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Cloud computing sticker shock is now a monthly occurrence at many companies

Many chief financial officers as well as CIOs are gasping at the unexpected expenses seen in their monthly cloud bills, survey finds. By Joe McKendrick for Service Oriented |May 26, 2018 Cloud computing is the future, but keep an eye on those monthly bills Spinning up that AWS or Azure instance at the snap of a finger may be a beautiful thing to behold, but sometimes the application, testbed or...
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Office 2019’s likeliest new features

First look: Office 2019’s likeliest new features Microsoft has been fairly quiet about what's coming in Office 2019, but features that have rolled out to Office 365 provide clues. We explore the likeliest additions to Office 2019. By Preston Gralla Contributing Editor, Computerworld | May 7, 2018 8:45 AM PT It's getting close to time for the next major revision of the non-subscription vers...
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Apple needs two more Android apps

Apple needs two more Android apps Apple won’t truly succeed with iMessage or Apple Pay unless it expands beyond the Appleverse. By Mike Elgan Apple likes to change the world. The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 and the launch of the iPad in 2010 mainstreamed touchscreen phones and tablets, respectively. That was world-changing. This change took place via products Apple makes ...
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Microsoft and Facebook’s 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable Marea is now complete

Microsoft and Facebook’s 4,000-mile transatlantic internet cable Marea is now complete Paul Sawers A new subsea cable connecting North America with mainland Europe has now been completed, promising to meet the growing demand for cloud services with a capacity of 160 terabits per second. The 6,600km (4,000 mile) transatlantic cable, nicknamed Marea, lies more than 17,000 feet below the Atlantic ...
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Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers ExposedBy David Jones Sep 8, 2017 10:04 AM PT Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addres...
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Please join Lake Norman IT Professionals on the brand-new yacht “Carolina Grace” for an extraordinary networking event to benefit E2D

Lake Norman IT Professionals Charity Sunset Cruise to Benefit E2D by LKN IT Professionals Event Information Share this event Date and Time Thu, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT Add to Calendar Location Lake Normans Brand New Yacht "The Carolina Grace" Kings Point Marina Cornelius, NC 28031 Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lake-norman-it-professionals-ch...
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DDoS attack shows dangers of IoT ‘running rampant’

By Matt Hamblen Computerworld | Oct 25, 2016 2:02 PM PT A U.S. Senator has joined security officials calling for stiffer cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices following a major attack last Friday. In a letter to three federal agencies, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Tuesday called for "improved tools to better protect American consumers, manufacturers, retailers, internet si...
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10 tips for a successful cloud plan

Foundational best practices for starting up an IaaS deployment By Brandon Butler Network World | September 28, 2016 How do you get started using the cloud? For some organizations, cloud usage has already begun by someone in the company - whether they know it or not. But to have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. 1. Alignment workshops After a company has made a dec...
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Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC

‘We feel very well positioned both in the new areas of technology and in the existing areas of technology,’ says CEO Michael Dell By Rachael King Updated Sept. 7, 2016 10:15 a.m. ET Dell Inc. Wednesday said it completed its $60 billion deal to acquire EMC Corp., the largest technology merger in history. The new company, to be named Dell Technologies, aims to be a one-stop shop for informati...
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