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Jim Rapoza is Senior Research Analyst at the Aberdeen Group and Editorial Director for Tech Pro Essentials. For over 20 years he has been using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware, and the Internet. He previously served as the director of an award-winning technology testing lab based in Massachusetts and California. Rapoza is also the winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism, and co-chaired a summit on technology industry security practices. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions and has been regularly interviewed as a technology expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR, and the Associated Press.

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posted in June 2011

Cloud Provider OpSource Acquired By Data Dimension

6/30/2011
Cloud platform vendor OpSource has been acquired by services firm Dimension Data and is slated to become a part of the company’s new Cloud Solutions business unit. OpSource is a cloud and managed hosting provider with enterprise solutions for creating and managing public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.

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Enterprise Social Networks And Security Risks

6/27/2011
While attending UBM TechWeb's Enterprise 2.0 Conference in Boston last week, I heard lots of conversations about the benefits and potential pitfalls of enterprise social networking. One theme that I heard repeated more than a few times was that enterprise social networks can create a greater security risk.

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Securing What You Don't Own

6/20/2011
What do you do when the laptops, smartphones and tablets accessing company resources are owned by employees? You may find that traditional methods of security and management will be much harder to implement.

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Fluke Networks Builds A Tablet For IT

6/15/2011
Tablets invading the workplace has mainly been seen as a problem for IT. But what about a tablet designed for IT and specifically for network management? That’s the idea behind Fluke Network’s OptiView XG, a management tablet loaded with Fluke Network’s network analysis and testing tools, and with the hardware needed to monitor any wired or wireless network.

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