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Android Antitrust Lawsuit Given Another Chance
Eric Zeman,
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,
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
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,
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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,
After a rocky 2013, Microsoft bounced back this year. Here's what worked.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/15/2014
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Network Switches: The Most Popular Models Compared
Network Computing Editors,
We compared the most popular stackable switches on the market today in a feature-by-feature report. See how models from Cisco, HP, Dell, and Extreme stack up.
By Network Computing Editors , 12/15/2014
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Transforming With Containers: Real-World Challenges
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering Architect
All the enthusiasm over Docker and containers is missing some important factors enterprises should know about. Learn from Shopify's containerization implementation.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect, 12/15/2014
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Microsoft Teases Windows 10 Details
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft on January 21 plans to disclose more details on the OS's touch-focused, consumer-oriented side.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/12/2014
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Breaking The Last Cloud Barriers
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies
Many enterprises are still holding back from cloud adoption, for good reasons. Implementing one transformative cloud app can change that, and help businesses move to the next level.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies, 12/12/2014
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9 Security Best Practices For Safe Shopping
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Don't be the next security breach to hit the headlines and crush customer confidence. Protect your corporate and cardholder data -- and business reputation -- with these security strategies.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer, 12/11/2014
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Embracing OpenStack
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Major system vendors like HP and Dell are rapidly integrating OpenStack, putting the open-source cloud software in a strong position against cloud giants such as Microsoft Azure.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 12/11/2014
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Windows 10 Likely To Go Freemium, Analysts Say
Michael Endler, Associate Editor,
Microsoft needs new ways to generate revenue, and a subscription-based Windows 10 version is a likely approach. But consumers may get a basic version for free.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor,, 12/10/2014
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Net Neutrality: Just Say No
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
While troubleshooting a client's website access problem, I was confronted with the net neutrality debate. Here's why I oppose the concept.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/10/2014
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