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Career roadmap: cloud architect

A vital part of digital transformation efforts, demand for cloud architects is expected to grow, with forecasters suggesting it could be one of the 10 most in-demand technology jobs for 2020. Here’s a look at what it takes to become a...

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Network training 2021: Businesses grow their own IT expertise to meet new challenges

With COVID-19 and a rising need for SASE, SD-WAN and cloud skills, businesses increasingly rely on in-house training to provide hands-on experience.

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Looking into Linux user logins with lslogins

The lslogins command can help you look into details of user accounts and login activity


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Cisco coughs up another $1.9B to buy Acacia

Cisco raised its takeover offer for Acacia to $4.5 billion, up from $2.6 billion, in a move to boost Cisco's optical-system strategy.

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Cisco adds to its Nexus data-center-management software

Cisco has added support for traditional network environments to the company’s recently available data center management console.

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After Intel CEO Swan’s cleanup job, Gelsinger will move the company forward

Bob Swan didn’t fail, he succeeded in righting the ship, but Intel has tapped Pat Gelsinger, who started working there right out of high school, as the visionary to move the company forward.

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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS

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VMware loses CEO Gelsinger to Intel

Intel says it will bring on current VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger Feb. 15 to replace Intel CEO Bob Swan.

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Automating responses to scripts on Linux using expect and autoexpect

The expect command can make running scripts a lot easier, especially if you need to run them repeatedly or when you're at home asleep.

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IT specialist Atos makes bid for DXC

The French IT giant continues to push into the U.S. market through ambitious acquisitions.


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How to prep for becoming an IoT leader

IT professionals aim to gain IoT knowledge and take on leadership roles as their organizations deploy more connected devices and build the infrastructure to support them.

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What IT leadership looks like in 2021

As IT leaders meet the challenges of the COVID era, only one thing is assured – more change is coming sooner than you think.


Cisco fights to keep alive its planned $2.6B purchase of optical-tech vendor Acacia

Cisco brokered a deal for Acacia in 2019 for approximately $2.6 billion to bolster its optical systems portfolio, and Acacia wants out.

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Spotlight on home-office connectivity intensifies in 2021

Work-from-home users to get more sophisticated network hardware and software as enterprises consider options such as SD-WAN and SASE.

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You’re not imagining things, there is a serious chip shortage

CPUs, GPUs, and memory are all in tight supply due to manufacturing issues and high demand.