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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

12 fun, free summer classes for techies | Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high

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An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online
The differences between Google Docs and Word Online are sometimes indiscernible, but for the millions of people who spend hours with the platforms each week, small variances can be a big deal. Read More


7 Reasons You Need Predictive Analytics Today
Learn why advanced analytics tools are essential to sustain a competitive advantage. 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

12 fun, free summer classes for techies
Take a break from your day job and immerse yourself in baseball analytics. Or, escape to alien worlds, soak up superhero culture, and study the science of happiness. MOOCs are an easy way to feed your brain without draining your wallet. This summer, check out some fun, free, tech-friendly options from EdX, Coursera and newcomer Kadenze. Read More

Gartner lowers its IT spending forecast, but says activity remains high
Worldwide IT spending is expected to decline by 5.5 percent this year, with enterprises benefitting from lower prices on communications and IT services but also having to pay higher hardware prices in some parts of the world. Read More

A look at the new Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015
In March, Microsoft released Skype for Business Server 2015, its enterprise communications product that is the successor to both Lync Server for on-premises installations and Lync Online for cloud customers (Insider Story) Read More


Optimizing Content in Plant, Process & Manufacturing
Streamlined plant maintenance and fast response times are critical to plant and asset management today. Read the AIIM white paper to learn about information access issues and the benefits of an enterprise-wide content management system that works alongside your ERP and EAM systems. Learn More.

Juniper scales down the Internet core
Juniper Networks this week extended its core router lineup with a compact, fixed-configuration model capable of 3Tbps. Read More

New Salesforce line helps enterprises deliver in-app customer support
Companies large and small are scrambling to keep up with the demands of an increasingly mobile world, and on Thursday Salesforce unveiled a new line of tools that's designed to help. Read More

Arista has a controller now too
Arista Networks this week unveiled what essentially is a centralized controller for its data center and cloud switches. Read More


Five Cloud Strategies for the CIO
The cloud is the way of the IT future. Building, operating and sourcing the cloud requires deep analysis and strategic IT decision making. Red Hat and Gartner have partnered to offer five cloud strategies for CIOs, as well as advice on building and maintaining a private cloud plan to get the most ROI. Learn more >>

The government is falling behind on application security
Government organizations are struggling when it comes to securing the computer software they use, which could partially explain the large data breaches reported in that sector over the past several years. Read More

Why R? The pros and cons of the R language
The R programming language is an important tool for development in the numeric analysis and machine learning spaces. With machines becoming more important as data generators, the popularity of the language can only be expected to grow. But R has both pros and cons that developers should know. Read More

Top 10 botnet targets in the U.S. and worldwide
In its new botnet research report, 'Safeguarding the Internet,' Level 3 uses its own threat intelligence, combined with other data feeds, to define trends in botnet behavior, DDoS attacks and malware. Read More


7 command line tools for monitoring your Linux system

Here is a selection of basic command line tools that will make your exploration and optimization in Linux easier.


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