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Meet Ameet Bakshi: The Insurance CloudMASTER®

Cloud Musings

After completing over four successful years with the firm, Ameet could now be referred to as "The Insurance CloudMASTER®"!

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Video Helps Your Customers In Their Moment Of Need

Forrester IT

Your customers use apps like Facebook, Skype, Snapchat, and Facetime to hold video calls and you should be using video to connect with them, too.

Why we invested in Promoboxx

The Investing Edge

Last week we announced our participation in a new round of funding for Boston-based Promoboxx. This was very compelling feedback and data. Let’s go!

Ex-eBay Infrastructure Chief Takes Over Uber Data Center Strategy

Data Center Knowledge

Dean Nelson is the new Head of Uber Compute, where Read More. Data Center Strategies Executive Staffing Uber

New products of the week 9.19.16

Network World

New products of the week Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.

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Microsoft Data Center to Guard Utility Grid from Blackouts

Data Center Knowledge

As the power requirements of its data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, approach 35MW, Microsoft and its energy provider in the area are laying the groundwork to ensure the site can continue to grow. Read More. Cloud Computing Microsoft Power

Explaining security automation and its evolving definitions

Network World

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. There’s been a lot of talk about security automation, but it’s increasingly unclear what is what.

Understand The Language Of Data: Strata+Hadoop World and TAP

Cloud Musings

Our world is driven by data. It may speak in whispers, but it can also scream insight and information to those that understand it’s language.

Why more people aren’t cloud bursting

Computer Weekly

The appeal of cloud bursting is easy to see, but the level of complexity involved negates its benefits – at least for now

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Enterprise Architecture Awards 2016 — Enterprise Architecture As A Verb, Not A Noun

Forrester IT

Forrester and InfoWorld set the theme for this year's awards as 'Speed and Responsiveness - And EA". The underlying premise is that business leaders are demanding that their business moves faster - everything from updating digital capabilities to bringing more agility in how firms work with customers and suppliers. The result? Read more.

Avnet Sells Data Center Solutions Unit to Tech Data for $2.6B

Data Center Knowledge

Deal expands Tech Data's data center capabilities and takes it into Asia Read More. Deals Infrastructure

How to keep IT security at the forefront during a merger

Network World

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How quantum computing could unpick encryption to reveal decades of online secrets

Tech Republic Security

The encryption we take for granted as being uncrackable would have a limited shelf-life in the quantum age, says a security expert

Italian bottle maker deploys 88TB of Syneto hyper-converged storage

Computer Weekly

Serioplast gets reliable disaster recovery as it replaces NetApp plus remote physical servers with Syneto hyper-converged infrastructure at factories across Europe, Africa and Asia

Why your next storage solution may depend on blockchain

Tech Republic Data Center

Storage has long been centralized and inherently insecure. Blockchain may be able to change that

Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Here's our newly updated Facebook Data Center FAQ Read More. Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Facebook Featured

Teenager claims to have accessed FTPs, downloaded data from every state with.us domain

Network World

A security researcher going by Minxomat scanned IPv4 addresses and then released a list of nearly 800,000 open FTP servers, meaning no authentication is required to access them. His scan revealed that 4.32% of all FTP servers in the IPv4 address space allowed “anonymous” users to login with no password.

New report details 3 reasons why messaging apps are taking over customer service

Tech Republic Cloud

A recent report from Forrester explained that messaging apps will play a deeper and deeper role in how businesses interact with customers in the future. Here's why

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Cyber security a key feature of US rules on self-driving cars

Computer Weekly

The US government publishes a policy aimed at ensuring the safety of self-driving cars

In the IaaS gold rush, even Oracle faces tough odds

David Linthicum

Oracle is the latest enterprise vendor seeking to displace Amazon Web Services (and, to a lesser extent, Google and Microsoft) with its own IaaS offering. The success of AWS caught a lot of enterprises -- and enterprise technology providers -- off guard. It's To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Apple, Amazon Unveil Major Renewable Energy Deals to Power Cloud Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

The current surge of data center construction projects by internet and cloud giants is accompanied by a surge in investment in renewable energy generation capacity. Read More. Amazon Apple Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured Power

Cisco discloses PIX firewall, IOS software security holes

Network World

Cisco has warned of a high priority security hole in its IOS software that could have let attackers snatch memory contents from a variety of products that could lead to the disclosure of confidential information. More on Network World: Cisco buys into containers with Container X acquisition +.

Creating a Web App – One Year On

Complete IT Professional

One year ago I decided to create a web app for an organisation a friend of mine works with. I’d like to share where it’s at and what I’ve learnt. One Year On I wrote a post where I decided to create a web app. It’s a customised reporting tool for a group of sports […].

Singapore spells out e-payment vision

Computer Weekly

Singapore outlines its strategy to use electronic payments to improve things for businesses and consumers

Silicon Valley Billionaires’ Data Center Investment Fund Makes Its First Move

Data Center Knowledge

Makes safe bet on fully leased T5 data centers in Portland and Dallas Read More. Colocation Dallas Deals Iconiq Investing Oregon T5 Data Centers

Be careful not to fall for these ransomware situations

Network World

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Microsoft cuts Skype jobs in London

Computer Weekly

Microsoft is consolidating its Skype staff in London to one office and merging some roles, which could result in more than 200 job cuts

GE and Intel 'superbrain' turns trains into mobile data centers

Tech Republic Data Center

The new platform will eventually provide GE's 21,000 trains worldwide with processing, wireless communication, data storage, and video capabilities

Public Sector to Increase Cloud Spending in 2017: MeriTalk

Data Center Knowledge

If you are a cloud service provider targeting government agencies, MeriTalk’s latest report will bring welcome news Read More. Shared

Swift hopes daily reporting will help stem payment fraud

Network World

Swift is introducing a new reporting system to help banks identify fraudulent payments made over its financial transfer network -- but the reports will arrive up to a day too late to stop them. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

FastCompany: SAP NS2 Targets Terrorism with AI

CTOvision

Marty Meehan. citizens on American soil, works with homeland government agencies to find ways to track potential terrorists across social media.

Surrey and Borders NHS Trust launches IoT trial for dementia patients

Computer Weekly

A major trial of IoT technology in the homes of vulnerable dementia patients could pave the way for a revolution in how elderly care is delivered in the NHS

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IDG Contributor Network: Walmart's self-driving shopping cart magic

ComputerWorld IT Management

Despite various short-lived efforts over the years, most retail shopping carts are impressively low-tech. And they almost always have a wheel out of alignment (or are those just the ones I always seem to get?). Carts could house navigational systems that could literally steer you toward the exact items on your list.

Oracle’s Ellison Takes Shot at Amazon With New Cloud Services

Data Center Knowledge

Database giant's founder and CTO says, “Amazon’s lead is over.” Read More. Cloud Computing Oracle