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Posts by Matthew Thiffault

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From the experts | September 29, 2014 by Matthew Thiffault
In what’s shaped up as something of a cliffhanger episode of The Housewives of Silicon Valley, Oracle’s decision in March to end software development for Intel’s Itanium platform still has everyone in the industry hot and bothered – and not in a good way. No one – except maybe Oracle – is exactly sure why […]
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From the experts | August 7, 2014 by Matthew Thiffault
Seasoned IT professionals remember dreaming of the potential of a dynamic datacenter. Constrained by platforms that allowed little flexibility, IT managers were forced to forecast, provision and spend on a per-system basis, which inevitably meant that some systems would be taxed while others sat dark. Dynamic datacenter architectures were the stuff of reverie. Well, not […]
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Microsoft | April 30, 2014 by Matthew Thiffault
On April 26, 2014, Microsoft released Security Advisory 2963983 to notify customers of a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. At this time, Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks and encourage customers to follow the suggested mitigations outlined in the security advisory while an update is finalized. An attacker could trigger a Zero-Day Internet Explorer exploit […]
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Unified Threat Managers (UTMs) and Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW) are often categorized together. I am going to define what is generally included in each product what the differences are, approaches to evaluating, and decisions to make when considering either of these solutions. What is a UTM?
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From the experts | January 18, 2013 by Matthew Thiffault
This article originally appeared on Stephen’s personal blog. You can visit it here. The future of client computing has a very different look and feel.  There are a couple of driving forces and they are driving hard and fast. Always on connectivity is actually finally pervading.  Smartphones with 8MB/s data connections have been here for approximately […]