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Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

Quick glossary: Hybrid cloud

Hybrid cloud technology is becoming a standard model for many modern enterprises, but the terminology can be difficult to fathom. This glossary of 25 hybrid cloud terms will help you gain an understanding...

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12 essential Microsoft business apps for the iPhone

12 essential Microsoft business apps for the iPhone

As part of Microsoft's "mobile first, cloud first" mission, it has built up a large portfolio of consumer and business apps on every platform. In this roundup, I look at a dozen iOS apps that help IT pros and power users stay productive with an iPhone and Microsoft services.

December 3, 2014 by in Mobility

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

IBM's future: 6 things it needs to thrive

The GlobalFoundries semiconductor factory deal is only part of the recipe for Big Blue's ongoing survival. Here are a few other things that Armonk needs in order to maintain relevancy for the next decade and beyond.

October 20, 2014 by in IBM

AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia

AMD vs. Intel is a storyline dating back decades, but there are signs that the two rivals are becoming closer frenemies and even collaborating. There's a good reason for that--Nvidia is a threat to both companies. Intel and AMD have teamed up on a custom GPU for next-gen mobile chips. Nvidia happens to be AMD's biggest GPU rival on PCs. AMD also wants its GPUs in the data center too. Nvidia is the GPU leader in the data center and threatens Intel on artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. Intel wants to be the processor of data however it is used and sees Nvidia as fierce competition. Add it up and AMD and Intel may even need each other. The caveat: Intel and AMD won't be all warm and fuzzy over time. Intel poached Raja M. Koduri, chief architect of the Radeon Technologies Group and oversaw the development of the advanced Vega GPUs.

November 10, 2017 by in Data Centers

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