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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Battle for wireless networking crown heats up

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Battle for wireless networking crown heats up
The IT world has been buzzing recently with partnerships and acquisitions on the wireless networking front. HP announced its decision to acquire Aruba Networks and will reportedly focus its efforts on new software that allows customers to manage entire networks with a single app. We also learned about the newly formed partnership between Juniper Networks and Ruckus Wireless, demonstrating Juniper's continued effort to become a real player in the wireless space. All interesting revelations, but will these changes pose a real threat to Cisco, the reigning networking champ? Read More

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Mobile Security: Confidence Ebbs as BYOD Booms
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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

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

Leap second causes Internet hiccup, particularly in Brazil
The addition of a leap second to world clocks on Wednesday caused some networks to crash although most quickly recovered. Some 2,000 networks stopped working just after midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), said Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis with Dyn, a company studies global Internet traffic flows. Read More

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How to get the job when you're overqualified
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Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS
Cisco Systems plans to pay $635 million in cash to buy OpenDNS, a company that leverages the Domain Name System (DNS) to provide security services including Web filtering, threat intelligence and malware and phishing protection. Read More

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes
What good is big data if you don't have the proper tools to make sense of it? A startup, Kyvos Insights, can transform terabytes of information stored on Hadoop clusters into easy-to-parse data cubes, the format business analysts prefer. Read More


Open Cloud Management and Orchestration 2015
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Workarounds, kludges, and hacks that will improve your life
Life would be simpler if every piece of technology we dealt with worked in an obvious and straightforward way. Life would also be a lot duller. Read More

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module
Potentially saving the world from another online security disaster like last year's Heartbleed, Amazon Web Services has released as open source a cryptographic module for securing sensitive data passing over the Internet. Read More

Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps
Microsoft has added a handful of image- and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK. It, along with the OS itself, will become generally available at the end of the month. Read More

HP enterprise chief Bill Veghte to depart before company split
The head of Hewlett-Packard's enterprise division will leave the company ahead of HP's planned split later this year. Read More


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