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Apple iPad Air 2: Visual Tour
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Apple's iPad Air 2 looks like a slimmed-down version of its predecessor, but it packs many under-the-hood enhancements.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/18/2014
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Apple iPad Vs. Google Nexus: Tablet Smackdown
Eric Zeman,
Apple's incremental iPad updates are compelling, but so is the all-new Nexus 9 tablet from Google. Which is right for you?
By Eric Zeman , 10/17/2014
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iPad Air 2 Vs. Surface Pro 3: No Comparison
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Comparisons between Apple's iPad Air 2 and Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 are both inevitable and misguided.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/17/2014
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StackEngine Offers Linux, Windows Container Management
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
Docker is doing what once seemed impossible: providing common ground for Linux and Microsoft developers, say startup leaders.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/17/2014
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 10/17/2014
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Refocus The IT Budget On Growth
Alexei Porodzinsky, Software Quality Optimization, A1QA
Planning next year's IT budget? Take smart steps to use IT strategically and help grow and transform your company's business.
By Alexei Porodzinsky Software Quality Optimization, A1QA, 10/17/2014
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Tablet Sales Slow Down; Microsoft Struggles
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Tablets are losing some of their luster, but Apple is still selling more devices than Microsoft.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/16/2014
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White-Box Switches: Beware Of Hidden Costs
Tom Hollingsworth,
White-box switches often include popular applications like monitoring, but buyers need to shop carefully. Additional features may cost extra.
By Tom Hollingsworth , 10/16/2014
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Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery: Choose Wisely
Lynn LeBlanc, CEO, HotLink
Disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud is now a viable and affordable option for protecting data center resources -- but select your vendor with care.
By Lynn LeBlanc CEO, HotLink, 10/16/2014
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Time For LUN To Die
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
In virtualized environments, managing storage with LUNs isn't practical. With the upcoming arrival of VMware Virtual Volumes, we can shift to VM-centric data services.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 10/15/2014
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Reclaiming The Network Perimeter
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
The traditional network perimeter has vanished, but new architectures allow you to control security at the virtual machine or via cloud infrastructures.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 10/15/2014
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Apple's iPad Event: What To Expect
Eric Zeman,
New iPads are on deck for Apple's Thursday press event. Here's a look at what else Apple will likely reveal.
By Eric Zeman , 10/14/2014
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Apple's Next iPads: 13 Things To Expect
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Apple is expected to reveal new iPads this week, including its long-rumored "iPad Pro." What else will Apple show off?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/14/2014
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Elements Of IoT
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
There's a lot of hype about the Internet of Things, but what about the technology it runs on? Here's a look at some of the infrastructure and networking components IT pros can expect to build out to support the IoT.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 10/14/2014
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NFV: Changing The Pace Of Carrier Services
Shin Umeda, Vice President, Dell’Oro Group
Network functions virtualization will drastically change how -- and how fast -- carriers provision services to enterprise customers.
By Shin Umeda Vice President, Dell’Oro Group, 10/14/2014
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Windows 10 On ARM: 7 Observations
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft reps have been tight-lipped about the future of Windows on ARM devices but the company has many reasons to remain invested in non-Intel architectures.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/13/2014
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Mac OS X Yosemite: What's Missing?
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Mac OS X Yosemite is in beta, and we're not seeing everything we'd hoped for. Here are 10 improvements we wish Apple would include in its next operating system.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/13/2014
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2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
Kurt Marko, Contributing Editor
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 10/13/2014
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Contest: What Lurks In Your IT Shadows?
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Ever found something gross or surprising among the switches and servers? Share your story and win an Amazon gift card.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 10/13/2014
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SDN Certification: The Next Job Requirement
Dan Pitt,
IT professionals must become SDN experts to be successful in a drastically changing environment. Luckily, certification options are emerging.
By Dan Pitt , 10/13/2014
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