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Petya Ransomware: What You Need to Know

On Tuesday, a variant of the ransomware “Petya” began propagating in several countries across Europe. This new variant leverages the EternalBlue …

The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech

This session will cover how organizations that are new to analytics or are expending their analyti<p>Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, …

Innovation

SQL vs. NoSQL Databases: What’s the Difference?

In the world of database technology, there are two main types of databases: <b>SQL</b> and <b>NoSQL</b>—or, relational databases and non-relational databases. The …

Databases

Don't Move To The Cloud Just To Improve Your Cost Structure

A lot has been rightly made of the cost-savings benefits of cloud computing. But if that’s why you’re considering moving your applications, hardware, development tools—or any combination thereof—into the cloud, you’re going to be in for a surprise.<p>Here’s the thing: Cloud computing saves …

Anachronistic

Yikes! Cloud Users Should Prep For a New Wave of Security Fixes

Stop me if you’ve heard this already: Some cloud providers—thus far IBM SoftLayer and Linode—have alerted customers about hurried-but-planned updates …

The cloud wars explained: Why nobody can catch up with Amazon

Even as the startup craze starts to cool in Silicon Valley, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google all reported bang-up earnings last quarter, not least because of their big bets on the cloud.<p>What exactly are these companies selling? Who's buying it? And why is one company that wasn't even in enterprise …

Could a Dell-EMC deal smooth out the companies' cloud strategy?

It was pretty clear, earlier this year, that EMC was working to rationalize its scattered strategy for its cloud computing business. Now that the …

Amazon wants to eat enterprise IT alive

Of the ton of stuff announced at AWS re:Invent last week, my favorite item is a plain gray box called AWS Import/Export Snowball which is, to my …

Cloud Computing

Containers: Docker, Windows and Trends

You can’t have a discussion on cloud computing lately without talking about containers. Organizations across all business segments, from banks and …

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016

Press Release<p>ORLANDO, Fla. , October 6, 2015 View All Press Releases<p>Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2016<p>Analysts …

Have flash storage prices reached parity with disk?

arrays. This is despite the fact that, on a per-gigabyte basis, hard disks are still much less expensive. So, are these price-parity claims …

6 Ways Cloud Integration Leads To Better Business Performance

The speed, flexibility, and cost advantages of cloud computing are well understood, but companies will never fully realize those advantages if their software, infrastructure, and platform services exist in isolation from one another and from their legacy systems.<p>Integration is critical as …

Making Your Move to the Cloud - Part 1: Building a Structured Approach to the Cloud

<i>By Michael Francis and RadhaKrishna (RK) Dasari</i><p>If you’re considering moving to the cloud, you no doubt recognize that cloud computing represents the …

Vmware

Expect more IaaS cloud consolidation in 2016

Senior News Writer<p>Follow:<p>The cloud computing market has been a race to catch up ever since startups and legacy vendors alike saw the …

Data could be the real draw of the internet of things – but for whom?

Will the new generation of IoT­-related data benefit us enough to be comfortable giving up even more of our privacy?<p>For most of us, the internet of things (IoT) might call to mind specific gadgets – slick innovations like Nest thermostats or the Apple Watch – that seem to owe their provenance to …

Hortonworks CTO on Apache NiFi: What is it and why does it matter to IoT?

With its roots in NSA intelligence gathering, Apache NiFi is about to play a big role in Internet of Things apps, says Hortonworks CTO Scott …

Big Data

Why agility is considered to be an essential feature of cloud computing

Tech Bits<p>Keith Hearn · September 3, 2015<p>0 624<p>Cloud computing has become quite popular over the past decade among SMBs as well as large scale …

NFC Is Yesterday's News: This Technology Will Change the Future

Small systems on a chip can power myriad formerly unconnected devices -- bringing both small and large companies a huge opportunity in the Internet …

From Microservices To Artificial Intelligence Operating System - Container Solutions

Aug 28, 2015<p>While microservices are a relatively new concept, industry leaders have been using the same principles – namely high granularity of …

Google OnHub Does Not Look Like Your Average Wi-Fi Router

With a cylindrical design which bears resemblance to that of sedate hued Dyson prototype, Google’s new OnHub Wi-Fi router is the company’s attempt to …

Where IT is going: Cloud, mobile, and data

Cloud computing seems to often get used as a catch-all term for the big trends happening in IT.<p>This has the unfortunate effect of adding additional ambiguities to a topic that's already laden with definitional overload. (For example, on a topic like security or compliance, it makes a lot of …

Internet of Things

Intel backs $100M funding round into OpenStack cloud

Looking to fuel enterprise adoption of the cloud, Intel is playing a lead role in a $100 million investment in an emerging player in the OpenStack …

Where does NFV deployment stand today?

Doyle Research<p>Follow:<p>Network functions virtualization continues to mature among service providers, with many examples of successful NFV deployments …

When Is A Cloud, Not A Cloud?

Starting up a cloud computing deployment is a case of just choosing a cloud and switching it on, right? Kind of, yes. Cloud ‘instances’ can be ‘spun up’ inside 60 seconds — but obviously it’s not quite that simple. Customers will need to choose between public, private (on-premises) or some hybrid …

With Cloud Computing, Managing Expectations Is Everything

As more enterprises adopt more cloud for important applications, they’re finding they’re dealing with new types of relationships, unlike anything they’ve encountered before. Unlike software purchases in the past, there’s no longer an up-front installation, followed by tech support as needed. …

The future of WAN optimization: SD-WAN

Network managers today are less likely to be sweating over how traffic from traditional applications like SharePoint performs over the wide area …

Cisco SDN products wiggle their way into the enterprise

Director of News<p>Follow:<p>Cisco Systems Inc.'s latest quarterly results indicate that the networking company is fending off the many startups...<p>trying …

3 tips to avoid disaster in your cloud migration

Enterprises are migrating to the cloud in big ways these days. However, the number of moving parts leave many people in IT a bit perplexed -- and …

Here's what's next for Qualcomm as it completes its $2.4 billion CSR buy

Qualcomm’s $2.4 billion purchase of fellow chip company CSR closed Thursday, and while it wasn’t the biggest chip deal the industry has seen since …