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2015's Most Ridiculous Tech Predictions
Susan Fogarty, Editor in Chief
When you've had your fill of technology predictions for 2015, take one more moment to deride the most obvious and least noteworthy of the bunch.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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Cloud Migration: Discovery & Planning
Ryan Pelerin, Founding partner and COO, WSM InternationalCommentary
Migrating workloads to the cloud requires time and effort spent on up-front planning. The first part of this series explains the technical assessments and evaluations required for a successful cloud migration.
By Ryan Pelerin Founding partner and COO, WSM International,
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Putting Erasure Codes To Work
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Erasure coding is used in scale-out object storage systems from a variety of vendors and open-source software projects. Just don't expect it to solve all your data protection problems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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5G Will Enable Robotics In The Cloud
Antonio Manzalini, Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom ItaliaCommentary
By 2020, 5G will permeate network infrastructures, enabling new robotic services and intelligence, as well as a densely connected digital society and economy.
By Antonio Manzalini Senior Manager, Innovation, Telecom Italia,
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Transforming With Containers: Real-World Challenges
Scott S. Lowe, Engineering ArchitectCommentary
All the enthusiasm over Docker and containers is missing some important factors enterprises should know about. Learn from Shopify's containerization implementation.
By Scott S. Lowe Engineering Architect,
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Breaking The Last Cloud Barriers
Jason Andersen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus TechnologiesCommentary
Many enterprises are still holding back from cloud adoption, for good reasons. Implementing one transformative cloud app can change that, and help businesses move to the next level.
By Jason Andersen Senior Director of Product Marketing and Management, Stratus Technologies,
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9 Security Best Practices For Safe Shopping
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Don't be the next security breach to hit the headlines and crush customer confidence. Protect your corporate and cardholder data -- and business reputation -- with these security strategies.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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4 Worst Government Data Breaches Of 2014
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writerCommentary
Government agency breaches pale in comparison to private sector companies' problems, but government did get hacked in 2014. Look at the four biggest incidents.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer,
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WebRTC: Not Ready For The Enterprise
Tim Root, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, RevolabsCommentary
The open source web-based technology promises real-time communication across a multitude of applications, but must overcome challenges before it makes inroads into the enterprise market.
By Tim Root Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of New Business Development, Revolabs,
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GPU-Based Clouds
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Cloud services from NVIDIA and Adobe using graphics processing units bolster performance and change the way we do video editing and big data analytics.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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IoT Readiness: 3 Big Changes
Steve Hilton, Managing Director, MachNationCommentary
Don't get blindsided by the sweeping effects an IoT initiative will have on your IT infrastructure, especially in the areas of networking, security, and change management.
By Steve Hilton Managing Director, MachNation,
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Apple Pay: Gateway Drug To Security, Competition
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWindsCommentary
Consumer payment choice will increase competition and the development of PoS security. Just ask those folks with the warm Starbucks cups and smiling faces.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds,
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Facebook Tackles Malware With ESET Partnership
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.comCommentary
ESET joins two other Facebook security partners, Trend Micro and F-Secure, to help protect Facebook users from malicious software in news feeds and messages.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com,
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10 Tools For DevOps Success
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading
Check out these automation and collaboration tools that help infrastructure pros work with developers.
By Ericka Chickowski Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,
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Your Next Storage Purchase: 5 Considerations
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure StorageCommentary
Selecting the right storage array can future proof your data center. Here are five factors to keep in mind as you evaluate storage systems.
By Vaughn Stewart Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage,
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SDN: Learn From The Big Boys
Scott Hoot, President & CEO, Sage Electronic EngineeringCommentary
Companies like Facebook and Google developed their own cutting-edge datacenter technology. If they also use open source SDN, shouldn't you?
By Scott Hoot President & CEO, Sage Electronic Engineering,
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8 Tools To Manage Holiday Family Stress
Network Computing Editors,
Wondering how you're going to survive all that time with the family over the holidays? Here are some tools to help calm your nerves as relatives try your patience.
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WAN Orchestration Essential To Hybrid Cloud
Cahit Akin, CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom NetworksCommentary
The careful construction of a hybrid cloud can collapse due to neglected WAN resources. WAN orchestration can help.
By Cahit Akin CEO & Co-founder, Mushroom Networks,
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Open Source Vs. Proprietary: Time For A New Manifesto
Kurt Marko, Contributing EditorNews
Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirable
By Kurt Marko Contributing Editor,
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Gaming Will Level Up The Network
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The latest release in the popular Call of Duty series shows how video games are branching out and demanding network improvements.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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