From time to time, when vendors feel they have gotten exceptionally strong positive feedback from their customers, they ask IDC to study some of those customers and quantify their benefits. IDC follows a strict methodology for interviewing the customers, collecting quantifiable results, and calculating solution costs, return on investment, and business productivity gains realized from the products we look at.
At some point during the last decade, two-speed IT started gaining traction, and looked like the future of IT strategy for all companies. The need for it was undeniable: changing customer requirements and growing reliability on digitally-enabled processes increased the strain on IT infrastructures considerably, this no longer allowing for the slow responses legacy infrastructures returned.
Cybersecurity is no longer a task relegated to the CSO and IT department. A fully engaged and proactive C-suite can dramatically reduce risk. A recent report from The Economist Intelligence Unit and Oracle shed a light on best practices.
As humans we tend to fear the unknown and the unexpected. I remember as a kid that my younger brother took great pleasure in hiding around corners and yelling “Boo!” as I walked by. For me, the fear of someone or something potentially lurking around the corner was more frightening than the actual thing itself.
On Monday, we created Xen 4.8 RC1 and will release a new release candidate every week, until we declare a release candidate as the final candidate and cut the Xen 4.8 release. We will also hold a Test Day every Friday for the release candidate that was released the week prior to the Test Day. Note that RC’s are announced on the following mailing lists: xen-announce, xen-devel and xen-users.
Today's guest blog post is by Michael Palmeter, Sr. Director, Engineered Systems Product Management at Oracle.
IT system security has never been more critical to the survival of modern enterprises. Every person who is involved with the selection of any given application platform now must assume that they will be held accountable for their choices.