Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cisco rolls out easy-to-use iWAN

Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks | The Internet is one step closer to universal HTTPs

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Cisco rolls out easy-to-use iWAN
If you stay up and watch late-night TV, you've probably seen a fellow named Vince Offer. Vince is the pitchman for products like the ShamWOW and the SlapChop. Part of the value proposition of these products is that they're easy to use. Just rinse off the ShamWOW and use it again! The SlapChop comes apart simply and is dishwasher safe! (I actually have a SlapChop and it really is easy to use.)As good a pitchman Vince is, though, there's no way he could have ever been the person to promote Cisco's iWAN. For those not familiar with iWAN, it's Cisco's implementation and powered by PfR (Performance Routing). As powerful as iWAN is, many customers have not taken advantage of it because it's difficult to get set up and hard to manage. Vince would have started to configure PfR and would have gotten lost in all of the settings. That would have made for a bad commercial.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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2014 Enterprise Mobility Management Challenge
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Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks
When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon’s in the future, analysts predict.Each of these three providers has a network of partners that have products and services that run on top of their IaaS clouds. Examining these marketplaces can be important for cloud customers; once a cloud provider is chosen, users may want to explore other third-party apps and services that are tightly integrated with that cloud service. In many cases, apps on top of these providers’ clouds are a customer’s first use of Amazon, Microsoft or Google’s cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Why Endpoint Backup is More Critical Than Ever
Get the latest backup trends (and what to do about them) in this study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Code42 in March 2014. Learn More

The Internet is one step closer to universal HTTPs
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is on the front lines for protecting digital freedom and preventing censorship of the web, applauded content delivery network provider CloudFlare for the company’s recent announcement that it will offer encrypted HTTPs as its default setting for any website it hosts. CloudFlare CDN provider CloudFlare wants HTTPs encyrption for all websites.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Strategies for Gaining Control and Securing Mobility
We are in the midst of a mobile revolution. Numbers of mobile devices are growing with some experts predicting that employees will be carrying three or more devices. Growth is not limited to just devices. As the number of enterprise apps rapidly expands, "an app for everything" is a slogan few would question. Learn More

Highfive wants to become the Nest of B2B video conferencing
Conference calls are notoriously unproductive, and one company wants to fix that with simple videoconferencing. Read More

Why are so many reporting that Nadella apologized when he did no such thing?
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hasn’t come within a mea or a culpa of apologizing for his assertion Thursday that women should avoid asking for a raise, yet countless media outlets are reporting that he has in fact done so. Business Insider: “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Apologizes: ‘If You Think You Deserve A Raise, You Should Just Ask.’” Christian Science Monitor: “Satya Nadella apologizes: What's Microsoft's record on women?” The Times of India: “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for saying 'women don't need to ask for a raise.'” The Daily Mail: “Microsoft CEO apologizes for telling women not to ask for raises and instead put their trust in KARMA.” There are countless more, despite the fact that Nadella has not apologized.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

This 60-year-old photo says a lot about diversity in technology
As you’re no doubt aware, the lack of diversity in the technology industry has been quite the hot topic over the last week or so. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thoughtlessly telling female workers to trust that Karma would bring them the raises they deserve set off a firestorm of criticism and online discussion. The controversy could ultimately be a good thing if it leads to real changes in women’s opportunities and treatment in the workforce. But despite all the discussion, I’m not confident that we’re about to be make real strides in diversity anytime soon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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