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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

5 IT experts reveal their Windows 10 upgrade strategies

STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors | Surprise! Best Buy prices often on par with Amazon

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5 IT experts reveal their Windows 10 upgrade strategies
Security, usability and support costs are just a few of the factors IT leaders need to consider when determining their upgrade path to Microsoft's new OS. Read More


Shrink Your Desktops, Expand Your Potential
View this infographic to learn about efficiencies to be gained from comparing a new mini PC powered by Intel® to a legacy desktop tower. View now

WHITE PAPER: Citrix Systems

SDN: An Emerging Reality
Are you analyzing the potential value SDN offers? You're not alone. A 2015 survey revealed that 36% of IT leaders are doing the same. This Network World Digital Spotlight highlights how SDN will be implemented, key problems SDNs address, adoption inhibitors, integration concerns, the role OpenFlow will (or will not) play. Learn More

STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors
Petroleum engineering majors earn the highest mid-career salaries, followed by nuclear engineering majors, according to a new ranking from PayScale. Read More

Surprise! Best Buy prices often on par with Amazon
Best Buy closed the price gap on electronics and tech gadgets during the past years, and its in-store prices are often just as low — sometimes lower — than, according to new research. Read More

How VMware aims to distinguish itself in the cloud
VMware VP of Cloud Services Mathew Lodge acknowledges that the virtualization vendor 'got started later than other folks' in the IaaS public cloud market, but he flatly denies that the company is slowing investment in this area. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Dell SonicWall

The Triple-A Approach to Network Security
As an IT decision-maker, you need to know that your security will protect against cyber-attacks while still empowering employees to do their jobs. Find out the three essential factors needed to attain the coveted "Triple-A" security rating. Read the Brief. Learn More

Study: 81% of large health care organizations breached
In the past two years, 81 percent of hospitals and health insurance companies have had a data breach, according to a report released by KPMG. Read More

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings
University of California, Santa Barbara, is the top computer science school in the U.S., according to a new salary-centric report from compensation specialist PayScale. The research company ranked 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs based on the median pay of the schools' compsci alumni. Read More

HP beefs up enterprise security suite with tools to root out malware, app vulnerabilites
Hewlett-Packard has devised two new ways of securing enterprise systems in the endless war on malicious network attackers. Read More

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Integrate legacy and cloud with Hybrid IT, not Hybrid Cloud
While most enterprises are turning to hybrid cloud, this model does not factor in legacy infrastructure or give business users the unified experience they demand. The true solution is an integrated, multi-sourced operating model called Hybrid IT. Learn More

Employees put business data at risk by installing gambling apps on their phones
The average company has more than one gambling application installed on some of its employees' mobile devices, and in some cases as many as 35. Read More

New drone hopes to make aerial photography a Snap
Vanatage Robotics' new Snap camera drone combines stabilized 4K video with a variety of shooting modes and a focus on safety and portability -- attributes it hopes will make the product to stand out in a crowded market. Read More

Design first: Slick tech products win international design awards
The Red Dot Awards single out exceptional designs. Click through to see some of the most eye-catching tech winners. Read More


10 surprising facts about Microsoft

With the release of Windows 10 coming almost exactly 20 years after Microsoft introduced Windows 95, now is as good a time as ever to look at Microsoft's broad impact on the tech industry, particularly the lesser-known facts.


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