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This Jeep is being towed, but it wasn't hacked.

Welcome to the Internet of stupid (hackable) things

The rise of IoT technology brings with it the promise of innovation the likes of which we’ve never seen. But the reality of everything being connected can have unintended consequences, not all of them useful.

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Digital forensics market set to double, report says

'Increasing crime, terrorist attack threats and rising security concerns' are among the drivers behind new demand for digital forensics, a report says.

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CIO describes how he moved 125K workers to Office 365 in 6 months

The CIO of Swiss power company ABB shared details with about its decision to ditch IBM Notes and move 125,000 workers to Office 365. The migration spotlighted important lessons for IT leaders about the scalability of...


Its public cloud soon gone, HP aligns with Microsoft Azure

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is partnering with Microsoft to offer its Azure public cloud services to customers, filling a gap after HPE decided to scrap its own cloud services early next year.

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3 types of private clouds: Which one’s right for you?

As the private cloud market has matured, there are now a plethora of options for customers. Forrester Research breaks the market down into bite-size chunks and has some advice on how to choose which private cloud is right for you.

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Equinix extends AWS Direct Connect to London, Dallas

London and Dallas have very little in common as cities. Now they can both lay claim to being AWS Direct Connect locations.

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Bezos discovers Twitter, peanut gallery

Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006 and for its first 3,534 days Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos apparently felt no need to tweet … or even have an account in his name.

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How Lockheed Martin, Cisco and PWC manage cybersecurity

Forget systems … it’s your own people who are your greatest security threats. Luckily, and with training, they can also be your first line of defense.


New products of the week 11.23.15

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Watchguard and Extreme.

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How VMware's Diane Greene will help Google capitalize on a massive cloud opportunity

Appointing the VMware co-founder to lead its cloud business is exactly the move Google had in mind when it restructured as Alphabet.

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What is SaaS? Well, neither S stands for Sexy

NextView Ventures partner David Beisel summed up the newly renamed Boston Innovators Group’s gathering that he organized on Thursday night as “a very SaaSy night” and he was right. All 8 featured startups at the event could be...

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Usability is the secret sauce that's fueling Docker's growth

Docker, the company behind wildly popular open-source containerization technology, didn't invent containers, but its Senior Vice President of Engineering says usability drove its adoption.

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5 IT industry predictions for 2016 from Forrester and IDC

The continued dominance of the cloud, and the continued shortage of talent paint a perplexing picture of the state of IT next year.

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I, robotic farmer

In the near future, robots will transform farming but what will happen to farmers and our control of farming?

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Google hires VMware co-founder as cloud chief, aiming for enterprise adoption

VMware co-founder Diane Greene will oversee all of Google's cloud businesses, including its Cloud Platform and Apps productivity suite, the company announced Thursday.

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Hottest application container products from DockerCon

This week application container enthusiasts descended upon Barcelona, Spain to see the latest and greatest from the fast-growing container industry.

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How Microsoft is changing its strategy with Dynamics

Microsoft has an increasingly strong presence as a cloud infrastructure player. Now their back-office applications are aiming to create similar brand profile.

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What’s going on at Citrix?

News of a major restructuring at Citrix – which will include spinning off its GoTo Meeting product family – is welcomed by those who closely track the company, but the cutting of 1,000 jobs over the next half year could be a painful...

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