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Operational Data Store

An operational data store (ODS) is a type of database that collects data from multiple sources for processing, after which it sends the data to operational systems and data warehouses. It provides a... (Read on)

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Author Todd D. Lyle shares an excerpt from his book, Grounding the Cloud: Basics and Brokerages. He discusses cloud services brokers, and their role as middlemen between your business and the intricacies of the cloud. 
Why Linux has Failed on the Desktop

It seems that Linux will never become a mainstream OS for desktops, but it is highly popular with developers and is the basis for the Android operating system. 
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Mobile virtualization opens up a whole new world of options for mobile computing and communications. It can has the potential to help with security, productivity and even recreation. 
5 Big Cloud Security Features for Enterprise Use

The cloud is gaining wide popularity as an enterprise tool, but for cloud use to be effective, proper security measures must be taken. 
Barriers to PaaS: Why Many Businesses Are Opting Out of Platform-as-a-Service

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The Future is Bright for OLED Displays

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Grounding the Cloud: What You Need to Know About Cloud Services

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Bitcoin has certainly had its ups and downs in recent years, but what will 2015 hold for the cryptocurrency? 
Why Big Data Is Big Business in Agriculture

Agriculture usually isn't considered a very high-tech industry, but farmers are now using big data and other technological innovations to help drive efficiency and profit. 
11 Essential Steps for Implementing SaaS

There's a lot to consider when implementing SaaS, and these steps can help guide you through the process. 
How Virtualization Can Empower SaaS Applications

Virtualization and SaaS are both very powerful tools, but they're most powerful when they're used together. 
Why Small Businesses Need to Learn from High-Profile Data Breaches

Data breaches can happen to any business, not just the huge nationwide chains you hear about on the news. Small- to medium-sized businesses also need to take security very seriously. 
#Virtualization: Top Twitter Influencers To Follow

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: 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. 
Web Roundup: Privacy, Hacking and Emerging Technology

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. 
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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. 
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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. 
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The VT100 was a computer video terminal developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and introduced in August 1978. It was among the first terminals to fully... Read more 

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