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  • May 24, 2017 24 May'17

    Virtual desktop monitoring helps IT see the light

    IT admins need visibility to make sure VDI runs smoothly. Virtual desktop monitoring tools take them out of the darkness and help them see where they're going.

  • May 11, 2017 11 May'17

    Next-gen firewalls: The new legacy firewall?

    This week, bloggers look into next-gen firewalls as a legacy firewall technology and weigh in on Zentera's cloud management efforts and Cisco's debugging of the NX-OS.

  • May 09, 2017 09 May'17

    Dell EMC makes its NOS standard on new open networking switches

    Dell EMC has made its network operating system standard on the vendor's latest open networking switches, which include the company's first open 25 GbE switch.

  • April 26, 2017 26 Apr'17

    Oracle draws curtains on OmniOS

    With its openly stated operational remit of 'aggressive acquisitions' (albeit positively aggressive), Oracle is (very) arguably a firm known for buying, swallowing, acquiring those companies it ...

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    When a manufacturer needed to run Windows-only applications on Macs for a specific project, the IT department turned to desktop virtualization software. Continue Reading

  • Outdated apps: What are the best ways to address them?

    Dead and outdated apps can pose serious security risks for enterprises. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to find and remove dead apps before they become a problem. Continue Reading

  • Balancing user experience and mobile data security

    Creating a powerful user experience (UX) is the holy grail of mobile app development, according to SearchCIO columnist and former CIO Harvey Koeppel. But the journey there is fraught with obstacles, including managing and designing apps that appropriately handle data risks, multiple device and operating system constraints, environmental considerations, and legacy system constraints. The undoing of many journeys is a result of failing to balance UX with the "granddaddy" of all these obstacles: mobile data security risks.

    In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel gives an account of his own journey to harmonizing user experience and mobile data security, and offers 13 CIO pointers to help ensure your quest is a success. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen advises IT leaders on how to take a balanced approach to mobile app development. Lastly, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski runs down seven UX design tips for a winning mobile app. Continue Reading

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