Tuesday, January 20, 2015

10 mobile startups to watch

  Sizing up the three popular Internet TV streaming sticks | Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT

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10 mobile startups to watch
The drumbeat of news about mobile technology can be deafening at times. Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger. The consumerization of IT is a buzzword only slightly less buzzy than cloud computing. Wearable devices of varying utility are flooding into the marketplace. Seemingly every single company in America beyond a certain size has its own official app, most likely for both iOS and Android. Read More

Making the Case for a Software-Defined Data Center
In this paper, we outline the need for "Software-Driven Control" - the intelligence or "control plane" that can take advantage of new software-defined capabilities. Learn More

Cloud: Delivering Performance in Shared Environments
This whitepaper explores how service providers use VMTurbo to provide consistent performance across all workloads, as well as the three roles a responsible managed service provider (MSP) takes in order to accomplish that directive. Learn More

Sizing up the three popular Internet TV streaming sticks
If you're like most folks, the back of your home entertainment center is a hive of HDMI cables, USB cords and power adaptors, not to mention the HDMI switchers necessary to cope with this cornucopia of entertainment providers. Thankfully, there is a solution: The increasingly popular streaming stick. Read More

Only 8 percent of companies can track shadow IT
Only 8 percent of companies know the scope of shadow IT at their organizations, according to a new survey by the Cloud Security Alliance. Read More

Study: Stop blaming Twitter for your stress
Social media, on its own, probably doesn't explain why you're stressed out, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center. Read More

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Powering the Hybrid Enterprise
To better serve business demands for information everyone, enterprises must develop new strategies for optimizing multiple kinds of networks. View Now>>

Which cloud providers had the best uptime last year?
Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform recorded impressive statistics for how reliable their public IaaS clouds were in 2014, with both providers approaching what some consider the Holy Grail of availability: five nines. Read More


Review: Mirantis takes the sting out of OpenStack deployments
Those who know OpenStack know it's an exceptionally powerful cloud infrastructure platform. They also know it's far from simple to build and deploy. A large number of moving parts make up a production OpenStack environment, and coordinating them can be tricky at best. Read More


Cloud price wars give way to feature battles among Amazon, Microsoft and Google
  Two years ago the biggest battles in the IaaS cloud computing industry were over price. Amazon Web Services would drop prices one day, and Google or Microsoft would cut the price tag on virtual machines or storage weeks, days, or even hours afterwards. Read More


Bulk Data Migration in the Cloud
In tests of cloud-to-cloud transfers, Nasuni compared the top three CSPs from its most recent State of Cloud Storage report – Amazon S3, Microsoft Windows Azure and Rackspace – and compared transfer rates among them. Learn More

Throw your vendor under the bus after a breach? Not quite so fast
In everyday business, a complex set of external relationships is commonplace. Services, infrastructure, and even software live in the cloud, supplied by third parties. An organization's value is often in the data it generates, but how secure is that data across your digital supply chain? Do your external vendors and partners adhere to your security standards? How do you know for sure? Read More

MtGox's Karpeles denies involvement in Silk Road
Mark Karpeles, the former head of failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, has denied involvement in the Silk Road online marketplace following allegations that he was its mastermind, but admitted the bazaar's marketing website was hosted on a MtGox-affiliated service. Read More

9 reasons your employees are unhappy
There's a disturbing trend in the American workplace: Employers don't understand what motivates and satisfies their employees, and that leads to poor performance, disengagement and high turnover rates, according to the Answers.com 2014 American Employee Study. Not only that, but employers are not doing nearly enough to rectify the situation, says Eric Feinberg, senior director, product strategy, for Answers Cloud Services. Read More



Best of CES 2015: In pictures

The best and most noteworthy products and technologies found at CES 2015.


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