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Using personality profiling to make call centers more efficient

Mattersight says it optimizes outcomes by connecting callers with agents that can best deal with their personality traits

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Intel merges AI operations into a new unit

Intel's artificial intelligence efforts have been scattered over many different units but are now being united into a single operating group.

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CW@50: Data storage goes from $1M to 2 cents per gigabyte (+video)

Over the past 50 years, data storage development has blown past barrier after barrier to give us denser, higher-capacity hard drives (and flash storage) at ever-cheaper costs.

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CW@50: 50 years of storage

By the time Computerworld was born in 1967, IBM was well established as the kingpin for computer storage. But over the next five decades, that changed dramatically as new companies rose and fell, storage capacities soared and costs...

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Cisco closes AppDynamics deal, increases software weight

Cisco today closed its approximately $3.7 billion deal for application analytics specialist AppDynamics giving the networking giant a nice revenue stream and bolstering its software strategy.

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Critical infrastructure: Off the web, out of danger?

For more than a decade there have been warnings that US critical infrastructure is vulnerable to a cyber “Pearl Harbor” attack. Those overseeing the grid say that is close to impossible, since control systems are not connected to the...

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How much can a fiber carry? Facebook and Nokia are pushing it

Facebook and Nokia have found a way to push a lot more data through a submarine cable across the Atlantic, which could help the social network keep up with the growth of video and virtual reality.

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Juniper extends data center interconnect options

Large data center interconnect users needing high-speed connectivity and bandwidth for access to massive cloud resources have a new option to handle these demands. Juniper today rolled out its Open Cloud Interconnect package.

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HPE unveils a new SimpliVity appliance

Two months after acquiring SimpliVity for US$650 million, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is beginning to reshape the company's converged infrastructure offering in its own image.

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Windows Server on ARM is for Azure only

What makes the work of porting code to the ARM instruction set worthwhile is both the scale of cloud and the kind of services Microsoft runs in Azure. The economics works for cloud, not your data centers.

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56% off D-Link Wi-Fi AC750 Dual Band Range Extender - Deal Alert

Eliminate dead zones and extend the range of your home Wi-Fi coverage. With AC750 performance, the DAP-1520 provides bandwidth up to 300Mbps on the 2.4Ghz, and 433Mbps on the faster, more reliable 5GHz bands.

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Apple's new iPad lineup slashes prices, the iPad Air, and iPad mini storage options

Apple reboots the original iPad with an A9 chip and a lower price as it looks to reinvigorate its foundering family of tablets.

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Huawei sees switch to flash as right time to rethink whole storage infrastructure

Huawei Technologies is going all flash with its latest enterprise storage system, the OceanStor Dorado V3. It's part of the new storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering the company unveiled at Cebit.

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How to add an external HDD to your Sony PS4

Sony's latest PS4 System Software now supports external hard drive support for the game console, letting you expand the storage from its original 500GB. Network World editor Keith Shaw shows you how to add the storage without needing...

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Netgear's feature-packed 802.11ad router has dropped to $350

For today only, Amazon's offering Netgear's Nighthawk X10 router at an all-time low.

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How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market,...

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Cisco issues critical warning after CIA WikiLeaks dump bares IOS security weakness

A vulnerability in Cisco’s widely deployed IOS software that was disclosed in the recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA exploits has triggered the company to release a critical warning for its Catalyst networking customers.

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Ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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