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Richard Stallman Is Not The Father Of Open Source
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Richard Stallman is absolutely certain of many things. One of them is that he is not the father of open source software.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 12/1/2015
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Network Engineers Becoming System Administrators
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
The trend towards virtualization is expanding the duties of a network engineer beyond traditional networking into server management.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 12/1/2015
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7 PC Alternatives For Work: Tablets, 2-in-1s, Ultraportables
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
A recent spate of enterprise-class tablets -- and a significant increase in the ability to create content on tablets -- could change how enterprise users view the devices.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 12/1/2015
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Hybrid Cloud Making Headway
Gregory Ness,  VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox
Technology advances such as live migration are making hybrid cloud easier for enterprises to deploy.
By Gregory Ness VP of worldwide marketing at CloudVelox, 12/1/2015
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HTTP Basic Authentication Primer
Tony Fortunato, Owner, The Technology Firm
In this video, Tony Fortunato discusses the simple form of HTTP authentication and shows how to verify an application is using it via Wireshark.
By Tony Fortunato Owner, The Technology Firm, 11/30/2015
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Reducing Risks Of New Technology Adoption
Terry Slattery, Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen
Deciding whether to adopt a new technology can be nerve-wracking. Terry Slattery outlines key steps you can take to minimize the risk.
By Terry Slattery Principal Architect, NetCraftsmen, 11/30/2015
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iPad Pro Review: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Eric Zeman,
Apple's professional-grade tablet is a massive slate that may replace a laptop for some -- but definitely not all -- mobile professionals. Here's a look at where the iPad Pro rises to the occasion and where it falls flat.
By Eric Zeman , 11/29/2015
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Microsoft's Cortana Coming To iOS In Beta
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
Microsoft is releasing a test version of its Cortana digital concierge for Apple's iOS platform. This follows a similar release for Google Android smartphones.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 11/29/2015
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Windows 10 Adoption To Soar, Workplace Diversity Fail: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Microsoft this week yanked and restored its latest Windows 10 update, released disappointing workplace diversity numbers, and marked down products for Black Friday.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/28/2015
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The Network Skills Shortage
Lori MacVittie,
Networking professionals are in short supply as network demands grow. Automation can help.
By Lori MacVittie , 11/27/2015
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Primary Storage Shifts To The Cloud
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Hybrid cloud is popular, but slow WAN connections ultimately make it an interim step towards moving all stored data to public cloud.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 11/26/2015
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Windows 10 November Update Returns After Privacy-Setting Glitch
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
After pulling its Windows 10 November update after reported problems with some users' privacy settings preferences, Microsoft reinstates the update.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 11/25/2015
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IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/25/2015
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OpenDaylight And The Rise Of Open Networking
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
The role of open source in networking is growing with the OpenDaylight Project among those leading the charge.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, 11/25/2015
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Great Gifts For Tech Lovers
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
Gifts for technologists don't have to be boring. Our tech gift guide offers fun and thoughtful options for your geeky friends and relations.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief, 11/25/2015
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Microsoft Pulls Its November Windows 10 Update
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
About nine days after releasing its first major November update for Windows 10, Microsoft is yanking the downloadable version and replacing it with the build released originally in July.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 11/24/2015
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Microsoft Employee Diversity Numbers Fail To Impress
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Microsoft's latest diversity report counts fewer women due to layoffs related to the restructuring of its phone business earlier this year.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 11/24/2015
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Cisco Cert Tracker Offline After Pearson VUE Breach
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
Third-party certification credential manager used by Cisco and others is taken down after malware infection.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 11/24/2015
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HP, Titan Partner On Smartwatch
Eric Zeman,
HP and Titan plan to create a wearable that's compatible with both Google's Android Wear and Apple's watchOS.
By Eric Zeman , 11/24/2015
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It's Time To Integrate Encryption
Network Computing, Contributor
What's the first step to improving information security? Quit blaming people and focus on enabling technologies like encryption.
By Tarun Loomba, VP & GM, Computing Storage Solutions, SanDisk Inc. , 11/24/2015
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