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  • Will embedded and middleware help save Blackberry?

    By Jon Gold | 27 March, 2015 00:08

    The financial news for Blackberry is potentially bad this week, as it has been for most of the past few years. Some analysts are predicting that the Canadian company will post losses of as much as 7 cents per share, though the consensus seems to be closer to 3 cents. If that happens, it'll be Blackberry's fourth quarter out of the last five to show a decline.

  • Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

    By Jon Gold | 24 March, 2015 04:15

    The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they're doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano Zacchiroli on Sunday at LibrePlanet 2015.

  • Bare-metal switches poised to take off in data centers

    By Stephen Lawson | 21 March, 2015 07:38

    Bare-metal switches that can be programmed like Linux servers aren't just for big Web companies anymore. They may show up in a lot more average enterprises in the next few years.

  • Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

    By Jon Gold | 20 March, 2015 02:08

    The FCC's net neutrality decision last month that imposed stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, has networking companies opposing each other even more fiercely than usual.

  • Huawei multiplies partnerships with software and service providers

    By Peter Sayer | 19 March, 2015 23:07

    Chinese telecommunications and networking equipment giant Huawei Technologies is partnering left, right and center at Cebit as it seeks to more firmly establish itself in Europe.

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  • How to Make Accounting and CRM Systems Play Nice

    By David Taber | 04 September, 2014 00:14

    Last week, I submitted an expense report to a client. The accounts payable representative made me revise the report four times to put things in the right buckets and correct a $1.04 error. (Really.) Of course, I can't charge anybody for his or her time, and the A/P department is really busy because it's "understaffed." (Uh-huh.)

  • Hacking PingPlotter, Part 2

    By Mark Gibbs | 24 July, 2014 22:45

    In the previous column on hacking PingPlotter I discussed how you can use the tool's Web interface and the curl utility to add targets to be tracked, for example, to add a single host you would enter the following on the command line:

  • Create Magical Vendor Presentations Using Analytics, TED and Steve Jobs

    By Rob Enderle | 14 March, 2014 12:39

    The best TED speakers, channeling Steve Jobs, are dynamic, engaging and moving. Meanwhile, analytics technology can provide near-real-time feedback on whatever you want, including audience (dis)engagement. So why are so many tech industry events just more of the same?

  • Understanding How SDN and NFV Can Work Together

    By Ed Tittel | 28 January, 2014 15:54

    As software-defined networking and network function virtualization begin to take hold in the enterprise, it's worth examining each concept to see how they complement each other. The end result: More generic network hardware and more open software.

  • How to script: A Bash crash course

    By Paul Venezia | 08 March, 2013 11:08

    An easy step-by-step guide to the Bash command-line shell and shell scripting

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  • Could Facebook be your next phone company?

    By By Dean Manzoori, Masergy VP for Unified Communications | 21 March, 2015 08:23

    This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.

  • How DevOps can redefine your IT strategy

    By Rich Hein | 18 March, 2015 02:46

    People today expect their software to work wherever they are, whether they are using a mobile device or a desktop PC. As a result, IT must respond to these demands quickly. DevOps aims to do just that by allowing organizations to produce and release more high-quality code better and faster.

  • Why companies opt to insource for IT innovation

    By Stephanie Overby | 17 March, 2015 07:21

    Companies are increasingly taking a multisourcing approach to IT outsourcing, signing shorter, smaller deals with a mix of providers. At the same time, some are pulling certain pieces of the IT portfolio back in-house.

  • Why workers want self-service IT

    By Tom Kaneshige | 17 March, 2015 01:20

    The pendulum is in full swing toward employees empowered to make tech choices at work and away from traditional IT departments. A new survey found that workers are seeking self-service IT, driven in large part by cool consumer tech, "freemium" cloud services and an autocratic IT department whose slow, conservative ways aren't able to keep up with the urgent demand of business technology.

  • HTTP/2: The future of the Web demystified

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 13 March, 2015 00:56

    Out with the old, in with the new, as the saying goes -- but when it comes to an overhaul of one of the Internet's most fundamental protocols, what exactly is coming in with the new?

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