Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style

What's really behind the Microsoft-Salesforce deal | Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

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Nutanix NX-3000 review: Virtualization cloud-style
What do you get when you combine four independent servers, lots of memory, standard SATA disks and SSD, 10Gb networking, and custom software in a single box? In this instance, the answer would be a Nutanix NX-3000. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Google Apps

Study: Total Economic Impact of Google Apps
Employees can work faster and IT spending can decrease when companies switch to Google Apps, says a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting. Going Google can make teams 20% more efficient and yields an estimated ROI of 329%. Learn more>>

WHITE PAPER: APC by Schneider Electric

Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning & Costs
This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery. View more

What's really behind the Microsoft-Salesforce deal
At first glance, it doesn't seem like there are many ways SalesForce.com and Microsoft should partner: They both offer competing SaaS services. But upon closer inspection, the deal that the leaders of these two companies spoke so highly of during a joint conference call on Thursday afternoon makes a lot of sense not just for these companies, but customers as well. Read More

Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use
It's hard to believe that Google suffers even worse branding confusion than Microsoft, but in this case it's true. Read More

Cloud provider FireHost's security chief brings lessons from the front lines
Jeff Schilling, who joined cloud hosting startup FireHost this week as chief security officer, knows a thing or two about cybersecurity. Read More

WEBCAST: Dell SecureWorks

Counterstrategies for Combatting Social Engineering
Social Engineering is proving costlier than ever, especially phishing and spear phishing. With recent breaches, the imperative to counter social engineering effectively takes on a whole new level of urgency. In this webcast, the CISO for Dell SecureWorks discusses the realities of social engineering and what your organization must do to counter it. Learn more

IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise
Hoping to jump out in front of providers of generic cloud services, IBM has launched a portfolio of cloud packages, called IBM Cloud Business Solutions, designed to run specific business processes such as asset management and customer care. Read More

Is Amazon scheming up a cloud-based Bitcoin-funded exchange?
Some cloud futurists get giddy over the idea of an exchange-like marketplace where one day cloud computing resources are bought and sold like stocks. Amazon, the biggest dog in this industry, may be scheming up something of that ilk, given a new patent the company was awarded this week. Read More

Cloud Hub is a good fit for footwear company
An online supply chain platform helps Wolverine Worldwide integrate a major acquisition and become more agile. Read More


Unlock the Value of Enterprise Mobility
Download this guide and learn how to manage the secure deployment of enterprise mobile apps and data, while still encouraging the levels of employee adoption needed to drive the productivity and ROI gains that are possible. Learn More

Quip revamps mobile word processor with new publishing, search features
Quip has revamped its Web and mobile word processor, giving it new publishing and search capabilities, as the startup pushes ahead with its quixotic pursuit to disrupt cloud productivity app rivals like Microsoft and Google. Read More

IDC: Cloud, software options deflate sales of enterprise video systems
Sales of video conferencing and telepresence hardware systems are declining, hurt by an increase in cloud and software-based options that often are cheaper and simpler to deploy, according to an IDC study. Read More

Acer to release new cloud apps in June, eyes partnerships in smart devices
Acer's "Build Your Own Cloud" service will start rolling out to consumers in late June with a suite of updated apps that will work on mobile devices and PCs, including devices from other companies. Read More

NTT's global cloud services show what software-based networks can do
Instantly turning on carrier services, one of the big promises of software-based networks, is now a reality, according to NTT Communications. Read More


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