Updated October 26, 2016, 11:00 am GMT

Pulzze to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | @PulzzeInc #IoT #DigitalTransformation

SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device an... [more->]

Patch Set Updates (PSUs) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop

We've now publicly released an important set of Patch Set Updates (PSU) for Oracle Secure Global Desktop (SGD) in parallel with Oracle's October 2016 Critical Patch Update (CPU).  PSUs are maintenance patch roll-ups, and include strategic security and stability fixes for identified maintenance platforms. ... [more->]

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When Things Attack! | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #Security

As I started writing this blog, I happened to be watching an episode from the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix. Black Mirror is a Sci-Fi anthology series, ala the Twilight Zone, although with a much darker perspective on both humanity and technology. I found the episode, ‘Most Hated in the Nation’ somewhat apr... [more->]

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Retired LA Lakers great talks about how his 20-year NBA career prepared him to be a venture capitalist. [more->]

[Security-announce] New VMSA-2016-0017 – VMware product updates address multiple information disclosure issues

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Emporio Armani unveils hybrid smartwatch - CNET

The luxury fashion brand jumps into the connected wearables market just as smartwatch shipments tank. [more->]

Samsung Pay adds in-app payments, expands footprint - CNET

Users of Samsung's mobile wallet in the US will be able to use the service for payment within merchants' apps. [more->]

Google Fiber just gave up on me -- and many of its employees - CNET

In a blog post, Google says it's "paused" plans to roll out its fiber-optic internet service to any new cities -- including ones in its own backyard. [more->]

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WhatsApp's creators say they're committed to users' privacy - CNET

Messaging app co-founders say that users communicating with businesses will not attract spam. [more->]

iPhone sales slump. Apple still raking in billions - CNET

The tech giant points to strong iPhone 7 sales as reason to be optimistic. [more->]

PayPal's CEO sees the phone transforming commerce - CNET

The digital-payments company sees the phone eliminating the distinction between online and in-store commerce. [more->]

VMware VMworld 2016: VIRT7709 Video – Innovations from Cloudera and VMware for Virtualizing Hadoop

VMworld 2016: VIRT7709 – Innovations from Cloudera and VMware for Virtualizing Hadoop From the fine folks at VMware VMworld. [more->]

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Toshiba Shipping New FIPS-Sanctioned SSDs in NetApp Arrays

Fast new solid-state storage disks now are U.S. government certified at highest level of hardware security. [more->]

Justin Timberlake in trouble for voting booth selfie? - CNET

Technically Incorrect: He went to his home of Tennessee to vote. He posted a selfie next to the voting machine. Now the local DA is reviewing that selfie, as taking photographs at the polling place is illegal in the state. [more->]

Religious people are worse at math, researchers claim - CNET

Technically Incorrect: Researchers in Finland suggest that religious belief is connected with a lesser grasp of reality, which includes all sorts of scientific skills. [more->]

Facebook says it's helped register more than 2 million voters - CNET

The social network talks politics and live video during The Wall Street Journal's WSJD Conference. The company also demoed a prototype live video filter. [more->]

Nightmare Machine taps AI to make ordinary photos horrifying - CNET

Be afraid. Just in time for Halloween, researchers from MIT create a horror-imagery generator that can make even the most idyllic scene look scary. [more->]

An Interview with @JPaulReed | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #ContinuousDelivery

With emerging ideas, innovation, and talents, the lines between DevOps, release engineering, and even security are rapidly blurring. I invite you to sit down for a moment with Principle Consultant, J. Paul Reed, and listen to his take on what the intersection between these once individualized fields entails, and may ev... [more->]

Pandora will strike up its Spotify rival December 6 - CNET

Pandora Premium will take on upstart rivals Spotify and Apple Music with the $10-a-month, on-demand music subscription it could never offer before. [more->]

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IrisVR raises $8M to bring virtual reality to architecture and design

 New York City startup IrisVR is announcing that it has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The company has built virtual reality tools for the architecture and design industries. Iris Prospect allows customers to take their 3D plans and blueprints and turn them into VR experiences viewable on devices like Ocul... [more->]

AT&T prices DirecTV Now at $35 a month - CNET

With 100 channels and streaming costs included, AT&T says it's trying to upend the cable TV market with an affordable online TV service. [more->]

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Regulators could freeze AT&T's $85B plan to buy Time Warner - CNET

Here's what you need to know about the hurdles facing AT&T as it plans to buy media giant Time Warner. [more->]

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How hackable are your smart home gadgets? - CNET

After last week's massive internet outage, now may be the time for a full audit of your smart home devices. [more->]

If this is Apple's new MacBook Pro, it may change computers forever - CNET

Images purportedly showing the tech titan's anticipated MacBook Pro reveal a touch-sensitive bar running above the keyboard. [more->]

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Apple is 19 percent less profitable in Q4 of 2016 than in Q4 of 2015

iPhone, iPad, Mac, and "other products" are all down this quarter. [more->]

After beating Uber in China, Didi Chuxing wants to go global - Roadshow

The Chinese ride-hailing company plans to use its massive data analysis to take on rivals outside its home turf. [more->]

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Most-googled ailments reveal why America's calling in sick - CNET

A new study showing which US cities search for which health conditions most makes us feel sorry for Columbus. Does your city make the list? [more->]

Get ready for 'Microsoft Teams,' Microsoft's answer to Slack - CNET

The tech giant may soon launch a new collaborative chat service for businesses. [more->]

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​Sprint's financial recovery a historic achievement, owner says - CNET

Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint owner Softbank, likes the carrier's gains but calls for US government pressure against rival AT&T's expansion plans. [more->]

Episode Six

Software development has gone through a radical shift over the last 15 years. First, agile methodologies completely upended traditional software development practices, allowing developers to write and release code much more frequently. But what good is that if you can’t operationalize al... [more->]

Talking Energy in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its jewels include the extraordinary architecture of Atoni Gaudi, some of the world’s most interesting cuisine, and a perfect climate from which to enjoy its treasures. But during the first week of November, the focus for this... [more->]

Dell EMC World 2016: A Look Back

The first Dell EMC World concluded last week. The level of enthusiasm and excitement in the hallways was truly overwhelming. After only six weeks operating as one combined company, we made an incredibly fast and strong start by announcing a wave of new products and solutions that combine indust... [more->]

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Microsoft: Join the PowerShell 10th Anniversary Celebration!

On November 14th, PowerShell will have been shipping for 10 years, so the team is going to celebrate with a day-long event, running from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (PST). This will be streaming live and shown world-wide on the home page for Channel9.msdn.com. We’ll have segments on PowerShell and SQL, PowerShell and Azure Au... [more->]

These Data Center Providers Use Most Renewable Energy


Google's new Jamboard is a digital whiteboard with a 4K display - CNET

The board, which will rival Microsoft's Surface Hub, is equipped with a 55-inch touchscreen and includes an HD webcam, Wi-Fi and internal speakers. [more->]

Microsoft DHCP Documentation Script Update Version 1.31

Version 1.31 24-Oct-2016 Add HTML output Fix typo on failover status “iitializing” -> “initializing” Fix numerous issues where I used .day/.hour/.minute instead of .days/.hours/.minutes when formatting times You can always find the most current script by going to http://carlwebster.com/where-to-get-copies-o... [more->]

Evolving Requirements of BYOD Management – White Paper

While the bring your own device (BYOD) trend helps organizations reduces infrastructure costs, only a fraction of those organizations — 16 percent — are fully equipped to support BYOD programs. That’s one of the many findings revealed in Evolving Requirements for Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Management,  a new w... [more->]

NVIDIA on the Intelligent Industrial Revolution

Prefatory Note: Over the past six weeks, we took NVIDIA’s developer conference on a world tour. The GPU Technology Conference (GTC) was started in 2009 to foster a new approach to high performance computing using massively parallel processing GPUs. GTC has become the epicenter of GPU deep learning — the new computi... [more->]

'Back to the Future' predicted this World Series, sort of - CNET

The classic flick predicted the end of the Chicago Cubs' epic pennant drought, and, possibly, Donald Trump's rise on the political scene. [more->]

Cockcroft, the Man Behind Netflix’s Move to AWS, Joins AWS


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Microsoft Announces Azure Storage Client Library GA for Xamarin

We are pleased to announce the general availability release of the Azure Storage client library for Xamarin. Xamarin is a leading mobile app development platform that allows developers to use a shared C# codebase to create iOS, Android, and Windows Store apps with native user interfaces. We believe the Azure Storage li... [more->]

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Citrix: Build Your New Application-Centric Network with NetScaler SD-WAN

There is much hype around SD-WAN, and every day a new vendor pops up a SD-WAN solution.For someone who is trying to understand and evaluate these solutions, it’s easy to get buried in the details of each product feature, which only leads to frustration. It’s far more important to think about applications and uses c... [more->]

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Top @Docker Metrics | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #ML #Monitoring

Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and appli... [more->]

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What MSPs Should Learn from the Dyn Internet Attack


Intel, ARM Up Competition in IoT With More Security, New Chips

ARM is unveiling a range of IoT products, from new SoCs to an SaaS offering, while Intel is rolling out the Atom E3900 low-power chips for the IoT. [more->]

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The SDDC: Get Ready for Real Change

There is one development that is truly poised to upend the enterprise infrastructure industry as we know it: the software-defined data center. [more->]

How to import users into ServiceDesk Plus from a CSV file

In the following video, learn how to import users into ServiceDesk Plus from a CSV file. Learn more at https://www.manageengine.com/ About ManageEngine ManageEngine delivers the real-time IT management tools that empower IT teams to meet organizational needs for real-time services and support. Worldwide, established... [more->]

Data Value: CIO Insight 2 of 5

This week I began a set of summary blog posts from Evanta's Global CIO Executive Summit at the Skytop Lodge in Pennsylvania. During one of the sessions I presented a keynote focused on Data's Economic Value in the Age of Digital Business.  In focusing on data value I followed the three the... [more->]

New VMware Course Option for Expired VCPs

For candidates who hold an expired VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification, we are adding another option for earning a new VCP. In addition to the option to take the same course as any new candidate, if you have an expired VCP certification, you now have a new option to take a What’s New class to […] [more->]

What’s New in VMware EUC – EUC Virtual is NOW On-Demand!!!

I’m so happy to inform you the on-demand version of EUC Virtual is on-line and ready to watch!  The virtual conference was an overwhelming success and the feedback has been awesome.  Everything from, ‘WOW, I can’t believe VMware can do this‘ to ‘We are going to go back to the drawing boa... [more->]

The Common Goal Hybrid Cloud Strategies Need to Succeed

Although enterprises are increasingly tapping into public, private and hybrid cloud resources, they’re not always on the same page – internally, or with one another. The 2016 “RightScale State of the Cloud Report” found that 71 percent of organizations are using hybrid cloud in some capacity, but their definiti... [more->]

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Introduction to Morpheus data

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When is a Cloud Not a Cloud? When it’s a Single-Tenant Hosted Product


IT Transformation: Achieve Savings and Modernization

I once heard – “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” The same goes for the Federal government. We must think differently to grow and continue to move forward – keeping in mind that modernization is the key to the future. Today, agencies are being challenge... [more->]

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Improve Security & Compliance with Session Recording

Security breaches are inevitable. It’s no longer a question of if you’ll be attacked – it’s only a question of when. You can’t fix the problem if you don’t know what happened. This video shows how Session Recording gives you an exact replay so you can see precisely what the attacker did. Lea... [more->]

Cisco IoT: Securing the Next Chapter of the Digitization “Book”

The Internet of Things (IoT) era is here: Nearly two-thirds of organizations currently collect data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and use it for a business purpose, according to survey findings from 451 Research. The most common sources of IoT data are equipment related to data center IT operatio... [more->]

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Companies expect IP theft to rise in the next year, according to a new survey from Deloitte

 Intellectual property theft may not be discussed as much as data breaches that see customers’ credit card and other personally identifiable information stolen by hackers. But online theft of IP is a growing concern in tech, according to a new survey by Deloitte, Cyberattackers and Your Intellectual Propert... [more->]

North Lindsey College uses HPE Hyper Converged systems to ensure security of critical data

North Lindsey College, an associate college of the UK’s University of Lincoln, is the largest provider of post-16 education and training in the region. With 4,790 students and over 500 staff, the college possesses huge amounts of data including teaching and learning programs, student records, personal information and... [more->]

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The Dyn Attack – How IoT Can Take Down the “Global Information Grid” Back Bone (Part I)

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Microsoft and Intel squeezed hyper-convergence into the overhead bin

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Dataiku grabs $14 million for its collaborative data science platform

 French startup Dataiku has been profitable for the past three years. But the company wants to go further and is raising a $14 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital with all existing investors also investing. Dataiku helps data scientists and data analysts manage huge sets of data to get some insights ab... [more->]

ClearSky Data Global Storage Network Explained – Video

In the following video, you will learn how ClearSky Data’s global storage network simplifies the entire data lifecycle and delivers enterprise storage as a fully managed service. For more information visit: www.clearskydata.com/solutions [more->]

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Cisco: Even Large Companies Can Innovate Like a Startup! Here’s How.

Innovation is hard work. Even more so at large corporations where we face not only the intrinsic challenges of innovating, but also the pains that come with size. Entrenched silos. The challenge of aligning individual performance incentives and the organization’s overall direction. Focusing on making our quarterly nu... [more->]

Learn to Speed Up Deployments with Oracle VM Templates

Oracle VM application driven architecture gives you pre-built. preconfigured, production-ready VMs that let you automate the deployment process, making it days - even weeks - faster! Learn more by taking the Oracle VM Server for x86: Implementation course. You can take this course in the following formats: ... [more->]

Preparing the Next Generation Workforce

The students in our classrooms and lecture halls today are our next generation workforce. They’ll be the ones providing us healthcare treatment, managing our businesses and serving as our civic leaders. How can education institutions embrace new technology to prepare the next generation for this responsibility? It go... [more->]

Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov: Focused, Clear & Crisp – Citrix Powers Forward

Last week, on October 19, we announced our Q3 earnings. I’m very pleased with the results, which clearly demonstrate how our renewed focus is resonating in the marketplace. We achieved $841 million in revenue, up 3 percent from last year. Our operating margins improved to 30 percent, and our earnings per share grew t... [more->]

Swisscom Guides Customers into the Digital Age with Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Swisscom has selected Red Hat as its technology partner to help the company deliver a modern, agile, and highly scalable cloud platform. Deploying Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Virtualization as the basis o... [more->]

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TAKE CHARGE: Power Your Way to Archer Success with the Archer NAVIGATOR Tool, Available Starting Today

It’s Official: The RSA Archer NAVIGATOR Tool Is Now Live – premiering at RSA Charge 2016 and on the Archer GRC Community on October 25. The NAVIGATOR Tool is designed to help you take charge of your learning and power your path to Archer success.As you know, RSA offers many res... [more->]

For Healthcare, Big Data Analytics Isn’t an “Out of the Box” Purchase

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IBM Powers MobileFirst for iOS Apps with Watson to Boost Decision Making for Professionals

IBM today announced it will empower professionals with the first-of-its-kind ability to combine enterprise mobile apps with IBM Watson for superior decision making. IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps can now be integrated with a broad set of conversational and cognitive capabilities to help increase the productivity an... [more->]

FalconStor Now Charging Users Only for Primary Data Storage

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Mandatory arbitration restricts rights of ISP customers, says FCC Democrat

Commissioner Clyburn and Sen. Franken want to limit or ban mandatory arbitration. [more->]

Microsoft: Linux Integration Services Download 4.1.2-2 hotfix

We’ve just published a hotfix release of the Linux Integration Services download, version 4.1.2-2. This release addresses two critical issues: “Do not lose pending heartbeat vmbus packets” (for versions 5.x, 6.x, 7.x) Hyper-V hosts can be configures to sent “heartbeat” packets to guests to see if they are act... [more->]

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Rackspace Boosts International Team, Opens Munich Office


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Can you recall the last commercial you watched? If you’re having a hard time remembering, don’t beat yourself up. Nowadays, it’s all too easy for us to fast forward, block or avoid ads entirely. In order to watch content on one of our many devices, advertising is no longer a necessary pre... [more->]

Was Friday’s DDoS Attack Part of a Troubling Trend?


Introduction to Jenkins!

Jenkins is one of the most popular open-source continuous integration and continuous delivery servers available today. It began as a product called Hudson, developed at Sun Microsystems in 2004-2005, before it was forked from Hudson and renamed Jenkins in 2011, as the result of a dispute between the Hudson community an... [more->]

How Top Cloud Providers Hope to Woo the Enterprise

It seems clear that the overall cloud market will provide the diversity required of a dynamic enterprise ecosystem for some time to come. [more->]

The New York Times buys Wirecutter, Sweethome for “more than” $30M

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As you take a step back and look at your own business, you’ll notice a common theme: you’re already in the midst of an IT transformation. But, before we go on—what does that actually mean? Today, we take a closer look at technology transformation and discuss the what, how, and why around these new trends.... [more->]

Halloween contest: What is your biggest fear? Zombies or hackers?

It’s that time of the year again when as the leaves fall, we brace ourselves for copious amounts of pumpkin in our diet and the possibility of running into a monster on an evening stroll. This Halloween, tell us what‘s haunting you by taking a short survey. Show us the security attack you fear the […] [more->]

Placing Google users into Active Directory with ease

Many organizations that use Active Directory also use Google for applications and communications. Google has a database for user accounts, which need to be created using the Google admin console or some other tool. The process of creating Google user accounts is manual, unless you use a tool like the GAM (https://githu... [more->]

Cisco: Turning Cybersecurity into a Strategic Advantage

Most C-suite leaders think about cybersecurity as a way to stop threats. But in today’s intensely competitive digital economy they should be thinking about cybersecurity as a strategic advantage that not only protects business value, but enables new business value. The prevailing focus on threats to protect business ... [more->]

Monday Morning Sure Looks Fine

You’re the head of IT facing the start of another week.   Another set of challenges.  Application teams going around IT.   Business teams expecting near-instant service.  Your company is growing fast.  Way beyond your ability to plan — let alone respond. You may think this is far-fetched.  I speak with ... [more->]

Even more Docker Labs!

Since we launched Docker Labs back in May, we’ve had a lot of interest. So we keep adding more and improving the labs that we have. We now have 22 hands on labs for you to choose from, ranging from beginner tutorials to much more advanced ones. Here’s a peek at what we have: To accompany […] [more->]

Microsoft Releases Update 1610 for Configuration Manager Technical Preview Branch

Hello everyone! Update 1610 for the Technical Preview Branch of System Center Configuration Manager has been released. Technical Preview releases give you an opportunity to try out new Configuration Manager features in a test environment before they are made generally available. This month’s new preview features incl... [more->]

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Veeam Sets Out to Dominate Microsoft Office 365 Backup and Availability Market

Veeam Accelerates its Availability for Hybrid Cloud Strategy: from dominating on-premises private cloud environments, Veeam is now expanding into enterprise SaaS and public cloud workloads with Veeam Agent for Windows and Veeam Agent for Linux proving the company truly delivers Availability for the Always-On Enterprise... [more->]

How to unlock your iPhone 7 in winter with smartphone gloves?

For about a month, I’m an iPhone 7 owner. I was upgrading from my iPhone 5s and felt like it was time, even though I liked the smaller form factor of the iPhone 5s. With the upgrade, there were two major new features in the hardware that I needed to get used to – the […] [more->]