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VMware Vs. Microsoft: 8 Cloud Battle Lines
By Tom Spring
How does the VMware vs. Microsoft cloud war stack up right now? We explore key areas.
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Windows 8: Consumers Not Warming To Interface
Windows 8's look and feel is still a flop with consumers, especially with those who don't use tablets, two studies say.directly to customers to improve the service experience.

IBM Watson Gets Call Center Job
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor advises service reps or "talks" directly to customers to improve the service experience.

Flickr Can Store Any Data, Not Just Photos
Flickr offers a terabyte of free data, but, thanks to an outside developer, photographers may not be the only ones who find a way to use that space.

Apple Slips, Samsung Gains In Satisfaction Rankings
Samsung has closed the gap with Apple in terms of American consumers' satisfaction level with their smartphones.

Hadoop 2.0: New Big Data Possibilities
Hadoop 2.0 will move beyond batch processing to support interactive, online and streaming applications. But don't let warnings about YARN tie you up in knots.

FBI Arrests NYPD Detective On Hacking Charges
Detective accused of hiring hackers to obtain webmail access credentials for 30 targets, accessing federal crime-information database without authorization.

Software-Defined Storage Vs. Traditional Storage Systems
Here's why software-defined storage won't drive established storage companies out of business.

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Flickr Can Store Any Data, Not Just Photos
Flickr offers a terabyte of free data, but, thanks to an outside developer, photographers may not be the only ones who find a way to use that space.

Big Data Analytics Master's Degrees: 20 Top Programs
These one-year and two-year graduate programs are just what's needed to close the big-data talent gap. Read on to find a school that fits your ambitions and background.

8 Free, Must-Have Windows 8 Apps
These free Windows 8 apps will help you and your business bootstrap your way to using Microsoft's new OS productively.

Amazon Cloud Gets Federal Stamp Of Approval
FedRAMP compliance means federal agencies can now access Amazon Web Services almost immediately, without spending months on their own cloud-security assessments.

Windows 8 Learning Curve: Two Customers Speak
Microsoft users expect Windows 8.1 to lessen the learning curve for the new OS. But it may not be as bad as you fear, two education customers report.


VMware Vs. Microsoft: 8 Cloud Battle Lines
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Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.   Watch

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