Six Important Considerations When Choosing A Colocation Provider

Six Important Considerations When Choosing A Colocation Provider

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Colocation services may seem like nothing more than a commodity: a data center is a data center. However, what appear as just minor differences between providers can have a major impact on the overall performance of your business.

With applications supporting your key customer interactions and business functions, all aspects of your IT infrastructure,…

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The withdrawal of support for XP helped one organisation decide its best option was a move away from Microsoft Windows as its main operating system

The withdrawal of support for XP helped one organisation decide its best option was a move away from Microsoft Windows as its main operating system

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There are the XP diehards, and the Windows 7 and 8 migrators. But in a world facing up to the end of Windows XP support, one UK organisation belongs to another significant group — those breaking with Microsoft as their principal OS provider.

Microsoft’s end of routine security patching and software updates on 8 April helped push the London borough of…

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FTC can sue companies hit with data breaches, court says

FTC can sue companies hit with data breaches, court says

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A federal court in New Jersey this week affirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s contention that it can sue companies on charges related to data breaches, a major victory for the agency.

Judge Esther Salas of the U.S. District Court for the District Court of New Jersey ruled that the FTC can hold companies responsible for failing to use reasonable security…

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Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo! as default iOS search engine

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search-engineYahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reportedly working on a plan to convince Apple to change the default iOS search engine from Google to a new Yahoo solution, which could deal a significant blow to Google’s ad income.

Citing unnamed sources, Re/codereports Mayer and Yahoo SVP of mobile Adam Cahan are “aggressively” working to increase revenue with a pair of…

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After restoring the pulled patch, Microsoft has extended the cutoff date for WSUS-based updates to August

After restoring the pulled patch, Microsoft has extended the cutoff date for WSUS-based updates to August

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Eight days after yanking the patch, Microsoft has just announced it’s sending Windows 8.1 Update back down the corporate WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) update server chute. As a bit of lagniappe, it also announced it will continue to make Windows 8.1 security patches available to WSUS customers until August’s Patch Tuesday. Previous announcements…

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Microsoft have retired Windows XP, but one of China’s leading security vendors is rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users

Microsoft have retired Windows XP, but one of China’s leading security vendors is rolling out protection software to hundreds of millions of users

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On April 8, Microsoft officially ended support to the OS, meaning that Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates from the company. In preparation, Chinese security vendor Qihoo 360 has been developing its own free “XP Shield” software for Chinese PC users.

It has become one of the biggest projects for Qihoo 360, whose security products…

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Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy for Exchange includes smarter filtering, a unified user experience, and wider platform support

Microsoft’s cloud-first strategy for Exchange includes smarter filtering, a unified user experience, and wider platform support

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The Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) is the place for serious Exchange admins to gather and share techniques, gain insights, and get a deeper understanding of the Microsoft Exchange platform. In the spirit of MEC’s educational mission, we are sharing with you the five cool things we learned at MEC 2014, including from an interview with Steve Chew, a…

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Now that cloud computing is the new normal, it’s the company culture — not technology — holding back the cloud

Now that cloud computing is the new normal, it’s the company culture — not technology — holding back the cloud

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Technology issues don’t typically stop cloud implementations. More often than not, it’s the people. Office politics, unrealistic expectations, and general stupidity are the common culprits that hinder cloud computing use at many enterprises.

The vocal opponents to cloud computing we heard in 2008 are mostly quiet in 2014. However, they are still lurking.…

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Centralized identity management in the cloud is a very good idea, but it’ll go nowhere until IT resistance ends

Centralized identity management in the cloud is a very good idea, but it’ll go nowhere until IT resistance ends

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We’ve known for a while that centralized identity management provides a huge advantage when using complex and widely distributed systems. But who uses complex and widely distributed systems? Anyone who uses cloud computing, that’s who.

There are so many moving parts to a public, hybrid, or multicloud deployment that security is a nightmare. The ability to…

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Why we all need standardisation of SLAs in a multi-cloud environment

Why we all need standardisation of SLAs in a multi-cloud environment

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Many technical experts believe that cloud computing is capable of reshaping the entire ICT industry in a revolutionary manner. With the introduction and development of cloud computing, the two business entities that emerged include – Cloud Service Providers and Cloud consumers.

Although the consumers of cloud services do not possess much control over the…

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