Thursday, January 29, 2015

AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise

Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool | IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition

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AWS launches WorkMail for the enterprise
Amazon Web Services today launched a new product to its expansive service catalog in the cloud: WorkMail is a hosted email platform for enterprises. 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

WHITE PAPER: Attachmate

Why your existing solution might not be adequate
To meet the demands of today's business landscape, IT staffs must take steps to secure and integrate their information assets, while satisfying compliance mandates and optimizing corporate efficiency. This white paper presents managed file transfer (MFT) as a way to meet corporate information and data management requirements. Read More

Microsoft previews free, updated Power BI business intelligence tool
Aiming at a mass business-user audience, Microsoft has released a preview of the next version of its cloud-based data visualization software, Power BI, with a promise to maintain a free option even after its general release. Read More

IBM's SoftLayer chief departs amid cloud transition
The head of IBM's SoftLayer cloud services business has left the company, hard on the heels of IBM naming another executive to lead a new cloud division. Read More

Good wants to manage your smartphones for $3 a month, per user
Good Technology is hoping its cloud-based Management Suite for mobile devices will make life easier for IT departments that don't want to rely on products from multiple vendors to manage the seemingly countless phones and tablets that employees are using for work these days. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Riverbed Technology

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>>

How to get the best performance out of Salesforce and other SaaS apps
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has become a standard consideration for even the largest companies, but the tools IT teams have traditionally used for application performance monitoring aren't designed for these online tools. IT needs another way to make sure SaaS applications such as are working properly. Read More

Twenty-eight percent of security spending wasted on shelfware
The average organization spent $115 per user on security-related software last year, but $33 of it, or 28 percent, was underutilized or not used at all, according to a new report from Osterman Research. Read More

Microsoft's stream processing engine boosts Bing, Azure services
A streaming analytics engine developed by Microsoft Research is giving advertisers on the company's Bing Web search service more timely analysis on how their ad campaigns are faring, according to the company. Read More


Retrofitting the IT Factory; From Builder to Broker
In this webcast, we'll put Forrester Research market observations into the context of real-world CIO experiences to help you navigate the new world of service management—from the changes and challenges to proven best practices. View now

How to assess the security of SaaS applications
Enterprises have made many attempts to standardize the security evaluation of SaaS applications, including establishing certifications to improve clarity and normalize risk, purchasing compliance suites, and building frameworks to keep all of the information aligned, but none of these attempts have succeeded in establishing consistency. Read More

Big Switch updates SDN controller options
Big Switch Networks this week rolled out a new release of its cloud fabric software, which includes support for VMware vSphere environments and Dell switches, among other features. Read More

OneDrive adds 'Albums,' will soon add automatic photo import from PC
Microsoft has launched an Albums feature for organizing photos stored on its OneDrive cloud service, bringing it one step closer to parity with competitors Dropbox and Google. Read More

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social
Oracle has released an update to its Oracle Service Cloud that adds new tools to give companies more insight about their customers. Read More


Cooler than cubicles: 18 new designs for the office

Sit, stand, lean, curl up – today's commercial furniture designs let users choose how they want to work.


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