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Data centers drove Ethernet sales in Q3, says IDC

Vendors shipped 4.97 million 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports during the third quarter.

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Swedish police, service providers on collision course over direct access to user data

Saving the data is mandatory for service providers, but automating the process to hand over data is voluntary. Large service providers aren't on board with the proposal.

Panel: Hospitals are just starting to build health IT foundations

Hospitals discuss how to deliver better care at lower costs using technology.

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Berners-Lee urges countries toward open data strategy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the world wide web, called on governments around the world to open up their data to the public.

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MongoDB support firm says intruders may have accessed databases

If you use the open-source Mongo database, be aware that its hosting/support arm has been compromised by attackers.

Hadoop is not enough for 'big data', says Facebook analytics chief

The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.

Microsoft goes big data with new Hadoop Azure service

In much the same way that Microsoft brought spreadsheet crunching to the business world through its now-ubiquitous Excel, the company is hoping to make a similar impact with big data analysis with its new Windows Azure HDInsight service.

NTT expands data center, cloud to U.S. with acquisition

Acquisitions byJapanese NTT Communications will more than double NTT Com's data center space in the U.S., enabling the company to respond to what it said is a high demand for data-center services in North America.