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Microsoft jumps into application monitoring

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

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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.

Microsoft refines Azure management portal preview to give IT pros more control

The tool has been upgraded three times since the end January, and more improvements are on the way

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Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers

At the end of last October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs.

Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

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Lies that uptime vendors may tell you

You’d think the notion of uptime would be a simple one. A service is either running or it’s down, right? Wrong. Here’s a look inside the world of uptime, downtime, service-level agreements and the ‘9s’ of availability.

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Interop 2015: SDN reality-check, apps aplenty

Interop kicks off this week and will include a broad range of technology topics, from SDN to application delivery and development; security, infrastructure management and mobile workforces will also be front and center.

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Interop 2015: The essential information

Everything you need to know about Interop 2015

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Why Red Hat is tackling BPM

Red Hat has embedded a business resource planner to help developers build applications to solve complex optimization and scheduling problems.

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Winds of change blowing in the WAN

In the past few years, enterprise computing has experienced major upheavals brought about by cloud apps, Wi-Fi, mobility, and BYOD. The enterprise WAN, meanwhile, has not evolved much since it was transformed into an MPLS Layer 3 VPN...

GE Capital's Karen Blackie manages a follow-the-sun operating model

Karen Blackie, vice president of enterprise systems and data at GE Capital, oversees a team of 180 people in nine countries who handle design, development and operations of enterprisewide applications in a true follow-the-sun...

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IT pros in retail are sold on these 6 products

When we asked IT pros to name their favorite products, six respondents from the retail industry described their go-to tools.

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Tech pros' favorite tools increase IT efficiency

Each year we ask IT pros what they love, and this year several management tools ranked among the favorites.

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Fave Raves: 34 tech pros share favorite IT products

It takes many tools to keep IT systems running smoothly, and tech pros have their personal favorites.

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U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

The U.S. received 233,000 H-1B petitions this year, believed to the highest number ever, and almost three times the number of available visas.

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H-1B cap is reached with 'high number' of visa requests

The H-1B cap has been quickly reached, the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service said. The agency said it received a "high number" of visa petitions, but did not have a final count.

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The IT outsourcing price wars are on

Outsourcing customers are seeing some IT services prices dip as much as 40 percent. But industry experts advise caution during this period of industry transition.

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An in-depth look at 3 log managers

Each log manager offers a unique way of gathering, compiling and making sense of syslogs and Windows Events.

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