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OnePlus 2: Low-Cost Android Alternative
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
News
ShenZhen, China-based startup OnePlus shook the high-end smartphone market last year when it produced a well-designed smartphone with the same (or better) specs than premium models -- such as the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S6 -- and sold it for half the price. Now, version 2 is hitting the market with a new Android OS.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 7/27/2015
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iPhone Kill Switch: How Effective Is It?
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
A new report shows that the iPhone kill switch may not be as effective as first thought. What does this mean for other smartphone kill switches?
By Eric Zeman , 7/27/2015
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Windows 10: 10 Things To Know At Launch
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The highly anticipated launch of Windows 10 finally arrives on July 29. Here are 10 things you should know about the impending release.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/27/2015
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Wi-Fi Aware And Wi-Fi Sense Spark Concerns
Lee Badman, Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead
News
Two new consumer WiFi technologies could impact enterprise WLAN security and performance.
By Lee Badman Network Engineer & Wireless Technical Lead, 7/27/2015
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The Evolving WAN Architecture
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates
Commentary
Emerging software-defined WAN technologies overcome the limitations of traditional WAN design.
By Dr. Jim Metzler Founder & Vice President, Ashton, Metzler & Associates, 7/27/2015
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10 Windows 10 Slogans That Didn't Make The Cut
David Wagner, Executive Editor, Community & IT Life
Commentary
The Windows 10 ad campaign is not all that inspiring. It makes you wonder which marketing ideas were rejected.
By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 7/26/2015
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Apple In China: Best Yet To Come?
Junko Yoshida,
Commentary
Apple reported a 31% jump in revenue from Greater China in the latest quarter, and it still has lots of room to grow.
By Junko Yoshida , 7/26/2015
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Windows 10 Looms Large, Earnings Fall Short: Microsoft Roundup
InformationWeek Staff,
News
The July 29 rollout of Windows 10 is getting close, but the company's earnings fell short thanks to a $7.5 billion write-down from the Nokia deal.
By InformationWeek Staff , 7/25/2015
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Cisco Drops Invicta All-Flash Storage Arrays
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Cisco's troubled venture into storage with its 2013 acquisition of Whiptail ends.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 7/24/2015
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WiFi Best Practices For Quality Assurance
Chris Spain, VP of Product Management, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group, Cisco
Commentary
Today's WiFi networks require a more strategic approach than just dropping APs everywhere in order to ensure quality of service.
By Chris Spain VP of Product Management, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions Group, Cisco, 7/24/2015
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UC Platforms: Setting Standards
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice
Commentary
Standardizing on communications platforms across the enterprise starts with getting employee feedback on the tools they use and prefer.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 7/24/2015
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iPhone Vs. Android: Apple's Success Only Goes So Far
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Apple's iPhone is a beast, but it will never fully conquer the smartphone market, where Android still holds some sway.
By Eric Zeman , 7/23/2015
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Microsoft Launches Send Email App For iPhone
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft's Send app is designed to let workers who are short on time send brief messages while forgoing subject lines and signatures. It's available on the iPhone.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 7/23/2015
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9 SDN Starter Kits And Freebies
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
Looking to try your hand at software-defined networking, but don't know where to begin? Here are some options.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 7/23/2015
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How SSDs Can Reduce Server Costs
Jim O'Reilly, Consultant
Commentary
Swapping out hard-disk drives for solid-state drives boosts server performance and reduces the need to buy new servers.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant, 7/23/2015
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Commoditization: Sometimes Less Really Is Less
Tom Nolle, President & Founder, CIMI Corporation
Commentary
As cost per bit keeps dropping, and commoditization continues, we might find ourselves in a precarious position on bandwidth.
By Tom Nolle President & Founder, CIMI Corporation, 7/23/2015
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Windows 10 Will Use Virtualization For Extra Security
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Microsoft explores new security strategies based on virtualization to better protect enterprise customers from malware and identity theft.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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Windows 10: 8 Things Microsoft Got Right
Kelly Sheridan, Associate Editor, InformationWeek
News
Windows 10 doesn't launch until July 29, but Microsoft has already proven its commitment to making up for its Windows 8 mistakes and competing in a modern tech world.
By Kelly Sheridan Associate Editor, InformationWeek, 7/22/2015
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SD-WAN: The Killer App For Enterprise SDN?
Dan Conde, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
Commentary
Software-defined WAN technologies promise to help enterprises modernize their WANs by combining classic WAN technologies with SDN capabilities.
By Dan Conde Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, 7/22/2015
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Re-Architecting Data Centers For The Data Explosion
Kevin Deierling, Vice President, Mellanox
Commentary
Part two of this series looks at the shift to a new data center architecture and the role of networking technologies such as InfiniBand and RoCE.
By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Mellanox, 7/22/2015
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