Enterprise

Here’s Why IT Shouldn’t Write Off Windows 8

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Back in October I speculated that the enterprise will have to support Windows 8 whether it wants to or not. If anything, the plain old consumerization of IT will force technology departments to integrate it into employee preferences with corporate solutions. At the time, there wasn’t a clear consensus on the what value Windows 8 would add to the enterprise and no one had yet seen the Microsoft Surface Pro, but now things are a lot different. Many of us… continue…

Migrating SharePoint to the Cloud: The Pros and Cons

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SharePoint 2013 poses a challenging question for IT directors and SharePoint architects. Traditionally, the core questions regarding a SharePoint migration could be summarized as “when and how.” With Office 365 as a new and viable option for hosting SharePoint in the cloud, “where” becomes a significant question. While there are very attractive motivating factors for going to the cloud, there are also serious risks and considerations that you’ll have to assess. Saving Money The cloud option offers two main attractions:… continue…

The Best Tools for Enterprise Mobile Dev

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It’s no secret that everyone is designing software with a “mobile first” philosophy, including corporate America. As a matter of fact, the corporate world is trying to use one code base to support all mobile platforms. The good news is that several products and tools are available that allow developers to do just that, or at least get sort of close. As part of its risk-mitigation process, a large national bank recently asked me to evaluate vendors for its new… continue…

SourceForge Launches Enterprise Directory

SourceForge, Slashdot’s sister Website, has launched a directory for open-source enterprise projects. continue…

Amazon Has Aggressive Plans for AWS: Report

Amazon is hiring salespeople and other personnel is a bid to make AWS the dominant cloud-and-data player for the enterprise. continue…

More Businesses Building Customized App Stores

Enterprises are working to give their employees the ability to download curated apps from an online storefront, according to a new research note from Gartner. continue…

What EMC Looks for When It’s Hiring

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EMC, the Massachusetts-based enterprise storage provider, is expanding into being a full-service cloud infrastructure provider. To put its solutions in place, it needs thousands of consultants to work with clients around the world. “We’re looking for people with high aptitude, tremendous attitude, and a incredible sense of urgency,” says Tom Murray, EMC’s vice president of global talent acquisition. At any given time, Murray oversees more than 1,000 active job postings. “Almost all our jobs are linked to our products, so… continue…

Dell Going Private in $24.4 Billion Agreement

Dell plans on going private, as part of a deal led by Michael Dell and partially financed by private equity and Microsoft. continue…

The 2012 Breakdown of Data Breaches. Ho ho ho

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Security breaches are expected nowadays. Their occurrence can seem routine to those of us who don’t spend our professional lives preoccupied with finding new ways to stop them. If you want to get a sense of how the numbers break down, here’s an infographic that sums it all up nicely, with a holiday theme to lighten it up. Infographic: Mobistealth

Here’s the Job Trend You Need to Know About

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In some areas, tech job trends followed surprising paths during 2012. Big Data and cloud efforts, for example, were stymied at some companies by architectural, cultural and organizational issues that got in the way of data sharing, meaningful analysis and effective migration. The result: CIOs slowed down their hiring to explore possible solutions. The good news, according to David Foote, CEO of researcher Foote Partners, is that hiring should ramp up in these areas in 2013 after deciding to weave… continue…