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Upgrading to SAP Hana? This new tool can help prepare your code

SAP has placed a big bet on Hana, so customers that haven't already switched to the in-memory computing platform can be sure they'll be encouraged to do so in the near future. If they're smart, they'll make sure they're ready first.

Intel SSDs may get speed, capacity boost with new Micron chips

Intel's solid-state drives could be poised for a big jump in capacity and speed with new 3D flash chips coming from Micron.

Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Cisco Systems patched a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to take over Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls configured as virtual private network servers by simply sending malformed network packets to them.

Stock-market jitters have rocked network spending, Cisco says

The world's financial markets got off to such a rough start this year that some enterprises froze plans to upgrade their campus networks, according to Cisco.

Microsoft delivers Office 2016 to subscribers on the slow train

Those customers may begin downloading and installing the same Office 2016 client applications -- Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word and others -- that debuted in September 2015.

By Gregg Keizer | 10 February, 2016 23:01

Tags: Microsoft

Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Parks Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

Carriers celebrate as Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 20

The winners in a broadband industry heavily shaped by the Telecommunications Act of 1996 celebrated publicly this week, as February 8 marked the 20-year anniversary of the law taking effect.

By Jon Gold | 10 February, 2016 08:28

Tags: sprint, verizon, at&t, fcc, t-mobile

Cisco boosts, broadens Catalyst switches

New Sup6T has arrived, as well as a low-end supervisor for the 4500-E and a "Mini" for small sites

Kingston buys encrypted flash drive maker IronKey

Kingston has purchased Imation's IronKey subsidiary, a maker of encrypted USB drives.

Flash memory's density surpasses hard drives for first time

The production of 3D or stacked NAND flash in recent years has led to non-volatile memory exceeding the areal density of HDDs. This means that flash memory products with higher capacity can be built using the same surface area.

Google Fiber to be free for select affordable housing residents

Google Fiber has announced free gigabit Internet service for residents of selected public housing projects connected to its fiber optic service in U.S. cities.

Microsoft reportedly buying AI-powered software keyboard maker SwiftKey

Microsoft will pay around $250 million to acquire SwiftKey, the company behind a popular keyboard for iOS and Android, according to a report in the Financial Times Tuesday.

By Blair Hanley Frank | 03 February, 2016 12:08

Tags: Microsoft

Arista just lost a patent round against Cisco and could face an import ban

Cisco Systems has won the latest round against rival networking vendor Arista Networks at a U.S. trade agency that could block importation of Arista products.

Comcast targets first markets it will offer gigabit over copper cable service

DOCSIS 3.1 is a new wired cable Internet standard, which gives Comcast the ability to offer gigabit speeds over existing copper cable. The company said that it tested the technology last month in its home market of Philadelphia.

Law professor: T-Mobile’s Binge On program violates Net neutrality

A T-Mobile service called Binge On that allows subscribers to consume as much data as they want while streaming video from selected providers violates Net Neutrality rules, according to a published analysis from Stanford University legal scholar Barbara van Schewick.

By Jon Gold | 02 February, 2016 05:52

Tags: t-mobile

New 'moonshot challenge' at Harvard aims for giant leap in AI

Mankind has big hopes pinned to the potential of artificial intelligence, but the reality of the matter today is that machines still have a long way to go to catch up with the human brain. Enter Harvard University, which just won a new, $28 million grant to change all that.

Microsoft adds Mac testers to its Office Insider preview

Microsoft today announced that its Office Insider preview program now accepts Mac users of Office 365 Home, Personal and University.

By Gregg Keizer | 22 January, 2016 08:02

Tags: Microsoft

Dell's OS10 aims to open up networks, then whole datacentres

Dell is opening up its network operating system, one step toward a data-center OS that could help enterprises emulate cloud companies like Google and Facebook.

By Stephen Lawson | 21 January, 2016 07:16

Tags: Dell OS10, software, operating systems

Industry group certifies five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems

The new DOCSIS 3.1 cable Internet standard just moved a little bit closer to American homes today, with the news that industry research group CableLabs has certified five new manufacturers of DOCSIS 3.1 modems.

Seagate inhales, uses helium to create 10TB HDD

Seagate's first 10TB enterprise-capacity hard drive is also its first use of helium to reduce friction and increase density in a drive as Western Digital has done with several of its drives.

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