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  • Computer Technology Trends for 2017

    VR equipment is an affordable holiday gift heading into 2017, available at "big box" stores for under $100 for use with smartphones and gaming systems. Smartphones are making VR accessible and mobile, enabling the VR and AR (augmented reality, like heads-up displays or "Pokemon Go") markets to take off in the next few years.

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  • Virtual Servers - the New Standard for Modern Companies

    Virtualization software offerings from VMware, Microsoft, Oracle and many other companies are competing for your business. Hardware manufacturers such as Intel and Oracle are adding CPU features to boost the performance and security of virtualized servers. Oracle is including virtual machine features in the latest versions of their operating system. Virtualization, rather than servers running on "bare metal," is becoming standard.

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  • Physical Servers vs. Offsite Virtual Hosted Servers

    Your company's infrastructure depends heavily on the servers that you use. Servers store all of your company's essential information, from customer and employee data to sensitive sales and marketing information. When it comes to choosing a server for your business, there are two main options - a physical server or an offsite virtual hosted server.

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  • 5 Reasons to Buy New & Used Servers on the Secondary Market

    The word for you is "effective." You provide the IT resources that enable your company to get the job done, even on a moment's notice, and with a reasonable budget. You may still be turning to manufacturers, thinking that you're getting the best deal and delivery. If that's so, you'll want to check out these five reasons to buy new and used servers on the secondary market instead.

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  • Top 5 Databases of 2016

    Five database systems which have been around for the long haul – since the 1980s, late 1970s for Oracle – enter 2016 very different from their beginnings. Cloud technology, in-memory operation, virtualization and multi-tenancy, and features such as JSON support and temporal validity checking are keeping these RDBMS systems relevant in the second decade of the 21st century. While these enterprise powerhouses support in-house application development, eCommerce, and general transactional use, Internet app support and other real-time challenges push the performance demands and scalability in ways never anticipated decades ago. These leading database systems in 2016 vary in operating system support, features, and even hardware platform advantages.

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