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This article is in response to the October 30 ComputerWorld article “Google Apps, once a leader, falls behind cloud app rivals.” As I was reading today’s ComputerWorld article entitled “Google Apps, once a leader, falls behind cloud app rivals,” I was reminded of a classic media quote:...
This article is in response to the October 30 ComputerWorld article “Google Apps, once a leader, falls behind cloud app rivals.” As I was reading today’s ComputerWorld article entitled “Google Apps, once a leader, falls behind cloud app rivals,” I was reminded of a classic media quote:...
McLean, VA, October 29, 2013 --(PR.com)-- XOWi Inc., a McLean, VA based Wearable and Ubiquitous Technology company today announced a partnership with Ordr.in, the world's only restaurant ecommerce ordering platform for restaurants and publishers, to power the XOWi Voice Badge'...
The Emily Dickinson archive went online today. It’s a big deal not only because of the richness of the collection, and the excellent technical work by the Berkman Center, but also because it is a good sign for Open Access. Amherst, one of the major contributors, had open accessed its D...
Now that Apple has announced that OS X updates will be free going forward, and many of its first party apps like iWork are going to be free with new devices, Microsoft seems to have its task cut out. Many people seem to think that this move by Apple will really hurt Microsoft. In some ...
Just replace Google with Microsoft and turn back the clock by 15-20 years in the below article and you will notice striking similarities in their strategies to capture the market: Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary | Ars Technica. The dec...
McLean, VA, October 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Newly launched startup XOWi Inc., a McLean, Virginia, Wearable Technology company that focuses on delivering voice products and solutions, today announced the launch of a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its first product, the XO...
On the ‘Built-in Apps’ page in the iPhone 5s and 5c section of Apple’s website, although the actual app screenshots look the same, Apple is using new (flatter) iOS icons for the iLife and iWork suites designed to match the style of iOS 7. The iPhoto and GarageBand icons are identical t...
Until Microsoft releases a touch-optimized version of Office for iPad, the next best solution might be the new Remote Desktop app for iOS. Microsoft released the free software on Thursday for iOS and Android, allowing users to remotely connect and control a Windows PC from a phone or t...
In a new, five-part webinar series, Cloud Sherpas will cover everything you need to know about cloud solutions for your business. Whether you’re first starting out on your cloud journey or looking to enhance your existing cloud solutions, our “Thinking Out (C)loud” series has the answe...
DataStax Startup Programme lets startups deploy DataStax Enterprise (DSE) applications for free; gives small companies the tools they need to grow their business quicklyFree online training courses teach users how to develop and administer big data applications with Apache CassandraNew...
Recently I have been involved in a couple of projects which required both Lync EV and Exchange UM. In order to do some testing I needed to get some kind of PBX into my lab environment. After searching the internet I found a ton of information but not a single source that showed all the...
Whether you move from an on-premise platform to a mobile device or a virtual cloud environment, security has always been the biggest concern. It’s no more shocking to hear about big banks, financial institutes, and large organizations shutting down their business or coming to a standst...
About two weeks ago, Verizon sent me a Droid Maxx to review. Being a Samsung Galaxy S4 user, I was immediately taken by some of the Droid Maxx’s features. So taken, that when I sent the review phone back, I went to Verizon and bought one at full retail price. It’s going bac...
It is well-know that Google is a powerful company that deals not only with search. Today the company is a world leader in the development of gadgets, internet services and other development. Also Google has a secret Google X team which works on development of the most non-standart proj...
As software nerds, we sometimes forget that not all organizations are driven by sales. Your average CRM, project management, or CMS tool is loaded with terms like “leads,” “customers,” and “sales funnel” — not exactly helpful language for the ~1.5 million nonprofits operating in the Un...
In all honesty, I first submitted the abstract for a talk on Software Defined Storage to SNIA very early this year. It seemed like a different world then, and I really had no idea what I was getting into. For the purposes of full disclosure, I was the
Our latest white paper is completed and available for free download. ‘Going Google Enterprise‘ is a 40-page, detailed review of the entire Google Cloud Computing suite of services and how large enterprise organizations might best adopt them, covering: Migrating from Microso...
This article forms the final part of our white paper Going Google Enterprise. It completes the document as our first version 1.00, and will be added to on an ongoing basis, acting as a showcase of the Google Cloud solutions ecosystem. Social Intranet – Implementing an Enterp...
There is a great piece over on ProgrammableWeb this week about APIs and the
We're so excited to announce the launch of DocuSign for Microsoft Dynamics CRM! This is the most feature-rich release of the Dynamics CRM connector. We designed DocuSign for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2.0 to help you reduce paper waste, shorten sales cycles, and increase close rates. With ...
Ontrack EasyRecovery 11 empowers users to protect, recover and permanently destroy data, including virtual data LONDON, 17 September, 2013 - Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of data recovery, information management and e-disclosure products and services, today announced the availabi...
A couple weeks ago McAfee Labs released the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, which found that Android-based malware marked a 35% growth rate not seen since early 2012. They also found twice as many new ransomware offerings in Q2 as in Q1, bringing the 2013 ransomware count ...
Offers businesses first full mobile Managed File Transfer capabilities - overcoming critical security, visibility, control and productivity barriers London, UK - 10 September 2013 - Ipswitch File Transfer, chosen by thousands of companies to manage their file transfers, today announced...
We are now adding the final section to our white paper ‘Going Google Enterprise‘, a conclusion that will cover a headline comparison of how to use Google Apps as an alternative to Microsoft Sharepoint & other tools, as well as offer a TCO reduction framework template fo...
Acquisition of London-based Stoneburn makes Cloud Sherpas one of the first partners with a leading presence on three continents Atlanta, Georgia — September 5, 2013 — Cloud Sherpas has acquired Stoneburn Software Services, a technology consulting and IT services firm based ...
Like most of us, I try to read the entire internet on a daily basis but for some reason, these slipped through. They both came out in 2011 and I am sure the numbers have changed in many cases. For instance, the graphic shows 70+ domains registered every minute and for Sept 3 (thus fa...
Google has unveiled five new features for its Google+ Android app. First of all, switching between pages and accounts has become much easier. Now users can switch between their Google accounts using multiple screens, instead of going out of one account and entering another one. +pages ...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published resear...
Houston, TX, August 22, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Presensoft® recently launched Google Apps Archiving to provide a third-party email archive alternative to Google Vault. With the new archiving solution, organizations forced to use third-party archiving solutions can continue to use Googl...
Forceworks You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a new Office 365 ResellerI was doing a local search for Office 365 recently as I occasionally like to see who has jumped into the reseller market, you know, “ear to the ground”. I was caught off guard a […]
I was doing a local search for Office 365 recently as I occasionally like to see who has jumped into the reseller market, you know, “ear to the ground”. I was caught off guard a […]Source: You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a new Office 365 Reseller For...
A new forecast from Communications Industry Researchers predicts big data and green practices to drive the fiber optic connection market to $2.2 billion within five years. Communications Industry Researchers projects the market for fiber optic interconnection will rise from $1.1 billi...
Do you need to migrate to Hyper-V to gain significant benefits in your datacenter from Windows Server 2012? Not necessarily! Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is near-and-dear to every VMware administrator's budget: Storage! In this article, we'll...
This Wired article tells you the story about the launch of the Pivotal initiative, the EMC/VMware joint venture led by Paul Maritz and funded to the tune of $105m by GE. Private PaaS Employing over 1,200 from the get go this is clearly a heavyweight venture, so why such a big play...
By BryanHalfpapWhile at Defcon (the largest computer security conference in the United States) I overheard it described as a sort of “Hacker New-Years holiday”.  If that’s true, then maybe it’s time to go over one of the trends I’ve seen popping up for a w...
Last month I was fortunate enough to give a couple of talks at OSCON. I was particularly pleased with the reception my keynote received on Creating Communities of Inclusion, which touched on some topics beyond the typical licensing and community around open source software.  I was was ...
Goshen, IN, August 07, 2013 --(PR.com)-- TechKnowledgey Inc of Goshen, Indiana, is excited to announce that out of 6,000 worldwide Google Apps Authorized resellers, Google recently featured their company in a video and associated post on the Google Enterprise Blog. TechKnowledgey, Inc...
Don’t play Jeopardy! with your IT decision making processes
« On surestime toujours les impacts à court terme d’une technologie et on sous-estime ses impacts à long terme » (Roy Amara) Dans la première partie de cette analyse, j’ai annoncé que le nombre d’informaticiens professionnels travaillant dans les organisations...