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Amazon Fire Phone Early Reviews Tepid
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Early reviews of Amazon's first smartphone won't send consumers rushing to buy. Did Amazon miscalculate on key features?
By Eric Zeman , 7/23/2014
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Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/23/2014
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Guide To IaaS Cloud Provider Performance
Joe Masters  Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Choosing an Infrastructure-as-a-service cloud provider? Use these benchmarks to compare AWS, Google, Azure, Rackspace, and more.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 7/23/2014
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Where Is Your Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Depending on its location, a cloud data center may be at risk of natural or man-made disasters. Be sure to weigh the risks of the physical location of your data.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 7/23/2014
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NASA Orion Space Capsule Has Surprising Brain
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
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New manned spacecraft will use a flight computer adapted from jetliners for deep space missions to the asteroids and Mars.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/22/2014
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Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/22/2014
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10 Handy WiFi Troubleshooting Tools
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
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If you need help troubleshooting your wireless networks, here are 10 tools that can help uncover WiFi problems. Bonus: Some are free!
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading, 7/22/2014
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Network Security: An Oxymoron In The Cloud Era?
Rajat Bhargava, Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloud
Commentary
Network security as we know it won't survive the migration to the cloud. New approaches are needed.
By Rajat Bhargava Co-Founder & CEO, JumpCloud, 7/22/2014
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Drones: The Next WLAN Menace
Lee Badman,
Commentary
In addition to low-tech corporate spying, the remotely piloted aircraft could facilitate attacks on WLANs. The WLAN security industry is starting to respond.
By Lee Badman , 7/22/2014
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Microsoft's Productivity Story: Showtime For Nadella
Kevin Casey,
News
Give the Microsoft CEO credit for his articulate vision. Now comes the hard part: execution.
By Kevin Casey , 7/21/2014
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Guide: The Open Compute Project and Your Data Center
James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site
News
Facebook's Open Compute Project has been developing designs and concepts for servers, switches, and other data center technologies. But how and when will those designs migrate to the typical enterprise?
By James M. Connolly Editor in Chief, The Enterprise Cloud Site, 7/21/2014
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Microsoft Shows Tech 'Monopolies' Don't Last
Rob Preston, VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek
Commentary
As nature abhors a vacuum, innovators abhor a monopoly, especially in the fast-paced IT industry.
By Rob Preston VP & Editor in Chief, InformationWeek, 7/18/2014
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Do We Need 25 GbE & 50 GbE?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Efforts to bring 25 GbE and 50 GbE to market are underway. Is there a strong case for these non-IEEE solutions? For cloud service providers, there is.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/18/2014
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Open Source Vs. Open Enough
Bob Laliberte, ESG senior analyst
Commentary
Open source networking is a hot trend, but its success hinges on organizations making a real commitment to open source technology.
By Bob Laliberte ESG senior analyst, 7/18/2014
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8 Gotchas Of Technology Contracting
Craig Auge, Partner, Vorys
News
IT projects often involve multiple legal contracts for technology and services. Avoid these "gotchas" to ensure smooth agreements and relationships.
By Craig Auge Partner, Vorys, 7/17/2014
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Cisco NX-OS: Facts & Features
Cisco Press, Publishing Alliance
News
Learn the basics of NS-OX in this book excerpt on Cisco's operating system for Nexus data center switching.
By Ron Fuller, David Jansen, and Matthew McPherson , 7/17/2014
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Data Centers Edge Toward Innovation
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & Blogger
News
Our new survey shows growing demand, fixed budgets, and consolidation projects dying on the vine as CIOs look to cloud providers -- not to offload services, but to steal ideas.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger, 7/16/2014
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Why Facebook Wedge Is Revolutionary
Tom Hollingsworth,
Commentary
The social networking giant's open TOR switch is a big step forward for white-box switches and a ground-breaking platform for application networking.
By Tom Hollingsworth , 7/16/2014
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Using Flash For The Real-Time Archive
George Crump, President, Storage Switzerland
Commentary
A new type of archive that requires instantly available data access presents a storage challenge, but TLC NAND provides a solution.
By George Crump President, Storage Switzerland, 7/16/2014
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iPhone 6: 8 Ideas Ripped From Rivals?
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
As the iPhone 6 rumor mill speeds up, check out some of the predicted features that we've seen -- in other smartphones.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 7/15/2014
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