Dell is partnering with Salesforce.com to create a stack of software and services to help small-to-midsize companies develop IT assets that will help their businesses grow without being overwhelmed by IT cost and complexity. Dell presented details of its Dell Cloud Business Applications (DCBA) offering at Dreamforce 2011, the Salesforce user and partner conference going on this week in San Francisco.
A provider of a cloud-based IDE for Java applications, eXo, has announced that apps built on its platform can now be deployed on VMware’s Cloud Foundry platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. The eXo support of Cloud Foundry means that developers can gain the same advantages of cloud computing--simplicity, lower costs, no maintenance--to write applications that are deployed by Cloud Foundry.
With all of the buzz afoot about goings-on in the mobile device space, it's easy to forget that the productivity enabled by the slick devices is the real story in enterprise mobility. When the gadget becomes a legitimate tool, you realize that the mobile revolution actually has substance behind the hoopla. EchoSign, recently purchased by Adobe, is among the more impressive examples of what's possible in today's everywhere-connected business world. Signing and handling contracts will never be the
I was recently asked to test the suitability of a storage system as a repository for email archives and had to come up with a set of email messages to use as test data. I want to distribute this data set to my clients so they can do their own testing, so I needed to have the right to distribute the messages. That triggered the question: Who owns the copyright on spam?
Edgewater Networks is expanding its reach into the data center with a new line of session border controllers (SBCs) that connect, protect, optimize and monitor IP-based communications. Together with Edgewater Networks' EdgeMarc branch offering, EdgeProtect Enterprise Session Border Controllers "provide a VoIP and video-aware NAT/firewall, protocol harmonization for interoperability of VoIP and video devices, active VoIP line testing, call quality monitoring, survivability and QoS," says the comp
Ricoh, best known for printers and copiers, is getting into the growing UC market, adopting scalable video coding technology from Vidyo for a portable videoconferencing system. The Ricoh Unified Communication System P3000 model delivers high-definition, multipoint videoconferencing, as well as the ability to share documents and photos, using a 3.5-pound portable room system.
Privileged access management provider BeyondTrust has acquired a startup company for its data loss prevention technology. The acquisition of GentleSecurity is the third such deal this year for BeyondTrust as it seeks to broaden its solutions to protect IT systems from insider threats by controlling who has access to what parts of the network.
Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
Research: 2014 State of the Data CenterOur latest survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and good reason why resellers and vendors must fight to remain relevant. One thing's for sure: The data center is poised for a wild ride, and no one wants to be left behind.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.