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Turning Hybrid Cloud Conversations into Opportunities

We have heard of the different cloud computing models of public, private and hybrid. However, what are the major considerations for CIOs when adopting the right cloud computing models for the long haul, in coping with the increasing demands of business users and exploding data volumes?

ShellShock: What you need to know about the Bash Bug vulnerability

A new vulnerability has been found that potentially affects most versions of the Linux and Unix operating systems, in addition to Mac OS X. Known as the “Bash Bug” or “ShellShock,” the GNU Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-6271) could allow an attacker to gain control over a targeted computer if exploited successfully.

BIF10: IoT, New Verticals Drive Innovation In Mobility Sector

The walls separating technology from other industries have come tumbling down in recent years, said author, advisor and speaker Haydn Shaughnessy. 

Mobile technology has made companies such as Google and Apple players in everything from schools and securities to homes and hospitals.  

"You can apply mobile to all these different sectors," Shaughnessy told more than 500 people Thursday at the Business Innovation Factory's BIF10 conference in Providence, R.I.   

This outcome, though, was in no way preordained.

Winning With Wearables In The Workplace

Apple's introduction of a smart watch in early September may have been the highest profile launch in this category (yet), but the partnerships Salesforce is building with its Wear initiative are a far better indicator of the innovative business solutions being made possible by the emerging wearables product category.

Why Database Virtualization Could Be The Cloud's Next Big Enabler

Technology vendors have already virtualized servers, desktops, storage and even networking, and these efforts have translated into big-time cost savings and tons of efficiencies for enterprises. 

Databases, on the other hand, have been a tougher nut to crack. And that's because virtualizing databases is difficult to do, in large part because they're complex and constantly changing.

Windows Server 2003 end of support: July 2015

There might be many reasons why your customers are still be using Windows Server 2003. It could be working quite well or there may be no business drivers for customers to migrate to newer versions over the years. Or, customers may just be waiting until all their critical third-party applications are certified to run properly on Windows Server 2012 R2.

Netformx Helps Cisco Partners Get What's Coming To Them

Netformx CEO Ittai Bareket

It's been roughly a year since Netformx acquired VARCompliance, adding to its wheelhouse software that helps solution providers track vendor certifications and the dollars they're earning from those vendors' incentive rewards programs.

It was a deal, Netformx says, that is already paying off big time for its solution provider customers – and especially for those working with Cisco.