Herding Cats: Dell K1000 Reins In Chromebooks, Servers
Jan27

Herding Cats: Dell K1000 Reins In Chromebooks, Servers

Although it’s only a dot release, Dell KACE K1000 Systems Management Appliance 6.3, including what Dell calls the first-to-market Chromebook support, and Windows agentless inventory and monitoring for integrated server management, is intended to address a number of major challenges identified in a new survey. Key findings of the survey of approximately 700 IT professionals included: -in addition to traditional computing devices,...

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Oracle Re-engineers Big Boxes for the Data Center

Announced at a live event at the Oracle headquarters this [last] week was a complete overhaul of the company’s high-end engineered systems for the data center. These pre-integrated appliances have always been big and fast, with a big starting price to match, so it wasn’t surprising to see them get bigger and faster. The interesting bit was how they also got cheaper. Or offer more price/performance value, if you prefer the...

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CES 2015’s Implications for Business

Given my usual focus on business IT, I’m often asked why I bother attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It’s a reasonable question since in the main, CES mainly acts as a stage where consumer electronics companies place their bets and roll the dice on where they believe the CE market will go in the coming year. In that particular sense, there literally couldn’t be a better venue for CES than Vegas. My...

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Grading the President’s SOTU Cybersecurity Agenda

In the wake of the furor over the Sony Pictures attack, President Obama came out swinging in his State of the Union speech earlier this week. Not to be outdone, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) included a cybersecurity-centric sentence or two in the Republican’s response. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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[InfoSec] Tops the List of Business Initiatives…

Those of us in the cybersecurity community can name-drop dozens of data breaches from the last ten years, but the late 2013 breach at US retailer Target could be considered a game-changer. In addition to the $148 million price tag, the CEO and CIO were both ousted in the wake of the cyber-attack. To read the complete article, CLICK HERE Share this:MoreEmailPrintShare on...

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Cisco Survey: You Can’t Fix… Security
Jan20

Cisco Survey: You Can’t Fix… Security

You can’t fix stupid. Or apparently security, according to Cisco’s latest survey of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and Security Operations executives polled at 1,700 companies. That’s not what Cisco said, and they’re perfectly willing to sell you products and services to at least reduce security issues – just like every other security vendor out there – but it appears to be the key takeaway from...

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