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"We are excited to introduce Aptana’s millions of developers to the mobile innovation wave that we have been riding and supporting as a company over the past two years," said Jeff Haynie (pictured), CEO of Appcelerator, as Appcelerator this week announced its acquisition of Aptana, the leading integrated development environment (IDE) for building web applications. “We have always focused on enabling the best possible native application experience,” Haynie, continued, adding: "This announcement furthers that vision by empowering our growing community of developers to build, test, and deploy native, cloud-connected mobile applications faster and with higher quality than ever before." Appcelerator is considered to lead the industry in cross-platform development, with tens of millions of users using over 10,000 native iOS, Android and desktop applications. In addition, wi... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

Integration Concerns No Barrier to Enterprise Cloud Adoption

Study from Mimecast Finds that Security and Integration Concerns are not Preventing Enterprises' Cloud Computing Adoption London - February 4, 2010 - Mimecast®, a holistic email management company offering SaaS-based email archiving, continuity, security and policy control, today announced the results of its Cloud Computing Adoption Survey, which examined the perception and adoption of cloud computing solutions among 565 respondents responsible for managing their organization's IT operations and budget across the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2009. Data from the recently completed online survey highlights the complex, often contrasting, thought process of IT decision makers regarding cloud computing. While security and integration issues are clearly users' biggest fears about cloud computing, these concerns have not dissuaded companies from implementing cloud-based... (more)

Sanderson Wetherall Consolidates Email Services in the Cloud with Mimecast

Mimecast, a unified email management company, has been selected by Sanderson Weatherall, an independent practice of chartered surveyors and property consultants, to provide cloud-based email security, continuity, policy control and archiving, across its five UK offices with immediate effect. Sanderson Wetherall, who employ over 250 staff across offices in Leeds, London, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester and Teesside, were previously using several different providers to manage the areas of email security, email archiving and business continuity. The three year deal with Mimecast consolidates these services and integrates fully with the company's existing Microsoft Exchange and Outlook environments. Operating across a broad range of areas in the public and private sectors, Sanderson Weatherall has grown rapidly and the need to scale the company's email infrastructure to... (more)

2012 Future of Cloud Computing Survey Exposes Hottest Trends in Cloud

North Bridge Venture Partners has announced the results of its second annual Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Supported by 39 industry collaborators spanning established leaders, emerging, fast-growth companies, and startups – the 2012 survey captures current industry perceptions, sentiments and emerging trends in cloud computing. This year’s collaborators include companies such as Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, Eucalyptus, and Glasshouse. A total of 785 respondents spanning industry experts, users and vendors participated in the survey. Respondents were asked about a wide range of key issues impacting cloud computing, including drivers for cloud computing, inhibitors, best practices, sourcing, total cost of ownership (TCO), cloud’s impact on multiple business sectors, and emerging cloud technologies. The survey provides many insights into the adoption of cloud ... (more)

Backup, Archiving & Disaster Recovery – they are not the same!

  As a cloud service provider offering data backup for IaaS and Disaster Recovery as a Service, we regularly get involved in conversations which bridge the distinctly different disciplines of Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archiving. They are 3 completely separate things which should never be confused, and whilst technologies in each area can be used to achieve some of the functions of the others, users should not be fooled into thinking that one technology solution will work for all 3 areas unless it is specifically designed to do so, which most are not. We get asked questions like ‘Can your DR solution retain data for 7 years?’. The answer is, why would you want it to? Long term data retention is ‘archiving’ – you would never want to recover your entire infrastructure to a state from 7 years ago! We are also asked questions like ‘what is the SLA around restoring ... (more)

M3AAWG San Francisco Meeting Addresses Latest Messaging Security Ranging From Mobile Malware to DDoS Attacks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- With the variety of devices in use today and the pervasive connectivity available to users, malware could easily get the upper hand on many networks without corrective measures. The Feb. 19-21 M3AAWG 27th General Meeting in San Francisco will focus on helping the industry develop the necessary strategies to protect end-users from the latest messaging abuses, whatever the abuse vector or device that is targeted. The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group meeting will offer six sessions focusing specifically on emerging mobile malware and security issues along with presentations on computer bot research, international cybersecurity efforts, social media issues and other topics. There will also be three tracks of security-related training on Feb. 18. Recognizing the need for cross-industry cooperation wit... (more)

M3AAWG Releases Comprehensive DMARC Training Videos to Fight Email Spoofing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- As the DMARC authentication specification gains broader adoption, M3AAWG has released a free series of videos to help the industry implement and understand the value of the anti-phishing technology. The M3AAWG DMARC Training Series provides almost two and half hours of instruction from DMARC.org technical experts, including information for both domain owners who want to protect their brands from "spoofing" and for ISPs or mailbox providers who want to protect end-users from fraudulent messages. The M3AAWG DMARC Training Series includes six 15 to 40 minute segments originally presented as a training session by Michael Adkins, M3AAWG Co-Vice Chairman and DMARC.org member, and Paul Midgen, DMARC.org co-chair, during a M3AAWG meeting in October 2012. The series provides general background on the DMARC (Domain-based Messa... (more)

/ CORRECTION - UAB's Gary Warner Receives M3AAWG J.D. Falk Award for Developing Collaborative Cybersecurity Education Program

MONTREAL, QC -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- In the news release, "UAB's Gary Warner Receives M3AAWG J.D. Falk Award for Developing Collaborative Cybersecurity Education Program," issued earlier today by M3AAWG, we are advised by the company that the second sentence of the first paragraph should read "the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Center for Information Assurance" rather than "the University of Alabama's Center for Information Assurance" as originally issued. Complete corrected text follows. UAB's Gary Warner Receives M3AAWG J.D. Falk Award for Developing Collaborative Cybersecurity Education Program MONTREAL, QC -- October 23, 2013 -- M3AAWG 29th General Meeting - One person's passion, insight and behind-the-scenes resolve has given rise to a new approach to training 21st century "digital detectives" who can better identify cybercrime and protect end-us... (more)

Mimecast Partners With Nuix in Australia to Deliver Fast Data Migration to Cloud Services Across the APAC Region

Mimecast, the leading global provider of cloud-based email archiving, continuity and security, announced today a global partnership with Nuix, the leader in intelligent email archive migration tools. This technology integration means Mimecast can now migrate quickly large volumes of user data from an enterprise’s legacy archive to Mimecast’s cloud platform. A faster archive migration speeds up the decommissioning of end-of-life archiving solutions, alleviates ongoing hardware and software costs, and helps customers overcome in-house scalability and performance challenges. The Mimecast and Nuix partnership optimises the volume of data available, and the speed at which it can be produced for critical eDiscovery and end-user productivity and mobile access requirements. Mimecast can now bypass legacy archive APIs to target data directly, allowing for multiple terabytes of... (more)

Industry’s Largest Cloud Computing Survey Reveals 5X Adoption of SaaS

North Bridge Venture Partners, in conjunction with Gigaom Research and a record 72 collaborating organizations, today released results for its fourth annual Future of Cloud Computing survey. This survey is the industry’s deepest and broadest examination of the cloud technology revolution. It analyzed the inhibitors and drivers behind cloud adoption, separating the hype surrounding the cloud from genuine industry trends and real world cases across a sample of 1,358 respondents. See the complete findings slideshow here: 2014 Future of Cloud Computing survey, along with analysis and commentary on the results here. "With four years of data, we're now really beginning to see some interesting trends, such as the five-fold increase in SaaS adoption to 74% and the nearly six-fold increase in PaaS adoption to 41%." said Michael Skok, founder of the Future of Cloud program a... (more)