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In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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Toshiba Adds New Business Laptop To Lineup

Toshiba on Thursday introduced a new wireless-configured laptop that it's pitching to small- and mid-sized businesses on a budget.

The Satellite A40-S270 features a 2.8GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor, 512MB of memory, a 60GB hard drive, a DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive, and an integrated 10/100 Ethernet connection.

It also boasts built-in wireless connectivity that supports the 802.11g standard, said Toshiba, as well as four USB ports and an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) port for connecting to devices such as digital camcorders.

The $1,429 portable comes standard with Microsoft OneNote, the note-taking application that's part of the Office System lineup Microsoft rolled out last October.

Although the A40-S270 comes with Microsoft Works -- the Redmond, Wash.-developer's low-end productivity suite -- customers can opt for a pre-installed copy of Office Small Business Edition 2003 instead.

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