After three months of closed testing since April 23 for its alpha version, BitTorrent Sync has now reached beta version. The decentralized file-synchronization tool released last week its beta version with its additional enhancements called the SyncArchive, and its new feature that allows mobile device access and support.

The Sync software from [...]

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Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and detects areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets.

Forrester Research annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount of 2.06 trillion dollars spent this year from businesses and governments between hardware, software and services related to [...]

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Typically batch in nature, big data analytics allows an organization to organize and analyze vast amounts of structured and unstructured information to facilitate the detection of rogue employees, partners, or criminal or collusive rings of fraudulent or abusive activity, says Gartner analysts. A critical ingredient for success is the ability to quickly [...]

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By Jason Silberman

Almost fifty years ago, a long-forgotten promotional movie was bade, called 1999 A.D. This promotional movie featured the life of an upper middle class family in the far off year, and demonstrated forecast modern conveniences they would enjoy and which the people at the time did not.

When this [...]

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Last year, Ponemon Institute and Thales e-Security comprehensive study reported how organizations influence the spread of cloud computing security measures and how to manage the risks. This year, more than 4,000 organizations participated in the survey showed more organizations have already putting sensitive data in the [...]

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PRISM is the top secret electronic security surveillance program of the US National Security Agency (NSA). It began operations in 2007 with the supervision and collaboration of the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

After the leak given by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, [...]

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Over the past few years, the number of e-commerce data breaches have risen exponentially, and the increase in numbers and frequency show no signs of slowing down, mainly due to a number of reasons:

First is the fact that the number of e-commerce sites continue to increase, which simply means that attackers [...]

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A group of experts appointed by European Commission will scrutinize how European cloud computing contracts are established. It will also try to develop a standard contract.

The European Commission launched a call for applications to recruit people from the industry, academia and other profiles, to establish a group of experts whose mission [...]

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Analyze large volumes of data not only promotes the application of new software and other connectors, but also increases the need for computing hardware, servers storage, etc. With its portfolio analytics, knowledge management, security and monitoring, HP offers a new platform for Big Data.

Under the project name HAVEn, HP has [...]

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Windows Azure is the platform used by application developers to create cloud based applications. As it turns out, more than 50 percent of firms in the global Fortune 500 are already using the Windows Azure cloud services.

Microsoft noted that the expansion of client coverage coincides with the growth of the [...]

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A recent report by UK publication The Guardian has revealed that the National Security Agency has a top secret program called PRISM, which gives them unbridled access to the systems of Facebook, Google, Apple, and other Internet giants from the US. The Guardian managed to verify the authenticity of the document, which [...]

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It seems like the benefits of the cloud appeal not just to businesses but also to criminals, as there are now reports that cyber criminals who are using the cloud to generate new revenue streams and as a means of simplifying their infrastructure. In what can [...]

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By Vic Nyman

“Cloud Computing!”  Is it the savior of IT or the bane of our existence?  Cloud computing has extreme potential, especially for achieving operational efficiencies and cost savings.  Unfortunately, with that potential is the potential for business disaster – outages in places you can’t control impacting customer satisfaction or even [...]

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SMEs are increasingly dominating the market for security applications. New threats and BYOD let companies invest in their security. The turnover in the market for security software is therefore grown last year by about eight percent. Gartner reported the turnover of the global market for security software grew last year by [...]

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The cybercrime is a fairly recent phenomenon, but it has already proven its negative effects for computer users and companies around the world. Each year companies are spending millions of dollars to remove the malware installed by the botnet, which aim to steal personal information, such as data access or intellectual property.

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The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) is developing a unified vision for cloud requirements – particularly focused on open, interoperable solutions for secure cloud federation, automation of cloud infrastructure, common management, and transparency of cloud service delivery.

As in previous years, CloudTimes is proud to announce to be a [...]

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