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Google Apps training courses help IT pros build skills

IT professionals, educators and users can all benefit from this set of online Google Apps training courses and certification programs.

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Dropbox prompts certain users to change their passwords

Dropbox is asking users who signed up before mid-2012 to change their passwords if they haven’t done so since then.

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Informatica CEO: 'Data security is an unsolved problem'

Companies today are awash in data, but current tools and processes are not enabling them to keep it secure. That's according to Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy, whose says his company is embarking on a major push to go further into...

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12 most powerful hyperconverged infrastructure vendors

Hyperconverged infrastructure has emerged as an important platform for hosting private clouds, virtual desktops and new application development.

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Experts challenge Skyhigh's patent for cloud-based encryption gateway

Skyhigh Networks, Inc., announced today that it has received a patent for using a hosted gateway to encrypt and decrypt data moving between users and cloud services such as Office 365, but some experts say that the technology new...

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New York Public Library reads up on the cloud

Four years ago, the New York Public Library began to move its web properties to the cloud. Today, the library system has all of its nearly 80 websites in the cloud, has shrunk the number of on-premise servers by 40% and is running...

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9 top tools for corporate cloud collaboration

These nine cloud collaboration tools can help organizations communicate more effectively, share and modify files, track all changes, create detailed 'mind maps,' and more.

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First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service exits beta with dramatic improvements in performance and storage capacity

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

The goal is to track every plant, product and person associated with the production and sale of marijuana and maintain legal compliance.

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These are the lessons Trulia learned from building a chatbot

Bots are all the rage. Here's what real estate tech company Trulia learned from building one.

Chinese approval clears the way for Dell's huge EMC buy

Dell’s massive acquisition of EMC reportedly has passed legal muster in China, clearing what is expected to be its last hurdle.

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Where are your users learning about the birds and the bees of cloud?

Where did you learn about the birds and bees? From your adolescent peers? How did that work out for accuracy? The same is true today for users learning about cloud computing. You’re the CIO, shouldn’t they be learning it from you?

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Why Microsoft open sourced PowerShell and ported it to Linux

You can already test PowerShell in Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS

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CIO August 2016 Digital Magazine: ERP heads for the cloud

Cover story: Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

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PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also...

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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