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Trending topics for 2012 and tomorrow

If the entire IT industry were to receive a performance review the way individual employees do, it would begin, of course, with a self-assessment. Here goes: Although this was probably the year consumer technology made its biggest inroads into business environments, a lot of important work...
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CIOs May Soon Become International Power Brokers

Today’s IP news roundup includes the latest headlines in cloud, VoIP, big data and network security: According to a Forbes article on 2013 cloud predictions, the CIO’s role will change as governments become more involved with cloud regulation. The article states that CIOs’ “job...
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Canadians Could Face Legal Action for Downloading Pirated Content

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the IP news roundup. Here are the latest headlines in telecommunications, big data, cloud, virtualization and network security: TekSavvy has been asked to hand over the names of its customers who may have engaged in copyright infringement by downloading...
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Chinese Virtualization Adoption Rates to Hit 70% by 2016

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the IP news roundup. Here are the latest headlines in virtualization, disaster recovery, big data and more: Chinese virtualization adoption rates are set to soar. Today, 10% of China’s x86 enterprise service workloads are virtualized. According to Gartner,...
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Virtualization is Reshaping Data Storage

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the IP news roundup, where you will find the latest headlines in virtualization, cloud and unified communications: Virtualization is leading to a decrease in the number of data centres. A survey by IDC predicts that the number of data centres in the US will...
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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud is Hot, but You May Get Burned

Welcome to the Monday edition of the IP news roundup. Here’s what’s happening in the worlds of disaster recovery, SIP trunking, big data, network security and cloud: During the past 12-18 months, the disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) market has grown to a $425 million-$450 million...
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Businesses Are Leaning (Slightly) Towards Private Clouds

Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the IP news roundup. Here’s what’s happening in the world of cloud computing, VoIP and virtualization: A Red Hat survey revealed that 51% of organizations plan to use on-premise/private clouds. Another 44% of respondents plan to use a hybrid of public and...
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68% of Companies Invest in Custom Mobile Apps

Here’s the latest news from the IP universe: A study by AppCentral reveals that companies are investing in custom mobile apps. In fact, 68% of the survey’s respondents said that they have made custom mobile apps available to their employees. The Custom Mobile App Usage in the Workplace...
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New Report Addresses Network Virtualization Security Challenges

Although virtualization can pose a number of security challenges—such as increasing network complexity and developing new avenues of attack—it can also create opportunities for improved security. InformationWeek’s Next-Generation VM Security report  states that “virtual software appliances...
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Symantec Study Reveals New Technologies Are Helping SMBs Prepare for Disasters

A new study by Symantec explored to what degree SMBs are adopting virtualization, mobility and cloud computing and how these technologies affect their ability to prepare for the unexpected. The 2012 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey found that the SMBs that adopt these technologies feel they are...
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SMBs Increasing IT Budgets, Along with Their Use of Cloud and Virtualization Services

A new report released by Spiceworks™, Inc. reveals that SMBs are increasing their technology budgets and taking advantage of cloud computing, tablets, BYOD and virtualization. The semi-annual State of SMB IT report shows that over the past six months, SMBs have increased their IT budgets by 6% to...
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