Monday, March 30, 2015

Orange Business Service Speaks Out on Multinational UC Trends

10 best product announcements at Enterprise Connect 2015 | Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

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Orange Business Service Speaks Out on Multinational UC Trends
We interviewed Orange Business Services recently to get their perspectives on the state of the Unified Communications market, speaking with Brad Lewis who heads up international video business development at the company. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


A New Class of Firewall – Internal Network Firewall (INFW)
Learn about how the new INFW approach delivers continuous visibility and protection of the network from the inside out shortening the window of exposure and limiting potential damage. Get the details in this white paper. View Now>>

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Legal Firm Finds Success With Integrated Snapshot Management
Learn how legal firm Lathrop & Gage LLP. successuly implemented CommVault Simpana software with snapshot management to create a unified data protection solution. Learn More

10 best product announcements at Enterprise Connect 2015
The 25th VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect was held last week under the bio-dome known as the Gaylord Palms in Orlando. The show provides an opportunity for buyers interested in the broad category known as Unified Communications to come and learn about the market, seek out new vendors, and boldly go where no UC deployment has gone before.The show has also become a launching pad for startups and for existing vendors to announce new products. As an analyst, I attend the show every year looking for products that stand out. Here are the products that caught my eye and were worth calling out. Disclaimer: these products are listed in alphabetic order to avoid any kind of perceived ranking.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Which SQL Engine Leads the Herd?
In a comparison of three leading SQL-on-Hadoop implementations, IBM Big SQL was found to be more compatible, faster and more scalable than competing SQL-on-Hadoop offerings. Download this short paper for an overview of the independent benchmark, the result and the importance of deploying Hadoop into your data warehouse environment. Learn More

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data
The popular group chat tool Slack suffered a hack of its central database last month, the company admitted Friday, potentially compromising users’ profile information like log-on data, email addresses and phone numbers.The database also holds any additional information users may have added to their profiles like their Skype IDs.The passwords were encrypted using a hashing technique. There was no indication the hackers were able to decrypt the passwords, Slack Technologies said in a blog post. No financial or payment information was accessed or compromised, it said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Delivering Trusted Information for the Modern Data Warehouse
An agile warehouse environment helps organizations capitalize on analytics, optimize performance and uncover new insights. Learn about the capabilities and technologies required to provide trusted information for a next-generation data warehouse. Learn More

Many password strength meters are downright WEAK, researchers say
Website password strength meters, like a spouse asked to assess your haircut or outfit, often tell you only what you want to hear.That’s the finding from researchers at Concordia University in Montreal, who examined the usefulness of those pesky and ubiquitous red-yellow-green password strength testers on websites run by big names such as Google, Yahoo, Twitter and Microsoft/Skype. The researchers used algorithms to sent millions of “not-so-good” passwords through these meters, as well as through the meters of password management services such as LastPass and 1Password, and were largely underwhelmed by the results.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world
At SaskPower, an electric utility serving the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the IT philosophy is leverage, buy or build -- in that order. So when SaskPower wanted to make its SAP applications available on mobile platforms, officials first looked inward to see if those systems could be extended out.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Building IT for worst-case scenarios
The World Bank had been through six IT leaders in as many years when Stephanie von Friedeburg took the role in 2012. A 20-year development and investment veteran of the World Bank Group and an expert in Russian studies, von Friedeburg had previously taken on the unexpected role of CIO at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group focused on private-sector development. After she spent several years turning around that IT organization, the World Bank’s then president, Robert Zoellick, tapped her to tackle the organization’s larger IT group.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


Meet the White House's new open source-happy IT director

"First Geek" David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world.


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