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5 Misconceptions of Cloud Software and Virtual Licensing

If you’ve been busy virtualizing your environment, or migrating to an internal cloud, chances are your software licensing and maintenance costs are spiraling out of control. Every CIO wants to balance costs and maximize efficiency, but the shift to virtual and cloud hosting models has changed the game when it comes to software licensing, and […]

Five Questions CIOs Should Ask Cloud Service Providers

“IT services are becoming more about risk management than technical ability, particularly as organizations adopt cloud services,” writes Scott Lowe in his latest Professional Alert. In line with that thought, and as a follow on to his last Alert defining five important questions CIOs should ask internally before adopting cloud services, Lowe discusses five vital […]

Silver Peak Announces Virtual Appliance for Offsite Replication

Silver Peak Systems announced a new virtual application designed to dramatically speed up data duplication for disaster recovery without the purchase of additional hardware. The company’s VRX-2, VRX-4 and VRX-8 products are part of its Virtual Acceleration Open Architecture, a software suite that features a number of virtualized WAN optimization offerings. The VRX line is […]

Does Big Data Spell the End of Business Intelligence As We Know It?

At last week’s SVForum Big Data Event, you could have been forgiven for thinking that it would be all Hadoop, all the time. Even though Hadoop was featured prominently, it was by no means the only topic. It’s no secret that Hadoop and big data are, well, big. The explosion of new data sources such as social […]

Deploying Mobility a Worthwhile Challenge – CIO Magazine

Rolling out efficient and secure mobility infrastructure across an organisation is a challenging but ultimately worthwhile exercise, particularly as users are demanding access to information anywhere and at any time from a plethora of mobile devices. This was the general consensus amongst attendees at CIO Australia’sManaging Mobility roundtable, sponsored by Citrix and Fujitsu. Attendees agreed that […]

Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon to speak at Open Source Think Tank

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Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon will be a featured keynote speaker at Open Source Think Tank on March 21, 2013. Open Source Think Tank brings leading global industry experts and visionaries together to discuss the future of open source. […]

Citrix Outfits Netscaler with Troubleshooting Tools

Citrix has released new software to help users of its NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) more easily troubleshoot application performance problems in complex network and data center environments. Today’s network-based applications are "pulling apart the model that IT departments have for troubleshooting," said Graham Melville, Citrix director of product marketing. To learn more and to […]

Is Converged Infrastructure the Future of the Data Center?

Ten years can seem like 10 lifetimes if you’re a little kid trying to catch up to your big brother or a writer considering the history of the Internet. If you work in IT networking, however, the last 10 years hasn’t changed much. You still have to deal with siloed legacy infrastructure that takes time […]

ThinPrint Technology on VMware Horizon View 5.2 Supports Finishing Options on Windows 8

Cortado today announced it has integrated its ThinPrint technology with the recently announced VMware® Horizon View 5.2. New important printing features include: VMware Horizon View 5.2 has the ability to support printer finishing options, such as hole punching, stapling, and binding on Windows 8, with the use of the ThinPrint Output Gateway virtual printer driver. […]

CIOs : Risks + Rewards for Startup vs. Vendor Hybrid Storage

In his latest piece on research project site Wikibon, Scott Lowe discusses the pros and cons of choosing a startup over a tier one vendor in the hybrid storage space. He details the risks that CIOs need to take into account when doing business with emerging players, and outlines the long-term rewards of choosing the […]

50% of BYOD Programs Lost Sensitive Data

Allowing employees to bring their own mobile devices to work has a very positive effect on productivity, but it also introduces great complexity to corporate networks. This exposes organizations to many security threats that are often left unaddressed, according to the latest infographic from enterprise security software developer Ipswich. Ninety-five percent of organizations allow employee-owned […]

How to Prepare for a Cloud Server Migration

The promise of cloud computing is to reduce the cost of IT infrastructure assets and processes through lower operational expenses stemming from the cloud’s ability to allow organizations to purchase only the resources that are needed, when they need it. Large enterprise software applications are faced with stringent requirements related to performance, delay, and service […]

Liberate Your Users, Not Your Data

Right before Citrix acquired Zenprise, we held our Customer Advisory Board meeting. With CIOs from hospitals to restaurants to entertainment around our table, we heard their goals and challenges first-hand. In forums like that there always emerge one or two galvanizing issues from the group. This year it was the “Dropbox problem”. Not surprising. In […]

Google Glass and the Future of Windows Desktop

As you read the title of this post, you were probably wondering how I managed to make a connection between something as cutting-edge as Google Glass and that stalwart of IT for the last 20 years, the Windows desktop.  Well, it’s a little bit of a stretch; however, there is an important principle to grasp as we […]

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