It sounds as implausible as a Hollywood movie but allegations that the FBI was behind the creation of a 'back-door' into OpenBSD are creating a storm in the hacker community. It's a story that has everything: government secrecy, conspiracy theory and a case of mistaken identity.
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CloudSwitch has updated its Enterprise software. The company launched the initial version of CloudSwitch Enterprise six months ago and the company has quickly brought out an ungraded version.
Cloud computing is set to transform the use of databases within enterprises. According to a Database Trends Survey, more than a third of database professionals think that cloud computing is to have the most transformational effect on database technology. 34 of respondents to the survey plumped for cloud as the technology that would have most effect on their lives, ahead of the 27 per cent who chose virtualisation.
Companies instigating major virtualisation projects are struggling to cope with security. According to new research, nearly three-quarters of all organisations are concerned hypervisor privileges could lead to abuse, while nearly four out of ten organisations believe that virtual environments are more difficult to keep secure than physical ones.
A new report has added further to the debate as to whether cloud computing is a greener approach to running data centres. A survey by Pike Research has indicated that the energy savings of cloud computing are "substantial".
While service provider customers have had to choose between traditional managed hosting and cloud services, Rackspace is set to introduce a product that combines both.
BMC and Cisco have teamed up to address the multi-tenancy cloud market. The two companies have agreed to develop software to simplify the offerings made to service providers. As part of the deal, BMC and Cisco are set to introduce the Integrated Cloud Delivery Platform
Companies are showing little interest in expanding their interest in network access control even though many are interested in such technology.
Business agility is slowly replacing cost as the factor driving most companies down the path of desktop virtualisation. According to a survey from Molten Technologies, companies are also unsure whether the drive to desktop virtualisation would be a way to simplify processes - more than half thought desktop virtualisation presented the same management challenge as their existing physical PCs.
A new tool from Citrix has been designed to help XenDesktop users gather more detailed information about the hardware that is being used.
HP is reportedly set to sign a major deal with Salesforce, replacing the Oracle CRM systems it runs.
HP is set to sign a major deal with Salesforce in what could be a blow to Oracle. According to press reports, the computer giant is looking to ditch its CRM software, Oracle Siebel and sign a deal with Salesforce to support 35,000 to 40,000 seats.
Broadcom is set to acquire home networking company Gigle Networks, a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines. The acquisition will also help drive Broadcom's adoption of G.hn, a new ITU draft specification for existing-wire home networking.
A new breed of data centres could solve many of the problems of capacity that are affecting companies today. Changes in data centre design could provide a 300 per cent growth in capacity at the same time as reducing floor size by 30 per cent, said Gartner.
Companies are wasting about six per cent of their IT spend on software that's not been used according to a new survey from HP. That figure represented a whopping £16 billion across Europe at a time when companies, more than ever, are looking to cut costs.