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YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

OpenStack Board Member Rob Hirschfeld on the impact of DevOps, SDN, Docker & more

Listen as RackN CEO and Crowbar Co-Founder Rob Hirschfeld shares his thoughts on hot topics for OpenStack in 2015.

Microsofts pulling Facebook, Google chat from

Say goodbye to Google Talk and Facebook chat in, because within about two weeks Microsoft's webmail app will be all about Skype and nothing but Skype.

AirWatch upgrades management platform with closer ties to Apple

The platform will also be able to manage ChromeBooks

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What Wi-Fi looks like

New radar-like Wi-Fi images could help find not-spots in your network. All you've got to do is build the signal mapper. And Hackaday member CNLohr can help.

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How Etsy makes Devops work

Etsy, which describes itself as an online “marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods,” is often trotted out as a poster child for Devops. The company latched onto the concepts early and today is...

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5 tricks to improve poor TCP performance

If your system back-up is to a remote site that is a considerable distance away, you might be using only a small percentage of the bandwidth that you’re paying for.

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What's in a computer name? A router by any other name would work as well ...

Once again I find myself pondering how to name the devices connected to my network. For the last few years I’ve used characters from one of my all-time favorite books, “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” so I have machines named...

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The Neato Botvac; great but not for my house

Neato’s PR people recently asked me if I’d like to check out one of the company’s latest robot vacuum cleaners and the answer was, of course, “yes!” (they had me at “robot”). What I received was a Neato Botvac 80, a 9lb,...

Google’s new open-source PerfKit framework watches cloud application performance

Google’s latest foray into the open-source realm is a framework it’s calling “PerfKit,” which is designed to measure application performance in the cloud.

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

For a couple of dollars per month, Amazon adds better tracking of configuration changes

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How an outsourcing contract can boost IT service provider performance

IT Outsourcing customers look to service providers to cut costs and improve efficiency, in addition there is the increasing expectation for providers to also deliver business results. Here are some secrets to using your outsourcing...

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7 workforce management trends that will impact IT in 2015

As businesses look to finalize their workforce management strategies for the coming year, here are the top 7 issues you'll need to consider for 2015.

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How network admins can survive SDN

With the advent of SDN, there’s been a lot of speculation about the future of the network administrator.

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4 open-source monitoring tools that deserve a look

Zabbix edges Icinga in test of open source network monitoring software packages.

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Best open source monitoring tools

We found all four products to be capable network monitoring tools that performed well in our basic tasks such as checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage. Beyond the basics, there were quite a few differences in...

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Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

IT workers at Southern California Edison are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs.

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Buyers’ market led to strong 2014 for IT outsourcing deals

Last year was one of the strongest ever for the IT services industry, but providers will have to make changes to thrive in the current buyers’ market.

Microsoft updates cloud-based SQL Server to simplify management

The updates are aimed at companies that choose to run SQL Server on a virtual machine on Azure

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7 ways project managers can anticipate, avoid and mitigate problems

Experts identify the most common (and frustrating) issues project managers must constantly tackle and what steps they can take to avoid or minimize these problems.

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