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Softkey

A softkey is a key on a device which can have context-sensitive or user-programmable functions, but generally it just means it has more than one function. Unlike letters on the keyboard and number keys on... (Read on)

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While virtualization is a general strategy for getting more out of in-house hardware resources, containerization is a specific type of hardware virtualization. Containerization... (Read on)
Solar Clothes? Perovskite Adds Potential for Charging Fibers

Perovskite is a mineral with unique properties, including the ability to collect solar energy. See the potential applications of this material. 
10 Best Practices for Encryption Key Management and Data Security

Data security is more important than ever, and encryption is one of the primary methods of securing data. Here we discuss some best practices for keeping data safe with encryption key management. 
Windows Survival Guide for Linux/Unix Users

Let's face it - no matter how dedicated you are to Linux/Unix, the majority of computers out there use Windows, and like it or not, you'll probably have to use it. But there are ways to make your Windows experience more comfortable. 
How Network Virtualization is Used as a Security Tool

Network virtualization is quickly becoming a security tool, but one must understand it and avoid common mistakes in order for it to be effective. 
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Real-Time Big Data Analytics

Real-time big data analytics is a great way to get up-to-date data and statistics. But while it has plenty of benefits, it does have some disadvantages that must also be considered. 
Does Your Web Project Need Sass?

While HTML and CSS have been used for years, Sass is relatively new to the Web development scene. It can greatly simplify the development process, making it a hit with developers. 
Disaster Recovery 101

Disasters, both natural and human-made, have the potential to destroy data, which can in turn destroy a business. However, planning for disasters can help a business prevent data loss and downtime. 
5 Research Tools for Enterprise in a New Business World

While businesses today are focused on data, many are neglecting research. Here we discuss five research tools that can help with research. 
The Four Major Cloud Players: Pros and Cons

Author Todd D. Lyle discusses and compares the important features of today's top four cloud services: Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft Azure. 
Born in the Cloud: The Next Generation of Cloud Services

There's a new category of cloud vendors known as "born in the cloud." What sets this new generation of vendors apart from legacy cloud vendors? 
Tackling Big Data Analytics Pain Points

Big data is revolutionizing analytics, and can be of enormous value to businesses - but only if it's managed and analyzed successfully. We cover a few key mistakes to avoid. 
4 Bad Business Intelligence Habits to Avoid at All Costs

Breaking these bad habits in business intelligence is a smart idea! Make sure you're getting the most out of your data by avoiding these pitfalls. 
Geolocation: What It Is, What It Has to Offer

Geolocation uses technology to determine where you are, and then act on that information. It is used in mapping, social media, advertising and countless other applications, and will undoubtedly find even more uses in the future. 
File Managers to Fit Your Every Need

There's more to file management than just Windows File Explorer and Mac OS X Finder - numerous types of file management can help you manage your data in the way that best suits you. 
Aggregated Security with OpenDNS

Enterprise security is a multifaceted endeavor, often requiring multiple tools to protect against threats. OpenDNS is a tool that attempts to block access to IP addresses harboring harmful content. 
How Should Businesses Respond to a Ransomware Attack?

Ransomware can cripple a business, but what can you do about it? Security experts weigh in on options. 
How I Got Here: 11 Questions With VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman

VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman sits down with Techopedia to discuss the company, his typical workday and how he got his job. 
Mobile Technology: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow

Follow these experts on Twitter to keep up with the latest trends in mobile technology. 
What Big Data Trends Are on the Horizon?

Big data is changing the way data is collected and analyzed. Here are some trends in big data to keep an eye on in coming years. 
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Linux

Learning about a new operating system can be daunting for beginners, but getting started with Linux can be amazingly easy. 
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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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Protocol conversion is the process of translating the protocol of the sending device to a different protocol of another device so that compatibility and... Read more 

Molecular electronics refers to the subdivision of nanotechnology and nanoelectronics that is responsible for electronics development and design using nano building... Read more 

An optical isolator is a passive magneto-optic device that makes travel of light unidirectionally. The operation of the device is based on the Faraday effect. It is... Read more 

A non-delivery report (NDR) is a report that is automatically generated by a mail server to inform the sender that their email message was not successfully... Read more 

8-bit is a measure of computer information generally used to refer to hardware and software in an era where computers were only able to store and process a maximum... Read more 
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