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Google Gets Down to Business with Android Work, Cloud Drive for Work

On June 26th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

CIO — Yesterday’s marathon Google I/O developer conference keynote, which lasted nearly two and a half hours, surprisingly dedicated a significant chunk of time — by Google standards, at least — to new enterprise features and enhancements in Android and other Google products. It was a notable departure from past I/O conferences, when Google mostly..

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No More Excuses, Time to Roll Out IPv6, Says Registry Boss

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IDG News Service — As the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses starts to cause problems for organizations around the world, time has come to roll out IPv6 on a larger scale and leave behind dead-end technologies that delay the inevitable, according to the chief of the regional Internet registry in Asia-Pacific. The newer version of..

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8 Internet Things That Are Not IoT

On June 26th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Network World — Cisco’s proclamations on the value of the Internet of Things/Everything market — $14.4 trillion — would seem to include everything but the kitchen sink and maybe even that if it’s IP-enabled. So is there anything IP-enabled that’s not included in the Internet of Things/Everything market? We asked a couple of analysts tracking..

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Hackers Found Controlling Malware and Botnets From the Cloud

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Network World — In what is considered to be a natural evolution of tactics used by cybercriminals to infiltrate corporate networks, security firm Trend Micro has new evidence that more botnets and malware are being not only hosted in the cloud, but controlled remotely from cloud servers. The goal of hackers is to disguise their..

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Google’s Move Into Home Automation Means Even Less Privacy

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Computerworld — Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to soon start sharing some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into the home automation market. On Monday, Nest unveiled a program to allow third parties to integrate their devices and appliances..

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Microsoft Botched all Aspects of Exchange Outage Response

On June 26th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — Microsoft blew it Tuesday when its Exchange Online hosted email service went dark for much of the business day, an expert said. But he wasn’t referring to Exchange’s technical failure. “Three hundred and sixty-four days of excellent service can be undone on the 365th if a company doesn’t communicate effectively,” said Gene Grabowski,..

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10 Things to Know About the Smartphone Kill Switch

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Apple already has one, Microsoft and Google say they’ll build one, Minnesota will demand it from next year and it could soon be the law in California and maybe nationwide. The smartphone kill switch appears to be on its way to every handset sold in the U.S. so what’s all the..

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Microsoft Fixes Exchange Online Outage After Almost 9 Hours

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Microsoft has finally fixed an Exchange Online outage that left affected users without access to email for almost nine hours on Tuesday, prompting many to vent their frustration online as they struggled to get their work done. The company hasn’t said how many customers were impacted, but judging by the volume..

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Montana Data Breach Exposes 1.3 Million Personal Records

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

IDG News Service — Up to 1.3 million records, including health care and bank account information, may have been exposed after a server at Montana’s public health department was hacked in May, the state said Tuesday. The server, which belonged to the Department of Public Health and Human Services, was shut down on May 22,..

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The Internet of Things Figures Into This IT Leader’s 5-Year Plan

On June 25th, 2014, posted in: News & Events by Comments Off

Computerworld — When Chris LeBeau stepped into the top IT position at Peoria, Ill.-based Advanced Technology Services (ATS) nearly two years ago, he formulated a clear objective for the IT division: putting the right technology tools and capabilities into the hands of the company’s 3,000 employees to help them be more efficient and effective. LeBeau,..

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