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Content posted in May 2012
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Facebook Revamps Pages Administrator Security Controls
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Access controls will help prevent clickjacking attacks by allowing page managers to restrict others' administrator privileges.
Exinda Speeds the Branch Office With New WAN Optimization Tool
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
Exinda Edge uses intelligence to improve WAN optimization and acceleration for branch offices. Learn how the suite's approach to application management differs from other tactics.
HP Says New Data Center Architecture Offers Huge Energy Savings
News  |  5/31/2012  | 
The company claims HP Net-Zero Energy Data Center, which will be featured at HP Discover next week, can cut total power usage by 30%, as well as dependence on grid power and costs by more than 80%.
10 Big Deals Show Future Of Social Apps
Slideshows  |  5/30/2012  | 
Several recent acquisitions in the social networking market point to a not-so-distant merger of social and business apps.
The Second Coming Of Facebook
Commentary  |  5/30/2012  | 
Beyond the post-IPO gloom lurks unchanged potential for greatness.
Multitenant Architectures Must Balance Security, Availability
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
As enterprises consolidate data centers and leverage cloud computing, they must secure data without sacrificing flexibility and availability. Get some insight into multitenant architectures.
Study: Mobile, Cloud Computing Factoring Into Disaster Recovery
News  |  5/30/2012  | 
This year's disaster recovery study from AT&T finds that 67% of the 504 respondents are including wireless network capabilities in their business continuity plans, while 38% are investing in the cloud.
Software-Defined Networking Market to Soar to $2B--But Not Yet
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
IDC says it expects a lot for the software-defined networking market--including an evolution from a $200M market to a $2B market by 2016. But it's still early, and there's much to learn, according to experts.
How Shopping for Solid-State Storage Is Like Shopping for a Fast Car
Commentary  |  5/29/2012  | 
Much like the luxury car market, there are a variety of options in the solid-state storage market. Focused on speed? Bargain shopping? There's an SSD vendor for you.
Silver Peak Updates WAN Optimization
News  |  5/29/2012  | 
Improvements in Silver Peak VXOA 5.2 WAN optimization include support for 512,000 flows and Xen and KVM hypervisors, as well as automated optimization for LAN tunneling protocols.
EMC Co-Opts Competitors' Best Features
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
There were some familiar features on display by the vendor at its EMC World gathering this week.
AirMagnet Planner Gives Cisco Small Business Wireless a Boost
Commentary  |  5/25/2012  | 
Fluke's new AirMagnet Planner for Cisco Small Business offers a strong tool set to model wireless spaces before deployment. Find out what else it offers.
IT Spending Priorities Out of Sync With User Communities
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
An InformationWeek survey finds when it comes to budgeting and setting expectations, "IT managers are a band of wild-eyed optimists."
CompTIA Study: Unified Communications Technology Deterring Adoption
News  |  5/25/2012  | 
A new CompTIA study has found that the complexities of creating a unified communications technology strategy have led to low adoption rates. Learn how the cloud and managed services factor into UC.
Dachis Employee Insight Watches Your Brand Advocates
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
For organizations turning all employees into brand advocates, Dachis Group wants to help monitor that activity.
CIOs Must Bolster Mobile Security as BYOD Trend Booms
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
With users already accustomed to accessing corporate data on personal devices, enterprises need BYOD plans that focus on authentication and encryption across all business units.
BYOD Policies vs. the Realities of Corporate IT
Commentary  |  5/24/2012  | 
Users have high expectations, thanks to the IT capabilities of their consumer devices. BYOD policies are popular, but can corporate IT hope to offer the same level of service?
More Throughput, Higher VM Densities Drive 10 GbE Adoption
News  |  5/24/2012  | 
Enterprises are leveraging 10 Gbps-capable servers with faster processors to bolster data centers that must support more servers, more virtual machines and cloud computing.
Puppet Labs, EMC Team Up on Infrastructure Management Tool
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
The open source Razor can be used by system admins to tackle infrastructure management and hardware provisioning in the cloud.
The Stack Wars: OpenStack vs. CloudStack
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
What are the differences between OpenStack and CloudStack? Here are some things to know.
EMC Partners Ride Upgrade Cycle
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
VCE, Infineta, and Vello Systems use EMC World 2012 to highlight their efforts to augment and enhance EMC's product lines.
Alcatel-Lucent Entry Signals Fierce Core Router Vendor Competition
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Alcatel-Lucent's entry into the $4B annual market for Internet core routers signals the fierce competition ahead in the industry.
All-Flash Systems Vs. SSD Appliances
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
EMC World draws attention to the many solid-state disk deployment options available.
Ciena Offers Up Virtual WAN, Tears Down Data Center Walls
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Ciena demonstrates a virtual WAN that it says will improve low latency and bursty bandwidth applications. Learn more about the company's Data Center Without Walls concept.
EMC Refreshes VMAX, VNX, Isilon, And Data Domain Lines
News  |  5/23/2012  | 
Updates announced at EMC World target in-house storage.
Day 2 at EMC World: Touching Base With EMC Partners
Commentary  |  5/23/2012  | 
We check in with EMC partners and others at the vendor's annual conference. Get the latest from VCE, find out what's new with EMC flash storage and learn why Infineta may be worth watching.
VMware Buys Wanova: Watch Out, Citrix
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
VMware makes another move indicating it intends to catch up to Citrix in the desktop virtualization market. Wanova's technology brings VMware a number of advantages.
EMC Shares New Atmos Details
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC unveiled a handful of specifics about its Atmos cloud storage at EMC World. What will it mean for you?
EMC Refreshes VMAX, VNX, Isilon and Data Domain Storage Lines
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC's product blitz includes VMAX and VNX additions and enhancements, a VPLEX/RecoverPoint combo and new Data Domain and Avamar offerings.
Technical Debt Will Have to Be Paid Back Eventually
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
Is your VMware server a little long in the tooth? Are you reworking the quality-of-service configuration on the WAN link to delay an upgrade? Technical debt is alive and well--just be prepared to pay the price.
Clouds, Cloud Storage and EMC
Commentary  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC's definition of cloud computing may not be the same as yours. Here's what the company means, and a look at its cloud storage offerings.
Brocade's Software-Defined Networking and 100 Gb OpenFlow
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
Brocade clarifies its position on SDN with OpenFlow announcements and a partnership with NEC. Learn how OpenFlow plays into its MLX routers, NetIron offerings, ADX application deliver controllers and more.
EMC Pushes New Documentum Release, Vertical Apps Via Its Hybrid Cloud
News  |  5/22/2012  | 
EMC has announced enhancements to its Documentum content management platform, with a new release and life science and manufacturing solutions, mainly delivered via the cloud.
Cloud Management Plays Big Role in 42 EMC World Product Announcements
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
EMC continues its cloud management focus at its annual customer and partner event, with Atmos Cloud enhancements and new storage and migration tools and capabilities.
EMC World: Storage News Wrap-Up
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
EMC announces upgrades to Symmetrix VMAX, VNX, Isilon, Data Domain, Isilon storage arrays and appliances, and new management software at EMC World 2012.
Tape Turns 60, Finds Itself Popular Again
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Take a look back at tape's beginnings--and see why three big misconceptions about tape no longer apply.
Data Breaches, Attacks Still Have IT Security Worried, Survey Finds
News  |  5/21/2012  | 
Fifteen percent of respondents to the InformationWeek 2012 Strategic Security Survey say they're more vulnerable to attacks and data breaches than they were. Learn why.
The IT Law of Holes: Stop Digging and Start the Technology Migration
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Eventually, you'll need to retire the legacy systems and make that technology migration. Embrace the Law of Holes and learn how to set your cap-and-grow strategy.
Consider Cloud Computing Services Before Your Users Do
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
Google Docs, Dropbox, Carbonite and other cloud computing services may be hosting your corporate data right now. Learn why you need to accept the cloud and regain control.
Cloud Security a Concern, Mobile Devices Less So, Survey Finds
Commentary  |  5/21/2012  | 
The InformationWeek Strategic Security Survey finds that, overall, network security programs are compliant, yet overly broad. But organizations are buckling down on cloud security issues.
EMC's Gelsinger Talks Cloud Storage, Pricing Pressure
News  |  5/20/2012  | 
Before kicking off this week's EMC World conference, EMC president and chief operating officer Pat Gelsinger spoke with InformationWeek on automation, the roles EMC will and won't play in cloud storage, and more.
ZigBee: A Different Wireless Technology
News  |  5/18/2012  | 
Haven't heard much about ZigBee? That's about to change. Our blogger recently caught up on the wireless technology during a chat with the chair of the ZigBee Alliance.
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