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HowToForge: Netdata is a free, open source, scalable, distributed, real-time, performance and health monitoring tool for Linux based operating systems.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 7:00 am

Get that wiki feeling on the desktop with Zim, a powerful, yet compact tool for managing information.

Posted: February 22, 2018, 3:00 am

zypper is used for package and patch management in Suse Linux systems.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:00 pm

VidCutter is an open-source cross-platform video editor with which you can quickly trim and join video clips

Posted: February 21, 2018, 10:00 pm

Datamation: Most people tend to forget that despite Ubuntu's success over the years, it's still just a distro based on another distro - Debian.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:00 pm

softpedia: UBports is recreating Ubuntu Touch

Posted: February 21, 2018, 7:00 pm

EnterprisersProject: Winning in the age of machine learning and artificial intelligence will require IT pros to master these skills

Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

Purism's Francois Tchen shares some initial details on how the company plans to use convergence for their short and long-term design goals of Librem 5, the Linux smartphone that raised more than $2 million on Kickstarter l

Posted: February 21, 2018, 5:00 pm

You don't have to tear down your monolith to modernize it.

Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:00 pm

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Cisco's 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report reveals that attackers are increasingly using encryption to help evade detection.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 8:06 pm
DAILY VIDEO: The U.S. indicts 13 Russians in a plot to influence the 2016 election campaign; FedEx customer data is left publicly exposed on a cloud storage server; the U.S. formally accuses Russia of launching the NotPetya ransomware attack; and there's more.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:50 pm
The supply of server DRAM has not kept up with demand, even though suppliers have assigned more capacity to their server product lines. Large data center projects in North America have contributed to the strong demand, researcher said.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:22 pm
Used correctly, data lakes can provide companies with new insights and competitive advantages. Here are seven ways to get the most out of your data lake.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 6:06 pm
Samsung is expected to introduce the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ and might even show off the long-anticipated Galaxy X design at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 4:51 pm
Talk about automation: Reltio Cloud constantly rearranges itself, reports on the condition of a company’s data and even offers suggestions on ways to be more efficient.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 2:06 pm
Design Tech is a tuition-free, ninth grade-through-12th grade charter school that incorporates technology, design thinking and problem solving skills to help students prepare for successful careers.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 1:20 pm
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Russian Internet Research Agency is never really quiet, but with the Florida high school mass murder, the disinformation trolls may have given us a look at their plans for the 2018 mid-term elections.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 1:10 pm
AT&T has announced that Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas will be the first cities to gain access to its 5G wireless service by the end of 2018 and that it will announce nine more cities in the coming months.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:10 am
Participants in the Microsoft for Startups program will receive Azure cloud credits, marketing and sales support and a chance at getting funded.
Posted: February 21, 2018, 9:56 am
Microsoft's Network Performance Monitor tool can now be used to keep tabs on ExpressRoute private cloud links.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:25 pm
DAILY VIDEO: Qualcomm offers previews of its 5G chipsets and services; new Juniper switches and software smooth the enterprise's path to the cloud; Google introduces a new high-performance VM option for cloud customers; and there's more.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:20 pm
On the surface, it makes sense that automation will take IT professionals' jobs, but it's quite the contrary. Here's how IT pros can adapt to an automated future.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 6:02 pm
Chef updates its open-source detection and evaluation tool to help organizations with security compliance in the cloud.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:56 pm
Consumers prefer to use their smartphones whenever they do business with their wireless service provides rather than tablets, desktops, or laptops according to a J.D. Power survey on wireless purchasing experiences.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:41 pm
A flaw in the Apple Core Text framework enabled a simple character to crash any Apple device that attempted to render the symbol.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:57 pm
NEWS ANALYSIS: Security researchers at RedLock find major breach at Tesla’s cloud environment that led to leak of sensitive data and theft of computer resources.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 1:55 pm
New Google Pay app for Android is part of an effort by the company to enable a consistent payment experience across its products and services.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 11:30 am
The previous SSD record for data capacity was held by Samsung’s 15.36TB lineup introduced in March 2016. This new 32TB SSD will find a lot of use cases waiting for it.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 10:12 am
The new WorkloadWisdom provides administrators with a scalable high-performance platform for storage workload modeling, testing, validation and performance analysis.
Posted: February 20, 2018, 9:12 am
Yet another cloud data leak is discovered, this time it's 119,000 documents with personally identifiable information from the FedEx-owned company Bongo International.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 7:01 pm
The U.S., UK, Canada and Australia now say that the Russian military was responsible for the June 2017 NotPetya global cyber-attacks that caused hundreds of millions in damages.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:40 pm
In assessing IT risks, a “reactive and siloed” approach—along with a lack of analytics and automation—is holding organizations back.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:27 pm
In a good news, bad news report, Kaspersky Lab reports on the state of email spam and phishing in 2017 compared with 2016.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:27 pm
NEWS ANALYSIS: The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian organizations on charges of engaging in cyber-crimes aimed at meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 2:30 pm
The Xively acquisition will give Google access to deep internet of things engineering expertise and technology, company says.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:45 am
NEWS ANALYSIS: Security researchers observe an attack in progress to learn how cyber-attackers insert crypto-currency mining malware into Docker containers.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 11:10 am
Microsoft's cross-platform code editor is now an installation option for developers that want to work with Anaconda, the Python-based data science platform.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 10:00 am
Despite all of the iterations in software and hardware during the last couple of decades, there remains some fundamental security advice that has stood the test of time and is just as relevant today as it was in the 1980s.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:06 am
DAILY VIDEO: Qualcomm unveils fast Snapdragon X24 LTE modem for mobile devices; New Arm chip handles machine learning workloads on mobile devices; Email fraud attacks continue to grow, Proofpoint reports; and there’s more.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 9:00 am

Network World Networking

Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology's journey from MPLS to SD-WAN networking began last spring when Joseph Funaro sat down to review carrier contracts that were up for renewal and realized that he could not only save his company money, but also improve network resiliency and his users' application experience.

With 24 outpatient radiology clinics throughout the greater New York metro area requesting or transmitting a terabyte of imaging records a day and requiring access to more than 1.2 petabytes of stored patient data, Zwanger-Pesiri, the largest outpatient medical imaging center in the country by volume, depends on its WAN to provide timely, effective patient service.

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Posted: February 21, 2018, 11:00 am

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the latest networking buzzwords being thrown around the industry. The problem is many enterprise network managers remain confused about the real value of these vastly useful technologies.

Emerging network analytics services, powered by AI and machine learning promise to transform traditional infrastructure management models by simplifying operations, lowering costs, and giving unprecedented insights into the user experience – improving the productivity of both IT professionals and their users.

For network staff, the concept and value of these technologies is extremely powerful if applied to the right problems.

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Posted: February 20, 2018, 4:44 pm

Juniper Networks has announced an expanded portfolio of products for companies to become “multi-cloud ready,” unifying both the public cloud and on-premises computing resources.

The new offerings don’t just connect the data center to the cloud; they also cover campus and branch offices, the latter of which can often be overlooked or forgotten due to being remote.

Companies are moving more workloads to the cloud to keep up for a variety of reasons, but a recent study from consulting giant PwC and commissioned by Juniper found that while a majority of enterprise workloads are going to move to the cloud in the next three years, the workload on premises will not diminish. If anything, it will need to keep up with the cloud.

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Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:57 pm
Posted: February 19, 2018, 11:00 am

My project engineering staff has been getting more and more information requests for Cisco’s new line of Catalyst 9000 switches, especially the 9300 switch. That has me wondering why.

Cisco touts the Catalyst 9300 Series as the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed stackable switching platform that’s built for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and cloud computing. It’s part of a line of network switches that form the foundation for Cisco's Software-Defined Access, its leading enterprise architecture.

One reason for the increased interest could be Cisco’s recently announced new intent-based networking system. Cisco believes that by adopting an intent-based approach, networks will be able to deliver a solution that introduces an onslaught of applications and devices that provide greater efficiency and address new security threats.

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Posted: February 16, 2018, 4:37 pm

Fresh off a positive earnings call that saw Cisco report $11.9 billion in revenue for the 2Q 2018 — a 3 percent increase from the same quarter in 2017 and the first time in 6 quarters the company reported year-over-year sales increases — CEO Chuck Robbins has a lot to crow about.  

First of all, the company's most strategic new direction: The Network. Intuitive, more commonly known as intent-based networking is rapidly finding acceptance amongst customers, Robbins said.

+RELATED: Getting grounded in intent-based networking; What is intent-based networking?+

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Posted: February 16, 2018, 12:52 pm

For the most part the dire warnings about running out of internet addresses have ceased because, slowly but surely, migration from the world of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) to IPv6 has begun, and software is in place to prevent the address apocalypse that many were predicting.

But before we see where are and where we’re going with IPv6, let’s go back to the early days of internet addressing.

+Related: IPv6 deployment guide; How to plan your migration to IPv6+

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Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:07 pm

Today is Valentine’s Day, and that means showing appreciation to the people you love. I love my kids; my cats; my new puppy, Bodhi; and most of all my wonderful and amazing wife, Christine. She’s a kind, warm and loving person who has been fighting a rare illness called CVID for the past few years and still keeps a smile on her face and stops to smell the roses — something I’m not very good at.

I would also like to use this Valentine’s Day to show appreciation for cool infrastructure innovation because the new stuff is becoming super important.

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Posted: February 14, 2018, 7:26 pm

Standing up a private cloud using technology from multiple vendors is a time-consuming, complex process that involves months of post-deployment tweaking and tuning.

In 2009, VMware, Cisco and EMC formed a joint venture called VCE that aimed to solve that problem. (Note: Cisco and VMWare are clients of ZK Research.) They created a converged infrastructure (CI) product called “Vblock” that brought together VMware software, Cisco servers and networking with EMC storage in a preconfigured, turnkey, validated solution so customers could essentially turn the product on and start using it.

Vblock had 90 percent of the heavy lifting done, with the other 10 percent being unique the organization. Customers loved it, with many saying Vblock was the only way to get a private cloud up and running inside a week. 

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Posted: February 14, 2018, 1:44 pm

The Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang are underway and all eyes are on the competitors. They are also on the digital infrastructure and technology allowing billions around the world to view world record-breaking moments in real-time. The 2018 Games represent the world’s first deployment of a broad-scale 5G network, thanks to a partnership between domestic telecom provider KT, Intel and Samsung. The new capabilities have been on the horizon for some time. We saw 5G steal the show a year ago at Mobile World Congress, and Verizon and AT&T have each announced plans to offer 5G networks before the end of 2018. So, what does the emergence of 5G networks mean for enterprises?

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Posted: February 14, 2018, 1:24 pm

Demand for SD-WAN delivered as a managed service is exploding as customers see the benefits that SD-WAN can bring to their distributed organizations.

For example, communications service providers (CSPs) such as Verizon, NTT, and BT all report strong demand for SD-WAN services. Plus, hundreds of other CSPs, cable providers (e.g. Comcast), managed service providers (MSPs), and system integrators have recently deployed new SD-WAN services.

We also see that managed SD-WAN revenues are growing rapidly as they displace traditional managed WAN services (e.g. private lines and MPLS) — an addressable market of over $40 billion in business services.

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Posted: February 13, 2018, 3:48 pm

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a significant and growing subset of the larger Internet of Things (IoT) movement, so you have to ask, “Is my network ready for machine-to-machine (M2M) devices?”

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Posted: February 13, 2018, 11:00 am

Automation is currently the top priority for almost every technology-driven enterprise this year. Ever wondered why automation is taking center stage in the industry today? Why is it impacting and dominating the tech industry?

New innovations and cutting-edge technologies are creating a massive demand among end users for high quality products and services. These customers are not willing to compromise when it comes to time, quality results. This demand for quick turn arounds and impeccable quality can only be achieved with the help of automation. In fact, enterprise automation is now essential when it comes to meeting increasing consumer demands, while digitally transforming the industry along.

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Posted: February 12, 2018, 7:21 pm

IDC tells us that most companies are using more than one cloud and that cloud usage isn’t just about cost savings. Three out of every four companies are using cloud to chase additional revenue in the form of new customers, risk mitigation, IoT enablement or time to market gains. Most are using multiple external cloud services.

However, especially as microservices become the dominant approach to new application development because of the iteration speed improvements that it provides, it has become important to distinguish the different ways that more than one cloud can be utilized. Specifically, the differences lie in where you sit in an organization and what you are trying to optimize from that seat. Although historically we’ve used the terms interchangeably, hybrid and multi cloud are not the same.

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Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:18 pm

Remember just a few years ago, when everyone was talking about cloud computing? While cloud was consuming all the air in the room, few people were paying attention to another technology trend—one with the potential to transform industrial enterprises. I’m talking about edge computing.

The idea of placing computing resources at the network’s edge—at or near where production processes are occurring—is not a completely new idea. Industrial control has relied on distributed computers to control manufacturing machines and processes for decades. But as manufacturers come under increasing competitive pressure, the need to optimize their efficiency, productivity and quality has become a matter of survival. This imperative requirement is driving companies across the industrial spectrum to look at how pushing intelligence out to the edge can help them gain a competitive advantage.

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Posted: February 12, 2018, 2:10 pm

Cisco Enterprise Agreements (“EAs”) are becoming an increasingly popular vehicle for purchasing and consuming software products and services from Cisco.

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Posted: February 8, 2018, 11:00 am

Network functions virtualization (NFV) enables IT pros to modernize their networks with modular software running on standard server platforms.

Over time, NFV will deliver high-performance networks with greater scalability, elasticity, and adaptability at reduced costs compared to networks built from traditional networking equipment.  NFV covers a wide range of network applications, but is driven primarily by new network requirements, including video, SD-WAN, Internet of Things and 5G.

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Posted: February 6, 2018, 6:38 pm

As an IT professional, you were hired for a certain, specialized job. But why can’t you seem to get it done? Maybe you’ve been busy “fighting fires.” For anyone responsible for network infrastructure, that’s a leading culprit. But there are others.

On the theory that to solve a problem first you need to identify it, we’ve listed a number of obstacles that may be keeping you and your team from the mission-critical parts of your jobs. Taking note of these distractions can be a first step toward fashioning solutions that lead to better outcomes for you and your organization.

Infrastructure firefighting

When things don’t go according to plan and you have to trade your strategic IT roadmap for tactical reactionary decisions - that’s infrastructure firefighting. The network may not be working as intended; capacity planning may be off mark; production issues could be causing outages, requiring in-depth explanation and research to mitigate repeat outages in the future. Outages may require special actions, as we discuss in this article. You may not have signed on to extinguish unwanted fires, but like it or not, that has become part of your job.

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Posted: February 5, 2018, 7:17 pm

Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) is a common term in IT that represents the average time required to repair a failed component or device. In networking, MTTR is often longer than desired because there are many interdependencies, whereby an issue in one part of the network may cause a problem much farther downstream. Furthermore, a configuration change might appear to create a new issue, when in fact it just exposed something that was there all along but hidden. 

It takes quite a bit of forensics to get to the root cause of a network problem. In the meantime (pun intended), there is plenty of blame to go around. The Wi-Fi network seems to be at the top of the list when the accusations fly – more so than any other section of the network. Why is that?

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Posted: February 5, 2018, 3:55 pm

When enterprises started moving workloads and applications to the public cloud, it made sense to adapt existing networking technologies to the new domain. But while compute and storage have successfully become ‘cloud-like,’ networking hasn't.

Cloud networking solutions being offered by companies including Aviatrix, Cisco, and Juniper Network are all vying to help organizations solve networking challenges when transforming their infrastructure to public cloud. But as cloud implementations become more complex, it’s becoming clear that cloud connectivity solutions based on virtualized datacenter networking technologies lack the agility and elasticity required to   build and scale in the public cloud.

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Posted: February 2, 2018, 6:59 pm

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Moto X4 is a fantastic phone at $400, and it's a steal at $280.
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Posted: February 20, 2018, 5:41 pm
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Posted: February 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
If you're looking for some surprising savings this weekend, we've dug up a ton for you.
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Serious typists deserve a responsive keyboard. Here are three steps to tactile heaven.
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When you’ve had more than enough of your coworkers, grab this gear and escape to a café.
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Posted: February 18, 2018, 3:00 pm
Here’s an idea: Maybe just tell me what makes the Olympics a superhuman challenge.
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Posted: February 18, 2018, 1:00 pm
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Posted: February 17, 2018, 3:00 pm
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Posted: February 17, 2018, 12:00 pm
This week, our guest Nick Thompson talks about Facebook, fake news, Russian propaganda, politics, and journalism.
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Posted: February 16, 2018, 10:19 pm
If you're in the market for excellent noise-cancelling headphones, grab these and don't look back.
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Posted: February 15, 2018, 10:54 pm
Augmented-reality workspaces will transform the way you do your job, and you won’t look weird doing it. At all.
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Posted: February 15, 2018, 2:00 pm
Today’s update makes the image-saving service an even more capable productivity tool.
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Posted: February 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
Every year, the governing body Unicode adds new emoji to the nearly 3,000 already in existence. Here's how it picks the additions.
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Posted: February 12, 2018, 1:00 pm
Silence your phone, flip it over, and enter the alternate Curliverse where you can gently slide your worries down the ice on a cushion of tranquility.
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Looking for a new smart TV, loaded laptop, or e-reader? We have what you need right here.
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Posted: February 10, 2018, 2:00 pm
The Pyeongchang opening ceremonies included a performance by 1,218 drones working in concert—a new world record.
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Posted: February 10, 2018, 1:00 am
WIRED senior writer Robbie Gonzalez joins us this week to discuss addictive smartphone apps and the science behind technology addiction.
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Posted: February 9, 2018, 7:55 pm
Our writer tests several tactics and products promising to remove scratches from your vehicle, be they tiny or deep.
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Posted: February 8, 2018, 4:00 pm
It's never been harder to buy the right Apple laptop. Let us help you with our MacBook buying guide!
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Posted: February 8, 2018, 1:00 pm
Wondering how to stream the Winter Olympics? Try these three easy steps.
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