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Chip Bull Run Teeters Near End as Nvidia, Applied Materials Sink

Nvidia and Applied Materials tumbled following disappointing sales forecasts
• The tumble added to evidence that a bull run for the chip industry is coming to a close
• The chipmaker funk has been hastened by the China-US trade war
• There are also signs that the years-long boom in demand for data center servers is slowing

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Reducing the IT Burden with HCI: Eight Ways to Save Time in the Data Center

With the right solution, organizations of any size can use hyper-convergence to help achieve their most demanding data center objectives. Here’s how.

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Oracle Loses Protest of Pentagon Cloud Bid Seen Favoring Amazon

Government Accountability Office dismissed Oracle’s challenge to the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract
• Oracle argued that the winner-take-all contest violates federal procurement standards and unfairly favors Amazon
• The decision deals a blow to Oracle’s push to expand its federal defense contracts
• It follows a months-long lobbying campaign by Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft to split the contract among several suppliers

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MuleSoft-Docker Enterprise Integration Afoot, as Salesforce Invests in Docker

Salesforce’s MuleSoft and Docker are working on a tight integration to help enterprise step into the future.

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The Economic Advantages of Hybrid Cloud

In a hybrid cloud environment, it is possible to obtain additional efficiencies and further reduce the over-provisioning of IT resources while also maintaining the on-premise option.

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BT's IT Arm Pivots to Security as Big Tech Seizes Data and Cloud

BT is pinning the future of its IT business on cybersecurity in a tactical retreat from storage and cloud services
• The company recognized it could not compete with the likes of AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
• Global Services contributes a fifth of BT sales, but just 6 percent of earnings, and it’s struggled as customers increasingly abandon legacy telecommunications technologies

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Five Ways Machine Learning Will Transform Data Center Management

While efficiency and risk analysis are the top use cases today, the data center industry is only scratching the surface of what will be possible in the future.

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Cybersecurity Tools for Data Center Networks are Getting Smarter With Machine Learning

New tools put more power in the hands of security professionals, whose responsibilities have grown exponentially.

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Multimedia, Personal Devices Drive Need for Denser Storage

Facing a variety of constraints, including power, cooling, cost and sheer lack of physical space, data centers are turning to both higher capacity drives and more dense storage systems.

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Microsoft, Google Back Paris Cyber Pledge on Chips, Hacks

Microsoft, Google, and Samsung backed a Paris cybersecurity pledge to unite tech giants and governments in battling election tampering, compromised electronic components, and software hacks
• Hundreds of companies, non-profit groups and governments have signed the pledge
• It is a reaction to recent cyber-wars that have disrupted elections and hobbled businesses

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