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8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
8 Cloud-based IT Management Tools
With IT management becoming increasing more complex, administrators need all the help they can get. A growing number of IT tools are being delivered via Software as a Service (SaaS), which promises fast deployment and lets customers pay only for the services they use. Here are 8 SaaS IT management tools that automate IT services, help troubleshoot problems, and provide visibility into the status of network devices and applications.

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Best of Interop 2013 Winners
Best of Interop 2013 Winners
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovative hardware and software that advances the state of the art in IT. Interop’s panel of expert judges poured through 149 submissions in seven categories, including networking, mobility, security and storage. Awards were also presented for Grand Award winner, Best Startup, and Audience Choice. Check out the products that took the prize!

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Postcards from Tomorrow's Data Centers
Postcards from Tomorrow's Data Centers
Today's data centers are essentially the same: long rows of metal racks stocked with machines, miles of cable, and elaborate cooling systems. But just because we build data centers this way in 2013 doesn't mean that's how it will be in ten, twenty or fifty years. Here's a few glimpses of what the future might hold, from printable electronics to nanotube processors to nuclear batteries.

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How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview
How To Secure WLANs: A Visual Overview
Secure wireless networks don't just happen--users and IT pros have to make it happen. But what goes into making a wireless network secure? Here's a look some essential steps for locking down wireless communications, including advice for road warriors, small business owners and WLAN administrators running large networks.

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10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools
10 Free and Low-Cost Mobile Wireless Tools
There's no replacing meaty, licensed tools for wireless network support. But a growing number of free and low-cost apps are available when all you have is a smartphone or tablet at hand. Most of the gems live in the Android space, so you iOS developers need to get to work.

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HTML5 Mobile Development: 7 Good Ideas (and 3 Bad Ones)
HTML5 Mobile Development: 7 Good Ideas (and 3 Bad Ones)
HTML5 can be a boon to enterprise mobile app development, but you have to identify the right use cases to make it work. Here are 7 scenarios that make sense for HTML5, and 3 you might want to avoid.

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8 CES Gadgets You Have To See
8 CES Gadgets You Have To See
Sure, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is a giant circus, but it always features something revolutionary, or at least oddly interesting. Maybe even useful. Here are eight compelling products that emerged from the show; judge for yourself how useful they might (eventually) be.

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10 Android Apps for IT Admins
10 Android Apps for IT Admins
IT admins can't clone themselves, but they can get darned close to being two places at once by using mobile tools. The following Android apps, several of which are free, offer handy consoles for network mapping, remote client administration, cloud management, Wi-Fi analysis and more.

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10 IT Apps for iPads and iPhones
10 IT Apps for iPads and iPhones
Put that iPad or iPhone to work! IT administrators can get a lot done with a few taps of a finger on an Apple mobile device--given the right tools. These apps offer admins a host of mobile administration options, from router reference information to network scanning and diagramming to remote Oracle database access.

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Holiday Gift Guide
Holiday Gift Guide
It's the time of the season to make a list and check it twice. We've assembled a holiday wish list for work and play, including tools to improve your mobile life, gaming gadgets, and tablet alternatives for those who already have, or don't want, an Apple in their stockings.

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10 Mobile Business Apps Target Analytics, Productivity and More
10 Mobile Business Apps Target Analytics, Productivity and More
The mobility game isn't just for consumer apps anymore. We share mobile business apps from 10 startups that can help drive sales, leverage analytics and streamline team communication.

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9 Data Centers: Unexpected Beauty And Creativity
9 Data Centers: Unexpected Beauty And Creativity
Most data centers are boring boxes--but not all. Take a look at a data center that houses a supercomputer in a chapel, or an underground data center with James Bond-styling, or a solar-powered data center, and much, much more.

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Eight Mobile Apps to Help Road Warriors Boost Productivity, Efficiency
Eight Mobile Apps to Help Road Warriors Boost Productivity, Efficiency
It's a BYOD world out there. Here are eight mobile apps that could make things easier for your road warriors and your enterprise.

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Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?
Networking and Data Center Salary Survey: Is 2012 What You Expected?
We're three-quarters of the way through 2012. Have you had your salary review yet? Did you get that raise? Take a look at what networking and data center professionals anticipated at the start of the year.

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Six Mobile Productivity Apps
Six Mobile Productivity Apps
A key part of a mobility strategy is supplying efficiency-boosting applications. Here are some top options.

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The State of Server Technology: 2010 to 2012
The State of Server Technology: 2010 to 2012
As more companies turn to virtualization and private clouds, they're also taking a look at the server technology in their data centers. This is leading to a boost for the server market. Find out why in this look at the state of server technology, from 2010 to 2012.

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The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012
The State of Data Storage Management: 2011 vs. 2012
In 2011, data storage management was all about centralization and consolidation. Now, the tide has turned to data reliability, security and performance. Learn why.

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Nine Dell Acquisitions: From EqualLogic to Quest, Compellent to Boomi
Nine Dell Acquisitions: From EqualLogic to Quest, Compellent to Boomi
In recent days, Dell representatives made no bones about promoting the company’s own products over products it resells. While the approach makes sense, it’s a departure for Dell, which has historically been quite adamant about maintaining its reseller relationships even on products that directly compete with its own. But Dell’s own product portfolio is now much richer than it once was. Here are nine important Dell acquisitions leading to today.

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