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RSS Big Data

  • HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud 08/12/2019
    Cloud killed the fortunes of the Hadoop trinity—Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR—and that same cloud likely won’t rain success down on HPE, which recently acquired the business assets of MapR. While the deal promises to marry “MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management” with HPE’s […]
  • Julia vs. Python: Which is best for data science? 07/10/2019
    Among the many use cases Python covers, data analytics has become perhaps the biggest and most significant. The Python ecosystem is loaded with libraries, tools, and applications that make the work of scientific computing and data analysis fast and convenient.But for the developers behind the Julia language — aimed specifically at “scientific computing, machine learning, data […]
  • Supervised learning explained 06/19/2019
    Machine learning is a branch of artificial intelligence that includes algorithms for automatically creating models from data. At a high level, there are four kinds of machine learning: supervised learning, unsupervised learning, reinforcement learning, and active machine learning. Since reinforcement learning and active machine learning are relatively new, they are sometimes omitted from lists of […]

RSS Business

  • Best cheap laptops: We rate the best-sellers on Amazon and Best Buy 08/15/2019
    When you’re looking for a good, cheap laptop, knowledge is power. Every budget machine (which we’re defining as Windows laptops costing $500 or less) is the product of compromise—corners carefully cut here and there to hit a price point.Your job is to find the one that checks off the most boxes for your needs. We’ll […]
  • The best laptops: Premium laptops, cheap laptops, 2-in-1s, and more 08/06/2019
    The laptop world is a-changing. New CPUs and GPUs—yes, mobile discrete GPUs—are bringing forth laptops that are thinner, lighter, and faster than ever, even gaming laptops. And the advances keep coming: We first glimpsed Intel's 10th-generation, 10nm laptop CPU first in Taipei at Computex, and we just got our first 10th-gen  benchmarks as it rolls […]
  • Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 07/15/2019
    Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.Xbox One X users, as well, would be wise to invest in an external drive as a way of augmenting the […]

RSS BYOD

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RSS Cloud Computing

  • What is IaaS? Infrastructure-as-a-service explained 08/15/2019
    Cloud computing isn’t one monolithic type of offering, but an assortment of services aimed at meeting the various IT needs of an organization.One such service provided via the cloud is infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which delivers virtualized computing resources to organizations typically via the internet. IaaS is one of main types of cloud services, along with software-as-a-service […]
  • Best VPN services: Reviews and buying advice 08/12/2019
    Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security experts and online pundits to understand the challenge.Even supposed experts in the field […]
  • HPE plus MapR: Too much Hadoop, not enough cloud 08/12/2019
    Cloud killed the fortunes of the Hadoop trinity—Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR—and that same cloud likely won’t rain success down on HPE, which recently acquired the business assets of MapR. While the deal promises to marry “MapR’s technology, intellectual property, and domain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) and analytics data management” with HPE’s […]

RSS Data Center

  • IBM, Chainyard unveil blockchain-based 'Trust Your Supplier' network 08/05/2019
    IBM and blockchain consultancy Chainyard today announced a new permissioned blockchain-based network designed to improve supplier validation, onboarding and life cycle information management.Along with IBM, Anheuser-Busch InBev, GlaxoSmithKline, Lenovo, Nokia, Schneider Electric and Vodafone are founding participants in the Trust Your Supplier (TYS) network.To read this article in full, please click here
  • Cisco assesses the top enterprise SD-WAN technology drivers 08/01/2019
    Cisco this week celebrated the second anniversary of its purchase of SD-WAN vendor Viptela and reiterated its expectation that 2019 will see the technology change enterprise networks in major ways.In a blog outlining trends in the SD-WAN world, Anand Oswal, Cisco senior vice president, engineering, in the company’s Enterprise Networking Business described how SD-WAN technology […]
  • Cisco goes deeper into photonic, optical technology with $2.6B Acacia buy 07/09/2019
    Looking to bulk-up its optical systems portfolio, Cisco says it intends to buy Acacia Communications for approximately $2.6 billion.  The deal is Cisco’s largest since it laid out $3.7B for AppDynamics in 2017.Acacia develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform networks linking data centers, cloud and service providers. […]

RSS Enterprise Software

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RSS Hardware

  • Best gaming mice: Find your perfect match 08/16/2019
    The mouse is a simple tool: point and click. That’s it. But if you’re a PC gamer, you know that pushing virtual paper around on your desktop isn’t the same as fragging bots and shooting zombies. (Not even remotely.) What’s more, picking the right gaming mouse is an intensely personal decision. Every little detail—its overall shape […]
  • The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice 08/09/2019
    The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, they turned their attention to headsets. So many headsets.We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: […]
  • The best gaming headsets: Reviews and buying advice 08/09/2019
    The next great peripherals war is being waged over your ears. After every company on the planet put out a gaming mouse and then a mechanical keyboard, they turned their attention to headsets. So many headsets.We know you don’t want to scroll through every single headset review when all you want is a simple answer: […]

RSS IT Management

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RSS Mobile

  • Grab a Roav SmartCharge car charger for only $11.79 on Amazon 08/15/2019
    A car charger is a handy tool for keeping your device’s battery charged up while on the go, and today you can grab the Anker Roav SmartCharge on Amazon for $11.79Remove non-product link with an on-page coupon, bringing it down to its lowest price ever.To read this article in full, please click here
  • AI and your smartphone: How AI is transforming mobile apps 08/14/2019
    Computerworld’s Ken Mingis and Michael Simon from PCWorld and Macworld talk about how more mobile apps use artificial intelligence and how it improves features.
  • This Anker wireless charger is $13, an all-time low 08/12/2019
    Wireless phone chargers add a whole lot of convenience to your power-up, and they can be a pretty cheap upgrade from a traditional charging setup. And today you can snag the Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 stand for $13Remove non-product link, care of an on-page Amazon coupon.To read this article in full, please click here

RSS Networking

  • What is instant recovery? A way to quickly restore lost files and test backup systems 08/13/2019
    The concept of instant recovery is relatively simple – the ability to run a virtual machine directly from a backup of that VM – but the possibilities offered by such a simple concept are virtually limitless, which explains why it’s considered one of the most important advances in backup and recovery for many years.Before the […]
  • 5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice 08/12/2019
    Northgate Gonzalez Markets, a chain of grocery stores in southern California, was launching a fast-paced digital transformation initiative that required a complete revamp of its WAN infrastructure.Northgate was taking the bold step of eliminating its data center and moving around 500 servers’ worth of applications and data to the cloud. The old WAN topology of […]
  • 5 reasons to choose a managed SD-WAN and 5 reasons to think twice 08/12/2019
    Northgate Gonzalez Markets, a chain of grocery stores in southern California, was launching a fast-paced digital transformation initiative that required a complete revamp of its WAN infrastructure.Northgate was taking the bold step of eliminating its data center and moving around 500 servers’ worth of applications and data to the cloud. The old WAN topology of […]

RSS Operating Systems

  • Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking 07/29/2019
    Researchers have found 11 serious vulnerabilities in VxWorks, the world's most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) that powers over 2 billion devices including enterprise network firewalls and routers, industrial controllers and medical equipment. Many of the flaws allow attackers to take over devices remotely by just sending network packets, which make them particularly dangerous.Researchers from […]
  • Best new Windows 10 security features: Windows Sandbox, more update options 05/30/2019
    With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features. [ […]
  • Best new Windows 10 security features: Windows Sandbox, more update options 05/30/2019
    With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you to improve your security posture and offer more security choices. You no longer have to wait for a new operating system to deploy new security features. [ […]

RSS Security

  • Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front 08/16/2019
    A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.
  • Best antivirus software: 10 top tools 08/16/2019
    The AV-TEST Institute recently tested the most popular Windows 10 client antivirus products on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability. Five of the 18 products tested earned a perfect rating of 6 for each of those criteria: F-Secure PSB Computer Protection Kaspersky Lab Endpoint Security Kaspersky Lab Small Business Security Symantec Endpoint Protection Cloud […]
  • The best and worst of Black Hat 2019 08/16/2019
    Security experts as rock stars You could be forgiven for expecting a rock band to take the stage.The arena filled with people. Laser lights danced across the assembled throng. A bass back-beat thumped somewhere mysterious. A mighty roar from the speakers while this reporter fumbled for earplugs, a moment too late. A man took the […]

RSS Small Business

  • Intuit adds AI, enterprise features to QuickBooks online 10/17/2018
    Intuit is aiming for the mid-market with an extension of its QuickBooks Online financial management tool that it hopes will let it take business away from the likes of Microsoft, Sage and Oracle.It's designed to help QuickBooks customers delay the move to a full-fledged ERP system — and perhaps even to woo a few beginning […]

RSS Storage

  • Best external drives for backup, storage, and portability 07/15/2019
    Anyone who uses a PC should have an external drive. It’s not only a useful means of data backup and storage, it also allows you to transport files from your desktop or laptop to another device.Xbox One X users, as well, would be wise to invest in an external drive as a way of augmenting the […]
  • What is hyperconvergence? 02/07/2019
    Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking, and they typically run on standard, off-the-shelf servers. Multiple nodes can be clustered together to create […]
  • What is hyperconvergence? 02/07/2019
    Hyperconvergence is an IT framework that combines storage, computing and networking into a single system in an effort to reduce data center complexity and increase scalability. Hyperconverged platforms include a hypervisor for virtualized computing, software-defined storage, and virtualized networking, and they typically run on standard, off-the-shelf servers. Multiple nodes can be clustered together to create […]

RSS Unified Communications

  • Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities 04/26/2019
    SAN FRANCISCO – Slack has partnered with cloud video communications vendor Zoom in a move designed to bolster video capabilities for Slack users. The tie-up was unveiled at this week’s Slack Frontiers event.Zoom – whose stocks began trading on April 17 – competes with Cisco Webex, Skype for Business (now part of Microsoft Teams), Google Hangouts […]
  • IT needs to make mobile unified communications a priority 03/25/2019
    As more corporate workers rely on mobile devices, enterprises need to adopt mobile unified communications, which is easier to scale and manage than wired UC.(Insider Story)
  • Collaboration 2019: Teams, Slack and what’s coming 12/28/2018
    The booming team collaboration market is likely to continue booming in 2019 as companies roll out chat apps more widely across their operations.With Microsoft leveraging the ubiquity of its Office suite to push Teams, and Slack doubling down on its still-evolving enterprise push, the two leaders in the market are likely to continue to try […]

RSS Virtualization

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