Thursday, April 02, 2015

Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane | Palo Alto service to flag particularly evil security attacks

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Smart home hacking is easier than you think
Last March, a very satisfied user of the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat left a product review on that shed some light on an unexpected benefit of the smart home – revenge. Read More


The Benefits of Cloud Networking
Cloud networking introduces a new way to deploy, operate, & manage distributed enterprise networks. It delivers network capabilities via a cloud infrastructure with minimal capital investment or IT resources. This paper provides details on cloud networking, the state of the cloud market & its benefits Read Now

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The Path to Value in the Cloud
The Path to Value in the Cloud, by Oxford Economics and Windstream, brings together the latest insights, tactics and strategies C-suite respondents are using to make the cloud work for them. Learn More

Cisco to buy SDN startup Embrane
Cisco plans to beef up its SDN [software-defined networking] technology by acquiring Embrane, a startup with an architecture for virtualized network appliances. Read More

Palo Alto service to flag particularly evil security attacks
Palo Alto Networks is introducing a service that tips customers off when it discovers unique or particularly dangerous attacks against their networks, giving them a heads up that perhaps they are the targets of particularly resourceful, dedicated adversaries. Read More

AWS targets interrupted sessions with virtual desktops upgrade
Amazon Web Services has made its WorkSpaces virtual desktops less annoying to use with a feature that resumes the previous session after it detects an interruption. Read More

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Transform your Business with Advanced Analytics
Consumer expectations are changing; retailers today have challenges in all fronts from acquiring to growing to retaining profitable customer base. 81% of consumers expect the same brand experience across all channels. Learn More

Cloudyn helps companies keep track of Microsoft Azure deployments
Israeli cloud monitoring company Cloudyn has added support for Azure, helping companies stay on top of their Microsoft deployments. Read More

Salesforce acquires mobile authentication firm Toopher has acquired Toopher, the developer of a mobile two-factor authentication app that uses location-awareness. Read More

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show CMOs the big picture
It's a common theme that spans functional areas within the organization: data remains stuck in silos, making it all but impossible for decision-makers to get a glimpse at the big picture. Zeroing in on marketers' experience of this problem, Oracle on Wednesday rolled out several enhancements to its Marketing Cloud designed to help companies develop a more holistic view of their customers. Read More


How Modern Business Connects for Success
Reviews how companies can infuse ready-to-use, world-class collaboration capabilities through SaaS, on-premises and hybrid deployment models. Learn More

iPaaS: A new approach to cloud Integration
Application integration has often been an exercise in frustration – long delays, high costs and over promises by vendors. How many ERP projects have you heard of that were canceled or shelved due to complex customization and integration challenges? Read More

Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs
Google is giving systems admins more control over Apps documents in an attempt to alleviate concerns about securing company data after moving email and productivity software to the cloud. Read More

Infinit speeds up video, photo sharing via smartphones
French company Infinit has released Android and iOS applications for free file-sharing that promise improved transmission speeds over cloud-based services. 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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