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Covid-19 affects IT pros at work

The Covid-19 virus has already forced cancellation of major technology conferences, Mobile World Congress being the first and most notable, and others could follow, but there are more immediate effects on IT professionals.The availability of servers is projected to be reduced due to scaled back or halted production in China, where efforts to contain the coronavirus include closing factories. The center of the outbreak, Wuhan, is also the center of display production.10 of the world's fastest supercomputers Processor manufacturer Nvidia acknowledges the effects of the virus on its production and predicts a $100 million revenue hit next quarter because of it.To read this article in full, please click here

COVID-19 affects IT pros at work

The COVID-19 virus has already forced cancellation of major technology conferences, Mobile World Congress being the first and most notable, and others could follow, but there are more immediate effects on IT professionals.The availability of servers is projected to be reduced due to scaled back or halted production in China, where efforts to contain the coronavirus include closing factories. The center of the outbreak, Wuhan, is also the center of display production.10 of the world's fastest supercomputers Processor manufacturer Nvidia acknowledges the effects of the virus on its production and predicts a $100 million revenue hit next quarter because of it.To read this article in full, please click here

5G holds promise for enterprises, but what’s real?

5G technology can offer high bandwidth, low-latency wireless connections, but how available is it, and what types of service does it support?The acknowledged global leader in 5G tech is Huawei is caught in a political attack from the U.S. that calls for banning the use of its gear in U.S. service-provider networks. How will that affect rollouts?What are the characteristics of the frequency bands 5G can emplo,y and how can that affect the business applications it’s best suited for.In this video “Making the move to 5G” technology consultant Jack Gold addresses these questions and more.To read this article in full, please click here

What’s big in IT tech for the coming year

As the year winds down it's a good time to take a quick look ahead at what the new year might bring in order to be better prepared to make smart decisions.Nowhere is that more important than in IT, where the choices enterprise leaders make will have implications not only for themselves and their customers, but also for the overall economy, which depends more and more on corporate networks delivering business-critical services reliably.Here, we take a look how some of the most critical technologies will fare in 2020.What’s hot for Cisco in 2020 IDG Cisco is expected to continue its cloud, security, and SD-WANefforts in 2020, but there are hurdles to overcome. “Overall, I think it’s clear that Cisco needs to get into the cloud in a more effective way," said analyst Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp. "I think their recent reorg shows they understand that. Cloud Interconnect is a sideshow. What’s needed is infrastructure-independent development and deployment, which would relegate Cloud Interconnect to nothing but a network gateway.” (Read more.)To read this article in full, please click here

What’s big in IT tech for the coming year

As the year winds down it's a good time to take a quick look ahead at what the new year might bring in order to be better prepared to make smart decisions.Nowhere is that more important than in IT, where the choices enterprise leaders make will have implications not only for themselves and their customers, but also for the overall economy, which depends more and more on corporate networks delivering business-critical services reliably.Here, we take a look how some of the most critical technologies will fare in 2020.What’s hot for Cisco in 2020 IDG Cisco is expected to continue its cloud, security, and SD-WANefforts in 2020, but there are hurdles to overcome. “Overall, I think it’s clear that Cisco needs to get into the cloud in a more effective way," said analyst Tom Nolle, president of CIMI Corp. "I think their recent reorg shows they understand that. Cloud Interconnect is a sideshow. What’s needed is infrastructure-independent development and deployment, which would relegate Cloud Interconnect to nothing but a network gateway.” (Read more.)To read this article in full, please click here