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Is an SD-WAN managed service right for you?

Managed SD-WAN can be an appropriate solution for the enterprise, but due diligence is necessary to determine if it is the best fit.

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MongoDB’s new license won’t solve its China problem

We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back

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Lab rats, Windows 10 and the importance of being last

The file-deletion flaw that plagued last week's rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update shows how Microsoft uses consumers to test out the OS so its important customers – businesses – are protected.

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The cloud in 2019: Multicloud, serverless computing, and Kubernetes containers

Enterprises are quickly moving up the cloud stack, away from infrastructure services

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Edge computing is the place to address a host of IoT security concerns

Edge computing offers a great deal of promise in addressing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) security concerns, but it isn't a drop-in solution to such problems.

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What is WannaCry ransomware, how does it infect, and who was responsible?

Stolen government hacking tools, unpatched Windows systems, and shadowy North Korean operatives made WannaCry a perfect ransomware storm.

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DHCP defined and how it works

Dynamic host configuration protocol simplifies and improves the accuracy of IP addressing but can raise security concerns

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What is data deduplication, and how is it implemented?

By eliminating redundant blocks of data within a dataset – deduplication – enterprises can reduce the size of backups 90-99%.

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Why DHCP's days might be numbered

Dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) still assigns dynamic addresses for IPv4 networks, but two newer protocols – SLAAC and DHCPv6 – are vying to do the job for IPv6.

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Software security: There’s more to it than bug-bounty programs

Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code

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8 technologies driving health care M&As

Forty-eight percent of respondents to a West Monroe survey cited using technology to disrupt incumbents as one of their top drivers for making health care acquisitions. Here’s a look at what they’re buying.

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How to avoid the coming cloud complexity crisis

Piling on to the cloud while also keeping your on-premises systems will mean too many resources under management, too much heterogeneity, and too much complexity

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Survey: Mainstream adoption of SDN, SD-WAN finally arrives

The top IT initiatives of enterprise network managers are cloud and software-defined data centers, overcoming server virtualization’s dominance for the past 10 years, according to Enterprise Management Associates.

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These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications

Emerging BI tools let developers be developers, without having to slow down to bother with the data silos they leave in their wake

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Hyperconvergence breathes new life into desktop virtualization

Virtual desktop infrastructure (or VDI) has been an intriguing idea for a long time. We look at the pros and cons of VDI and whether the emergence of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) will finally make implementing virtual desktops...

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What is hybrid cloud really, and what's the best strategy?

The definition of hybrid cloud varies depending on who you ask, but it always involves using both private and public clouds, and you need a strategy.

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Cross-cloud software development comes to Azure

Cloud-native apps built on Kubernetes can run anywhere. Now, with Open Service Broker, they can also use services hosted in public clouds such as Azure

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Database decisions: AWS has changed the game for IT

Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too

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6 reasons to pump the brakes on AI

Artificial intelligence is wending its way into business processes. But CIOs should pause and research the potential business impact of AI tools — both good and bad.

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Open source isn’t the community you think it is

The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project

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