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Why aren’t optical disks the top choice for archive storage?

Optical storage can last a century, give faster access to data, and is backward compatible with earlier optical technology, yet disk drives and tape rule in long-term storage.


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Cisco upgrades network and collaboration tools for hybrid work

Cisco is integrating its ThousandEyes agents to the Webex collaboration platform to give greater visibility into conferencing connections.


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Weekly internet health check, US and worldwide

ThousandEyes, which tracks internet and cloud traffic, provides Network World with weekly updates on the performance of three categories of service provider: ISP, cloud provider, UCaaS.


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What is Open RAN?

Standards for cellular radio-access networks known as Open RAN could make deployment of 5G and other cellular networks less expensive and result in faster innovation of features and services.


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Gartner: Top strategic predictions for 2022 and beyond

Expect the unexpected – that’s one element of Gartner's top strategic predictions for 2022 and beyond, presented this week at the firm’s annual IT Symposium/Xpo Americas.


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How to right-size edge storage

Enterprises need to consider capacity, power and connectivity when choosing storage options for edge computing deployments.


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Gartner says IT spending to top $4 trillion in 2022

Gartner says IT budgets are growing at the fastest clip in 10 years, fueled by purchases of infrastructure software and devices.


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MTU size issues, fragmentation, and jumbo frames

The maximum transmission unit (MTU) is the largest number of bytes an individual datagram can have without either being fragmented into smaller datagrams or being dropped along the path between its source and its destination. For...


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Arm creates virtual IoT chips to accelerate development

Virtual instances of new designs will give developers a head start on creating apps before the silicon arrives.


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Aruba switch can cut the need for separate, single-function appliances

The Aruba CX 10000 switch integrates a DPU from Pensando that helps support firewall, DDoS, encryption, network-address translation, load balancing, network telemetry, and automation.


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Gartner: 8 security trends facing the enterprise

As organizations become less centralized they face new security challenges that require new ways of addressing threats that will change the basic fabric of network security, according to Gartner analysts. A persistent challenge...


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Using the xargs command on Linux to simplify your work

The xargs command can come in very handy, especially when combined with find. Understanding how it works and how to implement a loop can help make it work for you.


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Gartner: Top strategic technology trends for 2022

Digital investments, be they in AI, cloud, security or engineering, will be among the top technology drivers for 2022, according to Gartner’s annual forecast of what it expects will be the top strategic IT trends for the coming year.


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5G base stations could be powered by lasers

PowerLight Technologies has teamed up with Ericsson to power up a 5G base station using a laser system rather than a wired electrical connection, which could lead to faster 5G deployments.


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Intel's 2nd-gen neuromorphic chip is 10x smarter than the first

With the Loihi 2 neuromorphic chip, machines can perform application processing, problem-solving, adaptation,and learning much faster than before.