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Computerworld Tech Forecast 2017 - Hottest Tech Skills for 2017

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Cisco touts 5 technologies that will change networking in 2019

A Cisco exec says the top 5 technologies that will impact enterprise networking customers the most include Wi-Fi 6, or 802.11ax, 5G, geolocation, SD-WAN and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for network management.

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Edge computing best practices

Edge computing requires a change in thinking from the current IT environment dominated by data centers and cloud-based services. Here are some best practices to consider when building a strategy for the edge.

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Survey: Enterprises want end-to-end management of SD-WAN

Enterprise Management Associates found that 90% of enterprises want platforms that support more comprehensive management of software-defined-WAN environments.

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Wi-Fi Mesh: What to know about enterprise mesh networks

Wireless mesh networks can be a fit for enterprises that need connectivity in settings where it's hard to run cable, outdoor areas, and rented spaces or temporary locations

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5G versus 4G: How speed, latency and application support differ

5G wireless network technology is set to boost the bandwidth, capacity and reliability of cellular broadband. Are you ready to leave your 4G world behind?

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How to boost collaboration between network and security teams

IT executives differ on whether network and security pros should work on separate or integrated teams, but they agree collaboration is key.

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10 questions to ask when selecting enterprise IoT solutions

If you're embarking on an enterprise IoT monitoring project, be sure to allocate enough time to dig deep and exhaustively test your top picks.

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How to pick an off-site data-backup method

When determining how to move data to a backup facility, you must balance cost, risk level, speed of data recovery, and how much data you can afford to lose.

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10 hot data-center virtualization startups to watch

Well-funded startups are streamlining data centers with products such as software-defined servers and software-defined block storage, as well as providing multi-cloud application support and data as a service.

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10 useful and free networking tools that are Windows 10 apps

Easy-access network tools are simple but essential and can be downloaded from the online Microsoft Store and pinned to the Windows 10 Start menu

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AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help

Amazon Web Services' announces Outposts, a hybrid-cloud offering that uses the same hardware AWS uses in its cloud and can be upgraded to run all native AWS and VMware applications.

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Best Practices: How to buy technology expense-management services

Buying technology services for an enterprise is a big undertaking and an expensive one, so it can be smart to use yet another service – technology expense-management (TEM) – to help maintain control over what you spend and what you...

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HPE aims superfast Memory-Driven Flash storage at real-time workloads

HPE is targeting a new class of storage it calls Memory-Driven Flash at enterprise data centers that are increasingly being called on to handle real-time analytics, high-speed transactions, big data and AI workloads demanding more...

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What will be hot for Cisco in 2019?

Software, SD-WAN, security, high-speed data-center networking, and more software fill up the Cisco hot plate for 2019.

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Why did Oracle acquire an SDN firm?

Oracle has a significant communications software business, and it’s betting that Talari’s SD-WAN technology will ensure performance and reliability of communications over any network.

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Why disk beat tape in the backup wars

When it comes to storage technology, tape and disk have their advantages and shortcomings, but disk has won because, in a nutshell, tape is fast, but disk is quick.

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Chip-cooling breakthrough will reduce data-center power costs

A new microprocessor manufacturing technique could keep future electronics 18 degrees cooler, providing huge efficiency gains for data centers.

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DNS over HTTPS seeks to make internet use more private

The IETF has standardized DNS over HTTPS (DOH), which encrypts DNS queries so eavesdroppers can’t tell what sites users connect to.

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