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Microsoft Enhances Office For iPad
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Office for iPad includes better pivot table support and expanded presentation tools, but can it maintain momentum against free competitors?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/1/2014
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Server SANs: The Dark Side
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
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The new technology promises compelling benefits, but mixing and matching storage hardware and software can backfire, as one IT pro found out when his VMware VSAN failed.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 8/1/2014
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2014 IT Spending: Getting More For Less
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Fierce competition in a rapidly changing IT industry has resulted in bargains for enterprise IT buyers this year, but don't expect the good deals to last long.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/1/2014
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USB Hardware Easily Subverted, Researchers Claim
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Security researchers say they can reprogram USB controller chips to hijack USB devices and connected computers.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/31/2014
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Microsoft's Device Strategy: 3 Unanswered Questions
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's scaled-down device strategy creates new questions about unreleased and rumored devices.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/31/2014
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New CPU Architectures Promise Performance Boost
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Intel and others are developing chip structures that aim to unlock memory bottlenecks and improve interconnect capabilities.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/31/2014
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LTE Broadcast On The Horizon
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
The technology, which allows cellular operators to multicast popular live TV and sporting events to multiple subscribers, is gaining traction.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 7/31/2014
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Windows Phone 8.1 Update: 7 Key Facts
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft uses its Windows Phone 8.1 update to add Start screen folders and new security features while pushing Cortana to new parts of the world.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/30/2014
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Cisco Certifications Confront Changing Skills Needs
Ethan Banks, Senior Network Architect
Commentary
New certs focused on network programmability, IoT, and IT/business skills will help steer IT pros toward emerging technologies. They could also help Cisco keep its hold on the market.
By Ethan Banks Senior Network Architect, 7/30/2014
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Measuring Cloud Performance Is Like Flying Blind
Patrick Carey, Vice President Product Management, Exoprise
Commentary
Legacy systems management software and tools are woefully inept at providing visibility into cloud applications and services. Here's why we need new methods.
By Patrick Carey Vice President Product Management, Exoprise, 7/30/2014
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Closing The UC Gap: 4 Tips
Curtis Peterson, Vice President of Operations, RingCentral
Commentary
Making the leap from unified communications to unified interaction is possible, but it involves more than just installing new software. Here's how to make a successful transition.
By Curtis Peterson Vice President of Operations, RingCentral, 7/30/2014
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Apple Refreshes MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Apple upgrades MacBook Pros with faster processors and, for some models, lower prices and more RAM.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/29/2014
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Microsoft Enhances OneNote for Mac, iOS
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft continues its recent cross-platform emphasis with improved OneNote apps for Macs, iPhones, and iPads.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/29/2014
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Stop Recruiting, Start Connecting
Jack Perkins, Principal, Oryx Search
Commentary
Software engineers want to talk with their fellow professionals about job opportunities, not run the HR gauntlet.
By Jack Perkins Principal, Oryx Search, 7/29/2014
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Cisco Ships APIC Controller, Reveals ACI Pricing
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
The key piece of Cisco's ACI strategy will ship July 31, along with new ACI starter kits. The company also made the ACI price list public.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 7/29/2014
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Fall IT Events: On The Road Again With 10 Top Picks
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
News
Fall IT conferences and trade shows are right around the corner. Browse these events focused on networking, cloud, data centers, and storage, and start planning for a fantastic fall.
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 7/29/2014
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25 GbE: A Big Deal That Will Arrive
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & Blogger
Commentary
Why all the hubbub about 25 Gigabit Ethernet? It allows the biggest jump in data center Ethernet performance for the smallest jump in price. That's why.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger, 7/29/2014
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Windows Phone 8.1 Update Details Leak
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Windows Phone 8.1 is still rolling out, but a new update is already on the way, with support for Start screen folders and even bigger phablets.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/28/2014
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White-Box Switches: Are You Ready?
Tom Hollingsworth,
Commentary
White-box switching promises flexibility and lower costs, so should you make the leap? It depends.
By Tom Hollingsworth , 7/28/2014
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802.11ac WLAN Sales Poised To Surge
Robert Mullins,
News
Unlike previous generations of WiFi standards, 802.11ac doesn’t come with a price premium, which is fueling strong sales, according to Dell'Oro.
By Robert Mullins , 7/28/2014
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