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Monday, August 24, 2015

The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem | SEC CIO leads efforts to move agency to the cloud

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The best web browser of 2015: Firefox, Chrome, Edge, IE, and Opera compared
The best browsers go beyond benchmarks, racing through real-world webpages as well as canned routines. They're easy to set up, flexible and extensible, and connect other devices and services into an ecosystem. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

2015 State of the WAN Report
A discussion of wide area networking is extremely timely because after a long period with little if any fundamental innovation, the WAN is now the focus of considerable innovation. The goal of this e-book is to provide research-based insight into the current state of the WAN. Learn More

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

Hybrid Will Be the New Normal for Enterprise WAN
Public cloud services, SaaS, and mobility are driving enterprises to rethink how they architect their WANs. Gone are the days when all applications resided in regional data centers and branches only needed a single MPLS connection. Learn More

Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem
An ex-Google engineer is developing a new file system for Linux, with the hopes that it can offer a speedier and more advanced way of storing data on servers. Read More

SEC CIO leads efforts to move agency to the cloud
Pamela Dyson is shepherding a determined, if incremental, effort to move her agency's applications to the cloud. Dyson was named the CIO at the Securities and Exchange Commission in February, after having joined the agency in 2010, when she joined an ambitious initiative to modernize and improve efficiencies in the SEC's IT infrastructure. Read More


The Evolution of Ransomware
Symantec looks at how different types of ransomware work, not just from a technological point of view but also from a psychological viewpoint. The research also examines how these threats evolved, what factors are at play to make ransomware the major problem that it is today, and where ransomware is likely to surface next. Learn More

Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer
It's 20 years since Microsoft first launched Internet Explorer, on Aug. 16, 1995, as part of the Microsoft Plus Internet Jumpstart Kit for Windows 95. But rather than a celebration, Microsoft sends out a different message via the new Edge browser in Windows 10: 'Thanks for all the great work you've done, but I got it from here.' (Insider Story) Read More

Dell creates new server division for 'second-tier' hyperscale customers
Dell has formed a new business unit to go after the 'second tier' of hyperscale customers — those with similar needs to those of Google and Facebook but who aren't quite as massive. Read More

WEBCAST: Aerohive

What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network
You may have heard the buzz about iBeacon, a technology that enables proximity-based services for mobile devices. To learn about iBeacon and how it can impact your company, watch the recording of Aerohive's latest webinar, "What iBeacons Mean for Your Existing Wireless Network and Your Business". View Now>>

If you measure it, they will come!
It's always much easier to talk about measuring the value of technology investments when you are talking about systems such as general ledger or accounts payable – where the value can be measured in terms of improving a business process. It's not nearly as easy when it comes to talking about the value of your intranet or enterprise social investments. Read More

NASA touts real technologies highlighted in imminent 'The Martian' flick
The upcoming movie about a NASA astronaut left for dead on Mars in the 2030s features a number of technologies NASA says are currently under development. Read More

Google Flu Trends calls out sick, indefinitely
Google has shut down its website that predicted how influenza and dengue fever were spreading based on queries that people ran in the company's search engine. Read More


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