MUST READ Microsoft's Windows 8 Numbers Meaningless By Paul McDougall Microsoft says it has sold more than 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but the information is worthless in absence of key data the company won't divulge.
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Research: 6 Big Data Lies Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures or the tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% rate themselves as extremely effective users of data? And how do we expect to improve when just 31% have a wide array of business users accessing information and just 20% plan to grow their dedicated analytics teams? Download Now (Registration Required)
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Jeremy Schulman, founder of Schprockits, a network automation startup operating in stealth mode, joins us to explore whether networking professionals all need to learn programming in order to remain employed.
2014 State of Unified CommunicationsIf you thought consumerization killed UC, think again: 70% of our 488 respondents have or plan to put systems in place. Of those, 34% will roll UC out to 76% or more of their user base. And there’s some good news for UCaaS providers.
6 UC Trends to WatchInformationWeek’s 2014 Unified Communications Survey shows a revitalized market; 77% of 488 respondents have deployed UC or plan to within 24 months. Among those deploying or with plans, internal IT owns this tech: 40% will keep UC completely on premises vs. 3% going all cloud. For hybrid setups, 24% are primarily on premises vs. 17% mostly cloud.