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I’m not sure how many of your listen to our podcast, but in Episode 023, we talked a little about open source licensing. Ian had gone on a mini-rant during the soundcheck about how there are too many different open … Continue reading →The post Open Source Licensing &#...
Adults Feel Safer Meeting a Stranger in Person than Opening an Email Attachment from One Bracknell, UK, April 10, 2012 - Using a computer without security is riskier than leaving your home or car unlocked, according to a new study from Webroot, a leader in delivering Internet security ...
Google’s unofficial corporate motto is “Don’t Be Evil.” Unfortunately, that motto can actually get Google’s customers in trouble when it comes to accidentally deleted information. Here’s what Google’s new, unified privacy policy says they do when you delete content fr...
Mobile is the wave of the future, and it’s not just because the PC is dead. It is because we have to more work, more places, just to keep up with business. This is true of government as expectations rise (and dollars drop). This discussion featured Donald Kachman of the VA, Phil ...
Key issues can make or break an organization’s strategic cloud adoption. The intersection of cloud computing with business strategy, Big Data, vendor lock-in, globalization, collaboration, security, licensing, virtualization, confidence, and the ‘new normal’ can act as huge points of c...
When Google+ was unveiled last year, a lot of content marketers wondered if they really needed another social media platform to develop and maintain. But, with the more recent introduction of Search Plus Your World, Google+ is getting harder to ignore. So if you’re still figuring out ...
In a couple of weeks, AT&T will begin selling the highly-hyped and fairly well anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Smartphone.  And the really big news is the price point: $99 dollars with the obligatory two-year contract.  It’s 4G, has an 8MP camera and 16Gig of storage, whi...
I was reading an article about how Google is going to change their algorithms to penalize sites which are overly optimized for SEO. It’s no surprise to arrive at an end state where rules of a system are gamed when pecuniary gains are available. The entire SEO industry has grown up ar...
Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), sometimes also called Transparent Database Encryption, is one way to encrypt database content. TDE offers encryption at a column, table, and tablespace level. This makes TDE one of the more highly configurable ways to encrypt database content, though ...
Le Gartner Group est l’un des cabinets d’analyse de l’évolution des technologies informatiques et la majorité des grandes entreprises mondiales sont abonnées à ses études. Leurs études sont réservées aux entreprises qui payent, cher, pour y avoir accès. Heureusement, le......
Telefonica, Qualcomm and Mozilla are working on free software to compete with Apple and Google’s mobile operating systems. The software uses Linux and HTML5 to produce high-performance low-cost phones that relies on web-based applications. Read the full article at HuffingtonPost.com
The Document Foundation (TDF) has issued an official statement confirming that LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE is now available in the Intel AppUpSM Center. Adrian Bridgwater
The current popular view of cloud computing is as a stack of services: Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service and Software-as-a-Service. However, this view is beginning to look increasingly outdated as offerings that used to fit cleanly into just one category have started ...
Thor Olavsrud 18.02.2012 | CIO.com When it comes to security in the cloud, organizations are confident in their cloud providers, but also and reluctant to expose certain types of data and applications, according to IT industry association CompTIA. Security vendors maintain the pro...
Cloud Sherpas, recently named the Google Enterprise 2011 Partner of the Year, announced today that it has become a Premier Enterprise and SMB Reseller of Google Apps in North America and Asia-Pacific.Read more ›
Having worked in corporate America, I have first hand experience with the misguided corporate obsession with Microsoft products. I also have first hand experience of surpassing my mailbox capacity and having all incoming and outgoing emails bounce. I spent probably 15 mornings in three...
Filipe L. Heusser [pdf] is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk called “Open Data for Open Accountability.” NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running...
Openness is undeniably cool right now, at least if you move in the slightly odd circles that I do. Openly available scientific papers are disrupting the world of scholarly publishing (which may not be all good, but that’s a post for another day). Openly available university cours...
Alternative Search Engines for the Contemporary User by Michael Yanovich When on the Internet, how do you find things? Many...Read More
When on the Internet, how do you find things? Many use a search engine. Currently the most popular search engines that people flock to are Google, Yahoo, Baidu, and Bing. As of January 2011 approximately 98% of all web searches … Continue reading →The post Alternative Searc...
Financial management for small businesses is changing rapidly, with multiple systems helping businesses manage accounts in ways never before possible. Many people are familiar with Mint.com: InDinero is the new kid on the block that is looking to do the same thing, but for for SMB. As ...
San Francisco, CA, February 01, 2012 --(PR.com)-- On January 31, 2012 Revel Systems was officially announced as the winner of the Business iPad App of the Year Award. This weekend at Macworld | iWorld, it was clear early on that the Best Business iPad App awards came down to two remar...
As we have discussed on the Monitis blog virtualization is one of the hottest IT subjects today. One leader in this field is Citrix — with the XenServer product family. XenServer is the most known commercial implementation of of the open source Xen hypervisor. By the way, you sho...
Box, an online file sharing provider is expanding into the Enterprise market and has partnered with Intel to bring OTP based strong authentication, single sign-on (SSO), and user provisioning to it’s Enterprise users. Enterprise users get the convenience of not … Continue r...
You might have missed it last week, but Google released one of the best designed apps I have ever seen. It was their news consumption app – Google Currents. Google released it for both Android and iOS. There are smartphone and tablet versions for Android, and the iPhone app seems to be...
By John Cowan, CEO Tiffani Bova from Gartner recently published a major research report looking at the impact of the...
Searching the Web Search Engine is Google's most strategic product. Some of its other products are using it as component of the services they provide. Limitation or failure of it, as described in Why we desperately need a New (and Better) Google cited in part1 of this post, could ne...
Mashable reports that Google has improved its IOS Google+ app: The search giant follows Tuesday’s Android update of Google+with a similar refresh to its iOS version, now available free on the App Store. What’s new? Like its Android cousin, the iOS version of the Google+ mobile app now...
Here’s a question – do we really care about SOAP or REST any longer? With the advent of cloud and the increased focus on the rapidly changing software consumption model, it seems like Enterprises should come full circle back to … Continue reading →
This morning we heard that Google has decided to pay a hefty $12.5B to acquire Motorola Mobile, the group that separated from parent Motorola under the leadership of Sanjay Jha. Google is paying quite a premium of 40% for this. Now what does this mean? Henry Blodget in his Business In...
Join us this Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at 10am Pacific (replay will be available after initial broadcast) as Eve Maler, Principal analyst at Forrester and Vikas Jain, Director of Product Management for Intel Cloud Identity and Security shed light on … Continue reading →
The cloud hype machine is well and truly in full swing these days; it seems every tech company out there is telling you they are in the cloud and their products are cloud-based. A lot of that is marketing spin - cloud is the buzzword that people want to be associated with at the moment...
Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 (ECA360) provides an OpenID – SAML bridge (or converter) that allows users to use OpenID providers such as Paypal to login into SAML enabled endpoints such as Salesforce and Google Apps. Watch the screencast in … Continue reading →
Force10 Networks, the leader in high-performance data center networks has entered into an agreement with Intel to incorporate Intel Expressway Cloud Access 360 (ECA360) software into its top-of-rack (ToR) switching solutions to extend the functionality of its Open Automation Framework ...
Companies that move to Cloud Providers like Salesforce and Google apps quickly discover that part of the migration involves revisiting their security model. Authentication, authorization, account management, and federation are on the menu of activities for most organizations as they &#...
As the lyrics to the classic Boomtown Rats song make clear, Mondays can be a real downer. I’ve never really felt that way before - I’ve always enjoyed getting a jump on the week. But today comes word from the story, “Howard Stern’s new shorter work week is beginning,” in Radio-Info.com...
Occasionally in the life of every commentator, even those of us who look at the future of the future day and night, you experience what amounts - yes, there is no other word for it - to an epiphany.
It's a shame to see Twitter putting restrictions on client development via their API (more on GigaOm here). Obviously there's speculation as to what the business reasons might be - and the effect on the ecosystem - the move seems...
‘Anonymous’ outdid itself once again and hacked the very agency that is investigating it. Security firm HBGary Federal had its Twitter, LinkedIn and email accounts of COO Ted Vera hacked. ‘Anonymous’ posted the information online, including the text of over 60,000 company emails. Read ...