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Bossies 2016: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for datacenters, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros

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Oracle refocuses the company on chasing the cloud

Intent on getting in on the momentum building behind the cloud, Oracle Corp. is refocusing the company to become a top cloud player.

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Cisco/Apple bolster WiFi, business apps and voice collaboration with iOS 10 release

The Cisco and Apple partnership has yielded a ton of new business features that include improved Wi-Fi connectivity, business app prioritization capabilities and the tighter integration of voice for collaboration – all via the today’s...

Today's supercomputers will get blown away by these systems

The Department of Energy says the the $40 million it is investing in nearly two dozen projects will result in exascale computing systems that perform calculations on data 50 to 100 times faster than today's most powerful...

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HPE offloads software arm to Micro Focus in $8.8 billion 'spin-merge'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise will spin off and merge what it considers its non-core software assets with UK-based enterprise software firm Micro Focus in a deal worth $8.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday.

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Energy storage capacity spending to increase six-fold by '24

About 45 billion watts of energy storage capacity will be installed globally by 2024. While utilities are today installing large, multi-megawatt battery storage systems, more and more companies will follow suit over the next few...

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Fujitsu now making DRAM killer with 1,000x performance boost

Fujitsu is now manufacturing a new storage-class memory made from carbon nanotubes that is 1,000 times faster than DRAM and has seemingly limitless endurance.

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By going private, Rackspace looks to fuel its cloud evolution

Rackspace needed to evolve or it would be left behind, which is why the cloud services company agreed to be acquired by a private equity firm for $4.3 billion.

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Intel spreads 3D NAND to inexpensive consumer and enterprise SSDs

Intel's 3D NAND chips -- which increase the density and durability of flash drives -- are coming to more consumer and enterprise SSDs.

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

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PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also...

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Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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US senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the past couple weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J....

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Software-defined storage hits the bargain rack

On Monday, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise extended two of its storage product lines into more affordable territory, in one case adopting an ARM processor to help cut the cost of a system.

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Here's why Azure Stack will only run on certain hardware

Microsoft argues that limiting the hardware for Azure Stack will lead to better outcomes, but that might come at a price.

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HPE aims for a big-data boost with $275 million SGI buy

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is buying SGI in a $275 million deal it hopes will give it a major boost in big-data analytics and high-performance computing.

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Intel snaps up Nervana for a crash course on deep learning

Intel is buying deep-learning startup Nervana Systems in a deal that could help it make up for lost ground in the increasingly hot area of artificial intelligence.

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