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Netflix announced it was launching its own Content Delivery Network (CDN) this week and it was open sourcing the hardware design and software.
A new AIIM survey found that companies clearly recognize the value of big data analytics, but struggle when it comes to harnessing it to get at the answers they need. It’s an area IT pros can clearly exploit to help their companies in this increasingly important area.
In spite of the fact that companies are expanding their data centers, IDC reports that the traditional server market is in decline, possibly because IT is moving toward smaller, more cost-effective and energy-efficient alternatives like blades.
Network breaches are not only embarrassing, they can cost you big money in fines, and even worse, a big hit to your reputation.
As data center resource pools grow, it becomes nearly impossible for humans to track and monitor. Paul Maritz, CEO at VMware, says we are going to require systems that are self-monitoring and that report to us about significant issues.
What do you do when hackers steal valid credentials to get inside your firewall? You need more sophisticated threat detection that looks for anomalies such as an unusual location.
Life used to be a lot simpler for IT. Everyone used Windows PCs and applications, but today employees are interacting with a variety of devices and different approaches to software, and you need to find a way to manage this new environment.
Even though Nasdaq was fully aware that its trading systems would be bombarded by the Facebook IPO on Friday, it turned out the systems had trouble handling the volume, leaving Nasdaq embarrassed — and it could be one reason Facebook’s bankers were forced to prop up the stock at the end of the trading day.
A strange thing happened this week when a hacker went after WikiLeaks and Pirate Bay, sites once considered friendly. Could it be the sign of a split in the hacker community? And if it is, is any site safe from attack?