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Do Large Businesses Need The Cloud?
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
For small and midsize businesses, the benefits of public cloud services are many. Larger enterprises, however, may see less of a payoff.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/26/2014
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Holiday Downtime Elusive For IT Pros
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
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Many network managers and sysadmins will toil away during the holiday season dealing with remote access issues and other problems, an Ipswitch survey finds.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 12/24/2014
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Should Your Cloud Go Open Compute?
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Facebook's open data center designs offer efficiency and flexibility, but should your enterprise follow the Open Compute Project model? Here are some pros and cons.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 12/24/2014
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Microsoft: 5 Must-Do's In 2015
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft had a strong 2014. To continue its momentum, the company has some work to do next year.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/23/2014
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Scaling Servers: A Cost Breakdown
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
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Software costs add up quickly in today's virtualized datacenters. Does it make more sense to buy a few big servers or a bunch of little ones? I compare the costs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 12/23/2014
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What's In Your Database?
Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds
Commentary
Data breaches will continue until we create a deeper appreciation for business data and guard it as closely as our own wallets. Here are some steps in the right direction.
By Thomas LaRock Head Geek, SolarWinds, 12/23/2014
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2015's Most Ridiculous Tech Predictions
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
News
When you've had your fill of technology predictions for 2015, take one more moment to deride the most obvious and least noteworthy of the bunch.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 12/22/2014
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802.11ac On The Rise In The Enterprise
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
Infonetics report shows that shipments of 802.11ac access points are picking up. The new WiFi standard offers many enterprise benefits, but watch out for integration issues.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 12/22/2014
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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
Eric Zeman,
News
Judge expressed concern about the plaintiffs' case, but didn't altogether dismiss lawsuit alleging Google antitrust violations.
By Eric Zeman , 12/19/2014
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SDN Developments In 2015
Dan Pitt,
Commentary
ONF executive director Dan Pitt shares his expectations for the evolution of software-defined networking in the coming year.
By Dan Pitt , 12/19/2014
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Cloud Migration: Discovery & Planning
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM International
Commentary
Migrating workloads to the cloud requires time and effort spent on up-front planning. The first part of this series explains the technical assessments and evaluations required for a successful cloud migration.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International, 12/19/2014
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Android 5.0 Lollipop: Smartphone OS Arrival Guide
Eric Zeman,
News
When will your device get the latest version of Android? Here's the scoop from phone makers.
By Eric Zeman , 12/18/2014
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Stateless Security In The Data Center: A Hybrid Approach
Mason Harris, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Commentary
In today's data centers, firewalls and other stateful security controls can be less effective than stateless controls or a hybrid approach combining both.
By Mason Harris Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco, 12/18/2014
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BlackBerry Returns To Its Roots With Classic
Eric Zeman,
News
BlackBerry hopes keyboard aficionados will pick up the Classic smartphone in lieu of iPhones and Androids.
By Eric Zeman , 12/17/2014
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Don't Leave Your Data In The Dark
John Joseph, President & Co-Founder, DataGravity
Commentary
Piles of unstructured data are worse than useless; they pose serious security and privacy risks. John Joseph offers three steps to bring your data storage strategy into the light.
By John Joseph President & Co-Founder, DataGravity, 12/17/2014
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Aerohive Adds Wireless Bridging
Lee Badman,
Commentary
Point-to-point wireless bridging can be complicated for a WLAN designer. Aerohive is the latest WLAN vendor to help streamline the process by including the capability in an access point.
By Lee Badman , 12/17/2014
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Putting Erasure Codes To Work
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
Erasure coding is used in scale-out object storage systems from a variety of vendors and open-source software projects. Just don't expect it to solve all your data protection problems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 12/16/2014
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How Ethernet Can Secure The Connected Car
Ben Gale, Technical Director, Infrastructure and Networking, Broadcom
Commentary
In-car networks could become the next favorite target for hackers. Ethernet offers many options to protect the connected car from malicious attacks.
By Ben Gale Technical Director, Infrastructure and Networking, Broadcom, 12/16/2014
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5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
Antonio Manzalini, Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom Italia
Commentary
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
By Antonio Manzalini Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom Italia, 12/15/2014
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Microsoft: 9 Best Moves Of 2014
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 12/15/2014
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