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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
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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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Docker Orchestration Tools: The New Options
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering Architect
Commentary
What are Docker Machine and Docker Swarm and how can they impact your use of the container technology? Scott Lowe explains.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect, 3/25/2015
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Microsoft Apps Coming To Android Smartphones, Tablets
Nathan Eddy, Graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism
News
Microsoft is planning to pre-install apps on a number of different Android smartphones and tablets, including ones from Samsung and Dell.
By Nathan Eddy Graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, 3/24/2015
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Collaboration: The Audio Aspect
Tim Root, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, Revolabs
Commentary
This quick tutorial on how audio travels in space will help you determine if the audio specifications of UC speakerphones or UC audio pickup devices are reasonable.
By Tim Root Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, Revolabs, 3/24/2015
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4 Paths To The Enterprise Cloud
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies
Commentary
Will your enterprise outsource, partner or build its own cloud infrastructure? The answer depends on your cloud application strategy.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies, 3/24/2015
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SDN Shows Promise For Security
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Improved security is emerging as a major reason for adopting software-defined networking, but concerns about potential SDN risks persist.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/23/2015
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Continuous Delivery: Coming To Your Infrastructure
Lori MacVittie,
Commentary
Get your network ready to instantly support all the things that need to happen when a new application or update is pushed to production.
By Lori MacVittie , 3/23/2015
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Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 3/21/2015
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Microsoft Surface Hub Is Big On Collaboration
Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor, Technical Content
Commentary
Microsoft's Surface Hub aims to do for collaboration what the Surface does for personal productivity.
By Curtis Franklin Jr. Executive Editor, Technical Content, 3/20/2015
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Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8: 10 Differences
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Microsoft recently released a preview of Windows 10. The new OS looks to unify the user experience across different platforms, but how does it compare to Windows 8?
By InformationWeek Staff , 3/20/2015
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SanDisk InfiniFlash: Just A Bunch Of Flash
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Commentary
SanDisk's new storage appliance targets hyper-scale data centers with an emphasis on record-setting density and low cost, but isn't really an all-flash array.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger, 3/20/2015
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Cloud Orchestration Vs. DevOps Automation
Alex Henthorn-Iwane, QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing
Commentary
Confused by all the buzzwords around cloud and DevOps? Here's a breakdown of terminology to try to get past the hype.
By Alex Henthorn-Iwane QualiSystems Vice President of Marketing, 3/20/2015
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