Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Avaya Upgrades Video Platform with Team Engagement Solutions

  9 networking tips for introverts | 2,400 unsafe apps on user phones in large firms

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Avaya Upgrades Video Platform with Team Engagement Solutions
Avaya has announced enhancements to its video collaboration platforms as part of its new Team Engagement Solutions. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Adallom for AWS
The Adallom cloud application security platform for AWS allows IT organizations to: enable secure access of the AWS administrative console for the right users, address security and compliance mandates that requires attestation and reporting of AWS activities, and govern and address risky behaviors. View now

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

9 networking tips for introverts
Networking, whether during a job search or simply to maintain professional connections and grow your network, can be stressful, even for the most outgoing, extroverted job-hunter. For an introvert, however, the process can be downright paralyzing. Even though introverts are often creative, thoughtful and work well with others, it often seems that extroverts have the edge when it comes to networking and making beneficial professional connections. But if you're an introvert, you can make networking more enjoyable and more successful by translating it into an approach that works with and not against their personality.1. Find your personal networking style Introverts shouldn't try to network like extroverts -- or like other introverts, for that matter, says Howard Seidelfrom Essex Partners, a firm that specializes in senior executive and C-Suite career transition. "Each person needs to find his or her own approach that works with their personality and level of comfort. For example, it can be helpful to attend smaller networking events at first, to reduce the chances of being overwhelmed," Seidel says.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

How Should Network Flow Inform VM Placement?
This whitepaper examines the latency-inducing pitfalls of common VM placement tactics, as well as a network flow approach that minimizes network, compute, and storage latency all at once. Learn More

2,400 unsafe apps on user phones in large firms
The average large global enterprise has about 2,400 unsafe apps on the mobile devices in its environment, according to a new study from mobile security vendor Veracode.The firm analyzed more than 400,000 of the most popular applications available in Apple and Google app stores and found that 14,000 of the, or about 3 percent, have security problems.For example, 85 percent of the 14,000 unsafe apps expose sensitive data such as location, contacts, and text messages.[ Flappy apps give users the angry bird ]Some go further. About 37 percent perform suspicious activities, such as checking whether a device is rooted or jailbroken, disabling malware, or running other programs.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here 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

3 reasons to be wary of the Internet of Things
According to a 2014 HP report, titled "Internet of Things Research Study," 70 percent of the most commonly used Internet of Things (IoT) devices contain vulnerabilities involving password security, permissions and encryption. "While the Internet of Things will connect and unify countless objects and systems, it also presents a significant challenge in fending off the adversary given the expanded attack surface," said Mike Armistead, vice president and general manager, Fortify, Enterprise Security Products, HP, in response to the report.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Now that's rich: Why the gold Apple Watch costs $10K
As College Humor videos go, this is one of the more SFW ones I've seen (just a couple of naughty words).  Anyway, Apple once again begs for parody videos to emerge with the official, official, official introduction this week of its Apple Watches. Here's why the gold watch costs $10K, according to the humor site. An earlier Apple Watch parody video, too.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



Apple's most important announcements at its Apple Watch event

At an event to launch the Apple Watch, Apple also made several announcements regarding Apple TV, HBO, Macbook, and other products.


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