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  • Cloud SLAs 'fall short,' says user advocacy group

    Service level agreements in the cloud computing market are skewed in the favor of providers, can be difficult for customers to decipher and in some cases are rigid and non-negotiable. Those are some of the findings from the Cloud Standards Customer Council, a user advocacy group that recently reviewed SLAs from some of the industry’s largest providers.

    02 May 13 18:33 Written by Brandon Butler
  • Companies explore self-detonating data as security control

    The popular Snapchat photo-messaging app used mainly by Android and iOS mobile device owners to share images that then self-destruct after 10 seconds is the sort of security idea that businesses say can help them secure online transactions with business partners.

    02 May 13 18:33 Written by Ellen Messmer
  • Citrix adds IM to Podio enterprise collaboration software

    Citrix has added instant messaging to its Podio enterprise collaboration product so that employees can engage in one-to-one and group text chats while they work on tasks and projects.

    02 May 13 14:53 Written by Juan Carlos Perez
  • VMware sells WaveMaker assets to Pramati

    A little more than two years after purchasing Java tool vendor WaveMaker, VMware has sold the assets of the company to the Pramati software engineering firm.

    01 May 13 20:48 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Benchmarking Amazon EC2: The wacky world of cloud performance

    Before turning to the world of cloud computing, let's pause to remember the crazy days of the 1970s when the science of the assembly line wasn't well-understood and consumers discovered that each purchase was something of a gamble. This was perhaps most true at the car dealer, where the quality of new cars was so random that buyers began to demand to know the day a car rolled off the assembly line.

    01 May 13 14:27 Written by Peter Wayner
  • Amazon Web Services launches new certification program

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a Global Certification Program, which will allow solutions architects, systems operations administrators, and developers to get proof of their cloud know-how.

    01 May 13 10:02 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • 10gen expands MongoDB with storage service

    Open source database provider 10gen is expanding into storage services, offering a hosted backup service for its flagship MongoDB data store.

    30 April 13 20:51 Written by Joab Jackson
  • The birth of the network function virtualization (NFV) ISV community

    A key requirement for the success of the nascent network functions virtualization (NFV) market is the emergence of an independent software community to drive innovation in telecom software. At the recent Open Network Summit (ONS) event there was significant activity around NFV, including a number of smaller suppliers demonstrating products.

    30 April 13 19:37 Written by Lee Doyle, principal analyst at Doyle Research
  • Brocade unleashes a data center barrage

    Brocade this week extended its data center networking portfolio with hardware and software enhancements designed to better integrate and align physical and virtual resources.

    30 April 13 14:08 Written by Jim Duffy
  • IBM launches an appliance for the Internet of Things

    Preparing its customers to join the emerging 'Internet of things', IBM has released a new appliance built to manage and route a voluminous amount of machine-to-machine small data messages

    29 April 13 19:22 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 per cent in 2012

    Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent last year to US$18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.

    29 April 13 17:52 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • Telecom NZ to expand cloud with Revera acquisition

    Telecom NZ has agreed to pay $96.5 million to acquire IT infrastructure and data centre company Revera Limited in a move meant to deepen the telco’s range of cloud services for business customers.

    29 April 13 10:50 Written by Adam Bender
  • Google Glass rooted already – and it's really easy

    ChromeOS developer and hacker Liam McLoughlin told Twitter yesterday that not only has he figured out how to gain root access on Google Glass, the task is apparently pretty simple.

    26 April 13 19:58 Written by Jon Gold
  • ODCA: Virtual machines inching to portability

    While some progress has been achieved in getting virtual machines to run across different types of hypervisors, more work is still needed to bring them to the level of portability that enterprises are seeking, according to a study released by the Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA).

    25 April 13 20:48 Written by Joab Jackson
  • Software AG buys LongJump for cloud PaaS

    Software AG has picked up cloud PaaS (platform-as-a-service) vendor LongJump in a bid to give small and medium-sized companies a way to rapidly develop applications with less involvement from IT. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, were not disclosed.

    25 April 13 20:01 Written by Chris Kanaracus
  • McAfee offers one-time passwords for single sign-on cloud service

    McAfee Thursday announced it’s providing a one-time password function as part of its Cloud Single Sign On service for more securely provisioning and de-provisioning hundreds of cloud-based services for enterprise use.

    25 April 13 16:16 Written by Ellen Messmer

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