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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

8 ways to jumpstart your career

  First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz | Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases

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8 ways to jumpstart your career
With family, work and personal obligations, few IT professionals feel they have extra time to sharpen their career prospects. But in reality, small changes can make a big difference. We've collected advice from experts on the tweaks IT professionals can make to improve their career prospects.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


WHITE PAPER: XO Communications

Putting the Kibosh on Shadow IT
Read this paper to learn best practices for setting up an internal, IT-based cloud brokerage function that service the entire organization. Find out how this approach enables you to retain top-down visibility and control of network security and manage the impact of cloud traffic on your WAN. Learn More


5 Reasons Your Storage Snapshots Aren't Working
Snapshot-based data protection solutions were supposed to solve our backup challenges, weren't they? Then why are your backups still broken? If your snapshots are manually-managed or of the build-it-yourself variety, there may be several reasons that they aren't working very well. Learn more about the top reasons your snapshots are failing. Learn More


First Look: NetBeez net management tool creates a buzz
In our testing, we found NetBeez to be an easy-to-use product for network managers primarily interested in early fault detection and quick troubleshooting of complex wide area networks. While NetBeez does little to provide application performance analysis, it covers the network layers very well.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


WHITE PAPER: Webroot Software
A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention
This paper looks at the endpoint threats organizations are facing, the means to combat those threats, and why next-generation, cloud-driven protection offers the smartest way to prevent endpoint malware infections. Learn More>>


Review: Double your iPhone battery life with these 6 smartphone cases
There is a thriving aftermarket for smartphone cases, some of which just offer protection while others contain a battery that can recharge your phone. In this review, we looked at six of them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More


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Survey Report: Data Culture in Software Development
New insight into how companies are using data to drive customer experience. View now

NSA uses OpenFlow for tracking... its network
SANTA CLARA -- Just as the industry is becoming more comfortable with SDNs, the NSA says it's using them too.The National Security Agency, which has been surreptitiously collecting phone records on all of us for many years as part of a secret surveillance operation, is implementing an OpenFlow SDN for its own internal operations. No mention was made whether an OpenFlow SDN also supports the agency's surveillance operations; it's doubtful the NSA would open up on the underpinnings of its spy network.But internally, the agency faces the same issues any large enterprise IT shop faces: do more, faster and at less cost with fewer people. And with a lot of oversight.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Dell adds Pluribus, brings Linux-based OS to its data center switches
Dell has added Pluribus Networks to its lineup of disaggregation partners.Dell will now offer Pluribus's Open Netvisor Linux operating system on its S6000-ON and S-4048-ON 10G/40G switches. This is an addition to the Cumulus Networks, Big Switch Networks, Midokura and VMware packages Dell already supports on those switches.Dell's strategy is to make its merchant silicon-based hardware appealing to cloud providers who usually opt for bare metal switches running a variety of operating systems that they can easily replace or expand for scale or other requirements.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More



First Look: How will Windows 10 play on tablets

How does Windows 10, which Microsoft has been trying to make friendlier for desktops and notebooks, fare on tablets?


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