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techrepublic.com — You've always run a tight IT ship. But lately, well, things aren't going so well. You've ramped up your clients, which dramatically increased your staff's workload. And now your smooth-running operation is running off the rails. The likely endgame to continuously overworking your staff is a mutiny. Many times, it comes without warning.
techrepublic.com — Software-defined networking (SDN) is a way to virtualize networks for ease of configuration and maintenance in the same way that servers and storage are being virtualized. The difference is that SDN as a network solution is not nearly as far along as virtualization in the server and storage worlds.
techrepublic.com — One of the hottest trends in 2013 is co-location. The idea of farming out all or portions of your data center is catching on as companies look for greater agility - and for ways to avoid data center expansion costs. Co-lo can be fantastic.
techrepublic.com — IT faces challenges on a daily basis. But most experienced IT'ers have learned to avoid the worst sand traps so they can prevent time and energy drains. What are today's biggest IT sand traps - and what best practices can you use to circumvent them?
zdnet.com — Summary: This free guide offers analysis, perspective, and advice to help you make the right decisions when implementing cloud solutions for your organization. Few would argue that cloud technologies have matured considerably over the past few years.
techrepublic.com — Google's Chrome Web browser has made significant inroads in the enterprise over the past couple of years. What started out as a consumer novelty (in the eyes of this sysadmin) has become an institutional product. Google has worked hard to illustrate the business-level capabilities of Chrome.
zdnet.com — Summary: Nothing can take the place of being with family, but the consumerization of IT has given military personnel the next best thing. James R. Smotherman's greatest fear when he left for his fourth military deployment to Iraq was that his 13-month-old daughter wouldn't know who he was when he returned.
techrepublic.com — Now that more Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interfaces are facilitating Internet communications with inanimate devices, it's time to start strategizing about how your business can take advantage of it. M2M also adds capabilities to a growing number of Web "sensing" technologies.
techrepublic.com — The Internet of Things (IoT) has gone from university classrooms and near-science fiction to a common topic in boardrooms and product planning sessions. So what are the 10 key things you need to know about the Internet of Things? 1: What is a "Thing"?
techrepublic.com — In 2012, the 10 Things blog covered everything from end-user support priorities to career strategies to decision factors around emerging technologies, new platforms, and proliferating mobile devices. Here's our annual rundown of what sparked the most attention during the past year.
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