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  • Dealing with enterprise storage in the zettabyte era

    The annual World Backup Day, which came and went on March 31 without much fanfare, is designed as a reminder for good data hygiene. Yet for companies where backup is not only good hygiene but crucial to the survival of the business, each successive event is a stark reminder that the overwhelming flood of data is only getting stronger.

  • How to accelerate software development by harnessing the power of DevOps, agile and hybrid cloud

    Software development teams and operations/system administrators have historically pushed each other in opposing yet complementary directions. While development teams focus on delivering new features to end users, operations personnel generally focus on software deployment, minimizing liabilities and risks, and optimizing performance and reliability. The natural friction between the two groups can create a productive balance, but oftentimes it causes obstacles, resentment and a loss of revenue.

  • Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies

    Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in the fourth quarter last year to $6.2 billion, according to Technology Business Research Inc.

  • 12 toughest U.S. cities for tech recruiting

    San Francisco isn't the toughest place to hire tech pros these days. The talent crunch is worse in New York City than in the renowned tech stronghold on the West Coast, according to IT staffing specialist Dice.com. Recruiting challenges are also hitting other U.S. cities, including Chicago, Detroit, Boston and Tampa.

  • Hospital exec explains decision to lease hardware

    Last fall, after mulling the buy-vs.-lease question, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, based in Hartford, Conn., determined that leasing computers would save it 10% based on a three-year timetable.

  • Google boosts patents in 2013 but IBM still dominates

    IBM retained its patent crown in 2013, snaring more U.S. patents than any other company for the 21st year in a row. But the big news is Google, which quickened its patent pace and climbed to No. 11 in the rankings.

  • IT job growth slows

    The tech industry is often touted as a bright spot on an otherwise lackluster hiring scene, but one firm's analysis of recent employment data finds it's not as vibrant as it has been.

  • IT security chiefs can make big bucks but are they happy?

    The top IT security chiefs make salaries that can run over $1 million per year, but are they happy? Ponemon Institute, which interviewed about 700 security professionals in the top IT security spot at their companies to find out, learned they make big bucks but the job often feels stressful and isolated.

  • 10 top tests of 2013

    Network World tested hundreds of products in 2013, but here are our top 10 tests of the year. In order to make the list, the product review had to be a comparative test of multiple products in a single category and it had to break new ground or deliver fresh insight into an important product area.

  • Fujitsu NZ to deploy Foodstuffs North Island's new infrastructure

    Fujitsu has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply Foodstuffs North Island (FSNI) with server architecture and PoS (point of sale) equipment to support the operation of nearly 200 PAK'nSAVE, New World, Four Square and Gilmours stores in the upper North Island.

  • IT budgets, headcount set to grow in 2014: study

    Companies are still concerned about the economy, but that hasn't stopped them from funneling more of their revenue to the IT department, according to the latest survey data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

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