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When it comes to virtualization platforms, experts say focus first on the services to be delivered.
Large systems projects are failing at an alarming rate. It's time to take evolutionary design methods off the shelf.
Relational database pioneer Patricia G. Selinger explores the vast realm of database technology and trends in a wide-ranging discussion with Microsoft's James Hamilton.
Exploring the evolving dynamics and interconnectedness of India's educational system and its IT work force.
Highlighting the importance of doing one's best in view of code longevity and the impermanence of the changineer.
What are the factors that make certain advisory committee reports successful while others are not?
There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are …
Ethics for Tech must address how professional issues play out in the workplace, in real life.
What can an individual do on a day-to-day basis to ensure that her/his environment fosters inclusiveness?
The Top 500 supercomputers in the world run Linux.
A star-crossed mission nearly 20 years in the making that …
The search for extraterrestrial life is fairly synonymous with the …