Monthly Archives: October 2013

How to more easily upgrade your network to 40/100G Ethernet

Advancing from 10G to 40G or 100G Ethernet not as simple as swapping out a few switches or line cards Upgrading you network from 10G Ethernet to 40G and 100G is not as easy as swapping out switches and line … Continue reading

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Cheaper equipment to give fast copper broadband a boost

Vendors like Adtran and Alcatel-Lucent are shrinking their equipment to lower installation costs Vendors are working on products to lower the cost of building copper-based broadband with bandwidth up to 100M bps, and are at the same time getting ready … Continue reading

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Jokes aside, some IT managers say there’s no option other than BlackBerry for security

BlackBerry heavily promotes its sales to defense and security-conscious groups despite its being up for sale The plight of BlackBerry has gotten so bad that heavy satire has stepped in. In one example, a website recommends “how to upgrade your … Continue reading

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Apple’s claim of unbreakable iMessage encryption ‘basically lies,’ researchers say

A famed iPhone jailbreak software developer says Apple could easily decrypt iMessages despite the company’s claims A close look at Apple’s iMessage system shows the company could easily intercept communications on the service despite its assurances to the contrary, researchers … Continue reading

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How to Close the Big Data Skills Gap by Training Your IT Staff

Research firms paint a dire picture of a massive big data skills gap that will get worse over time. But companies like Persado, which uses big data to help marketers optimize their messages, are finding success training their existing staff … Continue reading

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Who’s Training the Next Generation of Data Scientists?

A projected shortage of qualified data scientists could leave U.S. businesses unable to tap the value of big data. To help meet that demand, the University of California at Berkeley has developed a master’s degree program to train new data … Continue reading

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Millions flood healthcare insurance sites as feds grapple with glitches

Web traffic was 7 times greater than Medicare site ever saw The U.S. government’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and its state-run counterparts launched today and were immediately flooded with potential enrollees, causing widespread glitches throughout the country. As of … Continue reading

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