July 13, 2016

BT and Oracle Collaborate to Make It Easier for Global Organizations to Move to the Cloud

BT and Oracle announced that they are working together to help organizations across the world take advantage of performance, cost and innovation benefits of the cloud. Oracle customers will be able to leverage the high performance, reliability, and security features of the BT Cloud Connect environment to gain direct connectivity to the Oracle Cloud.

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June 29, 2016

5 steps to stronger data security

The old cliche is true: Your organization’s most precious asset is its data. Five basic security building blocks can ensure its safety.

Nearly everything we do in computer security is meant to protect data. After all, we don’t deploy antimalware software, tighten security configurations, or implement firewalls to protect users, per se. Job No. 1 is to protect the organization’s data — including employee and (especially) customer data.

But guess what? People need to work with that data or you wouldn’t store it in the first place — which is why most data security measures focus on ensuring only trusted, authorized parties get access to it. Follow these five recommendations and your mission-critical data will be well protected.

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June 8, 2016

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 Now Available to Reduce Private Cloud Complexities

Liberty-based SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 and new OpenStack training and certification make private clouds less stressful and address skills shortage concerns.

SUSE® announced the general availability of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, the latest enterprise-ready technology for building Infrastructure-as-a-Service private clouds with less stress on IT staff and resources. Based on the OpenStack release Liberty, SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6 delivers high availability enhancements and non-disruptive upgrades for future releases, along with Docker and IBM z Systems mainframe support to make it easier to move business-critical applications and data to the cloud. In addition, SUSE is offering new OpenStack training and certification for deployment and operation of OpenStack private clouds.

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June 1, 2016

Odrive Review: One Folder for All Your Clouds

There are a ton of cloud service options out there. Inevitably, everyone finds a favorite, but more than likely, you’ll end up with a bunch of unused free storage from other services. Maybe you’re even juggling files across multiple clouds due to your work’s infrastructure. Cloud aggregators like Oxygen’s Odrive were created to help by collecting all of your cloud services in one spot and move files between services with just a quick copy and paste.

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May 20, 2016

Dropbox announces end of Windows XP support

Dropbox announced today on the official Help Center website that it plans to end support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system in the coming months.

Extended support for the Windows XP ended more than two years ago on April 8, 2014 which means that feature, fix or security updates are no longer released for devices running the system.

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May 4, 2016

Managing Hybrid Clouds: What Team Do IT Leaders Need?

As most enterprise IT leaders know, transitioning IT staff to a cloud-based service delivery model is often more challenging than transitioning the infrastructure itself.

A collaborative, vertically-oriented IT organizational structure is crucial to the success of any cloud infrastructure, and yet the advice enterprises receive—usually some variation of “break down silos”—is not especially useful in an organization with hundreds or even thousands of IT employees. A highly functional IT structure is even more difficult to achieve when the enterprise has a mix of public, private, and on-premises environments.

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April 20, 2016

What is Oracle Cloud at Customer, and what’s it mean for the datacenter?

This is a big week for Oracle’s cloud angle, the latest being a new family of offerings that provide CIOs with choices for enterprise software deployment, and what Oracle calls an easy path for moving applications to the cloud.

This new family of offerings is referred to as Oracle Cloud at Customer. It’s designed to make it easier for organizations to move to the cloud, gaining the benefits of the Oracle Public Cloud Services from the Oracle Cloud or their own datacenter.

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April 13, 2016

Build 2016: Announcing tomorrow’s cloud innovations for today’s developers

Every business and industry is being transformed by the cloud – and as cloud speed, scale and agility continue to increase, so too does what’s possible using cloud services. Imagine a dairy farmer who can improve his cows’ milk production by hooking them up to monitoring sensors. Or a hospital that can auto-monitor hygiene practices to make it a safer place. Or a car that can alert you to traffic and save you hassle on the way to work. All this is happening today, thanks to exponentially increasing amounts of data, and new ways to analyze this data for better business insights and connect it to a growing number of devices.

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March 30, 2016

Digital Signature

A digital signature (not to be confused with a digital certificate) is a mathematical technique used to validate the authenticity and integrity of a message, software or digital document. The digital equivalent of a handwritten signature or stamped seal, but offering far more inherent security, a digital signature is intended to solve the problem of tampering and impersonation in digital communications.

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