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Facebook plans new data center in Denmark

Facebook has chosen Odense in Denmark as the site of its third data center outside the U.S.

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AMD talks tough as it drums up support for 32-core Zen server chip

At CES, AMD launched its first Zen chips for PCs, called Ryzen. Next on deck is the 32-core server chip code-named Naples, which will ship in the coming months.

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HPE buying SimpliVity for $650 million to boost hyperconvergence

HPE has agreed to buy SimpliVity for $650 million as expands its hyperconverged offerings, and analysts believe it's a great deal.

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Cisco calls on Arista to stop selling products in US 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...

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New products of the week 1.16.17

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Apptio and Viavi Solutions.

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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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How to handle business continuity in a crisis

IT resilience ensures business continuity in crisis, but only if executed with forethought and diligence. Todd Scallan of Axcient suggests applying any of these six tips to make IT resilient.

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9 gifts IT needed but didn't get in 2016

In 2016 IT departments received technology that disappointed, didn’t deliver, took the wrong direction or didn’t arrive at all. Here’s what your IT team is still waiting for as we head into 2017.

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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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New products of the week 12.19.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Sophos and Cybereason.

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What 2017 has in store for cybersecurity

There is much uncertainty surrounding the security industry for 2017. Many of the trepidations of experts in the field are directly connected to what the nation’s next president will do. Find out what else worries them.

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Solar power is becoming the cheapest form of new electricity

Unsubsidized solar power is beginning to outcompete coal and natural gas -- and new projects in emerging markets cost less to build than wind turbines.

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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Tips for maintaining security while employees are out of the office for the holidays

As workers are enjoying time away from the office for the holidays, hackers are viewing this slow down as an optimal time to attack corporate systems. To avoid having your organization turn into this holiday’s victim, security...

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California mandates energy-efficiency standards for computers

California has become the first state in the U.S. to mandate energy-efficiency standards for a variety of computers including notebooks, desktops, workstations besides plain monitors.

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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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