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Stratodesk and Imprivata Partnership Brings Security and Convenience to Healthcare VDI

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Stratodesk, the creator of NoTouch Desktop and long-time partner of Imprivata, has announced an updated, feature-complete integration with Imprivata OneSign. NoTouch enables users to leverage the power of Imprivata OneSign to access workstations and applications by simply tapping their proximity badges, scanning their fingerprints, swiping their smart cards, or using a wide array of additional authentication modalities.

The integration also supports Imprivata OneSign Fast User Switching (FUS), which allows multiple users to quickly and securely log in to shared workstations. Secondary authentication, which is increasingly becoming necessary for the prescription of controlled substances, is also supported in both Citrix and VMware VDI environments. By combining the ease and power of NoTouch OS with healthcare's leading single sign-on and virtual desktop access platform from Imprivata, NoTouch customers will have unparalleled secure access to clinical information and applications across all endpoints, PCs, Thin Clients, laptops, and the new Citrix Workspace Hub.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Website

Everyone has the right and the ability to start their own website. There is no prerequisite for content. You don't need to fit a certain criterion in order to apply. No matter who you are, or what you want to say or do with your website is up to you. There are websites for every reason under the sun, and you can carve out your own piece of the Internet pie where you can share your thoughts, your stories, or your products. The only thing stopping you is that you might not know how to start your own website, which is why you should follow this step-by-step guide.

1.    Narrow Your Niche

It's easy to have a website, but it's hard to create a successful website. That is why when you are planning to start your own website, you need to narrow down your niche. The more specific your niche is, the better. Lifestyle websites cover a huge range of topics, which means if you start a generic lifestyle website of your own you will be competing with the biggest names and the plethora of others who have come before you. Now, start a lifestyle website about life in your town, and you'll have a more targeted audience. All websites need a USP. 

Microsoft to make Ubuntu a first-class guest under Hyper-V

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Microsoft's revealed a plan to make Ubuntu 18.04 a "first-class" guest under Hyper-V.

Microsoft's definition of first-class may sound a bit ho-hum for users of other desktop hypervisors, as it includes window resizing, a clipboard that goes from host to guest and back again, something Microsoft's called a "Better mouse experience", Drive redirection and the Enhanced Session Mode that allows a guest to access host hardware. The Register's virtualization desk has enjoyed such features for quite some time in VirtualBox and VMware's desktop hypervisors.

Inpixon Selects Amazon Web Services Cloud Infrastructure for Indoor Positioning Analytics Delivery

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Inpixon, a leading indoor positioning and data analytics company, today announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a greater range of high-availability Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings. With the adoption of AWS, Inpixon’s Indoor Positioning Analytics (IPA) platform is able to offer a solution that provides both on-premises security monitoring and cloud-hosted intelligence analytics.

“After extensive research and several successful test scenarios, we are very confident that AWS is the right choice for Inpixon’s IPA,” said Shirish Tangirala, Inpixon CPO. “IPA’s analytics engine requires a robust, high-performance infrastructure to compute an immense amount of locational data captured hourly by our sensors in order to deliver positional accuracy and intelligence. Based on performance, scalability, and security, AWS is the ideal fit.”

Denodo Achieves Strong Year-End Momentum Marked by Overwhelming Demand for Its Cloud Data Virtualization Platform

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Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, continued its strong trajectory in 2017 as evidenced by a 61 percent increase in year-over-year revenue. The company achieved strong growth in licenses, including a significant increase in the number of cloud customers which grew 179 percent over the previous year. Customer acquisitions from around the globe added to Denodo's profitability, as the number of new organizations leveraging the award-winning Denodo Platform rose 67 percent.

Interest from strategic technology and consulting experts reached an all-time high, which was witnessed by the 106 percent increase in new partner agreements signed. The company also expanded its geographic footprint by opening new offices in France and Singapore.

Entrust Datacard Joins Cloud Security Alliance to Promote Security in Cloud Computing

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Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

Entrust Datacard brings a deep expertise in trusted identities and transactions, with offerings in IoT, authentication, access, issuance, PKI and SSL. In the last year, the company has launched two cloud-based solutions. The IntelliTrust™ Authentication Service delivers high levels of authentication security in the cloud, and the ioTrust™ Security Solution establishes a secure by design connected ecosystem from device manufacturing through the entire IoT lifecycle.

OpenStack 'Queens' Release Expands Support for GPUs and Containers to Meet Edge, NFV and Machine Learning Workload Demands

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The OpenStack community today released Queens, the 17th version of the most widely deployed open source cloud infrastructure software. A packed release resulting from a six-month development cycle, Queens offers advancements benefiting not only enterprises with mission-critical workloads but also organizations investing in emerging use cases like containers, NFV, edge computing and machine learning. The software now powers 60 public cloud data centers and thousands of private clouds at a scale of more than six million physical cores.  

Enterprise adoption of cloud continues to expand, and by next year, 60 percent of enterprise workloads will run in the cloud, according to 451 Research's Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects survey. 451 Research also reports that enterprise adoption of OpenStack is expanding in parallel, with enterprises in nearly all verticals and regions now running mission-critical workloads on OpenStack software. To support these workloads, the Queens release includes robust, enterprise-oriented features, most notably the multi-attach feature in Cinder.  

Mobile Computing Gaining Traction on Multiple Fronts

When the first concepts for mobile computing were shown, there was a lot of scepticism from audiences towards the idea's potential, especially with regards to the current active presence of desktop computers all around us. However, it's not hard to see the potential in this solution, especially when one considers the growing attention towards smartphones and tablets on one hand, and the rapid development of the market for casual computer users on the other.

Device Choice Is Getting Better

A quick look at a site like Gadget Gestures is enough to make it clear that we currently have access to quite a lot of devices to pick from, and that number is growing on a pretty much daily basis. It used to be hard to find a smartphone that offers everything a user needs to have, while also being a comfortable solution for using in a desktop mode, but that's far from the case now. And with companies like Microsoft making some real effort in this area and evolving ideas like Continuum, it likely won't be long before we see ubiquitous mobile desktop computing.

Three Major Developments That Will Change Cloud Security In 2018

Written by Tim Mullahy

The cloud is constantly changing - both for better and for worse - as is its security landscape. Here are just a few of the big trends we'll see this year.

While some fear-mongers in the media might have you believe otherwise, the cloud is actually quite secure - in some cases, even moreso than traditional infrastructure. That isn't to say there aren't still challenges, mind you. The cloud's cybersecurity profile and threat landscape are constantly (and rapidly) changing.

New threats are constantly on the rise, with security experts constantly puzzling over new problems and challenges. Today, we're going to talk about just a few of the developments we can expect to see in 2018, for better and for worse.

Cloudistics Application Marketplace Adds Value to Ignite Cloud Controller

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Cloudistics, the cloud software appliance company, announced the launch of its Cloudistics Application Marketplace integrated within its SaaS cloud controller, Ignite. The marketplace is a turnkey solution that includes pre-built, ready-to-run, reusable application and OS templates that can be deployed instantly, with the click of a button. 

"We were able to cut our application deployment and management tasks from weeks to minutes using the Cloudistics Application Marketplace", said Jon Halseth, IT Manager of The Atlanta Hawks. "The ease of use significantly changed our work output. We are able to easily import applications into the marketplace, assign cloud computing resources and launch applications on-demand based on our organizational needs in a fraction of the time it used to take us."