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10 Innovations That Have Made Data Centers More Efficient

Data centers can consume massive amounts of energy, but some companies are implementing methods to lower their environmental impact - and their energy bills - significantly. 
Web Roundup: Wearables, Mobile and a Dog's Eye View of the World

Mobile technology is making dramatic new improvements, while other technology makers continue to get left behind. 
Virtualization: A Move Toward Efficiency

There are still a few wrinkles to be ironed out, but IT professionals are excited about virtualization's boundless potential. 
Big Data, Social Sciences and How to Change Negative Outcomes Into Positive Ones

Big data can be applied in nearly any field. Here we examine how big data can be used in social work - and what implications that has for other fields of study. 
7 Things You Must Know About Big Data Before Adoption

There is absolutely no doubt that the right use of big data helps businesses become more profitable. But for this to happen, there are things businesses must know. 
Is There Any Trust Between Corporate and IT Departments?

Ask either corporate or IT professionals, there is little trust between the two departments. One researcher has some ideas on how to fix that. 
An Introduction to the OSI Model

Instead of serving as protocol, the OSI model has become a teaching tool that shows how different tasks within a network should be handled in order to promote error-free data transmission. 
Web Roundup: Smartphones are Smarter Than Ever ... Again

As mobile technology continues to advance, consumers look forward to innovation but still worry about security. Check out this past week's top stories in tech. 
Is Cutting Energy Waste a Problem Big Data Can Solve?

Big data is used to analyze nearly everything. Can it be used to help reduce energy waste too? 
Is Green IT Dead?

Only a few years ago "green IT" was the buzzword du jour. So, what happened to it? Have companies given it up or have they just changed their strategy? 
Cloud Computing and Carbon Footprints: Why Cloud Solutions Are Green Solutions

Cloud computing is becoming a major trend in business, but not only is it economical, it is also environmentally friendly. 
Everything You Ought To Know About Green Networking

Wondering how green networking works and what kinds of benefits businesses can expect? We provide the answers! 
Back to School With Big Data Analytics

Big data analytics are helping businesses and schools become more efficient and improve retention rates by helping them target their focus more accurately. 
Who's Responsible for Cloud Security Now?

Data security is as important as ever, especially in business. But who is responsible for that security when data is stored in the cloud? 
Private Cloud: A Step-by-Step Guide for Enterprise

Discover the steps that needs to be carried out to build a private cloud in an enterprise. 
Web Roundup: New Waves in the Technology Industry

Major shifts in the technology industry are shifting the future of data and Internet access. Check out the past week's top stories in this week's Web roundup. 
The ABC’s of VPN Configuration

VPNs are becoming easier to set up than ever before. Here we examine how to set up VPN connections on several of the most popular types of devices. 
Internet of Things: Who Owns the Data?

Data is constantly being generated, especially from social media and the up-and-coming Internet of Things. But who owns that data? And what can (and will) they do with it? 
Data, Big and Small: Where's the Real Value?

"Big data" is one of the hottest buzzwords today, but what about small data? Many companies are bypassing the big-data overkill and using small data to focus on just what they're looking for. 
CISOs: Why Companies Need Them More Than Ever

The security of businesses and their customers is under scrutiny, meaning a greater need for security professionals. That starts with a CISO. 
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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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Wide-area network optimization controllers (WOCs) are appliances that optimize the bandwidth of a wide-area network in order to improve end-user experience. They... Read more 

Affiliate tracking is the process of managing and tracking marketing activities, usually through the use of a special software and different plugins installed in... Read more 

Managed code is a scheme applied by Microsoft to some high-level programming languages in order to have their execution managed by the .Net Framework Common... Read more 

For loop is a programming language conditional iterative statement which is used to check for certain conditions and then repeatedly execute a block of code as long... Read more 

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) is a trade association which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in order to develop... Read more 
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