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Three ways enterprise software is changing

Once upon a time, life in the enterprise IT shop was fairly simple, at least conceptually speaking.

By Joab Jackson | 20 December, 2014 08:19

Tags: application development, Google, applications, Microsoft, IBM, YEAR END, software, internet, cloud computing, Development tools

Microsoft helps boost Android, iOS app performance with offline access

Microsoft wants to help Android, iOS and Windows apps run offline as well as online, offering a way to improve app responsiveness and functionality when network coverage is bad or non-existent.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 December, 2014 23:23

Tags: application development, Microsoft, development platforms, software, internet, cloud computing, mobile, mobile applications, Development tools

The 'grinch' isn't a Linux vulnerability, Red Hat says

The "grinch" Linux vulnerability that Alert Logic raised alarms about Tuesday is not a vulnerability at all, according to Red Hat.

By Joab Jackson | 19 December, 2014 08:27

Tags: security, Access control and authentication, Red Hat, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

A serious vulnerability in an embedded Web server used by many router models from different manufacturers allows remote attackers to take control of affected devices over the Internet.

By Lucian Constantin | 19 December, 2014 06:16

Tags: Huawei Technologies, Tp-link Technologies, Networking, ZTE, routers, Exploits / vulnerabilities, networking hardware, Check Point Software Technologies, intrusion, security, Access control and authentication, Allegro Software Development, Edimax Technology, ZyXEL Communications, D-Link

Microsoft nixes EU browser ballot screen

Microsoft has pulled the plug on the browser ballot screen it was forced to display in the aftermath of a threat by the European Union's antitrust agency five years ago.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 December, 2014 02:48

Tags: choice, Google, european union, Microsoft, opera software, Web servers, software, Firefox, web browsers, Apple

Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

Cloud service provider Backblaze has published performance and reliability data on two of the industry's leading 6TB 3.5-in. hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital (WD).

By Lucas Mearian | 18 December, 2014 07:55

Tags: BackBlaze, Data storage, WD, storage, western digital

Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

Sometimes, even the best coders get stuck and need a little advice. Enter Bing Developer Assistant, designed to help Visual Studio developers take advantage of Microsoft's search engine to find tips on how to untangle thorny programming problems.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 December, 2014 01:44

Tags: Development tools, application development, Microsoft, software

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce, the not-so-little cloud CRM company that could, is furthering its play to bring everybody everywhere into the fold with the launch of Salesforce Files Connect, a new tool that brings files from on-premises Microsoft SharePoint into a company's  cloud workflow.

By Matt Weinberger | 18 December, 2014 00:11

Tags: IDC, applications, Customer Relationship Management, Microsoft, software, crm

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Google has adopted for use in its cloud a streamlined version of the Canonical Ubuntu Linux distribution tweaked to run Docker and other containers.

By Joab Jackson | 17 December, 2014 08:32

Tags: virtualization, Google, Server Virtualization, canonical, internet, cloud computing, Infrastructure services

Firefox pleads for cash with in-browser fundraiser

Mozilla has been running a fundraiser from within its Firefox browser, a program that will run through the end of the year.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 December, 2014 07:43

Tags: web browsers, Firefox, paypal, PBS, internet

Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

The NBASE-T Alliance -- a recently formed umbrella group of networking industry players dedicated to keeping standard Ethernet cabling relevant -- announced a dozen new members on Monday, including big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 23:20

Tags: Ethernet, CME, Networking, IBM, qualcomm, LAN, Aruba networks, Cavium, intel, sony, LAN & WAN, Ruckus Wireless

Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Even though systems such as Hadoop and Spark can grapple with large amounts of data, their tools for analyzing and parsing this information efficiently and in real-time are still limited. A two-year old Seattle startup called SpaceCurve will release on Tuesday a new database system aimed to speed the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it is being generated.

By Joab Jackson | 16 December, 2014 07:35

Tags: databases, applications, SpaceCurve, software, data mining

T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

T-Mobile CEO John Legere will cozy up to Yahoo Tech's David Pogue during what the carrier is calling its Un-carrier 8.0 event on Tuesday -- a mystery webcast that promises to include some news and knowing Legere, probably some colorful language.

By Bob Brown | 16 December, 2014 07:27

Tags: lte, Yahoo, Networking, at&t, wireless, t-mobile

Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

By Jon Gold | 16 December, 2014 06:28

Tags: management, M&A, Dell, Traffic management, Networking, Riverbed Technology, wan optimization, LAN & WAN

12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

By Brandon Butler | 16 December, 2014 05:58

Tags: applications, Networking, wireless, big data, PwC, software, data mining, VC funding, mobile apps, Uber

VCs bet $33M you'll want to use Avi Networks' white box hardware for app delivery

Avi Networks, a network startup formed by ex-Cisco executives and backed by $33 million in venture capital, came out of stealth Wednesday with the announcement of a system designed to boost the performance of enterprise applications accessed via the cloud and mobile devices.

By Jon Gold | 11 December, 2014 09:09

Tags: management, Apple, Google, Networking, IBM, Network management, ADP, Facebook

Microsoft takes slow, cautious path to protecting IE against POODLE

Microsoft yesterday added an optional anti-POODLE defense to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), and promised that additional protection would be switched on by default in two months.

By Gregg Keizer | 11 December, 2014 08:31

Tags: web browsers, Google, Microsoft, Networking

FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

When the anticipated tsunami of data from the Internet of Things hits the enterprise, FoundationDB's flagship NoSQL database should be ready to handle to deluge.

By Joab Jackson | 11 December, 2014 05:58

Tags: applications, databases, Internet of Things, software, internet, FoundationDB

Cisco lawsuits aside, Arista forges ahead with EOS

As it faces down a litigious assault from rival Cisco, Arista Networks is enhancing its switch operating system to expedite DevOps deployments.

By Jim Duffy | 11 December, 2014 00:50

Tags: Ethernet Switch, Networking, cisco, ethernet switches, lawsuit, switches, Arista, Arista Networks, networking hardware

Swedish police raid Pirate Bay and force it offline

Swedish police raided a data center in Stockholm on Tuesday, seizing computers and forcing The Pirate Bay website offline.

By Martyn Williams | 10 December, 2014 09:13

Tags: Criminal, the pirate bay, legal

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