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Building a Better Blade Server – Network Style….

I’ve been asked a lot about why would Cisco build a blade server recently. I don’t know where these rumors and speculation come from. But notwithstanding I thought I would write out the answers I usually give. 1) Cisco is NOT building a blade server. What we are doing with Unified Computing is so much more than just a blade server that even using terms like blade server in the same sentence with Unified Computing doesn’t do…

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Home Network Basics

Setting up your own home network can seem a bit daunting at first. Relax — it’s far simpler than you think. It’s really a very basic concept: you want to quickly find, perform and share things that reside on your computer with your family — such as files, photos, music, games, videos chats, and more. You also want everyone to be able to use the same printer without having to carry thumb drives around, or laboriously reassign print…

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Cisco Edge Quest 2 Tournament – Week Two Begins

The first week of the Cisco Edge Quest 2 tournament has just wrapped up, and as we get into the the second and final week of the tournament, it’s fair to say that the competition has been quite spirited…! Not only have thousands proved that they can handle the power of the Cisco ASR 9000, but some of you are, well, quite good and giving me a run for my self-proclaimed title of “Edge Master.”While we’ll announce the…

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Will Virtual Worlds revolutionize the way people learn and interact?

Will Web 3D technologies and Virtual Worlds revolutionize the way people learn and interact? What impact will Web 3.0 applications have on Enterprise learning organizations? Chris Badger, VP of marketing for Forterra Systems Inc., a leading provider of virtual world technologies, believes the use for online virtual worlds will become mainstream within five years, and that 2009 will be seen as an important year of transition. He says rising tr…

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Trade a cell phone for a loaf of bread?

OK, it’s a little bit of gallows humor, but the idea is somewhat thought-provoking. Is technology now so embedded in the way we consumers go about our lives that we’d give up other more basic needs to get and keep it? What a difference a year makes…last Christmas, I shared some ideas for your holiday shopping, and the list was long and somewhat extravagant. 2008 brought a whole new host of gadgets and services into our lives,…

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