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CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Arvixe, an award winning and recognized leader in web hosting and domain name registrations, has announced a new feature for customers. The new feature allows for the automatic installation of any software when setting up a new hosting account. The new autoload feature offers over 200+ of the most popular software and scripts available on the market -- all at no additional cost. These include popular blogging platforms WordPress, Storytlr, TextPattern, bbPress, LifeType; content management systems Drupal, Joomla, ModX, Xoops; forums MyBB, phpBB, Simple Machines, Vanilla and more. In addition to the new autoload feature, Arvixe allows cPanel access to popular 1-click application installers Fantastico and Softaculous giving customers more flexibility to install any software of their choosing. Arvand Sabetian, Founder and ... (more)

Oracle Debuts Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux

Oracle on Monday announced the availability of Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, a fast, modern, reliable Linux kernel that is optimized for Oracle software and hardware. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is part of Oracle Linux, which was previously named Oracle Enterprise Linux. Based on the combined efforts of Oracle's Linux, Database, Middleware, and Hardware engineering teams, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is: Fast: More than 75 percent performance gain demonstrated in OLTP performance tests over a Red Hat Compatible Kernel; 200 percent speedup of Infiniband messaging; 137 percent faster solid state disk access. Modern: Pro vides optimizations for large NUMA servers; improved power management and energy efficiency; fine grained CPU and memory resource control. Reliable: Supports the Data Integrity Extensions and T10 Protection Information Model, to sto... (more)

Sybase in Leaders Quadrant in 2011 Mobile Device Management Software

Sybase, Inc., an SAP company, has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management (MDM) Software report, authored by Phillip Redman, John Girard and Leif-Olof Wallin (April 2011) The Gartner report points out that,”by 3Q10, there were more than 30 global smartphone vendors and more than 10 mobile operating-system platforms, although the top four (Apple, Android, RIM and Symbian) control 89% of the total market. Most adopting companies that had previously standardized on a mobile platform (for example, BlackBerry in North America and Symbian in Western Europe ) now need to support multiple operating systems, and Apple and Android have become more popular. However, most organizations don't have anyone responsible for managing mobile devices.” “Today's Mobile Device Management has become much more complex and ... (more)

Picking the Right NoSQL Database Tool

Gosh; there are so many NoSQL database storage tools out there. It’s almost as bad as brands of sport drinks or water. Have you noticed that some mega-supermarkets have whole aisles dedicated to what we drink! As an IT system administrator or manager, it’s sometimes very hard to compare various NoSQL tools. It involves considering your special computing needs, matching them to what is out there, aligning what’s right for your organization and then make the right decision! That’s why Monitis, the first hosted all-in-one network and systems performance monitoring service for sysadmins, is publishing a series of blogs that are meant to offer a comprehensive guide to NoSQL technology and brands. We want to help you make the right choice that fits the particular needs of your company. Why should we care, you may ask yourself? Increasingly, our clients, who depend on our... (more)

Bob Gourley on the Ethics, Analytics and Future of Big Data

Bob Gourley, editor of CTOvision as well as  founder and CTO of Crucial Point, LLC, was recently interviewed by WashingtonExec, where he shared his views on emerging information technology, government needs, and Big Data. The original article can be found here, and the interview is reproduced below: How does Bob Gourley, founder and CTO of Crucial Point, LLCand Editor of the popular tech blog CTOVision.com define big data? WashingtonExec caught up with Gourley to talk about what he learned from his time in government that has guided him in the private sector, what he predicts will be “the next big thing” for the IT industry, and also gave an update on the 2012 Big Data Solutions Awards. Securing IP addresses, banking apps and predictive analytics were also discussed in this interview. WashingtonExec:  Could you start out by telling us a little about your background?... (more)

ExaGrid Announces Top Five Predictions for Backup and Recovery Market in 2013

Decline of tape as primary backup target, increasing opportunities in the cloud, and need for instant recovery among key trends to watch London - December 19, 2012 - ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (www.exagrid.com), the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today released its top five predictions for the worldwide backup and recovery market in 2013. As organisations cope with data growth and look to gain greater operational efficiency and increased value from IT investments, ExaGrid has identified the following trends as ones that will continue transforming backup and recovery in the coming year: 1) Disk continues to replace tape: The movement away from tape as a primary backup target to disk-based systems with deduplication as a primary backup target will accelerate. The market for purpose-built disk backup appliances wi... (more)

Shadow-Planner drives more effective Business Continuity Planning in a complex local government setting

With an annual budget of £2.14 billion and 1.4m citizens, Essex County Council is one of England's largest local authorities. This is an extremely complex organisation to manage - including dealing with myriad business continuity risks and their potential impact. To protect its operations, the Council has used Shadow-Planner software for business continuity planning and management since 2010. Prior to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, senior managers identified business continuity as a potential weakness, so the council responded with a more formalised approach. "The question was, how can we manage something as important as BC more effectively across such a complex environment?" says Richard Verrinder, Business Continuity Manager. "We split the organisation into 18 service groups varying in size from Trading Standards with 70 staff in one main site, to thousands of... (more)

Application Server Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Application Server Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p01593920/Application-Server-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Personal_Computer_and_Server IBM is moving toward domination of the application server market, going from 55% share in 2011 to 60% share in 2012, buttressed in part by its dominance in supporting development of mobile apps. This achievement of 60% share of the application server market provides IBM with a defacto standard status in the market. Mission critical application servers are needed in the enterprise to support scalability, reliability, and security. More light weight open source application servers have a place in the market for web presence software, but for a solution that involves transac... (more)

Where the Physical Meets the Digital in Field Services and Asset Management

I am fascinated by the notion of the physical world converging with the digital world and the benefits that become possible as a result.  Not in the context of a humanoid weeding my garden, although that would be nice, but in the context of making better business management decisions based on more efficient data collection and reporting.  The term digital transformation is often used to describe this convergence. Think of growing the best possible garden full of award winning fruits and vegetables.  The garden may consist of some physical things like dirt, seeds, containers, plants and tools, but the key to success is the information about the garden.  The information about the soil, types of plants or seeds, appropriate time to plant and harvest, weeding and watering schedules, the best fertilizers to use based upon the soil conditions etc.  This information can be... (more)

Gartner Recognises i4C Analytics as a Significant Vendor in its Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms Report

i4C Analytics is one of only four European vendors to be included within the Gartner report LONDON, UK, 3 March, 2014 - i4C Analytics, leading software vendor of advanced analytics, announced today that is has been included in Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms report. i4C Analytics is a privately owned company which has experienced 75% growth over the last year, with a significant focus on expanding its international network of partners and resellers. Its unique approach with a single, flexible platform is aimed at providing advanced analytics capabilities through APPs to a variety of businesses, across multiple vertical sectors. These include energy, finance and insurance, retail, telecommunications and manufacturing. The platform supports not only an advanced visual modelling approach for advanced users and data scientists; it also off... (more)

Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business (or – Why you’re wrong about Windows 8.1)

Welcome to March!  And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP.  I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows 7 or Windows 8.  But which one, and why? What’s interesting to me is that there is a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) surrounding Windows 8.1 and whether or not there is any real benefit to providing and supporting it as the default, best-choice for business devices.  And while I know that many of you have indeed done proper due-diligence in order to come to the conclusion that Windows 7 is a better choice for your businesses, it just may be that not all of your information was based on fact, or was missing some very important beneficial tidbits which, if you had known... (more)