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Bossie Awards 2017: The best networking and security software

InfoWorld picks the top open source software for protecting networks and their users

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5 top Linux server distros for enterprises

What you need to know to choose among Ubuntu LTS, Oracle Linux, Fedora Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Server

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Users review the top cloud data integration tools

IT Central Station members weigh in on Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, IBM App Connect, and SnapLogic

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Review: VMware’s Photon OS shines for Docker containers

Optimized for the VMware hypervisor, Photon OS is an easy-to-use container OS with all the advantages of virtual hardware

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Galaxy S8 and S8+ case roundup: Protect your investment in style

If you're spending more than $700 on a phone, you might want to make sure it doesn't get easily damaged.

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Microsoft Excel vs. Google Sheets: Which works better for business?

As Google has added more sophisticated features to Sheets, Microsoft has been beefing up Excel’s collaboration abilities. See which spreadsheet app wins in today’s multiplatform environment.

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Best iPhone 6/6s camera lenses: Add-on lenses to help you take the ideal photo

The price range, quality, and diversity of add-on lenses for iPhones is enormous. But you may have to buy into one ecosystem.

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25 simple tools for building mobile apps fast

Low-code and no-code development tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

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Cisco's Nexus 9516 review: About line rate

For the purposes of testing network gear, what is the appropriate definition of 'line rate'?

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Cisco Nexus 9516 review: How we did it

Details on the test bed and procedures for the densest switch test Network World has performed.

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Cisco Nexus 9516 data center switch aces a grueling high-density stress test

Our test of a Cisco Nexus 9516 with 1,024 fully loaded 50G Ethernet ports - the highest density core-switch test ever done by Network World - found it capable of handling the strain without dropping a packet.

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Best laptop bags: Editor's choice for commuting, traveling, and charging your devices

We found some of the best laptop bags for every situation, whether you're commuting everyday to work, traveling abroad, or want to charge your devices on the go.

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5 Wi-Fi analyzer and survey apps for Android

A review of five mobile survey apps - iBwave Wi-Fi Mobile, iMapper WiFi Pro, WiFi Analyzer and Surveyor from ManageEngine, Wi-Fi Visualizer from ITO Akihiro, and WiTuners Mobile - for enterprises to small offices.

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Best 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players

An Ultra HD Blu-ray player brings you one step closer to bringing the movie theater experience into the home. Our top pick has all the features most people will need, and it's also the least expensive.

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The best Windows backup software

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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Best wireless routers of 2017: Reviews and buying advice

Few elements of your home’s infrastructure have a bigger impact on your tech life. We’ll help you find just the right router to anchor your home network.

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Toshiba Portege X30 review: The clamshell strikes back

The new Toshiba Portege X30 is a tough, top-performing Windows 10 laptop well-suited to demanding enterprise users.

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Review: 4 SaaS business-planning tools

These cloud-based tools can drop all the data for your business plan or product launch into one application and share it with your team.

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Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review: Active noise cancellation on a budget

But the low price tag comes at the cost of other desirable features.

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Logitech Brio 4K Pro review: A superb webcam ready for a ultra high-resolution world

This ahead-of-the-curve webcam delivers stunning Ultra HD resolution and amazing image quality.

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