Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010

There are many reasons why now is the right time to make the move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, including a host of administration and security improvements. However, as with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange 2010 requires SSL certificates to ensure the security of all connections to the email server. This guide from Thawte is [...]

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How Zynga Created Its Hybrid Cloud

Allan Leinwand, CTO of Zynga, an online game provider, delivered a keynote speech at the recent DatacenterDynamics conference in San Francisco. He talked about how Zynga creates hybrid cloud. Allan Leinwand The number of Zynga’s game users is growing rapidly. The company had its own data center for supporting online games, but their infrastructure could [...]

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Security In the Golden Age Of The Internet

Security In the Golden Age Of The Internet

The political spectrum, we learned in civics lessons in high school, is actually a cyclical format that renders the furthest of the right, most closely to the furthest of the left. In 2011 that may be a bit hard to sustain in an argument, but the principal of belief systems cycling is rather empirical. Today [...]

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-Time (JIT) Production

Just-in-Time (JIT) manufacturing is “not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty,” explains Focus Expert, Jerry Durant. How do you keep your company from falling prey to decision failures? In this guide, Focus Experts share their top 7 best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Download Whitepaper

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5 Features Any VoIP Phone System Should Have

Our Focus Brief 5 Standard Features Any VoIP Phone System Should Have and current Focus Phone Systems Comparison Guide will give you the critical data you need to make an informed decision on business phone systems. Consult our guides to learn: * The VoIP features that matter * The top VoIP vendors compared * Costs [...]

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The 2011 Focus Experts’ Guide: Enterprise Phone Systems

A phone system plays a crucial role in an enterprise, yet the rapidly expanding options and recent developments in the voice communication market can be difficult to follow and fully understand, unless you are a seasoned telephony pro. When choosing a phone solution for your business, you need unbiased, practical advice to help align available [...]

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Assessing Pentagon Performance On Information Security From some Ex-Hacker’s POV

Assessing Pentagon Performance On Information Security From some Ex-Hacker’s POV

Ever since there’s been data storage devices, there’s been guys trying to plant pieces of code on them to steal data or wreak havoc. Twenty-five or more years ago, we were constantly losing data because of worms, viruses and crooks and faulty or stolen floppy disks. Recently we’ve seen how SecureID’s used extensively for on [...]

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July 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

July 2011 Patch Tuesday Overview

Microsoft has released 4 new security bulletins in the July 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  These 4 security bulletins address 22 vulnerabilities.  After a hefty Patch Tuesday last month, administrators are getting a bit of a breather with a manageable security bulletin release.  Even with a small release, there are some key points to consider. [...]

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A Quick Look at Structure 2011

This is a summary of Structure 2011, held recently by GigaOM in San Francisco. In this blog I report what I observed but without going into details. I plan to cover some of the subjects in more detail as time permits in future blogs. Similar conferences have sessions that run 50 to 90 minutes. Sessions [...]

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Google+: A “social” assault on Facebook & Twitter

It’s no secret that Google wants to be social. It attempted at doing so numerous times already. First came orkut which failed to catch on here in the US, then came Google Buzz which didn’t seem to catch on anywhere. Then came the short-lived Google Wave, which was the biggest disaster of them all. But [...]

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