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  • VMware and Microsoft are missing the boat on private PaaS, consultant says

    VMware's Cloud Foundry and Microsoft Azure are two of the leading platform as a service (PaaS) offerings from two cloud heavyweights, but one consultant says both companies are largely ignoring the private cloud market, creating a glaring hole for customers.

  • The top 5 issues with the top 5 cloud storage services

    A new survey by technical support website FixYa indicates that users of the top five cloud storage services are most concerned about capacity, security and missing files.

  • Amazon: Our cloud powered Obama's campaign

    Amazon says its market-leading cloud platform housed more than 200 custom-built applications for President Obama's re-election campaign, resulting in a temporary IT deployment that rivals the scope and complexity of IT services at the largest enterprises.

  • Nine security controls to look for in cloud contracts

    To help ease the concerns of cloud security, which Gartner says is still a chief inhibitor to enterprise public cloud adoption, buyers are looking to contracts and service-level agreements to mitigate their risks.

  • Gartner's state of Cloud security: Outages are bigger risk than breaches

    Security remains a chief inhibitor to enterprise adoption of Cloud computing resources and one Gartner analyst says the biggest concern should not be that data could be compromised in the cloud, but rather that there may be a Cloud outage that could lead to data loss.

  • SSL decryption may be needed for security reasons, but employees are likely to 'freak out'

    There are plenty of reasons that a company might want to try and decrypt SSL sessions — to stop outbound malware botnet connections that are decrypted, or to stop a rogue insider from sending out sensitive corporate information — but be prepared to hear employees whose data traffic is decrypted complain loudly about their privacy being invaded.

  • Palo Alto Networks aspires to anti-malware defense role with WildFire

    Palo Alto Networks wants its next-generation firewall to be the center of enterprise security, giving it a malware-detection and analysis capability called WildFire that's intended to inspect all traffic passing through the firewall to detect targeted attacks within 30 minutes.

  • Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning and mobile attacks among 2013's biggest security issues

    Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center today released their official 2013 cyberthreats forecast, detailing what they say will be the most serious computer security issues in the coming year.

  • Startup debuts with cloud-based open-source identity and access management software

    Startup ForgeRock makes its official debut today with cloud-based open-source identity and access management (IAM) software called Open Identity Stack intended to be used by enterprises and service providers to enable centralized provisioning and access management to enterprise, mobile and software-as-a-service applications.

  • Why SDN will accelerate COTS adoption in the networking industry

    SDN is a game changer for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology in the network industry.

  • Yammer impacting Microsoft's software development process

    Microsoft has started to adopt some key software development practices from Yammer, the ESN (enterprise social networking) vendor it acquired several months ago.

  • SugarSync 2.0 is a complete facelift of content-sharing service

    Cloud storage and content sharing service SugarSync released a complete revamp of its management interface with new file-sharing and search features.

  • Oracle takes stake in PaaS vendor Engine Yard

    Oracle has taken a minority stake in Engine Yard, maker of a PaaS (platform as a service) for Ruby, PHP and Node.js applications, the company announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • File transfer systems adapting to today's cloudy conditions

    Email is still the dominant way to send information from one person to another. But when lots of big files are being sent, email servers can quickly start feeling the pressure, leading to degraded performance and network bandwidth strain.

  • 6 tools to manage large file transfers

    The managed file transfer (MFT) industry has a players ranging from big-name tech titans to up-and-coming next-generation cloud-based vendors. Below is a list of some, but not all, players in this industry and a brief description.

  • SAP responds to Workday's challenge with Financials OnDemand

    SAP is hoping to fend off increasing competition from cloud rivals like Workday with a new application, Financials OnDemand, that was unveiled Tuesday during the Sapphire and Tech Ed conferences in Madrid.

  • SAP responds to Workday's challenge with Financials OnDemand

    SAP is hoping to fend off increasing competition from cloud rivals like Workday with a new application, Financials OnDemand, that was unveiled Tuesday during the Sapphire and Tech Ed conferences in Madrid.

  • SAP responds to Workday's challenge with Financials OnDemand

    SAP is hoping to fend off increasing competition from cloud rivals like Workday with a new application, Financials OnDemand, that was unveiled Tuesday during the Sapphire and Tech Ed conferences in Madrid.

  • SAP responds to Workday's challenge with Financials OnDemand

    SAP is hoping to fend off increasing competition from cloud rivals like Workday with a new application, Financials OnDemand, that was unveiled Tuesday during the Sapphire and Tech Ed conferences in Madrid.

  • SAP responds to Workday's challenge with Financials OnDemand

    SAP is hoping to fend off increasing competition from cloud rivals like Workday with a new application, Financials OnDemand, that was unveiled Tuesday during the Sapphire and Tech Ed conferences in Madrid.