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Inside Cisco's OpenStack Cloud Strategy

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print VIDEO: Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of Cloud Computing at Cisco, details his firm's OpenStack platform efforts. Cisco first got involved with the open-source OpenStack cloud platform in 2011 with the Bexar release and initially was focused mostly on networking.

Post Office Takes Unusual Approach to Handling Breach

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Full details emerge on the U.S. Postal Service breach, and some of the insights are surprising, including the fact that the USPS didn't immediately block compromised servers. The United States Postal Service (USPS) publicly admitted that it was the victim of a cyber-intrusion on Nov.

HP Has 400-Plus Employees Working on Split

eweek.com — By Jeffrey Burt | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print The tech vendor has created teams charged with dealing with the financial, legal and technological details of breaking the company in two. Hewlett-Packard executives are pulling together the myriad internal teams that will be needed over the next several months as the giant tech vendor splits into two separate companies.

Sony Follows Samsung in Cutting Number of Smartphone Lines

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print Sony is reducing the number of Xperia smartphone models that it makes and sells and is dropping the development of new smartphone models for the huge China market as the company seeks to find the right path back to profitability and increased sales for its declining mobile unit.
Nov 26, 2014

Sony is planning to cut some smartphone models to try to raise profits and cut costs, following Samsung's lead bit.ly/1zYGPax

The Internet Dodges Another Bullet With Wget Flaw

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-10-28 Email Print A critical flaw in the open-source Wget application that is widely used on Linux and Unix systems for retrieving files has been patched quietly.
Nov 26, 2014

@SwiftOnSecurity @violetblue i tried to help researchers name a vulnerability once - but i’m no marketing guy eweek.com/blogs/security…

Don't Panic Over Black Friday Security Despite Rash of Retail Breaches

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Although 2014 has been the year of the retail breach, consumers looking to do some holiday shopping have very little to worry about. On Black Friday in 2013, millions of consumers shopped at retailers that had been breached by point-of-sale (POS) malware.
Nov 26, 2014

Don't Panic Over Black Friday Security Despite Rash of Retail Breaches lnkd.in/dvU6vDt

You Should Be Thankful for Your Sysadmin: 10 Reasons Why

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print During the holidays, we often forget to be thankful for those who keep the lights on and maintain network applications so that they run smoothly 365 days a year: our system administrators, or sysadmins, as they are sometimes called.
Nov 26, 2014

CP on eWEEK: You Should Be Thankful for Your Sysadmin: 10 Reasons Why shar.es/1Xy3r8 via @eWEEKNews

Adobe Issues Out-of-Band Patch for Flash Player

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-26 Email Print Adobe issued an out-of-band patch update on Nov. 25 for a vulnerability identified as CVE-2014-8439, which impacts the Adobe Flash Player. Typically, an out-of-band patch update is a rare event that is reserved for severe and risky zero-day flaws, but that's not quite what is going on with the new Adobe update.

Regin Cyber-Spy Malware Targeted High-Priority Intelligence Quarry

eweek.com — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: It's not likely that your network will get hit by the Regin malware by accident. But if you discover it on your network it means that somebody big and powerful is after you.
Nov 26, 2014

The #Regin malware won’t visit your network by accident, but instead is sent to you says @wrash tinyurl.com/nxltsna

Nov 26, 2014

The #Regin malware won’t visit your network by accident, but instead is sent to you says @wrash tinyurl.com/nxltsna

Nov 26, 2014

You'll likely never see the #Regin malware because it's highly targeted to spy and doesn't spread on its own. eweek.com/security/regin…

FCC Reaches Agreement With T-Mobile About Mobile Speed Disclosures

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print T-Mobile was asked to give users more accurate info about service speeds they receive, especially after they exceed data plan allotments and are slowed down.
Nov 26, 2014

Under deal with FCC, T-Mobile will give more accurate speed ratings for service after exceeding monthly data plans bit.ly/1rtNrZh

HP's Flat Earnings Call into Question Its Plan to Break into Two

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print Red flags in the report: Enterprise hardware/software and services, which came in with revenue slippage of 4 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Hewlett-Packard's fourth-quarter and fiscal 2014 financials are casting some doubts on whether HP should break into two companies next year, as it announced in October.

IBM Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Analytics Services

eweek.com — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print IBM delivered new enterprise mobility services including a new mobile analytics service and a mobile desktop-as -a-service. IBM has added new solutions to its Mobility Services portfolio to help enterprises drive workforce productivity.

BlackBerry to Pay iPhone Users Up to $550 to Switch to Passport

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print The deal, which is good from Dec. 1 through Feb. 13, 2015, offers iPhone owners up to $550 to trade their smartphones in for a BlackBerry Passport phone.
Nov 25, 2014

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Nov 25, 2014

iPhone users can get up to $550 to move to a BlackBerry Passport smartphone through Feb. 13 bit.ly/1thjwnC Intriguing #BlackBerry

T-Mobile Expands Free Music Streaming Offerings

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print T-Mobile Simple Choice plan customers get free music streaming through Pandora, Rhapsody and other services without using their data plans. T-Mobile Simple Choice plan customers can now get more music streamed to their mobile devices without having to use their data plans under an expanded program announced by the carrier on Nov.
Nov 25, 2014

T-Mobile customers can now get much more streamed music without using their data plans bit.ly/1AQ6eX5 #tmobile #Streaming

Google Apps Users Gain More Control of Account Security

eweek.com — By Jaikumar Vijayan | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print A new device and activity dashboard will give enterprise users a quick way to assess the security of their Google accounts, the company said. Enterprise users of Google Apps now have a way to become more involved in securing their accounts against potential threats.

Sony Pictures Reels From Hacker Attack

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print Sony Pictures' network is taken over by attackers, locking out employees. What does it say about the state of enterprise security today? Sony Pictures reportedly has been hit by an attack that has taken over its network and locked out its employees.

Eight Important Facts About the OpenStack Cloud Platform

eweek.com — By Sean M. Kerner | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print The open-source OpenStack cloud platform serves multiple market segments and has users with different deployment models. The most popular deployment type for OpenStack is as an on-premises private cloud, according the recent OpenStack user survey, which is based on 669 responses from cloud operators and users.
Nov 25, 2014

Eight Important Facts About the OpenStack Cloud Platform from the Latest User Study lnkd.in/ePxmTBM

Docker Update Fixes Pair of Critical Security Flaws

eweek.com — By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print The open-source Docker container virtualization technology has emerged as one of the hottest and most hyped technologies of the year. Docker, however, isn't immune from security vulnerabilities, as a pair of recent updates illustrate. On Nov.

IT Pros Prefer Open Source for Continuity, Control

eweek.com — By Nathan Eddy | Posted 2014-11-25 Email Print Around two-thirds percent of IT pros said open source software means fewer bugs and believe it will boost quality compared to proprietary software.
Nov 25, 2014

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