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Why Big Data Is A Big Deal

Enterprises are generating, collecting and storing data at an astounding rate, in large part because they’re collecting data from more sources than ever. The challenge is for enterprises to turn that big data into valuable information by mining it to find useful nuggets or analyzing it in new ways to answer questions and make predictions that previously were simply not possible. This white paper from BMC looks at how Hadoop can provide organizations with the Big Data technology they need and provides six considerations for a Hadoop proof-of-concept project. Download this whitepaper to looks at how Hadoop can provide organizations with the Big Data technology they need.
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Workload Automation: Accelerating Digital Services Delivery

The faster delivery of applications is essential for success in most organizations today. Managing application batch processing may consume a significant portion of the application developers’ time and effort, which drives up application development times. Simplifying batch management presents an attractive opportunity for time and cost savings. This white paper from BMC discusses the obstacles IT organizations face in developing and managing application batch work and how a workload automation solution can remove these barriers. Download this whitepaper to discusses obstacles in application batch work and how a workload automation solution can help.
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TTIP Update LI

It's been a couple of months since my last TTIP update. That hiatus reflects the talks themselves, which feel strangely suspended. That's not to say nothing is happening: indeed, there's an air of desperate busy-ness beginning to creep into the proceedings as even the most fervid supporter of the agreement realises that TTIP is not going to be finished by the end of 2015, and people rush around vainly trying to do something about it. That's pretty astonishing when you remember that the original plan was to finish it by the end of 2014.
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Penetration testing in the UK is broken - here's how to fix it

UK enterprises are being failed by check-box penetration testing that tells them nothing useful
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Riverbed Technology goes private in £2.25bn deal

With the transaction completed and Riverbed now a private company, Riverbed's stock has ceased trading on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the ticker symbol RVBD.
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BT chooses CA to power new Assure Cloud Identity service

Pushes ability to get enterprises up and running quickly
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First Utility unveils smart thermostat that customers control from their phones

First Utility has partnered with a Cambridge tech firm to release a smartphone app-operated smart thermostat.
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Capgemini to expand in North America with £2.6 billion acquisition of iGate

The iGate acquisition brings to Capgemini additional expertise in application and infrastructure services, business process outsourcing and engineering services
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Preparing for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to drive fundamental economic and social change. However, there are serious obstacles to be overcome if we are to gain the full benefits of what could be the building blocks of a new technological revolution.
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Sony hackers used fake Apple ID emails to target employees

Hackers probably gained access to Sony's network last year after a series of phishing emails aimed at system engineers, network administrators and others who were asked to verify their Apple IDs.
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How SmithsNews created a Native app using Agile to improve customer service

Leading UK newspaper and magazine wholesaler SmithsNews creates native app using Agile
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UK's new rail signalling system at risk from malicious insider, expert says

ERTMS hack could cause disruption or serious accident, says David Stupples
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Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

Amazon has finally shared some numbers about its cloud business, and not surprisingly they show that it's thriving and profitable.
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Microsoft results get a lift from Office 365 and Azure

Microsoft has reported better-than-expected financial results for the quarter just ended, helped by strong sales of cloud services like Office 365 and Azure.
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SAP patches login flaw in ASE database

SAP patched a flaw on Thursday that could allow an attacker to take complete control over a database, according to security vendor Trustwave.
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