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Where's The WAN Going?
Greg Ferro, Network Architect & Blogger
Networking expert Greg Ferro explains how the wide area network must evolve to keep up with modern technology demands.
By Greg Ferro Network Architect & Blogger, 10/23/2014
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The VVOLs Cometh
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
The long-awaited VMware Virtual Volumes appear to be on track to arrive next year. The technology promises a leap forward in storage management by providing VM awareness to storage systems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 10/23/2014
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EMC: Cisco's Out In The Cold, VCE Into The Fold
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
The competition between Cisco, VMware, and EMC on the networking, cloud, and storage fronts heats up, with the joint venture VCE becoming an EMC business.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 10/22/2014
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Apple's Mac Surge: 4 Observations
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Apple's record-breaking Mac sales last quarter were a surprise -- but 2015 could be even bigger.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/22/2014
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Why UC Implementations Fail
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice
Unified communications and collaboration projects fall flat when companies don't understand needs or consult with their employees. Get the facts and figures from Softchoice's UC study.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 10/22/2014
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Fiber Networks & The New Digital Divide
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
All-fiber networks provide virtually unlimited bandwidth, but fiber-to-the-home services aren't available in many areas, leaving many people without the high-speed broadband needed for today's applications.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 10/22/2014
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Microsoft Battles Google, Amazon In The Cloud
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clarified the company's cloud strategy, argued competitors such as Amazon and Google can't match Microsoft's hybrid-oriented approach and enterprise expertise.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 10/21/2014
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The State Of Enterprise Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 10/21/2014
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NFV Can Avoid Buying Network Bulk
Priya Natarajan, Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena
Network functions virtualization allows service providers to deliver specialized capabilities that enterprise customers only pay for when needed.
By Priya Natarajan Senior Director of Market Development, Ciena, 10/21/2014
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China Accused Of Attacking Apple iCloud
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Media freedom group claims Apple's iCloud is being subject to a man-in-the-middle attack by China's censorship apparatus.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/20/2014
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Learning Lessons Through Security Struggles
Lawrence Garvin, Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Why do we hear of new security breaches so frequently? Make sure your organization follows these best-practices and considers these important questions to protect itself.
By Lawrence Garvin Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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Building Cloud Computing Skills
Bill Kleyman, National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies
To succeed in the cloud computing era, IT pros need a wide array of skills. Cloud certifications are one way to acquire these skills, but you also must learn to think like a cloud architect.
By Bill Kleyman National Director of Strategy & Innovation, MTM Technologies, 10/20/2014
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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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