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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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Google Settles FTC Antitrust Inquiry


Deal prevents Google from using standard patents against competitors, but brings only minor changes to the company's search business.

Google has settled with the Federal Trade Commission to resolve the agency's 19-month antitrust investigation into the company's advertising business practices and its use of industry-standard patents against competitors. The settlement requires Google to meet prior commitments to license key patents under fair, non-discriminatory terms. Following its acquisition of Motorola, Google sought or threatened injunctions against competitors' products through the International Trade Commission, despite prior promises from Motorola to license relevant patents.

FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz said his agency's enforcement action makes clear that companies must live up to their patent licensing commitments and will relieve companies of the burden of hoarding patents for defensive purposes, thereby freeing up capital for innovation. Read full story on InformationWeek


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