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IT pros share blame for 'shadow IT' problem, survey shows

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IT pros share blame for 'shadow IT' problem, survey shows
When end users circumvent the IT department and start using software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications without permission, the IT pros complain about the plague they call "shadow IT." But it would seem the professionals are also operating in the shadows, according to a survey out today. Read More


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Containers: The new Hypervisors
Will containers do for PaaS what hypervisors did for IaaS? Read More

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With news this week that Google Compute Engine cloud is now generally available, the battle in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market has hit a new level. The biggest question is: Can Google give the kingpin of the public IaaS market, Amazon Web Services (AWS), a run for its money? Read More

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Just a few years back, buying a laptop was as easy as walking into a Wal-Mart or Best Buy, strolling past the netbooks, plunking down a few hundred bucks on a Windows machine with a trackpad that didn't completely suck, and coming home, if not happy, at least with a notebook that could get the job done. Read More

Microsoft gives students free Office 365
Schools and universities that license Microsoft Office for their staff can now hand out Office 365 free to students, Microsoft said Monday. Read More

A Q&A with the Chair of the Open Networking Foundation's Migration Group
For an inside look at the goals, expectations and plans of the ONF's recently created Migration Group and how it hopes to help companies make the transition to SDN, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up via e-mail with the chair of the group, Justin Joubine Dustzadeh, CTO & VP of Technology Strategy, Networks, Huawei. Read More

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Eight tips for more secure mobile shopping
Online shopping trends point to lots of people, particularly men, using their smartphones and tablets to buy holiday presents. Since some of that browsing and buying will occur at work, experts say companies would be wise to give employees the following eight tips to protect themselves and corporate data. Read More

Fibre Channel hits key landmark on the way to 32Gbps
Faster SANs are on the horizon as the next Fibre Channel specification, calling for 32G bps (bits per second), nears publication. Read More

China passes Japan to become world's 2nd largest IT market
China overtook Japan in IT spending this year to become the world's second largest IT market, according to market research firm IDC. Read More


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