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Friday, August 14, 2015

11 cool back-to-school tech tools

Computerworld First Look
August 14, 2015

11 cool back-to-school tech tools

Equip yourself for a successful year with these campus tech tools, including an innovative note-taking pen, a laptop-friendly backpack and a clever space-saving power strip. READ MORE


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1. CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

2. 5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

3. Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

4. Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

5. INSIDER Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

6. Microsoft updates Yammer to make working within groups easier

7. Nothing is ever completely outsourced

8. Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

9. 11 gadgets for the digital nomad

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CERN's data stores soar to 530M gigabytes

CERN's data requirements are growing at massive rates. Every experiment with its Large Hadron Collider creates 3GB of data per second, and the agency is relying on its public-private partnerships to develop new storage, networking and distributed analytics systems. READ MORE

5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet

The Google restructuring unveiled earlier this week will bring a lot of changes to one of the world's best-known companies. Here's what it means. READ MORE

Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The deadly explosion that rocked the Chinese city of Tianjin has caused the country to shut down a nearby supercomputer, also one of the fastest in the world. READ MORE

Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

A former SAP executive has pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe Panamanian officials in an effort to secure government contracts for the software vendor. READ MORE

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Driving Your Cloud Strategy with Private Network Solutions

There is no understating the impact of security and network connectivity on today's cloud environments. Yes, clouds can scale, expedite processing, and reduce costs, but they also incur risks associated with multi-tenancy, availability, and access control. Learn More


Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on hyper-converged infrastructure

A quickly evolving market with newcomers and some old-timers, too. READ MORE

Microsoft updates Yammer to make working within groups easier

The improvements to Microsoft's enterprise social network focus on content discovery and its user interface. READ MORE

Nothing is ever completely outsourced

An outsourced project is out of your hands, right? Well, no, not entirely. In fact, that belief is a common misconception that can lead to trouble. READ MORE

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Apple and Intel are making progress in their efforts to hire more women and minorities, according to figures released by the companies this week. READ MORE

11 gadgets for the digital nomad

These devices promise to transform a table in any coffee shop into a full-featured office workstation, yet are compact enough to fit into a travel bag. READ MORE

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Customer IAM is fundamentally different from employee IAM

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Computerworld's 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders: A Call for Nominations
Computerworld is seeking to honor technology professionals who have demonstrated leadership in their organizations through the use of IT and have the strategic vision to align technology with business goals. Nominations close July 31. To make a nomination, click here.

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Special Report: Computerworld's 100 Best Places to Work in IT for 2015
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