Monday, December 02, 2013

Planning for SDN; How to stay one step ahead of phishing attacks

How to stay one step ahead of phishing attacks | Apple ditches discounts, goes with gift cards for Black Friday sale

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Planning for SDN
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward. Read More


Software Asset Management: Getting Started
Find out what steps to take that can lead your organization down the smooth path to SAM deployment. This SAM primer can help you and your organization mitigate software non-compliance issues and optimize software license management while containing costs. Read Now

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Pitfalls To Avoid In Combining Acceleration Technologies
This May 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. report looks at the impact of website performance on customer satisfaction and revenue, and why meeting high expectations is more complex than ever. Learn More

How to stay one step ahead of phishing attacks
Protecting yourself against phishing attacks used to be relatively easy. Don't download unexpected attachments. Visit banking websites directly instead of clicking on links in an email. And look for bad grammar. Read More

Apple ditches discounts, goes with gift cards for Black Friday sale
Apple earlier today launched its annual Black Friday sale, but rather than directly discount hardware -- as it's done for years -- it offered gift cards of up to $150 with a purchase. Read More

Encrypted social network vies for disgruntled WhatsApp, Facebook users
With the look of Google Plus and Facebook-like elements, a new social network named "Syme" feels as cozy as a well-worn shoe. Read More


Microsoft Dynamics AX solutions from IBM
IBM provides consulting, implementation and application management services for Microsoft Dynamics AX, a comprehensive ERP solution for midsize and larger organizations that empowers people to work effectively, manage change, and compete globally. Learn More.

The latest move to kill bad patents divides tech industry
Technology users -- retailers, in particular -- are being snared in patent infringement lawsuits, prompting Congress to eye reforms that could change how lawsuits are filed and who pays if they're frivolous. Read More

What to look for in an SDN controller
One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure. Read More

How to build the ultimate imaginary Linux distro
Roughly a week back, I was at SUSECon, talking with a few fellow Linux nerds about all of the cool services and tools available for those that build their own Linux distributions. And this got me thinking. If I were to sit down, right now, and build a brand-new Linux distro... what tools would I use? What services would I utilize in order to create the best distro out there? Read More

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Leveraging EMC VSPEX for Rapid ROI
ESG analyzes VSPEX and its impact on three customers - through interviews and quantitative research. Findings report that VSPEX provides a flexible solution that reduces CAPEX and leads to positive ROI. Read the complete report. Learn More

Career Watch: Paying lip service to work/life balance
Personal coach Kelly Walsh says some initiatives with the 'work/life balance' label are actually counterproductive. Read More

Here comes a supercomputing app store
The big problem facing supercomputing is that the firms that could benefit most from the technology aren't using it. It's a dilemma. Read More

How analytics helped Ford turn its fortunes
Big data and analytics permeate virtually every move Ford makes, from forecasting the worldwide price of commodities to figuring out what exactly consumers want, what it will build, where it should source parts and how to power its lineup of vehicles. Read More

VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and improved storage and backup. Read More


20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals

Apple iPads, latest Android and Windows machines all in for big discounts. Oh, and free snow globes.


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