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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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How to deal with networking IoT devices

The internet of things has such a wide range of use cases and individual devices that network architects have to pay attention to a wide combination of variables for communication, power, bandwidth, reliability, cost and more.

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Getting the most out of your next-generation firewall

Are you getting the most out of your next-generation firewall? Probably not if you take to heart recent research from SafeBreach. SafeBreach, a relative newcomer to the security arena — it was founded in 2014 — sells premise and...

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5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network

Wi-Fi networks can be slowed by use of old protocols, overlapping channels and low data rates, and here’s how to fix these and other performance problems.

How to test wireless M2M IoT devices for network readiness

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a significant and growing subset of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) movement, so you have to ask, “Is my network ready for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices?” IoT can include vehicles...

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Tips to improve IoT security on your network

Judging by all the media attention that The Internet of Things (or IoT) gets these days, you would think that the world was firmly in the grip of a physical and digital transformation. The truth, though, is that we all are still...

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How to negotiate a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that works for you

Cisco Enterprise agreements can provide long-term benefits and savings, but they must be scrutinized carefully case by case to see if they make sense.

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