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Tech Round-up: 9/10/12-9/14/12

by on September 14, 2012

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye this week:

On Monday, many small business websites were down for several hours after Go Daddy experienced a service outage. Although the hacker group Anonymous initially claimed credit, Go Daddy’s CEO blamed the outage on a networking issue. As a result, the company offered users one month of free service.

On the security front, InfoWorld named inconsistent patching as one of the three biggest mistakes made by security pros, while CRN reported that President Obama may be drafting an executive order on cyber-security.

In other news, InfoWorld examined the good, the bad, and the fatal about updating software; and attempted to straighten out cloud computing misconceptions by discussing five things a private cloud is not.

Computerworld argued that when it comes to big data, the challenge isn’t gathering data but what to do with the data once it’s been gathered.

After much anticipation, Apple finally announced its iPhone 5. Computerworld answered the most frequently asked questions about the new smartphone.  There are also new releases from VMware and Cisco. VMware announced the general availability of its new VMware vCloud Suite 5.1. Cisco’s new and enhanced security products, as reported by CRN, include the Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance line of firewalls.

Citrix acquired cloud based service management company Beetil and invested in platform-as-a-service startup CumuLogic.

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