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How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.
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How Tesla will help bring renewable energy to your business or home

Production of lithium-ion batteries capable of storing solar or wind-generated electricity will need to ramp up before homes and businesses can truly go off the grid.

IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government

Fully 70% of federal agencies experienced downtime of 30 minutes or more in a recent one-month period.

Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google is drawing from the work of the open-source community to offer its cloud customers a service to better manage their clusters of virtual servers.

Oracle adds some backward compatibility to Exadata

Oracle has made it possible to run a much older but still widely used version of its database software on Exadata, in a move that could make heretofore reluctant buyers pull the trigger on a purchase of the data-processing appliance.

Lenovo's x86 server buyout from IBM clears last US hurdle

Lenovo's planned acquisition of IBM's x86 server business for US$2.3 billion has cleared a major U.S. regulatory hurdle, paving the way for the deal to close by the end of the year.

Azure cloud services have a rough week

Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world.

Ferguson's tiny IT operation in the maelstrom

Ferguson, Mo., the city now in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention.

Wyoming to close data centers in cloud shift

The state of Wyoming is planning to discontinue most of its data center operations and move its physical equipment to commercial colocation facilities.

Intel to pay $650M to buy LSI networking business from Avago

Intel has agreed to acquire for $650 million in cash a networking business and related assets from Avago Technologies, the companies said Wednesday.

Data Center In Depth

How IT Can Scare Off BYOD Monsters in the Closet

When it comes to security risks, BYOD is the gift that keeps on giving. But what about the devices that your employees used to use, gave up on and, months later, finally dug out of the closet to sell? That's another issue to wrestle with. Here are seven ways to beat the monsters.

Meet Windows Server's BYOD features

Workplace join, work folders and other new Windows Server 2012 R2 features help beleaguered IT staffers manage the jungle of end user devices.

Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out

VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

How to Install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows

This article provides supplemental instructions to the piece How to Expedite Continuous Testing. Specifically, it explains how to install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows (as opposed to a Mac or Linux environment).

Top open source network management tools

As networking continues to expand and diversify, encompassing a growing number of wired and wireless devices, the demand for network monitoring tools remains high. While feature-packed commercial products abound, the growing market for monitoring tools has also fueled robust offerings from the open source community.

Will BYOD Give Rise to the Enterprise Genius Bar?

As the evasion of consumer tech changes IT, it makes sense that support for consumer devices would start to reflect the retail experience. Think Apples Genius Bar. Mike Burgio of Inergex, an IT services firm, talks about why IT leaders need to think about hitting the bar.

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release.

What's Next in IT: Intelligent Systems, Stressed-out Staffs

The future of IT will be systems that are intelligent enough to detect and solve problems without human interaction, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle conjectures. This will be great for analytics but bad for security--and it may leave IT workers reaching for Valium.

IT on the edge: CIOs who (literally) keep the lights on

CIOs in emerging economies have to be creative to keep IT up and running -- addressing redundancy, navigating a thicket of sometimes onerous regulations, and in general doing more with less. Insider (registration required)

How Microsoft's Delayed Reorganization Is Fixing the Loyalty Gap

Word's out that Microsoft is poised to reorganize itself as a 'device and services' company. CEO Steve Ballmer has been trying to do this for a decade, but executives disloyal to him--or still loyal to Bill Gates--often got in Ballmer's way. But Redmond's successes, including Azure and Office 365, suggest this culture may finally be changing.

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