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Cisco purchase of CIA-funded company may fuel distrust abroad

  ABM overcomes pro-VMware bias to adopt Microsoft's Hyper-V | Tech Pros Need to Learn the Art of Brevity

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Cisco purchase of CIA-funded company may fuel distrust abroad
The CIA's non-profit venture capital arm, In-Q-Tel, has been pumping millions of dollars into technology startups since its launch in 2000, meaning it's not the least bit unusual for major vendors to have acquired and assimilated one of these CIA-nurtured seedlings. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Google Apps
Study: Total Economic Impact of Google Apps
Employees can work faster and IT spending can decrease when companies switch to Google Apps, says a commissioned study by Forrester Consulting. Going Google can make teams 20% more efficient and yields an estimated ROI of 329%. Learn more>>

ABM overcomes pro-VMware bias to adopt Microsoft's Hyper-V
Saving about $2 million was the primary reason international business-facility management firm ABM decided to convert its virtual infrastructure from VMware's vSphere to Microsoft's Hyper-V, but that came only after a period of having Microsoft prove that its virtual environment was ready. Read More

Tech Pros Need to Learn the Art of Brevity
A communication expert -- author of the new book "Brief" -- says you'll have a bigger impact by saying less. But it requires preparation. Read More

C-Suites Struggle With Digital Strategy
Many execs are dissatisfied with how their organizations make decisions about shaping digital business strategy. Will the CIO step up to be the digital pathfinder? Read More

WHITE PAPER: Akamai Technologies, Inc.

10 Key Considerations for a Successful Online Video Strategy
As video technology has become more ubiquitous, it has also become more complex. The key considerations in this guide will help you to develop a successful online video strategy with advice to deliver high-quality video, scale instantly, and ensure real-time optimizations specific to each device, operating system and user connection. Learn More

5 Benchmarking Alternatives That Will Improve Outsourcing Relationships
Benchmarking can pit you against your IT outsourcing supplier on prices. Here are five friendlier alternatives to keep costs competitive and your relationship positive. Read More

Companies should already know how to protect data, FTC argues
The FTC has published enough information publicly for companies to know what it considers reasonable security practices for protecting sensitive data, an FTC official said. Read More

U.S. research lab focuses on building computers of the future
Computer scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have launched an effort to develop whole new types of computers that will be used 10, 25 or even 50 years from now. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Network Instruments

Survival Tips for Big Data's Impact on Network Performance
Big Data projects slam network performance. This paper offer survival tips to prepare your network before the Big Data projects hit, not after. Learn how to monitor and manage network performance for bandwidth, consistent low latency, scalable storage, processing power and security. Learn More

AppliedMicro to crank up mobile chips to 16 cores for servers
AppliedMicro plans to put ARM mobile chips with 16 cores in servers, but is approaching the market cautiously following the abrupt shutdown of ARM server pioneer Calxeda late last year. Read More

Samsung's new 1TB SSD is based on latest 3D technology
Samsung has raised the stakes in flash storage with a new 1TB solid-state drive based on its newest memory technology. Read More

Seagate to buy LSI's flash storage business from Avago for $450M
Seagate Technology will buy LSI's flash storage business from Avago Technologies for US$450 million in cash. Read More



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