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A virtual local area network (VLAN) is an abstracted or “virtual” LAN. A local area network or LAN is a hardware setup establishing a physical network. With VLANs, even hardware... (Read on)
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.
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.
5 Things You Didn't Know about Group Policy and Active Directory

Group Policy is a powerful tool that aids domain network managers deliver application settings to computers and users to keep them protected and in compliance. GP has a hidden aspects however that are unknown to many users.
Open API: The Future of Application Programming Interfaces

APIs have long been closed to outside developers, but now the concept of open APIs is taking the industry by storm, offering easier access and more compatibility.
Autonomic Systems and Elevating Humans from Being Middleware: Q&A with Ben Nye, CEO of Turbonomic

We talked to Ben Nye, the CEO of Turbonomic. Here he talks about autonomic systems and the importance of automation in increasingly complex, data-driven environments.
Using Root Cause Analysis to Investigate Application Issues

Finding the symptoms of problems is easy, but tracking down the underlying cause can be a bit trickier. A combination of root cause analysis and software can be invaluable for pinpointing problems.
Education Must Turn to the Cloud

The higher education model this country has utilized for decades is reaching its end-of-life and when approached from a logical perspective, seems almost archaic as it is failing to keep up with the speed of business.
How Machine Learning Can Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

A supply chain keeps its business running, and inaccurate predictions of supply chain demands can be disastrous. However, now machine learning is helping to make supply chain management simpler.
Chief Data Officer: The Next Hot Tech Job?

The role of chief data officer is often misunderstood, but its growing importance is making it a more prominent position, with many companies now hiring CDOs.
Graph Databases: A New Way of Thinking About Data

Graph databases consist of a series of entities and relationships, which can make for some innovative insights that one wouldn't find with a traditional database.
Predictive Analytics in the Real World: What Does It Look Like?

Predictive analytics is just beginning to come into its own. We talked to the Global Analytics Product Manager for Dell Statistica to get his thoughts on the technology's biggest strengths, and how companies can leverage them.
The Internet of Everything (IoE): Keeping Us 'Always On'

The internet of everything takes the connectivity and communication of the internet of things a step further, making it a very powerful tool.
Internationalization and Localization: Why It Matters

Localization can make or break software in international markets, which is why it needs to be integrated from the beginning of development, rather than just an afterthought.
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.
How Big Data Is Influencing Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the latest method for finding investors for projects, and now big data and analytics are giving a boost to crowdfunding by bringing valuable data to those running the campaigns.
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Tech Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard Of

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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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Browsing is the act of looking through a set of information quickly, without a specific sense of purpose. In the context of the internet, it usually refers to using... Read more

Broadband over power line (BPL) is the transmission of data over existing electrical wire using frequencies outside the range of AC power. Special networking... Read more

Burning is the process of recording to optical disc media, including writable CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. The term is most associated with consumers creating CDs... Read more

A Browser Helper Object (BHO) is a DLL module designed by Microsoft to allow developers to create plug-ins for its Internet Explorer browser. BHOs can display... Read more

A database management system (DBMS) interface is a user interface which allows for the ability to input queries to a database without using the query language... Read more
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