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Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in U.S. after agency reverses patent finding

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has revoked its November 2016 finding that Arista’s redesigned products don’t infringe a key Cisco patent -- as a result Cisco called on Arista to stop importing those products and...


Hyperconvergence: What’s all the hype about?

One of the hottest trends in data center technology is hyperconvergence, with early adopters reaping the benefits of cost savings, enhanced data protection, increased scalability and ease of management. So, what is hyperconvergence?...

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Containers will be a $2.6B market by 2020, research firm says

Application container technology has likely reached peak buzzword status but the actual market size is relatively modest now yet growing quickly. A rash of startups are competing with legacy vendors who are increasingly prioritizing...


IBM scores most patents in 2016, Apple just misses top 10

The five companies that earned the most U.S. patents last year are the same five companies that dominated the 2015 ranking of top patent recipients: IBM, Samsung, Canon, Qualcomm and Google.

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2017’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1992.

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All about PowerShell providers and modules

PowerShell providers are drivers for PowerShell to navigate things besides the file system. For their part, modules are, at this point, far and away the most common type of PowerShell extensibility feature you will see.

Cloud and data center trends roundup 2016: Machine learning, hybrid cloud and Google's enterprise ambitions

Cloud computing demand continues to boom as business adoption grows and vendors seek new revenue sources, here's what we saw in the market in 2016


Solid state drives are now larger than hard disk drives: The impact for your data center

Because SSDs are scaling at a faster rate than HDDs, we will never look back

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Snapshot: NASA’s “Human Computers” and the Hidden Figures movie story

The film Hidden Figures details an inspiring story about three particular African-American women mathematicians who were highly indispensable to the achievement of early spaceflight. The movie also involves some cool old mainframes...

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The weirdest, wackiest and coolest sci/tech stories of 2016

As we close out the year and look at some of the, shall we say more interesting, stories of the year we find quite tech collection. Everything from NASA’s poop challenge and the most significant advances in Ethernet’s illustrious...

Tech Titans Talk: The IDG Enterprise Interview Series

In the IDG Enterprise Interview Series, you'll hear from technology CIOs and CEOs on today's burgeoning trends, ongoing headaches and upcoming product plans. Check out this informative series from IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer...

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Arista wins big in latest court patent case go-around over Cisco

In rejecting a $335 million damage award to Cisco, a California jury gave Arista Networks a key verdict in part of the expansive patent infringement lawsuit the two networking companies are fighting over. While the jury found Arista...

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10 examples of the AWS path of disruption

$13 billion later …. Amazon Web Services is not only a serious contender in the enterprise, it has changed the business strategy of some of the biggest names in tech.

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NASA embraces IBM’s Watson for future space, aerospace technology development

IBM and NASA have had one of the longest, most successful relationships in the high-tech world and it looks like the future holds much the same.

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8 big data predictions for 2017

Research firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020. As the market grows, enterprise challenges will shift, skills requirements will change, and the vendor landscape will morph...

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Cisco dents Arista again with patent infringement ruling

U.S. International Trade Commission Judge MaryJoan McNamara issued the so-called “initial determination” on the case which now must be reviewed by the ITC. In the end should the ITC find against Arista its switches could once again...

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Fighting ransomware: A fresh look at Windows Server approaches

Make sure your backup files really work -- test them! -- or else they will be no use to you in this situation.

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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins

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