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18 Hot IT Certifications for 2014

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18 Hot IT Certifications for 2014
For years premium pay for IT certifications has been on the decline, but top pay for IT certifications has increased for two consecutive quarters and is up 1.5 percent; the largest quarterly increase since 2006. Read along as we look at the IT certifications predicted to grow in early 2014. Read More


First Real Look at the Integrated Systems Market
The word is out that the market for integrated systems is a key growth area for data center hardware infrastructure. This Gartner report sizes the market and profiles early leaders in this important and emerging area in three segments. Learn More. Learn More


Consider Hybrid Approach to File-Sharing
Security. Scalability. Control. These are just some of the many benefits of enterprise cloud file-sharing that you'll discover in this KnowledgeVault, packed with short videos, white papers and demos. View Now!

Sneaky software turns your PC into a Bitcoin-mining zombie -- and owns up to it in the EULA
As the Bitcoin bubble inflates to over $1,000 per unit, legions of newcomers are scrambling to join the digital gold rush. For some companies, that means accepting the currency at online checkout counters; for others, it means releasing PC hardware designed to "mine" new Bitcoins at blistering rates. But an unscrupulous few have turned in a more sinister direction, covertly converting users' hardware into Bitcoin-mining zombies. Read More

Self-driving cars to hit Swedish public roads
Volvo is starting a pilot project that aims to have 100 self-driving cars on Swedish public roads around the city of Gothenburg by 2017. Read More

Amazon's new delivery option: 30 minutes or less via flying drone
  Amazon's new delivery option: 30 minutes or less via flying drone Called Prime Air, it will be powered by drones and will be ready from a technology standpoint as soon as necessary regulations are in place. From: Network World Videos Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 01:08 More in Science & Technology Read More

Geek-themed Meme of the Week: iPhone Fingerprint Edition
No. 24 in our Geek-Themed Meme of the Week series features Overly Attached Girlfriend openly acknowledging her intention to circumvent the fingerprint scanner on her boyfriend's new iPhone 5s. As the owner of a new iPhone 5s myself, I am less concerned about such unlikely shenanigans than I am the fact that the scanner fails to recognize my real print roughly half the time. Read More

Geek-Themed Meme of the Week Archive
They are inescapable on the Internet. Most are awful. A few are not, so we have started publishing a selection of memes that amuse me. One every week. Here's the archive. Read More

Where we stand with SDN
One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause. Read More

Planning for SDN
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward. Read More


How to stay one step ahead of phishing attacks
Protecting yourself against phishing attacks used to be relatively easy. Don't download unexpected attachments. Visit banking websites directly instead of clicking on links in an email. And look for bad grammar. Read More


VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop and improved storage and backup. Read More

Amazon might have last laugh with Prime Air drones, but in the meantime...
Most of us know enough not to doubt Jeff Bezos of Amazon anymore, but his revealing last night of the company's planned unmanned drone-based delivery service called Prime Air has social media wiseacres showing their stuff. Leading the way is the new parody account @AmazonDrone, but here's a sampling of what else is flying around: Read More



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Whether you receive a phishing email inviting you to click on a specific link or whether you stumble upon it while Web surfing, here are 10 types of links you should never click on.


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