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Steve Ballmer Resigns From Microsoft Board
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Former Microsoft CEO -- and newly minted LA Clippers owner -- Steve Ballmer steps down from the board but will remain Microsoft's largest individual shareholder.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/19/2014
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HTC One Runs Windows
Eric Zeman,
News
HTC One for Windows Phone uses the same hardware as the Android version.
By Eric Zeman , 8/19/2014
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HP's $199 Windows Laptop: Chromebook Killer?
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Leaked specs show what a budget-friendly Windows device might offer. Is it enough to stem surging Chromebook sales?
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/19/2014
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IoT: Out Of The Cloud & Into The Fog
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
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Cloud computing architectures won't be able to handle the communication demands of the Internet of Things. The future is in fog computing.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 8/19/2014
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Flash Is Overkill For VDI
Michael Letschin, Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems
Commentary
All flash makes fast storage, but at a high cost. Listen to your users, and provide a hybrid array combined with software for a better VDI experience.
By Michael Letschin Director of Product Management, Nexenta Systems, 8/19/2014
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Moto 360 Smartwatch Details Leak
Eric Zeman,
News
Best Buy gave an early reveal of previously unknown data points about the device, including its price.
By Eric Zeman , 8/18/2014
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Windows 'Threshold': 7 Things To Expect
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Microsoft will reportedly release its next version of Windows as a public preview by this fall. Here's what we know about the next version of Windows.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/18/2014
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Windows 8.1: 8 Things I Hate About You
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Latest version of Windows 8.1 beats its predecessors, but oh those grating quirks.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 8/18/2014
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SDN, WiFi & The Microsoft Lync Connection
Lee Badman,
Commentary
WiFi vendors like Aruba Networks are using the Lync SDN API as a launch pad for their foray into software-defined networking.
By Lee Badman , 8/18/2014
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What's Next For Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Today's 2D flash is near its limit. The industry is evolving to 3D flash and developing storage technologies that promise to be faster and denser.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 8/18/2014
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CoreOS Acquires Quay.io For Docker Container Security
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
News
Acquisition positions CoreOS as a more secure, enterprise-oriented offering for the Docker form of Linux containers.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 8/15/2014
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The Headaches Of Multiple Cloud Services
Arthur Chang, CEO, PanTerra Networks
Commentary
IT professionals and users alike understand the benefits of cloud services. However, migrating several IT services to the cloud can create more pain than you might expect.
By Arthur Chang CEO, PanTerra Networks, 8/15/2014
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Android Dominates Smartphone Market With 85% Share
Eric Zeman,
News
Even Apple's iOS is a blip compared to Google's unstoppable, juggernaut mobile platform.
By Eric Zeman , 8/14/2014
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Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/14/2014
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Will Phase Change Memory Upstage Flash?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
HGST is touting a solid-state drive with a record 3 million IOPS using PCM. The technology looks to be a game changer, but it faces several challenges.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 8/14/2014
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In Hybrid Clouds, Mind The Details
Don Magrogan, CTO, Fusion PPT
Commentary
Integrating your private cloud with public clouds can provide agility, security, and control. But getting the minutia right is daunting.
By Don Magrogan CTO, Fusion PPT, 8/14/2014
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Microsoft Delays ActiveX Blocking In IE
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
In response to customer concerns, Microsoft won't start blocking ActiveX controls in IE until September.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 8/13/2014
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Silver Peak Extends WAN Optimization To Cloud Services
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Unity WAN fabric monitors public cloud connections and makes routing decisions to streamline cloud access.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 8/13/2014
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Inside White-Box Switches
Tom Hollingsworth,
Commentary
Switches traditionally use ASICs for packet forwarding, but the new breed of white-box switches relies more heavily on generic CPUs to handle forwarding in order to reduce costs.
By Tom Hollingsworth , 8/13/2014
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The 'So What' Of The Software-Defined Data Center
Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto
Commentary
The acceptance of the SDDC means that enterprises are abstracting additional data center functions, such as networking and disaster recovery, from hardware.
By Ziv Kedem CEO, Zerto, 8/13/2014
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