HP StoreOnce: Reinventing Data Deduplication

This whitepaper introduces and describes StoreOnce software, next-generation deduplication technology from HP and Intel that allows for better management, higher performance, and more efficient data protection, while providing IT administrators with a cost-effective way to control unrelenting data growth. Download Whitepaper

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Global Records Compliance: What You Need to Know

This IDC White Paper discusses the impact of the critical records management, data retention, and data protection regulations across key geographies (namely, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia). It concludes with recommendations for developing global information governance best practices. Readers should note that providing legal and regulatory information is not legal [...]

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Content Delivery Network (CDN) Race

The CDN space is shaping up to be the next powerhouse space to grow out of the merging of the Internet and TV content. The video content explosion debuted by Google’s YouTube sensation over the last few years, along with the Netflix and Amazon rush to capture video rental revenue, should have given us a [...]

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What Are IT Companies Doing in Smart Grid?

As is true for telecom companies, there hasn’t been much discussion about what IT companies like Oracle are doing in the smart grid segment. A rare exception is the report written by David Leeds of GTM Research (free download with registration, and see page 21). David described vendors and their focus areas in smart grid. [...]

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What Are Cellular Players Doing for Smart Grid?

When I hear great stories about smart grid, they are usually about smart meters, automated metering infrastructure (AMI), demand and response, home energy management, and so on. Networking is mentioned but mostly as an adjunct to those functions. Because the home area is familiar to us ordinary consumers, I hear a lot about ZigBee, Wi-Fi, [...]

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May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

May 2011 Patch Tuesday Advanced Notification

Microsoft has released their advanced notification for the May 2011 edition of Patch Tuesday.  This Patch Tuesday marks a “light” Patch Tuesday as expected.  Microsoft’s release cadence for security bulletins are typically heavy months followed by light months.  With this month’s release, administrators can take a big sigh of relief after a record-breaking April Patch [...]

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Monitoring Our Future

It should make no difference, but it seems like centuries since the Internet, and its concomitants, first nestled down into society and changed the way almost everyone views the world. Entire industries have been dismantled, many cohorts have gone extinct, yet wealth has been created beyond our wildest dreams. Apple, Google, Oracle and now Facebook [...]

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Protecting Sensitive Data in Networked Applications

Bard Karp Head of Networks Research Group, Department of Computer Science, University College London http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/events/event.pl?ID=000606 Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:45 Software vulnerabilities persist, and so exploits continue to cause significant damage, particularly by divulging users’ sensitive data to miscreants. These attacks succeed principally because many networked applications are naively structured: they are monolithic, in that [...]

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A Chat with Silver Spring Network’s Eric Dresselhuys

Smart grid is evolving so rapidly that it is hard to catch a glimpse of what’s really going on at a given moment. I gather information by reading lots of articles, blog posts, and tweets, going to conferences, and talking to experts. To many of us, smart grid is smart meters and home network/home energy [...]

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Six Emerging Application Trends in Smart Grid with More ICT

Smart meter deployment is in progress nationwide, and people are aware of automated meter infrastructure (AMI) as well. However, there is more to smart grid than smart meters and AMI. What about demand and response, home energy management, and electric vehicles? And what else is hot in smart grid? Pike Research has just published Smart [...]

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