RSA Web Threat Detector Extends Mobile Fraud Capabilities
Jul23

RSA Web Threat Detector Extends Mobile Fraud Capabilities

With mobile transactions growing more than 50% year-over-year (27% of all transactions in 2013), and mobile devices accounting for over 30% of all fraudulent transactions recorded by RSA in the first half of 2014, clearly mobile security is a growing concern. So EMC’s security arm has released Web Threat Detection 5.0, an enhanced version of the product formerly known as Silver Tail. Mobile threats are nowhere now, but they are...

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Oracle’s Big Data SQL Magic

Mixing your own big data solution often seems like a bit of alchemy. A venerated wizard seeks the rare ingredients, carefully measures out the quantities, lets it bubble for a few months in a POC, then with an “abracadabra,” finds some poor users to taste the potiion. If they turn green and keel over, it’s back to the old cauldron. The common lack of skills makes this all the more fraught. Now Oracle wants to change...

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IBM and Apple Announce Enterprise-Focused Partnership

What it may all come down to is precisely what IBM and Apple mean by “exclusive partnership.” As we have seen before in the IT industry (and even with these two same companies), exclusivity works until it doesn’t anymore, and partnerships only last as long as the involved parties are willing. In this case, we expect that will be determined by both companies delivering what they promise and by attaining planned results. Those issues...

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IBM & Apple: Will The Dogs And Cats Finally Live Together?
Jul16

IBM & Apple: Will The Dogs And Cats Finally Live Together?

Dr. Peter Venkman: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!  Ghostbusters (1984) IBM and Apple have just announced a partnership intended to transform enterprise mobility, which should be a great deal for both companies. IBM, the poster child for enterprise IT, no longer sells end-user devices, and Apple, which single-handedly reinvented the device...

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IT Selfies: Operational Analytics Come Into Focus

If you’re reading this blog, statistically it is highly probable that you work in IT like me, the lone anomaly being my mother (hi, mom!). And if you are like me, you probably got into IT not so much because it’s a sexy topic for cocktail parties, but because of all the cool techie toys, a love of science fiction, and a keen desire to understand how things work. So, it’s a bit of a surprise to me that IT has only...

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