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Here's what Steve Ballmer said about his retirement in an internal email

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent an internal email from to employees about his plan to retire.

The year in tech: It's all about the cloud and SDNs

2012 has been a year of re-invention among the tech industry's biggest players, with Microsoft overhauling many of its key product lines, most notably Windows, while also boldly entering the hardware market with Surface tablets. HP...

Get ahead of the BYOD wave

Why fight employees' constant barrage of bringing in their own devices. We are far past that point, it is time to accept it and find a way to make it BYOD work within the confines of your network.

Tech job market on the upswing

To see the state of the job market for tech workers, just look at the headlines over the past few months:

Software defined networking's bandwagon rolls ahead

Cisco, Brocade, Dell among others have jumped on board and look to ride the wave that is software defined networking. This despite experts' assertions that SDNs threaten Cisco's dominance in the tech industry.

U.S. infrastructure vulnerable to attack

If it is left to the politicians, the door to the nation's utilities might be left open. Almost telling terrorists, like in those motel commercials, "We'll leave the light on for you."

The state of network security

Network security is still as necessary as it was 15 years ago when the Black Hat Conference was first beginning. Sure the players have changed and the sophistication, but it is a classic good vs. evil scenario still.

Deep dive into Office 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made an off-handed remark in calling Office 2013 "magical," a comment often cited of Apple products. But this time around it seems Microsoft got some stuff right, according to testers.

Tech execs earn how much?

Be honest, you salivate when you see those stories about mega rich people. You are a bit envious, definitely jealous but then say to yourself that you must have a better quality of life than that millionaire. Anything to rationalize...

Microsoft scratches the tablet Surface

Somehow in this day of insider rumors being leaked out, Microsoft kept its latest creation under wraps until just before its Surface tablet was announced. Remarkable in this day. Insider (registration required)

Is Cisco getting squeezed by SDNs?

The latest buzzword in the tech industry is undoubtedly software-defined networking. SDNs are touted as being able to extend virtual LANs, create security zones as well as establish Bring Your Own Device policies.

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