This Week In IT: 11/30/12

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Tom's IT ProTom's IT ProThis Week On Tom's IT Pro: When Spreadsheets Meet Big Data?, Top 5 Web Certifications for IT Pros, Slideshow: Gadgets for the System Administrator's Toolbox, Health IT: The Lowdown on EHR and Stimulus Certifications, How to Manage Multiple Cloud Resource Providers, and more.

Here's a new, fully-managed petabyte-scale data warehouse service. 

Study suggests more business are getting used to the idea of deploying on public cloud infrastructures. 

firm IDC predicts Blackberry will lose leadership position as a supplier of smartphones to businesses this year.

Spreadsheets were an early driver for PC use because they were easy to use and fit a wide range of problems. Those same characteristics make them a good option for working with big data as well.

Particle physics generated big data long before we began thinking about analyzing social data. 

Four new 4 TB drives have been added to Toshiba's MG Series of Enterprise-focus HDDs. 

Changes cloud partner by merging the Cloud Provider and Cloud Services Reseller roles with the current Managed Services Channel Program. 

Application monitoring company releases a new analytics features to run on private and public cloud infrastructures.

A big block of upcoming exam retirements in the Microsoft speaks loudly about the company’s desire to move its installed base forward, onward and upward. 

Top 5 Web Certifications for IT Pros

If you want to understand how to build and design good Web sites, and create interesting and approachable content for such sites, read this article. 

Extends European data center offering and now enables developers to deploy applications directly in Europe. 

Developing a data center module whose form factor is similar to container data centers, but features a unique cooling technology that could dramatically slash energy usage. 

Redmond is about to change the pricing for its client-access licenses (CALs).

Favorite product types that are clever additions to every data center.

Updates Superdome and Integrity server blades with Intel's new Itanium 9500-series processors that triple performance. 

Amazon announces that Windows Server 2012 is now available on AWS.

Healthcare IT: The Lowdown on EHR and Stimulus Certifications

The stimulus money that the US Congress passed and the president signed in 2009 continues to bear fruit for health IT professionals.

There are many reasons to work with multiple cloud resource providers. 

Version 6.3 of storage array software promises to greatly benefit the performance of enterprise applications. 

Addresses the trend toward big data applications with a new "purpose-built" server. 

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) announces an all solid-state Flash module for its Virtual Storage Platform (VSP). 

The ranking of the best performing data crunching computers released. 

n Financing to Partners, Hitachi Launches Big Data Remote Backup Accelerator, The Cloud: Capable Vs. Functional, and more. 

Let us take you more than 160 years back in time and revisit the milestones of computer memory technology.

Enterprise mobile devices are proliferating like rabbits in the spring. Rachel Rosmarin tells you how to keep them under control.

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WAN Accelerator serves as high-speed big data backup between data centers for domestic and overseas providers. 

IBM is promoting its cloud, analytics and PureSystems portfolio with a financing . 

Bolstering cloud portfolio with two privately held companies that Cisco will be integrate into its business. 

Acquisition a provider of infrastructure automation software that can bridge public and private cloud environments.

Another iconic brand in the IT world is about to disappear.

Big Daddy Don Garlits, the father of drag racing, and the Cloud: Capable Vs. Functional. 

Mobile Virtualization Platform on near horizon!

When we start to use our personal devices for work, we can run the risk of weakening data protection.

Interview: Stuart Kerr of Aerospace Corp - Achieving R&D Open Source Excellence

A talk with The Aerospace Corp's Principal Director of Technical Computijng Stuart Kerr, who runs a large R&D Linux infrastructure using a variety of open source technologies (clobber, puppet, spacewalk, etc.).

Even if your in a tough situation, the job interview process is no place for an IT professional to vent frustration or anger.

Adds entry-level model to its Storwize storage array family. 

Company's newly created Enterprise Product Group has launched its first server, the ThinkServer TD330. 

Samsung has long been rumored to be developing ARM-based server processors, but the company is clearly keeping a lid on its processor designs.

Tired of lugging around your laptop? Check out some apps and accessories that provide laptop-like functionality on your iPad or Android tablet.

Is it time for a new metric in measuring IT quality?

A Fresh Idea: How to Transition Military Veterans to a Life in IT

Meet Brian Knight, founder of Pragmatic Works, who is training and preparing veterans for a life in IT ... free of charge.

New certification set to go live in early 2013. 

AppliedMicro is the first company to show off a 64-bit ARM processor.

Updates with the Piledriver processing core that was previously introduced for desktop PCs and notebooks. 

Tells customers of its Elastic Block Store (EBS) that they can now provision up to 2,000 IOPS per EBS volume.

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