7 Excuses To Avoid Family Tech Support
Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
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5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Running Your SOC
Jeff Schilling, CSO, Firehost
Commentary
The former head of the US Army Cyber Command SOC shares his wisdom and battle scars about playing offense not defense against attackers.
By Jeff Schilling CSO, Firehost, 12/18/2014
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Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Juan Valencia, Principle engineer, ShareThis
Commentary
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
By Juan Valencia Principle engineer, ShareThis, 12/18/2014
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Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Ed Featherston, Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting
Commentary
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
By Ed Featherston Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting, 12/18/2014
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Amazon, VMware On Collision Course
Gregory Ness,  VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox
Commentary
At this year's Re:Invent conference, Amazon showcased new features and agility plans that could push it solidly ahead of its cloud competitors.
By Gregory Ness VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox, 12/18/2014
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IBM Brags Of 49 Cloud Data Centers
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
IBM promised 40 SoftLayer cloud data centers globally by the end of 2014. Through a partnership with Equinix, it's ending the year with 49.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 12/18/2014
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Wearables In 2015: 4 Predictions
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
News
Smart glasses like Google Glass get put to the test in the enterprise, while smartwatches slowly woo consumers thanks to the Apple Watch.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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7 Excuses To Avoid Family Tech Support
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Are you the family's unofficial IT person? The holidays are a dangerous time: Here's what to say when you're asked to fix messes.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 12/18/2014
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Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/18/2014
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Death To Fillable PDFs And MS Word Forms
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Your "convenient" enterprise forms are killing me. We need new approaches and more communications.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 12/18/2014
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8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Technologies such as sensors, GPS, and even senior-focused social networks can help seniors continue to live at home.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/18/2014
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Stateless Security In The Data Center: A Hybrid Approach
Mason Harris, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Commentary
In today's data centers, firewalls and other stateful security controls can be less effective than stateless controls or a hybrid approach combining both.
By Mason Harris Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco, 12/18/2014
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Sony Cancels Movie, US Confirms North Korea Involvement, But Were Bomb Threats Empty?
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
After the Sony hackers issue threats of physical violence and 9/11-style attacks, The Interview is being killed before it even premieres. But would the attackers have really blown up theaters?
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 12/17/2014
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Millions Of Android Phones In China Have Backdoor
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
An Android backdoor is the topic of one of two advisories this week on mobile threats.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 12/17/2014
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'Grinch' Bug May Affect Most Linux Systems
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
But newly discovered vulnerability not as urgent as previous open-source bug disclosures.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 12/17/2014
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Luxury Watchmaker TAG Heuer Sees Digital 'Tsunami'
Chris Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Maker of TAG Heuer watches shifts gears, now plans to craft a smartwatch and possibly make acquisitions, in the wake of Apple Watch.
By Chris Murphy Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
Eric Zeman,
News
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
By Eric Zeman , 12/17/2014
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The New Target for State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks: Applications
Jeff Williams, CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security
Commentary
Skilled hackers are now using simple web application vulnerabilities like SQL Injection to take over database servers. Are you prepared to defend against this new type of threat actor?
By Jeff Williams CTO, Aspect Security & Contrast Security, 12/17/2014
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Salesforce.com Connects To Microsoft SharePoint
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
News
Salesforce Files Connect offers federated access to multiple content repositories. Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive are next.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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3 OpenStack Predictions For 2015
Boris Renski, CMO, Mirantis
Commentary
VMware customers will surge, Debian will become the vendor-neutral platform, and instability will lose its cool factor.
By Boris Renski CMO, Mirantis, 12/17/2014
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