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Planning Your Unified Communications Deployment

There's more to UC adoption than may meets the eye.

Working in the Cloud and On the Job

With the cloud, service techs can access job, client, and other information instantly, not to mention replace that bulky laptop with a slim smartphone that’ll fit in any pocket.

Is Amazon Building A CIA Cloud?

Even the CIA needs cloud computing and allegedly the intelligence agency has contracted Amazon Web Services to build their next private cloud.

Slideshow: Buyer's Guide - Application Optimization Appliances

As businesses struggle to meet the needs of remote, mobile and branch office users, IT pros are striving to find ways to improve the performance of line of business applications.

Software License Management: ABC, 123, Do-Re-Me

Software and hardware are to technology as yin and yang are to balance. Neither can operate without the other. However, tracking software can be a much more complicated endeavor.

Preventing and Avoiding Network Security Threats and Vulnerabilities

Various technologies–collectively known as Unified Threat Management–make it easy to use appliance-based tools to provide thorough and comprehensive security coverage.

How to Use Amazon’s Glacier to Cut Storage Costs

Do long term projections of Amazon S3 storage costs keep you from moving some of your data to the cloud?

Nvidia’s Grid Visual Computing Appliance: A Game Changer for VDI?

The industry’s very first Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) enabled by Nvidia’s grid technology, is seemingly making strides for virtual desktop infrastructure. Will it be a game changer for VDI?

Moore’s Law In Pictures: An Illustrated History of the Microprocessor

Consider the orders of magnitude (and sheer manufacturing prowess) required to morph the very first 4-Bit microprocessors into the multicore powerhouses we use today.

Cisco Launches Lean and Mean 100G CPAK Transceiver Tech

CPAK will help enable vastly increasing global IP traffic for video and other multimedia content.

Slideshow: Where to Learn IT Skills Online

There are plenty of resources online to meet whatever learning style you prefer.

Cartoon: King on IT: IBM Moving Jobs to Mexico

IBM to move the bulk of its server manufacturing jobs from Rochester, Minnesota facility to Mexico.

Implement QoS for Better Network Performance and Reliability

IT pros now looking to Quality of Service as way to alleviate the thorny network problems they wrestle with every day.

Payment Card Security and Training: Why It Matters

Comprised of specific requirements regarding payment card security procedures, policies and guidelines, there are numerous programs that train, test and certify qualified professionals in PCI Security standards.

Making the UC Management Decision

Important guidelines for choosing on-premise or managed UC.

Software Asset Management: Licensing Compliance and Enforcement

Save your company on software licensing costs while helping to avoid legal costs related to software licensing violations with a software asset management tool.

Slideshow: Data Encryption Products - A Buyer’s Guide

There’s no reason you and your team need to learn the hard way about enterprise data encryption strategies.

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