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eWeek
May 14, 2021

Choosing the Right IT Services Firm for a Post-COVID Paradigm
Few, if any, industries escaped the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in the technology sector, where change is a normal part of business, many professional services and technology consulting firms struggled to cope with the disruption. That seems almost paradoxical given that organizations across just about every market sector had to embrace work-from-home operations […]

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eWeek
May 13, 2021

Why Secure App Delivery Should Be a Requirement
The explosion of digital life in the COVID-19 era has made network traffic balancing, optimization and security a critical priority for businesses, schools and other organizations. After a long year, there are signs of hope that the pandemic may be beginning to ease, but the need for increased bandwidth, security and connectivity is here to […]

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eWeek
May 13, 2021

Eight Best Practices for Securing Long-Term Remote Work
Organizations may face a number of potential emergency situations, such as illnesses, floods, natural disasters, power outages, and even cybercrime. Implementing a business continuity plan in the face of such disasters is essential to ensuring that the organization is capable of maintaining operations in spite of adversity. Often, responding to such emergency situations requires massive […]

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eWeek
May 13, 2021

How Fast Object Storage is Aiding the Cloud Transformation Journey
The events of last year caused organizations to shift gears quickly, often accelerating the timeline for their cloud strategy - including the adoption or expansion of remote work capabilities. The cloud handily demonstrated its business value as it enabled organizations to keep going. In fact, Gartner found that nearly 70% of organizations that use cloud […]

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eWeek
May 12, 2021

VMware Names COO Raghu Raghuram Its New CEO
In somewhat of a surprise to many IT business observers, VMware on May 12 announced Raghu Raghuram, a 17-year veteran of the Palo Alto, Calif.-based IT giant, is now serving as its new Chief Executive Officer. He replaced the company's longtime CEO, Pat Gelsinger, who worked wonders at VMware but left to take Intel's CEO […]

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eWeek
May 12, 2021

How Dell's APEX is Driving a Corporate Update
Virtually all large-scale tech conferences highlight broadly focused strategic initiatives and objectives. Many are described by vendors as "transformational," but more than a few of those are overblown and eventually buried or superseded by new initiatives announced at following events. However, a few carry the potential to significantly transform the companies launching them, along with […]

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eWeek
May 12, 2021

How The Third Generation Amazon Echo Show 10 Will Become The Future Desktop PC
I've been playing around a lot with the Third Generation Amazon Echo Show 10, and it hit me earlier today that this form factor might be an ideal starting platform for the next-generation Desktop PC. What makes this generation of Echo different is that it has a 10 inch screen that attempts to follow you […]

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eWeek
May 11, 2021

DigiCert Extends Security Certificate Management for On-Premises Deployments
DigiCert has introduced a new solution that lays the groundwork for complete and autonomous on-premises security certificate management. The new DigiCert Automation Manager is a containerized solution, made for enterprises with high-volume transport layer security (TLS) certificate requirements. Managing certificates has never been easy, but the rate at which they get replaced has accelerated and […]

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eWeek
May 11, 2021

DigiCert Now Automates Security Certificate Management
DigiCert has introduced a new solution that lays the groundwork for complete and autonomous on-premises security certificate management. The new DigiCert Automation Manager is a containerized solution, made for enterprises with high-volume transport layer security (TLS) certificate requirements. Managing certificates has never been easy, but the rate at which they get replaced has accelerated and […]

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eWeek
May 11, 2021

How SASE with Zero Trust Framework Secures Remote Workers
Our lives have been transformed by the COVID pandemic. We have changed the way we work remotely and are unlikely to be back to the office completely; a hybrid workplace is here to stay. According to research released by S&P Global in June 2020, 80% of companies surveyed had implemented or expanded universal work-from-home policies […]

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eWeek
May 10, 2021

IBM's LinuxONE III Express: Off the Shelf with Mainframe-Class Features
The IBM mainframe endures as both a concept and commercial system for several factors, but chief among them is the architecture's inherent flexibility. That has allowed IBM to craft new offerings that offer the modern's mainframe's essential availability, scalability, performance and security features. It also includes support for open technologies in often highly variable packages. […]

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eWeek
May 10, 2021

Customer Empathy: Four Data Points for Understanding How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Customer Experience (CX)
The pandemic has impacted the customer experience in countless ways. Many everyday experiences that used to be physical (think dining out, buying groceries, or going to the doctor) have become partially—or completely—digital. Companies operating from a place of empathy for their customers created exceptional digital experiences during the pandemic that will no doubt continue to […]

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eWeek
May 07, 2021

IBM Announces 2nm Process Technology And Becomes A Kingmaker
In the world of microprocessors, there is a battle going on: who will be the King of Process Technology? The outcome of that battle will largely depend upon who can produce parts that generate the best performance per watt and how small of a device you can place the resulting chip into. Intel, once a […]

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eWeek
May 06, 2021

IBM Sets Another Smallness Record with 2nm Chip Blueprints
Okay, now that IBM has revealed its 2nm chip design and process blueprint, what's next? A virtual chip? Two nanometers is smaller in width than a human DNA molecule. Just how small can development of these things go? IBM, its head down deep in the science, came out with the world's first 2nm processor nanosheet […]

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eWeek
May 05, 2021

Dell Unveils, Explains APEX ‘Portfolio-as-a-Service'
In one of its busiest news-making days in the last few years, Dell EMC on May 5 at its  virtualized Dell Technologies World unveiled a new data storage and management platform, an important new partnership with the world's largest and fastest-growing independent data center owner/manager and new additions to its lineup involving connected technology, next-gen […]

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eWeek
May 05, 2021

Dell-VMware Split a Hot Topic for IT Watchers
An old Bob Dylan song titled "The Times They are A-Changin' " reminds me of what's going on in tech today. The reality is the nature of the tech industry is constant change, which is why smaller vendors can come out of nowhere and become market leaders in the blink of an eye.  This forces […]

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eWeek
May 05, 2021

Why It's Critical to Manage Privileges and Access Across Your Multi-Cloud Environments
Conventional approaches to privileged access and identity management are ineffective in today's cloud-oriented DevSecOps environments. The concept of least privilege access still remains foundational - and traditional privileged access solutions can deliver effective security in situations where development and operations are segregated, and on-premises architecture predominates. It is not enough, however, to simply grant permanent […]

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eWeek
May 05, 2021

Five Hidden Costs in Code Migration: How to Avoid Surprise Expenses
Migration to the cloud is in full flight. The most complex challenge involved in completing these migrations is not moving the data but migrating the data processing code to work on new infrastructure in the cloud. The fundamental challenge is to create code that performs the same business process or returns the same result on […]

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eWeek
May 05, 2021

IBM Moves into the Container-Native Storage Lane
Data storage stands at an odd crossroads today. From a technological perspective, storage vendors continue to deliver the goods in terms of solutions becoming increasingly speedy, capacious, and flexible. That is vital since modern businesses are creating and managing information in volumes that would have been unthinkable a few years ago. At the same time, […]

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eWeek
May 04, 2021

How to Equip a Next-Gen Home Office
When setting up or upgrading a home office in which you're working for either yourself or for a company, there are a lot of tools you'll need to consider. You could simply start out with a PC, smartphone, free Zoom account, an internet connection and lots of coffee, but you're going to need a lot […]

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eWeek
May 04, 2021

The Future of Enterprise IT Post Covid-19
If we allow ourselves to be optimistic, we can see it on the distant horizon: the end of Covid-19 is in sight. Given the stunning changes wrought by Covid - including the rise of remote work and the acceleration in cloud and data analytics - the dawn on this new era raises major questions for […]

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eWeek
May 04, 2021

Why Autonomous , AI-based Software Tests Save Costs
Software testing is often one of the most expensive—and inefficient—components of an IT budget. Most IT leaders are shocked to learn how much their organization spends on software testing: During the past five years, software testing has consumed an average of 23% to 35% of a company's overall IT spend. Given that most IT departments […]

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eWeek
May 04, 2021

Why Autonomous, AI-based Software Tests Save Costs
Software testing is often one of the most expensive—and inefficient—components of an IT budget. Most IT leaders are shocked to learn how much their organization spends on software testing: During the past five years, software testing has consumed an average of 23% to 35% of a company's overall IT spend. Given that most IT departments […]

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eWeek
May 03, 2021

How to Create a Data-Driven Company Culture
Even now in 2021, as companies have evolved their data analytics practice for several years - or longer - a core tension exists: do we manage the company using good old fashioned gut instinct, or do we employ the metrics from our data analytics platform? In a wide-ranging discussion, I spoke with three top thought […]

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eWeek
May 03, 2021

New Ransomware Trends Causing Fear in 2021
In this article, we're going to touch on the most visible ransomware-related trends that have impacted the threat landscape recently. Among them are attacks involving RDP (remote desktop), RAT (remote-access Trojan), threats faced by the health-care system, attacks on remote workers and other things. There's no question that the most serious cyber threat in 2021 […]

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eWeek
May 03, 2021

#eWEEKchat on Next-Gen Networks Postponed to May 25
This month's #eWEEKchat, titled "Next-Gen Networking Products & Services" and which normally would have taken place on May 11, is being postponed until Tuesday, May 25. This is due to the changeover from longtime editor-in-chief Chris Preimesberger to new editor James Maguire, announced April 20 here in eWEEK. Mr. Maguire will take over moderating the […]

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eWeek
Apr 30, 2021

Anticipating Amazon's Formal Disruptive Entry Into The PC Space
Next month, Amazon will launch its first PC-like product with a version of the Amazon Fire tablet bundled with a keyboard; it includes one-year of Microsoft Office 365 use.  At a price well below $300, this product provides an interesting alternative to offerings like the iPad Pro and Surface Go, both of which are more […]

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eWeek
Apr 30, 2021

Here's a Support Model for New Intelligent Systems
As the wave of digital transformation accelerates across industry sectors, businesses face a challenging landscape laden with complexity and risk. Intelligent, far-edge computing, AI-infused applications, non-stop connectivity at the speed of 5G, and the cloud are all coming together to provide transformative possibilities. These converging trends are particularly significant for intelligent systems in industries such […]

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eWeek
Apr 29, 2021

Why Istio Will Become Service-Mesh Standard—and Why It Matters
The expanding cloud-native ecosystem, an increase in open-source projects and the efforts of many companies to modernize their applications have fueled enterprise demand for service mesh. Service mesh is a programmable framework that allows an organization to secure, connect and monitor microservices. Container-based microservices are loosely coupled components of an application that communicate with each […]

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eWeek
Apr 29, 2021

How AI is Mishandled to Become a Cybersecurity Risk
The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence algorithms has turned this technology into an element of critical business processes. The caveat is that there is a lack of transparency in the design and practical applications of these algorithms, so they can be used for different purposes. Whereas infosec specialists use AI for benign purposes, threat actors […]

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eWeek
Apr 28, 2021

Enterprise Security at Home: Remote Access Options
Within the confines of a personal residence, there is normally a modicum of trust involved with those who share rooms together-whether it's a family, a group of friends or another team of humans. After all, they have to share the kitchen, bathrooms, common living areas-and many times, online access to networks. And when apps such […]

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eWeek
Apr 27, 2021

Dell's New Latitude Detachable: Flexible for Changing Workforces
Mobility innovations have inspired devices, including notebooks, tablets and smartphones for more than a decade. However, while easy portability and long battery life were once-all/end-all must-haves, modern organizations and users need something more when it comes to supporting secure use cases, modern communications, remote management and reliable performance. Flexibility now defines the leading edge of […]

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eWeek
Apr 27, 2021

Apple's iPad Pro Announcement Raises Questions about MacBook
A purple iPhone. That's what seemed to get the most attention at this week's product announcement from Apple. The only difference between this week's iPhone and any other is the color. More substantive announcements included a new iMac, a much upgraded iPad Pro, an upgraded Apple TV and an AirTag. The most significant announcements were […]

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eWeek
Apr 26, 2021

Understanding the Evolution of NVIDIA GTC
On April 12-16, NVIDIA virtually held its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), showcasing the latest advancements in natural language processing, robotics, accelerated computing, smart networking, collaboration, and much more. GTC was a mix of industry and vision, with artificial intelligence (AI) as the overarching theme. NVIDA is among the vendors developing products and software stacks […]

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eWeek
Apr 26, 2021

No-Code Doesn't Mean No Software Engineers
Among software development and tech professionals, there's a lot of buzz and hype around no-code platforms. No-code has enormous potential to transform the way we build applications and fundamentally shift the software development landscape. This is largely because line of business employees can use it to reconfigure and/or create applications to help them be more […]

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eWeek
Apr 23, 2021

Lenovo's New/Updated Server Portfolio Defines Edge-to-Cloud Innovation
Creating a full portfolio of enterprise-ready servers does not happen overnight. Even when a substantial acquisition of products and intellectual property (IP) is involved, as occurred when Lenovo bought IBM's System x (x86-based) solutions in 2014, it takes considerable time to successfully absorb, optimize and promote those offerings. Plus, businesses and business computing are constantly […]

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eWeek
Apr 23, 2021

The 15" AMD Ryzen 7 Microsoft Surface Laptop: Beauty That Isn't Just Skin Deep
The Surface line of products is fascinating because it was created to fight a threat that mainly didn't materialize. Granted, that may have been because Surface showed up, but the iPad threat it was designed to fight pretty much petered out early last decade. The iPad is getting stronger, but so is Surface, and without […]

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eWeek
Apr 23, 2021

How Fauna Delivers Data-as-Utility in a Serverless World
The idea behind Fauna is both radical and obvious. Your applications shouldn't care where your data is physically located, just that it's available when needed. If you could do without the complexity of a traditional database, along with all of its data management and its servers, and simply deliver the data when an API sends […]

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eWeek
Apr 20, 2021

Changing of Editors in the eWEEK Chair
Date: April 20, 2021 Redwood City, Calif. To: All my friends, colleagues and readers: After 16 years at the publication and 10 years as an editor, I'm calling it a day as eWEEK.com Editor-in-Chief. James Maguire, a longtime friend and colleague, will slide into the chair starting April 22. Mr. Maguire (at right) has been […]

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eWeek
Apr 20, 2021

How VMware Wants to Power an ‘Anywhere' Workforce
VMware has long been about B2B tech: virtualization, data center infrastructure, hypervisors, collaboration tools, mobility and a long list of other products and services. This is not technology to be sampled casually in a home office. However, the high professional quality of these things is why about 95 percent of companies globally with IT systems […]

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eWeek
Apr 20, 2021

Zscaler Advances Its Zero Trust Exchange Framework
Cloud security provider Zscaler on April 20 revealed a number of innovations for its Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform designed to help organizations improve cybersecurity. This isn't just a product update; the company announced new solutions but also resources for IT leaders and practitioners as well as deployment guides to speed up zero-trust adoption. It's […]

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eWeek
Apr 19, 2021

Aruba Announces Edge-to-Cloud Security, Network Capabilities
Recently, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, held its annual Atmosphere user conference in digital format. At the event, the company announced a new set of cross-portfolio, edge-to-cloud security features for its Edge Services Platform (ESP) solution. The new capabilities include the integration of the popular ClearPass policy manager secure NAC (network access control) product […]

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eWeek
Apr 19, 2021

NVIDIA, LED Walls: Creating the Future Virtual Office
NVIDIA held its virtual GTC conference, and it was particularly fascinating. One session hit me where I live, though. It was by Kathryn Brillhart, Director of Virtual Production, Entertainment Technology Center, USC Cinematic Arts. She talked about how using large LED walls, NVIDIA's Omniverse technology, and a ton of creativity created better, faster and cheaper […]

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eWeek
Apr 15, 2021

Chambers Talks AI, Cybersecurity, Architectures and Market Transitions
It's been well over five years since John Chambers stepped down as the CEO of Cisco Systems, a company he took from being a relatively unknown router company to the de facto standard in all things enterprise networking, security and collaboration. I recall sitting down with him at his last Cisco Live conference in San […]

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eWeek
Apr 14, 2021

Masergy Beefs Up its AIOps Capabilities
A couple of weeks ago, I interviewed Chris MacFarland, CEO of SD-WAN and SASE provider, Masergy. While we talked about the importance of having a robust set of SASE security services and a strong network to power its SD-WAN, a big part of the conversation was around the importance of AIOps. There's no question that […]

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eWeek
Apr 14, 2021

Spectra Logic: Product Overview and Insight
Company: Spectra Logic (data storage and data management solutions) Company Description: Spectra Logic develops data storage and data management solutions that solve the problem of digital preservation for organizations dealing with exponential data growth. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, […]

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eWeek
Apr 14, 2021

How Franciscan Health Traded Data Center for Cloud with Virtustream
In enterprise IT, it is difficult to find a larger or more pervasive subject than the continuing rise of cloud computing. Most of those narratives focus on the prevalence of hybrid cloud as the solution that many, if not most, businesses prefer. But what about companies that want to consider, instead, shifting most or all […]

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eWeek
Apr 13, 2021

How NVIDIA is Evolving from GPUs to xPUs
This week NVIDIA is holding its digital GPU Technology Conference (GTC). Historically, the event has been focused on developers, gamers, data scientists, auto manufacturers and other industries that have leveraged NVIDIA's core product, the GPU. During the past few years, the company has made a number of moves, both through acquisitions and internal development, to […]

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eWeek
Apr 12, 2021

What Next-Gen Networking Brings to the Home Table
Okay, so we're a full year into the first worldwide pandemic in 100 years, and it's shifted our world completely. Nothing is the same as it was-and in just about every segment of our lives. In this article, the first of a special eWEEK series on "The Home as Enterprise Branch," we're focusing on the […]

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eWeek
Apr 11, 2021

#eWEEKchat April 13: The Home as Enterprise Branch
On Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST/7 p.m. GMT, @eWEEKNews will host its 97th monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be "The Home as Enterprise Branch," and it will be moderated by Chris Preimesberger, eWEEK's Editor in Chief. Some quick facts: Topic: #eWEEKchat April 13: "The Home as Enterprise Branch" Date/time: Tuesday, April […]

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eWeek
Apr 09, 2021

NetBrain Launches Multi-Cloud Support, Low-code/No-code Toolset
Network operations software maker NetBrain has released a new version of its main platform, NetBrain v10.0, which the company contends breaks new ground in end-to-end network automation. This is all about ensuring network and application uptime, which can be a killer for enterprise IT systems. Using v10.0, NetBrain said, users obtain advanced multi-cloud network support, […]

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eWeek
Apr 08, 2021

Executive Q&A: Wilfredo Sotolongo, Chief Customer Officer, Lenovo ISG
Like many IT industry sales executives, Wilfredo Sotolongo has a deep and practical understanding of computing and related technologies. After earning B.S. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and M.S. (Georgia Institute of Technology) degrees in aeronautical and mechanical engineering, Sotolongo began his professional career at IBM as a robotics product developer in 1985, then joined the company's […]

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eWeek
Apr 08, 2021

How to Be Prepared When 5G Comes to the Enterprise
In tech, we always like to hype the latest and greatest technologies and promise they are "game-changing."  One technology that's reached a massive level of hype is 5G, and that makes sense because it promises to bring wired-like speed to wireless networks. Thinking back, however, 4G and even 3G were both positioned as the "next […]

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eWeek
Apr 06, 2021

Google vs. Oracle: SCOTUS Ruling Supports Interoperability Trend
All around us, we are seeing a war of what was, versus what we are becoming. This battle isn't new; every age has those that hang onto the past and attempt to block progress to the future. Slavery, women's right to vote, minority voting, electric cars for gas cars, freedom of religion and even freedom […]

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eWeek
Apr 06, 2021

Summarizing Major News Items from Cisco Live 2021
Last week Cisco held its annual Cisco Live 2021 user conference, and this year's edition was a bit different than previous years. The first change was similar to last year, where the event was in all-digital format, given the current pandemic. The second change was that this was the first truly global Cisco Live. In […]

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eWeek
Apr 05, 2021

Google Ultimately Prevails Over Oracle in Java API Case
It took nine long, argumentative and legally expensive years, but the nasty tussle between Oracle and Google over "fair use" of Java's application programming interfaces has ended with a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Java APIs in the free domain for software developers. The high court on April 5 ruled 6-2 in […]

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eWeek
Apr 05, 2021

Why IT Ops Are Essential Workers
IT operations teams work night and day. They keep hundreds of applications and global services running so businesses can operate. Their work is stressful and complex. Yet, prior to the pandemic, few people appreciated them. Rather than being seen as what they are-essential workers who run the basic infrastructure that keeps our economy humming-IT teams […]

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eWeek
Apr 02, 2021

Simple Tips That Can Help Save Your Data
Data security is always a major concern for consumers. We may listen to the warnings about data security breaches during major public security breaches, but on a regular basis, most of us underestimate the risk to our personal data that comes with connecting to public, shared or unsecured WiFi. Recent estimates showed that 87% of […]

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eWeek
Apr 02, 2021

Why the Future of Computing is at the Edge
According to MarketsandMarkets analysis, the edge computing market will be worth $6.72 billion by 2022. Edge computing allows customers the flexibility to have devices rely on the cloud, perform tasks on their own and talk to each other when it makes sense. Futurum reported that nearly three-quarters (72.7%) of companies had already implemented an edge-computing strategy. […]

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eWeek
Apr 01, 2021

Why Delivering Great CX Requires Focus on DX
Businesses are focusing on customer experience (CX) more than ever before. In 2018, CX became the top brand differentiator outweighing price, product quality, people and every other factor. Businesses that provide customers with a differentiated and personalized customer experience will thrive and those that do not will struggle to survive. This means delivering consistent and […]

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eWeek
Apr 01, 2021

Seven Months with a Microsoft Duo: Addiction With a Bit of Pain
As I wrote last September, the Microsoft Duo is a very different smartphone. I tend to think of it now as more of a smartbook. There have been several times I've tried to stop using it and go back to a more common smartphone design only to come back to the Duo because I miss […]

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eWeek
Mar 31, 2021

Why NVMe is Now Poised for Enterprise Growth
Nobody can deny that the COVID-19 pandemic caused lasting effects on the global economy in 2020, and very few places felt the change more than the tech industry. "Stability" and "keeping business going" were the key mottos of the last year, especially when realigning IT spending during the pandemic. With a shift to a global […]

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eWeek
Mar 31, 2021

World Backup Day 2021: It's All About Automation
Each year, March 31 is World Backup Day, which reminds all of us that we need to back up all our personal and business-related documents, photos, videos—anything else digital that we value. Those of us who have lost important files in the past know what a pain it is—and how much valuable time it takes—to […]

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eWeek
Mar 31, 2021

Cisco Introduces New Way to Buy Network Infrastructure
This week Cisco held its annual user conference, Cisco Live, in an all-digital format. Historically, Cisco Live events were regional as the company hosted a Cisco Live U.S., EMEA, Asia-Pacific and a few others. Because the event was in digital format, Cisco is able to host its first-ever truly global Cisco Live event and stream […]

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eWeek
Mar 30, 2021

Masergy Aligns Its Services for the Future of IT
It's been well-documented that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation plans.  Early in the pandemic, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella commented that his company has seen two years of digital projects in the first two months of the pandemic. Every business leader I interview now has moved up his/her digital timeline because we now live […]

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eWeek
Mar 29, 2021

Why Cloud Native Will Take Over the SaaS World
When your dev team tells you they are planning to move one of your key applications to the cloud to become a SaaS service, usually one of two things will happen: First, they will attempt to recreate the exact functionality with the same architecture running on rented computers in the cloud. Advice: Run away, the […]

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eWeek
Mar 29, 2021

Why Consumers are Loyal to Experiences, not Brands
Why Consumers are Loyal to Experiences, not Brands  COVID-19 fast-tracked digital transformation around the globe when consumers and businesses moved predominantly online. Today's consumers have their pick of digital products and services, which means they're not as loyal to specific brands. In order to build loyalty, brands are tasked with delivering digital experiences that are […]

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eWeek
Mar 26, 2021

Vaccine Phishing Threatens Your Privacy and More
The chaos surrounding vaccines during COVID-19 is doing more than just making it hard to get a shot that could save your life. It's also opening up an opportunity for cybercriminals to take advantage of the uncertainty surrounding vaccines to steal your personal information. All it takes is the right email. According to Eric Howes, […]

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eWeek
Mar 26, 2021

Trends Involving IT, Offices and Sales in 2021
COVID-19 has rocked most sectors and individuals. As the nation holds its breath for the end of the pandemic, many industries are looking at the post-COVID-19 recovery landscape and trying to figure out what it means. Many companies with substantial brick-and-mortar investments are seeing their square-footage use shrinking as more and more employees work from […]

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eWeek
Mar 25, 2021

How Climate Change Can Kill the Internet
Low-lying areas along the East Coast of the United States are already seeing the results of climate change frequently. Water levels are encroaching on streets and sidewalks during high tides, and flooding during storms is happening more often. That flooding is exacerbated by more frequent storms. It's become bad enough that during a recent visit […]

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eWeek
Mar 24, 2021

How NetBeez Reveals Actionable Data for Effective Network Management
Managing networks has become more complex than ever before. Hybrid clouds, SD-WANs, off-premises solutions and the many other flavors of networking have made it almost impossible to get a full picture of network performance, activity and connectivity. Add to that the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, which has further distributed users across hundreds-if not thousands-of […]

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eWeek
Mar 24, 2021

Dell AMD Intel: Building the Next-Gen PowerEdge Portfolio
Industry-standard server vendors' product announcements often focus as much on the components that strategic partners provide as they do on new solutions. That is a natural approach since off-the-shelf components play vital roles in new system features and capabilities. So, it is sensible for vendors to spotlight their partners' latest/greatest technologies. That was certainly the […]

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eWeek
Mar 23, 2021

Intel Takes Off on a Very Different Trajectory
There are a handful of companies that I know very well. Intel is one of them, and, for some time, their biggest problem was a culture that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. For instance, when I interviewed there, I turned the interviewing manager in for abuse. (I have extraordinarily little tolerance for abusive […]

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eWeek
Mar 23, 2021

Intel CEO Gelsinger Sets New Company Direction
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger gave one of the most momentous speeches I've heard in my decades in the technology industry on the evening of March 22. It was so comprehensive and far-ranging that it will literally set the pace for peers, rivals, customers and suppliers for years to come. Gelsinger, who recently returned to Intel […]

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eWeek
Mar 23, 2021

How DriveNets Delivers Promise of Network Disaggregation
Network disaggregation has been a hot topic for the better part of two decades. Despite the promise of lower costs, the concept has never really taken off, because the first wave of products was plagued with performance problems. Recently, an Israeli startup, DriveNets, achieved unicorn status when it closed its Series B funding round of […]

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eWeek
Mar 22, 2021

WiFi 6E Products are Emerging, but Slowly
Before the Consumer Electronics Show in early January, I wrote a piece about how I couldn't wait for products based on the new WiFi 6E standard. In it, I described how a mesh network based on 6E would be the cherry on top of my new installation, which would be based on Verizon FIOS as […]

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eWeek
Mar 19, 2021

One Year Later: Overcoming the Cybersecurity Challenges of a Remote Workforce
This month marks the one-year anniversary of a massive remote work experiment. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many organizations implemented remote work policies almost overnight. While this was certainly challenging, the experiment went relatively smoothly for most. Many organizations and their employees have enjoyed the benefits of a flexible workspace, and as a […]

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eWeek
Mar 19, 2021

What Execs Have Learned about Migrating Legacy Systems to Cloud
According to ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global application transformation market is expected to grow from $9.7 billion in 2019 to $16.8 billion by 2024. According to the analytics firm, the market is being driven by the need companies have for "a robust and agile environment to increase scalability and efficiency in the existing business landscape, (the) high […]

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eWeek
Mar 18, 2021

Why Intel Finally Fired Back at Apple's PC Attack
One of the most iconic advertising campaigns in the 2000s was the Apple Mac vs. PC campaign.  It was a campaign that stood largely unopposed and made fun of Bill Gates and the PC platform, doing substantial damage to the dominant personal productivity platform's perceptions. At the time, I wondered why Steve Ballmer, who ran […]

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eWeek
Mar 18, 2021

How 2020 Forever Changed Security at the Edge
By Bruce Kornfeld Monumental changes happened in 2020 that are setting the stage for a permanent impact on security at the edge. As more and more data continues to be pushed outside of the traditional data center to the edge, many devices connecting to corporate networks are contributing to an increase in cloud computing adoption. […]

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eWeek
Mar 18, 2021

Top Data Storage Companies for 2021
Whether on premises in hardware or in a cloud, next-generation enterprise data storage solutions are all about systems providing the correct data protection for users. They must this while at the same time maintaining data privacy for stakeholders at all levels. These requirements are the same for any size enterprise. In this article, eWEEK looks […]

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eWeek
Mar 17, 2021

How Simeio Removes Chaos from Identity, Access Management
The COVID-19 crisis has fueled a global shift to a remote work model, which has created myriad challenges and security concerns for enterprises. CSOs and those charged with cybersecurity are particularly concerned with the who, what, when, why and where of access. Elements that have become more complex to manage due to work-from-home policies and […]

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eWeek
Mar 17, 2021

IBM Unveils New App Analysis Tools for Hybrid Cloud
Tech industry analysts regularly extol the potential value and benefits of hybrid cloud. After all, what's not to like? But what is often ignored or glossed over in those commentaries are the potential problems that accompany those efforts and associated application modernization. This is especially true when it comes to business-critical applications that enterprises are […]

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eWeek
Mar 16, 2021

ServiceNow Adds AI to Low-Code Platform
Data management software provider ServiceNow on March 11 launched a new version of its Now Platform, called Quebec. It features expanded native AI capabilities and new low-code app development tools, designed to enable quick development of new applications by line-of-business employees. With companies constantly updating the way they operate, platforms such as ServiceNow's are enabling […]

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eWeek
Mar 15, 2021

Splunk vs. IBM QRadar: SIEM Head-to-Head
Download our free SIEM Vendor Report based on nearly 300 real user experiences with the top SIEM products in the marketplace. SIEM, the modern tools of which have been in existence for about a dozen years, is an approach to security management that combines the SIM (security information management) and SEM (security event management) functions […]

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eWeek
Mar 15, 2021

AT&T, Comcast Total Up Massive 2020 Data Usage
The past year has shown us how critical high-speed, reliable connectivity is in our lives. New industry data released March 15 by mainstream data providers Comcast and AT&T explains this in vivid detail. By any measure, the internet usage numbers in 2020 were astounding. For example, AT&T expects its network traffic to increase upwards of […]

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eWeek
Mar 15, 2021

Why Acquisitions, Partnerships are Key to Simplifying IT Deployment
The rise of the digital business has put an emphasis on a number of new technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), SASE (secure access service edge), cybersecurity and the cloud. One of the challenges for enterprise IT is that deploying, tuning and operating new technologies-such as those listed above-isn't always simple. It's a rare vendor who […]

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eWeek
Mar 15, 2021

Cloud Platforms: Google vs. AWS
Selecting both primary and secondary cloud services is now a common IT strategy for most enterprises. Recent research shows that about 90 percent of enterprises and non-profit organizations are utilizing multiple cloud services accounts. This is a big change over what was happening a mere several years ago, when some companies were still reluctant to […]

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eWeek
Mar 12, 2021

Digital Transformation Success: Common Pitfalls to Avoid
Companies are forging ahead with digital transformation at an unprecedented rate, making it a top priority of enterprise businesses. According to a recent survey by IDC, spending on digital transformation practices, products and organizations will continue at a solid pace despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a survey of Fortune 500 CIOs […]

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eWeek
Mar 11, 2021

Panasonic Toughbook 33: Probably Tougher Than You Are
The first time I took the new Panasonic Toughbook 33 out of its box for testing, I dropped it on the floor. The computer was unscathed, the hardwood on the floor suffered a dent. The drop wasn't intentional, but instead was the result of the unexpected weight of this tablet - keyboard combination. The 6.5-pound […]

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eWeek
Mar 10, 2021

Lenovo Puts AI to Work on Production Planning
The prestige that technologies enjoy among global businesses and consumers tends to obscure the mundane efforts and processes required to bring products to market. That is especially true for mass-produced hardware, including PCs and smartphones, whose success depends on watchful vendors overseeing massive, extraordinarily complex manufacturing processes. Effective planning, scheduling and performance are vital to […]

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eWeek
Mar 10, 2021

How NVIDIA AI Enterprise Suite Simplifies AI Deployment
This week GPU market leader and AI thought leader NVIDIA revealed its NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a comprehensive suite of enterprise-grade AI tools and frameworks. The software brings together everything a business would need to deploy an AI system and is optimized, tuned and certified by NVIDIA, exclusively with VMware vSphere 7 update 2, also announced […]

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eWeek
Mar 09, 2021

IT Science Case Study: How to Reach a High Level of Observability
Here is the latest article in an eWEEK feature series called IT Science, in which we look at what actually happens at the intersection of new-gen IT and legacy systems. This one's about how to reach observability at a high level. Unless it's brand new and right off various assembly lines, servers, storage and networking […]

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eWeek
Mar 09, 2021

Can Dell Hybrid Client Meet New Enterprise Needs?
Personal computers (PCs) for business are more than a class of devices. They are a continuum. Comparing the cumbersome Wintel desktops that defined PCs in the 1980s and 1990s to modern commercial clients would be akin to setting a pterodactyl and hummingbird side by side. However, just as business PCs have evolved rapidly and radically […]

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eWeek
Mar 08, 2021

Tech Women ‘Choose to Challenge,' Call Out Gender Bias
[Editor's note: Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. eWEEK is publishing a couple of relevant features involving women in the IT business. Here is the second one.] International Women's Day, which this year falls on Monday, March 8, calls on everyone to "choose to challenge"-which means to call out gender bias and inequality and […]

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eWeek
Mar 08, 2021

Female Coders Explain the Rewards of App Creation
[Editor's note: Today, March 8, is International Women's Day. eWEEK is publishing a couple of relevant features involving women in the IT business. Here is the first one.] It all starts with support, whether it was tinkering with a computer at age 4, tunneling with free AOL discs to avoid the "Net Nanny," or changing […]

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eWeek
Mar 08, 2021

Why Microsoft, NVIDIA Conferences Are Particularly Timely
This past week saw some key news items from some of the tech industry's biggest vendors. In this week's ZKast video, done in conjunction with eWEEK, I discuss why NVIDIA's GTC event has become so important, my thoughts from Microsoft Ignite, why Cisco closing its acquisition is so important and what HPE's quarterly results signify.  […]

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eWeek
Mar 05, 2021

How To Check a Website for Vulnerabilities
The internet is home to roughly 1.8 billion websites. Many of them have vulnerabilities that turn them into easy prey for cybercriminals. According to researchers' recent findings, more than 56% of content management system (CMS) installations are out of date and hence susceptible to compromise. Another study says 19% of web applications running on websites […]

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eWeek
Mar 05, 2021

Samsung Puts Intelligence into High-Bandwidth Memory
Samsung, more widely known for making television monitors, smartphones and other popular consumer devices, also is a world leader in producing computer memory. The North Korean IT giant announced that it has developed the industry's first high-bandwidth memory (HBM) chip that's integrated with artificial intelligence processing power—the HBM-PIM. Like Intel, AMD, NVIDIA and others are […]

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eWeek
Mar 05, 2021

Takeaways from Microsoft CEO's Ignite Keynote
Keynote talks come and go, and often they are more misguided sales pitches than actual keynote talks. That wasn't the case at Microsoft Ignite this year, when CEO Satya Nadella spoke about a more significant change (it's worth watching) in 30 minutes than most others talk about over several years of keynotes. He spoke about […]

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