What you need to know about SQL 2016 licensing

SQL 2016 was released on June 1 and licensing will remain mostly consistent for customers; however, there are a few changes that organizations must consider when purchasing or migrating to SQL 2016. At a high level, there are three differences in licensing SQL 2016: Reduction in SQL 2016 Edition options. New license grant rules for…

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Next-gen mobile computing: Thinking beyond BYOD

Think about how new technologies have changed the way we consume music over the past 50 years. From vinyl to cassette tapes, from CDs to MP3s, and now to digital services like Spotify and Pandora, technological advancements can disrupt entire industries and significantly improve user experiences. Similarly, the way we do business evolves in less…

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Staff picks for the week of June 6, 2016

Every day brings new innovations or developments in technology, and this week was no different. Catch up on what’s new in tech with our staff picks! Microsoft finds cancer clues in search queries (Read by Camillia S.) Microsoft scientists are making strides in e-health by using search engine queries as a way to possibly identify…

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This is why every organization needs adaptive and autonomous security

More than 300 new security threats are detected every minute. Ransomware and malware are growing at double-digit rates, and mobile malware grew 72 percent in the last quarter of 2015. In the face of advanced targeted attacks, full vector protection and a timely response are major challenges for security teams across every sector. Most organizations…

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What do you do when a virtual machine becomes a noisy neighbor?

The #1 pain point in the data center is poor performance. That’s what we found from our study of 1,000 data center professionals, who every day watch virtual machines (VM) conflict with databases, slow each other down, and eat up hours spent fine-tuning storage and tackling trouble tickets. A huge contributor to this performance pain…

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Staff picks for the week of May 30, 2016

It was a short week following the Memorial Day holiday, but there’s plenty of tech news to highlight, from the escalating fight against ad blockers to a growing trend of cities accommodating “petextrians.” Catch up on these and more stories you might have missed with our staff picks! Why you should delete the online accounts…

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What today’s IT security looks like in 3 charts

The 21st edition of Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) was released in April, detailing emerging trends such as the increase in malware, the rise of mega data breaches, and an uptick in ransomware. The data presented in the ISTR comes from Symantec’s Global Intelligence Network, which monitors threat activity in over 157 countries and…

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