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3 cool Google cloud features

Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool | Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs

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3 cool Google cloud features
In the increasingly competitive cloud IaaS market, Google is attempting to distinguish its platform by arming its cloud with unique features and cutting-edge technology that customers can't quite find anywhere else in the market. Read More

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Confront consumerization with convergence
Virtualization expert Elias Khnaser spotlights the security, compliance, and governance issues that arise when enterprise users "consumerize" with shadow IT and public cloud services. And he provides a prescription for modifying this behavior with a private cloud hosted on a robust converged infrastructure. Learn More


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Amazon hopes to simplify mobile app testing with new tool
A new tool called Live App Testing from Amazon lets mobile developers distribute apps to a predefined group of users before the apps are launched. Read More

Cisco slashing up to 6,000 jobs
Cisco Systems will cut as many as 6,000 jobs over the next 12 months, saying it needs to shift resources to growing businesses such as cloud, software and security. Read More

Splunk digs deeper with Stream app for network monitoring
Splunk's new App for Stream will give IT departments more insight into their infrastructures by collecting network traffic on response times, network performance and database queries. Read More


Guide to Managing and Lowering Mainframe Software Charges
Monthly license charges (MLC) are rising by 7% or more each year, and account for 30% of total mainframe costs. Yet managing MLC costs is an inexact science. This best practice guide provides a step-by-step process to reduce mainframe MLC costs up to 20% without compromising business critical services. Learn More

Dropbox sharpens search on Android app
The cloud storage company's Android app also gained document preview capabilities. Read More

Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak
The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner. Read More

Google wraps its trans-Pacific fiber cables in Kevlar to prevent against shark attacks
Google wraps its underwater fiber cables in Kevlar material, at least in part to protect against shark attacks, an official with the company said recently. Read More


Forrester 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave
Forrester has released its 2014 Dynamic Case Management Wave, and for the second consecutive time, IBM is a leader. View Now>>

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication
Amazon Web Services now lets enterprises use two-factor authentication to better protect hosted WorkSpaces virtual desktops. Read More

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS
Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers. Read More

Coding platform for IoT could bring data-crunching apps online faster
The "Internet of things" won't be built overnight, but vendors are now stepping in to give enterprises a helping hand. Read More

Amazon introduces mobile card reader to compete with Square, PayPal has introduced a card reader coupled with smartphone and tablet apps that aim to provide small businesses with a way to accept payments on these devices. Read More


Black Hat 2014: How to crack just about everything

From cell phones and cars to IPv6 security researchers have turned their skills against a world of technology.


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