Reviews

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Review: Considering Oracle Linux is a no-brainer if you’re an Oracle shop

Oracle Linux is integrated with other Oracle products for a compatible Linux stack including applications, database, management, more.

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Review: RHEL 7.4 cloud-friendly, but pricey management tools

Red Hat Enterprise Linux server has a lot going for it if you've got the budget for ongoing management costs.

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How Atlanta streamlines traffic flows

Real time, crowdsourced data from the Waze mobile app, coupled with geospatial analysis from Esri keeps traffic moving smoothly in the ATL.

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7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

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Face-off: CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM for network monitoring

Feedback on two network monitoring platforms from IT Central Station, the IT pro knowledge-sharing community.

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Cisco's Nexus 9516 review: About line rate

For the purposes of testing network gear, what is the appropriate definition of 'line rate'?

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Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Details on the test bed and procedures for the densest switch test Network World has performed.

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Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Our test of a Cisco Nexus 9516 with 1,024 fully loaded 50G Ethernet ports - the highest density core-switch test ever done by Network World - found it capable of handling the strain without dropping a packet.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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REVIEW: 3 free open source reporting tools

Eclipse BIRT, Jasper Reports and Pentaho offer many features similar to costly commercial products, only for free

Test: Can Mu-Mimo really boost Wi-Fi capacity?

MU-MIMO is a feature of the 802.11ac Wave 2 standard that can boost Wi-Fi capacity, this test finds.

Top five hyper-converged infrastructure solutions

Read real users? feedback on hyper-converged infrastructure courtesy of IT Central Station

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Gravityscan, keeping WordPress sites safe

If you want to keep your WordPress site free from hackers, you need Gravityscan to find the vulnerabilities

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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Review: Two higher-end peripherals for your notebook lifestyle

Go ahead and splurge on this fancy webcam and speakerphone.

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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Review: More sleep-related devices to help you get more ZZZs

Another sleep data tracker and 'sound blanket' aim to let me snooze more.

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Network monitoring tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros identify what they like, and don’t like, about network monitoring software from CA, Microsoft, and other vendors.

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