• Using Log Data And Machine Learning To Weed Out The Bad Guys

     

    We have seen in the past how security threats often have their origins inside organizations. While high-profile data breaches from shady external characters create a dramatic story that is attractive to the media and Hollywood, there is arguably even g…

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  • Salesforce.com Makes A Stand Against Bigotry

     

    When Martin Luther King exclaimed that he had a dream, he probably didn’t expect support to come from the direction of a billionaire Silicon Valley CEO. But that is what we see today as Salesforce.com and its CEO Marc Benioff take a stand against a new piece of legislation in Indiana. The […]

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  • Ubuntu And Ericsson Partner To Helps Telcos Achieve Flexibility

     

    Ericsson is a monster in the telecommunications industry. The company, which provides products and services upon which telcos themselves build their businesses, has a network spread that sees 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic, and some 2.5 billi…

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  • Coincidence Or Not? Unit4 Rebrands And Goes Platform

     

    Such delicious irony. Only hours ago, FinancialForce, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor, announced a monster funding round. FinancialForce is owned, at least in part, by European ERP vendor Unit4. When covering the funding news for Financial…

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  • This Has Got To Hurt–Huddle Beats Box To FedRAMP Certification

     

    One of Box’s biggest competitors Huddle is making news today by beating Box to the all important FedRAMP federal certification – this is a big deal for a company that has executed well, but hasn’t gained the attention of its better known competitor Box…

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  • FinancialForce.com Raises $110 Million To Take On Giants

     

    It’s game-on today as FinancialForce, the cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor, announces $110 million in funding aimed at helping it take on some of the big players in the space. FinancialForce itself is an interesting player – actual…

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  • A Cautionary Open Source Tale, Apple Buys And Shutters FoundationDB

     

    On Tuesday, it was announced that Apple has snapped up FoundationDB, maker of the eponymously named database technology. Apple acquired the company and technology in order to help it crunch the ever-increasing quantities of data that it holds. Apple, in its own inimitable way, confirmed the deal but refused to discuss […]

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  • Pulse Mining Uses Tableau To Future Proof Its Legacy ERP

     

    One of the difficulties that legacy vendors have when competing in a world awash with cloud solutions is the impediments that their fundamental architecture create. A legacy solution that isn’t built with application programming interfaces (APIs) not o…

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  • Good Bye VMware, Hello OpenStack. PayPal Axes Virtualization Giant

     

    A couple of years ago (almost to the day) Forbes covered the suggestion that PayPal was going to drop VMware from its infrastructure in favor of OpenStack. The article actually impacted upon VMware’s share price for a time and it only surfaced later that PayPal was only making an initial foray […]

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  • Storage Made Easy Chases A New Model In File Sharing And Collaboration

     

    One thing that the Box IPO showed the world is that there is incredible competition in the enterprise file sharing and synchronization (EFSS) space. While Box and Dropbox are the poster children (and aggressive competitors) in the standalone cloud EFSS…

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