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Samsung Galaxy S5 Build Cost Examined
Eric Zeman,
News
Samsung calls early sales brisk for new smartphone, which costs $256 to build. By comparison, 32-GB iPhone 5s costs Apple $207 to manufacture.
By Eric Zeman , 4/16/2014
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Dropbox For Business Targets Enterprise IT
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Dropbox makes a play for the enterprise with new admin controls and plans for collaboration tools.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/14/2014
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Why Does Customer Service Suck?
Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
Commentary
Businesses need to get on the ball with implementing unified communications systems that can break down silos and improve their sinking customer satisfaction ratings.
By Jon Arnold Principal, J Arnold & Associates, 4/10/2014
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Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
Steven Hill,
News
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
By Steven Hill , 4/3/2014
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Net Neutrality Debate Driven By Fear Of Change
Esmeralda Swartz, CMO, MetraTech
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The hope is that competition will work where regulation has not, but the fear is that there just isn't enough competition.
By Esmeralda Swartz CMO, MetraTech, 4/3/2014
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6 New Google Apps Tips & Tricks
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Google's latest updates to Gmail, Docs, and more help you stay organized and improve productivity.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 4/1/2014
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Feds Need Next-Gen Work Environments
Tom Simmons, Area Vice President - Public Sector,  Citrix Systems
Commentary
Flexible workspaces and top-of-the-line mobile technology are essential to federal agencies' ability to reduce costs and attract top talent.
By Tom Simmons Area Vice President - Public Sector, Citrix Systems, 4/1/2014
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Gmail Marks 10th Anniversary With Shareable Selfies
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Google launches its 7th Gmail-based April Fool's Day stunt, but this one is not a joke.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 4/1/2014
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Interop: Find The Fun
Susan Fogarty,
Commentary
Attending a technology conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.
By Susan Fogarty , 3/27/2014
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3 Survival Tips For Women In IT
Michele Chubirka, Security Professional; Host,
Commentary
The technology industry -- especially the networking field -- can be an awfully isolating place for a woman. I offer three ways to cope.
By Michele Chubirka Security Professional; Host, "Healthy Paranoia" Podcast, 3/26/2014
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Greatest Moments In Interop History
Marcia Savage, Managing Editor, Network Computing
News
The Interop conference is a tradition for IT professionals. We look back on its dramatic growth and how it's changed.
By Marcia Savage Managing Editor, Network Computing, 3/20/2014
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The Corruption Of Agile Development
Andrew Binstock, Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal
News
What was intended as a set of personal practices has become a doctrine. And despite the mainstream adoption of Agile, the loss of its original intent has undermined its effectiveness.
By Andrew Binstock Editor-in-chief, Dr. Dobb's Journal, 3/19/2014
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Cloud Services And The Hidden Cost Of Downtime
Frank Ohlhorst,
Commentary
IT managers must factor in potentially crippling cloud outages when calculating the true cost of a cloud service.
By Frank Ohlhorst , 3/19/2014
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Cisco Puts WebEx On Chromebooks
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Cisco revamps its videoconferencing lineup with a Google partnership, new products, and lower prices, the company announces at the Enterprise Connect conference.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 3/18/2014
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Discover Your Inner UC
Erika Van Noort, Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice
Commentary
The tools for unified communications already exist in many companies, waiting to be unearthed and put to good use by enterprising IT leaders.
By Erika Van Noort Director Consulting, North America, Softchoice, 3/12/2014
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Google Apps Referral: Cash For New Customers
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Google's new Apps Referral Program pays you $15 for each new Google Apps business account you refer.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 3/11/2014
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Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia Embraces Social Collaboration
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
Social applications based on SharePoint are just beginning to prove their worth in clinical settings. Here's how one hospital uses them to review case studies, share resources, and more.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 3/11/2014
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Cable TV: The Monopoly That Keeps On Taking
Howard Anderson, Professor, MIT
Commentary
Everything eventually will flow through your Internet connection. That's why we need more fiber optic competition.
By Howard Anderson Professor, MIT, 3/5/2014
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SDN-Enabling The WLAN
Ajay Malik, Senior Vice President of Engineering, Meru Networks
Commentary
Wireless networks must truly embrace open standards for enterprises to reap the performance benefits of software-defined networking.
By Ajay Malik Senior Vice President of Engineering, Meru Networks, 3/3/2014
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All You Need Is Lync
Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
Commentary
Microsoft applications pervade the business environment, while traditional telephones fade away. Perhaps that makes Lync the de facto communication standard.
By Jon Arnold Principal, J Arnold & Associates, 2/26/2014
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