Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Amazon’s apps face uphill battle in the cloud vs. Microsoft and Google

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs | URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks

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Amazon's apps face uphill battle in the cloud vs. Microsoft and Google
Amazon Web Services may have a market-share lead in the IaaS cloud, but in the past year the company has begun to offer a series of applications that run on top of its cloud that have been produced by AWS. Read More


IT Roadmap New York Conference is all new for 2015
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Six Fairy Tales of VMware and Hyper-V Backup
Cinderella. Snow White. Hansel and Gretal. These famous fairy tales have one thing in common - they are fiction. In this paper we explore six fairy tales of VMware and Hyper-V backup. View Now.

Google offers cut-rate computing for low-priority jobs
Got a cloud computing job that doesn't need to be completed right away? Google says it has a deal for you. Read More

URL-spoofing bug in Safari could enable phishing attacks
The latest versions of Safari for Mac OS X and iOS are vulnerable to a URL-spoofing exploit that could allow hackers to launch credible phishing attacks. Read More

Gartner: Cloud IaaS is a $16.5 billion market
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing is a fast growing market, leaping up 33% in 2015 to become an estimated $16.5 billion market, according to research firm Gartner. Read More


Build More and Grow More with Cloudant DBaaS
This brochure explores the key elements to consider when exploring new data management approaches to build and deploy massively scalable web and mobile applications and why a NoSQL database-as-a-service (DBaaS) like Cloudant is the ideal solution to help accelerate time to market. Learn More

5 ways to future-proof your cloud computing deals
IT organizations big and small are seeing significant benefits from some of their cloud computing contracts. The value of cloud services deals increased 60 percent in the last three years and the $40 billion global cloud services market is expected to grow 27 percent annually over the next three years, according to recent research by the Everest Group. Read More

Amazon's cloud to test new Tesla batteries
Did you hear about those fancy new batteries from Tesla that could be used in your home or office to store renewable energy? It turns out they could have a use case in the cloud. Read More

Google tightens restrictions on Chrome extensions
Google will require most extensions for its Chrome browser to be installed from its Web Store, a move intended to stop users from inadvertently installing malicious ones. Read More


Five Cloud Strategies for the CIO
The cloud is the way of the IT future. Building, operating and sourcing the cloud requires deep analysis and strategic IT decision making. Red Hat and Gartner have partnered to offer five cloud strategies for CIOs, as well as advice on building and maintaining a private cloud plan to get the most ROI. Learn more >>

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection
Back in April, Tableau released version 9.0 of its flagship analytics software, and on Monday the company followed up with an update to the product's online edition that it says is up to 10 times faster than its predecessor. Read More

VeloCloud's SD-WAN puts packet steering on steroids to optimize performance
Many vendors are racing to compete in the burgeoning software-defined WAN space. Each competitor has its own strategy of how to implement the network overlay that makes the network connections, provides virtualized services and steers applications. It all comes down to what the SD-WAN vendor wants to help its customers achieve. Read More

8x8 unveils cloud-based global contact center solution
8x8 announced the launch of 8x8 Virtual Contact Center (VCC) Global today as a milestone as a new milestone in its Global Reach initiative. Read More

Confronting the widening infosec skills gap
The unemployment rate for information security professionals is essentially zero. For individuals with the right skills, that's probably enough to break out the champagne – a guarantee of lifetime job security at good wages. But organizations in general, both public and private, are stuck dealing with the very large cloud in front of that silver lining: Nonexistent unemployment means there are not enough people with the right skills to protect them from the multiple online threats they face daily. Read More


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