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The cloud landscape is changing, and Turbonomic is on the forefront of that change. CEO Ben Nye discusses cloud trends and where he sees it...

Cloud Complication: Simplifying the Cloud with Ben Nye, CEO of Turbonomic


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We all have countless passwords to keep track of, all with different complexity requirements. True Key by Intel Security lets you sign in...

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Most experts currently agree that the cloud market will accelerate more quickly in 2017. So what will all this mean for cloud technology,...

Experts Share the Top Cloud Computing Trends to Watch for in 2017


We asked experts in the field to deliver their predictions about what the year holds when it comes to big data technology. Here's what they...

Experts Share the Top Big Data Trends for 2017


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If software doesn't work properly, it will be useless. That's why testing is so important. Learn all about web app automation testing with...

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Each and every year, new attacks leave behind a new normal in cybersecurity. So what will that look like in 2017? We asked experts to give...

Experts Share the Top Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2017


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We talked to Ben Nye, the CEO of Turbonomic. Here he talks about autonomic systems and the importance of automation in increasingly complex...

Autonomic Systems and Elevating Humans from Being Middleware: Q&A with Ben Nye, CEO of Turbonomic


Predictive analytics is just beginning to come into its own. We talked to the Global Analytics Product Manager for Dell Statistica to get...

Predictive Analytics in the Real World: What Does It Look Like?


Host Rebecca Jozwiak discusses streaming analytics with top industry experts: Dez Blanchfield, Robin Bloor and Anand Venugopal.

Harnessing the Firehose: Getting Business Value from Streaming Analytics - Webinar Transcript


Discover the gritty details about what today's business analysts really need.

Webcast: Getting It Right With High-Powered Analytics


Hear about some of the keys to managing Hadoop in this Briefing Room Summary with Dez Blanchfield, Robin Bloor and Novetta.

Webcast: Connecting the Dots Within Hadoop


Open source enables developers to use, share and develop code on their own terms. It allows for freedom and creativity. Learn more about...

Open Source: Top Feeds To Follow on Twitter


Follow these top feeds on Twitter to keep up on breakthroughs in the ever-advancing field of artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence: Top Feeds to Follow on Twitter


Virtualization can be a big step for a business, but first a choice must be made on which platform to use.There are several to choose from,...

Choosing a Virtualization Platform


Secure networks are critical for business. Here security experts share some of their secrets.

Top Must-Know Network Security Tricks


Apps can help us have fun, be productive and learn new things. But why do we keep some apps and uninstall others? We take a look at the...

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Do People Uninstall Apps?


Chief Technology Officers occupy a unique position in modern business. Keep up with the latest technology trends by following these CTOs on...

Chief Technology Officers: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


Stay on top of the latest developments in cloud computing by following these cloud experts on Twitter.

Cloud Computing: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman sits down with Techopedia to discuss the company, his typical workday and how he got his job.

How I Got Here: 11 Questions With VMTurbo CTO Charles Crouchman


Want to stay on top of new developments in cybersecurity? Check out this list of people to follow on Twitter.

Security: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow


Host Eric Kavanagh discusses big data analytics with industry experts Robin Bloor, Mike Ferguson, George Corugedo and Keith Renison.

The Key to Quality Big Data Analytics: Understanding 'Different' - TechWise Episode 4 Transcript


Catch up on the latest news in the realms of smartphones, social media and tech support scams.

Web Roundup: Lawsuits, Smartphones and Social Networks... Oh My!


Want to stay on top of new developments in this area? We've compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about...

#Virtualization: Top Twitter Influencers To Follow


Businesses that put a high value on keeping their data secure often turn to private cloud options to minimize risk, but once they've...

Developing Private Cloud: Companies Look for a Shining Star for Custom Cloud Solutions


Techopedia contributor Eric Kavanagh recently sat down with SXSW Accelerator pioneer, Chris Valentine, to learn about how the program has...

Anatomy of a Startup Event - Interview with SXSW Accelerator Pioneer


While making a data center energy efficient can save money, it isn't as simple as it sounds. Virtualization is one possible solution.

INFOGRAPHIC: Data Centers Drink Your Energy Milkshake


This infographic chronicles the relationship between Meaningful Use and the professionals adopting it.

INFOGRAPHIC: Meaningful Use and the EHR Storage Boom


Host Eric Kavanagh discusses the use of analytics in business with data scientists and leaders in the industry.

How Can Analytics Improve Business? - TechWise Episode 2 Transcript


All hard drives will eventually fail. Its what businesses do to ensure they recover their data that matters. Here we look at the key causes...

Why Data Loss Happens - and What to Do About It


The issue of net neutrality has barely made a ripple in the broader world - until talk-show host John Oliver inspires Internet trolls to...

Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality Comes in the Hilarious Rant That Crashed the FCC's Website


Want to connect with the most influential voices talking about Data Analytics? Follow this group on Twitter.

Data Analytics: Experts to Follow on Twitter


In TechWise's first episode, Hadoop is discussed with experts from the Bloor Group, GridGain, Actian, Zettaset and DataTorrent, hosted by...

A Deep Dive Into Hadoop - TechWise Episode 1 Transcript


CRM project failure has given many people a distorted view of how beneficial this software can be. Here's how to maximize its benefits.

CRM Project Failure: Do's and Dont's To Help You Avoid It


Hadoop can help solve some of big data's big challenges. Here's how.

How Hadoop Helps Solve the Big Data Problem


Want to connect with the most influential voices talking about the Internet of Things? Follow this group on Twitter.

IoT: Experts to Follow on Twitter


Got a disaster recovery plan? It might be just what your company's missing, because when disaster strikes, it isn't just data that can go...

INFOGRAPHIC: Only 6 Percent of Companies With No Disaster Recovery Plan Survive


Sites like Facebook and Twitter are now so popular they account for more of our online time than any other single activity.

How Much Time Do You Spend on Social Media Sites?


Why is user acceptance testing (UAT) still important? Here we'll learn about the benefits of UAT and why it's unique.

Why Do We Need User Acceptance Testing (UAT)?


Take a right turn into the fright zone with these innovative Halloween costumes on the cutting edge - no bones about it!

5 Spooktacular Wearable Tech Halloween Costumes (Videos)


So you dropped your phone down the toilet? Fear not. This infographic could potentially save the day and your money.

How to Fix A Phone That Drops In The Toilet


This infographic provides a deeper look into how police are using computers to solve crimes.

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Major Criminals Caught by Computer Technology


Hashtags began innocently enough, but now it seems we've created a monster. Learn more about their history here.

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Hashtag


Get step-by-step instructions on how to get back on Google's good side after losing ranking - and traffic.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Get Out of Google Jail


With big data, backup has become big business. This infographic claims that the problem is how much companies are paying to recover it.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Data Backup Costs Behind Big Data


Seventy-one percent of marketers plan to implement a big data analytics solution within the next three years. What that means is that we...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Benefits of Big Data Marketing


While you're trying to make your friends jealous by splashing pictures of yourself drinking Mai Tais on a beach, burglars may be checking...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Burglars Are Using Social Media


Not every discarded PC or video game console is worth more than you paid for it, but a few iconic items are fetching high prices at auction...

INFOGRAPHIC: Retro Tech That's Worth Big Bucks


Worried about your privacy online? Here are some tips on how to keep your private life from becoming a public matter.

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 Tips for Keeping Your Internet Use Private


Programming languages are what make writing programs for specific computations possible. But have you ever stopped to think about how these...

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of Programming Languages


This Trojan Horse keystroke logger is believed to be a special FBI surveillance program that can be installed remotely via an email...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is FBI's Magic Lantern the Ultimate Keylogger?


Many of the tech terms we use today are already on the endangered list, and may soon fade into the background as technology continues to...

INFOGRAPHIC: A Guide to New and Outdated Tech Terms


Per-gallon, printer ink costs considerably more than milk, vodka and even gasoline. This infographic compares some common household items...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Printer Ink the Most Expensive Liquid in the World?


Science fiction imagines the future. This amazing infographic brings together 50 years of science fiction and shows us how our imagination...

INFOGRAPHIC: 50 Years of Visionary Sci-Fi Computer Interface Design


Google Reader bit the dust on July 1, joining many other Google projects that have been laid to rest over the years. If you feel like...

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 12 Dead Google Projects


Forget about getting coffee for minimum wage: Google and Facebook treat interns like one of their own. Which one would you choose?

INFOGRAPHIC: Would You Rather Work at Google or Facebook?


We combed through Twitter for some of the top sources for Apple news, reviews, information and insight. Fanbois, this one’s for you.

Apple: iExperts to Follow on Twitter


Thanks to some pretty shaky job markets, training and searching for a career has become more strategic than ever, even in IT fields. This...

INFOGRAPHIC: IT Jobs With the Highest Pay and Fastest Growth


Social media is actually making us less social, and affecting our social lives in ways that some experts say are unhealthy. Check out some...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Social Media Making Us Psycho?


Microsoft's Internet Explorer was the top Web browser for more than a decade, but in recent years, a number of new browsers have pushed it...

INFOGRAPHIC: Who's Winning the Browser War?


Despite all the wireless technology out there, many networks still rely on cables to transfer data. Learn about the key cables used today...

INFOGRAPHIC: A Primer on Networking Cables


The first hard drive (pictured to the right) was the size of two refrigerators and cost the equivalent of more than $400,000 in today's...

INFOGRAPHIC: This Is What a 5MB Hard Drive Looked Like In 1956


Data centers are a crucial part of the Internet's infrastructure. Many them are also huge, both in terms of square footage and their impact.

INFOGRAPHIC: The World's 10 Largest Data Centers


In 2013, it's companies, advertisers and online service providers who are most keen on learning more about us, not so much so that they can...

INFOGRAPHIC: 1984 in 2013: Privacy and the Internet


We carry our smartphones everywhere. As a result, they take a lot of abuse. Find out some of the ways smartphones are damaged, and what it...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Damaged Smartphones Cause Billions in Losses


Americans throw away more than 130 million mobile phones every year, along with 51 million computers, 31 million monitors and countless...

INFOGRAPHIC: What Happens to Electronic Waste?


Bring your own device is often promoted as a cost-saving measure. It can be, but only when companies are aware of all the potential costs.

3 BYOD Costs Companies Often Overlook


On the the Internet, your Instagram account is the window into your soul. Find out what it says about you.

INFOGRAPHIC: What Your Instagram Filter Says About You


DNS problems are notoriously difficult to troubleshoot. This flowchart makes the process just a little easier by providing a simple...

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Troubleshoot DNS Errors


Android and iPhone now dominate the smartphone market, but there are some key differences between their users.

INFOGRAPHIC: What Developers Should Know About Android Vs. iOS


There are now more than 2 billion people online building new communities and sharing information. And the bigger this group gets, the more...

INFOGRAPHIC: How 2,405,518,376 Internet Users Changed the World


Geeks are often credited for their brains, but they also excel in matter of the heart - at least in the media.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief History of Geek Romances


This infographic examines some of the online communication factors that can facilitate trolling and how users can tone down some of their...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Psychology of an Internet Troll


When displayed visually, data can be transformed from a raw, unassimilable material to something that feeds our minds - and our visual...

Data Visualization: Data That Feeds Our Senses


Are you just a plain, run-of-mill geek, or have you transcended to uber-geek status? Find out here.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Geek's Guide to Becoming an Uber-Geek


By compiling current medical data with data that will increasingly be able to be acquired from smart mobile devices, big data could hold...

INFOGRAPHIC: Will Big Data Revolutionize Health Care?


Creating a startup may be cheaper now than ever before - thanks in no small part to new technologies, like cloud computing. Should...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Technology's Boosting Startup Success


Can a data model predict election results? Drew Linzer thinks so. In fact, his algorithm makes a convincing argument.

Using Algorithms to Predict Elections: A Chat With Drew Linzer


Check out some of the common stereotypes and misconceptions that tend to plague IT employees.

INFOGRAPHIC: Why It Sucks to Be the IT Guy


If you haven't jumped on the cloud bandwagon already, it's probably because you're still looking for a way to compare deploying in the...

INFOGRAPHIC: Does Moving to the Cloud Really Leave You On Cloud 9?


Unlike the Grinch in the Dr. Seuss tale, this one steals corporate data, and when things like credit card and sensitive corporate...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Grinch Who Stole Data


Discover the key areas where big data analytics can be applied and used to help a company run better, more efficiently and, therefore, more...

INFOGRAPHIC: Humanizing Big Data


While it seems to go against the roots of the Internet as a free space, paywalls are becoming increasingly popular with news publishers...

INFOGRAPHIC: A Peek Behind the Website Paywall Trend


This infographic from Cisco shows some of the statistics around IT professions and provides some insight on how to get in the game.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growing Demand for Networking Pros


Eight trillion text messages flew back and forth between cellphone users in 2011, but while text shorthand is convenient, critics say it...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Text Messaging Ruining the English Language?


Although no one has ever argued that working on your computer is good for your posture, tablets can put us in especially ergonomically...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Health Hazards of Using a Tablet Computer


A global survey released by Cisco in 2011 revealed that one in three respondents rated Internet access as important as air, food, shelter...

INFOGRAPHIC: Young Professionals Want Internet Access More Than Money?


The use of cell phones and other mobile gadgets to gather and access health information has been growing quickly in recent years. The...

INFOGRAPHIC: Can Your Smartphone Keep You Healthier?


Predictions about the death of printed books have been floating around for years, but according to this infographic from Schools.com,...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Rise of eReading


We take an in-depth look at what crowdsourcing is, how it works and why it isn't going away anytime soon.

Crowdsourcing: What It Is, Why It Works and Why It Isn't Going Away


According to this infographic from socialsellingyou.com, at least 11,000 Twitter users have purchased more than 72,000 followers. So who's...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Economics of Fake Twitter Followers


Although there's no industry-standard certification for mobile app developers, if you think building killer apps is your career calling,...

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Become a Mobile App Developer


HTML5 is becoming increasingly important for developers. This infographic explains why.

INFOGRAPHIC: HTML5 - Why Developers Need It


If you haven't yet been affected by BYOD, this growing trend is on its way to a workplace near you. Are you ready?

5 Things to Know About BYOD


The brand of smartphone you choose may say a little something about you and your preferences, habits and quirks.

INFOGRAPHIC: What Does Your Smartphone Say About You?


Through access to real-time data, effective data center infrastructure management (DCIM) reduces energy costs and power consumption, while...

A Look at Data Center Infrastructure Management


As school districts and universities begin finding ways to incorporate cloud computing into their day-to-day activities, cloud productivity...

INFOGRAPHIC: Cloud Computing in the Classroom


Previous Windows updates looked and felt the same. Windows 8 is completely different. Here's what you need to know if you're going to make...

5 Things to Know When Upgrading to Windows 8


One of the most misunderstood concepts among consumers is that of the gigabyte (GB). This infographic from Xigo explains what a GB is and...

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Stop Overages on Your Data Plan


No matter where you turn, it seems there's a new, more powerful computer virus. This infographic shows some of cyberwarfare's recent...

INFOGRAPHIC: The New Face of 21st Century Cyberwarfare


Many next-generation Web apps are built on NoSQL databases. Learn the basics of NoSQL in this introductory article.

NoSQL 101


Database administration is a career with many possible roles and lots of other options. Learn about the different types of DBAs and what...

Database Administration Careers 101


Clicks on paid search listings are beating out organic clicks by a margin of nearly 2:1 in searches, which may mean new challenges in...

INFOGRAPHIC: Google Ads And The War On Free Clicks


Check out these sobering statistics on the privacy problem, and some best practices on how users can protect themselves.

INFOGRAPHIC: Sneaky Apps That Are Stealing Your Personal Information


While foreign countries often get the blame for scams, spam and identity theft, much of it actually orginates in the good ol' U.S.A. Find...

INFOGRAPHIC: International Internet Scam Hotspots


With SOPA, PIPA and a never ending list of legislation, online privacy is one of the most important and intensely debated subjects in...

The Online Privacy Debate: Top Twitter Influencers To Follow


In 2011, cellphones were a factor in 23 percent of all collisions in the U.S., and texting presents the highest level of risk. This...

INFOGRAPHIC: Driving While 'Intexticated'


What are the key components of a free and open Internet? This infographic from freepress.net lays the groundwork.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Declaration of Internet Freedom


When it comes to using their smartphones and tablets for work, employees won't take no for an answer.

INFOGRAPHIC: IT Ninjas Embrace BYOD


Small businesses often assume they're safe from cyber attacks and take few measures to protect themselves. Big mistake.

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Businesses Face Big Cyber Risk


Statistics show we're spending ever more time socializing online. But do all these connections damage our social skills and affect...

INFOGRAPHIC: Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward?


Technology is racing ahead to make communicating over long distances faster, easier and less expensive. This infographic from Vopium traces...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Global VoIP Revolution


Big data isn't just an abstract concept: it's the result of a growing online community that keeps adding data to the pile.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Data Is Generated Online Every Minute?


Just how big is cloud computing? This infographic provides the details.

INFOGRAPHIC: The Growth of Cloud Computing


Getting this part of the hiring process right can be tough for technical IT types, who are more likely to shine at writing code than...

7 Tips For A Stand-Out IT Resume


Mobile applications are increasingly coming under fire for putting users' privacy at risk. This infographic provides real-world examples of...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Mobile Apps are Invading Your Privacy


As the drive for more data continues to increase, companies may only have two options: Either tame the big data beast, or be crushed by the...

INFOGRAPHIC: Taming the Big Data Monster


ITIL certification focuses on the basics that matter to business: how to improve IT services, increase productivity and cut costs. That...

ITIL Certification: Why You Need It, How To Get It


For IT professionals, certification programs are not only a way to gain credibility, but also achieve personal objectives.

6 Top Tech Certifications to Fit Your Every Need


These certifications have proved their worth by consistently helping IT pros achieve a six-figure paycheck.

Top 5 Highest Paying IT Certifications and How to Get Them


The controversial and divisive CISPA, or Cybersecurity Bill, has privacy advocates and the tech lobby at war. Here is what you need to know.

Tech in the House: CISPA Faces Congress


Learn about structured programming including logic modeling, process specification and decision trees and tables.

An Intro to Logic Trees and Structured Programming


Implementing IAM - both on the cloud and on-site - can be challenging, but the rewards can make the effort well worthwhile.

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Provides Cloud Security Boost


IAM gives the right people the right level of access at the right time -- and that's really important for business.

What Enterprise Needs to Know About Identity and Access Management (IAM)


Data warehousing provides a solid foundation for consolidating historical, current and future data, allowing an organization to generate...

Data Warehousing 101


How is the information you provide to websites and web services used? The answer may surprise you.

What You Should Know About Your Privacy Online


Not long ago, customer relationship management (CRM) was thought to be on the decline. But the ride isn't over for CRM software. Find out...

Top 6 Trends in Customer Relationship Management (CRM)


These best practices can help companies ensure their efforts toward customer resource management aren't wasted.

Why CRM Strategies Fail (and What to Do About It)


Ever wondered how all those emails, pictures and tweets can travel over the internet without clashing with each other? In this article...

Multiplexing: An Intro to How it Works


Many companies want BI - even if they don't entirely understand it. Find out what business intelligence is and how it works.

An Introduction to Business Intelligence


Web analytics is a rapidly growing field. Find out what can be measured, and what these metrics can tell you about your website.

Web Analytics: Terms You Need To Know


As computing power has increased, programming languages have evolved to take advantage of enhanced computing resources.

Computer Programming: From Machine Language to Artificial Intelligence


It's no secret that there's often conflict between the CFO and CIO in IT organizations, even though both executives are working toward the...

CFO and CIO: How to Smooth out Conflicting Roles


SOPA could impact the Internet in a massive way. Here's what you need to know.

SOPA and the Internet: Copyright Freedom or Uncivil War?


If cloud computing continues to improve – as it should – more people will begin to see the virtue of having their heads in the cloud.

Cloud Computing: What it Means to You


Cloud computing has been promoted as a way for organizations to save money with little or no downside, but it isn't a perfect solution.

The Dark Side of the Cloud


Enterprise computing has been around a long time, but the buzz around it never seems to die down. Find out what it means - and why it...

Enterprise Computing: What's All the Buzz?


Wondering what the launch of Sputnik has to do with Facebook's launch? We trace the development of the Internet and the Web.

A Timeline of the Development of the Internet and World Wide Web


Artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial neural networks (ANN) are two exciting and intertwined fields in computer science. There are,...

What is the difference between artificial intelligence and neural networks?


It would be difficult to find two popular buzzwords that are in more of a quagmire than social media and Web 2.0. The two terms are used,...

What is the difference between social media and Web 2.0?


What is the difference between business applications and enterprise applications?

What is the difference between business applications and enterprise applications?


Whether it's a business looking to hire someone or a student trying to decide what to major in, there is a lot of confusion about the...

What is the difference between computer science and information and communications technology (ICT)?


Find out what separates these two types of memory.

What is the difference between RAM and ROM?


Learn about some of the people who helped pioneer the field of computer programming.

The Pioneers of Computer Programming


Can't tell an RTS from an FPS, or an MMORPG from an RPG? Get your answers here!

From Friendly to Fragging: A Beginner's Guide to Video Game Genres


If the gaming industry can deliver on the potential of some of these trends, the future looks bright.

The Most Important Trends in Gaming


Social media has changed the way we choose products, follow the news and live our daily lives. Learn the basics behind the buzz.

Understanding Social Media: What You Need To Know


IT professionals use best practices to keep corporate, government and other organizations' systems safe.

The 7 Basic Principles of IT Security


Cell phone hacking has become a real concern with the widespread use of smartphones. Learn about how hackers get into your phone and what...

Common Methods Hackers Are Using To Crack Your Cellular Phone


Hackers have a bad reputation, but these tech renegades actually do serve a purpose.

5 Reasons You Should Be Thankful For Hackers


Video games can be dangerously addictive. Find out what elements designers employ to make them that way.

5 Psychological Tricks Video Games Use To Keep You Playing


The spread of malware online has made many people fear attachments, apps and even web pages. Find out what kind of malware is out there and...

Malicious Software: Worms, Trojans and Bots, Oh My!


Instead of serving as protocol, the OSI model has become a teaching tool that shows how different tasks within a network should be handled...

Q&A by Techopedia Staff



Li-Fi, which uses visible light to transmit signals wirelessly, is an emerging technology poised to compete with Wi-Fi. Advantages of...


Wi-Fi uses radio waves to broadcast its signal, whereas Li-Fi uses visible light provided by LED bulbs fitted with special chips and...


Li-Fi is a wireless optical technology that uses the same 802.11 protocols as Wi-Fi. Since Li-Fi uses visible light communication (VLC), it...


While virtualization is a general strategy for getting more out of in-house hardware resources, containerization is a specific type of...


Server monitoring works as a general-purpose type of monitoring for these key pieces of hardware. Server monitoring may include looking at...


Both NetFlow and sFlow are network traffic monitoring tools, and both have the word "flow" in their names. Beyond this, there are many...


The terms 'private cloud’ and 'virtualized data center’ are a good example of that general difference between cloud computing and...


'Managed service provider’ (MSP) and 'public cloud’ are two terms that represent similar ideas in enterprise management. However, the...


Although converged and hyper-converged infrastructure are similar in many senses, hyper-converged infrastructure takes the same design...


The difference between the three terms above is that vMotion™ is a trademarked name for a company product, while the other two terms are...


Virtual machines are part of virtualization environments. A container, on the other hand, is a specific kind of virtualization strategy...


'CPU contention’ and 'CPU ready queue’ are two related terms, but they address slightly different aspects of the same problem. 'CPU...

Is big data a one-size-fits-all solution? Is big data a one-size-fits-all solution? Is big data a one-size-fits-all solution? Is big data a one-size-fits-all solution?


Within the idea of an overall big data ecosystem or industry, applications of big data strategies are specific to the needs of a particular...


All sorts of businesses are jumping on the big data bandwagon, but some are having much better results than others. Where do some...


Individual data warehouse projects need to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Generally, in trying to stretch an existing data warehouse...


The Internet of Things (IoT) will bring a physical hardware component to the big data ecosystem. With big data, large pools of data sets...


There's no question that more big data solutions are moving to the cloud. How this is going to affect business networks has to do with the...

More isn’t always better. How can organizations reduce the noise in their data to achieve targeted, accurate analytics? More isn’t always better. How can organizations reduce the noise in their data to achieve targeted, accurate analytics? More isn’t always better. How can organizations reduce the noise in their data to achieve targeted, accurate analytics? More isn’t always better. How can organizations reduce the noise in their data to achieve targeted, accurate analytics?


With the big data systems, one of the big questions for companies is how to keep these projects well-targeted and efficient. Many of the...


The Apache open-source Hadoop data handling resource and related tools are becoming influential in the big data world. But in the race to...


The pursuit of business analytics or other analytics processes varies a great deal, and should be assessed on a case-by-case basis. However...


Every business and organization must consider its own needs and resources when figuring out which issues are most important for big data...


There are many factors that contributed to the emergence of today's big data ecosystem, but there's a general consensus that big data came...


Software-defined networking is a network concept where, in network architecture, the network’s "control plane" or data transmission...

What's the difference between a host name, a domain name and a fully qualified domain name (FDQN)? What's the difference between a host name, a domain name and a fully qualified domain name (FDQN)? What's the difference between a host name, a domain name and a fully qualified domain name (FDQN)? What's the difference between a host name, a domain name and a fully qualified domain name (FDQN)?


A fully qualified domain name (FQDN) contains both a host name and a domain name. For a landing page, the fully qualified domain name...


There are many different ways to provide security for local area networks (LANs). Many of these apply to the common types of hardware that...


The question of how businesses and enterprises utilize mobile applications is a broad one, but the answer involves several fundamental...


Generally, the term "mobile compatible" means that a site can be viewed and used on a mobile device. This basic endorsement of a site for...


Mobile computing is the idea that users can process data or perform digital tasks on mobile devices. This broad category of operations is...


Mobile hotspots and tethering services offer similar results for users, but work a little bit differently. A mobile hotspot is an offering...


The question of how big data may change official statistics, and the research of federal or government agencies, is a fascinating one,...


There are many ways that cloud computing can help small businesses depending on their core operations, IT infrastructure needs, and areas...


Home users can benefit from many aspects of cloud computing services. While many cloud vendors and providers target a great deal of their...


There are multiple ways to set up cloud storage for your own use. All of them involve looking at the specific technical features of cloud...


The terms privacy, confidentiality and security have a lot in common as they apply to modern-day information technology, but they also...

How can security be both a project and process? How can security be both a project and process? How can security be both a project and process? How can security be both a project and process?


The issue of IT security is a complex one that can require a strong, consistent response over time. Security can be both a project and a...

How can IT security be measured? How can IT security be measured? How can IT security be measured? How can IT security be measured?


IT security is, by nature, an intangible and hard-to-measure objective or service. It can be extremely difficult to accurately evaluate the...


Secured with WEP means that a transmission or internet access point has been secured with something called wired equivalent privacy. Wired...

How can you securely delete files? How can you securely delete files? How can you securely delete files? How can you securely delete files?


In order to securely delete files, users have to understand the specific methods of an operating system and how to get access to the raw...


Erasing a solid state drive (SSD) can require some work. There are slightly different processes involved in securely erasing or "wiping"...


Secure browsing involves the use of special security architecture to allow for Web browsing that is more protected from various kinds of...


The issue of storing passwords in a database is one that requires looking closely at data encryption and security protocols that will stop...


Erasing or "wiping" the storage media of an Apple iPad device is fairly easy. Unlike with some other types of hardware devices,...


Both security architecture and security design are elements of how IT professionals work to provide comprehensive security for systems....


Effectively erasing a hard drive involves more than just hitting the "delete" key. As it becomes more and more important to dispose of old...


Learning about general security for Facebook profiles and pages generally involves working with advanced security settings and features,...


Security and privacy are closely linked, and both are part of the emerging debate on new technologies. However, security and privacy are...


There's more than one way to track devices by location. Guides on locational tracking point out that with traditional cellphones,...


The issue of mobile phones causing different types of cancers is related to what we now know about the technologies that are involved....


The recycling of mobile phones and devices is very important, partially because of the planned obsolescence and quick evolution of these...


The mobile network state is an indicator found on a variety of modern smartphones and devices that shows whether these devices are...


Both cloud computing and mobile computing have to do with using wireless systems to transmit data. Beyond this, these two terms are quite...


The difference between a mobile operating system (OS) and a computer OS has to do with how individual tech companies have rolled out...


The terms "mobile" and "wireless" are often used interchangeably but in reality, they are two very different concepts applied to modern...


Both mobile communication and mobile computing involve wireless data transfer. The difference is in the kind of data being transferred, and...


The terms "mobile data" and "Wi-Fi" both have to do with distributing different types of digital data throughout wireless networks. However...


The Apache software set known as Hadoop is becoming a very popular resource for dealing with big data sets. This type of data handling...


The difference between little endian and big endian formats, also sometimes called "endian-ness," is the difference between how computing...


Individual professionals and those interested in big data analytics can learn about the processes involved by getting a better...


In general, big data sets help businesses to make decisions based on widely collected information. Big data is used in many different ways,...


The difference between big data and the open source software program Hadoop is a distinct and fundamental one. The former is an asset,...


Big data and data mining are two different things. Both of them relate to the use of large data sets to handle the collection or reporting...


Cloud computing services save money by offering businesses access to more versatile and scalable IT services. This allows clients to choose...


Google Cloud Print is a service that helps users send documents to printers from a variety of devices. This includes personal computers, as...


Cloud computing and Web hosting can seem similar because these two types of services can have very similar kinds of setups and deliver a...

What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization? What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization? What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization? What is the difference between cloud computing and virtualization?


At first glance, virtualization and cloud computing may sound like similar things, but each one has a broader definition that can be...

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