Articles By Howard Solomon

Cloud provider offers location-based VM protection

The advantage of virtualization is that it lets administrators put virtual machines anywhere in the cloud. The disadvantage of virtualization is that unless secured they can be copied by anyone and taken anywhere.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

6,000 jobs to be cut at Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems Inc. is cutting 6,000 jobs — about 8 per cent of its staff — after releasing results that in its fourth quarter the company had US$12.4 billion in revenue, essentially the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry buying German anti-snooping firm

NEW YORK – BlackBerry is buying a German provider of anti-eavesdropping technology to extend its security protection from data to voice. The company told reporters here this morning it is buying Secusmart, a company it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2014 Howard Solomon

SAP to open Canadian data centre

Yielding to customer pressure on information sovereignty, SAP Canada will set up a data centre north of Toronto to assure organizations personal data won’t leave the country. “It’s an emotional thing that I don’t

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 28th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Tape vendor challenging EMC in deduplication market

Tape drive and automation vendor Quantum Corp. of San Jose, Calif., is bringing out a DXi 6900 appliance with new software, more capacity than before It isn’t often that a vendor makes a product it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2014 Howard Solomon

CIOs will remain vital to the enterprise

How isolated is the CIO in the executive suite? It’s been a question asked for years because there is a sense — with some empirical evidence to back it up — that many

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP tweaks 5400 switch

Seven years ago, Hewlett-Packard Co. brought out its first switch that supported the fledgling OpenFlow protocol for software-defined networking, the modular HP 5400. Sales have been good enough that it has been upgraded

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Cracking encrypted traffic may be easier than you think

Many IT security experts say encrypting data is the only way enterprises can be assured data is protected on premise or in the cloud. But an academic paper says that under certain circumstances

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

How IT departments pour security dollars down the drain

IT departments spend hundreds — maybe millions — of dollars a year on network security systems to protect the organization from ever-increasing threats. But a Symantec Corp. technology evangelist says the worst thing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Galaxy Tab S is Samsung’s lightest tablet

The latest Samsung tables are expected to hit Canadian stores before the end of the month with something every mobile worker wants: Less to carry. Samsung said the Galaxy Tab S family will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP contends its flash array matches cost of spinning disk

LAS VEGAS – The advent of solid state hard drives has created a conundrum for IT managers: Flash drives offer speed needed for many real-time applications, but at a price premium over spinning

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP announces global network of cloud service providers

LAS VEGAS – There are many ways technology companies muscle their solutions into the increasing demand by customers for cloud computing. Hewlett-Packard Co.’s latest effort is to line up service providers around the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP has turned the corner: Meg Whitman

Two and a half years ago Hewlett-Packard Co. was in disarray, in red ink, facing a loss of investor and customer confidence amid the departure of its CEO over a controversial US$10 billion

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2014 Howard Solomon

2015 will be breakout year for SDN: HP

LAS VEGAS – Hewlett-Packard believes the opening of its upcoming software-defined networking application store may be the move organizations need to shift from piloting SDN to implementing the long-talked about technology. The online

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Big announcement expected from HP boss Meg Whitman

LAS VEGAS – When Meg Whitman took over as chief executive at troubled Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2011, no one doubted she had an enormous job ahead of her. So every time she speaks,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon