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Derek Brost of eProtex Discusses Data Protection in the Healthcare Industry

Derek Brost of eProtex Discusses Data Protection in the Healthcare Industry

Derek Brost, the chief security officer of eProtext, stopped by theCube at the ServiceNow Knowledge13 conference in Las Vegas to discuss his company and the healthcare industry’s Cybersecurity woes. He shared his take on these subjects and explained why his firm is using ServiceNow’s software in an interview with Wikibon co-founder Dave Vellante and SiliconAngle’s Jeff Frick. eProtex is a consultancy that specializes in securing network-attached medical devices, a niche market in which it faces little to no competition. Brost boasts that despite launching amid the Great Recession of 2009 (which, he admits, wasn’t the best time to start a company)... more »
ComodIT Releases Direct Install Feature for Developers

ComodIT Releases Direct Install Feature for Developers

Have you ever tried installing a piece of open source software and been put off by the three pages 'how-to install' tutorial? Why can't we install server applications in one-click, just like we do from a mobile app-store? If these are the questions in your mind, then here’s the news for you. ComodIT, Belgium-based IT Automation as a Service provider, recently released a really cool new feature, changing the way developers will deliver their server based applications. ComodIT has released a “Direct Install” button that enables developers to deliver a similar user experience for discovery and deployment of their enterprise server... more »
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How To Protect Your Yahoo Mail Against Hackers

Almost three weeks after we first reported on Yahoo's inability to protect its customers from being hacked, it seems that the email provider is no closer to coming up with an effective solution – or even admitting that it has a problem in the first place. You can read my original post on the subject here, but the short story is that Russian hackers have employed a technique that exploits a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability to hack thousands of Yahoo mail accounts over the last few months. Once compromised, the accounts are then used to distribute spam messages advertising a "get... more »
Advice on SaaS from a Co-op that's Merged 3 IT Departments Across 2 Nations | #servicenow

Advice on SaaS from a Co-op that's Merged 3 IT Departments Across 2 Nations | #servicenow

Michael Glenn, Director of Architecture at Agropur, discussed the adoption of ServiceNow and his experience in using their SaaS offering for his multi-billion dollar dairy cooperative with theCube co-hosts  Jeff Frick and Dave Vellante live at the ServiceNow Knowledge conference. "We've been a ServiceNow customer for two years," Glenn said, mentioning Agropur started like most new customers with the basic module, and is now looking at where the next steps are, with a focus on project management. Merging IT departments across two nations   Agropur, a cooperative in Quebeck, it is owned by dairy farmers. It is a fast growing business  spread throughout Canada and North-East USA.... more »
Google I/O Brings New API for Maps, Chrome, Search, and Android

Google I/O Brings New API for Maps, Chrome, Search, and Android

The 6th annual Google I/O developer conference just kicked off at Moscone Center in San Francisco, Apparently, the search giant will be hosting numerous technical sessions and demonstrations of its products, along with new technology enhancements. The conference started with a surprise appearance by Google CEO Larry Page at the keynote, where he delivered a speech and spent around half an hour taking questions from the audience. As we are talking about the DevOps Angle here, let’s quickly get into what goodness is expected for developers at the conference. Understanding the exciting transformation computing is going through at this moment, Google... more »
HP Demonstrates Working Kraken Prototype, Announces Preloaded HANA Appliance, New Services for SAP Users at Sapphire

HP Demonstrates Working Kraken Prototype, Announces Preloaded HANA Appliance, New Services for SAP Users at Sapphire

HP demonstrated the first public working prototype of its Kraken joint initiative with SAP at SAP Sapphire Now 2013. A test system on the latest HP server hardware optimized to run the in-memory SAP HANA database for the SAP Business Suite, is a first step toward a system designed to provide customers with a choice that is capable of scaling to the highest levels with the RAM to handle very large HANA databases. The prototype, running on 16 Intel Xeon processor E7 family CPUs and 12 Tbytes of memory, is engineered specifically for complex, data-intensive workloads such as supply chain, CRM,... more »
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"I no longer have to tell people I can't do something." ServiceNow Removes the Limitations Barrier

Neil Laufenberg, Senior Manager of IT Service Management with FICO, attended the ServiceNow Knowledge13 conference and joined theCube with Dave Vellante to talk about his experience with ServiceNow. Laufenberg begins by stating the problem is no longer if he can do something, but how long it will take him to do it. “The thing I love most about the ServiceNow platform is I no longer have to tell people I can’t do something.” Instead of only being a system as a service (SaaS), Laufenberg considers ServiceNow more of a platform as a service (PaaS). He feels that there are three veins that... more »
ServiceNow Connects all the Dots for It's Customers

ServiceNow Connects all the Dots for It's Customers

Carolyn Hollingsworth, Senior Manager of IT Service Operations at Lennox International, came to the ServiceNOW Knowledge13 conference and sat to speak with Dave Vellante and Jeff Frick on theCube about her experience with ServiceNOW. Lennox International is a global manufacturer of heating and air conditioning equipment based in Dallas, Texas. Hollingsworth explains that she sees ServiceNOW like an ERP system for IT. They have the ability to build new applications for other facets of the business and bring innovations to help drive that business. The connectivity that ServiceNOW has given them is of note. Prior to introducing ServiceNOW to the enterprise information was... more »
Windows 8.1 - Lookout! Microsoft is Hitting 2nd Gear

Windows 8.1 - Lookout! Microsoft is Hitting 2nd Gear

Windows Blue – For some it’s a phonetic prophecy that well-describes the last several months of what was Windows 8.  Obviously that is changing now that Windows 8 becomes Windows 8.1 and "Windows Blue" is no more.  The pundits have had their day with criticisms of Windows 8.  Some have gone so far as calling for Ballmer’s head, but even that has been going on for as long as he’s been running the show, really. Here’s the thing that hopefully some people get – Windows is getting better and that should scare some people.  In fact, a post on Microsoft’s Blogging... more »
Microsoft Wants to 'Touch-ify' Google Chrome

Microsoft Wants to 'Touch-ify' Google Chrome

If you happen to have a Windows 8 touch device, you might have noticed that not all web browsers are working as well as you'd hoped. The problem has to do with the touch sensitivity itself - unless you stick with using Internet Explorer with its Pointer Events specifications that make it friendly towards your fingers, you're likely to find your browser being somewhat unresponsive, which can be seriously annoying for those who prefer Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Even worse, it's been quite a while already. Windows 8 machines burst onto the scene seven months ago, and still browsers like... more »

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