Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) provider Paragon Software has kicked off a new channel initiative to drive demand, tidy up sales cycles and build profits for partners selling its product lineup.Content Classification: Curated
Independent security research firm Ponemon Institute has released the details of a new study that found 65 percent of respondents had experienced SQL injection attacks that had successfully evaded perimeter defenses within the past 12 months. The news is especially alarming given the recent discovery of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug, which is estimated to have affected more than two thirds of the internet.The Ponemon Institute found that SQL injection attacks were prevalent among the 595 IT security practitioners in the U.S. Content Classification: Curated
In the year since taking over Intel’s (INTC) helm, chief Brian Krzanich has talked a mobile blue streak, pledging to speed up mobile processor development, open the vendor’s plants to other mobile processor makers, bake Braswell into Chromebooks and ship 40 million tablet SOCs in 2014.Content Classification: Curated
Canada’s Revenue Agency (CRA) tax collection arm is blaming hackers exploiting the Heartbleed security vulnerability for stealing confidential data on 900 people, in perhaps the first known report of a large organization victimized by the OpenSSL flaw.Content Classification: Curated
VMware (VMW) has taken the wraps off vCloud Hybrid Service – Disaster Recovery, a new cloud-based disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for VMware virtualized data centers. The new DRaaS is available immediately in all five of VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service data centers in the United States and United Kingdom.Content Classification: Curated
Personal clouds are going to control your world. Well, that may be overkill—or is it? According to a new report, the personal cloud is trending high, with Apple (AAPL), Dropbox, Google (GOOG) and Microsoft (MSFT) dominating the rapidly advancing landscape of personal cloud cornerstones.
The move to the mobile cloud is changing how applications, desktops and data are managed and consumed. The Association of Commuter Transportation noted that 83 percent of Fortune 100 companies support remote access, while the average mobile worker carries 3.5 devices, according to the iPass Mobile Workforce Report, 2012. It has been predicted that end users soon will connect to their applications and data through “on-the-go” access points, such as their vehicles and portable wearables.Content Classification: Influencer
FiberLight unveiled its newest joint infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering, which will be co-branded through CirraCore, a supplier of VMware-based IaaS solutions.Content Classification: Curated
StarWind Software's software-defined storage solutions for Microsoft (MSFT) Hyper-V virtualization platforms have earned a significant endorsement with the company's announcement this week of a $3.25 million Series B round of financing.Content Classification: Curated
Welcome back to our continuing coverage of spring Varnex 2014, Synnex’s semi-annual SMB partner conference in Orlando. Here is what you need to know from today’s events.
Critics of open source programming may use the OpenSSL "Heartbleed" disaster to claim otherwise, but a new report from Coverity says open source code now beats proprietary software in quality. This week, the company released results of the 2013 Coverity Scan Open Source Source report, which found that, by Coverity's metrics, open source code has surpassed proprietary code in quality for the first time.Content Classification: Curated
Trusty Tahr—better known as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the latest version of Canonical's open source OS based on Linux—will see its official release in another day. Here's what to expect when it goes live April 17.Content Classification: Curated
Riverbed Technology (RVBD) is putting a new name to its server consolidation technology and adding a few bells and whistles.Content Classification: Aggregated
Synnex kicked off its semi-annual Varnex conference for SMB customers this week, where the company is hosting a number of panels, breakout sessions and partner interaction seminars at the World Marriott in Orlando. Here are the highlights from today’s event for those of you who couldn’t make it out.
It looks as though Samsung is in hot water again. A recently released internal document showed the company purposefully misled the public by saying its Galaxy tablets were outselling the competition, making it seem as though the public was losing interest in the Apple (AAPL) iPad.Content Classification: Curated
Trend Micro is revamping its Complete User Protection solution with the introduction of two simplified subscription-based offerings, which combine the company’s previous security options into two simplified packages.Content Classification: Curated
The VAR Guy had a chance to sit down with Synnex President and CEO Kevin Murai at this week’s Varnex conference in Orlando to talk about the ways in which Synnex is empowering its SMB resellers and how it utilizes community feedback to drive the direction of its distribution business. Here is what Murai had to say on Varnex, the importance of the company’s channel partners and more.Content Classification: Curated
Here comes 3D printing. Retailer Staples (SPLS) is selling 3D printing services aimed at small businesses and consumers in a two-store, joint pilot project with 3D Systems (DDD) to determine the market’s viability and the best way to approach it.Content Classification: Curated
Ubuntu 14.04, the newest edition of Canonical's open source Linux-based OS, will not make huge waves among PC and mobile users, for whom it brings only minor software updates. For server users, however, the latest and greatest Ubuntu release delivers more, particularly in the realms of automation, cloud-computing and virtualization.Content Classification: Curated
The Heartbleed bug is just the latest in a string of security compromises that has customers concerned—and vulnerable. What steps have you taken to help your customers?Proactively researched which websites are affected and alerted my customers which passwords they need to change Proactively sent out an email telling them to change all their passwords -- better safe than sorry Waited for my customers to call me about Heartbleed, then told them what they need to do Nothing -- I'm too busy keeping my own network safe