Computerworld Blogs - EMC http://blogs.computerworld.com/taxonomy/term/410/all en EMC, RSA, NSA, @TrustyCon, and ''dirty tricks'' http://blogs.computerworld.com/security/23596/emc-rsa-nsa-trustycon-dirty-tricks-itbwcw <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>@Mikko, the notoriously publicity-shy CTO, doesn&#39;t trust RSA.</i></b></p> <p> The RSA (NYSE:EMC) Conference was boycotted yesterday by TrustyCon attendees. A range of speakers criticized the company&#39;s alleged cosy links with the NSA, arguing that the industry badly needs a huge dose of trustworthiness.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers reach for the bottomless bucket of popcorn. Not to mention: <i><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/security/23596/emc-rsa-nsa-trustycon-dirty-tricks-itbwcw#af" title="And Finally...">Hypponen explains his &#39;personal&#39; reasons</a></i>...</p> EMC Mikko Hypponen NSA RSA RSA Conference Cyberwarfare Data Storage Government/Industries Privacy Security Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:08:57 +0000 Richi Jennings 23596 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Boycotting RSA Conference: Jaws all on the floor over NSA backdoor at #RSAC http://blogs.computerworld.com/privacy/23369/boycot-emc-rsa-conference-nsa-backdoor-rsac-itbwcw <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>Security wonks put one of those fingers on each hand up.</i></b></p> <p> May I have your attention, please? Next month&#39;s huge RSA security conference is in the spotlight over a growing number of boycotts by high-profile speakers. The conflab, run by EMC&#39;s (NYSE:EMC) RSA division is the lightning-rod for disquiet over alleged NSA backdoors inserted into RSA crypto software.</p> <p> As you may recall, the smell of it is that RSA agreed to the NSA&#39;s request to use a default random-number generator that made it easy to crack customers&#39; encrypted data. And its subsequent denial didn&#39;t really deny the core accusation.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers repeatedly ask, &quot;He didn&#39;t just say what I think he did, did he?&quot;</p> <p> I repeat, your real, humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. <i>[We&#39;re gonna have a problem here -Ed.]</i></p> BSafe EMC NSA RSA Conference RSAC Government/Industries Internet Network Security Privacy Security Wed, 08 Jan 2014 11:25:38 +0000 Richi Jennings 23369 at http://blogs.computerworld.com VMware buys Nicira: Open-source threat or cloudy opportunity? http://blogs.computerworld.com/cloud-computing/20741/vmware-buys-nicira-open-source-threat-or-cloudy-opportunity <!--paging_filter--><p> VMware (NYSE:VMW) is buying Nicira for $1.26 billion. In <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/blogwatch?source=itbw_t" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers wonder what the future holds for open-source software-defined networking and cloud-computing generally.</p> EMC Nicira VMW VMware Cloud Computing Data Center Infrastructure Management Networking Virtualization Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:12:06 +0000 Richi Jennings 20741 at http://blogs.computerworld.com EMC/VMware cloudy spinoff rumors (and Maritz is out) http://blogs.computerworld.com/cloud-computing/20703/emcvmware-cloudy-spinoff-rumors-and-maritz-out <!--paging_filter--><p> This is serious business: EMC (NYSE:EMC) and VMware (NYSE:VMW) are said to be spinning off their cloud computing assets into a new company. Those will include the Cloud Foundry PaaS, Greenplum, Chorus, DynamicOps, and the Project Rubicon IaaS, we&#39;re told. In <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/blogwatch?source=itbw_t" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers wonder if it could be true. And Paul Maritz may be the guy to run it <em><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/cloud-computing/20703/emcvmware-cloudy-spinoff-rumors-and-maritz-out?ua" target="_blank">[Update: or not!]</a></em></p> EMC Pat Gelsinger Paul Maritz VMW VMware Applications Cloud Computing Data Center Infrastructure Management IT Careers Management Storage Hardware Virtualization Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:11:02 +0000 Richi Jennings 20703 at http://blogs.computerworld.com RSA SecurID: Egg meets face http://blogs.computerworld.com/18421/rsa_securid_egg_meets_face <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/18421/rsa_securid_egg_meets_face"><img src="http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/default/themes/cw_blogs/cache/files/u34/securid_0.jpg" align="right" height="100" width="100" vspace="7" hspace="0" border="0" alt="SecurID fob (EMC) " /></a>In the case of the SecurID hack three months ago, RSA's strategy -- to deny anything was worrisome -- has come back to bite it. <i>Hard</i>. The company is having to learn some of the oldest lessons in security -- and in PR. Find out more, in <i><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/jennings?source=tlv_t" target="_blank">The Long View</a>...</i><br /> <b>INSIDER (free registration required)</b><br clear="all" /></p> IDG Insider 2FA EMC enterprise Insider Content PR RSA SecurID two-factor authentication Cybercrime and Hacking Endpoint Security IT Careers Privacy Security Social Business Tue, 07 Jun 2011 16:49:55 +0000 Richi Jennings 18421 at http://blogs.computerworld.com RSA SecurID hacked: 2FA fob and software compromise? http://blogs.computerworld.com/17995/rsa_securid_hacked_2fa_fob_and_software_compromise <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/17995/rsa_securid_hacked_2fa_fob_and_software_compromise?ub"><b><i>Egg meets face, as security company 'fesses up to security breach. Are your RSA SecurID keys safe? Or are we panicking too <img src="http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/default/themes/cw_blogs/cache/files/u34/securid_0.jpg" align="right" height="100" width="100" vspace="7" hspace="0" border="0" alt="SecurID fob (EMC)" />much?</i></b></a><br /> EMC's RSA says its SecurID two-factor authentication system has been &quot;impacted&quot; thanks to a hack attack. It's not clear whether the company's fob or software 2FA tokens have been compromised. In <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/blogwatch?source=itbw_t" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers push the panic button. Not to mention <i><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/17995/rsa_securid_hacked_2fa_fob_and_software_compromise?af#af">The animated GIF staring competition</a>...</i><br /> (EMC) </p> 2FA EMC enterprise RSA SecurID security token two-factor authentication Cybercrime and Hacking Data Center Endpoint Security Government IT Hardware Healthcare IT Mobile/Wireless Social Business Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:56:39 +0000 Richi Jennings 17995 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Microsoft-led CPTN bid for Novell FLOSS patents is on/off/on http://blogs.computerworld.com/17659/microsoft_led_cptn_bid_for_novell_floss_patents_is_on_off_on <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/17659/microsoft_led_cptn_bid_for_novell_floss_patents_is_on_off_on?ta"><b><i>Novell's patent threat to Linux and other open source software: some bloggers thought that CPTN was no more, but that was <img src="http://blogs.computerworld.com/sites/default/themes/cw_blogs/cache/files/u34/tux.jpg" align="right" alt="Tux" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="7" width="107" height="100" />naive.</i></b></a><br /> CPTN Holdings' plan to purchase the Novell open source patent portfolio has been withdrawn. At least, that's what some breathless reporting would have you believe. The consortium of Microsoft, Apple, EMC and Oracle has certainly withdrawn something, but does it really mean that FLOSS is safe? In <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/blogwatch?source=itbw_t" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers get to the truth of the matter. Not to mention <i>Chris Ollis's appalling Star Wars pun...</i><br /> (NOVL) (MSFT) (AAPL) (EMC) (ORCL)</p> AAPL Apple Attachmate CPTN CPTN Holdings EMC Microsoft MSFT Novell NOVL Oracle ORCL patent patent trolls patents software patent software patents Data Center Desktop Apps Gov't Legislation/Regulation Linux and Unix Mac OS X NOSes and Server Software Open Source Social Business Windows Wed, 12 Jan 2011 10:25:37 +0000 Richi Jennings 17659 at http://blogs.computerworld.com The importance of technology partnerships in the storage industry http://blogs.computerworld.com/17402/the_importance_of_technology_partnerships_in_the_storage_industry <!--paging_filter--><p>Unless you have been stranded on a deserted island the last few years, you know that the storage industry is rapidly consolidating. This is due in part to the recent contraction of the overall economy, but only in part. This primary cause of the contraction is that the storage industry is maturing.</p> EMC enterprise Hitachi Data Systems HP IBM storage industry technology partnerships Data Storage Management Tue, 23 Nov 2010 15:52:28 +0000 Chris Poelker 17402 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Dell disrupts data-dedupe apple-cart with Ocarina (and gamer cake) http://blogs.computerworld.com/16565/dell_disrupts_data_dedupe_apple_cart_with_ocarina_and_gamer_cake <!--paging_filter--><p>This will set the cat among the pigeons in the data-deduplication world: Dell is to <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/16565/dell_disrupts_data_dedupe_apple_cart_with_ocarina_and_gamer_cake?source=t2">acquire Ocarina Networks</a> for its content-aware dedupe and compression technology. In <a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/blogwatch?source=itbw_t" target="_blank">IT Blogwatch</a>, bloggers wonder how this will affect the rest of the industry. Not to mention <i><a href="http://blogs.computerworld.com/16565/dell_disrupts_data_dedupe_apple_cart_with_ocarina_and_gamer_cake?source=af#af">a telling gamer wedding cake</a>...</i><br /> (DELL)</p> BlueArc commvault data compression data deduplication Data Domain data storage Dedupe Dell EMC Equallogic Goutham Rao Hitachi Hitachi Data Systems HP HPQ M&A Murli Thirumale NetApp Ocarina Ocarina Networks storage Symantec SYMC tiered storage Cloud Computing Data Center Data Storage Emerging Technologies Hardware Infrastructure Management Servers Social Business Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:57:17 +0000 Richi Jennings 16565 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Power savings on a platter: How to save on storage http://blogs.computerworld.com/15485/power_savings_on_a_platter_how_to_save_on_storage <!--paging_filter--><p>A single storage frame can suck down more than 2kW of power, adding to the power and cooling loads in you data center. These three steps can help you go green - and save money. </p> EMC energy efficiency enterprise Fibre Channel. SATA Flash drive serial ATA storage Data Storage Hardware Servers Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:42:16 +0000 Robert L. Mitchell 15485 at http://blogs.computerworld.com California court backs EMC: Former exec can't oversee HP's storage ops http://blogs.computerworld.com/california_court_backs_emc_former_exec_cant_oversee_hps_storage_ops <!--paging_filter--><p>A California judge ruled today that former EMC top executive David Donatelli cannot oversee storage operations at HP due to a noncompete clause with his former employer.</p> California court Donatelli EMC HP Massachusetts noncompete clause Data Storage IT Careers Management Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:25:13 +0000 Lucas Mearian 14127 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Finding a bone marrow match for Nick http://blogs.computerworld.com/finding_a_bone_marrow_match_for_nick <!--paging_filter--><p>EMC employee Nick Glasgow has Leukemia and efforts to cure the disease by transfusing blood platelets and antibiotic treatments have so far failed. What he needs is a bone marrow transplant. The technology community is rallying around the cause of getting as many possible donors to submit a simple sample to the national donor base.</p> bone marrow donor EMC leukemia Nick Glasgow App Development Applications Data Storage Internet Management Smartphones Social Business Fri, 29 May 2009 18:40:12 +0000 Lucas Mearian 14107 at http://blogs.computerworld.com VMware's VMworld is virtually cloudy http://blogs.computerworld.com/vmwares_vmworld_is_virtually_cloudy <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/themes/cw_blogs/cache/files/u34/vmwarelogo75.gif" align="left" height="57" width="80" alt="VMware logo" />In Monday's IT Blogwatch, we watch as VMware kicks off its user conference, while drooling competitors circle hungrily. Not to mention Trent Reznor, the Mac fanboi...</p> <p>Patrick Thibodeau reports:</p> EMC vCenter VDC-OS VMware VMworld 2008 Data Center Data Storage Desktop Apps Operating Systems Social Business Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:30:05 +0000 Richi Jennings 11914 at http://blogs.computerworld.com Celerra Man http://blogs.computerworld.com/celerra_man <!--paging_filter--><p>While attending EMC World in Las Vegas this past week, I was confronted by Celerra Man, a guy dressed up in a foam costume to look like an EMC Celerra disk array.</p> Celerra Celerra Man EMC Data Storage Thu, 22 May 2008 20:06:15 +0000 Lucas Mearian 8021 at http://blogs.computerworld.com The ultimate conspiracy theory http://blogs.computerworld.com/conspiracy_theory <!--paging_filter--><p>Did storage giant EMC intercept the e-mail correspondence of a professor whose research found a link between sexual arousal in men and a willingness to take financial risk? And was that information the basis for the reported practice of EMC salespeople taking clients to strip clubs? No, of course not. The very suggestion is absurd. But you name it, and <em>somebody</em> will suggest it.</p> conspiracy theory EMC sexual harrassment Data Storage Fri, 11 Apr 2008 02:28:36 +0000 Don Tennant 7699 at http://blogs.computerworld.com