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Audacity is an open-source digital audio tool that can be used on various operating systems including Windows, OS X and Linux. Created in 1999, Audacity has been a popular way to create music and other... (Read on)

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Applying the Theory of Identity as History to Data Management

How do you establish identity? If an aspect changes, is it still the same entity, or does it have a new identity? This can also apply to data management, and there are different methods of dealing with it.
Managing Cloud Sprawl in Your Organization

Cloud sprawl -- the unauthorized use of cloud services in an organization -- can be particularly problematic for an IT department. Here are some ways to handle it in your organization.
5 Solutions to Counter Mobile Security Threats

With an influx of mobile devices in the workplace, mobile security is more important than ever. Make sure that your devices are secure with these security solutions.
How 3-D Printing Is Driving Business

3-D printing is much more than just a neat novelty. It is now allowing businesses of all sizes to increase their productivity and manufacturing abilities.
The Importance of Apache Flink in Processing Streaming Data

When it comes to processing big data, Apache Flink has the ability to process static as well as streaming data, making it a useful application.
How Graph Databases Bring Networking to Data

Graph databases rely on relationships and nodes to organize and process data, giving them an edge over traditional databases.
Thinking Machines: The Artificial Intelligence Debate

Artificial intelligence is steadily progressing, for better or worse. What makes a machine "intelligent," and just how intelligent are they now?
How APM, SaaS and Analytics Are Streamlining Application Management

When Application portfolio management is used alongside Software as a Service and analytics, businesses can greatly improve the efficiency of their applications.
5 Ways Companies Can Cut Cloud Costs

Cloud services have become indispensable for business, but with ever-increasing pressure to keep budgets in line, tech professionals are looking for ways to cut costs.
Ada Lovelace, Enchantress of Numbers

Ada Lovelace was ahead of her time, with programming ideas that wouldn't come into practice until a century later. Learn more about this "enchantress of numbers."
The Demand-Driven Data Center - What System Administrators Can Learn From Wall Street

Data centers are a vital part of today's economy, but there is much to be considered when implementing them. Some features may need to be sacrificed in order to implement others.
Open-Source Licensing - What You Need to Know

Open source is a great option for developers who don't want to deal with a lot of legal restrictions and copyrights. But free access comes with its own set of rules.
Video Tech: Shifting Focus From High Resolution to High Frame Rate

Once resolution has gotten so high that people can't distinguish the difference anymore, what's next? High frame rate promises to be the next method of improving video quality.
How Big Data Analytics Can Optimize IT Performance

Is your IT business performing at it's peak efficiency? Big data analytics can you achieve this.
WebRTC -  A Revolution in Real-Time Communication

Real-time communication is a growing field, but WebRTC has just advanced it by leaps and bounds. See what it has to offer.
5 of Technology’s Most Beautiful Mistakes

Technology can be an unpredictable field, especially when doing research. These tech pioneers may not have gotten the results they expected, but because of that, they have helped advance science in unexpected ways.
Border Gateway Protocol and Routing Scalability

When routing large numbers of data packets, scalability is essential. There are many ways to achieve this, but the Border Gateway Protocol is considered one of the best solutions.
Computers - The Universal Instrument?

Computers are capable of reproducing the sound of nearly any instrument, and as technology continues to advance, even more options are becoming available to audio engineers and hobbyists alike.
Webcast: Connecting the Dots Within Hadoop

Hear about some of the keys to managing Hadoop in this Briefing Room Summary with Dez Blanchfield, Robin Bloor and Novetta.
Technology and Our Children: Too Much and Too Little

Schools are more high tech and advanced than ever. Technology can be a great way to engage students, but the schools and students without access to this technology could get left behind.
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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. ?? string.Empty) 
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. ?? string.Empty) 
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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Not a Number (NaN) represents an undefined number in floating-point operations. A Not a Number indicator may also be a sign that a variable that is supposed to be... Read more

A data collection system (DCS) is a system that aggregates and evaluates sets of information in a consistent and efficient way. Modern data collection systems rely... Read more

A directional pad (D-pad) is a series of buttons placed in an arrow or cross design that provides commands for four directions – up-down-left-right or... Read more

A bumper case is a type of smartphone or mobile device case that protects the sides of the phone with a raised edge design. Bumper cases are often made out of soft... Read more

An email response management system (ERMS) is a service or software product that provides handling for a volume of email messages, often for an enterprise. These... Read more
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