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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

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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Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

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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10 Nerdy Things To Do In Las Vegas

At the end of March, IT engineers and architects will descend upon Las Vegas for Interop, the biggest independent IT conference of the year. The show will be packed with the latest technology, including everything from OpenFlow to 802.11ac and SSDs to DIMMs. But even the biggest technophile needs have a little fun at the end of the day, and Las Vegas is certainly the place to find it. If you want to get away from the glitzy shows and casinos, check out these places where nerds can let loose.

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Architectures

Outage Blackballs BlackBerry, Guides Arrow to BYOD Strategy

After finding the right management tool, Arrow Container dumps RIM smartphones for BYODs. Find out why.

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HP Spectre XT Pro Ultrabook Ideal for the Road

HP's Spectre XT Pro ultrabook is a versatile, compact computer that's light enough to take on the road but can also serve as a day-to-day desk machine. It offers a long battery life, a fast startup, and high-quality sound and video.

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Interop: Find The Fun

March 26, 2014 02:43 PM
Posted by Susan Fogarty

Attending a conference can be hard work, but Interop is making fun an integral part of the agenda.

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Tags: Interop, Interop Las Vegas, fun, activities

Channel: Other, , Networking & Mgmt

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IT Engineer Career Advice: Be The Unicorn

October 14, 2013 02:15 PM
Posted by Amy Arnold

If you want to move up in the IT ranks, you need to make magic happen, continuously expand your skills and be accountable.

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Tags: IT engineer, IT engineer career, succeed in IT, IT career, IT industry

Channel: Storage & Mgmt, Data Center, Other, Networking & Mgmt

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Debunking The IT Control Freak Myth

October 09, 2013 01:00 PM
Posted by Romi Mahajan

Many in departments outside of IT often view IT professionals as power mongers who strangle their freedom. It's time to squash this stereotype for good.

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Tags: IT professionals, IT department, Microsoft, SLA, IT pros

Channel: Networking & Mgmt, Data Center, Other

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Road-Testing Republic Wireless and Its $19 Mobile Plan

February 22, 2013 09:12 AM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

Republic Wireless offers unlimited mobile voice and data for $19 a month. While the data is unlimited, the carrier’s reliance on Wi-Fi means poor call quality and no ability to hand off calls between wireless and cellular connections.

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Tags: Wi-Fi, cellular, 802.11, 3G, Republic Wireless

Channel: Cloud Computing, Other

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Digital Pen Improves the Tablet Experience

February 11, 2013 12:31 PM
Posted by Lee H. Badman

The DuoSense digital pen from N-Trig captures the experience of pen on paper for tablet users. But OS and device support are limited, and more apps are needed before this technology can go mainstream.

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Tags: N-Trig, DuoSense, digital pen, Android

Channel: Other, Wireless

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Gamification Goes To College

February 07, 2013 05:13 PM
Posted by David Hill

EdX, the online learning platform, uses gamification to facilitate learning. Gamification may transform how this emerging market attracts and motivates students, and could have lessons for IT as well.

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Tags: Online learning, edX, gamification

Channel: Cloud Computing, Other

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