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November 17

Premium Lock What a streak: Cisco services revenue growth stretches to 54 straight quarters

Analysis: Cisco services revenue grows for 54th consecutive quarter as the company focuses on Security, IoT and collaboration efforts to expand portfolio.

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November 16

Premium Lock Study: 66% of companies lack cyber attack response plan

If the company you work for is hit by a cyber attack, chances are it's not ready to respond, according to a new survey from IBM. Even where companies are prepared, 41 percent say the time to resolve a cyber incidence takes longer now than a year ago.

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November 16

'Dear Mr. President-elect:' IBM CEO offers advice to Donald Trump

IBM Chairman and CEO Ginni Rommetty offers incoming President Donald Trump a wide variety of advice - and touts how Big Blue can help - in a letter published at IBM's government and regulatory affairs website. Here's the complete letter.

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November 15

Premium Lock 'One tap:' Google updates its Fiber TV App

Google Fiber is rolling out an update of its Fiber TV App, saying the change enables users to "play and record your favorite TV shows, sports, and movies with one tap."

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November 15

Fake news sites pose big challenge for Google, Facebook, other media

Google False information is nothing new on the internet, where debunkers have been batting down unfounded claims and urban legends for more than two decades. But the problem has gained more attention in the post-mortem of a bitterly contested presidential election.

November 14

Review: New Macs, Lenovo laptop make traditional keyboards touchy

​Can the venerable laptop keyboard get more touchy-feely - and in a good way? We're about to find out. Higher-end models of Apple's MacBook Pro now come with a narrow touch screen above the regular keyboard for quick access to common settings and tasks, while Lenovo's Yoga Book laptop loses the physical keyboard entirely.

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November 14

Premium Lock Broadband update: Is net neutrality at risk? Plus : AT&T-DirecTV data move worries FCC

The Broadband Report       Will broadband policy change under a Donald Trump presidency? And what about AT&T's latest move? Federal regulators say that they are concerned that AT&T's exempting its DirecTV unit from cellphone data caps could hurt competition. Here's WTW's latest broadband update.

Updated November 11

NCTA Tech Awards go to Red Hat, Cisco, Stealz

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) hosted the NC Tech Awards on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Raleigh Convention Center, recognizing organizations and individuals that have demonstrated excellence in technology and business.Winners included Red Hat, AvidXchange, Stealz, Cisco, SciQuest and other top regional tech firms.

Updated November 7

Google to offer real-time election returns for North Carolina

You won't have to watch local TV or stay tuned to a web site in order to track all or just the North Carolina election returns that interest you on Tuesday thanks to a partnership between the Internet giant and the State Board of Elections.

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Updated November 4

Premium Lock NetApp cuts 6% of work force, won't say how many layoffs to hit RTP

NetApp is laying off 650 workers but won't say how many cuts will be made in RTP. A company spokesperson says it won't meet job targets set when it committed to expansion in return for tax incentives.

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November 2

Premium Lock Microsoft adds new chat-based service for workers

Microsoft  Taking a cue from competing online services like Slack, which let workers chat and share information on the job, Microsoft is adding a new program called "Teams" to its Office 365 suite of internet productivity software.

November 2

Premium Lock Microsoft: Windows hack flaw linked to Russians

Windows Microsoft says a newly discovered flaw in its Windows software was used by a hacking group that other researchers have linked to Russia's government and computer intrusions at the Democratic National Committee.

Updated November 1

Premium Lock 'Running watch:' Apple double downs on Nike smartwatch (Plus: Video review)

Apple isn't the first to add GPS functionality to a smartwatch, but it's the first to make something that feels like a running watch. Here's a review. Plus: Watch a video overview.

November 1

Premium Lock AT&T's Internet of Things play: Disrupt market with end-to-end capabilities

AT&T                       Analysis: Most of the recent headlines about AT&T have focused on its offer to buy Time Warner. But there's plenty of other news, too. AT&T, for example, is focusing heavily on Internet of Things, which is forecast to be a multi-trillion-dollar market by Cisco. So what's AT&T's strategy? Here's an in-depth, two-part analysis.

November 1

Premium Lock Cloud wars: IBM No. 1 in private segment, Amazon in 2 others

Data tracking the battle for market share in cloud computing services shows IBM is a leader in one segment but Amazon Web Services dominates in two other categories. However, Microsoft and Google are surging. as cloud spending grows.

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Updated October 31

Premium Lock What's most 'potent' Google asset? How about Android

Android In reviewing Google's latest financial report which delivered record revenue and profits, Technology Business Research analyst Jack Narcotta concludes that Android's scale in the global device marketplace makes it Google's "most potent asset." here's why.

October 28

Premium Lock What's next for combined Dell EMC? Evolving to meet demands of fast-moving IT world

Analysis: The recent Dell EMC World 2016 customer and partner event showcased the benefits of scale and early product integration from the newly combined Dell EMC organization, writes Technology Business Research Analyst Krista Macomber.

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