Tech Round-up for 8/5/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Virtualization
On August 05, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

Microsoft released an update to Lync 2013 last week. Among the updates are support for two-factor authentication, embedded images, meetings view, IM mute, and Q&A manager. Currently, the Lync client doesn’t support two-factor authentication for features dependent on integration with Exchange.

Researchers at last week’s Black Hat security conference said hackers are increasing their use of cloud services and file hosting sites to spread malware. They said that some of these legitimate sites don’t scan their files for viruses, and enterprise firewalls and security software sees these sites as trusted.

Ginna Raahauge joined Riverbed as its new Senior Vice President and CIO. She was formerly the Vice President of IT at Cisco, where she led the Customer Value Chain Management Information Technology group. She will now be responsible for Riverbed’s IT strategy applications, infrastructure, support, and security.

Chuck Hollis, EMC’s global marketing CTO, has moved to VMware after 18 years with EMC. Hollis will be chief strategist for VMware’s storage application services unit. Hollis said he will have the flexibility to move to different projects as needed.