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Who’s developing quantum computers?

Here are classical computing stalwarts and the startups they are vying with for a piece of the quantum-computing future.

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SSDs get bigger, while prices get smaller

An oversupply of memory chips, plus aggressive pricing by SSD suppliers are causing SSD prices to drop, while the capacity of drives continues to increase.

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22 essential Linux security commands

If you're looking after the security of Linux systems, these are the commands you must know.

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DNS in the cloud: Why and why not

The upside can be better performance and resiliency with a down side of dire business impact if the DNS service provider suffers a catastrophic outage

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Review: Icinga enterprise-grade, open-source network monitoring that scales

Icinga's management software is well-documented, easy to install and has plenty of plug-ins, but could benefit from an easier install

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Will Huawei become a pawn in a high-stakes U.S.-China technology war?

Huawei faces potential sanctions by the U.S. that could draw it in to a larger technology confrontation between the U.S. and China

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GPUs: Designed for gaming now crucial to HPC and AI

How did a chip meant for gaming become so vital in enterprise computing? Some people thought outside the box.

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Don’t get left behind: SDN, programmable networks change how network engineers work

The rise of programmable networks and software-defined networking has changed the role of the network engineer, and accepting those changes is key to career advancement. Network engineers need to become software fluent and embrace...

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10 Hot IoT startups to watch

With 20 billion internet of things devices online by 2020, the challenges and rewards are great for the top 10 startups hoping to capitalize on connected devices.

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10 competitors Cisco just can't kill off

With such a broad array of products and backed by vast financial resources, Cisco faces challenges on all fronts, making it possible for other behemoths and even some small competitors to persist.

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REVIEW: Top application delivery controllers

Actual users offer comments on these ADCs: F5 BIG-IP, Citrix NetScaler ADC, HAProxy, Loadbalancer.org, KEMP LoadMaster and NGINX

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7 free networking tools you must have

From server management to protocol analysis to visibility into systems, networks and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

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Getting grounded in IoT networking and security

A guide to the basics enterprises need to know about the internet of things.

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Review: Observium open-source network monitoring won’t run on Windows but has a great user interface, price

Observium’s network monitoring software is mature platform with good documentation, but won’t export data from its Web interface.

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5G is overhyped and expectations need reining in

Why 5G doesn’t yet have the use cases to justify the excitement

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A corporate guide to addressing IoT security concerns

The benefits of the internet of things are potentially great and can be achieved with less risk of harm by following these steps

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How server disaggregation could make cloud data centers more efficient

Standard servers are wasteful of resources, but future systems may be configurable to match the requirements of the workload

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Customer reviews: Top Remote Access Tools

Actual users of LogMeIn, Bomgar Remote Support, XenApp, Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, TeamViewer and ConnectWise Control tell what they like about these tools and where they found shortcomings.

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Why a bare-metal cloud provider might be just what you need

Cloud services that provide nothing but server hardware can help solve application-migration, performance, customization and hardware-access problems.

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Hybrid cloud: How organizations are using Microsoft's on-premises cloud platform

Azure Stack is Microsoft's on-premises version of its Azure cloud service, enabling customers to hold sensitive information within their own facilities but with the ability to reach the Azure public cloud, too.

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