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Server sales projected to decline 10% due to coronavirus

Demand isn’t tapering off, but China is grinding to a halt under the strain of the pandemic.

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Future ‘smart walls’ key to IoT

MIT researchers are developing a wallpaper-like material that’s made up of simple RF switch elements and can be applied to building surfaces. Using beamforming, the antenna array could potentially improve wireless signal strength...

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Who should lead the push for IoT security?

Industry groups and governmental agencies have been taking a stab at rules to improve the security of the internet of things, but so far there’s nothing comprehensive.

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VMware licensing increase draws ire but is a logical move

Under the new VMware licensing pricing model, one CPU license will cover up to 32 cores in a single CPU. If a CPU has more than 32 cores, additional CPU licenses will be required.

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Predictive maintenance via IoT offers big upsides, but few easy wins

While the flagship application of enterprise internet of things is undeniably valuable, effective predictive maintenance still takes hard work.

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Rising sales tide lifts Intel and AMD

Enterprise server sales aren't typically strong in Q4, but Intel and AMD benefited from high demand for server, desktop and notebook processors as 2019 came to a close.

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5 firewall features IT pros should know about but probably don’t

As a foundational network defense, firewalls continue to be enhanced with new features, so many that some important get overlooked.

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Intel drops work on one of its AI-chip lines in favor of an other

Intel is focusing its efforts around the newly acquired Habana product line and moving to a single hardware architecture and software stack for data center AI acceleration

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Game changers at the branch: Wi-Fi 6, 4G, 5G plus SD-WAN

The growing use of cloud services is changing the pattern and the volume of branch-office data across the WAN, but wireless cellular services along with the intelligence of software-defined WAN can help keep traffic and costs in line....

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NetBeez helps narrow down root causes of issues in virtual environments

Troubleshooting issues in a sea of virtual hosts can be a challenge. One enterprise with a 99% virtual environment has found a tool that monitors the VMs and helps reduce troubleshooting time.

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5G holds promise for enterprises, but what’s real?

As businesses look to the near future when 5G services will be widely available, they need to know about what it can do, how and what’s needed to get ready for it.

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Cisco patches a security glitch affecting routers, switches and phones

Cisco fixes vulnerabilities in its Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) that could let remote attackers take over products without any user interaction

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VMware: Executive churn, some layoffs

Multiple senior-level departures are often a cause for alarm but in this case, we don’t know why they left.

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Top 10 underused SD-WAN features

SD-WAN is more than an alternative to MPLS. Zero-touch provisioning, application-aware routing and microsegmentation are just a few of the features that SD-WAN products and services can deliver.

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Private equity firms are gobbling up data centers

Private equity firms accounted for 80% of all data-center acquisitions in 2019. Is that a good thing?

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IBM's CEO Virginia Rometty to be replaced by its cloud, Red Hat chiefs

IBM cloud leader Arvind Krishna and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, to take reins from long-time CEO

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How bacteria could run the Internet of Things

The Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT) would use certain kinds of bacteria, which scientists think has the attributes needed to make effective sensor networks.

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Cisco offers on-prem Kubernetes-as-a-Service to challenge public cloud

Cisco HyperFlex Application Platform lets HyperFlex customers build their own a cloud-native application-development environment

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