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DEFINITION: The Internet, sometimes called simply"the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers). It was conceived by the Advanced Research Projects Agency(ARPA) of the U.S. government in 1969 and was first known as the  … 
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Analyst Insight: Is There a Smart City Market?
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ANALYST REPORT: The value of the IT market for smart cities globally is approximately $35bn, according to this in depth analysis from Ovum.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 10 May 2012

How to Manage the Virtual, Automated Environment
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EGUIDE:’s E-Guide on the new era of network management explores the challenges involved with cloud computing and virtualization and how to prevent and control VM sprawl.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 07 May 2012

Met Office: The changing role of social media
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CASE STUDY: Dave Britton, chief press officer of the Met Office, explains how the Met has harnessed social media, in this presentation.
Posted: 30 Apr 2012 | Published: 25 Apr 2012

Leaders and Laggards in the Digital Economy
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IT BRIEFING: The digitisation index from Booz & Co reveals the business leaders and laggards in the digital technology and explains why it is vital to embrace it.
Posted: 28 Mar 2012 | Published: 28 Mar 2012

The next wave of digitisation: setting your direction, building your capabilities
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IT BRIEFING: Companies need to make significant investments in digital skills and technologies if they are to meet the needs of their customers, Booz&Co argues in this report.
Posted: 27 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2011

CW+: Quocirca report: Digital Britain – opportunities and risks for UK businesses
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WHITE PAPER: Digital Britain is the UK government’s strategic vision for the UK digital economy. While social inclusion and rights protection are major themes, the plans will also have a significant impact on businesses.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 20 Sep 2010

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the New Data Center Network
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WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an essential guide to the new data center network. Learn about the limitations your current network may have, virtual data center network requirements, and what to look for in a solutions provider.
Posted: 14 Jun 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2012


Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
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WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

Mobile Internet 3.0: How Operators Can Become Service Innovators and Drive Profitability
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WHITE PAPER: Mobile operators today have the distinct ability to become service innovators and drive profitability with the advent of Mobile Internet 3.0. Learn how you can expand your data revenue base in this resource.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

GFI WebMonitor 2012
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Having Internet in the workplace – while a necessary feature – can cause two serious challenges: employee inefficiency and security threats. Rather than revoking Internet privileges, discover how you can properly manage and monitor Internet use, preventing these two issues.
Posted: 09 Mar 2012 | Premiered: 09 Mar 2012

GFI Software

How Will the Change in Internet Addresses Affect Your Business?
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WHITE PAPER: IP addresses are being nearly depleted due to the immense popularity of the internet and the need to have a unique IP address to identify each device using it. Running out of internet addresses would have disastrous effects.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011


Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products
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WHITE PAPER: Google Apps provide familiar, easy to use products and services for business settings. These services enable customers to access their data virtually anytime and anywhere from Internet-capable devices. This computing environment is called "the cloud." Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

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Security Whitepaper: Google Apps Messaging and Collaboration Products
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WHITE PAPER: Google Apps provide familiar, easy to use products and services for business settings. These services enable customers to access their data virtually anytime and anywhere from Internet-capable devices. This computing environment is called "the cloud." Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010


The Art, Act and Science of Knowing
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: We are now exiting a historical moment of under managed and only occasionally acted-upon information to an environment requiring much more active, much more intense, much more aggressive information management. You as an executive will be held much more accountable for your data management behaviors. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010


Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
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WHITE PAPER: Google Apps has the same potential to revolutionize the productivity of IT operations for small to mid-size businesses. The cost savings are immediate, and the potential for innovative collaboration is boundless. Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for enterprises of any size.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Google Apps

Fenwick & West Use Metalogix for eRoom-to-SharePoint Migration
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CASE STUDY: In 2005, Fenwick & West selected Microsoft SharePoint as its next-generation intranet, extranet, and collaboration platform. It soon became clear, however, that migration would be an obstacle. Read this case study to learn about their migration solution. 
Posted: 29 Apr 2010 | Published: 29 Apr 2010


Presentation Transcript: WWW - World Wide Weaponization
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: The growth of the internet brought about massively scalable distributed systems which have proved advantageous not only for governments, businesses and end-users, but also for criminals. In this webcast, review past, present, and future considerations regarding cybercrime, and discover next-generation methods of combating weaponized software.
Posted: 10 Nov 2009 | Published: 10 Nov 2009


Adobe ColdFusion 9
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SOFTWARE DEMO: Adobe ColdFusion 9 software enables developers to rapidly build robust Internet applications by condensing complex business logic into fewer lines of code.
Posted: 05 Oct 2009 | Premiered: 05 Oct 2009

Adobe Systems, Inc.

This Month in the Threat Webscape for July 2009
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
VIDEO: In this video, learn more about the top techniques for defending your organization from Web threats. Techniques include the monitoring, classification, and identification of all Web content in real time.
Posted: 02 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 01 Sep 2009

Websense, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Options for Boosting Web hosting Efficiency and Optimization
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intel Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this transcript, part II of "Benefits of Boosting Web Hosting", industry veteran Greg Schulz takes a closer look at the options and benefits of boosting web hosting efficiency.
Posted: 16 Jun 2009 | Published: 16 Jun 2009

Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Intel Corporation

Ajax at Adobe with Dreamweaver CS4, Adobe AIR and More
sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
VIDEO: Hear Kevin Hoyt, platform evangelist at Adobe, discuss building Ajax apps using the latest version of Dreamweaver CS4 and extending apps outside the browswer with Adobe AIR.
Posted: 10 Feb 2009 | Premiered: 09 Feb 2009

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Small Business Firewall Software Vs. Hardware Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small business firewall software and hardware firewalls are the methods used to protect computers against hacker attacks and other Internet threats.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Human Energy Crisis: Technology's Role In Supporting Field Workforce, Hourly And High-Volume Hiring Needs
sponsored by Taleo
WHITE PAPER: For all the advances in the technology over the last 20 years, the process of hiring hourly workers has remained fairly static.
Posted: 06 Jan 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008


Sourcing in a Time of Scarcity: The Evolution of Social Networking as an Aid to Hiring
sponsored by Taleo
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the promise held by social networking by offering people with common interests a place to gather and share contacts, opinions, experiences, and increasingly, job opportunities.
Posted: 06 Jan 2009 | Published: 31 Dec 2008


Migration to DOCSIS 3.0
sponsored by Motorola, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Factors driving cable operators toward deployment of DOCSIS 3.0, new features, channel bonding and multicast services, and migration scenarios to DOCSIS 3.0, are addressed.
Posted: 05 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Dec 2008

Motorola, Inc.
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INTERNET DEFINITION (continued): …  ARPANet. The original aim was to create a network that would allow users of a research computer at one university to be able to "talk to" research computers at other universities. A side benefit of ARPANet's design was that, because messages could be routed or rerouted in more than one direction, the network could continue to function even if parts of it were destroyed in the event of a military attack or other disaster.Today, the Internet is a public, cooperative, and self-sustainingfacility accessible to hundreds of millions of people worldwide.Physically, the Internet uses a portion of the … 
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