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Cisco, Chambers looking for one last shot at VMware?

Nutanix acquisition would be Chambers last official aggression, analyst writes.

AWS upgrades highlight growing focus on cloud management

Better tools open the door for more advanced roll outs, as long as the changes needed within an organization aren't forgotten

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10 tips to get the most out of your project management system

Project management pros share their top tips for getting workers to use project management software more efficiently and effectively – from entering project updates to leveraging more advanced features.

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Top security tools in the fight against cybercrime

There’s no silver bullet, so load up with as many of these as you can.

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How IT automation put Subway on fast track to success

A look at how Subway successfully unified and automated a series of key data center batch processes that put the submarine sandwich maker on a path to success.

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5 lessons small IT shops can teach the big guys

Thanks to anything-as-a-service options, tiny IT departments can be just as strong as big ones and more nimble, too. Here are five must-know practices the big guys can learn from these small but mighty shops.

Big Switch SDN update aids VMware integration, bare metal monitoring

Big Switch Networks bolsters SDN-based cloud fabric and monitoring applications.

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Synergy: Outstanding "soft" keyboard and mouse sharing for OS X, Linux, and Windows

When you’ve got two or three machines on your desk you usually don’t want to have a keyboard and mouse for each one; that would be just way too much hardware to deal with and if your desk is like mine, there’s way too much other stuff...

Amazon helps automate software upgrades in Europe and Australia

IT staff can use CodeDeploy to upgrade apps running in their own data center and Amazon's cloud

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Google killing PageSpeed website service

Google has alerted users of its PageSpeed Service for making websites zippier that it will be killing off the tools as of Aug. 3.

UK gang arrested for exporting $10 million of fake Cisco gear to US

Companies using fake gear could experience significant network outages, the U.K. police warned

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Why major banks and financial institutions are growing their use of mainframes

Mainframe's continuing growth and dominance in mission-critical fields, such as with financial institutions and banking, is attributable to a number of factors, including their unsurpassed transaction power, analytical speed, zero...

Microsoft aims to increase confidence in cloud services with better networking

The company upgrades physical and virtual networking capabilities

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Lessons from Tax Day 2015: How the tax sites fared

Dynatrace monitored recognized tax prep vendors and related sites leading up to the April 15th deadline to see who held up best under the strain of increased traffic and transactions to provide the best digital experience for...

Microsoft jumps into application monitoring

Application Insights can be used to instrument applications to better understand how well they perform

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IT outsourcing deal values hit 10-year low

Amid increasing automation and decreasing prices, the IT outsourcing industry has just recorded its worst first quarter in terms of annual contract value of deals awarded since 2004. However, the current slowness is not necessarily a...

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SDN ushering in “Golden Age” of network administration

Network executives from HP, Dell and VMware say software-defined networking is taking hold, but patterns differ depending on the type of user

IDC’s state of the network at Interop: Change, or be left behind

IDC analysts say the confluence of mobile, social and cloud technologies will force businesses to rethink their IT strategies.

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