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Wix.com is a cloud-based website provider with a simple drag-and-drop interface which has made it a popular choice for small businesses and private users.  Unfortunately, a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability has been discovered in the platform that can lead to compromised admin accounts and a host of other problems. The Wix vulnerability was first discovered in October by Matt Austin, a senior researcher at Contrast Security.  Despite multiple attempts by …

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Earlier this week, Microsoft delivered the opening keynote address at TechEd, a technology conference focused on IT Professionals and Enterprise developers.  The keynote introduced the idea of “everything as a service”, or cloud computing, as the future of IT.  Microsoft has already introduced a number of cloud-based software platforms but now they plan to bring the cloud business model to the center of their business strategy. Mobile First, Cloud First …

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Last week ago Adobe announced that they would be discontinuing the stand alone versions of their Adobe Suite software in favor of their new cloud based service.  Since then, there has been uproar among Adobe customers who feel betrayed at the thought of having to rely on a subscription based plan to access new versions of the popular software. The blowback started almost immediately when Adobe announced that they would …

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“If seven maids with seven mops Swept it for half a year, Do you suppose,’ the Walrus said, That they could get it clear?’ I doubt it,’ said the Carpenter, And shed a bitter tear.” – Lewis Carroll Disruptive Technology:  Part 2 The current state of IT is an expensive mess.  How do we take this expensive, difficult to manage problem with capital expenses, operational expenses, surprise expenses and downtime …

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The Walrus and the Carpenter Were walking close at hand; They wept like anything to see Such quantities of sand: If this were only cleared away,’ They said, it would be grand!’- Lewis Carroll Disruptive Technology:  Part 1 It’s been over 4 years since we ran our last article on disruptive technology.   At that time it was about a new architecture for Servers and Storage oriented technology.  The new architecture called …

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One of our clients, a data center manager, found himself in a bind at years end.  Upper management had not provided him with a budget to maintain their $50k tape library, or replace it after it failed the previous year.  This client had terabytes of business critical data that had not been backed up in months.  Additionally, the processes ran on obsolete equipment that also supported custom software.  Their system …

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Earlier today Facebook announced that it would now offer full integration with the personal file storage company Dropbox. Dropbox, which was first introduced in 2008 has slowly grown as a personal storage and cloud share service and will now allow files to be shared within Facebook Groups. For many casual computer users this will be their first opportunity to access and use cloud storage to save and distribute their files. …

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