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Reorg fallout downplayed by Cisco engineering exec

The engineering reorganization currently underway at Cisco is intended to streamline product development and delivery to customers, says EVP Pankaj Patel.


Suspicions dashed, Dell cozies up to OpenDaylight

Meanwhile, little progress evident in Dell's OMG SDN working committee

HP unveils cloud config manager

HP this week unveiled a network virtualization system for large enterprise and cloud providers designed to simplify network configuration.

Samsung sticks to US PC market with $249.99 Chromebook 2

Samsung's Chromebook 2 NP900X3E-A02US will ship in the U.S. next week for US$249.99

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Apple Pay hits U.S. stores Monday -- assuming buyers can find anywhere to use it

Apple Pay launches on Monday in the U.S., giving buyers new technology to make in-store and online payments using NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones. But will enough stores participate?

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ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor (so far)

Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers

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First Look: The iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 2 and more

Apple’s glossy new tablets were accompanied by new iMacs and OS X Yosemite.

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Version 8.1 of iOS is due Monday with fixes to iOS 8 bugs

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Hadoop Platform, Apps Represent $1 Trillion Opportunity

Hadoop will evolve into an invisible foundational data infrastructure technology this year, says Cloudera Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson. Now's the time to focus on building applications on top of the platform, he says....

Apple iPad Air 2 is thinner and speedier than its predecessors

Apple took the wraps off its next-generation tablets at an event Thursday

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16 tips for thriving as an IT contractor

Companies continue to supplement their full-time technical ranks with temporary contractors. Here’s how to make it work.

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Life as an IT contractor

The upside of life as an IT contractor is alluring. You get to be your own boss, accept only the jobs you want, and work flexible hours. With each assignment comes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain exposure to different...

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data

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Apple releases OS X Yosemite

Apple today launched OS X 10.10, aka Yosemite, as a free upgrade for most Mac owners.

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Apple debuts iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3: Thinner, faster, gold, and with Touch ID

The newest additions to the iPad lineup are incremental upgrades from their predecessors.

Hordes of cable modems, Web cams, printers can become DDoS launch platforms

Attackers are mounting DDoS attacks from home routers, wireless access points, cable modems, Web cams and printers by taking advantage of weaknesses in the protocol they use to announce themselves on networks.

Execs at Apple sapphire supplier sold $10M worth of stock before bankruptcy

Five top executives at GT Advanced Technologies, the New Hampshire company that was to supply Apple with scratch-resistant sapphire, cashed in stock worth more than $10 million in the five months before the company declared bankruptcy...

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Despite recent gains, the best year for tech employment remains 2001

Tech industry employment reached 6.3 million in the first half of this year, up just 1.9% from a year earlier.

Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

The former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition

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