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Predictive alerting is a technology that predicts events based on historical data and accordingly provides alerts. For example, the technology can predict the sales of certain products based on sales and... (Read on)
The Work of a Technical Writer

Technical writing is a field essential to IT, in that it must clearly and accurately document and explain complicated concepts to others. Here we examine what it takes to be a technical writer and provide some resources.
Cognitive Computing - The Next Era of Computing?

Just like a human brain, cognitive computing can take input of any form, process it and provide meaningful results. However, this branch of artificial technology still needs much development before it can really equal the human mind.
The Cyber War Against Terrorism

The battlefield no longer has to be a physical space - war is now taking place in cyberspace. White hat and grey hat hackers combat terrorists online.
Why DevOps Is Important for Your IT Strategy

Software development has been given a boost by DevOps - development and operations teams working together. This increased teamwork allows for faster, more efficient development.
Dismissing the Myth that Active Directory Requires Microsoft DNS

Microsoft Active Directory is inherent upon DNS, but that doesn't mean it requires Microsoft DNS, even though the vast majority of networks exclusively utilize Microsoft internal DNS services. The idea that AD requires Microsoft DNS is a myth.
The Digital Divide: A Technological Generation Gap

The first digital divide was financial - separating those who could afford modern technology from those who could not. However, we are now facing a generational digital divide - separating tech-savvy youngsters from their parents and grandparents.
Protecting Your Brand Value with Big Data

Brand value is essential for a business to maintain, and big data is proving to be a powerful tool for helping companies increase their brand value.
A Look at Vim: Winning the Editor Wars?

There has long been a struggle between Vi and Emacs in the 'Editor Wars' but now Vim (Vi iMproved) may be emerging as a victor.
The Past, Present and Future of Autonomic Computing

Autonomic computing allows systems to be more self-sufficient and lessens the need for human intervention. Although the idea of autonomic computing has been around for quite some time, it is now finally becoming a serious area of development.
How Big Data Can Drive Smart Customer Service

Satisfied customers are the key to a successful business, but what is the key to satisfied customers? Big data and analytics are helping put data to work to improve customer service.
Living on the Edge: The 5 Key Benefits of Edge Analytics

While edge analytics has provided the technology to leverage IoT in a smarter, better way, its promise actually extends beyond IoT to the edge of a more traditional data ecosystem. Read more about its benefits here.
The Cloud: The Ultimate Tool for Big Data Success

In order for big data to be useful, the proper tools must be in place to handle it. The cloud is increasingly the tool of choice for big data, and it is becoming a more popular option.
From Ada Lovelace to Deep Learning

Computer programming can be traced all the way back to 1843 - before computers even existed! Throughout the ages, computer programming has made great advances, and today artificial intelligence and deep learning are beginning to do the programming!
How Natural Language Processing Can Improve Business Insights

Natural language processing (NLP) allows a system to analyze social media posts, emails and a host of other data not in standardized formats. This can greatly improve sentiment analysis, leading to better understanding of customers.
The Software-Defined Data Center: What's Real and What's Not

The software-defined data center is here, but it's not quite what we imagined. Many have unrealistic expectations of SDDCs, so here we examine the technology and what it really means.
5 Defining Qualities of Robots

The concept of robotics is constantly changing, with new innovations pushing the boundaries of modern technology. However, there are several characteristics that define robots.
Container Technology - The Next Big Thing?

Using containers is helping to eliminate compatibility issues, allowing developers to focus on more important matters.
Turbonomic: Bringing Autonomics to Virtualization

VMTurbo has become Turbonomic. This name change also signifies a shift toward autonomic computing - systems managing their own resources for optimum efficiency, with little or no human input required.
The New Efficiency of Cloud Analytics

Cloud analytics are making analytics services more accessible by allowing anyone with a browser to access inexpensive, efficient and powerful analytics tools.
Innovation vs. the Patent Troll

Patents are meant to protect innovators, but patent trolls are taking advantage of the system by obtaining fraudulent patents and then suing the true innovators.
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Tech Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Introduction to Databases

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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. ?? string.Empty) 
Creative Disruption: The Changing Landscape of Technology

Learn about the history behind some major technological innovations - and how they changed the world. ?? string.Empty) 
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. ?? string.Empty) 
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Decision tree software is a software application/tool used for simplifying the analysis of complex business challenges and providing cost-effective output for... Read more

A complex programmable logic device (CPLD) is a logic device with completely programmable AND/OR arrays and macrocells. Macrocells are the main building blocks of... Read more

A CD burner is a device that records information onto compact discs. It typically takes the form of a rectangular metal (or metal/plastic hybrid) enclosure with a... Read more

COMMAND.COM is the default shell for Microsoft operating systems, including MS-DOS and Windows versions up through Windows ME. Other versions of DOS not from... Read more

A Common Access Card (CAC) is a smart card that serves as a standard identification for United States Active Duty Uniform Defense Personnel, including the National... Read more
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