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Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

Teradata has bought the assets of Revelytix and Hadapt in a bid to grow out its capabilities for the Hadoop big-data processing framework.

By Chris Kanaracus | 23 July, 2014 00:14

Tags: business issues, applications, middleware, software, Revelytix, Hadapt, data integration, business intelligence, Mergers and acquisitions, Teradata, databases

'Nadella Effect' makes Ballmer $2.8B richer

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's 'devices and services' strategy may be in tatters, discarded by his successor, Satya Nadella, but Ballmer must be smiling all the way to the bank.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 July, 2014 21:12

Tags: management, IT industry, Networking, Microsoft, beca, CIO role, IT Leadership, IT management

AirMagnet Wi-Fi security tool takes aim at drones

In its quest to help enterprises seek out and neutralize all threats to their Wi-Fi networks, AirMagnet is now looking to the skies.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 July, 2014 10:59

Tags: Fluke Networks, consumer electronics, security, Networking, airmagnet, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

Google may be among the hopefuls vying to turn the New York City phone booths of the past into "communication points" of the future with free Wi-Fi and cellphone charging.

By Stephen Lawson | 22 July, 2014 08:13

Tags: telephony, Government use of IT, Google, telecommunication, Networking, wireless, WLANs / Wi-Fi, government

Open Wireless Router firmware aims for better router security, network performance

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage users to share their Internet connection publicly by setting up guest Wi-Fi networks.

By Lucian Constantin | 22 July, 2014 03:58

Tags: networking hardware, online safety, security, Networking, routers, Exploits / vulnerabilities, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Independent Security Evaluators

Western Digital jumps to 6TB in budget hard drives with $299 Red

Western Digital is shipping two new 6TB hard drives as it tries to make its highest-capacity storage products affordable.

By Agam Shah | 22 July, 2014 03:48

Tags: hdd, Drives, storage, western digital

Cisco enterprise controller going through paces

Cisco is adding its APIC Enterprise Module, an enterprise controller for its programmable Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), to its software development community to ready it for general release.

By Jim Duffy | 22 July, 2014 02:11

Tags: Cisco Systems, SDN, Networking, cisco

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

A breakthrough by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help companies like Facebook keep the cat videos coming.

By Stephen Lawson | 19 July, 2014 06:23

Tags: Networking, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

Google engineers have begun working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows' laptop batteries, a move triggered by a story on Forbes' website.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 July, 2014 06:05

Tags: Firefox, Google, applications, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Appcelerator gears up for the business world

System administrators take note: That mobile employee expense app you're building should be every bit as easy to use as Facebook. Oh, and you better deliver it quickly too, because that's how Facebook rolls.

By Joab Jackson | 19 July, 2014 04:17

Tags: Development tools, Web services development, application development, software, Appcelerator

Home router security to be tested in upcoming hacking contest

Researchers are gearing up to hack an array of different home routers during a contest next month at the Defcon 22 security conference.

By Lucian Constantin | 19 July, 2014 02:07

Tags: intrusion, online safety, security, Networking, routers, Exploits / vulnerabilities, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Independent Security Evaluators, networking hardware

Ayehu extends IT automation into security automation

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By Linda Musthaler | 19 July, 2014 00:56

Tags: management, Networking, infrastructure management, Network management, IT automation

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support for iPhone, iPad

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan.

By Gregg Keizer | 19 July, 2014 00:43

Tags: Mobile/Wireless, consumer electronics, Networking, IBM, hardware systems, smartphones, wireless, tablets, mobile, Apple

Vulnerability exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Nine of Cisco's home and small office cable modems with router and wireless access point functionality need software updates to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to completely compromise them.

By Lucian Constantin | 17 July, 2014 22:13

Tags: networking hardware, patches, Cisco Systems, intrusion, security, Networking, Exploits / vulnerabilities

Among IBM users, Apple agreement gets praise, questions

The IBM-Apple partnership resonates with enterprise IBM user Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, CIO at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

By Patrick Thibodeau | 17 July, 2014 21:18

Tags: web apps, IT industry, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, Microsoft, IBM, wireless, mobile, Gartner, Apple

Chef cooks ups infrastructure testing tools

Borrowing a technique from the software development community, Chef, maker of a popular system configuration tool, has released the first commercial software to support a new and supposedly more effective approach to managing hardware and software, called test-driven infrastructure.

By Joab Jackson | 17 July, 2014 06:56

Tags: Chef, open source, maintenance, software

Microsoft boosts OneDrive storage to free terabyte

Microsoft has begun boosting the free allowance of its OneDrive cloud-based storage service to one terabyte for subscribers to consumer and college student Office 365 plans.

By Gregg Keizer | 17 July, 2014 02:40

Tags: web apps, Microsoft, storage, internet, cloud computing, cloud storage

Open user group specs out SDN expectations

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) this week established working groups to address what it sees as the biggest pain points in networking and issued a white paper describing the current challenges and future needs.

By Jim Duffy | 16 July, 2014 23:03

Tags: SDN, Networking

Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40 percent without sacrificing performance.

By Tim Hornyak | 16 July, 2014 16:54

Tags: Fujitsu Laboratories, Networking, Fujitsu

Cloud, open source power TransLink's Web presence

It was an aging bespoke application that drove TransLink to seek a new content management system, but it was the strength of the community surrounding the open source project that helped the Queensland public transport agency choose Drupal.

By Rohan Pearce | 16 July, 2014 15:01

Tags: open source, content management, content managment system, drupal, TransLink

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