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Using the xargs command on Linux to simplify your work

The xargs command can come in very handy, especially when combined with find. Understanding how it works and how to implement a loop can help make it work for you.

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Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2022

Digital investments, be they in AI, cloud, security or engineering, will be among the top technology drivers for 2022, according to Gartner’s annual forecast of what it expects will be the top strategic IT trends for the coming year.

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5G base stations could be powered by lasers

PowerLight Technologies has teamed up with Ericsson to power up a 5G base station using a laser system rather than a wired electrical connection, which could lead to faster 5G deployments.


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Intel's 2nd-gen neuromorphic chip is 10x smarter than the first

With the Loihi 2 neuromorphic chip, machines can perform application processing, problem-solving, adaptation,and learning much faster than before.

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Sweet-spot spectrum for enterprise 5G is growing, but slowly

The FCC is auctioning off more bandwidth for carriers to deliver the best of 5G, perhaps not at the rate service providers and their corporate customers want.

Glossary of networking terms

A compilation of essential networking terms with links to in-depth definitions.

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Windows Subsystem for Linux is ready for Windows 11

Windows users can now more easily explore Linux on their Windows 11 desktops.

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A dive into Kyndryl, IBM’s managed-services spin-off

The managed-infrastructure-services unit of IBM's Global Technology Services faces stiff competition when it goes solo as Kyndryl later this year.

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Marvell announces some very smart SmartNIC processors

The Octeon 10 DPU packs the processing power of a server CPU but it’s for network management.

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Google Cloud extends its reach with new Distributed Cloud options

The third-placed cloud vendor has announced a new set of options for customers that need to keep certain workloads in self-hosted environments or out at the edge.


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US IT job growth slows, but 2021 still on track for record hiring

Businesses would have hired even more IT workers — especially developers, cybersecurity staffers, and compliance experts — had they been able to find enough qualified candidates.

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The Dell/VMware relationship remains strong despite split

If ever you needed a sign Dell and VMware are parting on good terms, they just gave it.

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Very quietly, Oracle ships new Exadata servers

The company boasts of massive performance gains, but is anyone buying?

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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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Edge computing: The architecture of the future

To fully digitize the last mile of business, you need to distribute compute power where it's needed most -- right next to IoT devices that collect data from the real world.