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Erasing a solid state drive (SSD) of the type used in various small flash drives can require some work. There are slightly different processes...read on
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? 
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. 
Data Visualization: Data That Feeds Our Senses

When displayed visually, data can be transformed from a raw, unassimilable material to something that feeds our minds - and our visual senses. 
The 4 Key Benefits of Business Analytics

Analytics has become a key tool in business. Find out why - and discover what it does best. 
Web Roundup: Microsoft Layoffs, Facebook Experiments and the Dangers of Data Hoarding

Emerging technologies continue to take lead in the tech industry, while older technologies fall to the wayside (and cost jobs). Check out some of the top tech stories from the news this week. 
Today's Big Data Challenge Stems From Variety, Not Volume or Velocity

Too many IT departments throw everything they have at the issues of data volume and velocity, forgetting to address the fundamental issue of the variety of data. 
7 Steps for Learning Data Mining and Data Science

Data science is best learned by doing, but a good foundation of statistics and machine learning matters too. Check out some top resources here. 
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. 
What the $#@! Is Data Discovery?

What exactly is data discovery? Here we take an in-depth look at this process and how it can help your business. 
Take That, Big Data! Why Small Data May Pack a Bigger Punch

While big data can be immensely helpful to business, small data is often overlooked. Here are some of little data's big advantages. 
5 Ways to Get Value Out of Your Business Data

Your business is surely collecting data. But the question is, what are you doing with that data? Here we examine ways to put that data to good use. 
Can Big Data Analytics Close the Business Intelligence Gap?

Big data has become essential in modern business, but most companies aren't using it to its full potential due to lack of proper analytics. Here we take a look at what the future holds for big data analytics. 
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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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A VPN firewall is a type of firewall device that is designed specifically to protect against unauthorized and malicious users intercepting or exploiting a VPN... Read more 

A VPN service provider is a type of service provider that provides VPN services to end users and/or organizations. They provide their customers with a secure and... Read more 

Public VPN is a type of VPN connection that can be accessed publicly or openly by end users. It differs from standard or private VPN, which is generally reserved... Read more 

Personal VPN is type of VPN connection or service that is meant for an individual or personal use rather than business use. It is used to design and protect an... Read more 

Cloud VPN is a type of VPN that utilizes a cloud-based network infrastructure to deliver VPN services. It provides globally accessible VPN access to end users and... Read more 
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