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5 Ways To Run Your IT Department Like SEAL Team 6

This past week we’ve heard a lot from “Mark Owen,” the name attached to the author of a new book called No Easy Day about his experiences as a SEAL and specifically about the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound last May. Turns out that Mr. “Owen” offers some good pointers for ordinary businesses that are trying to make a killing of the non-lethal kind. I found No Easy Day an interesting read, along with his interview on 60 Minutes on Sunday (see video below). And I thought it was worth teasing out some of the takeaways that IT managers and staff can learn from the SEALs.

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VMs and Backups: Are Yours Securely Stored, or Indexed in Google?

Through recent research, I've unearthed an alarming number of VMs and backups in Google's index from companies, universities, and home users. Make sure your directories are protected!

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GM to Hire 10K IT Workers, Cut Outsourcing

General Motors will be upping its IT capabilities and aims to perform 90 percent of all its IT work in-house by hiring some 10,000 tech professionals in the next 3 to 5 years.

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HP Boosts Security Portfolio to Handle Complex IT Environments, Threats

Hewlett-Packard is beefing up its security portfolio to offer enterprise customers with a more proactive approach to handling complex security environments.

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End of Outsourcing As We Know It

Infosys, once the bellwhether of Indian IT, has seen a slew of senior level exits. The reasons behind these exits and lower growth at Infosys may be plenty, but it also points to the changing paradigms of outsourcing.

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QEMU 1.2.0 Improves Live Migration

The new version of the open source system emulator, used in both the KVM and Xen virtualisation platforms, now supports passing through PCI devices to hardware-virtualised Xen guests...

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