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Can SQL Injections Be Stopped? One Expert Thinks So SQL injections are unique compared to other cyberattacks. These threats are very common and have been around for a while. One would think that this would mean businesses should have an idea of how to stop these incidents from happening, right? Unfortunately, SQL security remains a thorn in the side of many companies today. Although firms continue to suffer breaches stemming from SQL injections, one expert believes organizations can put an end to these threats. Johannes Ullrich, research head at the SANS Institute, asserted these attacks should not be able to bypass system vulnerabilities because there are ways to combat these incidents. He told IT World Canada firms should make coders send SQL statements separately to both databases and users. Ullrich believes this approach is the best way to combat SQL injections, ... (more)

Application Server Market

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Application Server Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p01593920/Application-Server-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Personal_Computer_and_Server IBM is moving toward domination of the application server market, going from 55% share in 2011 to 60% share in 2012, buttressed in part by its dominance in supporting development of mobile apps. This achievement of 60% share of the application server market provides IBM with a defacto ... (more)

4.7 Billion Mobile WebRTC Devices by 2018 | @ThingsExpo [#WebRTC]

Even though Apple and Microsoft haven’t commented on the new open source technology which delivers high quality audio and video capabilities to desktop and mobile browsers, major carriers such as AT&T and Telefónica, leading infrastructure providers like Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson and new WebRTC application providers in likes of Teledini and NetDev are driving the technology forward. Research analyst, Sabir Rafiq comments, “WebRTC brings many opportunities; ABI Research believes major trends will start to form within the enterprise market with WebRTC. Companies will be willing ... (more)

How to Select a Cloud Provider Effectively

Moving your data storage to the cloud is a smart move as there is an explosion of data day by day and systems are struggling to store all that data effectively and securely.  Cloud computing has proven not only to be cost effective but also frees the businesses to concentrate on the daily workings while the cloud takes care of details such as security, support, maintenance and the ever-so-important backup.  Therefore, the demand for cloud computing is also growing and there are many companies sprouting up by the minute. So the consumer ends up in a dilemma of how to choose the ri... (more)

The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing

Cloud Expo Early Bird Savings A robust ecosystem of solutions providers is emerging around cloud computing. Here, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal expands its list of most active players in the fast-emerging Cloud Ecosystem, from the 'mere' 100 we identified back in January of this year, to half as many again - testimony, if any further were needed, to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in e... (more)

Working with Table Storage on the Windows Azure

Azure Cloud on Ulitzer If you've been working with Azure for a while then you've probably spent some time using the StorageClient sample that came with previous versions of the SDK. With the November 2009 release of the SDK (the one they'll be using at PDC 2009), they have wrapped that sample up into the SDK and refactored it to fit more in line with the conventions and quality standards of a Microsoft API. As a result, some of your code will break (but not much). Queue storage and Blob storage (discussed in upcoming posts) actually have more breaking changes than table storage.... (more)