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Data Breach Lessons Learned From the Trenches

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-08-27 Email Print Data breaches, such as those that recently impacted Target, the Internal Revenue Service, Children's Mercy Hospital and many others, are happening with increased frequency. In fact, the security research group Identify Theft Resource Center reported 480 data breaches in the past week in the United States alone.

AppsFreedom 4.0 Empowers Citizen Developers

eweek.com — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2014-08-27 Email Print AppsFreedom, a maker of software tools for non-programmers, has released a new version of its no-coding tool for building business apps. AppsFreedom 4.0 empowers citizen developers to create applications and fortify shadow IT initiatives where stakeholders of various skills and positions are participating in building systems that move the enterprise forward.

Samsung's Tizen Mobile OS Failing to Impress Device Makers, Pundits

eweek.com — By Don Reisinger | Posted 2014-08-27 Email Print Samsung's Tizen mobile operating system is under fire. Some industry pundits have called the operating system, which is open-source and designed to take on Android, a failure, even though it has reached the market in only a few minor mobile products and really hasn't had a chance to show its worth.
Aug 27, 2014

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IBM Opening First SoftLayer Data Center in Australia

eweek.com — By Darryl K. Taft | Posted 2014-08-27 Email Print IBM made several SoftLayer cloud moves, including the launch of a new data center in Australia, along with new pricing for its bare metal servers. IBM made a series of cloud-related announcements involving its SoftLayer cloud infrastructure, including the opening of Big Blue's first SoftLayer data center in Australia.

Why Amazon Spent $1.1 Billion for Twitch's Video Platform

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-08-26 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: "Social video for gamers" has a mobile video-game streaming platform that serves more than 55 million visitors per month. Nine- and 10-figure buyouts are becoming astonishingly commonplace in the IT industry lately.

VMware Bridging Gap Between Traditional, Virtualized Data Centers

eweek.com — By Eric Lundquist | Posted 2014-08-26 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: At VMworld 2014, host VMware is saying that it is ready to bridge the gap between the traditional IT and hybrid cloud systems and the software-defined data center. The technology portfolio in companies is dividing between traditional, reliable and structured systems and newer, agile, fix-it-on-the-fly components.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

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What's Up with Apple's Coming iWatch?

eweek.com — By Todd R. Weiss | Posted 2014-08-26 Email Print Several mobile IT analysts share their thoughts about what the iWatch will mean and what it will include, whenever it finally is released in the United States.
Aug 27, 2014

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Backoff Malware Spread Could Have Been Contained With Basic Defenses

eweek.com — By Wayne Rash | Posted 2014-08-25 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: Malware that captured millions of credit card numbers from Target and infected hundreds of other companies could have been thwarted just by using good security practices. The U.S.
Aug 26, 2014

The POS systems being used by most merchants have no meaningful security says @wrash. tinyurl.com/kgyhzt5

Aug 26, 2014

The POS systems being used by most merchants have no meaningful security says @wrash. tinyurl.com/kgyhzt5

Aug 26, 2014

The POS systems being used by most merchants have no meaningful security says @wrash. tinyurl.com/kgyhzt5

Aug 26, 2014

DHS reveals details of #Backoff malware, and shows that even the most basic security would stop it. eweek.com/security/backo…

VMware Pours Out New Products to a Virtualization-Hungry World

eweek.com — By Chris Preimesberger | Posted 2014-08-25 Email Print NEWS ANALYSIS: VMware previews updated products for CIOs, IT managers, storage administrators and the CFOs who love to pay for it all.
Aug 26, 2014

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