Verizon PCI Report: Compliance Weakest Where Continuous Effort Is Required
According to the Verizon 2010 Payment Card Industry Compliance Report, organizations are generally doing a good job meeting most PCI DSS requirements but struggle when they have to engage in continuous security activity, such daily monitoring of logs, according the business analysis of its PCI assessment clients. In addition, Verizon found that organizations that had suffered data breaches of cardholder information performed dismally in terms of compliance with most PCI requirements.
Kemp Tackles SMB Server Failures, Outages
Kemp Technologies is releasing two appliances - LoadMaster DR (disaster recovery) and Virtual LoadMaster - to address server failures and outages in small and medium-sized businesses. The physical (LM-DR) and virtual (VLM-DR) appliances can divert Web and application traffic from one data center to another in the event of an outage to ensure business continuity to organizations of all sizes.
The Skype-Avaya Matchup May Transform The Call Center
Avaya and Skype have announced a joint integration that makes Skype services available on a variety of Avaya platforms. Under the terms of the relationship, Avaya customers in the US will be able to make global calls via Skype right from their Avaya communications system. This is good news for enterprises today because the partnership can help them cut costs. In the long term, it may be even better news for contact centers because it will provide greater opportunity for businesses to connect wi
HP Taps Ex-SAP Head Leo Apotheker As New CEO
Following nearly two months of intense speculation since the sudden resignation of Mark Hurd, HP late Thursday announced the selection of former SAP head Leo Apotheker as its new CEO and president. Apotheker himself is no stranger to sudden changes in the executive suite, having himself unexpectedly resigned as CEO of SAP in February. HP characterized Apotheker's 20 years at SAP as positioning him ideally for the HP gig.