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Empower your mobile workforce and prevent data leakage with TeamDrive Secure Office. Register to be notified when a free 30-day trial becomes available at Hamburg, Germany - 23 April 2013 - Enterprise cloud provider TeamDrive Systems, a 2012 IT Security Award winner, today announced it is integrating document viewing and editing tools from SmartOffice Technologies to create a fully secure office productivity solution called TeamDrive Secure Office. Scheduled for release this spring, TeamDrive Secure Office is believed to be the first technology of its kind to address the corporate and government need for complete, end-to-end encryption when sharing data between multiple users and mobile devices. With TeamDrive Secure Office, shared documents will never leave the secure environment created by TeamDrive and SmartOffice. Even when workers acce... (more)

ABBYY annonce la disponibilité mondiale d’ABBYY PDF Transformer+

La nouvelle solution de conversion, de création et de modification de PDF propose des fonctions intuitives qui simplifient les tâches à effectuer sur les contenus des PDF Munich , Allemagne (12 mai 2014) - ABBYY, un fournisseur leader de solutions de reconnaissance de documents, de capture de données et de technologies et de services linguistiques, annonce aujourd'hui la disponibilité mondiale d'ABBYY PDF Transformer+, la nouvelle génération de son logiciel pour simplifier le travail des professionnels sur le contenu des documents au format PDF. Celui-ci propose une gamme complète de fonctionnalités intuitives pour regarder, éditer et commenter les PDF pour optimiser la collaboration sur ce type de documents. De cette façon, les professionnels peuvent commencer à travailler avec le contenu des PDF sans grand effort. « ABBYY PDF Transformer+ peut transformer réelleme... (more)

SYS-CON Announces Government IT Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today the latest event in its innovative series of real-world technology conferences, 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), a two-day deep dive into the new wave of Internet-based technologies that are changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utilize IT. GovITExpo, which is being held October 5-6, 2009 in Washington, DC, builds on the success of SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Expo, the fastest-growing conference anywhere in the world devoted to the delivery of massively scalable IT as a service using Internet technologies. Data storage, security and software services are among the major themes of the technical program. Cloud Computing will be one of the main tracks. According to the Washington Post this week, the U.S. Census Bureau is using Salesforce's cloud to manage the activities of about 100,000 partner or... (more)

The Federal Cloud Journey

Over the past few months it has been interesting to see the federal government's embracement of cloud computing. The catalyst for much of this seems to have been the appointment of Vivek Kundra to the Federal CIO position. Mr. Kundra was an advocate of cloud computing during his role as CTO of the District of Columbia as he pushed for the use of cloud-based services in the local government (a push that continues today). In his new role, Mr. Kundra has continued to advance the notion of using cloud computing to drive efficiency and innovation into the government's IT operations. If this cloud computing talk from the government seemed like lip service at first, it has certainly moved beyond that now. According to an InformationWeek article, the federal government's General Services Administration (GSA) issued a Request For Quotation (RFQ) for cloud storage, web hostin... (more)

Net-Centricity: SOA in Battle

ZapThink recently conducted our Licensed ZapThink Architect Bootcamp course for a branch of the United States Department of Defense (DoD). As it happens, an increasing proportion of our US-based business is for the DoD, which is perfectly logical, given the strategic nature Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) plays for the DoD. SOA is so strategic, in fact, that SOA underlies how the DoD expects to achieve its mission in the 21st century -- namely, defending US interests by presenting the most powerful military presence on the globe. Furthermore, the story of how SOA became so strategic for the DoD provides insight into the power of SOA for all organizations, both in the public and private sector. This story begins with the issue of complexity. The DoD, as you might imagine, is an organization of astounding complexity, perhaps the most complex organization in the w... (more)

My Personal 2010 Predictions

New Year 2010 on Ulitzer In an effort to save a lot of pain and suffering for those people who don’t want to read an incredibly long blog post, I have a nice little summary table.  The predictions run the gamut of my personal and professional interests, so they may not be 100% interesting to all people. 99% of All Decade Lists That Come This Year Will Be Wrong Twitter Will Become A Footnote Real Time Has Had It’s Time Interest Rates Will Begin To Rise Housing Prices Being To Stall And Then Fall Jorge Lorenzo Will Win MotoGP World Championship Netbook Market Disappears Apple’s Disdain For Developers Will Reach A Tipping Point ChromeOS Proves To Be Another Of Google’s Failures The Final Season Of Lost Will Not Be Seen Foundations For The Repeal Of Sarb-Ox The Venture Business, As We Know It, Is Dead Oil Trading Draws Legislative Scrutiny Windows Mobile 7 Will Impress ... (more)

What Is the Definition of Big Data?

Is Big Data a buzzword with no clear definition? Wikipedia defines Big Data as... ...a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications... 13 More Definitions of Big Data Here is a collection of 13 (unlucky?) other definitions of "Big Data" - from analyst firms, from government organizations, from technology publication and from technology vendors. 1. Gartner defined as high volume, velocity and variety information assets that demand cost-effective, innovative forms of information processing for enhanced insight and decision making... 2. Forrester the frontier of a firm's ability to store, process, and access (SPA) all the data it needs to operate effectively, make decisions, reduce risks, and serve customers... 3. O’Reilly Media …is ... (more)

Flexera Software Increases Commitment to Europe with Germany-based Datacenter to Host FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud for European Customers

Fully compliant with European Union (EU) data privacy and security laws, FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud is the only full-function, software-as-a-service (SaaS) Software License Optimisation Solution for a global marketplace Maidenhead, UK - July 1, 2014 - Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today further commitment to its rapidly growing European business with a new EU-based datacenter for FlexNet Manager Suite Cloud, Flexera Software's market-leading Software license Optimisation solution. The new datacenter for EU-based customers is compliant with EU Directive 95/46/EC - The Data Protection Directive, and is EU/US Safe Harbor-certified, ensuring that Europe-based customers will have full confidence in the security and safety of their dat... (more)

CA to Remove its General Counsel from Government Probe

Computer Associates has taken its long-time general counsel off the case that the government's interminable investigation of CA's accounting and revenue recognition practices has been building for going on three years. The company, which has been seriously distracted by the probe, is now looking for a new general counsel. According to an internal memo circulated by CA CEO Sanjay Kumar last Friday Steven Woghin is tried and wants to work elsewhere in the company. According to a story in Newsday, CA's local paper, which CA subsequently denied, the company's board asked for Woghin's resignation. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out, denying Woghin was asked to resign from the company is not the same as denying that he had been asked to resign his post. In January, CA's former senior VP of finance Lloyd Silverstein admitted CA's books were cooked and pleaded guilty to ... (more)

Computer Associates Founder Charles Wang Government's Next Target

Related Links: "Not Guilty," Both Kumar and Richards Tell Judge Ex-CA CEO Sanjay Kumar's Looking at Doing 100 Years One thing about the "get-out-jail" deal that Computer Associates signed with the government the other day - the government's investigation ain't over yet. Now it's out for restitution and has bound the company in an unbreakable promise to help it shake any ill-gotten gains out of present and former CA officers or employees, whether or not they were parties to any fraud, but specially if they were. The feds aren't limiting the hunt. The agreement CA signed suggests that though the government's investigation has been restricted up until now by the five-year statute of limitations on securities fraud, the government is pushing the clock back further in seeking disgorgement. Sources say that the government is eyeing 1998, the year that CA's top three executi... (more)

NCOIC Explores Cloud Computing

During their recent plenary session in Ft. Worth, Texas, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) made plans to initiate an adhoc working group on cloud computing. The group plans to focus on the technical, operational and business requirements for developing a "federal-grade" cloud infrastructure. The NCOIC, formed in August 2004, is a unique collaboration of premier leaders in the aerospace, defense, information technology, large-scale integrator and services industries. The Consortium works in tandem with customers from around the world, each with a specific mission, to provide a set of tools that enable the development of network centric capabilities and products. The organization was formed to support those who design and deliver systems for warriors, first-responders, and others as they seek to maximize information age capabilities.  The ... (more)