Importance of Cloud Capacity Planning

Importance of Cloud Capacity Planning

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Cloud Capacity Planning

Introduction

Much of the allure of cloud computing stems from the idea that you’re using—and paying for—only as much capacity as your organization actually needs. In the abstract, there’s something perfect about that notion. Unfortunately, IT operates in a reality that’s never so clean and neat.

The trouble with right-sizing, of course, is knowing which…

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With Windows XP gone is it time to adapt Virtualize desktops?

With Windows XP gone is it time to adapt Virtualize desktops?

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As time runs out on security support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, it is believed that a sizable number of companies are still struggling to start the Windows XP migration process or to complete the transition to a more modern platform. Security pros at organizations that have wrapped up large-scale XP migrations say it’s best to focus on…

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Potential Security Risk for Office 365 Business Users

Potential Security Risk for Office 365 Business Users

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Office 365 business users can upload executable files to SharePoint Online libraries, but Microsoft says it’s not a security risk.

After tripling SkyDrive Pro cloud storage to 25GB for SharePoint Online users, Microsoft is easing file upload constraints in its collaboration and content management platform for Office 365 business customers.

Microsoft has…

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Top Myths Why Companies Avoid Adaption of Virtualization

Top Myths Why Companies Avoid Adaption of Virtualization

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IT infrastructure have a number of deployment options, depending on the level of ownership and control they wish to retain over the server, storage and networking resources involved, and the data processed by these IT resources. The most conservative approach is to house and manage the IT infrastructure in organization’s own data center,…

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Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter

Apple is expected to start rolling out new products starting in the second quarter

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According to a research note obtained by press, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes the third quarter is going to be a big one for Apple as the company is primed to release revamped iPad Airs and iPad minis, the iWatch in two sizes, an all-new 4.7-inch iPhone, an Apple TV upgrade, an all-new 12-inch MacBook and an update to the MacBook Pro lineup.

With the…

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Microsoft’s newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available

Microsoft’s newest Office 365 subscription plan is now generally available

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On April 15, Microsoft made Office 365 available for purchase for $69.99 per year, or $6.99 per month.

The Personal version of Office 365 allows users to install Office apps on one PC or Mac, plus one Windows tablet or iPad. The addition of the iPad is new, and enabled by Microsoft’s recent launch of Office for iPad.

(Office for iPad is free, but only…

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Questions To Ask a Potential Public Cloud Storage Provider

Questions To Ask a Potential Public Cloud Storage Provider

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Though they may look quite similar, real differences exist among the major public cloud storage provider offerings, so you need to carefully assess services upfront and evaluate them against your particular storage requirements.

Start by looking at service terms and capabilities, which can vary by provider. To get a feel for the level of service…

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Signs to Look for to Confirm tha you’ve been Hacked

Signs to Look for to Confirm tha you’ve been Hacked

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image2repairIn today’s threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind. In fact, antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes…

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Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all committed to a voluntary agreement to include kill switches in future mobile devices

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all committed to a voluntary agreement to include kill switches in future mobile devices

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The theft of smartphones is a rising problem. The devices are small, easily swiped, and valuable; and at the moment, there are few solutions that will deter criminals from earning a few dollars by pinching these devices.

But what if a user could remotely turn their gadget in to a brick, rendering the item useless?

According to William Duckworth,…

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Millions of SSL certificates need to be revoked and reissued

Millions of SSL certificates need to be revoked and reissued

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Many bad things will happen because of Heartbleed. One which will affect nearly everyone is a general slowing of performance owing to the need to revoke and reissue millions of SSL/TLS digital certificates and keys. The volume of such revocations has been increasing in the days since Heartbleed was announced to the world.

Netcraft, a research firm which…

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