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Mon, April 07, 2014 - Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It chose to jettison them all in favor of an infrastructure built on Microsoft Lync Server 2013.
Fri, April 04, 2014 - The focus in SDNs and programmable networking is shifting to application policy, an area where vendors can instill their unique architectures and maintain customer dependency.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.
Tue, February 25, 2014 - Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC and cloud technologies to help data centers adapt to big data.
Thu, February 20, 2014 - After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
Tue, January 28, 2014 - The accepted wisdom is that startups are agile and innovative and large enterprises are followers. But these six IT trends may be changing all that, giving large enterprises the capability to compete as innovators.
Thu, January 23, 2014 - Aiming to help organizations cut through confusion in the data center infrastructure management market and prepare them for the impact of cloud, mobility and big data, HP is offering four new consulting services.
Mon, December 30, 2013 - CGI Federal, the lead contractor at Healthcare.gov, is a veritable black belt in software development, with the highest possible certification from CMMI. So what does the website's flawed rollout say about how useful CMMI is?
Thu, December 19, 2013 - Your employees can learn a lot from each other. This exclusive inside look at an internal developer conference at screen-capture software maker TechSmith shows how the right mix of informational presentations, hands-on sessions, frank discussions and a bit of fun can take employees out of their comfort zones and motivate them to achieve greater success.
Mon, December 09, 2013 - Gartner predicts that over the next five years the data center will be defined less by geography and more by flexibility and efficiency.
Tue, November 19, 2013 - Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - Microsoft's new Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) licensing program, which replaces the ECI and EAP programs, could increase enterprise customers' costs by as much as 40 percent.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - The move will allow software vendors to build new applications that take advantage of Watson's "cognitive computing"
Mon, November 11, 2013 - IDC: PaaS revenue growth is set to widely outpace IT spending overall