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10 tips for a successful cloud plan

Source: By ChannelWorld.in

Foundational best practices for starting up an IaaS deployment. How do you get started using the cloud? For some organizations, cloud usage has already begun by someone in the company - whether they know it or not. But to have a successful...Read More

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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83 billion

Source: By Techcrunch

After a months-long bidding process and many layoffs, Yahoo has finally found a buyer. Verizon (which owns AOL, which owns TechCrunch) is officially acquiring Yahoo’s core business for $4.83 billion in cash, which includes Yahoo’s adver...Read More

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Softbank Acquires ARM Holdings in a $32B Deal

Source: By 1POINT2IT Newsroom

SoftBank has agreed to acquire British chip designer ARM Holdings for £23.4 billion ($31.4 billion), the biggest ever purchase of a European technology company. SoftBank is paying around £17 for each share in the British company, weeks af...Read More

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Antivirus merger: Avast offers $1.3 billion for AVG

Source: By 1POINT2IT Newsroom

Antivirus firm Avast has announced a deal to buy rival company AVG for $1.3 billion (£1bn). The transaction is cash offer for AVG's shares at a price of $25 per share. Avast will finance the deal with existing cash reserves and debt finan...Read More

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Brexit: Mixed bag for the Indian IT industry

Source: By Noah DMello

With a small margin of victory, Britain has decided to leave the EU for good. So what does this mean for the Indian IT industry? So it has happened. Britain will no longer be a part of the European Union. The news of Brexit has created qui...Read More

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HPE has won $3 billion in a lawsuit against Oracle

Source: By James Niccolai, Channelworld.in

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has been awarded $3 billion in a lawsuit it brought against Oracle five years ago over a now largely forgotten Intel processor. The two sides had been fighting over Oracle's decision to stop developing versions o...Read More

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Microsoft appears to be building a business app marketplace

Source: By Blair Hanley Frank, Channelworld.in

AppSource appeared online Tuesday night, and seems like a new way to extend Microsoft software Microsoft appears to be building a business app store. The company put online a test version of a service called AppSource that’s designed to h...Read More

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Effective IT security habits of highly secure companies

Source: By Roger A Grimes, Infoworld

When you get paid to assess computer security practices, you get a lot of visibility into what does and doesn’t work across the corporate spectrum. I’ve been fortunate enough to do exactly that as a security consultant for more than 20 ...Read More

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Oracle Vs Google: US Jury to hear $9 Billion lawsuit

Source: By 1POINT2IT Newsroom

The conflict between Google and Oracle continues to blaze through the courtrooms. With Oracle seeking damages of $8.8 billion, Google has plenty to lose, but the case has far-reaching ramifications for software developers everywhere, includ...Read More

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GROWTH IN 2016: WITH A FOCUS ON SECURITY & CLOUD

Source: By IDG research

IT organizations are finally able to reclaim the ground they lost in the Great Recession and are moving forward with an eye toward growth. According to the 2016 Computerworld Forecast Study, more tech decision-makers are expecting their bud...Read More

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The Top 6 Small-Business Trends on the Rise

Source: By Entrepreneur.com

2016 is a promising year for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The development of modern business technology gives small businesses the opportunity to develop low-cost, enterprise-quality products and services....Read More

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5 things you should know about two-factor authentication

Source: By Lucian Constantin

One of the best pieces of security advice any computer expert can give you is to enable two-factor authentication for websites that support it. With password breaches so common nowadays, it could be the one thing that keeps hackers from ste...Read More

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What Chief Data Officers Need to Do to Succeed

Source: By Mario Faria, Gartner

Does your organization have, or is it considering adding, the role of chief data officer (CDO)? If so, you’re in good company. The power of data in driving business success today points to a compelling need for a centralized CDO office. ...Read More

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Top 10 IT Cost Optimization Ideas by Gartner

Source: By Gartner Newsroom

It’s the year that your company’s customer self-service portal project is finally set to get underway. Then the news comes in from the CFO’s office: Everybody can expect midyear budget cuts. The portal project suddenly looks like a ni...Read More

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NTT Data buys Dell Services biz for $3.05 billion

Source: By 1POINT2IT

IT giant Dell on Monday announced selling its non-core IT consulting division to Japan's NTT Data Corporation for $3.5 billion. The move is widely seen as Dell's efforts to bring down $43 billion debt accumulated after the acquisition of da...Read More

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IT is getting cloud storage security all wrong

Source: By CIO.in

A pair of research reports on cloud storage behaviors reiterates what has been an enduring and entirely unnecessary reality about data storage: The greatest threat to your store is not outside hackers, it's your own staff. ...Read More

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Should you outsource vendor management?

Source: By CIO.in

Outsourcing the management of outsourcers has been a controversial approach in the past, but the increased demands of IT service management may be too much for some IT groups to handle themselves....Read More

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CIOs need to avoid a mistaken path to DevOps

Source: By CIO.in

DevOps is the completion of the Agile methodology and creates an engineering environment in which developers can achieve speed. How fast is the difference? Agile is like a person running fast – about 20 miles per hour tops. DevOps is like...Read More

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CISCO to set up first India manufacturing plant in Pune

Source: By Cisco Newsroom

US-tech giant Cisco has zeroed in on Pune for its manufacturing a unit in the country as it looks to scale up its presence, eventually making India an export hub. The company, which has over 10,000 headcount in India, had last year said it ...Read More

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Cisco To Buy Jasper Technologies For $1.4 Billion

Source: By Ron Miller, Techcrunch

Cisco announced today it was buying Jasper Technologies, developers of an Internet of Things cloud platform for $1.4 billion. With Jasper, Cisco gets a company that understands the burgeoning Internet of Things market. While the IoT term g...Read More

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Microsoft Azure continues open source love affair

Source: By Microsoft Newsroom

This is a move that was foreshadowed past year, when Red Hat and Microsoft announced a partnership under which Red Hat products and services would be natively available on the Azure public cloud, including its Linux platform and the OpenShi...Read More

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Source: By Katherine Noyes, Channelworld.in

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away. The virtualization giant on Tuesday rolled out a brand-new platform along wit...Read More

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Ovum declares 2016 spend on security to exceed US$37bn

Source: By Ovum Media

Each year organizations increase spending on cyber security protection to keep their businesses, their data and their users’ safe, according to global analyst firm Ovum. It is a commitment that continues to be threatened by security attac...Read More

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Passwords continue to be a security problem

Source: By Channelworld.in

Ten CISOs from across industries have predicted that the days are numbered for the password as the sole authentication method. They see enterprises moving to augment or supplant the traditional password with advanced technologies, such as b...Read More

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Dell announces new dis-aggregated software

Source: By Computerworld.in

Dell extended its reach in Open Networking with the announcement of Operating System 10 (OS10) from Dell Networking. This next-generation networking software is designed to introduce new levels of software flexibility and programmability in...Read More

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Oracle issues record number of patches

Source: By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News

Oracle admins will be busy: The company issued 248 patches on Tuesday, its largest-ever release, according to one security vendor. Five of the vulnerabilities have the highest severity rating according to the Common Vulnerability Scoring S...Read More

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IT spending tanked worldwide last year

Source: By ComputerWorld News

Worldwide IT spending fell nearly 6% last year -- the largest one-year decrease research firm Gartner says it has ever seen. The global forecast for 2016 is for an improving, but relatively flat, $3.54 trillion. That would be a 0.6% increas...Read More

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IT job growth slowed at the close of the year

Source: By Paul Krill, InfoWorld News

IT job growth slipped late last year, according to an analysis of U.S. job numbers, but they're still trending upward. There was a net increase of only 6,100 IT jobs added in December across four industry segments, research firm Foote Part...Read More

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5 Tech Trends that will make waves in 2016

Source: By 1POINT2IT.com

From communication to education to transportation, new technologies designed to enhance and reinvent how we live, learn, socialize and do business are constantly emerging and evolving. So what can we expect in the year ahead? We asked some...Read More

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Big banks battle startups with new apps and services

Source: By Channelworld.in

While plenty of new financial tech companies are capturing the hearts – and mobile devices – of customers, established financial firms are fighting back. A war is raging on the financial technology (FinTech) front. With consumers and b...Read More

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NetApp buys flash startup SolidFire

Source: By Netapp Newsroom

NetApp, Inc announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SolidFire for $870 million in cash. Founded in 2010, SolidFire is a market leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next-generation data center where simpl...Read More

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Li-Fi Probably Won’t Be The New Wi-Fi For Most People

Source: By Nitish Kulkarni, Techcrunch.com

Long restricted to the academic domain, Li-Fi, a light-based data delivery method is suddenly getting all sorts of attention. An Estonian startup Velmenni recently tested an commercial implementation and found it to be superior to Wi-Fi in ...Read More

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6 ways to avoid tech contract disputes

Source: By ChannelWorld.in

A strong governance regime will act as an ‘early warning system’ to help identify potential issues in their early stages. IT project failures have not abated. Many have common themes. There are some practical steps you can take to bett...Read More

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Dropbox woos large businesses with new Enterprise offering

Source: By Blair Hanley Frank, News- Article from CIO.com

Large enterprises have a new Dropbox product tailored for them that the company unveiled at its user conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. Dropbox Enterprise is built on the foundation of Dropbox Business, the company’s product aimed...Read More

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Cisco enhances Security Everywhere

Source: By Holly Morgan, CW

Cisco has advanced its Security Everywhere suite to incorporate Cisco Cloud Access Security (CAS), Identity Services Engine (ISE) enhancements and Threat Awareness Service. The offering also integrates with Cisco Cloud Web Security to prov...Read More

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Dell to acquire EMC in $67 billion record tech deal

Source: By 1POINT2IT.com

Computer maker Dell is to buy data storage company EMC Corp, it announced on Monday, in a $67bn record technology deal that will unite two mature companies and create an enterprise tech powerhouse. Largest-ever tech deal allows the world...Read More

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Dell Is in Talks With EMC Over Possible Merger

Source: By Puja Rouniyar, 1POINT2IT.com

EMC Corp., the state’s largest technology firm, is in talks with computer maker Dell, Inc. over a possible merger, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that it was uncl...Read More

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Startups aim to make tech cos diverse

Source: By NYT News Service

More than a decade before diversity became a hot issue in Silicon Valley , Jason Young came home on winter break from Harvard to discover that his family was being evicted....Read More

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Apple's enterprise hack

Source: By Economic times

Even as the next version of the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV are waiting to be unveiled to the world tonight, there is a key frontier that Apple is upping its ante in. Apple is putting in a lot of energy into selling its devices to the enterpr...Read More

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What is Alphabet, Google's new company?

Source: By BUSINESS INSIDER

Google just announced a major overhaul of its corporate structure. As part of the change, the company that used to be called Google going to become a new holding company called Alphabet....Read More

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Meet Sundar Pichai: Google's new CEO

Source: By 1POINT2IT.com

Today, Google announced a massive overhaul that turned the search advertising giant into a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., a new parent company helmed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. As part of the change, Sundar Pichai has been officially n...Read More

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How disruptive innovation is changing our world

Source: By Economic times

Over past few decades, several technologies and inventors have led disruptive innovation. Everything from the way humans travel, eat, sleep, communicate and socialise have been disrupted. Most of these have come out of the US, many from in ...Read More

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CIOs focus on fire fighting hurt their business

Source: By Economic times

In their quest to straddle the technology business divide CIOs spend far too much time on the operational side. Hemmed in by trouble shooting, fire fighting and micro managing the IT systems and processes, the CIO is left with little time t...Read More

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Understanding the Cloud Monitoring Evolution

Source: By NETWORKWORLD

The adoption of cloud resources is understandably impacting an organization’s ability to monitor assets that are not only outside its four walls, but often on shared infrastructure in remote locations....Read More

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Software vulnerabilities hit a record high in 2014

Source: By NETWORKWORLD

There was some worrying news in the recent Secunia Vulnerability Review 2015. The number of recorded vulnerabilities hit a record high of 15,435 last year, up 18% from 2013. The vulnerability count has increased 55% in the last five years. ...Read More

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Microsoft announces new enterprise mobility services

Source: By Holly Morgan

Microsoft has introduced two new security features to its Enterprise Mobility Suite. The vendor launched its Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) platform and Azure Rights Management Support for Office on iPad and iPhone. ATA is based on technol...Read More

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Checkpoint releases crime-fighting app for retailers

Source: By 1POINT2IT

Security company, Checkpoint Systems, has released a mobile app to help retailers combat the threat of organised crime. The real-time mobile app for smartphones and tablets is said to provide retailers with real-time Electronic Article Surv...Read More

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The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software

Source: By Ajay Agarwal, Techcrunch.com

Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning. ...Read More

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Microsoft launches windows 10 in 190 countries

Source: By 1POINT2IT.com

Microsoft starts rolling out its new operating system, Windows 10, to customers around the world today, with members of its 'Insider' programme being the first to receive the free upgrade. Following a hostile reception to Windows 8, which ...Read More

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10 Windows 10 migration issues you need to consider

Source: By Paul Rubens

Upgrading to a new client operating system is a massive headache for the CIOs of most organizations. That's because it's disruptive, it impacts hardware purchasing decisions, it drains IT budgets and it can take up hours of IT staff time. ...Read More

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Microsoft launches much-awaited Windows 10

Source: By Businessinsider.com

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available as a free upgr...Read More

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IoT to cause major security headaches, says report

Source: By Patrick Nelson, Network World

Workers bringing Internet of Things (IoT) devices to work could add to future enterprise vulnerabilities, a new report says. RAND Corporation’s latest study on cybersecurity, which was sponsored by Juniper Networks, delves into how a gro...Read More

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Software defined starts to get traction

Source: By Peter Judge, DCD

If you believe reports, you would expect data centers to have become software defined long ago. Almost as soon as virtualization became a thing, vendors predicted that infrastructure would be turned into resource pools of computer, storage ...Read More

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Cisco Names New CEO to Succeed John Chambers

Source: By 1POINT2IT Newsroom

John Chambers is ending his 20-year run atop Cisco Systems Inc. on a high note, handing the reins to a dark-horse internal candidate with the company’s shares near a five-year high. But successor Chuck Robbins, a 17-year Cisco veteran, f...Read More

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THE HIDDEN TRUTH BEHIND SHADOW IT

Source: By

Just a few years ago, the industry was all abuzz about employees who insisted on using their personal iPhones and iPads to access business applications. Within IT circles, the discussion quickly shifted from “how to stop it” (you can’...Read More

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IBM The Latest To Try To Fix Email

Source: By

IBM wants to take on email and today released its new email product called IBM Verse. It believes like so many before it, that the problem with email is the presentation, not the medium itself, but the real issue is that it’s been abused,...Read More

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It's official: HP will break itself in two

Source: By

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed reports that it plans to break itself into two companies. One of the companies, comprising HP's enterprise hardware, software and services businesses, will be known as Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, the company a...Read More

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