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Richard Janezic

Richard Janezic

VP Sales, Marketing, Business Development
Rick has worked with and for organizations from startup stage to FortuneĀ® 500 enterprises, and has held senior leadership roles in general management, sales, marketing and technology. He focuses on helping organizations improve competitiveness and effectiveness through business and technology change and transformation, and higher security.

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VMWare Acquires Nicira, Network Virtualization Specialist for $1.26 billion

Virtualization juggernaut VMWare made moves to extend its reach and capabilities by acquiring a venture-backed network virtualization company. Palo Alto-based Nicira is young--founded only five years ago--but has made significant impacts and inroads with large clients including AT&T, eBay, and ...

New Apple Smartphone Patents Could Spell Trouble for Google and the Androids

The Apple versus Android fight for dominance in the smartphone market may have entered a new level of intensity, as the battlefield moves from boardroom to courtroom.While Apple was recently granted some 25 patents, one particular item could prove problematic ...

The Cloud and the Future of Microsoft Office: Steve Ballmer Remakes Microsoft's Most Successful Product

Executives at Microsoft revealed significant changes for its Microsoft Office product line, one of the company's most important products. Office 2013 and Office 365 will be the commercial names for the flagship products, which had been code-named Office 15, and ...

Microsoft Issues Patch for Zero Day and Other Vulnerabilities

Microsoft has issued a security patch to address both a zero-day vulnerability, as well as 15 other key flaws in some of its most popular software. Three of the vulnerabilities were rated "critical"--the highest level of severity. Products affected include ...

VMWare Buys DynamicOps; Virtualization and Cloud from Competitive Hypervisors

VMWare announced that it has agreed to acquire DynamicOps, a developer of virtualization management and cloud provisioning. DyanamicOps started as a spin off of an IT unit at financier Credit Suisse. With its global presence and more than 350,000 clients, ...

Software Code Hosting Site GitHub Raises $100M Funding Deal

Software start-up GitHub has received a $100 million investment from one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capital (VC) firms. It is the first investment for the four-year-old company, which has grown to nearly 2 million users and more than 3 ...

BYOD Innovations Create New Tools With New Risks

Using personal devices at work is the hot new trend. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has become a common policy in a growing number of midsize organizations. The practice has intriguing implications and options for employer and employee, but it ...

Yahoo Hacked, 400K Unencrypted Passwords Compromised

A hack into a Yahoo server has resulted in a breach of over 400,000 email and password pairs. The hack was performed by a group known as D33Ds and affected one or more servers from Yahoo Voices. Voices is a ...

New iOS 5.1.1 Security Patch for iPhone, iPad

Apple released a new version of its popular iOS software to address the continuing need for increased security in its iPhone and iPad devices. The 54M update available from the Apple iTunes site is termed iOS 5.1.1. It is designed ...

Google's Chrome Browser Doubles to Over 300 Million Users

Google announced at its annual I/O developer conference that its Chrome browser how has more than 310 million users worldwide. Since its release in 2008, Chrome has exploded from its comic book-like introduction to surpass all other products, including Microsoft's ...

Oracle Announces Cloud-Powered Unit for Better Health Care

Technology titan Oracle has announced a new business unit and focused set of technology services to help life and health science organizations. Oracle Health Sciences was formed in 2011 but has recently begun announcing new products and services that leverage ...

New BlackHole Exploit Targets Java Software Vulnerability

Developers of a hacking tool are reportedly including a new exploit that targets computers and devices that run Java, software used on computers and devices worldwide. BlackHole is an exploit kit that is popular with hackers. It was written by ...

Virtualization Wars: VMWare and Microsoft Battle Over Server, Cloud Dominance

Tensions in the war of the virtualization titans is escalating, both in marketing and in the marketplace, as Microsoft and VMWare compete for new server and cloud computing clients. While the battle is not new, the vigor and intensity are ...

Tablet Wars: Apple iPad vs Microsoft Surface.

The Microsoft announcement of the Surface tablet has immediately changed how IT and business executives think about mobile computing devices for their organizations. Announcing products in advance of specific details is not a new strategy for Microsoft, as it knows ...

Google to Provide Cyber Threat Warnings

Search engine giant Google announced it will begin displaying banner warnings if it sees evidence of state-sponsored cyber attacks on your computer. The company made the announcement in a blog posting. It reiterates the company's constant vigilance for malicious activities, ...

Death by Cloud: How Remote Computing is Changing Business, Innovation, and Strategy

Remote computing continues to gain business acceptance, as more companies understand and accept the benefits and risks. Although remote computing, commonly called cloud computing, has many definitions, all bear similar themes.Many elements are driving the options of remote computing, as ...

Inside Why Google Bought Quickoffice

Google extended its record of acquiring smaller companies with the purchase of mobile software developer Quickoffice. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition was driven by several factors, including the product features, user base size, ability to ...

Romney Email Hacked; Weak Password, Security to Blame

An email address used by presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been hacked. News reports indicate that a email address and online storage account once used by Romney were infiltrated by a hacker. The unnamed hacker claims to have guessed a ...

Microsoft Flame Patch

In response to recent reports of malware referred to as Flame, Microsoft has issued a security update. The emergency security update is an out-of-cycle release by the company to address attack vectors used by the newly discovered malware. It was ...

U.S. Business at Higher Security Risk Due to Stuxnet Revelations

In a surprising turn of events, one of the most destructive virus attacks in history was created, developed, and implemented by U.S. officials. Intimate details have been made public about the attacks, which had previously been known only by a ...

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