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Virtualization Wasteland
Aaron Bawcom, Chief Technology Officer, StrataCloud
Companies are discovering that achieving ROI with virtualization is not a simple task. The ease of provisioning virtual servers can lead to unnecessary and costly VM allocation.
By Aaron Bawcom Chief Technology Officer, StrataCloud, 9/30/2014
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Be Aware: 8 Tips for Security Awareness Training
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
Hint: One giant security training session to rule them all is not the way to go.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2014
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Cellphones OK For EU Airlines
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
European regulators allow voice calls throughout flights.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/29/2014
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Ello: Why Users Will Say Goodbye
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor,
Hundreds of thousands of users have flocked to new social network Ello, which promises it won't sell advertising or your data. Here's why they won't stay.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor,, 9/29/2014
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Coordinated Attacks Call For More Sophisticated Cyber Defense
Henry Kenyon,
Agencies and industry are rethinking how they defend against coordinated attacks by teams of specialized hackers.
By Henry Kenyon , 9/29/2014
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New Bash Bugs Surface
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
Time to patch again: Newly discovered flaws in Bash put Linux-based systems at risk.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 9/29/2014
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Making Sense Of Shellshock Attack Chaos
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Attacks against the Bash bug increase in volume and variety, with an emphasis on information gathering and botnet building.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 9/29/2014
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FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 9/29/2014
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Can We Talk? Finding A Common Security Language
Jason Polancich, Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs
How engineers can get beyond the crippling vocabulary and semantic barrier of infosec and actually communicate about cyber risk with bosses and business colleagues.
By Jason Polancich Founder & Chief Architect, SurfWatchLabs, 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Adds Compute-Intensive Servers On Azure
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Microsoft intros D series for Azure, a virtual server with lots of SSDs for big data and analytics.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/29/2014
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Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 9/29/2014
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25 GbE Coming To A Data Center Near You
The Ethernet Alliance,
25 Gigabit Ethernet is providing a way to enable hyperscale data centers while reducing capex and opex for enterprise deployments.
By Mark Nowell, Chair, Ethernet Alliance Technical Subcommittee; Chair, IEEE Study Group; Senior Director of Engineering, Cisco Systems , 9/29/2014
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Smuggled iPhones Not Hot In China
Eric Zeman,
Demand for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices smuggled into China slows dramatically, even as Apple prepares to start selling the devices there.
By Eric Zeman , 9/29/2014
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MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
Jeff Bertolucci,
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Windows Threshold Site Appears Early
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Everybody expects Microsoft to preview a new version of Windows this week, and a company website that was accidentally made public over the weekend supports that idea.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
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New Role Needed: Business Information Officer
Peter High, President, Metis Strategy
Rather than take responsibilities away from the CIO, companies should create this new position to help the CIO cement strategic relationships with other divisions.
By Peter High President, Metis Strategy, 9/29/2014
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Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 9/29/2014
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5 Steps To Build A Strong IT Brand
Doron Gordon, Founder & CEO, Samange
As IT departments become strategic partners providing quantifiable ROI, CIOs need to pay more attention to their brands.
By Doron Gordon Founder & CEO, Samange, 9/29/2014
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