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Kurt Marko is an InformationWeek and Network Computing contributor and IT industry veteran, pursuing his passion for communications after a varied career that has spanned virtually the entire high-tech food chain from chips to systems. Upon graduating from Stanford University with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Kurt spent several years as a semiconductor device physicist, doing process design, modeling and testing. He then joined AT&T Bell Laboratories as a memory chip designer and CAD and simulation developer. Moving to Hewlett-Packard, Kurt started in the laser printer R&D lab doing electrophotography development, for which he earned a patent, but his love of computers eventually led him to join HPís nascent technical IT group. He spent 15 years as an IT engineer and was a lead architect for several enterprisewide infrastructure projects at HP, including the Windows domain infrastructure, remote access service, Exchange e-mail infrastructure and managed Web services.
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Application Development In The Age Of Mobility

8/16/2012
The native vs. browser debate is still raging, with each strategy garnering 74% of respondents to our 2012 Mobile Application Development Survey who plan to deploy custom applications. But don't get bogged down in Apple vs. Android or HTML5 readiness. It's all about the apps.

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Virtualization Security: Where's The Innovation?

6/13/2012
Server virtualization creates new security threats while turning the hypervisor into a network black hole, hiding traffic from traditional hardware defenses--problems a new breed of virtualization-aware security software tackles head-on.

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Video Is A Data Asset, So Manage It

5/31/2012
Whether a training session, earnings meeting, or product demo, video is too important an information source to be relegated to silos. Here's how to turn it into searchable, reusable content--without busting your storage budget.

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How To Write A SAN RFI

2/2/2012
Storage and networking architectures are changing, embracing virtualization and private clouds, not discrete servers and local disks. That means plenty of IT teams are in the market for SANs. Here's how to make vendors work for your business.

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Sink Or Swim

9/21/2011
Most companies don't have a strategy to deal with rising tides of digital information. Enterprise content management can help, but first you need a plan.

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When it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
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