Wednesday, November 20, 2013

10 things we love about Windows Server 2012 R2

  Police set poor example by paying $750 CryptoLocker ransom | 20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals

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10 things we love about Windows Server 2012 R2
    In Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has released a compelling operating system update that's targeted directly at its virtualization and cloud competition. Here are 10 things we like about Windows Server 2012 R2. Read More


New Video: How to Configure NetFlow v9 on a Cisco Router
Networks can grow fast—really fast. This rapid growth leads to increased network traffic, more endpoints, and new IPs consuming bandwidth. Key to a complete understanding of network behavior at your growing organization is the ability to collect and analyze NetFlow data in your routers. SolarWinds new video shows you how, in less than 5 minutes! Looking to enable Flexible NetFlow on your Cisco routers? In less than 5 minutes, SolarWinds lead Sales Engineer demonstrates how to enable NetFlow v9 on Cisco routers with custom flow records. Watch the short how to video now!

Police set poor example by paying $750 CryptoLocker ransom
Law enforcement authorities and computer security experts are in general agreement that paying off the criminals who distribute CryptoLocker ransomware is ill-advised, yet that's exactly the path chosen by a Massachusetts police department when it was recently victimized. Read More

20-plus eye-popping Black Friday tablet, computer & tech deals
Apple iPads, latest Android and Windows machines all in for big discounts. Oh, and free snow globes. Read More

Gates talks CEO search, but reveals zip
Anyone looking for clues Tuesday from Microsoft's annual shareholders meeting about who will next lead the technology firm came away disappointed. Read More

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Make your business smarter with cloud-based analytics
Learn how sales, finance, investment, risk, marketing, and procurement leaders are using SaaS-based business analytics to become more agile, serve the customer better, and deliver business results. Learn More.

Data centers play fast and loose with reliability credentials
    How reliable is your data center service provider? Perhaps not as reliable as you think. Read More

Google's Vint Cerf defines Internet of Things challenges
We are going to have to live through a period of mistakes and challenges before we can make any strong regulations about the privacy issues and other challenges the Internet of Things present. That was Vint Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist for Google's response to a regulation question at his keynote before today's Federal Trade Commission's workshop on the Internet of Things trend. Read More

Router start-up gets boost from Cisco
Compass-EOS, a start-up shipping a silicon photonics-based router, this week closed a $42 million round of funding with the help of existing investor Cisco. Read More


Business Value of Creating Exceptional Digital Experiences
Join us for this live broadcast on November 21, 2013 at 11AM US ET to review the findings of IDC's recent analytical report titled: "The Business Value of IBM's Exceptional Digital Experience Solutions." Register Now

Google's Gigabit Internet: Not coming to a neighborhood near you
When Google announced plans in 2010 to jump into the broadband business, the company received more than 1,000 applications from communities hoping to be selected for Google Fiber, which promised gigabit-speed Internet at low prices or even free Internet for seven years if you chose a slower speed. Read More

Cray brings Hadoop to supercomputing
Helping scientific supercomputing take advantage of emerging big-data technologies, high-performance computing manufacturer Cray is releasing a set of packages promising to optimize the process of running Hadoop on the company's XC30 machines. Read More

Snap! 'Selfie' becomes International Word of the Year
If you posted selfies on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter this past year, you helped make "selfie" the Oxford Dictionaries' international Word of the Year for 2013. Read More

Cloud consolidation: CenturyLink buys nifty little IaaS provider Tier 3
    Telecommunications giant CenturyLink has made another acquisition in the cloud computing market, this time of innovative public IaaS provider Tier 3. It adds to the company's arsenal of cloud computing offerings and shows the dynamic nature of companies jostling for position in the market. Read More



20 hottest tech toys for the holidays

Cool Yule Tools 2013: Our Tester Elf-approved picks for awesome gadgety goodness.


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