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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...


Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network,...

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Constructing a solid backup plan with Microsoft Azure Backup

Here's how to create both local and cloud-based backups with this 'surprisingly good' software, and why it’s a good idea, at least for Microsoft-heavy shops.

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40% off APC Performance SurgeArrest Outlet with Phone Splitter and Coax Protection - Deal Alert

This 11 outlet heavy duty 3020 Joules surge protector from APC provides the highest level of power surge protection for your professional computers, electronics and connected devices. It's currently discounted by 40%.

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How to avoid being the next hospital breach

Mass General Hospital's announcement that Social Security numbers and date of births of 4,300 patients had been compromised serves as a reminder that the healthcare industry remains a prime target.

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A look inside the Microsoft Local Administrator Password Solution

Finally, a way around the problem of administrator passwords that are identical across machines, just waiting to be scooped up in pass-the-hash-attacks.

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Symantec CEO is among 20 highest paid tech chief execs

Oracle's two CEOs share the top spot in our ranking of tech CEO pay. See who else made the top 20.

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How big data is changing the game for backup and recovery

It's a well-known fact in the IT world: Change one part of the software stack, and there's a good chance you'll have to change another. For a shining example, look no further than big data.


Ethernet's future goes fast and slow

At the 2016 Interop show, David Chalupsky from the Ethernet Alliance chats with Network World about its six new data rates and 2016 Ethernet Roadmap. Chalupsky also explains why the networking standard is not only getting faster, but...

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Creating a secure network post acquisition

The company calls in our manager to take a look around at a small software company it’s acquiring — after the deal has been signed.

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Threat intelligence overload

Knowing when you have been breached is often difficult to detect when false positives create too much noise to analyze.

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Time is money when disaster strikes

Enterprise storage, backup and disaster recovery products win over IT pros.

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For IT, climate change means preparing for disaster

Disaster recovery as a service is a fast-growing segment of the industry, analysts say.

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Starting out in cybersecurity? Read lessons learned and enter competitions

What you can learn from Fidelis Cybersecurity and RSA

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Lessons learned in the aftermath of a breach

Jim Jaeger, chief cyber services strategist with Fidelis Cybersecurity, talks about lessons learned from some big name breaches in this two-part blog series.

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Practical tips to ensure PCI DSS compliance when dealing with message queues

In this final piece, I will continue with some more detailed items on how to ensure PCI message queue compliance.

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For sale: The nuclear bunker of your dreams

Be the envy of your survivalist friends with this 235-bed beauty in Northern Ireland.

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NASA's not so keen to talk about quantum computer security

When NASA showed off its D-Wave 2X quantum computer on Tuesday, engineers were keen to talk about the computer's capabilities but less so about security measures that might be in place to stop hackers.

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