Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

  Why IBM is hiring 1,000 software designers | IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world
Silver Peak, Inc., made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving rapidly to support so-called software-defined WANs, which make it easier and cheaper to connect branches and end users to cloud applications. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Blue Coat Systems

Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links
MPLS is a common type of service offering that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks. The change from point-to-point to any-to-any or cloud networking presents new application delivery challenges, requiring a response from services that depend on the packet delivery infrastructure. Learn more >>


Secrets to Better Engage the Mobile Consumer
Customer behaviors and expectations are rapidly evolving, so businesses must track and understand these changes in order to succed in customer experience management (CEM) initiatives. This report outlines how marketers maximize CEM program results by delivering targeted push notifications to customers' mobile devices. Learn More

Why IBM is hiring 1,000 software designers
IBM is one of the latest traditional technology behemoths to see design as a key differentiator in enterprise software. In a session at last week's Cultivate Conference (co-located with the influential open-source OSCON event in Portland), IBM's General Manager of Design (apparently a real position) Phil Gilbert told attendees about Big Blue's attempt to create a "culture of design" at the 130-year-old company.Beyond "Big Blue" "We want to bring design to everything we do," Gilbert said, which means changing the people, practices, and places involved in creating software. To help make that happen, he added, the company is committed to hiring 1,000 formally trained designers in the next six years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Your Money or Your Files - A Short History Of Ransomware
In this whitepaper you will learn about the skyrocketing ransomware infection rates, its history, ransomware families, cryptolocker and copycats, ransomware infection vectors and effective mitigation strategies. Learn more >>

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud
  Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house."You used to have to go through a number of steps to get to the data. That is changing. People now want immediate access to the data," said Derek Schoettle[cq], IBM general manager for cloud data services.Available on the IBM Bluemix portal of platform services, the IBM DashDB Enterprise MPP (massive parallel processing) offers a fully managed data warehouse, potentially saving organizations the costs and hassles with setting up one in house.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Monitoring Application Performance in Hybrid Clouds
This white paper will help you understand how you can achieve end-to-end visibility into application performance no matter where your application or parts of your application are running. Learn more.

The Windows 10 upgrade: Who should do it, who could wait
The day is finally here: Windows 10's launch. And if you haven't been participating in Microsoft's Windows Insider previews, you have a single, simple question: Should I upgrade to Windows 10?For the long answer, be sure to tune into PCWorld's in-depth Windows 10 review. But if you're looking for the short version, here you go.ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: What if Windows went open source tomorrow? Remember: Windows 10 is a free upgrade for current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users until July 29, 2016, after which you'll need to pay retail pricing if you want to make the switch. Once you install Windows 10 you'll keep getting updates for a long, long time—no subscription fees, no kill switches, despite what fearmongers may say.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 07.27.2015
Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and CA. Read More

How much do CIOs really make? Pay packages of 25 Fortune 500 execs revealed
Compensation for CIOs includes cash, equity, perks. Read More



14 fascinating facts about Apple's iPhone

Eight years since its debut, Apple's iPhone has changed and conquered the smartphone market. Here are some interesting facts you might not know about the iPhone.


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