Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Cisco’s greatest hits, 2014 edition

Review: Salesforce has the right stuff for mobile development | Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015

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Cisco's greatest hits, 2014 edition
A fun-filled year for CiscoIt started with TV in the cloud and ended with a lawsuit against a rival. Cisco's 30th anniversary was filled with major events that shaped the year ahead. Read More


Redefine Your Mission-Critical Cloud with VMAX3
This webinar examines how EMC's VMAX3 storage solution provides unprecedented reliability, agility, cost-effectiveness and power in today's demanding storage environments. Learn More


Steps to Simplifying Private Cloud Deployment
Today, all the rules are being rewritten, both inside and outside the data center. The reason: virtualization. Read this paper to see how enterprises can derive competitive advantage by using virtualization technologies to build the most agile infrastructures. View Now>>

Review: Salesforce has the right stuff for mobile development
Salesforce.com started as a cloud service for sales force automation. The company added a cloud-based development platform, Force.com, with a Java-like language (APEX), and went on to acquire the Heroku PaaS and a number of other services. Read More

Hybrid cloud adoption set for a big boost in 2015
Spurred in large part by enterprise interest in the hybrid cloud, the overall cloud market is likely to see great growth in the coming year. Read More

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer
Although differentiation is tough in Linux distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling. Read More


How to Woo Employees to Enterprise File Sync & Share
This brief outlines the dangers of personal cloud sharing and the benefits of enterprise-ready file sync and share. It also answers the big question "how do you convince employees to divorce Dropbox and "marry up?" The answer is SharePlan—the enterprise sync and share solution that workers adore and enterprises trust. Learn More

North Korean Internet connection hit by outages
North Korea's Internet connection with the world has been hit by a series of outages in the last 24 hours, according to a researcher. Read More

Sky's the limit for Cisco Intercloud
By 2018, 78% of all workloads will be in the cloud, according to Cisco. Seventy percent of those workloads will be private cloud-related, cloud traffic will quadruple between now and then, and SaaS is and will remain the most popular service model. Read More

Simpler M2M connectivity promised as Sierra Wireless buys Swedish company
Sierra Wireless has acquired Swedish company Wireless Maingate to build a more complete machine-to-machine communications platform and better connect cars, industrial devices, smart meters and other sensors. Read More


Applying social business
Infographic explaining the new capabilities in technology and business practices can help organizations adapt to, even harness, these marketplace dynamics. Social business can be combined with mobility and cloud to enable organizations to innovate and execute faster. Infographic ties to the Use Case patterns white paper. Learn More

Choices abound as data center architecture options expand
When the American Red Cross talks about mission-critical systems, it's referring to the blood supply that helps save lives. The non-profit organization manages 40% of the U.S.'s blood supply, so stability, reliability and tight security are of paramount concern, says DeWayne Bell, vice president of IT infrastructure and engineering. Read More

Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios
Microsoft has had its Azure cloud services for years, however most enterprises really don't know how Azure can help their organization. It doesn't help that Azure does a LOT of different things, so for someone to get their arms around how Azure can help them is like roaming around aimlessly in a grocery store trying to figure out what to make for dinner. Read More

Infor's future in the enterprise looks cloudy and bright
Like other enterprise application companies, Infor built itself up through a slew of acquisitions that it has worked hard to unify. And, like other traditional software providers, Infor these days is working hard to move its customers to the cloud.T Read More

Amazon Web Services updates console to simplify management
As enterprises have increased the number of systems they run on Amazon Web Service's cloud, keeping track of it all has become more difficult. But the company is now trying to rectify that with the help of better tagging. Read More


The Onion's 10 greatest gags about Google

Here are 10 of what we believe are its better efforts.


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1. CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

2. 6 aging protocols that could cripple the Internet

3. 10 predictions for IT in 2015

4. Sky's the limit for Cisco Intercloud

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6. 6 simple tricks for protecting your passwords

7. Peeping into 73,000 unsecured security cameras thanks to default passwords

8. Cyberattack on German steel factory causes 'massive damage'

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