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Should Businesses Be Concerned about NSA Snooping? – American Thinker

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It's no surprise that consumers are becoming increasingly wary of sharing information with companies, especially since whistleblowing efforts have pointed fingers at a wide variety of telecom and tech companies for participating in snooping efforts. The Electronic Frontier Foundation describes how the government sent requests to Sprint, MCI, and AT&T requesting consumer call records and digging into the details of our private lives. A Harris Poll reveals that the NSA snooping revelations have damaged public trust in a variety of online arenas, including social media, banking, and e-commerce.

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Red Hat Counters VMware With OpenStack Software Appliance – InformationWeek

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Red Hat offers test drive appliance to gain OpenStack users, enhances its production version, moves to manage Amazon, Microsoft workloads. As VMware announced an unexpected OpenStack distribution at VMworld, rival Red Hat launched a software appliance preloaded with OpenStack. The appliance is designed to give Red Hat customers an easier way to test drive Red Hat's version of the cloud software

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5 myths of enterprise app development in a mobile-first world – Information Age

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

'The majority of the organisations still have an ad-hoc approach to app development ' Twelve months ago, FeedHenry commissioned Vanson Bourne to interview a hundred UK organisations with more than one thousand employees, in order to gain a snapshot of their mobile app strategies. Despite having a clear understanding of the benefits of mobile-first, the majority of the organisations that spoke to Vanson Bourne still had an ad-hoc approach to app development and were only beginning to consider platform selection to help them to formalise their mobile strategy. Just 7% had implemented a mobile app strategy and few organisations were using app reporting and analytics to measure productivity gains, and by association, return on mobility (ROM)

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Unisys DaaS Brings Cloud-Based Services to VMware Horizon – The VAR Guy

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Erik Frieberg, vice president of product marketing, End-User Computing at VMware Unisys (UIS) expanded its Unisys Workspace Services platform with a new solution for desktop virtualization to provide enterprises with cloud-based access to its suite of business applications and services, the company announced this week during VMworld.

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AllDigital Holdings, Inc. Announces Passing of CEO Paul Summers – MarketWatch

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- AllDigital Holdings, Inc. ADGL, +0.00% announced today the sudden passing of Paul Summers, the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors.

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This Man Is on a Mission to Turn NYC Into a Tech Magnet – Wired

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

When Alex Iskold became the managing director of Techstars New York, he came armed with a secret weapon: a script he had written that crawls the web for new startups and assesses whether or not they’d be a good fit for the Big Apple incarnation of this burgeoning tech accelerator.

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Transforming Digital Business in ‘Real-Time’ – Forbes

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

A central challenge for any digital transformation initiative is dealing with the ever-increasing pace of change – in the marketplace, in the technology environment, and in the world at large. Clearly, as customer expectations accelerate, our technology must keep up. Squeezing every last millisecond of performance leads to the demand for real-time – technology with no delays whatsoever, moving at the speed of thought itself.

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Forget your first pet’s name, now you can prove your identity with the unique … – ZDNet (blog)

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

It might have happened to you while you were travelling abroad, or connecting from a new location with a different IP address. Suddenly, your webmail service provider — be it Microsoft, Google, or Facebook — asks you to verify your identity, by answering some security questions or identifying a few pictures of your friends. Even though It's your account, you have to prove you are who you say you are, because according to your webmail service, you're doing something out of the ordinary.

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Encrypted Cloud Storage: How Enterprises Are Doing it Wrong – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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Encrypted Cloud Storage: How Enterprises Are Doing it Wrong – SYS-CON Media (press release)

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

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America’s Tech Guru Steps Down—But He’s Not Done Rebooting the Government – Wired

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

The White House confirmed today the rumors that Todd Park, the nation’s Chief Technology Officer and the spiritual leader of its effort to reform the way the government uses technology, is leaving his post.

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Hacking The Bottom Line – TechCrunch

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Editor’s note: Andre Durand is the founder and CEO of Ping Identity. Where is your data, and how quickly can you safely reach it? These questions are top of mind now that cloud and mobile apps like Dropbox, Google Apps and iCloud, as well as mobile banking apps pervade our everyday lives at home and at work

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Netskope and Box Partner to Bring Enterprise IT App Visibility – The VAR Guy

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Whitney Bouck, GM of Enterprise and senior vice president of Global Marketing at Box Cloud app analytics and policy enforcement provider Netskope has partnered with online file-sharing and cloud content management service Box to give enterprises a way to standardize their cloud apps on Box. According to Netskope, the new solution enables enterprise IT to discover all cloud apps running in their environments and provides automated coaching messages to guide end users to migrate from any unsanctioned cloud storage and collaboration apps to Box.

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Workday Q&A: COO Talks Oracle, SAP – InformationWeek

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

Workday COO Mike Stankey claims his firm has a three- to five-year tech lead on Oracle and SAP because the cloud is "more than a destination and a pricing model." Workday reported yet another double-digit gain late Wednesday, with a 74% year-over-year increase for the company's second quarter ended July 31. It also beat Wall Street estimates and raised its forecasts yet again. Mind you, the eight-year-old, cloud-based human capital management (HCM) and financials app vendor expects to reach $760 million in revenue this year.

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Cisco CEO John Chambers: American Health Care Is At A Tipping Point – Forbes

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Enterprise Cloud

As CEO, John Chambers has helped Cisco grow from $70 million in revenue to upward of $47 billion. He’s a talented leader who’s used to delivering exceptional results. On the day we met, Chambers said he had made three urgent phone calls in the past 24 hours.

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