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The top news stories for Feb. 27, 2015.


Survey shows solid-state disks have high failure rate

A significant proportion of respondents to a survey suffered a malfunction with their solid-state drives (SSDs), says Knoll Ontrack.

What's the big deal about Docker's new orchestration tools?

Docker has released a trio of tools designed to make it easier to scale and manage large-scale container deployments. 

IT hiring challenges will continue in 2015

CIOs and IT hiring managers arre resigned to facing another year of challenges in 2015 when it comes to filling job openings in their IT staff, writes CompTIA president and CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

Get ready for more cloud, mobile offerings from IBM

IBM plans to spend big--$4 billion this year--on cloud, mobile and data analytics, as it works to shift its business away from its traditional hardware and software roots. That kind of investment should be good news for enterprises, which will presumably get better services from IBM. 


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While Internet of Things is all abuzz nowadays in enterprises circles, there are some important obstacles to true IoT enterprise utilization, explained Kevin Curran, a professor of computer science at the University of Ulster and IEEE senior members.


Citymaps, which just released version 2.0, has features that could help businesspeople with their tasks, explained James Martin with CIO.