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Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project

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Software-defined networking, a set of technologies to help networks better adapt to user needs with less manual effort, may at last be getting the common foundation it has needed for interoperability and efficient development. Most of the major vendors working on SDN have joined in on OpenDaylight, a project...
Network heavy hitters to pool SDN efforts in OpenDaylight project
Box trots out IBM, Oracle integrations to boost its enterprise cred
Is it the year of desktop virtualization yet?

An Exit In The Cloud: Colt Buys ThinkGrid To Beef Up SMB SaaS Business

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Some consolidation up in the clouds: Colt Technology Services has bought ThinkGrid, an enterprise cloud startup that has created a platform for channel partners and small and medium businesses for them in turn to become cloud service providers. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it looks...
An Exit In The Cloud: Colt Buys ThinkGrid To Beef Up SMB SaaS Business

Review: MuLab is a little known gem of a digital audio workstation

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At first glance, MuLab from MuTools might appear to be one of those simple, feature-deprived efforts you see from a multitudes of software vendors trying to cash in on Garage Band's success. However, just a few minutes with the free edition of this audio recording and MIDI sequencing program,...
Review: MuLab is a little known gem of a digital audio workstation
Dell Gets Thin With Wyse Technology Buy

Wall Street Beat: Software vendors offer good news on sales front

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Tech finally got a dose of good news this week from enterprise vendors including Oracle and Red Hat, which offered up some solid financial reports even as analysts continued to downgrade forecasts for IT spending this year....
Wall Street Beat: Software vendors offer good news on sales front
See those things around your legs, cloud customer? Those are shackles
Google wants to take on Apple with an open AirPlay alternative

Cloudera, MapR, Splunk update Hadoop tools

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As organizations continue to evaluate Hadoop for large scale data analysis, Hadoop software vendors are refining their products for enterprise use, addressing concerns around reliability and expanded use....
Cloudera, MapR, Splunk update Hadoop tools
ReadWrite DeathWatch: The Real-Estate Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

Appcore secures $6M funding for auto-cloud platform

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Appcore, a Des Moines, Iowa-based cloud computing automation platform startup, has just announced its latest round of funding: a $6 million cash infusion. This is Appcore’s second round of institutional funding; its Series A was a $5 million round from Interstate Communications, Omnitel Communications and Broadhorn Capital almost exactly...
Appcore secures $6M funding for auto-cloud platform

Your data has a secret, but you — yes, you — can make it talk

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Who needs a Ph.D. in statistics when you have the cloud? Machine learning is high data science — a discipline focused on algorithms that automatically detect complex patterns hidden within datasets — and it’s fast becoming something that anyone leverages to sell more handbags, or solve a research problem, or build...
Your data has a secret, but you — yes, you — can make it talk

Drupal Founder Critical of SaaS and its Proprietary Nature

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Drupal's founder is calling for open source in the enterprise and in the cloud. This should be no surprise, coming from someone like Dries Buytaert. But it is still interesting, considering the source and the point he makes about the actual lack of open source in cloud computing. Drupal is...
Drupal Founder Critical of SaaS and its Proprietary Nature

Why You Can’t Escape Social Media Marketing Any More

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As the business of social media continues to grow, social media tools - and the marketers who use them - are expanding their reach into nearly every social media network they can find. Thursday, HootSuite, one of the better-known social media management tools, added four additional social media networks to its...
Why You Can’t Escape Social Media Marketing Any More
Cloud migration still poses mine field for IT vendors

US's 'Cyberwar' Strategy: Making The Public Less Secure In The Name Of 'Security'

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The US government seems to be responding to "cyber Pearl Harbor" by heading out on bombing runs of its own. All the concern for the safety of the American public displayed in Congress during the CISPA push seems to have been nothing more than the empty words we expect from...
US's 'Cyberwar' Strategy: Making The Public Less Secure In The Name Of 'Security'
Network vendors launch open-source OpenDaylight Project to standardize SDN
Low early Windows 8 adoption numbers sound alarm bells for Microsoft

Enterprise software begins its beautification, where design was once an afterthought

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Beautiful enterprise software is not the oxymoron it once seemed. While tools such as SharePoint hold market share despite being clunky and obtuse, a startling shift has occurred in the last two years. We are beginning to see the rise of truly usable—and increasingly, beautiful—enterprise software. Nascent startups see a...
Enterprise software begins its beautification, where design was once an afterthought

Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service

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Sumo Logic, a Mountain View, Calif.-based log management startup, has secured a $30 million Series C funding round from Accel Partners along with existing investors Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The company, which competes primarily with Wall Street darling Splunk, has now raised $50.5 million since its creation in...
Sumo Logic raises $30M for log analysis as a service

Whose Fault Is It When Your PC Gets Hacked? Probably Not Microsoft's

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Since 2002, when Microsoft launched its Trustworthy Computing initiative, security in the company's products have improved each year. But while the company has increasingly battened down Windows, Office and its other programs, the number of vulnerabilities in harder-to-patch third-party applications has grown dramatically, making overall security on the PC worse...
Whose Fault Is It When Your PC Gets Hacked? Probably Not Microsoft's

Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

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As part of its monthly “Patch Tuesday” security updates for June, Microsoft announced changes in how Windows manages certificates. These changes include a new automatic updater tool for Windows 7 and Windows Vista that will flag stolen or known forged certificates. This shift will have a huge impact on companies...
Microsoft overhauls certificate management in response to Flame PKI hack

Microsoft pushes out critical security updates for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has published an out-of-band security bulletin--MS12-063--to address a vulnerability that is being actively exploited in attacks in the wild. In addition, Microsoft also released an update to resolve a critical flaw in Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer 10--which is the default browser in Windows 8 and Windows Server...
Microsoft pushes out critical security updates for Internet Explorer

Adobe Reader arrives for Windows Phone 8, featuring copy and paste, search, and zoom

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This morning Microsoft announced that Adobe has released an official PDF reading application for Windows Phone 8. According to its short blog post, the app, named Adobe Reader, will include the ability copy and paste, zoom in on PDFs, and open password protected files. Bookmarks are also supported, allowing users to...
Adobe Reader arrives for Windows Phone 8, featuring copy and paste, search, and zoom
Legacy IT Vendors Shoot The Sales Messenger

Salesforce.com has acquired French startup EntropySoft

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Salesforce.com has acquired EntropySoft, a French startup that offers content integration solutions. The acquisition will be formally announced tomorrow, but a Salesforce.com spokesperson confirmed that the deal recently closed. The acquisition appears to have been privately finalized a month ago. EntropySoft’s sales executive Serge Guillerme updated his LinkedIn account in January to...
Salesforce.com has acquired French startup EntropySoft

Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

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At Tuesday’s Structure:Europe event, Amazon.com’s CTO Werner Vogels hinted that “there are things coming down the pipe you wouldn’t believe,” when asked about what’s in store for Amazon’s Web Services. GigaOM did a little speculating this morning into what Vogels could have been talking about, and some of the possibilities are...
Amazon's new cloud services may blow your mind

Wall Street Beat: Software vendors report mixed results amid market tumult

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Against a backdrop of market tumult, enterprise software companies this week reported mixed quarterly results....
Wall Street Beat: Software vendors report mixed results amid market tumult

New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M

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Narinder Singh Appirio, the systems integrator that pioneered early software-as-a-service implementations, has netted $60 million in Series D funding led by General Atlantic. That brings total investment in the company to $80 million. General Atlantic, a growth equity firm, joins current investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. The company built its business...
New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M
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