Backblaze lists most reliable hard drives based on its massive cloud study

Cloud service provider Backblaze has been busily releasing data over the past several months from a massive study of more than 27,000 hard drives it uses in its data centers.  Last November, the company released the first batch of data showing that 22% of more than 25,000 consumer-grade hard drives in its rack-mounted servers die in their first four […]

VPN bypass vulnerability affects Android Jelly Bean and KitKat, researchers say

A vulnerability in Android allows malicious applications to bypass an active VPN (virtual private network) connection and force traffic from the device through an attacker-controlled system where it can be intercepted, according to security researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. Researchers from the university’s Cyber Security Labs initially reported Jan. 17 that […]

Top 10 trends in business analysis

Business analysts find themselves taking on multiple roles in organisations, as business leaders recognise the importance of requirements management. According to Raed S. Haddad, Managing Director for Asia Pacific, ESI International, enterprising BAs see this trend and are carving out career paths beyond the typical BA roles. ESI International, a project management training company, has […]

Slow turnaround time forces Koyo Manufacturing to deploy SAP’s ERP software

Koyo Manufacturing Philippines has achieved process improvements, faster turnaround time, and high data visibility as a result of the pilot implementation of SAP All-in-One in the ASEAN region. With NEC Philippines as the solutions provider, the JTEKT Corporation-owned bearings maker went live with SAP A1 on July 10 —10 days ahead of the expected Go […]

Cloud-based unified suite seeks to deliver personalized customer services

SDL has launched the SDL Customer Experience Cloud, a unified suite of offerings to help marketers create and deliver seamless global customer experiences across all channels, devices and languages. The SDL Customer Experience Cloud integrates web content management, campaign management, social intelligence and analytics, e-commerce, language solutions and documentation. The SDL Customer Experience Cloud empowers […]

Cloud-based IBM software taps Big Data to energize today’s workforce

IBM has announced the software-as-service (SaaS)-based IBM Kenexa Talent Suite that allows Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) and C-Suite executives to gain actionable insights into the deluge of data shared every day by their workforce. As a result, organizations can now streamline, modernize and add precision to hiring practices, increase workforce productivity and connect employees […]

Understanding NETCONF and YANG

This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter’s approach. Service provider and enterprise network teams that are moving towards a service oriented approach to network management are reaching for the IETF’s Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and YANG, a data […]