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Heartbleed should be making you sweat

It’s been a couple of months since news of the Heartbleed vulnerability first spawned global near-hysteria. The bug, which sat virtually unnoticed on approximately two-thirds of the world’s web servers for about two years before it grabbed global headlines, was a weakness in the widely used OpenSSL security code for authenticating users which made it [...]


Building support for cloud adoption

For users of IT, cloud entails new ways of thinking about the acquisition and consumption of technology. But if properly understood and managed, cloud’s value proposition – cost savings and business agility – is well worth the effort involved in rethinking the application of technology to business processes. With cloud, though, we’re still early in [...]

Doug Kennedy, VP, Dynamics enterprise sales and customer lifecycle management, Microsoft

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A deep dive into predictive analytics 1

Data is the new gold, but how do we mine it for actionable insight into business potential? Increasingly, organizations are turning to analytics, and to a specific subset of that – predictive analytics – in order to capture and create previously-unimagined sources of value. Analysis of business information is not new. Rooted in decision support [...]


HDS enabling ‘continuous cloud’

Time was, storage value was measured in lowest cost per stored bit and pricing trend lines exhibited a relentless spiral downward as technology innovation led to storage commoditization. In enterprise environments of today, the information explosion has meant that this equation is more likely to be calculated in cost per terabytes or even petabyte of [...]

Marcel Escorcio, , RVP and GM of Hitachi Canada