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  • High Performance Network Myths

    Marc Staimer has spent some time debunking common myths about high-performance networks. What other myths about high-performance networks can you debunk or would you like to see debunked?

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  • Steps to an improved data quality assurance plan?

    David Loshin has outlined his five steps to an improved data quality assurance plan. Do his five steps cover everything needed? What would be your five (or more) steps?

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  • Does your company have a chief procurement officer (CPO)?

    CPOs serve to procure goods for large organizations and in doing so root out redundancies. They work with everyone from the CIO to IT to the company that cleans the carpets throughout the entire enterprise. Has your company brought on a CPO? Or do you have someone else filling that role under...

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  • What is the biggest reason why WLAN testing won’t evolve quickly?

    With enterprises shifting their wireless LAN infrastructure from being a side feature to their primary access network, expert Peter Welcher says WLAN test tools still won't evolve very quickly. This is happening due to several factors including high costs and a small market. What is the biggest...

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  • Which is your preferred method of automating VM resource provisioning?

    Steve Bigelow notes two ways to automate your VM resource provisioning: Hypervisor via its Dynamic Memory and VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). Which of these programs do you prefer, or is there another method you use?

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  • Will Jeff Barr’s road trip buoy AWS?

    In an interesting marketing move, Amazon Web Services Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr is doubling down on customer outreach with a road-trip tour of 14 AWS user groups throughout the U.S. Will his trip have a positive effect on Amazon’s cloud provider customers? What effect will it have on AWS sales?

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  • Can purchasing companies successfully “monetize” social media sites?

    When a company such as Yahoo purchases a social media site like Tumbler, it’s not unusual to see users flee in droves. A similar thing happened when Rupert Murdoch purchased MySpace. Users of social media sites don’t like when an outside entity purchases their sites with an eye towards...

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  • How do you see the future panning out for the SAP HANA platform?

    In reviewing the SAP HANA in-memory platform, analyst Joshua Greenbaum concluded: "More importantly ... for customers and SAP, [is} using that HANA instance as a baseline of innovation on which you start building net-new innovation. Someone described it today as 'the innovation we haven't imagined...

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  • Are we ready for the growth of public clouds?

    Cloud will be king at the Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2013 conference running June 11- 14. There will be some 50 sessions on cloud deployment at the conference. Much of the anticipation focuses on the rise of public clouds. But as public clouds become more common, the need for the infrastructure...

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  • Are you using flash storage or would you consider it?

    Flash-based storage has many know limitations, but when applied correctly in the right situations it can be a very valuable tool. Are you using flash storage or would you consider it even with the other storage options that are available? If so, which Flash-based storage vendors would you consider?

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