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The real reason shadow IT is so widespread

A Spiceworks survey addresses the roles of business and IT decision makers in tech purchases, but it doesn’t address users and the rise of shadow IT.

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Apple iOS 10.3 packs 20-plus new features & is available now

Apple has made iOS 10.3 publicly available and the software update for its iPhones and iPads is packed with a Find-My-AirPod feature as well as a slew of Siri, CarPlay and other additions.

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Micron to ship Intel Optane competitor later this year

Intel's spanking new high-capacity Optane SSD is cool, but drives from other storage vendors based on the 3D Xpoint technology could be coming later this year.

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Not the sort of publicity Avaya was seeking

No doubt many a soccer fan has been inspired to pick up a fancy call center package or some sweet, sweet SDN technology after catching a San Jose Earthquakes soccer match at Avaya Stadium, but the company found its brand splattered...

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Hyperconverged storage: Are your network and team up to the task?

The success of your hyperconverged infrastructure depends on whether your network can handle the traffic and if your storage and network experts work together.

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Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

vSphere 6.5 is easy to install, sports a new VM management console and takes a stab at Docker integration.

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Building virtual PCs in PC Building Simulator

PC Building Simulator says it teaches you how to build your own computer. Is it true? PCWorld's PC gurus put it to the test.

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Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

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How to choose a prepaid mobile data plan

Pre-paid data SIM cards are a great way to get 4G LTE data on a device without paying for a long-term contract. Here are seven options if you're looking for a contract-free, pre-paid SIM card for your unlocked smartphone or tablet.

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The goal of a new machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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The anatomy of a powerful desktop with an ARM chip

When he was growing up, a dream of Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds was to acquire the Acorn Archimedes, a groundbreaking personal computer with the first ARM RISC chips.

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Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

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Why Apple dropped iPad’s price to lowest yet

Apple cut the price of its entry-level iPad by almost 18 percent -- perhaps in a move to fend off Google in the education market. The company also refreshed the iPhone SE, introduced a red version of the iPhone 7 and announced a new...

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Review: SaltStack shifts devops into high gear

SaltStack Enterprise 5.0 draws on high-speed messaging for superior scalability and control, but the web UI is still catching up

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Mingis on Tech: Diving into Windows 10 Creators Update and the future of OSes

Coming soon to a PC near you: Windows 10 Creators Update. But what's much less certain is what comes after that for PCs, and Macs and mobile devices. A voice-activated future, anyone?

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Surface Studio First Look: Features and specs

You know Microsoft's Surface Studio is different as soon as you see the gorgeous display and try the innovative touch experience. Here's what it was like for us.

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Microsoft completes Windows 10 customized for China's government

Microsoft has finished a version of Windows 10 for China's government and state-owned businesses, and is ready to begin selling the software.

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Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

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