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Top techies giving 2017 college commencement speeches

With today’s push across the education landscape for more emphasis on STEM studies, it’s not surprising that top leaders and innovators in technology would be a draw as college commencement speakers. Here’s a roundup of some of the...

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Juniper finds its head in the clouds; security is another story

In announcing its Q1 earnings yesterday company executives were gleeful about the company’s returns on its cloud computing directions.

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How HP reclaimed the title of world's top PC maker from Lenovo

In late 2015, HP was reborn as a PC maker following a split of the parent organization, Hewlett-Packard. At the time, HP was a lost cause, and its double-digit decline in PC shipments was a main reason for the split.

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Why are mainframes still in the enterprise data center?

IT suppliers say they can help enterprises migrate mainframe workloads to another platform, yet mainframes are still common residents in the data center.

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How open banking can drive competitive advantage

To keep pace and remain competitive, banks must take another page from the technology world and embrace open architectures.

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The hybrid evolution of IT

The digital transformation of today is a hybrid evolution of IT, and IT must drive the change to meet the business's needs.

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Surprisingly few tech insights in Steve Ballmer's USAFacts data trove

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's USAFacts project, an ambitious and sometimes overwhelming repository of data about local to state to federal U.S. government spending and outcomes that was launched on Tax Day, is surprisingly...

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9 tips to turn your data center green

Jeff Biggs, executive vice president of Operations & Technology at Peak 10, provides a few steps data center providers can take to improve their energy efficiency model overall.

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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Keeping a computer up-to-date, with the latest OS and software patch, is one of the best things you can do to stay safe from cyber threats.

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Huawei, Google supercharge Android with new Raspberry Pi-like board

Prepare to run Android at blazing fast speeds on a new Raspberry Pi-like computer developed by Huawei.

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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.

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Juniper takes a swipe at Extreme’s network buying spree, plans

This acquisition has hindered Brocade/Extreme's ability to meet your long-term goals. They can no longer deliver networking solutions that will help you embark on your digital transformation journey. Juniper Networks can

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AMD shows off Vega's ability to handle 8K graphics at NAB

AMD is giving a demonstration of the brute force of its upcoming Vega GPU, showing its ability to handle 4K and 8K graphics.

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Modern monitoring is a big data problem

The rate of change and degree of diversity in the IT stack demands fine-grained and frequent monitoring, which turns monitoring into a real-time big data problem.

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AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor

AMD's new Radeon Pro Duo graphics packs two of the company's fastest GPUs, but surprisingly, is slower than its predecessor released last year.

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Windows laptops running on ARM chips is a terrible idea

Qualcomm says Windows 10 machines running ARM-based Snapdragon chips will arrive later this year—but that’s not a good thing.

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MIT selling 8 million coveted IPv4 addresses; Amazon a buyer

MIT is selling half of its 16 million valuable IPv4 addresses – an increasingly scarce stash it has held since the birth of the Internet. While details of the sale have not been made public, at least some of those addresses have...

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