Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has consolidated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite of products under its Azure portal, combining its Intune mobile application management tools and its Azure Active Directory (AD) and Information Protection under a single console. The move offers a unified admin experience aimed at bolstering enterprise mobility management efforts. Microsoft introduced the EMS suite […] Read more »

Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has consolidated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite of products under its Azure portal, combining its Intune mobile application management tools and its Azure Active Directory (AD) and Information Protection under a single console. The move offers a unified admin experience aimed at bolstering enterprise mobility management efforts. Microsoft introduced the EMS suite […] Read more »

Microsoft’s new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Microsoft is making it easier for developers to manage their cloud deployments on the go, using a new mobile app and browser-based command line. On Wednesday, the company unveiled Azure Cloud Shell, which lets developers spin up a full-fledged terminal environment inside Microsoft’s cloud and comes with a set of preconfigured tools for managing deployments. […] Read more »

IBM adds API tools to Bluemix serverless framework

Nearly every major cloud now offers a serverless computing option: AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and IBM Bluemix OpenWhisk, to name a few. APIs are a common use case for serverless, but few people want to build APIs on a system that doesn’t provide higher-order management functions for them. To read this article […] Read more »

Heroku: PaaS is future of development tools

The mantra that all companies need to become software companies is starting to sound familiar. PaaS clouds are the key to making this happen, by providing the means to get customer-facing applications up and running quickly, Heroku CEO Adam Gross argued this week at a developer’s conference. Gross said that even companies not known for […] Read more »

Google upgrades G Suite with tools for IT pros

Google today bolstered its G Suite of productivity apps with new controls and tools for IT professionals. G Suite administrators now have more access to control security key enforcement, data control with data loss prevention (DLP) for Google Drive and Gmail, and additional insights by connecting Gmail to BigQuery, Google’s enterprise data warehouse designed to […] Read more »

A.I. tools came out of the lab in 2016

You shouldn’t anthropomorphize computers: They don’t like it. That joke is at least as old as Deep Blue’s 1997 victory over then world chess champion Garry Kasparov, but even with the great strides made in the field of artificial intelligence over that time, we’re still not much closer to having to worry about computers’ feelings. […] Read more »

AI tools came out of the lab in 2016

You shouldn’t anthropomorphize computers: They don’t like it. That joke is at least as old as Deep Blue’s 1997 victory over then world chess champion Garry Kasparov, but even with the great strides made in the field of artificial intelligence over that time, we’re still not much closer to having to worry about computers’ feelings. […] Read more »

Microsoft is working on tools to help people use cloud-based FPGAs

Earlier this year, Microsoft made a splash at its Ignite conference for IT professionals when it announced that it has been racking cards of programmable chips together with servers in its cloud data centers. The chips, called field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), can be reconfigured after being deployed to optimize them for particular applications such as […] Read more »

27 Open Source DevOps Tools In 7 Easy Bites

DevOps is a discipline filled with useful open source tools. Here are 27 of them, organized into seven categories you should know about if you’re looking to find the right tools for your organization’s DevOps strategy. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:5 Open Source companies to watch in 2017Open Source in the Enterprise: Challenges and MythsOpen source […] Read more »

Simple Networking Tools Ease IT Pains

Forget the bells and whistles of powerful networking tools. When overseeing clients’ networks, some IT pros insist that simpler is better. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:The Simple Reason to Learn to Lead Yourself FirstBreak the Ice With These 6 Questions at Your Next Networking EventMicrosoft consolidates its mobile management tools under AzureMicrosoft consolidates its mobile management […] Read more »

9 top tools for corporate cloud collaboration

The nature of work has evolved rapidly during the last few years. Modern coworkers often have very different roles and responsibilities, and many work from multiple locations. Email is no longer an efficient tool for many of the tasks today’s professionals perform, and face-to-face meetings are increasingly a rarity. Fortunately, a new generation of cloud-based […] Read more »

Microsoft expands cloud management licensing to include on-premises tools too

Microsoft Monday announced that customers can now purchase a joint licensing agreement for its cloud-based Operations Management Suite and its on-premises System Center infrastructure manager. Packaging these separate but related management platforms will encourage customers to use public cloud resources and make it easier to manage hybrid clouds. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: Why Brexit could […] Read more »

Dropbox enhances its productivity tools across the board

Dropbox just dumped a ton of new productivity features on users of its file storage and collaboration service that are all aimed at making it easier for people to get work done within its applications.  Updates to the Dropbox app for iOS allow users to scan documents directly into the cloud storage service, and get […] Read more »

Salesforce targets ‘citizen developers’ with new tools and training

If there’s an overriding trend in the world of enterprise software lately, it’s democratization, as tools previously reserved for experts are put in the hands of average users. On Tuesday, Salesforce.com climbed on board with new software, training and support services that aim to help more users — not just professional developers — build applications for […] Read more »

Review: Hot cloud-based tools for Wi-Fi hotspot management

Wi-Fi hardware vendors are coming out with new cloud-based solutions, primarily to ease the remote management of wireless networks. However, they typically only support their own hardware. Here we take a look at three cloud-based solutions that support wireless routers and access points from multiple vendors. To read this article in full or to leave […] Read more »

Most managed security tools will be cloud based by 2020, IHS predicts

Even as security remains a concern for cloud users, research firm IHS says managed security vendors are increasingly delivering their security products via the cloud. And by 2020, most managed security services will be delivered via the cloud, IHS predicts. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: IT is getting cloud storage security all wrong +  IHS IHS […] Read more »

VMware’s new management tools are hybrid, hybrid, hybrid

VMware has been on a news blitz this week, announcing updates to many of its management products and one specific focus has been on enabling hybrid cloud computing. The company has a stronghold in its compute virtualization software based on vSphere, but as more enterprises use public cloud services, VMware is extending the support of […] Read more »

Developers get new tools from Google to analyze images

Developers can now easily build powerful applications that understand the content of images thanks to new machine vision tools released by Google. The company unveiled the beta of its Cloud Vision API on Wednesday, giving select developers an opportunity to run advanced image processing services that let their applications more easily handle pictures. Applications can […] Read more »

Facebook search tools take aim at Twitter’s relationship with news

Facebook is updating its search tool to make it easier for users to find things that interest them among the 2 trillion items archived by the company’s index. The update boasts personalized search suggestions, the ability to search through public posts in addition to those made by friends or family, and a new tool that allows people to […] Read more »

Oracle Hadoop Based Analytical Tools to Explore the Spatial Big Data Processing

The elephant of Apache Hadoop is increasingly acclaimed by thousands of developers and companies around the world. As big data and the demands of real-time analytics increase globally, the emergence of Hadoop has created new oceans to explore data. Now, Oracle has a new software product that is designed to help big data demands. This […] Read more »

Hiring And Managing Staff In A Small Business

Small business owners normally find it very difficult to hire and manage their staff properly. Employees of any organization have a large impact on its performance and its success or failure. It is quite costly to hire people that are not able to perform and give their best to the organization both in the short run and long run. Read more »

Useful Tips For Small Business Recruitment

Most company owners find that they do not necessarily have all the appropriate skills that they need to run the company. This forces them to hire professionals if they want to run their businesses effectively. Finding the right people is an essential factor for a company to run effectively and efficiently. This calls for the right small business recruitment tips. Read more »