Thursday, April 02, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise offers new mobility, video features- and some new phones

Microsoft begins beta testing Skype for Web | Slack boosts security after data breach

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise offers new mobility, video features- and some new phones
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise recently announced enhancements to its OpenTouch Suite designed to help a broader group of businesses adopt unified communications. 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


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

Microsoft begins beta testing Skype for Web
Microsoft has been talking about Skype for Web, its plan to allow users to talk with their friends without installing Skype on their computers, but the actual solution hasn't seen the light of day. Until now.Microsoft has begun a private beta program for Skype for Web, a way of bringing the Skype VoIP service to a Web browser without requiring users to install the client software on their devices. Microsoft first announced Skype for Web in November.Ideally, this would be more beneficial to people using hardware that doesn't have a native Skype client than for PC users, where the software exists. You can log into now, but all you have access to is your account information. Eventually, the chat, voice, and video features will show up.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


IBM PureData System for Analytics compared with Teradata
This report from ITG compares the cost and time to value of IBM PureData System for Analytics with that of Teradata DW Appliance 2750 using comparable applications and workloads. Read how IBM is more cost-effective and enables faster deployment. Learn More

Slack boosts security after data breach
Slack, a popular start-up focused on collaboration in the workplace, said on Friday that a database storing user profile information was compromised in February. The incident lasted four days, but the company said that only a small number of users were impacted. The database housed registration details, such as usernames, email addresses and passwords. In addition, the information could have included other personal details, such as Skype ID and phone numbers. Slack says that there is no evidence that the attackers managed to decrypt stored passwords, which were salted and hashed with bcrypt, and that no financial information was accessed or compromised during this attack.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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High-Performance Protected Storage Across the Enterprise
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Grading Google's April Fools' Day
Google generally doesn't skimp on the April Fool's jokes and this year is no exception – so why not suck some of the fun out of everything by assigning letter grades? Enjoy! Read More

RSA Conference bans 'booth babes'
In what may be a first for the technology industry, RSA Conference 2015 next month apparently will be bereft of a long-controversial trade-show attraction: “booth babes.”While RSA does not use the term “booth babe” specifically, language reportedly in this year’s exhibitor contract makes clear what style of salesmanship is no longer welcome at this event, according to a post by security expert Bill Brenner on the LiquidMatrix blog. That language reads: All Expo staff are expected to dress in business and/or business casual attire. Exhibitors should ensure that the attire of al staff they deploy at their booth (whether the exhibitor’s direct employees or their contractors) be considered appropriate in a professional environment. Attire of an overly revealing or suggestive nature is not permitted. Examples of such attire may include but are not restricted to:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here 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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