Best Practices: FISMA Compliance
Implementing a program that is effective in actually securing assets and will continually address compliance is difficult. Guidelines such as the NIST 800 series are confusing, and much of the underlying data to be protected changes so quickly that yearly reviews of controls are woefully ineffective. Here's a better plan. Download Now (Registration Required)
Guide to Selecting a Managed Hosting Provider
Choosing a hosting provider can be a daunting task. Even when you know what features to look for, it's hard to discern if a hosting provider can deliver because they all say the same things. This guide will help you cut through the marketing messages and get to the meat of what to look for when selecting a hosting provider. Download Now
Microsoft Is Patent Troll, Says Salesforce.com CEO Benioff By Bob Evans
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, never a particular fan of Microsoft's products, technology, vision, or prospects, can now add its legal strategy to his list of things he can't stand about Microsoft. Commenting on the patent-infringement suit filed against Salesforce.com by Microsoft, Benioff called the Redmond company a "patent troll."
What Are Nokia And Yahoo Planning For Monday? By Eric Zeman Yahoo recently invited the press to gather at an announcement it is holding on Monday, May 24. The invite uses an interesting combination of words, which includes "global", "mobile" and "consumers." According to the Wall Street Journal, Nokia is involved. What gives?
HP Helps Wal-Mart Transform From Photos To Publishing By Bob Evans
Hewlett-Packard is helping Wal-Mart expand into the publishing business by sweeping aside the old photo-printing model and letting customers select and print everything from greeting cards to branded images from concerts, TV shows, and movies. With other huge retailers signing on as well, HP expects its new retail publishing business will grow 300% this year.
iPad Sold Out, Users 91% Satisfied By Eric Zeman
The iPad 3G appears to be sold out at most Apple Stores across the U.S. The Wi-Fi model is less scarce, but barely so. Did Apple underestimate supply badly? According to user surveys, 91% of people who own an iPad are satisfied with it. Perhaps word-of-mouth is selling the device for Apple.
The Hacker's Roadmap: HOWTO Safeguard Against Constantly Evolving Threats
In this Webcast, we'll assess the variables that factor into the decision of whether, and how, to implement a cloud computing environment in federal data centers. Issues to be evaluated include the software, hardware, and other related costs; how shared-services efficiencies translate into savings; and the potential for recouping expenses through chargebacks. We also explore usage scenarios where the business case for private clouds is strongest.
Video: Customizing Your Ribbon in Office 2010
Microsoft has made the Ribbon a standard feature across all Office applications in its latest release, and it has made the Ribbon customizable. It also has made many of the Office 2010 features more visible in the Ribbon, and added some new features.
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2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
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.