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  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Where we stand with SDN

    One gauge of industry progress on the software-defined networking front is the momentum of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), the user-lead group that is spelling out the core SDN standards and championing the cause.

  • The promise of software defined networking

    If you aren't intimately familiar with software defined networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

  • Global ad firm urges companies to consider AWS alternatives for big data analytics

    UK-based ad personalisation firm Struq ? whose clients include Nike, Easyjet,, Topshop, Debenhams, Virgin Mobile and Hertz ? has chosen to use cloud infrastructure from IaaS provider SoftLayer to carry out deep analytics, rather than alternatives from the likes of Amazon and Rackspace.

  • The clouds that can modernise business processes

    Cloud computing is destined to deliver hefty benefits to businesses, but it?s not always clear what the term means. In the years since it was coined, its usage has come to encompass a number of differing models; all of them can deliver improvements to business processes.

  • Data centre in a box? The era is approaching

    Start-up SimpliVity is the latest vendor to emerge from the development stage with an all-in-one array that performs all the functions of a complete IT stack with the addition of deduplication and data replication. More companies and products are preparing similar launches.

  • Dealing with key trends during an IT disaster recovery

    Cloud services, virtualisation, BYOD and social CRM are key factors influencing disaster recovery. Because earthquakes, hurricanes, snow storms or other events can put data centers and other corporate facilities out of commission for a while, it's vital that companies have in place a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

  • Microsoft customers see benefits of cloud OS; not so keen on Windows 8

    Microsoft wants its customers to know two things: that Windows 8 is ready for the enterprise and that it has products and services for creating flexible hybrid cloud environments - a cloud OS.

  • Five secrets your cloud provider won?t tell you about multi-tenancy (and how to overcome them)

    Low-cost cloud computing and storage can be a boon for IT managers with tight budgets looking to get as much computing power for their money as they possibly can.

  • Security concerns over a data centre in the cloud

    When the company data centre moves to various cloud configurations, the provisioning of servers will need to be addressed.

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