Why virtualisation isn’t enough in cloud computing

Why virtualisation isn’t enough in cloud computing

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While it is generally recognised that virtualisation is an important step in the move to cloud computing, as it enables efficient use of the underlying hardware and allows for true scalability,  for virtualisation in order to be truly valuable it really needs to understand the workloads that run on it and offer clear visibility of both the virtual and…

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Why antivirus is important on a Mac. especially if your Mac undertakes BYOD duties

Why antivirus is important on a Mac. especially if your Mac undertakes BYOD duties

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I consider security to be an important part of computer ownership. Security for me means keeping my hardware safe, keeping my data secure, keeping my network safe, and keeping the people around me safe. I’m a big believer that vigilance is a vital tool in the fight against malware, and that applying security patches in a timely fashion goes a long way…

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What Makes Malware So Deceptive

What Makes Malware So Deceptive

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Increasingly, malware exploitation of vulnerabilities in software has become incredibly sophisticated. A perfect example is the Tigger/Syzor malware, which is, according to Symantec iDefense, one of the most sophisticated pieces of malware that exists today. This particular software disables security products in unique ways such as posting malformed…

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How to Address Data Warehouse Optimization Challanges

How to Address Data Warehouse Optimization Challanges

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As data volumes grow, companies spend more and more on the data warehouse environment. The problem arises when capacity in the environment is consumed too quickly, which ultimately forces organizations into costly upgrades in storage and processing power.

Users now demand not only more complex and flexible analysis but also more timely…

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WAN optimization now drives strategic decisions

WAN optimization now drives strategic decisions

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Because WAN optimization sits at the intersection of applications, networking, and storage, its potential benefits goes well beyond what enterprises had realized in the past. In fact, WAN optimization has now evolved into an architectural design element that shapes the performance lifecycle of IT.

To fully appreciate this requires an understanding of how…

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Why Java Remains a Top Security Risk

Why Java Remains a Top Security Risk

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Introduction

It is amazing how much of our world runs on Java or JavaScript, its web-enabled cousin. ATMs fueling the cash economy; hospital scanners monitoring patient health; security systems protecting our homes; websites supporting media and commerce; and mobile devices enabling our business and social lives — these are just a few of our “life…

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What Are the Best Hardware Devices for Virtual Desktop?

What Are the Best Hardware Devices for Virtual Desktop?

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The answer depends on each individual deployment, but no matter the use case, admins will have to work with legacy hardware and consider new devices to support a virtual desktop initiative.

Desktop as a Service (DaaS), which delivers virtual desktop infrastructure from a cloud provider, allows devices other than PCs to access fully featured desktops…

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Core Steps of an Effective Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Strategy

Core Steps of an Effective Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Strategy

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Defending against data breach requires a strategy that focuses on identifying the precursors and indications of malicious actors early on. An effective Data Loss Prevention (DLP) strategy consists of five core steps:

1. Collect All Data– Collect data from across the enterprise in order to produce a complete threat picture. Many organizations collect…

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How does Archiving All Business Data Benefits more than Just E-mail

How does Archiving All Business Data Benefits more than Just E-mail

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Some IT professionals assume that archiving is mostly related to e-mail and that it is done mainly to support regulatory compliance. Nothing could be further from the truth. As a data management process, archiving yields a wide variety of operational benefits beyond regulatory adherence. Furthermore, other types of data—files and database records…

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Practices for Managing Data in Application Transformation

Practices for Managing Data in Application Transformation

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Introduction

Data flows freely among the applications that need it transformation. Applications are being transformed at rates never seen before. Seventy-one percent of enterprises said that IT is deploying more, and more complex, applications than it was a year ago. Businesses are integrating on-premises applications with cloud applications such as…

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