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Tech Round-up: 2/18/13-2/22/13

by on February 22, 2013

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

Apple, Twitter and Facebook were the victims of malware attacks. Bloomberg linked all three attacks to a group of Eastern European hackers.

CNET reported that most of the recent cyberattacks against the New York Times and other US corporations, government agencies, and organizations originated from an office building connected to China’s People’s Liberation Army.

Oracle patched five Java vulnerabilities not addressed in this month’s security update. The company also plans to accelerate the release of future fixes.

With the growing BYOD phenomenon, InfoWorld argued that IT needs a new model for managing and securing information.

Network World explained why new BYOD management tools have removed the last barrier for widespread Mac adoption in the enterprise.

Read Write shared five “ugly” tasks, such as password management, that can be automated to deliver significant time and efficiency benefits.

During its inaugural Lync Conference, Microsoft demonstrated its new integration between Lync and Skype. The feature will be available in June.

Citrix appointed Sudhakar Ramakrishna as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Desktop and Cloud division. The company also introduced XenMobile MDM, an enterprise mobile device management solution.

There was also news from Juniper, Cisco, VMware, and NetApp. Juniper unveiled new software-defined networking products, including the Services Activation Director. Cisco introduced Cisco Quantum, new software and hardware for hybrid wireless networks. VMware released Horizon Suite, a workforce mobility platform. NetApp detailed its new EF540 flash array.

Finally, InfoWorld offered tips on how to pick a project for your first public cloud migration.

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