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Microsoft Streamlines Visual Studio Pricing, Structure
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In looking to make life a little easier for developers, Microsoft is streamlining its Visual Studio offerings, and detailing a new pricing structure.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 4/1/2015
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10 Apple Acquisitions: What Do They Mean?
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Apple has a habit of buying tech companies. Let's look at its most recent acquisitions and how each might enhance its future.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 4/1/2015
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VMware VSAN: Reality Vs. Hype
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
VMware's Virtual SAN is touted for its performance, lower cost and scalability, but emerging trends such as white-box storage undercut those claims.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 4/1/2015
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Legacy IT Vendors & The AWS Fear Factor
Colm Keegan, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
Commentary
The popularity of Amazon Web Services, along with SaaS, means that traditional IT vendors must transform themselves in order to remain relevant in the new cloud era.
By Colm Keegan Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, 4/1/2015
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Microsoft 'Project Spartan': Hands-On Demo
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft's Project Spartan, the browser designed to replace Internet Explorer, is available for testing on Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/31/2015
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Gmail Android App Connects Yahoo, Microsoft Accounts
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In its latest update to Gmail, Google is offering additional support for Yahoo and Microsoft accounts by giving users a unified view of their different email addresses.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 3/31/2015
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Microsoft's Surface 3 Promises Windows 10, Kills Windows RT
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Microsoft's newest Surface 3 ditches ARM for Intel. It packs a full version of Windows 8.1 and has an upgrade to Windows 10 coming later. The Surface 3 can be a tablet or a laptop. Prices start at less than $500.
By Eric Zeman , 3/31/2015
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What's Hot In Networking: 7 Key Trends
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
From SDN and network automation to IPv6 and 802.11ac, the big trends in the networking industry demand your attention, and you can find them at Interop Las Vegas.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/31/2015
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Linux Seeks Security, Unity
Rick Merritt, SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times
News
Experts at the Embedded Linux Conference say that open-source software needs more attention to interoperability, security, and its kernel, for the Internet of Things.
By Rick Merritt SiliconValley Bureau Chief, EE Times, 3/30/2015
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Security Breaches Keep Network Teams Busy
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Network Instruments study shows that network engineers are spending more of their day responding to breaches and deploying security controls.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/30/2015
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SDS & Hyperconvergence: Sense & Nonsense
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
Howard Marks uncovers the meaning behind software-defined storage, how hyperconvergence fits in, and where these technologies make sense -- and don't.
By Howard Marks , 3/30/2015
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Windows 10 Mobile Payments, LiveLoop Acquisition: Microsoft Review
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Reports of Microsoft acquisitions and partnerships surface amidst updates on Internet Explorer, Project Spartan, and Windows 10.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/28/2015
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Drone Initiative Saves Elephants From Poaching
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
Commentary
Air Shepard pairs drone operators with supercomputing resources to combat organized criminals who slaughter elephants and rhinos in Africa for their tusks and horns.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 3/27/2015
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SDN Interest Shifts Toward The WAN
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
Commentary
Software-defined networking improves network utilization and efficiency, and as the technology matures, enterprises are looking to apply those benefits to their WAN and campus networks.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, 3/27/2015
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Backup Appliances: 5 Considerations
Robbie Wright, Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommVault
Commentary
Appliances in your backup infrastructure can help save you time and money. Weigh these issues to ensure you choose the right one for your business.
By Robbie Wright Virtualization & Cloud Computing Strategist, CommVault, 3/27/2015
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Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 3/26/2015
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Hybrid Cloud Storage Challenges
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Moving to a hybrid model helps address security and compliance concerns, but comes with problems such as data synchronization and WAN latency.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 3/26/2015
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Big Data Deployment Models: Open Vs. Proprietary
Nik Rouda, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
Commentary
Open source data platforms like Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB are core to the big data market, but vendors supporting the platforms are winning over enterprises with proprietary tools.
By Nik Rouda Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, 3/26/2015
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Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
By Eric Zeman , 3/25/2015
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Microsoft's Project Spartan Gets 'Edge' Over Internet Explorer
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Internet Explorer 11 will not host Microsoft's new "Edge" browser engine, but Project Spartan will.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/25/2015
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