Firehost Reveals Increases In Cyberattacks In Its Superfecta Report

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Firehost Reveals Increases in Cyberattacks in its Superfecta Report There are always wolves at the door, and they are relentless in both their creativity and determination when it comes to getting in. This is the message that can be gleaned from a report released Tuesday October 22, by FireHost, (www.firehost.com) a provider of managed, secure

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime

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Dark Clouds On The Horizon: The Rise Of Sophisticated Cybercrime The story reads as if it were pulled from the pages of a Tom Clancy novel: a collection of US banks suddenly starts receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that are carefully timed to re-strike just as their systems start to repair themselves. The

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Virtualization: VMware And Hitachi Data Systems Carve A Path Towards Effective Cloud Usage

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Virtualization: VMware and Hitachi Data Systems Carve a Path towards Effective Cloud Usage It appears sometimes that the shift of both technology and mindset to the concept called the cloud is happening extremely quickly, and although innovation and competitiveness are key concerns for any CEO or executive, the speed by which a company’s entire IT

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The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data Beat Out Some Big Players

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The Tolly Group Report: How Dimension Data beat out some big players to help keep your data up to date (Update Revision: Initial Post, August 30th) The next time you check out busy commercial websites – those, for example, that talk about products, sell them, ship them and generate buzz and conversation about them, spare

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The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom

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The Education Revolution: Cloud In The Classroom With the back-to-school season now upon us, parents, students and teachers everywhere are once again struggling with the perpetual challenge of making kids job-ready in a high-speed and fast-changing environment. There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that information technology plays a central role in all areas of life

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VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal

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VMWorld: How Openness Becomes The New Normal Seated high above the sleek yet carnival-like atmosphere of the VMWorld Exhibition Hall, Hubert Yoshida, Chief Technology Officer of Hitachi, watches over his suppliers, his customers and his competitors, all occupying neighboring parts of expansive show floor. Hitachi is one of those names everyone knows. It has been

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Unfolding The Camel: Problem-Solving In A Multi-Cloud Environment

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Unfolding the Camel: Problem-solving in a multi-cloud environment There is an expression that says “a camel is a horse designed by a committee,” which means, of course, that the more people who are involved in a decision-making process, the less the end product resembles its intended objectives. But camels aren’t always designed. Sometimes they simply

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Wake Up! The Speed Of Business Is In Milliseconds!

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Wake up! The Speed of Business is in Milliseconds! Back in the mid 1980’s a ground-breaking television series called Max Headroom heralded the high-speed, media-saturated age in which we now live. In addition to the acerbic title character, the show’s protagonists were journalists, working for a television network whose commercials, called “blipverts,” were merely seconds

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Your Thousand-Foot View Of The Battlefield

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Your Thousand-Foot View of the Battlefield For decades, even before the age of the cloud or even of computers, people would look up at the clock and ask, “Where did the day go?” Sooner or later they would have to sit across from their manager and answer the same types of questions: “What are you

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The Lurking Threat of Bring-Your-Own-Cloud (BYOC)

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The Lurking Threat of Bring-Your-Own-Cloud (BYOC) A few generations back, when the Internet was still an unknown commodity and inter-office mail came around in manila envelopes graffitied with the crossed-out signatures of every recipient that envelope had ever met, network security was largely an in-house affair with data tapes and mainframes playing a central role.

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Clearing The Path Towards Collaboration And Communication

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Clearing The Path Towards Collaboration And Communication In The Multi-Generational Workplace The advances being made on the technology side of business, such as cloud, social media and smartphone apps often have to stop and wait for the human side to catch up. Resistance, fear and inertia are rampant in companies whose managers and senior decision-makers remain

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights

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Enterprise 3.0 From Puppet Labs: The Cloud Hits New Heights Cloud computing continues to reach greater and greater levels of sophistication and ability, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the remarkably agile world of Puppet Labs. This Portland-based company might not be a familiar name to the average consumer, but it is likely

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Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences

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Big Topics Rule Upcoming Cloud Conferences On Both Sides Of The Atlantic In California, US and London, in the UK, some of the leading cloud computing summits are happening during this month. Interestingly, both will spawn follow-up conferences in later months of the year. The topics range from mundane cloud themes worthy of tech-class debates

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Cloud Billing – Interview With MetraTech’s Scott Swartz

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Cloud Billing – Interview with MetraTech’s Scott Swartz Every SaaS, IaaS and PaaS vendor needs a robust billing module which works seamlessly across both single and hybrid Cloud deployments. Even though every Cloud service provider gives billing functionality, the issues arise when you have a hybrid Cloud deployment and you want to stitch together various

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