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Gartner: Top 10 2019 tech trends you should know

AI, augmented analytics, quantum computing, and blockchain are among technologies that soon could dominate the IT landscape, according to Gartner’s annual Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends.

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Windows Server 2019 general availability: What to do

The latest version of Windows Server has reached general availability, so subscribers who haven’t already given it a test drive should check out the new security, redundancy, management and SDN features.

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Review: 4 [free] open-source network monitoring tools

A downloadable PDF review of Icinga, Nagios, Observium and Zabbix platforms. Which is right for you?

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Do network pros need to up their DevOps chops?

For decades, network professionals needed to know router protocols and command-line interfaces, but with the advent of programmable networks, it may be prudent for them also to get training writing code in order to advance in their...

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IoT analytics guide: What to expect from Internet of Things data

Data capture, data governance, and availability of services are among the biggest challenges IT will face in creating an IoT analytics environment. IoT analytics will also place new pressures on network infrastructure. Depending on...

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Juniper CEO Rahim talks network, security and multicloud trends

Juniper CEO Rami Rahim discusses plans for the networking vendor, including his goal to position Juniper more strongly against chief competitors Cisco, Arista, HPE, and Huawei.

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A rough guide to your next (or first) fog computing deployment

Cisco’s Chuck Byers, a veteran of Bell Labs and a prominent member of the OpenFog Consortium, lays out what you should consider when designing your fog computing deployment.

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How enterprises can prep for 5G

There’s plenty of hype around 5G networking and its promise to revolutionize driverless cars and entertainment, but what’s less clear is how it will enable the typical enterprise to innovate.

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10 hot hybrid-cloud startups to watch

With few enterprises using purely private or purely public cloud infrastructure, startups have emerged to meet unique hybrid-cloud needs for management, storage and virtualization. Here are 10 hot hybrid cloud startups to keep an eye...

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Linux tricks that can save you time and trouble

Some command line tricks can make you even more productive on the Linux command line.

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Wi-Fi analytics get real

IT pros talk about the benefits they reap from the Wi-Fi analytics tools they’ve installed in their production networks and the benefits they hope for as these platforms evolve.

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Cisco: How AI and machine learning are going to change your network

Cisco's new server -- the UCS C480 ML -- is targeted at supporting machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications, but that’s only the beginning.

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Zabbix delivers effective, no-frills network monitoring

Open-source Zabbix monitoring software has the granularity enterprises need but requires a lot of manual configuration and has some limits on exportable reports.

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Software-defined data centers need MANO

Why management, automation and network orchestration (MANO) are essential to the agility and flexibility of software-defined data centers.

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Nagios Core monitoring software: lots of plugins, steep learning curve

Nagios Core is open source, free and has good documentation, but it could use a streamlined install process, updated Web interface, and better configuration options.

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What to expect when the internet gets a big security upgrade

More secure keys protecting the directory name system (DNS) are ready to deploy, but for those using DNS servers that haven't been upgraded, it could cause problems reaching websites.

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IoT gets smarter but still needs backend analytics

Most IoT devices lack the computational power to carry out the level of machine learning necessary in truly smart IoT deployments, but they can act on the lessons machine learning provides.

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Is the Linux 4.18 kernel heading your way?

The recently released 4.18 Linux kernel has already moved up to 4.18.5. How soon it lands on your system or network depends a lot on which Linux distributions you use.

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