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VMware to Launch 4th Annual Data Center Research Competition

VMware wants university researchers to participate in the company’s fourth annual data center automation competition with a prize of a $150,000 grant up for grabs, Cloud Pro reported Friday.  Jane McCallion writes that researchers for the 2014 Academic Research Awards are being asked to explore matters related to scalable machine learning, …

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QuinStreet Study IDs Data Center Investment Factors

A new study from QuinStreet Enterprise indicates that enterprise customers continue to invest in data centers due to uptime, availability and security, Datamation reported Thursday. Paul Shread writes the “2014 Data Center Outlook: Data Center Transformation — Where Is Your Enterprise?” report stated 88 percent of 321 information technology professionals spend …

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Survey: IT Hiring to Rise in 2014

A Dice.com survey says 73 percent out of 900 responding hiring managers and recruiters plan to hire more technology professionals in the first half of 2014, NextGov reported Thursday. Brittany Ballenstedt writes that that 24 percent of respondents predict tech hiring in the first half of the year will be “substantial,” …

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SAP, UAE University to Teach Students About Business Software; Qais Gharaibeh Comments

SAP and a United Arab Emirates-based university will collaborate to educate students on business software applications through problem-solving exercises, technology demonstrations and research activities, The Gulf Today reported Tuesday. Ajman University for Science and Technology joined an SAP alliance program designed to give academic institutions access to the company’s enterprise-grade …

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IDC Lists NetApp at Top of Public Cloud Infrastructure Survey

Market research firm IDC has ranked NetApp as having the top public cloud infrastructure storage product shipped in 2012 based on current and future deployments of enterprise storage systems for data usage. NetApp currently has more than 175 cloud service providers that deliver more than 300 cloud services built on …

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