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Broward County rolls out its own fiber ring, shifts to VoIP

Years in the making, network upgrade enables Florida county to improve services while saving a bundle

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Microsoft finally does the right thing, makes Windows 10 a free upgrade

The company has finally learned that gouging your most loyal customers is not good for business.

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Our bullet-proof LAN failed. Here’s what we learned

Three risks and three remedies to help ensure this doesn't happen to you

FCC map of 25 mbps broadband deployment

Sad state of U.S. broadband as cable industry balks at FCC's 25Mbps definition

The FCC wants broadband to be defined as 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up, but cable and telco companies think current slow U.S. speeds are plenty fast enough.

Cisco brings Meraki to the enterprise

Making use of once widely questioned acquisition, Cisco is expanding the role of Meraki in its portfolio.

Cisco’s evolving software, cloud strategy will hinge on hardware

New licensing strategy will use installed hardware base as the “real estate” on which to build

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Java is the biggest vulnerability for US computers

Oracle's Java poses the single biggest security risk to US desktops because of its penetration rate, number of vulnerabilities, and patch status, says a new report

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IT jobs outlook: High demand, higher salaries

Technology professionals are not only enjoying better job prospects, they're netting -- slightly -- bigger paychecks for their work

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How Facebook stimulates the economy and creates millions of jobs

According to a Facebook-commissioned report from Deloitte, the world's largest social network stimulated $227 billion in economic impact and created 4.5 million jobs across the globe in 2014.

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Are Americans really addicted to mobile banking?

The number of laptop, smartphone, tablet and phablet owners who regularly use their gadgets for mobile banking is rising rapidly, according to a recent report. But the numbers don’t add up, writes CIO.com's Al Sacco.

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How not to waste your money on the second wave of 802.11ac wireless gear

The best way to avoid wasting your money on wave 2 of 802.11ac access points is to not buy them right away, and the second-best is to not overreact to their presence on your network.

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries, hack denied

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

Microsoft results buoyed by cloud products, but profit drops

Commercial cloud revenue more than doubled, but consumer software sales were disappointing

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Cops worry Waze speed trap warnings will be used by police killers

Google's Waze can warn drivers about speed traps, but police say it's a stalker's app for cop killers.

Startup finds malware intrusions by keeping an eye on processor radio frequencies

PFP Cybersecurity, a startup with roots in academia and the military, seeks out malware by analyzing the performance of hardware - not software and not the behavior of devices on the network.

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface RT tablet

Microsoft is within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet.

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Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

If Apple really wants to control the whole experience of using an iPhone, it's time to consider becoming an MVNO.

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Can drones hunt with wolf pack-like success? DARPA thinks so

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is set to detail a program the agency wants to come up with software and algorithms that would let unmanned military aircraft hunt in packs like wolves.

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