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XChange 2014 is bringing the heat in San Antonio

Well, I made it into San Antonio on Sunday afternoon. The high was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and even coming from North Carolina, it was a little warm for me. Of course, the resort was cool and comfortable, even when the Channel Company kicked things off with great speakers and top notch networking. The general session I attended on Sunday afternoon opened up with Joseph Michelli. Joseph is a consultant and best-selling author. He spoke about the…

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Introducing TPCx-HS – first Industry Standard for Benchmarking Big Data Systems

Over the past quarter century, industry standard benchmarks have had a significant impact on the computing industry. Vendors use benchmark standards to illustrate performance competitiveness for their existing products, and to improve and monitor the performance of their products under development. Many buyers use the results as points of comparison when purchasing new computing systems. Continuing on the Transaction Processing Performance Counc…

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500-Seat Reference Architecture with Cisco UCS C-Series and Citrix XenApp 7.5

With the World Cup games recently finished, I’m reminded of how rampantly soccer has swept across the U.S. in the last few years. Kids often start quite young — there are leagues for even five and six year olds! One element that helps younger kids enjoy their first soccer experience is that the balls are sized smaller in line with their height, making it easier for them to kick and control the ball. It’s an everyday example of how there can be b…

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Mobile Technology Spotlight: Mobile Phone Microscopes for the Developing World

This is a guest blog contributed by Dr. Aydogan Ozcan, Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA. ** In many developing regions today, cellphones and other mobile devices have begun to play a significant role in healthcare distribution. Local networks operated by service providers allow medical staff to utilize mobile technology to treat, educate, and set follow-up appointment dates with patients. Not only can patients access information about their…

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Stanley Black & Decker: Connecting Internet of Everything, One Line at a Time

Blog authored by Chet Namboodri, Cisco and Patrick Gilbert, AeroScout Industrial Last week, at an Internet of Everything event in Chicago, Cisco and its partners showcased how an increase in connected devices is improving lives and businesses in both private and public sectors. From connected energy to more efficient hospitals to smart cities, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is producing real, transformative results. Amongst industries—even con…

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