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MMS: Back to the Basics?

MMS; System Center, user group conference Midwest Management Summit to be held November 10-12


ISC: Cray makes Lustre palatable for storage administrators

Cray folds the ornery Lustre into its tiered storage management software

Good steps up mobile security push with Fixmo acquisition, new tools

The company is hoping to convince enterprises that are still faithful to BlackBerry to jump ship, said analyst

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Internet of Overwhelming Things

As the era of Internet of Things (IoT) dawned, the fridge got hacked. Well, maybe not.

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Does the data center need an OS?

Some may, others don’t. But everyone can benefit from automation

Israel-based software company claims police call recording software fixed

Nice Systems of Israel said it patched remaining critical flaws in its call recording software used by law enforcement, but the consultancy that discovered the risky flaws hasn't verified the fixes.

New attack methods can 'brick' systems, defeat Secure Boot, researchers say

The Secure Boot security mechanism of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) can be bypassed on around half of computers that have the feature enabled in order to install bootkits, according to a security researcher.

Outage caused by single admin mortifies cloud provider Joyent

Cloud provider Joyent suffered an outage on Tuesday after an administrator was able to simultaneously reboot all virtual servers hosted in the company's US-East-1 data center.

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Against All Odds

No doubt, there are consumers of data center services who share my despair over getting access to the unrestricted wonders enabled by ongoing innovations in social, mobile, cloud and big data. IDC has dubbed those innovations

Safari 6.1.4 and 7.0.4 address critical flaws, iOS patches missing

Apple released new versions of Safari for Mac OS X to fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow Web attackers to execute malicious code on computers. Patches are not yet available for Apple's iOS mobile OS, which is likely...

Microsoft will patch IE zero day but doesn't give timeline

Microsoft said Thursday it plans eventually to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 that it's known about for seven months, but it didn't say when.

Silly rabbit, there's no such thing as DevOps in a box

Yesterday out in Boulder, Colorado, I hosted the first Camp DevOps held in partnership with Glue Conference 2014 (Glue is today if you are in the Denver/Boulder area). It was a great conference with a whole bunch of great sessions on

Silverlight malvertising exploits on the rise

Microsoft Silverlight vulnerabilities are increasingly being exploited in drive-by download attacks to infect computers with malware, especially through malicious ads.

Charting Your Analytical Future - "Making predictive analytics part of your business processes" Webinar

This session will show how predictive analytics can be used throughout the organization by anyone looking for answers and how organizations can make predictive analytics the basis for better operational decisions with IBM SPSS Modeler.

Microsoft's .NET Framework security updates further effort to phase out RC4 encryption

Microsoft released optional security updates Tuesday for various versions of the .NET Framework that prevent the RC4 encryption algorithm from being used in TLS (Transport Layer Security) connections.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and Illustrator

Adobe Systems released critical security updates for several products Tuesday in order to fix vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to take remote control of systems running the vulnerable software.

Amazon brings cloud monitoring tool to Europe

Amazon Web Services' monitoring tool CloudTrail is now available from the company's EU region in Ireland, allowing all data to remain in Europe.

Rush to defend against Heartbleed leads to mistakes with certificates, patches

Despite taking prompt action to defend against the Heartbleed attack, some sites are no better off than before -- and in some cases, they are much worse off.

5 Ways Dropbox for Business Keeps Your Data Protected

Protecting your data isn't a feature on a checklist, something to be tacked on as an afterthought. Download here to find out how we've built Dropbox for Business to keep data safe for all our users.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft fixes Internet Explorer for the second time this month

Microsoft is issuing the second critical patch this month for Internet Explorer, but this time won't stray from its dictum not to support versions that run with Windows XP.

HP creates a new way to sell data centers

Hewlett-Packard is selling its data center services in a new way, via a program it calls "facilities as a service," or FaaS.

VMware looks to AirWatch to simplify management and centralize client storage

VMware is leaning on AirWatch to let users access files from one place using virtual and physical clients and let admins manage desktops in the same way they handle mobile devices.

Siemens patches Heartbleed in popular SCADA system

Siemens released a security update to address the Heartbleed vulnerability in SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture, a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that's used in a large number of industries to operate...

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