Intel Optane is the El Camino of System Memory

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What is Optane Memory? If you're not sure how to wrap your head around the new M.2 chip from Intel-Micron, think of it as the El Camino of computer memory. Not quite RAM, not quite flash. If anything it's both at once. Functionally, Optane resembles what phase change memory (PCM) sets out to achieve.

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The Glass Screen: Gender Equality in Information Technology

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By Gloria Martinez, special to HardBoiled | Forget the glass ceiling in the gender equality discussion. Today’s women have another invisible barrier to shatter: the glass screen of the information technology industry. Women in the US account for less than a quarter of all IT workers according to a Deloitte survey. This is on par with other countries worldwide, and has undergone a slow decline over two decades.

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Is a Wireless 5G Network Hub Coming to Your Town?

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced $100 million in funding to place several 5G network research hubs across the U.S. The federal agency plans to issue an RFP for the project in the coming weeks to solicit proposals from the academic and R&D community.

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Inside the Hard Fight to Update Federal IT Mainframe Computers

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Parts of the federal IT infrastructure look like a vintage computer museum, with equipment that dates back to the Nixon administration. The Dept. of Defense Strategic Automated Command and Control System runs on an IBM Series 1 computer from the 1970s. Those storied “nuclear codes” may live on 8-inch floppy disks stashed somewhere in the Pentagon. Federal lawmakers appear ready to revive the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT), a bipartisan proposal for updating legacy federal IT infrastructure in government agencies that stalled out at the close of 2016.

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Owning the IT Procurement Process: A Complete Guide

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Organizational IT is unique in that it simultaneously performs a maintenance function and business improvement function. Whether it’s one or the other, it boils down to how well company stakeholders address technology purchasing decisions. A company can control spend simply by buying better. According to Bain research, techniques like the ones outlined below can produce 60 percent total savings on company purchases.

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How to Choose a Business Laptop | 2017

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What makes a business laptop different from a consumer laptop? Isn’t any laptop used for work a business laptop? In a BYOD context there’s truth in that—but for our intents and purposes, a business laptop (interchangeably called a business notebook) is one that a company buys and issues for work-specific tasks.

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Template | One-Page Business Proposal for New Equipment

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In IT, a business proposal for new equipment often passes through the hands of non-technical company stakeholders. Taking a Spartan approach with the writing helps your technology proposal resonate if the language is clear and direct. You will complete this template in 25 sentences or less.

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