Cross-Cloud across Canada
September 29, 2016 by Mary Allen
In conversation with InsightaaS at VMworld 2016, Shawn Rosemarin, VMware Chief of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, outlined three key challenges that will drive adoption of advanced hybrid cloud technologies across the Canadian market: disaster recovery, security, and automation of workload provisioning.
VMware’s solution to these issues is NSX, which forms an integral part of the new Cross-Cloud Architecture framework, a strategy designed to help companies take best advantage of the VMware Foundation (ESX, NSX and VSAN) and Cross-Cloud services. Read more
September 26, 2016 by Paul Kennedy
Gerald Cohen, CEO for Information Builders and chief innovation officer and VP of global product marketing Dr. Rado Kotorov have collaborated on Organizational Intelligence, a book that details the history of IT, and the place of analytics within it. The book also delivers six case studies that show how Information Builders’ solutions were deployed in companies such as nVision Global and Ford Motor Company.
According to reviewer Paul Kennedy, the book is aimed at Information Builders customers, but is an important read for students, company employees, and HR managers within enterprises who will learn what it is analytics workers actually do. Read more
How Linux took over the world
September 13, 2016 by Lynn Greiner
Twenty-five years ago, a Finnish student named Linus Torvalds sent out an innocuous email telling the community that, as a hobby, he was writing a new, free operating system. Today, the most popular distribution, Ubuntu alone has over 22 million users; Linux runs nearly all of the top 500 fastest supercomputers on the planet; and Android, the mobile operating system based on Linux, runs over 60 percent of mobile phones according to Kantar Worldwide, almost twice Apple’s market share. Not bad for what started as a student project.
What accounts for the open source success that is Linux? To learn more about who contributes, who uses it, and why. Read more
FIDO progress on passwords
September 7, 2016 by Denise Deveau
The call to revamp authentication methods is intensifying, and vendors under increasing pressure to eliminate passwords.
As demand for new biometric authentication technologies grows, manufacturers are going to have to join hands with the FIDO Alliance. Mike Lynch, chief strategy officer at InAuth, explains how the alliance is supporting the adoption of new approaches to authentication: “We introduced two authentication solutions for Samsung and iPhone with fingerprint reading capabilities and adoption was around 50 percent. And once customers use it, they never want to go back to using a password”. Read more
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