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Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We've compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about virtualization on Twitter. 
Web Roundup: New Innovations and Releases in the Tech World

Companies that fail to keep pace with innovation often fail altogether. This week's tech news includes stories about some interesting new developments. 
Performance Testing: The First Line of Security Against Attacks

Performance testing often isn't used to its full extent (or not used at all), leaving developers missing out on opportunities to correct issues before consumers encounter them. 
The Benefits of Server Virtualization

Virtualizing servers increases productivity and makes life less of a hassle for the IT department. Find out how. 
10 Ways Virtualization Can Improve Security

Properly deployed virtualization techniques can provide security to software, hardware, storage and the network environment. But virtualization is only one of many tools in the security arsenal. 
A Key Question in Enterprise Virtualization: What to Virtualize?

Many businesses are going the route of virtualization, but it isn't always the best move. Consider all the factors involved before moving forward with a virtualization plan. 
5 Things To Know About Cloud Pricing

If you're looking to move your company to the cloud, here are five things you should know about cloud pricing first. 
Who Owns All the Data Collected About You? The Answer May Surprise You

It seems that personal information is anything but personal these days, with firms buying and selling data on people without their consent or knowledge. 
Web Roundup: Security Remains a Top Concern

Get the latest on new threats and privacy concerns in this edition of Web Roundup. 
How Virtualization Drives Efficiency

There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but IT professionals are excited about virtualization's boundless potential. 
10 Virtualization Tips Every Administrator Should Consider

There are many options and features to consider when dealing with virtualization. Here are some important ones that you shouldn't miss. 
Anatomy of a Startup Event - Interview with SXSW Accelerator Pioneer

Techopedia contributor Eric Kavanagh recently sat down with SXSW Accelerator pioneer, Chris Valentine, to learn about how the program has evolved over the past seven years, and why they've been able to trigger roughly $1.78 billion in venture funding. 
The Advantages of Virtualization in Software Development

Virtualization technologies are not only used in hardware or server consolidation. Virtualization also provides valuable tools for software development and testing. 
Choosing Between IaaS and PaaS: What You Need To Know

While IaaS and PaaS are similar in many ways, there are a few key differences between the two cloud computing models. Here we'll provide some guidance on finding the best cloud solution. 
Web Roundup: Strange New Claims and Creations

This week's roundup includes a new twist on a classic toy, new payment options and even new technology for microwaving food. 
Web Roundup: Major Privacy Updates in Technology Worldwide

Privacy, transparency and sightings of the new Tesla Model X are all in this week's Web Roundup. 
Developing Private Cloud: Companies Look for a Shining Star for Custom Cloud Solutions

Businesses that put a high value on keeping their data secure often turn to private cloud options to minimize risk, but once they've decided on private cloud, there are still options to choose from. 

Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages, discussing different options for cloud computing and what each entails. 

Some new technology isn't living up to expectations, while some is making a comeback. We also look at the newest in navigation and hiring hackers. 

Catch up on the latest news in the realms of smartphones, social media and tech support scams. 
Web Roundup: A Look Ahead at 2015

Take a look back at 2014 and ahead to 2015 to see what's new in technology. 
The 7 Basic Principles of IT Security

IT professionals use best practices to keep corporate, government and other organizations' systems safe. 
The Cloud Imperative - What, Why, When and How - TechWise Episode 3 Transcript

Host Eric Kavanagh discusses the cloud and what it can mean for business with representatives from The Bloor Group, Qubole, Cloudant and Attunity. 
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Tech Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard Of

As in any field, there are big-name pioneers in tech. Here we look at some of those who made a huge impact but received much less recognition. 
Introduction to Databases

No matter what part of IT you work in, you have to store data at one point or another, and it doesn't hurt for just about everybody to have some knowledge of databases and how they work. 
8 Steps to Understanding IP Subnetting

Understanding IP subnetting is a fundamental requirement for almost any IT pro. But although the concepts are simple, there is a general difficulty in understanding the topic. We break it down in eight simple steps. 
Creative Disruption: The Changing Landscape of Technology

Learn about the history behind some major technological innovations - and how they changed the world. 
How Spreadsheets Changed the World: A Short History of the PC Era

The introduction of spreadsheets helped launch the movement that eventually brought computers to home users. Writer John McMullen was there when it happened. Hear the story first-hand, based about his experiences working in the field. 
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Web self-service is a form of customer support that is done electronically over the Internet without the aid of a customer support representative. This allows the... Read more 

Letterboxing is the process of adding black bars to the top and bottom of a movie or video after shrinking the whole image to fit a smaller screen, which otherwise... Read more 

A virtual printer is a printer driver that resembles the functionalities of a physical printer, but is not actually associated with one. Instead, a virtual printer... Read more 

The Universal Product Code (UPC) is a 12-digit barcode that is assigned to a consumer product for identifying it and its manufacturer. The barcode consists of a... Read more 

Elastic multitenancy refers to the idea that a system can accommodate multiple client storage resources together ("multitenant") and offer on-demand... Read more 
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