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Beware the Windows Hyper-V 2012 R2 upgrade

There are some very worthwhile features in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V R2, but it's a one way street for VM's after you upgrade.

4 data center infrastructure convergence predictions for 2015

Major IT system vendors Cisco, EMC/ VCE, HP, Dell, and IBM will broaden their infrastructure portfolio to include hyper-converged solutions.

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Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

The lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

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Will enhanced servers do away with need for switches?

With seemingly everything in IT converging – servers, switching, storage, virtualization – will servers ultimately take on the role of the top-of-rack data center switch?

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6 social engineering tricks that can be avoided if you're careful

From phishing to dumpster diving, there's nothing a social engineer won't do

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10 top stories for job seekers in 2014

As the demand for workers with IT skills continues to rise, the past year was a good one for tech pros looking to make to move.

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Are personality assessments effective hiring tools?

Businesses often use personality assessments to gauge a candidate's degree of cultural fit. Here's what these tests really tell employers.

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Growth spurt: Julia’s popularity with programmers is on the uptick

GitHub data shows that developers are showing a healthy interest in the programming language that was designed to do everything

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What to expect from iSCSI Link Aggregation on your network

Link Aggregation is a commonly misunderstood concept in networking. Here's the basics of what you should expect to get from LACP/LAG.

2015 Non-certified IT Skills

16 of the hottest IT skills for 2015

2015 will bring new opportunities for professional growth and development, not to mention more money. But these specific skills will add the most value for your career advancement in the new year.

Cisco: See no EVO, hear no EVO, speak new partnerships

Cisco is not participating in VMware EVO:RAIL, but continues momentum with VCE and NetApp and enhances market opportunities with IBM VersaStack, Maxta, StratoScale, Pure Storage and Simplivity.

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9 reasons good employees leave -- and how you can prevent it

The average tenure for IT workers is less than 3.8 years, according to Payscale. And while you’ll never eliminate employee turnover, these strategies can help you motivate and ultimately retain your best talent.

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Ransomware takes malware from bad to worse

To thwart attacks like CryptLocker, you need a multipronged defense; new technology doesn't hurt either.

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Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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4 ways your competitors are stealing your IT talent

As the talent war heats up, poaching tech professionals is becoming increasingly common. Here's how it's done and how to stop it.

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Why CIOs need to embrace new norms of the hybrid cloud

The CIOs of Intel and Riverbed say that in the hybrid enterprise tech executives need to focus on creating seamless business flows that help the company operate better.

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6 things iPhone 6 does that Galaxy Note 4 can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the iPhone 6 outperforms the Galaxy Note 4.

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6 things Galaxy Note 4 does that iPhone 6 can't

The Apple iPhone 6 and Galaxy Note 4 are two of the hottest smartphones available, but they each have their own individual strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the Galaxy Note 4 outperforms the iPhone 6.

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