While Cloud computing and virtualization, along with a focus on small and midsize businesses, are expected to be major trends at this year's VMworld show, the virtual desktop infrastructure players are looking to make some news this week as well.
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Mat Honan, a reporter with Wired magazine, thought almost his entire digital life had been lost, but a team of recovery engineers were able to restore most of it by diving deep into his compromised laptop. Here's how they did it.
Ethan Oberman, CEO of cloud backup and sharing service SpiderOak, has a proposition for enterprises that may be leery about using the cloud because of a perceived lack of security. The best security for cloud storage, he says, is to encrypt the data and not give your service provider the keys to unencrypt it.
It started in 2009 when Daniel Ray Carter, a deputy sheriff in Hampton, Va., pushed the little thumbs up button on his Facebook page. Carter's problem: He "liked" his boss's political opponent and he claims he was fired because of it.
Cloud computing has taken some heat this week. First, over the weekend Apple co-founder and tech icon Steve Wozniak said he's worried about the "horrendous" problems cloud computing could cause as users yield control of their data to service providers.
Talk to Dan Schoenbaum, the newly announced CEO of enterprise collaboration company Teambox, and he'll tell you the market for applications that let workers share files using cloud-based tools, collaborate instantaneously and access the software anywhere is ripe to take off.
At the same time sports and entertainment organizations are being inundated with data, they're trying to figure out how to boost connectivity within their venues, but also how to monetize the treasure trove of attendee information.
The official social media accounts of several Major League Baseball teams were compromised Thursday, leading to some embarrassing messages appearing on the Facebook and Twitter accounts and highlighting the risks social media sites can present for the public image of businesses.
Netflix has released Chaos Monkey, which it uses internally to test the resiliency of its Amazon Web Services cloud computing architecture, making available for free one of the tools the video streaming company uses to keep its massive cloud computing architecture running.
Some of the leading tech companies administer some of the hardest job interviews, according to research published today by Glassdoor.
The Olympics happen every two years, but according to media watchers and IT professionals, the impact of the Olympics on communications traffic globally from this year's games could be more significant than any in the 116-year history of the modern games.
VMware is a company on the move: its planned $1.26 billion acquisition of Nicira not only brings it into the software-defined network (SDN) market, but should also broaden VMware’s support for open standards and even open source.
Amazon Web Services has submitted an entry to the Cloud Security Alliance's Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a move that sheds some light into the security features of its IaaS cloud offering.
Rackspace, one of the main backers of OpenStack, has added a free ARM-based environment for testing the open source cloud deployment project.
Paul Maritz is stepping down as CEO of VMware and will be replaced by EMC President and COO Pat Gelsinger.