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Zero One: Without Bedrock Talent, Digital Transformation Craters

1 hour 3 min ago
Businesses must shake things up and do whatever it takes to acquire tech talent.

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Security Sense: Terrible Security Practices Have Become Indistinguishable from Parody

7 hours 53 min ago
Troy Hunt So I was watching my Twitters earlier this week and someone shone the proverbial Bat Light on a tweet from Virgin Media in the UK where they attempted to justify a 10 character password limit. Which is clearly terrible advice.

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Your Server Died and Your Backups are Gone. Here's What to do Next.

7 hours 56 min ago
Admitting that you have made a mistake is never easy.

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HP Printer Runt Surprises, Outshining Whitman's Services Giant

8 hours 13 sec ago
Bloomberg In 2015, in one of the biggest corporate breakups in Silicon Valley’s history, the roughly 75-year old Hewlett-Packard Co. cleaved itself in half.

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Tech Goes From White House to Doghouse in Trump’s Washington

8 hours 9 min ago
Bloomberg Google once had Barack Obama’s ear, served as a revolving door for White House staff and saw its political agenda advance. In Donald Trump’s Washington, some conservatives say it’s gotten so powerful it should be regulated like a public utility.

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Salesforce Raises Annual Forecast on Bigger Product Lineup

8 hours 17 min ago
Bloomberg Salesforce.com Inc. raised its revenue forecast for the fiscal year, showing confidence that its expanded lineup of cloud-based software will continue to attract new business.

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When Not to Use Docker: Understanding the Limitations of Containers

12 hours 14 min ago

Docker is a great tool. But Docker containers are not a cure-all. If you really want to understand how Docker is impacting the channel, you have to understand its limitations.

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Survey: IT Sector Not Intimidated by AI, Public Cloud Breaches

Tue, 2017-08-22 18:57
Massive data breaches and the rise of the robots may make good headlines, but a new report shows that IT workers aren’t all that worried.

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Microsoft and Red Hat Partner on Enterprise Container Adoption

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:45
Richard Hay Today over on the official Microsoft Azure blog, the Redmond company has announced they are extending their partnership with Red Hat.

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Dyn Might Have Been Collateral Damage in Mirai Attack on Gaming Infrastructure

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:41
The Mirai botnet launched a record 620 Gpbs attack against Dyn last October, but according to new research the DNS provider may not have been the intended target.

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Intel Says New Chip Is `Once-in-a-Decade' Performance Boost

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:38
Bloomberg Intel Corp., the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that personal computer users have experienced in years.

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After One of Tech's Biggest Breakups, HP Inc. Comes Out on Top

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:32
Bloomberg In 2015, in one of the biggest corporate breakups in Silicon Valley’s history, the roughly 75-year old Hewlett-Packard Co. cleaved itself in half.

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Top-Ranked Analyst Says Lenovo Could Fall Another 27 Percent

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:28
Bloomberg Lenovo Group Ltd., which breathed new life into IBM’s personal-computer business, bet that it could do the same with mobile phones and data centers.

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VMware vSphere 6.5 Helps Customers Achieve Digital Transformation

Tue, 2017-08-22 06:09
Companies know that digital transformation is critical to their ability to compete in today’s uber-dynamic and demanding economy, but they are learning that the transformation itself is not easy.

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Lenovo Posts Surprise Loss as PC Sales Crater, Costs Climb

Mon, 2017-08-21 20:44
Bloomberg Lenovo Group Ltd. posted a surprise quarterly loss after losing its grip on the global personal computer market, while its smartphone unit continues to bleed money.

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Why Digital Agencies Aren’t the Death of Traditional Resellers

Mon, 2017-08-21 18:01
Over the last 18 months, the channel has been buzzing about the rise of a new kind of partner: the digital agency.

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Focusing on ‘Gain’ Instead of ‘Preventing Pain’ in IT

Mon, 2017-08-21 15:52
Tim Hebert | Carousel Industries Psychological studies have confirmed that we can divide all sources of human motivation into two categories: to move toward “Gain” (or something you want) or to “Prevent Pain” (or prevent the loss of something you have).

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Neo-Nazi Site Takedown Raises Tough Questions on Who Should Police Content

Mon, 2017-08-21 09:58
Neo-Nazi website the Daily Stormer hopped from one service provider to another this week as a string of companies, including Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare, cancelled its accounts in the wake of the Charlottesville attack.

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In Moving Production Workloads to Cloud, VMware Professionals Prefer AWS, Azure

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:23
VMware customers are far along on the path to cloud adoption, with many opting for Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their preferred cloud platform as they shift VMware production environments off-premises.

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Microsoft Azure Just-In-Time Virtual Machine Access Preview

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:21
Microsoft is implementing new features for Azure based Virtual Machines to help you prevent attacks but not block your authorized access when it is necessary.

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