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  • The security and visibility of critical national infrastructure: ViaSat's mega-SIEM

    There has been plenty of talk about the threat of cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI). So what's the risk, what's involved in protecting CNI and why, to date, do attacks seem to have been limited?

     

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  • Do increasing worries about insider threats mean it is time to take another look at DRM?

    The encryption vendor SafeNet publishes a Breach Level Index which records actual reported incidents of data loss. Whilst the number of losses attributed to malicious outsiders (58%) exceeds those attributed to malicious insiders (13%), SafeNet claims that insiders account for more than half of the actual information lost. This is because insiders will also be

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  • Top 10 characteristics of high performing MPS providers

    Quocirca's research reveals that almost half of enterprises plan to expand their use of managed print services (MPS). MPS has emerged as a proven approach to reducing operational costs and improving the efficiency and reliability of a business's print infrastructure at a time when in-house resources are increasingly stretched. 

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  • What is happening to the boring world of storage?

    Storage suddenly seems to have got interesting again.  As the interest moves from increasing spin speeds and applying ever more intelligent means to get a disk head over the right part of a disk in the fastest possible time to flash-based systems where completely different approaches can be taken, a feeding frenzy seems to be underway.  The big vendors are in high-acquisition mode, while the new kids on the block are mixing things up and keeping the incumbents on their toes.

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  • Cloud infrastructure services, find a niche or die?

    Back in May it was reported that Morgan Stanley had been appointed to explore options for the sale of hosted? services provider Rackspace. Business Week, May 16th reported the story with the headline Who Might Buy Rackspace? It's a Big List. 24/7 WALLST reported analysis from Credit Suisse that narrowed this

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  • Cloud orchestration - will a solution come from SCM?

    Serena Software is a software change and configuration management vendor, right?  It has recently released its Dimensions CM 14 product, with additional functionality driving Serena more into the DevOps space, as well as making life easier for distributed development groups to be able to work collaboratively through synchronised libraries with peer review capabilities.

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  • It's all happening in the world of big data.

    For a relatively new market, there is a lot happening in the world of big data.  If we were to take a "Top 20" look at the technologies, it would probably read something along the lines of this week's biggest climber being Hadoop; biggest loser being relational databases and staying place being the less-schema databases.

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  • The continuing evolution of EMC

    The recent EMCWorld event in Las Vegas was arguably less newsworthy for its product announcements than for the way that the underlying theme and message continues to move EMC away from the company that it was just a couple of years ago.

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  • Finding new containers for the BYOD genii

    Many headline IT trends are driven by organised marketing campaigns and backed by industry players with an agenda - standards initiatives, new consortia, developer ecosystems - and need a constant push, but others just seem to have a life of their own.


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  • Print security: The cost of complacency

    Quocirca research reveals that enterprises place a low priority on print security despite over 60% admitting that they have experienced a print-related data breach.

    Any data breach can be damaging for any company, leaving it open to fines and causing damage to its reputation and undermining customer confidence. In the UK alone, the Ponemon Institute estimates that in 2013, the average organisational cost to a business suffering a data breach is now £2.04m, up from £1.75m in the previous year.

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