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Will open networking lock you in?

While open networking may sound like it’s made up of interoperating parts that make for greater flexibility, it’s more difficult to achieve than you might think.

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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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The future of work: Coming sooner than you think

What will your worklife be like years from now? Today's work-from-home world has given us a glimpse of the future, as these five articles from CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World illustrate.

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IBM sharpens its hybrid cloud, AI focus with Instana buy

Instana brings AI-powered application performance management for hybrid clouds to IBM lineup.

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How to enforce password complexity on Linux

Linux gives you lots of ways to create complexity in passwords that include a lot more than just length, such as mixing upper- and lower-case letters with numerals and punctuation marks along with other restrictions.

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Meet SONiC, the new NOS (definitely not the same as the old NOS)

The open-source SONiC network operating system has the potential to become 'the Linux of networking,' experts say.

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Nvidia, after $7B Mellanox hardware deal, grabs Cumulus for big network software play

Nvidia, a company known for developing advanced chips for artificial intelligence and high-speed gaming applications has is making a concerted effort to go after cloud-based data center customers by acquiring Cumulus Networks for an...

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Cisco spotlights new IT roles you've never heard of

A Cisco report on IT trends says new jobs to address changing IT needs include business translator, network guardian and network detective.

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A $399 device that translates brain signals into digital commands

Startup NextMind is readying a $399 development kit for its brain-computer interface technology that enables users to interact, hands-free, with computers and VR/AR headsets.

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Release the monkey! How Infection Monkey tests network security

This free, open source penetration testing tool uses real attacks and real techniques to try and exploit its way into a network.

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Set your brand up for success with a .tech domain extension

Imagine this. You’ve finally completed your brand new app that’s going to revolutionize the way we live. You’ve even come up with a catchy name that meshes perfectly with your app and no other company has laid claim to....

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How to code an interactive shiny app to search Twitter: Do More With R bonus video

Learn how to turn code from Episode 41 into an interactive shiny Web app.

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AI and machine learning in action

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being used even more these days. Watch as InfoWorld’s Serdar Yegulalp and IDG TECHtalk hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp discuss how AI and ML are being used and answer viewers’...

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The state of digital transformation in 2020

The lessons learned from a decade of digital transformation provide a roadmap for those embarking on their own initiatives. CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, and Network World team up to dissect that legacy from every angle.

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Will 5G accelerate edge computing as a service?

The key to making edge computing as a service practical is the capability for network operators to deploy a fast, low-latency connection – that is, they need 5G.

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

IoT and blockchain may be a natural fit, but it will still take five to 10 years before kinks are worked out and the two technologies can reach their full potential, according to Gartner.

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SD-WAN sector report: Growing with no end in sight

With the WAN in transition, incumbents make their move through acquisitions, while startups continue to innovate at the edge. Insider Pro looks at why SD-WAN is so hot.

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Why Kubernetes is vital for your business

To manage moving all your server applications to the cloud in containers, you’ll need to do some container orchestration, that's where Kubernetes comes in.

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