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    1. What CIOs need to know about hybrid tablets

      Gartner states that, in 2015, 13.5 million hybrid devices were shipped worldwide, which marks a 77 percent year-over-year growth and makes it the “fastest growing segment of the device market.” As hybrid devices become more popular with consumers, they're starting to find their place in the enterprise. However, there is a lot to consider before you decide to deploy them company-wide.

       

       

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    2. What CIOs Should Know About The Future Of Data Centers

      Enterprise IT systems are increasingly being deployed in a hybrid architecture, with workloads running on whatever platform is best for a particular application, whether it’s on-premise or off, public cloud or private, custom or third-party app. As companies move toward this smorgasbord scenario, it’s critical that their data centers are fully connected and as flexible as possible.

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    3. Internet of things providers set to battle over platform dominance

      Businesses can accelerate their internet of things (IoT) work by exploiting platforms which provide pre-built application functionality, but the market for these platforms lacks industry or de facto standards and APIs.The need for interoperability will lead to rival internet of things (IoT) standards and ecosystems – which could put the brake on adoption. 

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    4. Three steps towards a hierarchy of needs for smart cities

      Undeniably, smart cities are the wave of the future, providing one of the most intriguing and innovative applications for the internet of things (IoT), and offering untold benefits for governments and citizens around service provision, quality of life, security and sustainability in an increasingly uncertain and dangerous world. However the deployment and smooth running of smart city projects have yet to be fully worked out.

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    5. When the downturn starts killing off your company’s SaaS providers

      Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen a major shift as enterprises embrace cloud-based SaaS. It’s now customary for large enterprises to rely daily on dozens of outside services to function. While some of these services are provided by large behemoths like Salesforce and Oracle that can survive a popping bubble, others are from smaller companies, many of which are highly leveraged and/or still figuring out their long-term business model.

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    6. IBM unveils z13s mainframe focused on security and hybrid clouds

      IBM has unveiled its new z13s mainframe, which it claims offers encryption at twice the speed as previous mid-range systems, without compromising performance. The company, which sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, continues to invest in new designs of its mainframe to handle new compute challenges. It launched in January last year, the z13, its first new mainframe in almost three years, with a new processor design, faster I/O and the ability to address up to 10TB of memory.

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    7. AT&T to test first 5G wireless systems this year

      Network operator announces plans to test 5G technology to provide wireless connectivity before the end of 2016. The operator said it would embark on a laboratory-based collaboration with Ericsson and Intel to work on 5G systems this spring, with outdoor tests and trials to take place over the summer ahead of the field trials, which are to take place in Austin, Texas.

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    8. 'State of the Cloud' report: Vendors make inroads on dominant players

      This year's RightScale "State of the Cloud" report is, as in previous years, interesting reading. In particular, it is interesting to see subtle changes in the cloud industry makeup with vendors starting to make inroads on dominant players. The report also tends to be something of a bellwether for new technology adoption, hence, the statistics around both DevOps and Docker were interesting to see. Enough with the commentary -- on to the findings.

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    9. How to secure Amazon Web Services like a boss

      As cloud IT has proliferated, security concerns have diminished as a barrier to adoption. But that doesn't mean you can ignore security in the cloud, since a major attack can have expensive -- and potentially business-ending -- consequences. More and more sensitive data is heading to the cloud. Genomic informatics company GenomeNext, for example, feeds raw genome sequencing data into high-speed computational algorithms running entirely on AWS.

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    10. Enterprise cloud performs best with DevOps, software-defined networks

      A survey of F5 customers confirms everything is connected.  Hybrid cloud is in the plans of nine out of ten organizations, and DevOps and software-defined networking (SDN) are considered the best supporting approaches to making cloud services succeed. This is one of the takeaways from a recent survey of 3.002 IT executives and managers, conducted among the customer base of F5 Networks, Inc. The study's authors, Lori MacVittie and Cindy Borovick, said there are many trends impacting application delivery, but everything is related.

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    11. As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

      Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won't officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also show off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people use today. That means more than 4G, because while LTE gets a lot of press, older services are more common than you might think. Just over half of the world's mobile subscriptions (51 percent) are for 2G service only, according to Tolaga Research analyst Phil Marshall. Almost one-third are limited to 3G, while only 15 percent are 4G. Even in ...

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    12. Don't say can't if you're a legacy company

      Cloud won't solve all of an organisation's problems, but it can co-exist with legacy to create agility within a company. One common complaint I hear from established companies is that their legacy systems and applications do not allow them to utilise the benefits of cloud. Starting with the point of view, "they can't" is a defeatist attitude and also not true. Whatever strategy you choose, "We can't" is not an option unless you want to see your business suffer. Organisations need to understand the impact the digital world will have on their strategy and plan accordingly ...

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    13. Global public cloud market expected to hit $204B in 2016

      The worldwide market for public cloud systems is projected to hit $204 billion this year, a 16.5% increase over the $175 billion market in 2015, according to analyst firm Gartner."The market for public cloud services is continuing to demonstrate high rates of growth across all markets and Gartner expects this to continue through 2017," said Sid Nag, research director at Gartner, in a statement.

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    14. Enterprise WLAN market is hot, but it's all relative

      Wireless LAN purchases aren't exactly going gangbusters these days, but relative to other enterprise infrastructure product sales, WLANs are where it's at. Synergy Research Group's latest figures show that WLAN sales grew 5% over the last 4 quarters vs. 2.3% for 7 segments measured overall (the others being data center servers, Ethernet switches, unified communications apps, routers and the slowest-growers -- voice systems and telepresence).

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    15. How to implement a robust data quality solution

      This first series of articles describe foundational steps that enable agile data warehouse development.  My prior articles published thus far describe how to develop a Business Conceptual model as a starting point, build a “grass roots” data governance capability, develop a high level data flow architecture, ensure solid testing & tools.The next focus for setting yourself up for a best in class agile data warehouse environment is to develop a robust data quality solution.

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    16. Google details its vision for the IoT

      At its Ubiquity IoT Developer Summit yesterday, Google presented a complete vision of the Internet of Things that consists of open source code and designs that are ready for prototype and pilot projects.

      Google's version of IoT standards, open source frameworks, and cloud services are compelling, but puts it in a highly competitive market. However, Google's long-term R&D investments in machine learning, cloud, and geo-location technologies uniquely differentiate its vision.

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    17. Don't rush your company into an IoT app platform

      Enterprises deploying Internet of Things devices and accompanying software don't have to go it alone, but choosing a platform for building your applications is a big decision that's hard to go back on. IoT analyst Dima Tokar adds that caveat when giving tips on what a company should look for in an AEP (application enablement platform), a set of middleware components that can make IoT rollouts easier. On Monday, the MachNation analyst released a report on the changing AEP landscape.

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    18. NYC's New Gigabit Wifi Hotspots Work Like Payphones From the Future

      It’s the biggest, fastest public wifi project on Earth: Starting today, New York is unveiling street-side internet hotspots that will blanket America’s biggest city and provide unprecedented wifi access to over 8 million people. It’s called LinkNYC, and each “Link” is a nine-and-a-half-foot tall futuristic mini-monolith that beams wifi signals to all. (Each Link also used to be a payphone which is fun.) 

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    19. Cloud adoption soars, but integration challenges remain

      The cloud has quickly become a mainstay in IT departments, with recent research from cloud solutions provider RightScale showing 93 percent of businesses using cloud technology in some form or another. But it's not all smooth sailing after the initial migration and integration - many businesses find that the second wave of cloud adoption is just as rough as the first.

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    20. What we learned about 5G in 2015

      The much-anticipated 5G mobile standard won't be finished until 2020, but the people who'll make it happen were busy throughout 2015 trying to define it. One thing that's clear already is that 5G won't be like 4G. Rather than just making phones and tablets faster, the next generation of mobile technology will be asked to serve many uses, each with different requirements. This was a year for sorting through those demands.

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    21. What is ‘infrastructure as code’ and why should you embrace it?

      One of the major trends in IT over the past few years has been increased automation and a concurrent decrease in the need for human or manual intervention. Virtualization has made it possible to spin up a virtual server space for developers to do their work in isolation of the production systems, and hypervisors like VMware and Hyper-V make it possible to get one running in under 20 minutes.

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    22. Cloud, virtualization take toll on data centers

      As the workloads companies are trying to support are increasingly linked to analytics and other data-intensive apps, those with data centers are facing a huge dilemma, observes Rick Villars, IDC's vice president of data center and cloud. Customers are struggling over whether it is better for them to buy servers and storage and put it in their own data center to run, or if it makes more sense to buy infrastructure in a data center run by a vendor that can optimize the apps for the workloads they need.

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