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How to build better SLAs for more strategic applications outsourcing

Service-level agreements need to not only look good on paper, the must deliver business results in real life. Here’s how to create more effective SLAs for application development and maintenance.

Mesophere assembles a software stack to analyze streaming data

Open source software vendor Mesosphere plans to release a stack of integrated software that would make it easy for enterprises to capture data in real time and analyze it on the fly.

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Your next PC should have a PCI Express SSD

Rather than your normal SATA III hard drive, your next PC should have a PCIe SSD, especially if you build it yourself.

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Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.

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How the tech industry is greening its data centers

The desire to be masters of their own energy domains has helped fast-track a growing community of self-generating – and increasingly green – data center power consumers.

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Just their type: 12 keyboards beloved by programmers

Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings.

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Alibaba to open data center in Singapore, amid $1 billion cloud push

Alibaba Group's cloud business is targeting the Southeast Asian market with a new data center that will go online in Singapore this September.

Toshiba execs resign in $1 billion accounting scandal

Toshiba adds outsiders to board amid accounting scandal

Reeling from a US$1 billion accounting scandal, Toshiba said it expects a loss for the year that ended in March.

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Silicon Valley's 'pressure cooker:' Thrive or get out

People working in Silicon Valley may cry at their desks and may be expected to respond to emails in the middle of the night, but that's the price to work for some of the most successful and innovative tech companies in the world,...

US end of oversight of ICANN delayed to late next year

U.S. oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the coordinator of the Internet’s domain name system, will continue through September next year and perhaps even beyond.

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SAP project put on hold yet again by Alaskan city

An ailing SAP software implementation project in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, has been put on hold again, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced late last week, and this time, its future is far from certain.

Are comatose servers your next big IT headache?

Virtual machine sprawl might be costing your business tens of thousands of dollars. Here’s how you can find out – and what to do about it.

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Pitching to President Obama: What 3 tech startups tried at White House Demo Day

President Barack Obama hosted more than 30 startups at the first-ever White House Demo Day, including a language-learning mobile app, a smart teddy bear named Jerry and a baby monitor that measures vital signs.

Software upgrade could be cause of US airline disruption

The Federal Aviation Administration has zeroed in on a recent upgrade at a radar facility

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Donald Trump, zingers and all, emerges as sharp H-1B critic

Businessman Donald Trump's plan for the H-1B visa would make it harder and more expensive for tech companies to replace U.S. workers with foreign help.

Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances

Tianjin explosion shuts down Chinese supercomputer

The Tianhe-1A was still running following the explosion

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

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