Web Services - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/3250 en Experts explain how to avoid big mistakes with Oracle's Exadata http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/experts-explain-how-avoid-big-mistakes-oracles-exadata-240857?source=rss_web_services <p>Although Exadata is Oracle's most popular and mature "engineered system," some customers implementing the database machine are making mistakes that prevent them from getting the most performance out of the expensive product, according to a veteran of many Exadata projects.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Application Testing Private Cloud Web Services Applications Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:59:58 +0000 admin 240857 at http://www.infoworld.com Investors try last-minute Mt. Gox revival as liquidation looms http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/investors-try-last-minute-mt-gox-revival-liquidation-looms-240806?source=rss_web_services <p>The clock may be running out on Mt. Gox, but a consortium of investors still wants to relaunch the failed bitcoin exchange.</p> <p>A website called SaveGox.com has emerged calling for a halt of the <a href="http://www.itnews.com/internet-based-applications-and-services/77416/mt-gox-faces-liquidation-japan-court-rejects-rehabili" target="_blank">liquidation</a> of Japan-based Mt. Gox, which the Tokyo District Court is expected to authorize.</p> E-commerce Web Services Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:09:37 +0000 admin 240806 at http://www.infoworld.com Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/oracle-identifies-products-affected-heartbleed-work-remains-fixes-240629?source=rss_web_services <p>Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/security/5-no-bull-facts-you-need-know-about-heartbleed-right-now-240269">Heartbleed</a>, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.</p> Security Oracle Web Services Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:51:54 +0000 admin 240629 at http://www.infoworld.com Google updates terms of service to reflect its scanning of users' emails http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/google-updates-terms-of-service-reflect-its-scanning-of-users-emails-240496?source=rss_web_services <p>Google has updated its terms of service to reflect that it analyzes user content including emails to provide users tailored advertising, customized search results and other features.</p> <p>The Internet giant's scanning of users' email has been controversial with privacy groups describing it as an intrusion into user privacy.</p> Security Google Internet Privacy Web Services Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:08:41 +0000 admin 240496 at http://www.infoworld.com Rimini Street diversifies with cloud services for Workday, Salesforce.com http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/rimini-street-diversifies-cloud-services-workday-salesforcecom-240371?source=rss_web_services <p>Independent Oracle and SAP support provider Rimini Street will now offer integration services for customers who want to adopt SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings from the likes of Salesforce.com and Workday.</p> <p>IT environments are set to "transform" from monolithic software suites to ones that include specialized applications as well as a mix of on-premises and cloud-based software, Rimini said in a statement.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Networking Internet CRM Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:26:29 +0000 admin 240371 at http://www.infoworld.com Chicago Sun-Times first major US paper to accept bitcoins http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/chicago-sun-times-first-major-us-paper-accept-bitcoins-239874?source=rss_web_services <p>The Chicago Sun-Times is now accepting bitcoins as payment for subscription, becoming the first major U.S. newspaper to take the digital currency.</p> <p>The paper's goal is to keep evolving with changing technology, and accepting bitcoin payments is one way it is trying to stay digitally focused, Editor-in-Chief Jim Kirk said in a release.</p> E-commerce Web Services Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:43:02 +0000 admin 239874 at http://www.infoworld.com Yahoo turns on encryption between data centers http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/yahoo-turns-encryption-between-data-centers-239756?source=rss_web_services <p>Yahoo said Wednesday it was encrypting traffic flowing between its data centers, several months after leaked documents revealed the government had been sniffing those links.</p> Networking Security Yahoo Internet Data Loss Prevention Data Security Encryption Internet Privacy Web Services Search Engines Social Networking Video Conferencing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:19:19 +0000 admin 239756 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft open-sources Windows Library for JavaScript http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/microsoft-open-sources-windows-library-javascript-239758?source=rss_web_services <p><span style="line-height: 1.55em;">Potentially helping developers more quickly build cross-platform applications, Microsoft is releasing as open source its WinJS JavaScript library for building Windows-styled controls.</span></p> <p>Now that the library is open source, developers can use it to build and design Windows-like Web applications for other browsers and platforms, including Chrome, Firefox, Android, and iOS.</p> Application Development Open Source Software Microsoft JavaScript Web Services Web Browsers Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 admin 239758 at http://www.infoworld.com Salesforce.com pins growth hopes on industries, wants to be bigger than SAP http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/salesforcecom-pins-growth-hopes-industries-wants-be-bigger-sap-239735?source=rss_web_services <p>Salesforce.com is betting that a push into industry-specific versions of its cloud-based software can help it maintain its breakneck pace of growth, and even usurp SAP as the industry's largest enterprise application vendor.</p> <p>One way to meet the latter goal is by "speaking the language of industry," said Salesforce.com President and Vice Chairman Keith Block, during a company event in Boston Wednesday.</p> Cloud Computing Networking The Industry Standard Salesforce.com Internet IT Management Private Cloud SaaS Web Services Applications Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:18:50 +0000 admin 239735 at http://www.infoworld.com Judge orders Mt. Gox's CEO to US for questioning http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/judge-orders-mt-goxs-ceo-us-questioning-239618?source=rss_web_services <p>A judge in Texas has ordered Mark Karpeles, the CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, to go to the U.S. to answer questions about its bankruptcy.</p> <p>Judge Stacey Jernigan summoned Karpeles to appear on April 17 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, according to a lawyer for the creditors of Mt. Gox.</p> The Industry Standard E-commerce Web Services Government Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:31:03 +0000 admin 239618 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Malleability' attacks not to blame for Mt. Gox's missing bitcoins, study says http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/malleability-attacks-not-blame-mt-goxs-missing-bitcoins-study-says-239212?source=rss_web_services <p>Fewer than 400 bitcoins could have been stolen from the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange using so-called transaction malleability attacks, according to A Swiss study, far less than the hundreds of thousands of bitcoins the company reported.</p> <p>The findings cast doubt on the failed exchange's explanation of how it lost nearly half a billion dollars' worth of the digital currency when it applied for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo on Feb. 28.</p> E-commerce Web Services Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:56:42 +0000 admin 239212 at http://www.infoworld.com Box to offer usage-based pricing, file conversion service http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/box-offer-usage-based-pricing-file-conversion-service-239198?source=rss_web_services <p>As it heads toward an estimated $250 million <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/box-go-public-hoping-raise-250m-239023" target="_blank">initial public offering</a>, cloud storage and collaboration provider Box is thinking outside, well, itself.</p> <p>The nine-year-old company introduced an alternative to its traditional per-user pricing on Wednesday, as well as its first service that doesn't rely on customers storing their data with Box.</p> Cloud Computing Cloud Storage Collaboration Software Web Services Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:11:27 +0000 admin 239198 at http://www.infoworld.com Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/infor-goes-all-in-amazon-web-services-cloud-erp-239139?source=rss_web_services <p>Infor is betting big on Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company's IaaS (infrastructure as a service).</p> <p>Dubbed CloudSuite, the software packages will focus on a variety of specific industries, beginning with automotive, aerospace and defense, and hospitality. Later this year, Infor plans to launch a more general-purpose cloud ERP suite on AWS, called CloudSuite Corporate. This offering will include modules for core finance and human resources.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services SaaS Web Services Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:20:27 +0000 admin 239139 at http://www.infoworld.com Encrypted email startup adds Office 365 compatibility http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/encrypted-email-startup-adds-office-365-compatibility-238931?source=rss_web_services <p><a href="https://www.virtru.com/" target="_blank">Virtru</a> has added Microsoft's Office 365 and Outlook Desktop services to its list of compatible email platforms for its encryption product.</p> <p>The company, based in Washington, D.C. and <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2093640/former-nsa-employee-looks-to-make-email-more-secure.html" target="_blank">launched in January</a>, is targeting people using major email providers who are interested in stronger privacy controls for more secure communication.</p> Security Email Software Encryption Startups Web Services Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:33:44 +0000 admin 238931 at http://www.infoworld.com Bitcoin software gets security fixes, new features http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-commerce/bitcoin-software-gets-security-fixes-new-features-238756?source=rss_web_services <p>The software driving Bitcoin's network was upgraded Wednesday, with security fixes addressing a problem that defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox blamed for losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of bitcoins.</p> <p>The open-source software, known as Bitcoin-QT, has also been rebranded as "Bitcoin Core" to highlight that it runs the core infrastructure of the virtual currency's transaction and verification network.</p> Security E-commerce Web Services Security Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:22:35 +0000 admin 238756 at http://www.infoworld.com Mt. Gox lets users see bitcoin balances http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/mt-gox-lets-users-see-bitcoin-balances-238571?source=rss_web_services <p>Failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is allowing users to log in to their accounts once again, nearly three weeks after it filed for bankruptcy protection.</p> <p>Some users reported seeing accurate balances, but on various forums users were, however, <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/20oig3/mtgox_update_20140317_you_can_now_log_in_to_see/">concerned</a> that the exchange's website had been hacked and the new log-in facility on the site may be a hoax.</p> E-commerce Web Services Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:15:53 +0000 admin 238571 at http://www.infoworld.com Mt. Gox kept exchange open despite knowledge of missing bitcoins, filing suggests http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/mt-gox-kept-exchange-open-despite-knowledge-of-missing-bitcoins-filing-suggests-238308?source=rss_web_services <p>Mt. Gox may have collected a large sum in trading fees in the weeks before its closure, even though it was already aware that a vast number of bitcoins had gone missing, its U.S. bankruptcy filing suggests.</p> <p>A sworn declaration in the filing from Robert Karpeles, Mt. Gox 's CEO, reveals that the bitcoin exchange knew in early February that its situation was far graver than it had disclosed at the time.</p> The Industry Standard E-commerce Web Services Security Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:25:03 +0000 admin 238308 at http://www.infoworld.com Cisco on mission to outfit all office rooms with videoconferencing systems http://www.infoworld.com/d/computer-hardware/cisco-mission-outfit-all-office-rooms-videoconferencing-systems-238224?source=rss_web_services <p>Cisco unveiled Wednesday an array of videoconferencing products as it seeks to provide video collaboration systems for meeting rooms of all sizes.</p> <p>Most conference rooms either lack videoconferencing equipment altogether or have systems that don't work properly, so Cisco is going after that market opportunity, according to Rowan Trollope, senior vice president of Cisco's Collaboration Technology Group.</p> Computer Hardware Collaboration Software Web Services Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:40:13 +0000 admin 238224 at http://www.infoworld.com Chicago court freezes U.S. assets of Mt. Gox CEO, companies http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/chicago-court-freezes-us-assets-of-mt-gox-ceo-companies-238214?source=rss_web_services <p>A U.S. district court judge on Tuesday froze the U.S. assets of Mark Karpeles, CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, and two associated companies, allowing lawyers to begin demanding documents from the three parties to investigate what they allege is a huge fraud.</p> The Industry Standard E-commerce Web Services Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:37:39 +0000 admin 238214 at http://www.infoworld.com 10 questions on the Mt. Gox implosion http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-services/10-questions-the-mt-gox-implosion-237827?source=rss_web_services <p>How do half a billion dollars vanish into thin air? That seems to be what happened at popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, which made <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/bitcoin-exchange-mt-gox-files-bankruptcy-debts-of-636-million-237376">a bankruptcy protection filing</a> in Japan last week.</p> Security E-commerce Cyber Crime Web Services Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:51:20 +0000 admin 237827 at http://www.infoworld.com