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Agencies Saving one-Fifth of IT Budget Through Virtualization, Survey Finds

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | February 1, 2012

More than 80 percent of federal information technology leaders say their agencies have implemented some manner of server virtualization and, overall, the government is saving nearly 20 percent of its IT budget through virtualization, according to a recent survey.

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Amazon May Be Going Head-to-Head with Microsoft in Healthcare

Mary Jo Foley | ZDNet | July 27, 2017

In the doorway of a low-ceilinged room with harsh strip lighting, Klaid Magi is looking tired. Behind him, the mess suggests this has not been a standard day at the office. The bins are overflowing with empty Coke cans, the desks are covered in snack wrappers, and the room probably smelled a whole lot fresher a few hours earlier. Magi's team, a small band of about two dozen now-weary security experts, wander between the rows of PCs and whiteboards scrawled with notes, gradually recovering from a day spent as the last defense of a tiny nation against a massive cyberattack...

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Amazon Web Services Outage Reveals Critical Lack of Redundancy Across the Internet

Nat Levy | Geek Wire | February 28, 2017

The digital snow day is over, as Amazon Web Services has fixed the issues with its Simple Storage Service, or S3 for short, that crippled significant chunks of the internet Tuesday. Starting a little after 9:30 a.m. Pacific time Tuesday, and lasting close to five hours, the S3 cloud storage service started experiencing “high error rates.” This outage knocked out access to a litany of websites and apps that run on AWS, including but not limited to Expedia, Slack, Medium, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The outage even temporarily affected the AWS service health dashboard, which displays outages and events...

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Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware And The Linux Foundation Form New Initiative To Support Critical Open Source Projects

Press Release | The Linux Foundation, Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, VMware | April 24, 2014

The Linux Foundation today announced it has formed a new project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. The Core Infrastructure Initiative enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful.

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An Unflattering Comparison For Microsoft Surface

Evan Niu | The Motley Fool | March 13, 2013

Software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) has never had a good track record with consumer hardware. That's why the company's departure from its modus operandi with Surface is such a big deal. Read More »

ANALYSIS: Happy Data Privacy Day, Punk!

Kurt Mackie | RedmondMag.com | January 27, 2012

Data Privacy Day starts on January 28, but the parties behind it might not be its best advocates, nor even take the concept seriously. Read More »

Android Dramatically Extends Lead With Open Source Developers

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | May 23, 2013

For years, Android has trailed iOS in terms of developers. In 2012, that changed dramatically, with the open-source operating system taking a significant lead over iOS in terms of related mobile open-source projects. What does this mean for the mobile wars? Read More »

Anonymous Claim Apple's Touch ID Is Linked To US Surveillance

Johnny Evans | Computerworld | October 1, 2013

Anonymous have some big claims concerning Apple [AAPL] Touch ID system, claiming a connection between the technology and the US defense industry to claim it's just another step forward for state surveillance. Read More »

App Internet and Mobile Devices to Drive Massive Technology Demands in 2012

Leo King | PC World | December 18, 2011

The rise of the "app internet" -- in which users' PCs, smartphones and tablets run the business applications - will drive completely different demands from technology next year. That is the verdict of technology industry experts, who predicted fast-shifting pressures on technology from the rise in mobile application development, cloud computing and new security threats.

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Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone

Damon Beres and Andy Campbell | Huffington Post | June 9, 2016

Your shiny new iPad Pro is on the fritz. The touchscreen is cracked and isn’t working properly. You could take it to an affordable local repair shop, but mom and pop may not know how to heat up the glass ​just enough to separate the LCD from the rest of the device — it’s a complicated process that involves an acute understanding of the tablet’s insides. Once they’ve cracked open the iPad, they may not even know what to do to replace each component...

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Apple Is Quietly Working on Turning Your iPhone into the One-Stop Shop for All Your Medical Info

Christina Farr | CNBC | June 14, 2017

Imagine turning to your iPhone for all your health and medical information — every doctor's visit, lab test result, prescription and other health information, all available in a snapshot on your phone and shared with your doctor on command. No more logging into hospital websites or having to call your previous doctor to get them to forward all that information to your new one. Apple is working on making that scenario a reality...

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Apple Will Put Microsoft, HP Out Of Business

Rocco Pendola | The Street | January 13, 2014

Way the heck back in September 2012 I wrote Meg Whitman and HP: Everything That Is Wrong With Tech. That was on the heels of the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO saying because everybody else is doing a smartphone, we'll have to do one as well. Read More »

Apple, Facebook, Others Defy Authorities, Notify Users Of Secret Data Demands

Craig Timberg | The Washington Post | May 1, 2014

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.  

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Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And Others Call For More NSA Transparency

John Paczkowski | AllThingsD.com | July 17, 2013

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand dramatically increased transparency around U.S. government surveillance efforts. Read More »

Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's Building Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | August 29, 2012

In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
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