO-Midmarket.com IT leadership awards judge Harvey Koeppel discusses his renewed belief that business and IT are aligning.
- Implementing a Hyperion system in 3 weeks -- it can be done
An Oracle Hyperion system implementation in three weeks? Yes, it can be done. Communications firm Neustar implemented Hyperion in less than a month and gained efficiencies in the process.
- Steve Lipner on the Microsoft SDL, critical infrastructure protection
Microsoft’s senior director of security engineering says core SDL principles should be at the foundation of critical infrastructure system protection.
- Should you redesign WAN architecture for cloud and UC?
Connecting to the cloud and supporting unified communication (UC) applications is forcing enterprises to redesign WAN architecture.
- Pure Storage unveils FlashArray upgrade, customers
Solid-state storage startup Pure Storage goes GA with its FlashArrays, upgrades software and reveals customers in its limited access program.
- SuccessFactors now leading SAP cloud strategy, but questions remain
SAP has placed a huge bet on a new executive “born in the cloud” and on a company that will now guide both companies’ roadmap for existing products.
- To glean value from ‘big data’ projects, it may take more than Hadoop
Organizations will have to push beyond storage requirements and basic business intelligence tools to exploit big data, according to a Gartner analyst.
- Windows words of the week: Tired and retired
Windows is dead. Long live Windows! This week, industry experts grappled with the future of Microsoft's venerable operating system, one quote at a time.
- NVIDIA's virtualized GPU eliminates VDI graphics performance barriers
VDI isn't known for delivering high-end graphics with great performance, but NVIDIA's virtualized GPU is about to transform virtual desktop graphics.
- PCI Council urges P2P encryption for mobile payments
A PCI Council guidance document requires merchants to use a validated PIN entry device or secure card reader to accept payments using mobile devices.
- SAP builds the case for HANA in-memory bench with new apps, customers
After talking up its mobile and cloud road maps, SAP chose last day of the SapphireNow conference to talk about the third part of the equation it’s basing its future success on: HANA, and in-memory technology.
- People, process issues offer path to improve data quality on the cheap
An emphasis on educating end users and upgrading internal processes can help enterprises fix data quality problems without dropping a ton of cash, according to analysts.