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6 Mobile Security Solutions for BYOD

6 Mobile Security Solutions for BYOD

The BYOD movement is only going to gain in prominence as device manufacturers continue to deliver more powerful mobile devices, and individuals continue to bring their own smartphones and tablets to work.  Though this is good news for employees, this still poses a huge security problem for the enterprise. IT administrators are up to their necks juggling mobile security solutions and infrastructure support to enable to BYOD movement, and there's a slew of third party solutions looking to close the gap on IT and BYOD to smooth this rather abrupt transition into the mobile era. So let’s look at some of the... more »
Nike Unveils New FuelBand SE for Self-Trackers : More Colors + Power

Nike Unveils New FuelBand SE for Self-Trackers : More Colors + Power

Have you seen Nike's new FuelBand?  Is Fitbit aiming to dominate the fitness tracking business?  Find out more with this week’s Quantified Self roundup. Nike FuelBand SE Unveiled Nike is holding an event in New York today, where it has unveiled the next version of its popular fitness tracking band, the Nike FuelBand SE.  So what's new with the device? The FuelBand SE still features the same form factor, the same LED lights, and a single button. Nothing much has changed, but at least now, consumers have more neon colors to choose from. This is quite surprising that Nike didn't come up with an... more »
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CEOs Pessimistic About Internet of Things, Study Shows

Upper management still doesn’t get connected devices, a new survey by Gartner asserts. The research firm found that the majority of CEOs dismiss the potentially massive impact of smart machines on business as mere hype. Asked about the prospect of the Internet of Things absorbing millions of jobs over the next 15 years, 60 percent of the respondents deemed it a “"futurist fantasy.” Kenneth Brant, a research director at Gartner, commented on the results: "Most business and thought leaders underestimate the potential of smart machines to take over millions of middle-class jobs in the coming decades. Job destruction will happen at a... more »
Microsoft Jumps into Phablet Craze with New Software

Microsoft Jumps into Phablet Craze with New Software

Microsoft is upgrading its Windows Phone operating system to support phablets, smartphone-tablet hybrids with a screen size ranging between five and seven inches. The update will also introduce a number of usability enhancements, including a “driving mode” that notifies callers if the user is too busy to respond immediately. Windows Phone Update 3, as it's known officially, will roll out to developers tomorrow and to customers in the coming months. The platform features a bigger start menu that supports an additional row of tiles to accommodate devices with screens as large as six inches. Other additions include the ability to bind... more »
For Drivers, Developers + Phablets : Windows Phone 8 Update Highlights

For Drivers, Developers + Phablets : Windows Phone 8 Update Highlights

News: Microsoft has released information about its much awaited update for Windows Phone.  Nope, it’s not going to be called Windows Phone 8.1 -- it’s not following in the steps of Windows 8.  It will, in fact, sport a much lengthier nomenclature.  The update is called Windows Phone 8.1 Upgrade 3.  It is a mouthful, but the features may be worth the trouble. Windows Phone 8 Upgrade 3 Highlights . So what does Window Phone 8 Upgrade 3 have to offer? . For phones and phablets This update is certainly noteworthy, since the platform will now cater to devices with small or bigger screens. The update... more »
PernixData Reaches out to Practitioners in Bid to Popularize Flash Virtualization

PernixData Reaches out to Practitioners in Bid to Popularize Flash Virtualization

PernixData, a San Jose-based provider of virtualization software, is working to put its platform in the hands of practitioners as part of an aggressive growth strategy that spans innovation and global expansion. Established by Exadata co-founder Poojan Kumar and former VMware storage CTO Satyam Vaghani, PernixData offers a tool that makes server-side flash resources accessible across all hosts in a cluster. The product is currently only available for VMware environments, but KMV- and Hyper-V-compatible versions will be rolled out within the next 18 months. The company’s newly announced PernixPro program provides storage professionals with free access to its flagship FVP solution and... more »
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Driving To A Hybrid Cloud With Dedicated Servers

Adopting the public cloud is similar to renting a car from Hertz or Avis. You pay for the days you use (or by the hour, if you rent from Car2Go or ZipCar). It’s very easy to get one anywhere anytime, you can jump in a car in minutes, the car is used by multiple customers every month (multi-tenant) and you have the flexibility in that you can rent a car in one location and drop it off in another when you’re done. Yet, if it is so convenient and inexpensive, why don’t more people drive a rental car to work each... more »
Tighter BYOD Policies Needed To Fend Off Rising Mobile Malware Risk

Tighter BYOD Policies Needed To Fend Off Rising Mobile Malware Risk

Juniper Research published a report today that claims up to 80% of all smartphones are running without having any kind of protection against malware installed, even in spite of the growing awareness of security threats and the wide availability of mobile security software. According to Juniper's researchers, of the 1.4 billion smarphones in the world, only around 325 million of those devices actually have security software installed. One of the main reasons for this low level of security software adoption is that many users are still unaware of how big a threat malware really is. In addition, Juniper Research points to... more »
Google Readies New Treats for Halloween Event

Google Readies New Treats for Halloween Event

Trick or treat?  Search giant Google is said to be prepping for an event in October 31, 2013, and reports are suggesting that a new phone, a smartwatch and the new version of Android will all be launched at the said event. Last week, a leaked Service Manual of the Nexus 5 made its way on to Scribd and it showed that the device will feature a 5.0” IPS TFT display with a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels, 32GB internal storage – it was not specified if there will be other variants. The device will also come with 2GB RAM,... more »
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HP CEO Signals Wintel Alliance May Be in Its Final Days

Hewlett Packard is no longer playing by Intel and Microsoft’s rules, CEO Meg Whitman told analysts at a meeting this week. Citing the rapid decline of the traditional PC market, the executive said that her company faces pressure to break out of the Wintel ecosystem and embrace new platforms, namely Android and Chrome OS. While Windows’ desktop monopoly has shown consistent decline in recent years, Google’s operating systems are seeing rapid growth as consumers abandon PCs in favor of more affordable mobile devices. Add to that Microsoft’s expanding hardware lineup and its acquisition of Nokia, and it’s not hard to see... more »

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