Vulnerabilities and Patches

A vulnerability is a weakness in a piece of software or a system that allows an attacker to violate the integrity of the product. Vulnerabilities can come from bad passwords, a virus or malware, among other things, and usually lead to the creation of a patch, a small piece of software designed to fix the problem. Microsoft releases security patches once a month, while other vendors have other schedules or release them as soon as possible after a vulnerability is disclosed.


Articles

Microsoft, Google Help Create Ethernet Consortium for Clouds

Broadcom, Mellanox and Arista are other founders of the group that has developed a spec for 25GbE and 50GbE. More >

World Cup Spurs Cyber-Attacks, Digital Protests

Cyber-criminals use the quadrennial soccer contest as a phishing lure for unsuspecting victims, while Anonymous supports domestic protesters by defacing Web sites and by launching denial-of-service attacks. More >

AllSeen Internet of Things Alliance Expands

Linux Foundation open source Internet of Things collaboration effort now boasts 50 members. More >

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Interviews

XOEye Technologies Taking Wearables Beyond the Device

Wearable devices and applications developed specifically for the enterprise have potential for profound changes in the workplace and work itself.

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Pentaho’s Adaptive Big Data Layer Takes Broad View

Creates a native integration to multiple data sources.

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SnapLogic’s New Solution Targets Enterprise Integration via the Cloud

SnapLogic is targeting the line of business folks who are investing in and want to integrate SaaS applications.

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Resource centers

Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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