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  • Gartner sees 'context-based computing' on the horizon

    Being a CIO -- or working for one -- no longer means just keeping a data center and network running. Now the CIO and the IT division must become "entrepreneurial" to drum up new customers for the business and learn how to deploy cutting-edge technologies such as "context-based computing" -- or risk becoming irrelevant.

  • Gartner warns of emerging 'super vendors'

    ORLANDO - Gartner Inc. analysts Monday warned that the tech industry is caught in a "vortex of insatiable mergers and acquisitions" that is creating a category of "super vendors" selling highly integrated offerings.

  • Don't expect to peer into Google cloud services security

    Customers of Google cloud services who are concerned about security better get used to being unable to check out first-hand how well their data is being protected, a Google spokesman told a high-tech leadership council recently.

  • Finding lost IT with RFID

    LAS VEGAS -- Vendors are increasingly trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested in this technology because they would much rather automate inventory tracking then go server-to-server with a bar code scanner and clipboard.

  • Cisco expands 11n Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

    Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices in the field.

  • Cisco launches high-end security appliance

    Cisco today announced a multi-function security appliance that combines a firewall with VPN support, plus an intrusion-prevention system (IPS), to reach speeds up to 20 Gbps with 10,000 VPN connections and 350,000 connections per second. Apple posts Cisco’s iPhone AnyConnect iPhone SSLVPN client to the App Store.

  • Cloud computing in the U.S. shows momentum

    How widespread is business use of cloud computing? The results of one survey published Tuesday suggest use of both public and private clouds has real momentum in the United States, with private cloud computing appearing to be more popular.

  • HP branches out

    HP this week rolled out new and enhanced products and services across its networking, security and computing portfolios designed to improve the performance and delivery of application services to businesses.

  • Apple iPhone app manages mainframe

    Network management vendor William Data Systems says it has created an iPhone app that lets users manage IBM's z/OS mainframe environment.

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